Wednesday, March 4, 2015


One thousand two hundred sixty six (1,266), that is the total number of patients served last Sunday, March 1, 2015 during the Global Medical Mission (medical, dental. optical, minor surgery & circumcision) of Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Umingan.

Medical, Dental & Optical Missions were held at the Municipal Auditorium while Circumcision and Minor Surgeries were held at our Rural Health Unit I.
There was a brief program right before the conduct of the Medical Mission. Those who gave messages include:
                        Hon. Eldred P. Tumbocon, CE-GE – Municipal Mayor
                        Hon. Alain P. Rabang – Municipal Vice Mayor
                        Hon. Neil B. Andaya – Municipal Councilor/Chair, Committee on Health
                        Dr. Linda Tillotson – President, Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley
                        Mr. Gabriel Perpetua – Medical Director, Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley
                        Ms. Femie Villaflores Cupit – Past President, Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley

Ms. Femie Villaflores Cupit is originally from Brgy Pemienta, this municipality. She was the one who facilitated for the medical mission to be conducted here in loving memory of her brother Alex (sunog baga of Home along da riles of ABS-CBN). The just concluded medical camp was already their second here.

After the medical camp, dinner was served at Bulls ‘n Bears followed by the awarding of Certificates of Appreciation to all Rotarians who served. Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon headed the awarding ceremony. Our First Lady, Madame Camila M. Tumbocon also graced the awarding and brought different native cakes for the visitors to take home.

In the name of the Local Government Unit of Umingan, our sincerest gratitude to all Rotarians headed by Mr. Gabriel Perpetua (Medical Director) and Dr. Linda Tillotson (President) who served in this medical mission. Thank you also to all personnel from our Municipal Health Office headed by Dr. Michael T. Trinidad and to all employees under the Office of the Municipal Mayor.

Friday, January 16, 2015

         Highest Validation Rate, Most Institutionalized Conduct of C/MAC Meetings and Best in Compliance. These are the recognitions being awarded to us by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office, Region I. These awards were given on December 16, 2014 at Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte during the conduct of the Pantawid Pamilya Program Implementation Review for CY 2014.
           Special thanks and commendations are now on the way to the people behind these recognitions:
                    Municipal Links:
                                    Winalen G. Austria – from Bugallon, Pangasinan
                                    Clarissa Joy C. Camara – from Ifugao, Mountain Province
                                    Janine F. De Guzman – from Lingayen, Pangasinan
                                    Erlinda C. Catabay – from Anda, Pangasinan
                     Social Welfare Assistants:
                                    Christine Ann M. De Vera – from Bayambang, Pangasinan
                                    Roselle C. Ancheta – from Bauang, La Union

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Umingan Extends Sympathy to Casem Family

        The Local Government Unit of Umingan headed by the Local Chief Executive, Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon, wishes to extend sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family of the late GENARO DE LEON CASEM, who passed away on October 22, 2014 at Philadelphia, USA

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Umingan is DTI Awardee

            Regional Director FLORANTE O. LEAL and Provincial Director PETER O. MANGABAT of the Department of Trade and Industry awarded a check amounting to One Million Four Hundred Seventy Nine thousand pesos (Php 1,479,000.00) to the Local Government Unit of Umingan. Said fund under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (BUB) 2014 will be used for the project “Kakayahang Pangkabuhayan sa Umingan”. This is a Shared Service Facility. This project is conceptualized due to: 1) the abundance of squash as prime agricultural product of our so-called Marlboro country in the hilly areas of the municipality; 2) as a support facility for the establishment of One-Town-One-Product (OTOP); and 3) because of the trend on health and wellness wherein people  became conscious on the nutritional value of the food they eat. The LGU saw the potential of the project to create employment for women and to assist farmers market their produce.

