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PhilHealth-10 bares COVID-19 benefit packages

August 5, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 4 (PIA)--Directly paid to the health facility, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)-10 cites cost of benefit packages intended for coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 cases in the region. During the NorMin COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference, Merlyn Ybañez of PhilHealth-10 said persons who are placed in isolation units could avail the P22,449 package, which covers the food, hygiene kit, diagnostic test, referral and transportation to a higher level facility.  For other COVID-19 related packages, patients confirmed with COVID-19 and developed into severe illnesses will be compensated as follows: mild pneumonia for P43,997; moderate pneumonia for P143,267; severe pneumonia for P333,519; and critical pneumonia for P786,384.  For PhilHealth’s benefit package for COVID-19 testing, P3,409 is provided for all services for testing, which are procured and provided by the testing laboratory; P2,077 if test kits are donated to the testing laboratory; and P901 if test kits are donated to the testing laboratory.  The cost of running the laboratory and RT-PCR machine for testing is included in the facility budget. PhilHealth clarified that the package is for costs attributable to services related to testing such as clinical assessment, specimen collection, specimen transport and materials such as personal protective equipment (PPEs) and test kits. Ybañez stressed that the said benefit package costs are directly paid to the PhilHealth accredited facility.  As of August 4, there are 606 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, where have 11 expired, and 263 are recovering. (RTP/PIA10)

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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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Camiguin bares Bayanihan Grant utilization

August 5, 2020

CAMIGUIN, July 27 (PIA)—Responding appropriately to coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government of Camiguin reported their utilization of the P23.6 Bayanihan Grant with an estimated period of completion by August 2020. Among the priority purchases of the provincial government include the laboratory reagents for the Camiguin General Hospital (CGH) and Provincial Health Office (PHO) with a total budget of P3,528,650. Benefitting 253 medical and health workers, and other personnel, the local government also allocated P1 million for the procurement of fuel expenses of medical or health workers of the PLGU. Hospital supplies amounting to P200,000 is provided to CGH as well as the hospital equipment worth P16.2 million. About P2.64 million is allocated for the food expenses of medical and health workers, and other personnel for the PLGU Camiguin.  The Bayanihan Grant to Provinces is intended for the augmentation of the funding requirements for the operation of provincial, district, and other local hospitals operated by the provincial government, for COVID-19-related expenses. (RTP/PIA10) Cebuano News: Camiguin mireport sa paggamit sa Bayanihan Grant CAMIGUIN, July 27 (PIA)—Aron sa pag-responde sa coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 nga pandemya, gireport sa Probinsyal nga Pangagamhanan sa Camiguin ang ilang paggamit sa P23.6 Bayanihan Grant nga aduna’y target makumpleto sa August 2020. Lakip sa prayoridad nga gamitan sa maong pundo ang laboratory reagents sa Camiguin General Hospital (CGH) ug Provincial Health Office (PHO) nga aduna’y P3,528,650 badyet.  Target nga makabenepisyo ang 253 nga mga medical ug health workers, ug uban pang personahe, ang lokal nga pangagamhanan mi-alokar ug P1 milyon alang sa procurement sa gasolina ug uban pang gastuhon alang sa medical o health workers sa PLGU. Ang mga suplay sa ospital nga mukabat sa P200,000 gihatag CGH lakip na ang ekipong pang-ospital nga balor P16.2 milyon. Mukabat sa P2.64 milyon ang gi-alokar sa pagkaon alang sa mga medical and health workers, ug uban pang personahe sa PLGU Camiguin.  Tumong sa Bayanihan Grant to Provinces ang dungagan ang funding requirements alang sa operasyon sa probinsyal, distrito ug  lokal nga ospital nga gidumala sa probinsyal nga pangagamhanan alang sa mga gastuhon  kabahin sa COVID-19. (RTP/PIA10)

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Oaminal urges brgy officials to enforce stringent health protocols

