Armado sa usa ka search warrant unang gironda sa kapulisan sa Tangub alas 3 sa kadlawon ang panimalay sa usa ka security guard nga si Ariel Rivera Antega minyo, 22, lumulupyo sa Purok 4, Barangay Pangabuan Dakbayan sa Tangub.
Gironda sa kapulisan sa pagpanguna ni Deputy Chief of Police for operation PLt Al-Rhafat Sapie Nakuha sa panimalay niini ang usa ka 38 revolver ug lima ka mga bala.
Gisunod niini pag-ronda alas 6 sa buntag ang panimalay sa usa ka Jhon Rey Paradero usa ka laborer, 32, ug lumulupyo sa Purok 5, Barangay Sta. Cruz.
Niining higayona kauban sa Tangub PNP sa maong operasyon ang mga sakop sa PIU Misamis Occidental nakuha gikan sa panimalay niini ang calibre 45 pistola ug usa ka granada.
Ang search warrant Ang parehong gipagawas gikan sa sala ni Executive Judge Sylvia Machacon sa RTC Branch 16 10th Judicial Region.
Ang duha anaa na karon sa sulod sa Tangub City Police Detention Cell ug gihikay na ang kaso batok sa dinakpan. (LGU Tangub/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
Pusil ug granada ang nasakmit sa kapulisan sa gihimong magkasunod nga search operation sa Tangub PNP, Hulyo 27. (LGU Tangub)
The beneficiaries from Barangay Tinago, San Roque, Bagakay and Maningcol were left homeless after fires hit their houses during the separate incidents occurring last year 2018-2020.
"The fire victims received P20,000 each family for livelihood assistance from the DSWD and the office of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go," DSWD Representative Randy Lodores said.
Lodores said the assistance is part of the "Whole-of-Government Approach" in alleviating the plight of people affected by calamity.
"This is one of the intervention of DSWD to help you cope with your difficult situation and to restore your income-generating projects that will sustain your daily needs," he added.
Lodores said Senator Bong Go continues to visit the different parts of the country to listen to the grievances of the people and provide solutions to their problems.
DSWD-10 will assist, validate, and evaluate the fire victims to make sure that their livelihood utilization plan is implemented as planned.
Some Tablets, bikes and rubber shoes were also raffled to the beneficiaries. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
A total of 153 families from Ozamiz City receive cash assistance from DSWD through the office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and Second District Rep. Henry Oaminal. (AONC)
The free RT-PCR test aims to quickly identify and isolate individuals who are COVID-19 positive.
"If you are a resident of Ozamiz City, you just follow the proper procedure to be endorsed by LGUs [local government units] and you will be charged free for this RT-PCR. The same goes for residents of the second district of Misamis Occidental," Oaminal said.
He added that he downloaded funds to Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS-MC) in order to cover COVID-19 cases, medicines, and any other needs that could no longer be shouldered by the operations of MHARS-MC.
"The P30 million that I had downloaded, which was acknowledged already by the management of MHARS-MC, will cover the charges of the residents of the second district," Oaminal said.
As regulated by the Department of Health (DOH), the examination fee or maximum cost for the RT-PCR test is pegged at P3,800 and the LGU is hoping that the Asenso Ozamiz Molecular Biology Laboratory could still lower the price. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
During the blessing and ribbon cutting of the new molecular biology laboratory, Second District Rep. Henry Oaminal announces the free swab tests to residents of Ozamiz and the Second District of Misamis Occidental. (LGU Ozamiz)
As part of the Community-Based Training Program, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Misamis Occidental, in partnership with the Local Government of Bonifacio and Diwat National High School, provided a livelihood training that would enable the beneficiaries to establish their own business, which they may eventually sell and consume.
A total of 60 fisherfolks participated on the Bangus deboning and Rellenong Bangus making at Barangay Migpangi, Bonifacio town, July 25.
During the training, Provincial Director El Cid Castillo said, "Naa ta'y gimugna nga programa nga local interventions for the Development and Empowerment of Rural (LIDER) Misamis Occidental. Kini nga programa atong gidala sa community aron matabangan mo para sa inyong pag-asenso and additional alternative nga pamaagi sa inyong livelihood. Kita tanan naapektuhan sa pandemya pero dili ta magpapildi sa pandemya. Naa ta'y pamaagi nga matabangan atong kaugalingon ug pamilya ug barangay pinaagi sa livelihood."
