Category Archives: Health

Camiguin joins Int’l AIDS candlelight memorial

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin (PIA) – With the theme, “Ending AIDS Together,” the provincial government leads the commemoration of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial with a Walk for a Cause and lighting of candle at the Provincial Capitol on May 22.

Participated by various national line agencies, groups and civil society organizations (CSOs), the event was highlighted with a Walk for a Cause from the Provincial Plaza to the Provincial Capitol and the lighting of candles in the AIDS red ribbon symbol.

The memorial is the province’s way to pay tribute to those who have lost their battle against HIV/AIDS and raise social consciousness about the disease. It also serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.

Moreover, the conduct of activities serves as the venue to call upon the stakeholders to honor their commitments of funds and services in response to HIV.

Aside from the said activities, the local government is also planning to put up the local AIDS council that will address and/or discuss the issues of the disease in the province.20170524a.jpg

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV, is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Mga mananaog sa Mt. Hibok-Hibok triathlon giila

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 9 (PIA)— Alang sa pagpalig-on sa turismo sa pagpaugnat sa kusog sa probinsya, ang Promote Camiguin inubanan sa munisipalidad sa Mambajao ingon man ang pangprobinsiyang gobyerno sa Camiguin nagmugna sa ikatulong Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon niadtong Mayo 6-7.
 
Hapit 75 ka partidista sa pagpaugnat sa kusog ang misalmot sa swimming, biking ug running na mga kalihokan karong tuiga. Ang maong sangka gisugdan sa 1.5 kilometro nga lumba sa langoy didto sa White Island nga nahimutang sa Yumbing, Mambajao ug gisundan kini sa 64 kilometro nga kalihokan sa biking libot sa maong isla ug 10 kilometrong pagdagan ngadto sa Yumbing, Baylao.
 
Si Gilbert Grado, ang sports coordinator sa local na gobyerno sa Mambajao, miingon na gitinguha usab sa maong triathlon ang pag-18342049_1911678375741886_8291594256156511158_n.jpgamuma sa healthy lifestyle sa mga kabahin sa maong isla ingon man ang pagpalambo sa mga kabatan-onan.
 
Karong tuiga, nakuha ni Brian Borling sa Omega Tri Team ang overall championship sa men’s category sa dihang iyang natapos ang maong lumba sulod sa 2:59:05 oras. Gasunod kaniya mao sila Jonathan Pagaura sa TriBohol na mingtapos sa lumba sulod sa 3:07:39 oras ug si Mark Balanay na adunay 3:08:21 oras.
 
Alang sa women’s category, nakuha ni Leyann Ramo sa Iligan Arcgangels ang overall champion sa dihang iyang nahuman sulod sa 3:13:58 ka oras ang maong lumba. Si Sittie Amina Dimaporo sa Lanao del Norte Tri ang nakakuha sa unang pwesto sa iyang oras nga 3:33:45 samtang sa ikaduhang pwesto mao si Jenefer Paloma sa Tri Mamba na adunay oras nga 3:43:57 ug si Danica Rose Peligrino sa GTRI/GUMA sa iyang 4:33:54 oras.
 
Nagkalain-lain usab na mga kalihokan ang gimugna base sa mga edad sugod sa 24 paubos hangtod sa 50 pataas.
 
Nakuha ni Bartolata ug Jeffrey Real sa TriBohol ang unang pwesto sa kalihokang relay human nila taposa ang lumba sulod sa 3:15:49 oras. Gisundan kini nila Alex Dvorkin ug Lain de Joux na gikan usab sa TriBohol (3:17:24), ug nila Roldan Chan ug Romeo Rago sa LGU Mambajao (3:39:38). (RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: 20th dairy congress, expo ipahigayon sa Camiguin

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) – Aron muhatag ug higayon sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasanan nga hisgutan ang mga interes nga gaapekto sa sektor, ang Dairy Confederation of the Philippines magpahigayon sa 20th Dairy Congress and Expo karong Mayo 3-5 sa Provincial Convention Center, diri.

Ang maong kalihokan paluyohan sa Mindanao Alliance of Dairy Industry Stakeholders (MAIDS) inabagan sa Provincial Government of Camiguin, National Dairy Authority (NDA) ug Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).

Si Debbie De San Miguel, planning officer sa NDA-10, miingon nga ang DairyCon mipili sa probinsiya isip benyu sa congress ngalan nga ang dairy farming sa maong lugar nilambo sa mga katuigan ug ang kagamhanang lokal nagpakita ug kadasig sa pagpalambo sa industriya.

shutterstock_72883003.jpgAng congress magsilbing porum sa pagbaylo ug impormasyon sa kasinatian labi na sa mga kabag-ohan ug kakaplagan sa mga erya sa produksyon, pagproseso ug pagpamaligya apil na usab ang pagpalambo sa kooperatiba sa gatasanang sektor.

