misamis oriental

PIATF effectively contained spread of COVID-19 in MisOr

April 13, 2021

MISAMIS ORIENTAL - In spite of the growing COVID-19 cases in the country, the spread of the virus in Misamis Oriental remains under control, Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said Tuesday. Emano disclosed that the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) has recorded a total of 16 COVID-19 cases, including provincial government employees, in Misamis Oriental as of Tuesday. However, Emano assured the public that there was no cause for alarm because the PIATF has effectively contained the spread of the COVID-19 in the province, especially in the provincial capitol building. “We are strictly implementing the health protocols for all provincial employees, clients and visitors in the provincial capitol building here,” Emano said. He said that the PIATF has required all individuals to wear face masks, face shields, social distancing and the washing of hands with disinfectants as an effective means to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus here. -0-

Camiguin posts 13% drop in crime rate for 4Q

January 5, 2021

CAMIGUIN, Dec. 15 (PIA)--The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camiguin has recorded a 13 percent decrease of crimes or three crimes from October 1 to December 11 as compared to the previous period with 23 crimes.   During the Provincial Peace and Order Council, Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council, and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Joint Meeting, December 14, PLtCol Gwen Cinco said they have recorded 10 non-index crimes, 3 index crimes, and 5 public safety index for the said period.    On the eight focus crimes, Camiguin has recorded three cases of rape and three cases of theft.   Furthermore, the province has recorded only three focus crimes as opposed to the six cases in 2019. PNP-Camiguin has also cleared three crimes this year while it handled six cases last year.    As for wanted persons, PNP-Camiguin has arrested 11 most wanted persons and 67 other wanted persons from the five towns of the province.    On their campaign against illegal drugs, five operations were conducted and about P86,769.90 worth of illegal drugs were seized.    As for implementation of local ordinances particularly on health safety protocols, PNP-Camiguin arrested/fined 7,096 persons.    They have recorded 326 violations on curfew, no back ride policy/allowing back rider without a barrier (287), mandatory use of face shield (2,002), mandatory use of face mask (3,161), social distancing (357), liquor ban (39), and other municipal ordinance related to the implementation of MGCQ (642).   Cinco said with the strict implementation of municipal ordinances and enforcement of laws, Camiguin remains to be one of the most peaceful places in the region amid the pandemic. (RTP/PIA10)

