CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - To strengthen biosecurity measures against African Swine Fever (ASF), the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over P7.49 million worth of cPCR test kits on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
A total of 119 test kits at P63,000 each, were given to the provincial local government units of Misamis Oriental (35), Bukidnon (24) and to DA-10’s Regulatory Division (60).
After which, a demonstration was done to capacitate personnel on the usage of said equipment.
“We are thankful to DA for the test kits that we have received. This will greatly help our surveillance efforts, especially that the province is aiming towards returning to being a ‘green [ASF-free] zone’,” shared Misamis Oriental Provincial Veterinarian Benjamin S. Resma.
Leading the turnover of said kits are DA-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Carmelita T. Bajarla.
Dir. Collado noted, that apart from reinforcing its biosecurity measures, the agency continues to implement its programs and services to mitigate the effect of ASF such as offering alternative livelihood projects and the distribution of ASF indemnification to the affected hog raisers. |AMBANTO/DA-10
COCPO HIGALANG PULIS ADHERES ON ORDER OF SUSPENSION OF ALL PERMITS TO CARRY FIREARMS OUTSIDE RESIDENCE (PTCFOR) DURING COC FILING
Acting City Director, stated, that only the members of the PNP, AFP and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) who are performing official duties and in agency-prescribed uniforms will be allowed to carry firearms. This is to ensure that the activity will be free from fire-armed related incidents and to ensure the safety of the populace, PCOL Mandia added.
On the other hand, the Acting City Director PCOL AARON M MANDIA reminded the general public to be responsible on our actions and follow the guidelines mandated by the higher authorities pertaining to the suspension of PTCFOR which is deemed necessary on achieving a harmonious and peaceful filling of Certificate of Candidacy COC and Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance CONA of all political personalities who will try their luck on any elective positions on the upcoming National and Local Elections this coming May 2022.
"Everyday gasige ta og pag-rekorida ug pag-inform sad sa atong social media sa Facebook sa Bag-ong Lapasan, sa atong account, nga magpabakuna gayud ug ato sang gipaningkamutan ang mga katawhan kay para mawala ang ilang mga kahadlok," Barangay Chair Julito Ogsimer said in CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, October 2.
In boosting efforts to combat COVID-19, Barangay Lapasan established the Task Force Daltans that will monitor the compliance of the health protocols. Barangay tanod together with the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are also monitoring the area, especially in the quarantine control points.
“Para gyud mamonitor nato’g lain-lain og asa sila gikan na mga kabarangayan atong makontrolar ug mamonitor kay panahon og simbako mga carrier sila, so ato sila dayong ma-trace og asa sila dapit nagagikan nga mga barangay,” the barangay chair added.
Aside from COVID-19 updates, Ogsimer said they also utilize social media to encourage participation among residents on environmental care. Cleanup drive schedules are also posted in the page to urge cooperation of the people with the city and barangay leaders.
With the current pandemic, Ogsimer urged the residents to always wear a face mask and face shield, observe social distancing, and avail the government's free vaccination against COVID-19 so everyone can go back to normal even on their regular cleanup drives. |RTP/PIA-10
This celebration is known as Dayaw, and this year’s theme, "Katutubong Filipino: Atin ang Tagumpay!" highlights the Philippine Indigenous Peoples firm, optimistic views and practices or their “strategies of prevailing” in the midst of adversities and this pandemic.
Alejandre said Dayaw 2021 celebration tells people that the only way to move forward through the challenges today is through a concerted action, a share of the IPs’ struggles and celebrate their achievements, "dahil ang tagumpay ng katutubo ay tagumpay ng bayan at mundo (the success of the indigenous peoples is the success of the nation and the world)."
The activities will be video documented, presented into five episodes—Pagpapasinaya sa Tagumpay: The Dayaw Opening Ceremony, October 9; Dayaw sa Sebangan: The Southern Cultural Communities, October 17; Dayaw Sito Lubbon Na Unnot: The Northern Cultural Communities on October 24, 2021; Dayaw sa Butnga: The Central Cultural Communities, October 30; and Pinagtagumpayan: The Dayaw Closing Ceremony, October 31, and will be aired over social media platforms and television.
“For most indigenous communities, October is also a month of harvest so let us be reminded that we share the bounty of the harvest of wisdom, the harvest of traditional skills, the harvest of pursuing social cohesion and that is the harvest of Dayaw. Let us celebrate together the abundance in our culture and identity,” Dr. Nestor Horfilla, project director for Dayaw 2021, said.
This 2021 IP month celebration, in coordination with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Year of the Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors (YFPCA) is also celebrated pursuant to Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021 declaring 2021 as the YFPCA.
POLICE have arrested a robbery suspect and seized a gun and suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride known as shabu in a hot pursuit operation over the weekend.
The suspect was identified as Jeray Diaz, 25, resident of Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro.
Investigators said the suspect was allegedly responsible in the robbery incident of Julian Bakeshop in barangay Kauswagan on Saturday, October 2.
