DOH alarmed by 159 percent increase in Dengue in Region 7; P30K for a pastor’s life; Digong offers P5M per drug lord–Cebu News Digest for June 9, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local papers today, June 9, 2016.

MUTATION. DOH 7 said the dengue-causing mosquito has mutated, allowing it to thrive in more places.
MUTATION. DOH 7 said the dengue-causing mosquito has mutated, allowing it to thrive in more places. This year, 46 deaths were attributed to dengue, a steep increase to the nine reported last year.

Mutated mosquitos, 159 percent increase in Dengue cases

Region 7 is now on red alert after the Department of Health announced a 159 percent increase in dengue cases this year. As of June 4, DOH reported 5,728 cases and 46 deaths from dengue fever, a steep increase to the 2,212 cases last year. There were only nine deaths last year in the same period.

Before, mosquitos only thrived during the rainy season, now they thrive even during summer. Dr. Selby Blanco, DOH 7 Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: DOH places Region 7 on red alert due to steep increase of dengue cases.

Cebu Daily News: DOH 7 issues warning on dengue, ‘mutated mosquitos’

Munti drug lord ordered pastor’s death.

A day after Baptist pastor Crisostomo Jun Maternal Jr. was shot to death, police arrested Garry Daclan, who admitted hiring shooters to kill the pastor for P30,000. Daclan said he got worried after seeing pastor having lunch with members of the Armed Forces and assumed he was reporting on their illegal activities. The AFP members were in Bonbon only to help in the Brigada Eskwela of the Bonbon Elementary School. He also said their boss from Muntinlupa ordered the killing of Pastor.

Our boss called and instructed us to kill him, so I sought a gunman to do the job. Garry Daclan.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Vocal anti-drug crusader killed for P30K.

Cebu Daily News: Suspect say they feared pastor would have them arrested.

Freeman: Cops present suspect in Pastor’s slay to Tomas

Digong offers P5M per drug lord’s head

The tough-talking President-elect Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his offer of a P5 million bounty per drug lord slain and added he would be as tough against policemen, other law enforces and even elected officials who are protecting criminals.

Kung dili madala og estorya, di patyon. (If they could not be talked into changing, let’s kill them then.) President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Digong reiterates P5M offer for each drug lord slain.

Freeman: Digong thanks supporters in Cebu party

Related: Cebu Daily News: Tomas orders drug lords, move to Talisay City.

Other Cebu Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: Supporters throw two parties for Duterte

Sun.Star Cebu: For failing to go after barangay officials who failed to return city vehicles, IDMB chief faces relief

Sun.Star Cebu: Margot orders Ermita, Kamagayan to stop collecting parking fees in gov’t owned lots

Sun.Star Cebu: Street-smart kid captures social media’s attention

Sun.Star Cebu: Cuenco questions authority of four-person council to tackle multi billion-peso budget

Cebu Daily News: Castro pleads not guilty, wants media as witnesses

Cebu Daily News: For 2016 rematch, Tom spent 1.8, Mike Rama, 1.3M

Cebu Daily News: Mandaue City mayor elect Quisumbing eyes P50M facelift of Mandaue plaza

Cebu Daily News: Now new projects in Cebu City’s proposed P6 billion budget

Cebu Daily News: DILG to hold training for neophyte mayors

Cebu Business Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: US-based satellite company urges PH to use sat comm for disasters

Sun.Star Cebu: Asian family-based business changing Asia, now drivers of economic growth

Freeman: Construction of MCIA Terminal 2 to generate 3,000 jobs

Freeman: Osmena to regulate housing rates in Cebu City

Cebu Sports Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: UC opens new sports rehab center

Cebu Daily News: Cebuano cagers to join basketball without borders

 

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