(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 09 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 255 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 280 km East of Davao City (7.0°N, 128.2°E). Caraga and Davao Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. The eastern section of Mindanao will have light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds from south to southeast with slight to moderate seas.

PIA News Service - Monday, May 20, 2013

DA-Caraga holds photo contest

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 20 (PIA) -- In time with National Year of Rice, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga will be conducting the Rice Capture: Photography Contest, as part of the year-long celebration.

DA-Caraga Regional Director Edna Mabeza said this event is being highlighted by Presidential Procalamation No. 494 dated October 18, 2012.

“The idea is for the government through the leadership of the DA to be more aggressive on the campaign for a more responsible consumption of rice and other staples with the aim of achieving rice self-sufficiency for the country in the year 2013 and beyond,” stressed Mabeza.

Said contest is also an avenue to encourage the participation and support of photographers and photography-enthusiasts to get involved and to take pictures that can contribute in spreading the NYR 2013 goals and advocates through the use of camera.

Mabeza added that this contest is open to all photographers and photography-enthusiasts 18 years old and above in and from Caraga region.

This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Sapat na Bigas Kaya ng Pinas” (Enough Rice… the Philippines can!)

For more information, DA-Caraga can be reached at telephone number (085) 342-4092 local 211 or 09124710503. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

KKS-Sine Mobile project set to launch in Tandag City

By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 20 (PIA) – To intensify the fight against sex trafficking of children and women, the Karl Kubel Stiftung (KKS) Sine Mobile Project will be launched on May 22 in Tandag City. The will be held at Villa Maria Luisa Hotel.

The project has four Local Government Units (LGUs) beneficiaries coming from Surigao del Sur, the City of Tandag & Bislig, Municipality of Barobo and Cantilan, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer May Navidad Salinas said.

Salinas said that the KKS-Sine Mobile – entitled “Fight Against Sex Trafficking of Children & Women thru Awareness Racing” was supported by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation- Integrated Development Center (JPIC-IDC) a non-government organization operating in Agusan del Sur.

Salinas further said that the JPIC-IDC officials and the Provincial Government headed by Gov. Johnny Pimentel is also set to ink the Cooperation Of Agreement (COA) on that same day. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Army clashes with NPAs in Surigao Norte

By 1Lt. Stephen G. Basco, Jr.

SURIGAO CITY, May 20 (PIA) – The 42nd Division Reconnaissance Company (DRC) under the Operational Control of 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion (OPCON, 30IB) encountered with the New People’s Army (NPA) on May 17, 2013 at Barangay Cabugo in Claver, Surigao del Norte.

In the early afternoon on Friday, May 17, the 30IB was informed by a concerned citizen of the presence some 15 NPAs believed to be members of Guerilla Front 16 of Northern Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) who were allegedly conducting atrocious activities at the said barangay.

Upon receipt of the said report, 30IB, 4ID, Philippine Army Commanding Officer Lt. Col Vincent B. Iringan immediately deployed his troops together with the 42nd DRC to the said barangay.

After identifying the area where the NPAs are, the troops maneuvered and assaulted the rebels prompting the rebels to scamper towards different directions.

The 30-minute firefight resulted to the death (body count) of two unidentified NPAs and the recovery of one M16 rifle and one AK47 rifle.

Lt. Col. Iringan, in his message, said that the New Peoples Army are now having a hard time in pursuing their atrocious activities in the area because "our troops are already gaining significant momentum not only in our combat operations but also in giving the right information to the people about the NPA's motives."

As of this time, the troops of the 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion, 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, Philippine Army and the 42nd DRC are still conducting pursuit operations to hunt down the fleeing rebels. (SDR/PA/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Army’s pursuit operation, 2 NPA rebels killed

By 1Lt Joe Patrick A Martinez

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, May 20 (PIA) -- Troops from the 42nd Division Reconnaissance Company, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, engaged the NPA of Guerilla Front 16, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) at hinterland in Brgy Cabugo, Claver, Surigao del Norte at 1:30 p.m. on May 17.

