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Raiza Cuenca: Champion Caregiver for Tatay Danilo

May 13, 2021

'PAGTULONG NA WALANG HINIHILING KAPALIT' 3rd part of a series... FOR TATAY DANILO, Raiza Cuenca is a champion caregiver. Taking care of the old man she doesn't even know personally. Tatay Danilo's case, who only sleeps outside of the building fronting the old amphitheater for decades, is a classic example of how 'Pinays' abroad took care of their patients at the home for the aged in the US and in many countries of the world. The only difference is that Pinay caregivers abroad receive dollar income but Raiza gets nothing (with free bashers). It's purely unconditional love. Mind you, Raiza was only mesmerized at how Tatay Danilo is able to sell stuff on the street despite his age at 74. And Raiza also got stunned at how Tatay Danilo feeds his pigeon friends (kalapati). Then she decided to help Tatay Danilo as a volunteer caregiver. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Raiza's unconditional love is what matters now for "Tatay Danilo" in this most challenging times of his life. At 74 years old, Tatay Danilo only hopes to survive for more years.   She could have earned a lot if she chooses to go abroad and earn dollars. But the 'heart of gold' she has, made her sacrificed herself to the person she barely know for weeks. The art of caregiving is innate in her heart and she will do it even without asking in return. Yes, she has needs, she also needs money but for Raiza the satisfaction in helping other people and finding her true self could never be compensated with money and material things. Because Raiza is maybe the angel that God sent here on Earth to help Tatay Danilo in times he needs medical attention due to his respiratory problems. According to the doctor, Tatay Danilo has tuberculosis and he's been taking the pain to himself,  and instead, focused on selling stuff at the DVSoria he calls a living, merely to survive and enjoy the remainders of his life. Tatay Danilo is now 74 year's old.     RAIZA COULDN'T PLEASE EVERYBODY And even though she is doing everything to help the poor, old man on the street, but her good deeds of being a good samaritan is also met with bashing and negative approaches by people who enjoy twisting positive thoughts into negative feedbacks. Well, Raiza couldn't please everybody. As Jesus was even met with so much anger from people who were against His miracle healing activities. Just like Jesus, who only helped the poor and healed the sick, Raiza was only doing what she thinks is good, and she's doing the right thing. Sometimes, these negative thoughts of other people could pull Raiza down and she oftentimes shed tears. However, Raiza has also that strong conviction that she did nothing wrong and why she be afraid of. She says, the more she heard negative thoughts and disoriented and misguided souls, the more she wants to take the fight to the next level. As the Tagalog saying goes, "Habang nasusugatan mas lalo pang tumatapang."   RAIZA CHOOSES TO BE STRONG STRONG AS EVER. Raiza posseses a strong personality that bashers cannot just put her down in accusing her on issues how she handles donations for "Tatay Danilo."  There maybe strong opposition to what she is currently doing to help the  old man, But she chooses to do good and be strong. She believes she has found satisfaction in what she does and found her calling as a good samaritan and not only as a 'happy go lucky" person she used to be. For you Raiza, best wishes and may the good Lord continue to shower you with blessings and to continue helping Tatay Danilo even to the most difficult times. We knew "Tatay Danilo" has only few years to live BUT the unconditional love you have shared to him will be remembered forever. IN the end all us of will be judged by the Almighty, not in how many millions we have accumulated on Earth, BUT in how many people we served while we still live - and how many good deeds we have done to help our brothers and sisters in need without asking in return. Good luck and keep safe!!        

