Thursday, August 17, 2017

NEW GUIDELINES LAUNCHED ON MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION FOR FILIPINO CHILDREN

The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

“Our ultimate goal is to significantly lower, if not zero out, the rate of acute malnutrition in the Philippines,” said Martin Bettelley, Country Director ad interim of WFP Philippines.

According to a recent National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), about one million Filipino children suffer from acute malnutrition.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with the Department of Health in making this initiative a reality. Our strategic collaboration was key to producing a manual that comes in handy for both decision-makers and for healthcare providers, who will help improve the nutrition of Filipino children through quality health and childcare practices,” added Bettelley.

The guidelines are consistent with the “All for Health towards Health for All” Agenda of the DOH. Further, they support the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, which aims to decrease acute malnutrition, reduce child mortality and improve the survival of children under 5 years.

“Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition have a higher risk of mortality associated with nutrition-related deaths. If they do not receive adequate support and equitable attention, severe acute malnutrition such as extreme wasting or stunting may happen, which are both life-threatening conditions. Therefore, the national guidelines for the management of MAM are timely and essential for it is a public health priority,” said Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial.

The manual for the management of MAM completes the set of guidelines for Acute Malnutrition, which also comprises the National Guidelines for the Management of Acute Malnutrition for Children under 5 years (Administrative Order 2015-0055), and the National Guidelines for the Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

Following the launch, regional focal persons received a technical briefing and training to ensure that proper interventions for acute malnutrition will be given due place in the work plans of their respective agencies.

The launch of the manual coincides with the celebration of National Nutrition Month celebrations which included a talk show that provided venue for healthcare workers and advocates from all over the country to discuss the importance and ways of managing MAM among children.

About DOH
DOH holds the over-all technical authority on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution in the Philippines. Its mandate is to develop national plans, technical standards, and guidelines on health. Aside from being the regulator of all health services and products, the DOH is the provider of special tertiary health care services and technical assistance to health providers and stakeholders. #  Source - www.doh.gov.ph

4 Ps TI BRGY. SALOMAGUE KEN BRGY. CUANCABAL, NAIKKANDA ITI FIRE SAFETY, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRST AID LECTURE

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Nupay adda kabukbukodan a Topiko nga i-lecture dagiti Staff ti 4 Ps Municipal Link iti angayenda a FDS iti kada barangay, makigiddan metten dagiti Personnel ti dadduma nga Ahensia a kas iti DOH; BFP; PNP ken MLGO a mangited iti kayatda a maipagteng (information drive/dissemination)  kadagiti umili iti barangay a kameng ti 4 Ps.


Maysa ita nga epektibo a wagas iti pannakikammayet dagiti dadduma nga ahensia iti agtultuloy a Family Development Session (FDS) kadagiti 4 Ps kadagiti barangay ti ili a Cabugao. Nadaras nga agsaknap ti impormasion ken maiyadal agsipud ta dagiti 4 Ps Members ket isuda met laeng dagiti  miembros iti barangay.

Iti kasta, dagiti Duty Personnel  ti Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Cabugao nga idauluan ni INSP Ronald Castillo ket nangiwayatda  iti  dayta a petsa (Agosto 11, 2017) iti  nagsaruno a lecture maipapan iti  
Fire Safety Lecture, Disaster Preparedness and First Aid  kadagiti  Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program  (4Ps) Members iti iti Multi-purpose Building  iti Brgy. Salomague ken iti baro a Covered Court iti Barangay Cuancabal, Cabugao Ilocos Sur idi Agosto 11, 2017.


Kadua dagiti nadakamat a Firemen dagiti Personnel ti Municipal Link ti DSWD ken LGU-Cabugao nga inyuna ni Miss Aida S. Cueto iti panaglektiur ken nagdemonstrar kadagiti 4 Ps Members babaen kadagiti Topiko a naipaannong kadakuada.

Ti Family Development Session (FDS) ket maysa nga epektibo a pamay-an iti panangpatibker ti urnos ken kasasaad dagiti 4 Ps Members a pakairamanan  metten dagiti bumarangay ken dagiti Opisiales-da tapno masustener daytoy a programa ti DSWD ken pro-poor program ti Munisipio nga  agtultuloy a kakammayetda ti  Gobierno Munisipal  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web In-Action)

4 Ps TI BARANGAY SAGAYADEN, NAADALAN ITI FIRE SAFETY, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRST AID

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maysa nga epektibo a wagas iti pannakikammayet dagiti dadduma nga ahensia a kas iti BFP ken DOH iti agtultuloy a Family Development Session (FDS) kadagiti 4 Ps kadagiti barangay ti ili a Cabugao. Nadaras nga agsaknap ti impormasion ken maiyadal agsipud ta dagiti 4 Ps Members ket isuda dagiti  miembros iti barangay.

Iti kasta, dagiti Duty Personnel  ti Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Cabugao nga idauluan ni INSP Ronald Castillo ket nangiwayatda  iti  


Fire Safety Lecture, Disaster Preparedness and First Aid  kadagiti  Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program  (4Ps) Members iti iti Multi-purpose Building  iti Brgy. Sagayaden, Cabugao Ilocos Sur idi Agosto 15, 2017.


