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Cagayan de Oro City Council okays establishment of city drinking water analysis lab

July 14, 2020

TO provide drinking water laboratory analysis services to constituents, the 19th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted an ordinance establishing the Cagayan de Oro City drinking water bacteriological analysis laboratory. The purpose of the ordinance is for the city to make available assured quality laboratory for drinking water analysis with regular monitoring and analysis of all water sources to ensure public health, and to provide establishments in Cagayan de Oro with access to bacteriological water analysis examinations. This is in line with PD No. 856 or the Code of Sanitation of the Philippines, which prescribes the standards and procedures in ensuring water quality to be implemented in all levels of local government units. As provided in the ordinance, the drinking water testing laboratory shall be compliant with the standards and requirements set by the Department of Health (DOH). The laboratory will have an adequate number of medical technologists, analysts and other health professionals with documented training and experience to conduct the laboratory procedures. It shall also have a  certified pathologist to supervise the activities in the laboratory in accordance with the standards set by the Philippine Society of Pathologists, and provide staff development and continuing education program at all levels of organization to upgrade the knowledge, attitude and skills of staff. As stipulated in the ordinance,  fees shall be charged for services to be paid at the City Treasurer’s Office. These services are: drinking water analysis (P500 to P700 per sample); test kits/reagents (P350); collection bottles (P120); disinfectants (P25); and forms (P4). The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on health and health insurance, on ways and means, and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, George Goking, and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.

City accepts donated NHA-owned properties

June 18, 2020

THROUGH Ordinance No. 13894-2020., the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy accepted the offer of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to donate to the city government the housing units, road networks and open spaces of the NHA-Mambuaya Village Phase 1 located in Barangay Mambuaya; MHA-Lumbia Heights Phase 1 at Sitio Pahiron, Lumbia;  and NHA-Bayanihan Village Phase 1 at Macapaya, Barangay Camaman-an.   The National Housing Authority implemented the development of NHA-CDO Bayanihan Village Phase 1 to provide permanent resettlement site for families affected by Typhoon Sendong.   There is a need to transfer the completed projects to enable the city government to administer, operate, maintain the completed components and utilize, maintain and/or improve the same in accordance with its functions and responsibilities pertaining to these facilities, The Gavel learned.   The ordinance also authorizes Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the respective deed of donation and acceptance of the properties.

Kuya Jocals pledge to shoulder funeralĀ  expenses of a mom who committed suicide

June 17, 2020

DESPITE beset with problems and pressures of his international company, Businessman Joshua Calderon pledged to shoulder the funeral expenses of a mother who committed suicide. The businessman overheard the sad fate of a woman on Magnum Radio program and texted the anchorman Manny Agustero that he is pledging to pay all the expenses that will be incurred during the wake and funeral of the victim.   MAN WITH A BIG HEART. Philantropist Joshua Calderon shoulders the funeral expenses of a mother who committed suicide due to love triangle problems.   Mr Calderon has been known for his humanitarian efforts in the past especally on helping the frontliners in many parts of the country. He gave PPEs, sacks of rice, snacks and other protection items to frontliners amid the threats of the deadly coronavirus disease.  Just recently, this good samaritan businessman also rewarded a trike driver who donated his one day income to another resident of this city who also committed suicide due to too much hardships and poverty. Mr Calderon pledged to shoulder the packaged burial and funeral expenses worth P27,000. Other pledges of P1,000 each also flooded the morning radio program of Manny Agustero. "Daghan gyud kaayong salamat sa hinabang ni Jocals. Sir, ang ginoo nay maigo mobalos sa imong kaayo, ug magadugang ug daghan blessings nganha kanimo. (Thank you so much for the help Jocals. The Lord Almighty is going to reciprocate your kindness and generosity with abundant blessings)  THE STORY When a news broke out about a mother who works in one of the malls in the city committed suicide due to an alleged love triangle, Magnum radio conducted a thorough investigation of the case and sent a reporter to the scene of the crime. Pedrito Amarga, father of the victim - a 29-year-old mom Regie Amarga who take her own life by committing a suicide. The victim has three siblings, it was learned during an interview conducted by the radio station. The victim's husband, according to the report, has left the victim and went to another woman. This prompted the victim to become depressed as they had three children to feed and take care of. "Nganong naghikog man intawon kining akong anak nga pagkadaghan sa mga lalake. Aduna raba kini tulo ka mga anak," the victim's father Pedrito said The victim's sister said she's been following her elder sister's marriage problem and she's been giving her advice to take her marriage problem lightly because she has three siblings.

