Read/Post Comment: 0 Posted by Administrator /  28.08.2015
By: Kristine Almira Bonuan, PITO- La Union

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) convened the members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Product Branding and Labeling for their 4th meeting on August 25, 2015 at the PHO Conference Room, Provincial Capitol, City of San Fernando, La Union. This is to further promote the products of the province.

The 4th TWG Meeting was participated by the Provincial Information and Tourism Office (PITO), Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg), the Provincial Health Office (PHO), Office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), The Mayor’s League of La Union, Department of Health Regional Office 1- Food and Drug Administration (DOH-RO1-FDA), Department of Agriculture Regional Office 1 (DA-RO1), Department Of Trade and Industry –La Union (DTI-LU), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Chamber of Commerce and Industry – La Union (CCILU),and the La Union Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LUFCCI).

Discussion during the meeting was focused on polishing the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the proposed La Union Product Branding and Labeling Ordinance of 2014. This ordinance will mark locally produced products as “Proudly Made in La Union” and will help produce quality and safe products in accordance to the Branding and Labeling System stated in the IRR. This endeavor will also recognize the role of local enterprises in the province and will guarantee the safety and quality of food and non-food products produced.

Upon completion of the IRR and the full implementation of the ordinance, it is expected that local products of La Union will be promoted further. The PGLU under the leadership of Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, is committed to advocate and patronize La Union products especially those that will pass the evaluation of the Accreditation Body according to the IRR and will be given the “Seal of Excellence.”
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By: Joanna C. Guerrero-PITO, LU

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) headed by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega gears up for its month-long celebration of the 115th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with a series of activities to be participated in by the different PGLU departments with the Human Resource Management Division as the lead organizer. The said celebration under Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 09 series of 2015 will take off on September 1 and ends September 30, 2015.

The lined events and special treats PGLU has planned will be under this year’s theme, “Kayang kaya mo, Lingkod Bayani!”. Activities are designed to encourage and inspire all public servants to uplift quality of service.

Health-enhancement activities for the employees and retirees include Zumba Marathon on September 4, Retirees Home Coming on September 24, Fun Run and Bikathon on September 25 and Stress Management Seminar on September 29 while activities which will help the employees develop their work performance include Job Orientation and Mass Oath-taking Program on September 8-10, Computer Enhancement Program-Basic Photoshop Training on September 16-18 and Staff Development Program on September 23.

There are also events like tiangge on September 15 and 28 and Livelihood Program on September 21 which encourages employees to become entrepreneurs and a Clean-up Day on September 11 along Aguila Road, to show how Government employees care for the environment

Series of activities to showcase the talents and interests of the employees are also in line like the PGLU Got Talent on September 14. The winner will compete in the Regional CSC talent competition dubbed as “Talent Mo, Ipakita Mo, A Showdown” on September 18.

A charitable Program shall also take place on September 23 called “Pasko sa Anibersaryo ng Serbisyo Sibil ng Pilipinas Outreach Program.” Other activities include 1st Monday Flag Raising Program on September 7, Thanks Giving Mass on September 9 and Pet’s Day on September 28.

To culminate the celebration, an Awarding Ceremony at the Diego Silang Hall, Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union shall take place on September 30, 2015. Loyalty Awardees from Local Government Units in the Province of La Union who served as Public Servants for 25, 30 and 35 years shall be awarded.
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By: Danica Donna M. Balcita, PITO- LU

Heavy rains and wind spawned last Thursday, August 22, 2015 by typhoon “Ineng” (Goni) affected seven of La Union’s municipalities and one city.

The municipalities of Bauang, Naguilian, Rosario, Caba, San Juan, Santo Tomas, Sudipen and the City of San Fernando were affected by the typhoon covering 28 barangays, 1,099 families or 4,370 individuals. Also, 17 houses were partially damaged as reported by the Provincial Government of La Union’s Provincial Disaster Operation Center in its terminal report.
The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) reported last August 25 that a total of six families or 24 individuals were displaced from Bauang who have sought refuge in a government-run evacuation center. On the other hand, a total of 646 families or 2,542 individuals inside and outside of evacuation centers were served by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management office (PDRRMO).
A resident of Naguilian, died while one from Sudipen was injured as confirmed by the PDRRM Officer Bobby B. Valdriz.
The PGLU led by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega and the Local Government Units (LGUs) reached out by offering assistance amounting to Php 189,543. This is to ensure that families are secured, well-fed and sheltered in their own homes or in the evacuation center.
Governor Ortega encouraged the public to be always vigilant and prepared for any calamity that may come. A Gawad- KALASAG Awardee, the PGLU’s excellent disaster preparedness resulted to minimal damages in the provin
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