Said pursuit operation started after the encounter between the 30th Infantry Battalion and the same NPA group at Sitio Pamyunon, Brgy Sapa, Claver, Surigao del Norte, where the Army suffered one casualty.

This time, two (2) NPAs were killed and the troops recovered one (1) M16 and one (1) AK 47 rifle.

“We are saddened for another three Filipinos losing their lives in this nonsense battle. This is a lose-lose situation. No one is happy for every life wasted. But we cannot bear to see our people to give their own food and money which is just enough for their families to these NPAs. For the family of our fallen comrade, your son died as a hero and will always remain as our inspiration in fighting for peace. And for the families of the two NPAs, we are sorry for your loss. They were all victims of George Madlos and Myrna Sularte, NPA leaders in CARAGA, and their cohorts’ deceptive strategy of recruiting the young people to join this nonsense armed struggle. Your sons should have been alive by now if Madlos and Sularte allowed them to live and enjoy normal lives,” said Ltc Vincent Iringan INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 30th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.

Tracks of bloods have been found after the enemy disengaged. The Government troops have seen these NPAs carrying their wounded comrades going towards the west and north of the encounter site.

“We are calling the commander of the said NPA group to bring his wounded comrades to the hospital for immediate medical attention. The 4th Infantry Division is also offering its medical facilities for your men. If he really cares for them, he will save them before it’s too late.” Ltc Iringan added. (NCLM/(QMS) PA Commanding Officer, 42nd CMO Company, 4CMOBn, 4ID, PA/PIA-Caraga)

FNRI-DOST, Adarna House partners for a new nutrition tool

By Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

MANILA, May 20 -- The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) recently partnered with Adarna House in developing a new nutrition tool for teachers of preschool children five to six years old.

These teachers include kindergarten teachers in both public elementary schools and private preschool institutions.

This nutrition tool is called the Nutrition Big Book. This tool can be helpful in facilitating nutrition education among Filipino children, particularly on food and nutrition.

Adarna House is the first and largest publisher of Filipino children’s books that help nurture the values, love of country, and multilingual literacy of the Filipino child in every home and school.

First in a series of the Nutrition Big Book in partnership with Adarna House is entitled Walong Baso ni Kuya Paquito, which promotes drinking eight glasses of water and beverages among pre-school and school children. Kuya Paquito, the main character in the story, is the fastest and smartest among his playmates and consumes glasses of water and beverages daily.

The Nutrition Big Book on Water was pre-tested for attractiveness, comprehensibility, acceptability and self-involvement among the intended users and experts before production and distribution. The pre-testing was conducted in a daycare center and public pre-school in Bicutan, Taguig City, as well as in a private pre-school and a public daycare center in Bacoor, Cavite.
The book will be launched during the 2013 FNRI Seminar Series and will be available at National Bookstores.

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 recommends using iodized salt in meat products

By Czarina Teresita S. Martinez

MANILA, May 20 -- The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) recommends using iodized salt in processed foods like ham, tocino, tapa, hotdog, sausage, langgonisa and the like.

These are all-time favorites of the young and grown-ups alike for meals and snacks.

Using iodized salt in processing meat products may increase the iodine available in the diet of consumers patronizing processed food items.

Availability of iodine in the diet may help maintain optimum nutrition, as this micronutrient helps prevent goiter, impaired mental function, retarded physical development, and congenital anomalies among children.

Food fortification is one of the strategies in preventing micronutrient deficiency in the population.

The FNRI believes that universal salt iodization (USI) is the recommended strategy to eliminate iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) in the population by using salt to carry iodine in the diet.

Related to this, the FNRI-DOST conducted a study on the quality of salt in the Philippines, led by the group of Ms. Marcela C. Saises, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Food Research and Development Group.

The study found that salt produced in Pangasinan and Occidental Mindoro are safe for human consumption.

The trace elements found in salt, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, calcium and magnesium were found to conform to the acceptable levels set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Ms. Saises' group also studied the effects of iodized salt on the quality of meat products such as ham, tocino, and hotdog.

