2.09.2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016



SurSur COMELEC: Common poster areas in place

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Feb. 9 (PIA) - Simultaneous with the start of the campaign period for national candidates, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Surigao del Sur stressed that common poster areas had already been identified here a week ago.

Atty. Ernie Palanan, provincial election supervisor, expressed belief that nobody would be going to make mistake in pinpointing areas where campaign posters should be placed since COMELEC staff at city and municipal levels had earlier done the rounds of duly marking them on.

In Tandag City, Atty. Risa Constantino, election officer, confirmed about carrying out such job.

Moreover, the COMELEC provincial chief said close coordination with other stakeholders, citing the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of Public Work and Highways, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Education, and more, had already been done for this undertaking.

Palanan hoped candidates would be cooperative enough in this respect.

Meanwhile, the same COMELEC official here assured they would always be ready to remove and tear down all unlawful election propaganda/materials and at the same time file appropriate charges if need be. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


News Feature: Nutritional needs of teenagers

By Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

Because of the rapid growth and development during teenage years, adolescents have greater needs for certain nutrients. Below are certain nutrients needed by teenagers in greater amounts. These are based on the Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) 2015 developed by FNRI-DOST. The PDRI is a new set of multi-level standards wherein the Recommended Energy/Nutrient Intake (REI/ RNI) is one of the components. The REI/RNI is the level of intake of energy or nutrient which is considered adequate for the maintenance of health and well-being of healthy persons in the population.

·       Energy - Adolescent boys need more energy foods because of an increase in physical activities than adolescent girls. The energy requirement of adolescents aged 13-15 years is 2700 kcal for 48.5 kg boys while 2170 kcal for 46 kg girls. For adolescents aged 16-18 years, it is 3010 kcal for 59 kg boys while 2280 kcal for 51.5 kg girls.

·       Protein - The need for body building foods is also high among teenagers because of accelerated growth and development. The protein need of adolescents (13 -15 years) is 62 grams per day for boys and 57 grams per day for girls. For adolescents aged 16-18 years, it is 73 grams per day for boys while 61 grams for girls is needed.

·       Calcium – teenagers have higher requirements for calcium as the adolescence period is a vital time for bone development. Teenagers need extra calcium to store up an optimal amount of bone (peak bone mass). Building bone mass through a balanced diet, including adequate calcium may delay the onset or limit chances of developing osteoporosis later in life. Calcium requirement for an adolescent boy or girl (13-18 years) is 1000 mg per day.

·       Iron – Both teenage boys and girls need additional iron due to the growth spurt. Among teenage girls, the onset of “monthly period” increases the need for iron. The recommendation for iron is 19 mg/ day for teenage boys (13-15 years) while it is 28 mg/day for teenage girls (13-15 years). Iron requirements of teenage girls cannot be met by usual diet alone. Intake of iron-rich and iron-fortified foods and the use of supplements are recommended, if necessary.

It is important to plan how to get adequate iron. Iron from meat is better absorbed by the body than the iron from plant sources. However, the absorption of iron from plants is improved by eating fruit or drinking juice that contains vitamin C with the iron-rich food.

Meet the changing nutritional needs of a growing teenager by choosing and enjoying a diet that includes a variety of foods from the Pinggang Pinoy, coupled with regular physical activity.

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; Tel/Fax Num: 8372934 and 8373164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph.; FNRI Facebook page: facebook.com/FNRI-DOST; FNRI Twitter account: twitter.com/FNRI-DOST. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)


DOST’s science roadshow to run in SOCCSKSARGEN on Feb 16-18

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 9 (PIA) – With more than a thousand expected attendees and participants, the Science Nation Tour: Agham na Ramdam will run in South Central Mindanao, more popularly known as SOCCSKSARGEN, on 16-18 February this year.

“The Science Nation Tour is a national roadshow aimed at making science felt by the average Filipino people down to the grassroots- to the last mile primarily thru massive promotion and expansion of programs, projects and services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) throughout the country,” explained the DOST XII Regional Director, Dr. Zenaida P. HR Laidan. “DOST Secretary Mario Montejo will lead the cause to showcase DOST developed scientific and technological advancements in the country.”

Dr. Laidan also informed that confirmed attendees and participants include heads and personnel from the industry and private sectors, local government units, national government agencies, as well as officials, faculty and students from the academe. Also participating are civil society organizations of various social and economic brackets.

The three-day event will feature activities reflecting DOST’s bid to integrate science in effOrts toward progress and inclusive growth. Opening Ceremonies will be held on the first day of the event, to start at 9:00AM at KCC Convention Center, General Santos City.

According to Dr. Laidan, DOST XII will supplement the event of not just informative and enlightening S&T undertakings but also amusing and entertaining activities for the people to enjoy whilst learning and being kept abreast of S&T developments.

Highlights of activities include Symposium on Strengthening Region’s Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change; the Regional Invention Contest; Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program Stakeholders’ Economic Cooperation; Youth S&T Assembly, Reaching out to Community: Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology; and the Halal Certification Conference.

“The S&T Caravan is seen to add color to our public campaign of giving value to S&T as a potent tool to spur productivity and development in every socio-economic aspect,” Dr. Laidan said.

