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Guv Marañon Joins ONOPRA 7th General Assembly

Guv Marañon Joins ONOPRA 7th General Assembly

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. delivers his message during the 7th General Assembly of the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA) in the presence of Department of Agriculture USec. Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Board Members Patrick Leonard Lacson and Salvador Escalante, ONOPRA President Ramon Uy, Jr., NISARD Chairman Edgardo Uychiat, NISARD Trustee Dr. Albert Jo and the members of ONOPRA, at the Governor’s Hall, yesterday.* /Capitol photo

Guv Marañon Joins ONOPRA 7th General Assembly

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. gives a plaque of appreciation to Department of Agriculture Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in the presence of Board Member Patrick Leonard Lacson, ONOPRA President Ramony Uy, Jr. and NISARD Chairman Edgardo Uychiat during ONOPRA’s 7th General Assembly at the Capitol, yesterday.* /Capitol photo

Guv Marañon Joins ONOPRA 7th General Assembly

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. signs the covenant of the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA) manifesting his support for organic agriculture as a sustainable and profitable undertaking in the whole Negros Island.* /Capitol photo

DOH Bats for a Smoke-Free Society

DOH Bats for a Smoke-Free Society

Dr. Ma. Encarnita Limpin gives a lecture to health workers, legal officers, SP members and information officers of the different LGUs of Negros Occidental during a two-day orientation initiated by the Department of Health and Bloomberg Initiative and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) held at Hotel Essencia, Dumaguete City, Tuesday. /Capitol photo

‘Smoking is dangerous to your health’, this is the warning in every pack of cigarette displayed and sold in the market. Despite the warning though, many people are still smoking cigarettes especially the youth.

This has prompted the Department of Health (DOH) to gather health workers, legal officers, SP members and information officers of different LGUs of Negros Occidental, to attend the two-day orientation, in order for them to assist in the crafting of a smoke-free ordinance for their localities.

The activity was co-hosted by Bloomberg Initiative and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) at Hotel Essencia, Dumaguete City on July 16-17 for the first batch while the second batch started July 18 and will culminate today, July 19.

Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang said that the main objective of this orientation is to help push for a ‘smoke-free province ordinance’ and the presence of the city and municipal health officers is a tangible manifestation of their serious intention to help this advocacy of the DOH.

Dr. Ma. Encarnita Limpin said that FCAP is a non-government organization that pursues implementation of various tobacco control measures –one of these is the enforcement of a completely smoke-free environment in all indoor public places.
She added that they don’t recommend the use of E-Cigarette because it contains chemicals that can cause brain damage when consumed in large amount.

During the orientation, Amlan Mayor Bentham de la Cruz, shared the gains of a smoke-free Negros Oriental and how they are able to sustain a smoke-free community.

Also present during the orientation were Dr. Julia Villanueva, Atty Diana Cecilia Trivińo, Josette Navarro, Pastor Bernie Maniego, John Lapascua, Nathanael Manuel, Dr. Jessica Fama, Nelsie Guevara and Marissa Santiago, among others. *CAPITOL NEWS

Guv and Vice Guv Lead Ribbon-Cutting for NOLITC New Labs

Guv and Vice Guv Lead Ribbon-Cutting for NOLITC New Labs

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (1st from right) and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson (1st from left) lead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Medical Transcription Laboratories of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center in Bacolod City, yesterday. With them are Fifth District Board Member Atty. Alain Gatuslao, TESDA – Negros Occ. Director Lorena Yunque, and NOLITC Officer-in-Charge Ma. Cristina Orbecido. /Capitol photos

Guv and Vice Guv Lead Ribbon-Cutting for NOLITC New Labs

The Newly-Installed Medical Transcription Laboratories of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center.