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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ex-Baguio doctor says tawa-tawa plant can raise blood platelets in dengue patients

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Cordillera - A former assistant health officer of the city of Baguio has proven the efficacy of taking tawa-tawa to increase blood platelets in dengue patients. 

Dr. John Tinoyan said his own trial of the tawa-tawa plant which naturally grows on the roads have properties that can increase platelet and red blood cells of patients suffering from dengue virus.  

According to Dr. Tinoyan, he tried the plant to his grandchild and the caregiver who were both hospitalized due to dengue. 

"I was not afraid because I want my apo to get well. I got the plant, dried it, pounded it and capsulized it and sent it to Manila. They took it while they were hospitalized and three days after, they were out of the hospital," Dr. Tinoyan said via PNA News.

He also tried the plant to other patients who were receiving treatment at a hospital and he noted that none of the patients subjected to the tawa-tawa plants were on the brink of death. 

His trials that got him positive results convinced him about the effectiveness of this plant and began to place the capsule in the emergency kit of the EMS to be given to dengue patients for free. 

Dr. Tinoyan said the plant can be either made as powder and capsulized or as dried, pounded and added in water and drink it like a tea. 

In 2013, students of the University of Sto Tomas (UST) studied tawa-tawa to verify its effects to dengue fever patients showing  a symptom of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count due to excessive bleeding).

In the study, the students used chloramphenicol, ethanol and heparin to induce thrombocytopenia on rat models, mimicking dengue hemorrhagic fever. They administered tawa-tawa decoction to the sample groups and collected blood samples to check for platelet count, bleeding time and blood clotting time in several stages of the experiment. 
Results showed that platelet count increased by 47% depending on the drug used to induce thrombocytopenia. Bleeding time was reduced up to 62% while blood clotting time decreased to 58% compared to the controlled groups. 

The study found out that tawa-tawa was able to promote cell production, and prevents platelet destruction. It was also found out that it can preserve and promote the hemostatic function of platelets. http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Airport cleaner from Abra returns Php430,000 he found at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Photo Courtesy || Abrenian FB Group
Cordillera - This is another story of a fellow with a good heart who, without hesitation returns anything valuable left or forgotten by the owner. 

On August 10, 2019, Sixto O. Brillante, Jr, an airport cleaner who was assigned in one of the male comfort rooms in the Ninoy International Airport helped locate the owner of a bag containing cash. 

Brillante was originally from Abra Province in the Cordillera region. 

According to a post from Abrenian Facebook Group, Brillante was mopping the floor when an unknown passenger called his attention to inform him about a black sling bag possibly left behind by another passenger. 

He immediately coordinated with his partner to help him locate the owner through the paging system and later turned it over to the Lost and Found Section of the Airport for safekeeping. 

Authorities opened the bag for inventory and found a cash amounting to EUR7,300 or Php 430,000 placed inside two white envelopes and an iPad.

READ ALSO:  Honest Igorota vendor from La Trinidad returns 2.7 million cash to owner

A Turkish passenger came around one and a half hour later to claim the bag. After going through the verification process, he was determined to be the rightful owner of the bag.

"Mr. Brillante could have easily kept the bag and favorably benefited from what's inside it, but he chose to surrender it. I admire him for his integrity. Hearing stories like this makes us Filipino proud," airport chief GM Ed Monreal said.
Photo Courtesy || Abrenian FB Group

Monreal hopes Mr. Brillante's good deed would encourage  airport workers to always practice the virtue of honesty in any situation that may call for it.

RELATED: Honest Passenger and Driver from Tublay return Php400,000 lost cash to a former OFW owner

"Doing good should never be an option. It must be a way of life for all of us," Monreal added. 
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Honest Igorota vendor from La Trinidad returns 2.7 million cash to owner


Photo Courtesy || Dennis Gabriel Alipio
Cordillera - An honest Igorot vendor from La Trinidad did not hesitate to return a bag containing a large amount of money worth 2.7 million pesos to the owner, according to a recent news from GMA News Online. 

The Igorota vendor was Alice Baguitan from La Trinidad Benguet. 

According to Baguitan, she was eating at a fast food restaurant in Laog, City when a woman sat beside her and left a bag beside her feet. 

The woman suddenly left the restaurant but  forgot to take the bag with her because she was rushing to the bus station. 

Baguitan took the bag and followed the woman to the bus station to return it. The woman hugged and  thanked her. She also tried to give her a reward money for her honesty, but Baguitan refused to take it. 

According to her, there are more blessing she will receive from the Lord when she does the right thing. 
Photo || Dennis Gabriel Alipio

Baguitan said she also found cash money worth half million before and she also returned it to the owner. 

