PIA News Service - Thursday, September 22, 2011

Clean committees intensify campaign on ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) -- Committee members of the 'Clean Ground, Zero Waste' program led by Butuan City government convened yesterday to discuss plans on full implementation of said program. This includes the 'No Segration, No Collection' policy in all the barangays of Butuan, and Awarding of 'Clean Seals' in the different sectors involving households, schools, establishments, and others.

Butuan City Vice Mayor Atty. Lawrence Fortun stressed during the meeting that government officials and employees should serve as good example to the general public.

"If the public sees that the government is not compliant with the law, the public will not be persuaded to do the right thing," Fortun said.

Also, Ms. Ruth Jugao, City Economic Enterprise and Development Office (CEEDO) Manager and overall coordinator of the program said that there is money in garbage. She also emphasized that the general public can earn money by way of segregating the garbage.

“In Butuan, various groups, organizations producing different handicrafts out from the solid wastes are buying cellophanes, bottles, recycled papers, and empty cans. With this, the public does not only help clean the environment but also earn additional income. Wastes can also be converted to organic fertilizers,” Jugao said.

Ms. Gemma Reserva, Butuan City General Services Officer is also optimistic that the 'Clean Ground, Zero Waste' Program will be sustained once the cleaning activity will become a routine and be practiced by Butuanons.

“With this program, the city govt is working together with the public to achieve a 'Clean Ground, Zero Waste' city,” Reserva stressed. (PIA-Caraga)


DOST-Caraga launches 1st reg’l invention contest, exhibits

by Maria Rebecca Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) -- A total of 40 participants from different high schools and colleges in Caraga Region joined the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-sponsored young inventors competition.

The (DOST)-Caraga launched Wednesday the first ever Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) with the theme “Imbensyon at Inobasyon: Kabalikat sa Pag-unlad” held at Luciana Convention Center, this city.

The exhibit is open for public viewing from September 21-23, 2011, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm at Luciana Convention Center, this city.

The competition featured six categories namely: Invention Category or Tuklas Award, Utility Model Category, Industrial Design Category, Creative Research Category or Likha Award, and Student Creative Research Category or Sibol Award. Said categories are featured both in secondary and tertiary level.

DOST Assistant Secretary for Strategic Plans and Programs Engr. Robert O. Dizon together with DOST Caraga Regional Director Lyndo G. Villacorta and other DOST officials cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Also, Asec. Dizon said DOST is hoping to utilize and commercialize the inventions and researches of the youth for the development of the country.

Meanwhile, Agusan del Norte Governor John Erlpe M. Amante supports the gesture of DOST-Caraga and urges the youth to be more creative and active in these kind of activities. “Technology serves as a foundation of economic growth,” Amante said. (MRA/PIA-Caraga)


Surigao City civil registry office unveils monthly accomplishment report

by Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) -- The Surigao City Local Civil Registry Office unveiled recently its monthly accomplishment report for the month of August.

According to Surigao City Local Civil Registry officer Manuel Edera the said office received applications for the following: birth registration, 404; marriage registration, 60; death registration, 123; and correction of clerical error, change of first name, registered of finality and migrant petition, 35.

Edera said his office collected P121,450 in fees for birth, marriage, death and late registration certificates.

Edera also bared that around 226 persons availed of the free birth registration during an agency caravan held last August 26, 2011 in line with the celebration of Surigao City 41st Charter Day Anniversary. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Diabetics more prone to bone fractures

by Czarina Teresita S. Martinez

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) -- Diabetics tend to have lower bone mineral density (BMD), says Dr. Celeste C. Tanchoco, Scientist III of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST).

An FNRI study was done to assess the bone strength of women 30-50 years old and compared the BMD of the participants with and without diabetes.

A case control design was done to compare the BMD using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry.

Dr. Tanchoco observed that the participants with type-1 diabetes, or those who are insulin dependent, have lower BMD at the femoral neck, the thigh bone attached to the hip bone, while the participants with type-2 diabetes, or the non-insulin dependent, have lower BMD at the lumbar spine as compared with the non-diabetic participants.

“Diabetes and osteoporosis are disease conditions associated with unhealthy lifestyle described as poor food choices leading to obesity and lack of physical activity or sedentary life,” Dr. Tanchoco added.

A lower BMD may result to brittle bones that fracture easily. These conditions may be prevented essentially though healthy lifestyle.