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MisOr Provincial Capitol distributes new vehicles

May 13, 2021

MISAMIS ORIENTAL - The provincial government of Misamis Oriental distributes 64 brand-new vehicles worth P118.5 million for the provincial capitol department heads Thursday.   Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano hoped that the delivery of the new vehicles could fast track the basic services to the provincial people in the countryside.   “With all the logistics support and a new vehicle for mobility, the delivery of the basic services by each assigned department to the provincial constituents would be more effective and efficient,” Emano said during the turnover of the vehicles Thursday.   The provincial government has to purchase new vehicles because the vehicles assigned to the various departments were already old and defective.   The fleet of 64 brand-new vehicles consisted of 41 pickups and 23 VANs.   “These vehicles are owned by the people of Misamis Oriental because they allowed us to acquire the vehicles to efficiently serve them,” Emano said.   Prior to the turnover, the 169 assigned drivers and alternate drivers attended a two-day mandatory defensive and safety driving seminar on May 5-6 2021. -0- _________   A priest blesses the fleet of brand-new vehicles at the provincial capitol ground in Misamis Oriental Thursday, ready for distribution to the various offices and departments as replacement to the old, dilapidated and defective provincial service vehicles. Photo By Cris Diaz

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Enjoy staycation at home with foodpanda’s feel-good summer promos

May 12, 2021

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NMMC’s on “yellow alert,” braces for COVID surge

May 12, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: All medical staff of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) here were mobilized this week as the hospital was placed under "yellow alert" status.   Dr. Jose C. Chan, the NMMC Medical Director, said that the alert status was a direct response in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 cases in the region.   Chan said that the “ yellow alert” status was a measure to “preemptively respond to the current increasing number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Northern Mindanao.”   On Tuesday the NMMC has admitted a total of 111 COVID -19 cases, one of the highest admissions on COVID cases in Northern Mindanao.   Chan said that under the “yellow alert” status, the hospital addresses the surge preparedness requirement to “space, staff, supplies and system" or 4s.   All hospital medical staff were also mobilized for direct response to COVID cases while non-essential travel, leaves, vacation and trainings are suspended, Chan said.   According to Chan, the 14-day “yellow alert” status started Tuesday as the hospital's critical care capacity for COVID -19 cases was enhanced by increasing the bed capacity to severe and critical care capacity.   As a tertiary hospital with 700-bed capacity, the NMMC operates as the government's only modern and COVID -19 referral hospital in Northern Mindanao.-0-  

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10 NPA rebels in Sultan Kudarat avail of amnesty program

May 11, 2021

SULTAN KUDARAT – The amnesty program of the Duterte administration is ongoing and hundreds of the country's rebels have availed of the continuing program. In Sultan Kudarat, at least 10 members of the New People's Army, who have long been fighting the government, have availed of the amnesty program. The rebels voluntarily surrendered to government authorities in Lebak, this province, according to the local PNP here.  Major Rodney Binoya, police chief of Lebak, said the rebels who surrendered were members of the Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR) Cherry Mobile Platoon. “We are going nowhere, our leaders provided us with lip service, we were duped, we are tired of war,” Ka Goy, one of the guerrillas who yielded in Barangay Tibpuan on Monday afternoon said. The army official said the surrenderers included teachers of schools in the mountains under the influence of NPA. It was learned that ex-rebels have received financial assistance from the government under the End Local Communist Armed Conflict program in exchange for the firearms they handed over to the police. “The surrenderers are still undergoing debriefing at the Lebak municipal police station,” he said. - with PNA  

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P61-M 'shabu' burned in Cagayan de Oro

May 11, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The government burned a total of P61-Million worth of illegal drugs known as 'shabu,' according to PDEA regional office 10 here. PDEA-10 said the P61-Million worth of illegal drugs were burned at a mortuary in Cagayan de Oro City. Benjamin Recites, assistant director of PDEA-10 based in this city, revealed that most of the incinerated drugs were confiscated in Ozamiz City. Among those burned were the illegal drugs seized by PDEA operatives from Gaudencio and Melodina Malingin,  all residents of Ozamiz City. Based on the revelation of the military official, Melodina is the sister of the late Reynaldo Parojinog who was killed in 2017 during a police raid. Reynaldo Parojinog was the mayor of Ozamiz in 2017 and he was killed along with his family members and bodyguards during an encounter with the raiding team of the government. According to reports, Melodina and her husband were arrested in 2017. In September 2020, Melodina died of heart failure. After two days of her death, her brother Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog reportedly  committed suicide inside a detention facility in Ozamiz. - PNA      

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