Thursday, July 20, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maaramid ti  dua nga aldaw ti seminar ti Pinay Power Caravan 2017-5th Leg ditoy ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti panangidaulo ni SPM Mika Singson Mendoza ti Provincial Government-Ilocos Sur iti Hulio 20-21, 2017. 

Iti Day 1, naaramid  ti panagtitipon dagiti maseminar iti Early Childhood Care Development Building. Nagpartisipar dagiti Kagawad ti Barangay iti ili ti San Juan ken ti ili ti Cabugao kasta metten dagiti lallaki a nangibagi kadagiti masektoranda ken binayabay dagiti Opisiales ti nasao a dua nga ili nga inyuna ni SBM Vicky S. Serna, Chairman, Committee on Women and Family Affairs iti Konseho Munisipal ti Cabugao.

Kalpasan ti Invocation; pannakakanta ti National Anthem ken iti Ilocos Sur Hymn, nangipaay ti Welcome Remarks ni SBM Vicky S. Serna. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman kadaytoy a paseminar ti Pinay Caravan 2017 Power nga es-esponsoran ti Provincial Government; Sangguniang Panlalawigan; Gabriela Women’s Party; JCI Vigan; ken Ilocos Sur Ladies for Ryan tapno manayonan iti pannakaammo dagiti umili iti kalintegan ken karbenganda nangruna iti Sektor-Kababaian partikular a pakaseknan iti probision ti RA 9262 ( Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004). 

Kalpasan ti Opening Program, nagsarita ni SPM Mika S. Mendoza maipapan iti Personality Development Talk,  “Embracing Ourselves”. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman kadagiti nagpartisipar iti dua nga ili. Kinunana a maiwaywayat daytoy a Caravan tapno maipadanon kadagiti Opisiales ti Barangay ken iti Sektor ti Kababaihan tapno maammuanda iti situasion ken kasapulan dagiti maseknan a sektor mainaig iti  panagpandayda iti linteg a mangitag-ay iti karbengan a mainayon a  mangpasayaat ti kasasaad dagiti kaprobinsiaanna ditoy 1st District. 

Maisaruno a maiyadal ti Anti—Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) ken ti Legislative Workshop (Part 1) Legislative 101: Your Voice Matters iti kamalmanna. # ( Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naileppas ti 2-Day  Skills Training ti DTI-LGU Cabugao  kadagiti inna   manipud iti Federated Rural Improvement Club (RIC) iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi   Hulio 19, 2017. 

Naaramid ti  panagsanay babaen iti programa ti Department of Trade and Industry  nga imbagian da Engr.  Yolando Q. Quiocho,  DTI Officer, Vigan City ken ni Ms. Charisse Realon, agpada  a Trainor babaen iti pannakikammayetda  iti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.

Napauluan ti panagsanay iti   Plastic Twine Craft Making Skills Training  ket  naangay ti maikadua nga aldaw ti panagsanay iti Early Childhood Care Development Building,  Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur a nakaiyawatan kadagiti Partisipantes dagiti Sertipiko a mangipakita iti pannakaileppasda iti adalda kadaytoy a panagsanay. # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


The Department of Health (DOH) launches today the Kaligtasang Pangkalusugan sa Kalamidad sa Kamay ng Komunidad or “5K” strategy in Marikina City, the city chosen as the model local government unit (LGU) on disaster risk reduction and management.

The 5K strategy aims to contribute to the institutionalization of disaster risk reduction and management for health in the community by advocating disaster preparedness at the household level. This initative also represents a high-impact advocacy activity as part of the spectrum of capacity development interventions that DOH can offer to LGUs. 

Having prioritized emergencies and disasters as key health issues, the DOH leadership has included health resilience in the Philippine Health Agenda. Through the Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB), the DOH is on top of several strategies to make 5K happen.  