Message 7 of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) recommends consuming milk, milk products and other calcium-rich foods such as small fish and dark green leafy vegetables everyday.

The NGF says: “Milk and milk products are the most important dietary sources of calcium for they contain highly-absorbable calcium and are good sources of high quality protein, vitamin A, riboflavin or vitamin B2, cobalamin or vitamin B12 and even phosphorous.

Aside from milk and milk products, the other good sources of calcium based on the Food Composition Tables (FCT) published by the FNRI-DOST are anchovies (dilis, dulong), sardines (tawilis, sinilyasi, tamban), shrimp (alamang, taguntong), crabs (talangka), snail (kuhol, susong pilipit), seaweeds (balbalulang, gamet, kulot), root crop (kamoteng puti), dried green mung beans, oats, and green leafy vegetables (dahon ng ampalaya, lubi-lubi, malunggay, saluyot, himbabao).

The FNRI-DOST likewise published a handbook for diabetes which contains valuable information on preventing and managing diabetes. It is a helpful tool to plan meals and activities for a healthy lifestyle.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. E-mail: mcv@fnri.dost.gov.ph or mar_v_c@yahoo.com Telefax: 837-2934 and 827-3164, or call: 8372071 local 2296 or visit our website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)


FNRI, taking the first step in policy research

by Chona F. Patalen

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) – The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) has recently embarked on a new set of challenge of doing policy research.

Policy research is a special and unique type of research, different from bio-medical or epidemiologic research, since it is inductive rather than deductive, and problem-driven not theory-driven.

Policy research is pragmatic which takes into account the policy environment or the context and arriving at solutions that are feasible given existing institutional structures. It focuses on malleable variables, i.e. variables that are under the control of and can be changed by the policy makers.

The FNRI-DOST, as the lead agency in food and nutrition research and development (R&D), held a training-workshop on “Food and Nutrition Policy Research: From Conceptualization to Communicating Recommendations” to develop policy research proposal on food, nutrition and related areas.

This is the third collaborative undertaking of the Nutrition Intervention, Evaluation and Policy Section (NIEPS) of the FNRI-DOST and the Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies (IHPDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) of UP Manila, through the financial assistance of the Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration, Legal and Financial Affairs of the DOST.

The workshop was a follow-through in enhancing the skills of technical staff on the processes and methodologies in conducting a policy research.

Two years ago, an appreciation course on policy analysis and translation of food and nutrition researches into policy statements were held.

Last year, the participants developed policy advocacy plans and translated research results into policy documents, like policy statements and press releases.

Research findings generated from R&D and results of the 7th National Nutrition Survey have contributed valuable database for program evaluation and policy reforms.

Bridging R&D to policy development is essential to address food, nutrition and health-related problems in the country. The use of research-based data to inform policy decisions is crucial to develop relevant and sustainable nutrition programs and policies.

Twenty-five (25) technical staff participated in the workshop, representing the different divisions of the FNRI-DOST, and from different agencies, namely, Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau of the Department of Health, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and DOST.

Resource persons for the three-day workshop were IHPDS Director, Dr. Fely Marilyn Lorenzo and Prof. Jennifer dela Rosa.

Discussed in the workshop were characteristics of health policy research, policy research process, policy research methods, data analysis, and communicating policy research to policy makers.

Workshops on problem identification/clarification and data collection planning: policy research reviews and qualitative methods were conducted.

The participants presented during the plenary session were on: 1) complementary feeding practices among mothers and caregivers of 6 months to 2-year old children, 2) underweight among 0-5 years old Filipino children, 3) fortification and micronutrient malnutrition, 4) low intake of fruits and vegetables, and 5) promotion of healthy lifestyle in the workplace.

As a follow-through action, the policy research concept papers on the five topics will be developed into a full research proposal for implementation as the Institute moves toward a more proactive path in policy development.

For more information on food and nutrition, you may write or call: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Telefax: 837-3164; e-mail: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.phThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it, mar_v_c@yahoo.com, FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)


Rediscover the basic goodness of brown rice

by Victor J. Alfonso, Jr.

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) – Eating natural is good for one’s health, and as a rice-eating nation, going back to brown rice is good.

But what is brown rice? How is it different from the more commonly available and consumed white rice?

Brown rice, also called 'unpolished rice; is actually how all rice looks like before it is polished.

