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PHO Holds Medical/Dental Outreach Program in Cauayan

PHO Holds Medical/Dental Outreach Program in Cauayan

The residents of Cauayan received free medicines and food supplements from the PHO personnel during the Medical/Dental Outreach Program./Capitol photo by Richard Malihan

More than 500 residents of the Municipality of Cauayan availed of free medical and dental services, and were given medicines, during the conduct of a Medical/Dental Outreach Program spearheaded by the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO), Friday.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. together with Cauayan Mayor John Rey Tabujara visited the said activity held at the Brgy. Inayawan Covered Court.

The beneficiaries had free medical consultations from the PHO doctors, and tooth extraction utilizing the provincial government’s modern dental buses; they were also given free medicines and food supplements.

The residents thanked the provincial government for reaching out to them to have free health services that they need.

The PHO Medical Team was headed by Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang.

Also present in the activity were Provincial Engineer, Engr. Ernie Mapa, Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, known philanthropist Merceditas Montilla, and other local officials./Capitol News

PHO Holds Medical/Dental Outreach Program in Cauayan

Parents and their children line up for the free dental service during the Medical/Dental Outreach Program held at Brgy. Inayawan, Municipality of Cauayan./Capitol photo by Richard Malihan

PPOC And PADAC Approves Peace & Order and Public Safety Plan

PPOC And PADAC Approves Peace & Order and Public Safety Plan

Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) together with PDEA NIR Director, Atty. Roselyn Borja, 303rd IB Commander, and Col. Eliezer Losañes at the Joint PPOC and PADAC Meeting held at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, yesterday./Capitol photos by Richard Malihan

The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) approved the Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plan during a Joint Meeting held at Nature’s Village Resort in Bacolod City, Tuesday, presided by the councils’ vice chairman, Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson.

The POPS Plan, as presented by Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and PPOC-PADAC Action Officer, Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, refers to the three- year comprehensive and concerted action plan of an LGU that aims to attain a safe, secure, peaceful and progressive community.

Its programs, amounting to a total of Php168.6 million in three years, put emphasis on crime prevention and law enforcement activities, capability development for personnel of the law enforcement agencies and volunteers, programs for anti-illegal drugs and other crimes, armed conflict e.g. insurgency), emergency and crisis management, including fire and road/vehicle safety.

Dr. Sanogal said that the POPS Plan is to be formulated and approved by the PPOC to improve life in the communities by ensuring social protection and safety in the locality.

She also said that as a requirement for consideration and review of the Department of Interior and Local Government and endorsement to the Dept. of Budget and Management, the POPS plan will be the basis of approval for budget allocation for the confidential fund and it shall replace the former Integrated Area Community Pubic Safety Plan.

The PPOC also approved the request of Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander, Col. Eliezer Losañes, for legal assistance from the Provincial Government for their operating troops and other law enforcement personnel caught in legal battles as a result of the performance of their official functions.

PCI Mark Anthony Darroca of the Negros Occ. Police Provincial Office presented an update on the Anti-Illegal Drug Activities in the province, where he cited the top performing police stations for 2016, namely San Carlos City Police Station, Silay City Police Station, and Kabankalan City Police Station for the city category, and Hinigaran Municipal Police Station, Murcia Municipal Police Station, and EB Magalona Police Station for the municipality category.

He said they will continue to conduct barangay clearing operations and implement the Project Double Barrel Alpha Reloaded, pursuant to a directive from the national government.

In her report, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) – NIR Director, Atty. Roselyn Borja said that drug trafficking is related to corruption, terrorism, human trafficking, and money laundering.

“To combat drug trafficking, cooperation and collaboration among all stakeholders is the key,” she added.

Dr. Sanogal also presented the PADAC 2016 Accomplishment Report and Update on the Negros First Wellness Farm while Ma. Lourdes Tison of the Paghiliusa sa Paghidaet-Negros presented on the Negros Peace Congress II Results and Updates.

Also present in the joint meeting was League of Municipalities Negros Occ. Chapter, Mayor Jose Benito Alonso of the Municipality of Pontevedra, among others./Capitol News

PPOC And PADAC Approves Peace & Order and Public Safety Plan

Gov. Marañon Giver Over P6M Worth of Projects to Hog Raisers

Gov. Marañon Giver Over P6M Worth of Projects to Hog Raisers

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (2nd from left) together with PVO Head Dr. Renante Decena, AHRANO president Cynthia Dela Cruz, and Board Member Victor Javellana lead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the launching of the Negros First Brand of Pork and Lamb Products at the PVO, Thursday./Capitol photo by Richard Malihan

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. turned over projects worth a total of P6,350,000 to hog raisers associations from the different cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental, in a turn over ceremony held at the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) in Bacolod City, Thursday (March 2).

The Negros First Pork and Lamb Meat Shops worth a total of P1 Million were given to seven hog raisers associations, namely, Cauayan Livestock and Poultry Marketing Cooperative, Binalbagan Hog Raisers Association, Hinigaran Hog Raisers Association, Sagay City Hog Breeders Association, Caridad Hog Breeders Association, City of Kabankalan Poultry and Livestock Marketing Cooperative, Alijis Livestock and Hog Raisers Marketing Cooperative – Valladolid, while a unit of Double Decker Pig Carrier worth P3.5 Million and a Refrigerated Meat Van worth P 1,850,000 were given to the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO).

The meat shop package includes freezer, meat cutter, meat grinder, display table and digital weighing scale.

On the same day, the Negros First Brand of Pork and Lamb Products, a joint project of the PVO, AHRANO, and Sheep and Goat Breeders Association of Negros Occidental (SHEGOBANO), was also launched.

Board Member Victor Javellana, chairman of the SP Committee on Agriculture, said that such initiative project of Gov. Marañon was unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan through a resolution, in support to the food security program of the provincial government.

Gov. Marañon said that the projects are intended to increase the income of hog raisers and farmers and at the same time, enhance and promote the swine industry of the province.

He added that it is also a way to help the local producers from inconsiderate traders, and protect the consumers as well.

He urged the hog raisers to continue to unite and cooperate so that they could eventually expand and market to other neighboring provinces.

Also present in the activity were, PVO Head Dr. Renante Decena, Provincial Livestock Coordinator Perfecto Marañon, and AHRANO president Cynthia dela Cruz, among others./Capitol News

Gov. Marañon Giver Over P6M Worth of Projects to Hog Raisers

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (standing 5th from right) together with Board Member Victor Javellana, PVO Head D. Renante Decena and AHRANO officers led by Cynthia dela Cruz at the turn over of the Double Decker Pig Carrier, Thursday./Capitol photo by Richard Malihan