first_imgPECO turned over its donation to both theWestern Visayas Medical Center (WVMC), which is the largest hospital in thecity, and the Western Visayas Sanitarium. Aware that PPE supplies are low in the countryright now, Cacho said if anyone would like to donate to frontline medicalworkers, “we would be happy to help connect them with our supplier so they canpurchase PPEs at the original price.” Medical workers at the Western Visaays Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City receive personal protective equipment from Panay Electric Co. Made from Tyvek material, the hazmat suitsprovide essential protection to frontliners and first responders fighting thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). ILOILO City – To help avert a larger publichealth crisis here, Panay Electric Co. (PECO) responded to calls for moresafety and health protection for healthcare frontliners and donatedmedical-grade personal protective equipment (PPEs) to major hospitals. “We really just want to help in this tryingtime. We need to work together and overcome this crisis as one,” Cachostressed. Cacho said PECO does not want the same tohappen to Iloilo. Additionally, 500 sets of face-covers and Kn95masks were supplied to reduce the risk of frontliners contracting the diseasefrom the potentially infected. “Iloilo’s health professionals and medicalexperts are putting themselves at risk for us, so it’s vital that we do what wecan to keep them safe,” said Cacho. “We want to thank those on the frontlinefor their bravery. People are understandably scared right now, so we hope thiswill help them feel more at ease.” “Given the gravity of the situation, weconsulted with the medical community so they could tell us what they need,”shared PECO head of Public Engagement and Government Affairs Marcelo Cacho. center_img He further added, “Being in a hazardousindustry ourselves, we understand how vital it is for our health frontliners tobe amply protected. We’ve always believed that they should have the best andright tools for the job.” The PPEs consist of 500 sets of hazmat suitssourced from US chemical and materials giant DuPont. In the spirit of bayanihan and to help donors overcome current shipping challenges,PECO will also help facilitate the shipments to Iloilo’s major hospitals. In the whole country, 17 doctors have passedaway due to COVID-19. They did not have enough protection, according thePhilippine Medical Association on Thursday. For donations, inquiries can be directed or PECO’s official Facebook page. One of the hazmat suits was urgently sent toIloilo Mission Hospital to enable doctors to perform surgery on a patient fromGuimbal, Iloilo, a town where there are three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. Panay Electric Co. (PECO) Corporate Communications Officer Jon Mikel Afzelius delivers personal protective equipment to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City as part of PECO’s effort to help in the fight of the Ilonggos against the lingering COVID-19 crisis. Prospective donors may also call 333-PECO totake part in the relief effort./PNlast_img read more

Drunken man loitering sans quarantine pass arrested

first_imgMacatuay failed to present his quarantine pass and resist arrest, which led to his apprehension around 9:30 p.m. on May 11. He was identified as Renato Macatuay Jr. of Barangay Cagbang, Oton, Iloilo, a police report showed. Police officers conducting patrol operation chanced upon him walking on the street. He was now detained in the lockup cell of the Mandurriao police station, facing charges./PN ILOILO City – Inside jail was where a drunken man landed after police caught him loitering during curfew hours in Barangay Oñate, Mandurriao district.last_img read more

1.4M WV families receive SAP cash aid

first_imgAccording to DSWD Region 6, 1,130,461 of these families were not beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The paid-out amount to them reached P6,782,766,000. She urged local government units (LGUs) to hasten the submission of their liquidation reports   so that DSWD-6 could start validating their list of beneficiaries. Macapobre said DSWD would take back the emergency cash assistance given to families found to be not qualified for the SAP. As to 4Ps families, 321,747 each received P4,650 as top-up to their P750 health subsidy and P600 rice subsidy. As of June 1, 94 out of 133 LGUs in the region were able to submit liquidation reports. Each received P6,000. ILOILO – A total of 1,452,208 families in Western Visayas (WV) were able to receive emergency cash assistance from the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) showed. A total of P1,496,123,550 was allotted to 4Ps beneficiaries that were automatically covered by SAP, said DSWD-6 director Evelyn Macapobre. Macapobre also announced that President Rodrigo Duterte already approved the release of SAP cash assistance to some five million low-income families left out of the first tranche of the emergency cash assistance./PNlast_img read more

Pa ‘stabs’ son

first_imgThis prompted the suspect to stab the victim using a four-inch nail. According to police investigators, the victim and his father Richard Sr., 42, figured in a heated argument in their house around 8 p.m. The incident on June 27 landed 21-year-old Richard Villaester Jr. at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in this city. He sustained a stab wound on the right abdomen, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the La Carlota City police station./PN BACOLOD City – A father allegedly stabbed his son in Barangay Batuan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

