7.16.2011

PIA News Service - Saturday, July 16, 2011

PHO trains health pros, media to write ‘health inspiring stories’

by Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, July 16 -- About sixteen health professionals and ten media practitioners in the province recently participated in a training- workshop called Telling Health Stories That Inspire, at a local suite and restaurant here in the city.

Dr. Elizabeth N. Campado, Agusan del Norte Provincial Health Officer said that the two-day activity was in line with the recently launched program by the Department of Health (DOH), the Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan (LBK) health promotion campaign to deliver key family health messages to disadvantage communities. Part of the LBK campaign, according to Dr. Campado, is the conduct of media trainings for local health professionals and media practitioners, under the Health Promotion and Communication Project (HealthPRO).

The training includes a workshop for local health professionals that aim to equip them with skills on identifying health stories, message development and effectively facing the media on various health issues particularly on family planning, safe motherhood, and child health and nutrition.

The trainings were held on July 12 and 13, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Red Palm Suite and Restaurant along Villa Kananga Road (at the back of the Capitol Compound) with the health professionals coming on Day 1.

The second Day was scheduled for the media practitioners of the province, wherein the trainings provided a perspective on reporting health issues as well as the avenue to engage with local health service providers on health stories. During the session the media participants were also given an opportunity to submit health story proposals that could be screened for the Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan Media Fellowship Grant.

Among the media trainers is the veteran journalist, singer-composer and artist Mr. Joey Ayala who introduced some recent techniques on newsgathering and story writing among them was what he called his own “salindiwa” technique.

The participating media outfits includes the Medianet Balita, Butuan Star, Radyo Ng Bayan, DXBR Bombo Radyo, ABC 5 (Local TV), Agusan del Norte Monitor and the Provincial PIO. (PIA Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Turn-over sa cash assistance sa 4-H Club sa Surigao City malampuson nga gipahigayon

ni Annette Villaces

SURIGAO CITY, July 16 (PIA) -- Malamuoson nga gipahigayon ang pagturn-over sa cash assistance ngadto na sa mga miyembro sa 4-H Club o Head, Heart, Hand, and Health Club nga gikan sa Brgy. Orok ug Brgy. Poctoy ning syudad niadtong miaging adlaw, Hulyo 14, 2011.

Ang maong cash assistance gidawat pinaagi na sa ilang Club President nga si Romel Puntavedra sa Brgy. Orok ug Romnick Cavite sa Brgy. Poctoy. Ang matag barangay nakadawat sa cash assistance nga kantidad P50,000 ka pesos.

Atol sa maong kalihukan si Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas mipadayag sa iyang pagpasalamat sa Agricultural Training Institute sa Caraga tungod sa oportunidad nga gihatag niini ngadto sa mga kabatan-onan nga nagagikan sa nagkalain-laing barangay sa dakbayan nga mahimong miyembro niining maong club.

Dugang pa niya, siya miingon nga kinahanglan magtinabangay ang tanan alang sa pagpalambo sa syudad tungod kay ang mga kabatan-onan maoy usa sa mga bahandi sa syudad busa angayan lamang nga hatagan sila ug igong suporta ug panahon.

Ang maong kalihokan gipangulohan ni Mr. Isaiias Elumba ang hepe sa city agriculture office sa syudad uban usab ang mga miyembro sa Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) nga sila ni Levi Bayona, Marie Jocelyn Santiago, Nenita Sumile ug Jocelyn Bayona. (City Information Office/PIA-Surigao del Norte)