CAGAYAN de Oro 2nd Dist. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said Wednesday, December 16, that the House committee on local government has endorsed a bill naming the Cagayan de Oro City Convention Center after the late Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr.
The convention center is scheduled to be completed in February next year.
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“We are now in the threshold of converting our technical-vocational institute to a corporation,” says City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno during a virtual gathering, November 24.
The mayor said that the corporatizing of the technical-vocational institute is in order to help in developing youth in the city, or even in the region. If not at the end of this year, the corporation will be established early next year.
In his speech, Moreno said the creation of a council on technical education and skills development in the city way back 2018 paved the way in the establishment of the CDO tech-voc institute.
“And the idea here was to precisely harmonize and consolidate our skills and development programs. We have national government through TESDA and DepEd doing skills development and also the City Government pursuing skills development program,” he shared.
Sealing commitments via MOA
"The formation of OSYDA is a really a good push to that right direction [harmonized approach of youth programs],” Moreno said during the virtual signing of Memorandum of Agreement in forming the city’s Out of School Youth Development Alliance (OSYDA). Prior to this, the mayor issued an executive order creating this alliance. OSYDA is a team created to promote the welfare and development of vulnerable out-of-school youth in the city.
The alliance is composed of the city government through its committees on sports, youth and education, national government agencies and offices, schools, private groups and youth groups, among others,
Among the roles of the alliance is to make an inventory of the respective member-offices’ programs which can benefit the vulnerable out-of-school youth, formulate policies and strategies for the appropriate livelihood projects, and enter into an agreement to ensure the institutionalization of the youth programs in the city.
Moreno thanked everybody for joining the alliance, and for giving commitment to the plan for action towards developing the vulnerable out-of-school youth.
“Even in this difficult period, in the middle of this pandemic but we are able to do this and that certainly is a clear signal of clear commitment of leaders of this OSYDA. I look forward to our bearing fruits in the near future, and products that our programs will produce,” the mayor said.
Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President John Michael L. Seno of Committee on Youth and Sports Development also expressed support to the alliance. He said he is grateful for the opportunity to be one of the instruments in helping improve the lives of out-of-school youth.
“Being here as part of the alliance increased my optimism to show my support in promoting their welfare and development. I am with the members of Out of School Youth Development Alliance as we achieve on leaving no one behind,” he said.
The OSYDA also engaged with USAID Opportunity 2.0 in addressing issues of out-of-school in the city. USAID Opportunity 2.0 is a collaborative program that aims to improve education, employment and livelihood outcomes for 180,000 out-of-school Filipino youth through strengthening existing education and workforce development systems. (IJBD/PIA10)
During the Talakayan sa PIA, Dr. Ian Christian Gonzales, head of non-communicable disease cluster of the Department of Health (DOH)-10, said as the economy of the region slowly opens and that the age bracket of those who are allowed to go out and travel has been minimized, it is still important to be careful and follow health protocol.
Further, the national government is in constant monitoring to avoid any possible re-spreading of the virus in the country, balancing the economy and health in this time of pandemic, he added.
“Even if we eased up, we are still very cognizant of the possible changes in our situation. The national government is continuously monitoring the different regions and is assessing if there are needs to increase or decrease, to have much stricter or more relaxed community quarantine measures depending on certain indicators. It is a big challenge for all of us, for the government on how to balance [health and economy],” Gonzales said.
DOH reminds the public that with the opening of the economy, there are preventive measures that are taking place both in work and business places assuring that the economy runs but at the same time protecting the health of the public.
“There are many things that we are doing to keep our workplace, business establishments open at the same time, protecting the health of our people both in government and private facilities. But basically, its foundational support underline with BIDA Solusyon or the minimum public health standard,” he added.
The doctor further urged individuals to be proactive and to follow the minimum health protocol, emphasizing that the key to defeating the pandemic lies in the hands of every citizen and not just the government alone. (JAKA/PIA10)
Dr. Ian Christian Gonzales (right) of DOH-10 says as the economy of the region slowly opens and that the age bracket of those who are allowed to go out and travel has been minimized, it is still important to be careful and follow health protocol during the Talakayan sa PIA. (PIA10)
We launched the Quaranzone Beautification Contest, August 30 during the Linggo ng Kabataan to get in touch with the community members as to how they are coping with COVID-19," Barangay Tagpangi SK Chair Alaizaville Mendoza says during the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, November 21. (CORDS X
The Join together Society (JTS) provided P4.34 million worth of supplies to Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), November 23. (RTP/PIA10)
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The chicharon products were seized in an establishment in Velez-Chavez street, Divisoria by meat inspectors and the National Veterinary Quarantine Services (NVQS) for violating Executive Order No. 172.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY,—Targeting to convene the youth in the comforts of their homes and ensure observance of minimum public health standards, Barangay Canitoan Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) holds the ‘Stay Connected’ webinar every Saturday.
“Isa kini ka inisyatibo sa SK Canitoan karon lang ug ongoing pa. Lain-lain nga mga topics ang gahisgutan apil na ang mental health, good governance, environment ug uban pa nga lakip sa nine centers of youth participation. Gabuhaton ni alang makahatag ug kaayo sa kabatan-onan,” SK Chair Nador Jun Datahan said during the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar.
(This is an initiative of SK Canitoan today and it is still ongoing. Various topics are discussed including mental health, good governance, environment and other aspects of the nine centers of youth participation. We do this to attain the common good of the youth)
Also, one of the advocacies of SK Council is to change the mind set of the youth from just participating in sports league and other entertaining events to joining in meaningful activities, said Datahan.
He added that they are targeting to empower the youth by honing their skills so they can become future leaders as well.
They are also implementing the Urban Container Gardening Project, which they view as an opportunity to respond to environment and food security issues especially especially during the pandemic.
Through the program, they are able to encourage the youth to recycle things that can be used for planting as well as to grow their own food to keep away from food with additives that are harmful to the health, the SK chair said.
Noting all the initiatives of the SK Council, Datahan urges the youth in the barangay to strictly observe the health protocols, remain in their homes and instill discipline so they can become part of the solution of today’s health crisis. |RTP/PIA10
SK Chair Nador Jun Datahan (right) says during the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar that they hold the ‘Stay Connected’ webinar every Saturday to discuss topics on mental health, good governance, environment and other aspects of the nine centers of youth participation. (CORDS X)
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