5.14.2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Popcom Caraga leads PopDev Data Banking

BUTUAN CITY, May 14 (PIA) -  The Commission on Population (Popcom) – Caraga Region will organize a “Comprehensive Population Data Banking and Management Workshop” on May 14 – 16, 2014 in one of the establishments here.

This three-day workshop hopes to enhance the capacity of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in developing appropriate tools, processes, and methodologies that will systematically support the strategic shift in rendering social interventions to their constituents. The workshop will cover topics on data collection which include actual field practice, data processing, data encoding, data analysis and interpretation.

Popcom Caraga regional director Alexander A. Makinano underscored the importance of integrating population in all the development efforts of the LGUs to create an enabling environment for people to achieve their development goals through a well-managed population.

After this training, LGUs are expected to come up with their own Population and Development (PopDev) Data Bank which is very relevant in program operations and development planning needed for population management program.

This activity will be facilitated by the Staff of Provincial Population Office, Province of Ilo-ilo and to be participated in by the Provincial / City Population and Planning and Development Officers (PPDO) of Caraga Region. (POPCOM-13/PIA-Caraga)


Summer is the best time to fight dengue mosquitoes, DOST study shows

MANILA, May 14 (PIA) - To shoo away dengue-causing mosquitoes especially when the rains come falling, destroy the breeding sites now while the sun is at its hottest.

This is according to Dr. Frances Edillo of the University of San Carlos, based on a 2012 study showing that the month of April registered the highest minimum infection rate of Aedes aegypti, the more common carrier of the dengue virus in the country.

This came after a major finding that mother Aedes mosquitoes transmit the dengue virus to their offsprings. Thus if the larvae and pupae infected with dengue virus survive summer and become mosquitoes in the following rainy season, these mosquitoes could set off an epidemic among humans, Edillo explained.

The study was done in four sites within Cebu City where Edillo’s research team observed a low number of dengue cases during dry season, but the cases hike during the rainy season.

The research team used Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), a technique for making multiple copies of a gene from a sample DNA. Using the technique, the team found from the samples three of the four dengue serotypes, namely  DENV-1, DENV-3, and DENV-4.

Edillo revealed her team’s findings during the 32nd anniversary celebration of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD). (S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga) 


Safe food and water help prevent diarrhea, related illnesses

By Czarina Teresita S. Martinez

MANILA, May 14 (PIA) - Did you know that contaminated food and water are the usual sources of infection that cause diarrhea?

The Department of Health (DOH) reported that a combination of diarrhea and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin is the third leading cause of death among children under five years old.

The revised Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) recommends "consume safe foods and water to prevent diarrhea and other food and water-borne diseases".

The Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos was developed by nutrition experts led by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST).

The DOH further says diarrhea can be prevented by drinking water from safe sources. Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona says clear water is not necessarily safe to drink.

Boiling water kills almost all potential germs.

Food should always be properly prepared and cooked well. For instance, fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly in clean water before eating or cooking.

Also, always cover food to keep it safe from contaminants, insects and other pests. That is why the public is encouraged to eat home-cooked foods.

Proper hygiene, such as regular washing of hands before eating and after using the toilet, should also be practiced.
                                                                                                                                                    
Here are three things to remember and practice: 1. washing of hands regularly; 2. drinking safe water; and 3. eating clean foods to prevent diarrhea and other gastrointestinal diseases.

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: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph or mar_v_c@yahoo.com, Telefax: (02) 8372934, (02) 8273164, or call (02) 8372071 local 2296 or visit our website: http:www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Services/PIA-Caraga)


DepEd set for Brigada Eskwela in SurSur

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, May 14 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) Division Office in Surigao del Sur is now ready for the Brigada Eskwela 2014, according to Schools Division Superintendent Teofila Cabatuan.

Also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week, she said that all public schools under her jurisdiction have already been informed and guided accordingly of the said activity which will take place on May 19 to 24.

Cabatuan added that the responsibility already rests upon the school heads on how to tap, utilize the services, and harness the skills and resources of the stakeholders in the concerned community to participate in and support the endeavor with a two-tiered goal of not only “making schools disaster-ready” but also “developing disaster-resilient school communities.”

Based on the implementing guidelines, regional and schools division offices are directed to hold a caravan to launch the first day of Brigada Eskwela that will culminate with a kick off ceremony to be held in a public school.

The DepEd chief assured that all public elementary and secondary schools in the entire province will be “opening day-ready” by June 2 as contemplated in DepEd Memorandum No. 32 series of 2014. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Tagalog News: Food label, ating basahin

Ni Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

MANILA, Mayo 14 (PIA) - Nagbabasa ka ba ng food label kapag namimili sa grocery or sari-sari store?

Ano ba ang mas pinahahalagahan mo - ang brand ba, ang presyo o ang sustansyang taglay ng pagkain o produkto?

