Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PIA at Comelec pinulong ang tri-media sa Sorsogon



Si Atty. Calixto Aquino (kaliwa sa itaas) at ang mga media sa Sorsogon

Ni: Bennie A. Recebido

LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Marso 6 (PIA) – Sa pangunguna ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Sorsogon, pinulong kahapon ni Commission on Election (Comelec) Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Calixto Aquino ang mga kasapi ng media partikular ang mga radio at TV station manager at ang mga publisher at editor ng lokal na pahayagan sa Sorsogon upang mabigyang-linaw ang ilang mahahalagang probisyon kaugnay ng darating na halalan sa Mayo.

Tampok sa naging pagtalakay ang Local Absentee Voting (LAV) at ilang mga isyu tulad ng pagsasa-himpapawid at pagsasa-dyaryo ng mga political ad. Ipinaliwanag din ni Atty. Aquino kung papanong mag-aplay ang mga media para sa Local Absentee Voting alinsunod sa nakasaad sa COMELEC Resolution No 9637.

Nilinaw ni Atty. Aquino na sa LAV, maaari lamang bomoto sa mga senador at party-list representative ang botante at hindi sa mga lokal na kandidato sapagkat walang Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine na gagamitin bagkus ay espesyal na balotang maglalaman lamang ng mga national candidate. Lahat ng mga balota ay selyadong ipapadala sa Maynila. Ang botohan ay gagawin sa Abril 28, 29 at 30, 2013. Subalit yaong hindi makakaboto sa mga itinakdang araw ay maaari pa ring makaboto sa araw ng halalan.

Halos lahat ng mga dumalo ay naghayag ng kawalan ng interes na mag-aplay sa LAV lalo pa’t ayon sa mga ito ay hindi naman hadlang sa kanilang pagboto ang mga area of assignment na ibinibigay sa kanila sapagkat malalapit lang naman ito sa lugar kung saan sila bumoboto.

Samantala, binigyang-linaw naman ni Atty. Aquino ang ilang mga katanungan ng media kaugnay ng pagsasahimpapawid ng mga political ad alinsunod sa isinasaad sa Republic Act 9006 o ang “Fair Elections Act” kaugnay ng halalan sa Mayo 13, 2013.

Partikular na tinalakay nito ang Sec 6, 7 at 9 ng RA 9006 kung saan nakasaad ang mga probisyon sa Lawful Election Propaganda, ipinagbabawal na uri ng election propaganda, rekisitos at limitasyon sa paggamit ng election propaganda sa pamamagitan ng mass media, at iba pang mga impormasyong kaugnay nito.

Sa pagtatapos ng forum ay umapela sa media at maging sa publiko si Atty. Aquino na tulungan ang Comelec upang epektibong maipatupad ang mga probisyong nakasaad sa resolusyon ng Comelec at sa RA 9006, at upang mapayapang maidaos ang halalan sa 2013. Dapat din umanong isumbong sa kanilang tanggapan ang anumang makikitang paglabag ng mga kandidato at mga suportador nito. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pinakamalaki at pinakamodernong Class AA slaughter house ng Sorsogon City pinasinayaan na


Ang bagong Class AA Slaughter House ng Sorsogon City.
Ni: Bennie A. Recebido

LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Marso 5 (PIA) – Pormal na ring sinimulan ang operasyon ng bagong tayong Class AA Slaughter House ng Sorsogon City matapos pasinayaan at basbasan ito noong Sabado, Marso 2, 2013.

Ang Sorsogon City Class AA Slaughter House na matatagpuan sa Sitio Madan-an, Bibincahan, Sorsogon City ang itinuturing na pinakamalaki at pinakamodernong Class AA na katayan ng mga hayop sa buong rehiyon ng Bikol sa kasalukuyan, ayon kay National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Bicol chief of staff Dr. Dario Canillas.