(We have created local interventions program for the Development and Empowerment of Rural (LIDER) Misamis Occidental. We bring bring this program to the community to help you for your advancement and additional alternative to your livelihood. All of us is affected by the pandemic but we will not be defeated. We have ways to help ourselves and our families and barangays through livelihood programs)
The provincial director assured that the government is willing to extend aid to those who needed it the most.
"It is our aim to provide enhancement and capability training to create a sustainable livelihood for the residents,” he said.
Through this initiative, Castillo said the beneficiaries can become more self-reliant so they can support their families through their livelihood and further develop their communities.
For his part, Bonifacio Mayor Samson Dumanjug acknowledged TESDA's full support in training their locals and for being the "channel of blessings" for Barangay Migpangi.
TESDA also conducted a community pantry and distributed starter tool kits and training support fund to the participants.
The training aims to provide knowledge and skills, and other livelihood interventions to the residents of Barangay Migpangi, which they can use for starting a home-based livelihood amid the pandemic. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
TESDA Misamis Occidental conducts Bangus deboning and Rellenong Bangus making in Bonifacio town. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
Residents from Barangay Migpangi receive livelihood training from TESDA. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
This is the fourth mass wedding solemnized by Mayor Sancho Fernando "Ando" Oaminal involving 296 couples of various ages in Ozamiz City. Each couple received wedding cake, giveaways, P1,000 gift check, P10,000 cash from the city government and P5,000 cash from Second Rep. Henry Oaminal.
"Kamo magkahiusa ug kung unsa man gani ang mga challenges, mga kalisod, mga problema nga muabot sa inyong kinabuhi dili man gyud na mawala naay panag-away, paglalis ug aduna'y sitwasyon nga lain-lain ang inyong opinion, hunahuna pero hinumdumi ninyo nga karong adlawa inyong i-commit ang inyong kaugalingon sa inyong partner and whatever happens always remember that you can always do more together than separately," Oaminal said.
(You must work together no matter what challenges, difficulties, problems that you will encounter in your life. You will fight, argue and there are situations where you will have different opinions, but remember that today, you committed yourself to your partner and whatever happens, always remember that you can always do more together than separately)
Meanwhile, Second District Rep. Henry Oaminal said the exchange of vows legitimizes the union of couples who have been living together for years and have children.
”Make your relationship not useless, make your love endless not useless, ang inyong panaghigugmaay labi na karon nga krisis, nga kamo legal na kinahanglan nga wala’y katapusan ika nga (your love especially this pandemic, is what you legally neededto be together) until death do us part," the representative added.
Rep. Oaminal also said the official marriage of the parents would greatly benefit their children.
One of the couples who were wed, July 16, was Felipe Peja, 44, and Kim Peja thanked the city government for providing a free wedding and assistance for their family.
As of date, the Asenso Ozamiz led by Mayor Oaminal legitimized the union of more than 600 couples already since the start of his administration.
The ‘Kasalan ng Bayan,’ is an annual activity of the city government offered to the less privileged unwed couples who are residents of the city to receive the matrimony of marriage. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
A total of 296 couples from Ozamiz City tie the knot during the “Kasalan ng Bayan” in Ozamiz City. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)—A molecular diagnostic laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 testing is inaugurated at City Health Compound, here, July 21.
The COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory is targeted to help solve the city’s difficulty in processing swab tests among residents for the new COVID-19 variant. It will also accommodate residents of neighboring cities, municipalities and provinces.
Medical Center Chief Dr. Jesus Sanciangco III said the global pandemic caught everyone unprepared and even rocked the foundations of the medical profession as manifested in how COVID-19 cases are being handled.
“It’s already 16 months since the start of this COVID-19 pandemic, March 2020, knowing that MHARS Medical Center is a DOH referral hospital from the start of this pandemic. Of course the basics is to test all our patients, positive or negative of COVID and our frontliners will be able to segregate the patients. We have to send our swab test in Cagayan de Oro City every day or twice a day to test and it was our dream in MHARS MC that we could set up a laboratory testing here in Ozamiz.”
He said the MHARS Medical Center silently worked to fill in the gap in health care deliveries and gave in to the call to take care and save lives of the people of Ozamiz City, of the province and the nearby provinces.
For his part, Mayor Sancho Fernando Oaminal said the MHARMC Asenso Ozamiz laboratory is another testament of the strong partnership of MHARS MC. All operational expenses of COVID testing lab will be shouldered by the LGU. The administration also will help and support MHARSMC in everything they need for a smooth transition and development.
