COVID-19 Patient dies in Misamis Occidental

ILIGAN CITY —– The Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 in Misamis Occidental province announced Thursday that a male COVID patient from Tudela town died Wednesday evening, April 15.

Priests, residents and frontliners offer prayers on Good Friday, April 10, at the Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center in Ozamiz City. (photo by Nico CInco)

Patient (PH) 4085 was admitted on March 27 to the Mayor Hilarion A.… Continue reading... “COVID-19 Patient dies in Misamis Occidental”

CDO Filipino-Chinese Community donations to NMMC breach P4.3-M

NMMC Chief Dr. Jose Chan receives the 5th batch of donations from the CDO Filipino-Chinese Community headed by Pres. Sonny Choi April 7 at the Cagayan Town Center. (photo courtesy of Jeffrey Ang)

Cagayan de Oro’s Filipino-Chinese Community showed its unequivocal support for the city’s battle against the CoVid-19 coronavirus with its biggest donation yet to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center on April 7.… Continue reading... “CDO Filipino-Chinese Community donations to NMMC breach P4.3-M”

Academe mobilizes urgently needed supplies for front liners

Three of Northern Mindanao’s leading universities are in the thick of the fight versus the COVID-19 pandemic through their campus laboratories.

Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (Xavier Ateneo) in Cagayan de Oro City, Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Bukidnon, and Mindanao State University (MSU) through College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at its main campus in Marawi City and  the Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Iligan City, have mobilized their available resources to supply hospitals with urgently needed medical supplies like alcohol and disinfectant.… Continue reading... “Academe mobilizes urgently needed supplies for front liners”

Waterpark repurposes machine to produce surface disinfectant

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort (image courtesy of Project LUPAD)

Since the Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort was shuttered on March 17 in response to the government’s plea to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the facility, hailed as “Mindanao’s Showcase of Sustainable Tourism” has lain idle except for a skeleton crew cleaning and maintaining its various attractions.… Continue reading... “Waterpark repurposes machine to produce surface disinfectant”

Part 1 of 4: #XUKontraCOVID19 Academe mobilizes urgently needed supplies for front liners

Three of Northern Mindanao’s leading universities are in the thick of the fight versus the COVID-19 pandemic through their campus laboratories.

Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (Xavier Ateneo) in Cagayan de Oro City, Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Bukidnon, and Mindanao State University (MSU) through the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at its main campus in Marawi City and  the Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Iligan City, have mobilized their available resources to supply hospitals with urgently needed medical supplies like alcohol and disinfectant.… Continue reading... “Part 1 of 4: #XUKontraCOVID19 Academe mobilizes urgently needed supplies for front liners”

Private sector extends assistance to other hospital front liners

Nurses from the CDO Polymedic Plaza’s Hemodialysis Unit hold up PPE gowns donated by STEAG thru Ms Irene Floro & face shields from the UCCP Cagayan de Oro Church. (photo supplied)

The two government hospitals in the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus have been getting the bulk of assistance from the private sector, especially on critically needed medical supplies and personal protection equipment (PPEs) for their front liners.… Continue reading... “Private sector extends assistance to other hospital front liners”

Plan Regional, Act Local – Business Sector Outlines response to COVID-19 Crisis

Butuan Chamber PPEs donation to front liners

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Mindanao has started implementing its key strategy as mandated in the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Economic Cluster.

“In the wake of all the community quarantines and lockdown of LGUs , I have outlined the Business sector Response to COVID -19 through the Key Strategy of Planning Regional (through the Regional Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management Council) and Acting Local through the Local Government Units (LGUs-city, province, municipality, barangay),” said Ma.… Continue reading... “Plan Regional, Act Local – Business Sector Outlines response to COVID-19 Crisis”

IP rituals invoke protection vs. COVID-19

Elders of the Higa-onon Catanico-Tablon-Cugman-Ancestral Domain in Malasag, Bgy. Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City perform traditional rituals seeking protection vs. the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Datu Masikal Jabiniar)

Indigenous Peoples of Northern Mindanao are invoking the protection of their spirit guardians through traditional rituals against the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus.… Continue reading... “IP rituals invoke protection vs. COVID-19”

The One: The Magical Aerial Oddysey of Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro

Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro.

Patrick Roa flies A320 and A321 airliners, and calls himself an accidental airline pilot. But was it really accidental?

Patrick hails from Cagayan de Oro. Like many young boys, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. But he didn’t really know why.

His grandfather died when Patrick was just 5.… Continue reading... “The One: The Magical Aerial Oddysey of Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro”

Alegrio heads PCCI Mindanao as Area VP

Ma. Teresa Rillo-Alegrio

Former Oro Chamber Secretary-General and President Ma. Teresa R. Alegrio has been elected Area Vice President for Mindanao of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization.

Alegrio is currently the Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations Dept. of STEAG State Power Inc.… Continue reading... “Alegrio heads PCCI Mindanao as Area VP”