Sabado, Marso 26, 2016

Sec. Baldoz of DOLE Phils. Enroute To France..

Sec. Baldoz Chosen as Commissioner of UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

Sec. Rosalinda D. Baldoz, speaking in before the media and bloggers, reporting to them the year end accomplishment report of DOLE. Photo by; Ver Garcia and Teddy Cho

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently has accepted her selection as one of 25 commissioners of the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, a position which has been announced in the United Nations by the Secretary General in New York.

“Secretary Baldoz has accepted the invitation as a commissioner of the Commission. She is now en- route to France for the first meeting of the Commission tomorrow,” announced Undersecretary Nicon F. Fameronag of Secretary Baldoz’s latest achievement in a press conference at the DOLE in Intramuros.

“She brings to the multi-sectoral Commission a wealth of experience and prestige as a labor diplomat, and thus brings to the country a distinct honor even if she was selected as an individual expert, rather than country representative,” Fameronag added.

In accepting the post, Baldoz said she welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Commission in proposing strategic action and securing political commitments in achieving the goals of decent work, universal health coverage, and inclusive growth, in the context of the 2030 Social Development Agenda and related international initiatives.

On 2 March 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced by virtue of UN General Assembly Resolution A/70/L.32 the appointment of a Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth co-chaired by H.E. François Hollande, President of France, and H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa.

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization will serve as the Commission’s co-vice chairperson along with Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization.

“The global economy is projected to create around 40 million new health sector jobs by 2030, mostly in middle- and high- income countries, but despite this projection, there will be an estimated shortage of 18 million health workers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in low- and lower-middle income countries. The rising demand and the projected shortfall for health workers over the next fifteen years present significant challenges as well as opportunities in areas where decent jobs are most needed. As commissioner, I hope to be in the forefront in addressing the challenges and channeling the opportunities to advance inclusive growth,” said Baldoz.

The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, is an ambitious agenda seeking to improve the lives of all, including through improved health and prosperity.

Baldoz said Commission faces the task of proposing actions to guide the creation of health and social sector jobs, paying specific consideration to the needs of low- and middle-income countries.

“The Commission will present multi-sectoral responses to ensure that investments in health employment generate benefits across the SDGs,” she said, adding:

“I look forward to the presentation of the recommendations of the Commission to the UN Secretary General at the conclusion of its work in September this year.” (VerGarciaBlogs)

Lunes, Marso 21, 2016


By: Ver Garcia & Teddy Cho
Ka Viring Saulog staunch defender of OFW's and Women's Rights. Photo by: Ted Cho

In Photo from Left to Right. With Cavite Congressman Candidate Dr. Alen Manzano and Candidate for Governor of Cavite Dr. Richard Balanzag. Photo by: Ver Garcia

Ever wondered why there are so many independent candidates now pursuing a seat in the Government.?

Candidate Vice-Governor Ka Viring Saulog and Candidate Vice-Governor Richard Balanzag for Rudy Duterte Candidate for President of the Philippines (PDP-Laban).

Cancer Party List Bringing Good Health Into Your Household with Engr. Emer Rojas No. 104 In Your Ballot. Libreng gamutan sa bawat Pilipino. Cancer Alleviation Network On Care, Education & Rehabilitation. May Pag-Asa Tayo! Calling all Cavitenos to Support Team Kuya and Cancer Party List! "No Smoking It's Dangerous To Your Health"..

One of the reasons maybe,  they are tired with the same old politicians, this blog refers not only to Trapos but  to the Squid tactics politicians. People really wants Change. To bring about Change, the outspoken Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales at one time told in an Event in SMX in relation to an Environmental issue-"  You want Change ? Educate...educate.....educate...etc. And when it comes to education a good teacher (educator) is the best option a young mind needs.

A teacher by any other name  is still a good communicator and a good communicator facilitates a good learning. Youth  is the Hope of the Fatherland- a famous quote from the First Asian Democratic Hero-Dr. Jose P. Rizal. A mother & a father is the child's first teacher, a teacher in school is the child's formal mentor. Any country contemplating to wage a full scale war against another sovereign state and against poverty. We should first take into consideration the ill-effects of war on the hearts and mind of the people.

So much for the introduction  and now the reason- a teacher is seeking your electoral vote in the province of Cavite as Vice-Governor, an educator by profession Severina Vinluan Saulog, who had an extensive hands-on experience in molding the hearts and mind of the youth through the performing arts in order to keep them away from Drugs.

