Mountain Province creates TB Provincial Coordinating Committee

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 3 (PIA) -- Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr.  recently issued Executive Order No. 11, s. 2018 creating the Tuberculosis Program – Provincial Coordinating Committee (TB-PCC).

 

The Committee aims to strengthen nationwide Direct Observe Treatment (DOTs) implementation by ensuring that activities of various stakeholders are consistent and harmonized with the goals and objectives of the Anti-TB Program.

The Committee is composed of Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Nenita D. Lizardo as the chairman, and PHOI Dr. Penelope A. Domogo as the vice chairman.

Members include the municipal health officers or Municipal TB point person; Provincial DOH Office or TB counterpart; Chiefs of Hospital namely Dr. Gina Buyucan of Barlig District Hospital, Dr. Raquel Tannao Kanongkong of Bontoc General Hospital, Dr. Dolores Dicdican of Besao District Hospital,  Dr. Presentacion Matib of Paracelis District Hospital, Dr. Eduardo Calpito of the Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital, Dr. Babilyn Agagon of Anastasia  Rafael Sagel Hospital in Natonin,  and Dr. Simeon Sammy Dee Tanzo of St. Theodore Hospital in Sagada.

Other members also include Anthony Waking representing the Tricycle Drivers Association, PhilHealth, Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, Provincial Information Office, and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

The Committee is tasked to oversee the tuberculosis program at the provincial level; review, approve and disseminate the annual operational plan on TB; harmonize the initiatives of the different partners in the implementation of the program; monitor and evaluate the progress of the program at the provincial level; discuss and resolve strategic issues in the implementation of the program; assume other task and functions of the PCC-NTP (Provincial Coordinating Committee-National tuberculosis Program) and convene and meet once every quarter. Juliet B. Saley (ALT/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.