Tadian LGU institutionalizes health and wellness program for employees

TADIAN, Mountain Province, Nov. 24 (PIA) – Local officials here recently passed an ordinance institutionalizing the annual health and wellness program for all officials, employees and other workers of the municipal government including its 19 barangays.


It is the primary concern of the municipal government here to value the health and well-being of all its officials, employees and workers, therefore, there is a need to establish a well designed health and wellness program conducted annually, and to implement and promote these programs and activities in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and healthy working environment as well, the ordinance stated.

The health and wellness program covers all municipal officials and employees whether permanent, casual, contractual or job order as well as barangay officials and barangay workers duly appointed for a period of one year in active duty or service.

Services under the Health and Wellness program include free complete and thorough physical check – up procedures such as complete blood count; blood chemistry such as glucose, creatinine, uric acid, cholesterol, blood urea nitrogen, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein, serum glutamin-oxaloacetic transaminase, serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase, total bilirubin, total protein, alkaline phosphatase; urinalysis; routine stool exam; chest x-ray; ultrasonic examination for hepatobiliary tract, kidney, ureter, bladder, pancreas, and prostate for male 40 years old and above.

The municipal dentist also provides dental check-up such as oral examination and consultation, oral prophylaxis, simple extraction, restoration/filings and other preventive dental treatments.

Other health program includes education and information on healthy food intake and integration of an effective assistance on weight control management; stress management program to help employees deal with stress; physical fitness to provide employees with opportunities to incorporate exercise or fitness activity and program utilizing available amenities and facilities; and healthy lifestyle such as essential interventions for primary care like tobacco cessation for the prevention of heart attacks and chronic strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancers; and healthy diet.

The Municipal Health Office and the Human Resource Management Office are tasked to properly facilitate and monitor the conduct of the program.

For the successful implementation of the program, funding shall be appropriated from the annual appropriation budget under the Municipal Health Office. The barangays shall also appropriate from their annual budgets or counterpart the necessary amount to cover all its officials and personnel. By Juliet B. Saley (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.