Thursday, August 31, 2017


To ensure that President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for faster and efficient government services is met, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently came out with its Updated Citizen’s Charter containing the step-by-step procedures for availing the Department’s frontline services and the allotted time for the release of requested documents.

The modified charter lists out the necessary papers to submit, specific tasks of the offices responsible, as well as the duration of the processing period when requesting for documents. These charters are meant to act as a pledge of efficiency and is a requirement for government agencies under the Republic Act No. 9485, or the “Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.”

Under the Implementing Rules and Regulations stipulated by the Civil Service Commission, these guidelines should be reviewed whenever necessary, but not less than once every two years.

The DILG’s updated charter was deliberated upon during a three-day workshop with key officers from central and regional offices that was held last October 2016. DILG frontline services
Requests for Authority to Purchase a Vehicle Local government unit (LGU) Eight hours
Requests for Death Benefit Funding Allocation Beneficiaries of Deceased Barangay
Officials Two days, four hours and 30
Release of Death Benefit Claims Beneficiaries of Deceased Barangay Officials Three days, 15 hours, and five
Certification for Service Rendered by Sanggunian Members for application for Civil Service Commission Eligibility All Sanggunian members who
served an aggregate of six years,
completed at least 72 units leading
to bachelor’s degree (first level
eligibility), or an aggregate of nine
years having completed
baccalaureate degree (second
level). Both should start in 1991. Five hours
Endorsement of Application for
Scholarship Grants/Study Leave Local government officials and
employees Eight hours
Endorsement of Request for
Issuance of Authority to Travel
Abroad Local government officials and
employees Six hours
Request for Review of Training
Design LGUs, local leagues and other
service providers except those
covered by consultancy contracts Two days and five hours
Streamlining frontline services

The updating of the Citizens’ Charter is in line with the directive of the President during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) for all government agencies to further streamline their frontline services from womb – to - tomb and undertake all necessary measures to make these truly efficient, responsive, and people-friendly.

To ensure compliance with the President’s instructions, DILG officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy called on all heads of DILG operating units, including heads of DILG attached agencies, to submit a report and regular updates regarding the actions that they have taken in compliance with the said directive.

He tasked the DILG Planning Service to monitor and consolidate the actions taken by the Department for submission to the Office of the Executive Secretary and the Presidential Management Staff in order to guarantee that the administration’s goal of providing quality service with no delays was met.

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Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti pannakaiyawat dagiti ramit a mausar  iti ube processing, wine-pastries ken ice cream kadagiti kameng ti Rural Improvement Club (RIC) ken dagiti Opisiales ti Barangay iti  Brgy. Cacadiran, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  manipud iti Bottom-Up Budgeting iti (BUB)-LGU Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken iti Ahensia ti Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).  

Naaramid ti turnover idi Agosto 29, 2017 iti sango ti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Indauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang a nangimatang iti turnover a  binayabay dagiti Opisiales ti  RIC ken ti Barangay nga immawat kadagitoy a  nadakamat a ramit  kasta metten a nakikaysa dagiti Konsehales ti ili nga isuda SBM  Danny Q. Gazmen; SBM Vicky S. Serna; SBM Dr. Jemima S. Tan-Yee; SBM Josefina S. Vallejo; SBM Atty. Randy Baniaga G. Kinaud ken ni BUB Coordinator Edgar S. Balangatan  iti nadakamat  a turnover.

Kabayatanna, impeksa met dagiti nadakamat nga Opisiales ti asosasion ken barangay nga immawat kadagitoy iti panagyamanda iti LGU-Cabugao ken ti DTI iti panangawatdan ti nadakamat a ramit kasta metten nga agyamanda iti agtultuloy a panangtarabay ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang  iti pannakagun-odda ti kalikagumda. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, on Monday, August 28, 2017 assured the public that it is safe to eat chicken, ducks, quails and other fowls, including its by-products following the successful containment of the bird flu virus which was discovered in San Luis, Pampanga in early August.

“I declare to the public that the poultry products here in Pampanga are safe for consumption,” the President announced during the Sama-sama, Tulong –tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong ceremony held at the Heroes Hall of San Fernando.

Duterte thanked the Department of Agriculture, led by Secretary Manny F. Pinol for the swift actions and laying down of interventions, which led to the complete control of the virus in Pampanga and Nueva Ecija.

“I am here to eat chicken and ducks to ensure the public that it’s safe to eat it. Tapos na,” he added referring to the bird flu virus.

During the program, Piñol presented to the President and the public an updated status of the avian influenza that hit Central Luzon.

