This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 29, 2016.
3-month-old, 3-year-old perish in noon blaze
Kimberly Llorga, 27, left for work so she could save for her son’s birthday on Oct. 5, but there won’t be any celebration as three-year-old Terrence John and three-month-old Bryle Cedric were trapped and killed in a noon blaze at Sitio Hillside in Barangay Talamban at noon yesterday.
Kato si Terrence sweet kaayo to na bata. Suod kaayo na sa akong mama. Ang katapusang nasulti niya nako kay, ‘Ma, ig-birthday nako dad-i ko’g pizza ha. Wa ko ga-expect nga ing-ani ang mahitabo…Nagkurog ko didto sa akong trabahoan kay akong gihuna-huna ang akong mga anak. Niulo ko diritso aron ma-secure ilang safet ba. Wa na ko’y naabtan. Pagmahay nako wa nako na-save akong anak. Wa nako sila masalbar. Kimberly Llorga.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Ma regrets failing to save two kids from deadly fire
Freeman: Narrow roads prevent firetrucks from reaching fire scene quickly.
Cebu Daily News: Toll from deadly fires in Cebu rises to 26 after Talamban blaze.
Private schools to lose P150 billion due to K12
The Catholic Education Association of the Philippines says its members will lose more than P18 billion per year–or P150 billion in eight years–due to the implementation of the K to 12 program. The losses are due to the absence of the first-year college enrollees this year and next year. In turn, there would be no sophomores in the succeeding years, and no juniors in the year after that. The first graduates of the K12 program will be in college in 2019, a year where universities will have no juniors and senior students in college.
We are ready for the challenges. I just down’t know how long we can survive given the limited support given by the government. Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada, CEAP legal counsel.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Private schools want gov’t to recognize problem on K12
Free coffee samples get students ill
Twenty-nine students of Concord Technical Institute were hospitalized after experieince stomach pains caused by drinking free samples of Kopiko 78C coffee. The samples were reportedly only for college students and most of those hospitalized were high schoolers.
Wala man mi kahibalo dili diay mi pwede, mao to niinom ko apan pipila ka gutlo kay naglain ako pamati, nalipong ko ug kasukaon. Pero ang uban mga classmate nako kay gikalibang ra nila human sila nakainom. Tami-is siya pirmero imno, per madugay kay pait kaayo. 14-year-old victim.
Read: Freeman: Free coffee samples down 29 students.
Other Cebu Stories
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: RTC judge orders Capitol to answer losing bidders’ charges
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: PB hears charges vs. Minglanilla, Tabogon mayors
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Eight houses in relocation site face danger of collapse due to soil erosion
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Trucks haul less trash due to new segration policy
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Fiscal office employee nabbed for theft of CPU
➤ The Freeman: Police prepares for Simala’s miraculous Mary’s visit to IEC
➤ The Freeman: Lack of open spaces a hindrance to evacuation
➤ The Freeman: Half of Cebu City households fail to segregate garbage
➤ Cebu Daily News: Lawyer says Peter Lim is in Cebu, hasn’t left the Philippines
➤ Cebu Daily News: LGUs uge to set up reliable early warning system
➤ Cebu Daily News: Lumber store owner, truck driver among casualties in drug war
Cebu Business News
➤ The Freeman: PHL Russia-Business Assembly backs Digong’s plan to ally with Russia, China
➤ The Freeman: ECCP says clean energy is vital for economic growth
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu business community wants Dole to stop implementation of P125 wage increase
➤ Cebu Daily News: Business group pins hope on Duterte’s 10-point economic agenda
Cebu Sports News
➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Coach Duenas recalls tough 13-year journey in running
➤ The Freeman: Tabal gets payback in Milo marathon
➤ Cebu Daily News: Former junkie finds new light, life in running