Monday, August 25, 2014
TARLAC CITY-Health care is important.
This was the notable advice of Develyn Florendo of the Provincial Health Office to around 60 residents of Gawad Kalinga (GK) Tibagan in the capital city during the Kapihan ng Mamayan (KNM): Isang Talakayan Para sa mga Tarlakenyo which it co-organized with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
“Proper health care ensures a healthy body, a healthy family, a healthy community, and a healthy nation,” Florendo said.
She encouraged family members to prioritize health and be as nutritious as possible by being an “active participant of one’s health care,”
“Proper health care is everyone’s responsibility. Talk to your doctor about healthy lifestyle tips and avoid engaging in habits or activities that have the potential to damage your body in any way,” the provincial health officer added.
She reminded villagers to regularly visit the health center for a check-up, to exercise healthy lifestyle tips, to take vitamins prescribed by doctors, and to avoid extreme exhaustion and pressure.
Florendo also gave a brief discussion on responsible parenthood, in relation to the recent symbolic awarding of the 100th millionth baby in the province.
“To be a good parent, you need to know how to make your children feel valued and loved, while teaching them the difference between right and wrong,” she said.
Meanwhile, GK Tibagan program director Ruben Puangco expressed gratitude on the first KNM activity held at the community, which strengthened the awareness understanding of parents on health care and parenting.
KNM is a two-hour communications activity of PIA that aims to serve as an avenue for government agencies to converse and gather feedback regarding their latest programs, projects and issuances. (Lorie Gene C. Cruz)