“We have culled a total of 421,132 birds in affected farms of San Luis, and 70,576 in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija,” Piñol reported.

“And I thank everyone who took part in carrying out our action plans,” he said.

Duterte and Piñol awarded certificates of appreciation to other government agencies, which contributed their time and effort in the successful containment of bird flu. These include the Departments of Health, Labor, Social Welfare and Development, the Office of the Civil Defense, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Fire Protection and the local governments of Pampanga including the municipality of San Luis, and Nueva Ecija including the municipal governments of Jaen and San Isidro.

Also during the event, Duterte and Piñol awarded indemnity checks totaling to more than P29-million to the local government of San Luis as well as affected farms which underwent depopulation and mass culling.

“Your sacrifices are appreciated. We are happy to note that we overcame adversity because of unity,” Piñol said.

In earlier reports, the agri Secretary mentioned that owners of farms within the seven-kilometer radius, which are mere surveillance areas, have volunteered to have their animals culled.

“This was a positive response from the stakeholders, which helped in our successful fight against the virus,” he said.

A total of P150,000 in grant and loan assistance were also awarded under the Survival and Recovery Assistance Program of DA thru its Agricultural Credit Policy Council.

The event was highlighted by a boodle fight, participated in by former Duterte, Piñol, Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, DA officials, chief executives from Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Bulacan, as well as poultry industry stakeholders.  #  Source - (oda rodriguez, DA-AFID)/www.da.


The Department of Health (DOH) announced that as of August 24, 2017, there has been NO confirmed human case due to Influenza A H5N6. Since the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) declaration of the bird flu outbreaks in early August, the DOH was able to identify 34 suspect cases (30 from Pampanga and 4 from Nueva Ecija).  They were promptly placed in isolation as part of precautionary measures to avert any possible human to human transmission of infection. Thus, they were also started on the antiviral Oseltamivir while awaiting the laboratory results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).  As of yesterday 24 August, all were negative for Influenza A H5N6.

In Region III, the DOH has designated the Dr. Jose B. Lingad Memorial Medical Center in San Fernando City, Pampanga and the Dr. Paulino Garcia Memorial and Research Medical Center in Cabanatuan City as referral hospitals for assessment of suspect cases and collection of specimen for laboratory diagnosis.  

In response to this current health threat we are facing, we are working closely together with the DA to ensure that poultry and poultry by products are safe for consumption. We at the DOH are doing everything to effectively respond to this infection.  With our partners, we are actively disseminating public health advisories on the prevention of the transmission of bird flu virus to the human population. 

Likewise, our DOH epidemiologic surveillance and response system is active and in place. Trained disease surveillance officers and health workers have been alerted to investigate and report suspected human cases within 24 to 48 hours. 

“I have ordered the formulation of the Interim Guidelines, Standards and other Instructions in the Implementation of Enhanced Human Avian Flu Surveillance Management, and Infection Control in the Health Setting.  Further, I directed the pre-emptive positioning of necessary commodities to protect against bird flu transmission to humans such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and anti-viral medicines to DOH Region Office III,” Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial stated.

RITM, as the national reference laboratory, is prepared to receive samples for detection. While the designated referral hospitals (San Lazaro Hospital, RITM and Lung Center of the Philippines) are on heightened alert status with trained medical and para-medical teams who are ready to attend to bird flu cases should they be referred to these health facilities.     

“On top of these preparations, I call on everyone to be vigilant, follow the advisories issued by concerned government agencies and to be equipped with the right information about the disease. As a precautionary measure for those who had direct contact with infected poultry and had developed any flu symptoms, we urge you and the public to report to the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Units (RESUs) of the DOH Regional Offices and seek immediate consultation at the nearest DOH Medical Hospital and Centers,” Secretary Ubial emphasized. #  Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maangay ti tallo  nga aldaw a Cabugao District Sports Competition 2017 (Agosto 25-27, 2017) iti Cabugao Athletic Oval, Cabugao  South Central School, Brgy.  Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Dagiti agsasalip ket dagiti napili nga atleta iti uppat a  Zona iti naangay a Zone Meet  iti kallabes iti  26 a pageskuelaan a nakabuklan dagiti sumaganad:  Zone 1- dagiti pageskuelaan ti Pug-os, Reppa-ac, Nagsantaan, Salapasap, Bungro, Margaay ken ti Cabugao North CS;  Zone 2- dagiti pageskuelaan ti Turod, Namruangan, Daclapan, Salomague, Dardarat ken Sabang;  Zone 3- Cabugao South CS, Sagayaden, Pila, Nagsincaoan ken Lipit;  Zone 4 – dagiti pageskuelaan ti Maradodon, Catucdaan, Sisim, Cael-layan, Cuantacla, Aragan, Arnap ken Carusipan.

