This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 19, 2016.

ALARMING. Dengue cases in Region 7 increased to 6,066 from 2,340 in 2015 and the reported deaths spiked to 49 from just 12 in the first half of 2015.
ALARMING. Dengue cases in Region 7 increased to 6,066 from 2,340 in 2015 and the reported deaths spiked to 49 from just 12 in the first half of 2015.


DOH reports 159 percent increase in dengue cases

The first half of the year saw a 159 percent increase in dengue cases in Region 7, with most victims belonging to the 6 to 10 years old bracket. There were 6,066 dengue cases and 49 deaths from Jan. 1 to June 18 this year, a significant increase from last year’s number of 2,340 cases and 12 deaths.

We just had El Nino. Atong gi-emphasize sa atong katawhan nga ayaw mo kapanatag o relax nga El Nino wala’y dengue. Because there are still breeding places, fewer maybe, and these mosquitoes naa sila’y peculiar properties or pamatasan nga kung tag-init kay mas paspas sila mangitlog. Province Health Officer Dr. Cynthia Genosolango.

Read: Freeman: Region 7 sees 159 perence hike in Dengue cases.

New Zealand health industry seeks more Pinoy workers

New Zealand’s Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan said demand for Filipino workers in his country remains at an all time high as their country opens almost 11 nursing homes annually for their aging population. The ambassador,
who said he wants to forge closer ties with Cebu, said Filipino nurses are the most preferred in their fields, hopes more Pinoy join their healthcare industry.

New Zealand is already experiencing difficulties in recruiting medical practitioners and training specialists in geriatric care, and if training programs do not develop the skills needed to care for older people, then the health workforce is likely to face increased strain in delivering care as our population ages…taken overall, the projections suggest population aging will bring significant increases in the demand for both primary and hospital health services. New Zealand study on its health industry.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: New Zealand cites rising demand for Pinoy health workers.

Bato asks Tommy: Don’t abandon police

After confirming that some of the police officials in Cebu who were transferred were involved in the drug trade, Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa asked Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena not to abandon the police in its war against drugs. Osmena earlier said he will stop helping the police in the war against drugs due to the relief of former Cebu City police chief Senior Supt. Benjamin Santos.

Pasensya na Sir, kung nahiubos ka nga gipangtanggal namo ang imohang city director, ang imong mga pulis nga na-identify gyud sa illegal drug trade. Prangkahanay to, pasensiya na, ing-ani ka tininuod among kumbati run. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Bato hopes Osmena reconsiders abandoning war against drugs.

Freeman: Bato tells Tommy, please don’t abandon us.

Cebu Daily News: PNP chief confirms some relieved officials receive money from drug lords.

Other news on the war against drugs

Freeman: 2 pushers killed in latest anti-drug drive.

Sun.Star Cebu: Loot welcomes probe into island allegedly used for shabu lab.

Sun.Star Cebu: Bato says Duterte will reveal lists of mayors involved in drugs.

Sun.Star Cebu: Top drug personality in Sambag 1 surrenders to police.

Cebu Daily News: Retired justices join PNP legal team; vow to help cops with lawsuits

Cebu Daily News: Tommy dares DILG to sue him for abandoning war against drugs.

Cebu Daily News: PNP chief admits, there’s no evidence against Peter Lim.

Cebu Daily News: Defense Press Corps undergo drug testing.

Other Cebu News

» The Freeman: 3 Tejero students ‘possessed’

» The Freeman: Capitol sets aside P11.3 million to battle locusts

» Sun.Star Cebu: Mandaue City to issue citations vs. violators of plastic ban

» Sun.Star Cebu: JVR’s son faces libel charges for defaming former councilor

» Sun.Star Cebu: Anonymous group to reward cops in war against crime

» Sun.Star Cebu: Tommy ends financial aid to non BOPK barangays

» Cebu Daily News: Osmena says Labella has no right to represent city in Mega Cebu board

» Cebu Daily News: Capitol eyes scholarships for children of drug pushers, addicts

» Cebu Daily News: COA questions Cebu City’s failure to release real tax share of barangays


Cebu Business News

» The Freeman: BIR answers Duterte’s call to cut red tape, streamlines process for TCC issuance

» The Freeman: 711 reports 30 percent increase in profits for first half of 2016

» Sun.Star Cebu: Prince Hypermart to hold sari-sari store festival

» Cebu Daily News: DTI chief eyes P1 billion credit access to boost MSMEs

» Cebu Daily News: Cobonpue urges entrepreneurs to think of unique ideas


Cebu Sports News

» The Freeman: UC wins pre-season tilt in Cordova

» Cebu Daily News: Pinoy Aquaman prepares for English channel swim


Cebu Opinion

» The Freeman Editorial: Robredo should learn the art of political finesse

» Atty. Ian Manticajon: Extra-judicial killings an indictment against PHL judicial system

» Ruben Almendras: How to win against China?

» Atty. Josephus Jiminez: Why are vigilantes on the rise?

» Bobit Avila: Three million Filipinos are into drugs?

» Leo Lastimosa: Nikalit daghan ang eksperto kontra drugas

» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Cebu City leaving MDCDCB is not Metro Cebu’s loss

» Publio Briones: Osmena can now focus on other concerns

» Bong Wenceslao: How will former military man straighten out Talisay City traffic?

» Checking Seares: Case of Peter Lim getting more odd by the day

» Frank Malilong: Former mayor Mike Rama should just shut up

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