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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012

 

Search for Maasin City smoke–free barangay is on

By Erna S. Gorne

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan 20 (PIA) -- The search for a smoke –free barangay otherwise known as Red Orchid Award Barangay in Maasin City is on.

This development came as the barangay captains of the 70 strong- barangays in the city underwent an orientation conducted by the Healthy City Initiatives (HCI) this week, so disclosed Maasin City In Action anchorman Zaldy Olita during its weekly program over DyDM radio station in Maasin City.

Olita reported that Maasin City Mayor Maloney Samaco wanted that the achievement of the city as a Red Orchid Awardee replicated down to the barangay level. “This is not only for the sake of getting an award but it would also be beneficial for the health of the whole barangay, “ Samaco was noted.

Olita said the barangays were encouraged to come up with their own information dissemination activities such as setting up of posters and tarpaulins that depict the dangers of smoking.

The city government of Maasin bagged the “Red Orchid” award for the second straight time in 2011, Olita added.

He revealed that the city government will give incentives to the first five winners of the search for the smoke-free barangays with the following cash awards: First prize – P 30,000; second prize – P 20,000; third prize – P 10,000; fourth prize – P 7,000; and fifth prize – P 5,000. (PIA8-Southern Leyte)

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