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DOST VIII's Regional Director Garners Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award
DOST VIII's Regional Director, Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla received the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award during the Pasidungog/ Awarding Ceremony of the Civil Service Commission's Search for Outstanding Government Workers last October 24, 2018, at the Summit Hotel, Tacloban City, for his exemplary performance as a visionary leader and public servant.
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VSU President Edgardo Tulin is SEARCA Professorial Chair Awardee for AY 2017-18
Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin, University Professor and President of the Visayas State University, is one of the latest awardees of the distinguished Professorial Chair Grant by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture for academic year 2017- 2018.
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DOH Regional (Regional Surveillance  Unit) data show that there is no significant  reduction of cases of firecracker related injuries as compared to the previous year (2018).

Also, no major injuries were reported (amputation in last year noted). 

With this, only forty three cases were reported from December 21, 2018 to January 3, 2019. Most cases were from Eastern Samar and Leyte (15 or 35%). Ages of cases ranged from 4 to 70 years old, most of them were males.

Thirty four percent  of the injured was actively involved in igniting the firecracker and was not under the influence of liquor upon blasting the firecracker. No case with amputation, no stray bullet incident and no firecracker ingestion were reported. Majority of the injured used piccolo. There were no incident of tetanus reported.

Fireworks is one of the fondest tradition during the Holiday Season. With the advent of Executive Order No. 28, and in coordination with the local government and other government agencies, this Order was strictly implemented in 2017.

 

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