Author: Raffy Rico

Taytay Rizal 50 katao na ang nagpositibo sa Covid-19

Umabot na sa limampu (50) ang kumpirmadong nagpositibo sa kaso ng corona virus (COVID-19) sa lalawigan ng Taytay Rizal. Ito ay matapos madagdagan pa ng tatlong bagong kaso ang nasabing bayan. Kinumpirma ito ng Taytay Municipal Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit o Taytay-MESU na mayroong tatlong bagong kaso  ng covid-19 ang naidagdag sa naturang bilang. Kabilang dito ang pasyenteng babae na 46 anyos na mula sa Barangay San Isidro na sumailalim sa quarantine ngunit nasa maganda ng  kundisyon. Ang pangalawang pasyente ay babae pa rin, nasa 41 anyos mula naman sa Barangay San Juan, na naka admit sa hospital ng Quezon City. Ang pangatlo na siyang pang limampu (50) sa kabuoang bilang ay pasyenteng babae pa rin, na may edad na 32 anyos na taga barangay San Juan din, ay sumailalim na rin sa quarantine at nasa magandang kalagayan na rin sa ngayon. Sa kabuoang bilang  naman ng mga nasawi, ito ay umabot na sa  siyam (9)  at labing apat (14) naman ang nakarekober sa Taytay, Rizal. Nagsasagawa na ngayon ng contact tracing ang Taytay Rizal sa mga nakahalubilo ng tatlong nagpositibo, habang ang kani-kanilang mga pamilya ay kasalukuyan naka home quarantine na upang hindi na kumalat pa ang nakamamatay na corona virus. Muli namang pinaalalahanan ng Local na pamahalaan ang mga residente na manatili na lamang sa kanilang mga tahanan at panatilihin ang pagpapatupad ng social distancing laban sa...

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Lockdown prompts collaboration between KSK farmers and program partners

With harvest in full swing at farms during this summer season, SM Foundation’s (SMFI) Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) program farmer-trainees are now looking for innovative ways to process their raw vegetables and sell their crops amid the Luzon lockdown brought about by the government’s implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. SMFI’s Assistant Vice President for Outreach Programs Cristie Angeles happily shared that amid the challenge, “the bayanihan spirt lives on through KSK’s project partner, Maricon Mills who immediately gathered the [farmers’] unsold products such as chili, mangoes tomatoes and cucumber....

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RXBOX TELEHEALTH DEVICES DEVELOPED TO FIGHT COVID-19

The DOST-PCHRD together with the University of the Philippines Manila – National Telehealth Center (UP-NTHC), University of the Philippines Diliman – College of Engineering, DOST – Advanced Science and Technology Institute, and the Department of Health (DOH) developed the RxBox which aims to supplement the country’s community healthcare system particularly to help Rural Health Centers (RHC) in the country. They will continues to deploy more RxBoxes in different hospitals across the country. The RxBox is capable of measuring a patient’s temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, uterine contractions, and electrocardiogram readings remotely. In other words, the patient need...

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May Gulay na, May Manok pa sa Quezon City

Matapos ang pamimigay ng gulay, manok naman. Pinangunahan ni Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Livestock William C. Medrano ang MOA signing para sa pagtatayo ng integrated urban gardens sa ilalim ng Plant, Plant, Plant-Urban Agriculture Program. Limang barangay sa District II ng Quezon City ang nakatanggap ng starter kits mula sa DA. Kabilang sa mga ito ang Holy Spirit, Batasan Hills, Bagong Silangan, Commonwealth at Payatas. Ang pagsasanay ay pangungunahan ng DA Agricultural Training Institute. Samantala, ang mga alagaing manok ay manggagaling naman sa DA Bureau of Animal Industry. Sa pangunguna ni Secretary William D. Dar, layunin ng...

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BAYER LAUNCHES ONLINE AGRI ACADEMY

PHOTO Bayer Online Agri Academy targets young farmers, entrepreneurs, investors to inform them of Fall armyworm-resistant Dekalb corn hybrids Bayer launches an Online Agri Academy which specializes in Crop Science to reach out to aspiring farm entrepreneurs, and technocrats who will carry on best practices in high-yielding rice and corn hybrid farming to help increase the Philippines’ food production. Recognizing the need to keep farmers up-to-date on best practices on the latest technology in growing rice and corn to maximum yield and profitability, Bayer Crop Science (BCS) has introduced the Bayer Agri Academy. BCS finds it timely to popularize...