Kadua dagiti nadakamat a Firemen dagiti Personnel ti Municipal Link ti DSWD ken LGU-Cabugao nga inyuna ni Miss Aida S. Cueto iti panaglektiur ken nagdemonstrar kadagiti 4 Ps Members babaen kadagiti Topiko a naipaannong kadakuada.


Ti Family Development Session (FDS) ket maysa nga epektibo a pamay-an iti panangpatibker ti urnos ken kasasaad dagiti 4 Ps Members a pakairamanan  metten dagiti bumarangay ken dagiti Opisiales-da tapno masustener daytoy a programa ti DSWD ken agtultuloy a kakammayetda ti  Gobierno Munisipal  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NEW GUIDELINES LAUNCHED ON MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION FOR FILIPINO CHILDREN

The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

“Our ultimate goal is to significantly lower, if not zero out, the rate of acute malnutrition in the Philippines,” said Martin Bettelley, Country Director ad interim of WFP Philippines.

According to a recent National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), about one million Filipino children suffer from acute malnutrition.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with the Department of Health in making this initiative a reality. Our strategic collaboration was key to producing a manual that comes in handy for both decision-makers and for healthcare providers, who will help improve the nutrition of Filipino children through quality health and childcare practices,” added Bettelley.

The guidelines are consistent with the “All for Health towards Health for All” Agenda of the DOH. Further, they support the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, which aims to decrease acute malnutrition, reduce child mortality and improve the survival of children under 5 years.

“Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition have a higher risk of mortality associated with nutrition-related deaths. If they do not receive adequate support and equitable attention, severe acute malnutrition such as extreme wasting or stunting may happen, which are both life-threatening conditions. Therefore, the national guidelines for the management of MAM are timely and essential for it is a public health priority,” said Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial.

The manual for the management of MAM completes the set of guidelines for Acute Malnutrition, which also comprises the National Guidelines for the Management of Acute Malnutrition for Children under 5 years (Administrative Order 2015-0055), and the National Guidelines for the Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

Following the launch, regional focal persons received a technical briefing and training to ensure that proper interventions for acute malnutrition will be given due place in the work plans of their respective agencies.

The launch of the manual coincides with the celebration of National Nutrition Month celebrations which included a talk show that provided venue for healthcare workers and advocates from all over the country to discuss the importance and ways of managing MAM among children.

About DOH
DOH holds the over-all technical authority on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution in the Philippines. Its mandate is to develop national plans, technical standards, and guidelines on health. Aside from being the regulator of all health services and products, the DOH is the provider of special tertiary health care services and technical assistance to health providers and stakeholders. #  Source - www.doh.gov.ph

FIRE SAFETY, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRST AID, NAIYADAL KADAGITI 4 Ps TI BARANGAY TUROD

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur - Dagiti Duty Personnel  ti Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Cabugao ket nangiwayatda  iti  
Fire Safety Lecture, Disaster Preparedness and First Aid  kadagiti  Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program  (4Ps) Members iti iti Multi-purpose Building  Brgy. Turod, Cabugao Ilocos Sur idi Agosto 10, 2017.



Kadua dagiti nadakamat a Firemen dagiti Personnel ti Municipal Link ti DSWD ken LGU-Cabugao nga inyuna ni Miss Aida S. Cueto iti panaglektiur ken nagdemonstrar kadagiti 4 Ps Members babaen kadagiti Topiko a naipaannong kadakuada.




Ti Family Development Session (FDS) ket maysa nga epektibo a pamay-an iti panangpatibker ti urnos ken kasasaad dagiti 4 Ps Members a pakairamanan  metten dagiti bumarangay ken dagiti Opisiales-da tapno masustener daytoy a programa ti DSWD ken agtultuloy a kakammayetda ti  Gobierno Munisipal  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web In-Action)

FILIPINOS WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP ARE NOW COVERED BY PHILHEALTH

FILIPINOS with dual citizenships, or those who have retained and re-acquired their Filipino Citizenship by virtue of Republic Act 9225, also known as the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003, may now enjoy social health insurance coverage.

Through Circular No. 2017-0004, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) announced this new development in line with its ongoing efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The PhilHealth administers the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) and is mandated to provide social health insurance coverage to ensure affordable, acceptable, available and accessible health care services for all citizens of the Philippines.

Republic Act 7875 as amended by R.A. No. 10606, also known as the National Health Insurance Act of 2013, defines Filipinos with Dual Citizenship (FDCs) as "Filipinos who are also citizens of other countries."

To register under the NHIP, the FDCs must submit a properly filled out PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) and a Certificate of Re-acquisition/Retention of Philippine Citizenship (CRPC) or Identification Certificate (IC) issued by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate abroad, or by the Bureau of Immigration pursuant to the revised rules governing Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225. The PMRF is downloadable from the PhilHealth website, www.philhealth.gov.ph.

For FDCs declaring legal dependents, they must attach a copy of the CRPC or IC to the PMRF for children below 21 years old who are not gainfully employed and are unmarried. If declaring children above 21 years old but who are suffering from disability, either physical or mental, or any disability acquired that renders them totally dependent on the member for support, the FDCs should attach a copy of the CRPC or IC and a Medical Certificate stating and describing the extent of disability.