“We have done this because of our strong partnership and we have accomplished this together despite the pandemic and imagined what else we can do moving forward if we continue this strong cooperation and partnership that we have now,” he said.
MHARSMC–Asenso Ozamiz Molecular Biology Laboratory Head Dr. Harold Tee said after a very strict, detailed and sometimes confusing virtual inspection by the Department of Health (DOH), MHARS MC is finally established.
“For this, we are very thankful to the City of Ozamiz for providing us the perfect location for renovation of this building, complete with power generator and air conditioner and also to Dr. Sanciangco and Mr. Roque Roa for their continued support to make this laboratory operational. In the coming days, probably by Wednesday we will start accepting samples from our admitted patients only,” Tee said.
Tee announced that MHARSMC still has to finalize the memorandum of agreement between MHARS MC and various municipalities and hospitals.
With the partnership, Tee said they can improve the quality and dynasty capability for their COVID-19 patients and this will also maintain and sustain the quality of health care that they give to the Ozamiznons and Misamisnons.
“The partnership between MHARSMC and LGU Ozamiz comes at the perfect time where commitment, cooperation and support are badly needed,’’ he added.
As regulated by DOH, the examination fee or maximum cost for the RT-PCR test is pegged at P3,800 and the LGU is hoping that the Asenso Ozamiz Molecular Biology Laboratory could still lower the price.
The City Government of Ozamiz led by Mayor Sancho Fernando Oaminal, Second District Rep. Henry Oaminal and Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS MC) Chief Dr. Jesus Sanciangco III and Asenso Ozamiz Molecular Biology Laboratory Head Dr. Harold Tee spearheaded the blessing and ribbon cutting of MHARSMC Asenso Ozamiz Molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR Laboratory testing. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
The Molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR Laboratory testing in Ozamiz is located at City Health Compound, Ozamiz City. (AONC)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Misamis Occidental awarded two establishments in Ozamiz with the safety seal certificate for their compliance to the minimum health and safety standards amid the pandemic at Geege Mall Pingol St. Tinago, Ozamiz, July 7.
The awardees were Robinsons Handyman Incorporated and Robinson’s Supermarket Corporation, Ozamiz City.
The awarding of the safety seal certificate is an inter-agency initiative of the government to stop the surge of COVID-19 and ensure business establishments’ compliance to health protocols.
“This is a voluntary certification scheme, in a sense that we do not require establishments. But if you have this Safety Seal, this is an affirmation that they are compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government,” DTI Provincial Director Jane Tabucan said.
She added that customers visiting certified business establishments are confident of being safe inside the store premises.
Aside from DTI, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), along with the local government units (LGUs) are carrying out the Safety Seal inspection and assessment.
DTI's jurisdictions include supermarkets, groceries, membership shopping clubs, convenience stores, hardware stores, logistics service outlets, barbershops and salons, service and repair shops.
DTI MisOcc Consumers Protection Division Maritess Alcampado said the objective of the program is to let the general public and consumers know that the establishments religiously follow the minimum public health standards to eradicate COVID-19 in the city and province.
“We can guarantee that the store Robinsons Supermarket follows the safety and health protocols against COVID-19. We make sure that you are safe here while buying groceries,” said Robinsons Supermarket Manager Junjie Hernandez.
Meanwhile, Handyman Manager Salome Regis said the store remains vigilant and supportive of the government’s efforts in safeguarding consumer health in all their sites and mitigating the spread of the virus. All of these efforts and initiatives are in line with re-assuring their customers and employees that the Handyman Ozamiz branch provides a safe and healthy environment.
In Misamis Occidental, the certified establishments include the Citi Hardware Gensan Inc., Ace Hardware Gaisano, Robinsons Ozamiz Supermarket, Robinsons Ozamiz Handyman. (Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
DTI Misamis Occidental awards Safety Seal to Robinsons Handyman Incorporated for its compliance with the minimum public health standards. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
Robinson’s Supermarket Corp. Ozamiz is the first Supermarket in the province that is awarded with the Safety Seal Certification from DTI, July 7. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
The Tangub City COVID-19 Task Force is now focused on the situation within Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Tangub after seven of its inmates tested positive on COVID-19.
Jail Warden Shiela Conol said the eight inmates went through the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test and were scheduled to be sent to the San Ramon Penal Colony in Davao City when the inmates resulted positive.
