10.15.2012

PIA News Service - Monday, October 15, 2012


Feature: There’s always hope for women afflicted with breast cancer

The battle against breast cancer is never an easy one. Millions of women around the world hope that their battle against the disease would soon end. 

“When I discovered I have breast cancer, I thought it was the end of my life. I was really shocked and suddenly thought of my mother,” said 41-year-old Elma Dinoy, breast cancer patient.

During the October 6 episode of “Pagtuki,” the official radio program of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), Dinoy narrated that her mother and cousin have also breast cancer. It was hard for her to accept that she too was afflicted with the disease.

“When I had my breast self-examination, I found a hard lump in my right breast. The hardness of it was like a jackfruit seed. And when I touched it, I felt an unusual pain,” Dinoy recalled, adding that the lump grew bigger over time.

She said it was her husband who first learned of the news. He then suggested that she first consult a doctor to confirm it.

After undergoing a series of examinations, she was pronounced by the doctor as positive for breast cancer. She then underwent an operation to remove her right breast.

“My family and relatives were very supportive. They kept on monitoring me. They stayed with me in my fight against the disease,” she said.

Breast cancer patient Bernadeth Geneve, 33, said that she was at first in denial when she felt a lump in her left breast.

“At first I could not believe it. I thought I was just dreaming. But the lump was real and I could feel it,” said Genebe , who discovered last April that she had the disease.

She said the moment her family learned about it, they were anxious about what might happen to her. She pointed out, however, that no other member of the family had ever contracted the disease.

“It was a long step to finally accept the truth. I just kept on thinking that this disease was given to me by God because He knew I could handle it. My family also kept on encouraging me not to be afraid,” she recalled, even as he revealed she is scheduled for her sixth session of chemotherapy this month.

Dinoy said that breast cancer can be easily treated if detected at an early stage. She suggested that women should undergo periodic breast cancer screenings. (RAFI/PIA-Caraga)



PCSO turns over P200T worth of equipment to Regional PNP Hospital

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has turned over P200,000 worth of dental and X-ray equipment to the Regional Police Office 13 Regional Hospital.

Attending the turn over and memorandum of agreement signing between PCSO and the PNP were top PCSO officials from Manila led by PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II and PCSO Mindanao Operations Manager Carlito Kho, with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. and PhilHealth Regional Vice President Johnny Sychua. Also in attendance were top regional PNP officials led by Caraga PNP Director CSupt. Carmelo E. Valmoria and the officers, staff and personnel manning the police regional hospital official led by Supt. Victor EL Dominguez, chief regional health services 13.

In his welcome message, Supt. Dominguez called the activity a historical one and pointed out that it is a tall order for the PNP to operate such a hospital. He called the regional hospital of the PNP here as the second beautifully structured police hospital built outside Camp Crame. The medical facility is just waiting to be furnished with all the necessary equipment in order to fully operate. He also said it is just fortunate that concerned agencies such as the PCSO had envisioned helping equip the facility to make it fully operational.

Rojas II for his part said that donation of such equipment by their office to the PNP regional hospital was their way of heeding the call of President Aquino to provide “universal health care” to everyone, which includes the police and their dependents. Rojas said that upon his arrival he went around to take a look at the facility together with Valmoria and found out was that the hospital still needs more equipment in order to be fully operational. He added that the equipment recently donated may only just be the beginning. More equipment will be coming in the future, he said. He added that the PCSO is committed to upgrade the regional hospital with the necessary equipment and facilities for DOH accreditation. It is the policy of the new PCSO management to give prior opportunity to the people of Mindanao, he also said.

He disclosed that PCSO is even contemplating to donate an ambulance or even a mobile clinic to the region, like what they did to Camp Crame.

Mayor Amante for his part called the occasion “very momentous” as it addressed the much-needed services to the poor and to the community and at the same time addressed the problem of peace and order. He also pointed out that without peace there will be no development. This strengthened more the ties between the LGU and the PNP, he said. He went on to emphasize that the law enforcers' function are so vital in all peace and order efforts.

The mayor manifested that aside of the P8 million peso LGU assistance to the PNP, he will also find ways to complement the sharing of the medical equipment and supplies donation from the World Medical Program to the hospital. He disclosed that the city received two 40-footer container vans filled with such equipment and supplies from the aforesaid program.

The mayor also announced that on December 17 this year, the World Medical Relief Global President will be coming over to Butuan City to turn over the P43 Million HCT scan donation to the Butuan City Medical Center.