            This Shared Service Facility will be housed at the Umingan Livelihood and Training Center, which the LGU will construct at Brgy. Lauren and will be used by United Farmers and Women’s Association of Umingan (UFAWA) and other accredited CSO’s. They will make veggie noodle and veggie-bread products.
            This project aims to:
1.      Serve as venue for product development of different agricultural products
2.      Serve as a training facility for interested individuals to gain knowledge about food processing
3.      To improve standard of Umingan products including our OTOP
4.      To spur livelihood activity among unemployed women and out of school youth
5.      To augment household income through food processing

6.      To supply nutritious foods for the Supplemental Feeding Program of the LGU.

Umingan’s Soybean Trial Demo

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research through the Ilocos Integrated Agricultural Research Center (ILIARC) in collaboration with the Local Government Unit of Umingan through its Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center  initiated a 1 ha. Techno-Demo on Organic Soybean Production.

Mr. Gil M. Infantado of Poblacion West, Umingan, Pangasinan is the first farmer to try organic soybean production in Umingan who allocated 1 hectare for the trial. He was awarded with 50 kgs. of soybean seeds last September 3, 2014 for this purpose.

Soybean is known for its high protein content not to mention the different medicinal properties.Soybean is included as one of the priority commodities under the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP).It is known as a good source of dietary fiber and it contains anti-cancer and anti-flammatory factors,it also contains components that aid in the prevention of osteoporosis, heart diseases, and diabetes. Among other beans (mungbean,peas, and beans, soybean has the highest protein content. In the Philippines, soybean production is only concentrated in Surigao del Sur and Negros Oriental,that is why a big portion of our soybean needs every year is being imported from other countries. Soybean also plays a vital role in the agricultural system. Just like mungbean, it is a nitrogen fixing plant

Aside from its numerous health benefits, soybean is also an important crop in an agricultural system because of its capability to fixate nitrogen that is present in the air. “The symbiotic relationship between the nitrogen-fixing bacteria [in the root nodules] and the host legume plant provide nitrogen to the agricultural system.

A hectare of organic soybean could fix 300 kilograms of nitrogen in the soil, and only 40 % will be utilized by the plant during its growth cycle. The remaining 60% will stay in the soil and can be utilized by the next crop planted in the field.

The Local Government of Umingan through its FITS Center is in full support in this endeavor. FITS Staff are now preparing  for activities to support the Organic Soybean Production in Umingan. Seminar on the health benefits derived from soybean, production, processing and marketing is in the making. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Distribution of Malunggay Seedlings

The Local Government Unit of Umingan through the leadership of Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon initiated the distribution of Malunggay seedlings to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program recipients. The distribution took place at the Municipal Auditorium during the monthly regular Parent Leader Meeting. Vice Mayor Alain P. Rabang talks on the economic and health benefits derived from malunggay..

Municipal Agriculturist Francisco O. Collado Jr. encouraged the 4P's beneficiaries to engaged in backyard vegetable production so that there will always be fresh and chemical free vegetable for the family instead of buying commercially grown vegetable from the market. Vilma Lapuz-Abalos, FITS Information Service Specialist shared some interesting facts about malunggay. The parent leaders was enlightened on the health benefits of regular intake of malunggay. Malunggay leaves can be dried and pulvorized making it readily available in the kitchen anytime.According to studies malunggay or Moringa has been found supportive of coping with and healing from a variety of conditions, diseases and illnesses. These include diabetes, cancer, hormone conditions, skin problems and even weight-loss.(Malunggay really feeds the body and it acts as a natural appetite suppresant ).

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Negokarts Awarded

Last Friday, August 15, 2014, Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon, Rep. Marlyn L. Primicias – Agabas and Director Grace Y. Ursua, Regional Director of the Department of Labor & Employment awarded Negokarts to sixty six (66) beneficiaries. The awarding was held at the Municipal Lobby graced by other DOLE Officials and LGU Umingan employees.

Our town Umingan was chosen to benefit from the livelihood program because of its good and clean record at the Department of Labor & Employment.