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Camiguin urges consumers to buy meat products from local stores

August 5, 2020

CAMIGUIN, July 28 (PIA)—Noting that most people prefer to purchase goods online due to coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government of Camiguin still recommends buying meat from local stores where consumers can actually see what they are buying. For those who want to purchase meat through online sellers, the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) advised residents to make sure that they are buying from licensed meat suppliers or entities, which can be verified through the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS). Buyers should also ask the seller to provide information about the source of meat being sold. PVO also reminds buyers that meat should always be kept in a cooler or insulated container to keep its freshness and avoid spoilage. Thus, they have to make sure that meat is properly stored prior to buying. Buyers must also obtain information on the length of delivery time from the physical store to their homes. Travel time must not exceed two hours to maintain the freshness of meat. When checking on the physical properties of meat, the meat should not have unusual odor and color like greenish or red spots, and it should be firm to the touch when thawed.  For online sellers, PVO recommends that they should be registered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and a business permit should be obtained from the local government unit. Meat sold online should be accompanied with the Meat Inspection Certificate (MIC) or the Certificate of Meat Inspection (COM).  For details on proper meat handling, PVO urges interested individuals to visit their local Agriculture Office or the PVO at the Provincial Capitol, Pandan, Mambajao, Camiguin. (RTP/PIA10) Cebuano News: Camiguin ga-awhag sa konsyumante magpalit ug karne gikan sa lokal nga tindahan CAMIGUIN, July 28 (PIA)—Ngalan nga mas daghan ang gapalit ug mga palaliton sa online tungod sa coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 nga pandemya, ang Probinsyal nga Pangagamhanan sa Camiguin nag-rekomendar sa pagpalit ug karne gikan sa mga lokal nga tindahan diin ang mga konsyumante makakita mismo sa ilang paliton. Alang sa mga gusto mupalit ug karne pinaagi sa online nga mamaligyaay, ang Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) nagtambag sa mga residente nga siguruon nga gapalit sila sa lisensyadong suplayer sa karne, nga mapamatud-an sa National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS). Ang mga mamalitay kinahanglan usab mangutana sa mamaligyaay sa paghatag ug impormasyon sa gigikanan sa karne nga gibaligya. Nagpahinumdom usab ang PVO sa mga mamalitay nga ang karne kinahanglan kanunay nga ibutang sa cooler o insulated nga sudlanan aron magpabilin kining presko ug malikayan ang pagkadaot. Busa, dapat siguruon sa mupalit nga ang karne tarong ang pagkabutang sa dili pa kini paliton, Sutaon usab sa mamalitay ang impormasyon sa kadugay sa pag-deliver sa karne gikan sa tindahan padulong sa ilang balay. Ang pagbyahe sa karne dili dapat mulapas ug duha ka oras aron mamintinar ang kapresko niini. Sa pagtan-aw sa pisikal nga kahimtang sa karne, dapat wala kini’y laing baho o bulok sama sa berde o pula nga bulok, ug kinahanglan dili kini bungkag hawiran kung ipalanay. Alang sa mga online sellers, nirekomendar ang PVO nga dapat marehistro sila sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ug kinahanglan mukuha ug business permit gikan sa lokal nga pangagamhanan. Ang mga karne nga gibaligya online kinahanglang nga naa’y Meat Inspection Certificate (MIC) o Certificate of Meat Inspection (COM).  Alang sa detalye sa tarong nga pag-handle sa karne, gi-awhag sa PVO ang mga indibidwal nga mubisita sa ilang lokal nga Agriculture Office o sa PVA nga naa sa Provincial Capitol, Pandan, Mambajao, Camiguin. (RTP/PIA10)

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DA-10 gives anti-hemorrhagic septicemia vaccine for livestock ruminants