Mairaman met ditoy nga agsasalip dagiti Players dagiti sekundaria a pageskuelaan a kas iti Cabugao National High School; Pug-os NHS; Sisim NHS; Lipit NHS ken iti Cabugao Institute.

Iti rugi ti Kompetision, Agosto 25, 2017 ket  naangay ti Parada iti aglikmut ti Poblasion  a nagpartisiparan dagiti Atleta, Officiating Officials, Coaches, FPTA Officials, ken Guests.

Nagtungpal ti Parada iti sango ti School Stage ti  Cabugao South Central School ket ditoy a nairugi ti Programa.

Opening Prayer ti binagi ni Mr. Rommel M. Santella, MT 1 Teacher, CSCS ken simmaruno iti panangtokar ti CSCS Marching Band ti Pambansang Awit.

Pakauna a sarita ti inted ni Mrs. Estrellita M. Siruno, School Principal II, Cabugao South Central School ket impeksana ti nalaus a panagyamanda ta maysa kadagiti tallo daytoy a pageskuelaan iti ili nga Athletic Ground a pakaangayanto  ti Palarong Pambansa  2018  ken  pakaangayan latta dagiti  sumaruno a dadakkel nga Sports Events ti DepED. Pinagyamanan pay  ti Principal ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni  Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti agtultuloy a pannakamantener ken pannakaisaganana a nasayaat kadagiti pasilidad ti pagay-ayaman kasta metten iti agtultuloy a suporta ti LGU-Cabugao kadagiti aktibidad ti sports ken iti eskuela. 

Naaramid ti Lighting of the Symbolic Torch  babaen kadagiti 2017 Palarong Pambansa Cabugao Athletes.

Nangipaay ti Inspirational Message ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ket kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti pagsayaatan a maaramidan ti sports  kadagiti ubbing ken agtutubo  ken iti kinaregta dagiti mangisursuro a katulongan latta a manghulma iti panagtan-ay dagiti ubbing nga agbalin a naresponsable nga umili.

Pinadayawan  pay ti Ama ti Ili iti partisipasion ti Federated PTA Officials  ken dagiti School Heads iti pannakikaysada a nangisagana kadaytoy a pasilidad ti pagay-ayaman tapno mausar kadaytoy a District Competition. Impeksa  ti Ama ti Ili  iti ragsak ken panagyamanna  iti sangsangkamaysa  a kinapintas ti  panagbibinnadang iti pannakaisagana    daytoy nga Athletic Ground. Inggunamgunamna  a mapagtalinaed  koma latta iti sportsmanship kadagiti maaramid a paay-ayam  ken agtultuloy koma iti napakumbaba a pannakaipatungpal  dagiti annuroten iti sports.

Nangipaay met ti Mensahe ni SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee, Committee Chairman on Education. Dinayawna ti napintas a panangkomplementar ti pageskuelaan kadagiti ilungalong ti LGU-Cabugao  a pagsayaatan ti sports. 

Nagsarita met ni Atty. Bryan Jett S. Pano, Committee Chair on Sports.

Naisaruno a naaramid ti  Presentation of Athletic Delegation iti uppat a sona babaen kadagiti Presidente-da  ken dagiti pageskuelaan-sekundaria a mairaman iti Kompetision. 

Kalpasan a naaramid ti Intermission Number ti Sisim-Alina-ay Marching Band, indauluan ni Jayvee L. Tagayuna, 2017 Palarong Pambansa Athlete Leader a binalikas ti Athlete’s Oath.

Naisaganad iti pannakaisa ti District Athletic Flag babaen ken ni Mr. Ferdinand Asistin, Sports Manager ken iti Raising of the Zone Delegation Flags babaen kadagiti Zone Presidents.

Inakem ni Public Schools District Supervisor Dr. Consesa T. Rumias, Ed. D iti  nangideklarar ti pormal a panaglukat ken panagrugi ti paay-ayam.

Nakipaset dagiti kameng ti Cabugao Rescue itoy umuna iti tallo nga aldaw a paay-ayam ti Cabugao DepED District.  # (Web In-Action)


The celebration of National Heroes Day is pursuant to Republic Act No. 3827, passed by the Philippine Legislature October 28, 1931. The Act declared the last Sunday of August of every year as an official national holiday.

