Monday, November 26, 2007

Delivering Baby in Libjo

Ginhawa ug lawom Day... (Deep breath Girl). I heard it most of the time when nurses deliver a baby in Libjo's Albor District Hospital. It's good, husbands are not allowed to stay on the delivery rooms. They just stay and wait outside and have some drinks with barkadas (friends). If not I can imagine wives shouting in pain..”Ikaw gyud ang naka among aning sakita” ( You really is the reason why I get into this pain).

My mom works at this hospital few years back before she retire and pursue with her business. She handles delivery and operating room. Though I can peek and even went inside the delivery operations. No pain relievers like Epidural not even make the delivery quick or Induction with Pitocin. Most of the time delivery is done in natural. We don't have the advance equipment to check status of the baby. I remember I was 9 years old that time, my mom deliver a baby with two heads. One of the head came off but they all wonder why the baby is still stuck. Later on they made a CS (Ceasarian Section) operation just to save the mother. Unfortunately the mother also died.

Some times doctors here are really busy. They are On-Call 24/7. And they have to look for alternative ways and non expensive way of treatment. Much more if the patients can only offer a chicken in exchange for the service. But life is so simple. We don't need health insurance. We pay nothing for Insurance. None as in zero. Only when prescription is needed that's the time you need to pay. But remember the delivery of the baby I told you before? The new Dad came back and have with him Skyflakes (kind of crackers) and 4 liters of Coke for all the hospital employees. Thankful for the service and a kind of celebration for the new baby.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

News: Lando Intensifies Including Dinagat

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- (UPDATE) The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hoisted Public Storm Signal No. 2 in Cebu, Bohol, Northern Negros, Guimaras Island, and Iloilo Monday afternoon as the weather disturbance “Lando” intensified from a tropical depression into a storm.

The storm blew through Central Visayas around 4 p.m., packing winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 80 kph near the center and was expected to cross the inland waters of the Visayas, moving west northwest at 13 kph.

Signal No. 1 was raised in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, the rest of the Negros provinces, Siquijor, Cuyo Island, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Island, Western Samar, Eastern Samar, Camotes Island, and Biliran Island. Read more...

Friday, November 16, 2007

News: Mutilated Body of 7-year Old Boy

The mutilated body of a seven-year-old child was recovered in a creek in Basilisa, Dinagat Province after being reported kidnapped, ABS- CBN Regional Network Group reported Thursday.

The body of 7-year-old Cedie Estoconing was recovered at a creek in Barangay Diegas in Basilisa town. The body was found without the head, left knee, and his internal organs removed.

Escotoning's mother, Rosemarie, said that the boy has been missing since October 21.

Senior Police Officer 2 Ruben Piodo, Basilisa police deputy chief, said two suspects in the killing, Narciso Barrientos, 54 years old, and Fermin Abear, 23 years old, admitted that they kidnapped the victim.

According to the suspects, they planned to hold the child ransom for P 10,000, but the child died while inside a sack of charcoal. It was then that they allegedly got the internal organs of the child, which was believed to be intended for use of a certain Allan Nadunza as a charm. Read more...

Sunday, November 04, 2007

LibjoLIVE! Index

Here is the link to our original post at LibjoLIVE! arranged by date.

Libjo Live from Libjo Surigao del Norte
Things to do ...
My town has changed
Tenyente Vicente Llamera Sr.
Libjo's Mount Pelhi
Nukos ( Uroteuthis Bartschi Rehder )
Libjo History
Carnivorous plant in Libjo?
Libjo Rocks!
Introducing muthja
My Libjo Dreaming
Name Day Celebration
Libjo seaport code - PHLIB
Libjo's Pig-ot Hideaway
LibjoLIVE! Excellent Student Promo
Tuktoga-ok - Morning Call
Tambasakan - Mudskipper
Branding Libjo and Libjo LIVE!
Just do it Dinagat!
Dinagat Island Shangri-la of Adventures
Greetings from Libjo LIVE!
Skirmishes of the disgruntled
Why do we run for office?
Fun to watch a fight
Native Fruit Favorites
San Jose Gamay
Lawigan Festival in Loreto
IFAD projects in Libjo
Notes: One Family, One OFW
Pay Per Vote Election 2007 not Pay Per View
Dinagat Island Inside Politics
Dinagat Island Chromite Prospect
Chromite - Alloy for a better IRON
Island Surf - Love and Hate
Treasure Hunting
Dinagat – Philippine version of the State of Utah
LibjoLIVE! Valentine's Wishes
Libjo Community Driven Development
Kind of Viagra Discovered in Libjo
Going to Loreto and Libjo
Filipino Folkdance in Modern Rhythm
Libjo First Place in Science Project
Personal Favorite Food in Libjo
Beach View - Libjo Dinagat Island
Weather and its Political Connection
Tagay Drinking in Group
Happy Celebration Araw ng Libjo
Welcome to Habal-Habal Country
Dinagat Island Dive Information
Jerrys Style Shopping in Libjo
Working Abroad with Multi-Cultural Colleagues...
Inviting All Bikers to the New Libjo Race Track
Libjo's Watermelon Production
Global Warming in Dinagat Island
Working Abroad with Multi-Cultural Colleagues...
LibjoLIVE! Finalist in Travel Category
Fiesta Celebration in Libjo
Libjo Motocross Competition 2007
Libjo Fiesta Bunting Contest 2007
Muthja in 1984 and 2007
Padala in Libjo Dinagat Islands
Cassava - Staple food in Dinagat Islands
‘Good For’ Credit System - Libjo, Dinagat Islands
Reused Bottled Drink in Libjo
Mud Crabs in Libjo
Albor Libjo Wild Fire Oct 29.
Future Day Coconut
About Food Source and Storage in Dinagat
Delivering Baby in Libjo
Albor National High School did it again!
48th Araw ng Libjo Celebration
Unique Sound in Libjo
Question of Residency and Citizenship

Dinagat Fisheries Picturial

Dinagat Fisheries Picturial by agrisibo.

About Food Source and Storage in Dinagat

In Libjo just a few years back before electricity and before our first Kerosine refrigerator came, storing and preserving food is done a bit different. Those days ice is so pricy and source is far as 4 to 5 hours away in Surigao city. So we then rely on food's traditional preparation and preservation. You know Binoyad, ginamos, tapa, pinahilisan right? We either dry the food, preserve it in salt, hang it smoked or cook it. Drying squid in the sun is unmistakable. Smell is all over the place we can hardly sleep during the night specially if our house is next to it.

System like this seldom happen in urban areas where everything is being bought from the supermarket frozen, fresh on ice or in cans and bags. In Dinagat Island We live next to the ocean our source of food is just next door. We have nothing for lunch then we go fishing. Manginhas look for dayo-dayo kasag, libu-o, clams, sa-ang, suwaki, tajum, lato and more. We have Malonggay, kalamonggay (whatever it's called) in our backyard. Tanglad, sili as long as we have rice, meal is already complete. We can also raise chickens, pigs and ducks in our yard with no restriction. I call it On-demand. It is right there fresh when you need it. These type of things we are always looking for if we migrate to other places. If we can still do it then we feel we're really home.

I remember one time when we went mountain climbing. Some of our older colleague is bringing live chickens in a bag. I asked them "what for?" "This is food. This is good if we have it fresh, right." they said. So then there's no need for storing or preserving.

Funny but I hear this most of the time. "Tay, mangaon na ta?". "Kadali kay mamingwit sa ko". (english: "Dad, are we going to eat?" "Wait I still gonna go catch some fish")