161 pregnant women avail of free health services on Buntis Day

BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 13 (PIA) -- One hundred sixty one pregnant women in the province joined in the celebration of the 15th National Araw ng Buntis with the theme “Kaagapay ni Buntis sa Panahon ng Kalamidad at Krisis.”

 

The celebration of the “Buntis” Day  pursuant  to Presidential Proclamation No. 569 declaring the 10th day of March of every year as “Araw ng mgaBuntis” aims to educate the women on pregnancy-related issues and to instill the importance of prenatal check-up during pregnancy to avoid maternal deaths.

This year, March 10 falls on a Saturday thus, the provincial celebration was moved earlier to March 9, Friday.

Services offered include free prenatal checkup, urinalysis, ultrasound, prenatal vitamins, and antibiotics for those who have infections.

Aside from these services, also conducted were series of lectures on self defense, disaster preparedness and risk reduction of “Buntis” in times of calamities and crisis, family disaster preparedness, violence against women and children, maternal nutrition and prenatal care.

The Araw ng Buntis celebration in the province was made possible by the Philippine Obstetrical Gynecological Society, Inc. Mt. Province Chapter headed by Dr. Imelda A. Sabog, in cooperation with Bontoc General Hospital, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the General Services Office. (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.