Wednesday, June 29, 2016

PANAGPAADU TI SEEDLINGS, MAITULTULOY

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Imbatad  ni Mr. Robert S. Savella, Acting Municipal Agriculturist a maiyataday  unay iti gannuatda ita nga agpatanor/agurnong  iti nasapsapa  iti agduduma a  seedlings   a kas pangannurot ti Direktiba ti Municipal Chief Executive  tapno adda latta madadaan a maimula kadagiti aktibidad ti Tree Planting  iti panagmumula a bulan ita a Tawen 2016. 

Mangnamnamada pay a tumulong met  dagiti Barangay a mangpaadu  ti nagyan dagiti  Nurseries iti eskuela (Elementaria ken High School)  ken Barangay tapno adda katulonganda a mang-propagate iti umdas a seedlings a kasapulan a maimula iti aniaman a maisayangkat a Tree Planting Activity. 

Dagitoy nga aksion  ken  inisiatiba ket resulta iti agtultuloy a pannakaitandudo ti panangpaberde ti aglawlaw babaen iti panangilungalong ti Gobierno Munisipal kadagiti panagmumula a bulbulan. # (Web In-Action)

UPDATE TI NISTC PUBLIC MARKET

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Segun ken ni Mrs. Norma S. Bertumen, Market Supervisor ti NISTC Public Market, nga itultuloyda iti napintas a pannakaipaay ti serbisio kadagiti aggatang/aglaklako  ita a Tawen 2016  babaen iti agtultuloy a pannakalinis a nasayaat ti las-ud ti Tiendaan (NISTC Public Market)  ken iti  itutulongda a mangbunag kadagiti dadduma pay a wara nangruna kadagiti selopin (non-biodegradable materials) ket agtultuloy nga isayangkat dagiti Personnel ti NISTC Public Market a tumulong nga agikkat kadagiti rugit.

Innayonna pay a maar-aramid iti pannaka- “Flushing” ti basar ken stalls iti paglakuan ti ikan ken karne (mamindua ti makalawas) ken naasikaso pay ti septic tank kasta met a  maigidgiddan ti inspeksion kadagiti ambulant vendors babaen iti panagpasiar ken panangpalagip ti Public Sanitary Inspector ti LGU-Cabugao kadagiti Food Handlers nga aglaklako iti ikub ti Tiendaan.

Malaksid iti uneg ti Tiendaan, agtultuloy met ti koordinasion ti Opisina ti MENRO-LGU Cabugao ken ni Mrs. Bertumen iti patinayon a pannakadalus ti agsumbangir ti Kalsada Nasional a batog ti Tiendaan agraman kadagiti drainages tapno agtultuloy a nasigo ti sanitasion ken nasalun-at nga aglawlaw ti NISTC Public Market a para met laeng iti sapasap.

Insupusop pay ni Mrs. Bertumen nga adda regular a koordinasionda iti Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Vigan City iti pakaseknan iti presio ken pagkiluan iti Tiendaan. Naipasdek ti masasao a: “Timbangan ng Bayan” iti dua a disso, ti kanatengan ken kakarnean/kaikanan tapno adda pangpasingkedan dagiti aggatgatang no umisu met laeng ti kilo iti nagatangda ken agpatingga laeng iti 15 Kilograms ti pagkiluan a libre. 

Malaksid iti pannakamonitor iti presio, pagkiluan, pasilidades ti tiendaan ket maipampamaysa iti pannakamantener ti kinadalus  ti uneg ken aglikmut ti tiendaan nangruna kadagiti Comfort Rooms (CRs). 

Nupay kasta, agtultuloy  ti umay makitienda uray pay kadagiti agindeg iti kabangibang nga ili nangruna a mangpaadu ti malakuan dagiti adda iti puestona iti Tiendaan.

Dagitoy nga agtultuloy a panagsayaat ti Tiendaan  ket gubuay iti nasamay a Direktiba ti Munisipio nga ipatungpal  ti Management Staff  ti NISTC Public Market. # (Web In-Action)

PANAGANNAD TI SAKIT ITI AGBALIWBALIW A KLIMA

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannaki-amad ti Web In-Action itay nabiit, impakaammo ni Dr. Bernardino P. De Gracia III, OIC Municipal Health Officer  ti ili a Cabugao a kangrunaan unay ita ti panagan-annad ti maysa nga indibidual tapno saan a makapet kadagiti sakit iti  nadaras a panagbaliw ti klima.

Innayon ni Dr. De Gracia a malaksid iti panaggurigor, panateng-uyek a pakadlawan pay ti sintomas dagiti nakaro a sakit, panawen pay ita ti panagkakawa. Ipalpalagip latta  ti Doktor a kangrunaan ita iti panagdaldalus, ehersisio, balance-diet, inana ken recreation ken dadduma pay nga annuroten iti natibker a salun-at tapno nasimbeng latta iti immunity (salaknib) ti bagi iti saksakit.

Kas iti gagangay, adu ti bilang ti umili nga umay nga inaldaw nga agpaagas iti RHU pakaseknan iti medical check-up, pa-Blood Pressure (BP), Dental, Pre-natal, Immunization a buklen dagiti inna, maladaga, ubbing, agtutubo, lallakay ken babbaket.

Kabayatanna, maidanon pay ti serbisio ti salun-at kadagiti Barangay Health Station kadagiti barangay babaen iti mayeskediul a papan dagiti RN Heals Nurses ti RHU. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket maigapu iti panagkammayet ti LGU-Cabugao ken ti Ahensia ti DOH iti pannakaipromot ti programa para iti  salun-at dagiti umili. # (Web In-Action)

PAGASA WARNS OF LA NIÑA THIS YEAR

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has warned the public on the possibility of a La Niña event occurring later this year, after El Niño ends.

La Niña is the opposite of El Niño and is characterized by above normal rainfall, strong monsoon activity, and formation of more tropical cyclones.

Anthony Lucero, PAGASA climate monitoring and prediction section chief, said strong El Niños are usually followed by equally strong La Niñas.