This national holiday honors all the heroes of the Philippines, including those whose names have been forever lost to history. #  Source –

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Dagiti Duty Personnel  ti Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Cabugao nga idauluan ni INSP Ronald Castillo ket nangiwayatda  iti  dayta a petsa (Agosto 17, 2017) iti  nagsaruno a lecture maipapan iti  
Fire Safety Lecture, Disaster Preparedness and First Aid  kadagiti  Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program  (4Ps) iti Brgy. Rizal; Brgy. Bonifacio ken iti Barangay Baclig, Cabugao Ilocos Sur.

Nagun-od ti BFP-Cabugao ti Plaque of Recognition a kas  Best Municipal Fire Station of the Year 2016 iti Region 1 gapu iti kalidad ti it-itedda a serbisio.

Ti Bureau of Protection (BFP)  ti ili a Cabugao Ilocos Sur ket agtultuloy a kakammayetna dagiti bumarangay kadagiti programa ken aktibidadesda ken katinnulongda iti  Gobierno Munisipal  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti   Skills Training on Goat Raising with Vegetable Production iti  95 nga 4 Ps Beneficiaries iti nadumaduma a barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti dua nga aldaw, Agosto 24-25, 2017. 

Naangay ti Opening Program iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti Agosto  24, 2017.  

Segun iti Municipal Link Staff ti 4 Ps, malaksid nga ikkan ti DSWD-SLP iti   taraknenda a kalding iti tunggal ag-training kas  pamuonanda ket masanayda pay iti panagpatanoran iti nateng nga ayuda iti maited a pagbiaganda. 

Nagatendar da MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen; Mr. Dennis P. Aguimbag, SLP-PDO ti SLP-DSWD Region 1; Mrs. Wilma S. Cruz, Focal Person ti SLP  iti MSWD Office ken  kasta metten dagiti Staff ti 4 Ps  Municipal Link-Cabugao nga isuda Miss Aida S. Cueto; Mrs. Rosemarie Pespes; Ms. Chona Tabulinar; Mr. Kennedy Cortez   ken ni  Miss Juliet Madriaga. 

Ti Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) ti DSWD ket   kakammayetna  ti LGU-Cabugao  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang a mangted ti livelihood training assistance kadagiti 4 Ps Beneficiaries.

Agpaay a Lecturer ni Dr. Melvin G. Castro, DVM,  Municipal Livestock Coordinator a Lecturer iti Goat Raising idinto ta ni Ms. Ester P. Aguimbag, HVCDP Coordinator iti maipapan iti Vegetable Production.

Naaramid ti panagsanay dagiti Trainees babaen iti panangtimon ni Mr. Dennis P. Aguimbag, SLP-PDO ti SLP-DSWD Region 1. # (Web In-Action)


Local government units (LGUs) should ensure the support and compliance of company and school heads and other persons-in-charge to the nationwide smoking ban or the latter will be held liable and face corresponding sanctions if they fail to do so.

In a directive, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said local chief executives should undertake efforts to inform persons-in-charge of their key role in the implementation of Executive Order No. 26 as well as their duties and obligations under the said law.

EO 26, which took effect last month, mandates the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places.

A "person-in-charge", as defined under EO 26, may be a company, corporation, partnership or association's president/manager; owner/proprietor/operator of a single proprietorship; or the administrator of a government or private property, facility, office or building; and the city/municipal schools superintendent, school president, dean or principal in case of a school.

The EO has outlined the duties of the “person-in-charge”, which include the following:
Prominently post and display the “No Smoking” signage in locations most visible to the public in the areas where smoking is prohibited as well as in the most conspicuous location within a public conveyance
Prominently display the “Designated Smoking Area” or “Smoking Area” signage with a graphic-based health warning on the effects of tobacco usage in areas where smoking is allowed
Report to the nearest Smoke-Free Task Force of the concerned city or municipality any tobacco product selling, advertising and/or promotion within 100 meters from the perimeter of schools, public playgrounds, youth hostels and recreational facilities for minors
Post the “Sale/Distribution of Tobacco Products to Minors is Unlawful” along with a graphic-based health warning at point-of-sale establishments
Remove from the places where smoking is prohibited all ashtrays and other receptacles for disposing of cigarette refuse
Establish internal procedure and measures within the area he/she is in-charge including compliance with the smoking, sales, distribution, advertising and promotions restrictions, and ensure that all employees in the establishment are aware of said measures
Under EO 26, a person-in-charge who knowingly allows, abets, authorizes or tolerates prohibited acts under the order or fails to fulfill his duties and obligations may be subjected to corresponding sanctions.

At the same time, a person-in-charge who violates EO 26 shall be liable and may be punished with the governing provisions of Republic Act No. 9211, the law regulating the packaging, use, sale, distribution and advertisements of tobacco products.