Ka Viring said that one of her top priority if elected as Vice-Governor of Cavite is to give a compulsory education to those who can not afford to go to school. Free adult education and for Persons With Disabilities an Special Abilities (PWDSA) as well.

On Job Generation & Creations.

After being an educator for 28 years, she being a mother also, knew how it feels to be a single parent, she understand the plight of the widows in our midst. She formulated an effective platform for these under-privilege and neglected women.

Ka Viring, as she is fondly called by her colleagues, help many Filipino contract workers (OFW’s) now gainfully employed as ship captains, seamen, waiters, cooks etc. got employed in Asia, Europe and USA.

Tourism Industry will be her top agenda when it comes to job creation and generation. Persons with disabilities and senior citizens who are in good health will easily find employment with her program on ’Hanap-Buhay Para Sa Mga Senior Citizens At Mga May Kapansanan’. This is in parallel with the job creations. In top of this, she will also create holistic and comprehensive housing program for the non-formal and informal sectors of our society.

To attract foreign investment..  Our peace and order situation and security must be implemented in closed coordination with the police force and the Armed Forces of the Phils.(AFP).

Curfew for the minors on the streets should be implemented to direct the youths creativity  and energy to sports and the performing arts to protect them from the menace of drugs and other vices that pollute their young minds.

Food security is her concern as well particularly, the farmers and the state of our agricultural industry and fisheries  which has been neglected for decades and were not given proper attention according to the experts in the agriculture. She is determine to make Cavite a model in terms of organic farming and aquatic resources  as well and the protection of our environment.

Poverty alleviation in parallel with health and wellness is an important undertaking, if you believe that health is also a form of wealth Ka Viring saw many millionaires who went broke because of an incurable and debilitating diseases due to poor lifestyle and neglect of our environment. In the end, it is still your choice my countrymen. SUBUKAN NINYO NAMAN ANG BAGO AT PALITAN NA ANG LUMA.. BAGONG BUHAY.. BAGONG PAG-ASA.

Miyerkules, Marso 16, 2016


Month Of March As World Kidney's Day 
On Time For Erap’s Manila Dialysis Center.. First In The Philippines
By: Ver M. Garcia and Fred Aure

Mayor Erap Estrada gives a helping hand to one of the patients at the Manila Dialysis Center, located at Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC).

On the occasion of World Kidney Day this March 10, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada’s pet project, the Manila Dialysis Center (MDC), shines as the Philippines’ first and only public medical facility providing complete free dialysis and other renal treatment services.
Mayor Estrada said, “Napakamahal po ng dialysis sa pribadong ospital. Kaya’t ang totoo niyan, mayroon tayong mga kababayan na sa halip na magpagamot, ay inaantay na lang na mangyari ang mangyayari dahil sa kamahalan ng dialysis. Kaya’t ginawa natin ang Manila Dialysis Center para mabigyan ng libreng serbisyo ang ating mga kababayang mahihirap na may sakit sa bato.”
“Dito, if you are a Manileño, you are sure of treatment services for free, and you are assured of succeeding sessions which are also free. That will be providing the patients with the treatment, and also the peace of mind for them and their families,” Mayor Estrada added.
World Kidney Day started in 2006 as a joint initiative of non-profit associations International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) to serve as a global awareness campaign on the health and importance of our kidneys.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), kidney diseases remain a leading mortality cause for Filipinos. In their 2010 data, kidney diseases ranked ninth among the deadly diseases in the country. By 2014, kidney diseases became the 7th leading cause of death in the Philippines.
The Manila Dialysis Center, located in Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC) is the Philippine’s first-of-its kind treatment center that provides complete free dialysis treatments to all kidney patients residing in the City of Manila.
Dra. Regina Bagsic, Overall Coordinator for Manila’s public hospitals, said the MDC is unique from other dialysis facilities, noting that, “It is a free standing dialysis center. While all our other hospitals in Manila have dialysis machines for their admitted patients, MDC caters mostly to out-of-hospital patients. Hundreds of Manileños have already benefitted from this project since it was inaugurated by Mayor Estrada in December 2014. We have rendered about 15,000 dialysis sessions for free. At a rate of about 2-3 dialysis sessions per patient, figure out how many patients that is.”
Dialysis treatments, including the cost of using the machines and medicines, cost around 4,000 pesos in private facilities, but these are all provided for free at the MDC.
Luz Garay, Chief Administrative Officer of the MDC, said the program is a product of a joint venture agreement between the Manila City government and the German firm B-Braun Avitum, Inc., through which the company provides the machines as well as the staff and nurses, while Manila is in charge of maintenance of the facility and provision of attending doctors.
She added, “As per Mayor Estrada’s program, this is entirely free. Fluids, dialyzers, oxygen, everything is for free.” Currently, the center has 24 machines running at 3 shifts, six days a week, and they expect to open the second phase of expansion in the months to come which will add 34 more machines to their facility.
Garay said they plan to acquire 100 dialysis machines, placed across their four-storey building, practically making MDC the biggest state-of-the-art dialysis center in the country. She proudly said about the program, “Even in the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, may bayad at mahal. And I think they’re happy with our program; the director and the administrator of the kidney center visited our dialysis center, because they want to pattern their system with ours.”