Bukidnon cacao farmers receive DTI INREMP equipment

January 4, 2021

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, Dec. 29 (PIA)—Cacao farmers in Bukidnon will now be able to grow Cacao more efficiently with new equipment that can boost Cacao beans’ quality through proper fermentation and drying. Composed of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-10, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), and local government units (LGUs) officials, the group recently turned over a Cacao All-weather Solar Tunnel Dryer with fermentation boxes for each of the three People’s Organizations (POs) in Bukidnon. Three groups will then manage these government’s agricultural support: One is the Buyot Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (BUFA) in Don Carlos town; Basyawon-Kisolop Small Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (BKSUFA) in Kibawe; and the Alliance of Integrated Farmers in San Isidro, Inc. (AIFSI) in Damulog municipality. The Solar Tunnel Dryer is used to improve the quality of Cacao beans through fermentation and drying thereby preserving the rich aroma and taste of cocoa beans. DTI Bukidnon Provincial Director Eriberto Taban-ud Jr, urged the beneficiaries to eventually improve the food chain with the use of the new equipment. “Di nato limtan nga atong sunod nga step niini kung ma-master na nato ang fermentation kay ang atong pag-level up —gikan sa tablea, chocolate, hot cocoa, ug uban pa. (Let’s not forget that the next step after mastering the fermentation is to level-up [the value chain]—from tablea, chocolate, and hot cocoa, among other cocoa foodstuffs),” Taban-ud said. BUFA President Gregorio Perater thanked the DTI and PENRO for the efforts in ensuring that the government’s assistance through Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management-Livelihood Enhancement Support (INREMP-LES 2) Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Project will be definitely delivered. “Dako kaayo among kalipay ug nagpasalamat kaayo mi ani nga proyekto tungod kay maayo na man ang ang among pag-proseso panahon sa ting-harvest sa sa among Cacao. Tungod ini, mas mo-taas na pud unya ang presyo sa among pagbaligya sa produkto. (We are so grateful to the government for this grant. With this postharvest equipment that boosts the beans’ quality, Cacao beans can be sold at a premium price),” he said. BKSUFA President Norma Adem, meanwhile, was close to tears upon knowing that BKSUFA was one of the recipients.   “Salamat gyud kaayo sa DTI nga inyo gyud mi gitagaan ug pagtagad. Wala ko nagdahom nga sa krisis nga nahitabo karon sa tibuok kalibutan, maingon nako nga pag-asa gyud ni para sa amoa nga mga mag-uuma kay lu-ag pud among uma sa Cacao dinhi. (Thanks to DTI for helping us. We also have vast Cacao fields here. With the crisis that the world is facing due to the pandemic, you gave us [farmers] high hopes),” Adem said. Kibawe town boasts 54 hectares of Cacao that is expected to bear fruit this year and 57 hectares that will bear fruit next year, while Damulog has 211 hectares of Cacao that is expected to bear fruit this year. Acknowledging the farmers gratefulness, DTI Regional Director Linda Boniao urged farmers to be persevering and steadfast in their goals to earn more. “More DTI programs are coming to help farmers flourish. Ang among tuyo sa pagbisita sa lagyo nga mga lugar mao ang pagtabang nga madugangan ang kita sa atong mga mag-uuma. Busa kung ang DENR nagtabang sa inyong mga pananom, nia pud nisulod ang DTI para madugangan ang inyong kita niining inyong pananom. (In partnership with DENR, we visit far-flung areas to lift people—especially farmers—out of poverty),” Boniao said. (Julie A. Nieva, DTI 10/PIA Bukidnon)

Villanueva mayor seeks to balance agri, industrial dev't in 2021

January 4, 2021

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Jan. 4 (PIA)--"There are two sides to the Villanueva economy: one where large locators of the Phividec Industrial Estates are situated; while the other depends on agriculture." Mayor Jennie Rosalie Uy-Mendez, guest in the first episode of Communications Secretary Martin Andanar’s Network Briefing News, January 4, shared there needs to be a balance between the industrial and agricultural sector. The choice to become industrial, she said, was not from the local government unit but in the 1970s and 1980s when Villanueva and Tagoloan was chosen to become Phividec areas now known as Phividec Industrial Authority. Meanwhile, since then many industries have existed, Mendez said, “It has such a positive influence in our community in terms of giving employment opportunities to our people, but I also want to develop our agricultural sector together with the industrial sector. Our products are rice, corn, banana, mangoes, cacao, and these products i believe can also be used in food processing.” The mayor added that they have two public markets that are in the works for 2021. One is the existing public market in Barangay Katipunan. It’s undergoing a major renovation right now with a terminal for tricycles, trisikads and habal-habal, for easier access to the markets, and has its parking space. She said they are also developing a new market near the national highway, municipal hall complex, and to a public terminal soon to rise in 2021. The whole town is 100 percent electrified, Mendez said. The upgrading of power sub-station in Villanueva as a project of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Mindanao backbone was installed in the last sitio of Villanueva town that had no electricity. Since putting up the substation, investments will expand, businesses will boom even the rural areas, said Mendez, because as she related, few years ago, the roads have been concretized, but electricity was the missing piece of the puzzle. "Now that it has power, I know investment and developments will expand beyond the Phividec Industrial Authority," she added. Meanwhile, the Villanueva Food Market has been one of the programs the Municipal Government of Villanueva has done amid the pandemic. With the use of social media, the LGU’s Food Market is able to sell online using social media with local goods such as processed fish, bagoong, kakanin, handicrafts like lampshade paper, rugs, etc. "This time, the town’s products are known. They have seen our products because of social media when we go live. These are products of fishermen’s wives," Mendez said. The year 2020 has been full of ironies, said the mayor, because they were forced to slow down, not because of choice but of circumstance. Before the pandemic they wanted to make use of social media but people wanted to see in person the activities and products, but during the pandemic, they were able to push social media marketing. The mayor said, "Life has its ups and downs and its seasons, but in every season, there is wisdom and that it is important to always be positive to receive even more blessings." (JMOR/PIA10)

