Towns, barangays lauded in PHO nutrition program

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) cited municipalities and barangays who successfully implemented programs combating malnutrition through Pasidungog sa Nutrisyon Plaque. The province continues to recognize municipalities and barangays who relentlessly extended their support to the PHO’s goal to dwindle malnourishment rate in the province, according to Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, provincial health […]

Campus journalists told to uphold truth to fight wrong info

PHILIPPINE Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Harold Clavite said campus journalists play a significant role in the fight against misinformation and disinformation. In a video message shown during the recently concluded College Press Conference and Awards 2018 held at The Mansion Hotel in Iloilo City, Clavite said campus journalists have more knowledge on social media, which […]

Eat moderately this Christmas

The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) advised the public to eat moderately during Christmas parties. “Eating your favorite food is not prohibited, like if you want to eat lechon, but you should eat moderately,” said  Dr. Bernard Caspe, CHO chief. Caspe said persons who were told to avoid food that would trigger hypertension and diabetes […]

Prov’l board okays color-coding, numbering of fishing vessels

By: Gail T. Momblan AN ORDINANCE that will identify fishing vessels through color-coding and numbering sponsored by first district Board Member Valentin Serag was approved at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Iloilo. Provincial Ordinance No. 2017-151 entitled “An ordinance prescribing the color coding and numbering of fishing vessels in the coastal municipalities in the province of […]

Malnutrition rate in Iloilo declines

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported a downward trend in malnutrition prevalence rate in the province of Iloilo. At present, the province had reached 3.27 percent malnutrition rate compared to 3.79 percent in 2017, said Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, provincial health officer I. Quiñon said the figure indicates that the province addressed […]

BFP-6 stages Fire Olympics 2018

Over 100 fire fighters and scores of fire brigade volunteers from all over Western Visayas competed in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Olympics. The two-day event ran from Dec 5 to 6, 2018 at the City Time Square in Gaisano City Center, Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Fire Superintendent Crosbee Gumowang, BFP-6 assistant […]