Cebuano News: Dgte City mihakot ug “regional nutrition awards”

By Leandria Pagunsan

Mihakot og mga pasidungog sa nutrisyon ang dakbayan sa Dumaguete ug laing upat ka barangay bag-ohay lang gikan sa Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development sa Central Visayas.

Kini sa ilang malamposong pag implementar sa mga programa ug serbisyo alang sa maayong panglawas ug pagpatuman sa “physical wellness” sa mga kabataan aron malikayan ang malnutrisyon.

Gipangunahan ni City Mayor Antonio Remollo, chairman sa City Nutrition Committee ang bahan nga mitambong sa awarding ceremonies.

Ang City Nutrition Committee nakakuha sa Best in Governance and Organizational Structure pinaagi sa makusganong pagpatuman sa “LGU based” nutrition program base sa gihimong regional evaluation.

Samtang si City Nutrition Officer Lourdes Taburaza mipahibalo nga tulo (3) ka barangay pinangulohan sa mga punong barangays ang midawat ug pasidungog isip mga 2019 Outstanding Barangays for “ garnering excellent scores” sa gihimong regional nutrition evaluation.

Ang tulo (3) ka barangays mao ang Cadawoninan sa pagpangulo ni Punong Barangay (PB) Jimmy Tabada nga naka kuha sa rating nga 94.85%, ug kini gisundan sa Barangay Bantayan ubos ni PB Nerio Grapa nga miani sa rating nga 94.25%.

Ang ikatulo mao ang Barangay 8 pinangulohan ni PB Maelyne Rose Mariano nga nakakuha sa rating nga 93.25%.

Laing gipasidunggan isip Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar ug 2nd runner up sa Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar Award mao si Marie Tubana gikan sa Barangay Junob.

Ang mga awardees midawat sa ilang “plaque of recognition” sa gipahigayong 2019 Grand Nutrition Awards didto sa Bai Hotel sa Mandaue City, Cebu karong bag-o lang.


Dumaguete City tops regional nutrition awards

By Jennifer C. Tilos


Barangay Captain Nerio Grapa and Barangay Nutrition Scholar Imelda Ismael of Bantayan receive their award as outstanding barangay nutrition program implementer in Cebu City. (NG/PIA Negros Oriental)


Dumaguete City and four of its component barangays were conferred honor and distinction by the Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development in Central Visayas for successfully combating malnutrition through various intervention programs that benefitted their constituents and promoted physical wellness particularly the children.

The City represented by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairman of the City Nutrition Committee, is among the awardees as Best in Governance and Organizational Structure for the exemplary performance of the LGU based on the regional evaluation of its nutrition program.

Meanwhile, City Nutrition Officer Lourdes Taburaza also reported that three barangays represented by their respective Punong Barangays (PB) were also awarded as 2019 Outstanding Barangay for garnering excellent scores based on the Regional Nutrition Evaluation.

The Barangays include Cadawinonan, represented by PB Jimmy Tabada which had a final score of 94.85%; Barangay Bantayan, represented by PB Nerio Grapa, with a final score of 94.25% and Poblacion 8 represented by PB Maelyne Rose G. Mariano garnering a final score of 93.25%.

Finally, Crislen Marie I. Tubana of Barangay Junob, was awarded as City Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar and 2nd Runner-up of the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar Award.

Junob Punong Barangay Maximino Umbac Jr. accompanied Tubana during the awarding ceremony.

The plaques of recognition were presented during the 2019 Grand Nutrition Awards at the Bai Hotel in Mandaue City, Friday.

Fast foods linked to increased risk of heart disease

By Jennifer C. Tilos


Medical doctors of Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc. (SUMCFI) led by its President and Administrator Roberto Montebon (middle) during a press conference at the opening of its Heart Institute Diagnostic Clinic in Dumaguete City. (PIA Negros Oriental)


A medical practitioner has linked the continued consistent escalation of heart diseases to fast foods.

Dr. Susan Micaela Denura of Silliman University Medical Center (SUMC) noted that cardiovascular disease still remains the top mortality and morbidity cause in Dumaguete City.

SUMC doctors disclosed that cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer, both locally and globally, and this is due to the presence of fast-food joints.

During the previous Kapihan forum in celebration of National Nutrition Month, some public health officials and nutritionists in the province highlighted that fast food is infamous for being unhealthy, largely due to the high amounts of fat, salt, and calories contained in the processed foods.

Both Dr. Denura and Dr. William Chua of HB Calleja National Heart Institute worry about the impact of increased fast food consumption on heart health, especially in Dumaguete and nearby areas.

But helpless against people who have also invested in fast food, SUMC does what it can on the other side of the problem.

SUMC wants to keep up with the demand for advanced technology, especially in the care of patients with cardiovascular problems.

Collaborating with HB Calleja National Heart Institute, SUMC opens its Heart Institute Diagnostic Unit to bring world-class cardiovascular care in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental and nearby provinces.

Reports bared that the establishment of the Heart Institute is part of its five-year strategic plan that will position the hospital into a referral center in the province.

With the opening of the cardiovascular diagnostic unit, doctors said this could help doctors perform various diagnostic tests that aids physicians in diagnosing heart and circulatory problems.

The Cardiac Diagnostic Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities for patients with heart disease which include treadmill exercise test, vascular studies, echocardiography, ECG, and Holter/ABP/Pacemaker Analysis.

Heart Institutes have also established in major medical centers in different parts of the country.

SUMC-National Heart Institute is ninth and first in the Visayas region, sources said.

Dr. Chua said this heart institute can network with each other for an exchange of expertise, extensive research data access, more comprehensive cardiac training, and ultimately improved quality of patient care.