Kaugnay nito, hinimok niya ang mga opisyal ng lungsod at ang mga naroroon sa pasinaya na magtulungan upang mapanatiling maayos at operational ang pasilidad sa susunod pang 15 hanggang 20 taon.

Sa naging talumpati naman ni City Administrator Retired General Ireneo Manaois, sinabi nitong halos ay dalawang taon din ang ginugol upang makumpleto ang mga dokumentong kailangan sa pagpapatayo ng ganitong ‘state of the art’ na katayan ng mga hayop.

Ito ay naisakatuparan sa pamamagitan ng pagpapalitan ng mga mahahalagang ideya ng mga opisyal ng pamahalaang lungsod at paghingi ng teknikal na tulong mula sa NMIS at pinondohan sa pamamagitan ng pag-uutang sa Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

Aniya, ipinagmamalaki ng pamahalaang lungsod ang pagkakaroon ng Class AA slaughter house sapagkat nakatitiyak na ngayon hindi lamang ang mga Sorsoganon kundi maging ang mga malalapit na lugar dito ng malinis at ligtas kaining mga karne.

May walong CCTV camera din na nakakabit sa iba’-ibang mga bahagi ng lugar upang mas maging madali ang pagsubaybay sa mga aktibidad sa loob nito.

May tatlong uri ang Slaughter House ayon sa NMIS, ang Class Triple-A (AAA), Class Double-A (AA), at Class A.

Ang Class Triple-A o top grade abattoir ay mayroong maaayos at de-kalidad na uri ng pasilidad at pamamaraan ng operasyon. Ang mga hayop na kinakatay dito ay maaaring ibenta sa mga pamilihan sa loob at labas ng bansa.

Ang Class AA ay mayroon ding kaukulang pasilidad at maaayos na pamamaraan ng operasyon kung kaya’t ang mga karneng nagmumula dito ay maaaring ibenta sa lahat ng mga pamilihan sa bansa.

Habang minimal naman ang mga pasilidad na makikita sa Class A slaughter house kung kayat pinapayagan lamang ibenta ang mga karneng nagmumula dito sa mga pamilihan sa loob lamang ng munisipalidad kung saan naroroon ang katayan. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

BFP Sorsogon City observes Fire Prevention Month, intensifies public’s fire safety awareness



BFP Sorsogon City personnel during the Unity Walk on March 1, 2013.
By: Bennie A. Recebido

SORSOGON CITY, March 5 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City spearheaded by Fire Marshal Snr. Insp. Walter Badong Marcial has lined up activities for the observance this year’s Fire Prevention Month with the theme “Sunog at Sakuna ay Paghandaan, Kalikasan ay Pangalagaan ng Matamasa ang Pag-unlad ng Bayan”.

SInsp Marcial said that in connection with the 47th observance of Fire Prevention Month, they have prepared series of activities this March to uphold fire safety awareness in the community.

“Prior to the launching on March 1, streamers bearing this year’s theme were hanged to stimulate fire safety consciousness among our constituents,” he said.

During the March 1 kick-off activity, the BFP Sorsogon City Central Fire Station spearheaded a Unity Walk within the vicinity of Sorsogon City dubbed as “Walk for a Fire-free and Fire-safe Nation”. This was supported by various agencies to include the Philippine National Police, Coast Guard, Fil-Chin Volunteer Fire Brigade, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, DepEd, and incoming officers of Sorsogon College of Criminology (SCCI).

An inspiring yet challenging message from SInsp Marcial formally marked the opening of the observance of Fire Prevention Month in Sorsogon City.

City Councilor Mike Go motivated each agency to ardently perform their duties of securing public safety. He further encouraged the public to be vigilant in order to prevent the occurrence of destructive fires.

Provincial Fire Marshal CInsp Achilles Santiago commended the untiring support of the local government and the relentless staff of Fil-Chin Volunteer Fire Brigade led by Engr. Joseph Jao to the BFP particularly on the aspects of fire safety. He also specifically mentioned the importance of the role of media in informing the public of the tormenting case of fire incidents especially during the month of March.

