PIA News Service - Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Siargao Island in total blackout anew

Surigao del Norte (17 November) – For 3 days now, the islands of Siargao and Bucas Grande are in total black-out again, caused by a damage insulator in one of the sub-stations of Siargao Island Electric Cooperative (SIARELCO).

SIARELCO Gen. Man. Sergio Dagooc, in an interview, said a huge lightning bolt struck the force insulator around 9:45pm, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 causing a severe damage.

Dagooc, however, said his technical personnel have already been dispatched in the area to properly determine the extent of the damage.

He then assured all Siargaonons that power will be restored the soonest for he was able to coordinate the NGCP officials for a possible use of their newest sub-station in Cagdianao to augment their power shortage. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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Intensified breastfeeding promotion among pregnant urged

Butuan City - The 7th National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted by the food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) in 2008 showed that the participation of pregnant women in breastfeeding promotion program is low.

Results of the survey on government program participation showed that only 24 in every 100 pregnant women participated in breastfeeding promotion program.

This figure among the pregnant is in contrast with the participation level of lactating women in breastfeeding promotion program reported at 100 percent.

While the promotion of breastfeeding is successful among lactating women, more attention should be given to pregnant women in preparation for lactation.

Breastmilk is by far the best food for a newborn baby, and encouraging soon-to-be moms to breastfeed is an important undertaking.

Breastfeeding protects against common infections, especially diarreah and respiratory diseases as well as urinary tract and ear infections, in addition to psychosocial and emotional benefits like mother-baby bonding.

During pregnancy, a woman’s body is already preparing for breastfeeding, as milk ducts and milk-producing cells are developing and more blood goes to the breasts than before.

Pregnant women need a healthy diet for sufficient milk supply.

Good nutrition in pregnancy helps a mother stay healthy, energetic and better prepared for taking care of the baby and the rest of the family.

Nutrition and health advocates recommend exclusive breastfeeding infants for six months, and then continue for as long and often as possible.

Exclusive breastfeeding means giving the baby only breastmilk for six months-no other fluids, including water, tea or sugar.

Researches have shown that a woman is more likely to breastfeed longer if her partner and family members are well-informed and supportive.

In preparing for breastfeed, so the mother and the baby can have a healthy start.

Breastfeeding classes and other nutrition and health promotion activities can help address concerns like teaching mothers the recommended diet, correct positions of breastfeeding, right clothes to wear, what to do with inverted nipples, importance of regular check-ups in health centers or hospitals and where they can get support, among others.

Today, with a growing concern on food safety and security and the threats of natural calamities like strong typhoons and prolonged droughts, breastfeeding ensures that newborn infants get enough nourishment to grow normally and become productive citizens in the future. (Charina Javier, FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

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Bahay Kubo sings a variety of veggies for the picking

Butuan City - Who could not recognize the song Bahay Kubo? A classic Filipino nursery song with lyrics of which mention many different local vegatables (…Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari…) Filipinos use, mix and cook vegetables in different methods and call them in different terms. Want to start singing the song?

Filipinos like vegatables cooked most often through sautéing (gisa), boiling, or cook with coconut milk (ginataan). Across the country, there are similarities among the dishes served at home and in canteens or restaurants.

For example, denengdeng, and law-uy, are two dishes of Ilocano and visayan origin, respectively. These vegetable dishes, however, both include several leafy and fruit vegetables as ingredients, cooked by boiling and without the use of cooking oil. For dinengdeng, leafy vegetables (e.g. saluyot, ampalaya leaves, squash flower, stringbeans tops, malunggay, etc.) are mixed together. Grilled fish is commonly added and fish paste (bagoong) is used to taste the dish. As for law-uy, leafy and fruit vegetables (okra, eggplant, alugbati, kangkong, etc.) are mixed, and fish is also often added using salt to taste.

Ginisa is a much method of cooking by Tagalogs in preparing vegetables. Fruit vegetables such as upo, sitaw, kalabasa, puso ng saging, sayote and carrots, among others are often sautéed. Vegetables are cooked in a small portion of oil with garlic and a small amount of meat, shrimp or small fish then seasoned with salt or fish sauce to taste.

Vegetables cooked with coconut milk are more commonly prepared by Bicolanos and Visayans. Famous examples of vegetables cooked in coconut milk are gabi for laing, and nagka. Ginataang nangka is sometimes called salad na nangka by Visayans.

Another common method of cooking vegetables is by adding scrambles egg (torta) such tortang talong and ampalaya fruit.

In general, Filipinos are not meeting the required intake of vegetables in their diet. Based on the latest National Nutrition Survey in 2008 of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), vegetable intake made up only 12.8 percent of the total food intake compared to 12.5 percent in 2003.

