• LGU EXPANDS FRESH MILK FEEDING PROGRAM


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 19 (PIA) – More children get daily supply of fresh milk here after a government subsidized dairy farm was established in 2013.

    It started with 25 cows, and 19 of these animals are now on the milking line supplying at least 150 liters of milk a day.

    All identified severely wasted children in the public schools around province, are now getting their daily share of fresh cow’s milk; the program runs for about 120 days and will continue to reach other children needing immediate nutrition intervention.

    To date, some 252 school children have been served. The local government also extends regular milk distribution/feeding activities during public assemblies, events, and celebrations. 

    Other than giving out the fresh daily produce to the needy, the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) also markets it to the public at P50/liter, while part of it was also fed to the calves. 

    Local farmers are likewise tapped to the project by supplying the corn and forage needs of the herd. (JCV/PIA)

     

    LGU, HSI give free spay/neuter services for pets

    MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 15 (PIA) – More than 3,000 heads of cats and dogs have undergone the spaying/neutering procedure for free here to discourage the rise of the population of stray animals.

    The provincial government in coordination with the Humane Society International (HSI) started the program on November 2013.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo noted that the team from HSI was also pulled out temporarily during the implementation of the project, to prioritize response to displaced animals in Leyte province when it was hit by Typhoon Yolanda.

    Romualdo announced in his message during his recent State of The Province Address (SOPA) that the program will continue reaching more responsible pet owners in the communities.

    Provincial Veterinarian Louis S. Bollozos, meanwhile reiterates to pet owners that the procedure is safe provided that proper handling or after care is also given to the animals.

    Prevailing rates for the procedure in private clinics, he said, is always above P5,000.00. (JCV/PIA)

    CAMIGUIN NOTES P86M INVESTMENTS IN 2014

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 9 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) posted a total of P86.14 million investments in 2014.

    Taking the lead this time are investments related to the health Industry, with the Camiguin Medical Center in Mahinog town topping the list with P15 million capitalizations, and another P3 million investment for a dialysis center in Binaliwan, also in the same town.

    Other investments included in the top five are the Dive Special Camiguin, located in San Roque, Mahinog with P9M capitalization; Nene Uy Space Rental at P3M, and Northern Lights downtown lodging house at P2M, both located in the capital town, Mambajao.

     

    As for exports, Arjael Coco-Charcoal Factory remains to be the lone exporter in Camiguin, producing a total volume 1,090 metric tons of coco charcoal granules to Japan amounting to US$ .256 million.

    Meanwhile, to further boosts the investments, the DTI initiated the Shared Service Facility (SSF) to help micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) become more competitive, and improve the quality of their products.

    The following are squid and fish processing equipment, fruit-flavored pie equipment, coco sugar processing equipment, and the dairy  

    The following are squid and fish processing equipment, fruit-flavored pie equipment, coco sugar processing equipment, and the dairy   processing equipment to name a few. (JCV/PIA)

    PATIENTS AVAIL FREE CATARACT SURGICAL OPERATION IN CAMIGUIN

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 14 (PIA) – Twenty Two (22) patients with eye problem availed recently of the free surgical operation extended by the Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, held at the Camiguin General Hospital (CGH).

    A team of Ophthalmologist headed by Dr. Faighar Mangkabong and Dr. Myra Grace Villanueva performed the cataract and ptyregium operation on the patients, consisting mostly of senior citizens.

    “Tambayayong” or cooperation is the theme of the two-day medical outreach, as a way of giving back to the communities. They also distributed some 244 reading glasses to above 40-year old patients who have joined the medical mission.

    Dr. Arvin F. Sampilo, OIC chief of hospital, meanwhile, expressed his gratitude to be considered among the project beneficiary. The doctors came from Davao and it was the foundation’s first outreach in the island-province.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo likewise lauded the doctors for extending their untiring efforts to the activity. (Manuel A. Jumawid/PIA)

    CAMIGUIN CELEBRATES 47TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 8 (PIA) — The island-province welcome on January 7 its 47th Foundation Day Anniversary with grand parade that leads right to a steaming display of a lechon (roasted pigs) prepared for a cook fest.

    “Makanunayong Kalambuan sa Nagkahiusang Kamigingnon” (Continuity of Progress of United Kamigingnon) stands as this year’s theme, while the governor’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) highlighted the opening salvo followed by the ceremonial raising of the banners.

    In his message, governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo capsulated success and development in the province with transparency and good governance.

    “Camiguin needs a strong leader who can make and implement a decision. That decision may not always be a “correct decision,” what is more important is that it will make or bring the best possible result for the community,” he said.

    Meanwhile, activities like the traditional fun games dubbed as “Pista sa Nayon,” marching band completion, street parties, sports tournament, ground demonstration, and the search for Mr. and Ms. Teen Camiguin 2015 were among those lined-up for the week-long festivity.

    A medical mission for cataract as well as free make-over sessions for the senior citizens was also initiated. (JCV/PIA)

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