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Oro contract tracing team batok Covid-10 gimugna

May 7, 2020

Nunot sa nagpadayong kampanya pagpakgang sa pagkaylap sa Corona Virus (Covid 19), ang dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro mimugna sa Contact Tracing Team (CTT) alayon sa Memorandum Circular No. 2020-073 nga giluwatan sa DILG.   Sa Executive Order No. 067, series of 2020 nga giluwatan ni mayor Oscar Moreno gipasabot nga ang maong lakang pinasubay sa giya nga giluwatan sa DILG alang sa pagpahigayon sa expanded testing procedures sa Covid 19. Sa maong DILG MC gimandoan ang PNP chief, BFP Chief ug mga LGUs sa pag-abag ug pagkooperar sa DOH dinha sa pagpahigayon sa expanded testing alang sa Covid 19. Niini, ang CTT gipangulohan ni City Police Director PCol. Henry Dampal uban ni Dr. Joselito Retuya, assistant city health officer isip co-team leader ug isip mga sakop sila si konsehal Malou Gaane, Alam Lim, John Michael Seno, acting city health officer Dr. Lorraine Nery, city fire marshall Supt. Alan Cabot, CDRRMD officer in charge Nick Jabagat, city health office medical officer Dr. Rene Von Cuachoy ingon man COCPO teams ug Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSOs) ug Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs). Lakip sa mga tahas nga gisangon ngadto sa CTT mao ang pagpahigayon og contact tracing sa tanang tawo nga adunay known exposure sa Covid 19 sa pagseguro nga striktong masunod ug matuman ang home quarantine measures ug magmonitor sa kahimtang sa mga PUIs ug PUMs ug kabanay nga adunay known contact sa confirmed case aron maminusan ang posibilidad sa pagkuyanap sa maong virus. Ang maong orden giluwatan ni mayor Moreno niadtong Abril 29, 2020. (SP)

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Holcim employees distribute food and hygiene products to assist communities and government workers amid Covid-19 pandemic

May 7, 2020

To contribute to the nation’s fight against Covid-19, cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPI) is shifting its corporate citizenship budget to provide medical supplies to hospitals assigned to treat coronavirus patients and relief items to its affected communities. The company has allocated a substantial share of the budget for corporate citizenship program Holcim Helps to procure much-needed medical personal protective equipment such as surgical masks, respirators and face shields to be donated to the Lung Center of the Philippines (Quezon City) and Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital (Caloocan City). These hospitals are among those assigned by the Department of Health to treat Covid-19 patients. Holcim Philippines has also started to distribute food and hygiene products to communities hosting its facilities in Bacnotan, La Union, Norzagay and Calumpit, Bulacan, Tondo, Manila, Calaca and Mabini, Batangas, Iloilo City, Lugait, Misamis Oriental and Davao City. Approximately 1,500 families and government front line workers have benefitted from the first batch of distribution completed as of April 14. Holcim President and CEO John Stull: “Holcim Philippines is one with the country in fighting Covid-19. We are very proud of our people who are actively contributing to their communities and the country in pushing back against this disease. Guided by our overarching value of Health and Safety, our company has taken actions to support the efforts to contain the spread of the  disease and ensure the well-being of our people, partners and our communities. Holcim Philippines will continue to support the country's efforts against Covid-19 and follow the guidance of health authorities on this matter. Our thoughts go to everyone affected by this. We wish everyone safety and good health in these trying times.” Despite most its plants and terminals closed due to enhanced community quarantine, the goods were successfully distributed thanks to the company’s skeleton workforce led by its CSR teams supported by its partner suppliers and vendors. Holcim Philippines followed strict health and safety guidelines such as social distancing, and careful packing of goods to ensure people are safe during the distribution. Holcim Philippines’ close monitoring of the Covid-19 situation enabled it to quickly tighten regulations on social distancing, personal hygiene and health screening in all its sites in line with guidelines set by Philippine health authorities. Among the key actions it took were the installation of new hand washing stations and strict enforcement of social distancing at all its sites.  Holcim Philippines also immediately complied with the quarantine orders from national and local governments to contain the spread of Covid-19. To limit human-to-human contact, it shifted to electronic means in dealing with business partners and encouraged use of digital platforms to provide customers a convenient way to continue transactions amid the quarantine. Furthermore, the company has implemented a Covid-19 information campaign focused on personal hygiene, social distancing and mental health to help its people and their families keep safe during the quarantine. --- Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.  With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.  Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 80 countries with over 80,000 employees. *LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement with San Miguel Corporation for the divestment of its entire 85.7 percent shareholding in Holcim Philippines Inc. The process is still ongoing. You may get more information on this development at this link:  

