Anna Liz Cabrido

Provincial engineering to bid 90% of projects before September ends

South CotabatoKoronadal City—-The Provincial Engineering hopes to complete the bidding process of at least 90 percent of various projects before September ends, Engineer Frederick Soriano confirmed during the Kapihan sa Kapitolyo. This 2022, PEO proposed P439M infrastructure projects. At least 30 percent or P125M are intended to roads, rural water system, school buildings, multi purpose …

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6 pregnant women died of COVID 19 in South Cotabato

Koronadal City— Six of the 11 recorded maternal deaths in South Cotabato died due to COVID-19 infection, Safe Motherhood Program Coordinator Shirlene Reyes said. “These mothers didn’t submit themselves for COVID vaccination,” Reyes said during the weekly Kapihan sa Kapitolyo. Pregnant women are among the priority population for COVID-19 vaccination. Reyes explained that  COVID 19 vaccine can …

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LGUs with firm stand on COVID 19 vaccination on children post high vaccination rate

Koronadal City—Four local government units in South Cotabato supported the Department of Education vaccination drive on COVID 19. These LGUs released an executive order mandating public and private schools to accept vaccinated learners only. Dr. Kashmyra Buenaflor, Medical Officer III, said these LGUs strictly required that vaccinated children can participate in the face-to-face class. “It …

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Double your mask when you vote on May 9

Koronadal City—Health officials encouraged voters to wear proper mask when visiting polling precincts on May 9 Elections. Dr. Raphael Abacan, a Department of Health barrio doctor, said that most of the mask available are low quality. He urged public to double the masks—a cloth mask over a surgical mask—to lessen the entry of the virus. …

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PAMB recommends P1.5M penalty to two violations inside the protected area of South Cotabato

Koronadal City–The Protected Area Management Board of South Cotabato recommended for a P1.5M penalty due to violations committed in the areas inside the protected areas in the province. Siegfred Flaviano, Provincial Environment Management Officer, reported that there are on-going hearing of these violations. Flaviano, who is one of the members of PAMB, said the violations …

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PVET confirms 90-day clearing for affected ASF communities

Koronadal City—The Provincial Veterinary Office of South Cotabato performed a 90-day clearing to eight barangays in the town of Banga because of confirmed case of African Swine Fever (ASF) last March as a preventive measure to contain the spread of the virus. Dr. Flora Bigot, Provincial Veterinary Officer, said the backyard hogs in Banga could …

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211k South Cotabato children ages 5-17 years old are vaccinated, IPHO reports

Koronadal City— After more than a month when vaccination for children aged 5-17 years old started, the Integrated Provincial Health Office reported that 211, 604  children in South Cotabato are already vaccinated against the COVID 19 as of March, 2022. Hannah Ebeo, Health Education Promotions Officer, confirmed during the recent video series Bakuna Serye that children are …

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CT scan, 2D echo operation ready for DOH, FDA evaluation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) team will arrive in South Cotabato for the evaluation of computerized tomography (CT) scans and 2D echo at the Provincial Hospital to determine the conduciveness of the medical equipment to its area, Chief of Hospitals Dr. Conrado Brana confirmed. The evaluation is set on March 28. Dr. Brana said …

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Free hospitalization program assists 29,237 South Cotabatenos

The free hospitalization program of the Provincial Government of South Cotabato assisted 29,237 patients at the Provincial Hospital, according to Chief of Hospital Dr. Conrado Brana. Dr. Brana reported that the province provided funds of at least P250M to run the free hospitalization program. “This would not possible without the assistance from the Department of …

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ANGAT program sets to disburse livelihood assistance to 28 associations, groups this March 22-24

Koronadal City— The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) oriented 29 groups for the upcoming livelihood program Alalay sa Negosyo, Ginhawa at Trabaho (ANGAT) as a requirement to avail a start-up capital for small business. Earl Madres, Community Affairs Officer III, said the sustainable livelihood program is given as a grant to identify beneficiaries …

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