Tuesday, May 28, 2013
From West Visayas State University in Iloilo bagged the grand prize in the first national run of Unilab Ideas Positive, a social marketing competition for community health and wellness. Team WAYA’s “Tahong for Life” program reduced the cases of diarrhea in Sitio Pang pang, Dumangas, Iloilo City from 70 in May 2012 to zero in January to April 2013 through teaching hygiene and sanitation practices to families doing de-shelling of mussels. Their program also improved the community’s cleanliness and the families’ livelihood.
Composed of Michael Dela Peña, Hannah Dolduco, Alfred Dicto, Rexell Ela and Charibel San Pedro, the team took home P60,000 cash prize, a trophy, medals, plus a social marketing training sponsored by Unilab. Joining them in the photo are: Senior Vice President for Unilab Corporate Affairs and Executive
Director of Unilab Foundation Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi (extreme left), Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Director of Unilab Foundation Jose Antonio Mapa (third from right) and Unilab Ideas Positive Project Lead Barry Barrientos (extreme right); and panelist and former dean of the College of Social Work and Community Development in UP Dr. Angelito Manalili (second
from right). To know more about Team W.A.Y.A’s project outcomes and the other winning teams, visit www.facebook.com/Unilab.IdeasPositive.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Every 2 minutes, a woman dies of cervical cancer. It is the second most common disease among Filipino women, next to breast cancer.
Cervical cancer is an ongoing challenge for all women regardless of age, race and status. However, its impact on victims, survivors, and families in Philippine society – and the fact that this cancer is preventable, are not widely known. Why is this? Denial and the lack of knowledge and resources are among the main reasons that suppress women to take action in combating cervical cancer. There is a need for a shift of consciousness among women and changes in behavior and mindset for all genders.
Facts About Cervical Cancer
- It is the 2nd most common cancer among Filipino women today
- Cervix is located in between the uterus and the vagina
- Due to misconception nobody wants to talk much about the disease.
- HPV 16 & 19 Human Papilloma Virus infection is the cause
- HPV is very common. 80% of women will likely get it once in their lifetime. But both men and women will not know they have it. And to most women, HPV clears on its own. To some, they stay later on develops into cervical cancer if not detected and treated early on.
- It is sexually transmitted. Men passes it on to women through sexual intercourse, without knowing it. Plus, there is no HPV test for men.
- Early cervical cancer usually DOES NOT show any symptoms
- Early detection is prevention. When detected early, cervical cancer is treatable.
- Hava a Pap Smear & Ensure your cervix is healthy
A Cebu based non profit organization She Matters Cervical Cancer Foundation Inc.(SMCCFI) with its founder Emee Y. Aquino launch a awareness campaign about Cervical cancer and how to prevent it.
We are committed to raise awareness among men and women about cervical cancer and to promote self care for all women at risk.
We envision a country where women live healthy lives, free and protected from cervical cancer.
Though I am a guy, I learned a lot about cervical cancer like you can prevent it by just performing Paps mear once a year and keep a healthy lifestyle like eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, also avoid smoking and excessive drinking.
The biggest factor probably in preventing detection of cervical cancer is having the right attitude in approaching the checkup like being shy to perform test or just plain "bahala" Filipino character in which they will just ignore it and put the rest to destiny and fate.
Also the perspective of people when they see one that has cervical cancer as a bad person with many partners that resulted to the disease.
If you want to help and volunteer regarding Cervical Cancer Awareness, you can visit http://shematters.com.ph for more information
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
As repairs on the First Mactan-Mandaue Bridge will start on Monday 25 February 2013, motorists going to or coming from Lapu-Lapu City are advised to brace for heavy traffic.
The Department of Public Works and Highways will implement the repair of the first bridge and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in 70 days. But the works on the two bridges will not be done simultaneously.
Phase one of the repair of the first bridge, which will cover the left side of the first lane will be from February 25 to March while the second phase, which is the repair of the left side of the second lane, will be from March 5 to March 12.
Repairs on the Marcelo Fernan Bridge will start on March 13 and is expected to be done by May 21.
Engr. Eda de Guzman, chief of the Maintenance Section of DPWH-Sixth Engineering district said that if the weather cooperates, the number of days for the repair of the two bridges will be lesser.
The repair includes removal and replacement of asphalt pavement including the repair and replacement of extension joints.
Motorists will not be allowed to enter the old bridge during the repair and have to take the Marcelo Fernan Bridge
Monday, February 25, 2013
Below is a guide that could help YOU and/or your Team Mates plan on your Physical activities.
On each activity you will find calories burned per minute per kilogram of your Body weight ( example : . The Day to Day activities such as Taking the stairs instead of the elevator , taking stretch breaks are recommended since we spend almost half of the day at work. Not only they are easy, accessible and convenient to everyone but more so if done daily/habitually for even 10 minutes at a time will provide metabolic efficiency by increasing your total energy expenditures. And if you want to lose more weight ...On top of your day to day activities Add any of theRegular Activities such as Yoga , Aerobic Dancing/ Zumba , Jogging & Brisk Walking etc. which our Wellness Club offers.
It's time to get rid of of that sedentary lifestyle that increases our chance of becoming overweight and developing chronic diseases and start with being Physically Active and Be A Healthy Workforce .
