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Educational roadshow addresses nutrition gap in Visayas

Monsanto Philippines strengthened its efforts to promote better nutrition in the country after its recent launch of Monsanto Fun Kitchen at Nabitasan Elementary School in Iloilo City......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

NeoLife re-launch on May 12

AFTER serving 2,000 Ilonggos to stay healthy and well for five years, NeoLife Iloilo will reintroduce and celebrate its glorious five years of serving the Ilonggo community on May 12, 2018. Along this line, the pioneer international cellular nutrition company based in California, USA will target more health advocates in Western Visayas and the Philippines. […] The post NeoLife re-launch on May 12 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

SC ratings down 17 points—SWS

              The net satisfaction rating of the Supreme Court (SC) plummeted from positive 37 (+37) to positive 20 (+20), according to a recent survey conducted by resource center Social Weather Stations (SWS).   The moderate rating of SC is the lowest it has receivedin six years.SC had double digit point decreases in all areas, losing 11 points in Metro Manila, 17 points in both Balance Luzon and Visayas, and 21 points in Mindanao.   According to the survey, which was conducted from March 23 to 27, SC's grade was down in rural areas, from classes A to E, all age classifications and educational classes in ...Keep on reading: SC ratings down 17 points—SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

DepEd’s non-teaching staff to undergo drug testing

NON-TEACHING personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) will undergo “mandatory, random, suspicion-less” drug testing to ensure educational institutions in Western Visayas are drug-free, according to Dr. Leah Belleza, DepEd-6 public information officer. “It is mandatory because everybody will be tested, there is no exemption – from the permanent status up to contract status to […] The post DepEd’s non-teaching staff to undergo drug testing appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

BEST OF 5 PART 3: Is San Beda the king of college basketball?

Read Part 1 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 2 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. --- San Beda College is the only undisputed dynasty in all of college basketball in the Philippines. In the UAAP, since Ateneo de Manila University’s five-peat, four different teams have won the championship. In the CESAFI (Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc.), both Southwestern University and University of Visayas have caught up with University of Cebu. In the NAASCU (National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities), Centro Escolar University had been the standard, but are no longer in the league. Compare that with what the Red Lions have done in dominating the last 12 years of the NCAA? Only twice during that span have they not been crowned as kings there – and even during those two times, they finished close second. EXTENDED EMPIRE Mendiola’s dynasty isn’t contained to their mother league, even. Teaming up with Cignal HD, they won the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup. There, current players Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon were key cogs, with the former even recognized as Conference MVP. They were also the winners in two of the last three Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournaments as well as the two most recent National Collegiate Championships. Going by championships alone, there is no other collegiate team that could touch San Beda. Present day team manager Jude Roque believes as much. “Right now, it’s fair to say we have the best program in all of college basketball here if only for the number of major championships in the last five years,” he said. VISION-MISSION While all that winning has been, of course, primarily because of all the top-tier talent they have had in the last dozen years, that top-tier talent would not have been Red Lions if not for an aligned team management as well as instrumental mentors in the likes of Koy Banal, Frankie Lim, Ronnie Magsanoc, Boyet Fernandez, and Jamike Jarin. As Roque put it, “It’s a combination of good recruitment, good coaching, and proper team management.” He then continued, “Of the three, recruitment is still the biggest key to success in college basketball. Of course, it helps that we have generous alumni patrons led by boss MVP (Manny V. Pangilinan).” That much was evident right from the very beginning when, now serious about contending, they brought in Nigerian powerhouse Sam Ekwe and also reeled in Borgie Hermida, one of the top talents in Juniors then who just so happened to be a San Beda Red Cub. Ekwe proved to be the first in what is now a long line of impactful reinforcements they have had in Sudan Daniel, Ola Adeogun, and Donald Tankoua. Meanwhile, Hermida was the pioneer in Cubs turned Lions – something Renren Ritualo and LA Tenorio didn’t do before but is now a common sight in the likes of Baser Amer and Javee Mocon. CULTURE CHANGE Add to that how, right from the get-go, the Red Lions were able to mine hidden gems such as Alex Angeles and Yousif Aljamal. In fact, in Banal’s eyes, it was those two who set the tone for what is now the only undisputed dynasty in all of college basketball in the Philippines. “I believe it all starts with leadership and I was just thankful and blessed that I had captain Alex Angeles and co-captain Yousif Aljamal,” he said, looking back at that magical championship run in 2006. He then continued, “I talked to them, sabi ko lahat ‘to magsisimula sa atin. Kayo ang tinitingala ng players kaya kailangan ko ng tulong niyo. I told them na if I’m expecting somebody to finish the drills first, that (would be) you guys. The rest is history.” WINNING IS CONTAGIOUS Indeed, the rest is now history and Mendiola has, time and again, taken in promising players and turned them into championship contributors. That winning tradition has also led to even transferees choosing to go there. Such was the case for Bolick who had already won a championship with De La Salle University, but saw a greater opportunity and a bigger legacy in red and white. “I chose San Beda because of coach Jamike. He told me he will give me a chance to play,” he shared. He then continued, “But that’s just one reason. I really wanted to play in a winning culture. I wanted to win again, yun lang.” Bolick, who hailed from College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, could have been a Blazer or could have enrolled in a few other schools who had interest in him. However, he ultimately chose San Beda for its winning tradition. WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER A winning tradition that was seen through from management to coaches to players to community. “Maraming magagandang schools with a solid educational program and a very good basketball program, but dito sa San Beda, everybody works hand-in-hand so we will have a consistent winning tradition year after year,” Fernandez said. A winning tradition that had been witnessed firsthand by Mocon, beginning in high school, that he didn’t even have to think twice about staying. “The unending support of MVP and the excellent support of San Beda are the key factors for this winning tradition. Talent is never wasted in San Beda – there are always results to the time and work you put in,” he said. A winning tradition that gives San Beda the most rightful claim as the only undisputed dynasty in all of college basketball in the Philippines. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 to engange Pinoy youth and coaches nationwide

