COVID-19 VAX! Are you red-y?

COVID-19 VAX! Are you red-y?

Chaired and written by: Neil Tanyu

The Covid-19 outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern last January 2020 and as a pandemic last March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). All sectors and countries were affected. Millions of people died and the health sector had to find different approaches on how to control the disease.

In this time of technological and scientific advancement, one of these solutions was the development of the Covid-19 vaccines. Vaccines would normally take years of studies, experimentation, and testing but with the Covid-19 situation happening all over the world and affecting everyone, different companies quickly developed new vaccines and governments allowed the development and usage of these vaccines under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These quickly approved drugs sparked different opinions and doubts among the whole community. Questions were raised on its safety, tolerability, and effectiveness, and “Vaccine Hesitancy” was on the rise. These people had reservations about the Covid-19 vaccinations and they are not indeed to blame. Knowledge is truly power. With this said, it was our responsibility as an organization of young active citizens to clarify, explain, and educate misconceptions about the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Project Chairs created this forum and hoped that through this forum, people that are vaccine-hesitant will be encouraged to be vaccinated for the Covid-19 and spread awareness to the public about the importance of vaccination. This online forum was an avenue for our expert doctors to discuss Covid-19 vaccination, its use, and its benefits. JCI Mandaue also made sure that frequently asked questions (FAQs) were addressed and an online open question-and-answer portion was provided for the audience to pro-actively sound their concerns to our doctors and make finals decisions that the Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

Forums are usually held face-to-face but with the pandemic and lockdowns, JCI Mandaue quickly adapted and made it accessible to everyone via Zoom and Facebook Live. The project chairs, JCI Mandaue members, and the speaker were very astonished that a big audience involving mostly from the non-medical community joined the forum via Zoom with over 80 in the audience out of 100 max capacity and Facebook Live with more than 2000 views. These numbers showed that a lot of people are interested and want to be assured on the vaccine’s profile.

The forum was a success with our objectives accomplished. Up to this day, the online health forum can still be accessed via the JCI Mandaue Facebook Page. JCI Mandaue and its members are very honored to have shared our resources in organizing this forum for the community and create positive change in this ever-changing world. We also hope to influence people that when we have something that we can share such as our knowledge and skills, we must do so share it willingly for this will make our world a better place.

Watch the recorded live video here:

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MandaWeCare: Bloodletting-I can feel your heartbeat

MandaWeCare: Bloodletting-I can feel your heartbeat

Written and Chaired by: Alex Aquino
 
 
We felt the beat of the heat in every shared heartbeat. 💗💗
 
JCI Mandaue in partnership with Philippine Red Cross – Lapu-Lapu/Cordova Chapter, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary 209th Squadron 209.1 Division, and Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Cebu recently hosted a blood-letting activity entitled, “I can feel your heartbeat”. 
 
The event, headed by Project Chair, Alex Aquino, was able to solicit thirty-three (33) blood bags from fifty (50) interested donors. These would save more than one hundred (100) patients all over the region. The entire organizing committee would like to thank all the blood donors and the sponsors who made the event more successful. Nonki Japanese Restaurant, Castle Peak Hotel, Profood International Corporation, and Jiprop Development Corporation.
 
We hope that you’ll join us next time and help us save more lives.

 

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MandaWeCare: Lihok Batok COVID-19

MandaWeCare: Lihok Batok COVID-19

Written by: Kristoffer Yurong
Project Chair: Jerome Ang Mendaros

Last March 17, 2021, JCI Mandaue distributed 200 Essential Hygiene Kits to the Garbage Collectors and Garbage Segregators of Mandaue City under the Department of General Services (DGS), Mandaue City Hall. JCI Mandaue has acknowledged the need to provide sanitary assistance to this sector of our government workers as they too are considered as today’s key and essential front liners in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
The essential hygiene kits include two disposable masks, two washable masks, a K95 mask, a pair of eye goggles, a face shield, and an alcohol container – all these were carefully curated to ensure they are well protected during their tasks of collecting and segregating our wastes.
The activity was witnessed by the head of DGS Engr. Marivic Cabigas, as well as JCI Mandaue delegation headed by 2021 President Nike Cagulada, VP for community Toffee Yurong and 6 other JCI Mandaue #MerryMen. About 70 of the garbage collectors, garbage Segregators, and office staff from DGS also took part in the turnover, which was held at the Mandaue City Motorpool.
To more collaborations with DGS and JCI Mandaue in the months to come.
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Project Green: Im Rooting for You

Project Green: Im Rooting for You

Written by: Rapzkie
Project Chair: Ritchee Sayod

Last January 30, 2021, to commemorate our upcoming 58th Induction and Turnover Ceremonies, the #MerryMen of JCI Mandaue gave back to Mother Earth by planting 58 trees to celebration our 58 years of service to humanity!
The project was conducted on the mountain slops of Brgy. Kamomot, Balamban, Cebu attended by our very own MerryMen in white together with our stakeholder form Cagulada Integrated Transdev Inc. and Natural Resources (DENR Region 7). Through rain and mud, the participants was able to complete the tasks amidst the uncooperative weather.
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#MerryGalo2020

#MerryGalo2020

For the Kids of JCI Mandaue’s Adopted Communities

In Barangay Labogon and Guizo, Mandaue City

Written by: Kristoffer Yurong             Edited by: David Maquilan

 

On 12th of December 2020, 12 Merry Men became beacons of hope as they wore not just their Santa hats but also their Santa hearts as they gave Christmas gifts, goodies and food to 150 kids ages 2-6 of JCI Mandaue’s Day Care Centers in Labogon and Guizo.

