(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 24 September 2021) Easterlies affecting Luzon. Localized thunderstorms affecting Mindanao. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL STORM MINDULLE (2116) LOCATION: 1,890 KM EAST OF SOUTHERN LUZON (14.2°N, 141.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 85 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 105 KM/H MOVEMENT: WEST NORTHWEST AT 20 KM/H Caraga Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas/(0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

SINACABAN, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL MAINTAINS ZERO COVID-19 CASE

MANILA – The local government of Sinacaban in Misamis Occidental is sustaining its zero COVID-19 case while shifting its focus to inoculate all of its qualified citizens.

In an interview during the Network Briefing News hosted by Presidential Communications Sec. Martin M. Andanar, Sangguniang Bayan member, Councilor Raem Naranjo revealed that as of now there are no reports of positive cases of COVID-19 in the town which is now under the General Community Quarantine.

“Kino-comply namin iyong basic protocols ng gobyerno katulad nitong pagsusuot ng face mask, avoid din namin iyong gatherings na pang-maramihan, iyong essential gathering lang yung pinapayagan namin, restricted travel din. [We comply with the basic protocols of the government such as wearing a face mask, we also avoid mass gatherings, we only allow essential gatherings, and we restrict travel as well.],” he said.

Sinacaban’s quarantine facilities in Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park and an infirmary hospital are now vacant of patients and have been converted into storage for COVID-19 vaccines and a vaccination hub for the meantime.

He also shared that local government officials, headed by its Mayor Dello T. Lood, are full force in advocating the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Iyong pagpapabakuna pinapaigting namin kasi tumulong iyong local officials natin, umiikot kami sa mga barangay. [We are intensifying our vaccination drive and our local officials here are helping us as we go around the barangays],” Coun. Naranjo added.

Aside from complying with the Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines, the local government of Sinacaban is also affirming that vaccination is part of the national government’s efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Sinacaban’s Vaccination Rollout

As of now, the Sinacaban LGU has vaccinated more than 50% of its senior citizens while about 25% of other listed sectors have also been inoculated against COVID-19.

“Iyong vaccine na sinusuplay rito ay nauubos naman for scheduled vaccination. Willing na willing magpabakuna ang mga tao dito, naiintindihan nila ang purpose ng vaccination natin. [We use up the vaccine supply given here for scheduled vaccination. People here are very willing to get vaccinated and they understand the purpose of our vaccination drive.],” he added.

Naranjo expressed his gratitude to the national government under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for continuing projects and programs for the people of the town.

“Sa ating national government, maraming tulong ang naiparating sa amin through the representation of our congressman. Maraming tulong na natanggap ang Sinacaban. [Our national government, a lot of assistance has been given to us through the representation of our congressman. Sinacaban received a lot of help from the national government],” he said.

He hoped that the national government will be able to continue its plans and programs including infrastructure programs, plans for agriculture and education sectors, and other projects in the coming months. ###