Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Focal prophylaxis for schistosomiasis administered in Barangay St. Peter

MALAYBALAY CITY (May 22, 2024) – The City Health Office (CHO) conducted focal prophylaxis for schistosomiasis in Barangay St. Peter, a non-schisto-endemic area

This demonstrates a commitment to preventive healthcare and addressing potential health risks before they become significant problems.

By conducting such interventions, they’re not only protecting the health of individuals in Barangay St. Peter but also working towards preventing the spread of schistosomiasis to other areas.

Individuals aged 5 to 65 years old were administered a single dose of Praziquantel (40mg/kg) on a full stomach.

This intervention followed Malacological and Parasitological surveys by the City Health Office, which identified the presence of schistosomiasis in Barangay St. Peter.

During the malacological survey, the snail Oncomelania quadrasi, the intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, was found.

In a subsequent parasitological survey, 100 stool samples were examined using the Katokatz method, revealing that less than 1 percent were positive for schistosomiasis and soil- transmitted helminthiasis in the place.

In response, the Department of Health Center for Health and Development Northern Mindanao (DOH-CHDNM) provided Praziquantel, the preferred drug for treating schistosomiasis.

Following health advisories, a mass treatment approach was adopted, providing prophylactic treatment to the entire eligible population, regardless of infection status.

By treating everyone within the eligible age range, the intervention aims to prevent new infections and reduce the overall burden of the disease in the community. (CHO-NADA/melbmadera)

2 centenarians sa Malaybalay nakadawat og incentives

Duha ka centenarian ang nakadawat og tag P100,000.00 nga cash incentives gikan sa City Government sa Malaybalay niadtong Mayo 17, 2024

Sumala sa kasayoran sa LGU Malaybalay, ang duha mao sila Mrs. Yaga Sarino Molhay ug Mrs. Porfita Sario Libanda nga parehong residente sa Brgy. Manalog.

Si Molhay natawo niadtong Mayo 20, 1920, samtang si Libanda natawo niadtong Nobyembre 4, 1921.

Giila sila pinasubay sa Republic Act 10868, the Centenarian Act of 2016, nga nag-ila sa mga Pilipino nga moabot og 100 anyos.

Si City Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran, inubanan sa Barangay Manalog Council sa pagpangulo ni Barangay Chairman Roney Lagunday, 9th Sanguniang Panglungsod, Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) ug City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) personnel, ang nitunol sa tseke mismo sa panimalay sa mga benepisaryo sa Brgy. Manalog.

Subay sa City Ordinance No. 988, series of 2021, ang Syudad sa Malaybalay mihatag sa matag centenarian og isa ka higayon nga insentibo nga P100,000.00, uban ang cake ug bouquet sa mga bulak.

Sila ang ikaduha ug ikatulo nga centenarian nga nakadawat sa maong mga insentibo gikan sa City Government sukad naaprobahan ang lokal nga ordinansa. (melbmadera)

217 nataptan og Dengue sa Manolo Fortich

Sa kinatibuk-an, sugod Enero ning tuig hangtud May 12, 2024, nitala na sa 217 ang mga nataptan sa sakit nga Dengue sa tibuok munisipyo sa Manolo Fortich

Ug sa isa ka semana lang kon sulod sa Mayo 5-12, 2024, mikabat sa 15 ka indibidwal ang nataptan sa maong sakit nga dala sa lamok sa maong munisipyo.

Sumala sa Dengue Watch sa Manolo Fortich, kini base sa datus gikan sa Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response sa Department of Health (DOH).

Gumikan niini, ang publiko subling giabisuhan nga kanunay nga mag-igmat ug mutabang sa pagpanghinlo sa palibot arun malikay sa sakit.

Alayon niini giaghat ang tanan nga musunod sa 5S Kontra Dengue gikan sa DOH.