The study found that the meat products using iodized salt had higher iodine content while the color was enhanced making the product or a bit darker.

The meat products, when tested for shelf-life, were found to retain high iodine content and the general acceptability levels were close to "like very much".

Further studying the iodine levels retained in processed foods after boiling, frying and steaming, Ms. Saises' group found that significant amounts were retained in cooked meats seasoned with iodized salt.

Results of studies of Ms. Saises' group were used as basis in promoting the mandatory use of iodized salt in processed food products.

The FNRI-DOST recommends including iodine-rich food in daily meals, like fish, shellfish, and seaweeds.

Iodized salt and processed meats containing iodized salt are also recommended in moderate amounts as good sources of iodine.

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)

 Lathalain: Kalinisan sa pagkain, mahalaga

Ni Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

Kaligtasan ng ating pamilya ang pangunahing tinitingnan at binibigyan natin ng pansin. Isang aspeto ng kaligtasan ay nagsisimula sa malinis na pagkain na ating ihahain sa mesa.

Kailangan nating matiyak na walang halong anumang mikrobyo o dumi o iyong mga tinatawag na contaminants ang pagkain sa ating mesa para tayo makaiwas sa anumang sakit na puwedeng idulot nito.

Siguraduhin din na walang sakit ang taong nagsisilbi ng pagkain dahil puwede niyang mailipat ang kanyang sakit o virus sa pagkain na siya namang magbibigay ng sakit sa makakakain nito.

Karaniwan sa mga sakit na makukuha mula sa mga marurumi o kontaminadong pagkain ay ang malubhang pagtatae sa bata na sanhi ng mga virus o mikrobyo; disenterya (bacillary); typhoid fever; pagkalason sa pagkain na dulot ng mikrobyo; disenterya (amoebic) na dulot ng parasito; hepatitis na dulot ng virus.

Ang pagkain ay maaaring magdala rin ng impeksyon na sanhi ng parasito.

Halimbawa ng parasito ay ang pangkaraniwang mga bulate (ascaris at trichuris) na maaaring makuha sa pagkain ng mga hilaw na gulay (tulad sa salad) na nakatanim sa lupa na ang pataba ay dumi ng tao o hayop.

Ang mga pagkain ay maaaring may mga sangkap na nakalalason tulad ng mga metal na mercury at lead, mga mycotoxin at pamatay-insekto, gayundin ng mga additive o panimpla tulad ng nitrite at ilang mga pangkulay o food color sa pagkain.

Mahalaga na matiyak natin na malinis ang ating pagkain dahil puwede itong pagmulan ng iba’t ibang uri ng sakit.

Pero paano nga ba mapapanatiling malinis at ligtas ang ating pagkain mula sa anumang uri ng mikrobyo?

Ang ating pagkain ay mapapanatili nating malinis sa pamamagitan ng ilang mga hakbang:

• Pamalagiing tuyo at malinis ang kusina upang hindi mamahay dito ang mga langaw, ipis at daga.

• Huwag pahahawakin ng pagkain ang sinuman tao na may impeksyon sa balat o may nakahahawang sakit. Mayroon din namang malusog na tao na maaaring magdala ng mikrobyong nagdudulot ng sakit kaya dapat nitong iwasan ang pag-ubo o pagbahin sa harap ng pagkain.

• Magsabon at maghugas ng kamay bago maghanda ng pagkain ng pagkain, bago kumain, at pagkagaling sa palikuran.

• Ugaliin ang pagiging laging malinis sa pananamit lalo na kung maghahanda ng pagkain.

• Gumamit lamang ng malinis na tubig sa paghuhugas at pagluluto ng pagkain at sa inumin. Kung hindi tiyak sa kalinisan ng tubig, pakuluan muna ito maigi.

• Hugasang mabuti ang mga prutas at gulay. Ang mga gulay na kakainin nang hilaw, laluna ang mga gulay na mababa ang tanim, ay maaaring ibabad sa malabnaw na solusyon ng chlorine (halimbawa’y chlorox).

