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A case of forbidden love affair: Girl dies after hanging self inside motel

April 29, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - This is a classic case of 'forbidden love affair' that turned into a worst nightmare, as the girl involve in this case committed suicide inside a motel yesterday morning. (April 27) Larry Mondeno, 40, married, a resident of Bayanga, this city and a certain Jovelyn (not her real name), a resident of Indahag, also in this city, had their indecent love affair for 10 months until this incident happened. They usually meet in motels and inns as long as they feel like wanting each other. "We've always meet in motels regularly for 10 months now, says Larry during a radio interview, as he denied killing Jovelyn. Jovelyn, 39, was found dead by hotel employees after she hanged herself inside Room 412 at a motel in Mahogany Street, Carmen, this city, for still unknown reasons. Police investigators are 'facing a blank wall' as to the motive of the suicide. But they said the victim may have been  killed by his 'strange love mate' Larry Mondeno. So, an autopsy report was conducted to confirm whether the death was caused by suicide or by force and strangulation. But the main suspect of the girl's suicide vehemently denied killing Jovelyn, adding that he was working at an agrivet store in Brgy Carmen when the incident happened between 10:00am to 2:00pm.   He said even front desk clerks and other hotel staff could attest to the fact that Larry was not around when the suicide happened. PROBLEMS Larry narrated that Jovelyn has problems. Her ASA Card was reportedly used by another person thru a loan without her knowing. But Larry said Jovelyn did not elaborate her problem. It was also learned that Jovelyn and her live-in partner were not in good terms. Her husband went to their hometown in Balingasag and brought two of their five siblings with him. Jovelyn was also reportedly retrenched by her employer in this city after learning she has forbidden love affair with another married guy. Meanwhile, the police are now waiting for the autopsy report, which will tell if she was deliberately killed or she took her own life.

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Constantino "Tinnex" Jaraula on his first dose of SINOVAC

April 29, 2021

Despite my ambivalence towards vaccination, and complex perception on it's effects, I just had my first dose of SINOVAC this morning, with the positive endorsement of my PHC Cardiologist Dra. Normita Manapat and NMMC's Dr. BeeJay Rocha. I decided for it not because I want to be called a "hero" as now being "advertised" but just doing my duty as a citizen strongly mandated by PRRD. It is disastrous if one is infected with COVID-19 but it is worse if he infects others through his negligence!! (Tinnex Jaraula)

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Surge of covid-19 cases trigger closure of 6 Catholic churches in Cagayan de Oro, MisorĀ 

April 28, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - As coronavirus disease (covid-19) threatens another deadly onslaught in many parts of the country, the church's top leaders in this city ordered the temporary closure of their churches yesterday (April 27) to give way for disinfection and clean up. This, as some leaders of the Catholic church and its parishioners, are reportedly contracted with the deadly virus.  Earlier this month, the surge of coronavirus infections in the city has reached to an all time high of 54 cases, the biggest so far in a day, ever since the killer virus started wreaking havoc some two years ago, based on records released by local health authorities.    In a statement released to the media, Archbishop Jose Cabantan announced the closure of six churches in this city and in Misamis Oriental province. The closure will last for 10 days, more specifically from April 28 up to May 7. Archbishop Cabantan said the churches include Jesus Nazareno Shrine and San Isidro Parish-Gusa in Cagayan de Oro. For Misamis Oriental, ordered closed are Lady of Candelaria parish in Tagoloan town, Immaculada Concepcion parish in Jasaan, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Bobuntugan, and Santa Cruz Parish in Laguindingan. Cabantan also said "This is also our way of showing that we are one with the people, the government, and every other person or entity concerned with overcoming the spread of the virus of Covid-19."  The Roman Catholic's top leader confirmed in a statement that some of their priests have contracted the deadly virus and they are now being isolated in undisclosed locations to avoid contact with their parishioners. Meanwhile, City Health Office, Dr. Joselito Teodulfo Retuya has again warned people of the city and visitors to strictly used their facemasks and face shields to avoid direct contact with the 'killer virus Just recently, former City Councilor MaryCor Calizo became a victim of the disease and succumbed to her untimely demise.  The incumbent members of the City Council in Cagayan de Oro have sympathized with the passing of the lady councilor as she becomes the latest victim of the second wave of deadly attacks perpetrated by its mother Covid-19 and 23 more variants - some of which has now reached the country, according to Filipino scientists and health expert at the University of the Philippine Genome Center.  Among those who openly expressed their sad reactions to the death of the lady councilor was incumbent city dad Zaldy Ocon. "RIP Madz Mare Maricor Calizo (another victim of Covid-19) It's terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family," Ocon said. - with PNA reports  

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Former Oro City Councilor Calizo dies of Covid-19

