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Siquijodnons told to be vigilant vs dengue (PIA) -- Dengue cases in Siquijor province have not reached an alarming level but people should remain vigilant. This was emphasized by Integrated Provincial Health Officer (IPHO) Dr. Josephine Bucol in an interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA) here. Bucol said there is not a big number of dengue cases in the province compared to last year and “we pray that it will never reach an alarming level.” Bucol advised parents to immediately report to the hospital any suspected cases of dengue, but clarified that it is also the right of the parents to choose the best hospitals for their children. “Although we are trained on the management of dengue, but in cases when the platelet is already lowered to less than 100, we cannot stop them from being alarmed and seek hospitals with better services and facilties. It is their choice,” Bucol said as she admitted that Siquijor provincial hospital is under level one facility with only 15 doctors to cater to the population of around 94,000. Following the national dengue alert warning raised by the Department of Health (DOH), the IPHO together with the rural health units (RHUs) in the six municipalities have intensified its call to all the provincial, municipal, and barangay leaders and the public to support the clean-up drive. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III urged local officials down to the barangay level “to raise awareness among the public, and more importantly in communities where signs of early dengue increases are evident.” A clean-up drive is conducted in Siquijor province every Friday starting Aug. 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (rac/PIA7Siquijor) A clean-up drive is conducted in the province every Friday starting Aug. 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in line with the implementation of the Search and Destroy Mosquitoes’ Breeding Places or the “Sabayang 4 O’clock Habit para DengGet Out”. Massive search and destroy is conducted in all breeding sites. As reported earlier, DOH records show 106,630 dengue cases, including 456 deaths, throughout the country from Jan. 1 to June 29. This is 85 percent higher than the 57,564 cases reported during the same

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‘Walis Tingting’ Siquijor’s tag for unity, security Maria Fire Station personnel cleaning a used tire to keep it from being a possiblle breeding ground for dengue-causing mosquitoes. The clean-up drive in Maria, Siquijor in line with the Anti-Dengue Campaign of the Department of Health. (rac/ PIA7-Siquijor w/ Zylbeth Cortes photo/BFP)

period in 2018. DOH has called on LGUs and the public for their support to ensure that discarded materials, especially those that can hold water, are properly disposed of to prevent the disease from becoming an outbreak. Zero Waste, an advocacy group, stated: “Reckless disposal of anything that can store water such as discarded tires, cans, bottles, plastic bags, and snack packs can serve as a breeding ground for Aedes Aegypti.” “If not kept dry and properly

maintained, mosquitoes can also breed in recyclable materials that we sort and collect at home, store at school, market, and barangay material recovery facilities, and even those we send to junk shops,” the group added. Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes can also breed in water containers such as tanks, drums and pails without covers, flower vases, in plates under potted plants, rain gutters, and in other artificial or natural water containers, the group said. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)

By Rizalie Anding Calibo SIQUIJOR (PIA) -- “We can fly high if we are unitied in our service,” said Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO) Provincial Director PCol. Angela Rejano as she likened the kind of service the province needs to the “walis tingting” (broom), the signature tag that she wants to popularize for the Siquijor police. At the meeting recently with the resort owners and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) here, Rejano has called on all resort owners and service providers to altogether break the “insecurity loop” of tourists, locals, and foreigners alike. She encouraged them to raise their issues and concerns, give reports and provide inputs for the Siquijor police to take action as she strives to provide quality service for both locals and tourists. “Katulad ng walis tingting, sana maging ganon din tayo (we should be like the broom),” she said, clarifying that the broom is not for witchcraft as the wrong notion signifies for Siquijor. It is for cleaning and it can only serve well its purpose because it is made of several broomsticks put together to make it stronger and give excellent service. “Pero kung ang pulis lang ang gumagalaw para sa inyo o kayo lang ang gumagalaw, hindi ang mga pulis, wala tayong puersa (There will be no power, no strength if it is only the police working for you, or you working for yourselves without the police),” the lady police director said. Rejano said there is a need to strengthen police community relations by undertaking several programs and projects and going to the communities to let them feel that the government is working for them. For its part, the SPPO, as one of their activities, conducted a series of tree and vegetable planting at the SPPO premises as a way of instilling

Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO) Provincial Director PCol. Angela Rejano (right) in one of her engagements with the information officers at the Pulong-Pulong with PIA and the Siquijor Association of Information Disseminators (SAID). (rac/ PIA7-Siquijor) environmental awareness to her police personnel and teaching them the necessarily skills that they can also impart to their respective communities. The SPPO with its municipal police stations is also high on information,

education and communication campaigns particularly on illegal drugs, terrorism, crime prevention, traffic laws and and other community awareness activities in the island. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)

