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DOH-10 cites benefits of using face shields, masks

August 10, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA)--Following the mandate of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the use of face shields in addition to wearing of face masks while commuting effective August 15, the Department of Health (DOH)-10 cites advantages of wearing such in preventing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19. During the NorMin COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference, August 7, DOH-10 Regional Director Dr. Adriano Suba-an said the face shields were primarily considered as an option for a certain population, who needs to see facial expressions such as learners and the persons with disability particularly the deaf and mute. "Face shields should not be used as a substitute for face masks. It should be the combination use of both," Suba-an added, citing that face shields are generally not used alone, but must be in conjunction with other protective equipment and are therefore classified as adjunctive personal protective equipment (PPE). Based on studies, face shields are endlessly reusable and affordable, and they require simple cleaning with soap and water or common disinfectants.  Also, shields are usually more comfortable to wear, and they form a barrier that keeps people from easily touching their own faces, which is one of the ways to prevent COVID-19 infection. Suba-an said when using a face mask and face shield, one should ensure that the eyes, nose  and mouth are covered. There should be no exposed gap between the forehead and the shield's headpiece. The use of a face shield is also a reminder to maintain social distancing, but allows visibility of facial expressions and lip movements, the regional director added. In a Memorandum Circular released August 4, the DOTr, through its Administrative Service, has ordered all officials and heads of its various transportation sectors to enjoin, within their respective jurisdictions, the mandatory wearing of face shields for all passengers in areas where public transportation is allowed.   The initiative aims to further reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 in public transport facilities as health authorities have pointed out that the use of face shields and masks reduces exposure to and emission of respiratory droplets considerably. (RTP/PIA10) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY

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96 houses damaged in Tudela whirlwind

August 10, 2020

TUDELA, Misamis Occidental, August 6 (PIA)—The sudden occurrence of strong twisting winds in Tudela affected 96 houses of which 73 are from Barangay Basirang, Sebac (13), Upper Centro (9), and Centro Napo (3) at Around 4:30pm, August 5. The incident destroyed trees, some of which landed along the highway, and damaged houses and electrical power poles. An elementary school can no longer be used and several government buildings were affected. Such also caused a 24-hour brownout in Barangay Basirang and Sebac, Tudela. Tudela Mayor Samuel Parojinog said the local government unit has distributed a half sack of rice per family and will further give shelter assistance with a total budget of P1.5 million to the affected families. Parojinog added that the affected families from Barangay Basirang, Sebac, Upper Centro, and Centro Napo are now living with their families and relatives. In his post, Governor Philip Tan said, “The province of Misamis Occidental together with Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal and the LGU of Tudela headed by Mayor Samuel Parojinog will discuss matters on how we can be of help." The governor also encouraged nongovernment organizations, individuals, private companies, and government agencies to help the affected families. No one was hurt from among the affected families based on the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRMC) report. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)

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DTI-10 holds entrepreneurial seminars to support PRLEC in Bukidnon

August 10, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)–10 in partnership with the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC)–10’s Poverty Reduction, Livelihood, and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) has continuously held entrepreneurial mind setting seminars and other programs in Sitio Kibulag, Barangay Langtud, Bukidnon since the launching of the cluster services in the area in June. “Karong August, for our upcoming events aduna mi'y batch two for our entrepreneurial mind setting seminars and distribution of knapsack sprayers for the 20 indigenous people nga beneficiaries, and we also have organic farming trainings in partnership with TESDA-10 (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority),” DTI-Bukidnon Business Counselor Melanie Joy S. Legara said. (This August, for our upcoming events, we have a batch two for our entrepreneurial mind setting seminars and distribution of knapsack sprayers for the 20 indigenous people, who are our beneficiaries, and we also have organic farming trainings in partnership with TESDA-10) DTI-10 has conducted entrepreneurial mind setting seminars since June 30 in the community to hone the beneficiaries' skills in entrepreneurship followed by the distribution of knapsack sprayers to equip their agricultural-centered livelihood. “Ang entrepreneurial mind setting kay mao na ang first step na para ma-edukar ilang outlook nga dili lang baligya-baligya pero naa'y long term na goals, gikan sa pag-improve sa ilang characteristics,” she said. (This entrepreneurial mind setting is the first step for them to have an educated outlook aside from just selling. Such also entails long term goals through their improved characteristics) Through the development of sustainable commerce and trade skills in the community of Sitio Kibulag, the DTI-10 targets to alleviate poverty and help in ending local communist armed conflict in the region. “Ang amoang purpose gyud ania (Our purpose for this) is for them to have a continuous livelihood, alongside PRLEC we have hoped for the reduction of poverty, this mind setting entrepreneurial seminars and our other programs aims to help them in having sustainable income generation,” Legara said. (VPSB/PIA10)