Co-chairman of the City COVID Task Force Dr. Janice Biete said seven inmates are currently isolated in the new BJMP building and BJMP continues to monitor their condition. Those who were close contacts of the patients are isolated in another room of the new building.
Due to the situation, all activities inside the prison were initially suspended while the jail nurse also continued to monitor the condition of the inmates.
BJMP Tangub personnel and inmates are scheduled to undergo antigen tests while a study is being done on where the inmates got the virus. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
PANAON, Misamis Occidental, (PIA)—Hesitancy of the youth on coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 vaccination in their area urged the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Panaon to intensify campaign on the vaccination and further dismiss disinformation.
During the Network Briefing News with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, June 23, SK President Greshyl Ann Eroy Cali-at said, “Hinihimok po namin sila sa aming barangay information campaign na magpabakuna talaga para lang din sa kanilang ikabubuti. Ang pandemyang ito ay naging sanhi ng pagkasira ng edukasyon o pagkawalay sa pamilya o kaibigan at syempre pagkawala ng trabaho. Lahat ng ito ay may rason po so ang masasabi ko lang, big changes are coming. Tayong mga kabataan we need to be part of it.”
(We urge the youth in our barangay information campaign to get vaccinated just for their own good. This pandemic caused destruction of education or separation from family or friends, and of course unemployment. All this has a reason so all I can say is, big changes are coming. We young people need to be part of it)
To aid the youth in this time of pandemic, Panaon SK plans to help the youth in their education. Cali-at said their ultimate goal is to help the youth with their basic needs that they can use in school especially now that the new modes of learning are implemented.
Involvement prior to pandemic
Before the implementation of community quarantine in their area, Panaoan SK held activities like coastal clean-up, fun run, and the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) events.
"Ginamit po namin 'yung pondo na nalikom namin sa pamamahagi namin ng pamaskong handog. Lumahok ang SK Federation kasama ang KKDAT members sa programa ng PNP wherein namahagi kami ng tulong sa mga tao na labis na naapektuhan ng pandemya."
(We used our funds for distributing relief packs in pamaskong handog. We participated in PNP's program with our KKDAT members where we gave assistance to individuals affected by the pandemic).
She added that the youth in Panaon are very supportive of the government's programs, “I can say that the youth here fully support the government's vaccination program to prevent the spread of the COVID-19." (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
During the Network Briefing News with PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar, Panaon Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) President Greshyl Ann Eroy Cali-at urges the youth to get vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Network Briefing News)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 18 (PIA)—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Misamis Occidental awarded the first safety seal certificate in the province to Citi Hardware Gensan Incorporated Ozamiz branch, June 17.
The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph.
DTI Provincial Director Jane Marie Tabucan said, "This is the first business establishment in Misamis Occidental. This 2021, five agencies such as DOLE [Department of Labor and Employment], DOH [Department of Health], DILG [Department of the Interior and Local Government], DOT [Department of Tourism] and DTI entered into a joint memorandum circular no. 21-01 with the implementing guidelines on safety seal certification."
Tabucan also urged the business establishments to adopt the StaySafe.ph digital contact tracing application to strengthen the contact tracing initiative of the government and effectively contain the spread of COVID-19 and safely reopen the economy.
Meanwhile, DTI MisOcc Consumers Protection Division, Supervising Head Maritess Alcampado said, "With the QR code StaySafe contact tracing, once the customer will get inside in the establishment if they have internet, they need to scan their code, and they don’t need to register in the logbook.”
She further shared the requirements of safety seal that include the DTI or SEC registration, business permit, DOT accreditation, StaySafe.ph or any contact tracing tool and enforcement of minimum public health standards (MPHS).
The DTI issues the Safety Seal for supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, membership shopping clubs, construction supply/hardware stores, logistics service providers, barbershops and salons, and service and repair shops.
Area Manager Erlou Amor Dagondon thanked DTI for granting the certificate award to their store saying, “Rest assured that Citi Hardware team Ozamiz together with our 75 branches nationwide, we are going to adhere to the implementation of COVID-19 safety protocols because we want to protect our employees while they are working here as well as our customers,” she said.
The safety seal will be valid for six months from the date of issuance, except for those issued to tourism enterprises which will be valid for one year and safety. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Misamis Occidental awards the first safety seal certificate in the province to Citi Hardware Gensan Incorporated Ozamiz branch, June 17 at Citi Hardware Store, Gango, Ozamiz. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
PLARIDEL, Misamis Occidental, June 18 (PIA)--To provide immediate assistance to the increasing COVID-19 cases and other patients handled by Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS- MC), First District Rep. Diego Ty downloaded P10 million medical assistance.
