OPAV honors EOC partners


The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) gives recognition to all private and public sector partners in Bacolod City who have immensely contributed to OPAV’s goal of helping bring down cases in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, and Western Visayas in an awarding ceremony at SEDA Hotel, Bacolod City, yesterday.

In a simple ceremony, OPAV through Sec. Michael ‘Mike’ Dino turned over 29 Plaques of Appreciation to individuals and institutions:

Mr. Romulo Galicano
Dir. Richard Osmeña
Mr. James “Jojo” Ang Jr.
Mrs. Alma “Bing” Juaneza
Mr. Kim Wong
Mr. Jerry Sy
Mayor Roberto Palomar
Dir. Marlyn Convocar
Dir. Bobby Nuñez
Chong Hua Hospital – Cebu
Maj. Gen. Melquiades Feliciano
Mrs. Mia Feliciano
Mr. Leo Rey Yanson
Vallacar Transit
Dr. Mary Jean Loreche
Mr. Prince Balaba
Dir. Jaime Bernadas
Dr. Bryan Albert Lim
Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan
Dr. Gerardo Aquino
Donations of Nasal Canula, other items
Sacred Heart School Batch ’85
Mr. Kenneth Cobonpue (RDC-VII Chairman)
Mr. Edmun Liu
Coun. Joel Garganera
Philippine Coast Guard
AFP Central Command
Department of Health – Central Visayas
Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC)
Mayor Benjamin Magalong
Dr. Hector Gayares Jr.
Dr. Chris G. Sorongon
Dr. Nico Selibio
John Dave Dueñas
Captain Glen B. Daraug

Bacolod Mayor Bing Leonardia also joined the said event, while Province of Negros Occidental was represented by Provincial Administrator Atty. Ray Diaz and Board Member Ryan Gamboa.

Leonardia said, “Game changer ang OPAV. In just five hours from time I requested for help OPAV immediately responded”, adding his gratitude to OPAV for the help and support.

Gen. Melquiades Feliciano, IATF Visayas Chief Implementer and the Head of Bacolod Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said in his message that Sec. Mike has been very instrumental in containing COVID in Visayas.

He also added that it is note worthy to state that Bacolod City situation is now stable.

It can be recalled that from almost 200 daily cases in September, Bacolod is now down to less than 30 new a day and still going down.

The Bacolod EOC is the second EOC institutionalized in the Visayas. The first EOC was Cebu City which has been proven to bring down the cases in the areas with its data-unification management and contact tracing system.

Sec. Mike said the formula to bring cases down in Cebu is now being implemented in Bacolod.

Sec. Mike also thank President Duterte and Sen. Bong Go for their support to Western Visayas and for supporting OPAVs work to bridge Visayas to Malacanang.

Sec. Mike announced his donation of 50,000 face shields or 25,000 each for Bacolod and Negros Occidental. #OPAVatWork