A legitimate spouse who is similarly a Filipino with dual citizenship but is not a PhilHealth member may be declared as dependent. A copy of the marriage contract and CRPC or IC must be attached to the PMRF. Foreign spouses are not considered qualified legal dependents of FDCs.

The FDCs may also declare as dependents their Filipino parents who are below 60 years old but are suffering from disability, either physical or mental, or any disability acquired that renders them totally dependent on the member for support. A copy of the FDC’s birth certificate and that of the parents, and a Medical Certificate stating the extent of the parents’ disability must be attached to the PMRF as support documents.

The premium contribution of FDCs is pegged at P3,600.00 a year. It shall be remitted to any PhilHealth office or to any accredited local or overseas collecting agent. Advance payment of premiums shall be allowed for a maximum period of two (2) consecutive years only.

The FDCs and their qualified dependents can avail themselves of PhilHealth benefits in any accredited health care institution in the Philippines, or in health care facilities abroad, provided that they have paid their premium contributions of at least three (3) months within the six-month period prior to the first day of availment.

Aside from the in-patient benefits, they are also entitled to avail themselves of the special benefit packages and the Z benefits subject to the existing implementing guidelines on availment. They are also eligible to reimburse benefits for confinements abroad equivalent to the full Case Rate amount, payable in Philippine peso. Claim documents for overseas confinements, however, should be sent to PhilHealth within 180 days from date of discharge.

Interested Filipinos with dual citizenships may contact the nearest PhilHealth Regional Office or Local Health Insurance Office, or call the PhilHealth Corporate Action Center at (02) 441-7442 or through the Overseas Filipinos Program at ofp@philhealth.gov.ph for more details. # Source - (Pedro Abella)/PHILHEALTH

CLEAN-UP DRIVE, AGTULTULOY NGA ANG-ANGAYEN TI NAGANNAK ITI CSCS

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Ang-angayen ti PTA-Cabugao South Central School, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti  Clean-up Drive iti mamindua iti makabulan iti kallabes  tapno madalusan a naan-anay ti uneg dagiti kuarto ken aglikmut iti pageskuelaan agraman iti National Highway a mabatogan ti pagadalan.

Iti napalabas a Meeting ti PTA, ti regular a panagdalus iti naipangruna a natratar kasta metten dagiti nagapuananda a naipalaon iti Accomplishment Report. Nagyaman   dagiti Mangisursuro  iti agtultuloy a pannakitinnulong ti PTA nga idauluan ni Mr. Walberto Torres, President kasta metten iti LGU-Cabugao iti pagdurdur-asan ti pageskuelaan. Dinayawda ti kinamannakitinnulong dagiti nagannak, Guardians iti pannakamantener  ti pagadalan ti Cabugao  South Central School.

Malaksid iti panagdaldalus, kanayon met a maireport dagiti nagapuanan ti PTA babaen iti Financial Reports iti benneg ti PTA Funds; School Fund; School Canteen Fund kasta metten iti Graduation.

Kabayatanna, maipatpatungpal met dagiti School Concerns and Issues a kas iti School Safety Rules and Measures, Child Protection Policy/Anti-Bullying,  Brigada Eskwela, School Feeding Program, Preparation of School Garden  (SIGA), Schedule of Work/Clean up Drive, Cleanliness and Beautification, Membership to Organization (MB, GSP, BSP, Sports, Choir), DepED Issuances ken dadduma pay a pakaseknan ti PTA.

Maidatag met dagiti amin a problema ken pakaseknan iti uneg ti pagadalan ket matratar a nasayaat ken mapagpapatangan iti solusionda.

Imbatad ti PTA President nga iti agtultuloy a panagdalus iti las-ud ti pagadalan ket adda pannakainaigna iti yuumay dagiti Evaluators iti Benneg-Nasional pakaseknan iti mapaspasangasangan a pannakaangay ti Palarong Pambansa iti Heritage Province of Ilocos Sur inton Tawen 2018. # (Web Situational Report)

DEPED PROPOSES 2018 BUDGET FOR INCLUSIVE, NURTURING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Bolstering its commitment to provide quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, the Department of Education (DepEd) is dedicating its proposed 2018 budget to ensuring that education will continue in an environment that is inclusive and nurturing for learners, teachers, and personnel.

“Education must continue in an inclusive and nurturing environment. Amid and despite circumstances that render this impossible, we must be able to deliver quality education, especially when confronted with natural calamities or man-made disasters,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones pointed out.

Currently, DepEd serves around 27 million learners and anticipates almost 1.3 million Senior High School (SHS) completers by the end of school year (SY) 2017-2018.

With a sustained growth in the national budget, from the approved P567.1 billion in 2017 to the proposed P612.12 billion National Expenditure Program (NEP)in 2018 (with Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums or RLIP), the Department is gearing toward the achievement of Pagbabago or inequality-reducing transformation under the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) Targets for basic education.

The major drivers of the proposed 2018 budget include the expansion of coverage of inclusive education programs and strengthening of partnerships and linkages; improvement of basic input rations, especially for Kindergarten to Grade 3; provision of basic resources to support the curriculum needs; and support the internal processes brought about by the Rationalization Plan and alignment to the administration’s agenda.

