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Presidential candidate Senator Bong Go with Davao City Mayor Sara Carpio, who is running for the vice presidency; and President Rodrigo Duterte, who is also gunning for a senate seat in next year’s polls.

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RESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte, who is gunning for a senate seat in next year’s general elections, has endorsed his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Carpio as running mate of Senator Bong Go who is seeking to replace him. Carpio – the running han, although their polit- the president eventually mate of presidential can- ical party is PDP-Laban. slid to the senatorial race didate Bongbong Marcos, Duterte endorsed Carpio after Carpio filed her canthe son and namesake of and Go during a dinner didacy for the vice presiFilipino Dictator Ferdi- with dozens of lawmak- dent. nand Marcos, is the vice ers in Malacañang on NoCarpio repeatedly presidential bet of the vember 16. said that she would not Lakas-CMD. Marcos is the Carpio also tried to run for a higher office and official candidate of the convince the PDP-Laban even filed her re-election Partido Federal ng Pilipi- to support her and Mar- candidacy only to renege nas. cos, but this was flatly re- on her promise just as While Go and Dute- jected by the ruling party what Duterte did in 2016 rte are both running un- whose official presiden- after saying that he would der the Pederalismo ng tial bet is Go with Duterte not seek the presidency, Dugong Dakilang Sama- as his running mate, but but he ran and eventually

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won after promising to rid the country’s drug problems in six months and fight corruption. He failed his promises. The Davao mayor also released a statement after pulling a dramatic political stunt and said: “Tapos na po ang November 15 (last day of candidacy substitution) pero nagsisimula pa lang ang ating laban. Alam ko na mahaba at mahirap ito pero kampante ako na sasamahan at tutulungan ninyo ako hanggang sa dulo — hanggang maipanalo natin ito para sa ating mahal na bayan at mga kapwa Pilipino.” “Sa totoo lang, ang nag-uumapaw ninyong suporta ang nagbibigay sa akin ngayon ng tibay at lakas ng loob at inspirasyon. Kung hindi po dahil sa inyo, out po ako dito. Ngayon ay gusto ko sanang simulan ang ating laban sa pamamagitan ng isang panawagan. Magkaisa po tayong lahat na mga sumusuporta sa administrasyong Duterte. Iisa lang naman ang ating mga pangarap — ang pagkakaroon ng mas matatag, mas mapayapa, mas maunlad na bansa,” she said. Carpio added: “Ang

aking partido ay nakipag-alyansa at humingi ng suporta para kay Bongbong Marcos at para sa akin matapos kong tanggapin ang inyong hamon at panawagan. Tinanggihan ito ng PDP at naiintindihan natin ito. Pero gusto ko lamang na linawin — walang pangalan na sinisira o dinudungisan, walang sinasagasaan, walang inaagrabyado, inaaway, pinapaiyak o inaapi. Sa muli, nananawagan ako ng pagkakaisa. Ang layunin natin ay hindi lamang ituloy ang mga magagandang nasimulan ni Pangulong Duterte kundi ang mas pagbutihin at mas palawigin pa ang mga ito. The people will make me strong. And it is through our solidarity and unity that we will be able to build a stronger nation.” Marcos also issued a separate statement saying: “Naitawid na namin ni Mayor Inday Sara Duterte ang proseso para sa tambalang inaasam-asam ng aming mga taga-suporta – ang BBM-SARA sa 2022. At napagkasunduan namin at ng aming mga partido ang pagsusulong ng mapagkaisang liderato sakaling kami ay palarin sa darating na halalan sa

Mayo 9, 2022. Sa layunin naming dalawa na ipagpatuloy at palawigin pa ang mga magagandang nagawa ng pamahalaang Duterte ay sabay kami ngayong nananawagan na kapit-bisig lang po tayo sa pagtiwala at pagsuporta sa liderato ng ating mahal na Pangulo. Kaisa ako ni Inday Sara sa kanyang sinabi na “Iisa lang naman ang ating mga pangarap, ang pagkakaroon ng mas matatag, mas mapayapa, mas maunlad na bansa.” Despite Carpio’s attempt to woo the PDP-Laban to support her and Marcos, Go said he still prefers Carpio to be his running mate despite their different party membership. “Kung ako ang masusunod, siya ang pinakamalapit sa puso ko na maging ka-tandem ko. Kung ako po ang tatanungin, kung ako papipiliin, pipiliin ko si Mayor Sara,” he said. Go, Carpio and Duterte are favored to win the elections because of their massive following and supporters from governors and mayors in the different provinces from Sulu in the South to Batanes in the North. (Mindanao Examiner)

