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Dengue-proof your family

Now with the dengue alarm which has reached outbreak proportions, there has never been any better tip in preventing the disease and dengue proofing the family than starting with the self. Now, parents who are protective of their kids go extreme lengths to keep their kids, especially when away from home, safe from mosquito bites. Enter, the leggings and mosquito repellants. But, did you know that all those who protect themselves from dengue mosquito bites by wearing leggings are still not dengue-safe? NOT JUST LEGGINGS Dengue mosquitoes, or aedes aegyti which causes the transfer of dengue virus to humans use sight, smell, and heat to find a blood meal, and gravitate around human and animal heat, that even with leggings, mosquitoes can still go for exposed parts of the body. More-over. leggings, or at least those kinds that pupils are now wearing in schools are those thin types, ones that mosquitoes can still, easily bite through. “What we want to avoid is the mosquito bites, and leggings, or at least those that a mosquito can bite through, are still a concern,” shared a pediatrician who politely declined to be named. And then there is the color. “There have been circulated tips that mosquitoes are more attracted to that dark colored clothing, the color for most of the leggings that kids use, and these could be attracting more the mosquitoes that we want these insects to move away from our kids,” the pediatrician continued. Over this, wearing of bright colored long-sleeved clothes and trousers that mosquitoes could not bite through, something that lower the chances of getting bitten by dengue-carrying... read more

Bohol hosts 3rd Shark Summit

Thanks and no thanks to the movies that depict the sharks as diabolical creatures of the sea, the enmity between sharks and men is almost shown in the gory death of a shark, almost all the time. Evil as they are depicted, sharks are indeed apex predators, but like storms, they bring new life and balance the ecosystem, that is what movies do not show. Bohol Boholanos to better understand sharks and the vital roles they play in the ecosystem, Save Sharks Network Philippines is bringing to Bohol the country’s 3rd Shark Summit in time for the Shark Conservation Week, November 12-16. Bohol is considered as one of the marine key biodiversity in the country because its marine water is rich in flora and fauna, shark species among them. Considered the center of the center of biodiversity and with temperate waters that are home to a whole lot of species, Bohol waters have also attracted sharks, which are either hunted or chased off. Home to several reef sharks, threshers, from the gentle giants which have become million-peso tourism industry in nearby Oslob to the cookie cutter sharks that also help control the population of dolphins, Bohol waters and its tourism potential has brought the celebration of 2018 Shark Conservation Week here. Ecotourism activities around sharks are starting to affect the economy. In Pamilacan then a whale shark could fetch about P200,00when caught by a fisherman. But with dive tourism or whale shark interaction, a single whale shark could bring in over a million through the years. And a live shark today would mean a much better checked marine ecosystem,... read more

Gov. Edgar Chatto, Department of Agriculture Assist Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico Garzon Jr., Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Bing Lapiz

Gov. Edgar Chatto, Department of Agriculture Assist Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico Garzon Jr., Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Bing Lapiz lead turnover of milk machines and raincoats to dairy cooperatives and barangay livestock aides across municipalities during opening of the 4th Bohol Milk Festival held simultaneous with 1st Livestock Technology Expo and the 4th National Carabao Conference at the Bohol Cultural Center on Monday....

DTI organizes innovation conference

On October 23, the innovation conference Slingshot Cebu 2018 will gather start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators, educational institutions and government agencies at the Cebu City Sports Club. According to the organizer Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the latest edition of Slingshot Cebu will have the theme of “Revving up your business in a Digital World”. Appropriate for its target participants which are both brick and mortar MSMEs and tech startups. Slingshot Cebu 2018 will have the twin objectives of nudging brick and mortars to adapt and adopt digital, while our tech startups will have the opportunity to network, validate business models and gain traction. This year’s Slingshot topics include: The Digital Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Scale Up Program for Startups, Data Privacy and Digital Marketing. There will be two panel conversations. One to tackle Entrepreneurial Journeys and another will be on Revving up Revenues through Business Model Design. All will have both MSMEs and Startups in the panel to show that innovation and entrepreneurship are really two sides of the same coin. Slingshot Cebu 2018 has two break-out sessions held simultaneously in the afternoon. The first session is called “The Pitch” for tech start-ups and brick and mortar MSMEs. Judges will be corporates from both the traditional and startup world. The second session is called “Coach and Connect.” This coaching session will focus on sales & marketing, financing & funding, legal, HR Related, and Payment Solutions. Right after the conference, the DTI will launch the Startup Island Mentoring Program in Central Visayas. DTI 7 Assistant Regional Director Ma. Elena Arbon said that the Startup Island Mentoring program, which is being piloted in...