He added that although waning, El Niño would continue to cause below normal rainfall and warmer air temperatures in the country in the next several months.

Lucero cited the 1997-1998 strong El Niño, which was followed by a La Niña in 1999 when many parts of the country experienced intense rainfall and flooding.

The most tragic effect of the 1999 La Niña was the landslide at the Cherry Hills Subdivision in Barangay San Luis, Antipolo City that killed 58 people.

The last La Niña event was in 2012 when the Philippines experienced massive flooding due to days of intense rains brought by habagat or southwest monsoon.

According to the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, of the 26 El Niño events since 1900, around 50 percent have been followed by a neutral year and 40 percent by La Niña.

The agency, however, added that while La Niña in 2016 cannot be ruled out, another El Niño is not likely.  # Adapted News -  Helen Flores (The Philippine Star)

SARMIENTO TO LGUS:SUPPORT PWD WEEK

Cognizant of the fundamental rights of persons with disability (PWD), Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to support the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week on July 17 to 23, 2016.

In a directive addressed to all provincial governors, city mayors, municipal mayors, and punong barangays, Sarmiento enjoined LGUs to conducting fitting activities such as but not limited to the following:

•Walk for your rights

•Exhibit of assistive devices and technology for PWDs

•Orientation and Disability-Inclusive DRRM

•Orientation on Disability Mandates for Local Legislators

•Orientation on Parents and Advocates in the LGUs on the Rights of Children with Disability (CWDs)

•Forum on Disability Inclusive Corporate Social Responsibility

•Forum on Accessibility, Universal Design, and Accessibility Audit for Architects and Engineers

•Forum on the Role of Professionals in the Management of Disabilities

•Paligsahan ng may K sa Kasaysayan ng Kultura ng Pilipinas

•Inclusive Quiz “D” (for PWDs and non-PWDs)

•Art Workshop for PWDs

Administrative Order No. 35 series of 2002 has declared the third week of July of every year as NDPR Week.

This year’s theme “Karapatan ng Maykapansanan, Isakatuparan…Now Na!” focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedom and rights of PWD as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws.
“Dapat manguna ang ating mga LGUs sa pagsasagawa ng mga polisiya at programang nagtataguyod sa mga karapatan ng mga PWDs,” said Sarmiento. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

SARMIENTO PUSHES FOR "SCALING UP" OF EFFORTS IN BUILDING RESILIENT LGUS

Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has underscored the need to ‘scale up’ not only in disaster preparedness, but also in building the resilience of communities.

Sarmiento said that among important efforts that should be made are the retrofitting of bridges in support of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); utilization of the Geographic Information System to simulate if a structure is on top of a faultline; and stricter enforcement of compliance to the new Building Code.

“We should move forward and scale up our kind of thinking na sana pagdating ng panahon, we can be as prepared to deal (with disasters) as Japan. What is a supertyphoon for them is a disaster for us because of the way we build our houses. We have to accept and adapt to the fact na ang lugar natin ay bagyuhin,” he said.

“Bawat isa sa atin--it’s high time that we be conscious, we adapt, para mababawasan yung problema ng Response Cluster,” he added.

Sarmiento was one of the guest officials who formally opened the 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) with the Ceremonial Button Pressing at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City last June 22, 2016.

He convened with other officials in the NDRRMC and CSO representatives for a briefer and press conference. He shared about the disaster response and risk reduction (DRRM) initiatives of the Department that serves as co-chair in the Council, emphasizing the need for an “orchestrated response” to disaster risk and reduction (DRRM) on the local scale.

The Secretary mentioned DILG’s Oplan HANDA or Handa sa Aksidente at Disaster, a program at the household level that introduces each household member to the hazards that will affect them, and provides them with a step-by-step plan to act on these hazards; the Department’s talks with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to encourage State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) to put up their own respective DRR institutes where Local Chief Executives (LCEs) may undergo training; and the facilitation of visits to NDRRMC command center, where the LCEs could keep updated and also learn from each others’ experiences.

“Every year nag-iimprove po tayo, at nag-iinvest din ang gobyerno sa mga kagamitan na kailangan natin,” Sarmiento said, citing the acquisition of four more C130 helicopters to add to the lone unit that was used during Supertyphoon Yolanda; a brand new C295 aircraft; and the newly arrived BRP Tarlac, the country’s first strategic sealift vessel, which can hold equipment and supplies during a time of calamity and act also as makeshift floating hospital for Department of Health (DOH) staff and volunteers in case of damage to hospital structures.

The DILG numbered among the many attendees from the member agencies of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC); representatives from neighboring ASEAN countries; civil society organizations (CSOs); and the media in what proved to be a smooth, efficient, well-executed event of the NSED that morning.

The earthquake drill meant to simulate a scenario in which a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred along the West Valley Fault--the worst case scenario that could happen for Metro Manila and nearby provinces. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

Monday, June 27, 2016

CABUGAO RESCUE TEAM, NAKASAGANA NGA UMARAYAT

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur –Nakasagana ita nga agtignay ti puersa ti Cabugao Rescue Team-Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction  and Management Council (MDRRMC)  nga idauluan ni Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr., Chairperson ken imatonan ni MDRRMC Officer Engr. Nestor B. Somera no inkaso a dumteng ti kalamidad ken insidente. Kasta met iti panangisaganada iti Operation Center ken kasapulanda a mausar ditoy Munisipio no kontaken dagiti natudingan a katinnulongda kadagiti calamity prone areas iti Barangay ken Poblasion babaen iti Hot Lines.

Daytoy a panagsagana ket maiturong iti bigla nga  isusungad dagiti kalamidad/insidente  kas iti bagyo, nakaro a tudtudo, layus, tikag, uram, desgrasia  ken kanaigna a didigra iti masungad a bulbulan no adda man.

Kabayatanna, kankanayon a komendaran ni Mayor Ediboy iti naindaklan nga akem daytoy a sanga ti LGU. 

Gapu itoy, paset ti pannakapatibker daytoy a Konseho iti pannaka-update dagiti mangbukbukel ti Skeletal Force ken pannakainayon dagiti matalek a kameng a mangpapigsa ti grupoda nga agtarabay iti panawen ti kalamidad.

Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action itay nabiit, imbatad ni Engr. Nestor B. Somera a malaksid iti panangalertoda kadagiti kakaduada a mangbukel ti MDRRMC iti Munisipio nga agmobilisar/agmonitor  iti aw-away agingga iti Poblasion no dumteng ti kalamidad, aramidenda ti naan-anay a pannaki-koordinar kadagiti dadduma a Departamento ti Opisina ti LGU kas iti MSWDO, PNP, BFP, BDRRMC ken ti MHO a kaduada a  maseknan no dumteng ti kalamidad  tapno napigpigsa ti panagtignayda  a mangaksion kadagiti pakaseknan dagiti umili nagruna kadagiti barbarangay.

Nupay kasta, mairamraman met latta  ti MDRRMC-Cabugao  a maikkan iti pammigbig iti gapuanan ken pannakitinnulongda iti naballigi a pannakaipatungpal ti akemda kadagiti kallabes a tawen a timmaud dagiti kalamidad. 

Insupusop ni Engr. Somera dagiti napalabas a gapuanan ken aramidenda iti masanguanan nangruna iti bulan ti Hulio 2016 a pannakaselebrar ti  “National Disaster Awareness Month” kas iti sumaganad:

1.Maangayto ti “Rescue March”  iti amin a sanga ti MDRRMC ti Ilocos Sur idiay Vigan City inton Hulio 5, 2016.
2.Mangrugi iti Hulio 2016, 24 oras a nakaalerto ken ag-duty dagiti kameng ti rescue team (24/7) iti kada lawas kas panagsagana iti idadateng ti “La Ninia” ken dagiti Tropical Storm.
3.Naaramid ti Earthquake Drill ti Cabugao Rescue Team idi Hunio 22, 2016 kadagiti pageskuelaan iti UCCP; Cabugao National High School ken ti Cabugao North Central School kas pangannurot iti sangkapagilian a pannakaangay ti “2nd # Pagyanig Challenge” a programa ti DILG kadagiti LGUs.
4.Pannakapapigsa ti IEC (Information, Education and Communication) nga aspeto ti panagarayat babaen iti pannakausar dagiti Mobile Phones; Gadgets; Hotlines; Powerpoint; ken Reminders Board.

Innayon pay ni Engr. Somera a papigsaenda latta ti “collaboration”  ti MDRRMC; RHU; PNP; BFP ken ti Cabugao Rescue Team ta dagitoy iti kankanayon nga agkakadua/agtitinnulong  no adda insidente ken kalamidad nga aksionanda.
  
Dagitoy nga inisiatiba ket gubuayen ti nasapa a panagsagana iti panawen ti emerhensia tapno maprotektaran ken maalay-ayan  ti epekto dagiti dumteng a kalamidad.  # (Web In-Action)

SWD, PARTNERS TO PRESENT RESULTS OF STUDY ON PANTAWID PAMILYA’S IMPACT ON ECONOMY

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will hold a public forum to present the results of the research study entitled, “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Stimulus to Local Economic Growth?”, on Thursday, tomorrow, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at  the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Led by the study consultant, Dr. Lourdes S. Adriano, the research study’s main objective is to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the nature, form, and degree of the economic impact of the Pantawid Pamilya cash grant expenditures on the local economy.  Its overarching thesis is that the provision of regular and predictable cash grants to poor households in the context of malfunctioning or nonexistent markets can generate positive productive and economic impacts.

The presentation of the results of study will be divided into five topics as follows:
•Household Economy
•Economic Sector: Bicol Rice Value Chain
•Economic Sector: Flea Market Case Study
•Regional and Macro Perspective
•Integration of Recommendations

Impact evaluation studies on Pantawid  Pamilya showed evidence of the program’s effectiveness in achieving education and health outcomes.  There are also indications of potential positive spillover effects of the program to the local economy particularly, in the areas of work motivation, labor allocation, savings, and access to credit. It has been observed that the huge transfer of cash to the poor and poor areas of the country has produced unintended economic impacts or the “ripple effects” both at the household and local economies.

With the scaled up implementation of CCT, the need to understand these unintended impacts on attaining inclusive growth have become increasingly important to government decision makers and planners. A greater understanding of these economic and productive impacts of CCT can contribute to broadening the policy menu for the inclusive growth strategy.

“Pantawid Pamilya has made significant gains in the last six years, and I am confident that the next administration will continue the program. Research studies, such as this, will also serve as guide to further improve the program,” DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said. #  Source – www.dswd.gov.ph

DILG TO LGUS: PARTICIPATE IN THE 2ND # PAGYANIG CHALLENGE

Outgoing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento today called on all local government units (LGUs) to participate in this year’s 2nd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) dubbed 2nd #Pagyanig Challenge to be held on June 22, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Secretary Sarmiento, who is also concurrent Vice Chair for Disaster Preparedness, said the 2nd quarter drill ceremonial launching will take place at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Grandstand, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

This year’s NSED’s hashtag (#Pagyanig challenge) is aimed at developing a “culture of preparedness” among Filipinos by educating them on how to properly respond to calamities such as strong earthquakes.

The National Disaster Response Plan (NDRP) for Earthquake and Tsunami and OPLAN Metro Yakal PLUS, were prepared in collaboration with the different government agencies, civic and international humanitarian organizations including the DILG.

Most of the local government units (LGUs) in the country have their own operational plan and/or manual for disaster preparedness and response, and the drill will confirm the consistency between the NDRP and the manuals or unwritten protocols of each LGU or organization.

“We need to validate through periodic executions the related manuals to make sure that our plans are effective and efficient,” he said.

He acknowledged that the success of any drill depends on the effectiveness of information dissemination, and urged all sectors concerned to help amplify the information drive to encourage more participants to the nationwide drill, which was mandated by law to be conducted quarterly every year.

Sarmiento expressed optimism that with a unified communication plan to be carried out by the DILG alongside the NDRRMC like Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and other national agencies, a higher public awareness and preparedness against earthquake hazards could be achieved.

