Wednesday, October 17, 2018

REGIONAL CONFERENCE TI BRGY. NUTRITION SCHOLARS, NAANGAY

Naangay ti Komperensia dagiti Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) iti Probinsia   ti  Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union ken  Pangasinan  idi Oktubre  9-10 idiay Vigan Convention Center, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.  Daytoy a taripnong ket pagselebrarda pay iti 40th Anniversary  ti pannakaited iti Healthcare kadagiti kabarangayanda.

Iti naadaw a pablaak maipapan iti Komperensia ket dagiti sumaganad ti nakabuklanna: “The Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Program is a human resource development strategy of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition, which involves the recruitment, training, deployment and supervision of volunteer workers or barangay nutrition scholars (BNS). Presidential Decree No. 1569 mandated the deployment of one BNS in every barangay in the country to monitor the nutritional status of children and link communities with nutrition and related service providers. PD 1569 also mandated the NNC to administer the program in cooperation with local government units.”

Nasangaili ditoy a taripnong ni Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson. Daytoy a dua nga aldaw a komperensia ket nakabuklan ti seminar, forum ken aktibidad  a mangpatibker iti relasion dagiti BNS Members  ken makaadawda pay iti adal ken kabaelan a mangpabassit iti insidente ti malnutrision iti lokalidad. 

Nagatendar met iti nasao a Komperensia da Ms. Nory Estoesta, Presidente ti  LUPangIlocos BNS Federation,  Inc.;  Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Ma. Eillen Blanco ken ni  Director Valeriano Jesus Lopez ti  DOH-RO1. #  ADAPTED NEWS

CABUGAO CENTRAL PARK (CCP), NAKASAGANA PARA ITI SAPASAP

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Agtultuloy a madalusan ken maisagana kadagiti umili a naayat nga agpasiar, aglang-ay ken agrelaks iti natalinaay, napresko  ken nawaya a masakupan ti Cabugao Central Park (CCP) a masarakan iti abay  ti National Highway, Brgy. Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur nangruna kadagitoy a bulbulan ti Tawen 2018.

Daytoy ti maipanamnama dagiti Caretakers iti CCP nga idauluan ni Mr. Gerry Lopez. Kinapudnona, isuda  pay ti mangidaulo nga ag-engine  ken manual grass cutter a  mangmantener kadaytoy a historikal a parke a nagsaadan idi ti daan a tiendaan nga indonar daydi Dios-ti-aluadna a Don Crispin Serrano (CRISER Market).

Iti panagtakem ni Pasado Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang Jr. nga Alkalde ti ili a Cabugao, nairubuat ken napardas  a  naglupos ti parke babaen iti pannakapaadda dagiti sumaganad: 1. Installation of Pavers along Jogging Lane 2. Repair and Modification of Toilet and Bathroom 3. Installation of Fitness Gym and Amenities 4. Fabrication of new steel bleachers 5. Installation of brand new LED/Solar Streetlights 6. Installation of Fiber Glass Board at the Basketball Court 7. Repainting of Stage, Grounds, Basketball Court and New Logo within the Basketball Court 8. Concreting of Children’s Play pen Pad for the High Grade Plastic Playhouse with Roof and Concrete Fence.
Kabayatanna, maitultuloy latta met dagiti mainayon a  pannakapasayaat ti CCP  iti panagtakem ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang kas iti nainayon a silaw iti uneg ken pannakasemento iti drainage canal iti amianan a paset ti CCP ken dadduma pay a mangpasayaat ti serbisio a para iti sapasap. 

Innayon dagiti CCP Caretakers a kaay-ayo dagiti agassawa a pagdamuan  dagiti ubbingda nga agsursuro a magna  iti  kasla kudson ti kalamuyotna a karuotan ti Parke.

Ti CCP ket daytoy ti pakaang-angayan dagiti dadakkel nga aktibidad ti LGU-Cabugao  nangruna iti Piesta ti Ili  kasta metten  kadagiti selebrasion ti Piesta; Holidays;  Konsierto; panagpraktis; pakontes ken kanaigna nga aktibidades a mangpabaknang iti kultura, sosial  ken pannakipagili iti Cabugao.

Mapunno ti aglang-ay iti sardam  ti CCP iti rinabii nangruna iti summer months ken weekends  ken naruay iti ag-jogging iti agsapa. # (Web Situational Report)

40 INDIGENOUS FILIPINOS UNITE IN ILOCOS TO PRESERVE THEIR CULTURE

Forty indigenous Pinoys gathered at the National Museum Ilocos Region complex in this city last October 7 to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Month this October.

Students, teachers, and residents from 12 indigenous communities from all over the country showed their unique dances, musical instruments, songs, and attires to help preserve their identity, and their cultural heritage, to residents of the city.