This will be in line with the LGU’s efforts to make Butuan City the center for cancer detection in the island. There will only be one of such equipment for the Visayas and Mindanao and St. Luke Hospital in Metro Manila had just acquired its first unit two weeks ago, Amante said.

This will make Butuan City not too far behind from the medical centers in Metro Manila, Amante, who is also a medical doctor himself, said. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: KBP Butuan City-Agusan del Norte Chapter nakilahok sa isang nationwide tree planting

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Okt. 15 (PIA) -- Nakilahok ang mga miyembro ng Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Butuan City-Agusan del Norte Chapter sa isang nationwide tree planting na ginanap ngayon sa Mt. Mayapay, Barangay Bonbon ng lungsod.

Ayon kay Chapter President Israel Palero, ang tree planting ay suporta sa National Greening Program (NGP) ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

“Ang aktibidad na 'Oplan Broadcastereeing' ay kabilang sa pakikipag-ugnayan ng KBP sa DENR upang magkaisa ang mga miyembro ng bawat grupo sa isang nationwide tree planting,” ani Palero.

Nagbigay din ng suporta sa KBP ang ibang ahensiya gaya ng Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, at ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Butuan.

Samantala, ang mga miyembro ng chapter ay lumagda rin sa isang "Pledge of Commitment" bilang simbulo ng kanilang pagnanais na maprotektahan ang kalikasan at magtanim ng maraming puno.

Kabilang ang Butuan City-Agusan del Norte Chapter sa 39 chapters ng KBP sa bansa na nakiisa sa pagtatanim ng libu-libong seedlings bilang suporta sa NGP ng DENR. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: Miyembro ng IDP Caraga Link nagtipun upang pag-usapan ang mga aktibidad nila ngayong taon

Ni Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Oktubre 15 (PIA) -- Nagtipun-tipon kamakailan ang mga miyembro ng Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Caraga Link upang pag-usapan ang mga aktibidad nila ngayong taon.

Ang IDP Caraga Link ay binuo sa ginanap na IDP workshop sa Lianga, Surigao del Sur noong Setyembre 2005, kung saan nakita ng mga partisipante ang pangangailangan ng isang grupo na siyang tutulong sa komisyon upang itaguyod ang respeto para sa at proteksyon ng mga karapatan ng IDP sa Rehiyong Caraga.

Ayon kay Commission on Human Rights Caraga Regional Director atty. Marylin Pintor, ang mga isasagawang sunud-sunod na aktibidad ay may layuning palakasin ang kapasidad ng grupo sa pagtugon sa mga isyu na nakakaapekto sa internally displaced persons.

Idinagdag din ng opisyal na ang mga miyembro ay inaanyayahan na dumalo sa Internal Displacement Monitoring Workshop ngayong Oktubre 25-26 sa Paradise Island, Samal, Davao City.

“Ngayong Oktubre 29-30, kami ay magsasagawa ng isang strategic planning workshop sa San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, sa pangunguna ng Department of Social Welfare and Development,” ani Pintor.

Kabilang din sa mga pinag-usapan ay kung paano nabuo ang pagsisimula ng organisasyon sa Caraga, pati na ang mga nagawa nitong mga programa para narin sa kaalaman ng mga bagong miyembro na dumalo. (RER/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano news: Kadaugan ni Donaire 'solidifies' pwesto sa mga Filipino sa larangan sa boxing, matud sa Malacañang

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Okt. 15 (PIA) -- Gipahalipayan sa Malacañang si Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire sa pagdepensa niini sa iyang bakos International Federation (IBF) ug World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantam weight sa TKO nga kadaugan batok kang Toshiaki Nishioka sa ika nuybe nga round didto sa Home Depot Center sa CarsonCity, California niadtong Sabado (Domingo sa Pilipinas).

Gipadayag sa Malacañang ang dakong kalipay sa maong kadugan ni Donaire pinaagi kang Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte atol sa regular press briefing didto sa estasyon sa dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

Matud ni Valte nga ang kadaugan ni Donaire mipalig-on sa imahe sa mga Filipino isip world-class nga bosingero nga padayonng nagdala og kanbantog ug kadungganan sa mga Filipino.

