11.25.2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

IPHO keeps toilet bowl project going in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Nov. 23 (PIA) – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Surigao del Sur has continued to offer “toilet bowls” for free.

According to Dr. Algerico Irizari, IPHO chief, the provincial government through Governor Johnny Pimentel, has allocated funds for its production using a “toilet bowl molder.”

He said that they have started the project sometime a year ago and have already distributed over a thousand toilet bowls so far, mostly in the hinterland barangays.

Also, the good doctor observed that there are indeed barangay officials who really have the initiative to, at least, tap their office for help.

Irizari pointed out that such project is part of their promotional campaign for environmental sanitation, attributing the idea to Rodrigo Gordo, IPHO sanitary inspector.

There are still households in Surigao del Sur, which do not have “water-sealed” toilets, Dr. Irizari bared. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


DENR Caraga co-conducts 1st Siargao envi quiz bee

By Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 23 (PIA) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Del Carmen in Surigao del Norte conducted the 1st Siargao Environmental Quiz Bee with the theme: “SIPLAS Convergence of Education and Environment” at Surigao State College of Technology Del Carmen Campus, Del Carmen, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on November 14.

The environmental quiz bee aims to enhance the environmental awareness of the students in Siargao Islands. A total of 44 teams, 20 from the elementary level and 24 from the secondary level or 132 students participated in the competition.

Numancia Central Elementary School bagged the 1st place in the elementary category, followed by Numancia East in 2nd place and General Luna Elementary School in 3rd place.

Meanwhile, Siargao National Science High School won the 1st place for the high school category followed by Pamosaingan National High School in 2nd place and San Isidro National High School in 3rd place.

The prizes include brand new cellular phones, real ore trophies, medals and brand new desktop computer set given by the sponsors including Philex Mining Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, and Silangan Mindanao Mining Company Inc. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)