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Mayor Belen T. Fernandez has emphasized the need to build stronger alliances in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN) and for young leaders to understand their important role in the UN global agenda during the opening of the 2024 Children’s Summit slated from February 5 to 7 at CSI Stadia.

Prior to the opening ceremony, a ‘Unity Walk’ composed of students from public and private schools; government officials, heads and employees; barangay councils, event sponsors and volunteers was held starting at the Dagupan City Transport Terminal up to the Stadia to display Dagupan’s unity in support of the SDG.

Centered on the theme: ‘Celebrating Children’s Ideas and Actions for United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals’, the three-day event spearheaded by the Department of Education Schools Division Office in coordination with the city government features various activities such as spelling bee, quiz bee, essay writing, exhibits, talk show, sandwich-making, vegetable salad-making, poster-making, graphic and design with some 20,000 participants.

“The SDG aims to effect change, fight poverty and achieve progress by year 2030 and ensuring that no one is left behind,” Mayor Fernandez stated.

A highlight of the affair was a multi-stakeholder signing of partnership to symbolize Dagupan’s commitment to achieve the 17 SDGs that are as follows: No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Well-Being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Life Below Water; Life on Land;  Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and Partnerships for the Goals.

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A call to curb the rate of victims of the rabies virus in Dagupan City was launched on February 2, thru Mayor Belen Fernandez’s ‘Saving Max’ project in coordination with the City Veterinary Office.

The activity was held in barangay Bonuan Gueset with the support of the Barangay Council led by Captain Noel Bumanglag, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President Councilor Bradley Benavides, Bonuan Gueset SK Chairperson Tala Paras and Bonuan Binloc SK President Klee Alcaide.

According to the mayor, records show that approximately 100 to 200 patients fall victim to animal bites, mostly from dogs and cats, as she advised residents to report any animal concern to the Saving Max Hotline Number 0985 453 5555 to help promote animal welfare.

Anti-rabies injections and consultations were also provided during the activity with Dr. Michael Maramba of the City Veterinary Office.

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Dagupan City’s ‘Balay Silangan’, a reformation facility for drug offenders, was inaugurated on January 26 in barangay Poblacion Oeste as part of the government’s efforts in curtailing the illegal drug trade and aiming for drug clearance among the 31 barangays in Dagupan.

Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed gratitude to law enforcement and government agencies in the realization of the project to give chance to drug offenders in rehabilitating their lives.

Among the city’s partners are the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry and Bureau of Fire Protection. Financial assistance worth 5,000 pesos and grocery items were handed over to the families of the Balay Silangan clients as part of the program.

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Mayor Belen Fernandez has presented six awards received by Dagupan City during the Gawad Kalusugan 2023 conducted by the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Region 1 last December 15, 2023 at Thunderbird Resort Poro Point Free Port Zone in San Fernando City, La Union.

The local chief executive announced the city’s latest achievement during the regular flag raising ceremony of city government employees on January 8 at the City Plaza where she expressed gratitude to the DOH for recognizing Dagupan’s health care delivery programs and commended the unwavering dedication of all health care workers in performing their respective tasks.

City Health Officer Dr. Ophelia Terrado received the awards on behalf of Mayor Fernandez.

Dagupan emerged as champion with 70,000 pesos cash prize in the Sandugo Award of the Bannuar Iti Salun -At Award because of its involvement and commitment in the implementation of blood programs where the city exceeded one percent blood donation rate and collected 3,223 blood units under the category of cities/municipalities greater than 75,000 population for calendar year 2022.

Also under the Bannuar award, the city garnered 3rd place for the Universal Health Care (UHC) Arangkada Award for its outstanding support in the implementation of the UHC vision with a cash prize of 35,000 pesos.

Dagupan also clinched four Palbayani Awards one of which is the Good Practices in Health Award because of the city’s identification, documentation and replication of good practices on health and obtaining a score of 100% on good practice criteria initial screening with 50,000 pesos in cash prize.

Part of this is attributed to the deployment of one Barangay Nurse for each of the city’s 31 barangays who function efficiently in coordination with barangay health workers, barangay service point officers, barangay nutrition scholars and the barangay council, according to Mayor Fernandez.

Moreover, the Dagupan City Health Office bagged a Palbayani Award as Top Implementer on Pharmaceutical Management for its outstanding support and commitment in the implementation of pharmaceutical management program and antimicrobial stewardship program, with a cash prize of 30,000 pesos.

Another Palbayani Award  was conferred to the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) for its outstanding practices as functional CESU and its exemplary surveillance response in preventive outbreaks, with 20,000 pesos cash prize and finally, also under the Palbayani Award is the Chikiting Ligtas Lakas Award for Dagupan in its support to the DOH’s Measles Rubella -Oral Polio Vaccine -Supplemental Immunization Activity where the city achieved the highest coverage of eligible children during the activity, bagging a cash prize of 20,000 pesos.

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Dagupan City has paid tribute anew to the memory and greatness of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the 79th Luzon Landing Anniversary of the famed United States commander and his men at Bonuan Tondaligan Blue Beach, the site believed to be the actual location where they landed to pursue their mission in liberating the Philippines from Japanese colonization.

Mayor Belen Fernandez led the early morning event on January 9 at the refurbished MacArthur Park as she underscored the significance of emulating the good deeds of MacArthur and other war heroes and building a culture of integrity and accountability in public office.

“Gen. Douglas MacArthur had said his famous line ‘I shall return.’ For me I say, I have returned to help the people of Dagupan,” the local chief executive stated.

Highlight of the affair was a reenactment of the Luzon Landing with MacArthur, U.S. soldiers and Bonuan villagers which was followed by floral offerings at the memorial site by the different offices, government agencies, barangay councils, civil society groups, non-government organizations and other stakeholders.

