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The Franciscan Youths (YOUFRA) of Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Feeling triumphant after giving their share to the community. Tree planting and clean up activities are one of the regular activities of these youth to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change following their weekly formation at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. (pia-siquijor/Rizalie Anding Calibo)
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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bohol blood council elects exec board members

ni Rey Anthony Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan 25 (PIA) -- The Bohol Blood Coordinating Council in its first organizational meeting recently elected its executive board members to strengthen and ensure adequate safe accessible blood for Boholanos.

Led by Council President Governor Edgar Chatto, the councilís executive board was tasked to decide on the details of the upcoming Provincial Blood Coordinating Council Planning Workshop which Governor Chatto has delegated his authority so as not to hold the activities of the council at the mercy of his overloaded schedule.

Also included in the 11-member executive Boardís tasks is to report to the governor any council developments and updates.

The council picked Dr. Cesar Tomas Lopez, Sangguniang Panlalawigan health committee as executive board president while Dr. Juanita Arcay the chief of the Gov Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital Laboratory Department as the vice president of the board.

The 26-member blood council also elected Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Administrator Nenita Briones as the secretary. The PNRC also sits as council secretariat based on the DOH Administrative Order # 002 series of 2010.

The multi sectoral council also pushed private sector representative Marietta Gasatan of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry as treasurer while Anthony Chiu of the Philippine Information Agency was elected as its press relations officer as governmentís sector representative.

Elected Auditor was Dr. Portia Reyes, head of the Department of Health in Bohol. Completing the list are five more Board Members, all chosen for their potential strategic sector representations that will bolster the councilís programs.

Elected as Board members are League of Municipalities of the Philippine Bohol Chapter and Trinidad Mayor Roberto Cajes; Provincial pathologist and Provincial Health Office-based Dr. Jessica Socorro Yu; PSsupt Constantino Barot; Liga ng Mga Barangay President Board member Crspina Vergara and the Philippine Army represented by Col. John Bonafos.

The Executive Board will now decide when to convene the full council for its strategic planning workshop in February, says Gov. Chatto. (mbcn/rahc/PIA-Bohol)

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