(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 December 2021) Shear Line affecting the eastern section of Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Shear Line. Possible landslide during heavy to at time intense rain. Agusan del Norte ug Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered raishower and thunderstorm due to shearline. Possible flashflood or lanslide during moderate to at time heavy rain.The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorm due to Localized thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorm The eastern section of Mindanao will have Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Moderate to Rough coastal waters (1.2 to 4.0 meters). While the rest of Mindanao will have Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Slight to Moderate coastal waters / (0.6 to 2.5 meters)./span>



Friday, March 5, 2021

9,000 vials of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Caraga region

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 5 (PIA) – After months of waiting for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, some 9,000 vials have already arrived at the Bancasi Airport of this city from the Department of Health (DOH) Manila, which are intended to be given to the medical health workers in different hospitals of the region as they formed part of the priority sectors to be inoculated.

These 9,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Caraga region will cover the 4,500 healthcare workers in the identified priority public and private hospitals in the region. According to DOH-Caraga regional director Dr. Jose Llacuna, Jr., the health care workers who will be inoculated as among the priority sectors have expressed their willingness and consent to take the vaccines for their protection.

Together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Dr. Llacuna led the team in receiving the 9,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines and made sure that these are properly handled and managed at the storage facility of the department.

Llacuna said he welcomed those who opted not to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 vaccines since "this is a democratic country; we are entitled to certain rights." Yet, the health official said there is a need to provide education to the public concerning COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination program to encourage people to get vaccinated and counter misinformation which is partly the root of the fear and speculations people are having on the vaccines.

The health official also reminded the healthcare workers who were trained to administer the COVID-19 vaccines to be very careful when administering a shot to patients with allergies and those who have asthma/history of asthma.

“We encourage every Caraganon to support this cause and be willing to take the vaccine for us to achieve herd immunity and be safe from further threat brought about by the deadly virus,” cited Llacuna. (JPG/DMR/PIA-Caraga)

9,000 doses ng vaccines dumating na sa Caraga region, mga Caraganon inaabangan na ang simula ng vaccination 

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Marso 5 (PIA) -- Matapos ang ilang buwang pag-aantay sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines na inaasahang makatutulong na mas maging ligtas mula sa hawahan ng nakamamatay na virus, dumating na rin sa Caraga region ang 9,000 vials ng vaccines para sa mga sektor na prayoridad na mapabakunahan ng gobyerno.

Mayroong 15 kahon na naglalaman ng bakuna ang dumating kaninang umaga sa Bancasi Airport sa Butuan City na nakatakdang ipamahagi sa iba’t-ibang health facilities ng rehiyon.

Sa pangunguna ng Department of Health (DOH) Caraga kasama ang Philippine National Police (PNP) at Philippine Information Agency (PIA), naging maayos ang paghatid ng mga vaccines mula sa airport patungo sa storage facility ng DOH.

Ayon kay DOH-Caraga regional director Dr. Jose Llacuna, Jr., sisimulan na bukas (Sabado) ang distribusyon nito maging ang pagbakuna sa mga medical health workers. Isinasagawa rin ang simulation sa mga local na pamahalaan sa ibat-ibang probinsya.

“Sisimulan natin ang distribusyon bukas sa mga health facilities ng rehiyon tulad ng Adela Serra Ty Memorial Hospital, Caraga Regional Hospital, at marami pang iba,” ani ni Llacuna.

Positibo naman ang naging tugon ni Dr. Odelio Ferrer, ang hospital chief at provincial health officer ng Agusan del Norte sa pagdating ng vaccines sa rehiyon. Binigyang-diin niyang malaking tulong ito sa seguridad ng mga health workers lalo na ngayong patuloy pa rin ang banta ng COVID-19.

“Malaking tulong ito mula sa ating gobyerno at nagpapasalamat kami na prayoridad ang mga medical health workers na mapabakunahan para sa rin sa aming kaligtasan habang ginagawa rin namin ang aming tungkulin sa publiko,” banggit ni Ferrer.

Naging saksi rin ang mga media practitioners sa lungsod ng Butuan sa pagdating ng vaccines at nagpahayag ng suporta sa gobyerno.

“Bilang media practitioner, tutulong ako na maipalaganap o maipaalam sa publiko ang magandang dulot ng bakuna sa ating lahat. Umaasa rin akong matatapos na itong pandemic at maging normal ulit ang lahat,” ani ni Manuel Egay, Jr., reporter ng Netz TV.

“Sumusuporta tayo sa hakbang na ito ng ating gobyerno at tutulong tayo na kombinsihin ang mga Pilipino dito sa Caraga region na magpabakuna dahil ito’y ligtas at malaking tulong sa ating lahat,” dagdag ni Mike Imbo, reporter ng One Mindanao at Radyo Trese.

Maliban sa dumating na 9,000 doses ng vaccines, inaasahang may susunod pang darating para sa mga Caraganon. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)