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News : Calabarzon's Corner , Philippines

Lucena : Philippines | Sep 16, 2012 at 9:31 AM PDT
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A. QUEZON 1. Quezon LGU distributes segregation trash bins

Thursday 13th of September 2012 LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Sept 13 (PIA) -- The provincial government of Quezon through the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO Quezon) distributed 26 sets of segregation trash bins to Lucena East 7 Elementary School, Quezon Science High School and Quezon Provincial Jail this city.

The project is in line with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act being implemented by the national government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) nationwide.

A set of segregation trash bin is composed of three trash holders marked biodegradable, recyclable and residual. This aims to segregate immediately biodegradable and non-biodegradable or recyclable waste materials.

Biodegradable waste materials will be used as fertilizers while non-biodegradable waste such as plastic bags, papers, cans and bottles will be recycled.

ENRO Quezon also conducted seminars on proper waste management and disposal at the Quezon Provincial Jail, public schools and government offices in Lucena City. (CPG/RMO, PIA-Quezon)

2. Anti-human trafficking campaign strengthened in Quezon By Joselito M. Giron Thursday 13th of September 2012 LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Sept 13 (PIA) -- The governor of Quezon has strengthened and renamed the provincial inter-agency committee against trafficking in persons and violence against women and children (PIACAT-VAWC) to provincial committee on anti-trafficking and violence against women and their children (PCAT-VAWC).

Ofelia Palayan, provincial gender and development (PGAD) office head, said Governor David Suarez issued Executive Order 18 to ensure that PCAT-VAWC will institute policies and programs to protect women and children victims of trafficking and violence by formulating local ordinances and resolutions.

Palayan said PCAT-VAWC will create and establish systems on surveillance, investigation and rescue to ensure effective and efficient coordination among local government units.

PCAT-VAWC will monitor and oversee the strict implementation of Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-trafficking in Persons Act, Republic Act 9262 or Anti-violence Against Women and their Children Act and other related laws for the protection of women and children.

The PGAD council has created an ‘anti-trafficking referral network’ composed of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO), Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda), Department of Education (DepEd), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the PGAD office to monitor and assist victims of human trafficking. (CPG/JMG,PIA-Quezon) 3. Complimentary feeding program to be implemented in 7 Quezon towns By Ruel M. Orinday Wednesday 12th of September 2012 LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Sept. 12 (PIA) --The Multi-sectoral Provincial Nutrition Council (MPNC) of Quezon will implement complementary feeding program in seven municipalities of Quezon Province starting October until December 2012.

Provincial Health Officer Agripino Tullas said during the meeting of MPNC that the feeding program shall be conducted in the towns of Jomalig, Buenavista, Patnanungan, San Narciso, Burdeos, Pililio and General Nakar.

Tullas added that the program aims to uplift the nutritional status of children and further fight the prevalence rate of malnutrition in the province specifically in the said towns.

The P70,000 fund coming from the Department of Health (DOH) is intended for the purchase of Joemix product of Atimonan LGU that will be used for the supplementary feeding program.

Joemix is a mixture of indigenous food such as rice, dried mongo and sesame seeds. Its nutrient composition are fat- 12.8 grams; iron-2.5 grams; calcium-147 milligrams; protein-13.2 grams and energy.

MPNC also requested the assistance of the provincial government to support the complementary feeding program by providing additional fund to cover or assist other municipalities in Quezon with cases on malnutrition.

Relative to this the MPNC is also planning to hold a strategic planning workshop in the province to be participated by municipal nutrition action officers. One of the objectives of the workshop is to formulate and implement effective nutrition programs in every municipality of Quezon. (R. Orinday/ PIA- Quezon)

B. CAVITE 1. CSC Cavite to hold symposium on smoking By Ruel B. Francisco Thursday 13th of September 2012 TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Sept 13 (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will hold a four-hour symposium tomorrow to raise awareness on its Memorandum Circular 17, series of 2009 which prohibits smoking in all government premises, buildings and grounds except those declared as smoking areas.

Other laws and issuances protecting the people from the harmful effects of smoking will also be discussed to encourage dissemination of information to all public servants.

The invitation is open for heads of human resources, medical, communication and legal officers from national government agencies (NGAs), local government units, social welfare and development offices, state colleges and universities, principals of public high schools and elementary schools, division schools’ superintendents and government hospitals.

The symposium will be held at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Conference Center in Tagaytay City from 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free.

Only 80 participants can be accomodated hence the event is on a first come, first served basis. (CPG/RBF, PIA-Cavite/CSC Cavite Field Office) 2. Koreans visit Cavite schools Thursday 13th of September 2012 TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Sept 13 (PIA) -- Representatives from the Jeollabuk-do Office of Education of the Republic of Korea visited several public schools in the province as part of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Governor Jonvic Remulla and Governor of Education of Jeollabuk-do Kim Seung-Hwan in 2010.