Ty said the fund will be used to help patients from the first district who will be admitted to MHARS-MC.
He added that anyone who wanted to ask for medical assistance will no longer need to visit his office and they are advised to directly go to the hospital office to process the documents.
Those who do not have PhilHealth and those who have hospital bills will be able to avail the assistance. Once the fund is fully exhausted, the hospital is asked to notify the Office of the Representative to make necessary adjustments.
"Naa ko’y funding nga P10 million medical assistance for indigent patients sa MHARS. Kini magamit nga tabang sa mga masulod nga wala’y PhilHealth aron dili maguol ang pamilya sa pasyente para pangbayad kon mugawas na. Dili na need nga mupirma pa ko kay adto ra sila sa hospital mag-process kay kon mahurot na, magpahibalo ra ang hospital aron atong madugangan," Ty said.
(I have P10 million allocated funds for the medical assistance for indigent patients at MHARS-MC. It can be used to help those who will be admitted to MHARS-MC without PhilHealth so that the patient's family will no longer have to worry about the bills. I don't need to sign anything because everything will be processed at the hospital. The hospital will just notify the office for the funds needed)
MHARS-MC is a government tertiary hospital funded by the Department of Health (DOH) that helps patients from Misamis Occidental and also accommodates patients from Zamboanga del Sur and Lanao del Norte. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
First District Rep. Diego Ty downloads the P10 million medical assistance to Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS- MC) for indigent patients of the First District of Misamis Occidental. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 15 (PIA)--The City Government of Tangub launched its one of the most highlighted events, the 6th Sobremesa Summer Fair in the Christmas Village at the City Plaza with strict observance of health and safety protocols.
Sobremesa is a two-month tourism program this summer that is conceived to bring Tangubanon families and friends together to the spirit of fun.
“Let us just enjoy the Sobremesa. Even at times of pandemic, we are given this opportunity to be happy. Let’s make it fun. All in the spirit of fun,” City Mayor Jennifer Tan said.
After the breaking of Piñabitin, a combination of Mexican Piñata and Filipino pabitin, Evelyn Campeciño of Doña Maria D. Tan Memorial Hospital (DMDTMH), Christopher Troniado of Southwest District and the Cluster 2 of the 55 barangays were awarded as Best in Mexican Attire. Judith Tablan and Ian Roy Tiu of the City Mayor’s office were awarded for Best in Mexican Hat.
The event was further highlighted with the musicals from Sinanduloy All-Star Band and Sinanduloy Quartet.
This year, the Sobremesa Summer Fair competitions include the Huegos Lokales and Puebla de las Flores. The former is consist of local games in accordance to minimum health standards like Chinese garter, kasing, takyan, etc., which will be competed for by the cluster barangays.
The Puebla de las Flores is created for the cluster agencies to compete for the Best Flower-decorated House in the Christmas Village.
The city also organized a Marian Exhibit as a replacement for usual Sta. Cruzan. These activities are conducted on weekends during the months of April and May 2021.
The event was participated by Governor Philip Tan, Tangub City officials, cluster barangays, cluster agencies, Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Tangub, and Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology (NMSCST) officials. (Tangub City Information Office/PIA Misamis Occidental)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, (PIA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) distributed starter toolkits for the scholars in district II, Misamis Occidental held at MGM, Gymnasium, Banadero, Ozamiz City.
A total of 120 graduates of the 2019 Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) of TESDA received tool kits to help them jumpstart their livelihood.
The recipients of these toolkits are graduates from Ozamiz, Tangub and Clarin who completed training programs in Cake Making (Leading to Bread and Pastry NC II), Plaster Concrete/Masonry Surface (leading to Masonry NC II), Pipefitting NC II, Prepare Land for Agriculture Crops Production (leading to Agriculture Production NC II and Bread and Pastry Production NC II Bread Making.
“With these new sets of toolkits, you will be able to practice and put to good use the training competencies you have gained from TESDA,” TESDA-10 Regional Director Ashary Banto said emphasizing that the toolkits will help the graduates set their career in motion and to start their own livelihood.
The regional director also added that the tool kits can be used for employment as intended by TESDA and Rep. Henry Oaminal to be able to help the people, especially in Misamis Occidental.
