cagayan de oro

Jocals688 beauty and wellness product soft launching held in Iligan City

May 28, 2020

ILIGAN CITY - Good news for Iliganons waiting for the coming of beauty and wellness products, as Jocals688 Beauty and Wellness Products Trading, Inc launched the other day in this progressive city of Northern Mindanao. The soft opening of its Iligan Branch would signal the company's commitment to serve the city in terms of beauty, wellness and prosperity. "We find that Iligan City is a very strategic place in Northern Mindanao," says Joshua A. Calderon, CEO and President of Jocals688. This year, the opening of Iligan Branch is part of the company's commitment and massive opening of branches since it opened in July 2019."Nalukop na nato sa pagbutang ug branches ang tibuok Pilipinas. We plan to invade Visayas soon," Calderon said. He said Jocals688 will not only help promote beauty and wellness but will also give opportunity to every Filipino to start their own business for only a very small capital.   HE'S THE MAN. Joshua Alforque Calderon, the man behind the tremendous success of Jocals688 multi-level marketing business is full of vision to make the company a byword all over the many continents of the globe.   DOING BUSINESS WITH JOCALS688 The CEO and President said for only a small capital of P3,998, anyone can start a small business and became agents of Jocals688. "Ang imong small capital worth na sa products, so if ibaligya nimo mobalik dayun ang imo capital, aside from the fact nga official agent ka na sa company. There are corresponding commissions nga imong dawaton sa matag baligya nimo sa Jocals688 products, " he explained. Calderon said many entrepreneurs at Jocals688 company are now enjoying the fruits of their sacrifices. "Many of my business partners have already experienced time and financial freedom and they are very thankful to the company. Dire nila nakita nga kung maningkamot lang gyud kita sa negosyo pinaagi sa usa ka sistema, dako kaayo ang pag asa nga makab ot gyud nato and atong mga damgo sa kinabuhi," Calderon pointed out. HUMBLE BEGINNING Started in June 2019 in the humble town of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Jocals688 has already established 29 branches nationwide plus two others in New York City and Papua New Guinea in less than a year of operations. "I was personally surprised because even when there were already community quarantines, taking place all over, still many people kept enrolling in our system. They put their thrust in us because they have witnessed the success of our business partners," Concludes Calderon.

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Gama Foods donates RT-PCR machine to NMMC

May 28, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City’s private sector stepped up to the plate and gave a much needed boost in the city’s fight against COVID-19 as one company turned over one reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing machine to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) during Thursday afternoon’s (May 28) press briefing at the mayor’s conference room.   ‘My heart is full of gratitude with the donation by Gama Foods Corp. of an RT-PCR testing machine to the NMMC. It is a heartwarming, reassuring and inspiring gesture on their part in helping the city and northern Mindanao. In these difficult times, there are opportunities for people to make a difference and I join the Department of Health regional office (DOH-10) and NMMC in profusely thanking Gama Foods Corp. for their donation which will augment NMMC’s testing capacity along with additional RT-PCR machines acquired by City Hall (two each) for DOH-10 and NMMC,’ Mayor Oscar Moreno said.   In a statement, Gama Foods Corp. chief operations officer Mark Chang said their company started and grew in Cagayan de Oro City and ‘it is their pleasure to be of service to the city (where they established themselves).’    ‘I hope that in this COVID-19 crisis , we in the private sector and the government can help each other in beating COVID-19. I hope this donation will boost our fighting chance (against COVID-19). We should also not be complacent and follow the government guidelines for community quarantine,’ Chang said.   NMMC chief Dr. Jose Chan and NMMC spokesman Bernard Julius Rocha agreed, saying the RT-PCR machine will augment the NMMC’s current testing capacity of 36 tests daily.    Dr. Ian Gonzales, chief of the DOH-10’s Infectious Diseases Cluster, said Gama Foods Corp.’s donation is a prime example of the private sector’s invaluable role in helping government find solutions to solve the COVID-19 crisis.    ‘Once we get the two RT-PCR machines lent by City Hall operational at DOH and four testing machines at NMMC, we may have the highest testing capacity for COVID-19 cases outside the National Capital Region,’ Dr. Gonzales said.   Dr. Gonzales also lauded Mayor Oscar Moreno and City Hall’s health officials and entire bureaucracy for spearheading efforts in northern Mindanao to bolster and capacitate both the NMMC and DOH-10’s frontliners in terms of testing and health care capacity in handling and caring for suspected COVID-19 cases.    ‘We in DOH-10 thank Gama Foods Corp. for their donation and are grateful to Mayor Oscar Moreno and Cagayan de Oro City Hall for being the leader that we need in these times and for being among the best cities in the country that prepared well for this crisis,’ Dr. Gonzales said. 

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Vapor therapy against coronavirus disease

May 25, 2020

Have you heard of this traditional medicine which can also help kill the virus that is now wrecking havoc in many countries of the world? As this piece of news is written, coronavirus disease is wrecking havoc in the United States. As of today, there are now over 1.6 million Americans who were tested positive of covid-19, and over 97,000 have already died. But according to this Filipino couple based in New York, they were also tested positive of covid-19, but they don't panic, and instead  they remain calm, so that they would decide exactly what to do. Instead of going to the hospital, they first tried a traditional medication against fever and flu which has been practiced by their family in the past. And it is all about boiling water with salt and then inhaling and letting the vapor penetrate to the whole body while under the blanket. In this way, sweats come out from the body and contain the virus from further attacking the human cells and the immune system. How steam therapy works? In case of sore throat and eneezing, you can proceed to observe the following: 1. For steam therapy or (Tuob), boil water and add salt. Get a blanket and cover your whole body with it. Place the pot with the boiled saline water under the blanket and start inhaling the steam. 2. Wrap fine slices of unions in a handkerchief. Place it on your chest and let it stay there overnight. "We must fight covid-19 within the confines of our homes and refrain from going to the hospital for covid-19 treatment if the symptoms are not serious. If we can prevent ourselves from catching cold or flu, we can surely prevent ourselves from being infected by the coronavirus," says Engr Jeffrey Hapitan. Hapitan added "Prevention is the key in totally eradicating this pandemic."   

