‘Recognize, respect, protect Iloilo IPs’ rights and welfare’

first_imgHe assured the IPs they were a vitalpart of the provincial government’s development agenda, citing the “covenantand pledge of commitment” which also aimed to “establish and functionalize acollective, collaborative inter-agency care delivery teamwork which wouldresponse to the felt needs for health, health related and other basic servicefor the IPs/ICCs of Iloilo province.” “We want our IPs to have a loudervoice,” said Defensor. Indigenous Peoples of Iloilo and stakeholders sign a unity pact during an assembly at the Iloilo provincial capitol. They vow to “recognize, respect, protect, and promote the rights of the Indigenous Peoples / Indigenous Cultural Communities (IPs/ICCs) of Iloilo province, establish the necessary mechanisms to enforce and guarantee the realization of their rights, taking into consideration their beliefs, customs, traditions, values, interests, and institutions by providing efficient, gender sensitive responsive and cultural sensitive services.” IME SORNITO/PN Also present during the pioneering hugpong para sa tumandok (“unity forIndigenous Peoples”) assembly were Jeorge Largado, commissioner of the IslandGroup for Visayas National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP); Departmentof Tourism (DOT) regional director Helen Catalbas; Department of Health (DOH)assistant regional director Ma. Julia Villanueva; NCIP regional director AnaBurgos; Sangguniang Panlalawigan members Renee Valencia, Rolando Distura,Marcelo Valentine Serag, Rolito Cajilig, Matt Palabrica, and SangguniangKabataan provincial federation president Ma. Angelica Bianca Requinto. She assured the IP of accessiblehealth services via the PHO, DOH and municipal health offices. Defensor cited the IPs for enrichingIloilo’s culture and traditions. He then announced that hand-made IP craftswould be displayed at the provincial capitol during the upcoming Iloilo SummerArts Festival./PN Various stakeholders led by Gov.Arthur Defensor Jr. vowed to do these as they signed a “covenant and pledge ofcommitment” during the recent Feb. 7 general assembly of Iloilo’s IPs at theprovincial capitol.center_img It was first ever IP assembly in theprovince organized by the Indigenous Peoples – Provincial Inter-AgencyCommittee (IP-PIAC). Some 200 IPs attended. ILOILO – “It is our commitment torecognize, respect, protect, and promote the rights of the Indigenous Peoples /Indigenous Cultural Communities (IPs/ICCs) of Iloiloprovince, establish the necessary mechanisms to enforce and guarantee the realizationof their rights, taking into consideration their beliefs, customs, traditions,values, interests, and institutions by providing efficient, gender sensitiveresponsive and cultural sensitive services.” “Kamo ngaIP members sang komunidad, gina-acknowledge kamo bilang special ngagrupo nga may contribution sa pagdaku kag pag-umwad sang aton gobyerno,”said Dr. Grace Patricia Trabado, chief of the Provincial Health Office (PHO)that also helped organize the assembly. “Ang health services para satanan nga tawo, wala nagapili,” said Trabado. They vowed to “harmoniously unite ourefforts and resources to uplift the lives of the ICCS/IPs of Iloiloprovince.”last_img read more

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US legend Michael Johnson advised Bolt to skip London Olympics

first_imgUNITED STATES quarter mile legend Michael Johnson has revealed that he advised recently retired sprint star Usain Bolt to end his career after the high of the 2016 Rio Olympics.The 31-year-old double world record holder did eventually call time on his career following this summer’s London World Championships, but things did not go to plan for the sprinter’s swansong.In the final individual race of his career, an out of sorts looking Bolt had to settle for bronze behind longtime American rival Justin Gatlin and rising star Christian Coleman. There was also a disaster in the final race itself, a 4x100m relay, which saw the runner pull up midway down the final stretch on the anchor leg for Jamaica after sustaining a hamstring tear.“I spoke to Usain and advised him to stop after Rio,” Johnson said while speaking on Indian television show ‘Royal Stag Barrel Select Perfect Strokes’. He went on to imply that Bolt’s ability to hit peak stride likely came down to a matter of motivation.“I think after winning double gold medals (100m and 200m) in three editions of Olympics and also winning World Championship, I don’t think you have a lot of motivation left. It is very difficult to win double gold medal in successive editions of Olympics and that too thrice.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

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MLB wrap: Nationals secure home-field advantage in NL wild-card game

first_imgThink the @Nationals offense is ready for the Wild Card game?(MLB x @PapaJohns) pic.twitter.com/4yxoh1e9GB— MLB (@MLB) September 28, 2019Parra finished 2 of 4 on the night, along with Ryan Zimmerman.Daniel Hudson earned the win after pitching one hitless inning.Adam Plutko got tagged with the loss.Studs of the NightPete Alonso hit his 53rd home run Saturday, which is more than any rookie in MLB history. The Mets beat the Braves 3-0.What a season for @Pete_Alonso20. 👏 pic.twitter.com/qbz3a9aMK6— MLB (@MLB) September 29, 2019Justin Verlander struck out his 3,000th batter Saturday to become just the 18th pitcher all-time to reach the milestone.Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings as the Dodgers got their 105th win. He allowed five hits while striking out seven in the 2-0 win over the Giants.Duds of the NightTampa Bay recorded only three hits against Toronto. The Rays had seven starters lay goose eggs in the 4-1 loss including Austin Meadows, Jesus Aguilar and Nate Lowe, who all went 0 for 4.Edwin Jackson gave up three runs on four hits in just three innings of work in the Tigers’ 7-1 loss to the White Sox. Justin Verlander becomes 18th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts Gerardo Parra hit a grand slam in a whopping nine-run second inning to highlight the victory, which is Washington’s seventh consecutive win.”I don’t have to go home and pack,” manager Dave Martinez said after the game, via ESPN. “Nice to stay at home. The boys wanted to stay at home, so they came out and swung the bats.” Related News Mets’ Pete Alonso breaks Aaron Judge’s rookie home-run recordcenter_img The Nationals now have a crucial advantage in the National League wild-card game.After a 10-7 win against the already-eliminated Indians, they will host the postseason contest at the beginning of October. HighlightsWhat else do you expect from Jorge Soler? (P.S. This was his second home run of the game.)The AL HR leader doing AL HR leader things. ☀️💪 pic.twitter.com/tvQypXkV7W— MLB (@MLB) September 28, 2019Jonathan Villar has power and [email protected] is the 1st player with at least 20 HR and 40 SB in the same season since @RealCarlosGomez in 2013. pic.twitter.com/Y9Fl5rG3fl— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 28, 2019What’s Next? Brewers (89-72) at Rockies (70-91), 3:10 p.m. ET — Sunday marks the last day of the regular season and there’s a lot a stake. One of the biggest games will be a must-win contest for the Brewers. They trail the Cardinals by one game after losing Saturday. A Brewers win along with a Cardinals loss will put the two teams in a tie for first place in the NL Central, which would force Game 163.last_img read more

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