Every rice grain has an outer layer of a slightly stiff cover called the 'hull' or husk. The husk is always removed from the seed for both white and brown rice. The husk is what we locally call “darak”.

What is left exposed after dehulling is a thin brownish layer called the 'bran' layer. This brownish layer on the rice seed clings to the seed and is removed through the polishing process.

In brown rice, the brownish bran layer is left intact and only the top stiff cover is removed. Unpolished brown rice retain much more of its nutrients.

A significant percent of calcium, phosphorus, and thiamine are removed after rice is polished. Protein content is also lessened by 26 percent when the bran layers are removed.

But what is it that makes eating brown rice good for you?

Aside from the nutrients mentioned, brown rice like other whole grains may substantially lower risk to type-2 diabetes risk.

Brown rice is rich in magnesium, a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including those involved in the body's use of glucose and insulin secretion.

Brown rice is also rich in dietary fiber that may help regulate the release of glucose, hence avoiding abrupt spikes in sugar levels of consumers, hence safe for diabetics.

Fiber in brown rice may also help in preventing colon cancers because it aids in digestion and reduces constipation, as well as in hindering the formation of gallstones.

Still an issue with brown rice is its storage. Brown rice becomes rancid if not properly stored. This is due to the oil-rich germ which is a good medium for microbial growth.

This is why the FNRI is studying the stability of brown rice to prolong its shelf life.

Aside from promoting its production and consumption, a technology that prolongs the shelf-life of brown rice will make it more accessible, available, affordable and acceptable to the discriminating demands of the consuming public.

A good tip in storing brown rice is placing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it would keep fresh for about six months.

Now that you know the nutrients and benefits of eating brown rice, it is time to go back to basics.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Tel/Fax Num: 8372934 and 8373164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)


Are you at-risk of hypertension?

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) – According to the results of the 2008 National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), 25.3 percent of adults 20 years old and above are hypertensive based on a single visit blood pressure (BP).

Prevalence of hypertension increased significantly from 22.5 percent in 2003 to 25.3 percent in 2008, the survey further revealed.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for developing heart diseases like congestive heart failure due to a malfunctioning compartment of the heart leading to its enlargement and atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arterial walls due to cholesterol deposit. Heart diseases can lead to death, if not properly managed.

So why are we becoming hypertensive? There are a number of risk factors that can lead to the development of hypertension.

Lifestyle risk factors include being overweight or obese, lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol drinking and high intake of salty foods.

People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop hypertension because for each additional pound of fat, opening of blood vessels become narrower, making the heart work harder to deliver blood all over the body.

According to the 2008 NNS, 26.6 percent of adults are overweight or obese based on body mass index (BMI).

The rate of overweight or obesity is increasing at 0.67 percentage points per year. This increasing trend is a contributing factor to the increasing percentage of adults with hypertension.

Physical activity helps in improving heart function and healthy arteries. However, Filipinos generally have low physical activity, based on the results of 2008 NNS.

The 92.7 percent of Filipinos have low leisure-related physical activity, 94.5 percent have low travel-related physical activity, 75.4 percent have low non-work related physical activity, and lastly, 76.3 percent have low work-related physical activity.

Smokers are also at high risk because smoking can immediately increase blood pressure and can also damage the artery walls.

About 31.0% of adults aged 20 years old and above are smokers, based on the 2008 NNS. There was a decrease in the percentage of smokers from 35.2 percent in 2003 to 31.0 percentage in 2008.

Alcohol drinking in excessive amounts can increase blood pressure. Based on the results of the 2008 NNS, 26.9% of Filipinos are alcohol drinkers. This percentage already decreased compared to 53.0 percent in 2003.

High intake of sodium in the diet can cause the blood to retain more water as a result it increases blood pressure, especially among salt sensitive individuals. The normal range of sodium in the diet of Filipinos is 2800 to 6000 milligrams. This is equivalent to 7 to 15 grams of salt but other foods may also contain sodium.

The increasing trend of overweight and obesity, low physical activity and the high percentage of smokers, alcohol drinkers and high salt intake can all contribute to the increasing prevalence of hypertensive Filipinos.

Other factors that contribute to the development of hypertension include age, gender and family history.

People over age 35 are more at-risk. The prevalence of hypertension is peaking at age 40-49, according to the 2008 NNS.

