With the completion of the COVID-19 ward and equiping fully the molecular laboratory of the Butuan Medical Center (BMC), Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada thanked the DOH and DOST Caraga and other partner stakeholders for the support in the realization of the project during today's inauguration of the laboratory."We are aware of the increasing number of confirmed cases in our region, but this is just the start. We need the strict observance of the health protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. We expect an increase of the confirmed cases in the coming days so we should be more vigilant and practice the imposed guidelines," said Lagnada.

Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Lagnada, together with DOH Caraga Regional Director Jose Llacuna, Jr., DOST Regional Director Dominga Mallonga, and City Councilor Cherry Mae Busa, lead the cutting of the ribbon during today's inauguration of Butuan Medical Center's Molecular Laboratory and COVID Facilities.

Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Lagnad…
Marc Gil Calang, civil defense officer I from the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga, said that they are providing the needed logistical support and personal protective equipment for the frontliners from various concerned government agencies who facilitate and manage the homecoming of the Caraganon locally stranded individuals (LSIs) under the Hatid Tulong Program. They also prepared food for the working personnel who are involved in this operation.

According to DOTr-Caraga regional director Ma. Kristina Cassion, the DOTr enforcers will continue to assist the Locally Stranded Individuals and monitor their compliance with the imposed health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "So far, the first batch of LSIs under the Hatid Tulong Program arrived safely here in Butuan and the LGUs are also ready and prepared to accept them and provide them the necessary interventions," she added.

Michael Angelo Tero, designated desk officer for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) fro…
Dr. Odelio Ferrer, Agusan del Norte provincial health officer bared that they continue to assist and facilitate other concerned government agencies that handle the stranded local individuals returning to Agusan del Norte and other parts of Caraga region, and make sure that health protocols are strictly followed. He also stressed that the provincial health office and hospital ensure protection of their workers while they do their duties and responsibilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Odelio Ferrer, provincial health officer of Agusan del Norte expressed thanks to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) led by Sec. Martin Andanar, and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) for donating facemasks and face shields for the health workers of the provincial hospital. "This is really a big help for our frontliners and health workers as we continue to serve patients in our health facility," he said.

The Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital situated in Butuan City…
CORDS X and PCOO secretary Martin Andanar assured the affected residents involved in the CPP-NPA's burning of houses and a chapel in Opol, Misamis Orientel that help will be provided to them."As the designated Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security for Northern Mindanao (CORDS X), we will help coordinate with the local government and the concerned government agencies to ensure that those affected are given the assistance that they need. We will also coordinate with the authorities in order to remain updated on the developments regarding the incident until the matter is resolved," the secretary said.He also stated that the current administration will work hard and exhaust all means to punish those who committed the atrocity accordingly.

Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security for Northern Mindanao (CORDS X) and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar released a statement on the burning of houses and a chapel in Opol, Misamis Oriental, a heinous act recen…
About 92 stranded OFWs from Manila are expected to arrive at 7:30 tonight at the Port of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte via M/V St. Francis Xavier of the 2Go shipping. The concerned LGUs have provided vehicles that will transport the repatriated OFWs back to their respective hometowns in Caraga region subject to the established health precautionary measures in their area. (OWWA-13)

Jerry Ampo, Jr., a successful Provincial Scholar who acquired his degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is thankful to the provincial officials for providing the Agusanon youths the chance to finish their studies through the Provincial Scholarship Program of the Province of Agusan del Norte. “I am indebted to Congresswoman Angel Matba and Governor Dale Corvera for the scholarship, I am now part of the working force of the provincial capitol.”
Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and his office turned over sacks of rice, face masks and thermal scanners to Caraga Regional Hospital (CRH) yesterday, May 19, all of which are privately donated. Receiving the donations are CRH's medical center chief, Dr. Cheryl A. Gotinga, MD, FPPS, nurse Grace D. Platil, supervising administration officer Atty. Clayton Edgar M. Delgado, and Malasakit social worker Luo Francis P. Solana. These donations are intended for the ho…
As of 4PM today, May 14, 2020, the Department of Health reports 258 new cases (PH11619-PH11876) of COVID-19. NCR with additional 188 new cases, Region 7 with an additional 16 new cases and 54 new cases from different Regions. The total number of cases in the country is now at 11,876. DOH also announces 86 new recoveries. This brings the total number of recoveries to 2,337.

JUST IN | The Caraga Regional Task Force COVID-19 One Caraga Shield concurred and approved the request of Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Lagnada to extend the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in five barangays in the city, namely Ambago; Libertad; San Ignacio; San Vicente; and Villa Kananga while 18 other barangays will also be under modified ECQ