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Covid-19

London-based firm gives food packs to poor communities
Covid-19, News, Nueva Vizcaya

London-based firm gives food packs to poor communities

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (January 13)—At least 100 poor families in the upland town of Kasibu were given various food packs including fruit-bearing tree seedlings by a British firm operating in Barangay Runruno in this town. James Carmichael, FCF Minerals Corp. country manager, said the donation is part of the company’s efforts to reach out even to its non-impact communities through the conduct of Outreach Programs and Environmental Awareness Campaigns. Some 100 poor villagers of Barangay Kongkong in Kasibu town, Nueva Vizcaya were given food packs and fruit-bearing trees which was part of FCF Minerals Corporation's effort to reach out even to its non-impact communities through the conduct of Outreach Programs and Environmental Awareness Campaigns. CONTRIBUTED ...
FCF Minerals supports PH campaign vs Covid-19
Covid-19, Health, News, Nueva Vizcaya

FCF Minerals supports PH campaign vs Covid-19

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (January 12)—In a move to support the Philippine campaign against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a British firm here has encouraged all its employees and contractors to receive their jabs for their protection. FCF Minerals Corporation employees and contractors are vaccinated by the staff of the Municipal Health Office of Quezon town in Nueva Vizcaya headed by Dr. Julie Ann Bingayan, Municipal Health Officer, in the company’s medical clinic on January 12, 2022 for the continuation of the series of their mass vaccination program. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO James Carmichael, FCF Minerals country manager, said the company has coordinated with the Municipal Health Office (MHO) to come over to Barangay Runruno where it operates to ...
End Covid-19 Pandemic Through Vaccination
Covid-19, Health, Opinion

End Covid-19 Pandemic Through Vaccination

Listen to the medical community address the real cause of vaccine hesitancy in the country once and for all!Witness the medical community come together and unite against the unethical proliferation of vaccine misinformation. This type of malicious act doesn’t only elicit fear, panic, and confusion in a county that’s already desperately lagging behind its vaccination rate—-and it can lead to the deaths of hundreds of unvaccinated people. By depriving many of our countrymen, who are poor, the chance to be vaccinated,  the false information being spread in these challenging times is tantamount to criminality. The damage that anti-vaxxers can inflict on our people can have the same impact of terrorism. Vaccination is the only scientifically proven method to protect the poorest of the poor...
DoH traces contacts of first Delta variant case in Region 2
Covid-19, News, Nueva Vizcaya

DoH traces contacts of first Delta variant case in Region 2

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The Department of Health in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) said contact tracing is being conducted in connection with the first recorded Delta variant positive coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) case, according to a statement posted on its official Facebook page on Friday. “The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (Resu) together with the local government of Nueva Vizcaya is conducting contact tracing to identify all people that the Covid-19 patient has come in contact with,” the DoH Region 2 said. The first recorded Covid-19 Delta variant in Region 2 particularly in Barangay Bagahabag in Solano town (Nueva Vizcaya) was confirmed by the DoH, University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) and UP-National Institute of Health or UP-NIH in i...
OceanaGold opens modern health facility for Covid-19 patients
Covid-19, News, Nueva Vizcaya

OceanaGold opens modern health facility for Covid-19 patients

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO Engr. Edgar Rivera, OGPI officer-in-charge, noted the importance of mutual cooperation among the LGUs, community and private sector in overcoming the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya (June 22)— An Australian mining firm-built first-class isolation facility started accommodating patients specifically those infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the gold and copper deposit rich upland barangay (village) of Didipio here. According to lawyer Joan Adaci-Cattiling, OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) president, the P10.8 million Didipio Family Health Center (DFHC) was refurbished to serve Covid-19 infected patients at its host community in Didipio and its neighboring areas. Constructed in 2...
Cagayan govt gives P4.9M for villages’ isolation facilities in Tuguegarao City
Cagayan, Covid-19, News

Cagayan govt gives P4.9M for villages’ isolation facilities in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN GOV. MANUEL MAMBA TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (May 30)—The Cagayan provincial government is giving out P4.9 million to all barangay (villages) in Tuguegarao City for the establishment of isolation facilities to solve the problem of home quarantine which is known to have been causing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the city. During the flag-raising ceremony on Monday, Governor Manuel Mamba confirmed the amount which will be distributed to all the 49 villages in Tuguegarao City at P100,000 for each village. Mamba said this way Tuguegarao City will be able to slow down or even stop the high rate of local transmission of the disease and causing death so many of those who were infected. The Tuguegarao City Information Office has recorded a total of 5,287 C...
Region 2 welcomes 84,000 doses of AstraZeneca
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

Region 2 welcomes 84,000 doses of AstraZeneca

BY GENE V. BAQUIRAN, PIA TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (May 14)—The Department of Health (DOH) Region 2 received today 84,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine. The vaccines were shipped via plane and were received at the Tuguegarao City Airport. The Department of Health (DoH) in Region 2 inspects the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines that arrived at the DoH cold storage facility. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Following processes and protocols during its arrival, the vaccines were immediately brought to the DOH cold storage facility through the joint efforts of the Tuguegarao City Police Station, the Food and Drugs Administration and the DOH. Right after the inspection of the vaccines from the cold chain facility, allocated vaccines for Cagayan and ...
NVizcaya govt to put-up own Covid testing lab
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

NVizcaya govt to put-up own Covid testing lab

BY BENJAMIN MOSES M. EBREO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 11)—The provincial government will be putting up its own reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory to hasten monitoring, detection and treatment of suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. The provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya will be putting up its own reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory to hasten monitoring, detection and treatment of suspected coronavirus disease 2019 patients. Engineer Edgardo Sabado, Provincial Planning and Development Office chief, said the establishment of the RT-PCR laboratory is one of the priority projects to be implemented at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) in Bambang town this year. He said this will i...
NVizcaya guv receives 1st vaccine dose
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

NVizcaya guv receives 1st vaccine dose

NUEVA VIZCAYA Governor Carlos M. Padilla receives his first dose of Sinovac vaccine on Monday morning at the Capitol Compound in Bayombong town. It was administered by Nurse King Harold Bautista of Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital based in Bambang town. PHOTO COURTESY OF CMP FACEBOOK BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 10)—Governor Carlos Padilla received on Monday morning his first dose of Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in his office at the Capitol Compound here. Padilla’s first dose was administered by Nurse King Harold Bautista of Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital in Bambang town. Bautista said the governor received his vaccine under A2 priority or as a senior citizen and that the governor is scheduled to receive his second dose...
Covid affected towns assured of P4-M family food packs
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

Covid affected towns assured of P4-M family food packs

PHOTO COURTESY OF CMP BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 6)—The provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya assured there is enough supply of food assistance and an additional P4 million worth of family food packs for families severely affected by the pandemic. Flordelina Granada, provincial social welfare and development (PSWD) officer said family food packs procured by the provincial government will serve the needs of Covid-19 affected villages in different municipalities. According to Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health office chief, the province has recorded 2,563 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past nine months starting March 1, 2021 but is down to 342 active cases as of May 3. He said the surge of Covid cases in the province during this period had a posit...