(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 04 December 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 970 km East of Visayas (10.6°N, 133.7°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE THE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TYPHOON NYATOH (2121) LOCATION: 2,325 KM EAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.7°N, 144.0°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 140 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 170 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 45 KM/H Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Low Pressure Area (LPA) . Possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains. The eastern section of the Region will have Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast with Moderate to Rough coastal waters (1.2 to 4.5 meters) . While the rest of of the Region will have Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to North with Slight to Moderate coastal waters / (0.6 to 2.5 meters)./span>

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Habitat for Humanity, LGU-Butuan discuss housing projects for the poor families

By Jennifer P. Gaitano
BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA) - Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Caraga and Davao Region) Resource Development Manager Dolly Santos-Serranillo with Habitat for Humanity Incorporated (BHFHI) president Nora Rama, vice president Engr. Heddy Sumalpong, other officers and some of its volunteers paid courtesy call to City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. on Wednesday and discussed housing development projects for the poor families in the city.

Serranillo emphasized that there is a need to intensify formal housing/social housing especially to the less fortunate ones in the community. “First, we really have to organize the community and empower them in such a way that they will be well-aware of their duties and responsibilities as homepartners and be able to contribute to the development of the homeowners association they belong,” she said. 

Serranillo also stressed that the organization are continuously doing its best to help the homeless. “We’ve been appealing to our valued donors to help and support us in our aim to improve the lives of the poor families,” she added.

Also, Mayor Amante bared that of the 100 hectares resettlement area in the city, 30 percent is already occupied.

“We hoped to discuss with you further on how we can work together for this project,” he said.

Amante then promised to sponsor the funding of five houses from the BHFHI’s housing project in the city. "This will surely increase public awareness on the Habitat's mission to provide decent houses to the poor," he added.

Meanwhile, Amante will meet with the heads of housing-related offices of the city government together with the BHFHI officers and volunteers to further discuss its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Barangay Pagatpatan housing project where the local government of Butuan is to provide buffer funds for it. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Habitat distributes relief packs to TD Agaton-affected families in Butuan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA) – After they paid courtesy call to Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. Wednesday morning, the Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Caraga and Davao Region) visited Barangay Baan Riverside for the distribution of assorted food products and bottled drinking water to the individuals living in the said area.

The BHFHI through Resource Development Manager Dolly Santos-Serranillo together with Butuan Habitat for Humanity Incorporated (BHFHI) president Nora Rama, vice president Engr. Heddy Sumalpong, and its volunteers distributed around 248 repacked goods, 246 bottled drinking water with 19 gallons of water, two boxes of toys for the children, and 1,880 pieces of medicines to the affected-residents.

The said barangay was identified recently by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) as the most affected area during the wake of tropical depression Agaton, where flooding has incurred damages to properties and loss of lives.

Serranillo said that they are providing Shelter Repair Program to the houses of its homepartners affected by the calamity/disaster and even to those residents in a community who are also affected. "We provide shelter repair kits to those affected by the calamities as part of our rehabilitation program," she said.

Baan Riverside Barangay Captain Jeremiah Cafe said there are some 30 damaged houses in his barangay during the onslaught of Tropical Depression Agaton in the city. “Assessment of the damaged houses is still on-going,” he said.

At 9:30 a.m., the residents in the said barangay started to gather and fall in line in front of the barangay hall and each received the repacked goods, bottled drinking water, and medicines. Children also received the toys distributed by the organization.

Meanwhile, Hilda Cabudlan, 41 years old with six children and a resident in the said barangay, said her house was partially damaged during the onslaught of TD Agaton in the city and still need to have it repaired.

"I'm glad to know the Habitat for Humanity will also be giving us shelter repair kits aside from the repacked goods and water which we received today. Thank you to all the representatives of Habitat for their generosity," she remarked. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

LGU-Butuan, Habitat to hold concert for a cause

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA) – The city government here through Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr, in partnership with Butuan Habitat for Humanity Philippines and Habitat for Humanity Incorporated (BHFHI) will hold a concert for a cause this year which will benefit the less fortunate families.

“In 2011, we have partnered with the Gawad Kalinga for the concert for a cause wherein we were able to gather P3-M funds to support the housing projects of GK in the city. Local performers also joined the said activity. Now, the city government intends to do the same and this time with the Butuan Habitat for Humanity," bared Amante.