During the hot pursuit operation, the suspect yielded a caliber 38 revolver, live bullets, sling bag and three sachets of suspected shabu worth around P102,000.
The suspect is now detained and will likely face various charges.
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Rodriguez secures support from TESDA for conversion of COBSAT into Cagayan de Oro Polytechnic Institute
HOUSE Deputy Speaker and Cagayan de Oro 2nd Dist. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Wednesday secured a commitment from Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña to support the operationalization of Cagayan de Oro Polytechnic Institute (COPI).
The bill has been approved by the House of Representatives last May.
Every year, Rodriguez has pushed for the increase of budget of TESDA to provide more technical and vocational training for the youth. (With PR)
DEPUTY House Speaker and Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has urged the Supreme Court to start the construction of the new Hall of Justice Building in the city.
During the Committee of Appropriations hearing of the 2022 Judiciary budget, Rodriguez complained against the failure of the Supreme Court in constructing a new building to replace the Hall of Justice building in Cagayan de Oro.
“The Hall of Justice Building in CDO was burned in January, 2015. It has been 6 years now and not a single foundation nor even one hollow block has placed to start construction of the new building”, Rodriguez said.
A 17-year-old boy jumped from a pile of crates in Barangay Tablon, Cagayan de Oro around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 31.
Police said the boy climbed the crates standing around 16 feet high. The neighbors and authorities convinced him to come down but he refused and jumped instead.
Luckily, one of the neighbors was able to catch him preventing him from sustaining injuries.
Investigators said prior to the incident, the boy and his elder sister figured in a heated argument while having dinner.
The boy is now with his family.
"I'd rather have an abusive press than no press at all."
In this certain period of the country where press freedom is highly at risk, that famous line blurted out long ago by former Congressman Erasmo 'Jun' Damasing of Cagayan de Oro's then lone district-- becomes relevant again.
Known as a freedom fighter he was called "Rambo" by the local media and his political peers, reputedly the most engaging city legislator has passed away on Tuesday night, August 24, at 7:25 p.m. due to heart-related problems.
"Because of the pandemic, we will understand if you will not be able to pay your respects at his wake. No services, no eulogies will be in the schedule. No flowers also. Instead your prayers will be much appreciated," his lawyer son Eric said in breaking the news to the local press.
Damasing, 84, is survived by his wife Dr. Annie Estrada-Damasing and sons Francis, Eric, Edgar and Ernie.
It can be recalled that Damasing was the most vocal among the government officials in the city in his pursuit to decriminalize libel in the country that eventually made him as the "darling of the press" in the 90s.
When facing criticisms from the media, Damasing would blow his top, but instead of withdrawing his vow to defend press freedom, he chose to remain steadfast and diplomatic, blurting out "I'd rather have an abusive press than no press at all."
"Nowadays, onion-skinned politicians and even our beloved president can take of Damasing's example," said veteran photo journalist Joey Nacalaban, a victim himself of political harassment.
Broadcaster Rady Kimura said of Damasing: "We won't forget your legacy being freedom fighter in Congress that would remain on us forever."
"Cagayan de Oro is very proud of a highly respected fighter Congressman of the city's lone district then," said former city vice mayor Ian Acenas.
The media's role in society was valuable for Damasing, that as past president of the Cagayan de Oro College (COC) now COC-Phinma, he established the now extinct COC Broadcasting Network (DxJR and TV 39) appointing as manager veteran media practitioner Susan Palmes who is now based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
"He was a man of honor and integrity," said Susan's erstwhile TV 39's deputy Maricel Casiño-Rivera, the current head of the city's Information Office head..
The long-surviving Congressman (from 1992-98) had initiated 1,115 projects for the city. But what stands out among them was the one he authored Republic Act 7938 (House Bill 3802) or an act converting the Northern Mindanao Medical Regional Training Hospital into the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) that led to P160 million allocation for the hospital's rehabilitation.
In this time of pandemic, the state-run NMMC serves as the Covid-19 dedicated referral facility for patients in the entire Region 10.
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COWD turned 48 on August 1 and amidst this extremely challenging pandemic we dare to proudly celebrate, albeit armored with masks and face shields, our company’s well-deserved milestone. Why shouldn’t we? For COWD has bravely faced this pandemic head on and continued to make potable water accessible to the population when it is most needed.
Mindful of ECQ guidelines and the safety of everyone, we shall celebrate in the “new normal” style beginning with a virtual Mass on August 2, followed by fun Virtual Games with special prizes, and a Face Mask Design Contest as a tribute to the valiant medical frontliners. It is a simple affair that also includes handing out hygiene kits to our valued customers.
Owing to our present quarantine status, we regrettably have to postpone to a later date some activities such as the giving out of Employee Service Awards and our Blood Drive. All in the name of love and support, for our city, country, and the world, in order that we might see the end of COVID-19 soon.
“Laban lang!” as we say. We will continue to serve, whatever happens, not only because we need to, but because we want to!
Happy Anniversary COWD! (PR)
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