Karong tuig, ang kalihokan gi-engranahe alang sa pagpasaka sa produksyon ug pangita sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasan, pagdugang sa kahayopan, paghimo ug bag-ong istratehiya sa pagpamaligya, ug pagpaspas sa pagpatuman sa self-reliant nga kabaryohan.

Para sa mga miyembro na sa DairyCon, ang bayrunon sa registration kay P2,000 kada tao ug P2,500 sa mga dili miyembro. Ang registration naglakip na sa congress kit ug identification card, souvenir program, snacks ug paniudto. Ang board ug lodging wala pa’y apil sa registration.

Ang mga interesadong partisipante pwede usab mu-register online pinaagi sa http://dairyconphil.webs.com/ o mubisita sa pinakaduol nga NDA regional office.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin Dairy Farm: Nourishing lives, expanding livelihoods

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) — The country’s dairy industry has generated sales of about 1 billion dollars.

In the island, the local government has seen this potential and gone beyond this number by strengthening their dairy farm to address malnutrition and providing livelihood to various sectors.

How the dairy farm started

The Camiguin Dairy Farm started with the initiative of the late Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo but was not favorably acted upon not until March 12, 2012 when the National Dairy Authority (NDA) considered the project application.

DSC05550.JPGThe project was then approved under the animal distribution program of NDA dubbed as “Dairy Multiplier Farm (DMF)” operation. The Memorandum of Agreement was then signed through Resolution No. 121, Series of 2012.

It was on Sept.18, 2013 when the 25 pregnant dairy cows were transported from Del Monte Philippines to Camiguin.

“At first I was hesitant to have that 25 heads; maybe we just have to accept 15,” Dr. Louis Bollozos of the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) said as he thought that they do not have the equipment and facility to house the allocated cows to the province.

However, Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo assured support to the project and has even helped in developing Pasteur areas, building, barn and even the road going to the area.

The dairy farm is now located at Campana, Pandan, Mambajao, Camiguin which has a very rough road but is currently addressed through the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Konkreto at Ayos na LanSAngan ang DAan tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran (KALSADA) project.

“As of today, we have about 92 heads for females,” Bollozos shared.

From this number, they get about 200 liters of milk every day. “We spare about 60-80 liters to feed the cubs and the 120 liters are used for feeding and livelihood programs.

Addressing malnutrition, economic problems

The primary aim of putting up the dairy farm is to address the problem on malnutrition among school-aged children.

Since December 2013, the province has started the milk feeding program in schools with high record of severely wasted malnourished children.

“Before our malnutrition incidence was at 7 percent and today it goes down to only 3 percent,” Bollozos said. Adding that they have already provided about 23,440 liters of milk in their feeding program.

Moreover, Governor Ma. Luisa Romualdo suggested that aside from fresh milk, they could shift to making other products such as pastillas, milk bar, ice cream and even cheese.

“The KALIPI (Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina) made the white cheese but since the constituents are not used to eating such, the product was not viable to us,” Bollozos stressed.

However, with the aid of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) the PAO has come up with other job and economic opportunities for the locals.

“The DOST has extended financial assistance to the project amounting to P1.780M for the procurement of equipment for the milk processing plant while the DTI offered skills training to the women particularly on ice cream making,” Bollozos said.

The doctor also added that a lot of locals and professionals also seek to work in the farm for experience and skills training that they can use in applying for jobs in New Zealand, Australia and other dairy-farming countries.17553622_1576143095732520_8816710720845179393_n.jpg

Dairy farm direction

“Our plan is to have this milk all over Camiguin,” Bollozos expressed.

He also added that aside from feeding the children, they are also teaching the young ones to appreciate the milk as it is. “We do not go into flavored milk. It is because somebody told me that if you want to teach your children to drink milk, do not give flavored milk,” he said.

The dairy farm also gives a source of income to its 27 farm workers and Bollozos shared that they are planning to expand the industry so they can give more job opportunities to their constituents.

At present, the fresh milk per one-liter bottle is sold at P50 and it lasts for about 5-7 days since there are no preservatives and added flavors in it.

“The 20th Dairy Congress and Expo will also be held in the island on May. Hence, we are hopeful that we could boost the industry and be properly equipped in developing such for the benefit of all,” Bollozos said.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin hospital gets facelift

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 12 (PIA) – Apart from the obvious landscaped gardens, the Camiguin General hospital (CGH) had a facelift with the provision of additional air conditioning units, fans, linens and repainting materials for its rooms, among others.

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This was reported by Camiguin Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo during her state in the province address (SOPA) on Monday, January 9.

The improvement of CGH is one of the administration’s priority agenda in her first 100 days, with the intention of improving CGH’s system and providing quality health care to its constituents.

Since July 2016, a total of 2,165 patients were admitted and some 5,242 out-patient were also treated. Of this number, 1,162 patients have availed of the medical assistance from the Department of Health amounting to P2million.