In a meeting on Wednesday with Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Caraga and Davao Region) Resource Development Manager Dolly Santos-Serranillo, BHFHI president Nora Rama, vice president Engr. Heddy Sumalpong and its volunteers, Amante also took the chance and gave said partners a CD copy of his music album with different genre of songs he recorded.

“Let’s discuss this further on our next meeting within this month with the presence of Davao Habitat for Humanity project manager Atty. Abdussabor Sawadjaan, Jr. This will be of great help for our constituents,” Amante said.

The said representatives of Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Caraga and Davao Region) arrived in the city on Tuesday evening for the set distribution of assorted food products and bottled drinking water to the individuals living in Barangay Baan Riverside being identified as the most affected during the wake of tropical depression Agaton, where flooding has incurred damages to properties and loss of lives. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

New BFAR Surigao Norte chief assumes office

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA) – Provincial Fisheries officer Emilio Gulle formally assumed office recently as the new chief of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Surigao del Norte Provincial Fisheries Office, replacing Martiniano Yandra as he will be retiring this year.

The turned-over of responsibility was held at the Provincial Fisheries Office in Barangay Luna, this city.

In his message, outgoing provincal fisheries officer Martiniano Yandra expressed his heartfelt thanks to his staff and to all stakeholders for all the support.

Meanwhile, on his part incoming provincial fisheries officer Emilio Gulle, who is a native of Surigao del Norte said he was delighted that after 20 years he will again served the province.

“I encouraged the Surigaonons to please help me especially the media to deliver the goodnews and services to the fisheries sector and I hope that you will join with me to continue the journey of excellent government service,” Gulle said.

The turn-over of responsibility was witnessed by BFAR Caraga regional director Nerio G. Casil, assistant regional director Judith Roxas, and representatives from other government agencies. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

SurSur receives P2.8M PAMANA checks

By Don Manuelo O. Patrimonio

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA) - A total of 2.8 million pesos was released by the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Caraga Region (DILG-13) to the provincial government of Surigao del Sur recently at the DILG Regional Office in Libertad, this city, as final tranches to their 2013 Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) project implementation.

DILG regional director Lilibeth A. Famacion handed two checks amounting to P1 Million for the Rehabiliation of Union-Bogak-Rajah Cabungsuan Road in Lingig; and P1.8 Million for the Rehabilitation of Spring Development in Burgos, Mabahin, Manlico, Poblacion, Matho and Tigao, Cortes.

Both projects form part of the P83.3 Million Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DILG and the province of Surigao del Sur entered last 2013. The Lingig Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) totals P5Million and the Cortes Potable Water Systems (PWS, Level II) costs P15 Million in total. As per MOA, 80 percent of both projects were already released in the prior year and corresponding work started August 11 and July 12, 2013, respectively.

The Rehabilitation of Union-Bogak-Rajah Cabugsuan Road is a 13.5 km FMR Project that traverses three barangays in the municipality of Lingig, namely: Union, Bogak and Rajah Cabungsuan. It is a project that intends to provide sustainable means of trade and transportation for the people and farm products as well as accessibility to basic services. A total of 4,514 are the target beneficiaries spread across the three barangays.

The Rehabilitation of the Spring Development Projects are three water system projects that affects three barangays in the Municipality of Cortes, namely: Burgos, Matho, and Mabalhin. These are projects that provide potable water to the 1,404 households coming from the three barangays.

The release of the second tranche was recommended and approved upon attainment of the preset requirements by the provincial government, i.e. Request letter; BAC resolution Recommending BAC Award of Contract; copies of Contract of Agreement, Notice to Proceed, other bidding documents; Statement of Receipt and Disbursement; Project Status Report; Certificates of Completion, Turnover and Acceptance; Audit Inspection Report; ECC/CNC from DENR; FCIP/CNO from NCIP; Operation and Sustainability Plan; and Variation Order for both projects, plus additional requirements of Potability Test and Water Permit for water projects.

PAMANA is the convergence framework through which the national government, the local government units and development agencies provide targeted interventions in identified conflict-affected areas. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)

Local agri crops transformed into food blends

By Jund Rian A. Doringo

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PIA) - Complementary foods are foods added to a child’s diet starting six months of age when breastmilk is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional recommendations of the child.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), complementary feeding typically covers six to 18 until 24 months, where the nutrition of a child is very vital for growth and development. It is compulsory that complementary feeding be timely, adequate, and appropriate.

