Monday, 20 July 2020 13:45

Moreno: ´All hands on deck´ for City Hall in handling Kagay-anon arrivals

Written by Stephen Capillas

Cagayan de Oro City Hall is continually leveling up its efforts to ensure that every Kagay-anon arrival is safe, healthy, and COVID-19 free by the time he or she comes home, Mayor Oscar Moreno said Saturday (July 18).

“At first it was difficult, there were gaps in coordination and communication due to the unpredictability of the schedules,” Mayor Moreno said during Saturday noon’s press briefing.

“Passengers on sweeper flights would arrive at ungodly hours like 9PM to 2-3AM, and we have to make sure they have rooms (for their quarantine).”

Eventually City Hall´s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) through their Humanitarian Cluster adjusted and streamlined their operations in handling the Kagay-anon arrivals. “So far, we are on top of the ballgame, we know how many occupants in any given day and so on,” Mayor Moreno said.

Mayor Moreno thanked Paul Douglas “Rocky” Calingin, executive overseer of the City Agricultural Productivity Office who heads the humanitarian cluster, for spearheading the handling and processing of Kagay-anon arrivals from the airport, seaport, and land terminals to the holding areas and straight to the city isolation units.

“I also thank the City Health Office (CHO) and other City Hall departments as well as Congressman Rolando ‘Klarex’ Uy (CDO 1st district) and his Team Klarex staff, Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya and his Team Nacaya staff, Councilor ‘Girlie’ Balaba and her staff, Councilor Malou Gaane and her staff for providing assistance to our operations 24/7,” Mayor Moreno said.