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FNRI whips up rootcrops and corn recipes to boast energy of the Pinoy family

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The Seventh National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) revealed that 7 out of 10 households were energy deficient.


In terms of food consumption, results also indicated that there was a decrease in the average food intake among households from 886 grams in 2003 to 861 grams in 2008.


The composition of the Filipino diet weighing 861 grams was found as the typical rice-fish-vegetable combination. The bulk of the household diet is mainly cereals and cereal products, weighing 361 grams. Moreover, there was a decreasing trend in the consumption of starchy roots and tubers from 19 grams in 2003 to 17 grams in 2008, the survey further revealed. 


To address the problem revealed by the survey, the FNRI-DOST developed nutritious and acceptable recipes utilizing rootcrops and corn. These are aimed toward meeting the energy needs of the Filipino family and to promote their consumption.


Rootcrops are grown in the Philippines chiefly for human food and these are good sources of carbohydrates. Kamote, taro, yam, potatoes, cassava, among others are examples of rootcrops that are available and abundant thoughout the year.


Corn is the second staple food of Filipinos. Depending on the variety, corn is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It is also associated with many health benefits aside from being nutritious. White corn is considered as a low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI food is good for the proper control and management of diabetes mellitus because it delays hunger pangs and promotes weight loss in overweight people.


Here are some recipes developed by the FNRI-DOST using rootcrops and corn.


Tahong with Zesty Corn


1 cup Yellow corn, boiled, shredded
¼ cup Onion, Bombay, chopped
½ cup Tomato, diced
2 tsp Wansoy, chopped
2 Tbsp Lemon or kalamansi juice
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp Hot sauce
¼ tsp Iodized salt
½ tsp Black pepper, ground
27 pcs (1.5 kilos) Tahong, big size, clean, de-bearded boiled in
3 cups Water




1. In a mixing bowl, combine corn, onion, tomato, wansoy, juice, oil and hot


2. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
3. In a covered pot, combine water and tahong. Bring to a near boil or until 

    tahong opens.

4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
5. Shuck tahong, leaving them on a half shell. Top each tahong with two

    tablespoons of corn tomato salsa.

6. Arrange on a serving plate. Serve immediately.


Yield 27 pcs
Number of serving 9 servings
Serving size 3 pcs/serving + 1 Tbsp salsa/serving


Estimated energy and nutrient content per serving

(using FCT + Menu Eval Software, v. 2002)


Energy, kcal


Thiamin, milligrams


Protein, grams


Riboflavin, mg


Calcium, milligrams


Niacin , milligrams


Vitamin A, ug RE


Vitamin C, milligrams





3 cups Ubi, steamed and grated
¾ cup Cassava, steamed and grated
1 tall can Milk, evaporated
1 tall can Milk, condensed
¼ cup Sugar, white
5 pcs Pandan leaves
1/3 cup Margarine
1 tbsp Margarine, for greasing molder




1. Scrub clean ubi and cassava. Cut into uniform size and steam for 40 minutes.
2. Cool. Pare skin. Grate separately. Set aside.
3. Mix milk and sugar. Use this solution to blenderize by batches ubi and cassava

    until fine.

4. Add pandan leaves and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes with constant

    stirring to prevent scorching.

5. Just before removing from fire, add margarine to give halaya a shiny look.
6. Transfer halaya in the greased molder. Cool and refrigerate.


Yield 10 ¾ cup
Weight per serving 120 grams
Serving size ½ cup
Number of serving 10 ¾ servings


Estimated energy and nutrient content per serving

(using FCT + Menu Eval Software, v. 2002)


Energy, kcal


Thiamin, milligrams


Protein, grams


Riboflavin, milligrams


Calcium, milligrams


Niacin, milligrams


Iron, milligrams


Vitamin C, milligrams


Vitamin A, ug RE




Others recipes are Kamote-potato combo, Sunshine salad, Gabi gisado con mais, Gabi-pinipig mold, Mais-kamote espesyal, Kamote-buchi surprise, Fruity oatmeal, Golden kamote roll, Shrimp veggie soup, and Creamy potato flan, which can be downloaded from the FNRI website at http:www. fnri.dost.gov.ph.


