January 30, 2011 in Cordillera
Banaue town bans smoking in public
By Mhars B. Lihgawon /PIA Ifugao
BANAUE, Ifugao — The Local Government Unit (LGU) here passed an ordinance to ban smoking in government offices, public and private schools premises including public utility passenger vehicles as long as the passenger is on board in support to the anti-smoking campaign of the municipality.
According to the ordinance, it would be unlawful for any person to smoke inside the municipal and national offices, private or public school premises and all types of public utility passenger vehicles in the municipality. However, places designated as smoking areas adopted by the schools and offices would be excluded in the implementation of the ordinance. A fine of P100 will be charged against any violator but school policies would be applied for students and pupils. #
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Lagawe mayor urges proper waste management
By Vency D. Bulayungan/ PIA –Ifugao
LAGAWE, Ifugao — Mayor Ceasario Cabbigat issued Executive Order (EO) no. 1 series of 2011 encouraging the segregation of wastes from the source and the implementation of compulsory compost pit in every household to address waste disposal problem here.
The said order will also support the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Ordinances of Barangays, Poblacion West, East, North and South including Barangays Cudog, Burnay Boliwong and Tungngod in providing direction, control and supervision of wastes generated in the municipality.
Cabbigat also disclosed that the garbage truck of the municipal government will only collect residual waste for disposal at the municipal dumpsite. A barangay clearance showing compliance and support will be a compulsory requirement before the payment of garbage fees and issuance of business permits he said.
The mayor called on all barangay officials to revisit, enforce and strengthen their respective ecological solid waste management ordinance to make the municipality clean and orderly with a people environmentally conscious and aware of their social responsibilities. #
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Pneumonia tops cause of death in Bontoc
By Juliet B. Saley /PIA Mt. Province
BONTOC, Mt. Province — Pneumonia ranked first in the ten leading causes of mortality at the Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) for calendar year 2010.
Alfaretta Yampan, Chief Nurse of the said hospital reported during the recent Provincial Health Board meeting that pneumonia claimed 13 lives last year.
According to BoGH Records Officer Helen Macli-ing, 10 died from diseases of the heart; nine died of cancer; five of hypertension; four patients died of prematurity, neonatal sepsis and trauma; three patients died of renal failure and intestinal obstruction; and two succumbed to dengue fever.
Macli-ing said total admission for CY 2010 is 7,488 including the 48 patients who were confined in 2009. Of the total admissions, 7,441 were discharged. #