READ ALSO: Honest Passenger and Driver from Tublay return Php400,000 lost cash to a former OFW owner

Indeed it was a wonderful example worth emulating. Doing the right thing to anyone is becoming a blessing to them. In return, we will also receive blessings a thousand fold more than we can imagine.
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Thursday, August 8, 2019

MMA figther Dave Banguingui from Mt. Province wins ONE Warrior Series via 2nd Round Submission

Photo Courtesy : ONE Championship
Cordillera - Another promising young Igorot Mixed Martial Artist is making its way as one of best figther in ONE Championship. 
Dave Donguis Banguingui defeated Albeir Correiaba Silva of Brazil in the recently concluded ONE Warrior Series event held in Singapore last week.  

The 23-year old from Bauko, Mountain Province is being tagged as one of the promising athletes to sign up with the ONE Championship roster. 

He made his successful debut with Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series last month when he defeated Indian figther Susovan Ghosh with a stunning second-round KO. 

Banguigui is a good striker and he is also mastering his ground game. His two recent fights shows his scrambling ability and submission. 

He has the ability to control the match, submit his opponent to the ground and follow with barrage of ground and pound or end the contest with rear-naked choke. 
Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series (OWS) is a development league aims to look for the best fighter in the world with a chance to bagged a deal worth more than US$100,000.

Meanwhile fellow Igorot figther Lito Adiwang was also successful in the league and successfully got a contract to fight in ONE Championship. 
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Friday, August 2, 2019

Danny Kingad to face American MMA figther 'Mighty Johnson in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Final

Cordillera - Igorot Mixed Martial Artist Danny Kingad has officially made its way to the final of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. 
Kingad, the only member of Team Lakay pulled out a win against Reece "Lightning" Mclaren via split decision last Friday in the Mall of Asia Arena during ONE: DAWN OF HEROES event.

The Igorot fighter survived Mclaren's rear-naked choke early in the first round and managed to score a favorable winning decision in the last round when he landed multiple takedowns and solid ground and pound to Mclaren. 

With an improve record of 13-1 in his career, Kingad is set to meet American MMA fighter Demitrius "Mighty" Johnson in the final of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. 

Johnson defeated Japanese foe Tatsumisu Wada via unanimous decision to fill the bracket for the upcoming Grand Prix Final set for October in Tokyo Japan this year.
Meanwhile, Kingad's teammates Edward Kelly, Honorio Banario, Eduard Folayang and Geje Eustaquio didn't make it last Friday as they suffered defeats from Foreign foes. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Baguio's new law prohibits using mobile phone while walking on sidewalks and crossing streets

Use of any mobile devices including reading any materials while on the street of Baguio City is now prohibited.
Cordillera - A new law has been passed by the city government of Baguio to prohibit and regulate the use of mobile devices and other distractive devices and items while walking and crossing the streets and sidewalks anywhere in Baguio. 

The new Ordinance 49-2019 which takes effect following its publication aims to help in safeguarding pedestrian on the streets. 

The Ordinance is created because distracted walking is a major pedestrian safety concern, citing pedestrian getting worse each year.

The Philippine News Agency said that each year, more people get injured because of texting or listening to music while on their cellphones, unmindful of their surroundings. 

Violators of this said Ordinance will face a maximum penalty of 2,500 pesos and community service or 11 to 30 days imprisonment on the fourth and succeeding offenses.

"Distracted driving is a deep-rooted problem that many cities and provinces in the country have prohibited the use of technology, especially cellphone while driving. However, the problem of distracted walking is a relatively new one but an emerging cause of numerous road accidents." Scout Official for a Day (SOFAD) Councilor Eriko Coscoluela said. 

Ericko Coscoluela is the original author of the said law who wrote the proposal last year. 
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Cordillera choral group wins gold medal in the 8th Bali International Choir Festival

Photo Courtesy || Jayson Manuel L Osong
Cordillera -- A choral group from the Cordillera Regional Science High School (CRSHS) wins Gold medal (Level 1) in the Teenagers Category and another gold medal in the level 4 Championship Qualifier in the ongoing 8th Bali International Choir Festival held in Indonesia. 

The said choir festival was participated by 99 choral groups around the world.

The choir group from La Trinidad, Benguet acquired 81.65 points in the Folkloric Championship round which enabled them to amass additional gold medal from the competition.

The CRSHS Glee Club is the First-ever High School from the Cordilleras that represent the Philippines in an international choral tilt. 

The competitions were adjudged by 16 internationally acclaimed choral experts. 

The Bali International Choral Society (BCIF) is a project that involves levels of choirs from children's choir, to choirs of youth and seniors. It involves various institutions, choral communities, schools, and churches from all over Indonesia and internationally. 

Moreover, the visions has been developed by organizing events that involves hundreds to thousands of participants. 