August 3, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA)--To ensure the health and immunity of the livestock ruminants in Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro City, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 handed over a total of 70 vials of Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) bacterin vaccine at the agency grounds. The Large Animal Raisers of Mindanao (LARAMIN) received 25 vials; Don Carlos Municipal Agriculture Office of Don Carlos, Bukidnon (20) and CdeO City Veterinary Office (25) at 25 doses per vial, respectively from DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga. Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) bacterin vaccine is used to protect the animals from Pasteurella multocida serotype B that triggers acute disease of livestock animals in tropical countries. Reportedly, the HS disease is an acute and highly fatal infection, where infected livestock ruminants may be found dead or die less than 24 hours after initial clinical signs. DA-RFO 10 Livestock Program Coordinator Maria Lourdes M. Sypiecco said the vaccine is ideally to be injected to ruminants every year (1 ruminant is to 1 dose) costs P700 each. “This is to boost the immunity of the cattle and carabaos that were turned over to the beneficiaries last year, under the Cattle and Carabao Multiplier Farm projects. They aim to increase the production of the livestock industry in the region; thereby augmenting the source of livelihood of local farmers," she added. Don Carlos Municipal Agriculturist Merlyn C. Los Baños said the vaccine will help prevent the cattle and carabao from being infected with the fatal disease, and will help boost profitability in the cattle-carabao industry. Meanwhile, CDO City Veterinarian Dr. Lucien Anthony D. Acac said the vaccine will not only benefit the beneficiaries of the cattle multiplier farm, but also other raisers of livestock, including goats and horses in the hinterland and coastal areas of the city. (DA10/PIA10) 

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Agri dept continues call for urban gardening

August 3, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA)--The Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 strengthens its call for urban gardening, as it continues to provide 340 packets of assorted vegetable seeds to clients, July 30 at the agency compound. Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Carmelita T. Bajarla, who handed the vegetable seeds to stakeholders noted, “With food security concerns due to the ongoing health crisis, the department is pushing for urban gardening through its Plant, Plant, Plant program. With this, we can ensure safe, accessible and available food at the comfort of our own homes.” Receiving 240 packets of Sinigang (radish, kangkong, tomato, pole sitaw, okra) seeds on behalf of Macasandig National High School is Darcy F. Durban, who shared, they will be distributing said vegetable packets during the school’s parents’ orientation for their “My Pet Plant” project. Said project is a psychosocial initiative from the Department of Education, Division of Cagayan de Oro which aims to give vegetable seeds to children, who will monitor the plant’s growth and development while integrating such activity to the school curriculum. For his part, Nicasio Opon, Agriculture Committee Chair from Claveria town, who received 100 packets of pinakbet seeds said, they will be distributing them to their residents to encourage them to plant their own vegetables at their backyards during these trying times. With this, Bajarla urges the public to visit the agency to avail of the free vegetable seeds while local government units and various groups may send a letter of intent to request for the said seeds. (DA10/PIA10)

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DA-10 validates potential beneficiaries for COVID-19 response project

August 3, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA)--To ensure a stable source of food and livelihood during this health crisis, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 makes its rounds of validating recipients for its livestock and poultry production and livelihood project starting July 20. DA-10 Livestock Program coordinator Ma. Lourdes M. Sypiecco shared, “The program seeks to expand production areas as well as provide assistance to beneficiaries in producing their own food and giving them an opportunity to gain additional income amid the ongoing pandemic.” Last April, Secretary William D. Dar issued a memorandum directing agencies, bureaus, regional offices and banner programs to refocus all of its activities and budget under the General Appropriations Act to provide programs and activities as response to the effects brought by COVID-19. With this, the Expanded Livestock and Poultry Production and Livelihood Project for COVID-19 Response is provided under Memorandum Circular no. 21 series of 2020. Through said interventions, DA through its Livestock Program is set to give out one module Free Range Chicken (1:5 male to female) and 3 bags of feeds per qualified beneficiary around September-October, this year. Potential beneficiaries are members of farmer-cooperatives and associations, with at least 15 members who were interviewed and evaluated accordingly in the different provinces of Region 10 such as Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte, Camiguin and Bukidnon to be determined after its validation, August 4-5. (DA10/PIA10)