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DA ALLOWS AND ENCOURAGES FISHING ACTIVITIES AMID ECQ

We are currently in the peak fishing season where the weather is conducive for fishing and the seas are generally calm. Because of this, we encourage our fisherfolk to take advantage of the present weather and sea conditions and continue with their fishing activities, taking into consideration existing laws and regulations against illegal and unsustainable fishing. We also enjoin them to observe sea safety, health and quarantine protocols set by the authorities whenever they are engaged in fishing activities. Open fishing season is currently maintained in the country’s fishing grounds with the lifting of the closed fishing season in...

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THE VEGETABLE FARM PROJECT AT CARMEN

At Carmen, Bohol, the LGU’s and Farmers’ Group showcased a successful vegetable production farm amid this covid19 pandemic. The Lucky Mountain Farmers Association, a recipient of the DA’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund has engaged into rice-based diversified farming. Among others, the farmers’ group has a vast ampalaya farm, upo, tomatoes, eggplant, and string beans. Carmen’s Municipal agriculturist Arlene Cabisao  said that their office has provided the technology on vegetable production which the farmers have adopted. Mayor Ricardo Toribio Jr of the same town has expressed deep appreciation on the initiative of the farmers’ group. He committed to give additional...

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SM BUILDS SEVEN EMERGENCY QUARANTINE FACILITIES IN METRO MANILA

Seven (7) insulated emergency quarantine facilities (EQFs) were recently put up through the SM Foundations, inc., and built by the SM Engineering Design and Development (SM EDD) team, and WTA Architecture and Design Studio. These are designed to accommodate patients of Covid-19 who are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. These facilities are located in Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, two facilities at the AFP Health Service Command – V. Luna in Quezon City, and four facilities in Camp Crame. Built within a span of six to ten days, these feature a total of 156 beds, air conditioning units,...

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Pagbabago sa Pagbubukas ng klase sa 2020-2021, Inanunsyo ng DepEd

Inanunsyo na ni DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones ang muling pagbubukas ng klase ngayong school year 2020-2021 sa darating na Agosto 24 na magtatapos sa ika-30 ng Abril taong 2021. Sa kabila ng krisis na kinakaharap ng bansa dahil sa corona virus (COVID-19) at dahil na rin sa banta sa kalusugan ng mga batang magaaral, sinuguro ng kagawaran na patuloy na matutoto ang mga estudyante sa pamamagitan ng nakahandang mga bagong curriculum na angkop sa New Normal upang mapangalaan ang kalusugan at seguridad ng mga magaaral at mga guro. Nilinaw din ni Sec. Briones na hindi ito nangangahulugang pisikal na papasok sa mga klase ng mga estudyante at guro sa parehong pampubliko at pribadong paaralan,  dahil maaari umano silang mag lesson sa pamamagitan ng virtual classes dahil marami pa rin aniyang mga lugar na nasa ilalim pa rin ng ECQ o Enhance Community Quarantine. Binigyang diin ni Sec. Briones ang malaki at mahalagang papel ng mga magulang, lolo at lola para matuto ang mga bata sa panahong ito na nasa ilalim tayo ng ECQ at karamihan ay nananatili sa loob ng tahanan. Sa darating na June 1, magsisimula na umano ang trabaho ng mga guro para sa enrollment. Gayundin maaaring maging pisikal o virtual ito gagawin para na rin masiguro ang kaligtasan ng mga guro laban sa sakit na COVID-19. Dagdag pa ni Briones na handa na rin ang DepEd...

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Barangay Addition Hills sasailalim sa Total Lockdown sa loob ng isang linggo

Sasailalim sa total lockdown sa loob ng isang linggo ang Barangay Addition Hills Mandaluyong City mula Mayo 7 hanggang Mayo 13, taong kasalukuyan. Nakipag pulong si Mandaluyong Mayor Menchie Abalos sa mga opisyal ng Barangay Addition Hills kasama ang  City Health Department at mga miyembro ng City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), Mandaluyong City Medical Center, kapulisan at Philippine Army para pag-usapan ang tumataas na bilang ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa nasabing barangay. Sa isinagawang pag-uusap ni Mayor Abalos at Chairman Carlito Cernal, at ang kanyang Konseho sa rekomendasyon na rin ng CESU, inaprubahan ng Alkalde na isailalim ang...

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