Tagalog News: Penology Officer Exam idinadaos ngayon

LUNGSOD NG DAGUPAN, Agosto 12 (PIA) — Siyamnapu’t dalawang aplikante mula sa Rehiyon 1, 2 at Cordillera Administrative Region ang kumukuha ng “penology officer eligibility” na ginaganap na Penology Officer Examination sa La Union National High School sa Lungsod ng San Fernando, La Union ngayon, Agosto 12.

Ang pagsusulit ay pinapangunahan ng Komisyon sa Serbisyong Sibil o Civil Service Commission (CSC) na siyang magbibigay ng “certificate of eligibility” sa mga makakapasa.

Ito ay kailangan upang maging regular na kawani ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) at iba pang kaugnay na ahensya, maliban sa Pambansang Pulisya ng Pilipinas. Kailangan din ang kaukulang edukasyon, karanasan at kasanayan upang maging permanente sa nasabing ahensya.

Ang mga aplikante ay naghanda sa larangan ng mga konsepto sa pangangasiwa ng bilangguan, konsepto ng kustodya o pangangalaga, mga programa sa kapakanan at paghubog sa mga bilanggo, at pampamahalaang-usapin sa BJMP.

Ipinaalam ng CSC na papatawan ng karampatang parusa ang sinuman na mahuhuling mandaraya sa pagsusulit. (JCR/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan kalakip ang ulat mula sa CSC)

Urinalysis, the cheapest way to detect kidney disease – NKTI

Urinalysis, the cheapest way to detect kidney disease – NKTIVIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, August 8 (PIA) – Most Pinoys afraid to undergo urinalysis, or any medical examination. They don’t want to know that they are suffering from any disease, particularly kidney disease.

During the two-day NKTI Message Development Workshop on August 4 and 5 at Ciudad Fernandina Hotel in Vigan City, Dr Antonio R Paraiso, the program manager of the Renal Disease Control and Prevention (REDCOP), said that this notion among Pinoys must be changed. It is because end stage renal diseases treatment such as dialysis is very expensive. And urinalysis is the fastest way to know if one has kidney disease.

Paraiso explained that diabetic and hypertensive patients are at high risk of kidney disease. The NKTI reported that 14,000 Pinoys suffered from end-stage renal disease in 2010. And they are now undergoing dialysis. This is why every Pinoy must undergo urinalysis every year.

According to Lab Test Online.org.au, urinalysis or urine microscopy, is “used as a screening and/or diagnostic tool because it can detect different metabolic and kidney disorders.

Urinalysis is also the cheapest way to detect kidney disease in a person. It is the simplest, one-time screening and diagnostic test, giving 10 signs about the renal (kidney) health of a patient.

REDCOP is into a campaign that persuades Pinoys to undergo yearly urinalysis for early detection. Kidney disease, it says in a report, takes about 15 to 20 years before it “becomes fullblown”. Early detection, experts say, must begin at the ages between 18 to 40 years to prevent the disease. This is because end stage dialysis occurs from ages 40 to 60 years .

In some conditions, it also provides an easy, economical, and relatively fast test to monitor ongoing patient progress, for example, if you want to know whether a condition is getting better or worse.” (ANL/ICR-PIA 1 Ilocos Sur)

Tagalog News: Pagamutang Probinsyal ng Ilocos Norte nagtataguyod ang patas na serbisyo

LUNGSOD NG LAOAG, Agosto 7 (PIA) — Nagpalabas ng direktiba kamakailan ang Pagamutang Probinsyal ng Ilocos Norte sa sa pagbibigay ng tama at patas na serbisyo para sa mga pasyente, base sa isang ordinansa ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Ang ordinansa blg. 040-2011 ay naglalayong mapatupad ang mga alituntunin sa tamang trato, pagbabayad at pagbibigay ng sersbisyong-medikal sa mga pasyenteng tinatanggap sa pagamutan.

