Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Baguio City Health Office joins 'World No Tobacco Day' campaign

BAGUIO CITY, June 7 (PIA) - - The   city government through the City Health Services Office (CHSO) joined the global observance of “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31 and launched the anti – smoking campaign called “Pitong Diskarte para Makamove - on sa Yosi Break – up.” 

 

 The CHSO presented the localized    global celebration theme of “Don’t Let Tobacco Take Your Breath Away” which focuses on encouraging people to prioritize their health and quit tobacco use.

 The “Pitong Diskarte para Makamove - on sa Yosi Break – up” are seven tips on how people can make it easier to quit the smoking or tobacco use habit. These are “Delay” or slowly bringing in longer gaps between smoking; “Distract” – focusing attention on other things; “Do Something Else” – find better hobbies to do; “Drink Water” – to wash out nicotine from the body; “Deep Breathing” – to ease the stress; “Discuss Your Feeling”- to open one’s heart and mind on quitting smoking; and “DOH – Quitline” or get the health sector’s smoking cessation support.

 There  were also lectures on the impact of smoking globally and locally.

Union Smoke Free Project Philippines Technical advisor Michelle Reyes - Palmones lectures on the Global Impact of smoking during the "World No Tobacco Day" Program at the City Health Services Office. (Harley Sibuma/UC Intern)

 Dr. Nelson Hora  also shared that the 2019 GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) – Baguio that the Saint Louis University  School of Medicine conducted showed that smoking prevalence rate in the city is still at 17.6 percent with  prevalence among male is 30%  and 7.3%  among female.  The survey was conducted with 1,949 respondents   aged 15 years old and above.

The city government, in partnership with the Smoke – Free Baguio Movement, has been strengthening the campaign against smoking or tobacco use. There is already a comprehensive ordinance that prohibits the use, sale distribution and advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products in public utility vehicles, government-owned vehicles (mobile and stationary), accommodation and entertainment establishments, enclosed public places or any enclosed areas outside one’s private residence or private place of work except in duly designated smoking areas,  City HSO Medical Officer IV Dr. Catherine Posadas  said .

 She reiterated the health department’s call for a stronger public support to attain 100 percent Smoke – free Baguio, especially in the campaign to encourage smokers to break the habit and quit smoking.

The  World Health Organization and global partners celebrate “World No Tobacco Day”  every May 31  to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second – hand smoke exposure, as well as to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. (JDP/CCD - PIA CAR with Lucky Lopez - UC Intern)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

  • DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- Local government units in the Cordillera region look forward to having their own approved solid waste management plans (SWMP) or their plans updated and implemented. 

  • DepEd orients key school officials on ALS new curriculum

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- A more comprehensive Alternative Learning System that is aligned with the country’s K to 12 Basic Education System and generally aims to provide quality informal education to out  of school youths (OSYs) and adult learners is set for implementation this school year.

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Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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