More males are at-risk than females. This is evident in the results of the 2008 NNS, indicating more males are hypertensive at 29.1 percent compared to women at only 22.2 percent.

Being hypertensive also runs in the family. If there is a history of hypertension in the family, a person becomes more at-risk.

In fighting hypertension, we need to remember message number eight and ten of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) developed by a team of experts led by the FNRI-DOST.

Message number eight of the NGF states: “Use iodized salt but avoid excessive use of salt”.

Filipinos are encouraged to always use iodized salt, as it helps in reducing the rate of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD). But excessive use of salt can also contribute to the development of hypertension for at-risk individuals.

Message number ten of the NGF states: “For a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition, exercise regularly, do not smoke and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages”.

Exercise regularly at least thirty minutes a day, three to five times a week.

Limit your alcohol drinking to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.

One alcohol drink is equivalent to one and a half ounce of distilled beverage such as gin or twelve ounce or a bottle of beer or four ounces of wine or half glass wine of or an ounce of 100 proof whiskey.

We need to practice message number ten to avoid lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and the heart diseases that goes with it.

So, are you at-risk? What will you do about it?

For more information on food and nutrition, contact: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Tel/Fax Num: 8372934 and 8373164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog News: Mindanao Immigration Bureau minomonitor ang mga ilegal na dayuhan

ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Set. 22 (PIA) – Siniguro kamakailan lang ni Ret. Col. Ace Guro, Technical Assistanat for Mindanao ng Bureau of Immigration (BI) na sinusubaybayan nila ang mga foreign nationals na nandirito sa Mindanao upang masampahan ng karampatang kaso kung sakaling sila ay ilegal na papasok sa buong rehiyon ng isla.

Ayon kay Guro, makikita sa kanilang record ang lahat ng mga dayuhan sa Mindanao na paso na ang visa. Pinayuhan niya ang mga ito na ayusin ang kanilang visa sa tanggapan ng BI.

“Sa mga hindi susunod sa panukala, sila ay papayuhan na lisanin na lang ang bansa,” dagdag nito.

Sinabi rin ng opisyal na ang mga tauhan ng tanggapan ay mas pinaghusay ang kanilang mga gawain upang mabigyan ng kaukulang aksyon ang mga isyu.

“Sinisiguro kasi ng bagong pamunuan ng BI na ang mga isyu at concerns ay natutugunan base na rin sa direktiba ng Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III,” ayon kay Guro.

Sinabi rin ni Guro na ang ahensya ay nakakatanggap ng impormasyon mula sa mga sibilyan hinggil sa kasong kinakasangkutan ng mga dayuhan--dahilan upang ang mga ito ay maresolba.

Nagpasalamat ang opisyal sa mga Mindanaoans sa suporta upang sugpuin ang mga katiwaliang kinasasangkutan ng mga dayuhan. Aniya, sana'y , magpatuloy ang tiwala at suporta ng mga tao sa naturang ahensya. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Aquino mimando sa Phl Council for Sustainable Dev't sa pag-pangandam alang sa Rio+20 conference didto sa Brazil sunod tuig

ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Set. 22 (PIA) -- Ang Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III mimando sa Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) aron mosugod paghimo og mga preparasyon alang sa pagpartisipar sa Pilipinas sa umaabot nga 20-year nga repaso sa Rio Declaration nga gimugna niadtong 1992 sa United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

Ang Pangulo mipagawas sa maong direktiba pinaagi sa Memorandum Order No. 22 nga ang Pilipinas nakatakdang mopartisipar sa Rio+20 Conference didto sa Brazil sunod tuig.

Ang katuyoan sa pagpahigayon sa Rio+20 mao ang pag determinar og usa ka international model alang sa mosunod nga 20 katuig base sa pagkonserbar sa kinaiyahan, apan nagpokus sa pagpaus-baw sa kalidad sa kinabuhi pinaagi sa pagwagtang sa kapobrehon pinaagi sa mga social programs, green economy ug sustenableng kalamboan alang sa kalibotanhong pagdumala.

Ang MO gipirmahan niadtong Agosto 5, 2011 ni Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. alang sa PCSD aron pagrepaso ug seguroon ang implementasyon sa pasalig sa nasod ngadto sa sustenableng kalamboan.

Ang gobyernong Pilipinas pormal nga gisagop ang mga prinsipyo sa sustenableng kalamboan nga naglangkob sa Rio Declaration sa UNCED didto sa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil niadtong 1992.