Ipinag-uutos ng nasabing ordinansa sa ‘patient’s advocate committee’ ng pagamutan ang pagsasagawa ng lektyur tungkol sa karapatan at kapakanan ng mga pasyente para sa kanilang sariling kaalaman.

Ipinag-utos din sa naturang komite ang pagsasagawa ng survey o ‘one-on-one interview’ sa mga pasyente para sa kanilang mga reklamo at hinaing ukol sa serbisyo ng nasabing pagamutan para sa mas madaliang pagbibigay ng solusyon.

Sinabi ni Dr. Roger Braceros, hepe ng pagamutang probinsyal, na kinakailangan ang pagsasagawa ng mga nasabing direktiba para sa patas na pagbibigay serbisyo sa kanilang mga pasyente.

Pinayuhan din ni Dr. Llewelyn Santos ang mga pasyente na sa ‘billing section’ lamang dapat makipag-ugnayan tungkol sa kanilang bayarin upang maiwasan ang posibilidad ng pang-aabuso at pandaraya.

Ang Pagamutang Probinsyal ng Ilocos Norte ay kilala din sa tawag na Gov. Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital. (ANL/CDG-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)

Iloco news: OPAG nangipaay iti nadumaduma a serbisyo para kadagiti ub-ubbing ditoy La Union

BACNOTAN, La Union, Agosto 8 (PIA) – Agarup sangagasut limapulo nga agad-adal nga ub-ubbing ti Ortega Elementary School ti naipaayan ti nadumaduma a serbisyo itay nabiit ditoy ili ti Bacnotan kas paset ti “Special Community Service Day” nga indauluan ti Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

Dagiti aktibidades ti Special Community Service Day ket kadagiti sumaganad: feeding program, panagiwaras iti arwaten ti eskwela ken nadumaduman a pagan-anay; ken panagpabuya ti “puppet show”.

Indauluanda OPAG provincial agriculturist Imelda Sannadan ken Assistant provincial agriculturist Alberto Lacsamana ken dagiti mangisursuro ti day care ken elementarya iti “feeding program” no sadino pinakanda dagitii ub-ubbing ti arroz caldo, kankanin ken pina-inum ida ti kalamansi juice.

Kuna ni Alberto Lacsamana, OPAG assistant provincial agriculturist, ti “outreach program” ket maysa a wagas tapno matulunganda dagiti residente ti barangay kasta met a maipakitada ken maipariknada ti panangdungngo kaniada.

Kas paset pay ti datoy a programa, adda ti naipabuya a “puppet show” nga indauluan ti City Environment and Natural Resources Office ti siudad ti San Fernando ken Opag tapno maipalaguip kadagiti tattao ken dagiti ub-ubbing a ti aglawlaw ket masapul a maprotektaran ken masalakniban.

Kalpasan ti panagpabuya, adda naited nga arwaten ti panageskwela kas iti envelope, lapis, papel, pagpigket, coupon bond ken “health kits” kas iti toothbrush, toothpaste ken sabon.

Nakaawat pay dagiti ub-ubbing ti nadumaduma a pagan-anay nga naggapu ti empleado ti Opag.

Dagiti residente ken opisyales ti barangay, nakaawatda met iti nadumaduma a bin-i kas iti okra, kangkong, pechay, patola, karabasa, kamatis ken otong tapno maaramatda a pangalaan ti panagbiagda para ti masangwananda.

Kuna ni Opag Administrative Officer Mario Eliseo Casimiro, ti pondo a nausar kadagiti nadumaduma a serbisyo ket manipud ti lima a porsiyento ti sueldo dagiti empleado a bulontaryo nga impaayda para ti nasao a programa. (ANL/EMR-PIA 1 La Union)

Tagalog News: Special recruitment activity isinagawa sa Lingayen

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Agosto 08 (PIA) – Inilapit ng pamahalaan sa lalawigan sa mga Pangasinense ang pagkakataong makapag-aplay ng trabaho sa pagsasagawa ng Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) ng isang “special recruitment activity” noong ika-tatlo ng Agosto sa Kalantiao Building sa bayang ito.