Vegetables are needed for proper regulation of body processes. They are rich sources of several vitamins and minerals. Green leafy vegetables like kangkong, camote tops, malunggay, gabi, ampalaya and other minerals. Yellow vegetables such as squash, carrots and tomatoes are also rich in beta-carotene.

Vegetables are rich in dietary fiber, which prevent constipation by providing roughage for easier bowel movement. They are also rich sources of anti-oxidants to prevent certain diseases like cancer.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Bicutan, Taguig City; Trunkline: 837-2071 local 2296 or 2287; Telephone/Fax No: 837-3164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph or mar_v_c@yahoo.com; website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (Charina Javier, FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

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POLICE REPORTS

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Report on encounter

One Squad of SCAA of SUDECOR led by 1Lt Marlon V Tapec (Inf) Phil Army, while conducting road security patrol/escort to the equipment of SUDECOR was engaged to more or less ten (10) CTs of GF 30, NEMRC led by Puma at the vicinity of Danao, Purok 4, Brgy Hinapuyan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur on November 16, 2010 at 10:30 am.

Firefight lasted for about forty (40) minutes. As a result, one Killed In Action (KIA) in the SCAA identified as Roger Cuizon and one slightly wounded identified as 1Lt Marlon V Tapec, while undetermined casualty on the enemy side who withdrew towards northeast direction. Reinforcing troops from Bravo Company 36 IB recovered from encounter site one (1) land mine; twenty (20) meters electrical wire; spent shell of m14, m16A1, garand, AK 47 and carbine. Police Stations in the area conducted blocking force for enemies possible route of withdrawal. Progress report to follows. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Report on seized illegal drugs

PNP personnel of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by PINSP RODULFO C LEDESMA under the supervision of PSUPT JOSEPH BOQUIREN, Station Commander of BCPS conducted anti-illegal drugs operation on November 14, 2010 at 9:30 am thru the implementation of search warrant number 1109-2010 at the residence of Roderick Rico y Mutia, located at P-2, Brgy Humabon, Butuan City.

Seized from said residence were five (5) pcs crumpled aluminum foil, one (1) pc needle, two (2) pcs disposable lighters and other drugs paraphernalia. Suspect and seized items were brought to Butuan City Police Station 1 for proper disposition. Case for violation of section 12 of RA 9165 was filed against the suspect at City Prosecutor’s Office under IS Nr XIII-01-INQ-10K-00245 dated November 14, 2010. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Report on illegal gambling

One Carmilo Serania y Buenafe, 62 years old, widower and resident of Magallanes St., Surigao City was apprehended by PNP elements of Surigao City Polcie Station for violation of RA 9287 (AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL NUMBERS GAMES).

Confiscated from Suspect possession were one (1) set of stub with carbon paper, bet money amounting to Php 65.00 in different denominations and one (1) ballpen color blue.

Apprehension took place at Magallanes St., Surigao City on November 15, 2010 at 9:15 am. Subject person and seized items were brought to Surigao City Police Station while case was filed at City Prosecutor’s Office under NPS Nr XIII-05-INQ-10K-00640. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Surigao City cops arrest wanted persons

One Roland Edilor y Corvera, 28 years old, single, fisherman and resident of Sitio Buyho, Brgy San Jose, Surigao City was arrested by PNP personnel of Surigao City Police Station led by PO3 Carlito Hilaos Jr by virtue of WOA dated November 21, 2000, docketed under CC nr 15863, issued by Hon Judge Victor A Canoy of MTCC, Branch 2, Surigao City for the crime of attempted homicide with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 12,000.00.

Apprehension took place at Brgy San Jose, Surigao City on November 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm. Subject person now detained at Surigao City Police Station for proper disposition.

One Christopher Bautista, 21 years old, single, member of CAA, based at Headquarters, 36 IB, Phil Army at Brgy Dayoan, Tago, Surigao del Sur was arrested by Joint elements of Marihatag MPS led by PINSP REY QUIÑONES SORREDA and Lianga Police Station led by PINSP VITALIANO B PAGARAN III by virtue of WOA , docketed under CC nr L-2365, issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad of RTC Branch 28, Lianga, Surigao del Sur for the crime of frustrated homicide with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 24,000.00. Apprehension took place at Poblacion Lianga, Surigoa del Sur on November 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm. Subject person now under the custody of Lianga MPS for proper disposition.

Also, one Dexter Salazar Maca, 22 years old, single, farmer and resident of Purok 7, Sitio Inadan, Magroyong, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur was arrested by PNP elements of Tago Police Station led by SPO4 Perlito Yongao together with Hon Gondelino Gambe, Brgy Captain of said Brgy by virtue of WOA docketed under CC nr C-721, issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad of RTC 28, Lianga, Surigao del Sur for murder with no bailbond recommended. Apprehension took place at Sitio Himat-E, Brgy Cayale, Tago, Surigao del Sur on November 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm. Subject person was brought to Tago Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

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Tagalog News: Lathalain: Bilang ng mga nanay na ekslusibong nagpapasuso dumami-FNRI

Butuan City - Alam ng karamihan na ang gatas ng ina o “mother;s milk” ang pinakamabuti at pinakamahusay na pagkain para sa sanggol sa unang anim na buwan para sa kanyang mabilis na paglusog at paglaki.