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Nalalapit na ang operasyon ng Balay Silangan na magsisilbing reformation facility ng mga indibidwal na apektado ng ilegal na droga tungo sa pagbabalik sa normal na pamumuhay.

Kaugnay nito ay sumailalim na ang mga barangay officials sa BDCP Orientation sa pangangasiwa ng PDEA Provincial Office sa pangunguna ni Pangasinan Provincial Director Retchie Camacho, DILG Dagupan CLGOO Royolita Rosario, Dagupan PNP sa pamumuno ni PtCol Brendon Palisoc, at ng City Social Welfare and Development Office.

Dito ay muli ring nagkaroon ng pag uusap para sa mga kinakailangan pang ihanda sa mas pinagtibay na drug reformation program sa Dagupan.

Ayon kay Mayor Belen Fernandez, mahalaga ito dahil isa sa requirements para sa drug clearing operations ng PDEA ay ang establishment ng isang Balay Silangan.

Inaasahan din ng siyudad ang kooperasyon ng bawat isa tungo sa pagiging Drug-Free City at ito, ayon sa alkalde ay kinakailangang magsisimula sa bawat barangay.

Maliban sa paglalaan ng pasilidad para sa Balay Silangan na akma sa requirements ng PDEA, ang siyudad ay handa rin niyang maglaan ng tulong pinansyal bilang suporta sa pamilya ng drug offenders habang sumasailalim sa rehabilitasyon at livelihood assistance matapos ang naturang rehab intervention.

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Mayor Belen Fernandez, along with City Engineer Officer-in-Charge Josephine Corpuz, makes an early morning inspection on the progress of the road elevation and upgrading of drainage system project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 1, particularly along the commercial district of Arellano St. in barangay Pantal going to the downtown area on January 3. The mayor informed business owners affected by the project that they can experience some leeway on their operations until construction works resume this January 6 after the workers’ holiday break. The local chief executive had previously requested the DPWH to fast track the project which is part of the flood mitigation program of the city.

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Nearly 8,000 Dagupeños have availed of free pneumonia and flu vaccines being offered under the ‘Kalusugan at Kaligtasan for All’ program of Mayor Belen Fernandez since last year, in coordination with the City Health Office and the Department of Health Region 1.

Some 5,200 residents aged 18 and above availed of flu shots beginning September 2023 to January 4 this year while 2,716 senior citizens received the pneumococcal vaccine from July 2023 to January 4.

Since early this year, Mayor Fernandez has led the promotion of the vaccination activity in the different barangays with the support of barangay councils in a bid to make health care delivery more accessible to the residents, especially among the elderly who mostly struggle to travel to health centers.

Consequently, residents were grateful for the money-saving free vaccination activity which is in line with the Universal Health Care Law to provide quality health care for all Filipinos and the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations with focus on ‘Goal 3: Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for all Ages’.

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Mayor Belen Fernandez leads city officials and employees as they fervently listen to the gospel during a thanksgiving mass officiated by Rev. Msgr. Manuel Bravo Jr. of St. John the Evangelist Parish on January 2 at the City Plaza to usher in the new year with gratitude and hope for more growth and development in Dagupan.

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The city government of Dagupan has joined the international community in the celebration of World AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Day on December 1 with a simple yet meaningful program at the City Plaza. Highlight of the event was a short lecture on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by HIV Nurse Advocate Raymark Perreras and an open forum.  This was followed by a costume parade participated in by members of the LGBTQIA+ community; awarding of winners for Best in Costume, Slam Poetry; and Star of the Night. Acting City Mayor Bryan Kua, City Health Officer (CHO) Dr. Ophelia Rivera, Dagupan Lesbians and Gays Association President Marvin Sabado, City Fiesta Director Rex Catubig, CHO Medical Technologist Carlo Castillo and CHO Nurse Rudolph Joseph Adquilen joined the activity.



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Stalls offering assorted food products are now open at Tondaligan Ferdinand Beach in barangay Bonuan Gueset as part of the ‘One Bonuan, Pakanan ed Baybay’ Food Bazaar project of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region I in coordination with the local government of Dagupan.

Some 30 Dagupeño entrepreneurs are the first batch of beneficiaries of the Nego-Stall livelihood project which is also in line with the celebration of DOLE’s 90th year anniversary.

Joining the opening of the livelihood opportunity on December 1 that also aims to bolster One Bonuan’s (Bonuan Gueset, Bonuan Boquig, Bonuan Binloc) tourism capabilities were DOLE Regional Director Exequiel Ronie Guzman, Acting City Mayor Bryan Kua, Dagupan City Fiesta 2023 Hermano Mayor Councilor Marcelino Fernandez, Public Employment Services Office-Dagupan Manager Joy Siapno, Tourism Adviser Karlos Reyna and the One Bonuan Barangay Councils.

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Dagupan City’s exemplary efforts in complementing the national government’s anti-illegal drug campaign was recognized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it accorded Dagupan with the Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Award under the Independent Component/Component Cities Category during the 2023 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration and Regional Awarding Ceremony on November 24 at the La Union Convention Center, San Fernando City, La Union.

Mayor Belen Fernandez was represented by Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Michael Fernandez in receiving the award where the city garnered a score of 100 in the 2023 ADAC Functionality Audit.

The local chief executive has hailed the performance of the Philippine National Police-Dagupan led by P/Lt. Col. Brendon Palisoc, Barangay Councils, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation and all stakeholders in the anti-drug abuse crusade.

The awarding was attended by regional and provincial officials/representatives of the DILG, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, Department of Health and other stakeholders.