Friday, December 21, 2012
BACTERIA MULTIPLIES - Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, which can grow and multiply on food when the food is handled in a place that is not clean, when it is stored or cooked improperly, or in some cases, when it is eaten raw. These bacteria make the food go "bad," and will make people sick if they eat the contaminated food.
IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE - Age and health status can affect how sick a person becomes, or how long food illness lasts; young children, seniors and those in poor health are at highest risk. It is important that you inform your family doctor if you suspect you are suffering from food poisoning, especially if the symptoms (usually nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) seem serious. See a doctor for advise.
HANDLE FOOD WITH CARE - To protect yourself and your family from possible food poisoning, always choose, store, handle and prepare food with care.
The two most important points to remember in order to avoid food poisoning are:
1) handle food in ways that will keep it from being exposed to bacteria, and
2) kill bacteria by heating or cooling food; bacteria thrive in room temperature. Avoid keeping foods in the Danger Zone - the unsafe temperatures between 40-140 degrees Fahrenheit.
CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN -- You can't see, taste, or smell them. They're sneaky little critters, and they can spread throughout the kitchen and get onto cutting boards, utensils, sponges, countertops and food. They're food-borne bacteria - and if eaten, they can cause food-borne illness. So on your mark, get set, go...clean!
Thoroughly wash hands with warm, soapy water, rinse well and dry with clean towels before and after food preparation. Cover cuts or sores on your hands and/or use plastic gloves.
Avoid using wood cutting boards. Thoroughly wash cutting boards with warm soapy water, rinse with hot water, then disinfect with weak bleach solution (1 teaspoon chlorine bleach in 1 quart of water and rinse again.
Wash fresh fruits and vegetables with water - keep a special brush handy for this. Using a kitchen disinfectant cleaner or a mixture of bleach and water on surfaces can provide some added protection against bacteria. Wash out lunchboxes or totes every night. Wipe up spills immediately.
SPECIAL REFRIGERATOR CARE - Clean refrigerator surfaces with hot, soapy water. Periodically check temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer to be sure they are correct: Refrigerator 40 ?F (5?C) Freezer 0 ?F (-18 ?C).
RAW, FROZEN, THAWED - Take your groceries directly home after shopping, and promptly store all cold items. Store eggs in the original container in the main section (not in the door) of the refrigerator.
Thaw meat, poultry and seafood in the refrigerator or microwave oven. Do not leave on the counter at room temperature. Promptly cook thawed foods.
Strictly follow recommended cooking times. Thoroughly cook ground meat and poultry so that no redness remains and juices run clear. Avoid eating raw clams and oysters and undercooked meats and poultry. Avoid consuming raw or undercooked eggs. Cook eggs until both the white and yolk are firm and not runny.
LOOK AFTER LEFTOVERS - Thoroughly reheat to boiling previously prepared food. Promptly refrigerate leftover foods in sealed containers. Maintain proper temperatures for all food while serving, especially during the warmer months.
As a rule, "keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold" and do not allow either to be out longer than two hours.
Do not eat any food that has been unrefrigerated for more than two hours. Another golden rule: "When in doubt, throw it out."
If any food looks or smells unusual, do not eat it or give it to your pets. They can become sick also. Contamination may be present and may not yet be detectable by just looking at it or smelling it.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organisation. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers volunteer abroad opportunities and international internships in over 113 countries and territories.
Young people have the opportunity to become global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today and tomorrow.
Present in over 113 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organisation. www.aiesec.org
Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today.
How to Engage with AIESEC
- Global Community Development program
- Global internship program
-Team Leader Program
- Team Member Program
For Organizations and COmpanies
- AIESEC offers flexible and customized programmes to provide talent that fits with your company's culture and processes. As a global partner of AIESEC, you will enrich your work force with globally mind young professionals, looking to make a difference in your company.
Global Exchange Program
- Access International students and take them on as interns to support your organizational needs and initiatives.
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/AIESECglobal
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One of the advocacies here in Cebu is the humane and responsible ownership of animals. Fortunately, there is an organization here in Cebu which is composed of volunteers dedicated to helping the plight of animals in the region through rescue, education and advocacy. The IRO (Island Rescue Organization) is a SEC registered non-profit organization where its goal is to promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals, rescue homeless companion animals, and establish the first rescue center and sanctuary in Cebu.
Their Mission Statement is:
To promote responsible ownership and humane treatment of all animals through cooperation, outreach and education.
To promote a symbiotic relationship between animals and humans, pursuant to the laws of the Philippines.
To advocate the development and enforcement of humane and effective animal welfare laws.
To rescue abused, abandoned, neglected and tortured animals.
To provide a healthy, loving, truly no-kill sanctuary for these animals.
To promote fostering of these animals while waiting for adoption.
To promote the adoption of these animals in loving, forever homes.
If you want to know more about the organization and contribute and even volunteer with their activities and their cause. Here are their contact details
Address: 15 Pearl Street, Silver Hills, Talamban,Cebu City, Cebu, 6000, Philippines.
Phone IRO Hotline Number: 09325621672,
Donation Hotline: 09053543448/ 09322826312,
Adoption Hotline: 09158535672
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/IslandRescueOrganization/
Tags: IRO Cebu, Island Rescue Cebu, Pet Owners Cebu, Cebu Pet Organizations, Pet Advocacy Cebu, Pet Adoption Cebu, Dog Adoption Cebu