It  was founded by Mr. Tommyanto Kandisaputra in July 2000 with a vision to build a strong choral life in Indonesia.
The events can include concerts, seminars, workshops, choral music camps, collaborations, choral clinics, competitions and symposiums. 

The projects helps singers and conductors gain experiences by building skills, knowledge, and attitude in workshops, rehearsals and concerts. 
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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mankayan, Benguet and Luna, Apayao chosen by the DICT as rural impact housing hub


Photo source: logos from DICT and municipalities of Mankayan and  Luna 
Cordillera-  The municipality of Mankayan, Benguet and Luna, Apayao  were chosen by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) as the rural impact housing hub in the Cordillera region.

The two chosen municipalities  will benefit from the DICT's program to improve the internet connectivity that encourage the  emergence of technology-based entrepreneurs and internet-based businesses as well as the improved transactions of the local government. 

The purpose of this program is to help individuals earn a decent income and improve the living conditions of families most especially those from the remote villages of the municipality.

"We will surely take advantage of this opportunity being provided by the DICT so that we will be able to lobby for the improved connectivity in the municipality which will be beneficial to all our constituents even those from the remote villages," the mayor of Mankayan, Frenzel Ayong said.

A required training center  will be established by the local government providing at least 25 computers and other  needed facilities.  Likewise, the DICT  is incharged of sending  competent trainers to help  the trainees who are interested in online entrepreneurship.

The honorable mayor of Mankayan, who just attended the DICT workshop in Clark, Pampanga  said that the training will prioritize the locals with disabilities, single parents and other marginalized groups although it will be open on a first come, first serve basis.

Ayong affirmed that appropriate screening will be done by the concerned offices of the municipal government so that appropriate guidance and training will be given to those who seriously want to commit in building and sustaining an online business or online jobs. 

He also mentioned that the municipality of Mankayan will work closely with the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company and the Far Southeast Goldfields Resources Inc. in the implementation of this program.  

These mining companies  will be sharing their resources on their social development and management project. The local government can greatly benefit from these companies' sustainable implementation of the noble project that aims in providing guaranteed livelihood  to local residents who are interested to work at home.

Moreover, Ayong imposed that the DICT  will do its part in coordinating with telecommunication companies to improve their internet signals so that online entrepreneurs can do their online jobs successfully and efficiently.

Resource || Herald Express


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Honesty Store in La Trinidad Benguet now open

Photo Courtesy: Mayor's Office- La Trinidad FB
Benguet-  The first Honesty store in La Trinidad Benguet was opened on Wednesday during the La Trinidad Highland Vegetable Industry Week. The store will sell fresh organic agricultural products.

The Honesty store in Batanes wowed and informally educated every tourists who visited the place. This inspired the opening of  the La Trinidad Honesty store aiming to offer fresh and safe organic vegetables.

There are two chillers in the store to preserve and store vegetables to prolong shelf life and ensure freshness.

Supported by the La Trinidad employees' cooperative, La Organica, Organic vegetable farmers and the municipal government, you can find the Honesty Store in the municipality of La Trinidad which is open to all.

There will be a log book to record your purchases so you can leave your payments or get your change at the counter. For the members, it will be deducted in their payroll.

The Municipal Agriculturist, Filicitas Tecbaen said that once farmers bring their products, these will be registered to the cooperative so that consumers can easily buy the products 

From the name of  the store itself, this will promote honesty to all consumers who wish to purchase their organic vegetables in the Honesty Store. As there will be no one around to receive your payments,  the only policy in the store is honesty.  


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Friday, July 12, 2019

2019 Batang Pinoy- Cordilleran athletes to receive victory cash prizes

Photo courtesy: Batang Pinoy-Philippine Sports Commission
Baguio City-  A bonus amounting to nearly  900,000.00  from the winning prizes of Batang Pinoy (BP) national finals in September last year was released for the 295 athletes to receive.

The city government released the cash prizes to the athletes after a few months from winning the national competition.

"More than 90 percent of the total athletes have already received their bonus.....They got 30 percent of the amount of the incentive," said Paul Rillota, one of the facilitators from the Baguio government's city sports office.

Athletes who won the gold, silver and bronze medal received  a cash  amounting to ₱3,000.00, ₱2,000.00 and ₱1,000.00  respectively.

The incentives distributed to the athletes came from the ₱3,000,000.00 cash price received by the city for winning the overall crown from the Philippine Sports Commission.

Last year,  among the 298 young athletes who won the gold medal received ₱10,000.00, silver medal received ₱6,000.00 and bronze medal received ₱4,000.00. 

Majority of the athletes who are 15 years old and below have already started receiving their cash prizes in May.

In 2016, the city government passed the athletes incentive ordinance stating the amount athletes can receive in certain levels of sports competitions.

Likewise, athletes who won the Palarong Pambansa 2019 received a total of ₱395,000.00. 

Source || PNA

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