September 26, 2009

SAPAK Para Sa Kalusugan

Ang paulit-ulit na karaingan ng mga nagkakasakit na kagawad ng mga mahihirap na pamilya sa lunsod, ay nagpatunay na makatarungan at kinakailangan ang ipinatatayo ng pangasiwaang lunsod na San Pablo City General Hospital sa Barangay San Jose, upang maging kabalikat ng mga umiiral ng mga pagamutan dito sa Lunsod ng San Pablo. At katotohanang dapat tanggapin na ang dating San Pablo City District Hospital, na ngayon ay pinakikilos ng Pangasiwaang Panglalawigan ng Laguna, ay walang sapat na mga makabagong kagamitan sa pagsusuri o mga sophisticated diagnostic equipments gaya ng CT Scan, o Ultra-Sound, at maging X-Ray Machine, kaya ang mga pangunahing makabagong kagamitan ang kaagad ay pagsisikapang mabili at ma-acquire para sa sariling pagamutan ng pangasiwaang lunsod.

Pangkaraniwang idinaraing ng maraming may kamag-anakang nagkakasakit na ang kanilang pasyente ay hindi matanggap sa San Pablo District Hospital dahil sa walang bakanteng kama o wala ng mga kinakailangang diagnostic equipment or medical paraphernalia. Kaya sadyang kailangan ang “Sariling Aring Pagamutan Ating Kailangan (SAPAK)” para nasa pangasiwaang lokal kung papaano magagawang ang institusyong pangkalusugan ay makatugon sa pangangailangang pangkalusugan ng mga mamamayan. Ito ang umiiral na kalalagayan na naging paksa ng usap-usapan sa mga pagtitipong iniuugnay sa pagdiriwang ng kaarawan ni Mayor Vicente B. Amante noong Oktubre 27 ng nakalipas na taon.

Pangunahin sa mga bumati noon sina Senador Manuel B. Villar, Loren B. Legarda, at Edgardo J. Angara, at Makati City Mayor Jejomar “Jojo” Cabauatan Binay.

Upang ganap na mapaunlad ang ipinatatayong San Pablo City General Hospital, ginagamit ni Alkalde Vicente B. Amante ang nadarama niyang pagtitiwala ng San Pableño Communities sa Estados Unidos at Canada o sa labas ng Lunsod ng San Pablo upang makahingi ng tulong para sa kagalingan ng mga mamamayan ng lunsod, gaya ng ginawang pagtugon ng Philippine American Medical Society of Western Pennsylvania na kasalukuyang pinangunguluhan ni Dr. Rogelio Irlandez Borja na nagpadala ng isang kompletong yunit ng anaesthesia machine na kinakailangan sa pagsasagawa ng mga major surgical operations.

Ngayong tapos na ang istraktura ng Proposed San Pablo City General Hospital, at ang kabuuan nito ay madalaw at mataya ng liderato ng San Pablo City Medical Society, ay mauunawaan ng mga may magagandang kalooban kung ano pang kagamitan sa pagsasagip ng buhay ang dapat ipagkaloob.

Nakatakdang pasinayaan sa darating na Martes, Oktubre 27, 2009, ang San Pablo City General Hospital ay hindi magiging ganap na pasanin ng pangasiwaang lokal, sa dahilang ito ay mapagkakalooban ng accreditation ng Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) kaya maging ang mga mahihirap na mamamayan na napagkalooban ng PhilHealth Medicare Card ay may katiyakang makakapagtamo ng paglilingkod na dapat tamasahin ng isang bumabayad na pasyente o nasa pay ward. (Ruben E. Taningco)

September 23, 2009

EMBRACE FOUNDATION TUMULONG SA PAARALANG SENTRAL


Sa tulong ng ilang parents-volunteers, ang mga kagawad ng JCI-San Pablo Seven Lakes ang nakipagtulungan upang ang mga batang nasa unang taon ng pag-aaral sa Paaralang Sentral ng San Pablo ay Add Imagemapagkalooban ng mga bitamina, at kung kinakailangan ay purga sa bulate, na bahagi ng medical and dental mission na sinuportahan ng Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc. sa pamamagitan ng Embrace Foundation noong nakaraang Setyembre 8, 2009 sa pangangasiwa nina Community Relations Manager Felizardo C. Mercado Jr. at JCI Chapter President Jose “Jojo” A. Agoncillo Jr. Nakunang si JCI Member Avegael Y. Austria na nagtatala sa pangalan ng mga bata na sinusubaybayn nina JCI Members Michael R. Perez at John Rainier E. Barbasa. (Ruben E. Taningco)

Plastics, a no-no in Los Baños

Paper is in, plastic is out. In Los Baños, try shopping and be ready to have your goodies wrapped in paper or placed in boxes.


With the passing of Municipal Ordinance 2008-752 on June 2, 2008, the use of plastic bag has become prohibited. The ordinance also regulates the use of plastics on wet goods and prohibits the use of styrofoam. Corresponding penalties are likewise prescribed in the ordinance.


With the cooperation of business establishments, a year after the implementation of the ordinance, a marked decrease in the amount of garbage produced in Los Baños, notably, plastic waste was observed.


Plastic bags are harmful to the environment – harmful to sea creatures and when burned, harmful to our air and surroundings. According to Matt Ford of CNN, more than 13 billion plastic bags are issued every year to shoppers across the world and only 1% of these are recycled.

From plastic to cash


Recognizing the need for recycling waste, Mayor Caesar B. Perez established the Los Baños Ecological Processing Waste Center (EWPC) located at the dumpsite of the municipality. EPWC is a recycling area for biodegradable and nonbiodegradable wastes.


Biodegradable wastes are turned into compost, which is used to enrich the soil and is given free to farmers.


Nonbiodegradable wastes, on the other hand, still pose a problem to the municipality. Recycling of these wastes is difficult but Mayor Perez started fabricating machines that would aid in manufacturing different products derived from these plastic wastes.


The properties of plastic can be altered through innovative melting-blending and hot pressing processes. Using locally fabricated equipment, EWPC has developed several durable building materials from plastic wastes, some of which are: a) hollow blocks, b) panels, c) corrugated roofing sheets, d) thick pathways, among other products.


Hollow blocks made from plastic wastes are unbreakable, durable, lighter in weight than commercial ones, and has a high compressive strength of 867 psi. Hot-pressed panels were also made from shredded plastic wastes and can be glossy, decorative, or multicolored of various thickness and densities.


To date, the EWPC strives to develop more durable, environment-friendly plastic products derived from waste.


More to the plastic ordinance


The Municipal Government of Los Baños is one of the 22 member agencies of the Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc. (LBSCFI). Los Baños as the site of these agencies is kept ecologically sound with anti-littering; anti-smoking; Tapat Mo, Linis Mo; and waste segregation ordinances.


In the upcoming National Science and Technology Week-LBSCFI celebration slated from July 21 to 24, the municipal government will take part in the exhibit dubbed as “Syensaya 2: LBSC, facing the global crisis through S&T” to showcase its various projects and activities.


Indeed, the town is doing its share in dealing with the global crisis. And it doesn’t just start and end in dealing with plastics. For more information, please visit http://www.losbanosweb.com/index.htm. (Jercyl Laforteza)

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