Just like the 1st quarter NSED #Pagyanig Challenge, the focused was around government agencies and interested individuals who accepted the challenge of demonstrating the proper “duck, cover and hold” response through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

In line with this, the DILG is reiterating the invitation posted by the OCD to private and public agencies, including those with social media accounts to take the #Pagyanig challenge by following these steps:
1.Like the OCD’s official facebook page: Civil Defense PH.
2.Show your commitment to the conduct of the 1st quarter NSED by posting a video saying: I accept the #Pagyanig Challenge or a photo with the fan sign ‘I accept the #Pagyanig Challenge.”
3.Tag us on Facebook and invite your friends to do the same.
4.On June 22, share with us your earthquake drill experience by posting your photo or video on social media doing the “duck, cover, hold with #Pagyanig hashtag.”

The DILG has been promoting the 2nd NSED on DILG’s official social media accounts and information is being cascaded to all its regional information officers for information dissemination. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

Friday, June 24, 2016

RN-HEALS NURSES, OUTREACH TI KAADUAN A SERBISIODA

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maar-aramid  ti inaldaw a panagagas dagiti Medical Personnel (Doktor, Nurse, Midwives, Dentist ken RN-Heals Nurses  iti Rural Health Unit-Cabugao kadagiti umili ti 33 a barangay ti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Babaen iti naregget a programa ti DOH kadagiti RHU kadagiti LGUs, agtultuloy ti panagserbisio dagiti RN-Heals Nurses kabayatan a maaramid ti Evaluation nga isayangkat ti LGU-Cabugao ket maipabaro ti kontrata ti serbisioda, segun ken ni Ms. Janet Sison, Public Health Nurse ti RHU-Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Innayon ni Ms. Sison nga outreach wenno mapan kadagiti barangay station ti kaaduan a trabaho ita dagiti RN-Heals Nurses tapno masupusopan dagiti dadduma pay a serbisio a kasapulan dagiti umili iti aw-away.

Iti biang ti Community  Health Team (CHT) iti Barangay, ar-aramiden met dagiti pannakabagi ti Team iti pagrebbenganda  ket mapagkaykaysa ti reportda a maited iti RHU-Cabugao para iti pannakainayon ken pakaammuan ti Municipal Health Office (MHO-Cabugao)  nga idauluan ni Dr. Bernardino P. De Gracia III, OIC Municipal Health Officer iti kasasaad dagiti kakaduada nga agtartarabaho iti benneg ti salun-at kadagiti barangay.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti napintas a koordinasion dagiti maseknan nga Opisina iti salinong ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Edgardo ”Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr.  para iti agtultuloy a pannakaidur-as ti salun-at dagiti umili ti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ita a Tawen 2016. # (Web In-Action)

BAKUNA TI LARGE CATTLE, MAAR-ARAMID KADAGITI BARANGAY

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannaki-amad ti Web In-Action ken ni Acting Municipal Agriculturist Robert S.  Savella idi Hunio 22, 2016 imbagana nga agtultuloy  nga idauluan ni  Dr. Melvin G. Castro, DVM,  Municipal Livestock Coordinator  ti DA-LGU Cabugao iti papanda panagbakuna  ti pangkontra iti agraraira a sakit dagiti dadakkel nga animales nga isu daytoy ti “Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS)”, maysa a kita ti nakaro a sakit a kumpet ken  rumsua kadagiti dadakkel nga ayup. Isuda iti benneg ti Livestock Office ti mangidanon ti serbisio kadagiti 33 a barangay ti ili tapno masigud a maprebentaran dagiti rumsua a sakit ti animales.

Innayon ni Dr. Castro a makikokoordinarda kadagiti Opisiales iti papananda a barangay ta kabaelanda a mobilisaren a daras dagiti adda ayup ken dinguenna tapno matamingda iti mammaminsan nga eskediul.  

Malaksid iti ragup a kas iti grupo/barangay  a panagbakunada ket maangay met latta  iti indibidual a wagas nangruna kadagiti adda sakit ti dinguen ken ayupda a kasapulan pay a makita ken maagasan.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti agtultuloy a programa ti Animal Care and Disease Prevention ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr. tapno naan-anay a maidur-as ti livestock  sektor  babaen iti pannakapapigsa ti  panagtaraken kadagiti ayup  a katulongan iti panagmulmula a pamastrekan dagiti mannalon ken umili. # (Web In-Action)

MUNICIPAL GREENHOUSE, MAISAGSAGANADA A MAMULAAN

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maisagsagana  manen a mamulaan  ita a  Tawen 2016 iti agduduma ti klasena a nateng iti ruar ken uneg ti dua a Greenhouse a kukua ti Munisipio.

Daytoy a pagmulaan ket napataud babaen iti lungalong ken agtultuloy a panagkammayet ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr.  ken iti DA-RFO 1.

Segun ken ni Mr. Obas Bill Y. Baclig, AT, Municipal Greenhouse Caretaker, a nadanonen ti panagtutudo a bulbulan ket rugianda nga isagana ti Greenhouse ket agibunubonda  ti nagduduma ti klasena a nateng tapno maiparang iti umisu a panagpatanoran ti nateng ken maikkan dagiti agkasapulan a mannalon  a mangnayon iti pagbiaganda   iti panagmulada kadagiti hybrid a nateng a nadaras a pagkakuartaan.

Kadua ni Mr. Baclig nga agasikaso iti Greenhouse dagiti Job Order  Personnel iti Munisipio.      Maimula dagiti naitiempo  a nateng tapno mapagaget  dagiti mannalon no adda makitada a tuladenda.