The recommended funding will continue to provide basic education resources to support the K to 12 Program, allocating 81,100 total teacher items; 38.9 million total learning materials; construction of 46,998 new classrooms; 81,201 sets of school seats; electrification of 2,398 on-grid schools; construction of 24,076 workshops and laboratories; 22,046 ICT packages; 1,365 schools to receive Tech-Voc tools and equipment; 3,183 sets of Science and Math equipment packages; 2.5 million learner-beneficiaries of the school-based feeding program.

In promoting the complementarity of public and private schools and learning centers, the proposed budget is set to benefit 1,077,230 learners and 35,945 teachers under the Education Service Contracting (ESC); 78,250 students under the Voucher Program for Non-DepEd Public SHS and SUC/LUC; 1,577,722 students under the Voucher Program for Private SHS; and 115,996 students under the Joint Delivery Voucher for SHS.

The proposed budget will also raise the standard of the Department’s personnel welfare and professional development with the provision for Special Hardship Allowance; Magna Carta for Public Health Workers; honoraria for teaching overload; salaries of substitute teachers and other non-permanent positions; provision for retirement and terminal leave benefits of mandatory retirees; and human resources training and development.

“The tremendous work continues, and so must our fiscal discipline and reforms. With stakeholders, partners, and the community, we seek to ensure that quality education relevant to the goals of national development will reach all learners, will enable them to continue life in the face of uncertainty, and will equip them for further education and better opportunities,” Briones emphasized. # Source – www.deped.gov.ph

Monday, August 14, 2017

DOH STATEMENT

The Department of Health (DOH) is now closely monitoring the events surrounding an avian flu outbreak in poultry in Pampanga, as reported by the Department of Agriculture (DA). DA decided to cull around 500,000 chickens to contain the animal outbreak.

The DOH has stepped-up the human flu like-illness surveillance since the reported human influenza outbreaks in Hongkong and India few months back and will now look for human cases who may have been exposed to avian flu strain in affected areas. Any person who becomes sick with fever and/or sore throat/cough and had exposure to these dead chickens should report to the local health center or nearest hospital for laboratory confirmation.

A team of DOH epidemiologists has been dispatched to assist the DA in the outbreak investigation. The DOH is now alerting hospitals in the affected areas to report similar cases.

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has the capacity to confirm these cases. The DOH will coordinate efforts with DA, FAO and WHO to prevent human cases. The DOH has supply of anti-flu medication and commodities whenever regional health offices and hospitals will require these.

In the interim, all health providers should observe respiratory precautions when taking care of patients with flu or flu-like illness. Properly cooked chicken remains safe to eat. # Source – www.doh.gov.ph

MDRRMC-CABUGAO, AKSIDENTE PAY TI SAKLAWENNA

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Pinaneknekan ti Cabugao Rescue-WASAR Team a pannakaramay ti MDRRMC-Cabugao iti panagaksionda  a madagdagus iti  napasamak  a panagdinnungpar ti  Revo Toyota ken Galant a kotse idi malem ti Agosto 12, 2017 idiay National Highway, batog ti Barangay Labnig, San Juan, Ilocos Sur.

Segun ken ni Engr. Nestor B. Somera, LDRRMC Officer ti LGU-Cabugao  a nausar dagiti Ambulansia iti LGU-Cabugao nga immarayat kadagiti biktima iti nadakamat nga aksidente.

Kasta metten a naiyarayat dagiti Heavy Equipment iti Munisipio a nangkarga kadagiti nadadael a lugan ken nang-clearing  iti nakapasamakan ti desgrasia.

Innayon ni Engr. Somera nga agaktuarda a dagus iti MDRRMC  nangruna iti Rescue Team no adda mapagteng a disgrasia wenno kalamidad.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti naannayas a pannakaipatungpal dagiti maitutop  nga aksion ti MDRRMC no adda kalamidad ken desgrasia. 

Ti MDRRMC-Cabugao ket agtigtignay babaen iti  panangtarabay ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang  a  Chairperson. # (Web In-Action)

SAKIT NGA AVIAN, KARKARDAYONA A MAPAGTENG DITOY CABUGAO

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Adda iti padamag iti lokalidad a panagraira  iti Avian Influenza a sakit a maala kadagiti Fowl a pakaibilangan iti manok a napasamak iti kabangibang a probinsia. Daytoy ti imbatad ni Dr. Melvyn G. Castro, DVM, Municipal Livestock Coordinator iti ili a Cabugao.

Nupay kasta, impasingked ni Dr. Castro a xero-avian fowl disease ditoy ili a Cabugao  iti agdama. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti nakammayet  a programa para iti Livestock Sector ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang  tapno matulongan dagiti mannalon a mangingato iti  matgedanda iti panagpatanorda  iti taraken para iti merkado. # (Web In-Action)

SOLID WASTE KEN CLEAN AND GREEN PROGRAM, NAKA-INTACT

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannakiuman-uman  ti Web In-Action,  imbatad ni Mr. Edgar  S. Balangatan, AT, Municipal Clean and Green Program Coordinator iti   agtultuloy  a panaglinisda kadagiti pampubliko a pasilidad ti LGU-Cabugao kas iti Parke, Plaza, sango ken arubayan dagiti Government Facilities  babaen iti programa ti Clean and Green ti Munisipio.

Iti Poblasion ken  Coastal barangay ket regular a maiwayat iti panagdalus nga idauluan  dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay iti parte a masakupanda babaen iti itutulong dagiti sektor ken asosasion iti barangay-da.