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Philantropist Joshua Calderon and his team distribute relief goods to frontliners

May 22, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Philantropist Joshua A. Calderon is going to lead his team in the distribution of relief goods today (May 22), at 2pm, to the frontliners especially in the checkpoints in the city, and also in the boundary of Libona in Bukidnon. Calderon said the tasks and responsibilities of the frontliners are not easy as they risk their lives everytime they are manning the checkpoints. "They are dealing with a very dangerous enemy that is covid-19 and anytime they could be infected with the deadly virus," says Calderon, CEO and president of Jocals688 Beauty and Wellness Products, Inc. Since the start of covid19 a few months ago his company has been helping the frontliners all over the Philippines. "Aduna usab kitay mga branches sa tibuok Pilipinas nga naghimo usab ug mga pagtabang sa mga frontliners ug mga less fortunate nato nga mga kaigsoonan." Mr Calderon, also widely known as Jocals has been helping in Cagayan de Oro.  He has also distributed rice and cash assistance to the blind masseurs in Barangay 40 who lost their jobs when City Mayor Oscar Moreno ordered the area closed due to reported covid19 cases in the city. Jocals also became famous over Magnum Radio when he helped a trike driver who donated his P200 income to the family of a person who committed suicide due to massive poverty. Just like other people and good samaritans in the city, Joshua has also admired the heart of a man who despite their hand-to-mouth surviving situation he still managed to donate his daily income. "Atong gihatagan siya ug reward sa iyang kabuotan ug pagka maayong tawo. Adtong nabalitaan nga gaabang lang siya sa iyang sikad, so atong gipalitan ug iyang kaugalingong sikad para dili na siya mangabang ug mas dako na iyang mauli sa pamilya," Philantropist Joshua Calderon pointed out.      

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DOH 10, CDO commemorate international HIV/AIDS day

May 18, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH)-10 together with the City Healthy Office (CHO) here and partner-agencies commemorated the International AIDS Day with candle lighting and prayer, May 16.     “We commemorate those people who died with HIV/AIDS, and celebrate those people who fight for the advocacy. The DOH, the CHO, and the CDO AIDS Council are doing their best to attend to HIV/AIDS-affected Filipinos knowing our city has a high-case rate.  Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, we should not forget that HIV is still an epidemic,” said Enrique Niño Patricio, executive director Kagay-an Plus Inc. and operations manager of Oro Pia Community Center, a non government organization for people living with HIV based in Cagayan de Oro.     With this year’s  theme, “We remember we take action, and we live beyond HIV,” the organizers aim to pay tribute to the men and women who take part in fighting the disease through proactive steps such as information drives, and social-psychological and medical support for affected individuals.     In line with measures taken under the prevailing conditions, the DOH ensures that the health services for persons living with HIV  would go unhampered such as the delivery of medicines and Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARDs) to their residences to protect them from COVID-19 due to their compromised immune system.     “Our government most especially the DOH, though swamped with COVID-19, still continues to give the needed support. In fact, our medicines have arrived and we ensure that these are delivered to the patients,” he concluded. (VPSB/PIA10)

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Seed storage, warehouse to drum up agri-services for Misamisnons

May 16, 2020

CdeO City, May 14 – Misamis Oriental farmers will now have greater access to boost their productivity and income through completion of the nearly Php10 million seed storage with warehouse, nested within barangay Lumbia, this city. Adopting the ‘new normal’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Project was officially turned over by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) helmed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado to the Provincial Local Government Unit of MisOr thru Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, in a simultaneous virtual and on-site turnover. With fund source from the agency’s Corn Program, said facility is primarily built in support to the buffer stocking of corn seeds while ensuring its quality by maintaining its acceptable germination rate through improved seed storage. “It is high time that we have this turnover, as there are a lot of seeds and fertilizers coming for the province,” Collado, the executive director reported, especially amid the ongoing global health crisis, creating an even more challenge for the so-called food security frontliners. Lying in an area of 312.5 square meter, with an approximate total capacity of 265 tons at 13,203 bags, in which the cold storage can house 114 tons consisting of 5,658 bags at 20 kilograms per bag while the ambient storage can hold 151 tons consisting of 7,545 bags at 20 kilograms per bag. “The department will be delivering and storing about 15,600 bags of seeds and fertilizers costing around at Php32.5 million for Misamis Oriental,” he detailed. As the Project will also be home to DA’s other interventions like rice and high value crops seeds and farm equipment, the agency head elaborated that provision of hybrid and inbred seeds will be directly given to the [municipal] local governments and to be arranged for distribution to farmers. “The remaining stocks, however, will be stored in said facility,” Collado further said. In response, Gov. Emano pinned his hope in said Project, as it will address the plight of farmers every planting season, paving easier access to withdraw quality farm inputs. “We are very grateful for what you [DA] have done for MisOr. I guess this is the time where we will be able to deliver the seeds at the right time,” the provincial governor remarked. Even he acknowledges that the agency is exerting its efforts of buying the much needed seeds at the soonest time, the challenge is buying them too early and not being able to transport the seeds fast to its intended beneficiaries. “With the finished Project, the agency precisely addresses the Misamisnon farmers’ stocking needs for seeds to focus and promptly start their planting activities,” Emano concluded. #

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