Iti kallabes a Cropping Season, naballigi ti pannakaidemonstrarna babaen met laeng iti panagtinnulong da Mr. Obas Bill Y. Baclig, AT ken dagiti kakaduana nga agas-asikaso.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti napintek a programa ti Gobierno Munisipal a mangipakat kadagiti teknolohia nga ited  ti DA-RFO  1 babaen iti HVCDP-LGU Cabugao nga imatonan ni Mrs. Ester P. Aguimbag, AT,   tapno saan a maudi dagiti mannalon ditoy a Munisipalidad iti produksion ti nateng. # (Web Situational Report)

DSWD, PARTNERS TO PRESENT RESULTS OF STUDY ON PANTAWID PAMILYA’S IMPACT ON ECONOMY

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will hold a public forum to present the results of the research study entitled, “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Stimulus to Local Economic Growth?”, on Thursday, tomorrow, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at  the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Led by the study consultant, Dr. Lourdes S. Adriano, the research study’s main objective is to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the nature, form, and degree of the economic impact of the Pantawid Pamilya cash grant expenditures on the local economy.  Its overarching thesis is that the provision of regular and predictable cash grants to poor households in the context of malfunctioning or nonexistent markets can generate positive productive and economic impacts.

The presentation of the results of study will be divided into five topics as follows:
•Household Economy
•Economic Sector: Bicol Rice Value Chain
•Economic Sector: Flea Market Case Study
•Regional and Macro Perspective
•Integration of Recommendations

Impact evaluation studies on Pantawid  Pamilya showed evidence of the program’s effectiveness in achieving education and health outcomes.  There are also indications of potential positive spillover effects of the program to the local economy particularly, in the areas of work motivation, labor allocation, savings, and access to credit. It has been observed that the huge transfer of cash to the poor and poor areas of the country has produced unintended economic impacts or the “ripple effects” both at the household and local economies.

With the scaled up implementation of CCT, the need to understand these unintended impacts on attaining inclusive growth have become increasingly important to government decision makers and planners. A greater understanding of these economic and productive impacts of CCT can contribute to broadening the policy menu for the inclusive growth strategy.
“Pantawid Pamilya has made significant gains in the last six years, and I am confident that the next administration will continue the program. Research studies, such as this, will also serve as guide to further improve the program,” DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said. #  Source – www.dswd.gov.ph

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MONTH OF MOUNTAINS

June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016
On April 15 2001, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation No. 176 declaring the year 2002 as the “Year of Mountains” and the month of June of every year as the Month of the Mountains in the Philippines. The said Proclamation was the answer to the United Nations General Assembly’s call for the sustainable development of forest resources. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

DSWD CITES MILESTONES UNDER AQUINO ADMINISTRATION

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) highlighted the agency’s accomplishments for the past six years under President Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration in the areas of social protection as a priority agenda, enhancing and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the bureaucracy, demand-driven expansion of programs, quality response in the context of the “new normal”, and sustainability of the gains

According to DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, the Department made significant gains in prioritizing social protection programs which include PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), and the Kapit-Bisig Laban saKahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS).

“The Department was able to harmonize the implementation of the core poverty reduction programs to more effectively reach and assist intended beneficiaries,” Sec. Soliman said.

Through its convergence strategy, the Department continues to empower and develop the capacities of program beneficiaries toward resilience benefitting 4,409,819 million PantawidPamilya households, some 144,895 of whom are parent-leaders; and, a total of 491,992 community volunteers.

The Social Operational Framework was likewise approved in 2012, defining social protection and its components which constitute policies and programs that seek to reduce poverty and vulnerability to risks and enhance the social status and rights of the marginalized by promoting and protecting livelihood and employment, protecting against hazards and sudden loss of income, and improving people’s capacity to manage risks.

For more effective targeting of poor households, the Listahanandatabase which shows who and where the poor are was launched and operationalized.  In its second assessment conducted in 2015, Listahanan established that 1.5 million PantawidPamilya families were able to move up from poverty.

Mainstreaming and strengthening delivery mechanisms and processes through decentralization and the use of Information Technology (IT) also simplified implementation and monitoring of social protection programs.

Towards a more effective bureaucracy

Another milestone is enhancing and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the bureaucracy through financial re-engineering to meet the growing demands, restructuring the bureaucracy, workforce development, and performance management, embedding the Matapat, Mahusay, Magiliw leadership brand,  embracing IT as a management tool and strengthening integrity management.

Moreover, the status of workers was improved through the creation of 11,000 contractual positions.

Demand-driven expansion of programs to give children beneficiaries a fighting chance for employability, the coverage of PantawidPamilya was extended to cover 15-18 years old in accordance with the K-12  curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd) which adds two years to basic education. Approximately two million children were included in the program.

Likewise, PantawidPamilya achieved its 4.4 million target coverage based on Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and created the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT), an innovation to reach out to the most vulnerable sectors including the homeless and indigenous peoples.

To help PantawidPamilya beneficiaries and other poor families have a sustainable means of livelihood, the Self-Employment Assistance for Kaunlaran (SEA-K) revolving fund was expanded to Employment Facilitation and Microenterprise Development tracks of the Sustainable Livelihood Program.

From January 2011 to May 2016, SLP served a total of  1,279,572 families where 1,095,836 are PantawidPamilya families and 183,736 are non-Pantawid families assessed as poor through the Listahanan.

Of this total, 864,015 PantawidPamilya families were served through microenterprise development. The remaining 174,784 PantawidPamilya families were facilitated for employment. Micro enterprise or small–scale business enterprise include hog, chicken and goat raising; rice farming, buying and selling of charcoal, agri-tourism, and multi-grains retailing.

Meanwhile, the Kalahi-CIDSS National Community Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) was enhanced from an agency program to a national government program. A total of 5,098,617 households have benefited from 21,102 completed sub-projects.

Further, a greater number of senior citizens are now benefitting from the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens through lowering of the age requirement to 60.

As of May 2016, a total of 938,530 beneficiaries have already received social pension. The Department is targeting 1.3 million beneficiaries for this year.

The DSWD also strengthened and enhanced policy frameworks for vulnerable sectors through the attached agencies and sectoral programs.

Responding to the “new normal” for more effective and efficient response to the increasing severity of disasters brought about by the “new normal” phenomenon, the Department came up with initiatives such as, clearer and documented standard operating procedures, linking of disaster response to early recovery and rehabilitation,  conduct of Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA), and deployment of  Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in areas affected by disasters.