For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, FNRI-DOST, DOST Compound, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. Direct Lines and Fax: (02) 837-2934 & 8373164; Trunklines: 837-2071 locals 2296 & 2284, 837-8113, locals 318 & 319; Website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph; E-mail: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com. FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Press Release – MA. IDELIA G. GLORIOSO

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July 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Rice consumption of Pinoys on the rise

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Rice is the primary staple food of Filipinos, and it constitutes the highest amount of calories for energy in the typical daily diet. Its production and marketing are important sources of income and employment for millions of Filipinos. 


In relation to the importance of rice in the diet, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department Of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) conducts food consumption surveys (FCS) every five years to generate data on consumption of rice and other foods eaten by Filipinos. 


The results of said surveys showed that the average rice intake per person in 1993 was 272 grams per day, while in 2008, it was 307 grams with an increment of 35 grams.


The per capita intake of milled corn, a secondary Filipino staple food, was 34 grams in 1993 and 18 grams in 2008, which implies that rice is more preferred than corn.


By region, consumption data showed that Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao and Western Mindanao consume a mixture of rice and corn.


With increasing rice intake, programs and policies should gear towards increasing rice production such as brown rice, to minimize, if not totally avoid costly rice importation.


For more information on food and nutrition, contact: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Tel/Fax Num:8372934 and 8373164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Press Release – IMELDA ANGELES AGDEPPA, Ph.D.

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July 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm

What’s in your calendar?

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If you are looking at the 2011 Menu Guide Calendar of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), there’s a lot to refer to other than dates.


The FNRI Menu Guide Calendar is a simple yet timely and evidence-based nutrition tool for the whole family.


The FNRI Menu Guide Calendar features a compilation of 12 monthly seven-day cycle menus to help plan meals on a daily basis and for special occasions.


This feature saves you from repeatedly serving dishes that family members eventually grow tired of.


Would you be excited with new recipes featuring carbohydrate-rich foods like rootcrops and tubers and corn for energetic kids?


Aside from being nutritious, you also get a peek at how the dishes look when you cook them. We have colorful and appetizing pictures to set the tone for a pleasurable eating. 


Imagine the twelve new additions to your repertoire of dishes and the many “oohs” and “aahs” when you serve them to your loved ones…Wow!


Try our soups: Gabi gisado con mais and Shrimp veggie, as well as entrées and appetizers:  Kamote-potato combo and Sunshine salad. Sample our snacks and desserts: Fruity oatmeal, Golden kamote roll, Kamote buchi surprise, Gabi-pinipig mold, Mais-kamote espesyal, Creamy potato flan and Ubelicious.


            Don’t know how to cook? Worry no more! Our recipes employ procedures that are simple and easy to follow, use locally available ingredients, and tell you the number of servings and the nutritive value.

This way, you need not guess if you have enough food for all. Just double or triple the recipes when catering to a number of people. Moreover, they are affordable.


For the calorie-conscious, the estimated energy and nutrient content of each serving of the dish will guide you how much you need to eat. Eat more, if you are catching up on your weight and take less, if you are trying to lose some.

The theme of this year’s calendar is “Meeting the energy needs of the family through the consumption of rootcrops and corn”.

 If you are still hungry for more nutrition information, read through the calendar articles to savor the nutritional and health benefits of rootcrops and corn, and be guided on their selection and preparation.


So, what’s in your calendar?


For more information on food and nutrition, contact: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Tel/Fax Num:8372934 and 8373164; email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Press Release – MARIETTA M. BUMANGLAG



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July 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Breastfeeding – pinakamainam kay baby at mommy!

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Walang makatatalo sa gatas ng ina para sa kalusugan ng mga sanggol.

Ayon sa mga dalubhasa, ang gatas ng ina ang pinakamasustansiyang pagkain para kay baby.

