DOH-Mimaropa air ambulance airlifts first passenger from Coron

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) air ambulance airlifted its first passenger from Coron, Palawan on March 16, 2017 and was brought to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Taft Avenue, Manila. According to DOH-MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, the victim was a 5-year old female of Barangay 6, Coron, Palawan, who acquired a head injury through a motorcycle accident. “She was a victim of a hit-and-run accident and was brought to the Coron District Hospital at 6pm on March 15, 2017 for…

DOH-Mimaropa launches air ambulance to serve 24/7

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) formally launched last March 15, 2017 its air ambulance to provide transport of patients from the scene of emergency to the nearest healthcare facility. “This is the most effective and quickest response in saving a patient’s life, especially those who reside in remote and hard to reach areas. Critical patients and emergency cases needing immediate care can be transported right away to the nearest health facility without difficulty”, Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the launching ceremony…

Fresh NPA recruits face ‘all-out’ war – AFP general

Fresh New People’s Army (NPA) recruits in the Southern Tagalog region would be facing a baptism of fire from the military’s all-out war, a ranking military officer said Wednesday. Major Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, commander of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (ID), said they had received reports that the NPA had launched a massive recruitment campaign within their area of operation during the five months since the government declared a ceasefire. Parayno said the rebels needed to replenish their dwindling ranks in the region which comprises the provinces of Cavite, Laguna,…

Napocor awards Mindoro transmission line projects

The government corporation in charge of providing electricity in off-grid areas has awarded transmission line projects in Mindoro to DM Consunji, Inc. and SL Development Construction Corp. In a statement released on Friday, state-run National Power Corp. (Napocor) said it received the go signal from its board of directors, chaired by the Department of Finance, to award the projects to the winning bidders. DM Consunji will undertake the rehabilitation of the 69-kilovolt (kV) 44-kilometer (km) Calapan-Bansud transmission line, the expansion of the Bansud and San Jose Substations, and the construction…

GSIS allots P4.9-B loan for 12 areas hit by ‘Nina’ including Marinduque

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted P4.9 billion in calamity loan for its active members and old-age pensioners affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Quezon and six areas in Oriental Mindoro. A total of 7,952 active members and 820 old-age pensioners in Calapan City and the towns of Naujan, Baco, San Teodoro, Pola and Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro may avail of the loan until February 17. The 73,798 active members working or residing as well as the 12,305 old-age pensioners…