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Camiguin takes pride in improved economy, tourism in 2018


CAMIGUIN, Jan. 6 (PIA)—Securing over Php72 million budget for road construction and rehabilitation, attaining 688,587 tourist arrivals in 2018, and improving health and nutritional status among school-aged children, the Provincial Government of Camiguin bares 2018 key strategies that lead to making the island one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands in the country.

49212734_1283359538471674_7208270065580376064_n“My greatest aspiration as a woman leader, at the same time, a wife and a mother – is attaining a quality of life for all Camiguingnons where everyone enjoys the dividends of economic progress, and feels safe and secure in their homes and communities,” Provincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said during her State of the Province Address (SOPA) on January 6.

Investing in human capital

Believing that the most important economic resource lies in human capital, the local government addressed the oral, physical and mental health of its people. In 2018, the province has attained 85 percent orally fit children and attended to 133 mentally-ill patients, making Camiguin the first province that gives importance to the usually neglected health problem in the country.

Romualdo also cited the significant improvement of the zero open defecation (ZOD) program implementation in the province from 18 percent compliance in 2017 to 79 percent in 2018 highlighting the 15 barangays in Camiguin which were already declared ZOD areas.

The strict implementation of the Smoke-Free Camiguin has also changed the face of the island from a top tourist destination to a healthy haven for tourists and residents as it accorded the Red Orchid Award.

Furthermore, with the aid of the Department of Health (DOH), over Php116 million was allocated to improve the facilities and services of Camiguin General Hospital (CGH).

The marginalized sector that includes the displaced individuals/families, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, children, women, elderly and differently-abled persons attained immediate response from the local government which allocated Php12,757,878 in CY 2018 to cater to their needs.

Securing economic progress

Contributing about Php35,735,000 to the Php72,566,830 requirement to complete the opening of interconnected routes and rehabilitation of roads, the local government now assures not only the ease of accessibility to tourist sites but also the speedy transportation of farm products to the market.

Locals tourists will enjoy the new and improved sports complex as the construction of such facility will soon reach its completion. Also, swimming enthusiasts will get a chance to hone their skills once the swimming pool at Mahinog will be completed.

“And I did not do all these alone. With myself, alone, I am powerless. However, with you, marching with me, united in heart and mind, we made things happen to assure that progress never stops for a clean and beautiful Camiguin,” Romualdo said.

To brace and further advance such feats, Romualdo urged Camiguingnons to implement the Water Code and respect the mandate on the easement, keep the quality of coastal water to the highest standard and the forest land pristine, and take care of the heritage sites that are treasures recognized by the national government. (RTP/PIA10)



Camiguin continues to be rabies-free

CAMIGUIN, October 18 (PIA)—Maintaining its rabies-free status for more than six years, the Province of Camiguin has earned distinct recognition during the 2018 National Rabies Summit on September 27 at Metro Manila, Philippines.
Rabies-free Camiguin.jpgCamiguin has been named as one of the provinces maintaining its rabies-free status for the past five years and one of the few provinces with Zero Human Rabies for more than six years.
During the World Rabies Day 2018, the province has also bagged the national award as the Best Rabies Program Implementor on September 28 at Quezon City.
In the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on October 9, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Louis Bollozos said they have spayed/neutered 849 heads already as of October 8, 2018.
They have also accomplished 83.7 percent or 7,112 vaccinated pet animals out of the 8,500 total population for this year.
He also added though there are 524 human dog and cat biting incident/cases for this year (426 for dog bites, 89 cat bites and 9 others), no severe case was reported since the pet/house dogs and cats were vaccinated.
To maintain such feat, Bollozos said they continuously conduct the Dog Show, Responsible Pet Ownership Seminar, Mass Rabies Vaccination, IEC-Rabies Video Showing, Spay and Neuter in the five municipalities of the province. (RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin’s summit gathers over 1K studes, OSYs


CAMIGUIN, September 25 (PIA)—Geared towards educating the youth on healthy lifestyle, handling relationships, responsible sexual behavior and human immunodeficiency virus‎/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), the Provincial Government of Camiguin through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) held the third Camiguin Youth Summit with 1,030 in and out-of-school youth (OSY) participants on September 21 at the Provincial Convention Center, Mambajao, here.

Camiguin Youth Summit.jpgProvincial Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo said holding such event is significant in addressing the current emerging issues in the province particularly on the rising teenage fertility and proliferation of HIV and AIDS.

“We now have difficulties in ensuring the continued education of our teenagers since most private schools here advise teenage mothers to transfer to other schools since they do not want such act to be followed by other students,” Romualdo said.

Thus, in the summit, the trained You-for-You (U4U) youth speakers of the Commission on Population (Popcom) thoroughly discussed Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health (ASRH), and love and romantic relationships.  

In the said session, the participants were reminded that adolescents and youth should not rush to be very intimate with someone he/she is romantically linked with. They should also practice responsible sexuality to avoid consequences that they may regret.