Likewise, through partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP), the DSWD launched the Mechanized Repacking System, a modernized repacking system which speeds up the production of emergency family food packs. The system is now operational at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City and the recently-inauguratedVisayas Disaster Response Center in Mandaue City, Cebu.

The Assistance for Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) has assisted 1,570,390 clients with P4.72 billion disbursed for medical, educational, and other financial assistance to help beneficiaries cope with their emergency needs.

Sustaining the gains

The Department has been actively lobbying the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) legislation to ensure that the gains achieved by PantawidPamilya will continue to be pursued.

“We are already seeing these gains with the first batch of CCT and Expanded Student’s Grant-in-Aid Program (ESGP-PA) graduates.  In 2015, a total of 13,469 out of 333,673 PantawidPamilya high school students  graduated with honors, while 93 out of 3,138 ESGP-PA scholars reaped academic excellence awards including one magna cum laude and 59 cum laudes,” Sec. Soliman stated.

Other initiatives include mainstreaming the community-driven development (CDD) strategy in local governance, programming for the 1.5 million near-poor as assessed by Listahanan, partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs) through the Bantay, Tulay, Gabay, Kaagapay Framework, and strengthening of the accreditation guidelines.

The Department is also pursuing data warehousing through the National Household Targeting Office (NHTO) and Information Communication and Technology Management Service (ICTMS).

“This will enable program implementers to efficiently monitor the progress made by beneficiaries,” the Secretary added.

Overall,  Sec. Soliman is confident that all these gains achieved by the Department under the leadership of Pres. Aquino will serve as a strong foundation that can be used as leverage of the incoming administration to meet the continuing challenge of breaking inter-generational poverty and improve the rigor and vigor of the bureaucracy. #  Source – www.dswd.gov.ph

BUKEL TI NATENG A MAIMULA, INTED TI HVCDP-REGION 1

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti panangimaton ti High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP)-LGU Cabugao  ken ti DA-RFO 1, mangipaayda manen  iti nailata ken nai-sachet nga agduduma ti klasena a  bukbukel. Naitalek dagitoy a bukel   ken ni Mrs. Ester P. Aguimbag, HVCDP Coordinator ti LGU-Cabugao tapno maited  kadagiti maseknan a mannalon a makasapul iti imulada.



Babaen itoy, manamnama a saan a mapasamak ti panagkirang ti suplay ti  nateng iti NISTC Public Market iti Tawen 2016  gapu ta adda latta maprodukto dagiti Off-Season Planters nangruna iti lugar a masasao a “Vegetable Bowl” ti ili nga isu ditoy  ti Brgy. Salapasap.



Nupay kasta, kuna ni Mrs. Aguimbag a posible nga imasetasda iti Municipal Greenhouse  ti kaaduan kadagiti nadakamat a bukel tapno ditoy a kumiddaw dagiti dadduma a Vegetable Growers no agmuladanto ket mapatuladanda no kasano ti agimasetas iti hybrid a bukel ti nateng.



Nakikaysa  ni Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr. kasta metten ni ABC President Thaddeus U. Soller iti pannakaited dagiti nagduduma ti klasena a bukel kadagiti Vegetable Growers iti 2nd Floor, Municipal Building iti Hunio 22, 2016.




Innayon ni Mayor Ediboy a kasapulan koma a masustener ti kasasaad ti tunggal mabukel nga asosasion babaen iti  panangpadakkel dagiti mannalon dagiti maited a pundo ken puonanda nga agmula.



Kasapulan pay koma nga adda napintas a panagkammayet dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay ken Asosasion a pakaibilanganda iti tunggal barangay tapno agtinnulongda a mangpaadu ti kameng ket sapasap a mabenepisiaran ti amin a mannalon nga agnanaed iti dayta a barangay. 



Kabayatanna, impeksa ni ABC President Soller iti dakkel a tulong a maited kadagiti mannalon iti daytoy a sumaruno nga administrasion ti ili. Paset ti pormula ti balligi nga imbatadna ti panangadalda no kasano a mapagmiembro ti amin a mannalon tapno matun-oyan ti husto a panggep iti pannakaited ti serbisio iti Sektor-Agrikultura.



Indariragna pay iti pannakipaset ti Presidente ti Asosasion iti maangay a Sesion ti Konseho ti Barangay tapno itdenna ti report a pakaammuan ti sasaaden ken turongen dayta nga asosasion.  # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SOCIAL PENSION, INAWAT DAGITI SENIOR CITIZENS TI ILI A CABUGAO

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Pay-out wenno pannakaited  ti Social Pension  ti 680 a  Beneficiaries (babbaket ken lallakay)  a kameng ti Senior Citizens  ti  ili a Cabugao ket inawatda ti 2nd Quarter  ti 2016 (Abril-Hunio)  a pensionda manipud iti DSWD RFO  1. Naangay ti Pay-out  iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Hunio 21, 2016.


P500 ti kada bulan ti naituding nga awaten ti maysa a Beneficiary.

Pakabuklan ti tallo  a bulan  (P1,500)  ti naawatda iti tunggal maysa ket agdagup iti P1,020,000 ti dagup ti naited kadagiti nag-pension a nataengan a naggapu kadagiti barangay ti ili.

Indauluan ni Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen, Municipal Social  Welfare Development Officer dagiti kakaduana a nangtarabay kadagiti Pay-out  Team ken kadagiti nataengan nga immay nangala ti pensionda ditoy Complex. 

Nagatendar ni Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr.  kasta metten ni Incoming Mayor Josh Edward “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, a tinarabay dagiti Konsehales ti Ili nga isuda SBM Danny Q. Gazmen; SBM Vicky S. Serna; SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee; ABC President Thaddeus U. Soller; SBM Jayhan Alcid-Tan; ken ni SBM Atty. Bryan Jett S. Pano.


Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman ni Mayor  Ediboy iti amin a nagatendar iti Pay-out. Bininsana ti pateg ti panagbalin a nataengan ti tunggal maysa ken dagiti maited a pribilehio kadagiti Senior Citizen. Innayon ti  Ama ti Ili nga ulitenna ti agyaman kadagiti nataengan ta maibilangda kadagiti  sektor a nakikamkammayet kenkuana manipud iti pannakaisaadna iti poder ken kabayatan ti innem a tawen a panagtakemna a  Mayor ti ili. Kayatna nga ipasagepsep iti amin nga umili ti Cabugao iti pateg ti panangasikaso kadagiti nataengan ta agbalin a nataengan ti amin a tao ken  kayatna a manaynayonan dagiti programa a maited a pagsayaatan dagiti Senior Citizen babaen iti sumaruno nga Administrasion tapno ad-adunto met ti sagrapen dagiti masakbayan a lumallakay ken bumabbaket.

Insupusop pay ti Ama ti Ili a kasapulan koma nga apaman a magtengan ti tawen nga ag-senior citizen ti maysa nga umili iti edad a 60 ket masagrapnanto  daytoy a social pension tapno ad-adu ti mabenepisiaran ken nalawlawa ti masakupan ti programa ti DSWD a kapartner ti LGU.


Impeksa pay  ti Alkalde Munisipal a dagiti Senior Citizen iti ili ti Cabugao ti kalalaingan kenkuana a nataengan iti intero nga Ilocos Sur.


Nangted met ti mensahena ni Incoming Mayor Josh. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti amin iti suportada kenkuana a mangrienda iti ili. Impanamnamana nga  aramidenda ti kabaelanda ken agtrabahoda kadagiti Konsehales ti ili iti pannakapaadda kadagiti mainayon a pagsayaatan ken serbisio kadagiti nataengan a pakairamananto iti kaaduan iti masakbayan. # (Web In-Action)


SCHOOL SUPPLIES, MAITED KADAGITI PAGESKUELAAN TI CABUGAO

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maited  kadagiti agad-adal nga ubbing (Kindergarten to Grade VI) dagiti school supplies (ballpen, notebook ken pencil) kadagiti pageskuelaan ti Cabugao a tulong a naggapu iti Gobierno Probinsial nga idauluan ni Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson.


Iti Cabugao North Central School, naaramid ti ceremonial turnover dagiti nadakamat nga school supplies kadagiti agbasbasa idi Hunio 21,  2016 ket inatendaran ni Dr. Consesa T. Rumias, D. Ed., Public Schools District Supervisor agraman dagiti mangisursuro nga idauluan ni Mrs. Estrellita M. Siruno, Principal II a nangimatang iti pannakaibunong dagiti mausar iti pageskuelaan kadagiti ubbing. Impeksa dagiti Opisiales ti Cabugao DepED District iti naan-anay a panagyamanda iti Gobierno Probinsial ken iti LGU-Cabugao  kadagiti naited a mausar dagiti agbasa nga ubbing iti Elementaria.

Nakikaysa ken nangted ti Mensahe ni Incoming Mayor  Josh Edward “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti Gobierno Probinsial iti naited a pakalag-anan dagiti nagannak kadagiti annakda nga agbasa ita a tawen. 

Nagatendar met ni Vice Mayor DJ Savellano ken  bimmayabay dagiti Konsehales nga isuda SBM Danny Q. Gazmen; SBM  Vicky S. Serna;  SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee; SBM Jayhan Alcid-Tan; SBM Benedicto M. Savellano; Atty. Bryan Jett S. Pano ken ni ABC President Thaddeus U. Soller iti pannakaited dagiti school supplies. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

76 TI MANGRUGI NGA AGADAL TI ALS ITI TAWEN 2016

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Segun ken ni Mr. Warren Sumibcay, ALS Mobile Teacher ti Alternative Learning System (ALS), Community Center, Brgy. Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, nga adda 76  a bilang ti agad-adal iti agdama a para iti CY 2016 – 2017   iti pasdek a nakaibalayan ti pagbasaanda iti Cabugao South Central School.

Innayon ni Mr. Sumibcay a nabingay ti eskediul a panagatendar dagitoy iti bigat ken malem kasta metten nga agingga iti aldaw ti Sabado iti panagklaseda. Insupusopna a dagiti modules wenno pakabuklan ti maadal ket naggapu iti Main Office ti ALS ket posible a dagitoy ti rummuar a pakabuklan dagiti saludsod iti maaramid a nasaknap nga eksaminasion dagiti Learners inton Oktubre 2016. Mairaman pay iti adalenda dagiti Current Events a mairamanto iti maipaeksamen kadakuada, segun pay iti Mobile Teacher.

Daytoy nga Accreditation and Equivalency Program ti DepED ket panggepna ti mangikkat iti pakaseknan iti illiteracy ken mangipakat iti zero dropouts kadagiti pagadalan iti benneg ti elementaria ken high school iti lokalidad. # (Web In-Action)

NO SMOKING MONTH

June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016 The celebration of World No Tobacco Day on May 31 ushered in the observance of June as National No-Smoking Month in the Philippines. Pursuant to Proclamation No. 183, the observance aims to raise public awareness on the ill effects of smoking as well as to encourage smokers to give up the habit. #  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

DENGUE SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNIZATION (FOR HEALTH WORKERS)

1. WHAT IS DENGUE VACCINE?
Dengue vaccine is used to help protect a child against dengue caused by dengue virus serotypes 1,2,3, and 4. It is administered via subcutaneous injection in the upper arm (deltoid).2.  Is the vaccine effective to prevent dengue disease
2. Is the vaccine effective to prevent dengue disease?
Yes.  Based on clinical studies conducted in countries across Southeast Asia and Latin America, the vaccine has shown to be:
effective in preventing severe dengue by 93.2%,•  effective in preventing hospitalized form of dengue by 80.8%,
and effective in preventing dengue due to any sero type by 65.6%.
Reminder:
Just like any other vaccine, the dengue vaccine may not protect all the persons who have been vaccinated and may not provide 100% protection to vaccinees.  Dengue vaccination is not a substitute for protection against mosquito bites, and vaccinees are still encouraged to take appropriate precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
3. Who should receive the vaccine?
Children nine (9) years and older enrolled in Grade IV for the school year 2015-2016 in public schools in Regions III, IV-a, and NCR will be vaccinated.
4. How many times should a pupil get vaccinated?