Kabayatanna, maar-aramid latta  ti regular a panaglinis iti agsumbangir ti Kalsada Nasional manipud Barangay Sagayaden agingga iti Barangay Pug-os babaen iti panagtinnulong dagiti LGU Personnel ti Clean and Green kasta metten dagiti pannakabagi ti Maintenance Section ti DPWH-Bantay, Ilocos Sur ken iti Kyeryong – J.D. Policarpio (JV).

Nupay kasta, insupusop ni Mr. Balangatan a saan latta met nga agsina a pakaseknan ti Munisipio iti maipapan iti Solid Waste Management ken iti Clean and Green iti intero a Munisipalidad.

Kasta met nga agtultuloy a maipromot koma iti panagdaldalus iti kalsada kadagiti barangay babaen iti itutulong dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay a kabinnulig ti Munisipio a mangitandudo kadagitoy nga agdama a programa, segun pay ken ni Mr. Balangatan. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti napintas a koordinasion dagiti Opisina ken Ahensia a maseknan ken dagiti adda iti salinong  ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang para iti pannakaitandudo dagiti aktibidad  nga agtultuloy a mangpasayaat iti aglawlaw ti Munisipalidad. # (Web Situational Report)

DILG TO LGUS: SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS SHOULD HAVE NO DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS

Local government units (LGUs) must ensure that there are no designated smoking areas (DSAs)in public places such as schools and hospitals as well as in other recreational facilities for minors, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government(DILG).

A DSA refers to an area of a building or conveyance where smoking may be allowed,which can be an open space or separate area with proper ventilation, subject to specific standards.

In a directive, the DILG said LGUs must strictly observe and comply with the provisions of Executive Order 26 which categorically states that no DSAs should be established in public places.

EO 26,which was penned by President Duterte in May this year and took effect last month, provides the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places.

Under EO 26,there should be no DSAs in centers of youth activity such as playschools, preparatory schools, elementary schools,high schools,colleges and universities,youth hostels and recreational facilities for minors.

DSAs should not also be seen in elevators and stairwells, as well as in locations in which fire hazards are present including gas stations and storage areas for flammable liquids,gas, explosives or combustible materials.

Moreover,DSAs should not be established within the buildings and premises of public hospitals,medical,dental and optical clinics,health centers,nursing homes,dispensaries and laboratories as well as food preparation areas.

According to the DILG,LGUs are expected to implement the standards,specifications and putting-up of signages for DSAs for the efficient and effective implementation of EO 26.

Among such standards are the following:
1 DSAs shall not have an opening that will allow air or cigarette smoke to escape to the smoke-free area of the building except for a single door equipped with an automatic door closer.
2 DSAs shall not also be located in or within 10 meters from the entrances,exits or any place where people pass or gather,or in front of air intake ducts.
3 DSAs shall have"Smoking Area"signage;graphic health warnings on the effects of tobacco use;and prohibition on the entry of persons below 18 years old.
4 The ventilation system of DSAs other than in an open area and for the Buffer Zone shall be independent of all ventilation systems servicing the rest of the building.#  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

FIRE SAFETY LECTURE, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRST AID, NAITED KADAGITI 4 PS TI BARANGAY NAMRUANGAN

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur - Dagiti Duty Personnel  ti Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Cabugao ket nangiwayatda  iti 
Fire Safety Lecture, Disaster Preparedness and First Aid  kadagiti  Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program  (4Ps) Members iti  Brgy. Namruangan,Cabugao Ilocos Sur idi Agosto 10, 2017 a naaramid iti Covered Court ti nadakamat a barangay.


Kadua dagiti nadakamat a Firemen dagiti Personnel ti Municipal Link ti DSWD ken LGU-Cabugao nga inyuna ni Miss Aida S. Cueto iti panaglektiur ken nagdemonstrar kadagiti 4 Ps Members babaen kadagiti Topiko a naipaannong kadakuada.

Ti Family Development Session (FDS) ket maysa nga epektibo a pamay-an iti panangpatibker ti urnos ken kasasaad dagiti 4 Ps Members a pakairamanan  metten dagiti bumarangay ken dagiti Opisialesda tapno masustener daytoy a programa ti DSWD ken agtultuloy a kakammayetna ti  Gobierno Munisipal  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web In-Action)

SOLID WASTE KEN CLEAN AND GREEN PROGRAM, NAKA-INTACT

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannakiuman-uman  ti Web In-Action,  imbatad ni Mr. Edgar  S. Balangatan, AT, Municipal Clean and Green Program Coordinator iti   agtultuloy  a panaglinisda kadagiti pampubliko a pasilidad ti LGU-Cabugao kas iti Parke, Plaza, sango ken arubayan dagiti Government Facilities  babaen iti programa ti Clean and Green ti Munisipio.

Iti Poblasion ken  Coastal barangay ket regular a maiwayat iti panagdalus nga idauluan  dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay iti parte a masakupanda babaen iti itutulong dagiti sektor ken asosasion iti barangay-da.