Ipinahayag ni Alex Ferrer, hepe ng PESO, na dalawang lokal na kumpanya ang nagbukas ng iba’t ibang posisyon na maaring aplayan ng mga propesyonal at mga manggagawang “skilled” o may angkop na kasanayan.

Ang mga kumpanya ay ang Magna Peak Services Corporation na matatagpuan sa Sta. Maria, Pampanga at ang Trust International Paper Corporation (TIPCO) na makikita naman sa Mabalacat, Pampanga.

Inalok ng mga kumpanya ang mga sumusunod na trabaho: accounting assistants, agriculturist, civil engineers, electrician, farm/crop manager, industrial engineers, lab analysts, marketing manager, mechanic, mechanical design engineer, operator trainees, process technicians/operators, sorters/production helpers/book trimmers at trailer/truck drivers/forklift operators.

Ayon kay Ferrer, ang mga aplikanteng pumasa sa paunang pagsusulit at panayam ay kailangang mag-antay sa mensahe o tawag mula sa mga kumpanya para sa dagdag pang pagsusuri.

Ang programang ito ay kabilang sa mga hakbang ng pamahalaan sa lalawigan upang matugunan ang kawalan ng trabaho nang sa gayon ay mabigyan ng permanente at desenteng mapagkakakitaan ang mga mamamayan ng Pangasinan. (ANL/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

Special recruitment activity held in Lingayen

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, August 08 (PIA) — The provincial government delivered job opportunities closer to Pangasinenses as the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) held a special recruitment activity at the Kalantiao Building, this town on August 3.
PESO Chief Alex Ferrer said that two local companies, Magna Peak Services Corporation and Trust International Paper Corporation (TIPCO), opened job vacancies for various positions both for professional and for skilled workers.

The companies are located in Sta. Maria and Mabalacat in Pampanga.

The job openings include accounting assistants, agriculturist, civil engineers, electrician, farm/crop manager, industrial engineers, lab analysts, marketing manager, mechanic, mechanical design engineer, operator trainees, process technicians/operators, sorters/production helpers/book trimmers/balers and trailer/truck drivers/forklift operators.

Applicants who passed the initial exam and interview will have to wait for the text message or call from the companies for further assessment, Ferrer said.

This program is part of the provincial government’s thrust to address unemployment in order to render stable jobs and decent means of livelihood for the people of Pangasinan. (ANL/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

Security, livelihood assistance for 3 rebel returnees in Abra assured

VIGAN CITY, August 8 (PIA) — A high ranking official of the Philippine Army assured the immediate provision of security and livelihood assistance for the three People’s Army (NPA) rebel returnees from Abra province for them to start with a new life.

In a phone interview yesterday morning (Tuesday), Colonel Eliseo C Posadas, Commander of the army’s 503rd Brigade, said he is exhausting all efforts to help the three newly–surrendered rebels to avail the appropriate assistance from the government as well as their smooth reintegration to the community through the local “Kabsat Ko-Ipateg Ko Program.”

Posadas named the NPA rebel returnees as Robert (Batello) A. Guiawan, 22, AKA Nardo/Philip/Denver, Vice Team Leader of Kilusang Larangang North (SEKIFA) and resident of Sitio Pudtol, Mataragan, Malibcong, Abra; Salcedo D. Dappay, 21, AKA Ronron, a member of KilusangLarangan North and resident of Barangay Baoyan, Boliney, Abra; and Jeffrey Mauro Gupaal Jr. AKA Awi.

“I am now working for the requirements for the immediate provision of financial assistance for them (the three rebel returnees) through the Local Integration Program (LIP) implemented by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) of the Aquino administration,” Col. Posadas said.

“Each rebel returnee is entitled to receive a financial and livelihood assistance from the government to start with a new life,” he added.

The three NPA rebels surrendered thru the negotiation made by Abra’s Malibcong town Mayor Benido Bacuyag at his residence in Brgy Patucannay, Tayum town.

