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By: Abigail A. Cabilin, PITO-LU

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) led by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega continues to support the Search for “The Outstanding Orally fit and Totally Healthy (TOOTH) Children” of the Department of Health (DOH) - Center for Health Development (CHD). It is now on its 6th year of implementation.

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in partnership with the DOH-CHD Region I conducted this year’s Tooth Awards on November 20, 2014 at the Diego Silang Hall, Provincial Capitol Building, City of San Fernando, La Union. Two students among the nominees from the different Day Care Centers in the province were selected to receive the BEST IN PEARLY SMILE and BEST IN WINSOME SMILE AWARDS as part of the “Orally Fit Child” (OFC) Program of the DOH. They were Samantha Mae Lopez of Taboc Day Care Center, San Juan, La Union and John Russel Munarca of Santiago Norte Day Care Center, Caba, La Union respectively. Also present to give program overview and message were Dr. Artemio R. Licos, Jr. of DOH-CHD Region I and Dr. Dennis Colisao, Medical Specialist of the PHO.

The winners were selected through the OFC criteria that include having healthy gums, carries-free or filled carious teeth, no dental plaque and no dento-facial anomaly that limits normal function. The OFC program by the DOH highlights the importance of proper behaviors to maintain optimum oral health for children under six years old. It recognizes that oral hygiene is a basic personal measure to prevent and control tooth decay and gum disease.

Governor Ortega assured that PGLU will remain an active partner in the implementation of DOH Programs that encourage Public Health Dentists and other health workers to instill deeper involvement and encourage resourcefulness in the promotion of good oral health for children of La Union.
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By: Julius A. Manabat

The Province of La Union signals the start the yuletide season with the 2nd year of the “Paskua ti Probinsia ti La Union” Christmas Village. The month-long event features a series of family-friendly activities that are sure to delight visitors.

The event will kick-off on December 3, 2014 with the “I Love La Union Grand Lantern Parade” to be followed by the Opening Ceremonies and Entertainment by local and showbiz personalities from Manila. The elimination for the choral competition will be on December 5 and 12, 2014 for the First District Municipalities and Second District Municipalities, respectively. Grand Championship will be on December 18.
A singing contest dubbed “Paskua ti Probinsia The Voice Kids Singing Battle” will be held on December 6 while a Dance Competition can be watched on December 13. For rock band enthusiasts, there will be a Battle of the Bands Competition on December 20 .
Now on its second year, Paskua ti Probinsia promises to be bigger and grander than the first. There will be more booths that will offer both food and dry goods and local products for sale. There will also be an amusement park with 2 kinds of kiddie rides that are sure to catch the excitement of the kids and the young-at-hearts.
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By: Cesar S. Bucsit, Provincial Information and Tourism Office - La Union

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office I is eyeing for four municipalities in La Union as beneficiaries of its National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP).

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Ranilo P. Ipac, the DSWD and the Mayor’s of Bagulin, Santol, San Gabriel and Pugo signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at Hotel Ariana, Paringao, Bauang, La Union on Nov. 12, 2014 for the soonest implementation of the program.

Residents of the four municipalities were informed on locally identified options for development and how resources will be managed in the implementation of sub-projects that address needs identified by communities themselves, Ipac said.

Based on the monitoring conducted by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD), the proposed priority projects from the beneficiaries include health, agriculture, irrigation, infrastructure, electricity and environmental protection. The DSWD is now evaluating which among these projects will be prioritized and to be funded.

Meanwhile, DSWD Regional Program Coordinator, Virginia P. Sesay stressed that the four municipalities of La Union form part of the 11 municipalities of entire Region I which were selected to become beneficiaries of the program.

The objective of the NCDDP according to Sesay is community empowerment, which will involve communities in participatory planning, implementation, and management of local development activities; improvement of local governance, which shall strengthen formal and informal institutions to become more inclusive, accountable, and effective; and poverty reduction, which may promote equitable access to basic services and inclusive growth.
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