Ayon sa pinakahuling survey ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute ng department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), mas mataas ang porsiyento ng mga ina na ekslusibong nagpapasuso (exclusive breastfeeding) ng sanggol noong 2008 (35.94%) kumpara noong 2003 (29.7%).

Ngunit kung ang haba o duration ng ekslusibong nagpapasuso ang titingnan, mas maikli noong 2008 (2.3 buwan) kumpara noong 2003 (3.0 buwan)

Alam din ng marami na pagsapit ng ika-anim na buwan ng sanggol, ang gatas ng ina ay hindi na sapat sa kanyang pangangailangan kaya kailangan ang complementary foods.

Sa huling pag-aaral ng FNRI-DOST, lumabas na ang mga karaniwang complementary foods na binibigay sa sanggol pagsapit ng anim na buwan ay ang lugaw, mga commercially prepared infant foods, minasang pula ng itlog o mashed egg yolk, prutas at gulay.

Ngunit ang tubig na may asukal ay binibigay na mas maaga sa anim na buwan, ayon pa sa survey.

Tandaan na ang pagbibigay ng complementary foods ay dapat napapanahon, sapat, ligtas at angkop.

Napapanahon ang karagdagang pagkain bukod sa gatas ng ina pagkatapos ng anim na buwan at pataas. Sapat ito kung nasa tamang dami.

Ligtas ang pagkain ng sanggol kung ito ay malinis at walang nilalaman na maaring magbigay ng sakit. Angkop ito kung nasa tamang consistency o lapot o labnaw.

Narito ang ilang tagubilin tungkol sa wastong pagdulot o pagbibigay ng pagkain sa sanggol:

1) Karaniwan, pagkatapos ng ika-anim na buwan, ang sanggol ay handa na sa karagdagang pagkain. Subukan kung siya ay handa na sa pagtanggap ng bagong pagkain sa pamamagitan ng paglalagay ng kutsarita sa kanyang bibig:

a) Kung isinara ng sanggol ang bibig o patuloy na itinutulak ang kutsarita, ang sanggol ay hindi pa handa. Huwag na munang pilitin ang sanggol.

b) Kung ang sanggol ay magpakita naman ng pagtanggap ng pagkain sa pamamagitan ng kutsarita, simulang dulutan ng malabnaw na lugaw. Gawing malapot kung sanay na. unti-unting idagdag ang linigis, hinimay at hiniwang maliliit na pagkain habang lumalaki ang sanggol.

2) Pasimulan ang pagdudulot ng bagong pagkain na mas kaunti kaysa sa itinatagubiling dami.

3) Iwasan ang pagdudulot ng sabay ng dalawang bagong uri ng pagkain. Sanayin muna ang sanggol ng 2-3 araw sa bawa’t pagkain. Halimbawa, dulutan ang inyong sanggol ng papaya. Sanayin muna ang inyong sanggol sa papaya sa loob ng 2-3 araw bago dulutan uli ng ibang uri ng prutas tulad ng saging o mangga.

4) Ipakita ang inyong kasiyahan habang kumakain ang sanggol upang mawili siyang kumain ng iba’t-ibang pagkain.

5) Painumin ang sanggol ng tubig sa pagitan ng pagpapakain para sa mahusay na panunaw.

6) Sa ika-pitong buwan, turuan ang sanggol na uminom ng tubig at ibang likido mula sa tasa.

7) Bigyan ng pagkaing tinadtad nang pino kapag nagkangipin ang bata. Ang biskotso o malutong na tinapay ay mainam ibigay.

8) Iwasan ang pagbibigay ng mga maalat na pagkain na makapipinsala sa kanyang bato at mga pagkaing matatamis na magiging sanhi ng labis na timbang at pagkasira ng ngipin.

9) Tanging bagong lutong pagkain o bagong talop na prutas lang ang ipakakain sa sanggol. Iwasan ang pagbibigay ng mga tiring pagkain sa sanggol.

Tandaan na kahit ang inyong sanggol ay tumatanggap ng ibang pagkain, kailangan pa ring ipagpatuloy ang pagbibigay ng gatas ng ina.

Sa wastong pagkain, higit na lulusog at sisigla ang inyong sanggol.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa pagkain at nutrisyon, makipag-ugnayan kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Food and Nutrition Research-DOST, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Tel. No. 837-2934 or 837-2071 loc. 2287, FNRI-DOST email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph; website: http//www.fnri.dost.gov.ph (Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso, FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)