Kabayatanna, maar-aramid latta  ti regular a panaglinis iti agsumbangir ti Kalsada Nasional manipud Barangay Sagayaden agingga iti Barangay Pug-os babaen iti panagtinnulong dagiti LGU Personnel ti Clean and Green kasta metten dagiti pannakabagi ti Maintenance Section ti DPWH-Bantay, Ilocos Sur ken iti Kyeryong – J.D. Policarpio (JV).

Nupay kasta, insupusop ni Mr. Balangatan a saan latta met nga agsina a pakaseknan ti Munisipio iti maipapan iti Solid Waste Management ken iti Clean and Green iti intero a Munisipalidad.

Kasta met nga agtultuloy a maipromot koma iti panagdaldalus iti kalsada kadagiti barangay babaen iti itutulong dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay a kabinnulig ti Munisipio a mangitandudo kadagitoy nga agdama a programa, segun pay ken ni Mr. Balangatan. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket resulta iti napintas a koordinasion dagiti Opisina ken Ahensia a maseknan ken dagiti adda iti salinong  ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang para iti pannakaitandudo dagiti aktibidad  nga agtultuloy a mangpasayaat iti aglawlaw ti Munisipalidad. # (Web Situational Report)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2-DAY DILG CONFERENCE, NAANGAY DITOY CABUGAO

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti 2-Day Utilization Conference ti Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Ilocos Sur  ken iti DILG-Region 1 ditoy ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Binayabay ti MLGOO-Cabugao babaen ken ni MLG Officer Mrs. Constancia “Connie” Lazo  Quinola, LGOO V dagiti nagkokomperensia iti ili a Cabugao a kas Host Municipality iti First District kadaytoy a taripnong ti DILG.


Naangay ti Komperensia   idi Agosto 9, 2017 sadiay pasdek ti Early Childhood Care Development Center, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Nagatendar dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay; Department Heads ti LGU-Cabugao; Opisiales ti ili nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.

Iti Day 1, Agosto 8, 2017, inwayat dagiti Graduate Researchers  ti University of Northern Philippines (UNP)  ti survey kadagiti maseknan ditoy ili a Cabugao.

Iti Day 2, Agosto 9, 2017, naangay ti komperensia ket naestudiar ti resulta iti survey ken  nataming ti Citizen Satisfaction Index a ditoy ket naammuan no kasano iti kadur-as iti pannakaammo dagiti napagsaludsodan nga umili iti awareness ken availment-da  kadagiti serbisio a mait-ited kadakuada manipud iti Gobierno Lokal.


Babaen itoy, madeterminar iti pagpigsaan ken pagkapsutan iti pannakatarawidwid ti serbisio. Naaramid pay ti action planning dagiti nagatendar iti maaramid a Citizen Priority Action Plan (CPAP).

Nagatendar da DILG Regional Director James F. Fadrilan, CESO IV; pannakabagi ti DILG Ilocos Sur Provincial Office nga idauluan ni  Virgilio P. Sison, CESE ken ni Local Government Capability Development Chief Pedro D. Gonzales ti DILG-Region 1. # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NEW GUIDELINES LAUNCHED ON MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION FOR FILIPINO CHILDREN

The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.
“Our ultimate goal is to significantly lower, if not zero out, the rate of acute malnutrition in the Philippines,” said Martin Bettelley, Country Director ad interim of WFP Philippines.
According to a recent National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), about one million Filipino children suffer from acute malnutrition.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with the Department of Health in making this initiative a reality. Our strategic collaboration was key to producing a manual that comes in handy for both decision-makers and for healthcare providers, who will help improve the nutrition of Filipino children through quality health and childcare practices,” added Bettelley.

The guidelines are consistent with the “All for Health towards Health for All” Agenda of the DOH. Further, they support the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, which aims to decrease acute malnutrition, reduce child mortality and improve the survival of children under 5 years.

“Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition have a higher risk of mortality associated with nutrition-related deaths. If they do not receive adequate support and equitable attention, severe acute malnutrition such as extreme wasting or stunting may happen, which are both life-threatening conditions. Therefore, the national guidelines for the management of MAM are timely and essential for it is a public health priority,” said Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial.

The manual for the management of MAM completes the set of guidelines for Acute Malnutrition, which also comprises the National Guidelines for the Management of Acute Malnutrition for Children under 5 years (Administrative Order 2015-0055), and the National Guidelines for the Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

Following the launch, regional focal persons received a technical briefing and training to ensure that proper interventions for acute malnutrition will be given due place in the work plans of their respective agencies.

The launch of the manual coincides with the celebration of National Nutrition Month celebrations which included a talk show that provided venue for healthcare workers and advocates from all over the country to discuss the importance and ways of managing MAM among children. # Source – www.doh.gov.ph

NO FIELD TRIPS THIS SCHOOL YEAR – DEPED

The Department of Education (DepEd) in Ilocos reiterates that no field trips will be allowed this school year.

Darius Nieto, regional information officer of the DepEd Region 1, said that Education Secretary Leonor Briones has earlier issued Memorandum No. 47, series 2017.

“It was a decision reached in consultation with regional directors in a meeting with our Secretary,” Nieto said.
He added, “The memorandum formalizes the moratorium on educational field trips and other similar activities following the tragic bus accident in Tanay, Rizal involving college students last February.”

The moratorium seeks to review existing policies and to harmonize the implementing details of regions to cover alignment of field trips to learning outcomes, security and safety, responsibilities and accountabilities not only of schools but also of parents and of other relevant government agencies.

