DOH-Mimaropa continues Wasar Training for water personnel in Palawan

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard – Palawan District has conducted the 8th batch of WASAR training with 43 successfully trained water attendants of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan who completed the five-day Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) Training held in various locations in the city from April 24-28, 2017. The participants included swimmers, surfers and divers. There were 39 males and 3 females and all residents of Puerto Princesa City. Most attendees were from Barangay Bancungan, where Nagtabon…

DOH-Mimaropa rolls-out Vegan Caravan to Barangay Nutrition Scholars

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with OLOF Raw Vegan and Plant Based Home Dining started its initial tour in the province of Oriental Mindoro and successfully trained 36 Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) in a three-day culinary workshop on the technology of raw vegan and preparation of cooked plant-based food that will be included in the nutrition and feeding program that will be implemented regionwide this year. “We need to go back to basic and consider what is healthy, natural and beneficial for…

RD Janairo vows more benefits and significant reforms for Mimaropa BHW’s

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo vows more support and benefits including the immediate implementation of significant reforms for the 13,000 strong Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) of the region during the First MIMAROPA BHW Regional Congress with the theme “Barangay Health Worker Kabalikat Tungo sa Kalusugan ng Lahat” attended by 200 municipal presidents and representatives held at the Citystate Tower Hotel in Ermita, Manila on April 18-19, 2017. “It is about time to give our BHWs what is due to…

DOH-Mimaropa and Project Red Ribbon conducts mass HIV screening in Puerto Galera

Department of Health (DOH) – Mimaropa (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. has conducted a 5-day HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome) screening among residents and awareness education for tourists of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro from April 12-16, 2017. “This year we are focusing on the screening of local residents and encouraging them to take a voluntary screening to be able to know their HIV status and at the same time be given better access to services such as counselling and treatment,” Regional Director…

Abandonadong minahan sa Mogpog at Santa Cruz nais gawing ecotourism area ng DENR

BOAC, Marinduque – Matapos personal na makita ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez ang naging epekto ng malawakang pagbaha ng tailings ng Marcopper sa ilog ng Mogpog at Boac, nais ng kanilang ahensya na gawin ang mga abandonadong minahan bilang ecotourism destination. Ayon kay Lopez, makatutulong ang biochar upang mapanumbalik ang katabaan ng lupa sa pamamagitan ng uling. Epektibo umano ang ganitong pamamaraan upang muling mapagtaniman ang napabayaang lugar at malaki ang maaaring maitulong nito sa organikong pagsasaka. Bukod pa rito, malaki rin ang…