Monday, March 10, 2014

Another Championship for Umingan

Students from Umingan Central National High School bagged the Championship in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy National Championship, a sports competition held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental on January 28 to February 1, 2014. These students from UCNHS are qualified for the International Youth Game – Volleyball Tournament , 15 years and below, which will be held in Los Angeles, California sometime on June or July of this year. The players will be sponsored by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).  Preparations and documentary requirements are now being processed for their international stint.
The UCNHS students who made us proud are:
                                    Jude Garcia                             –          Capas
                                    Aljon Batister                          –          Pemienta
                                    Rudolp Stephen Marinas        –         Carosalesan
                                    Ronnel Ballesteros                  –         Don Montano
                                    Jayson Ducusin                       –          Prado
                                    David Bowe Niedo                 –          Carosalesan
                                    Joel Rey Natino                      –          Barat

The complete list of participating teams and game results are as follows:
Participating Teams
                                                Umingan, Pangasinan
                                                Hermosa, Bataan
                                                Tanauan, Batangas
                                                Bacolod City
                                                Negros Oriental
Cebu City
Ormoc City
                        Tagum City, Davao Del Norte
                        Davao City
Game Results
                        Champion                    –         Umingan, Pangasinan
                        1st Runner Up             –          Hermosa, Bataan
                        2nd Runner  Up            -           Tanauan, Batangas
                        3rd Runner Up             -           Ormoc City
                        4th Runner Up             -           Tagum City,  Davao del Norte

Congratulations to each of our players and to the coaches, Mr. Eusebio C. Solis, head coach, and Mr. Louie Anthony De Leon, Assistant Coach.

Good luck on your international games. Bring home the championship again.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Anti-Rabies Vaccination

Programs supporting regular vaccination of dogs have contributed both to the health of dogs and to the public health. In Municipalities where anti-rabies vaccination is practiced, it resulted to reduced and sometimes zero rabies incidence.

Relative to this, a team of Veterinary Science of Medicine students from Central Luzon State University in coordination with the Municipal Agriculture Office helped in the conduct of anti-rabies vaccination. The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian identified Poblacion East as barangay with case of rabies positive.

A certain Aldrich Te from Poblacion East reported the case to the Provincial Office. OPVET immediately scheduled the vaccination and provided the Municipal Agriculture Office with 200 shots of anti-rabies vaccines.

The Barangay Council headed by Barangay Captain Mario A. Fernandez fully supported the activity and provided Barangay Health Workers as guides for the combined CLSU Vet. Med students and some Agricultural Technologist from the MAO.  The house to house anti-rabies vaccination was held on January 20,2014

The Local Government of Umingan through the Municipal Agriculture Office will be conducting a massive anti-rabies vaccination starting February of 2014. The team will be covering 57 barangays. A brief lecture on the importance of having the dogs vaccinated will be conducted before the vaccination.

                                                                               Contributed by: Vilma L.Abalos                                                                                                                                    Agricultural Technologist

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Malunggay Distribution

Malunggay was named by the John Hopkins School of Medicine as the “Most Nutritious Plant on the Face of the Earth. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the three vitamin deficiency problems in developing nations are: Iron deficiency that reduces resistance to infections, Iodine deficiency that leads to various degree of mental retardation. and Vitamin A deficiency that promotes loss of immunity. These three vital nutrients Iron, Iodine and Vitamin A can be found in malunggay.
In line with this, as part of the effort of the Local Government Unit of Umingan to combat malnutrition in the municipality, the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in coordination with the Local Chief Executive Hon. Eldred P. Tumbocon spearheaded the propagation of Malunggay seedlings in the Municipal Nursery.
An initial total of 1,200 potted seedlings were distributed to pilot barangays with most number of identified undernourished children. The seedlings will be planted at designated places in the Barangay. Barangay Nutrition Scholars were also awarded malunggay seedlings to be planted at a common area in the barangay where caring for the seedlings will be a community effort.