For his part, TESDA Provincial Director El Cid Castillo reminded the scholars to make use of the toolkits and their skills that they learned from availing the program to help them with their livelihood.
“Kaning tanan gi-ready sa atong gobyerno gipangulohan sa atong President Rodrigo Roa Duterte kauban sa atong TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapena. Ang atong gobyerno buhi, ang gobyerno nato mutabang, nakig-partner ta sa atong Kongresista aron madala gyud ang programa alang ka ninyo,”Castillo said.
In return, six of the scholars from different schools and programs shared how TESDA changed their lives for the better after finishing the training program.
The training program aims to provide skills and training opportunities for the beneficiaries in the barangays/communities to make them employable and productive. STEP is a community-based training program that seeks to address the specific skills needs of the communities and promote employment, through entrepreneurial, self-employment, and service-oriented activities. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental,--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 through its Provincial Field Office (PFO) in Misamis Occidental awarded and turned-over the plaque to the National Awardees for the search of Best Public Employment Service Office (PESO) for CYs 2018 and 2019, December 15 at DOLE Provincial Field Office, here.
DOLE-10 also awarded the provincial office with P150,000 cash award, book binding machine, and health kits composed of negative ion necklace, a box of 100 tablets of vitamin C, a box of 50 pieces of face masks, document sanitizer, 150 ml ethyl alcohol, and thermometer.
For two consecutive years, Misamis Occidental was successively awarded for the first time in history of the province wherein the Municipal Government of Jimenez won the National Best PESO award for the year 2018 under the 3rd to 4th class municipality category.
Likewise, the City Government of Oroquieta was awarded as the National Best PESO for 2019 under the component City category in Region 10.
The search for Best PESO recognizes the contributions of the office specifically on employment facilitation programs and to reward its outstanding impact in improving the employment and living conditions of job-seeking Filipinos, locally or overseas.
DOLE-10 PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo acknowledged the support of Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick M. Acosta with his Sangguniang Panlungsod members and Jimenez Municipal Mayor Rosario Balais through their presence in the event.
Jimenez PESO Manager Arnulfo Guimalan personally received the plaque of recognition, October 9, 2019 during the PESO Congress at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod, Negros Occidental.
A year after, Oroquieta PESO Manager Mark Anthony D. Artigas attained the required percentile rating for the 2019 Search for Best PESO and was declared the National Winner in the component city category, December 8, 2020.
Moreover, Rodrigo announced that Misamis Occidental was once again hailed as the Best PESO for CY 2019.
He recognized Guimalan and Artigas’s passions and commitment towards public service saying, "Your award does not only serve to measure your performance, but to reward your efforts in unselfishly helping our department in providing employment services to our clients."
Rodrigo added that such accomplishments within the province led to the awareness of the local citizens in Misamis Occidental, thereby boosting their livelihood and job opportunities and also promoting the economic activities of the province.
Crafting the entries
Artigas highlighted his challenges in the making of his entry to the National Search through his bid book (documentation of all his employment facilitation accomplishments) as he did not expect to be recognized as a national winner with the limited manpower in his office.
However, with his commitment to reduce unemployment, he intensified his employment-facilitating role.
“I am hoping and praying that this exemplary milestone will endure for years and all would live in an equal and economically stable municipality and city. Indeed, there is so much to be thankful for and one of them is having the most supportive LGU through its local chief executive. Our teamwork is truly at the heart of our victory,” he said.
Among the programs and activities being undertaken by the PESO include Job Fairs, livelihood programs and self-employment bazaars, Special Program for Employment of Students and Out-of-School Youths, Special Recruitment Activities.
They also lead the National Skills Registry System, and other programs/activities developed by DOLE for special groups of disadvantaged workers such as persons with disabilities (PWDs) and displaced workers.
The search for the Best PESO is an annual event facilitated by DOLE. (DOLE10/PIA10)
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 through its Provincial Field Office (PFO) in Misamis Occidental (Mis. Occ.) Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo (rightmost) awards and ceremonially turns over to the National Awardees for the Search of Best PESO 2018 and 2019 at DOLE Provincial Field Office in Misamis Occidental. (DOLE MisOcc PFO)
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, —Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 infected individuals through local transmission with unknown source in Oroquieta City, all personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) Division Oroquieta, including but not limited to the teaching, teaching related and non-teaching personnel in the school shall be on work from home scheme, January 4-17.
Majority of the employees working at the City and Provincial Division Offices of DepEd were given antigen tests and counted as level 1 contacts.
