food safety awareness weekFood Safety is the assurance or guarantee that food will not cause harm to a person when it is prepared and/or eaten according to its intended use. Food and Water-borne Diseases is a group of illness caused by any infectious (bacteria, viruses and parasites) and non-infectious agents (chemical, animal and plant toxins). Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases – ranging from diarrhea to cancers.

An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year while children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the foodborne disease burden, with 125, 000 deaths every year. Diarrheal diseases are the most common illnesses resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, causing 550 million people to fall ill and 230 000 deaths every year. (Source: WHO)

image tribal hall turn over articleDSWD XI Kalahi-CIDSS officially turned over on Thursday, October 29, a newly-built Tog'gan Center to the Tribal Leaders and Barangay Officials of Barangay El Salvador, New Corella, Davao del Norte.

Present during the turnover ceremony were New Corella Municipal Mayor Jorjan B. Federiso, Vice Mayor Pedro Lagumbay, and representatives from the Sangguniang Barangay of El Salvador and DSWD Field Office XI. The new Tog'gan Center, or Tribal Hall, is intended to be used by the leaders and members of the Mangguangan Tribe residing in the said barangay.

This sub-project was made possible under the Kalahi-CIDSS: PAMANA IP-CDD program which aims to deliver basic services to IP communities through supporting the implementation of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP) as well as strengthen the partnership of local governance institutions and the Indigenous Political Structures (IPS) and build communities’ resilience to conflict.

The Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI – CIDSS) is one of the three core social protection programs of the DSWD that uses and promotes the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to empower the citizens of local communities to actively and directly participate in local governance of identifying their needs, planning, implementing and monitoring of projects together to address local poverty issues.

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October 20, 2020- The National Nutrition Council XI spearheaded the conduct of the e-Learning Course on Nutrition in Emergencies and Information Management in the Region. The training aims to build the capacities of the local nutrition cluster members on Nutrition in Emergencies integrated with Information Management. Specifically the course aims to; 1) develop competencies on information management including data collection, processing, analysis, visualization, and dissemination; 2) develop knowledge and skills on information management using the six (6) Nutrition Cluster Information Management tools; 3) improve skills in planning, program implementation, and 4) monitoring and evaluation of nutrition management activities and 5) guide the local nutrition clusters to formulate their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – Health – Nutrition in Emergencies Plan in the local level .

image IP month articleIn celebration of the 23rd year of Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA), the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP)-Davao de Oro Provincial Office initiated series of activities in Panangan in the Municipality of Maco, Davao de Oro.

The highlight of the celebration is the Turnover Ceremony of the Integrated Ancestral Domain Development Approach – Culturally Responsive Economic Program Project (IADDA-CREP) to the Mansaka beneficiaries of the locality. IADDA-CREP is a capacitating and agricultural technology transfer activity by the Agricultural Training Institute Region XI (ATI-Region XI) in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Region XI (NCIP XI). The project is composed of capacity building activity that included simultaneous trainings in Sustainable Production and High-value crops, Livestock Management and Organic Plant Production and Concoction (FAITH) which was conducted by the ATI, in collaboration with PAGRO Davao de Oro. The trainings were aimed at strengthening the capacity of the beneficiaries with correct and appropriate agriculture knowledge and skills to empower them in the management of the vast hectares of land that was granted to them under the project.

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"TAGUMpay sa pamumuno, TAGUMpay sa Nutrisyon at Serbisyo"

Toward the pursuit of urbanization, moving towards industrialization and agriculture modernization, improvement in public sector productivity has gained incredible momentum in Tagum City over the years. It has always been Tagum City’s mission and commitment to pursue sustainable and inclusive growth and development by establishing highly competitive industries, accessible services and opportunities, to achieve a better quality of life for its people. The City Nutrition Committee (CNC) led by Lingkod Bayan Awardee Mayor Allan L. Rellon, is certain that behind this sustainable development is a strong human capital resource, which can only be achieved if there is nutrition security.

The City of People

Tagum City’s people-centered approach in a rather diverse set of population inspired the city government to be more innovative in uplifting the people’s quality of life. From education, employment programs, cultural preservation, agricultural support and disaster resiliency to improved social services and addressing malnutrition, this Galing Pook Awardee never fails its people. Under the TAGUMpay Works Program, the local government was recognized for its innovative job generation, livelihood monitoring, and education initiative mechanisms. The local government’s creation of a brand-new department, PEESO or Public Education and Employment Services Office, dubbed as a “first in the Philippines”, has been instrumental in effectively strengthening the link between education and employment. 

Image Immunization article26 October 2020 -- The Region-wide Measles Rubella Supplemental Immunization (MR-SIA) Activity dubbed as “Chikiting Ligtas sa dugang nga bakuna batok Tipdas ug Rubella” kicks off as part of DOH’s ongoing efforts of providing nutrition-sensitive services in the region amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Health (DOH) Region 11, together with local authorities launched the region-wide Measles Rubella Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-SIA) in Davao Region. MR-SIA seeks to provide each children aged nine months to 59 months, or below five years old with vaccination against the deadly diseases. The vaccine administered will provide protection against Measles and Rubella.