Timely means that the child must start receiving complementary foods from six months onwards in addition to breastmilk. Complementary foods must be adequate to cover the nutritional needs of the child while maintaining breastfeeding, and are prepared and given in a safe manner. Lastly, appropriate means that foods have a fitting texture for the child and is related to responsive feeding.

Globally, the WHO estimates that two out of five children are stunted in low-income countries. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted in 2008 by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) estimates that three out of ten children, 0-5 years, are stunted or short for their age.

The FNRI-DOST transformed some of the locally-produced crops to complementary food blends. To address the existent protein-energy malnutrition in the country, these blends are standardized, acceptable, affordable, and have longer shelf-life and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Known as the multi-nutrient growth mix (MGM), it has been shown to increase the availability and intake of vitamin A, iron, and other important micronutrients for a growing child when added to gruels and other home-prepared foods.

Taking advantage of the rich agricultural diversity of the country, the MGM are offered in three variants of carrot-anchovies, yellow sweet potato-spinach, and squash-banana. These variants contain carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, calcium, iron, zinc, and iodine which are perfect for the growing child.

MGM is one of the food-based strategies developed by the FNRI-DOST that have a great potential of lowering the prevalence of stunting and protein-energy malnutrition among children through school feeding programs. With its nutritional content, affordability, acceptability, and long storage capacity, MGM is a promising vehicle towards achieving a healthier Philippines.

For more information on food and nutrition, please 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. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)

Steps to safe supplementary feeding

By Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PIA) - Supplementary form of feeding programs (SFPs) have been traditionally the most popular short-term means for correcting undernutrition, while long-range programs are being put to address the root causes of under nutrition.

In the Philippines, SFP is being pursued by several agencies to improve and sustain the nutritional status of preschoolers, as part of the early childhood care and development program.

In order to achieve successful implementation of supplementary feeding and to avoid food poisoning during feeding, what exactly are the steps to be taken to protect  young children from food poisoning during the feeding?

First, food safety begins as early as shopping in the market. It extends all the way to placing food on the plate or bowl of the young children.

Second, there must be good personal hygienic practices, good storage space, suitable container, and simple know-how on keeping foods cool and dry.

In the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) 2012, we see that in order to prevent diarrhea and other food and water-borne diseases, one should consume safe foods and water. The NGF was developed by a Technical Working Group headed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST).

Here are some tips in selecting, preparing, and cooking supplementary foods to minimize the risk of contamination:

-  Choose foods in their best quality. The fresher foods are, the safer and more nutritious they are.
- Wash hands with soap and water before handling food. Dirty hands carry microorganisms that can contaminate foods.
-   Wash your hands after handling raw meats, fish, and poultry. Do this also after using the bathroom, coughing or sneezing, blowing your nose, and handling pets.
-  Allow only persons free from infectious diseases to prepare foods.
-  Keep counters, cutting boards, utensils, and sinks clean.
- Prolong the storage life of food by drying, freezing, canning and adding chemical substances like salt and sugar.
-  Use a spoon in tasting cooked foods. Wash spoon thoroughly before re-use.
-  Always keep yourself clean when preparing foods.
- Avoid wearing jewelry like rings or bracelets while preparing food. These can collect dirt that may cause illness.
- Wash dishes and other utensils thoroughly with soap and water. Wipe with clean cloth.
-  Cooking not only improves the taste of food and softens fibers and connective tissues but also safeguards against disease – producing organisms.

For young children, advise and encourage them to wash before and after eating and practice personal hygiene.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, : The Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Tagig, Metro Manila, Tel./Fax: 8372934, 8373164; FNRI-DOST website: http//www.fnri@dost.gov.ph, email:mar_v_c@yahoo.com, mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI S & T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)

DOST execs, workers vow to carry out 8 priorities for 2014-2016

By Angelica A. de Leon

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PIA) - With sunny yellow as the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) unifying color on a mild gray Monday morning, the Department’s workers, officials and executives pledged their commitment to intensify their individual and collective efforts to achieve the “8 DOST Outcomes” on the so-called DOST Commitment Day Monday, February 3, 2014 at the DOST Complex in Bicutan, Taguig City.

Said outcomes involve the use of science and technology (S&T) interventions to enhance eight areas, namely agriculture, MSMEs, industry, IT-BPM, government service, healthcare, human resources, and weather and geologic hazards en route to national development for 2014 and beyond.