Kayang ibigay ng gatas ng ina ang lahat ng sustansiyang kailangan ng sanggol sa unang anim na buwan ng kanyang buhay, ayon pa rin sa mga eksperto.

Taglay ng breastmilk ang mga sustansiyang kailangan ni baby sa tamang proporsyon at dami ng sustansiyang kinakailangan ng sanggol sa unang anim na buwan ng kanyang buhay.

Ito ay madaling matunaw at ma-absorb ng sanggol at hindi din ito nagdudulot ng allergy.

Ang gatas ng ina ay malinis at laging available sa tamang temperatura, kaya ang sanggol ay hindi makakaranas ng pagtatae o diarrhea.

Ang pagpapasuso o breastfeeding ay masasabing magandang karanasan ng isang babae.

Sa pagpapasuso ay lalong napapalapit ang anak sa ina dahil damang-dama ng sanggol ang init ng pagmamahal na nagmumula sa dibdib ng ina.

Ang pagpapasuso ay napakahalaga dahil ito ay maalwan o magaan para sa ina at sanggol, walang gastos, hindi na kailangang maghugas at mag-sterilize ng mga bote at tsupon at hindi na paghihintayin nang matagal si baby para makasuso.
Hindi na rin kailangang bumangon sa gabi para ipagtimpla ng gatas ang anak dahil ang gatas ng ina ay instant at laging available kahit anong oras.

Para sa ina, nakatutulong ang pagpapasuso upang maibalik sa normal na laki ang kanyang matris.

Ang tuloy-tuloy na pagpapasuso o iyong madalas at walang patlang na pagpasuso sa loob ng unang anim na buwan at mahigit pa dito ay makakatutulong rin sa pag-iwas sa agarang pagbubuntis ng ina.

Ang pagpapasuso ay nakapagpapababa din ng posibilidad na magkaroon ng breast cancer ang isang ina.

Kaya’t halina, ating hikayatin ang lahat ng kababaihang buntis at balak magbuntis na piliing ibigay ang gatas ng ina sa kanilang mga sanggol.

Tandaan, ang pagpapasuso ang isa sa pinakamahalagang kilos upang mapangalagaan ang mga bata laban sa malnutrisyon.

Ayon sa pangalawang mensahe ng Gabay sa Wastong Nutrisyon o Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos na binalangkas sa pamumuno ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute ng Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), “Pasusuhin ang sanggol ng gatas ng ina laman mula pagkasilang hanggang anim na buwan at saka bigyan ng mga angkop na pagkain habang pinapasuso pa.”

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa pagkain at nutrisyon, lumiham o tumawag kay Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Tel. No. 837 2934 or 837 2071 loc. 2287, email: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph, website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. FNRI-DOST S & T Media Service: Press Release – DIVORAH V. AGUILA

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July 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Quezon City Solid Waste Disposal Facility (Payatas Controlled Dumpsite)

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Quality Disposal Facility for Quality Community
Managed and Operated by:
Office of the City Mayor
Payatas Operations Group
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. Nos. : (02) 427-8218
Telefax: (02) 427-7363

General Contractor: IPM Environmental Services, Inc.

Present Condition

Active Disposal Facility

Area - 9.70 Ha.
Waste Intake - 7,000 cum./day
Average Wt. - 1,402 TPD
Per Capita Generation - .550kg./P/D
Waste Density - 210 Kg./Cum.
Average Daily Truck Trips - 500 trips/day

Payatas Controlled Dump Facility

The conversion of the Payatas Dumpsite into a Controlled Dump Facility includes Engineering Works Program (EWP), Social Responsibility Program (SRP), and Operation and Management of the disposal facility with following objectives:

* Compliance with R.A. 9003
* To extend the life of the disposal facility for another 2 1/2 years at the least
* To ensure safety of the people living near the dumpsite and eliminate the risk of another trash slide
* To provide livelihood opportunity to Payatas residents.