As the primary institution mandated to ensure access to quality basic education, Nieto said it is imperative for the Department to look after the security and safety of learners in its education-related activities.

He also stressed that field trips are not mandatory and that schools are ordered to refrain from conducting punitive activities that may affect the academic standing of students who are unable to join.

The moratorium applies to both public and private elementary and secondary schools.

“The moratorium is in effect until such time that a new policy on field trip has been issued,” said Nieto.  # Source - Miriam P. Aquino/Philippine Information Agency -1

PHILHEALTH ROLLS OUT LEARNER’S MATERIAL FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela said.

It is in the same principle that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) through its Social Health Insurance Academy (SHIA), has initiated a full scale partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) in order to integrate the social health insurance (SHI) module in the basic to tertiary education curriculum.

The program was introduced to students in the tertiary level of Sultan Kudarat Educational Institution (SKEI) in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat in 2015 and it gained favorable feedbacks.
On the other hand, the program for basic education was introduced to Rizal High School at Brgy. Caniogan, Pasig City in the same year.

This year, PhilHealth, through its Regional Offices, started rolling out the program and PhilHealth Regional Office XII under its Regional Vice President, Dr. Miriam Grace G. Pamonag, has initially conducted the training to Dep-Ed XII MAPEH Division and District Coordinators led by DepEd XII Regional Education Program Supervisor, Norman Valeroso.
Pamonag said that PhilHealth cannot do it all alone. “I always believe in the power and authority of teachers in terms of influencing the minds of the young learners. I for one can attest because when my son was still young, he used to assert that his teacher said this and that and it is what is right. Indeed, there is no better way of introducing this program in order to become a lifestyle of the entire citizenry than having it done among the young.”

In turn, Valeroso said that DepEd is willing to give its all out support for the benefit of the students and the nation as a whole.

Issues on its sustainable implementation were taken up during the forum and it was agreed upon during the meeting that both parties shall conduct regular monitoring and evaluation to carry out the program successfully.

DepEd assured PhilHealth that it has already institutionalized its standard monitoring and evaluation from the Division down to the District level and that it can be utilized for this project. # Source - (Hanah G. Naanep)/PHILHEALTH

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

DOH PROMOTES VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS NATIONWIDE

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 – www.doh.gov.ph

PUBLIC TOLD: PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM BLINDNESS – DOH

By virtue of Proclamation No. 40, the DOH spearheads during this month the annual observance of the Sight Saving Month.

This year’s theme is Universal Eye Health: “No More Avoidable Blindness”, which is aimed at strengthening public awareness on the importance of proper eye care and promote the prevention of avoidable blindness, being considered as a serious public health issue of global magnitude. This month’s Sight Saving Health campaign likewise calls for concerted actions toward reducing the government’s burden in addressing avoidable blindness.
According to a 2012 report from the World Health Organization (WHO), an approximately 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, with 39 million blind and 246 million with low vision.

Globally, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness followed by glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration as the secondary causes, while visual impairment are mainly caused by uncorrected refractive errors followed by cataracts and glaucoma.

In the Philippines, the 2017 estimated number of persons who are bilaterally blind is 332,150 of which 33% or around 109,609 is due to cataract, 25% (83,037) due to errors of refraction (EOR) and 14%(46,501) due to glaucoma. The rest are due to other eye conditions like glaucoma, retinopathy and maculopathy.

In addition to this statistics, the current number of persons with bilateral low vision is 2,179,733 of which 43% (937,285) is due to EOR, 34% (741,109) cataract, and the rest is caused by glaucoma and other eye diseases.

Avoidable blindness left unaddressed, particularly for those who are blind or have severe visual impairment, results in reduced functional ability and loss of self-esteem and contributes towards the reduction of quality of life. The disability from visual impairment has considerable economic implications with loss of productivity and income and can lead to poverty and social dependency.

To effectively address this public health concern which affect the national development, a new National Policy on the Prevention Program on Blindness has been drafted to align program policies with the current Philippine Health Agenda (PHA) and make it responsive to changing trends in the prevalence of eye diseases.

Early detection and preventive care can help keep our eyes healthy and avoid common causes of blindness. Thus, the DOH current thrust is to integrate eye care into public health programs at the local government unit level for continued advocacy and promotion of comprehensive eye care with focus on avoidable blindness.

The development of the Community Eye Health Program(CEHP) particularly at the primary level, district and provincial settings will be able to make most of the shared referral and service delivery network from barangay health stations, rural health units up to tertiary hospitals.

Aside from several provinces in the regions which have adopted the CEHP, the model is being expanded to the poorest provinces like Eastern Samar, Leyte and Surigao. This initiative is in coordination with different non-government organizations (NGOs).

Population and individual eye care services focusing on the prevention and management of avoidable blindness (cataract, EOR, childhood blindness, other emerging eye diseases) at each stage of the life cycle shall be provided through the functional service delivery network (SDN). 

Through the SDN, families especially the poor and marginalized are profiled, navigated, referred and arrangements made with health providers in the different levels of care.