Clad in yellow shirts and clutching yellow balloons, officials and employees of DOST, its various agencies and advisory bodies, as well as representatives of its regional offices, gathered to pledge their commitment to the Department’s eight identified outcomes, the first of this kind of event ever held at the Department.

“As traditional industries are transformed and new industries such as nanotechnology are created, we need to ensure that our country be at a position of advantage in the global economy. We have to find our niches in order to compete effectively in high-value added sectors mentioned in the eight major outcomes and reap the many economic benefits this can bring,” said DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo in his opening message during the Commitment Day ceremony.

Montejo also reminded everyone to deal more effectively with issues concerning negative responses to science. “Whether these feelings stem from false premises – for instance, the environment versus technological advance, or from a simple misunderstanding of the impact of scientific advance, we have to do a better job in reminding the general public about the virtues of science,” he remarked.

After his speech, DOST directors, employee association presidents, and Sec. Montejo himself formally signed the Declaration of Commitment on a larger than life-sized tarpaulin with the title “Juan Direction: Our commitment to the 8 DOST Outcomes.”Called the “Wall of Commitment”, this was installedat the DOST Main OfficeQuadarangle.All  DOST employees and workers are expected to affix their signatures on the tarpaulin to signify their commitment to work hand in hand for the realization of said eight major goals.

The commitment signing was followed by the highlight of the ceremony – the releasing of the yellow balloons on which personal wishes for the Department, the science community, and the country as a whole, were written.  Sec. Montejo led the balloon release before the 3,000-strong warm bodies, a number significantly greater compared with ordinary Monday mornings when flag ceremonies are held at the main office.

Representatives from DOST regional offices as well as agencies located in Quezon City and Los Baños, Laguna boosted the group’s number and upped the tempo for collective commitment as symbolized by affixing their signatures on the so-called “Wall of Commitment” and releasing  balloons with their written wishes.

Titled “Juan Direction,” a phrase coined by the DOST community to refer to the concept of the Filipinos’ single, harmonized journey to progress, the DOST Commitment Day coincided with the weekly  8:00 am flag ceremony for government employees and served as year-starter for the Department’s activities and projects for 2014. (S&T Media Service, DOST-STII/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Sa gitna ng konsumerismo, nutrisyon ng kabataang babae dapat bigyang pansin

Ni Ma. Anna Rita M. Ramirez

MANILA, Peb. 5 (PIA) - Isa sa tatlong kabataang babae edad labing-tatlo hanggang labing-siyam anyos ay bansot o maliit para sa kanilang edad.  Anim hanggang walong porsiyento naman ay payat para sa kanilang edad.

Samantala, lima sa isandaang kabataang babae ang overweight o mabigat ang timbang para sa kanilang taas at kanilang edad.

Ito ay ayon sa resulta ng 2011 surbey ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), isang sangay ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Bansot ang isang tao kung ang kanyang taas ay mababa para sa kanyang edad.  Ito ay sanhi ng matagalang panahon ng malnutrisyon, bunsod ng kakulangan sa pagkain na kadalasan ay dulot ng kahirapan, ayon sa mga eksperto sa nutrisyon.

Kabaligtaran nito ang pagiging overweight kung saan mas marami ang pagkain at sustansyang nakokonsumo ng indibidwal kaysa paggamit niya ng enerhiyang dulot ng mga pagkain at sustansyang ito.

Maraming dapat isaalang-alang sa kalagayang ito ng kabataang babae.  Una, ang kanilang reproductive role o paghahanda sa pagbubuntis ng isang babae.  Pangalawa, ang kanilang kalagayang pang-nutrisyon ayon sa datos ng FNRI.

Ang yugto na ito sa buhay ng isang kabataang babae ay umiikot sa tinatawag na pangalawang growth spurt o panahon ng mabilis na paglaki.  Ito ang yugtong nagiging aktibo ang kanyang mga hormones na siyang nag-iimpluwensya at nagdudulot ng malaking pagbabago sa pisikal at emosyonal na aspeto ng pagkatao.

Anu-ano ang mga pagbabagong ito?   Nariyan ang pagbabago sa hubog ng katawan upang ihanda ito sa kanyang reproductive role o pagbubuntis.  Isa pa ang pag-umpisa ng regla na senyales na maaari nang magbuntis ang batang babae.  Kasama rin ang unti-unting paglaki ng kanyang balakang, tanda ng paghahanda ng kanyang katawan sa paghubog ng sinapupunan at pagbubuntis.

