NBI charges Philhealth 7, Chong Hua Hospital officials over anomalous COVID-19 claim

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 filed on Monday criminal charges against 8 officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) Central Visayas and 3 employees of Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City over an alleged anomalous COVID-19 benefits claim. NBI 7 Director Rennan Augustus Oliva said the charges were related to a claim…

Parklane hotel highlights Christmas meaning, essence in tree-lighting ceremony

Cebu Parklane International Hotel lights up a tree made out of old newspapers fashioned into autumn-colored leaves with the nativity scene as centerpiece to usher in the Christmas season. Sugilanon sa Pasko-The Cebu Parklane Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a retelling of how this most important of events came to be celebrated in the Philippines.…

Cebu News Digest Jan. 5, 2015: Binay visit, south Cebu travel problems, resumption of classes

CEBU VISIT. Vice President Jejomar Binay and 3rd District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia eat in a boodle fight, a shared meal where food is placed on top of banana leaves at the center of a table, in Dumanjug town. (Photo by Mitchelle Palaubsanon of The Freeman)

Vice President Jejomar Binay and the impact of the bridge damaged by Seniang dominate today’s news. With Sinulog fast approaching, stories on the festival are also becoming prominent including one about a “massive operation” against erring drivers as one way to deal with the traffic that comes with the event. Sinulog Foundation Executive Director Ricky…