• Huwag gagamitin ang mga kamay sa paghahalo ng pagkain, ilayo ang mga kamay sa bibig, ilong at buhok habang naghahanda ng pagkain.

• Hugasang mabuti ang mga gamit sa kusina, sangkalan o counter top na ginagamit sa hilaw na karne, isda at manok.

• Lutuing mabuti ang karne, isda at manok. Iwasan ang pagkain ng hilaw o di gaanong lutong baboy at isda laluna ang tahong, talaba at kauring lamang-dagat.

• Ugaliin ang paggamit ng kutsara sa pagtikim ng niluluto. Hugasang mabuti bago gamitin muli.

• Ilagay sa refrigerator nag tirang pagkain at painiting mabuti bago ihain. Kung walang refrigerator, magluto lamang ng sapat na pagkain para sa isang hainan upang walang matira.

• Kung hindi nakatitiyak na ligtas ang isang pagkain (halimbawa’y pagkaing may ibang amoy, pagkain na tumatagas o nakaumbok na lata, inaamag na pagkain o pagkaing may ibang kulay) itapon na ito.

• Tandaan, ang maayos na pagtatapon ng dumi at basura at ang malinis na kapaligiran ay nakatutulong upang mabawasan ang mga nagpaparumi sa ating pagkain.

Base sa 2012 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) na ginawa ng Technical Working Group sa pamumuno ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), tandaan lamang ang ika-siyam na mensahe: “Consume safe foods and water to prevent diarrhea and other food and water-borne diseases”.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa pagkain at nutrisyon, makipag-ugnayan kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Tel. No. 837-29-34 or 837-20-71 loc. 2287, FNRI-DOST, email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph; website:http//www.fnri.dost.gov.ph (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog news: Paano ma-eenganyo kumain ang batang pihikan sa pagkain?

Ni Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

Paano ma-eenganyo kumain ang batang pihikan sa pagkain?

Madalas ba ninyong marinig sa inyong maliit na anak ang “ Ayaw kong kumain” o “Hindi ko gusto ang pagkain.”

At mula naman sa mga magulang, ito ang madalas marinig o sabihin “Ano ba ang dapat kong gawin para kumain ng tama ang aking anak lalung-lalo na ang gulay at prutas?”

Bilang magulang, dapat alam natin ang dahilan kung bakit mahirap silang pilitin kumain ng bagong pagkain o subukan ang bagong pagkain.

Mahalaga na naiintindihan ng mga magulang na ang panlasa ng mga bata ay kaiba sa mga matatanda.

Ang bata o toddlers ay sensitibo sa kulay, lasa, texture, init ng pagkain, sukat ng pagkain o serving size, at paniniwala o ugali sa pagkaing ating inihahain.

Ang pag-uugali sa pagkain o ang tinatawag na food habits ay nahuhubog habang bata pa sila.

Ang mga bata ay dapat matutong kumain ng iba’t ibang uri ng pagkain habang bata pa sila. Ang mga magulang naman ay dapat maging magandang halimbawa sa pagtuturo ng pagkain ng iba’t ibang uri ng pagkain.

Alam natin na ginagaya ng mga bata ang nakakatanda. Kasabihan nga, na kung ano ang nakikita sa matatanda ay ginagaya ng mga bata.

Tipikal sa batang mahirap pakainin o mapili sa pagkain ang may kakaibang pag-uugali sa pagkain. Mapapansin na minsan, ang bata ay madaling pakainin at kaagad-agad ay mauubos ang pagkain ng walang kahirap-hirap sa pagpapakain, at kung minsan naman ay di gusto ang pagkain o talagang ayaw kumain.

Sa ganitong sitwasyon, ano ang mga dapat gawin ng mga magulang o tagapag alaga upang ma-enganyo ang bata na kumain ng tama?

Narito ang ilang tips:

• Ihanda ang mga pagkain na nakasaad sa “Nutritional Guide Pyramid” upang masanay ang mga bata sa iba’t ibang uri ng pagkain.