“Since January this year, all units under the control of the army’s 503rd Brigade operating in Abra Province have been vigorously advocating the peace campaign of the government side-by-side with the conduct of community works. Most of the activities of our troops in Abra were focused on providing assistance to the far flung barangays especially those that were frequented by the NPA guerillas. These activities had contributed much in pressuring and convincing the armed groups to lay down their firearms and surrender. It gives them the idea that their struggle is futile,” Posadas said.

The three rebel returnees said that most of their companions wanted to lay down their arms and enjoy a normal life but are afraid that they might suffer the fate of others who were later killed by their former comrades branding them as traitors to the revolution,” he disclosed.

Earlier, a total of P733,000 was awarded to 17 New People’s Army (NPA) rebel returnees in a simple ceremony held recently at the social hall of the provincial capitol in Bangued, Abra. The cash assistance was provided for the rebel returnees by the Aquino administration through the LIP of the OPAPP. (ANL/FGL-PIA 1 Ilocos Sur)

Dahil sa RA 7171, nararamdaman ng mga taga- bundok sa Ilocos Sur ang progreso

SUYO, Ilocos Sur, Aug. 8 (PIA) — Ang liblib na bayang ito na nasa kabundukan sa Ilocos Sur ay hindi pinababayaan ng pamahalaan dahil tuloy-tuloy ang mga serbisyo at programang tinatamasa ng mga mamamayan dito dahil na rin sa tulong ng buwis mula sa tabako.

Ayon kay Mayor Samuel Subagan Jr, nabibiyayaan ang mga kababayan niya sa mga proyekto ng gobyerno mula sa pundo na nanggaling sa RA 7171 o “ Tobacco Excise Tax Law” na umaabot ng P18 milyon bawat taon ang natatanggap ng munisipyo.

Ang kalahating municipal share na umabot ng P9 na milyon ay nakalaan dito ang 10 porsyento para sa mga magsasaka na pagtatanim ng tabakong birhinya, paliwanag ni Mayor Subagan.

Base sa ordinansa na inaprobahan ng Sangguniang Bayan, nailaan ang P1.5 milyon para sa mga kagamitan sa pagtatanim at P1 milyon para sa livelihood project ng Tobacco Growers Association at Rural Improvement Club (RIC), idiniin ni Mayor Subagan.

Sa pangkabuhayang proyekto ng mga taga Suyo, una rito ang pagtatanim ng rambutan, itinuturing na Lansones ng mga Ilokano na ito rin ang “One Town, One Product” (OTOP) dito. “Baka magiging ‘rambutan cuntry’ ang Suyo pagkalipas ng dalawa o tatlong taon,” idiniin ng Mayor.

Maliban sa rambutan, natutulongan na rin ng gobyerno ang mga kasapi ng Coffee Growers Association sa Suyo para sa pagtatanim ng cacao na dating itinatanim sa kabundukang ito.

Tumulong na rin ang pamahalaang probinsyal na pinamumunuan ni Gob. Luis “Chavit” Singson, ang “Father of RA 7171”, dating House Deputy Speaker Eric Singson at ang kanyang anak na si Congressman Eric “Owen” Singson Jr sa pagpapatayo ng mga farm-to-market roads, public market, tulay, Health Center at iskuwela sa bayang ito kabilang na ang mga iba pang itinuturing na “upland towns.”

Nagpamigay din ang Department of Agriculture (DA) sa pamamagitan ni Provincial Agriculturist Teofilo Quintal ng mga cacao seedlings na itatanim ng mga magsasaka para mapaunlad ang produktong ito sa kabundukan.

Nailunsad ang Community Service ng pamahalaang probinsiyal sa Suyo noong nakaraang buwan na binubuo ng mga Medical Team at Capitol Caraban ng ibat-ibang sangay ng gobyerno na kung saan naipagkaloob ang 1,000 school bags na may note book, lapis at krayola sa mga dukhang mag-aaral sa Kinder, Grade 1 at Grade 11 , pati Philhealth, gamut at relief goods sa mga dukhang pamilya.

