July 19, 2022 @ 6:35 PM 4 weeks ago

INITIAL batch of 250 doses of pneumococcal vaccines was provided by the Department of Health to the Navotas City government designed primarily to help treat pneumonia infections on its senior and elderly residents.

Mayor John Rey Tiangco was gratified by the DoH support in the local government’s health programs especially on its senior/elderly residents who are more vulnerable to va­rious diseases. He then directed the City Health Office to start administering the vaccines to senior citizens chosen by the city’s Office of Senior Citizen Affairs.

Navotas OKs ordinance for 70% workforce at NCD

Mayor JRT was gratified by the quick action of the Sangguniang Panlunsod for passing an ordinance that will require businesses that will sprout at the proposed Navotas Coastal Development to hire 70 percent of their workforce from the local residents.

He said the city council has anticipated the construction of the mega-project, the Tanza Airport Support Services which involves an integrated expressway leading the under-construction international airport in Bulacan, Bulacan, of the San Miguel Corporation.

“I and Rep. Toby Tiangco are so gratified by the council’s quick response when it approved the measure that would make mandatory for all businesses that will sprout in the area to employ residents to make up 70percent of their workforce.”

The Tiangco brothers said the city government’s NavoTAAS Institute will also offer technical-vocational cour­ses relevant to the needs of emerging industries.

They said the SMC project will also feature the city’s lar­gest socialized housing which will benefit about 3,500 fa­milies.

 Medical help extended to malnourished  pregnant women, children

The chief executive directed the City Nutrition Office to distribute medicines, vitamins and nutritious food to malnou­rished pregnant women and children four years old and below. The mayor’s order came following reports from CNO that around 556 children, four years below, and pregnant women in the city were malnourished or nutritionally at risk.

To be able to lower the malnutrition rate or to reach their goal of a zero-malnutrition rate, the mayor directed acting City Health Officer Eric David to implement a supplementary feeding and distribute micro-nutrient supplements to malnou­rished children and pregnant women.