Gunmen hits 3-year-old in the leg in shooting attempt at pusher; DOH confirms Zika case in Cebu; Cebu City implements new garbage scheme–Cebu News Digest for September 21, 2016.

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Published on September 21, 2016

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 21, 2016.

POLICE PROMISE.  This file foto shows police checking on a victim of one of the shooting incidents in Cebu. The police has promised to probe the case of a 3-year-old girl in Consolacion, who was hit when gunmen opened fire on a suspected pusher.
POLICE PROMISE. This file foto shows police checking on a victim of one of the shooting incidents in Cebu. The police has promised to probe the case of a 3-year-old girl in Consolacion, who was hit when gunmen opened fire on a suspected pusher.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: 3 assailants hit confessed pusher, 3-year-old in Consolacion.

Cebu Daily News: Child gets hit in the leg in drive-by shooting in Consolacion

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: DOH Confirms Zika case in Cebu.

Sun.Star Cebu: Health officials in Cebu reminds public to be wary of Zika.

Freeman: DOH dispatches response team to probe Zika transmission.

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.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City implements strict no segregation, no collection scheme.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Ex-Kamagayan barangay captain’s daughter nabbed for selling nubain

Sun.Star Cebu: DENR launches probe on Cebu zoo after death of animals

Sun.Star Cebu: DILG Usec says jail congestion a national emergency, wants more jails

Sun.Star Cebu: Pabling reminds Tomas, Davide; Province owns Cebu City zoo

Freeman: Pag-asa sees eight more typhoons to enter PH this year

Freeman: Woman arrested for making bomb joke in hospital

Freeman: Local power firm lauds vibrant media industry

Freeman: Tomas rescinds contract for Carbon market building due to anomalies

Cebu Daily News: Cogon-Pardo barangay captain arrested for graft and corruption

Cebu Daily News: Youth groups to hold rally against EJK, Martial law

Cebu Daily News: Busting the myths about martial law

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: DOT holds more shows in Indian cities to entice more tourists

Sun.Star Cebu: Firm sees more clients preferring RFO units

Freeman: A new generation of Japanese tourists gets introduced to Cebu market

Cebu Daily News: SMEs urged to follow Metro’s move, get listed at PSE

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu’s hosting of Ironman breaks standards

Freeman: UV Baby Lancers beat USJ-R, advance to Cesafi semis

Cebu Daily News: Tepora to headline third edition of Who’s Next

Cebu Opinion.

Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: We can only hope that revisionism isn’t part of larger program

Freeman Editorial: Despite advocacy groups, plight of children in country getting worse

Cebu Daily News Editorial: Pinoys should demand that DU30 conduct the drug war, the right way

Orlando Carvajal: US and PHL are not equal partners

Bong Wenceslao: Will press freedom meet its demise through the sheer pace of irresponsible truth-seeking?

Bobbly Nalzaro: Fighting illegal drugs is everybody’s concern, cannot be solved by killing

Korina Sanchez: The ASG are criminals, and should face justice

Jerry S. Tundag: If we in media can dish it out, we should also learn to take it on the chin

Atty. Josephus Jimenez: The 1987 constitution puts more emphasis on human rights rather than powers of the state

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