Drilon dares Duterte: Pass anti-dynasty bill to dismantle oligarchs

first_imgDrilon, however, stressed that simply being rich is not equivalent to being an oligarch as he also emphasized that political dynasties will continue to nurture oligarchy in the Philippines. “With the popularity rating of the President, he has the capacity to push that in Congress,” Drilon said over at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay. “When you want to remove oligarchy as a power structure then you should rise above all of these.” President Rodrigo Duterte (right) should ban political dynasties if he really wants to dismantle oligarchy in the country, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says. ABS-CBN NEWS The Chief Executive, during his televised speech on Monday evening from Jolo, Sulu, bragged of being able to “dismantle” oligarchy in the country even without declaring martial law. MANILA – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon dared President Rodrigo Duterte to encourage the Congress to pass the anti-dynasty law to dismantle oligarchy in the Philippines effectively.center_img “Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people which use their power to seek personal gain or benefit their business interests,” Drilon said. The Ilonggo lawmaker said Duterte must go beyond the fact that he has his children in the politics in House Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte, Davao City’s Mayor Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Baste Duterte if he is really determined in dismantling oligarchy. “To emphasize, you cannot equate rich and oligarch, meaning it does not mean that if you are rich, you are on oligarch. An oligarch is the one that influences the decision of the government or the one using their [riches] in order that the policy that they want will be pursued,” he added./PNlast_img read more

Open Mouth Insert Foot

first_imgI am sure by now you have heard the comments put out by Ohio State President Gee. His remarks about the priests at Notre Dame being angels on weekends but devils during the week would have been bad enough, but then he made some remarks about certain southern schools going to do something but probably wouldn’t because they couldn’t read the instructions. I am paraphrasing his remarks to simplify them for this story or it would become several pages. One of these days, you would think people would learn that even if it was said in jest someone was going to record it and put it out there as gospel. All of us at one time or another has done the same thing. We open our mouth before we engage our brain. Every Purdue grad and every IU grad has done this so many times there could be a book written about the remarks. Notre Dame likes the role of being somewhat independent and it isn’t going to change soon. Every conference has made decisions on how they want to accept athletes; and as long as the NCAA feels they are not breaking the rules, it will not likely change. Every university hopes they can produce national champs and still maintain the highest academic standing there is, but we all know that Princeton will not win many national titles and certain other schools will continue to do so. When it is all said and done, money is what keeps a university open and some get the dollars in different ways than others do. Unfortunately, President Gee was forced to retire over his remarks.last_img read more

Hoosiers start season with 51-point rout Friday

first_imgHoosiers roll to first win Friday. (Image: Indiana University)BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Hoosier basketball officially got underway Friday night with the anticipated win over Mississippi Valley State.IU freshman James Blackmon led all scorers with 25 points in his college debut. Junior Nick Hoetzel and freshman Max Hoetzel chipped in with 16 points each.The Hoosiers go to 1-0 in the 116-65 rout against the Delta Devils.Former IU coach Mike Davis will lead Texas Southern into Assembly Hall Monday night.Listen to Hoosier basketball on Country 103.9 WRBI.last_img read more

Police seek help finding Aurora gas station suspect

first_img(Aurora Police Department)AURORA, Ind. – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught on camera trying to rob a gas station.Aurora police were called to the Marathon Gas Station on 110 Third Street for a reported armed robbery around 5 a.m. Saturday.Investigators say a white man entered the business with a knife and demanded money.The suspect is described in his 20’s or early 30’s, approximately 5’10 with a thin build. He was seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black beanie cap, camouflage pants, and black gloves with blue palms and white designs across the knuckles.Anyone with information is urged to contact the Aurora Police Department at (812) 926-1101.last_img read more

Boys Golf Sectional Results At Richmond And Madison

first_imgThe Boys Golf Sectionals took place at The Richmond Elks Golf Course and The Madison Sunrise Golf Course on Monday (6-8).At Richmond, Connersville edges out Franklin to win the team title while Hagerstown placed third and qualifies for The Regionals.At Madison, the host Cubs claim the team crown followed by Jennings County and Scottsburg.  South Ripley finished 13th.  Individually qualifying for The Regionals are Rising Sun’s Brady Murray, Austin Armstrong, and Aron Walker.The Golf Regionals will be on Thursday at Clarksville Providence and Muncie Central.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img read more

Airport Recognition

first_imgDo you wonder how pro teams get through airports without being mobbed for autographs?  The Indianapolis Colts go to a remote airport gate, go through security, and are whisked onto a plane.After a game, they use a private TSA agent to prepare them for the flight back to Indianapolis.  They board a bus under the stadium, are fed, and they arrive at the airport where they already have been checked by security so they can go directly to their plane.  When they reach Indianapolis, they again go to a private gate for de-boarding.  They leave the airport without ever going through the main lobby area.These procedures are followed by teams with high-profile players such as Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck.last_img read more