Compliant to the strictest health protocols set by the local government units, The Merry Men set off to these two communities and distributed their Christmas packages which included kiddie masks, kiddie face shields, a bunch of toys, coloring books, kiddie items, a wallet and a piggy bank. They also provided food, ice cream and snack bars.

House to house these merry men braved the heat of the December sun just to be able to reach these kids in their respective abodes since health protocols strictly deny them to go out during this pandemic.

 

Congratulations to Project Chair Gab Melgo, VP For Community Toffee Yurong and LO President Nike Cagulada as well as the rest of JCI Mandaue for a successful gift giving activity.

The Merry Men would like to thank the local government units of Guizo and Labogon as well as Ms. Richie Duenas, Ma’am Mila and our pre-school teachers from the two day care centers for the assistance as well as our donors and benefactors to make this activity a huge success.

 

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MandaWeCare: nCOV-19 Awareness for Brgy. Guizo Daycare

MandaWeCare: nCOV-19 Awareness for Brgy. Guizo Daycare

Project chair: Edmar Dionson

JCI Mandaue together with Cebu Red Cross visit Brgy. Guizo Daycare Center to educate the people of the community about the facts on the recent Pandemic, nC0V-19.

  

 

 

 

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MandaWeCare: Merry HOME Gift Giving

MandaWeCare: Merry HOME Gift Giving

Project chair: Edmar Dionson

JCI Mandaue organized a Christmas party at the Home of Mandaue Enhanced Children’s Center (HOME).

 

This is an annual Christmas party for the children of this site.

The center houses children in conflict with the law, there are about 60 children in the center.

The Christmas party had the classic parlor games (which was participated by JCI Mandaue members and the Koreans guests) with prizes, song and dance performances by the kids, feeding of meals and dessert, and lastly their Christmas present from the Merry Men of JCI Mandaue and from our visitors from the Gwangjeong Church, the Presbyterian Church of South Korea.

Seeing the children enjoy and having an amazing experience with the interaction is heartwarming.

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MandaWeCare: Merry Christmas for Guizo Daycare

MandaWeCare: Merry Christmas for Guizo Daycare

Project chair: Edmar Dionson

 

JCI Mandaue organized a Christmas party at the Barangay Guizo Daycare Center.

This is the second Christmas party for the children of this fire relocation site. The Christmas party also had a magic show with our guest clown performers, classic parlor games with prizes, song and dance performances by the kids, feeding of meals and dessert, and lastly their Christmas present consisting of new clothes, slippers and undergarments from the Merry Men of JCI Mandaue and from our visitors from the Gwangjeong Church, the Presbyterian Church of South Korea.

      

 

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MandaWeCare: First Aid Training for Guizo Daycare Parents

MandaWeCare: First Aid Training for Guizo Daycare Parents

Project chair: Sam Uy

JCI Mandaue facilitated a project called “MandaWeCare: First Aid Training for Guizo Daycare Parents” in partnership with Barangay Guizo, Mandaue CSWS and our guests from JCI Busan Region. The purpose of the project is to educate the parents of 3-4 year old daycare students the different kinds of basic first aid to be able to preserve life, prevent worsening of injury and promote recovery. Around 50 mothers and 100 children attended the event. The children were given meals, ice cream and loot bags containing snack bars, juices and multivitamins for kids and the mothers were given their own first aid kits and meals at the end of the program.

one of the main objective is to educate the parents of daycare students about basic first aid.

– Have an outreach project in partnership with JCI Busan
– Gather all the mothers and children in the daycare for an introduction.
– First aid training facilitated by our guest speaker, Anna Cervantes, RN.
– Games for the children, followed by feeding of meals and desserts, the giving of loot bags
– Turnover of donations by JCI Busan Region containing food, appliances and clothing.

In the beginning of the program, there were a few games and talent performances as an ice breaker to get everyone acquainted. Then after the proper acknowledgement of officers, members, partners and guests, the children were moved to the Barangay hall where they were given meals. The parents stayed in the classroom and learned basic first aid, like how to deal with fever, wounds, bleeding, bites, nosebleed, allergies, shock, fracture, sprain, burns, choking, electrocution and other concerns. As a reward for finishing the class, the parents were all given their own first aid kits after the training. Lastly, the parents were given their meals before closing the program.

It was a successful project because every single member of JCI Mandaue and JCI Busan Region participated in the program. The guests from Korea distributed the meals, the ice cream and the loot bags while the JCI Mandaue members facilitated the class, the feeding, distributed the first aid kits and meals to the parents. Both JCI regions were able to create a stronger bond and friendship while practicing their teamwork in making this event run as smooth as possible. The parents all learned important lessons on first aid and most importantly, the children all had a very good time.

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Bags To School: iNews.ph Press Release
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Bags To School: iNews.ph Press Release

Project Chair: Eric Smith

The Junior Chamber International Mandaue Chapter submitted a Press Release to iNews.ph online newspaper, for the Bags To School Area 4 launching on May 28, 2019. The news article was a well received feature on the local online daily’s community section carrying the headline, “500 Mandaue Children Receive Schoolbags from JCI.”

The main objective of the Press Release (PR) submission was to highlight the achievement of JCI Philippines’ Bags To School Area 4 launching and the success of the cohosting chapters on the endeavor. Its attached objectives include the promotion of Junior Chamber International and its advocacies to the public in the hopes of influencing readers on awareness of the JCI brand and initiatives, as well as for any membership and partnership opportunities.

A press release was submitted to JCI Mandaue’s contact at iNews.ph for submission and feature on the Community Section.

Action taken on the submission resulted to a well-received feature on the iNews.ph website.

 

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