Skip to main content

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day

The Philippine Red Cross, Catanduanes Chapter, will spearhead the celebration of the Global Handwashing Day in selected schools and communities in the province this October 15.

The celebration is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases, particularly diarrhea. Last summer, a cholera outbreak in Catanduanes killed nearly 20 people. Including children, due to poor hygiene.

The simple act of washing hands with soap can reduce the incidence of diarrhea among children under five by almost 50 percent, and respiratory infections by nearly 25 percent,

the Red Cross said. Nearly 10,000 dying every year from diarrhea in the Philippines, with the Department of Health citing it as among the leading causes of death with a rate of 16 deaths per 100,000 children.

Red Cross 143 Community Health Teams will be mobilized by the Red Cross chapters nationwide to conduct hygiene promotion demonstrations in schools and in the community.

The PRC Catanduanes chapter recently played a key role in combating the cholera outbreak through its Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) project in several barangays, fielding teams in stricken barangays to provide clean water and educate the people on sanitation and proper hygiene.

Catanduanes Tribune

Popular posts from this blog

2008 Civil Service Examination Passers - Examination Passers

Civil Service Examination - Subprofessional
CSC RO V - Rawis, Legazpi City
Date: November 16, 2008 Seq # Examinee No. Examinee Name 1 582872ABALON, MARIAN DOROTHY O 2 586574ABRAGAN, MICHAEL FRANCIS F 3 586733ACAL, KAREN KAYE I 4 586575ACERON, MILANDRO B 5 582785ADOPTANTE, ANGELO LESTER N 6 582766AGUILAR, JEROSS R 7 582952AGUILAR, RORY S 8 586835ALPARAN, OLIVE A 9 586847ALVAREZ, MICHAELSON Y 10 582594ALVAREZ, SEYCHELLE M 11 582572ANGELES, MIRALYN A 12 582669ARCILLA, ARMIE A 13 582904ARCOS, EDEN R 14 582790ATIGA, RIENA M 15 586625AUREUS, EDGAR MANUEL A 16 582761AVENIDO, PRECIOUS B 17 582942AZORES, MYLA E 18 586762BAESA, MARC EDWIN S 19 582559BAEZA, ROWEL G 20 582682BAGHERI, CHERRYMAE C 21 586783BALINGBING, MAY ANN A 22 586661BARBONIO, EUGENE P 23 582812BARRAMEDA, LESLIE H 24 586558

Arcilla, Political Law Bar Examiner - CT

A Viracnon has done it again. For four Sundays of September, law graduates undergo the most important rite of passage in the legal profession: the BAR examinations. The Bar is a rigorous test of eight subjects, each testing the graduates’ knowledge, reasoning and writing abilities. One of the examiners in the 2008 Bar Exam is Atty. Juanito Gianan Arcilla of Marcelo Alberto, Virac. Atty. Arcilla prepared the Bar questions on Political and International Law. The said exam consisted of the following subjects and its corresponding weighted average: Political and International Law (15%), Labor and Social Legislation (10%), Civil Law (15%), Taxation (15%), Mercantile Law (15%), Criminal Law (10%), Remedial Law (20%), and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises (5%) for a total of 100%. Examiners are deemed experts in their respective fields, and are chosen on the basis on their contributions to legal education. Other examiners of the 2008 Bar were Atty. Salvador Poquiz (Labor and Social Le…

VPES, CNHS Delegates Shine in 7th YES Camp - CT

Delegates from the Virac Pilot Elementary School and the Catanduanes National High School held their own against other participants in the 7th Youth for Environment Summer (YES) Camp held at Teachers’ Camp in Baguio City last April 26-30. Dr. Salve T. San Juan, Education Supervisor I for Science and Secondary Math said that pupils for the Division Pilot Special Science and Math Class won second place in the Sayawit (elementary level). The participants were Nhielsan Albuero, Anne Gille Balmadrid, Mark Gregory Guerrero, Emmazaida Latorre, Kathleen Pagunuran, Stephanie Sarmiento, Katherine Tabo, Edelyn Tatel, Nonito Tatel, Samantha Faye Tribiana, Johanz Tupas, Lorraine Valencia, and Shaira Mae Vargas. Copping third place in Story Telling were DPSSMC pupils Virgil Balmadid, Ariella Meg Marino, Imma Lea Lareza, Keecee Panti, and Neil Andrew Soneja, while Mar Macaranas participated in the poster making contest. They were accompanied by advisers Mrs. Salome Corpuz and Mrs, Joji OrdoƱa. I…

Municipal Winners Proclaimed - CT

Candidates of the Lakas-Kampi held their ground in last Monday’s automated local elections in Catanduanes, winning seven of the 11 races. Seven incumbent mayors won their reelection bids. In Bagamanoc, Mayor Odilon Pascua grabbed his third straight term by beating former Vice Gov. Vincent Villaluna’s mother Lina and Eduardo de Asis. Wilma Rivera won as vice mayor over Edwin Evangelista and Leo Presentacion. In Baras, Vice Mayor Chito Chi succeeds Mayor Jose Teves Jr. as he moves up to the provincial capitol. He defeated challengers Ildefonso Torrente and Rustom Soledad. Councilor Edna Tomagan claimed the vice mayorship over Ely Carranza. In Bato, JAS loyalist Mayor Eulogio Rodriguez soundly thrashed Juan Rodulfo while Vice Mayor Joselito Alberto easily fended three challengers – Erwin Rojas, Arturo Tarnate and former Vice Mayor Felicito Tasarra. In Caramoran, the Popa husband-and-wife team bucked the loss of their campaign kitty, with Mayor Agnes Popa winning over Ma. Theresa Qua…

Solon Seeks Probe on Rampant Harvesting of Crablets

A Party-list lawmaker is calling for a congressional inquiry on the reported rampant harvesting and sale of crablets as exotic food delicacy, which has resulted in the alarming decline in the harvest of mature mud crabs. In filing House Resolution 2587, Rep. Angelo Palmones, (Party-list, AGHAM) said rampant harvesting and sale of crablets hinder the sustainability of mature crabs for food and livelihood. Palmones cited that a 2009 report from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) that exports of crabs, in its live or processed form, accounts for 5.8 percent of the year's total export value in fisheries produce. The study, Palmones said shows that crab production is a viable means of livelihood for some of the coastal areas in the country thus; this reported rampant activity of early harvesting for minimal amount will disrupt the flow of income in an area where crab produce is one of its main sources of income. Palmones said several local government units have i…