This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 28, 2016.
Cebu river in one of world’s best
FINALLY, some good news for Cebu. Aloguinsan was included as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations, the only entry from the Philippines. The endorsement was given by Green Destination, an online partnership endrosed by the United Nations World TOurism Organization, National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund.
We are a fourth-class municipality. Sa among kagamay, we are recognized in the world. Nindot sa feeling. The recognition given to us can boost our tourism industry as well as our economy…the recognition will have a tremendous impact on us. Aloguinsan tourism officer Shane Manigos Navarro.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Aloguinsan makes it to world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations.
Freeman: Bojo river in Aloguinsan makes elite list of tourism destinations.
Accused drug coddlers show up at hearing
The lawyer of Police officers Rex Derilo and George Ylanan is confident the accusation against his clients will be dismissed. The two police officers, who were formerly based in Cebu, were named by a self-confessed drug lord as two of his 18 protectors from the police force.
We’re looking very good. That’s how confident we are on these baseless and malicious allegations. Atty. Inocencio dela Cerna.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Lawyer of Derilo, Ylanan calls accusations baseless.
Cebu Daily News: Lawyer says accusations vs. Derilo, Ylanan are mere hearsay.
Four docs in Vicenteo Sotto face charges for infant’s death
Four doctors at the state-run Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital are facing criminal and administrative charges for the death of an infant last June 5. Dorctors Ma. Angelica Martinex, Thalia Tubungbanua, Kim Gumalo and Carlen Loise Cunanan were accused by couple Edalene and Roldan Anosa of being responsible for the death of her son just hours after giving birth in the hospital. She was originally brought the the Lapu-Lapu City District Hospital but transferred to VSMMC. She was supposed to undergo a ceasarian section but was instead made to have a normal delivery.
We want justice for our baby and the maltreatment made by VSMMC staff. Complaint by the couple.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: 4 doctors face criminal charges for death of infant.