They are the Blaan of Sarangani, the Tagbanwa of Palawan, the Mangyan of Occidental Mindoro, the Yakan of Basilan, the Maguindanaoan of Cotabato, the Bugkalot of Nueva Ecija, the Ga’dang of South Cotabato, the Ibaloy of Benguet, the T’boli of South Cotabato, the Ipugaw of Ifugao, the Ayta of Bataan, and the Tinggian of Ilocos Norte.

The event called “Gameng” or wealth, is a lecture and workshop on indigenous cultures conducted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, City Government of Laoag and Barangay Casili, Katutubo Exchange Philippines (KEP) and the National Museum Ilocos Region, to celebrate also Museum and Galleries Month this October.

Before the program began, a press conference conducted by the Ilocos Sur Information Center of the Philippine Information Agency, helped introduce the Katutubo Exchange to local media through its president, Dr Edwin Antonio. It cleared some issues on the preservation of indigenous cultures in the country, understanding of the attires of the indigenous peoples, and prevention of discrimination against their communities.

The audience composed of teachers, students, media personalities, museum staff and residents, were taught indigenous dances to help them understand the culture of their indigenous brother and sisters.

This was the closing program of the October 5-7 Katutubo Exchange Ilocos 2018 (Akhad Eskwela Katutubo) led by Dr Antonio. The other activities held in Ilocos Norte included a ‘parada’ (parade) of indigenous people on kalesa in Laoag City covering the city market, Laoag Central School, Capitol and City Hall; a grand opening ceremony at the Laoag City Multi-purpose Hall; Kannawidan: An Evening of Philippine Indigenous Performances at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church; Dap-ayan: Interaction with the Weavers and National Living Treasure Magdalena Gamayo at Lumbaan-Bicbica, Pinili town; and Tillaong: Immersion with Tinggian community at the Eco-cultural park in Nueva Era town.

Antonio said that this is the second time that Katutubo Exchange Philippines came to the World Heritage city to show the culture of the indigenous communities of the country. The first was in May 2017 when he and two teeners from Sarangani and Batanes were guests for two episodes of the Ilocano culture-anchored radio program of PIA Ilocos Sur, “Dap-ayan Pagdadapilan,” at DZNS Vigan.

Katutubo Exchange Philippines began in 2013 as a “multi-level cultural exchange platform among indigenous youth groups from all around the Philippines, is an annual program of Katutubo Exchange Philippines,” said Antonio during the presscon. “It aims to promote awareness of indigenous cultures, empower indigenous peoples, embrace indigenous beauty and magnificence, and celebrate oneness of the Filipino race even in the face of multi-dynamic cultural ethos and traditions.”

Its programs include Katutubo Exchange, community outreach in education, environment, arts and culture, health and nutrition; international outreach; sentro katutubo with activities like Museo Katutubo, arts camp, and katutubo residency. # Source -  (JND/ICR/PIA1 Ilocos Sur)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BARANGAY ASSEMBLY DAY TI 2nd SEMESTER 2018, NABALLIGI

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  –  Naangay ti Barangay Assembly Day idi  Oktubre 14, 2018 a kas panagtungpal iti pammilin ti Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) iti amin a Barangay iti intero a Pilipinas babaen iti Tema: “Kapit-kamay tungo sa Pagbabago ng Barangay! Makiisa! Makilahok! Makialam”.

Kabayatanna, naballigi  ti  pannaipatungpal  ti Barangay Assembly Day  kadagiti Barangay iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti nadakamat a petsa, segun ken ni Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Constancia “Connie” L.  Quinola, LGOO V, ti ili a Cabugao a nangtarawidwid iti pannakaipatungpal daytoy a pammilin.

Kaaduan a Topiko a natratar kabayatan iti nasao a taripnong ket iti maipapan iti presentasion ti  accomplishment and financial reports, problema, issues and concerns a mangapektar iti barangay  ken iti pakaseknan pay iti solidwaste management, disaster risk reduction and management plan ti barangays, Re-greening Program ken dadduma pay nga aktibidades a kanaig iti naan-anay a pannakigamulo dagiti bumarangay iti pakaseknanda.

Innayon ni Mrs. Quinola a naibasa pay ti Mensahe ni OIC DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano ken  naannayas ti pannakaipatungpal daytoy a pammilin iti DILG iti 33 a barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken naballigi a nataming dagiti napagsasaritaanda. 

Kanaig daytoy, nakipaset ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti naangay a Barangay Assembly Day idiay Barangay Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Oktubre 14, 2018. 

