Duterte extends Janairo’s term as Doh-calabarzon regional director
STRESSING that Covid-19 cases in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) remains relatively high and his service is still needed to address the problem, President Duterte has approved the extension of government service of Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo beyond the compulsory retirement age, as Director IV of the Department of Health (DOH) in the region.
“He still has a lot of work to do. Maraming Covid sa Calabarzon at kailangan itong solusyunan agad para hindi na dumami pa [and this should be given solution to stop the spread of the virus], Duterte said.
“At saka marami pa siyang magagawa. [He has still a lot of work to do]. I can honestly say, the government still needs his expertise,” he added.
Janairo retired on November 20, 2020 serving the DOH for 38 years.
He has enforced the needed change on the current setup of DOH for the government to improve health access to the grass roots level and provide the necessary health care for the poor, the Indigenous People (IPS) and those in
the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).
He is the only health executive to serve in nine DOH Regional Offices as director and the only one to receive an extension in service.
For his part, Janairo welcomed the privilege that was accorded to him to serve the government again.
The Executive Order from Malaca
ñang was received by Janairo on December 15, 2020.
PRC calls for more blood donations
ANTICIPATING a possible surge in the demand for blood supply and reserves during the holiday season, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is calling on blood donors to donate and replenish the reserves in case of emergencies.
“Ang pangangailangan sa dugo ay hindi tumitigil [The need for blood doesn’t stop],” PRC Chairman & CEO Sen. Richard Gordon said in a radio broadcast interview.
The PRC, he said, is calling on the people to keep in touch with PRC’S 103 chapters and 98 blood centers or call 143 for urgent blood concerns.
“We know that blood will be a top concern in this season. PRC will be open to help,” Gordon assured.
To better work during any untoward incident, PRC calls on donors too, to give blood, citing that the holiday this season is the leanest month and our donation drives will surely slow down.
“We encourage people to donate blood for this will be a great help in our efforts to provide aid to the most vulnerable,” he added.
For the location of the blood centers and available schedule, people may visit this link: https://redcross.org. ph/give- blood/. In the National Capital Region, PRC blood banks are located in its national headquarters at 37 Edsa corner, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City; and in its Manila blood bank at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila.