Kagay-anon works with UK team developing COVID-19 vaccine

As the whole world now focuses on getting vaccinated against COVID19, Kagay-anons will be proud to know that a compatriot is part of the research team in the United Kingdom that is working hard on developing the Novavax vaccine.

Andrew Louies Mabelin

Louies Andrew Mabelin, 31 years old and a Kagay-anon, is a senior oncology research nurse at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, involved in the Phase 3 double-blinded randomized trial of the Novavax vaccine, which is the last stage of the study before a vaccine, if successful, will be released.… Continue reading... “Kagay-anon works with UK team developing COVID-19 vaccine”

Oroquieta LGU inks deal with AstraZeneca to purchase COVID vaccine

ILIGAN CITY —– The local government unit (LGU) of Oroquieta City has signed an agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca to purchase 120,000 doses of its covid-19 vaccine.

Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta made the announcement on Sunday, January 10 through his official Facebook account.

Acosta said this will cover two doses for 60,000 residents aged 18 years old and older.… Continue reading... “Oroquieta LGU inks deal with AstraZeneca to purchase COVID vaccine”

Water is coming to Natumolan, Tagoloan

Barangay Natumolan in the Municipality of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental will be enjoying potable water piped straight to their households in a year or so.

Natumolan is the 5th largest barangay of Tagoloan with a total area of 622 hectares and also its fifth most populated with a population of 7,674 (2010 Census).… Continue reading... “Water is coming to Natumolan, Tagoloan”

Critical transmission projects to face further delays due to new travel ban

As the country puts in place a travel ban to prevent the entry of the new COVID-19 strain, power transmission operator NGCP raises concerns on further delays on the completion of critical projects meant for the improvement of the power grid.

Nexans’ cable laying vessel, Nexans Skagerrak has been contracted to installl two lengths of 92 kilometer submarines cable to link the Visayas and Mindanao power grids.
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CEB Travel Advisory

As of Dec 31, 2020, 7:25am 

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM DEC 30, 2020 TO JAN 15, 2021 

Due to the newly detected variant of the SARS-CoV-2, the Philippine government, through the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), has imposed a temporary ban for foreign nationals flying to the Philippines from December 30, 2020 to January 15, 2021. During this period, only Filipino citizens will be accepted on CEB’s flights from Hong Kong, Nagoya (Japan), Singapore, and Seoul (South Korea).  … Continue reading... “CEB Travel Advisory”

Marawi City General Hospital to complement Amai Pakpak Medical Center

MARAWI CITY —– The construction of a  general hospital in Barangay Datu Naga in Marawi City will complement the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, currently the only government-run hospital in Marawi.

Dr. Adriano Subaan, director of Department of Health (DOH) Region 10, said the two hospitals will complement each other similar to how the Northern Mindanao Medical Center  (NMMC) and the JR Borja General Hospital (JRBGH) in Cagayan de Oro City work together,

Department of Health (DOH) Region 10 Director Subaan in a press briefing in Marawi City on November 27 said the ground breaking of the Marawi City General Hospital symbolizes the rising up of the health sector in Marawi that was destroyed by the armed conflict in 2017.
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Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens

MARAWI CITY —– The local government unit of Marawi City opened Wednesday (November 18) a P28-million bio molecular testing laboratory located inside the old building of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (AMPC) this city.

The opening delayed for two-months since several documents and requirements from the Department of health (DOH) needed to be complied with first, chief of hospital Dr.… Continue reading... “Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens”

Aboitiz businesses optimistic of sustained strategic growth amid pandemic challenges

Amid the ongoing challenges posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the various business units of the Aboitiz Group expect to maintain their momentum and proceed with their projects and plans for the year.

“Despite the headwinds of the first nine months, the Aboitiz Group’s business continuity plans have proven effective and will remain in place as we continue to exhibit resilience in our operations toward the end of the year,” said Sabin M.… Continue reading... “Aboitiz businesses optimistic of sustained strategic growth amid pandemic challenges”

PCCI Mindanao advocates Health Care Capacity Initiatives for business survival & continuity

29th Mindanao Business Conference 2020

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao will push a package of health care capacity measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

DOH-10 TB Reference Center now also has RT-PCR testing equipment now being used for COVID-19 testing.
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Flexible Learning is Key for Underserved Students

PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College

(This is our third in a series on what students, parents and the general public can expect when school opens next month for some of Cagayan de Oro’s Universities and Colleges)

Things are going to be a bit different when students of Cagayan de Oro’s four universities resume classes next month.… Continue reading... “Flexible Learning is Key for Underserved Students”