SIQUIJOR, Sept. 11 (PIA) -- The Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Office Siquijor recently received a Certificate of Appreciation given by Environment Sec. Roy A. Cimatu for a 100 percent action/closure of Hotline 8888 complaints referred with concrete and specific action from Nov. 4, 2017 to June 30, 2019 pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 6, series of 2016. The award was presented by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns and

Supervising Usec. for DENR Action Center Hotline Benny Antiporda and DENR Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Executive Secretary Ricardo P. Bernabe III, on behalf of Secretary Cimatu at Hotel Lucky Chinatown, Binondo, Manila on Sept. 5, 2019. This 8888 Citizens Complaint Hotline is anchored on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) pronouncement. This was launched to ensure a quick response to complaints as required under EO No. 6. (rac.PIA7-Siquijor/Mary Ann Manlegro/DENR)

PENRO Siquijor awarded for 100% closure of hotline complaints



TESDA Siquijor offers free Nat’l Assessment in Lifeguard Services NCII

Mga estudyante, libre na sa terminal fees sa mga tugpahanan

( P I A ) - - T h e Te c h n i c a l Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) - Siquijor Provincial Office announces its conduct of a free National Competency

Assessment under the Scholarship Program in Competency Assessment and Certification (CACW) for the qualification of Lifeguard Services NC II on August 22-23, 2019 at Philippine

#GoodNews Siquijor! The Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial Federation (SKPF) of Siquijor is one of the top 30 finalists and top 5 out of the 125 entries submitted nationwide in the national search for 1st Outstanding Sangguniang Kabataan Project Awards under the three categories : Health, Peace Building and Security and Social Inclusion and Equity. Congratulations #Siquijor SKPF under the leadership of SK President Brylle Deeiah Tumarong #YouthEmpowerment #EmpoweringCommunities

Life Saving (PLS) TVET Academy Corporation, Lazi, Siquijor. Interested candidates are advised to prepare and submit the following: Duly accomplished Application Form; 3pcs Passport size picture (white background and with collar); Employment certification or endorsement letter from industry/ Institution or Group (for employed); Barangay Certification indicating as lifeguard practitioner (for selfemployed); and Health or Medical Certificate indicating that the applicant is fit to take the national assessment. Deadline for submission is on August 16, 2019. For details, contact 09173140185 and look for Jessalyn B. Co, or visit TESDA Provincial Office - Siquijor at Catamboan, Lazi, Siquijor. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor/Elsa A. Apiag/TESDA-Siquijor IO)

MGB-7 holds vulnerability risk assessment in CV (PIA)--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) is currently conducting a vulnerability risk assessment which includes generating data on possible sinkholesin different areas in Cebu and of Central Visayas, MGB-7 Chief of the Geosciences Division Al Emil Berador, said there are many sinkholes in the region and they are prioritising the risk assessment of land areas in Badian in Cebu, Bohol province, and other areas identified to be at risk of landslides or have experienced landslides in the past. As many mountainous areas in Cebu province are tagged as landslide-prone, MGB-7 urged the local government units here to remain vigilant and to always follow advisories from the bureau to avoid untoward incidents. MGB-7 is also undertaking the quadrangle geological mapping for the

entire region to aid in applications such as mineral exploration, groundwater resource and vulnerability assessment, solid waste disposal site selection, and land use planning. The bureau started conducting the drafting of geologic reports and map digitization since last year. Ground water resources assessment, according to MGB-7, is done per municipality. So far, the bureau has covered three municipalities within Region 7. In the same forum, MGB-7 Chief of Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division Armando Malicse said one of the provisions for companies under the authority of DENR is that a company has to submit environmental protection and management programs to protect the environment, and carry out these programs. Permits for those selling land and gravel minerals as well as the requirements in processing

permits have undergone streamlining and has been simplified, said Raul Laput, officer in charge of the Mine Management Division under the MGB-7. This has been adjusted to fit the needs and capabilities of small scale businesses in the process of acquiring the permit. The MGB officials also shared the different violations reported to their respective divisions. The most common violations include not wearing of safety gear for workers, lack of fire extinguishers in most mining establishments, disregard to safety signages, and even the lack of tire blocks in parking vehicles in areas of mining companies. MGB-7 was the featured agency during the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO) PIA-7 forum held July 30, 2019 at the regional office of the Philippine Information Agency in Central Visayas. (SMB/PIA7)