Samantala, nagpasalamat si Gob. Singson, national chairman ng League of Provinces of the Philippines, kay Pres. Benigno Aquino 111 dahil sa mabilis na pagka- release ng pundo ng RA 7171sa lalawigan kabilang na ang Ilocos Norte, La Union at Abra na nakakatulong sa progreso sa Ilokos. (ANL/BPP-PIA 1 Ilocos Sur)

Pangasinan and Dagupan DRRMCs heighten alert on disaster preparedness

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) – The Pangasinan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has urged residents especially those in towns located along Cayanga-Bued River, Pantal-Sinocalan River and Agno River, including those in villages lying in hilly areas susceptible to flashfloods, to be on alert and take appropriate actions as heavy rains continued to batter the province.

Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government, in an advisory to local governments yesterday, said more intense rains were predicted last night and all day today (August 8).

In a meeting of the PDRRMC, Provincial Administrator Rafael Baraan instructed the PDRRMC to alert Local Government Units (LGUs) with the help of the police force to intensify disaster preparedness for quick response to affected areas, according to a report from the Provincial Information Office.

As of yesterday afternoon, PDRRMC reported that the town of Calasiao was partly submerged in rainwaters as nine barangays that include Talibaew, Lasip, San Vicente, Banaoang, Mabini St. Poblacion East and West, Sitio Pandayan in Gabon and Quesban, were flooded.

The disaster body reported that 55 families with 251 persons have been evacuated at Calasiao Aliguas Training Center in Poblacion West.

In Dagupan City, at least 17 barangays experienced flooding as high as three feet. Still under water as of 6 p.m. last night were barangays Lasip Chico, Lasip Grande, Bacayao Sur, Bacayao Norte, Bonuan Binloc, Herero Perez, Calmay, Barangay 2 and 3, Poblacion Oeste, Pogo Chico, Pogo Grande, and Tapuac.

At least 600 families in Barangay Bonuan Gueset are on tight watch for possible evacuation if flood waters continue to rise. The CDRRMC and barangay council prepared the Sabangan Elementary School as possible evacuation site.

An advisory from City Mayor Benjamin Lim declares suspension of classes in Dagupan City today, August 8, in all levels.

Greg De Vera of PAGASA-Dagupan clarified that there is no typhoon in the Philippine area of responsibility and that the continuous rains are triggered by the southwest monsoon.

As of 6 p.m. last night, the National Power Corporation increased the opening of San Roque Dam water release by 0.5 meters totalling 2.5 meters due to rains coming from upstream. (JCR/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

locos Norte’s mango sector gets P5 million support

LAOAG CITY, Aug 8 (PIA) –The province’s mango industry got a boost with the release of fertilizers and other farm inputs to at least 180 mango growers during a program launch at the Takuat Training Center in San Nicolas town.

The grant was part of the provincial government’s project called research and development for the rehabilitation of mango fruit bearing trees in Ilocos Norte.

In a statement, Gov. Imee Marcos has allotted P5 million to support the project. It includes provision of farm inputs and other training programs that would improve the yield of some 25,000 mango trees in the province.

Rolando Tolentino, president of the federated mango growers in the province, had been in constant coordination with the provincial government for the rehabilitation of mango trees.

“I have been asking for subsidy for our mango trees because our growers no longer afford to shell out capital,” he said.

Tolentino said the province’s mango industry has been on the decline in previous years due to high cost of farm inputs and changing weather patterns.

“We had no difficulties before. With a little amount of chemical, mangoes would survive. Climate change is also a big factor. The yield is affected by too much rains and extreme heat,” he said.

Tolentino said high cost of fuel and unpredictable weather have discouraged mango growers to continue investing in mango spraying.

He hoped the Department of Agriculture will also bring back the mango crop in its list of priority products after it was delisted in previous years.

“I am hopeful that mango products will be given priority attention again. This is a top dollar earner for mango farmers,” he said. (ANL/CCA-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)