Iti biang ti sibubukel a Barangay Council nga idauluan da Punong Barangay Michael Angelo B. Sarmiento ken ni OIC Punong Barangay Evelyn P. Vallejo, pagyamyamananda dagiti Opisiales ti ili; kameng  ti Barangay Council; Barangay Employees ken dagiti Miyembros/Opisiales  iti nagduduma nga NGOs iti barangay iti anus ken ayatda a nakipaset iti nadakamat a taripnong. # (Web In-Action)

DSWD SECRETARY REITERATES COMMITMENT TO REDUCING POVERTY

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Virginia N. Orogo gives a message during the 40th Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) Forum at St. Mary’s College in the City of Borongan, Eastern Samar last week. The Secretary also answers queries regarding the programs and services of the DSWD during the forum.

“We will never stop.  We will remain committed, supporting all efforts to help our President and his administration reach the goal of reducing poverty by 14 percent by the year 2022. I can’t wait to see more people enjoying their freedom from poverty.”

This was the main message of DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo during the 40th Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) Forum at St. Mary’s College in the City of Borongan, Eastern Samar last week.

Sec. Orogo said she was grateful to be invited as a guest to SIPPAD’s 40th assembly, which carried the theme “Towards Equalizing Access to Social Development Opportunities Among the Marginalized Sectors.”

She congratulated the organization for bringing together various non-government organizations, faith-based organizations, the academe, and agencies of the government in its efforts towards peace and development.

The Secretary, who had over 40 years of community work, also emphasized the importance of empowering communities during the event.

“We need empowered communities who are able to stand and help their own people to grow. Empowering communities by providing them access to knowledge and technology and increasing their ability to manage resources is a key towards a more inclusive growth and development,” she said.

“Our country is facing numerous economic challenges and signs of poverty can be seen everywhere. Despite this, our kababayans continue to be positive, holding on to the hope that one day, their lives will improve with the help of the government,” she continued.

On a lighter note,  the Secretary shared her experiences as the country’s head of the social welfare department.

“Five months ago, I accepted the challenge of being the Acting Secretary of the DSWD.  It was definitely not easy, as I tried to be available 24/7 to perform my duties and to fulfill the Department’s mandate of extending aid to the most vulnerable sectors of our society. But that’s the call—and I heeded that call,” she said.

She is thankful for all the support that she received since she became the top official of the DSWD.

“I am happy whenever I am greeted by the warm welcome and glowing faces of our kababayans everywhere I go around the country. And I am really thankful for that,” she ended. #   Source – www.dswd.gov.ph

UNITED NATIONS WEEK

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 483. October 18 to 24, 2003 and every year thereafter as the United Nations Week. The Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) as the lead agency was designated to plan organize, oversee, and implement, in coordinate on with other departments and agencies, as well as with the United Nations offices and agencies based in the Philippines, appropriate events and activities in observance and celebration of the United Nations Week in the Philippines. #  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

Monday, October 15, 2018

DILG TO LGUS: GET ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE BEFORE STARTING ANY ENV'TAL PROJECT

In ensuring the protection of the people and safeguarding the environment against man-made disasters, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reminding all local government units (LGUs) to secure an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) before operating any environmental project.

In Memorandum Circular 2018-152, DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that projects that pose possible environmental risk or impact are required to secure an ECC from the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau. Among such projects are mining, agriculture projects, and golf course construction.

“Sometimes there is a flip side to development as unchecked development takes its toll on the environment. While we, therefore, encourage the influx of new businesses, local governments should always consider the potential impact of new projects on the environment and to nearby residents,” says Año.

The DILG Chief says the tragic environmental degradation of Boracay Island is a classic example of how unregulated development made the famous white-sand holiday destination into a ‘cesspool’.

“Huwag na nating hayaang mangyari pa ang nangyari sa Boracay. Huwag nating ishort cut ang mga proseso para lang sa negosyo. Kailangan nating siguruhin na mayroong ECC bago magsimula ang anumang proyekto na alam nating makakaapekto sa kalikasan,” he says.

Presidential Decree No. 1586 dated June 11, 1978 (Establishing an Environmental Impact Statement System including other Environmental Management-Related Measures) states that “no person, partnership, or corporation shall undertake or operate any declared environmentally critical project or area without securing first an ECC..”

Applications for ECCs are reviewed and granted by the DENR through the EMB as stated in Malacañang’s Administrative Order 42 issued on November 2, 2002.

An ECC is issued after a positive review of the project’s application by the DENR-EMB. It indicates that a proposed undertaking will not cause a significant negative impact on the environment. The project proponent must then fulfill the specific measures and conditions indicated in the ECC before and during the operation of the project and even after the project completion.

An ECC also certifies that the proponent has complied with all the requirements of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System and has committed to implement its approved environmental management plan.

In cases where DENR-EMB finds that an ECC is not applicable, a Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) shall be issued confirming that the proposed project is not part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and poses no environmental threat. #  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph