CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 Cagayan de Oro City Field Office (CDO FO) conducted a series of orientations under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) to 702 workers in the informal sector on 11 November 2021 in Upper Balulang, Barangays Consolacion, and Gusa, here.
DOLE-10 CDO FO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo said the said orientations were purposely conducted to inform the beneficiaries on their roles and responsibilities in the project implementation including the necessary administrative requirements in the release of their salaries.
Recent advisories on TUPAD implementation were discussed to protect the interest of the beneficiaries from unscrupulous individuals who want to take advantage of the opportunity.
Toledo said the beneficiaries will start their 10-day work period, November 12-21 2021, with a total amount of wages of P2,850,000.
The beneficiaries were composed of 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers who were once working in different salons in the city; 18 parents of child laborers whose incomes were not regular;
Fire victims (40) of Barangay Macabalan whose abodes and all belongings were lost in the fire; and 594 displaced workers in various barangays in the city.
TUPAD Progam is a temporary emergency employment offered by DOLE under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) to engage in an average of 10-90 days’ work compensated based on the prevailing minimum wage in the region. (DOLE-10/PIA-10)
DOLE-10 CDO FO team orients 702 disadvantaged/ displaced workers as beneficiaries under the TUPAD program, November 12 at Gusa Covered Court, Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. (DOLE-10)
CAMIGUIN (PIA)—Considering the current Alert Level 2 status of the province, the Provincial Government of Camiguin simplified the existing coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 protocols for locals and tourists to further aid in the economic recovery of the region.
“Pursuant to the memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated November 15, 2021 on the protocols of the use of face shields, the use of face shields outside of one’s residence in the Province of Camiguin, which is presently under Alert Level 2 shall be voluntary,” Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said during the Serbisyong PPR radio program, November 19.
Accordingly, the apprehension and imposition of penalties of persons not using face shields while outside the residence shall be suspended. Such suspension shall remain while the province is under Alert Levels 1, 2 or 3.
Regardless of the alert level of the province, the use of face shields shall remain mandatory for all persons in medical facilities, such as Camiguin General Hospital, Catarman District Hospital and rural health units.
Such is also mandatory in quarantine facilities including the barangay isolation units, municipal isolation units, and temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) for healthcare workers and healthcare facilities and settings to use face shields.
The use of face shields inside public utility vehicles (PUVs) such as multicabs, public utility jeepneys (PUJs), vans, motorelas, shall also be voluntary and will no longer be required.
For education, Romualdo said the limited face-to-face classes as per Commission on Higher Education (CHED), will be allowed to fully vaccinated teachers or faculty and students.
Not fully vaccinated students of Camiguin, who are currently staying outside the province, shall not be allowed to enter the island as they could not also attend the limited face-to-face classes.
“Ayha ra nato sila ipasulod kung ready na sad ang CPSC (We will only allow them to enter the island if CPSC [Camiguin Polytechnic State College] is ready as well),” Romualdo added.
As for the mode of transportation going to and fro the province, Romualdo said Camiguin-Bohol trips will resume until necessary fixing and requirements will be complied.
“First week sa December, magsugod na pud ang byahe sa Bohol, Bohol-Balbagon, Jagna-Balbagon. Gikondisyon gyud na nga barko, mahuman na kuno na siya karong katapusan,” Romualdo said.
(Bohol-Balbagon, Jagna-Balbagon trips will resume by the first week of December. The boat is being fixed and it is expected to be completed by the end of November)
Sunlight Express Airways also sent a communication to the provincial government stating their intention to operate in Camiguin by February 2022. The airlines will include direct flights from Manila.
Along with easing the COVID-19 protocols, Romualdo urged the locals to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help the government achieve the target herd immunity.
As of November 19, 41,162 have been vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines in the province, 28,436 for the second dose, and 3,983 children aged 12-17 got their first dose. (RTP/PIA-10/Camiguin)
Sagay Mayor Joseph Uayan signs a commitment as a symbol of agreement between the municipal and provincial officials to implement the interventions necessary to achieve a smooth and meaningful transition towards full devolution of certain functions and services, October 29. (DILG Camiguin)
From the 36 deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 in the province as of August 13, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said most of the fatalities are unvaccinated of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Currently, there are 12,637 who were inoculated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines while 9,064 have received the second dose. For senior citizens, 3,059 have taken the first dose and 2,579 got the second dose.
"Dapat kita sa Camiguin paspas gyud ta aron makabalik gyud ta (sa ekonomikanhon kalihukan). Kung ikaw wala kay pakialam, maluoy ka sa atong healthcare frontliners.
(People in Camiguin must be swift in availing the COVID-19 vaccines so we can go back to moving our economy. If you do not care, have pity on our healthcare frontliners. Let us get vaccinated and let us stay at home)
Further encouraging locals to get vaccinated, Romualdo said the Department of Health (DOH) reported that out of 11.7 million who were vaccinated, only 735 deaths were recorded and mostly are due to severe illnesses or comorbidities.
As for government interventions to contain the spread of COVID-19, the province's reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory is nearing its completion as all equipment necessary for testing are already in place in the facility.
"Naa na ta'y PCR testing lab. Salamat nga gitutukan gyud ta. Pero bisan pa lage ug naa na tanan, dili gyud ka kampante kung dili gyud ka ma-vaccine," Romualdo added.
(We already have a PCR testing lab. We are very thankful that we are of primary concern. However, even if we have everything that is needed for testing, you should not remain complacent until you are vaccinated)
The Safety Seal Inspection and Certification Team of Catarman, headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Catarman Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Emily C. Popera, is composed of representatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
The Safety Seal Certification Program is in accordance with Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 87 s. 2020, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Department of Health (DOH)-DILG-Department of Tourism (DOT)-Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 21-01 s. 2021, and DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2021-053 s. 2021, which aims to promote the increase in compliance of private and public establishments to the minimum public health protocols.
To receive the Safety Seal, private and public establishments must pass eligibility requirements patterned on the minimum public health standard currently being implemented by the IATF and the national government.
The Safety Seal may be obtained at no cost to the establishment and shall be valid for six months from the date of issuance, except for those issued to tourism enterprises, which shall be valid for one year. The Safety Seal shall also be renewable subject to continued compliance with the eligibility requirements set by the JMC. (DILG-10/PIA-10/Camiguin)
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Camiguin Provincial Office awards the Safety Seal Certification to Catarman Municipal Hall, and Municipal Fire Station, July 5. (DILG Camiguin)
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin (PIA)--Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo awarded the first issued Safety Seal Certificates in the province to King Energy Generation Inc. and Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO), July 15 in their respective offices, here.
Toledo said the Safety Seal Certification Program assures the consumers and the public of the establishments’ compliance with the minimum public health standards required by the government in view of the pandemic. It also encourages the adoption of the StaySafe.ph digital contact tracing application to strengthen the contact tracing initiative of the government aimed to effectively contain the spread of COVID-19 virus.
Moreover, the program is jointly implemented also by the Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Tourism (DOT), and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as the country safely reopens the economy.
Under the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01, Series of 2021, DOLE issues the Safety Seal Certificate for the manufacturing, construction sites, utilities (electric, water, gas, air conditioning supply, sewerage, waste management) information and communication companies (private publication, news, movie production, TV and radio companies), and warehouses.
Toledo encouraged the establishments to voluntarily apply for the Safety Seal Certification Program to ensure the general safety of its customers. Safety Seal Certification is obtained at no cost by the compliant establishment. (DOLE-10/PIA-10)
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 Camiguin Provincial Field Office awards the first issued Safety Seal Certificates in the province to King Energy Generation Inc. and Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO), July 15. (DOLE-10)
The activity aims to equip and capacitate the HEROs in the implementation of the Mission RACE in their respective areas of jurisdiction; familiarize them with the survey instruments/tools on skill and establishment profiling; provide tips and strategies in the conduct of profiling of target population; and set profiling targets per individual Barangay HERO.
The HEROs are DOLE-10 newly hired personnel under the department’s Government Internship Program (GIP). They will be distributed and assigned in the said municipal and barangay offices starting June 16 to December 31, 2021. The punong barangays and BPES desk officers will be coordinating with them, especially in terms of technical assistance.
“You are so fortunate to be HEROs on board in this project, as there are numerous jobless people mainly due to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. We expect all of you to give 101% of your focus and attention to this project,” DOLE-Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo said.
Similar to the department’s National Skills Registry Program, the HEROs will survey down to the grassroots level the active manpower supply containing the profiles of all persons in the locality. It will also show information on the qualifications and skills of the constituents.
Mission RACE project’s output is the genuine labor market situation and sustainable livelihood opportunities of the entire province. This is very much beneficial to the locality’s chief executives, as well as national government program handlers to install appropriate employment/livelihood facilitation programs, Toledo said.