Ang mga paghahandang ito ng kanyang katawan ay mangangailangan ng karagdagang enerhiya at sustansiya at ito ang binibigyang diin.

Napapansin din ang pagkakaroon ng mood swings o dagliang pagpalit ng emosyon na hindi rin halos maintindihan ng bata, at ang paggawa ng desisyon dala ng bugso ng damdamin o ang tinatawag na pagiging impulsive.  Ang lahat nang ito ay sanhi ng hormonal changes na “aktibo” sa kanyang pangangatawan sa mga panahong ito.

Sumasabay din sa panahong ito ang tindi ng impluwensya ng kapaligiran ng bata, gaya ang  peer pressure ng kaibigan, ang pagtingin sa sariling pangangatawan o body image, ang pakiramdam na “walang nakakaintindi sa kanyang damdamin”.  Kasama rin dito ang impluwensya ng komersyalismo at konsumerismo, halimbawa, ay ang naglipanang mga bagong teknolohiya at iba-ibang uri ng social media, kung saan ang oras ng kabataan ay nakokonsumo sa mga gawaing kaugnay dito.

Ayon sa pag-aaral na isinagawa ni Ms. Marilou  L. Madrid, Science Research Specialist II  ng FNRI-DOST sa 128 na kabataang babae sa isang unibersidad sa Los Baños, ang pagka-di kontento sa pansariling pangangatawan o body image ay palasak maski sa mga kabataang nasa husto naman ang pangangatawan.  Mas gusto ng grupo ng kabataang ito ang isang balingkinitang katawan, ayon pa sa pag-aaral.

Malaki rin ang kakulangan sa bitamina at mineral ng kanilang pagkain, ayon pa sa datos ni Ms. Madrid.  Gayunpaman, walang nakitang direktang koneksyon ang persepsyong ito ng kabataang kasapi sa pag-aaral at sa kanilang pagkain at pangkalahatang kalagayang pang-nutrisyon.  Ito marahil ay dahil sila ay bahagi ng populasyong na mas nakaaangat sa buhay.

Kailangan pa rin ang masusing pag-aaral sa mga kabataang out-of-school o di nag-aaral, at bigyan ding pansin ang pamilyang kanilang kinalakhan, ayon pa rin kay Ms. Madrid.

Isa pang obserbasyon sa mga kabataang babae ay ang pagpili ng pagkain, gaano kadalas kakain o kung magkano ang gagastusin para sa pagkain galing sa kanilang school allowance na maaaring makadulot ng pagbago ng kanilang dietary pattern.

Ang mga pagbabagong ito sa pisikal, emosyonal na aspeto at ang impluwensiya ng kapaligiran ang nakikitang malaki ang potensyal na maaaring makaimpluwensya sa kabuuang kalusugan at nutrisyon ng kabataang babae sa panahong ito.

Ayon sa datos na nakalap sa 2008 surbey ng FNRI, naobserbahan na ang pagkain ng kabataang babae ay kulang na kulang sa micronutrients.  Sa katunayan, wala pang 80 porsiyento ng kanilang pangangailangan sa mga sustansyang ito ang naidudulot ng kanilang pangkaraniwang kinukonsumo sa isang araw, ayon pa sa surbey.

Anim hanggang siyam sa sampu sa kanila ang may kakulangan sa thiamine o bitamina B1 (64.9 porsiyento), ascorbic acid o bitamina C (80.7 porsiyento), vitamin A (81.1 porsiyento), riboflavin o bitamina B2 (82.1 porsiyento), calcium (97.9 porsiyento) at iron (98.1 porsiyento).

Maliban sa iron (78.9 porsiyento), halos ganito rin ang nakitang kakulangan sa micronutrients sa pagkain ng kalalakihang nasa ganito ring edad.
Samantala, ang pangkaraniwang pagkain sa isang araw ng walo sa sampung mga kabataang babae at lalaki ay naitalang kulang sa enerhiya.  Halos kalahating porsiento naman ang may kakulangan sa protina (53.5 porsiyento sa kababaihan at 46.9 sa kalalakihan).

Kailangang-kailangan ang mga sustansyang ito sa pagtustos ng karampatang enerhiya para sa panahon ng growth spurt at pagbabago sa kanilang pangangatawan lalung-lalo na ang paghahanda sa kanilang reproductive role ng pagbubuntis.