Ang PCSD namugna gumikan sa gahom sa Executive Order (EO) No. 15 niadtong 1992 aron maoy manguna sa pormulasyon sa Philippine Agenda 21 (PA 21), lakip usab ang pagrepaso ug pagseguro sa implementasyon niini.

Subay sa General Assembly Resolution 64/236, ang United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 o Rio+20 ipahigayon sa Brazil.

“The Rio+20 Conference aims to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date of Agenda 21, identify the remaining gaps in the implementation of the agreements of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges,” ang Pangulo miingon.

Sa pagpagawas sa maong MO, ang Pangulo mimando sa PCSD sa pagpahigayon og konsultasyon sa mga nagkalain-laing hingtungdan sa tanang mga aspeto sa pagrepaso, diin ang gobyerno, patigayon, labor ug civil society mopartisipar.

Ang PCSD usab gimanduan sa pag koordinar sa pagluwat sa Philippine Rio+20 Report, lakip usab ang pagdokumento sa proseso sa resulta sa pagrepaso.

Ang Secretary sa Socio-Economic Planning and Director-General sa National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) maoy ginganglan isip maoy mangulo sa PCSD. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Literacy Coordinating Council mupahigayon sa Annual Literacy Conference

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) -- Manguna na usab sa pagpahigayon sa Annual National Literacy Conference ang Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) sa Department of Education (DepEd) sa umaabot nga Setyembre 27-29, 2011 didto sa Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City ubos sa temang: “Pursuing Community Development through Peace Literacy.”

Gibutyag ni DepEd Undersecretary ug LCC Chairperson Rizalino Rivera nga ang selebrasyon sa annual Literacy Week nakalatid sa Presidential Proclamation No. 239 o ang “pagdeklara kada Setyembre 2-8 sa kada tuig nga Literacy Week.” Subay niini, ang buhatan sa DepEd pinaagi sa LCC inubanan sa ubang ahensya sa gobyerno, local nga panggamhanan, pribadong organisasyon, ug non-government organizations nagkahiusa alang sa pagpahigayon niini.

Nasayran usab nga ang tumong sa maong panagtigum mao ang paghatag og dugang kahibalo sa mga partisipante alang sa literacy for peace and sustainable future; paghatag og good practices sa peace literacy on good governance; pag-identify sa tukmang stratehiya alang sa pagbaton og maayo’g hapsay nga pamuyo sa komunidad; ug and pag-develop sa Peace and Literacy Action Agenda nga mao ang mga programa, proyekto ug mga aktibidades alang sa pag-develop sa komunidad.

Dugang pa ni Undersecretary Rivera nga usa sa mga highlights niining panagtigum mao ang pagpresentar sa National Literacy Hall of Fame ngadto sa syudad sa Tagum diin kini nakakuha sa first place sa pagka-Outstanding Local Government Unit (Component City Level catergory) sa National Literacy Awards.

Ang Tagum City usa usab ka awardee sa UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2011 sa exemplary accomplishments alang sa literacy development pinaagi sa peace literacy.

Ang mga partisipante muhatag usab sa ilang registration fee nga P5,000 alang sa board and lodging, handouts, kits, ug uban pa.

Nahibaloan nga si Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Committee Chair on Education Arts and Culture Sen. Edgardo Angara, Committee Chair on Basic Education and Culture Cong. Salvador Escudero III muhatag sa ilang mga mensahe ngadto sa tanang partisipante, samtang si Atty. Jose A. Fabia, Director-General sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) ug LCC Member muhatag usab sa iyang mensahe atol sa pagpahigayon sa Literacy Hall of Fame Awarding Ceremony. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: DSWD-Caraga naghimo’g report sa social protection, development

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Set. 22 (PIA) -- Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga Regional Office mihangyo sa suporta gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan niining rehiyon ug mga ahensiya sa gobyerno alang sa pagkolekta ug pagprepaprar sa Social Protection and Development Report (SPDR).

Sigun ni Mr. Jean Paul Parajes, DSWD-Caraga Planning Officer sa buhatan sa DSWD-Caraga nga kini kabahin sa DSWD Reform Agenda (RA 1) diin kini makglambigit ug manguna sa Social Protection (SP).

“Ang SPDR nagasilbi’ng sumbanan alang sa epektibong pagplano ug proseso sa pag-budget ingon man sa policy formulation ug program development,” si Parajes nag-ingon.

