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HEALTH

Maguindanao jail inmates get health services

COTABATO CITY - A 60-year-old inmate of the Maguindanao provincial jail thought the
government does not care for people like him – crime offender and detainee.

His waist is
aching and fighting hypertension, Bobby, (not his real name) is now on his
eight year as inmate of the provincial jail facility located at PC Hill,
Cotabato City. He was charged with murder.

Rarely
visited by his loved ones, today he was thrilled Maguindanao provincial government
health providers came over to take care of them.

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US-based NGO extends medical, dental services to Kidapawan folks

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A US-based non- government organization in partnership with the local government of Kidapawan City has conducted free medical and dental outreach program benefiting almost 1,000 indigents Sunday, officials said today. With Love Jan Incorporated, an NGO based in Los Angeles, California, and medical workers of the city took time to spend a day with the indigents, many of whom cannot afford to see a doctor or buy medicine, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said.Dr.

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ARMM’s DOH, NNC tap agencies to promote proper nutrition

COTABATO CITY– To address malnutrition problems in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the region’s Department of Health (DOH-ARMM) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC-ARMM) tapped members of the Regional Nutrition Committee to promote programs on proper nutrition.In a forum on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Office of the Bangsamoro People in the regional seat of government, Dayang Jumaide, DOH-ARMM assistant secretary, encouraged members of the Regional Nutrition Committee to emulate programs such as ‘Pinggang Pinoy’ and ‘10 Kumainments’ in their respective offices.

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Avoid street foods, So. Cotabato health chief tells public

KORONADAL CITY -- Health officials in South Cotabato today reminded parents to tell children not to buy street foods to avoid food poisoning.The reminded was aired byDr. Rogelio

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Kidapawan exec orders pull out of all expired food products, sans expiry dates

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Mayor Joseph Evangelista has ordered the withdrawal from stores and grocery centers allproducts manufactured by Davao City-based Wendy’s Candy Factory following reports of food poisoning of at least 20 pupils in a public school here last week.The pupils suffered nausea and vomitingafter allegedly ingesting their products sold by ambulant vendors. Evangelista, chair of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDDRMC), said his mandate will ensure the general welfare of his constituents, particularly the consuming public.

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Educ official bans ambulant vendors outside school

COTABATO CITY -- Education officials in the city have ordered
a ban on sidewalk vendors outside school grounds even as it startedinspection on all school canteen to ensure food sold to pupils are safe.

The action came after alleged food poisoning
among pupils in Caraga region, Kidapawan City and Aleosan were reported last
week.

More than 2,000 pupils have been hospitalized in
Caraga region after eating durian candy.

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Cotabato vet office acts on bitter-tasting eggs complaints

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato City veterinary office is asking consumers to submit samples of bitter-tasting egg as more and more people are complaining about the unusual taste ofegg they bought from various markets in the city and its environs.Dr.

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Spoiled Siopao downs 16 in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- At least 16 elementary pupils in a remote village in Aleosan, North Cotabato were hospitalized after eating what they believed were spoiled siopao Friday, school officials said.Joel Calambro Sr., principal ofDualing Elementary School in Barangay Dualing, Aleosan, North COtabato, said about an hour after the recess time, some 16school children complained of stomach pain and nausea, prompting school teachers to rush them to nearby Aleosan District Hospital.Speaking over DXMS Radyo Bida,Calambro admitted the siopao were sold at the school canteen The siopao supplier was

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DOH-ARMM starts info drive on obesity, overweight

COTABATO CITY– The Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) will conduct an information campaign to address obesity and overweight problems among residents in the region, the Health department chief said on Monday.Dr.

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Contaminants found in fake rice sample

MANILA (PNA) -- The Food Development Center (FDC) of the National Food Authority (NFA) on Friday said that laboratory tests showed that the rice sample from Davao City contained a contaminant which it strongly suspected could be dibutyl phtalate, a chemical used as plasticizer that is commonly used in making flexible plastic products.FDC director Jocelyn Sales, however, noted that her office has still to perform additional tests on the fake rice sample to conclusively validate if it is truly dibutyl phtalate that is present in the said sample.Sales said the fake rice sample from Davao als

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