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DOST-7 holds 2019 RSTW celeb in ‘Island of Fire’ SIQUIJOR (PIA) -- The “Island of Fire” played host during the the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) which kicks off today August 15. Celebrated for the first time in the Province of Siquijor, the three-day regional event is held at the Capital Square, Siquijor, Siquijor with the theme: “Science fo the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development.” Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Sec. Fortunato T. de la Pena, in a press statement, said RSTW is celebrated every year as part of the nationwide observance of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) as mandated by Presidential Proc. 2214, as amended by Republic Act 169 of 1993. RA 169 was passed to provide an opportunity to “focus regional and national attention on the contribution of science and technology to national develoment and to give recognition and appreciation to outstanding accomplishments and personalities in science and technology.” The celebration is aimed at providing an opportunity to focus regional and national attention on the contribution

I nfo rm a tion and Co mmunic ation Technology (ICT) Multi-Stakeholder Forum and Reconstitution of the ICT Council at Salagdoong Beach Resort Pavillion, Maria, Siquijor with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the provincial government of Siquijor.

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Siquijor barangay bags 2019 nutri award 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) Press Conference with the DOST Secretary moderated the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Siquijor. (rac/ PIA7-Siquijor) of science and technology to national development and to give recognition and appreciation to outstanding accomplishments and personalities in science and technology. It is also aimed at promoting public awareness of science,

technology and innovation as a tool for enterprise development and community empowerment. Highlighting the celebration are fora, conferences, dialogues, exhibit, and a host of other interesting science, technology and innovation activities. (rac/ PIA7-Siquijor w/DOST report)

SIQUIJOR (PIA) -- Barangay Panlautan of the municipality of Siquijor in Siquijor Province made it this year as the first runner-up in the 2019 Search for Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC) in Central Visayas. With the barangay named after “utan” which refers to local vegetables, Panlautan is proud of their community’s food gardens and their effects on the nutrition status of the children in the community which contributed to the achievement of the award. Panlautan BNC also runs the Small Coconut Farmers Project, a livelihood project which started in 2014 and intended for small farmers specifically those families with malnourished children. The project also aims to ensure sustainability of coconut trees in the area and help the community make the most of their produce by tapping external partners in conducting livelihood training activities. The BNC being familiar with the nutritional status of the children in their area and the factors leading to it, have made efforts in addressing the problem through the conduct of family counseling sessions, yearly Pabasa sa Nutrisyon, backyard gardening, dietary supplementation and food for work, among other programs implemented with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Specifically, the BNC aims to reduce the number of undernourished

Members of the Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC) of Brgy. Panlautan, Siquijor, Siquijor which won first runner-up in the 2019 Search for Outstanding BNC in Central Visayas. (PIA7-Siquijor w/NNC7 photo)

children in the barangay and promote the importance of farming in today’s generation. Members of the BNC have been passionate in serving the community in providing sustainable income to the underprivileged families leading to a drop in the barangay’s malnutrition rate. Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte has recognized the contributions of the nutrition awardees in nation-building. In his souvenir program message for the 2019 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony, he reminded the awardees that their role as contributors in nation-building does not end after winning an award and that together, they must improve the implementation and sustainability of nutrition programs along with other

health initiatives. “Now, more than ever, our government needs you. This is just the beginning of your bigger role in ensuring the well-being of our citizens,” he said. The National Nutrition Awarding ceremony is an annual event of the National Nutrition Council to recognize outstanding local government units (LGUs) and BNS with effective and efficient implementation of nutrition programs resulting to improved nutrition situation of infants, young children, and mothers. For Region 7, the 2019 Grand Nutrition Awards was held Aug. 9, 2019 at the at the Lapu-lapu Grand Ballroom, Bai Hotel, Mandaue City, Cebu. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)

iSIQUIJOR GOVERNMENTNEWS #Empowering Communities By virtue of Proclamation No. 789 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, August 12, 2019 is declared a regular holiday in view of the nationwide observance of Eid’l Adha.

