Mum Shares: DOH Launches Multi-Sectoral Initiative To Eradicate Tuberculosis

The Department of Health {DOH} has launched the Philippine Acceleration Action Plan for Tuberculosis {PAAP-TB}, a multisectoral initiative to eradicate tuberculosis {TB} in the country by 2035. The DOH together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development {DSWD}, Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Labor and Employment {DOLE}, and Department of the Interior and Local Government {DILG}, through the PAAP-TB aims to provide wider access to health services, and improved education and public information, social protection, and labor protection to eradicate TB
by 2030.

Tuberculosis is a chronic communicable disease that comes second only to COVID-19 as a leading cause of mortality from a single infectious organism. According to the Global TB Report 2022, the disease accounted for 1.6 million deaths in 2021. In a
preliminary report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) this year, TB continues to rank 11th among the causes of death in the Filipino population.

OIC Secretary of Health – Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire delivers opening remarks onthe importance of TB eradication and building a healthy population

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Mum Shares: Rex Education + PPCRV Call For Voters To Discern Well, Vote According To Our Values, + Be Maka-Pilipinas

With the National Elections just within reach, Rex Education and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting {PPCRV} are working together to help educate voters about the values we should be looking for in the leaders we will elect.

“How the Philippines will come out of this pandemic and handle the impending global economic recession will rely on the next 6 years. This is why it is crucial that the leaders we will elect in the upcoming May 9 elections share the heart of the Filipino people and possess the values to stand for and serve our country. We have to choose well and vote for someone who is truly Maka-Pilipinas,” said Rex Education CEO, Don Timothy Buhain.

The leader we deserve is Maka-Pilipinas

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Mum Shares: Coca-Cola Empowers Vulnerable Communities With Access To Clean, Safe Water 

Coca-Cola Philippines reaffirmed its commitment to providing clean and safe water to the country’s vulnerable communities with a ceremonial visit today to the P4WatER project, which launched in 2021. This project is a result of the partnership between Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Inc. {CCFPI}, the company’s social investment arm in the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development {USAID}, the Federation of Multisectoral Alliance for Development-Negros {MUAD-Negros}, and the local government of Negros Occidental.

P4Water, or Partnership for Water and Economic Resilience, is a four-year partnership that aims to provide safe water access to underserved communities in Negros Occidental through watershed conservation initiatives. 

“Water is essential for life, for nature and for every community. As a beverage company, Coca-Cola also depends on water to operate our business,” said Tony del Rosario, Coca-Cola Philippines President. “This is why responsible water management remains a top priority for us at Coca-Cola. Our continuing partnership with USAID, MUAD-Negros, and the local government is a step toward our vision of a world where there is water security for our business, communities, and the environment where we operate, source ingredients, and touch people’s lives.”

“USAID is proud to be part of this initiative that advances the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of watersheds, including here in Bago City,” said USAID Philippines Mission Director Ryan Washburn. “Watersheds are critical for sustaining clean drinking water and livelihoods for the many families that depend on them.”

CCFPI President Cecile Alcantara; Coca-Cola Philippines Director for Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Atty. Cashmer Dirampaten; USAID Philippines Mission Director Ryan Washburn; National Economic and Development Authority Undersecretary Roderick M. Planta; Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson; Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Francisco B. Benitez; Bago City Mayor Nicholas M. Yulo; and MUAD-Negros Executive Director Reynic S. Alo also led a symbolic tree-planting ceremony at the P4Water project site to mark the beginning of the watershed conservation initiative. 

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