The EO provides that smoking may only be allowed in a designated smoking area (DSA) or an area of a building or conveyance, which can be an open space or separate area with proper ventilation, subject to specific standards.

The Order also states that no DSAs should be established in public places such as centers of youth activity, 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. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur - Naaramid ti pannakaited iti Cash Assistance kadagiti nadadaelan   ti pagtaenganda nga umili manipud iti 33 a barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. Naaramid ti Pay-out idi Agosto 16-18,  2017.

Ti Ahensia ti DSWD-Region 1  ket rinuk-atanna nga immuna ti tulong iti tunggal nadadaelan ti balayna  a residente (partially/totally damaged).

Iti second batch, immawatda iti nainayon a Cash Assistance ti partially damaged  ken  iti totally damaged dagiti nabiktima.

Ti nadakamat  a Cash  Assistance a maited ket  mangtulong kadagiti nabiktima iti supertyphoon a mangbangon kadagiti pagtaenganda a dinadael ti maysa kadagiti karanggasan  a bagyo a nangsaplit ti pagilian ti Pilipinas idi Oktubre 2016.

Sakbayna, nakikaysa  dagiti Supertyphoon Lawin Beneficiaries ditoy nga ili iti  naaramid a panagrehistro/panagenrol  iti Landbank  Cash Card/Prepaid Card Form nga inwayat ti MSWDO ti Cabugao ditoy Munisipio iti kallabes  babaen iti panangidaulo ni MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen tapno maestudiar dagiti papelesda  dagiti nadadaelan sakbay a makualipikarda nga umawat iti Cash Assistance nga ited ti DSWD. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Nupay makunkuna a “zdero dengue incidence”  ti kaaduan a barangay ti ili ket agtultuloy  latta ti Anti-Dengue Campaign ti  LGU-Cabugao babaen iti panangiwardas dagiti Personnel ti Cabugao Municipal Health Office nga idauluan da  Dr. Mark-Lawrence T. Tirao ken ni Public Sanitary Inspector Jeanette Garcia kadagitoy a bulan  a matutudo.

Sakbayna, nayeskediul ti  information drive-da  kadagiti pageskuelaan-sekundaria iti ili a kas iti Lipit National High School; Sisim  National High School;  Pug-os  National High School; ken ti Cabugao National High School (Turod) ket naipaganetget iti panagaramidda kadagiti aktibidad a  mangprebentar iti panagraira daytoy a naranggas a sakit.  

Nagitedda pay iti material  a pangkontra iti  dengue  a kas iti O/L  (Obcidal/Larvacidal) Trap.

Buklen ti nasao nga estratehia iti pananglaban ti dengue  babaen iti panangadaptarda iti DOH 4s Kontra Dengue: Search and Destroy, Seek early consultation, Self-protective measures and Say no to indiscriminate fogging.

Panagdaldalus iti aglawlaw ken madalusan  dagiti nasamek a disso iti arubayan ti posible a pagyanan  ti lamok iti kaskenan pay a maaramid. Sumarsaruno ti defogging a mausar   a pangkontra iti makadangran a lamok no kumaron  ti situasion.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket gubuay iti nasamay a programa iti pananglapped ti  nadakamat a sakit  ita a panawen ti panagtutudo babaen iti panangitandudo ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang tapno masalbar dagiti umili nangruna kadagiti ubbing iti pannakakagat iti agdangran a lamok. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maang-angay  ti Math Class iti Cabugao DepED District iti intero a Munisipalidad ti Cabugao iti kada aldaw ti Sabado  iti   bulan ti Agosto  2017. Dagiti dua  a pageskuelaan ket   iti Cabugao South ken North Central School iti  pakaisentruan  ti Math Class kadagiti pageskuelaan  iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action idi Agosto 19, 2017, imbatad dagiti kaaduan a nagannak/guardians kadagiti napili nga ubbing a naanus a nagbantay iti ruar ti klase a maragragsakanda ta maipamaysa a masanay dagiti annakda iti Subject a Math.

Kadagiti met ubbing a nairaman kadaytoy a panagsanay ket kayatda met a takuatan ti kabaelanda ken maibilang a parte ti pannakadisiplinada daytoy nga aktibidad nga paiwayat ti DepED.

Innayon dagiti mangisursuro a maobserbaran  a kaaduan kadagiti nagenrol nga agbasbasa ket pagduyosanda ti Matematika ken isuda ti kaaduan a maikonkontes iti sabali pay nga asignatura kas iti Science Subject iti benneg ti Distrito ken iti Division ti DepED-Ilocos Sur.  # (Web In-Action)


MEMBERS of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) who have questions on membership or benefits may now call the 24/7 hotline, (02) 441-7442 to get answers to their questions immediately.