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PNP-Tagoloan intensifies drive vs all forms of illegal gambling

August 9, 2020

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oiental--Police authorities of this town have intensified its campaign against all forms of illegal gambling. Police Captain Mark Allan P. Dungca. chief of Tagoloan Police Station, said 39 video karera machines were destroyed at Tagoloan Dome around 10 on Friday. Dungca, however, said that the dozens of video karera that were destroyed were the result of the unified efforts of policemen in Misamis Oriental against video karera. Aside from video karera, Dungca said that policemen in Tagoloan are also strictly monitoring the presence of illegal cockfighting ang card games. He also said that the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Tagoloan town has also arrested one of the "Top 10" high-value target in illegal drugs. He said that policemen in Tagoloan are also engaged in the implementation of ensurng that the public is treligiously following the minimum health standard set forth by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). "I urged local residents to stop engaging in illegal gambling and illegal drugs," said Dungca in an a phone interview. "Instead of spending their money on gambling and illegal drugs why not use your money to buy foods for your family," added Dungca. He also thanked Mayor Gomer Sabio of Tagoloan town for the the strong support he gave to PNP-Tagoloan. Sabio was present at the destruction of 39 video karera machines with Police Brigadier Gen. Rolando Anduyan, Provincial Director of Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office, accompanied by Police Colonel Robert Roy V. Bahian, Provincial Director of Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office. Dungca said that the mass destruction of 39 video karera mahines is in line with the directives of the PNP.

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TESDA-10 to build prov'l training center in Libertad

August 9, 2020

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Aug. 9 (PIA)--To produce a regular pool of highly-skilled, educated and competitive technical graduates demanded by the industry, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-10 is set to build the Provincial Training Center in Libertad, here.   "We never decline the opportunity to have the Provincial Training Center here in our municipality. The first usufruct contract agreement that we will be signed should be only for five years but because of the negotiations made by Engr. Nazario D. Villamor Jr. and approval of the Sanggunian Bayan, we have inked a 10-year agreement," Mayor Leonardo L. Uy, Jr. said.   The establishment of the Provincial Training Center-Misamis Oriental will provide services to students not only within the municipality but also to their neighboring areas such as Lugait, Manticao, Naawan, Laguindingan, and Gitagum.    “Today is perhaps one of the greatest days in the history of the municipality as this will usher in an era of a close partnership between TESDA and the Municipality of Libertad, and of course the much-needed development in the town. To TESDA, thank you so much for always finding ways to bring the agency closer to the people especially with the thrust in organic farming together with other agricultural training programs,” Vice Mayor Christian Zayre said.     For her part, TESDA-10 Regional Director Tarhata Mapandi extended their gratitude to the local government unit in making sure that TESDA-10 will not only use the second floor as a training center as the LGU also allowed the usage of the 1,000 sq.m area for the additional training programs of TESDA.    The PTC will serve as the training arm for skills development of the middle level manpower in Libertad, Misamis Oriental. Through PTC, skilled workers can get certified according to competency assessment standards, employability of graduates will be enhanced, and economic opportunities to technical vocational education and training clients will be assured. (JAKA/PIA10)

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Cebu City quarantine protocol violators to be fined P5000  

August 9, 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the massive rise in covid-19 cases in Cebu City, City councilors in session approved an ordinance penalizing quarantine protocol violators, the City Government reported. Starting August 16, according to the CDN report, a fine of up to P5000 will be imposed to whoever violates City Ordinance No. 2566, passed by the City Council on June 26, 2020. It said that the implementation of the ordinance was long overdue considering that it was passed into law last June 26, 2020.   Councilor David Tumulak, the primary author of the ordinance said "Natanggong siya sa secreteriat mao nadugay siya naimplement. Pero sugod karong Agosto 16, mapenalize na gyod nato ang mga violators sa syudad during the quarantine.” Among the violations considered in the ordinance include going out without a quarantine pass or without authorization, not wearing masks in public, failure to practice social distancing in vehicles and public places, and for failure to uphold these guidelines in owned or operated establishments.    The guidelines will depend on the quarantine status of the city, and if they violate any protocol of that quarantine status, they may be penalized from P1,500 to P5,000 or be jailed up to 30 days.

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