Moreover, the event will feature DOST’s High Impact Programs, new projects, and roll-out of technologies developed by DOST’s research and development institutes. The event will also highlight current major accomplishments and success stories in DOST’s banner programs implemented in the region.

“Also to be staged is the launching of the operationalization of OneStore, an online marketing strategy for SMEs. Interestingly, we are taking our S&T exhibits to a whole new level of interactive and digital display,” stated Dr. Laidan.

Registration to the said event and to all its activities is free of charge and is still open not only for science enthusiasts but for everyone.  For online registration, schedule, and detailed information on each activity, please visit the DOST XII website: www.region12.dost.gov.ph.  (S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)


DTI conducts briefing on local competitiveness in Surigao Norte town

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 9 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte provincial office, upon the request of the local government unit (LGU) of Claver, conducted recently a briefing on local competitiveness held at the municipal mayor's conference room in Claver, Surigao del Norte.

The activity aims to provide understanding on the different level of competitiveness and the purpose and mechanics of the cities and municipalities competitiveness index (CMCI).

The briefing was attended by the local competitiveness sub-committee members under the Economic Development Committee of the Municipal Development Council of Claver which include private sectors and the mining industry stakeholders.

The competitiveness sub-committee was organized by virtue of the Executive Order issued by Mayor Eddie P. Gokiangkee aimed to institutionalize the municipal government competitiveness enhancement efforts.

Senior trade specialist Rodrigo R. Matabaran started the briefing by explaining why the briefing has to be conducted and then proceeded on presenting the purpose and mechanics of CMCI being conducted yearly by the National Competitiveness Council.

He stressed that the competitiveness measures focused on economic dynamism, infrastructures and government efficiency of the particular LGU territory.

During the said activity the attendees were also informed on the ranking of Claver and how it fared compared to other LGUs in the province and the Caraga region.

Claver was ranked at the 50th place among the 462 first and second class municipalities throughout the country.

Matabaran also stressed that the challenges and tasks ahead is for Claver to remain at the top 50 or even improve it on the succeeding rounds of CMCI.

He pointed out that the effort would not only be in the data generation required in CMCI survey but actually in the undertaking of various programs, projects and initiatives that will result to the significant improvement in infrastructures and efficiency in government service delivery as well as the levelling up of various economic activities of different sectors.

The local competitiveness sub-committee members present agreed to conduct a follow through meeting to discuss further relevant issues and prepare action plan to improve competitiveness of the municipality. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: ‘Oplan Galugad’ gilusad sa BJMP Caraga sa Surigao City jail

Ni JO2 Orlando V Montalban

BUTUAN CITY, Peb. 9 (PIA) - Gilusad sa Special Tactics And Response (STAR) Team (ang elite force sa BJMP) og sa mga personahe sa Regional Office sa BJMP Caraga, pinanguluhan ni Col Ester G Pepito, uban usab sa upat ka mga operatiba sa PDEA Caraga, inabagan sa usa ka K9 dog gikan sa LGU Butuan, ang pagpangronda sa Surigao City Jail niadtong kadlawon sa biyernes, petsa 5 ning bulan sa Pebrero.

Ang pagpangronda nga tawgon og Oplan Galugad gihimo sa tumong og tuyo nga makit-an og makuha gikan sa mga selda og posisyon sa mga binilanggo ang mga illegal nga droga, armas og uban pang mga kontrabando nga nakasulod sa maong pasilidad nga wala mabantaye sa routinary searches nga gahimoon sa mga bisita sa mga inmates o sa uban pang paagi nga ang maong mga butang nasulod sa bilanggoan.

Atol sa maong raid, nakuha ang mga salaping cash sa posisyon sa pipila ka mga inmates nga sobra na sa gitugot sa lagda nga pinakataas 2000 matag inmate, mga electronic gadgets, hait nga mga objects, sigarilyo, porn DVDs, drug paraphernalias og uban pang kontrabando.

Sa pakigpulong ni Col. Pepito sa mga inmates, iyang gipasidan-an sila sa dili na pagdugang pa sa problema nga ilang giatubang sa kasamtangan pinaagi sa pag-apil sa paggamit og pagpayuhot og droga sulod sa prisohan og pagpasulod sa mga kontrabando sulod niini tungod kay sinsero ang liderato sa BJMP sa kampyanya niini batok sa maong gimbuhatan. Midugang usab siya sa paghagit kanila nga moapil sa mga kalihokan sulod sa bilanggoan nga nagtumong sa pagtabang kanila nga magbag-o sa kaugalingon pinaagi sa inmates’ welfare and development programs. Hugot usab niyang gipamulong nga gukdon pinaagi sa balaod ang si bisan kinsang BJMP personnel nga mapamatud-an nga nalambigit sapagpasulod og mga kontrabando sa bilanggoan labi na ang illegal nga droga.

Ang maong ronda sinugdanan pa lamang sa daghan pang himoon sa umaabot nga mga adlaw alayon usab sa panawagan og mando sa bag-ong gitudlo nga Officer-In-Charge sa BJMP nga si Jail Chief Superintendent Deogracias C Tapayan, nga himoon ang BJMP-manned jails nga contraband and drug-free facilities. (BJMP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)