7.29.2009

PIA News Service - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2 HS students from a highly populated school in Butuan City, found positive for A(H1N1)
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BUTUAN CITY (JULY 29) – School administrators has decided to suspend classes in all levels in Agusan National Highschool (ANHS) starting today until August 6 after a meeting with officials from the Department of Health with Dep Ed Officials this morning to prevent the spread of swine flu, taking into consideration the need to protect the more or less 9,000 students from contracting the deadly A(H1N1) as 2 third year students were tested positive for Influenza A(H1N1).
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Mr. Peter Esterioso, Principal of ANHS revealed, a total of 19 students underwent swab tests after showing flu like symptoms, and it was only yesterday that he was informed by DOH Caraga that 2 students were tested positive for A(H1N1) prompting him to immediately called off the class in direct contact with them.
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Dr. Gerna Manatad-Regional Epidemiologist explained that the cancellation of classes was implemented for students to observe self-quarantine.
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Health authorities are now currently investigating and doing contact tracing and have already informed the students and faculty who were in the same class as the confirmed case to do self-monitoring of symptoms at home and to report immediately if they become ill.
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Since May 23, 2009, the DOH has monitored a total of 50 Cases Under Obseervation (CUO’s), 20 are positive A(H1N1) cases, 5 have pending laboratory results, 24 are negative for A(H1N1) and 1 positively linked to a confirmed A(H1N1). There are 10 confirmed A(H1N1) cases recorded on June 19 to 25.
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Laboratory confirmed A(H1N1) cases in Caraga Region as of July 27 revealed, there 3 in Agusan del Norte, 7 in agusan del Sur, 1 in Surigao del Sur, 1 in Surigao City and 8 in Butuan City.
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Meanwhile, DOH Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon appealed to students and school staff of ANHS to temporarily avoid going to malls and other crowded areas during the period of class suspension. (Jocelyn E. Morano, Radyo ng Bayan Butuan)
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Surigao Sur radio anchor murdered 
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On July 27, 2009 at 1:15 in the morning at vicinity of Purok 1, Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, Godofredo Bandola Linao Jr, allegedly an anchorman in 94.5 FM Love Radio and host of "Pamukaw" in Radio Natin FM (Bislig City) was shot to death by unidentified assailants. 
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Investigators recovered from the crime scene one slug and four empty shells of a cal. 45 pistol. 
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Investigation shows that the victim was in the vicinity of BOGAC Lodge and Restaurant when shot. Earlier, he was seen talking to Jocelyn de Monteverde, owner of the establishment and her two employees. 
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According to de Monteverde, Linao is a new acquaintance and not a regular visitor of her establishment. 
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The PRO 13 task Force Usig has cognizance of the case and is now working with Barobo Municipal Police Station and Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office for the early solution of the case.  
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In particular the Task Force is now checking the veracity of his being a media man. The police however, do not discount on the possibility that personal grudges, love triangle, and other motives could be behind the killing. It is too early to categorically state the motive at this point in time, according to the Task Force, as they vow to leave no stone unturned until the case is solved. (PCI Nelly Tabornal Villagarcia, PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)
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Cebuano News: Bulan sa Nutrisyon, malampusong gipahigayon sa probinsya
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SURIGAO DEL NORTE (29 July) – Nagmalampuson ang pagselebrar sa bulan sa nutrisyon diin agig pagtak-op sa maong selebrasyon mao ang paghatag ug mga premyo sa mga migula nga mananaug sa “Most Outstanding Barangay Implementation of Nutrition Program 2009” nga gihimo bag-uhay pa lamang didto mismo sa Prov’l Convention Center ning atong dakbayan.
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“Mapasalamaton kami sa daku nga suporta nga gipakita ug gihatag sa atong mga lideres sa probinsya hilabi na gayud sila Gov. Robert Ace Barbers ug Bise-Gobernador Noel Catre diin ilang gihatagan ug dakong bili ang mga programa sa nutrisyon para sa katawhang Surigaonon” nagkanayon si Hon. Leonita Makinano, ang Brgy. Kapitan sa Brgy. Magallanes, Claver, Surigao del Norte.
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Matud pa ni Mr. Isidrick Pacqueo sa Claver, nga ilang gipaninguha nga sa tuig 2010 ang tanang katawhan sa Claver makabaton sa kapiskay sa panglawas ug halayo sa bisag unsang sakit nga pwedeng motumaw sa ilang lungsod.
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Nanghinaut usab si Mr. Antonio Tiu, ang hepe sa buhatan sa Prov’l Social Services Office (PSSO) nga ang tanan nga lumilihok sa nutrisyon kanunay nga magmadasigon sa pag pag-ambit sa mga maayong impormasyon ngadto sa ilang barangay hilabi na sa pagpalit, pagpreparar ug pag panghatag sa saktong pagkaon sa matag pamilya aron ang tanan makabaton sa saktong nutrisyon nga ilang tagkinahanglan.
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Miduyog usab sa maong awarding ceremony sila Vice-Gov. Noel Catre, SP members Regina Alaan, Isabelita Edera, mga hepe ug assistants sa lain-laing departamento ingon man usab mga empleyado sa kapitolyo. (PGO-Surigao del Norte Media Bureau/PIA-Surigao del Norte)