Visayas Newsbits for September 29, 2013
September 29, 2013
Cebu City, Cebu (PIA) — The Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO-7) Information Caravan in Cebu’s northernmost town, Daan Bantayan saw some 25 doctors and dentists from the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Central Command providing medical consultation and free tooth extraction to poor town residents. 53rd Engineering Brigade soldiers also gave free haircut services and free medicines were distributed to 1,500 household-beneficiaries under the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (PNA) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will hold a two-day environmental conference to basically assist 30 media practitioners from the three Visayas regions in critically analyzing environmental information. The Visayas-wide Environmental Media Conference on board the M/V DA-BFAR off the coast of Iloilo, Oct. 6-7 will also acquaint media practitioners about BFAR’s fisheries projects. Conference topics will include media’s role in environmental policymaking and law enforcement campaign; relevance of BFAR’s Fisherfolk Registration Program to Fisheries Management; and Voices from the Grassroots: Mining, Protected Areas and Watersheds.
KALIBO, Aklan (PIA) — To make Aklan women feel they are important partners in the province’ economic development, the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) was tasked by the provincial government to ensure that projects implemented with Gender and Development (GAD) funds benefit women mostly. This was stressed by Governor Florencio T. Miraflores at the Gov. Roberto Q. Garcia Building here when he was presented with Aklan’s Gender and Development (GAD) program’s plans, accomplishments and new mandates in relation to GAD and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID). Miraflores said the GAD should focus on things that matter most to women, like livelihood.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occ. (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) elevated Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to the Hall of Fame of Outstanding Local Government Executives for his “steadfast commitment to the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP).” Marañon received his award during the 15th National Sandugo Awards rites at The Heritage Hotel in Pasay City Wednesday night. The Award is the highest recognition given to local officials supporting the NVBSP, underscoring their active involvement in maintaining an adequate safe blood supply in the country.
JAVIER, Leyte (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched September 27 its second Shared Service Facility (SSF) for Leyte at the Javier Integrated Coconut Producers and Farmers Association Community (JICPFA)-Based Enterprise’s Coir Plant at Zone, Javier, Leyte. The Shared Service Facility is seen as boosting the productivity of Javier’s coco and rice farmers. The SSF is a priority project under the DTI BIG PUSH for SME Development Program.