Spike in number of outof-school youth noted THE UNITED States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a study showing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Filipino out-ofschool youth. USAID Philippines Acting Mission Director Sean Callahan joined Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña, Assistant Secretary for Alternative Learning System (ALS) G.H. Ambat, and other government officials at a virtual launch of the report. The report showed that the number of outof-school youth in the country rose in the first four months of 2020 from 16.9% to 25.2%. While

the study found the pandemic disproportionately impacted education, employment, and livelihood opportunities for out-ofschool youth, it identified opportunities to improve the situation of youth and their families through collaboration among government, nongovernment organizations, businesses, and academia. USAID said it supports DepEd and TESDA by integrating new work readiness content into the curriculum for out-of-school youth. Through its Opportunity 2.0 program, USAID also helps Philippine ALS and technical-vocational education pivot to distance learning to be more accessible to out-of-school youth, and establish Youth Development Alliances to help stakeholders col-

laborate toward common youth development and local economy goals. “As we celebrate the 75th year of diplomatic relations between our two countries and the 60th anniversary of USAID in the Philippines, the U.S. government remains committed to working with partners to improve the education and employment outcomes for young Filipinos, especially those who are out of school,” said Callahan. Also included in the report is how the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of environment-friendly and digital skills, which will become even more important as industries move to renewable energy sources and digital operations. (Malou Cablinda)


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Soon to rise, ‘Robinsons Place Pagadian’

PAGADIAN CITY – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic which affected the economy, Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), the real estate investment arm of JG Summit Holdings, said it is building a shopping mall here as part of the company’s nationwide expansion. It has acquired through a public bidding, the lot where the future site of Robinsons Land’s newest lifestyle mall in Mindanao. Currently, Robinsons Malls operates a total of seven malls in the region. Frederick Go, RLC President and CEO; and Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co formalized the transfer of the property at the contract signing event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel last April. Called the “Robinsons Place Pagadian,” the mall will help local businesses capitalize on the city’s booming economy. Once it opens, the mall will house local and inter-

SUPPORT PEACE IN MINDANAO Zambo man vaccinated twice with different Covid vaccines ZAMBOANGA CITY – A local man was inoculated against the deadly Covid-19 disease twice with different brands during a vaccination program in a remote village here, radio reports said on Wednesday. Reports said the man, who was only identified as Boy, told radio station RMN that he was given two shots of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines on Tuesday in the village of La Paz where the City Health Office put up a vaccination site where residents can just go and register and get inoculated.

The man’s family was worried that the two jabs may pose a serious risk to his health, but so far nothing has happened. The man was first injected with AstraZeneca and was told to rest for a while, but another vaccinator approached him and inoculated him again with Sinovac on the other arm. It was unclear whether the man told the vaccinator that he already got his first dose of AstraZeneca. RMN also posted a photo of the man’s vaccination card and it shows the schedule for a second dose of Sinovac on Jan-

uary 19, 2022. Both the identities of the vaccinators and their signatures, including the name of the man were redacted. The City Health Office has not issued any formal statement about the incident. This is the first time here that a man was twice vaccinated against Covid-19 with different brands of vaccines in just a matter of minutes. Zamboanga is ramping up its vaccination program and even put up “walk-in” sites in different villages for residents to avail of the free jabs. (Mindanao Examiner)

national shops, fine and casual dining options, a food hall, Robinsons Supermarket, cinema and a department store. The mall facade will have an eye-catching symmetry, according to RLC. “The mall design will be a sight to behold, as it takes inspiration from and mimics the geometric shapes and colors of the Vinta - a traditional outrigger boat used by locals as fishing vessels, cargo ship and houseboat,” it said.

