February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Safer Bohol workplaces Soon w/ OSH trngs set

Rey Anthony H. Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct 21, (PIA) – Full, decent and productive employment of Boholano workers gain a foothold as authorities sign a pact that would bring occupational safety and health to workplaces here. 

In fact, Governor Edgar Chatto thinks Bohol could fare much better with OSH made a way of life and a major component of industries as he stressed strengthening OSH goals in improving business. 

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bohol chief Wilson Cenas cited the development a step in the right direction, adding that it is part of DOLE’s flagship called Zero Accidents Program (ZAP).

At the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between newly organized Bohol Occupational Safety and Health Network (Bohol OSH Net) and DOLE Regional Office 7 along with the agency’s OSH Center, DOLE representatives said they saw the beginnings of a safer workplace and its consequent productivity in Bohol work areas.
Productivity, one of the key goals in work areas is almost always hampered by occupational accidents which could have been prevented in the first place, had there been an awareness regarding work safety, explains Cenas during a press conference immediately after the MOA signing. 

When accidents happen, workers stop activity, seeks management help in managing the treatment and hospital bills and this results sometimes in big company losses, cites Bohol DOLE chief. 

The ultimate goal then is to arrive at a zero accidents, he adds.

But that does not come served on a silver platter.

Bohol has to rouse up interest from sectors involved about the issues and concerns involving OSH, and that is where DOLE and its OSH Center along with a Bohol OSH Net could help. 

DOLE OSH Center, the focal agency on OSH is mandated to provide services in research, training, information dissemination and technical services to enterprises and workers and as such, the center conducts training courses to increase consciousness and build capacities of OSH training professionals, states the MOA. 

The OSH center has OSH Network partners in its delivery of OSH trainings nationwide, and with DOLE’s Regional Offices, sets up these networks to plan for the conduct of specific trainings. 

Meanwhile, these local safety networks partner with DOLE OSH center and its regional offices to assist in OSH training deliveries to generate awareness and interest. 

Upon generating the interest of all sectors involved, the knowledge and awareness gained are translated into concrete action through voluntary compliance with OSH through such cooperative approaches as strengthening Safety and Health Committees and creation of Safety Patrols, according to DOLE.

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