May 29, 2011 in Uncategorized
Cash for work to benefit farmers, fisher folks
By ANL/CPC-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte
LAOAG CITY — Some 10, 364 poor farmers and fisherfolks will benefit from the cash for work program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Ilocos Norte after the government decided not to give them fuel subsidy.
The beneficiaries were identified from data of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction. They will work on identified community projects for 11 days which will earn them P3,080, or P280 daily compensation, to augment their income.
The community projects include river dredging and embankment, digging and dredging canals and drainage, repair of small scale irrigation, tree planting or reforestation projects; or related projects identified by their local officials.
For the rest of Region 1, there are 13,309 beneficiaries in Ilocos Sur; 14,924 in La Union and 29,974 in Pangasinan. The total budget allocated by the Aquino administration for the program is P211,143,240. #
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Renal disease, 9th cause of death in Region 2
By TCB/BME/PIA 2- Nueva Vizcaya
TUGUEGARAO CITY — Dr. Frederick Parallag, adult nephrology consultant of the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) said renal disease has been recorded as the 9th cause of deaths in Region 2.
According to Parallag, the causes of end stage renal disease are Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Diabetes, Chronic Glumenorolitis and hypertension. He said many victims of acute renal diseases have been traced to their late discoveries. He added that patients must avil of regular examination for early detection and provide preventive medical treatment.
To prevent this, he said there is a need to stop and or regulate salty and fatty foods, smoking, alcohol intake and the need to indulge on physical exercise regularly. #
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All systems go for June 6 school opening
By TCB/MGE/PIA 2
TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Office 2 assured a smooth opening of the school year on June 6, with the completion of repair and rehabilitation of school buildings and other school facilities in the entire region.
DepEd Regional Director Benito Tumamao said that almost all the classrooms in the region which were damaged by the previous typhoons were already rehabilitated through the help of the local government units as well as the parents’ associations and other stakeholders who are actively participating in the ongoing Brigada Eskwela.
Tumamao likewise said that new chairs for the students have been delivered last March and April. He added that 250 additional teachers have been hired to be deployed in the different elementary and secondary schools of the region. However, he said only 18 teachers will be assigned in elementary schools because the vacancies were already filled up last year. #