General Plan

1.Conversion to Control Dump Facility
Slope Stability – Re profiling to attain the side slope of 1:2.5
Leachate Collection & Treatment
Storm Waste Drain (Drainage System)
Top Soil Covering
Methane Gas to Power Generation
Material Recovery and Waste Volume Reduction Plant


2. Dump Site Operation


3. Social Engineering


4. Final Option

The Conversion Project is being implemented by IPM Environmental Services, Inc. (IPM-ESI) as the General Contractor and Sinclair Knight Merts as Consultant. The project covers the active and the inactive dumpsite having a combine land area of about 20 hectares.

Engineering Works Program

Slope Re-profiling – The 60-70 degrees side slopes of the dumpsite is re-profiled to 23-25 degrees or a slope ratio of about 1:2.5 and then covered with soil to ensure slope stability. Side cutting or berms are also constructed every 10 meters (slope-length) to minimize erosion and slope failure.

Leachate Collection and Re-circulation – The construction of peripheral leachate and then re-circulated or pumped onto the soil capped mounds to effect the growth of grass. Leachate re-circulation also helps to enhance decomposition and minimizes the discharge of leachate into the waterways.

Storm Water Drain – Construction of drainage canals along the periphery of the dumpsites serves as drainage system in the area also acts as catch basin for surface water runoff from the dumpsites.

Access Roads – The construction of all-weather access roads around the dumpsites facilitate: daily waste dumping, de-clogging operations, maintenance of slopes, and for emergency.

Social Responsibility Program

The SR program includes:
1. Institute strengthening of existing workers’ organization;
2. Assistance in terms of access to basic services;
3. Establishment of Materials Recovery and Waste Volume Reduction Plant (MRWVRP);
4. Market Development
5. Vocational Training; and
6. Enhancement of Emergency Response Term.

Payatas Gas to Power Generation

Methane gas is a natural by-product of decay and decomposition at dumpsites. Unless manage well, it poses real health and safety hazards to people living and working in the immediate vicinity of the dumpsites.

“Spontaneous combustion and fires are the common results of improper management of methane gas”.

The PCDF has gone one step further than merely managing methane gas: it has brought in the technological assistance of the Philippine National Oil Corporation (PNOC) for the possible utilization of methane gas at the dumpsites as a secondary power source for the facility as well as the community through the construction of a landfill/dumpsite gas (LFG/DG) collection system.

The Philippine Biosciences Company (PhilBLO), a private contractor engaged in biogas technology, supplied the 100 kilowatt generator set and installed the methane gas collection system at the facility, mainly using moisture traps as gas buffers. The IPM-ESI has installed streetlights from the dumpsite to the POG office. It is estimated that the current level of methane gas at the dumpsite could supply the power need of the facility over the next 10 years.

Tire Retrieval Project

Another component of the conversion project is the continuing search for an economically advantageous and environment friendly method for the disposal of used tires.

Towards this end, the Quezon City government tapped the services of Union Cement Corporation (UCC) for the processing of retrieved and/or collected used tires using Cement Kiln Co-processing technology.

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July 8, 2011 at 7:57 am


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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) simultaneously dismantled three (3) illegal drug facilities in separate locations in one day which resulted in the arrest of three (3) Chinese nationals and four (4) Filipinos involved in financing, manufacturing and distributing dangerous drugs in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces.


PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. said that the successful operations on June 30, 2011 in Quezon City, Antipoloand Pampanga were result of intensive intelligence build-up operations conducted by joint elements of the PDEA Intelligence and Investigation Service (IIS), Special Enforcement Service (SES), Metro Manila Regional Office (MMRO) and Regional Office 3.


In Block 6, Lot 2, Irvin Place 1, Filinvest East Homes, Antipolo City, Rizal, PDEA operatives dismantled a kitchen-type laboratory and arrested one (1) Chinese national, Lawrence Yu, along with two (2) Filipinos, Elmer Doctor and Kisses Dela Cruz.  Confiscated from the suspects were eight (8) self-sealed plastic bags containing white powdery substance suspected to be shabu, four (4) self-sealed plastic bags containing crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu, three (3) self-sealed plastic bags containing tablets, assorted chemicals and various laboratory equipment and paraphernalia.  Also recovered were one (1) unit of Black Ford F150 with plate number WSU 727 and one (1) unit Nissan Sentra with plate number XRT 619.