The PhilHealth Call Center started operating round-the-clock last August 8 to address stakeholder concerns, especially those needing immediate responses. The 24/7 operation is supported by Pilipinas Teleserv, Inc., one of the country’s leading call centers handling major government accounts.
“We proposed the partial outsourcing of our Corporate Action Center (CAC) in a bid to truly respond to the numerous questions, suggestions, complaints and recommendations of our members and other partners in the National Health Insurance Program,” said Delio A. Aseron II, Head of the PhilHealth CAC.

He emphasized that the outsourcing project, which was procured through public bidding, is a major step towards boosting initiatives to enhance responsiveness in government service. “We see this move as particularly helpful to our overseas Filipino worker-members who may have PhilHealth concerns while working abroad,” he said.
PhilHealth Call Center is Now 24/7  PhilHealth Call Center is Now 24/7 PhilHealth Call Center is Now 24/7 

At present, Pilipinas Teleserv Inc. has deployed 20 call center agents to handle simple, structured questions ranging from status of benefit claim reimbursement to PhilHealth identification number concerns and the basics of membership registration, among others. These agents also handle inquiries through such channels as electronic mail and short messaging system (SMS). On the other hand, the CAC has nine (9) call center agents who handle complex and complicated questions and concerns needing further coordination with program offices, regional, local or branch offices.
At any given day, the CAC averages 2,000 inquiries received through the hotline. With the expanded operating hours and resource complement, the number of dropped calls is expected to go down from 50 percent to 10 percent.

Other feedback channels being managed by the CAC include the official Facebook and Twitter accounts, SMS, e-mails and walk-in visitors at its office in Pasig City. The CAC also handles client concerns received through Hotline 8888, the Civil Service Commission’s Contact Center ng Bayan, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, and referrals from Malacanang and media partners.
PhilHealth Call Center is Now 24/7  PhilHealth Call Center is Now 24/7 PhilHealth Call Center is Now 24/7 

For now, members calling the hotline from outside the Philippines, from the regions or provinces will bear the cost of overseas or long-distance fees but the CAC is looking at procuring a toll-free access line for this purpose soon.  #  Source - PHILHEALTH


Empowering personnel and learners alike in managing personal finances, a significant initiative of the Department of Education (DepEd) under the leadership of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, is getting a substantial enhancement under the proposed 2018 budget.

“It’s not only the learners that we aim to prepare with financial education through its integration in the K to 12 curriculum, and the implementation and institutionalization of financial literacy programs. We must equip our teaching and non-teaching personnel as well so that they may truly reap the fruits of their hard labor even before retirement,” the Secretary noted.

As a way of encouraging and educating its personnel against over-borrowing, the Department is introducing policy and operational improvements, and enhancing the guidelines for its Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program. Based on data as of December 31, 2016, the outstanding loan receivables of APDS-accredited private lending institutions (PLIs) have amounted to P170.96 billion.

“More than 23,000 have retired without receiving a single centavo of their gratuity because even these are not enough to pay for the loans they have accumulated. We’d like to change the mindset of teachers and personnel when it comes to handling and managing their finances,” Finance Undersecretary Victoria Catibog stated.

Catibog further shared that DepEd has been in talks with several PLIs to extend their other services on financial literacy to teaching and non-teaching personnel of DepEd. In fact, a number of Central Office personnel have already participated in a practical wealth management initiative facilitated in May 2017.

The draft enhanced guidelines and the APDS memorandum of agreement (MOA) are currently for critiquing of the Regional Administrative and Finance Chiefs and members of the technical working group created for this purpose.

Aside from implementing Financial Literacy Program for DepEd employees, the Department has ongoing discussions with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on the proposed Financial Assistance Program for DepEd borrowers. #  Source -


Typhoons and heavy rains may cause flooding which, in turn, can potentially increase the transmission of water-borne diseases, or diseases transmitted through water contaminated with human or animal waste. These include typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A.

Typhoid fever is an infectious disease which is also known as enteric fever or just typhoid. It is caused by bacteria known as Salmonella typhi. It spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who is infected. Signs and symptoms include high- and low-grade fever for several days, headache, weakness, loss of appetite, either diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal discomfort.

Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Its incubation period ranges from less than 1 day to 5 days. The infection causes a profuse, painless, watery diarrhea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given. In extreme cases, cholera is a rapidly deadly disease. A healthy individual may die within 2-3 hours if no treatment is provided.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by rats through urine and feces. It can contaminate the soil, water, and vegetation. It is caused by Leptospira spirochetes bacteria. Its mode of transmission includes ingesting contaminated food or water, or when broken skin or open wounds are exposed to floodwaters. Its incubation period is 7-10 days.