Siyempre, nangunguna sa ating tinitingnan ay ang ang presyo ng produkto kapag tayo ay namimili.

Pero, hindi natin dapat isantabi ang mga sustansiyang taglay ng pagkain. Saan natin makikita ang impormasyong ito? Saan pa, kundi sa label ng pagkain.

Mahalaga ang label ng mga pagkaing ating binibili hindi lang para madali nating matandaan ang isang produkto, kundi para malaman natin kung ano ang kabutihang dulot nito sa ating kalusugan.

Ano ba ang mga impormasyong nilalaman ng isang food label?

Unang makikita sa label ay ang pangalan ng produkto kung saan nakasaad ang may-gawa ng naturang produkto at ang kanilang address.

Mahalaga ang pangalan at address ng gumagawa ng produkto para kung sakaling may hindi magandang epekto sa ating katawan ang isang pagkain o kaya ay ma-food poison tayo, alam natin kung sino ang puwede nating puntahan.

Makikita rin natin sa food label kung gaano karami o ano ang timbang ng pagkaing ating binibili, at kung ilang tao ang pwedeng makinabang dito.

Ang pinaka-importanteng bahagi ng food label ay ang nutrition facts ng isang pagkain.

Ang nutrition facts o ang nutrition label ang tumutukoy sa mga impormasyon na may kinalaman sa mga sustansiyang taglay ng isang pagkain.

Halimbawa ng nakasulat sa nutrition facts ay kung gaano karaming enerhiya, protina, taba, fiber, bitamina, mineral o iba pang sustansiyang taglay ng pagkain.

Mahalaga ang nutrition facts para alam natin kung sapat ba ang sustansiyang taglay ng isang pagkain para tugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating katawan.

Makatutulong din ang nutrition facts para sa mga tao na gustong limitahan ang konsumo nila ng taba, sodium, asukal o iba pang mga sangkap o ingredients, lalo na ang mga diet-conscious at mga taong may lifestyle diseases tulad ng diyabetes, sakit sa puso at kanser.

Alam  ba ninyo na  hindi lang ang mga mamimili ang puwedeng makinabang sa mga food labels na ito?

Ang mga food companies ay makikinabang din sa paglalagay ng tamang food labels sa kanilang mga produkto.

Ang mga food labels kasi ay maaaring maging insentibo ng mga food companies para lalo pa nilang pagbutihin ang kalidad ng produkto lalo na ngayon na health at nutrition-conscious na rin ang maraming mamimili.

Kaya naman sa mga mamimili o consumers, huwag po tayong basta bumibili ng isang produkto na  dahil sikat o kilala ang brand, mas mura o inendorso ng mga sikat na artista.

Kailangan tingnan mabuti ang food label upang malaman kung may sapat sustansiya ang produkto na tutugon sa pangangailangan ng ating katawan.

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 S & T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: 1,340 Kabatan-unan apil sa SPES

Ni Sheila Yatar

BUTUAN CITY, May 14 (PIA) – Mukabat 1,340 ka mga kabatan-unan gikan sa 86 ka mga barangay ning dakbayan ang makapahimulos sa Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) karong tuiga.

Kini ang nahibal-an human sa gipahigayong SPES Orientation sa Doongan Multi-Purpose Hall niadtong Mayo 9.

Sa mensahe ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. gipanghinaot niini ngadto sa mga kabatan-unan nga hatagan ug bili ang maong opurtunidad tungod kay makatabang gayud ang kwarta nga ilang makuha alang sa ilang pag eskwela ug ang pagtamod sa importansya sa pagpanarbaho.
          
Gibutyag usab ni Amante nga agi’g pakigtimbayayong sa Lokal nga Panggamhanan ug Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), musumada sa P4.6 M ang gigahin alang sa maong programa. (LGU-Butuan City PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano News: Bag-ong opisyales sa PLEB nanumpa na

Ni Sheila Yatar

BUTUAN CITY, May 14 (PIA) - Pormal nang nanumpa atubangan kang Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. ang mga bag-ong miyembro sa  People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) nga gipahigayon didto sa Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort niadtong Mayo 7.

Si Atty. Nerio R. Rosales ang bag-ong Chairman sa maong board ug ang mga miyembro mao sila Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty, Dr. Evangeline P. Jamili, Hon. Jeremiah P. Cafe ug Vice Mayor Angelo S. Calo.

Ang PLEB namugna pinaagi sa Republic Act Nos. 6975 ug 8551, ug mao unya’y tigdawat sa mga mulo sa katawhan batok sa mga opisyales ug miyembro sa Philippine National Police (PNP). Lakip na niini ang pagpahigayon ug mga husay, pagresolba ug paghimo ug mga desisyon sa mga kaso nga gipasaka batok sa mga masalaypon nga mga opisyales sa PNP. (LGU-Butuan City PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)