In an attempt to hold lively discussions, the topics were highlighted in stalls around the venue where the participants come in groups to get insights as well as raise their concerns to the key speakers.

The youth participants were also able to showcase their talents during the evening through the talent competition held by the provincial government. (RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin PPOC magmugna’g task force pag-regular sa paggamit ug pabuto

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — Ang Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) andam nang maghimo ug task force nga mulantaw ug mu-implementar sa paggamit sa mga pabuto sa probinsiya.
Si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Provincial Director Rhona P. Abadilla miingon niadtong PPOC fourth quarter meeting nga gipahigayon bag-ohay lang sa Camiguin Provincial Convention Center nga ang enactment sa Republic Act No. 7183, ang akto nga ga-regular sa pagbaligya, pag-manufacture, pagpang-apod-apod ug paggamit sa mga pabuto, nagtumong nga matubag ang gataas nga insidente sa kadaot ug mga naangol tungod sa pabuto.
Sa resolusyon nga gitanyag, ang Philippine National Police mao’y mu-isyu ug permit sa usa ka trained nga tao kinsa musuperbisar sa pagpahigayon ug community fireworks, magproklamar ug kriterya sa maglangkob sa pabuto nga did-an, magpatuman sa RA 7183, magpahigayo’g information campaigns sa katalagman sa paggamit ug pabuto, ug maghatag sa consolidated nga report sa Opisina sa Presidente.
Ang tanang gapakabanang ahensiya gi-aghat usab nga magmugna ug information campaign sa peligro sa paggamit ug pabuto.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin PPOC to create task force on regulating firecrackers, pyrotechnic device use

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — The Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) is set to create a task force to oversee and implement the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices in the province. 
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Provincial Director Rhona P. Abadilla said during the PPOC fourth quarter meeting held recently at the Camiguin Provincial Convention Center that enactment of Republic Act No. 7183, an act regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices, aims to address the increasing incidents of firecracker related injuries and casualties.
In the resolution proposed, the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall issue a permit to a trained person who shall supervise the conduct of community fireworks display, promulgate criteria for what constitutes prohibited firecrackers, enforce RA 7183, conduct information campaigns on danger of using fireworks and submit a consolidated report to the Office of the President. 
All other concerned agencies are also enjoined to conduct information campaign on the dangers of using fireworks.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin ipatukpaw ang pasilidad panglawas

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — Ang kagamhanang lokal sa Camiguin nangandam na aron matubang ang medikong panginahanglanon sa mga Camiguingnon pinaagi sa pagpatukpaw sa medikong pasilidad sa Camiguin General Hospital. 
Sa bag-ohay lang nga Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) fourth quarter meeting, si PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo miingon nga mubutang sila ug tulo ka dialysis units sa Camiguin General Hospital nga muserbisyo sa 70 ka mga dialysis nga pasyente sa probinsiya.
Matud pa niya nga tungod sa maong pasilidad, dili na kinahanglan pang mubiyahe sa bisag kinsa pang pasyente sa Camiguin gikan sa isla padulong sa Cagayan de Oro o sa uban pang lugar aron makakuha sa maong tratamento.
Alang usab sa cardio program sa probinsiya, gi-ambit ni Romualdo nga anaa na pu’y angiogram ug andioplasty nga ibutang sa ospital sa probinsiya.
Ang angiogram usa ka pagsulay aron makita unsa nga mga ugat nga ga-suplay sa kasingkasing ang napi-ot na. Kini gagamit ug X-ray aron ipakita ang ruta nga mapa sa blood vessels ug mga ugat sa kasingkasing. Ang angioplasty sa laing bahin, usa ka tratamento nga gabuhaton sa usa ka doktor nga naglakip sa pagsuksok sa gamay nga mapaburot nga lobo sulod sa gapi-ot nga ugat.
Ang pagdugang sa maong mga pasilidad gihandum nga makahatag kaharuhay sa mga pasyente sa probinsiya.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin to boost health facilities

CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — The Camiguin provincial government is set to address the medical needs of Camiguingnons as it boosts the medical facilities of Camiguin General Hospital.
During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) fourth quarter meeting held recently, PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that they will be putting up three dialysis units in Camiguin General Hospital that would serve 70 dialysis patients in the province. 
He said that having the facility in the province will no longer require any Camiguingnon to travel from the island to Cagayan de Oro City and other areas just to have the treatment.
As for the province’s cardio program, Romualdo shared that andiogram and andioplasty will be made available to any Camiguingnon in the province’s hospital. 
An angiogram is a test to find out which arteries supplying the heart have become narrowed and it uses X-rays to show ‘route maps’ of blood vessels and arteries in the heart. The angioplasty on the other hand, is a treatment performed by a doctor which involves inserting a small inflatable balloon into a narrowed artery.
The addition of such medical facilities are geared towards giving more comfort to the patients in the province.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin ga-awhag sa mga drayber magsuot ug helmet


CAMIGUIN, December 11 (PIA) – Aron masiguro ug maampingan ang mga Camiguingnons, partikular na ang mga operator or drayber sa motor ug ilang pasahero, gikan sa magubaon ug sa hilabihan nga makadaot nga epektong makamatay gikan sa aksidente ug bangga, ang kagamhanang lokal mag-implementar sa Motorcycle Helmet Act o Republic Act No. 10054 sugod Enero 2018.


