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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)



Cebuano News: Mambajao health unit gabakuna ug HPV


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 26 (PIA)—Isip bahin sa implementasyon sa human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination ubos sa Department of Health Memorandum No. 2013-0291, ang Rural Health Unit (RHU) sa Mambajao nagpahigayon ug ikaduhang dosis nga pagbakuna sa HPV niadtong July 25 sa Agoho Elementary School.


Ang Mambajao RHU miingon nga ang mga babayeng estudyante sa maong eskwelahan nga anaa sa ilang sayo nga bantawan sa kahingkod mao ang target nga tagadawat sa bakuna tungod kay ang programa nagpalakip sa mga Grade 5 nga babayeng estudyante nga anaa sa edad 10-14 ka tuig.


Ang unang dosis sa HPV gihatag sa mga babayeng estudyante niadtong Mayo 2017 ug ang ulahing dosis ihatag unom ka bulan human sa unang dosis o karong Nobyembre 2017.


Ang pagbakuna sa HPV isa sa mga pamaagi aron malikayan sa mga babaye ang makakuha sa sakit nga cervical cancer. Tungod kay ang HPV vaccines kay gamit panghunad, ang dako nga impak sa pagbakuna gilauman nga muresulta sa taas nga paglakip sa mga batang babaye adisir sa ilang unang sekswal nga engkuwentro kaysa sa pagpahigayon sa pagbakuna sa mga tigulang na nga mga babaye.(RTP/PIA10)

Mambajao health unit implements HPV vaccination


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 26 (PIA)—As part of the implementation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination under the Department of Health Memorandum No. 2013-0291, the conducted the second dose of HPV vaccination on July 25 at Agoho Elementary School.


Mambajao RHU said that the female students of the said school who are at their early stage of adolescence are the target recipients of the vaccination since the program’s scope and coverage include Grade 5 female learners within the age range of 10-14 years old.


The first dose of the HPV were provided to the female learners last May 2017 and the last dose will be given six months after the first dose or on November 2017.


Mambajao RHU also said that the vaccination is conducted to ensure that all adolescents and youth have access to quality comprehensive health care and services in an adolescent and youth-friendly environment.


HPV vaccination is one of the ways to prevent women from developing cervical cancer. Since the HPV vaccines are prophylactic, the largest impact of vaccination is expected to result from high coverage of young adolescent girls before their first sexual encounter rather than from conducting the vaccination to older females.(RTP/PIA10)