Friday, February 12, 2016

PSA explains importance of civil 
Registration and vital statistics 

TAGBILARAN CITY, February 9, (PIA)—Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) explains the crucial role of civil registration (CR) as a way determining the nations vital statistics (VS), at the recent Kapihan sa PIA. 

Speaking at the radio-forum on the air, no less than PSA Officer in Charge Regional Director Ronaldo Taghap who stressed the importance of civil registration and censuses in the life of a developing and even developed countries. 

“Civil registration (CR) is a system of recording births, change of status and other modifications, and deaths to gather information and data for the government to base its policies and decisions,” Taghap summarized. 

“After the CR, we can have the nation’s vital statistics,” its by-product, he added.

And as if to illustrate his point, Taghap took the recording of a death as an example. 

“When somebody dies, we collect data for the reason of death, age of the deceased, and other details that can help us in the future,” he said. 

If a person dies of cardio pulmonary disease and it is prevalent in a certain location, the data gathered as vital statistics can guide the Department of Health or the Department of environment and natural resources in determining interventions. 

From the vital statistics, maybe the government through the DOH can mitigate the disease through a special health program focused on the specific locality, or for the DENR to maybe determine the cause of pollution causing pulmonary problems. 

At the same radio forum, Bohol PSA chief statistician Jessamyn Anne Alcazaren revealed that in Bohol, it is more of the death and the marriages that are not always registered right away. 

The PSA networks with Local Civil Registrars, who submit the CR data every month, and it happens not later than the 10th day of the succeeding month, Alcazaren added. 

Beyond that, those who had status changes or kinds of those who died will have to late register their moments and pay a penalty for late registration, according to the PSA. 

On this, citing the theme for 2016’s commemoration of the Civil Registry Month, PSA urges everyone to unite and “Maki-isa at Makisali sa Dekadang CRVS.”

The PSA came to the Kapihan to announce the Civil Registration Month in February. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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Bohol track athletes boost
Bohol CVRAA gold harvest 

TAGBILARAN CITY, February 11, (PIA)— This day, Boholano track events athlete for the elementary, Joshua Abitona leads the delegation athletes in racking in gold medals when he picked the 400 meters, 800 meters and 1,500 meters top podium awards in style. 

At the CVRAA now in Naga City, 17 of the 25 gold medals from Bohol come from the sports activities in track and field events. 

Lord Michael Vale reaped two gold medals for the 100 meter and 400 meter hurdles to add up to the 21 gold medal haul Bohol athletes secured during the fourth day of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) now happening at the Teodoro Doring Mendiola Sr Sports Oval in Naga City. 

Bohol has so far reaped 25 golds, 24 silvers and 23 bronze medals at the end of day four, February 11 at 12:00 noon, consolidated reports from Department of Education Bohol Division Information Officer Lope Hubac bared. 

As of 5:00 PM February 10, Bohol team occupied the top podium in the elementary with 13 gold medals, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals and third in the secondary with 6 golds, 12 silvers and 5 bronze finishes.

With the results from track events and field ready by the third day, Bohol picked gold javelin throw with Junky Lansang, javelin throw with Bryl Brian Torreon, Jimbo Lofranco claimed gold in shotput, Maricar Ahit for elementary high jump, Engelbert Avenido for high jump, Roy Socajel for steeplechase, Edgardo Ortiz Jr., for discuss throw for elementary and Myra Analie Granada for elementary triple jump. 

In 1500 meter run, Jestoni Tunga took gold as with Catherine Remejo for 100 and 200 meter run in the elementary, Therese May Anuta for 400 meters elementary, Riza Jane Vallente for 400 meter hurdles in the secondary and two more gold medals for a team of four in relays. 

Boholano athletes Rafael Tortuga Jr., kicked for gold in taekwondo, Neil Robert Alan Astillo picked gold in middle weight taekwondo, Roldan Sasan in boxing and Lyndon Millanes for pole vault’s gold. 

On the other hand, silver medalists from Bohol are Erica May Cagogo for triple and long jumps, Robert Garsuta for 110 meter hurdles, Andre May Granada for elementary high jump, Leo Evan Bendejo for 400 meter hurdles, Jan Gil Toso for high jump.

In the track races, sseciond best finishes are from Je Ann Gunting for 400 meter hurdles, Sairon Usaraga for 2oo meters elementary, Rosemarie Espana for 3000 meters run secondary, Danilo Guimao for 800 meter secondary, Riza Jane Valiente for 800 meter secondary, Therese may Anuta for 400 meter and two more silvers in relays.

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Bohol sizzles to third as 
Ninos assert supremacy 

TAGBILARAN CITY, February 11, (PIA)— After fifth day of tense athletic competitions, February 11, Bohol succumbed to the third place it once held at the end of the first day of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association meet. 

As of 5:00 PM February 11, Bohol only managed to harvest 30 gold medals, 35 silver and 60 bronze medals to bow out to powerhouse Cebu and equally worthy delegation from Mandaue City. 

From a third spot February 10, Cebu City Ninos miraculously managed to grab a staggering 72 more gold medal finishes in a day to top their 17 gold medals earlier. 

Even Mandaue City, which also nailed 17 gold medals had to step aside for the explosive sport assertion of the Ninos. 

Mandaue only managed 26 more gold medals to top their 17 gold medal finish on day four of the competitions that unfolded at the Teodoro Doring Mendiola Sr. Sports Oval in the City of Naga from February 7-13. 

At the end of day 5, Cebu Ninos sauntered off to 89 gold medals, 57 silver medals and 81 bronze medals to leave behind any opposition and grab the medal tally lead from Bohol. 

Mandaue City meanwhile, secured 43 gold medals, 37 silver medals and 38 bronze to place second after day 5, overtaking Bohol. Mandaue used to have 17 golds, 16 silver and 11 bronze finishes the day before. 

Running a strong fourth place is Cebu Province which summed a 27 golds, 33 silvers and 40 bronze medals. 

Talisay City also proved a force to reckon with when it bagged 19 gold medals, 15 silvers and 16 bronze medals to claim the fifth spot, 5 days into the competitions. 

Danao city comes in 6th with 15 golds, a9 silvers and 23 bronze medals, and Lapulapu City on the other hand is showing off its 10 golds, 15 silvers and 23 bronze medals to be in the 7th place. 

On the other hand, Tagbilaran City, which initially sat on the 13th and improved to 11th place February 10, leaped 3 notches up when it secured 8 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 20 bronze medals. 

The City of Naga, Siquijor, Carcar City and Toldeo City occupies the last four places, with two more days to better their performance. 

This late too, Bohol still hopes to cope up with Basketball boys elementary and seconday, basketball girls, football boys elementary and secondary, and 2 sepak takraws for additional medals in the next days, according to DepEd Information Officer Lope Hubac. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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