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Kagawad Lagumen leads NDPR Week culmination in Canitoan

July 27, 2020

CANITOAN,  Cagayan de Oro City - No less than the very active and energetic Barangay Canitoan Councilor Marlyn Y. Lagumen headed the culmination of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week on July 22 in different zones in the barangay. Kag Lagumen said they have identified 533 persons with disabilities (PWD) from zone 1 up to zone 10 with the help of the Barangay Council and leaders of the PWD sector. During the distribution activities in different zones, social distancing and wearing of masks were also observed to make everyone safe from the deadly coronavirus disease. "We are surprised because we have actually identified over 200 card-bearing PWDs so we only prepared over 200 food packs but then since the total over all PWDs in the barangay were 533 so we have adjusted the food packs. I also thanked Philippine Island Kids Foundation for immediately assisting us with the food packs that made the distributions very successful," Kag. Lagumen said. The beneficiaries received sacks of rice, 1 dressed chicken, milk, and hygiene kits comprised of toothpaste, laundry and bath soaps.  Lagumen thanked all those who also helped in making this endeavor a success, most especially to the Barangay Council in partnership with the Philippine Island Kids Foundation for distributing the food packs in 10 zones in the barangay. Lagumen also thanked Maam Liza, Lando Dumaolao, Barangay Health Workers, barangay police, BNS, SK Council, barangay staff, and his fellow members in the barangay Council.    "Thank yo so much to all BHW led by Pres.Belen Badon and Elsa Omayan sa inyong support during the PWD Celebration of the 42nd National Disability Rehabilitatiin and Prevention Week in Barangay Canitoan last July 22,2020. Thanks so much also sa very active SK Council where they give also hygiene kits ,Barangay Council, our focal person Brian Barce ,Brgy Police,Brgy employees n staff and course Special thanks sa support sa Phil. Island Kids Foundation sa foodpacks ug successful ang maong celebration. God Bless us all and keep safe everyone!"  Meanwhile, the beneficiary-PWDs and other persons with difficulties were very thankful to the efforts made by the Barangay Council of Canitoan with its very supportive incumbent Barangay Chairperson Joshua Taboclaon. The beneficiaries also thanked the lead mover kag Marlyn Lagumen for a very laudable program of helping the PWD sector and other underprivilege members of society in this times of the pandemic.  

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Cagayan de Oro City Council okays establishment of city drinking water analysis lab

July 14, 2020

TO provide drinking water laboratory analysis services to constituents, the 19th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted an ordinance establishing the Cagayan de Oro City drinking water bacteriological analysis laboratory. The purpose of the ordinance is for the city to make available assured quality laboratory for drinking water analysis with regular monitoring and analysis of all water sources to ensure public health, and to provide establishments in Cagayan de Oro with access to bacteriological water analysis examinations. This is in line with PD No. 856 or the Code of Sanitation of the Philippines, which prescribes the standards and procedures in ensuring water quality to be implemented in all levels of local government units. As provided in the ordinance, the drinking water testing laboratory shall be compliant with the standards and requirements set by the Department of Health (DOH). The laboratory will have an adequate number of medical technologists, analysts and other health professionals with documented training and experience to conduct the laboratory procedures. It shall also have a  certified pathologist to supervise the activities in the laboratory in accordance with the standards set by the Philippine Society of Pathologists, and provide staff development and continuing education program at all levels of organization to upgrade the knowledge, attitude and skills of staff. As stipulated in the ordinance,  fees shall be charged for services to be paid at the City Treasurer’s Office. These services are: drinking water analysis (P500 to P700 per sample); test kits/reagents (P350); collection bottles (P120); disinfectants (P25); and forms (P4). The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on health and health insurance, on ways and means, and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, George Goking, and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.

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