April 28, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The deadly attacks of the killer coronavirus disease (covid-19) have taken their toll on former City Councilor Marycor Reyes Calizo, the lone woman leader of Barangay Patag who made it to the City Council of Cagayan de Oro in the past years. For years, Calizo has given full service to the populace of this city. Her worthwhile achievement benefited all sectors in barangay Patag and District 1 of this city.  City Councilor Zaldy Ocon, Calizo's former City Council mate has posted on Facebook his sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. "RIP Madz Mare Maricor Calizo (another victim of Covid-19) It's terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family," Ocon said.  In related news, as coronavirus disease (covid-19) threatens another deadly onslaught in many parts of the country, the church's top leaders in this city ordered the temporary closure of their churches yesterday (April 27) to give way for disinfection and clean up. This, as some leaders of the Catholic church and its parishioners, are reportedly contracted with the deadly virus.  Earlier this month, the surge of coronavirus infections in the city has reached an all-time high of 54 cases, the biggest number in a single day. Ever since the killer virus started wreaking havoc some two years ago, based on records released by local health authorities.    In a statement released to the media, Archbishop Jose Cabantan announced the closure of six churches in this city and in Misamis Oriental province. The closure will last for 10 days, more specifically from April 28 up to May 7. Archbishop Cabantan said the churches include Jesus Nazareno Shrine and San Isidro Parish-Gusa in Cagayan de Oro. For Misamis Oriental, ordered closed are Lady of Candelaria parish in Tagoloan town, Immaculada Concepcion parish in Jasaan, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Bobuntugan, and Santa Cruz Parish in Laguindingan.  

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BACK-UP PLAN FOR VACCINE DELAYS: REPURPOSED DRUGS

April 28, 2021

Senator Imee Marcos has renewed her call on the Department of Health (DOH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider preventive treatments for Covid-19 and grant wider emergency use approval of repurposed drugs like Ivermectin to back up the government’s erratic timeline to procure vaccines.   Marcos issued the statement after the expected arrival of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine Sunday was delayed, adding that earlier delays have taken place even from the COVAX facility of the World Health Organization (WHO).   “Let’s use preventive treatments and repurposed drugs while waiting for the vaccines. Setbacks in delivery timelines are taking place worldwide, not just in the Philippines,” Marcos said.   India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, has cut back on its vaccine exports as it faces an overwhelming surge in cases, while the EU and the UK continue to bicker over production and delivery delays, Marcos explained.   Marcos also cited the drawback in vaccine shipments of Moderna to rich countries like Canada and Britain, adding that safety reviews have also delayed the roll-out of AstraZeneca and the J&J vaccine in other countries.   “We need a back-up plan to ease the burden on our healthcare system. The global vaccine supply will remain uncertain for months to come, so what’s the back-up plan to stop infection and transmission, especially of these Covid variants?” Marcos asked.   Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19 has been undergoing further studies worldwide, following testimonials of relief from patients and doctors alike, particularly in the use of Ivermectin, originally an anti-parasitic that has been used in humans to treat diseases such as elephantiasis and onchocersiasis or “river blindness.”   “The FDA has granted emergency use of Ivermectin but only to certain hospitals. I hope the hesitation is not because it is beholden to the interests of big pharma, since the drug costs only 35 pesos,” Marcos said.   Marcos also cited recent results of a study by infectious disease experts in Singapore that showed the likelihood of Covid-19 infection was reduced with the use of hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, and a povidone-iodine throat spray among some 3,000 trial participants after the May 2020 outbreak in the dorms of migrant workers.   Only 201,521 Filipinos have received complete vaccination since the government’s roll-out started in March, with 1,205,697 having received their first dose, according to the April 21 report of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).   The government’s yearend goal is to administer 148 million jabs of single-dose and double-dose vaccines to cover 78 million Filipinos, or more than two-thirds of the country’s population of about 108 million, as recommended by the WHO to achieve herd immunity.   “That means the government needs to achieve a daily vaccination rate of about 313,446 people every single day starting May until the end of the year,” Marcos pointed out, adding that the latest IATF report said the fastest vaccination rate in a day has only been 93,849 people.  

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Catholic priests get COVID-19, churches in MisOr shutdown

April 28, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Roman Catholic churches in Misamis Oriental  were padlocked starting Wednesday until May 10, Msgr. Rey Monsanto said here. Monsanto, an official of the Roman Catholic Archdioceses here, said that the churches would undergo disinfection after the assigned priest were found COVID-19 positive. He said the priests were now confined in various hospitals along with some convent staff and employees who were also found COVID +19 positive. The following Roman Catholic churches were located in the municipal towns of Laguindimgan, Alubijid,  Tagoloan and Jasaan, all in Misamis Oriental. In Cagayan de Oro City, the  churches in the villages (barangays) of Carmen and Gusa and the Nazareno Church in the city’s downtown district were also temporarily closed. Monsanto said that the churches would reopen on May 10 after undergoing massive disinfections and when the affected personnel, including the priests, recover. COVID-19 cases in Northern Mindanao since January 2020 until Tuesday (April 27, 2021) totaled 15,201 patients where  14,077 have recovered and only 319  deaths. -0-

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