SUCCESS. Having the total number of firecracker-related injuries at 600 would be enough to please the Department of Health (DOH) and see their annual New Year campaign as a “success”.

INTENSIFY. With the security threats that Davao City is facing, the military-led Joint Task Force Haribon (JTFH) said that they are intensifying their intelligence and information gathering to deter terrorist groups.

DENGUE. Forty more persons died of dengue fever in Cebu Province as of Christmas Eve this year, compared with the same period in 2016.