Jr. NBA PH press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Dec. 23, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska will tip off Jan. 13 at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati and runs through May 2018 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation. This year’s program is set to reach more than 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the country.  Online registration is open now at www.jrnba.asia/philippines. Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to enhance the youth basketball experience for players, parents and coaches.  During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youth in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.   The program remains free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 throughout its four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been implemented in 110 cities and municipalities across the country and the 2018 program will return to key provinces including Agusan Del Norte, Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Misamis Oriental, and Negros Occidental.  Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18) and Metro Manila (April 7-8), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing for the National Training Camp in Manila in May 2018, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  Prior editions of the Jr. NBA Philippines program have featured notable alumni including Aljon Mariano, Kobe Paras, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero, and Kai Sotto.  “For the past 10 years, Jr.  NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing proper guidelines to how the game should be played and taught to more youth, coaches and parents in the country.” “As part of our long-standing partnership with the NBA, Alaska Milk Corporation is proud to play an active role in shaping the basketball players of tomorrow through good nutrition and proper life values,” said Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program.” The 2018 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will also include the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Carlos Barroca and Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso, to provide training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip.   Jr. NBA Philippines furthers the mission of Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that highlights the nutritional benefits of milk, encourages physical activity through play, and instills values that are essential to becoming a champion.   AXA, CloudFone, Gatorade and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.  Coaches and participants can now register the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter. About the NBA The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. About Alaska Milk According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in tomorrow’s champions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

WV pedias to meet Sanofi on Dengvaxia

Members of the Philippine Pediatric Society Inc. in Western Visayas will meet with Sanofi Pasteur next week to discuss the controversy on dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, PPSI member and head of the family, health and nutrition cluster of the Department of Health (DOH-6), said she has yet to receive specific details on the […] The post WV pedias to meet Sanofi on Dengvaxia appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