DOH7: Dengue cases up by 118% in CV (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 7 recorded a 118 percent increase in dengue cases this year for the period January to July 20 compared to the same period last year. DOH earlier declared a national dengue epidemic following the 146,062 dengue cases recorded since January to July 20 of this year, which is 98 percent higher than the cases recorded in the same period last year. But, during the week, DOH CV authorities noted a decrease. The national epidemic declaration will enable local government units to localize strategies and responses as needed to address the epidemic situation, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. As of the declaration, there are seven out of 17 regions that have exceeded the epidemic threshold of dengue in their regions for the past three consecutive weeks. Leading the list of regions is the Region 6, Western Visayas, with 23,330 cases. In Central Visayas, there are

a total of 11,085 cases and 74 deaths recorded as of August 3. This is a 118% increase in cases compared to the same period last year. Most of those affected are between ages 6-10 years old. Majority of cases in the region are from Cebu City with 1,486 cases and 11 deaths; Lapu-lapu City with 661 cases and two deaths; and Mandaue City with 451 cases and three deaths. As of this writing, DOH-7 Regional Director Jaime Bernadas said the region hasn not reached the epidemic level as of now. He said the incidence of dengue in the region has not significantly gone up, and as of the recent week, has gone down. Despite the decrease in cases, the DOH still urges everyone to be alert and clean up their surroundings of possible breeding grounds of the mosquitoes. As the Aedes Aegypti are commonly affecting kids, the health department has taken precautionary measures in schools around the region

through the distribution of insecticidetreated screens used in windows and openings for classrooms to combat mosquitoes that find their way in classrooms. More than 50% of schools around the region have been given the treated screens and the DOH targets 100% distribution in all schools across the provinces in the region. Aside from the 4s Kontra Dengue measures that the health department is promoting, starting August 6, DOH and other government agencies, LGUs, schools, offices, and communities will conduct the Sabayang 4’oclock Habit para DengGet-Out, focusing on search and destruction of mosquito breeding sites. DOH-7’s Dr. Bernadas urges public that if one has a fever for three consecutive days already, one should get checked in nearest hospitals. There are fast lanes for dengue cases in different hospitals across the region, he added. Besides, consultation and treatment is free in public hospitals nationwide. (smb/PIA7)


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Tawag sa hotline 911 libre na; magbinuang og tawag, silotan

Paghikaw sa 20% PWD, SC discount buot mapatin-aw

(PIA)--Gipahibalo sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) nga tanang Emergency 911 Hotline sa gobyerno libre na alang sa mga subscriber sa PLDT, Smart, Talk ‘N Text ug Sun apan nihatag og pasidaan sa mga prank ug fraudulent caller sa hotline nga mahimo silang pahamtangan og silot ubos sa balaod. Base sa datos gikan sa DILG Emergency 911 National Office, kasagarang makadawat og halos 3,500 nga emergency calls ang hotline sulod sa usa ka buwan ug mga 100 nga lehitimo nga tawag sulod sa usa ka adlaw. Gipahayag ni DILG Kalihim Eduardo M. Año nga nalipay ang ilang buhatan sa pagtuman sa usa ka dakong telecommunication company sama sa PLDT, kauban ang uban niining mobile network companies nga Smart, Talk ‘N Text ug Sun Mobile Network, sa nakalatid sa Executive Order (EO) No. 56 s. 2018 nga maoy nagtakda sa Emergency Hotline 911 isip emergency answering point sa tibuok nasod. Sigun sa Section 3 sa EO 56, ang Emergency 911 Commission ang maoy mosiguro nga tanang tawag sa Emergency 911 Hotline libre na ug walay tukmang bayad o uban pang singlononon. Nagpasalamat ang DILG Chief sa PLDT sa pagpahigayon niini og mabulokong corporate social responsibility pinaagi sa pag-una sa interes sa mga Pilipino labaw sa kitaon sa kompanya agi og pagsunod sa EO ug nanghinaot nga ma-aghat usab ang uban pang mga telecommunications company sa pagsunod niini. Matud pa nga kasamtangan usab nga gi-kumpleto karon sa Globe Telecom Inc. ang technical validation niini samtang padayon ang implementasyon sa network aron himuong libre ug zero-rated ang mga tawag sa 911 ug nagpabilin ang pakighiusa sa tanan sa lakang sa Emergency 911. Samtang nipasidaan ang DILG nga dili sila magduha-duha nga gukdon ang mga prank ug fraudulent caller tungod kay ang pagbinuang og tawag makababag sa paghatag og dinaliang aksyon sa panahon sa emergency ug

