cagayan de oro

14-year-old boy beaten by three youngsters for suspicion of stealing phone now viral on Facebook

June 17, 2020

LUCBAN, Quezon - A fourteen-year-old boy who was beaten by three youngsters for suspicion of stealing a cellphone and wallet has become viral on the internet. Her mother identified her son as Charles Salvador. He was the subject of suspicion among their neighbors after he was suspected of carting away their belongings - including a cellphone and a wallet reportedly containing P40.00 The said incident has become viral on Facebook since it was posted over Pinoy Abroad Tambayan, with almost 2 million viewers. Her mother has contacted Noypi Vlogger appealing for support for his child who was a victim of  mulling by still unidentified youngsters in their hometown.       One of the irate Facebookers challenged authorities to bring the matter to proper authorities so that the child will be brought to justice. "Gago ang tapang ninyo! Ano kaya kung sa inyo yan gawin Put.... ka liit liit ng kalaban. Kung umasta parang sino. 

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Zuellig Pharma lauds Oro's health office online consultation

June 4, 2020

DAKONG garbo ug kalipay sa mga kadagkoan ug personahe sa City Health Office (CHO) nga gihimong modelo sa Zuellig Pharma ang CHO Online Consultation. Matud ni Dr. Lorraine Nery, city health officer ug head sa Emergency Operations Center, nga usa sa labing unang syudad ang Cagayan de Oro sa tibuok nasud nga nagtanyag og online consultation niining panahon sa COVID 19 pandemic. Ang online consultation pinaagi sa CDO City Health Doctors facebook page gilusad niadto lamang Abril 22 ug mokabat na sa kapin 800 ang naserbisyohan dili lamang molupyo sa Cagayan de Oro, apan lakip na mga silingang probinsya. Gani man, gibutyag ni Dr. Nery nga adunay nagpakonsulta nga taga laing nasud sama sa New York, Spain, Israel, Africa ug uban pa. Ang online consultation nakatabang og dako nga dili na kinahanglan pang mobisita ang adunay balatian sa hospital niining panahon sa pandemic tungod sa kahadlok usab sa uban nga ma-expose sa virus ug sa uban pang sakit. Gani man, ang online consultation dako’g tabang nga matambalan gilayon ang mga adunay acute respiratory illnesses ug influenza like illness (ARI, ILI) nga sarang sintomas sa COVID 19. Tungod niini, mapasalamaton ang CHO ug ang administrasyon ni Mayor Oscar Moreno sa mga nidangop sa online consultation sanglit mahinungdanong matambalan dayon ang mga ARI ug ILI. Mahimong mo-avail sa online consultation adlaw’ng Lunes hangtud Biyernes gikan alas 8:00 sa buntag hangtud alas 5:00 sa hapon ug adunay mga medical doctors nga mag-atiman sa katawhan.

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DA NorMin takes measures on fall armyworm infestation, activates Quick Response Team

June 2, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 1 - The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) activates its Quick Response Team following a reported infestation of fall armyworm (FAW) in the region. OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado instructed the team to conduct validation on the extent of FAW infestation in the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, while continuous surveillance and monitoring of its occurrence in other provinces. As of June 1 FAW status report of DA-10, an estimated 224 corn farms with a total area of 342.45 hectares in Bukidnon has been infested with FAW, which is still subject for validation. Through the Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) of the Integrated Laboratory Division (ILD) of the agency, provisions of insecticides and biological control agents were given to some affected farmers in Bukidnon. Ready chemicals in DA-10's RCPC for the control of FAW infestation is good for 6,300 hectares, based on June 1 inventory. DA-10's Regulatory Division, in coordination with the DA-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), provincial and municipal local government, intensify pest monitoring and surveillance to affected and non-affected areas. “FAW is an invasive species causing damage to crops, mostly corn. It is an invasive moth and prefers to eat maize specifically the sweet corn and open-pollinated (OPV) corn varieties,” said RED Collado. In 2019, Collado issued a special order for the composition of DA-10 Personnel to compose the Regional Team for the Intensification of Reporting and Surveillance of Fall Armyworm, which outlines proactive responses to the possible adverse impact of pest outbreak caused by FAW. Prior to its infestation, the agency issued an advisory to all local government units, alerting them on the possible occurrence of the insect pests. Indicating its life cycle, damaging characteristics, DA-10 issued pest management recommendations, and the protocol of reporting in cases of pest occurrences and detection. Continuous provision of technical assistance to LGUs, following the FAW management protocol recommended by the DA-BPI for non-infested and infested areas. Carlota S. Madriaga, Regional Technical Director for Operations of the agency said, “DA-10’s long term measures include capacitating farmers on FAW identification, including its farm management, mobilizing communities where farmers are the ‘bantay peste’ in their respective barangays, monitoring, reporting, and early management.” She also stressed massive information dissemination thru multi-media as part of the management strategies. Collado calls for the proactive stand to all LGUs on FAW infestation, to immediately report to its municipal agriculture office or to DA-10 thru its Provincial Operations Center.#(ATCabig)