He added that part of the orientation is the proper observance of the LGU’s safety and health protocols in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
The Mission RACE is implemented nationwide as a multilateral flagship program and consortium effort among the following partner agencies: DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC);
GIP provides opportunities and engages young workers to serve the general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs at the national and local level.
DOLE-10 Camiguin PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo orients the hired GIPs about the Mission RACE Program at Mambajao Session Hall, Mambajao, Camiguin (Cam PFO)
With proper detection, isolation, quarantine and immunization, Llacuna said the province can overcome the current health crisis.
CAMIGUIN, (PIA)--In compliance to the recently issued national directives, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Office conducted orientations to the local government units (LGUs) of Camiguin on the CY 2021 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), Safety Seal Certification Program (SSCP), and the Public Service Continuity Plan (PSCP) throughout the months of June and July 2021.
The activity aims to provide assistance to LGUs in (1) learning the new system for the SGLG implementation per RA 11292, (2) familiarizing the mechanisms in the implementation of the SSCP, and (3) crafting their respective PSCPs.
The SGLG, under RA 11292, is an institutionalized award, incentive, honor and recognition-based program that encourages LGUs’ commitment to continuously progress and improve their performances along various governance areas.
The SSCP, in compliance to Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01 s. 2021, and DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2021-053 s. 2021, aims to increase compliance by private and public entities with the minimum public health standards set by the government.
The LGUs are tasked to inspect and monitor establishments in their respective areas (e.g. Malls, Wet Markets, Restaurants, etc.)
The crafting of the PSCP ensures that the LGUs continuously deliver quality public services during an emergency, disaster, or any other related disruption.
The participants for the activity included the municipal mayor, vice mayors, Sangguniang Bayan Committee Chairpersons on Peace and Order and Public Safety, and Laws and Rules, Liga ng mga Barangay Presidents, SK Federation Presidents, and municipal department heads. (DILG Camiguin/PIA-10)
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Office conducts orientations to the local government units (LGUs) of Camiguin on the CY 2021 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), Safety Seal Certification Program (SSCP), and the Public Service Continuity Plan (PSCP) throughout the months of June and July 2021. (DILG Camiguin)
The Provincial TF-ELCAC, chaired by Gov. Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, along with the Municipal TF-ELCAC and the Barangay TF-ELCAC headed by the municipal mayors and punong barangays, respectively, were in attendance for the activity.
The Provincial Levelling Session aims to harmonize the efforts of the national task force with the local task forces down to the barangay level, towards a more intensified call to action against the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs).
Romualdo thanked the national and regional task forces for their effort in institutionalizing and enacting Executive Order No. 70, or the “Whole-of-Nation” Approach to end local communist armed conflict.
“Pasalamat ko aning EO 70 kay nakatabang jud ni siya sa amoa sa Probinsya sa Camiguin kay mao na ning importante nga wala ta'y kagubot ug problema sa atong mga komunidad. Nindot pud ni kay giawhag tanan nasyonal nga panggagamhanan nga naa jud budget para ani nga magkahiusa ta,” Romualdo said.
(I am thankful of this EO 70 because it really helped us in the Province of Camiguin since this is important in avoiding chaos and problem in our communities. This is also good since the national government urges all stakeholders to really provide a budget and to unite for such cause)
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, as the Head Secretariat of the RTF-ELCAC, explained the importance of the leveling off with the local task forces.
“Ang Provincial Levelling Session ang pagpakaylap ngadto sa mga kabarangayan ang kinatibuk-an nga programa sa EO 70. Ug dugang pa niana nga ang atong pagpanglantaw magkahiusa sa kanunay aron nga pareho kitang tanan sa dagan sa pagpatuman sa pagsugpo sa mga terorista sa atong komunidad ilabina sa inyohang level pinaagi sa mga programa nga gilatad sa atong gobyerno,” said Agabe.
(The Provincial Levelling Session is the means to disseminate EO 70. We are also looking forward to attain unity so we can become one in fighting terrorists in our communities especially on your [provincial] level through the programs offered by the government)
In addition, Agabe encouraged the local task forces to continue and at the same time improve the current efforts they have been providing to their constituents.
“Padayunon nato ang atong mga nasugdan na ug palambuon pa nato pag-ayo ang mga program sa atong gobyerno. Paninguhaon nato nga kamo sa inyong mga barangay mismo ang mangulo sa pagsugpo sa insurgency aron magpuyo kita sa malinawon nga palibot,” added Agabe.