Sabado, Marso 12, 2016


To Forgive And To Forget..

by: Genevieve Caalim

Forgive and forget.. Just like the cascading waterfalls.. Life continues and must go on cascading..

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.

I once read a book on forgiveness which shared this powerful idea. It said that whenever we refuse to forgive someone, the person we are not forgiving is really ourselves.

Flowers bloom in May.. Let's not regret.. Love is a gift from God.. We are a child of the universe. No less than the trees and the stars.. So therefore, be at peace with yourself. Forgive and forget and don't loose sight of love.

It makes sense doesn’t it? When you feel angry/bitter toward someone, it’s not the other person who is carrying the anger and bitterness. It’s you. For what it’s worth, the other person is probably not aware of how you are feeling toward him/her. 

You are the only person carrying the baggage around. On a deeper level, I believe you are angry/bitter at yourself for allowing yourself to be hurt by this person. This was what happened to me.

Carrying all these heavyweight emotions can be very tiring.

To forgive him/her, first forgive yourself. Think about how you are denying yourself of so much happiness by holding on to your grievances. Think about how you are preventing yourself from experiencing your real love because you are still hanging on to these baggage. 

Whenever you hold on to something, you prevent yourself from receiving new things in life. Forgive yourself for putting yourself through this trauma. Forgive yourself for everything that has happened. As you forgive yourself, forgiveness of the other person will occur naturally.

Miyerkules, Marso 2, 2016



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Martes, Marso 1, 2016


By: Ver M. Garcia
Sec. Mar Roxas with Lydia Mendoza, Pres. of STDLK.

The Samahan Sa Tuwid Na Daan Laban Sa Katiwalian, Inc. (STDLK),  a SEC registered non-stock -non profit organization spearheaded the campaign sorties recently in BASECO, Tondo 5th District of Manila. The STDLK headed by its President Lydia Mendoza started the program proper welcoming a jampacked crowd to rally behind Mar & Leny Tuwid na Daan Tandem, the duo will battle graft and corruption and will lead our nation to a better place where our family and loved ones can really enjoy.

The crowd that rallies behind Mar/Leny tandem awaited there turn to register in the event.

The video presentation and film showing of Presidential Bet Mar Roxaz and Cong. Leny Robredo is truly remarkable as it drew a big round of applause with the big crowd gathered at the Baseco gym covered court. The finale highlighted the support to the candidacy of Mar/Leny tandem. 

Beautiful and charming Ms. Cheery Alesna belted romantic tagalog songs of which the crowd greatly enjoyed. Emcees were Thelina Sicam and Rodel Jayme who introduced the guests speakers Ms. Kim Lokin and Chan Chanhueco. 

Officers and Board Members of STDLK.

Police officers, guest and Pres Lydia Mendoza with the Laban Signs.

The event would not be possible without the help of indefatigable Ms. Kankan Ramos of Havas media and Emmanuel Balingit of Call Center Philippines. The organizers would also like to thank the following Verna Payawal, Chit Gomes team, Oscar Ochoco and to the officers and board members of STDLK.

To ensure the safety and success of the Baseco event.. Bgy. Chariman Kristo Hispano, Police Chief Superintendent  Rolando Nana and PCP Commander Roberto Marinda gave protection to more than 5,000 crowd,  more or less that participated and bravely joined the crowd. 

Lastly, 'we are very happy and  thankful that our efforts will not go in vain.. we felt the all out support of Barangay 649 of Baseco and our kababayan's realizes that 'Daan Matuwid' will benefit everybody.' averred by Mendoza.

Photo Galleries: Photos taken by: Ver Garcia of Bloggers Association.

      The Baseco property is situated along Tondo, 5th district of Manila with a total lot measurement  of 56 hectares of land area. The place is a home for the homeless Filipinos and the less fortunate. (VerGarciaBlogs)