Nasayran usab nga makita sa SPDR ang general information sa usa ka lugar/munisipyo sama sa Geographical, Demographic Characteristics, Poverty Profile, Source of Income, and Welfare Profile; ug ang mga musunod: Risks and Vulnerability Assessment pinaagi sa pag-identify sa Risks and Prevalence of Risk, Pag-identify sa mga Vulnerable Groups and Prevalence of Vulnerability, SP Programs/Projects Responding to Risks and Vulnerability, ug ang Gaps on Existing SP Programs/Projects Responding to Risks/Vulnerability. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: RH Bill dili balaod para sa pag-kontrol sa populasyon – ingon ni Aquino

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, Set. 22 (PIA) – Ang Responsible Parenthood Bill wala gituyo para magamit ug usa ka pamaagi sa kontraseptibo hinunoa para sa pagtabang sa mga Pilipinhong hamtong sa pagbuhat ug responsableng disisyon sa pagkahimong usa ka ginikanan, kini ang bag-ong gibutyag ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III kaniadtong Miyerkules.

Ang Presidente ming-asoy sa mga tigbalita atol sa “coffee with media” nga kalihokan didto sa Omni Birkshire Hotel dinhi nga ang punoang tumong para sa gitanyag na balaod maoy para ma-edukar ang Pilipinhong hamtong para sila makahimo ug maalamong pagpili.

“Basically, we are not after birth control per se. We are after educating all of our citizens… that’s why we call the version of the bill “responsible parenthood.” You’re parents, you’re supposed to take care of your children, you’re supposed to think of them at a point in time when they are not capable of doing the same for themselves,” ingon sa Presidente.

“You have the responsibilities, and that is I think the obligation of the state, to remind all of these parents that each child that you bring into this world, you have a certain responsibility. Now we will help them, after education, we will rest on their consciences and their beliefs and enable them to act on their decisions as to how best to plan their prospective families and exercise responsible parenthood,” dugang niya. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: Aquino nag-imbitar kay US President Obama sa pagbisita sa Pilipinas

ni Dandy Lapura

SURIGAO CITY, Set. 22 (PIA) -- Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miimbitar kay United States President Barack Obama para sa pagbisita sa Pilipinas atol sa ilang hinaling panagtagbo pagkatapos sa pormal na paglunsad sa Open Government Partnership (OGP) didto sa Waldorf Astoria hotel kaniadtong Miyerkules.

Ang Pilipinas miduyog sa 45 ka laing nasud sa paglunsad sa OGP, nga usa ka daghang kapikas nga inisyatibo naninguha sa pag-seguro ug kongkretong pasalig gikan sa gobyerno para sa pagdasig ug kasihagan, gahum sa katawhan, pakigbatok sa korapsiyon ug morenda sa bag-ong teknolohiya para sa pagpangusog sa pang-gobyerno pinaagi sa pag-presentar sa Open Government Declaration na pag-kongkreto sa matag-tagsa nga pasalig para sa nag-inisyatibo.

Si Presidente Aquino mingpadayag sa mga tigbalita didto nga siya minghimo ug pag-imbitar ngadto kay Presidente Obama sa pagkahuman sa pormal na paglunsad sa OGP.

Ingon ni Presidente Aquino nga si Presidente Obama nalipay kaniya sa malamposong pag-ambag sa repormang pang-gobyerno para matapos ang korapsiyon ug sa pag-gukod sa mga kurakot.

“Noong natapos iyong buong session... kinongratulate niya tayo sa lahat ng mga nagawa natin in the first year. Sabi niya, “I understand there have been those that have been pushing back”--pumapalag doon sa lahat ng mga imbestigasyon, sa lahat ng mga pagkakalap natin ng ebedensya, etc. Tulad raw dito, meron ring mga nagpu-push back sa kanyang reforms. Siyempre marami siyang problema, sabi ko nga I wish him the best of luck in addressing all of these,” ingon sa Presidente.

Niyaya ko siya sa Pilipinas, ang sagot niya siguro makakapag-usap kami ng mas mahaba sa sideline sa APEC, which is in November. Pero kaming dalawa pa lang ang nag-usap siyempre mag-uusap pa ang Foreign Affairs department ng bawat isa. So maraming discussions by that time and of course you have to understand he will be fixated in the elections here,” dugang sa Presidente. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)