Kini mao ang Search and Destroy Breeding Sites, Seek Early Consultation, Secure Self-Protection, Support Indoor and Outdoor Fogging in High Risk Areas Only ug Sustain Hydration. (melbmadera)

5 public servants in Bukidnon get Gawad Parangal award

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (May 16, 2024) – Bukidnon public servants won five out of six categories in the 2024 Gawad Parangal Award for Mindanao Island

Four of them are elected officials, while the fifth is a social welfare officer.
The award was presented on May 15, 2024, at the National Assembly of the Association of Local Social Welfare Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. in Iloilo City.
Mayor Azucena P. Huervas of Valencia City, the last termer chief executive, accepted the award as the most outstanding local chief executive in the Philippines’ component city category in Mindanao.
Kibawe Municipal Mayor Reynaldo S. Ang Rabanes was named the most excellent local chief executive in the first through third-class municipal category.
Damulog Municipal Mayor Melino L. Buro was named the most outstanding local chief executive in the fourth to fifth-class municipal category.
Meanwhile, Minerva C. Casinabe, a Bukidnon Provincial Board member, was named the most outstanding legislator in the province category.
Lastly, the fifth recipient of the 2024 Gawad Parangal Award from Bukidnon is Larina B. Tagaloguin, San Fernando town’s social welfare officer III for rank and file in the 1st to 3rd class municipal category. (melbmadera)

Malaybalay receives eBOSS commendation from ARTA

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (May 21, 2024) – The city government of Malaybalay has received a commendation for implementing the electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBOSS) system

City Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran took the lead in receiving the distinction recognition as one of the Philippines’ completely compliant local government entities with the eBOSS system.
Atty. Ernesto V. Perez, secretary of the Anti Red Tape Authority (ARTA), personally handed out the Certificate of Commendation to the local government.
On May 21, 2024, the award ceremony was conducted at the People’s Hall of the New City Hall in Malaybalay.
Perez confirmed that Malaybalay is the 31st recipient of the honor.
He stated that, as mandated by Republic Act 11032, also known as the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Law, eBOSS is a single online portal that provides clients with access to all necessary services and information for business registration, such as application submission, online payment, and electronic issuance of documents.
He said President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. always reminded local government units to promote bureaucratic efficiency including the streamlining and digitization of all government processes as part of the Bagong Pilipinas campaign.
According to the director general of ARTA, the program is part of the Marcos administration’s eight-point socioeconomic strategy.
“The recognition signifies that Malaybalay City has met the needed requirements to receive the commendation,” Perez said.
He added that in Bukidnon, only Malaybalay City and the town of Manolo Fortich have complied with the digitalization of business transactions so far as monitored.
He said that Valencia City, Maramag, Kibawe, Quezon, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, San Fernando, and other towns hope to receive the same recognition.
“RA 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business Law aims to eradicate red tape,” Perez stated.
He went on to say that one of the conditions for Ease of Doing Business is that the local government have an updated Citizen’s Charter to use as a guide for all transactions.
Mayor Pabillaran said that as mayor of Malaybalay, he is honored to accept the accolade.
He also stressed that the city is transparent in all government transactions, including bidding processes.
He also recognized the city employees’ efforts to the success of the eBOSS system.
Jutchel L. Dayra, regional director of ARTA regional office 10, stated that the inspection and assessment procedure for eBOSS in Malaybalay was just completed in March. (melbmadera)

Gov. Roque leads turnover ceremony of 7 projects to 4 towns

PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON (May 20, 2024) – Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque presided over the ceremonial handover and acceptance of seven projects to four towns in the province’s southern part