While health governance through the DOH is critical in driving the health resilience agenda, harnessing the strengths and potential of the LGUs to build their own capacities to be resilient is an important part of the equation.  If families can be enabled and capacitated to be healthy, prepared, and resilient to emergencies and disasters, they can work hand-in-hand to minimize or prevent deaths, diseases, injuries, disabilities, and health system damage and losses arising from emergency and disaster situations.

“The DOH sets a paradigm shift away from regarding disaster preparedness as the responsibility of government towards strengthening instead the community’s ability to respond to calamities. The agency will provide support for the implementation of 5K through strategies such as advocacy and capability development, among others. After enduring the world’s strongest typhoon, Typhoon Yolanda, we will emerge stronger and more resilient to whatever calamities may come our way. Let us push for the 5K approach to disasters!” Secretary Paulyn Ubial stated.

When 5K good practices are found in one community and adopted into local policies and systems, efforts must be made to document them and try out strategies to replicate these in other localities.  The choice of Marikina as a role model of disaster risk reduction and management for health is fitting in the light of the many disaster-related accolades the city has garnered through the years.  After the floods caused by Tropical Storm Ondoy ravaged the city in 2009, Marikina had impressively managed to recover quickly, effectively, and for the better. 

In the short term, the DOH plans to roll out the 5K strategy in different regions throughout the country, and provide support to its implementation at the LGU level to bring the 5K vision to reality. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action iti Hulio 18, 2017, imbatad dagiti Municipal Link Staff ti 4 Ps a napagsasaritaan ken nasolusionan dagiti naidokumento (Minutos ti Binulan a Mitingda)  a pakaseknan ken problema dagiti 4 Ps iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti umuna nga innem a bulan (1st Semester)  ti Tawen 2017.

Innayonda a maitultuloy a maipatungpal ti Family Development Session (FDS) ita a Tawen 2017 kadagiti barangay agsipud ta daytoy ti “pannakapuso”  ti programa iti serbisio-sosial ti DSWD ken ti LGU-Cabugao.

Sakbayna, naangay ti panagmiting ti Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC)  kadagiti napalabas a bulan babaen iti panangidaulo ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Ni Mayor Josh Edward  ti ag-Preside kadagiti  nasao a miting a pagatendaran dagiti Staff nga idauluan ni MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen; Staff ti Municipal Operations Office ti 4 Ps; Parent-Leaders ti 4Ps; ken dagiti pannakabagi ti RHU-Cabugao  ken iti DepED-Cabugao.

Kangrunaan a nataming iti nadakamat a miting iti pannaka-update dagiti pakaseknan; problema a tumaud   iti biang dagiti 4 Ps Beneficiaries agraman iti pagturturonganen  ti programa ti Munisipio.

Sakbayna, napadayawan ti LGU-Cabugao pakaseknan iti  binulan a  pannakaipatungpal daytoy a programa ti DSWD ket immawat ti Certificate of Recognition a nagun-odna manipud iti Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Regional Office 1 idi Pebrero 18, 2015.

Nagun-od ti LGU-Cabugao ti pammadayaw maigapu iti gapuananda kas nailanad:  “Institutionalizing the Conduct of Monthly Municipal Advisory Committee Meeting for CY 2014”.

Maangay manen ti Monthly Meeting ti Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) iti LGU-Cabugao inton Hulio 10, 2017  (Lunes)  ditoy Munisipio. # (Web In-Action)


The Department of Health (DOH) intensifies its advocacy on voluntary blood donation to provide and allocate safe blood supply, sustaining its adequacy and ensuring accessibility. Saving the lives of millions of Filipinos in need of blood transfusion, the State through the Republic Act 7719, also known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994 promotes voluntary blood donation.  This is parallel with upgraded blood service facilities and organization into a National Blood Transfusion Service Network for rational provision of adequate and safe blood supply in the country.

