Gov. Joy Bernos boosts health, provides yearly financial assistance to Barangay Nutrition Scholars

Governor Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos provides financial assistance yearly to the 265 Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) in Abra. The beneficiaries are from Bangued (70), Boliney (8), Bucloc (6), Daguioman (4), Lacub (5), Lagangilang (26), Lagayan (12), La Paz (20), Licuan-Baay (4), Luba (9), Manabo (10), Sallapadan (10), San Isidro (9), San Juan (20), Tayum (22),… Read more »

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Supo Dengue Awareness Day launched in Tubo

The Municipal Health Office of Tubo launched the Supo Dengue Awareness Day on July 30, 2019, to intensify the awareness on dengue prevention and control in the community. Tubo Municipal Health Officer Jordan Dungga-as urged the sustainability of the 4S strategy of the Department of Health to combat dengue. 4S includes Search and destroy the… Read more »

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PGA reinforces the No Plastic Policy in municipalities

To decrease Abra’s dependence on single-use plastics which have adverse effects on the environment, Ordinance No. 205 (s. 2013)  is implemented in the province. The ordinance prohibits the use of plastic bags on dry goods and regulates its utilization on wet goods and prohibits the use of polystyrenes (styrofoam) and prescribes penalty thereof. It strengthens… Read more »

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Abra implements “No to Plastic Policy”

Ordinance No. 205 (s. 2013) prohibits the use of plastic bags on dry goods, regulates its utilization on wet goods, and bans the use of styrofoam in the Province of Abra prescribes penalty thereof. The ordinance aims to regulate the use of plastic bags to prevent potential serious ecological imbalance particularly in the creeks, rivers,… Read more »

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More LGUs, agencies support bloodletting activities in the province

The Provincial Health Office and Philippine Red Cross-Abra Chapter conducted a bloodletting activity at the Abra Electric Cooperative on May 21, 20019, to ensure its supply especially during emergencies. Donors underwent recruitment sessions to prepare and teach the importance of donating blood–which is saving lives! Provincial Blood Program coordinator Lilibeth Martin said bloodletting activities were… Read more »

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NCIP-Abra preserves and promotes IP health beliefs and practices

  The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-Abra) held a consultation dialogue and data collection with the elders, barangay health workers, rural health unit, barangay officials, and barangay and municipal Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) of Licuan-Baay for the documentation and promotion of indigenous peoples traditional health beliefs and practices of Binongan tribe on April… Read more »

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PGA supports DOH-PHO team up for 2019 Caravan Health Plus

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) joined forces for the 2019 Caravan Health Plus to celebrate the World Tuberculosis Day in the province on March 20, 2019. In 2018, the caravan was held in the municipalities of Manabo and Peñarrubia. This year, the third caravan was held in Bucay and… Read more »

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PGA, government agencies, NGO work together for leprosy patients

The Provincial Government of Abra headed by Governor Joy Bernos through the Provincial Health Office conducts Hansenites gathering at the PHO Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) Operation Center, Bangued. Abra Medical Society, Philippine Red Cross-Abra Chapter, and Provincial DOH of Abra joined this activity to boost the confidence of the leprosy patients to… Read more »

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