August 5, 2020

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 23 (PIA)--Mayor Sancho Fernando Oaminal urged barangay officials of the city’s 51 barangays to enforce stringent health protocols after an authorized person outside of residence (APOR) yielded positive of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19. Oaminal said barangay officials should learn from the best practices of their counterparts in other barangays on how to control the movement of people and come up with systems of implementing such measures.  "Disiplina sa atong kaugalingon, disiplina sa atong barangay ug disiplina sa atong dakbayan. Balik ta'g istorya sa atong mga tao, BPAT (Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams) ug BHW (Barangay Health Worker)." (We have to instill discipline to our self, discipline in our barangay and discipline in our city. We should remind our people, BPAT and BHW) He also said the best way for people to fight the pandemic is through discipline and the safest way to prevent such is to stay at home if possible. Oaminal also reminded the people not take for granted the guidelines that were given by the national government. The mayor further emphasized that barangay officials must continue taking the lead in the implementation of the stringent rules and regulations by ensuring the controlled movement of their constituents as this is crucial in preventing the spread of the deadly virus and in saving the lives of Ozamiznons. "Information campaign must be done in our respective barangay. Let's cooperate and help. Be more cautious now that we know that we have a confirmed case in the city." Oaminal also reminded the people to wear masks and maintain social distancing, and to stay at home when it is necessary. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)

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PNAO unveils nutrition action plan 2021 in nutrition month celeb

August 5, 2020

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, July 27 (PIA)--The Provincial Nutrition Action Office holds the 46th Nutrition Month Celebration with the Unveiling of the Provincial Nutrition Action Plan 2021 at Cultural Farmers Training Center.  "The important freedom to be won is the freedom from hunger. It is equally important to be a COVID-Free Misamis Occidental. Kung kita tanan magtibangay, ang tao nga atong giserbisyohan ang magdaugon. Ang among intensyon para ug alang lamang sa kaayohan sa katawhan (If we just help each other, The people we serve will become victorious. Our intention is only for the welfare of the people)," Governor Philip Tan said.  With the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the provincial government allocated a huge budget in support of the First 1000 Days program.  For her part, Vice-Governor Aurora Virginia Almonte encouraged all Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and City/Municipal Nutrition Action officers to help each other and cited the importance of the First 1000 Days in MisOcc. Meanwhile, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Marichu G. Tijing said, "We cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. We have to find all means to downward the malnutrition problems thus, we need to prioritize food security, health services, nutrition education, livelihood assistance, and among others from our nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs." (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)

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Lanao Sur towns support PRRD’s program against loose firearms

August 4, 2020

SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 1 (PIA) - Two local officials here demonstrated their full support to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's program against the proliferation of loose firearms by actively participating in the collection of unlicensed firearms from the hands of civilians. Mayors Aida Gauraki and Cosain Capal of Kapai and Tagoloan II towns, respectively, turned over four high-powered firearms to the 82nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army on Saturday, August 1. The intensified engagements of Lt.Col. Rafman S. Altre, commanding officer of the Battalion, to the Local Chief Executives of Kapai and Tagoloan II, strengthened their resolved to sustain the campaign on the eradication of loose firearms in their respective municipalities. Mayor Gauraki expressed her continuous support to the program as she led her town in turning-over one Cal. 50 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with three live ammunitions and one 7.62mm Bolt Action Sniper Rifle to the personnel of 82IB.  In her statement, Gauraki underscored the importance of keeping her town safe from loose firearms. “Eradicating the culture of violence will pave the way to a more peaceful and more conducive for development municipality,” she said. On the other hand, Mayor Capal thanked the military for the support extended to his municipality as they saturate the town on information drive against the proliferation of loose firearms. Capal led his town in turning-over one M16A1 Elisco rifle and one Cal 30 US M1 Carbine with one magazine. The towns of Kapai and Tagoloan II have been steadfast in supporting the program of the government against loose firearms. As of this date, the said towns have successfully turned-over a total of eight high-powered loose firearms to 82IB LtCol. Altre lauded the efforts of the two town chiefs and motivated all municipal mayors under the area of operations of 82IB to be more relentless in putting a stop against the proliferation of loose firearms. “The efforts of Kapai and Tagoloan II are contributing a lot in our quest for a just and lasting peace in the province. May their initiatives be replicated and be an example to other municipalities," Altre said. (82nd IB/PA)

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