FILE PHOTO: Isang batang babae na naglalaro ng isang smartphone game. (PHOTOVILLE International)
MANILA, Philippines – Maaaring makaapekto sa kalusugan ng isang bata ang sobrang paglalaro gamit ang mga digital gadget tulad ng smartphone, tablet at iPad.
Sa Southeast England, isang apat na taong gulang ang naitalang pinakabatang digital addict sa Britanya dahil sa pagkakalulong sa digital games gamit ang ipad ng kanyang magulang.
Sumasailalim ngayon ang naturang bata sa digital detox sa clinic ni Dr. Richard Graham sa London matapos kakitaan ng widrawal symptoms na gaya ng dinaranas ng isang adik sa alkohol at droga.
Gagastos ng 16,000 pound o halos 1-milyong piso para sa digital detox program.
Ayon sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), dapat ay limitado lamang ang oras ng pagpapagamit ng digital gadget sa mga bata.
“Pati pagkain niya hindi nakakain that is very detrimental then halimbawa yung pati pagwiwi niya pinipigil na niya basta wag lang siya maputol sa games niya, may effect din sa health niya kasi baka magkaroon din siya ng UTI,” pahayag ni Cheryl Pacao-Mainar, DSWD-Protective Services Bureau.
Mapanganib din sa mga bata ang paglalaro ng mga marahas na internet games lalo na’t nasa developmental stage pa lamang ang isang bata.
Ayon sa DSWD, posibleng gayahin ng mga bata ang mga ginagawa ng mga character sa mga online games.
“We’ve seen and we’ve heared stories ba dahil nakaaadik ganung types ng games, tapos pag nakakakita yung tipong namamaril parang feeling nila madaling gawin yun kasi barilan nga yung kanilang pinaglalaruan.”
Bukod dito, maaari ding maapektuhan ang pagaaral ng isang bata kung hindi makokontrol ang kanyang paglalaro.
“Yung grades niya pwedeng maapektuhan, pwedeng bumaba or yung school participation niya maaapektuhan din kasi he’d rather play than interact with other children.”
Ayon pa sa DSWD, posible ring magtulak sa isang bata na magnakaw para lamang makapaglaro sa internet shop.
Payo ng ahensya, kung gustong pagbigyan ang mga bata na gumamit ng mga digital gadget, magdownload na lamang ng mga application na maaaring makatulong sa paglinang ng kaisipan ng mga bata gaya ng mga instruction sa pagbabasa.
Kailangan ding bantayan ang oras sa paglalaro nito at limitahan ang mga bata sa pagpapagamit sa mga digital gadget.
“Kailangan lang iregulate ninyo like you allow them to play foe about 30 min then tell them na maglolowbat kasi anak. There are limitations din sa ginagamit niyang gadgets,” pahayag pa ni Pacao. (Rey Pelayo & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
Usec. Badoy speaks on her new role at PCOO
MANILA, Philippines – Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy said President Rodrigo Duterte did not give her any marching order but he cited why he transferred her to a new department.
“Very brief: he needed me. That’s it, basically . . . I’m just a good soldier. I just really believe in the President and support him and this is so way out of my comfort zone,” Badoy said.
From being an official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, she was appointed by President Duterte as Presidential Communications Undersecretary for new media.
Usec. Badoy said she is not used to media interviews but after touring the press office in Malacañang, she entertained questions from the Malacañang press corps for the first time.
During the said interview, she maintained that she will not become the spokesperson for PCOO.
When asked about working with the outspoken PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson, Usec. Badoy stressed that her role does not include exercising control over Asec. Uson.
Instead, she promised to combat fake news and to serve as a bridge between President Duterte and members of the press.
“I don’t see my role as undersecretary of new media to control Asec. Mocha … but the way I see it, our office is building alliances. That would include the press,” Badoy said.
Badoy said she will officially start at her new post on November 1. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
Over 700 families return home to Barangay Malutlut
More than 4,000 residents have finally returned to their homes in the village of Basak, Malutlut in Marawi City.
It was the first time since they stepped foot in their hometown almost five months after the clashes broke out between government troops and the Maute terrorist group.
In fact, the first battle began in the village of Basak Malutlut.
The residents said they can finally sleep well, now that they are under their own roofs.
However, the residents said they were dismayed after finding their valuables gone.
“During the first clearing operations, nothing was gone in our house. However, after the second operation, when we visited we saw some holes,” resident Norhata Macugar said.
The local government of Marawi City has vowed to prioritize the provision of aid to residents whose homes have been damaged, and to those who have lost their valuables and livelihood.
“That’s included in our submitted master plan for the rehabilitation. That’s to provide them with opportunity to start new lives and have new livelihood,” Marawi City mayor, Atty. Majul Gandamra said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has distributed a sack of rice, a hygiene kitchen kit, and P5,000 cash to each returning families.
Authorities, meanwhile, promised to implement tighter security and to never allow the entry of terrorists inside the once vibrant city.
“The police assure residents that we will make rounds and implement a curfew. Our baranggay peace keeping action should also help us so lawless elements could not enter,” Chief of Police Marawi City PS/Supt. Ebra Moxir said.
“We are very strict. They are restricted here in some barangay. But we will be giving them special passes so they can visit some areas like the Mindanao State University, for instance, to shop,” Joint Taskforce Marawi Spokesperson Col. Romeo Brawner said. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue
Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated receives renewal of registration from DSWD
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has renewed the registration and license of the Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated (KFI).
DSWD has recognized KFI as one of its licensed foundations, and partners in providing aid and care to our compatriots in need, especially the poor.
The DSWD awarded KFI a certificate of registration and license for its continued support to the government’s good advocacies.
With this, the KFI can finally receive funds from DSWD and donations from international organizations or groups that it can use in bringing more aid to those in need.
“What’s important is that we are able to establish the legitimacy of organizations. We saw their capabilities and willingness to cooperate with the DSWD. As a partner of the DSWD, we can finally share our resources with them so they could help more Filipinos,” DSWD OIC Director USec. Emmanuel Leyco said.
The DSWD noted itis not easy for a charitable foundation to secure a license especially since it needs to undergo thorough screening of its qualifications and requirements.
The KFI, meanwhile, has expressed deep gratitude to the recognition and privilege it received from the DSWD.
“We are very happy and thankful to God because it proves that our goal is not only to help others but also to comply with the requests of the agencies of the government.”
“We are thankful to DSWD because it recognized our efforts to continue in helping those in need, not just those without shelters, but also those who are with disability, those who have been hit by calamities and others who are in need of help,” KFI Board of Trustee Bro. Danny Navales said.
The Kamangagawa Foundation Incorporated is a non- profit organization that aims to help and improve the lives of the poor, senior citizens, people suffering from illnesses, persons with disability, and orphaned Filipinos, through the leadership of Bro. Eli Soriano and Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon.
For now, the KFI is exerting more efforts in assisting and supporting various charitable activities of UNTV, like medical missions, feeding programs, and free college education, among others. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue