Lunes, Setyembre 23, 2013

The Department of Health Trust of Modernizing Provincial Government Hospitals..

By: Ted Cho and German Ojeras

                                          Photo By: Ver M. Garcia
           DOH Sec. Enrique T. Ona at the MOA signing with Dr. Efren Nerva and Dr. Emmanuel Acluba with the heads of the regional hospitals. PHOTOS: Ver M. Garcia

The hospital modernization projects for Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC), Bicol Medical Center (BMC) and Cotabato Regional Medical Center (CRMC) are all aimed at increasing bed capacity by upgrading current hospital facilities. The acquisition of high technoloy and state of the art medical equipment has already commenced as a parallel project to ensure provision and availability of quality hospital care services for its growing number of patients.

         Modernization Project of the Department of Health - Project Profiles
                                             Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (Mindanao)
                                             Cagayan Valley Medical  Center (Northern Luzon)
                                            Bicol Medical Center (Southern Luzon)

The modernization project, will result to additional 1,000 combined beds for CVMC, BMC, and CRMC.
Aside from CVMC (Northern Luzon), BMC (Southern Luzon) and CRMC (Mindanao) other DOH hospitals are also lined up for similar modernization projects in the coming years with the end objective of improving hospital  facilities to address the health needs of the entire nation.

The upgrading of these hospitals compliments the current improvement of rural health units 3,074 and barangay health stations 16,038 which are the current implementers of the current primary care program of the Department of Health. The presence of these regional medical centers will ably serve as the end referral centers for the rural health units and the barangay health stations. The modernization of these hospitals will provide quality health care in the provinces comparable to modern medical centers in urban areas. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Huwebes, Setyembre 12, 2013


Reflections of Self We Are All Mirrors for Each Other 
By: Evelyn T. Du
People you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them as well. 
 When we look at other people, we see many of their qualities in innumerable and seemingly random combinations. However, the qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to the traits that exist in us. “Like attracts like” is one of the spiritual laws of the universe. We attract individuals into our lives that mirror who we are. Those you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them. Simply put, when you look at others, you will likely see what exists in you. When you see beauty, divinity, sweetness, or light in the soul of another, you are seeing the goodness that resides in your soul. When you see traits in others that evoke feelings of anger, annoyance, or hatred, you may be seeing reflected back at you those parts of yourself that you have disowned or do not like. 
Because we are all mirrors for each other, looking at the people in your life can tell you a lot about yourself. Who you are can be laid bare to you through what you see in others. It is easy to see the traits you do not like in others. It is much more difficult to realize that you possess those same traits. Often, the habits, attitudes, and behaviors of others are closely linked to our unconscious and unresolved issues. 
When you come into contact with someone you admire, search your soul for similarly admirable traits. Likewise, when you meet someone exhibiting traits that you dislike, accept that you are looking at your reflection. Looking at yourself through your perception of others can be a humbling and eye-opening experience. You can also cultivate in you the traits and behaviors that you do like. Be loving and respectful to all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back. Nurture compassion and empathy and let the goodness you see in others be your mirror.

Sabado, Setyembre 7, 2013


By: Ted Cho and Ver M. Garcia
                                                  Pope Francis I

Vatican City,( 6-12-13. - Pope Francis has approve the date and theme of the 51st International Eucharist Congress which will take place in Cebu, Philippines 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the International Eucharistic Congresses stated that they were informed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State on the Holy Father's approval.

The international event will be held on January 25 to 31 under the theme "Christ In You, Our Hope of Glory" which is taken from the letter of Saint Paul to the Colosians. The choice of the Philippines as the next venue for the congress was announced by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during a video message at the conclusion of the previous Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin in June 2012.

"I would like to invite you to join me in praying for God's blessings upon the next International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Cebu City on 2016.", Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI siad in the video message.

"To the people of the Philippines I send one greetings and assurance of my closeness in prayer during the period of preparation for this great ecclesial gathering. I am confident it will bring lasting spiritual renewal not only to them but to all participants from across the globe.

The catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) express their desire that the upcoming Congress will deepen Eucharistic devotion in the country as well as prepare for the 500 anniversary of evangelization in the Philippines. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Huwebes, Setyembre 5, 2013


Being Alone A Relationship with Self
By: Evelyn T. Du

By allowing ourselves to be comfortable with being alone, we can become the people with whom we want to have a relationship.

The most important relationship we have in our lives is with our selves. And even though we are the only ones who are present at every moment of our lives—from birth onward—this relationship can be the most difficult one to cultivate. This may be because society places such emphasis on the importance of being in a romantic partnership, even teaching us to set aside our own needs for the needs of another. Until we know ourselves, however, we cannot possibly choose the right relationship to support our mutual growth toward our highest potential. By allowing ourselves to be comfortable with being alone, we can become the people with whom we want to have a relationship.

Perhaps at no other time in history has it been possible for people to survive, and even thrive, while living alone. We can now support ourselves financially, socially, and emotionally without needing a spouse for survival in any of these realms. With this freedom, we can pursue our own interests and create fulfilling partnerships with friends, business partners, creative cohorts, and neighbors. Once we’ve satisfied our needs and created our support system, a mate then becomes someone with whom we can share the bounty of all we’ve created and the beauty we’ve discovered within ourselves. 

As we move away from tradition and fall into more natural cycles of being in the world today, we may find that there are times where being alone nourishes us and other periods in which a partnership is best for our growth. We may need to learn to create spaces to be alone within relationships. When we can shift our expectations of our relationships with ourselves and others to opportunities for discovery, we open ourselves to forge new paths and encounter uncharted territory. Being willing to know and love ourselves, and to find what truly makes us feel deeply and strongly, gives us the advantage of being able to attract and choose the right people with whom to share ourselves, whether those relationships fall into recognizable roles or not. Choosing to enjoy being alone allows us to fully explore our most important relationship—the one with our true selves. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Feelings with lyrics By Morris Albert