Cebuano News Prangkisa sa “Solar Pa r a s a B a ya n , ” gilagdaan na ni Duterte

(PIA)--Sugod niadtong Agosto 1, 2019, dili na pabayron ang mga estudyante og terminal fees sa tanang tugpahanan sa nasod. Kini base sa memorandum nga gilagdaan ni Director General Jim Sydiongco sa Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) diin nakalatid nga sugod niadtong Agosto 1, libre na ang mga estudyante sa terminal fee sa tanang tugpananan nga gi-operate sa CAAP. Base sa memorandum, sakop sa kamanduan ang mga estudyante nga nakaenroll sa preschool hangtod college apil

na usab ang mga naka-enroll sa trade/arts/ technical/vocational schools ug training centers. Ang mga kwalipikadong estudyante lamang mo-apply og student exemption certificate sa Malasakit Help Desks sa mga airports aron maka-avail sa libreng terminal fees. Matud pa sa CAAP, tanang Malasakit Help Desks sa mga tugpahanan magsilbi isip refund counters hangtod sa magbaton na og sistema ang mga airline company aron mahatag ang exemption sa ilang booking system. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

(PIA)—While the law provides that double discounts do not apply on promotional fares for persons with disabilities (PWDs), would the case against OceanJet of the Ocean Fast Ferries Corporation denying them the legally mandated 20 percent discount on domestic sea and air travel hold water? This sums up the general concern of PWDs and senior citizens who feel they have been shortchanged because the shipping company denies them the fare discount because, as OceanJet claims, their fares are on promo. During the opening program for the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in July, PWDs complained to government agencies concerned because Ocean Fast Ferries Corporation (OceanJet) accordingly denies them the mandatory 20% discount as provided by the Republic Act 10754 or the Act expanding the benefits and privileges of PWDs. PWDs on sea travel noted that a shipping company has been denying them their discounted privilege, claiming that the promo fare already as the discount reflected. The Promo fair however applies to all. (PIA/Bohol) According to several PWDs, OceanJet claims their fare rates are already reflecting the Libre Balik Promo, when one buys a ticket. LibreBalik Promo accordingly puts up P800 for the two way trips, while it collects P500 for one way tickets.

In the Tagbilaran-Cebu sea route, another shipping company, SuperCat charges P500 one way, while another company; Island Water collects P475 for one way. Both Supercat and Island Water grants the mandatory 20% to PWDs and senior citizens SC. But, as to OceanJet, with their promo, PWDs want to know how much is their base far as approved by government regulating bodies, because they said by offering the promo to everyone, the PWDs who are already disadvantaged, would now be counted like any ordinary passenger. Observers also noted that if the P500 one way would be exacted the mandatory discount, PWDs would only be paying P400 for one way, one they could not claim. is the Island of W i t h t h i s , t h e Siquijor’s first electronic newsletter produced underprivileged sector which has been denied a legally by the Philippine Information Agency-Siquijor mandated privilege is now Information Center and the DOST - Provincial ineligible, that they want to be Science and Technology Center. clarified on this. U n c o n f i r m e d It contains snippets of information about information however said that Siquijor, Central Visayas and the Philippine a case has already been filed in court about this, if only for the Government. case to be a basis for PWDs to THERE IS GOOD NEWS EVERYDAY. act on their concern. FOLLOW US online! As this continued, PWDs hope they can be /Pia Siquijor appraised as to the status so /PIA Siquijor that they can be guided. (rahc/ PIA-7/Bohol)

PWDs want legal word on sea travel discount denial

Gilagdaan na ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang balaod nga maghatag og 25 ka tuig nga prangkisa sa “Solar Para sa Bayan ” nga gipanag-iya sa anak ni Antique Rep. Loren Legarda nga si Leandro Leviste aron maghatag og solar energy sa mga naa sa suok nga mga dapit sa tibuok nasod. Base sa Republic Act No. 11357 nga gilagdaan sa Presidente niadtong Hulyo 31, apil sa mga serbisyohan sa kompanya ni Leviste ang mga barangay, munisipalidad ug lungsod sa mga lalawigan sa Aurora, Bohol, Cagayan, Camiguin, Capiz, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Guimaras, Isabela, Masbate, Misamis Occidental, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan ug Tawi-Tawi. Kalabot niini, gi-obliga sa balaod ang maong kompanya sa pagtukod og mga pasilidad ug mangapod-apod og ekipo aron maka-avail ang mga kustomer og maayo ug masaligang tinybdan sa enerhiya. Ubos usab sa maong balaod, gimanduan ang solar firm sa pagsumiter ngadto sa Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Department of Energy (DOE) ug Kongreso og annual compliance report agi og pagsunod sa terms and conditions sa gihatag nga prangkisa. Ang solar energy mas barato kun itandi sa kuryente nga produkto sa petrolyo. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)



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