DOH-MIMAROPA launches air ambulance to serve 24/7

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DOH-MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo with members of the rescue team of Kilos Agad Action Center (KAAC) of the Puerto Princesa City Health Office of Palawan and PAMAS staff receives a woman in labour from Brookespoint, Palawan during the launching and test run of the DOH-MIMAROPA Air Ambulance which will serve indigent and indigenous patients of the region.DOH-MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo with members of the rescue team of Kilos Agad Action Center (KAAC) of the Puerto Princesa City Health Office of Palawan and PAMAS staff receives a woman in labour from Brookespoint, Palawan during the launching and test run of the DOH-MIMAROPA Air Ambulance which will serve indigent and indigenous patients of the region.

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) today formally launched its air ambulance to provide transport of patients from the scene of emergency to the nearest healthcare facility.

“This is the most effective and quickest response in saving a patient’s life, especially those who reside in remote and hard to reach areas. Critical patients and emergency cases needing immediate care can be transported right away to the nearest health facility without difficulty”, Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the launching ceremony held at the Puerto Princesa City Airport in Palawan.

“Most of the...

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More than a half million women are poor in MIMAROPA- Listahanan says

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The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA identifies about 568,387 women of all ages or 45% from the total 1,257,631 women assessed, belong to poor households in MIMAROPA region.

Listahanan is a government mechanism that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide.

From the 2015 household assessment, a total of 102,670 poor women were identified in Occidental Mindoro; 145,944 in Oriental Mindoro; 37,983 in Marinduque; 56,632 in Romblon; and 225,158 in Palawan.

The top three towns with the highest number of identified poor women regionwide are San Jose Occidental Mindoro with 37,838; Puerto...

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RDC MIMAROPA endorses Php123B investment programs for 2018

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Approximately Php123 billion of investments is expected to fuel government programs, building up the regional economy and laying the groundworks for Ambisyon Natin 2040 and President Rodrigo Duterte’s 0+10 Agenda in MIMAROPA.

This is one of the major outputs of the recent Full Council Meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) -MIMAROPA as the council approved and endorsed the 2018 Agency Investment Programs of the development administration, economic, social and infrastructure committees.

The 2018 Investment Program also includes provision for the establishment of regional offices to be located in Calapan City, the designated regional government center as mandated by Republic...

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ASEAN Advocacy Series goes to Romblon

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The second leg of the MIMAROPA ASEAN Advocacy Series goes to Romblon following the region’s soft launching in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro last month.

The advocacy aims to generate awareness and appreciation of ASEAN to enable the ordinary citizens to prepare and tap on the opportunities that ASEAN brings under the motto “One Vision, One Identity, One Community.”

A forum for college students dubbed “All about ASEAN” will be conducted on March 14 at the Odiongan Campus of Romblon State University where a Resource Person from the Philippine Information Agency will share information about ASEAN and, importantly, how the students...

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