RENAN ALANGILAN

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THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) psychiatric department has expressed alarm over the increasing number of mental disorder cases in Cebu – from 8,000 in 2010 to 16,000 at present. VSMMC psychiatric department head Milan Ratunil said the hospital has a facility for mental patients but it cannot absorb…

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CEBU City will implement color coding and ID System on all vendors of candles, flowers, balloons and religious icon near the Basilica del Santo Niño during the fiesta celebration commonly known as Sinulog Mardigras on the third Sunday of January next year. City Councilor and Deputy Mayor Dave Tumulak met…

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Following the death of a Grade 12 student who jumped from the 7th floor of their school last week because of depression, a stage play this Sunday at the University of Southern Philippines Theater Arts to portray its cause and effects, particularly on teenage victims. Students from public and private…

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Seven children ranging in age from 14 and below have been found positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Central Visayas (Region 7). Department of Health Region-7 (DOH-7) Medical Officer Van Philip Baton, said the DOH is now monitoring the children who were infected with the virus through injection.…

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A group of nephrologists in Cebu province is pushing peritoneal dialysis [PD] as a less expensive treatment for those whose kidneys have failed. Medical doctor Rene Catan, the Cebu Provincial Health Officer, said in a news forum last week that the Cebu Provincial Government through a health program is introducing…

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The Department of Trade and Industry Region 7 (DTI-7) will conduct random inspection of all stores, including malls, to ensure that no substandard Christmas lights are being sold. Asteria Caberte, DTI-7 regional director, said they will check if displayed Christmas lights have the Philippine Standards (PS) logo attached regardless of…