Friday, 31 July 2020 10:30

19 returning Kagay-anons stranded at Rizal Stadium now in CDO

Written by Stephen Capillas
19 returning Kagay-anons stranded at Rizal Stadium now in CDO Photo by Roel Felicitas

The second batch of returning Kagay-anons that included those who were stranded at the Rizal Memorial Sports Center were fetched and brought straight to the city’s isolation units at 6 am last Monday, the chief of City Hall’s Operation Tabang LSI/ROF said Thursday noon, July 30.

“Last Wednesday evening we were informed that a resident of Barangay 18 got stranded in Nasipit port in Butuan City because he failed to board the vessel headed to Cagayan de Oro City and his listed address was mistaken for Magsaysay town instead of Magsaysay Street in Cagayan de Oro City,” said Paul Douglas Calingin who heads Operation Tabang LSI/ROF (Locally Stranded Individual/Returning Overseas Filipino).

Calingin, also concurrent assistant department head of the City Agricultural Productivity Office, said they asked help from Kinoguitan Mayor Lilibeth Lagbas to fetch the Kagay-anon resident from Nasipit port and bring him to Balingasag town where a City Hall team waited to deliver him straight to the city’s isolation unit. “We picked him up at 4 am Thursday and he is now at the city isolation unit,” Calingin said.

Calingin also said they were informed by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) that a batch of non-Kagay-anons are scheduled to arrive tomorrow at 6AM. “Even if they are not from the city, we will ready our teams to fetch them should the OCD ask for our help which we are willing to give,” Calingin said.

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno earlier offered the city’s assistance to help fetch and provide for non-Kagay-anon arrivals who were to be brought to the holding area reserved for northern Mindanao passengers at the University of Science and Technology in the Philippines (USTP) Southern Mindanao campus gym.