The Negros Occidental provincial government is joining EB Magalona town in giving a heroes’ welcome to six of its residents who were part of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Team that recently won five golds and two silvers in the 10th International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship held in Tampa, Florida, USA.
The “Dragon Warriors” who are arriving in Manila today are expected in Negros Occidental next week.
“We will welcome them as heroes…we will give them due recognition and some incentives,” the governor said.
The Negros Occidental provincial government is giving the six “Dragon Warriors” P5,000 each and their airfare from Manila to Negros.
The six Barangay Latasan, EB Magalona “heroes” are Salvador Sumagaysay, 29, Joemar Ocquiana, 32, Rico Pradilla, 38, Crisanto Pabulayan, 30, Junrey Dayumat, and Ma. Aileen Padrones, barangay captain Merlinda Dioneo said.*CPG
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Meanwhile, Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez has filed a resolution in Congress congratulating and commending the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Team for participating and winning several medals in the 2011 International Dragon Boat Championships in Florida.
Golez also filed House Bill 05031, or an Act prescribing a six-hour working schedule for employed pregnant women and for other purposes.
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod, on the other hand, approved a resolution Wednesday declaring the month of August 2011 as the National Breastfeeding Awareness Month Observance in Bacolod City and enjoining the mass media, local government offices concerned and the entire citizenry to extend their wholehearted support and cooperating by conducting specific programs for the celebration.
Authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang, the resolution said breastfeeding has distinct advantages which benefit the infant and the mother and is the first preventive health measure that can be given to the child at birth. It also enhances mother-infant relationship.
Furthermore, the practice of breastfeeding could save the country valuable foreign exchange that may otherwise be used for milk importation, it said.
The resolution said the observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Week, rpovided under Republic Act 10028, aims to stimulate public awareness on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding which will help in the promotion of public health consciousness.
The SP also passed another resolution declaring August 22-26, 2011 as the Anti-Mendicancy Consciousness Week Observance in Bacolod City and enjoining all agencies to extend support and participation.
The resolution said the observance of Anti-Mendicancy Consciousness Week in Bacolod City aims to focus on the plight of the mendicants and the city government’s efforts in curbing mendicancy and the rehabilitation of the same.
The resolution said this year’s theme is “Utod Mo, Buligan Ko”, and the Anti Mendicancy Task Force of Bacolod City of the Department of Social Services and Development has prepared various activities lined up for the Anti-Mendicancy Consciousness Week.
The resolution was also authored by Ang.*CGS