“I would like to assure the public that DOH is serious in its mandate and commitment to ensure that every Filipino, particularly the poor, indigent and marginalized has access to affordable and quality eye care. Further, we deeply recognize the importance of collaboration in moving forward the agenda of All for Health towards Health for All in the fight against blindness,” the Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial stated. #  Source – www.doh.gov.ph

DEPED LAUNCHES ESKWELA BAN SA SIGARILYO

Furtherintensifying its fight against tobacco, the Department of Education (DepEd) today launched EskweLA BAN sa Sigarilyo, a project implemented in partnership with the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, aimed at strengthening the implementation of the Department’s comprehensive tobacco control policy.

The project brand EskweLA BAN sa Sigarilyo is a play on the Filipino words eskwela, laban, and eskwela ban to communicate that schools (eskwela), through the school’s bans (eskwela ban), are on a collective fight (laban) against tobacco (sigarilyo).

Intended to carry two meanings—either the school's bans on cigarettes or the school's fight against tobacco— EskweLA BAN sa Sigarilyo aims to increase public awareness of the bans stipulated in DepEd Order (DO) No. 48, s. 2016. or the Policy and Guidelines on Comprehensive Tobacco Control, and to build the capacity of schools to effectively take a stand against tobacco by implementing the strategies enumerated in DO 48.

DO 48 mandates the Child Protection Committee (CPC), chaired by the principal, to monitor compliance with and report violations of various tobacco control policies, such as: 1) bans on smoking in schools; 2) bans on the sale and advertisement of tobacco products within the 100-meter perimeter of schools; and 3) bans on receiving sponsorships from the tobacco industry and other unnecessary interactions with the tobacco industry.

Meanwhile, the strategies that the DepEd Order identifies for the effective implementation of the policy are: 1) information, education, and communication; 2) cessation interventions; 3) collaborations, partnerships and linkages; 4) capacity building; and 5) reporting and monitoring.

“We see this project aligned with the government’s intensified campaign against smoking, as demonstrated in the recent issuance of the Executive Order (EO) No. 26,” Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Alberto Muyot said.

EO 26, which provides for the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places, designates school principals as the persons-in-charge who shall ensure that schools are 100% smoke-free, and that any tobacco product selling, advertising, and/or promotion located within 100 meters from the school’s perimeter, is reported to the nearest Smoke-Free Task Force.

EskweLA BAN sa Sigarilyo project includes the development and pilot-testing of monitoring and reporting tools, training manuals, and school-based campaign materials, in selected schools in the cities of Pasig and Makati, and the provinces of Batangas, Bulacan, Bataan, and Pampanga. The pilot-testing will be completed by December this year and the final outputs shall be rolledout to the rest of the country to support CPCs nationwide in their implementation of the comprehensive tobacco control policy.

Like and follow the Facebook page of EskweLA BAN sa Sigarilyo (@tobaccofreedeped) or log on to its website (http://tobaccofreedeped.org/) to learn more about the project and the comprehensive tobacco control policy. #  Source – www.deped.gov.ph

DILG READIES WATERLESS LGUS TO IMPLEMENT AND MAINTAIN WATER AND SANITATION PROJECTS

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is now building the capacities of its regional water and sanitation (WATSAN) partners and stakeholders to ensure that local government units (LGUs) are able to implement their water and sanitation projects more effectively.

“The Department needs to ensure that Regional Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Hubs are ready to train and guide the waterless LGUs to design, build, maintain and operate water, sanitation and hygiene projects and facilities,” said DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy.

He added that they are strengthening the capacity of the Regional WATSAN Hubs to assist them in managing its water programs and to make sure that its target beneficiaries - the waterless LGUs - will be equipped with proper know-how in operating and maintaining water projects in a sustainable manner.

The Regional WATSAN Hubs, composed of civil society organizations, state universities and colleges, non-government organizations, water districts, and the private sector, are expected to mentor, coach and assist the target beneficiaries of the DILG water programs.

The DILG, through the Office of Project Development Services, currently manages two water programs – the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat or SALINTUBIG Program and the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities Provision of Potable Water Supply.

Just recently, the DILG conducted a four-day training course dubbed as "Sustainable Delivery of Integrated Safe Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (iWaSH) Programs, Systems and Facilities for SALINTUBIG and ADM-Provision of Potable Water Programs, “to strengthen the capacity of the Regional WATSAN Hubs in providing capacity building programs, services and knowledge products to waterless communities.

“The DILG values its partnership with the Regional WATSAN Hubs which is why regular capacity development programs are vital not just to enable them but to forge a long-term and dependable alliance with them,” said Cuy.

Throughout the training, there were sharing of best practices, status and updates of DILG-funded water projects and trainings, and other capacity development activities conducted by the Regional WATSAN Hubs. A workshop on the Institutional and Implementation Arrangements, as well as review of the Memorandum of Agreement between the DILG and the Regional WATSAN Hubs were also facilitated.

“The training is just the initial salvo of the eight modules the Department will hold for the Regional WATSAN Hubs in the forthcoming months,” said Cuy.

He also added that they wanted to make certain that the Regional WATSAN Hubs are capable and well-trained so that they can equip the waterless communities and municipalities efficiently and effectively.

In the succeeding modules, topics such as implementation of the iWaSH concepts, systems and processes; social preparation; community organizing; communication and knowledge management; and iWaSH systems management will be discussed, among others, and will be implemented until December 2017. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph