Archive for September 20, 2009

‘One Blood. One Barangay. One Pangasinan’ held

PhotobucketLINGAYEN — To establish and maintain a system of voluntary blood donation in the province, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan and The Liga ng mga Barangay of Pangasinan, headed by Board Member Amadeo T. Espino, in collaboration with Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Pangasinan Chapter and Alaminos City-Western Pangasinan Chapter, launched the “One Blood. One Barangay. One Pangasinan.” project last September 10 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gymnasium here.

Conceptualized to address the shortage of blood requirements in the province, all the 44 towns and 3 cities of the province, through their Liga ng mga Barangay, sent 10 potential blood donors, who along with walk-in donors like provincial officials and employees, underwent physical examination in order to pass the requirements to donate blood.

Provincial Administrator Rafael Baraan, who represented Governor Amado T. Espino Jr., said that the launching is “very simple but very meaningful and have a very big impact.”

September 20, 2009 at 1:22 am Leave a comment

Proposed curfew on motor bikes ‘dead’

PhotobucketLingayen — The proposed curfew ordinance on motorbikes is dead in the water.

Provincial Board Member Alfonso Bince Jr., one of the authors of the proposed measure, withdrew his sponsorship after a public hearing of the Committee on Public Order And Safety and the Committee on Laws and Ordinances last September 11 where representatives from the Pangasinan bikers, the Land Transportation Office (LTO), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) presented their positions on the measure.

The proposed ordinance called for the imposition of curfew hours on travel of motorcycles from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am within the province of Pangasinan.

September 20, 2009 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

Province, USAID hold 4-day workshop for health workers

LINGAYEN — The province through its provincial health office and in coordination with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a four-day workshop dubbed as Health Program Implementation Review last September 1-4 in Baguio City.

Held in two separate batches, the workshop was participated in by chief of hospitals of the different inter-local health zones (ILHZ), district nurse supervisors, and public health nurses and health providers in the rural health units. Other participants include municipal health officers, planning officers and budget officers.

The PIR workshop was designed to assess LGU status of health service delivery based on priority health programs components of the Fourmula One or F1 for Health which includes family planning, maternal and child health care, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases like avian flu, HIV and AIDS.

September 20, 2009 at 1:20 am Leave a comment

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