DOSES MONTHS
1st dose At the time of first visit of the health worker
2nd dose 6 months after the 1st dose was given with a window period of 20 days before or after the target vaccination date for the 2nd dose
3rd dose 6 months after the 2nd dose with a window of 20 days before or after the target vaccination date for the 3rd dose
5.  Where can we get the vaccine?
The Department of Health (DOH) will provide the vaccine for enrolled pupils nine (9) years and older and are in Grade IV in all public schools in Regions III, IV-A and NCR for the school-based immunization. Those who are not qualified to be vaccinated under the program can avail of the vaccine from their private doctors.
6. Is the vaccine given for free?
Yes. The DOH in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Interior and Local Government will provide FREE vaccination to all Grade IV pupils nine (9) years and older in all public schools in Regions III, IV-A, and NCR starting April 2016.
7. Will it be distribued nationwide? If not, how were the priority areas selected?
The dengue vaccine shall be initially introduced in Regions III, IV-A, and NCR. These three (3) regions were reported to have the highest number of dengue cases.

8. Who should NOT receive the vaccine?
Dengue tetravalent vaccine is not recommended for the following individuals:
Children less than nine (9) years of age and adults above 45 years of age
Anyone who is allergic or has had an allergic reaction to a prior dose or to any component of the dengue vaccine
Immunocompromised individuals, due to but not limited to genetic defects, HIV infections, or therapies that affect immune system such as high dose costicosteroids or chemotherapy
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
9.   If the pupil had past dengue infection, can they still avail of the vaccine?
Yes. Dengue disease is caused by 4 serotypes. Natural infection caused by one of the 4 serotypes confers lifelong immunity from that specific serotype but not from the other serotypes. Dengue vaccination can still provide protection against dengue disease from the other serotypes.
10. What are the possible reactions from being vaccinated?
Like all medicines, the dengue vaccine may cause the following mild and temporary reactions which  are manageable. The  following  reactions  were  reported during the clinical studies in children, adolescents, and  adults. Most of the reported temporary and mild reactions occurred within the 3 days after injection of the vaccine.
Very common (may affect more than 1 user in 10):
-  Headache                                         - Muscle pain
-  Generally feeling unwell                 - Feeling of weakness
-  Injection site pain                            - Fever
Common (may affect up to 1 user in 10):
-  Injection site/reactions; redness, bruising, swelling, and itching
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 user in 100):
-  Infections of the upper respiratory tract
-  Dizziness                                - Sore throat
-  Runny nose                            - Nausea
-  Cough                                     - Lymphadenopathy
-  Migraine                                  - Rash
-  Urticaria                                   - Neck pain
-  Arthralgia                                - Injection site induration
-  Influenza like illness
Below are some suggestions on how to manage some mild and temporary reations:
FEVER
Keep the child comfortable at all times
Encourage the child to drink plenty of water
Give paracetamol every 4 hours until fever subsides
SWELLING
Apply alternately cold and warm compress every 15 minutes using clean cloth until swelling disappears on the injection site
Do not massage the injection site
RASHES
Once rashes appear, bring the child immediately to the nearest health facility for consultation
PAINTING
Ensure that the child has eaten before vaccination
Keep the child lying down with his/her feet slightly elevated
The mild and temporary reactions usually occur after the injection is given, or while the vaccinee (individual) is still in the vaccination area.  These can also occur up to 14 days after vaccination.  If the vaccinee experiences any of these, seek the attention of health personnel immediatly.  Serious allergic reations are very rare after receiving any vaccine.
DOH Hotline: 711-1001 to 02
DOH Advisory on Dengue School-Based Immunization (Regions III, IV-A, NCR)
Advisory for School Administrators
Advisory for Health Workers
Advisory for Teachers
Advisory for Parents and Guardians. # Source – www.doh.gov.ph

DSWD PREPARES FOR RAINY DAYS

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has bared its preparatory efforts for the onset of the rainy season and La Niña.

These include the Department’s standby capacities through its stockpiling of relief commodities, human resources, logistical facilities and standby funds. The Department will also beef up its available stocks of food and non-food items.

DSWD is Vice-Chair for Response of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and also the lead agency of the Food and Non-Food Cluster, Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster, and IDP Protection Cluster under the humanitarian cluster system of the Council.

As of June 10, DSWD Central Office and its 17 Field offices have a total of P956,057,439.21 standby funds which can be used to purchase emergency relief supplies.

Aside from these, a total of P524,339,722.80 worth of stockpile of relief items including 406,709 family food packs, food and non-food items are available at the 17 Field Offices which can be distributed/prepositioned to local government units (LGUs) that will be affected by typhoons or flooding.

There are 67 national level Quick Response Teams (QRTs)  across the regions that are ready for mobilization anytime. Another 18 QRTs, in addition to the Social Welfare and Development Teams , Provincial and Municipal Actions Teams are also on alert to render augmentation support for relief and response operations.

Complementing these DSWD teams are organized and trained  private volunteers who are also on standby for mobilization and deployment to assist in disaster operations. Likewise, the parent-leaders of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program serve as standby workforce for repacking and relief distribution.

In terms of logistical facilities, DSWD manages 18 regional warehouses that maintain 30,000 family food packs as prepositioned items at the field office or LGUs.

On top of these, the two disaster response center hubs of the Department – the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City in the National Capital Region and the Visayas Disaster Response Center in Cebu City – are open 24/7. These hubs boast of mechanized systems that speed up the production of the required family food packs.

The combined  production of the two mechanized system hubs  reaches 100,000 packs a day enough to respond to the needs of 500,000 people for three days.

Meanwhile, DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman assured the public that the Department continues to strengthen its mechanisms to ensure fast and efficient delivery of relief supplies to areas that will be affected by the rainy season. # Source – www.dswd.gov.ph