AmAmong. Healthier Philippines. DOH USECs Myrna Cabotaje (2nd from left) and Mario Villaverde (3rd from left) with DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan (left) and Philhealth Regional VP Jerry Ibay (right), answers questions on the Universal Health Care Law and the Fourmula 1 Plus of the Health Department that aims to ensure better health outcomes, more responsive health system and equitable health care financing for all Filipinos. The open forum is part of the DOH - CAR led 2019 Am - Among for Health Plus,

Best DRRM implementer. Officials of the University of the Cordilleras receiving their Gawad Kalasag award - Best DRRM Higher Education Institution from the Cordillera Regional DRRM Council headed by chairperson Albert Mogol. UC will join five other regional winners for the 2019 National GK tilt. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Senior Citizen Booklet. DOH - CAR Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan and PhilHealth Regional VP Jerry Ibay led the launching of the Senior Citizen Booklet and the MOA signing with City Health Office and Senior Citizen Federation for its pilot testing in Baguio City. The booklet, launched at 2019 Am - Among for Health Plus, a regional health forum for Cordillera stakeholders held at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City Dec. 5, aims to ensure that discounts and other related benefits for senior citizens are properly documented and recorded. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Gawad Kalasag. The educational institution finalists in the 2019 Cordillera Gawad Kalasag in a photo opportunity with members of the Cordillera Regional DRRM Council headed by chairperson and OCD RD Albert Mogol. Top regional GK school awardees are the University of the Cordilleras for HEI category, Manabo Abra National HS for public high school, Mt. Data Elementary School for Public ES and Epiphany Christian Academy of La Trinidad Benguet for Private ES. They will join the Mountain Province Provincial DRRM Council and La Trinidad Benguet Municipal DRRM Council for the National Gawad Kalasag Search. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

HIV/AIDS Awareness. Members of the Baguio Association of Bars and Entertainers Society (BABES) join the Walk for HIV during the AIDS Watch Council led observance of World AIDS Day in Baguio Friday (December 6). This year's WAD observance adopts the theme,

Best DRRM Council. La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda leads other officials and members of the DRRM Council of the municipality in receiving their award as the Best DRRM Council for 1st to 3rd class Municipalities category during the 2019 Gawad Kalasag Regional Awarding at Crown Legacy hotel last Nov. 29. La Trinidad will join 5 other Cordillera GK awardees in the national tilt. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

DOH pushes for strengthening of immunization program in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, July 12 (PIA) - - The Department of Health, in its goal to further strengthen the immunization program in Cordillera, gathered  key stakeholders for a regional project implementation review for “Oplan Culex” and the “Baby Come Back to Bakuna” campaign at Chalet Hotel here  last week.

 

DOH Center for Health and Development Cordillera OIC Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan said the government’s immunization program has gone through a challenging time with the Dengvaxia (anti – Dengue vaccine) controversy which caused fear among parents and guardians to allow their children to be immunized.  Health Department still did its very best to promote the program and to reach out to as many beneficiaries as possible  especially in the first quarter of this year  wherein measles, a vaccine- preventable disease  rose to epidemic proportions, she said..

The DOH presented to the participants the overview and final accomplishment report on the two immunization programs as well as the joint memorandum of agreement between the DOH and the Department of Education on the School Based Immunization (SBI).

DOH launched “Oplan Culex”, a World Health Organization - certified immunization program simultaneous with the massive anti – measles campaign early this year to ensure the safety of Filipino children from the dreadful and fatal but vaccine -preventable Japanese Encephalities (JE) virus.

In the Cordillera, there were 25 cases of JE recorded by DOH in 2018, a notable increase compared to the seven cases recorded in 2017.

The DOH project “Baby Come Back to Bakuna” stemmed from the alarming increase in measles cases where from the 65 cases (with zero death) recorded in 2018, it rose to 812 cases with three deaths within the first semester of this year.

Measles and JE are just among the vaccine preventable diseases under the DOH Expanded Immunization program in which the health department provides free vaccinations through the different government hospitals, barangay health stations and community health centers, as well as through the SBI in partnership with the DepEd.

DOH  Cordillera OIC Regional Director  Amelita Pangilinan  outlines the importance of parents and guardians in ensuring the health of the children by bringing  them to government hosptials and barangay/community health centers to avail of the government's immunization program. (CCD/PIA CAR)

The health stakeholders from Cordillera regional line agencies and local government units were also engaged in a planning workshop for the crafting of implementation plans, identification of issues and concerns that need to be addressed, solicit recommendations and for a sharing of best practices on immunization - related programs and services.