Home to approximately 200,000 people, Pagadian City is the capital of Zamboanga del Sur and the regional center of the Zamboanga Peninsula, found on the western side of Mindanao. Known as the “Little Hong Kong of the South” for its hilly and scenic terrain, Pagadian’s economy is fueled by its strong agricultural and fishing sectors, with additional revenue provided by its gold, copper, and molybdenum mining industry. (Mindanao Examiner)

Pagadian City Councilor Sam Tyra Co, Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co, RLC President and CEO Frederick D. Go, and RLC Corporate Land Acquisition Head Corazon Ang Ley. (Photo courtesy of Robinsons Land Corporation.)

Duterte tells public to follow health protocols DAVAO CITY – President Duterte called on the public to strictly follow the health protocols after noting the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in Europe as a result of complacency. Duterte, who cited the report of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, said complacency could lead to resurgence in infections similar to what is happening in Europe. Duque emphasized that a better COVID-19 outlook in the country should not result in the public ditching adherence to safeguards like social distancing and mask use, as what the countries in Europe did, resulting in the fifth wave of infections. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain have seen surging coronavirus cases after some relaxation in the implementation of health

President Rodrigo Duterte protocols, Duque reported. He pointed to the UK’s “Freedom Day” as an example, in which the government lifted COVID-19 restrictions to resume business operation and allow mass gatherings, leading to the public abandoning mask use and observance of distancing. According to Duque, the rising COVID-19 cas-

es in European countries should serve as a warning to the Filipinos, noting the pandemic cannot be defeated through vaccination alone. “We have to increase our vaccination coverage, sustain the trajectory—couple that with a much disciplined compliance to minimum public health standards,” Duque said. (Malou Cablinda)


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Sulu Pictures in the News Sulu provincial government at work. This is where your taxes go. (Photos from the Office of the Provincial Governor, Jaques Tutong, Task Force Covid-19, Maimbung Municipal Government, Rep. Shernee Tambut, Noenyrie Asiri, and Aziz Salapuddin)


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RT-PCR tests scrapped in Zamboanga, Sulu for fully vaccinated travellers

Zambo fitness center levels up

Sky Gym personnel regularly disinfect equipment and the whole fitness center to protect its customers from any harmful bacteria and viruses. (Photos courtesy of Sky Gym) ZAMBOANGA’S PREMIER fitness center, the Sky Gym at LM Metro Hotel now only accepts vaccinated individuals as part of its health protocols aimed at protecting others and hotel staff from the dreaded Covid-19 disease. The Sky Gym, the biggest in the city, has maintained its high standard in following health protocols imposed by the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases and the local Covid-19 task force since the start of the pandemic after President

Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of public health emergency in March 2020. The hotel’s staff and employees, including gym personnel and coaches, are fully vaccinated, according to the manager, Alain Cass Luy. “We are strictly and religiously following the NAITF and local government guidelines on public health protocols to ensure the safety not only of our customers, but employees as well,” he told the Zamboanga Post. He said the Sky Gym is now exclusive for customers who are vaccinat-

ed against Covid-19. “We value greatly the safety of our gym goers and our staff and Sky Gym maintains the highest health protocols as we always do. We have electric hypochlorous oxidizers all over the gym and we regularly disinfect equipment. We have sanitizers at the gym and soap at the restrooms,” Luy said, adding even the hotel is equipped with hypochlorous oxidizers and sanitizers. Luy said in compliance with Mayor Beng Climaco’s Executive Order No. BC 607-2020, LM Metro Hotel and the Sky Gym require guests to use face mask and face shield and the digital contact tracing system – the StaySafe.Ph. The hotel was also granted the Safety Seal by the Department of Tourism and has been cited many times by various groups and government agencies for its high hospitality standard. (Zamboanga Post)