Hepatitis A, one of the oldest diseases known to humankind, is an infectious disease and caused by Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The most common mode of transmission is ingestion of food contaminated with human waste and urine of persons who have Hepatitis A. Its symptoms usually include fever, flu-like symptoms such as weakness, muscle and joint aches, loss of appetite and dizziness. Other symptoms may be so mild that they go unnoticed.

Climate change affects the increase in the intensity of typhoons. Thus, the Department of Health is issuing this health advisory, especially during these kind of weather events:

Water is a necessity in our daily existence. Make sure drinking water is from a safe and reliable source. When in doubt, it is a must to wait for 2 minutes or longer when the water reaches a rolling boil, or chlorinate drinking water to make it safe.

Food, same as water, is equally important to sustain us healthy and active. Remember that food should be well-cooked, leftovers should be covered and kept away from household pests, and food waste should be disposed properly.

Keep yourself dry and warm, especially during the cold weather. Always wash your hands before and after eating, and using the toilet; when sick, consult a doctor or go to the nearest health facility at once if you, or any household member, have any sign or symptom of infection.

Other safety reminders in times of typhoons include: do not wade or swim in floodwaters to avoid diseases, such as leptospirosis; dispose all waste properly; maintain good personal hygiene; and, put safety first. Stay away from hanging wires and unstable structures. # Source –


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has started the second round implementation of the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS), a feedback mechanism that aims to assess how local government programs areimplemented.

This second round of CSIS will cover a total of 15 cities: Laoag, Santiago, Balanga, Catbalogan, Dipolog, Iligan, Tacurong, Koronadal, Bislig, Baguio, Manila, Vigan, General Trias, Cebu and Gingoog. The last four had never had the survey implemented in their jurisdiction.

The said 15 cities were chosen by DILG Regional Offices based on their LGUs’ interest and willingness to take part in the CSIS program.

“The CSIS is a system undertaken by the DILG to empower local government units (LGUs) by helping them perform their mandate of ensuring the welfare of citizens and providing supervision in the delivery of basic public services,” said DILG Officer-in- Charge Catalino Cuy.

First launched by the DILG in 2013, the CSIS gauges the awareness, use and satisfaction of residents on their local government’s delivery of required basic services.

The CSIS evaluates citizens’ perception through a face-to- face survey interview with residents chosen through a multi-staged probability sampling. It focuses primarily on health, support to education, social welfare, governance and response, public works and infrastructure, environmental management, and economic and investment promotion.

Through the CSIS, LGUs are able to formulate a Citizen-driven Priority Action Plan (CPAP) that would address areas for improvement based on the answers of respondents. Reports about the CPAP’s implementation would then be submitted by the LGU to the DILG Regional Office in order to monitor its status.

According to OIC Cuy, CSIS reports can be made accessible to the public for free once LGUs have seen the results. The data may be also used by LGUs for other programs with the DILG.

The CSIS reports are also used in evaluating candidates for the Seal of Good Local Governance and other recognition programs of the department. In the past, municipalities chosen to participate were based on the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance passers list and their proximity to an interested Local Resource Institute (LRI).

LRIs are academic institutions which provide extension services to the community in the form of learning, training and research. They are chosen due to their status as being politically neutral and their ability to build a rapport with individuals with different socio-demographic backgrounds. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti pannakaiyallawat dagiti mausar iti panagaramidan ti sabon babaen iti  panangawat dagiti kameng ti Rural Improvement Club (RIC) ti Barangay Nagsantaan ken ti Barangay Sisim, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur agraman iti Federated RIC ti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti Agosto 22, 2017 iti sango ti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex.

Indauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti pannakai-turnover dagiti nadakamat  a materiales a binayabay dagiti Opisiales  ti Barangay kadagiti lugar dagiti immawat iti nadakamat a training suppliess.

Kabayatanna, impeksa met dagiti Opisiales ti  Barangay ken dagiti grupo ti kababaihan nga immawat kadagitoy iti panagyamanda iti Departament of Trade and Insdustry (DTI)-BUB Program  iti panangawatda ti nadakamat a materiales kasta metten nga agyamanda met iti agtultuloy a panangtarabay ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang  iti pannakagun-odda iti kalikagumanda. 

