Public, Private Sectors Lauded For Helping Visayas Fight Covid-19

Public, Private Sectors Lauded For Helping Visayas Fight Covid-19


Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

BDJ Celebrates 15 Years Of Empowering Women To Achieve Their Dreams

Turn your dreams into reality this 2021 with these power planners from Belle de Jour!

The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) on Monday commended those who have helped bring down coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the Visayas particularly Cebu, Negros Occidental, and the rest of Western Visayas.

Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, cited the collaboration and cooperation among individuals, government agencies and non-government organizations as having contributed to the campaign against Covid-19 here.

He cited the crucial role of Inter-Agency Task Force Covid-19 Chief Implementer for Visayas (retired) Maj. Gen. Melquiades Feliciano.

“It is through General Feliciano that we are able to assist Bacolod and the rest of Western Visayas in healing together,” Dino said in a statement.

Feliciano established the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Cebu City, which provided a comprehensive and holistic approach to the health crisis.

Last June, Cebu City was considered as a Covid-19 hotspot. With its data-unification management and contact tracing system, the Cebu City EOC succeeded in bringing down Covid-19 cases.

Dino also credited the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), led by Regional Director Jaime Bernadas and chief pathologist Dr. Mary Jean Loreche for sharing their best practices with Western Visayas.

On Oct. 29, OPAV gave 29 plaques of appreciation to individuals and organizations that have immensely contributed to OPAV’s goal of helping bring down coronavirus cases in Bacolod, Negros Occidental and Western Visayas region in an awarding ceremony at Seda Hotel in Bacolod City.

Among the institutions recognized were the Chong Hua Hospital-Cebu, DOH-7, Philippine Information Agency, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), Philippine Coast Guard, AFP Central Command and Sacred Heart School Batch ’85.

OPAV also recognized the contributions of VSMMC chief Dr. Gerardo Aquino, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Central Command chief Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-6 Regional Director Richard Osmeña, Office of Civil Defense-8 Regional Director Bobby Nuñez, Mayor Roberto Palomar of Tapaz, Capiz and DOH-6 Regional Director Marlyn Convocar.

Feliciano also recognized the efforts of all the persons who worked on the ground and thanked them for their contribution to EOC. The Bacolod EOC is the second EOC set up in the Visayas.

He added that Bacolod City is now notably stable as far as the Covid-19 situation is concerned. From almost 200 daily cases in September, Bacolod’s daily tally has gone down to less than 30 and is still going down.

Dino is optimistic that the EOC formula now being implemented in Bacolod and in other areas in Visayas will help bring down cases.

“I really do hope that this decrease of daily new cases is already a sign that we are doing well in our fight against this pandemic,” he said. “In due time we can already bounce back from the economic losses that our people, especially the poor, have experienced in the last seven months.”

Dino also thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go for their continued support to Western Visayas and for supporting OPAV’s work as a bridge to Malacañang. (PNA)

UNIQLO Provides Aid To The Philippines Affected By Typhoon Rolly And Ulysses

UNIQLO donates 1 million USD in aid to Typhoon victims through SM Foundation.

92nd ‘Malasakit Center’ Opens In Benguet

With the new Malasakit Center in Benguet, additional financial assistancee will be given to those in need!

Have Your Yellow Cab Squad Stuff Delivered For Free!

Looking for the best holiday deals for your barkada? Look no further as Yellow Cab offers FREE DELIVERY for its Squad Stuff bundle from November 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021!

W. Visayas Trade Fair Generates P8.7-M In Sales

Despite the ongoing pandemic, DTI’s annual five-day trade fair generated an initial sale of P8.7 million.

Samar Reopens 7 Eco-Tourism Sites To Local Tourists

Samar has finally reopened 7 eco-tourism destinations in four town after 8 months of closure!

Marawi Survivor, Teachers Share Stories With Juday In “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan”

Be inspired with the stories of these four teachers and their love for teaching in this Saturday’s episode of "Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan" on A2Z channel.

Solon Seeks ‘Expanded Employment Security’ Amid Pandemic

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to provide expanded employment security for workers whose work entails exposure to COVID-19.

MM Rated Satisfactory-Very Satisfactory In Anti-Smoking Policies

Metro Manila rated “satisfactory to very satisfactory" in following anti-smoking policies, results of a study show.

Mati City Donates P8-M Equipment To DepEd

The city government of Mati in Davao Oriental donated PHP8 million worth of equipment and materials for module reproduction to the Department of Education.

PRRD Okays ‘Back-Up’ Gov’t Center Formation In Tarlac

Pirmado na! Under EO No. 119, a "back-up" seat of national government in New Clark City will be established in case of an emergency or disaster in Metro Manila.