Sulu Governor Sakur Tan signs November 17, 2021 the executive order lifting the RTPCR requirement for persons entering the southern province. Sulu has one of the lowest Covid-19 cases in the Philippines. PAGADIAN CITY – Fully vaccinated persons entering Zamboanga City and Sulu province are no longer required to present their negative RT-PCR tests. Mayor Beng Climaco, head of the local Covid-19 task force, said the decision to forego the RT-PCR test requirements for fully vaccinated persons is in response to the clamor of those frequently travelling and recommendations from medical experts. She said in lieu of the RT-PCR requirement, travellers shall present only their vaccination card and S-PASS or the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage, an online travel management system of the Department of Science and Technology used for domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. But Climaco said travellers may be asked to

present their antigen test results within 24 hours of travel if they come from areas with high numbers of Covid-19 cases such as those under Alert Levels 4 and 5. However, travellers who are not vaccinated are still required to present their negative RT-PCR tests and S-PASS when entering Zamboanga, according to the local government. “Everything we decide here is based on science and recommendations of the experts, such as the medical sector, in order to protect everybody against Covid-19. We want to balance the safety and the economic aspect of the situation under the pandemic and as we go on, we adapt to the new normal,” the mayor said. She also urge residents to vaccinate and help prevent the spread of

the deadly respiratory disease by following the public health protocols. Sulu Governor Sakur Tan also issued an executive order lifting the RT-PCR requirement for inbound travellers who are fully vaccinated. He said fully vaccinated persons entering the province must only show their vaccination and identification cards. “The lifting of RT-PCR requirement will encourage the people to be inoculated thus increasing the rate of vaccination in the province of Sulu,” he said. But unvaccinated persons entering Sulu must present their negative RT-PCR test results and identification cards. Sulu remains under the Moderate General Community Quarantine classification until the end of November. (Zamboanga Post, Mindanao Examiner)

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper donates one brand new wheel chair to kidney patient Lydia Fernandez and husband Florencio Fernandez, both indigents, of Barangay Tetuan in Zamboanga City.


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Love pets? Knowledge is key in protecting self, dogs from rabies

WE CAN’T help but love our pets. They provide us companionship and comfort, which can benefit us in many ways especially now that we’re spending more time at home. But while pets are undoubtedly therapeutic, unfortunately, they also have the potential to pose a threat to our health. One of these is rabies infection. A bite or even a scratch of an animal can transmit this virus to humans, which can put you and your pet's life in danger. According to the Department of Health, almost half of the annual rabies cases in the Philippines involve domesticated pets. This means that now more than ever, fur parents need to be extra vigilant in protecting themselves and their pets. There are current ways to prevent this such as vaccinating pets, but it is still essential to know what to do once exposed. ZP Therapeutics, a division of Zuellig Pharma Corporation (ZPC), advocated for early prevention, proper treatment, and control of the disease. And in a recent virtual event entitled "Review of Animal Bite Management ", the company took the opportunity to provide continuing education to the healthcare community while spreading information to the public. General and Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Vinzon Valencia led the insightful discussion, which revolved around this year's theme, "Rabies: Facts, Not Fear". Participants received the latest rabies information and clinical management. Ultimately, the event highlighted the importance of proper information and how that can greatly help in the fight against rabies. How is rabies transmitted? Protecting the people from rabies starts with knowing and understanding the different ways in how it can be

contracted. There are three categories of exposure, depending on the severity and area of exposure: Category 1, which is transmitted through: --Feeding or touching the infected animal, licking of intact skin; --Exposure to a patient with signs and symptoms of the infection by sharing of eating and/or drinking utensils; --Casual contact and routine delivery of healthcare to the symptomatic patient. Category 2 can be transmitted through: --Nibbling of uncovered skin, with or without bruising or hematoma; --Minor or superficial scratches or abrasions without bleeding, including those induced to bleed; Category 3 can be transmitted through: --Transdermal bites (such as puncture wounds, lacerations, avulsions) or scratches or abrasions with spontaneous bleeding; --Licks on broken skin or mucous membrane; --Exposure to a rabies patient through bites, contamination of mucous membranes or open skin lesions, and mouthto-mouth resuscitation; --Unprotected handling of an infected carcass; --Ingestion of raw infected meat; --Exposure to bats; --All Category III exposures on the head and neck area. What to do after possible exposure? If you've been bitten, scratched, or may have been exposed to rabies via any of these three categories, immediately wash the wounded with soap and running water for at least 15 minutes. This is the most reliable way to lower your chances of infection. Valencia advised against