No Dengvaxia cases in WV so far – DOH

THE Department of Health (DOH-6) said it did not administer the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia to residents of Western Visayas. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, head of the family, health and nutrition cluster of DOH-6, said Region VI was not among the pilot regions for Dengvaxia administration. “We do not have Dengvaxia here. And we also do […] The post No Dengvaxia cases in WV so far – DOH appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

DOH-6 to monitor kids given dengue shots

By: Perla Lena  THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas will help monitor children who were immunized with anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Western Visayas is not among the three regions that served as pilot areas for the school-based dengue immunization program in 2016. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, head of family, health and nutrition cluster of DOH-6, said […] The post DOH-6 to monitor kids given dengue shots appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

18-year-old Filipino wins int’l science video contest

via rappler.com – An 18-year-old Filipino won in this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global science video competition. Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, will receive $250,000 in educational prizes, while her teacher will get $50,000 and her school, a new laboratory worth $100,000. Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

18-year-old Filipino wins int l science video contest

MANILA, Philippines – An 18-year-old Filipino won in this year's Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global science video competition. Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, will receive $250,000 in educational prizes, while her teacher will get $50,000 and her school, a new laboratory worth $100,000. Her entry ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

NGOs in Central Visayas Commit to RPAN 2017-2022

NNC 7 reaches out to more partners in the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022 in the region, through the 7th NGO Forum held on 14 November 2017 at the... The post NGOs in Central Visayas Commit to RPAN 2017-2022 appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

CenVis Launches RPAN 2017-2022

Central Visayas became the first region to launch its Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition with a launching activity attended by almost two hundred participants from all over the region. The launching activity, held on... The post CenVis Launches RPAN 2017-2022 appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

RNC Drafts RPAN 2017-2022

Recognizing the key roles of different agencies in the success of the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, the Central Visayas Regional Nutrition Committee conducted the finalization workshop for the...The post RNC Drafts RPAN 2017-2022 appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Nutrition Action Officers in Central Visayas to Hold its 13th CONFAB

Nutrition Action Officers in Central Visayas to Hold its 13th CONFAB.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 1st, 2017

Interconnection project gets boost

THE P51.9-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) has been certified as an energy project of national significance (EPNS), the first to be tagged as such under Executive Order 30 that aims to fast-track project approvals. “We have approved the NGCP’s (National Grid Corp. of the Philippines) VisMin interconnection. It already has the certificate,” Energy Secretary Alfonso [...] The post Interconnection project gets boost appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News5 hr. 13 min. ago

May 23, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 23 May 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS:  Easterlies affecting the country. FORECAST: Visayas and the provinces of Palawan, & Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Light […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News5 hr. 39 min. ago

Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost

THE Department of Health (DOH)-6 is scaling up its community approach to further raise public awareness on HIV-AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and encourage residents in Western Visayas to undergo testing. In a press conference held May 21, 2018 at the Iloilo City Hall, Christine Mosqueda, DOH-6 Regional Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Nurse Coordinator, […] The post Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

90% of poll workers receive their honoraria

ALMOST 90 percent of the members of board of election inspectors (BEI) in Western Visayas who served during the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls on May 14, 2018 have received their honoraria. The BEI is comprised of teachers and government employees. Commission on Elections (Comelec-6) acting regional director Tomas Valera said they initially aim […] The post 90% of poll workers receive their honoraria appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

Gun ban ends with 93 persons arrested, 250 firearms seized

THE election period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and the gun ban ended at the stroke of midnight on May 21, 2018. In Western Visayas, 93 persons were arrested for violating the gun ban since it was implemented on April 14. The gun ban enforcement also led to the confiscation of 250 firearms […] The post Gun ban ends with 93 persons arrested, 250 firearms seized appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

Fighting terror

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde has stressed anew the need for all vehicles being transported to Manila from Mindanao and Visayas to be subjected to a thorough check for contraband, specifically for powerful bombs that could be used by terrorists to hit targets in the metropolis.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News11 hr. 12 min. ago