On May 20, 2024, the four towns staged the first of a series of turnover and acceptance ceremonies.
Roque said that the seven projects are part of the province’s 43 infrastructure projects that will be turned over to the recipient localities this year.
Dangcagan, Kibawe, Damulog, and Kadingilan are the recipients of the seven projects, all of which are part of Bukidnon’s third legislative district.
In Dangcagan, the turned-over 1.2 kilometers road improvement project connecting Brgy. Kiangat and Brgy. Mc Arthur is worth P40,788,503.00, while the multi-purpose facility for the youth worth P1,250,021.78 is located in Brgy. Poblacion. The money for the two projects was derived from the province’s 20 percent Development Fund for calendar year 2023.
Mayor Mark Vincent Dandasan of Dangcagan, as well as Kiangat and McArthur barangay officials, attended the ceremony.
Kibawe’s turned-over project was a school building with two classrooms at New Kidapawan Elementary School, costing P2,598,577.37. The budget was drawn from the province’s Special Education Fund for 2023.
Mayor Reynaldo Ang Rabanes of Kibawe, as well as officials and teachers from New Kidapawan ES, saw the project’s transition and acceptance ceremony.
The principal of Macapari National High School in Damulog accepted the Covered Court project worth P4,688,606.57. The allocation was also drawn from the Special Education Fund for 2023.
Mayor Melino Buro of Damulog and other town officials, as well as Macapari NHS school officials, witnessed the event.
Meanwhile, additional projects have been constructed in Kadingilan’s barangays Mabuhay, Kibogtok, and Salvacion.
Kadingilan Mayor Jerry Canoy Jr. joined the barangay leaders in accepting Gov. Roque’s initiatives.
Brgy. Mabuhay accepted a new Covered Court valued at P4,796,717.27 and Brgy. Kibogtok also received a new Covered Court for P4,699,138.04.
Lastly, Brgy. Salvacion received a multi-purpose structure worth P2,997,407.95.
The budget for the three projects was also sourced from the province’s 20 percent Development Fund for calendar year 2023.
Concerned end users and four town mayors thanked the provincial government, through Gov. Roque, for the infrastructure projects they received.
The projects were carried out under the direction of the Provincial Engineers Office (PEO).
Minerva Casinabe, Joseph Palmada, and Benito Baguio, all members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), attended the activities. (melbmadera)

51st broadcaster’s month celebration giabrihan sa KBP Bukidnon

Pormal nga giabrihan kaniadtong Abril 1, 2024 sa Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bukidnon Chapter ang mga kalihokan niini alayon sa selebrasyon sa 51st Broadcaster’s Month

Ang kalihokan gisugdan sa isa ka motorkada sa sentro sa Munisipyo s Maramag.

Gisundan kini sa isa ka programa nga gipahigayon sa Covered Court sa
Philippine Countryville College (PCC) sa Brgy. Panadtalan, Maramag, Bukidnon.

Si Rev. Fr. Jonathan Tianero, chairman sa KBP Bukidnon Chapter ug station manager sa DXDB, ang mihatag sa pangbukas nga mga pulong.

Samtang si Maam Nonita Rosales, regional consultant sa KBP, mipasabot sa
KBP Broadcaster’s month rationale.

Dinapit nga mamumulong si Atty. Isha B. Corbeta.

Gipaambit ni Corbeta ang kamahinungdanon sa media o radio broadcasting sa katilingban o komunidad.

Ang kalihokan gitambongan sa mga opisyal ug miyembro sa KBP Bukidnon

Sa laing bahin, alayon sa selebrasyon, gipahigayon usab sa PCC ang
Bloodletting activity nga gidumala sa Philippine Red Cross Bukidnon
Chapter nga nagdala sa temang “Dugo Mo, Kinabuhi Ko.”

Mikabat sa 50 ka criminology students ug faculty sa PCC ang nidonar og dugo. (melbmadera)

Mapawa Rodeo Team rules Kaamulan Rodeo 2024

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (March 26, 2024) – The Mapawa Rodeo Team was the overall winner of the Kaamulan Rodeo 2024

The squad outsmarted 21 other teams in the two-day competition, which took place on March 23-24, 2024, in Impasugong Central Elementary School Grounds, Poblacion, Impasugong, Bukidnon.