dressing the wounded area, as this will only favor the growth of bacteria and increase the likelihood of infection, saying self-medicating is also strongly discouraged, though, for it is best to just leave the situation to the healthcare professionals. “So if you are seeking help from traditional healers like manghihilot, tandok, or tawak, know that this will just even promote the spread of infection, and it won't be of any help,” he said. For Category 2 and 3 exposures, it is best to see a healthcare provider for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) within 24 hours. He said healthcare providers will assess the patient and shall administer the necessary rabies vaccine or rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) shots. As discussed by Valencia, the schedule of these shots will follow World Health Organization’s updated recommendations on the rabies vaccine regimen schedule, saying doses should be completed until Day 7, regardless of the status of the biting animal. Are there any contraindications on RIGs? Valencia said there are no contraindications for rabies vaccines and Rabies Immunoglobulin (RIGs). “This also goes for breastfeeding and pregnant women, and even someone who has recently received a Covid-19 vaccine,” he said. In view of rabies infection's risk, pet owners should prioritize administration of PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) no matter what the case may be. Getting protected from rabies infection is always more important because it can save someone's life. Indeed, knowledge is key when it comes to dealing with rabies. As Valencia said: “Rabies is fatal and irreversible but it is avoidable.”

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HEALTH

PANAWAGAN NG TULONG NG PAMILYANG NAMATAYAN NG AMA DAHIL SA COVID. Una po sa lahat ay gusto po munang magpasalamat ng aming pamilya sa mga taong nagbigay ng tulong pinansyal sa amin. Salamat din po sa pagpapaabot ng inyong panalangin at pagpapalakas ng loob namin. Tunay nga pong napakabigat ng problemang aming kinakaharap. Nawalan po kami ng mahal sa buhay at napakalaking halaga pa po ang kailangan namin dahil meron pa po kaming kailangang bayaran na utang sa ospital, as of Nov. 03, 2021 may balanse pa po kami na P1,509,500.00 (1,200,000.00 Hospital Bill + 309,500.00 Professional Fee). Kaya naman po kami ay patuloy na kumakatok sa inyong mga puso, anumang halaga na inyong ipagkakaloob ay malaking kabawasan na sa pinansyal na problema na pinagdadaanan namin ngayon at ito ay tatanawin naming malaking utang na loob sa inyo. Sa mga nais pa po na magbigay ng tulong, eto po ang GCash # namin. GCash Number: 0947-6428513 / 0965-5245150 - Marjorie B. Toh GCash Number: 0926-8850607 - Angelo Frederick A. Toh Pwede din po dito sa aming bank account. Bank Name: Metrobank Account Name: Marjorie Buela Toh Account Number: 574-3-57411184-7 Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat.

Organic Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee isn’t really pricey

KIDAPAWAN CITY Coffee lovers in the Philippines may now enjoy the best and the most expensive coffee in the world - Kopi Luwak - but not as pricey as every connoisseurs think. Kopi Luwak is a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. The cherries are fermented as they pass through a civet’s intestines, and after being defecated

with other fecal matter, they are collected. In Manila, a kilogram of Civet coffee sells for as high as P15,000 and over $500 dollars abroad. But Kopi Luwak can now be enjoyed by every coffee lovers for as low as P150 for a 16 oz. cup that comes with a drip bag, ground organic Civet coffee beans, two packets of brown sugar and a stirrer in a beautiful Kraft paper bag – thanks to the Mindanao Civet Coffee

seller in Zamboanga City. The new market player in the coffee business, although small, is now offering affordable organic Kopi Luwak – sourced and picked by farmers from the highlands of Mindanao, cleaned and dried and roasted to perfection to give coffee lovers that distinct aroma of Civet coffee berries – chocolaty and nutty and smooth bodied brewed drink. Mindanao Civet Coffee, which started as a home reseller of coffee beans, now offers organic Kopi Luwak in 250 grams ground Civet coffee and 250 grams Civet coffee beans – all medium roasted to perfection. Kopi Luwak is also available now in 3rd Cup Café at LM Metro Hotel in Zamboanga City, and resellers in Luzon, Cebu and other parts of Mindanao. The Mindanao Civet Coffee is a favorite among travellers and tourists and coffee connoisseurs. And for those who wanted the perfect gift for all occasions, Kopi Luwak is the best choice. And those who are interested to resell or perhaps enjoy a daily hot cup or cold brew of Kopi Luwak may call the Mindanao Civet Coffee at this mobile number 09153976197. (AJC)