Ang kalagayang pang-nutrisyon at pangkalusugan ng kabataang babae ay hindi pwedeng isaisang-tabi.  Dapat makita ang mas malawak na implikasyon nito sa kanilang kinabukasan bilang ina.

Ang pagtanggap at pag-intindi sa maselang kalagayang ito ng kabataang babae ay unang hakbang para sa mga magulang upang marepaso rin nila ang kasalukuyang pamamaraan nila ng pag-aalaga sa kanilang mga anak.

Ang paaralan ay mainam ding maging sensitibo sa mga issues at hamon na hinaharap ng kasalukuyang kabataang babae.

Ang pinagsanib pwersa ng magulang at paaralan ay malayo ang mararating upang matugunan nang sapat ang mga pangangailangan ng kabataang babae.

Ang FNRI-DOST ay may mandatong magsagawa ng National Nutrition Surveys para tutukan ang pangkalahatang kalagayang pang-nutrisyon ng mga Pilipino tuwing ika-limang taon at ika-dalawang taon naman ang pagtutok sa nutrisyon ng mga bata sa mga rehiyon.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon sa pananaliksik sa pagkain at nutrisyon, maaari ninyong sulatan o tawagan si Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, director ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute sa telepono bilang 837-2934 o sa emal address mar_v_c@yahoo.com. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Palasyo nagpahimangno sa Davao City Mayor nga ituboy ang lagda sa balaod

Ni Nida Grace P. Barcena

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Peb 5 (PIA) - Ang Malacañang niadtong Martes mipahimangno kang Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sa pagtuboy sa lagda sa balaod bisan sa paglutos sa mga kriminal.

Si Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sony” Coloma Jr. miingon nga ang maong palisiya ipahamtang sa tanang opisyales sa gobyerno nasyonal man o local lebel.

Ang tanan nga mga opisyales sa gobyerno, bisan sa lokal o national, dunay mga nag-unang mga responsibilidad sa pagtuboy sa pagmando sa balaod, " si Sec Coloma miingon sa usa ka media briefing

Sumala pa ni Duterte sa usa ka Senate hearing niadtong Lunes nga siya "malipayon" nga mopatay sa usa ka personalidad nga nalambigit sa smuggling sa bugas, kon siya mosulod sa dakbayan sa Davao.
Ang mayor sumala pa nag-gool tungod sa hinay nga dagan sa hustisya sa paglutos sa bugas nga smuggling.

Apan si Coloma mitumbok administrasyon ni Presidente Aquino nga kasamtangan  gihan-ay na ang systemic nga reporma alang sa  pagtugon sa mao nga-gitawag nga mga “loopholes” sa sestima criminal justice.  (NGBT/PND/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: Tropa sa kagamhanan motuman sa gipanumpaan nga katungdanan sa pagpanalipod sa mga tawo gikan sa BIFF-Palasyo

Ni Nida Grace P. Barcena

SURIGAO DEL SUR, Peb. 5 (PIA) - Ang tropa sa kagamhanan andam sa pagtuman sa ilang gipanumpaan nga katungdanan sa pagpanalipod sa mga Pilipino gikan sa Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, ang Malacañang miingon kagahapon, adlaw’ng Martes.

Si Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma Jr. mihatag sa pasalig taliwala sa mga tahu nga ang BIFF mahimong nangandam alang sa syudadnong gubat.

"Sa lahat na pagkakataon, tungkulin ng pamahalaan na tiyakin ang kaligtasan ng mamamayan sa kanayunan o kalungsuran," sulti ni Coloma sa usa ka media briefing.

Siya miingon nga kini nagpasabot nga ang Philippine National Police ug Armed Forces of the Philippines andam aron sa pagsiguro sa kaluwasan sa mga katawhan isip kabahin sa pagtuman sa ilang katungdanan.

Si Coloma usab miingon nga ang PNP, AFP ug intelligence community nagpadayon sa pagbantay sa kawil sa lihok sa mga estado sa mga kaaway.

Dugang pa niya nga ang mga pwersa sa gobyerno dili makahimo sa pagpasagad o malugda sa pagguardiya sa bisan unsa nga panahon.

"Ang gobyerno dili motugot sa mga pagpanghulga sa nasyonal ug lokal nga seguridad ug sa mga kinabuhi ug seguridad sa atong mga katawhan," siya miingon. (NGBT/ PND/PIA-Surigao del Sur)