Liderato ni Dr. Jerie Calingasan sa Provincial Task Force for COVID gasa sa Misamis Oriental

May 11, 2020

GIKATAW-AN na lamang ni Misamis Oriental Governor Bambi Emano ang mga pagsaway nga nahiaguman sa chairman sa Provincial Task Force for Covid 19 nga si Dr. Jerie Calingasan.     Matud ni Governor Bambi atol sa virtual flag raising nga nahitabo Mayo 11, 2020 nga gikaibogan lamang kini sa pipila ka katawhan labina sa usa ka lider sa siyudad tungod kay maklaro man nga maayo ang performance ni Dr. Jerie labina diha sa pakigbatok sa Covid 19 sugod pa sa sinugdanan.      Ehemplo niini nga hangtod karon nagpabilin nga walay positibo sa kaso sa Covid 19 ang lalawigan sa Misamis Oriental.      “While how we will able to accomplish things in the province how we are tried to strengthened there are people who are envious to our task force chief, masinahon kaayo sa atong task force chief to a point that he was called names that was uncalled for where in fact until today malouy ta bisan kumingking wala siya makatupong sa atong task force chief nga si Dr. Calingasan,” matud ni Gov. Bambi.     Gidayeg ni Governor Bambi ang paagi ni Dr. Jerie sa pagprotehir sa katawhan sa lalawigan tungod kay sa paningkamot niini makita man nga wala gyod kaso sa Covid sa lalawigan.     “This guy is very intelligent, this guy knows what he is doing even if others think that it was not yet ready to be implemented he was doing it already, had always been very advance. This guy is a blessing of Misamis Oriental, this guy is willing to sacrifice of Misamis Oriental, that is Doc Jerie Calingasan,” matud ni Gov Bambi uban sa pagpangayo og pasaylo kung kini gikaibgan.     Dugang sa gobernador nga wala siya nalimot sa panawagan nga magtinabangay apan imbes ilang gihimo ang ilang parte sa pagprotehir sa katawhan gahimoun sa pipila nga negatibo.     “Whatever we tried to do in helping them they look at it as a negative not a positive, you should learn from Dr. Calingasan kay hangtod karon zero ta,” matud ni Gov. Bambi.     Pabilin nga gihangyo niini ang katawhan sa lalawigan mag-ampingon ug labaw sa tanan ang mga brgy official, mayores, MHOS ug uban front liners nga mas pahugtan ang pakigbatok niining makamatay nga virus.

Steag SPI distributes various protective gears to health frontliners in Oro, Misor

April 23, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - As part of its commitment to help combat the deadly coronavirus disease, the Steag SPI donated various protective gears to the frontliners in this city and Misamis Oriental Province. SPI distributed PPEs including face masks, face shields, disposable suits, and alcohol to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, St. Paul Hospital, and various government agency partners like LGUs Villanueva and Tagoloan, PNP MisOr, PNP Tagoloan, PNP Villanueva, PNP CdO, Phil Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection, 58th IB PA, and PNP Manolo Fortich.     Menwhile, different local government units in Misamis Oriental also received a total of Php 8.2 Million, representing their respective shares in the Department of Energy's ER 1-94 program. The town of Villanueva, which is hosting SPI's 210MW (net) power plant received PHP 7.76 million while the provincial government of Misamis Oriental received PhP 0.44 million. The DOE issued a department circular earlier providing for the revised rules and guidelines in the utilization of the ER 1-94 funds to help the communities hosting energy facilities and energy resource developers in the fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. SPI's timely release of funds is in support of the DOE's call to effectively and efficiently help 'flatten the curve' by helping ensure that all local government units have the resources that would aid in containing, mitigating, and eventually eliminating the spread of COVID-19 in their respective jurisdictions.  


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