Bontoc LGU establishes Blood Donor’s Program in barangays

BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 25 (PIA) -- Every barangay in this capital town shall establish its own blood donor’s program in line with efforts to promote and encourage voluntary blood donation.


Municipal Ordinance No. 302, s. 2018 aims to instill public consciousness that blood donation is a humanitarian act; provide adequate, safe and affordable supply of blood in every barangay promoting and encouraging voluntary blood donation; and inform the public of the importance of voluntary blood donation to curb hazards caused by commercial sale of blood.

The municipal government shall be the prime mover for the implementation of the program through the issuance of a directive to the municipal health officer (MHO) and the punong barangay

The MHO shall conduct an outreach schedule of blood typing and blood testing of volunteer blood donors in every barangay. Those who pass a thorough laboratory screening shall be considered qualified walking blood donors and shall be called Walking Blood Bank. Walking Blood Bank Card shall be given to each of the walking blood donors.

The punong barangays, on the other hand, shall keep a master list of all qualified blood donors or walking blood donors to easily contact them when needed. A copy of the master list shall be furnished to each of the MHO and the Mayor’s Office.

Under the ordinance, if a patient in a barangay needs blood transfusion, the qualified walking blood bank may provide to the patient the needed blood immediately, if both donor and recipient are of the same blood type.

A blood donor is also required to undergo a laboratory check –up once in every three months to ensure that his blood is not tainted with blood transfusion transmissible diseases.

In support to the walking blood bank or walking blood donors, the municipal government through the rural health unit provides a free medical check –up for any sickness or disease.

This ordinance was further approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan noting it is in line with the objectives of Republic Act No. 7719, also known as National Blood Service Act of 1994 and National Voluntary Blood Services Program of the Department of Health, which promotes voluntary blood donation and aims to inculcate public awareness that blood donation is a humanitarian act.  It added that it is a very good practice known to Filipinos and institutionalizing the practice in the municipality will surely strengthen and fortify the spirit of volunteerism and will help infuse public consciousness as to the importance of bloodletting. (PIA 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.