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20 trays of fresh farm eggs given to Covid-19 frontline health workers

May 7, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Representatives from the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the region's referral hospital for COVID-19 cases, were given a total of 20 trays of fresh farm eggs at the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)- 10, April 29. This gesture aims to boost the health, nutrition and morale of the Region’s medical workers and other frontliners in the bid to curb the spread of the disease, as they work round-the-clock to save lives. The food assistance is shared by DA-RFO 10 thru OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, which was ceremoniously turned over a week ago and is part from the donations of San Miguel Foods, Inc. Receiving the food assistance is NMMC’s Christerson G. Rafal, nursing attendant and Blisilo A. Sacal, administrative officer, also in the presence of DA-RFO 10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga and other agency staff. (DA10/PIA10)

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Isolation of family members of COVID-19 casualty mulled

April 30, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Health officials are considering the idea of isolating the family members and people associated with the first Cagayanon who died of COVID-19 virus here Friday. The patient, who died a week ago, was originally diagnosed to have a serious acute respiratory illness (SARI)  but later turned out to be COVID-19 positive, Dr. Jose Chan, of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) here said. The swab result of the patient arrived only Thursday indicating that the SARI patient was COVID-19 positive , then, sending local health officials to conduct a "contact tracing" of all persons associated with the patient, a resident of Barangay Camaman-an, one of the city's  suburbs. The City Health officials scrambled and rounded up 16 family members and friends believed to have gotten near the patient before he died a week ago. Dr. Joselito Retuya, the city’s epidemiologist, said that there are plans to isolate the 16 people in a secure place to be lockup under quarantine  for 14-day or more. He said the local health authorities also interviewed about 600 people in Camaman-an and conducted medical checkups to nine people who are closely associated with the patient, but did not show signs fo the symptoms. Barangay (Village) officials of Camaman-an also imposes a "lockup" measure to prevent residents and outsiders from freely roaming around the village.

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DPWH Prepares Big Tents at Philippine Arena Complex for the Mega Quarantine Project

April 21, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started today the clearing and disinfection procedures in the three (3) mega tents prior to construction of “Heal as One” healthcare facilities at Ciudad de Victoria estate in Bocaue, Bulacan.      Secretary Mark A. Villar said that workers from DPWH Region 3 headed by Regional Director Roseller Tolentino were deployed at the mega tents owned by the Iglesia Ni Cristo for the clearing and cleaning activities in preparation for the modification works into quarantine center beginning Monday, April 20, 2020.      An actual planning of layout concept was earlier held  at the Philippine Arena complex by the DPWH Task Force  on Augmentation of Healthcare Facilities headed by Undersecretary Sadain with  Assistant Secretary Leonita P. Gorgolon of the Department of Health (DOH); Atty. Glicerio “GP” Santos IV,  Chief Operating Officer of Maligaya Development Corporation, and Director Tolentino.      Also providing inputs at the meeting for the mega tent conversion plans are DPWH Task Force members from the technical bureaus namely Directors Aristarco Doroy, Eric Ayapana, and Ernesto Gregorio Jr.; Region 3 Asst. Director Denise Maria Ayag; and District Engineers Ramiro Cruz, Almer Miranda, and Asst. DE Aristotle Ramos of  DPWH Bulacan 2nd, Pampanga 1st and Bulacan 1st District Engineering Offices, respectively. Representatives of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) were also invited.      With two (2) days allotted for the clearing and disinfection by DPWH together with the men and equipment of BFP, works for the DOH-approved quarantine facilities of 3.05 meter by 3.05 meter in size per cubicle  similar to the facilities construted in Clark will immediately start on April 20.      As part of occupational health and safety measures to personnel who will be working at the mega tents, temporary barracks will also be built by DPWH workers equipped with personal protective equipment all the time.      The three (3) mega tents which will have nursing stations, sanitizing chambers, and test booths can accomodate about 300 COVID patients as planned.      Undersecretary Sadain said that DPWH estimated the whole development for the repurposing of mega tents into quarantine centers will be completed in 10 days or less.      The Iglesia Ni Cristo has also offered to the government its Garden Suites, also within the Philippine Arena complex, as  separate housing facilities for doctors and medical personnel manning the mega quarantine facilities.

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Transparency donation board

April 19, 2020

Transparency donation board. Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano installed the 'transparency donation board' in front of the provincial capitol building as a public listing of all contributions by private firms and individuals intended for the "frontliners" in the fight against the COVID-19 virus in Misamis Oriental. -CD/Photo Supplied

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