“So hindi lamang Manny Pacquiao, meron din tayong Nonito Donaire at yung iba pang rising Filipino boxing stars na nagdadala ng karangalan sa ating bansa,” matud pa ni Valte. (RER/FEA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Ang Palasyo mibutyag – ang pamunuan sa Aquino mobuhat sa pagduso sa Sin Tax aron makumbinse ang Senado nga mopasa ug balaod-non sa gi-endorso sa Malakanyang

Ni Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Okt. 15 (PIA) -- Ang administrasyon sa Aquino padayon sa pagbuhat ug pagduso sa Sin Tax aron sa pagkumbinse sa Senado nga mopasa ug balaod-non nga gi endorso sa Malakanyang.

Sa pamahayag nga gipagawas ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte atol sa regular nga press briefing sa Malakanyang niadtong Biyernes ingon sa ang Senate Committee on Ways and Means “watered down” sa paghubad sa sin tax bill nga nakatakda na sa plenaryong deliberasyon.

Ang report miingon nga ang Senate Ways and Means committee nga gipangulohan ni Senator Ralph Recto mibutyag sa bag-ong bersyon sa “Sin Tax” sa pagsaad nga makab-ot ang P15-P20 bilyones nga buwis gikan sa tabacco ug produktong alcohol sa unang tuig pa lamang, ubos kumpara sa planong P31 bilyones pinasilong sa bersyon sa House of Representative.

 “Ang panon sa Department of Finance og panon gikan sa Department of Health magapadayon sa pagtrabaho nga pasiugdahan ang pagkumbinse sa mga lehislador kung unsa kaimportante ang gibug-aton sin tax nga makahatag ug dugang taho sa malukpanon nga programa sa panglawas” ("The team from the Department of Finance or the team from the Department of Health will continue to work with other advocates to convince our legislators of how important the sin tax measure will be to providing more coverage for the universal healthcare program")," sulti ni Valte.

"Marami naman pong mga advocates ng sin tax reform measure in the Senate, so patuloy pa rin naman po ‘yan. Kami magapadayon sa pagsangkap ug datus nga ilahang gikinahanglan. Kami magapadayon sa paghatag sa pundo ug materyales nga magamit atol sa plenaryong pagdiskusyon sa balaod," sulti pa niya.

Niadtong Mayo, si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III gisirtipikahan isip urhenteng House Bill 5727 kon Sin Tax Reform Bill nga ang tinguha nga mapataas ang buhisan sa sigarilyo ug mga produktong alcohol nga mainom.

Ang House Bill, nga gisulat kon gi-awtoran ni Cavite Representative Joseph Emilio Abaya, mopabag-o sa buwisan sa alcohol nga ilimnom ug sigarilyo.

Bisan pa, ang Senado sa Ways and Means committee bersyon mipili sa paghabas sa dugang buwis mas mubo’g-presyo sa sigarilyo ngadto lamang sa 121 porsyento kumpara sa 200 porsyento nga gitanyag sa House of Representative. Ang House- proposed nga buhisan sa alcohol, sa susamang panahon padayon sa bersyon nga gi-crafted sa komite ni Recto. (RER/GBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Surigaonon news: Buhatan sa Mayor mipagawas sa ila na 2nd og 3rd Quarter Accomplishment Report kuman na tuig

SURIGAO CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- Ang buhatan sa mayor ning syudad mipagawas bag-uhay pa lamang sa ila accomplishment report sa 2nd og 3rd Quarter kuman na tuig pinaagi na kan City Supervising Administrative Officer Mrs. Arma Patimo human sa gipahigayong Flag Raising Ceremony niadtong miaging semana.

Nasayran na muabot sa 350 ka mga business permit an na isyu sa Business Permit and Licensing Office, samtang 186 sa mga ini an permits para na sa motorcade, parade, recoreda, pag-gamit sa city gymnasium, city cultural center, luneta kiosk ug uban pa.

Samtang sa laing bahin, nukabat isab sa 362 ka mga active tricycle franchise an na-file sa Tricycle Franchising and Regulatory Office na gipanguyuhan ni Mr. Cesar Concepcion. Sumaya pa, na 35 sa tricycle franchise an na-file para renewal, 54 ka mga tricycle franchise isab an nakakuha saila na 2012 annual stickers, 62 ka mga tricycle drivers an nakakuha na sa ila mga Driver’s Identification Card, 15 ka mga e- trike franchise an na-file sa ila buhatan, 105 sa ka mga e-trike isab an subject for issuance sa Surigao City Plate na paga-aprobahan pinaagi sa City Ordinance 323. (RER/FEA/SDR/Surigao City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)