Pangilinan reiterated DOH’s call for support by the public and the health stakeholders in improving the immunization coverage of the children down to the barangay level in Cordillera. 

“..We want a healthier Cordillera. We want to prevent these dreadful diseases through a well researched PH intervention that is cost effective which is vaccination or immunization,” she said. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR with Jordan Capadocia/UP Baguio Intern)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

Benguet

  • Benguet people donate vegetables, non-food items to Apayao

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec. 6(PIA) -- Benguet farmers and other stakeholders of the La Trinidad Trading Post donated tons of vegetables and other non-food items to disaster- affected province of Apayao.

  • Salda intervenes in HEDCOR, landowners rift

    La Trinidad, Benguet– The timely intervention of Mayor Romeo K. Salda defused the brewing tension between the management of the Aboitiz-owned Hydroelectric Development Corporation (HEDCOR), Inc. and more than twenty landowners that nearly caused the stoppage of operation of the company’s 19-megawatt Bineng Hydroelectric Power Plant that was recently commissioned.

  • Benguet ‘avang’ sustains ritual ties to swine trade

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Burly men representing the 13 towns of Benguet province threw themselves into a giant pig pen on Saturday (Nov. 23) to catch the biggest hogs, called “avang” by Ibaloys and “depap” by Kankana-eys, during the 119th Benguet Foundation Day celebration here.

  • Benguet officials appeal on Kennon Road closure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov.21 (PIA) - - The members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan met recently with the members of the Kennon Road Task Force to raise the concerns  of the provincial, municipal and barangay officials including the affected residents on the closure of the Kennon Road.

  • DSWD-CAR holds caravan in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov.19 (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region  held a caravan advocating their programs, projects and services to the provincial government and creating a venue to showcase their accomplishments together with their partners in the government and the civil society organizations(CSOs).

Mt. Province

  • Solar-powered rice insect trap leads winners in RICE 2019

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - A solar-powered light trap for rice insect created by three students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award – Student Creative Research for High School category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held  on November 19 – 20 here.

  • DOST brings Reg’l S&T roadshow to the people of Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - In line with its  goal of bringing science for the people, the Department of Science and Technology(DOST),  holds the annual Regional S&T Week here that generally aims to promote science, technology and innovation as a driver of development especially in the countryside.

  • Besao LGU confiscates frozen pork products

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Nov. 22(PIA) -- The local government here showed that it is serious in implementing the provincial ban on the entry of live swine/pigs, fresh and frozen pork, and pork products into the province to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF).

  • Mountain Province share national accounting awards limelight

    BONTOC, Mountain Province – The provincial government and three municipal governments stole the limelight in the recently concluded annual gathering of the Association of Government Certified Public Accountants of the Philippines as the same were adjudged for having the best accounting offices in their categories.

  • Consumers learn about sustainable consumption

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 29 (PIA)--Consumers in the province learned about sustainable consumption in a live kapihan among Consumernet-member agencies led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in coordination with Radyo Pilipinas in celebration of Consumer Welfare Month.

IFUGAO

  • DILG-Ifugao conducts constitutional reform roadshow

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec. 5(PIA)- -The Department of Interior  and Local Government (DILG) provincial office  province conducted  Constitutional reform provincial roadshow at the Ifugao State University (IFSU)-Lagawe Campus open gym here on  December 2.

  • SNAP-Magat cites host communities

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Dec. 6 (PIA) - - Host communities of SN Aboitiz Power – Magat (SNAP-Magat) in the province were cited  for the support toward the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs particularly for their conformance to the CSR 2.0 principles, activity engagement and exemplary watershed management. 

  • New Ifugao Gen. Hospital eyed to operate next year

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec. 6(PIA)- - The new Ifugao General Hospital (IGH) is  eyed to start operation next year.

  • IPPO credits drop in crime volume to community support, police

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Nov. 29 (PIA) - - Support of the community and dedication of police personnel in performing their mandates are among the reasons why the crime volume of the province dropped by eight percent, the director of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office (IPPO) said.

  • PFT-ELCAC delivers services to priority barangays

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Nov. 29 (PIA) - - Some member agencies of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) delivered services to identified barangays of the province.

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