In order to avoid contact among employees and therefore mitigating the possible spread of COVID-19, the local Inter-Agency Task Force recommended DepEd Oroquieta Division to adopt a work from home arrangement to ensure the safety of all school personnel.
The distribution of learning materials and retrieval of learning outputs are also suspended on the said dates.
Curriculum delivery, distribution of learning materials, and retrieval of learning outputs are also suspended.
The school heads must ensure the continued delivery of basic services with utmost diligence while working from home.
Personnel on work from home shall inform their respective school head their time-in and time-out in the morning and afternoon through text, email, private message or other means necessary, to address concerns appropriately.
School personnel are also mandated to strictly perform the expected duties and responsibilities while working from home. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
DepEd Division Oroquieta personnel adopt a work from home scheme, January 4-17. (DepEd Oroquieta)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, —The fisherfolk beneficiaries from Carmen Annex and Pulot, Ozamiz City received a total of 50 units of 14.5-footer fiberglass boats from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-10 under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) held at Malaubang Covered Court, Ozamiz.
Aside from the 14.5-footer fiberglass boats, the recipients also received 25,000 kgs seaweed seedling, and 1,250 pieces of bamboo poles.
During the ceremonial turnover, Provincial Fisheries Office OIC Cirilo Bagcat said the boats are given as support for the sustainable development of the fishery sector in the province.
“The equipment hopes to boost the livelihood of the beneficiaries,” he said.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Simplicia “Bebie” Neri expressed how they direly need these programs for the fisherfolk's livelihood.
“There are provinces experiencing calamities but here in the province of Misamis Occidental especially in Ozamiz City, we are thankful of the blessings that we received. To the beneficiaries, unta mapalambo ninyo ug unta magmalampuson kamo sa inyong panginabuhi, Neri said.
(To the beneficiaries, I hope that you will develop these and I hope that you will be more successful in your livelihood)
The fisherfolk, on the other hand, thanked the government for the assistance.
“Dako kaayo nga tabang sa amoang panginabuhian, (It would be a big help for our livelihood),” said Jose Gumera, a fisherfolk from Barangay Carmen Annex.
The distribution of boats is part of the fisheries livelihood support program of the government through BFAR which aims to ensure sustainable fish production among the fisherfolk.
SAAD is a national government intervention for areas needing support in agriculture and fisheries.
The distribution was headed by the Provincial Fisheries Office OIC Cirilo Bagcat together with Senior Aquaculturist and SAAD Project Coordinator Virginia Balde and Vice Mayor Simplicia “Bebie” Neri. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
ALORAN, Misamis Occidental, Dec. 2 (PIA)--Nine towns from the first district of Misamis Occidental received agri interventions from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-10, November 26.
DA-RFO 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado handed P17.61 million worth of agri interventions under the first congressional district office of Rep. Diego C. Ty, who was represented by Nesty Gonzales.
Collado said DA’s support to the local government units (LGUs) is part of the initiatives of the government in escalating productivity in terms of agricultural development to ensure food security.
The Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental received one unit four-wheel drive tractor worth P1.2 million under DA’s rice program in support of their rice farmers.
Meanwhile, the towns of Panaon, Calamba and Lopez Jaena received one unit each of mobile rice mill with a total amount of P1.19 million, and 1 unit riding-type direct seeder worth P1.98 million for the town of Jimenez.
Under DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD), P7.71 million of agri inputs were provided to the towns of Aloran, Panaon, Concepcion, Baliangao and Sapang Dalaga.
Such inputs include garden tools, biologics, agricultural machineries, tools, organic fertilizers, corn and vegetable seeds with an aim to increase efficiency and combat scarcity among the marginalized sectors.
With DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), a P3.5 million assistance was turned over to Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Plaridel, which comprised of 1 unit cacao facility, 1 unit combined solar/mechanical dryer, and 15 metric tons of wet cacao beans.
The sub-project aims to achieve at least 70 percent of the total production of good quality fermented beans with the use of GMP-compliant fermentary and drying facility, increase the annual net income of the coop, increase farmer-members' net income and generate more jobs for the enterprise.
Meanwhile, the Aloran Integrated Cooperative received a corn mill facility amounting to P2 million in support of the food security program of the department which will benefit 1,310 corn farmers residing and farming in 16 barangays of said town.
“This facility will aid the farmers to be contributors of the challenged economy, especially in this pandemic we are facing,” said Aloran Mayor Juniepher A. Roa.