In a simultaneous operation conducted in LNS Body Kits located at 1326 E. Rodriguez Sr., corner Balate Drive, Quezon City, a facility utilized as a major distribution hub for illegal drugs was dismantled.   Herbert Yu, a Chinese national, was arrested together with his Filipino bodyguard, Agustin Longganay.  The suspects yielded (2) self-sealed plastic bags containing suspected cocaine, two (2) units of computer CPU, high-powered guns with ammunitions and assorted hand and riffle grenades.  PDEA operatives also recovered a White Hummer H2 vehicle with a plate bearing number 8.


Meanwhile, another kitchen-type laboratory was dismantled in Barangay Sta. Monica, Sta. Rita, Pampanga. Said laboratory, used for small-scale production of shabu, yielded two (2) heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, assorted chemicals and one (1) unit Black Honda Civic with plate number XHZ 466. Ali Ang alias “Peter Chu”, a Chinese national suspected to be responsible for cooking shabu was arrested along with Marouf Kasan, brother of Ang’s live-in partner.  According to records, Ang was arrested in ARMM sometime in 2009 for the same offense, manufacturing shabu, but was subsequently released due to technical reasons.


All seven (7) suspects are presently detained at the MMRO detention facility inside the PDEA National Headquarters Compound in Quezon City and appropriate cases for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.  The PDEA Laboratory Service is conducting quantitative and qualitative examination of the confiscated substances and chemicals. RAFFY RICO


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July 6, 2011 at 7:37 am

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) busted five big-time drug pushers who yielded more than 100 grams of shabu worth P1 million in two consecutive buy-bust operations conducted in Cavite and Mandaluyong City on June 21 and 22, 2011, respectively.


PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. identified the arrested suspects in the Cavite buy-bust operation on June 21, as Noel Sarno, a farmer residing at 132 Anabu St., 2D, Imus, Cavite; and Henry Quintero, a 36 year-old construction worker residing at P2A West Ville Casimiro, Brgy. Ligas III, Bacoor, Cavite.


Arrested in the Mandaluyong operation on June 22 were  Dennis Romero, 35 years old, Administrator for Environment of Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City; Erick Oduca, 37 years old, residing in Maglente, Pasig City; and Gerry Alsona, 32 years old, a resident of Barangay  Mauway, Mandaluyong City.


Sarno was caught red-handed after selling 54.69 grams of shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur buyer during a transaction in Mandarin Homes Subdivision, Malagasang Road in Imus, Cavite.  Arrested with Sarno was Quintero, Sarno’s courier-cum-runner.  Cases for violation of Sections 5 and 26 (sale and conspiracy), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, were filed against Sarno and Quintero.


Meanwhile, Romero, Oduca and Alsona were apprehended by PDEA operatives in another buy-bust operation conducted along Acacia Lane, Brgy. Hagdan Bato Libis, Mandaluyong City. The trio yielded 50 grams of shabu contained in a heat-sealed transparent plastic bag.  The Honda motorcycle, used by the suspects during the transaction was also confiscated by authorities.  Romero, Oduca and Alsona now face charges for selling illegal drugs (Section 5, Article II, RA 9165).


The five busted pushers are now detained at the PDEA Metro Manila Regional Office (PDEA-MMRO) Detention Facility awaiting court orders for disposition. RAFFY RICO

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July 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) launched a nationwide anti-drug hotline in collaboration with one of the leading telecommunications company in the country.


PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. announced the partnership between PDEA and SMART Communication, Incorporated with the launching of PDEA-SMART Infoboard Service.


The PDEA-SMART Infoboard Service is the fastest, most reliable and affordable means to send anti-drug information and collect feedback from stakeholders.  It allows PDEA to send out information on results of anti-drug efforts initiated by the agency.  At the same time, the system also provides a venue for the general public to report to PDEA any suspected illegal drug activities in their community.   