Sa Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Fourth Quarter Meeting niadtong Disyembre 7 sa Provincial Convention Center, si PPOC Co-Chai Jurdin Jesus Romualdo miingon nga ang tanang drayber sa motor kinahanglang magsuot ug helmet ug ang mga bata gibawalan mag-ingkod atubangan sa drayber.


“Standard protective motorcycle helmets are appropriate types of helmets for motorcycle riders that comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) (Ang standard protective motorcycle helmets mao ang angay nga klase sa mga helmet alang sa mga drayber sa motor nga subay sa mga detalye nga giisyu sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),” giingon ni Romualdo dala dasig sa sa mga miyembro sa PPOC nga mutabang sa pag-apod-apod sa impormasyon kabahin sa pagsuot ug tarong nga helmet.


Alang mga bata nga gasakay sa motor, miingon si Romualdo nga dili angay para sa bisag kinsang tao nga mudrayb ug duha ka ligid nga motor nga aduna’y bata sakay sa mga pampublikong dalan diin naa’y daghang mga sakyanan, daghang kusog mudagan nga sakyanan o aduna’y speed limit nga lapas sa 60/kph nga giimplementar.


Kining mga balaod aplikable sa tanan wa’y labot kung ang pasaherong bata komportableng makab-ot sa iyang tiil ang standard foot peg sa motor ug makab-ot o mahawiran ang hawak sa drayber.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin urges motorcycle drivers to wear helmets


CAMIGUIN, December 11 (PIA) – To secure and safeguard the Camiguingnons, particularly the operators or drivers of motorcycles and their passengers, from the ruinous and extremely injurious effects of fatal or life threatening accidents and crashes, the provincial government here will strictly implement the Motorcycle Helmet Act or Republic Act No. 10054 starting January 2018.


During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Fourth Quarter Meeting on December 7 at the Provincial Convention Center, PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that all of the motorcycle drivers should wear helmets and minors are banned from sitting in front of a motorcycle rider.


“Standard protective motorcycle helmets are appropriate types of helmets for motorcycle riders that comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),” Romualdo said as he urged the members of PPOC to help in disseminating the law on wearing of proper helmet.


As for the riding minors, Romualdo said that it is unlawful for any person to drive a two-wheeled motorcycle with a child on board on public roads where there is heavy volume of vehicles, high density of fast moving vehicles or a speed limit of more than 60/kph is imposed.


These rules are applicable unless the child passenger can comfortably reach his/her feet on the standard foot peg of the motorcycle and reach around and grasp the waist of the motorcycle rider.(RTP/PIA10)

147 mothers join Int’l Babywearing Week in CDO


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, October 10 (PIA) – With the theme, “Threaded Together,” the Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM) spearheaded the region’s celebration of the International Babywearing Week (IBW) 2017 with 147 participants all over northern Mindanao on October 7, here.


The inspiration for the theme comes from the many different threads that when combined through the weaving process, form all of the carriers that many families use nowadays. All of the individual threads, once woven, create a material in the same way individuals and groups worldwide come together to create a global babywearing community.


With babywearing, Lucille Lapinid of MNM said that babies develop a sense of security and trust when they are attached to their caregivers. The act also helps in babies’ regulation of temperature, breathing and growth.


Lapinid also shared that babywearing parents are more confident and mobile as they can easily address the needs of their babies. Thus, worn babies cry less and are in a quiet alert state, which is the ideal state of learning. Babywearing also strengthens and improves both the parent and the baby’s core muscles and posture.


For her part, Nadine Casiño, founder of MNM, stresses the common babywearing errors such as the front face carry, which has no proper leg support and all weight is supported in baby’s most sensitive place, and the use of narrow-based carrier that could eventually cause hip dysplasia among babies.


Casiño also cited the misconceptions on babywearing saying that carrying a baby could not spoil him or her since birth to 1.5 years is where a child develops feelings of trust versus mistrust. Hence, if needs are met consistently, infants will develop secure attachment and will learn to trust the environment.


The MNM also stressed that babywearing could not cause bow-leggedness since such condition is pathologic and could not be caused by physical strain.


“Babies are naturally bowlegged because of the position in the womb,” Casiño said.


As for the statement, “It is tiring for a child to be in a carrier all day,” Casiño shared that a mother’s chest is the best place for the child to be. Being in a carrier means that the baby has immediate reach to everything that he or she needs such as food, warmth, movement and touch.


Different types of carriers and local sellers of such were also highlighted during the event through the IBW Library.


The IBW is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing.(RTP/PIA10)