Cebuano News: Sepsis, cancer nag-unang sakit nga mikalas og kinabuhi sa taga Dumaguete

By Leandria Pagunsan

Base sa record sa Dumaguete City Health Office gikan sa tuig 2015 hangtud sa 2018 nag una nga hinungdan sa kamatayon sa katawhan sa dakbayan ang sakit nga cancer ug sepsis.

Sa samang tuig (2015-2018) matud ni City Health Officer Dr. Ma Sarah Talla nga mokabat sa 10,412 ang namatay tungod sa nagkadaiyang sakit samtang na rehistro nga “live births” sulod sa upat ka tuig mikabat ug 8,992.

Gi klaro ni Dr. Talla nga ang gidaghanon sa nangamatay base sa ilang record naglakip sa mga katawhang nasulod sa mga tambalan nga gi refer gikan sa city health office.

Ang uban niini gikan sa ubang lungsod ug dakbayan sa Negros Oriental ug rehiyon nga na record ang lugar nga Dumaguete City diin sila nakabsan sa kinabuhi (place of death).

Base gihapon sa record sa City Health Office dunay 16 ka “maternal deaths” kon mga inahang samkon nga namatay ug tungod sa pagpanganak ang natala sa tuig 2015; 13 sa tuig 2016, 11 sa 2017 ug 18 maternal deaths sa 2018.

Gipahibalo usab ni Dr. Talla nga adunay 114 ka kaso sa puya nga  wala pay usa ka tuig ang namatay sa tuig 2015; 135 ka puya sa 2016; 100 sa 2017 ug 146 sa tuig 2018.

Subay niini adunay 626 ka kabataan nga ga edad ug 1-5 anyos ang namatay gikan sa 2015 hangtud 2018.

Gawas sa cancer ug sepsis ubang mga sakit nga maoy hinungdan sa kamatayon sa katawhan sa Dumaguete City ang cardiac arrest, Pneumonia, kidney failure, cerebrovascular disease ug stroke; aksidente sa dalan samtang nag biyahe ug “multi-organ failure.”

Aron malikayan ang mga sakit, nag awhag si Dr. Talla nga mag amping sa pagkaon ug likayan ang “stress.”

Dugang ni Talla nga ang pagpanigarilyo, mga pagkaon nga taas sa cholesterol ug sodium angay nga likayan.

Mga pagkaon nga daghan ug asin ug asukal likayan usab aron ma maintain ang normal nga blood pressure ug timbang.

Panapos ni Talla nga mogahin usab og hustong oras sa pagkatulog og 30 minutos nga exercise matag adlaw ug labing importante nga mokaon og daghang prutas ug utanon.

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30 barangays back shoreline protection

By Jennifer C. Tilos

Dumaguete City’s 30 Punong Barangays signed a resolution “declaring full and unequivocal support to the administration of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and all his priority projects” to include the rehabilitation/improvement of the Rizal Boulevard covering 17,715 square meters that has been granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

City Public Information Officer Dems Demecillo said the Punong Barangays led by Liga ng mga Barangay President Dione Amores pointed out that activity is actually part of the “shoreline protection to prevent erosion and destruction caused by waves and storm surges threatening the highway, establishments, and residences along the beachfront.”

Demecillo added that part of the resolution stressed that Mayor Remollo won overwhelmingly in all 30 barangays against his nearest rival, which is a manifestation of the popular and broad support that his administration has earned from the general public.

“They also manifested that the local officials and the public have been thoroughly and consistently consulted of the initiatives and projects of the city administration since 2016,” said Demecillo.

However, some environmentalists or critics of the project at the Rizal Boulevard accused the city government of destructing the natural environment and petitioned the ongoing “reclamation” works.

Contrary to the position espoused by the critics of the current rehabilitation and improvement of the Rizal Boulevard near the Press Club area, all chartered cities and municipalities are actually authorized by national law to reclaim foreshore lands.

Demecillo explained that Republic Acts 1899 and 5797 expressly authorized the Local Government Units like Dumaguete City not only to undertake reclamation of their foreshore lands but also to take exclusive ownership of the reclaimed lot.

He quoted Section 1 of Republic Act 1899 states that “Authority is hereby granted to all municipalities, and chartered cities to undertake and carry out at their own expense the reclamation by dredging, filling, or other means, of any foreshore lands bordering them, and to establish, provide, construct, maintain and repair proper and adequate docking and harbor facilities as such municipalities and chartered cities…”

Furthermore, paragraph 41 of Section 28 of RA 5797 or the Revised Charter of the City of Dumaguete provides that it has the power “…to undertake and carry out the reclamation of submerged land from the sea adjoining the city limits at the expenses of the city, the area thus reclaimed to belong exclusively to the city…” justified Demecillo.

DSWD-7 distributes aid to displaced families in Manjuyod

By Leandria Pagunsan

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in region 7 distributed family food packs and hygiene kits to the 300 internally displaced families affected by the armed encounter between the government forces and members of the rebel groups in Sitio Kabugtong, Barangay Bantolinao in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental.

According to DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala, the local government workers and the members of the Philippine National Police helped the DSWD’s Municipal Action Team members in the distribution of goods on June 24, 2019.

DSWD provided 300 family food packs and 300 hygiene kits worth P226,950

The local government uniot of Manjuyod also provided hot meals to the affected families.

Out of the 300 displaced families, 237 are from barangays Bantolinao, Butong, Mandalupang, Candabong, Lamogong and Salvacion while the 63 families are from barangay Maaslum.

The incident happened on June 22, 2019 which affected seven (7) barangays.

The 300 displaced families took temporary shelter in two evacuation centers: Soter Singco Memorial Elementary School in Barangay Maaslum Gym in the Poblacion.

Currently, only 12 families remained in the municipal gym, the rest have already returned to their respective barangays.