BACOLOD City – Seven sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P60,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Zone 10, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Castillo and Jover – all residents of Barangay Zone 4-A, Talisay City – were caught after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 5:15 p.m. on June 28, it added. BY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAY The 47-year-old Alex Castillo and Rachel Jover, 41, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the Talisay City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
In observance of the month of the elderly, the Public Health Ministry hosted a health fair which saw the elderly benefitting from a number of services at the Palms Geriatric Home in Brickdam, Georgetown.Coordinator of Elderly Health at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Melissa DehaarteA doctor at the health fair attending to an elderly patient who complained about ailments affecting her dailyFolks attending the health fair at the Palms Geriatric Home, Brickdam, observing officials displaying how to cook a healthy meal with vegetablesCoordinator of Elderly Health at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Melissa Dehaarte told this publication that the health professionals at each booth had varying skill sets with respect to ailments experienced by the older citizens.“Inclusive of food and nutrition preparation, we are having blood pressure checking and blood sugar, general screening. We have dental, physical rehabilitation and just to interact with the public specifically hoping that we get mostly older persons to make them aware of the services available for them and to guide them through the process of what can happen”, Dr Dehaarte said.She stated that there is an open clinic where older persons can be screened for a variety of health issues free of cost at the Palms.According to her, there are also elderly health clubs in every region established to provide support to the Ministry’s primary healthcare network; some of these are soon to be launched as “elderly-friendly” centres.“On October 9 (today), we will be going to Linden which we have the One Mile Health Centre which will be branded as one of our elderly-friendly health centre because there we [have] our New Dawn Club which is one of our most active club in the region…on the 14th we will be going to Region Two where they have another elderly club there that would be branding as elderly-friendly in Supenaam. And finally, in Region Five, we have one of our more active clubs there that will be branded as elderly-friendly.”Additionally, the New Dawn Clubs throughout the country will be conducting various and multiple activities for the remainder of the month, all aimed at providing quality care for the elderly.The United Nation’s General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons; Guyana has selected the entire month to celebrate and recognise the elderly.
Did you know, you can contact people from last season (or more) ago to keep them involved in Touch Football? We know from our research that over 70% of participants in our sport come by being introduced by their family or friends, and up to 90% are keen to stay involved in the sport. This means the data in Touch Football Online is really valuable and useful in growing and retaining members. You are invited to join us for a webinar to either complete a re-fresher or learn how to use this reporting tool â€“ it will only take 30 minutes!We will demonstrate how affiliates can determine those participants that have played in previous seasons competitions and not yet registered for the upcoming season and communicate with them. This is a great opportunity for all Affiliates to join us prior to the commencement of their Season 2 competitions. Thursday 29 September 2016: 7pm (AEST – should be finished by 7:30pm)REGISTER NOWThursday 6 October 2016: 12noon (AEST- should be finished by 12:30pm)REGISTER NOWRelated LinksKeep Your Participants Involved