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Newly- renovated city health office now ready for bigger, more services

By: Armie B. Gunay, CEPPIO

The newly rehabilitated Naga City Health Office now better known as Naga City Center for Health and Nutrition, has been formally inaugurated to render more improved and convenient services to clients— the general public.

The new building complex of the Naga City Center for Health and Nutrition now features additional two dental clinics, three doctor’s office, a consultation room, a TB Dots room with laboratory, cold room for vaccines, stock room for medicines, nine comfort rooms, a social hygiene clinic for HIV patients and a well-ventilated reception area and lobby.

The expanded building will also be housing the City Population and Nutrition Office and the Naga City Dialysis Center, in partnership with a private dialysis provider.

Midwifery classes under the City Community College are also being conducted in the same building.

In addition, the newly- renovated building will now be housing the DOH Camarines Sur Field Office.

Mayor John Bongat in an interview disclosed that the expansion of the building was constructed thru a P5.6M grant from the Department of Health (DOH), with the equivalent counterpart amount from the city government. The city is now ready to deliver centralized health services in the city.

Iyan ang pinakakonsepto kaini, na maging centralized ang delivery ng health services pag-abot sa health and nutrition,” mentioned Mayor Bongat.

He clarified, however, that severe health cases beyond the capability of the center will still be referred, as a matter of standard procedure, to other hospitals in the city, namely: Naga City Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Infirmary and the Bicol Medical Center (BMC).

  • November 17th 2017
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3 honest Nagueños commended

By: Armie B. Gunay

There is no shortage of honest people in this city. On the contrary, there are more of them who turned out to be simple, ordinary people.

First, it was an owner of a pili nut store who came to the office of the city mayor to return cash kept in a white envelope amounting to P11, 000.00 that a visiting devotee of Our Lady of Peñafrancia from Laguna absent-mindedly left in his store after purchasing pili nut delicacies from his store a few days after the fiesta.

Then, another two honest Nagueños also came to return what they have found which could have been dismissed as lost forever had they gone into the wrong hands of less God- fearing people.

During the flag ceremony last Monday at city hall, three honest Nagueños were accordingly honored for their honesty. They were Archel Arroyo, Christom Baguio, and Jocel de la Trinidad, all of this city.

Arroyo is the owner of the pili nut store at Naga City People’s Mall. He found the white envelope stacked with money with a name written on it that made it easier for him to contact a certain Roy de Mesa who turned out to be the owner of the lost envelope.

MR. ARCHEL ARROYO turns over to the City Mayor's Office the money he found left in his store by a pilgrim- tourist.

Baguio is an employee of the City Government’s PSO Civil Security Unit. He returned a wallet containing the amount of P25, 000.00 cash and a checkbook bearing the name of Antonia delos Reyes.

MR. CHRISTOM BAGUIO from the PSO Civil Security Unit receives commendation from the City Government of Naga for his honest act.

De La Trinidad is a tricycle driver from Barangay Mabolo. He returned a mobile phone left in his tricycle back to its owner.

Trinidad patiently waited for mobile phone owner at the same spot where he dropped off his last passenger who soon came out looking for his missing mobile phone.

MR. JOCEL DE LA TRINIDAD also receives a commendation from the City Government of Naga for being an honest tricycle driver.

Mayor John G. Bongat and other city officials, before the employees and guests at city hall during last Monday’s flag ceremony, congratulated and handed certificates of recognition to the three honest Nagueños that their fellow Nagueños should emulate and be proud of.

  • November 10th 2017
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Naga to host national conferences for nurses, plumbers

AT LEAST two big events have been calendared to unfold in this city in the last two months of the year, with guests and participants coming from other parts of the country.

To take place on November 28-30 at Villa Caceres Hotel here will be the 10th National Nursing Research Conference with the theme, “Advancing Quality in Research and Nursing Towards Healthy and Sustainable Communities.”

On December 8-9, on the other hand, will be the 10th Luzon Regional Conference and Trade Exhibits of the Philippine Society of Plumbing Engineers (PSPE), Inc., also to be held at Villa Caceres Hotel with the theme, “Plumbing Engineers: Moving Towards ASEAN Professional Integration.”

Dean Delia B. Oco, Ph.D., of the Ateneo de Naga University College of Nursing said the Nursing Conference is being spearheaded by the Philippine Nursing Research Society (PNRSI). It is to be participated in by nurse leaders, educators, researchers, practitioners, students, and other professional nurses from the region and various parts of the country who are aiming to advance nursing theory and practice by keeping pace with the new developments and information through scholarly exchange of evidence-based nursing knowledge.

  • November 8th 2017
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