This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, Aug. 1.

CAUTION. Residents lineup to drink water that began dripping from a crack in the San Roque Parish in Basak-Pardo. (Photo from DYLA Facebook page)

CAUTION. Churchgoers lineup to drink water that began dripping from a crack in the San Roque Parish in Basak-Pardo. (Photo from DYLA Facebook page)

Drinking ‘miracle water’ may lead to illness

After thousands of church-goers began trooping to the San Roque Chapel in Bask-Pardo to drink the supposedly ‘miracle water’ that started seeping from a crack in the wall, a health official issued the warning of the hazards of drinking unsafe water since the source of the water has not been determined yet.

A test should be conducted to determine whether the water is safe or not…we will also coordinate with the Cebu City Health office for updates. Rennan Cimafranca, DOH RESU 7 head.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Don’t drink miracle water.

Freeman: Priest to raise issue of ‘miracle water’ with Archbishop Palma

Related: Indian skeptic faces charges after proving ‘miracle water’ in Mumbai was from sewage pipe

Mayor Tomas’ pet project gets red light

After a Canadian expert said the P10.6 Bus Rapid Transit in Cebu was not a feasible move, the project faces further road bumps after the implementation was put on hold.

The new administration needs to be briefed on the status of the BRT, the causes of delays in the previous administration and what needs to be done. BRT Cebu Project Manager Atty. Rafael Yap.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: BRT Cebu faces more road blocks.

Cebu Daily News: Urban Planning professor says BRT not viable for Cebu

Stewardess entices ma with fake promo to kidnap boy

Michelle Collamar is now on hospital arrest after she allegedly enticed Gelyn Salimbaga with a fake promo in an attempt to kidnap her child last Saturday. Salimbaga said she and her one-month old baby were offered a ride by Collamar, who invited her to join a program for mothers that supposedly offered free groceries and cash. She was told to get the birth certificate of her child and when she left the boy in her car to retrieve it, she was no longer there when she returned.

A CCTV footage captured the car’s conduction sticker and they managed to trace the address of Collamar.

She was approached by the woman who was driving a red Hyundai Eon and who invited her to buy some groceries and allegedly offered her P1,000 as well. Dili unta siya mokuyog. Napugos siya’g sakay libot-silbot sil ana, storya-storya. Unya gisugo siya sa babaye nga ipakuha ang birth certificate sa bata. PO3 Cliffton Manogura of the Fuente Police Office.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Stewardess who suffered miscarriage uses fake name, promo to kidnap one-month old from ma.

Other Cebu News

» Sun.Star Cebu: Business leaders seeks clear policy on ‘endo’

» Sun.Star Cebu: Contractuals struggle with five-month stins in agencies

» Sun.Star Cebu: Tokhang surrenderees under surveillance

» Sun.Star Cebu: Cosap to conduct follow-ups on Tokhang surrenderees

» Sun.Star Cebu: 8 foreigners resuced after boat conks out in Danao

» The Freeman: 8888, 911 hot-lines go operational today

» The Freeman: Church backs gov’t’s effort to help Tokhang surrenderees

» The Freeman: Capitol to hold aid to NGOs that failed to comply with COA policy

» The Freeman: Lapu-Lapu to start tight security for Ironman on Aug. 4

» The Freeman: Cebu City Council defers P10M allocation for Inayawan sans permit

» Cebu Daily News: Series of vigilante killings instill fear in drug pushers

» Cebu Daily News: COA says Capitol fails to remit P17.3 in taxes, GSIS premiums

» Cebu Daily News: Lack of trucks, unpaid collecters add to Cebu City’s garbage woes

» Cebu Daily News: Yoly to continue husband Teban’s work in Capitol

» Cebu Daily News: Pusher wounded in Marigondon buy-bust

Cebu Business News

» The Freeman: Presidential assistant for Visayas heads investment forum in Cebu

» The Freeman: Primary Properties open new market in Minglanilla

» Sun.Star Cebu: CCCI holds business summit for Bantayan

» Cebu Daily News: Rise of startups raises demand for co-working spaces in Cebu

» Cebu Daily News: Davide wants to convert airstrips in Northern Cebu to airports

Cebu Sports News

» Sun.Star Cebu: PHL team falls short in World Youth Bowling championships

» The Freeman: Tepora drops foe four times in first round, retains belt

» Cebu Daily News: Competitors test bike route for Ironman

Cebu Opinion

» Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Caveat for digital learning

» Bong Wenceslao: Reality bites for Duterte, NDF

» Bobby Nalzaro: Questions raised on MCIAA lot deal

» Cheking Seares: Gov’t, not suspect, has burden of proof

» Anol Mongaya: Is PHL ready for peace

» Lelani P. Echaves: How can one be bored in this world?

» The Freeman Editorial: It’s time for a mass-transport system in Cebu

» Bobit Avila: Monday ceasefire ends on Friday

» Jerry Tundag: CPP’s duplicity exposed in failed ceasefire

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