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RO9 LeftoverHamIt’s the start of another year. This means that Christmas festivities are sadly over, and now we need to get back to our normal day to day routine. One of the most given gifts during the holiday season is Ham and people frequently use this main ingredient in cooking the most famous Pineapple-glazed Ham. But what about if your family wants to try another recipe using ham? Moreover, what else can you do to reinvent the usual recipes you do for your leftover ham?

Ham Mashed Potato Cakes. This is one of the recipes that is widely famous for being easy and simple to cook but very delicious! It is a no-bake cake that is incredibly cheesy and can be made into a delicious snack or appetizer that even kids will love!

RO9 HiringThe National Nutrition Council Region IX is looking for job applicants for the positions of Nutrition Officer I (Job Order) and Nutrition Officer II (Job Order). For sure, most of you are looking for a job this new year!

Please read the details below for the qualifications, job descriptions and the needed documents to submit:

RO9 DARAgriculturalThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has announced that they will provide (3) three hectares of land to children who will take an agricultural course.

The good news was announced by Secretary John Castriocines in front of 720 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Zamboanga Peninsula during the distribution of the Certificate of Land Ownership Title Award (CLOA) at the Executive Function Hall, City Mayor's Office this bag -or just yet.

"As Secretary of the DAR, I have made an administrative order that any child of a farmer who completes an agricultural course, upon his graduation, we will give him three (3) hectares of farm lot," Castriocines proudly announced.

RO9 LiverLiver is one of the most important organs in our body. It breaks down fats, removes toxins and other harmful chemicals from our blood and helps fight infections. Unfortunately, one can have liver disease without knowing it because there are usually no symptoms until the late stages. In fact, it is among the deadliest cancers in the world where every 100 people who develop liver cancer of which 95 have high chances of dying due to the disease. Thus, to disseminate information and increase awareness on this disease, Republic Act No. 10526 was enacted declaring the month of January of every year as “Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month.”

RO9 QuesoDeBolaQueso de Bola is the Filipino term, from Spanish, for Edam cheese. This literally means a “ball of cheese”. A brief background on this semi-hard cheese treat is that it originated from the Netherlands and is traditionally sold in rounded cylinders with a pale-yellow interior and a coat, or rind, of red paraffin wax. It ages and travels well, and does not spoil; it only hardens, making it the world’s most popular cheese between the 14th and 18th centuries.

Especially during holidays, people tend to give queso de bola to their relatives and friends. However, with its big size, it is usually hard to think what to do with those leftover queso de bola from Christmas dinner.

RO9 HealthyResolutionsThe year 2020 may be coming to an end but the challenges we faced this year, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, have caused great impacts and have affected our lives in many aspects. From the economy to healthcare services, food accessibility, education, employment and many more. Since the implementation of community quarantine to control the virus, many of us were puzzled on how to adjust on this “new normal” of living. Many plans were cancelled and the usual activities that people normally do with their daily living, before the pandemic arises, were altered. And among these many activities are the healthy routines including the morning walks or jogs, strolling and trekking, doing exercises and other outdoor activities, healthy eating practices and a lot more.