Meanwhile, BFP Sorsogon City Public Information Officer FO1 Maria Gracia L. Ebio released to the public the City BFP’s line up of activities for March 2013 such as: March 1 –  Unity Walk Kick Off ceremonies, and Radio program (Bumbero sa Radyo); March 4-6 – Inspection/Repainting of Fire lane & Hydrants, Fire safety Re-inspection of Abuyog Elementary School, Company Inspection and Ugnayan sa Barangay; March 7, 2013 – Tree planting at Balogo Elementary School, and Fire safety Re-Inspection of Abuyog National High School; March 8 – Ugnayan sa Barangay (Burabod), Fire Drill at Villanueva Institute in Bacon District, and Fire Drill and Feeding activities in Abuyog Elementary School; March 11-12 – Company Inspection; Fire safety Re-Inspection at Buhatan Nat’l High School, and Clean Up Drive at Abuyog Public Market; March13-14 – Open House, and Beach Resort’s inspection; March 15 – Ugnayan sa Barangay (Salog); March 18-19 – Company inspection, and Fire Safety Re-inspection; March 20-22 – Ugnayan sa Barangay in Bacon and in Talisay; March 23 – Clean Up Drive in Bacon (in preparation for Summer Vacation); March 25-27 – Lakbay Alalay; March 28-29 – BFP Assistance during Holy Week Processions; and March 30 – Oplan Baywatch.

“The BFP Aims to promote awareness of the public on the hazards of fire so as to be vigilant, and we appeal for their support and cooperation to our fire prevention advocacy towards the attainment of a zero fire incident this year. The success of this campaign will certainly help the city’s economic growth and consequently of the country as well,” said FO1 Ebio. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

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47th OBSERVANCE OF FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
“SUNOG AT SAKUNA AY PAGHANDAAN, KALIKASAN AY PANGALAGAAN NANG MATAMASA ANG PAG-UNLAD NG BAYAN”
MARCH 1, 2013




Health officials advise marital or mutual fidelity among couples to ward-off HIV-AIDS



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LEGAZPI CITY, March 5, (PIA) – There is no better prevention against HIV-AIDS than to follow what a health official advises: “Maintain your relationship inside marriage or be mutually faithful to save your life against HIV-AIDS.”

Quoted in leading Philippine dailies, Health Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag reported a total of 380 new HIV cases in January—the highest increase since the government began monitoring HIV/AIDS cases in 1984.

“This means that from an average of nine new cases every day last year, we now have 12 new cases every day. So, our total (of HIV/AIDS) cases have reached 12,082 since 1984,” he added.

The report was 79 percent higher than the 212 reported in January last year. The 380 cases also included 37 overseas Filipino workers with (93 percent) males and with a median age of 27 years (age range: 17-62 years) according to Tayag.

In Bicol Region there are 104 recorded cases from January 1984 to December 2012.  We do not know, yet, if there are new cases for January 2013 in Bicol   because all Social Hygiene Clinics report directly to the National Epidemiology Center (NEC) in Manila owing to the strict confidentiality of such cases, DOH-CHD Bicol Regional Director Gloria J. Balboa explains.

However, a complete report may be obtained from the Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry at the www.doh.gov.ph, she said.

Meantime, Dr. Alan Luca├▒as, HIV-AIDS Prevention and Control Coordinator for Bicol reiterated the ABCDEs in the fight against the disease which are Abstinence, Be Faithful, Consistent and correct condom use, Don’t use drugs and alcohol and the right Education.

Assistant Secretary Tayag was also quoted as saying that one should always carry a condom. “Don’t believe those who say that condoms have holes and you cannot benefit from them. And always carry it with you,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean that when you have one always, you are a bad person. It’s like carrying an umbrella. If you have an umbrella, it does not mean that you want it to rain. You only want to have one just in case it does,” he added. (DOH-V/PIA Sorsogon)