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Umiwas sa paputok! DOH Palawan intensifies info drive vs using firecrackers this holiday season

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The regional office Department of Health in Palawan has intensified its information campaign to encourage residents to stop using firecrackers this coming holiday season.

The Information Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign of the Department of Health (DOH)- MIMAROPA held an “interactive sessions” in public and private hospitals last December 5.

This year’s campaign carries the theme “Oplan: Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display ang Patok! Makiisa sa Fireworks Display sa Inyong Lugar.”

Other government agencies also participated in the campaign such as the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Department of Education (DepEd)- Palawan as they held interactive sessions in Palawan National School (PNS) in Puerto Princesa.

“Bahagi rin ng naturang aktibidad ang pamamahagi ng mga torotot sa mga estudyante na siyang magsisilbing ingay sa pagsalubong ng bagong taon ayon sa programang isinusulong ng DOH,” said the provincial government.

Meanwhile, Health department executives also visited hospitals in Palawan to check their facilities and readiness for the Holiday season.

Dr. Wilma Diez, assistant regional director of DOH-MIMAROPA, spearheaded the visit.

Moreover, Dr. Mary Ann H. Navarro, officer-in-charge of Provincial Health Office (PHO) said that in 2017, Palawan recorded zero incident of firecracker victim.