However, the task of recruiting voluntary blood donors remains one of the major challenges. Thus, strengthening multi-sectoral collaboration, creating opportunities to donate and raising public awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products are fundamental keys to achieve a community with committed blood donors that tender voluntary non-remunerated year-round blood donation.

July of every year is declared as the “Blood Donors Month” by former President Fidel V. Ramos per Proclamation No. 1021 signed on June 9, 1997. The whole month of July encourages all men and women to the altruistic cause of blood donation and the time to acknowledge our blood donors of their noble act of saving lives through their gift of blood.

This year, the DOH through the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) with the DOH Regional Office III, spearhead the kick-off activity for the month-long celebration. The focus of this year’s campaign is centered on the importance of the blood supply in emergency settings like natural disasters as well as man-made catastrophes (e.g. road accidents and armed conflicts). Emergencies trigger increased demand for blood supply. To prevent a significant draw down of blood supply, a well-organized blood service is necessary to meet blood necessities especially in times of crisis.

The celebration of Blood Donors Month in the Philippines is also inspired by the annual celebration of World Blood Donor Day every 14th of June.  The slogan for the 2017 campaign is: “What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often”, a feedback to the natural human response during emergency situation is “What can I do? How can I help?”

“I call for every Filipino to take the step of helping others in emergency situations, by giving the priceless gift of blood. Let us give blood regularly to have an adequate blood stock before a crisis arises.” Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial stated.

The goal is to collect 1 million blood units annually for enough blood and blood products to patients in need of blood transfusion.  In 2016, the partial total blood units collected was 930,000 and a gap of about 70,000 blood units.  82% blood units came from voluntary blood donation, 17% from replacement donation and 1% from paid donation. We aim to get the 1 million blood units collected by 2017 and meet the global target of 100% Voluntary Non-remunerated Blood Donation by 2020.

This campaign also highlights to boost consciousness to all potential female volunteer blood donors to donate blood.  Based on the national data, only 23% of women are donating blood from the total blood units collected.  The NVBSP will launch a 30-seconder advertisement focusing on women donating blood led by Miss Earth winners. This is to empower women to be part of our goal towards a blood-sufficient nation.

Strengthening the existing Blood Services Networks and improving the delivery of safe, adequate, accessible and affordable blood supply to health facilities are essential components in the healthcare delivery system.  Safe blood supply is one of the five critical parameters of functionality of these health facilities providing basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care services for the rapid reduction of Maternal Mortality Ratio to attain the Philippine Government’s commitment for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Further, the NVBSP needs to fast track, intensify and strengthen the implementation of Donor Recruitment, Retention and Care to include Healthy Lifestyle and HIV Prevention, Advocacy and Public Education, Teaching of Voluntary Blood Donation in Schools,  Appropriate Use of Blood and in meeting the global target of 100% Voluntary Blood Donation in 2020.

“Let us achieve a substantial supply of blood across the country, increasing blood safety and availability. The support of all sectors is imperative in establishing blood donation programs in order to respond promptly to the outpouring blood demand during emergencies. Let us donate blood regularly and voluntarily, make blood donation a way of life” Secretary Ubial concluded. # Source –

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maar-aramid  ita ti Skills Training  para kadagiti inna  nga interesado a maaddaan ti pagkakitaan manipud iti Federated Rural Improvement Club (RIC) iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti   Hulio 18 agingga iti petsa 19 (2 days), 2017. 

Maaramid ti  panagsanay babaen iti programa ti Department of Trade and Industry  nga imbagian da Engr.  Yolando Q. Quiocho,  DTI Officer, Vigan City ken ni Ms. Charisse Realon, agpada  a Trainor babaen iti pannakikammayetda  iti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.

Napauluan ti panagsanay iti   Plastic Twine Craft Making Skills Training a naangay iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur a ditoy ti pagpartisiparan dagiti kameng ti Federated RIC.