Mapawa Rodeo Team won two of the eight events: rope & tie and carambola.


Tied as first runner-up were Wang-Wang Rodeo Team and Impasugong Rodeo Team.


Meanwhile, LGU-Sumilao Rodeo Team and Valencia City Rodeo Team finished tied as second runer-up.


In Bull Riding, Impasugong Rodeo Team took the first place, followed by Valencia City Rodeo Team and Wang-Wang Rodeo Team.


Impasugong Rodeo Team finished second to Mapawa Rodeo Team in Rope & Tie, with LGU Libona Rodeo Team taking third.


LGU Sumilao Rodeo Team took first position in Steer Wrestling, followed by LGU Libona Rodeo and Impasugong Rodeo Team.


In Carambola, Saddles and Pines Ranch was next to Mapawa Rodeo Team, and Umalag Farm came in third.


The Wang-Wang Rodeo Team led in Calf Underscoring, followed by the Mapawa Rodeo Team and the JFR Vaqueros Bravos Rodeo Team.


The Herdsman Valencia Rodeo Team finished first in Breakaway Roping, followed by the DMPI Rodeo Team and the LGU Sumilao Rodeo Team.


Valencia City Rodeo Team won Team Roping, while LGU Sumilao Rodeo Team came in second, followed by Mapawa Rodeo Team.


Lastly, in Barrel Roping, the JFR Vaqueros Bravos Rodeo Team won first place, followed by Wang-Wang Rodeo Team and Zubros Rodeo Team in second and third place.


Meanwhile, two special awards were given.


Hajil Abriol of the Mapawa Rodeo Team was crowned Rodeo King, while Mary Umpay of the Wang-Wang Rodeo Team was named Rodeo Queen.


Bukidnon is known as the “home of the country’s finest cowboys.”


Large audiences gather during Kaamulan to watch the province’s bravest and best cowboys and cowgirls compete in rodeo.


On the opening day of the event, Provincial Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque welcomed the spectators.


Bukidnon 2nd District Representative John Keith Flores, Impasugong Mayor Anthony Uy, and Dapitan City Mayor Seth Frederick “Bullet” Jalosjos were among the government leaders who attended one of the most popular events in Kaamulan.


Kaamulan 2024 is celebrated from March 23 to April 23, 2024. (melbmadera)

BPMC gets new CT scan machine

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (March 28, 2024) – The Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center (BPMC) has received a new Fujifilm Healthcare Supria 32-slice CT Scan machine from the Department of Health (DOH)

According to the provincial government of Bukidnon (PGB), the turnover ceremony took place on March 26, 2024, at BPMC in Malaybalay City.


Dr. Ariel I. Valencia, assistant health secretary represented the DOH as the donor.


Valencia conveyed the goal of Health Secretary Ted Herbosa’s initiative, which aimed to make every Filipino feel well through cooperation.


He said, “In a hospital like this, it’s a big thing to have immediate diagnostic capacity to diagnose, and that’s lifesaving, the patient’s problem can be seen right away.”


Meanwhile, Provincial Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque represented the PGB as the donee.


The Governor assured that the province of Bukidnon will take care of the CT scan machine.


The machine was provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as part of the Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit (HEAL) Project.


It was done through the office of Bukidnon 2nd District Representative Jonathan Keith Flores.


It was given to DOH, who eventually handed over the machine to BPMC.


Rep. Flores stated that the project is an excellent example of how things can be accomplished quickly when several government entities work together.


Dr. Gina Factura, BPMC’s chief of hospital, revealed that the state-of-the-art CT Scan machine is available for free to admitted patients through the PhilHealth program.


For outpatients, she stated that there may be a price to cover the cost of utilities and other expenses, which would be determined and finalized by the hospital.


Dr. Sulpicio Henry M. Legaspi, Jr., regional director for the Northern Mindanao Center for Health Development, also attended the occasion. (melbmadera)