(PIA)--Gitugotan ba ang usa ka kompanya sa panakyanan sa kadagatan nga dili na mohatag sa gimandu sa balaod nga diskwento alang sa mga may kabilinggan sa lawas (PWD) ug senior citizens (SC) tungod kay may nagpadayon sila’ng gitanyag nga promo? Kini mao’y buot masayran sa mga PWD ug senior citizens kinsa nibati nga natikasan kay nagdumili ang usa ka kompanya sa panakyanan sa kadagatan sa ilang angayan nga makuha nga diskwento. Segun sa mga PWDs didto sa binuksan nga kalihukan sa National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week sa Hulyo, didto sa Activity Center sa Island City Mall, nga nagdumili ang OceanFast Ferries (OFF) sa paghatag sa 20% nga diskwento nga gimandu sa balaod. Kini, matud pa, tungod sa rason nga may Libre Balik Promo nga nagpadayon ang kompanya nga napahimuslan na sa pagkuha sa ticket. Gani, bisan wala na ang Libre Balik Promo, dihang gipangayo na usab ang nasugo sa balaod, giangkon na usab sa OFF nga naghatag gihapon sila sa lukop nga diskwento sa ilang pletehan nga P500. mahimong mapahamtangan og silot ubos sa balaod. Nanawagan si Año sa publiko nga i-dial lamang ang Emergency 911 Hotline sa panahon sa tinuod nga emerhensiya ug ihunong ang paggamit niini alang sa prank ug fraudulent calls. Matud pa sa Kalihim nga ang pag-prank call mahimong pahamtangan og silot ubos sa Presidential Decree 1727 ug ang mga mapamatud-ang nilapas niini mahimong mabilanggo og dili molapas sa 5 ka tuig o multa nga kapin sa P40,000, depende sa desisyon sa korte. (ecb/ PIA7-Bohol)

Segun pa sa mga PWDs, dili obligado ang OFF nga mohatag sa promo, apan obligado ang OFF nga mohatag og kwentada sa ilang obligasyon nga mandu sa balaod alang sa sektor nga naalkanse na nga daan. Bisan pa, may mga naniid nga mibutyag nga ang P500, kon may 20 porsyento na kini nga discount, mahimo nga kining ilang giangkon nga pletehan, dili maoy makit an nga gisanghid sa mga ahensya sa kagamhanan nga nagtugot sa ilang prangkisa. Niini, nanghangyo ang mga sektor nga nahimong nahikawan sa mandu sa balaod, nga mapatin-awan sa nasampit nga kahimtang. Hinuon, may wala pa makompirmar nga kasayuran nga nahipos, nga may kaso na nga gisang at sa korte aron kahatagan na og patinaw kon sakto ba ang OFF sa ilang gibuhat sa paghikaw sa diskwento. Wala pa usab hinuon dugang kasayuran kabahin sa kaugmaran sa gitaho nga kaso. Samtang kini nagpadayon, nangandoy ang mga PWDs nga maresolbar na sa labing dali nga panahon ang ilang gipangayo nga pagpatin aw, sanglit kini dili lamang alang kanila, apan usab alang sa senior citizens. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)


is the Island of Siquijor’s first electronic newsletter produced by the Philippine Information Agency-Siquijor Information Center and the DOST - Provincial Science and Technology Center. It contains snippets of information about Siquijor, Central Visayas and the Philippine Government.


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