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TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Health Regional Office 8 (DOH 8) blames the dengvaxia vaccine scare for the spike of patients infected with measles. 

DOH 8 information officer John Paul Roca said the cases of measles have increased by over 1,000 percent with 161 cases recorded for the month of January compared with the same period last year with only 2 cases and no deaths. 

The department has reported 8 deaths for the month of January alone with 4 deaths in Palo, 2 deaths from Tacloban City, 1 from Pastrana, all in Leyte province, and 1 from Gandara, Samar.  read more

A POULTRY that has been operating in Ormoc City for more than nine years now, reportedly without a business permit and necessary licenses, has been issued a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) in the morning of Friday, February 1, 2019. 

The poultry, located in Brgy. Catmon, is owned by former Ormoc mayor Eric Codilla. They now have applied for a “new” business permit for AOG Enterprises. 

The CDO was served by the City Administrator’s Office represented by Ruel Cañete, OIC Business, Permits, and Licensing Officer Joel Mendoza and Aida Kiamco, and witnessed by Sangguniang Barangay Member (SBM) Ma. Theresa Mabilangan.  read more

235 register new biz in 2019

ORMOC CITY has 235 new businesses that have registered this year 2019, resulting in a P 20-million hike in the City’s income for business taxes, said Joel Mendoza, OIC of the Business, Permits and Licensing Office. 

For 2019, the City stands to collect a total of P 120,958,603.74 from business tax assessments from a previous of 99,039,192.72. 

Of the 235 new business, 70 are retailers; 148 are services and 9 are manufacturers which are deemed labor intensive, and 8 are banks and financial institutions.  read more

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