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

Cordillera LGUs eye solutions to youth RH issues

BAGUIO CITY -- Different government agencies are eyeing solutions to major problems faced by the young people in the Cordillera, the Adolescent Health and Development Program (AHDP) of the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

 

“The thrust of the government is to ensure that all adolescents have access to comprehensive health care and services in an adolescent-friendly environment,” Vince Ingen, AHDP coordinator, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in an interview.

He said municipal level strategic plans will be done and hopefully backed by ordinances to give teeth to the measure, which have been identified as possible solutions to the youth's problems.

He said that in several workshops conducted in the different Cordillera provinces, youth participants in the AHDP technical working group were able to gather inputs that will allow the agency stakeholders on youth welfare to determine issues and problems and come up with possible solutions.

Members and officers of the Sangguniang Kabataan were the participants in the workshop.

Ingen said teenage pregnancy, depression, human immuno virus (HIV), violence, physical injuries, substance abuse and alcohol use were among the problems identified by the workshop participants, which are common problems besetting the sector in the region.

Among the suggestions that emanated from the participants included the conduct of a parent-child seminar by the local government units on the topic of contraceptives and sex education to allow both to learn and for the parents to provide proper guidance to their children.

“This should be especially done in rural areas where there is limited knowledge and supply of contraceptives,” Ingen said.

During the forums conducted in the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Benguet including Baguio, participants suggested that there will also be strict implementation of the ordinances at the local government unit, provision for free contraceptives, and setting up of free clinics and health stations that will cater to the sector.

“We will prioritize the sexual and reproductive health needs of youth at the earliest opportunity in a crisis to protect young people from sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases and early pregnancy,” Ingen said.

A monitoring system will be put in place to see to the implementation of the programs geared towards addressing the issues.

The Technical Working Group (TWG), together with the ADHP, will be in-charge with the monitoring of strategic planning based on local plans, technical assistance of field implementers, networking and resource mobilization, research and development agenda setting, Reporting and Information sharing of lessons learned and good practices.

He said the drafting of the municipal health system technical road map intends to provide mechanism to objectively monitor the progress of the local health system in terms of adolescent health and development.

There will also be a support group that will localize planning based on implementing and monitoring of prioritized programs, projects and activities (PPA), networking and resource mobilization and documentation and reporting of field experiences.

Ingen added that agency heads and representatives present during the workshops vowed to make their programs and activities for the next three years aligned to address the identified issues.

Ingen explained that the workshops were done in the whole region, with the sector themselves as participants to get the real score of the situation besetting the reproductive health of the youth vis-a-vis the experiences that will allow government agencies to properly handle the situation. (PNA)

By Pamela Mariz Geminiano

 

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.

Benguet

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.

IFUGAO

celogo

CONTACT US

(074)661-5599

Globe:0917-558-5303

321B Lopez Bldg., Session Road, Baguio City

press@cordilleraexpress.com