• Ang pagkain ng regular o tama ay makakatulong upang mahubog ang ang maayos na gana ng bata sa pagkain at sa ganoon ay maiiwasan ang “meal skipping” o pagpapaliban sa pagkain.

• Limitahan ang pagbibigay ng miryenda or snacks. Siguraduhin na walang snacks kung malapit ng kumain ng hapunan.

• Kung ayaw kumain ng bata ng isang uri ng pagkain, ihanda ito nang maayos sa pamamagitan ng paghiwa ng maliliit at iba’t ibang hugis para maenganyo ang batang kumain.

• Huwag pilitin kumain ang bata. Ito ay magiging dahilan pa sa lalong pag-ayaw ng bata sa pagkain.

• Ihanda o ihain ang gulay kung kelan ang bata ay gutom na gutom.

• Isama ang bata sa pagpapaplano at paghahanda ng pagkain upang ma-enganyo ang bata na tikman ang pagkain.

• Maghanda ng iba’t ibang recipe upang hindi magsawa ang bata sa lasa ng pagkain.

• Ang pagkain ay kailangan para sa malusog na pangangatawan at isip, kaya hindi dapat gawin premyo o parusa ang pagkain sa bata.

• Gawing kaaya-aya ang kapaligiran. Ito ay makakatulong sa maayos na pagtunaw ng pagkain.

Base sa 2012 Gabay sa Wastong Nutrisyon para sa Pilipino (NGF) na ginawa ng Technical Working Group sa pamumuno ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), tandaan lamang ang unang mensahe nito na “upang makuha ang kinakailangang sustansya ng ating katawan, paglagiang kumain ng iba’t ibang uri ng pagkain.”

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa pagkain at nutrisyon, makipag-ugnayan kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Tel. No. 837-29-34 or 837-20-71 loc. 2287, FNRI-DOST, email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph; website:http//www.fnri.dost.gov.ph (FNRI-DOST/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano news: 1,000 ka mga magtutudlo nga mogradwar sa scholarship program sa DepEd hatagan og prayoridad nga makatudlo

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Mayo 20 (PIA) -- Ang mga gradwado sa scholarship program sa DepEd ug Philippine Business for Education maoy hatagan og prayoridad nga makatudlo sa mga pangpubliko nga mga eskuylahan dinhi sa nasod, sumala ni Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte kagahapon.

Matud ni Valte, scholarship program sa DepEd ug PBED nga gitugyan ngadto sa mokabat 1,000 ka mga eskolaran gitumong aron mapuswag ang imahe sa ug kalidad sa propesyon nga pagtudlo pinaagi sa pagdani sa pinakamaayo ug pinakautokan aron mosalmot sa habig sa pagtudlo.

Ubos sa maong programa, ang mga utokan nga mga gradwado sa sekondarya, diin top ten sa ilang klase, ang gihatagan og upat ka tuig nga B.S Education scholarships sa mga napiling eskuylahan libotsa nasod. Ang mga eskolar pwede mokuha og paghanas sa Math, Science, English, Elementary, o Early Childhood Education ug gikinahanglan nga magmentinar sa grado nga B aron magpabilin sa maong programa.

Ang maong scholarship naglakip sa libreng matrikula ug miscellaneous fees gikan sa PBEd, kantidad P2,000 nga monthly allowance, P2,000 semestral book allowance, ug LET review ug exam fee. Human nga mopasar sa LET exam, ang maong escolar gikinahanglan gilayon nga motudlo sa pangpubliko nga eskuylahan sulod sa lima ka tuig isip return service.

Ang 1000 Teachers Program tali sa PBE dug DepEd namugna agig suporta sa gikinahanglan nga mga magtutudlo ubos sa K-12 program diin gibana-bana nga mokabat sa 84,616 ka mga items alang sa mokabat 2 milyon ka mga senior students sa 2017.

Ang plano sa pagkuha sa mga gradwado sa maong scholarsip program nahilakip sa Memorandum of Agreement nga gipirmahan sa DepEd ug PBEd niadtong Mayo 16. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)