Nakikaysa  ni  BUB Coordinator Edgar S. Balangatan ken kasta metten ni Barangay Captain  Mario Peralta ken ni Kagawad Adora M. Ramos ti Barangay Sisim iti nadakamat a turnover. # (Web In-Action)

Friday, August 18, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maangay ti Zone Meet iti uppat a  Sona ti pageskuelaan  ti Cabugao DepED District iti Agosto 18, 2017.

Dagiti disso ti pageskuelaan a nakaangayan ti sport selection ket iti sumaganad: Zone 1, Salapasap Elementary School, Brgy. Salapasap, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur;  Zone II,  Namruangan  Elementary School, Brgy. Namruangan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur; Zone  III, Sagayaden Elementary School, Brgy. Sagayaden, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken ti Zone IV, Sisim Elementary School, Brgy. Sisim, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Dagiti sports events a pagpartisiparan dagiti nakapilian dagiti atleta nga agsasalipto  para iti District Meet ket iti Baseball/Softball; Volleyball; Badminton; Football; Table Tennis; Chess;  Athletics ken Scrabble.

Ti Zone Meet ket naituding a pakaangayan a pangipakitaan  ti kabaelan dagiti ubbing nga adda potensialna iti panagay-ayam iti nadumaduma nga sports events iti las-ud ti napagtitipon a pagadalan. Dagitoyto  ti mangibagi iti maangay a District Meet iti Cabugao DepED ken iti nangatngato a tukad wenno agpang ti pagsasalipan dagiti agad-adal iti elementaria.

Kangrunaan a mangtarawidwid kadagiti mapasamak nga sports activities iti Cabugao DepED  babaen iti Opisina ti District PESS Coordinator.  # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Inangay ti Sangguniang Bayan iti ili ti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ti Public Hearing  babaen iti  Joint Committees of Transportation; Public Safety and Good Government kadagiti sumaganad a napagsasaritaan: An Ordinance Prescribing the Number of Children Passengers for Tricycle-For-Hire in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur; Sanikua ti Ili, Nagan ti Ili Ordinance of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur; Ordinansa  a mang-regulasyon iti panagusaran ti paputok ti Firecrackers; ken Code of General Ordinances.

Paset daytoy ti sirmata   ti Gobierno Munisipal  iti liderato ni Mayor Josh Edward S.  Cobangbang a pannakapapigsa ken pannakanayon dagiti kasapulan a paglintegan a mangtimon iti natibker  a panagannayas ti  kasasaad ti Gobierno (Good Governance).

Imbinsabinsa ni SB Secretary Maxfel S. Suboc iti mapagsasaritaan ken dagiti maseknan nga SB Commitees a mangtratar iti nadakamat a Draft dagiti Ordinansa.

Nagatendar dagiti  kameng ti Konseho Munisipal a nagtitinnulong a nangigannuat iti Public Hearing  ket dagiti  Konsehales ti Konseho Munisipal nga idauluan ni Acting Vice Mayor Danilo Q. Gazmen; Kapitanes ti Barangay; Kagawad a mangig-iggem  ti Committee on Public Safety, Women and Family Relations and Youth; School Heads dagiti Elementary Schools ken iti  Secondary Schools ken dagiti Federated PTA Presidents ken Officers-da; Pannakabagi ti CISTODAI; pannakabagi ti PNP-Cabugao; Police Officer In-Charge iti  Traffic ken ti Blue Boys iti  LGU-Cabugao.

Naaramid ti Public Hearing iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Agosto 16, 2017.

Kabayatan ti  Public Hearing, naidatag dagiti singasing, kapanunotan, komento ken panirigan kadagitoy a maidarirag iti pannakaaprobaran nga Ordinansa.

Naan-anay a nasungbatan dagitoy a saludsod ken kapanunotan babaen iti panangtratar dagiti umisu nga Opisiales a  mangsungbat kadagitoy a Draft Ordinance.

Dagiti dadaulo dagiti Komite a nangidaulo iti pannakatarawidwid iti Public Hearing ket dagiti sumaganad a nagkaykaysa a Komite iti Transportation; Public Safety ken Good Government nga idauluan da SBM Danny Q. Gazmen ti Public Safety ;  SBM Atty. Randy Baniaga G. Kinaud ti Good Government  ken ni SBM Vicky S. Serna iti Transportation.

Nakikaysa met ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti nadakamat a Public Hearing. # (Web In-Action)


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 –


Since the 1980s, the month of August has been celebrated as Sight Saving Month. The celebration aims to emphasize the importance of protecting and taking good care of the eyes and to encourage the public to be aware of available means of restoring lost eyesight and the value of organ donation. # Source –


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 -

Thursday, August 17, 2017


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 -


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)