Tamang Pagkain Sa Maysakit Ni Dr. Willie T. Ong

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lam ba ninyo kung anong pagkain ang ibibigay sa maysakit? Kung ang pasyente ay may pangangasim ng sikmura o ulcer, sundin ang mga payong ito. Para sa mga may lagnat o dengue, ingatan din natin na huwag mairita ang tiyan at baka magasgas ito. Heto ang mga ligtas na pagkain: Bawasan o Iwasan ang Pagkaing Ito: 1. Maaasim – Bawasan ang pag-inom o pagkain ng may calamansi, purong orange o lemon juice at suka. Nakadadagdag ito sa acid sa tiyan. 2. Maaanghang Iwasan ang maaanghang dahil puwede itong makahapdi ng sikmura. 3. Maiitim na pagkain tulad ng dinuguan, tinta ng posit at dark chocolate – Para sa may dengue, iwasan ang pagkaing maiitim dahil iitim din ang dumi at malilito

ang mga doktor kung nagdugo ba ang tiyan ng pasyente. 4. Mamantika at matatabang pagkain – Nagpapabagal ang mantika at taba sa galaw ng ating bituka. Dahil dito, mas tatagal ang acid sa ating tiyan. 5. Inuming may Caffeine tulad ng kape – Ang kape ay nagpapadami ng acid sa ating tiyan. Maraming pasyenteng may pangangasim ng sikmura ang gumagaling kapag itinigil nila ang pag-inom ng kape. Kung gusto pa ring uminom, hanggang isang baso lang ng kape ang puwede. Magandang Kainin: 1. Lugaw o am – Lagyan ito ng asin at konting ulam. Malambot ang lugaw, madaling tunawin at mainit pa sa tiyan. Mayroon itong carbohydrates na nagpapalakas ng katawan. 2. Nilagang manok Ang chicken soup ay nagpapabilis sa paggaling ng trangkaso at sipon. Ito ay dahil sa taglay nitong cysteine, isang natural na

amino acid. Masustansya ang sabaw nito at nagpapalabnaw din ng plema. 3. Saging – Ang saging ay may sangkap na “flavonoid leucocyanidin” na pinoprotektahan ang ating tiyan laban sa ulcer. May potassium din ang saging na kailangan sa normal na pagtibok ng puso. 4. Kanin at isda – Magandang kombinasyon ang kanin at isda dahil nakokompleto nito ang protina na kailangan ng katawan. Sabawan din ang kanin para lumambot ito at madaling kainin. 5. Uminom ng maraming tubig para bumaba ang lagnat at huwag ma-dehydrate. 6. Mas maganda sa mayroong sakit na kumain ng madalas ngunit pakonti-konti lamang. Ito’y para hindi mahirapan ang tiyan sa pagtunaw ng pagkain. Tandaan: Magpahinga, inumin ang gamot at kumain ng tama. Iyan ang sikreto sa mabilis mong paggaling

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No political, commercial tarps in public places

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EBU CITY – Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the removal of political and commercial tarpaulins in public places, saying he does not want Cebu turned into a “poster city.” Rama said there will be or businesses that promote major roads in the City have no distinction whether the products and events, among to be removed. Only tarpautarpaulins are hung by pol- others. lins that will bring activity iticians, their supporters “All tarpaulins in the and are authorized by the

Cebu Pacific rehires retrenched employees CEBU PACIFIC (CEB) announced that it will rehire its retrenched cabin crew following the government’s decision to ease travel restrictions across the country as mass vaccination continues. The airline industry was among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year and CEB was forced to retrench about 1,300 employees. Carmina Romero, the CEB spokesperson, said the airline will prioritize those who were laid off last year. “Cabin crew first for this and hiring has begun,” she told the Philippine News Agency. Felix Lopez, CEB vice president, acknowledged the country's Covid-19 response, which he said has paved the way for greater recovery in the travel and aviation sectors. “This, in turn has brought about an uptick in travel demand