Malunggay propagation will be a continuing activity of the Local Government of Umingan through the Farmers Information and Technology (FITS) Center until such time that all barangays in Umingan are seriously engaged in malunggay production.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

CFC Free Medical and Dental Mission

Last Saturday, December 14, 2013, the Local Government Unit of Umingan headed by Municipal Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon, Immaculate Conception Parish headed by Rev. Fr. Jess S. Prado in cooperation with the Couples for Christ and its Family Ministries and ANCOP (Answering the Call of the Poor) conducted a free dental and medical mission at Immaculate Conception Catholic School. The medical team was composed of doctors and practitioners from VMU and the Municipal Health Officer and nurses from LGU-Umingan. They served a total of 126 medical patients and 53 dental patients. Medicines dispensed were donated by Cong. Marlyn L. Primicias- Agabas and LGU Umingan

Balitok a Tawir, Year 3

The provincial government of Pangasinan recently concluded Balitok a Tawir, Year 3 on December 10, 2013 at Sison Auditorium, Lingayen. Balitok a Tawir is the official culture and arts festival of Pangasinan.

The affair was graced by no less than the father of the province Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. , Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim  and participated by twenty three (23) delegations from Asingan, Bautista, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Basista, Laoac, Burgos, Sta. Barbara, Mabini, Umingan, Agno, Bayambang, San Nicolas, Bugallon, Villasis, Malasiqui, Tayug, San Manuel, Mangaldan, Sison, Bani, Binmaley and Alaminos City. The delegates displayed creativity and artistry and competed in three (3) categories: choral singing, folk dancing and zarzuela.

Umingan ranked number 6 out of 13 entries in the Choral Singing category. We also took home the Best in Execution of Repertoire award and ranked number 5 out of 19 entries in the Folk Dancing category.
The complete list of winners are as follows:

            Champion – Bautista (Sole entry)
            Champion – Alaminos
            1st Runner-Up – Asingan
            2nd Runner-Up – Basista
            Best in Interpretation – Bautista
            Best in Chorale Arrangement – Alaminos
Best Chorale Conductor – Alaminos
Best in Costume – Sto. Tomas
Folk Dance:
            Champion – Sta. Barbara
            1st Runner-Up – Mangaldan
2nd Runner-Up – Bautista
Best in Costume – Sta. Barbara
Best in Choreography – Bugallon

Best in Execution of Repertoire - Umingan

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Association is from Umingan

Riverside Irrigators’ Association of San Juan, Umingan, Pangasinan garnered the 5th Runner-Up in the Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Association (Communal Irrigation Systems Category) 2013 during the 50th Anniversary of the National Irrigation Administration held at Diliman, Quezon City last June 25, 2013.
Prior to this, Riverside Irrigators’ Association of San Juan bagged the Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Association in Region I. It was awarded to them by Director Manuel Collado of NIA – Region 1 Office.
The set of officers of Riverside Irrigators’ Association is as follows:
            President – Mr. Manuel A. Ignacio
            Vice Pres. – Mr. Mario Gonzales
Secretary – Ms. Virginia Viray
Treasurer – Ms. Gloria Ignacio
Auditor – Mr. Dominador Agustin
Board of Directors:
            Mr. Roger Gonzales
            Mr. Rogelio Linda
            Ms. Anita Angala
            Mr. Jeorge Gonzales
            Mr. Emilio Dasing, Jr.

            Mr. Randy Simon 


The Local Government Unit of Umingan joined the whole world in the Answering the Cry of the Poor (ANCOP) Global Walk 2013: Walk for a Scholar, Walk with Me last August 25, 2013. It was headed by the Local Chief Executive of this town, Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon. Delegates assembled at the Municipal Auditorium.  It started at 5:00 in the morning with a short program followed by the walk from the auditorium to Barangay Cabatuan to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Mass. Delegates came from the towns of  Balungao, Sta. Maria, Sta. Barbara, San Manuel, Laoac, Alcala and Umingan. These delegates are the Couples for Christ and its family ministries: Servants of the Lord, Handmaids of the Lord, Youth for Christ, Singles for Christ and Kids for Christ. Local PNP personnel headed by Chief of Police PCI Romegio D. Yapes and two hundred (200) employees of the Local Government Unit of Umingan also registered for this cause. Prizes were also given away for the following:
1.      Youngest Walker
2.      First couple to arrive
3.      Servant of the Lord – first to arrive
4.      Handmaid of the Lord – first to arrive
5.      First group to arrive

The Global Walk here in Umingan also conducted a raffle draw (only Umingan) and some of the winners from here are: Engr. Manuel Bueno, Teresita Ezperanzate, Norma Salagubang, Danish Yvonne Mizpah M. Noble, Vilma L. Abalos and Peter Casumpang.