The agreement which will be effective until 2014 includes two components, namely: training of information and communication technology (ICT) educators in Korea and donation of computers in several public schools in the province.

The program started in 2005 when the provincial government and the Governor of Jeollabuk-do Office of Education signed a 5-year MOU.

Remulla together with Camille Lauren V. Del Rosario, head of the Provincial ICT and Superintendent Dr. Yolanda Carpina of the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Cavite welcomed the delegation headed by Choi Dong Ham – manager, Future Human Resource of Jeollabuk-do Office.

The Korean delegation visited the Naic Coastal National High School and Antonio Del Rosario Senior Memorial School (Bagtas Elementary School). The schools were among the 14 beneficiaries of computer donations from Korea and ICT Training Program for teachers to Korea. Aside from desktop computers, the two schools and DepEd– Division of Cavite received laptop computers in support of their ICT Program.

The delegation also visited the Cavite State University main campus in Indang where university officials led by Dr. Hernando Robles, vice president for administration and support services presented the ICT programs and facilities of the university. CvSU was recognized as the Regional ICT Center of Region 4A (Calabarzon). (CPG/RBF, PIA-Cavite with Bobok Tulabot and Annie Tacazon of PICAD) 3. Bacoor receives 'Bakas Parangal ng Kabayanihan' award By Ruel B. Francisco Thursday 13th of September 2012 CITY OF BACOOR, Cavite, Sept 13 (PIA) -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has awarded the Bakas Parangal ng Kabayanihan to the Bacoor Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC) for their exemplary and extraordinary act of selflessness in reaching out to those who are in urgent need of assistance in times of calamities and disasters.

Mayor Strike Revilla who is the chairman of the BDRRMC received the award yesterday at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Commissioned Officers Club in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

NDRRMC’s Bakas Parangal ng Kabayanihan award is given to the leader of a unit or group that exhibited model acts of heroism in times of calamities and disasters in their areas.

Meanwhile, the local Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) presented certificates of appreciation to groups and individuals who supported their on going programs such as the Electronic-Dalaw (E-Dalaw) for inmates.

City BJMP Chief Inspector Bernie Ruiz said the program allows inmates to get in touch with their relatives and loved ones through the internet without the hassle or expenses of the latter in going to the jail. He added that it boosts the morale of inmates and somehow eases their homesickness.

Revilla and Chief Insp. Ruiz thanked the supporters of the program which continue to provide technical and health services and assistance to inmates. (CPG/MPDC, PIA-Cavite, Bacoor PIO)

4. 4Ps to be implemented in Bacoor by early 2013 By Ruel B. Francisco Thursday 13th of September 2012 CITY OF BACOOR, Cavite, Sept 13 (PIA) -- The city government will implement the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) also called as Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in early 2013.

This was discussed by Mayor Strike Revilla in a meeting with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Dinky Soliman at the DSWD office in Quezon City.

The 4Ps is a “human development program of the national government and a social protection strategy that invests in the health and education of poor children age 0-14 years old,” according to the DSWD website.

Revilla said the program of the national government is consistent with the six-point STRIKE program implemented by the city government. It includes providing social services, housing projects for the poor and personnel of the city government and health services to underprivileged residents of Bacoor.

The rehabilitation program for victims of the recent southwest monsoon which affected some 72,000 families was also discussed during the meeting wherein the city government declared a state of calamity to speed up delivery of services to affected families.

Joining Soliman and Revilla during the meeting were City Administrator Attorney Doris Yumol, City Legal Officer attorney Elmer Rabuya and City Social Welfare and Development Office Chief Liliane de Roxas-Ugalde and her staff. (CPG/RBF, PIA-Cavite/Bacoor PIO)

5. Cavite town launches Fire Olympics 2012 By Ruel B. Francisco Thursday 13th of September 2012 CARMONA, Cavite, Sept. 13 (PIA) -- The local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) led the recent staging of the first Mayor Loyola’s Fire Olympics 2012.

The event, headed by Fire Inspector Rosalinda Santa Ana, aims to enhance the efficiency and promote camaraderie among fire marshals and fire aides.

Fire marshals and fire aides in 14 barangays, including those from the People’s Technology Complex, Golden Mile and Inventory Exchange Center participated in the event. The fire marshals of Barangay Bancal emerged as the overall champion.

The following games which are essential in fire rescue were held: fire extinguisher with rescue, hose throwing and busted connection with nozzle, bucket relay, wild hose recovery and tug of war.

Cavite 5th District Representative Roy Loyola and his wife Mayor Dahlia Loyola, Vice Mayor Cesar Ines, members of the Sangguniang Bayan and officials of the local BFP attended the event. (CPG/RBF, PIA-Cavite/Carmona PIO)

Bessy60 is based in San Pablo, Southern Tagalog, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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