Photo shows the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway as seen from the Mactan Channel. Cebu’s newest bridge is now 87% complete and is set to be operational by early next year. (PNA photo by Carlo Lorenciana) and opened opportunities for us to hire additional cabin crew to support CEB’s growth and recovery,” he said. He said CEB’s flight crew are all fully vaccinated. CEB also said that it will fly Bacolod from Manila with fully vaccinated passengers every Tuesday and Thursday. The move is in support of the local govern-

ment of Negros Occidental's vaccination drive. From twice weekly, CEB will increase Bacolod flight frequencies to nine times weekly beginning November 15. Flights that are exclusively for fully vaccinated individuals are every Tuesday and Thursday, from November 16 to January 15 next year. (Maria Cristina Arayata)

1.8 million people vaccinated in Central Visayas CEBU CITY – The Department of Health said at least 1.8 million people in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor had been inoculated against the Covid-19 disease as mass vaccination continues in the region of about 5.6 million population. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-7 chief pathologist and spokeswoman, said some 2,240,822 people have received their first

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dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. She said a total of 4.1 million doses had been administered in the four provinces – 71% or 2.9 million in Cebu; and the remaining 29% in Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor. Loreche said 131,989 medical frontline workers are alsoscheduled to receive their third jabs following the directive from DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III to provide them booster

shots against the deadly respiratory disease. “I’m emphasizing this because this data on medical front-liners will be the basis in giving them booster doses. So we already know how many of them will get the booster jabs. But the expanded A1 vaccinees are not eligible for booster dose,” she said, referring to the immediate members of a medical worker’s family. (John Rey Saavedra)

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City Government… even if the government is earning, I don’t care. I don’t want the whole City of Cebu to become a poster city, a commercial display of products,” he said. Rama also cited tarpaulins installed in flyovers, trees, public walls, electric poles, bridges, among others. He said even tarpaulins that are being posted in different villages have to be removed. The mayor instructed the members of the “Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team, the Cebu City Traffic Office, and the City Environment Sanitation Enforcement team, including the barangay environment officers to implement his order. He urged politicians and businessmen to place their advertisements over radio, newspapers, or social media, stressing he does not want the city to become an “advertisement territory.” Rama said Cebu City has

Mayor Michael Rama existing ordinances which prohibit the posting of bills and graffiti, as well as against littering. “There is also an ordinance requiring the City to maintain orderliness and cleanliness,” he said. He also ordered the Department of Public Services to remove the steel railings installed in the major thoroughfares. “I’ve always been

wanting, please do not divide the road during the evening, an accident is awaiting. When brownout occurs then you will not see what it is in the middle. We’re not only talking about accidents, it is constricting the road. When you divide the road you divide the space,” he said. (John Rey Saavedra)

RFID needed in CebuCordova Link Expressway CEBU CITY – The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC) said it has started the online registration for the installation of RFID or radio-frequency identification stickers which motorists will need to be able to pass Cebu’s third bridge that is set to be operational early next year. CCLEC said motorists may register for RFID through https://mptc. outsystemsenterprise.com/ ORRAS. The company said the construction progress of the 8.9-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project was 87% complete as of October. The P30-billion toll bridge project will use an all-electronic toll collection system when it opens in the first quarter of 2022 to pro-

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vide motorists with safe and seamless travel. Topping the construction accomplishment is the completion of the CCLEX main bridge deck that connects Cebu City and the municipality of Cordova. Works have now moved to the construction of the deck’s safety barrier. “Earlier, we also finished the installation of all 56 stay cables holding the main bridge deck as well as the installation of all 434 NU (Nebraska University) girders required for the entire stretch of the project. Also completed is the 200-meter pedestrian footbridge. Work on the other segments of the CCLEX project continues to progress,” CCLEC said in a statement. Construction of the deck

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slab is also ongoing following the completion of its substructure and installation of precast planks at the Cebu South Coastal Road on-ramp and off-ramp sections of CCLEX. And at the Cebu viaduct, the construction of the deck slab is also ongoing. The Cordova viaduct, on the other hand, is now structurally complete and works are now on the construction of the safety barriers. Aside from these, works are ongoing for the toll plaza, CCLEX Operations and Maintenance Center, and the Toll Operations Center building. CCLEX is a project of CCLEC, in partnership with the local governments of Cebu City and Cordova. (Carlos Lorenciana)

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