Kanaig daytoy, maaramid pay iti masanguanan ti maysa pay a panagsanay babaen met laeng  iti programa ti Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),  Vigan City kadagiti umili ti Cabugao iti dua a barangay (Brgy. Nagsantaan ken Brgy. Sisim) a pakairamananto manen  ti Federated RIC maipapan iti Soap Making.

Dagiti naglabas a pa-training ti DTI ditoy Cabugao ket dagiti sumaganad:

1. Immuna a naaramid ti Ube Processing and Upgrading Training idiay Barangay Cacadiran, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur a nagpartisiparan iti 22 a kameng ti Cacadiran Farmers Association ken Cabugao Federated RIC idi Marso 13-14, 2017 a nagresultaan iti pannakaramid dagiti produkto nga Ube Halaya; Nutty Ube; Ube Re Cream ken Ube Wine.

2. Naaramid ti panagsanay iti Product Diversification Training on Pigeon Pea Processing a naangay idiay Sitio Lusong Suyo, Brgy. Baclig, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Marso 16-17, 2017 a nagatendaran ti 20 a kameng ti Ilocos Kardis Growers Association ken ti Cabugao Federated RIC ket naaramid dagiti produkto iti Kardis Brownies/Cookies/Muffins Kardis with Ube Halaya.

3. Panagsanay ti Veggie Noodles nga  inaramid ti 20 a nagsanay.

Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action ken ni Engr. Quiocho ket  kinunana a kangrunaan a panggep ti programa a tulongan dagiti inna ken uray dagiti amma a mangiyagpang iti kabaelanda iti matarusanda a pagkakitaan kas kadagitoy  nadakamat a panagadal tapno manayonan ti matgedanda. Mangnamnama ti Opisial ti DTI a mataginayon dagitoy a proyekto a maited babaen iti panagtinnulong ti Ahensia ti DTI-Vigan City  ken iti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.

Dagiti ramit a mausar ket pannakabagi ti DTI a maited kadagiti agsanay idinto ta iti met Merienda ken iti Makan iti pannakabagi ti LGU-Cabugao iti maaramid a panagsanay, segun pay ken ni Engr. Yolando Q. Quiocho ti DTI. 
Nakitinnulong met iti pannakaisagana ti Training venue da Mr. Edgar S. Balangatan, AT, BUB Coordinator ken ni Mr. Dharen Luzano iti Office of the Mayor. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Nagmiting dagiti Opisiales ken Kameng ti Cabugao Federated Senior Citizen  Association  (FSCA)  iti Hulio 18, 2017 ket naaramid ti mitingda iti Senior Citizens Center, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Impakaammo ni Mr. Bonifacio Somera, Presidente a nagatendar met da  Mr. Remigio Sunico, OSCA Head iti nasao a miting kasta metten ni Ms. Lucila S. Somera, pannakabagi ti LGU-Cabugao iti pakaseknan dagiti nataengan.

Naipakaammo  dagiti agkasangay ita a bulan ti Hulio 2017 ket napadayawanda iti sango dagiti nataengan babaen iti pannakakanta ken pannakaukkorda iti sabong.

Na-update pay iti listaan dagiti minatay ken napagsasaritaan dagiti maaramid a Prayer Service kadagiti (Interment ken Anniversaries) nga aramiden ti grupo dagiti nataengan.

Innayon ni Mr. Somera nga intultuloyda a  trinatar  iti maipapan ti napintas a koleksion ti Saranay-da; updating ti kameng ti Senior Citizens iti kada barangay ken ti Regular a Monthly Accomplishment Report ti Pederasion. 

Napagtutulagan pay iti ipapanda panag-Lakbay Aral inton Hulio 26, 2017 idiay Probinsia ti Pangasinan ket bisitaenda dagiti ili ti Lingayen; Dagupan; ken Manaoag ken dagiti ili ti La Union a kas iti Luna ken iti Sudipen tapno bisitaenda iti agdindinamag a Senior Citizens Center  kadaytoy nga ili. # (Web In-Action)