Vernan Q. Buensalida, consultant of Aloran Integrated Cooperative shared, "Pinaagi niining pasilidad maminusan ang galastuhon namo pag-adto sa sentrong bahin sa lungsod ug madugangan na among potensyal nga makita sa mais. Dili na kami mapugos ug baligya sa among mga mais ug maka-apas nami sa insaktong presyo. Dili na pod kami mabalaka nga mapundo among mais kay aduna kini'y luag-luag nga area nga mapunduhan."
MisOcc receives P17.61-M worth of interventions for the development of the agri-sector of said province. (DA 10)
The 35 MSMEs, which participated in the said Christmas bazaar, brought with them 65 products.
DTI’s “Buy Local, Go Local” aims to increase engage both the public and private sectors to support local businesses and entrepreneurs by buying local products and availing services.
Dubbed as "Love Local, Buy Local and Give Local," the initiative of DTI Misamis Occidental is the new normal version of conducting trade fairs, DTI Provincial Director Jane Tabucan said.
“We call on all Misamisnons to patronize local products and services and support our MSMEs here in Misamis Occidental,” she added.
Tabucan also emphasized the importance of MSMEs in revitalizing the economy amid the pandemic and the fast recovery of the small businesses.
DTI Misamis Occidental also initiated the #LoveLokal, a Christmas Basket project that features the products of the local MSMEs in the province.
They also have the Love Local virtual Fashion show that will showcase the non-food products of MSMEs.
Buhat MisOcc is set to run until December 8 online through www.otophubozamiz.com. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
DTI Misamis Occidental initiates the #LoveLokal, a Christmas Basket project that features the products of the local MSMEs in the province. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental-The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X through its Provincial Field Office (PFO) in Misamis Occidental conducted a 15-minute Single Entry Approach (SEnA) case settlement in the amount of P50,000.
The SEnA conference facilitated by Desk Officer Lorraine M. Roa to the respondent, and complainant-employee Mario D. Bongcawil was settled immediately on its first conference scheduled, September 21.
The complainant who was a caretaker of the respondent’s agricultural land for 9 years filed a request for assistance on the claim of underpayment of wages, non-payment of 13th month pay and separation pay.
He disclosed that he knew he was underpaid with his P100 per day since the beginning of his employment but he did not bother to complain as he was already thankful that they were able to have a place to stay despite the difficulties in life.
“Siyam ka tuig nami sa akong pamilya gapuyo sa iyang yuta, mao ra pud among gisaligan pang-adlaw-adlaw akong kita pero nahiubos ko pag-ayo nga kalit rami gipahawa kay naa na kuno mupalit adtong yutaa,” Bongcawil said.
Bongcawil, who is already 60 year old who fathered six children, said he felt very depressed from the directives of the owner, much more when he was rejected when he first confronted the former for his monetary entitlement, thus, opted him to request for assistance from DOLE.
In the course of the discussion during the conference, the complainant demanded an amount of P100,000 for all his monetary claims.
However, the respondent requested to decrease it to P50,000 in which the complainant immediately agreed and accepted the cash. It was a 15-minute peaceful conference.
Despite COVID-19 pandemic, DOLE-X MisOcc PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo continuously extends public assistance to all employers and employees in the conduct of SEnA conferences as stated in Department Order No. 214, Series of 2020 or the Guidelines on Processes and Proceedings before the Office of the Secretary of Labor and Employment, Bureau and Regional Offices in areas under Community Quarantine.
Rodrigo said the office strictly observes all the minimum health and safety standards as prescribed by the Department of Health (DOH) through Oroquieta City Health Office and the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force of the local government unit (LGU).
To minimize face-to-face contact among the requesting and responding parties, the SEnA conference shall be conducted through video conferencing or through teleconferencing, whichever is applicable or in case of non-availability of digital platforms, just like the case of Bongcawil, face-to-face conference may be allowed in accordance with the IATF safety and health protocols.
SEnA is a 30-day mandatory conciliation-mediation services mandated under Department Order No. 107, Series of 2010 for all labor and employment cases. SEnA provides speedy, inexpensive and accessible settlement procedure for all complaints arising from employer-employee relationship. (DOLE MisOcc/PIA10)
The SEnA conference facilitated by Desk Officer Lorraine M. Roa to the respondent, and complainant-employee Mario D. Bongcawil was settled immediately on its first conference scheduled, September 21. (DOLE MisOcc)
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