(Let us continue what we have started and develop the programs of the government. We will really try to have the barangays take charge in ending insurgency so we can live peacefully)
Executive Order No. 70 was signed by President Duterte in December 2018, as the Philippine’s roadmap for peace and development by institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach. (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)
As identified thru the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)10-Camiguin’s Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), the barangays include Manduao, Catarman; Cuña, Sagay; Benhaan, Mambajao; Owakan, Mahinog; and Butay, Guinsiliban.
DOLE-10 Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo spearheaded the event, which the PFO committed to provide financial grant to the projects in close coordination with DILG-10.
The P300,000 worth of livelihood projects for each barangay included Duck Raising for the Mahimsog Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Diversified Farming for the Cuña Farmers Association; General Merchandize for the Benhaan All In One Association; Ginger Production for the Salabat Processors Association; General Merchandize for the Butay Multi-Purpose Cooperative and 19 individual livelihood starter kits.
Toledo said 230 member-beneficiaries will be aided with income support as well as social benefits with the corresponding livelihood projects.
Moreover, Toledo emphasized the encompassing role of the local government units (LGUs) thru their local chief executives, in ensuring the growth and sustainability of the projects so that a larger number of poor and vulnerable people are benefitted.
He also reminded the beneficiaries of their corresponding responsibilities and accountabilities on the success of the projects.
“Ang inyong mga paningkamot, pagsakripisyo ug makanunayong pag-amoma aron mapalambo ang projekto mao ang yawe sa kalambuan ug kalampusan sa inyong mga damgo,” Toledo said.
(Your hardwork, sacrifies and continued support to the success of the livelihood projects is the key to the realization and achievement of your dreams for a comfortable life)
DILG-10 Camiguin Provincial Director Rhona Abadilla committed to support the partnership and also emphasized DOLE’s programs and services as very accessible to the people and promoted them to become barometers of successful implementation by other government agencies. (DOLE10/PIA10)
CAMIGUIN, --As the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) extended the Road Clearing Operation 2.0 to February 15, DILG Camiguin held the Orientation on Road Clearing Validation at Paras Beach Resort, Mambajao, here, January 26.
DILG Camiguin Provincial Director Rhona Pedraza-Abadilla discussed the Guidelines for the Conduct of Validation of local government unit (LGU) Compliance with Road Clearing 2.0, which will commence, February 16 to March 2.
“The Orientation on Road Clearing Validation would be a helpful tool to attain common understanding of issues, concerns pertinent to road clearing validation process,” Abadilla said.
Participants of the activity include representatives from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), LGU road clearing focal persons, municipal local government operation officers, municipal chiefs of police, municipal fire marshals, and civil society organization (CSO).
DILG extended such activity in consideration of the need of LGUs to immediately prepare their local vaccination plans against COVID-19.
The deadline of the submission of all consolidated validation reports from the DILG regional offices will be one week after the end of the validation period or on March 9. (RTP/PIA10)
Effective January 8, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said residents who depart from and stay outside the province for five days or less shall undergo quarantine for such period and at such place determined by the appropriate local health authority upon their return to the province.
“This applies even though they may have a negative COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result,” the governor added.
Residents and non-residents who wish to enter the province but are unable to secure a negative result of the RT-PCR test taken within 24 hours by a licensed testing facility, and exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, shall undergo quarantine for such period and place identified by the local health authority.
If a licensed testing facility is unable to release the results within 24 hours from the time the test was taken of individuals, who wish to enter the province and do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, the latter shall undergo quarantine until their result is released.
"What concerns us now is the speed by which this mutation is travelling around the globe because it is much faster than the arrival of long awaited COVID-19 vaccines to our shores. And just as when countries and parts of the Philippines were slowly opening their borders and easing restrictions, we are suddenly thrust back to closing our doors and windows again," Romualdo said.
The Executive Order applies to residents of the province who depart from and then return to the province, and to non-residents who wish to enter Camiguin for essential or work-related purposes.
As of January 7, the province has recorded no COVID-19 confirmed case. There are 204 persons with a history of travel or COVID-19 exposure of which 147 are from Mambajao, 17 from Mahinog, 11 from Guinsiliban, 7 from Sagay, and 22 from Catarman. (RTP/PIA10)
During his State of the Province Address, January 7, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo says residents who depart from and stay outside the province for five days or less shall undergo quarantine for such period and at such place determined by the appropriate local health authority upon their return to the province. (Cam PGO)
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