cagayan de oro

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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City accepts donated NHA-owned properties

June 18, 2020

THROUGH Ordinance No. 13894-2020., the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy accepted the offer of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to donate to the city government the housing units, road networks and open spaces of the NHA-Mambuaya Village Phase 1 located in Barangay Mambuaya; MHA-Lumbia Heights Phase 1 at Sitio Pahiron, Lumbia;  and NHA-Bayanihan Village Phase 1 at Macapaya, Barangay Camaman-an.   The National Housing Authority implemented the development of NHA-CDO Bayanihan Village Phase 1 to provide permanent resettlement site for families affected by Typhoon Sendong.   There is a need to transfer the completed projects to enable the city government to administer, operate, maintain the completed components and utilize, maintain and/or improve the same in accordance with its functions and responsibilities pertaining to these facilities, The Gavel learned.   The ordinance also authorizes Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the respective deed of donation and acceptance of the properties.

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Kuya Jocals pledge to shoulder funeralĀ  expenses of a mom who committed suicide

June 17, 2020

DESPITE beset with problems and pressures of his international company, Businessman Joshua Calderon pledged to shoulder the funeral expenses of a mother who committed suicide. The businessman overheard the sad fate of a woman on Magnum Radio program and texted the anchorman Manny Agustero that he is pledging to pay all the expenses that will be incurred during the wake and funeral of the victim.   MAN WITH A BIG HEART. Philantropist Joshua Calderon shoulders the funeral expenses of a mother who committed suicide due to love triangle problems.   Mr Calderon has been known for his humanitarian efforts in the past especally on helping the frontliners in many parts of the country. He gave PPEs, sacks of rice, snacks and other protection items to frontliners amid the threats of the deadly coronavirus disease.  Just recently, this good samaritan businessman also rewarded a trike driver who donated his one day income to another resident of this city who also committed suicide due to too much hardships and poverty. Mr Calderon pledged to shoulder the packaged burial and funeral expenses worth P27,000. Other pledges of P1,000 each also flooded the morning radio program of Manny Agustero. "Daghan gyud kaayong salamat sa hinabang ni Jocals. Sir, ang ginoo nay maigo mobalos sa imong kaayo, ug magadugang ug daghan blessings nganha kanimo. (Thank you so much for the help Jocals. The Lord Almighty is going to reciprocate your kindness and generosity with abundant blessings)  THE STORY When a news broke out about a mother who works in one of the malls in the city committed suicide due to an alleged love triangle, Magnum radio conducted a thorough investigation of the case and sent a reporter to the scene of the crime. Pedrito Amarga, father of the victim - a 29-year-old mom Regie Amarga who take her own life by committing a suicide. The victim has three siblings, it was learned during an interview conducted by the radio station. The victim's husband, according to the report, has left the victim and went to another woman. This prompted the victim to become depressed as they had three children to feed and take care of. "Nganong naghikog man intawon kining akong anak nga pagkadaghan sa mga lalake. Aduna raba kini tulo ka mga anak," the victim's father Pedrito said The victim's sister said she's been following her elder sister's marriage problem and she's been giving her advice to take her marriage problem lightly because she has three siblings.

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