Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One of the highlights of the festivity was the display of beautiful flowers and ornaments. Check it out!

Basic Course in Occupational Medicine

Thursday, August 23, 2012

After my training in Targeted OB Ultrasound, I attended the training on Basic Course in Occupational Medicine. This was offered to doctors and dentists. This was held last August 11-18, 2012. So that was why I haven't posted anything. I'm happy to say that I was able to finish the training. Hoping to be a diplomate in Occupational Medicine someday. Here are some of the highlights during the training.

my desk while training was on-going

One of our speakers, a mentor 

ever active Sir Dens

Also one of our speakers and lecturer

got my certificate

there's a typo here. It's Dr. Marilyn Alentajan

with suzette and mimoi

BCOM Batch Agila

A Sad Day for the Whole Nation

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I often see him in televisions doing his duties as a government official. But I never thought I'd see a report of him dead. I am deeply saddened by the loss of DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo. A very active man as I see him often in television. I may not know him personally but I know he is a good man. My prayers are with the family of the late secretary. Rest in Peace Sir!

Nutrition month

Thursday, August 9, 2012

So July was Nutrition Month. I remember my days in school when we'd have cooking contest and school programs. Now it's my kids' turn.

They started with a parade from their school back to their school. They had a small program where my kids danced and showed some of their foods. Hubby asked our helper to cook cheese sticks and fried kangkong leaves. The fried kangkong leaves was a hit.

This is how we do it, Malita style!

My kids with the yayas. I think the yayas are having more fun than my kids.

Targeted OB Ultrasound for Primary Care Physicians

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Part of our Millenium Develoment Goal for 2015 is the reduction of Maternal Mortality Rate. In 2011, it has reached to 221 / 100,000 live births. In keeping with this, Davao Regional Hospital has had BEMONC and CEMONC trainings for primary care physicians, nurses and midwives. And in wanting to keep up with the newest technology, they initiated the "Tunog ni Nanay, Tunog ng Buhay", Targeted OB Ultrasound Training for Primary Care Physicians.

Dr. Arthur Suyco

Last July 16-25, 2012, I attended that said training and felt so lucky to be part of it. It is a pilot program offered for the first time here in the Philippines. This was the brainchild of Assec. Romulo Busuego, supported by UMFPA. For the different municipalities, the usual cause of maternal death is bleeding. And so with this new technology, the program aims to give primary care physicians a heads up on a patient's status in terms of fetal presentation, placental location, amniotic fluid index and age of gestation. The trainings were conducted by President of Institute of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Inc., Engr. David Santiago, FPSUS and his Technical Assistant, Ms. Gina Dela Cruz, PTRP, RMT, EMT, RHSO, FPSUS.

Mr. David Santiago

Miss Gina Dela Cruz

There were 12 participants from different municipalities. Some were from Visayas, the rest are from Mindanao. On the first day we were graced by Chief of Clinics, Dr. Arthur Suyco, the Program Coordinator, Dr. Jesse Monterde and the man himself, Dr. Romulo Busuego.

With Dr. Romulo Busuego

my scan

I didn't know what to expect, what they would be teaching us, or who my co-trainess were. I was just so excited for the training itself.

The objectives of the training was to make us, I would say, experts on targeted OB ultrasound. Targeted because we need only to identify the presence of pregnancy, identify the heart rate, location of the placenta, amniotic fluid index and presentation of the baby. These important key points will help us decrease the number of maternal mortalities in our respective areas.

The training was hard and very competitive for me. I was traveling back and forth an hour and a half everyday. I listened to the lectures on my iphone (I recorded it) while on the car. I did it for 10 days. But by the time it was over, I was beginning to miss the routine. I was missing friends. Sure some of them were getting on my nerves but I have learned to respect each and everyone of them and have grown to appreciate our differences.

Paging SM Management!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I don't know what's up with SM management but I don't think they've had a good information dissemination.

When I had a conversation with the management a few months before, they have assured me that parents who want to wash their kids may use the room for the elderly. So I assumed that their staff new about it. When we went to the restroom near Safari and Mang Inasal, I was surprised when the attendant said "bawal" maghugas doon. She directed us to the changing table and I said, "No, we need to wash him." She guided us to the 1st cubicle where her mops and rugs are placed. She explained that the sink is smaller in the elderly room and then she added that it's prohibited to wash kids there. So I told her about my conversation with their manager and she allowed us to use the room. She was even saying,"pwede na pala ngayon?" The attendant told me why they have prohibited it before and I told her that I knew about the incident because I was told by the manager during our conversation. I told her that I was harassed by their security guard when trying to breastfeed my son in public, that led to the meeting with the management. Do I have to keep telling every attendant in SM that their manager said, "It's Okay??!" What's up with that?

Have you been told not to wash your kids using the elderly room before?