by Alfred F. Macalling
BAUKO, Mountain Province – With the aim of promoting the mother and child care, which is one of the Millennium Development Goals, the provincial government awarded Yhalina P. Andrada as “Golden Healthy Baby of Mountain Province” during 2017 the Search for Golden Healthy Baby 2017 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the province and the 13th Lang-ay Festival.
Yhalina was born on April 7 at 12:25 a.m. at the Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital.
The provincial government gave Yhalina a certificate of recognition and P20,000.
She is the third child of Jobel Andrada and Claire Pablo. Both are farmers and residents of Pactil, Monamon Sur.
Jiverlyn D. Buyayo, who was born at the same hospital at 5:31 a.m. also received gifts. She is the daughter of Danny Buyayo and Thomasa Sugando of Guinzadan Sur.
The award is given to baby born on April 7 based on the following criteria: single or twin delivery, normal spontaneous delivery birth weight of 2.5 kilograms and above, facility-based delivery, birth attended by skilled birth attendant, the mother completed the four prenatal visits and at least with TT2 at current pregnancy, with mother and child book, and the mother is not hypertensive.
The search was disseminated to all hospitals and other health accredited facilities and conducted from midnight to 9 a.m. of the same day. The earliest time of delivery reported by the chief of the health facilities shall be the winner.