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Gov. Edgar Chatto, Department of Agriculture Assist Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico Garzon Jr., Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Bing Lapiz

Gov. Edgar Chatto, Department of Agriculture Assist Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico Garzon Jr., Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Bing Lapiz lead turnover of milk machines and raincoats to dairy cooperatives and barangay livestock aides across municipalities during opening of the 4th Bohol Milk Festival held simultaneous with 1st Livestock Technology Expo and the 4th National Carabao Conference at the Bohol Cultural Center on Monday....

Turnover of Shelter Projects

SHELTER ASSISTANCE IN TUBIGON – Gov. Edgar Chatto leads the Ceremonial Blessing and Turnover of 357 units of the Modified Core Shelter Assistance Project in Tubigon. The housing project was a joint effort of the DSWD, HABITAT for Humanity, the Provincial Government of Bohol and in cooperation with LGU-Tubigon. HABITAT admitted that the project was indeed delayed due to some concerns. With majority already done, focus is now on the 98 units on going construction and 10 about to be started units. With Gov. Edgar Chatto are Tubigon Vice-Mayor Billy Fortich, Executive Assistant for External Affairs “Tatay” Billy Tongco, DSWD-7 ARD Shalaine Marie S. Lucero, and representatives from partner...

SAP Go opens Bohol’s first Malasakit Center

Poor Boholano patients who have refused to go for treatment in a hospital for the confinement payments and medicine, may now find they have a government that helps them in their bills. To realize a campaign promise to make health facilities accessible to the poor, no less than Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence Go led the opening of the country’s 11th one-stop-shop for Filipinos who need medical, financial assistance from various agencies. Another one center would be opened in Ubay soon. Called the Malasakit Centers, Bohol’s one-stop-shop opens inside the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) in Tagbilaran October 12, 2018 with SAP Go leading hospital authorities and heads of government agencies pooling their resources to prop up the facility for the poor here. “Every time we fall sick, we do not know where to run. Now, we can go to this Malasakit Center and get help,” SAP Go said. Malasakit Center is the office that directs us, SAP Go, who had been entrusted by President Rodrigo Duterte to lead the opening of these centers, one that the president lodged in his office. At times, when relatives of patients need the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, of the Department of Health, or the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) or the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), they use up all the day running through these offices. The Malasakit Center puts them all in one place, Go was quoted in news reports. To acknowledge the help of these agencies, Go said, “Salamat kayo sa inyong tabang kay without...

PCG rescues 64 passengers, crew from MV South Pacific

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bohol scored plus points when all they rescued 64 passengers and 19 crew from a boat that ran aground early morning of October 9, 2019, in the vicinity seawaters off Danajon Bank. PCG search and rescue team dispatched to the site also assured that aside from the slight dents in the boat’s hull, the grounding boat did not damage the area, had no damaged propellers and noted no oil spills. The boat: MV South Pacific operated by Southern Pacific Transport Corporation is a 230.99 gross ton passenger ship and cargo vessel with a capacity of 204 passengers and has Cebu as home port. MV South Pacific accordingly left Bato, Leyte at 9:00 PM October 8 with 59 passengers and 19 crew members, according to the captain of the ill-fated ship, Arturo Sullano. While cruising off to Cebu, the boat strayed into the shallow waters and accidentally ran aground at about 1:00 AM, the skipper said in his report. Good the incident happened in calm seas, otherwise it could be a major problem, observers who learned of the incident commented. It was about 3:55 AM on October 9 that PCG PO1 Uy relayed to Coast Guard Tagbilaran the information and the exact coordinates of the grounding incident, for proper action. Coast Guard Station (CGS) Tagbilaran then immediately called CGS Talibon to verify and report. By about 4:15 of October 9, CGS Talibon established contact with the ill-fated boat captain, who confirmed the incident. CGS Talibon then dispatched a search and rescue (SAR) team to do visual and surface inspection. By early morning, the PCG...

Aris offers free medical exam at DEDVMH for new hires

By JUNE S. BLANCO APPLICANTS who will be hired in the jobs fair set next week in Ubay town will get free medical examination at the Don Emilio del Valle Memorial Hospital (DEDVMH). Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) said this will be his counterpart to the jobs fair arranged by the Young Initiative for the Progress of Ubay (YIPU) headed by Richie Ibale. Aumentado said new hires are required by their prospective employers to submit results of their physical examination. The results will determine if he or she is indeed in good health. He said a healthy body is home to a sound mind, hence, the future employees would be highly trainable. A complete physical examination, however, costs money. To ensure that the new hires will be able to submit promptly their requirements, medical certificate included, Aumentado broached the idea to Ibale. For the jobs fair, Aumentado said YIPU is still awaiting word from the rest of the invited companies, the jobs available and other information. This early, the solon hinted that some prospective employers are based outside of the country. They have had good experiences with Filipino employees so that they are looking for more. Others are at it for the first...

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