Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Butuan dad considers children as the most important sector

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 14 (PIA) – Government officials and employees, and guests from the private sector heard and witnessed the State of the Children's Report of mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada here on Tuesday.

City councilor Rema Burdeos, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Committee on Family, Women and Children Welfare/co-chair of Butuan City Council for the Welfare of Children (BCCWC) welcomed all the participants and guests, and emphasized that the city government gives due attention in the provision of programs and services to the children in the different barangays.

In his report, he underlined that the children are the most important sector in the society. “We want to give them what they deserve and allow them to exercise their rights so they will grow and live responsibly in the community,” he said.

Lagnada added that the government is doing its best efforts in giving due consideration to their needs and give them a brighter future through programs and services that directly address their welfare.

The good mayor also cited that all sectors of the society especially the marginalized sectors should be included in all the activities, programs and services of the government to attain sustainable peace and development in the city.

He further stressed that the government is ensuring the continuous provision of health and nutrition programs to the children.

Meanwhile, mayor Lagnada with other local officials also awarded of the Top 3 Most Active Members of the Butuan City Council for the Welfare of Children (BCCWC), and officially launched the Search of 2016 Most Child-Friendly Barangays. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


LGU-Butuan recognizes Most Child-Friendly Barangays

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 14 (PIA) – The city government here has recognized the efforts of the different barangays in the implementation of the programs and services for the welfare of children.

Of the 86 barangays, 10 were awarded as Most Child-Friendly Barangays during the State of the Children’s Report of mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada on Tuesday.

The Top 3 Most Child-Friendly Barangays for 2015 are the following: 1st place - Brgy. Baan Km. 3 (received P50,000.00 cash prize with personalized plaque and trophe); 2nd place - Brgy. Doongan (received P35,000.00 and plaque); and 3rd place - Brgy. San Vicente (received P15,000.00 and plaque).

Other barangays that were among the Most Child-Friendly Barangays include Obrero, Baobaoan, Bayanihan, Golden Ribbon, Bonbon, Los Angeles, and Pagatpatan.

Mayor Lagnada thanked them for their hard work and dedication in doing their functions in their respective barangays. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DOH Caraga strengthens #IwasPaputok campaign

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 13 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) Caraga during its media forum held Tuesday urges the public to opt for other strategies in lieu of the usual fireworks display, which cause injuries to the community during the celebration of Christmas and New Year.

According to DOH Caraga regional director Dr. Jose R. Llacuna, Jr., the 'Oplan: Iwas Paputok' is an annual campaign of the DOH against the use of firecrackers and fireworks to prevent injuries and deaths brought about by these during the holiday season. This year's campaign is anchored on the theme, "Iwas Paputok, Fireworks display ang Patok! Makiisa sa Fireworks Display sa inyong lugar."

Llacuna said the campaign will target children and parents, and that media partners will help contribute in the widest dissemination of the campaign because of their programs and expertise.

However, the DOH Caraga official also admitted that there are still individual who continues to use firecrackers, in that case, he advises if an injury due to firecrackers occurs, the wounds must be immediately washed with clean running water until visible dirt and gunpowder residue is gone and to seek medical attention for proper evaluation.

As per DOH national data, there was an 8 percent increase on the number of firecracker-related injury cases from 2014 to 2015 with 10-14 years old (33 percent) as the most affected group.

In Caraga region, firecracker injuries were remarkably high in 2015 with 81 cases compared to 2014 with only 18. In 2014, Surigao del Sur ranked the most number of firecracker injuries, while Agusan del Sur had 18 cases in 2015 and was highest in the tally. (NCLM/GMCC/PIA-Caraga)