14-year-old boy beaten by three youngsters for suspicion of stealing phone now viral on Facebook

June 17, 2020

LUCBAN, Quezon - A fourteen-year-old boy who was beaten by three youngsters for suspicion of stealing a cellphone and wallet has become viral on the internet. Her mother identified her son as Charles Salvador. He was the subject of suspicion among their neighbors after he was suspected of carting away their belongings - including a cellphone and a wallet reportedly containing P40.00 The said incident has become viral on Facebook since it was posted over Pinoy Abroad Tambayan, with almost 2 million viewers. Her mother has contacted Noypi Vlogger appealing for support for his child who was a victim of  mulling by still unidentified youngsters in their hometown.       One of the irate Facebookers challenged authorities to bring the matter to proper authorities so that the child will be brought to justice. "Gago ang tapang ninyo! Ano kaya kung sa inyo yan gawin Put.... ka liit liit ng kalaban. Kung umasta parang sino. 

Zuellig Pharma lauds Oro's health office online consultation

June 4, 2020

DAKONG garbo ug kalipay sa mga kadagkoan ug personahe sa City Health Office (CHO) nga gihimong modelo sa Zuellig Pharma ang CHO Online Consultation. Matud ni Dr. Lorraine Nery, city health officer ug head sa Emergency Operations Center, nga usa sa labing unang syudad ang Cagayan de Oro sa tibuok nasud nga nagtanyag og online consultation niining panahon sa COVID 19 pandemic. Ang online consultation pinaagi sa CDO City Health Doctors facebook page gilusad niadto lamang Abril 22 ug mokabat na sa kapin 800 ang naserbisyohan dili lamang molupyo sa Cagayan de Oro, apan lakip na mga silingang probinsya. Gani man, gibutyag ni Dr. Nery nga adunay nagpakonsulta nga taga laing nasud sama sa New York, Spain, Israel, Africa ug uban pa. Ang online consultation nakatabang og dako nga dili na kinahanglan pang mobisita ang adunay balatian sa hospital niining panahon sa pandemic tungod sa kahadlok usab sa uban nga ma-expose sa virus ug sa uban pang sakit. Gani man, ang online consultation dako’g tabang nga matambalan gilayon ang mga adunay acute respiratory illnesses ug influenza like illness (ARI, ILI) nga sarang sintomas sa COVID 19. Tungod niini, mapasalamaton ang CHO ug ang administrasyon ni Mayor Oscar Moreno sa mga nidangop sa online consultation sanglit mahinungdanong matambalan dayon ang mga ARI ug ILI. Mahimong mo-avail sa online consultation adlaw’ng Lunes hangtud Biyernes gikan alas 8:00 sa buntag hangtud alas 5:00 sa hapon ug adunay mga medical doctors nga mag-atiman sa katawhan.

DA NorMin takes measures on fall armyworm infestation, activates Quick Response Team

June 2, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 1 - The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) activates its Quick Response Team following a reported infestation of fall armyworm (FAW) in the region. OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado instructed the team to conduct validation on the extent of FAW infestation in the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, while continuous surveillance and monitoring of its occurrence in other provinces. As of June 1 FAW status report of DA-10, an estimated 224 corn farms with a total area of 342.45 hectares in Bukidnon has been infested with FAW, which is still subject for validation. Through the Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) of the Integrated Laboratory Division (ILD) of the agency, provisions of insecticides and biological control agents were given to some affected farmers in Bukidnon. Ready chemicals in DA-10's RCPC for the control of FAW infestation is good for 6,300 hectares, based on June 1 inventory. DA-10's Regulatory Division, in coordination with the DA-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), provincial and municipal local government, intensify pest monitoring and surveillance to affected and non-affected areas. “FAW is an invasive species causing damage to crops, mostly corn. It is an invasive moth and prefers to eat maize specifically the sweet corn and open-pollinated (OPV) corn varieties,” said RED Collado. In 2019, Collado issued a special order for the composition of DA-10 Personnel to compose the Regional Team for the Intensification of Reporting and Surveillance of Fall Armyworm, which outlines proactive responses to the possible adverse impact of pest outbreak caused by FAW. Prior to its infestation, the agency issued an advisory to all local government units, alerting them on the possible occurrence of the insect pests. Indicating its life cycle, damaging characteristics, DA-10 issued pest management recommendations, and the protocol of reporting in cases of pest occurrences and detection. Continuous provision of technical assistance to LGUs, following the FAW management protocol recommended by the DA-BPI for non-infested and infested areas. Carlota S. Madriaga, Regional Technical Director for Operations of the agency said, “DA-10’s long term measures include capacitating farmers on FAW identification, including its farm management, mobilizing communities where farmers are the ‘bantay peste’ in their respective barangays, monitoring, reporting, and early management.” She also stressed massive information dissemination thru multi-media as part of the management strategies. Collado calls for the proactive stand to all LGUs on FAW infestation, to immediately report to its municipal agriculture office or to DA-10 thru its Provincial Operations Center.#(ATCabig)


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