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CdeO religious groups join DA's urban gardening program

June 1, 2020

Cagayan de Oro City, May 29 - Two religious groups obtained vegetable seeds from DA-Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10), in support to the department's urban gardening program. Both the churches of Golden City Alliance Fellowship (GCAF) and the Team Jesus Outreach received the assorted vegetable seeds (ampalaya, eggplant, okra and pechay) from DA- 10, thru Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga. On behalf of DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, RTD Madriaga urged the representatives of both churches to use recycled materials such as plastic bottles and other indigenous materials that can still be utilized for gardening. GCAF Youth Minister Faith Ann Rañises, receiving the 50 packets of veggie seeds said, it will be divided among its youth members to encourage them to venture into gardening while staying home during the quarantine period. Meanwhile, Team Jesus Senior Pastor Elma O. Cañas will also distribute the seeds to its select members. She said, they will have an urban gardening contest using recycled and indigenous materials. With this, the creativity and ingenuity of its members in urban gardening will be showcased.# (EMB)  

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New PDEA head takes oath in CDO

May 30, 2020

ILIGAN CITY ----- The new head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) took his oath Thursday (May 28) morning at a court in Cagayan de Oro City where drug cases are heard.  Judge Arthur Abundiente, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 25, said newly-appointed PDEA Director-General Wilkins Villanueva arrived at the court room few minutes before 8:00AM.  He is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1988. “He took his oath at exactly 8AM,” Abundiente said.  Abundiente said, aside from drug cases, violations of international humanitarian laws and genocides are also heard at RTC 25.  Villanueva said while he can take his oath through any elected official or member of the judiciary but “I just want to immediately perform my official duty so I opt to ask Judge Abundiente to administer my oath”.  Villanueva was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte replacing former PDEA Director-General Aaron Aquino who was appointed as president and chief executive officer of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC).  Villanueva was PDEA Northern Mindanao’s regional director before his latest appointment.  

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Lysol channels to Red Cross funds to construct RT-PCR testing facility in CDO

May 30, 2020

  Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, expressed optimism that the PRC’s COVID-19 testing capacity will be enhanced by the opening of a testing center in Cagayan De Oro, which will be built through the generosity of Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Philippines, Inc. (Lysol Philippines). Gordon, on Friday, received the donation for the construction of a molecular laboratory in Cagayan De Oro, which will be equipped with two polymerase reaction chain machines that are capable of running a combined total of 2,000 tests per day. “We welcome Lysol, one of the biggest companies in the world, as our partner in helping control the spread of COVID-19. They are a company who has invested most of their resources to studying pathogens and developing solutions that can kill these…,” he said. Aside from donating funds for the facility, Lysol Philippines, represented by its general manager in the country, Aleli Arcilla, also donated an equivalent amount to the PRC’s COVID Samaritan fund intended to cover testing costs for indigent Filipinos. The company also donated Lysol products. “Your generosity will allow us to build another testing center and has contributed significantly to our COVID-18 Samaritan fund that will shoulder the processing fees to test around 5,000 Filipinos from the most susceptible groups. Thank you and also to Lysol South East Asia general manager Gonzalo Balcanzar,” Gordon said. The PRC already opened three molecular laboratories in order to ensure victory over COVID by unmasking the virus in order to isolate, conduct contact tracing and treat those who are infected. Two of the facilities are located in PRC’s national headquarters along EDSA, while the other one is located in its former national headquarters in Port Area, Manila. All three facilities are equipped with four PCR machines each that capable of running a combined total of 12,000 tests per day. The PRC is also set to open testing centers in Subic, Clark, Batangas, Laguna and Cebu in the next few weeks and several others will be constructed in other areas across the country.

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