Gutierrez said the partnership is in line with PDEA’s effort to generate and maximize the active participation of the communities in the campaign against illegal drugs.  Gutierrez is optimistic that the public will be encouraged to work hand in hand with PDEA in enforcing the anti-drug law by providing timely and reliable information through the use of the PDEA-SMART Text Hotline.


The PDEA-SMART Text Hotline maintains a special number to facilitate easy recall.   SMART and Talk and Text (TNT) subscribers may send their comments, suggestions, queries and reports concerning suspected illegal drug activities in their community by texting PDEA<space>FEEDBACK<space><NAME OF SENDER>/<AGE>/<BARANGAY>/<CITY or MUNICIPALITY>/<Region>/<drug-related information> to 700PDEA (7007332).  On the other hand, Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Red Mobile subscribers, may use the number 0999-888PDEA (0999-8887332). -30- RAFFY RICO

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July 6, 2011 at 6:39 am

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(NASA larawan sina MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino at General Manager Corazon T. Jimenez sa isinagawang lingguhang Health Forum sa Quezon City)


SA isinagawang Health Forum ngayong Martes, Hulyo 5, 2011 na kinabilangan ng mga tagapagsalita mula sa iba’t ibang sector kaugnay sa ipinatutupad ng Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) nang mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng Pagbabawal ng Pagsisigarilyo sa Publiko batay sa Republic Act 9211 “An Act Regulating the Packaging, Use, Sale Distribution and Advertisements of Tobacco Products and For Other Purposes”.

Ayon kay MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino na sa apat (4) na araw na pagpapatupad ng nasabing batas ay nasa 983 na ang mga nahuli, 500 mahigit umano rito ay mga nahuli ng MMDA at natira ay pawang nahuli ng lokal na pamahalaan.

Ayon kay General Manager Corazon T. Jimenez na kabilang sa mga lugar na bawal manigarilyo ay paaralan, ‘elevator’, gasolinahan o mga lugar na posibleng sumabog, hospital, mga matataong lugar tulad ng hatiran o sakayan ng mga tao gayundin sa lugar kung saan nagluluto ng pagkain o kainan. Kabilang din sa ipinagbabawal ay sa mga sasakyang pampubliko tulad ng bus, jip at tricycle.

Aminado ang Philippine Medical Association na marami pa sila kailangang gawin sa kanilang hanay upang ang pagkagumon sa sigarilyo ng maraming Pilipino ay magamot tulad ng mga pasilidad at serbisyo upang maabot ng karaniwang mamamayan.

Binanggit naman ni Chairman Tolentino na pinaiigting nila ang pagsasakatuparan ng nasabing batas para na rin sa kalusugan ng mamamayan kasabay ng kanyang panawagan na ang lahat ng lokal na pamahalaan ay dapat magkaroon ng Ordinansa kaugnay dito. Aniya, katuwang na rin ngayon ng MMDA ang kapulisan sa pagpapatupad ng RA 9211 dahil sa inilabas na kautusan ni DILG Secretary Jessie M. Robredo noong Hulyo 1. Cathy Cruz, PSciJourn Mega Manila

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July 5, 2011 at 6:48 am

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DOH Statement Regarding the Delayed Stipend of Nurses under the RN Heals Program

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Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag today assured that the nurses deployed under the Department of Health’s Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RN Heals) will receive their stipends within this week.

Tayag explained that the DOH has fast-tracked the requirements necessary for the release of the funds earmarked for RN Heals. He also apologized to the RN Heals nurses for their delayed monthly stipend and guaranteed them that for the succeeding months, they shall be paid on time.

RN Heals seeks to make essential health services available to all Filipinos by training and deploying 10,000 unemployed nurses in communities identified by the DOH in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD).

While on deployment, the nurses will be given an allowance of P8,000 a month by the DOH while the local government unit (LGU) where they are assigned shall supervise them, ensure their safety and security, and provide modest board and lodging. Likewise, LGUs were encouraged to provide additional allowances and benefits worth at least P2,000 for these nurses. -30- DOH

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May 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

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