This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 21, 2016.
Gunmen hits 3-year-old in Consolacion drive by shooting
Three assailants on a motorcycle hit a suspected drug pusher and a three-year-old during a shooting incident in Consolacion. Michael Molina was hit several times while standing near a barbecue stand during the assualt and is now in critical condition during the Monday night assault. The three-year-old girl was hit in the leg and was admitted to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, where the slug was removed.
There are no vigilantes in town…His relatives told me that he went back to the illegal drug trade. He did not listen to their advice. Consolacion police chief Senior Insp. William Homoc.
DOH confirms Zika case in Cebu
THE Department of Health reported six new cases of the Zika virus, including one in Cebu, this omenth. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH Director for Region 7, confirmed the new case of local transmission in Cebu, involving a 22-year-old woman. Cebu Daily News learned from its source that the woman is 19 weeks pregnant and was admitted to a private hospital last Sept. 9 to 12.
Zika is not new in Cebu. The first case record was in 2012….All cases had no travel history to other countries within a month preceding the onset of illnes. All presented with skin rashes accompanied by joint pains or fever or conjunctivities and are expected to have recovered by this time. DOH secretary Pauln Jean B. Rosell-Ubial.
Everyone is vulnerable, but those pregnant women should be extra careful since it can affect the child. THere are also cases with local transmission. As long as there are these mosquitoes, then there is always a possible transmission of the virus. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH Region 7 director.
Cebu City to enforce no segregation, no collection policy
Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena has ordered all barangays to strictly enforce the no segregation, no collection policy again in a bid to battle the garbage crisis Cebu City is facing. Five barangays have also started operating their own composting centers, which could reduce by at least 50 kilos the amount of biodegradable garbage the city throws at the Inayawan landfill. Unsegregated garbage will not be collected and those caught disposing mixed waste will be apprehended.