Romualdo also bared that from the same period, CGH gained a total revenue collection of P7.2 million, these are proceeds from sale of drugs and medicines, professional fees and amount due to patients for excess hospital package cost of PhilHealth (PHIC).  (JCV/PIA 10)

Vet office gives out free rabies vaccine

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, September 29 (PIA) – The second wave of free massive rabies vaccination is now ongoing in Camiguin to ensure sustainability of the rabies free program as well as protection of the public from the dangers of stray animals.

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This is a regular program of the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), administered twice in a year through house-to-house visits and administration of the vaccines to dogs and cats.

In a schedule released by the PVO office, some areas in the municipalities of Sagay and Catarman are still to be served next month, while trained team following a daily schedule starting August has visited the rest.

As of last month, PVO reported a total of 4,255 pets served, reaching 72 percent of its target for the year.

The massive rabies vaccination schedule likewise captures the “World Rabies Day” observance held every 28 September, where the PVO here also conducts video showing, hang out streamers and distributes posters or handouts about rabies.

The provincial government likewise sustained catching of stray animals and spaying or neutering activities. (JCV, PIA-10)

Dairy processing plant gets DOST assistance

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, July 30 (PIA) – Close to P2M technology assistance was turned over by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to the province of Camiguin as support to the establishment of a dairy processing plant.

This is under DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program dubbed SET-UP.

New sets of pasteurizer, homogenizer, finish product holding tank, boiler hot water set, fill seal machine, stainless tables, and motor control were recently turned over in hope to improve the quality of their dairy products and complement the need of the government run dairy farm.IMG_2932

The provincial government pushed the establishment of the facility to be able to showcase dairy production technologies to interested farmer who will be later recipients of the dairy farm’s multiplier program.

It likewise ensures that the facility is compliant to the good manufacturing practices (GMP) and produce dairy products that are safe for human consumption.

This project, meanwhile, is also banked to support the province nutrition program, reducing the prevalence of malnutrition among children through the provision of a daily glass of milk. (JCV/PIA-10)

 

Camiguin new governor eyes hospital improvement in first 100 days

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, June 24 – Newly elected governor is eyeing at improving the Camiguin General Hospital (CGH) in her first 100 days at the helm of the province.

Verzon B. Salvaña, executive assistant to the elected governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo bared this in an interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA). 

He said it is the intention the new administration to ensure good quality health care service to its constituents by instituting an improved system that will rebound ultimately to sound customer care.

“The equipment are now in place (as provided by the outgoing governor) and should be complemented with quality facility and care so that patients are getting the best of what they paid for,” he added.

Salvaña likewise mentioned the priority thrusts of the province which includes tourism and agriculture.

Romualdo is planning to establish sustainable organic vegetable and flower farms in the province to make it more affordable for the locals and tourist alike. (JCV/ PIA 10)

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LGU run dairy farm boosts nutrition program

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LGU run dairy farm boosts nutrition program

Some 3000 liters of fresh milk harvest backs up the daily nutritional needs of priority children in Camiguin.

The local government units have tapped the provincial dairy farm in supplying milk daily to all identified undernourished children around the province.

Extra harvests are likewise made available to the locals through the Provincial Veterinary office, now sold at P50/liter.

Kids enrolled for the LGU sponsored “summer kiddie camp” are likewise getting their own share milk daily.

Currently, there are about 83 cows now housed inside the farm, from the original 40 heads loaned from National Dairy Authority (NDA)

Camiguin targets to curb malnutrition rate to 3% in 2016

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Camiguin targets to curb malnutrition rate to 3% in 2016

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 25 (PIA) – The provincial leadership here issued a strong policy pronouncement to reduce malnutrition rate to three percent among under-five children (0-71 months) in 2016.

Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo uttered the commitment during the recent conduct of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) on nutrition, in which the province, including two towns and five barangays we’re subjected to the evaluation conducted by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET).

Camiguin reported an improved nutritional status of underweight and severely underweight children, based on the Operation Timbang (OPT) or weighting result, the province noted a 7.15 percent malnutrition rate in 2012 to only 5.88 percent in 2014.

11911107_10207305558019190_342475957_nRomualdo noted that it would had been easier to target lower than three percent, if the data does not include the other side face of malnutrition, which is obesity.

When it comes to over nutrition, Camiguin reflected a 1.03 percent rate, ranking 4th in the region. Lanao del Norte with 1.80 percent, Misamis Occidental with 1.59percent,  Misamis Oriental with 1.11percent and Bukidnon with .54 percent.

The rates are all increasing except for the province as it reflected .03percent decrease from 2013.

To achieve its target, the provincial and municipal LGUs have been initiating various program in support to nutrition from learning sessions to feeding, and livelihood assistance to priority families with identified malnourished children. (JCV/PIA10)