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PESU projects 29k COVID cases in South Cotabato before September ends

Koronadal City—Local transmission of COVID in South Cotabato might reach up to 29, 901 cases before September ends, the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) confirmed during an orientation activity with Health Education Promotions Officers recently. John Lemuel Dalisay, Statistician 1, reported that there would be a ballooning COVID case if communication campaigns, systems, and …

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Gov. Tamayo thankful for the NCCA projects in South Cotabato

Koronadal City—-Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. appreciated the projects of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in South Cotabato because it creates vibrant communities for arts and culture. “Isang pagkakataon ang dumating sa atin dahil tayo ay pinaunlakan ng NCCA na maging bahagi ng kanilang programa,” he said in his message during the …

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Gov. Tamayo approves use of S-Pass, contributes ease of assisting travelers

Koronadal City—Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. adopted the use of the Department of Science and Technology’s Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage or S-Pass to facilitate local travel, Science Research Specialist/Planning Officer Giselle Eve Siladan confirmed in an interview recently. With S-Pass, it is easier for South Cotabato to monitor incoming travelers, Siladan said. “It contributes in …

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No more gathering please—health authorities

Koronadal City—Provincial authorities called for much stricter self-imposed restrictions to break the chain of COVID 19 as Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) recorded Delta variant infection in South Cotabato recently. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Provincial Health Chief, said Delta Variant is more infectious than the original strain of COVID 19. “Delta variant is more transmissible,” …

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Cultural mapping project kicks off in two South Cotabato towns

Koronadal City—The Provincial Government of South Cotabato granted at least P300, 000 each for the towns of Tupi and Norala to begin their cultural mapping project, Arts and Culture Program Coordinator Indira Cagaanan confirmed. The Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum Unit provided a technical assistance to the towns of Tupi and Norala. A local training …

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South Cotabato provincial hospital celebrates 52 years of hospital service

Koronadal City—In the last 52 years, the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital stood tall and proud in serving the province despite the challenges of funds and the present problems of the COVID pandemic. Dr. Conrado Braña, Hospital Chief, said the foundation anniversary celebration was put aside because of the increasing number of COVID in the province. …

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Health officials push for economical ways to curb dengue

Koronadal City—-Health authorities here provide practical ways to control and prevent dengue fever outbreaks, stressing a five-minute break every day to roam around the house and look for containers mosquitoes lay their eggs. Jose Barroquillo, Sanitary Inspector, said in the absence of an effective vaccine that protects humans from dengue, environmental management approaches are the …

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South Cotabato sustains filariasis-free declaration

Koronadal City—South Cotabato is still filariasis-free, Sanitary Inspector Jose Barroquillo confirmed earlier today.  “We don’t want to break the record because of negligence,” Barroquillo said during a weekly Kapihan sa Kapitolyo. However, with the pandemic, health officials put the filariasis program on the top eight in the province’s health priority list. Mosquito-Borne Disease Program Team got …

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Barangay Lamlahak women prepare traditional embroidery for govt. employees uniforms

Women and the other girls, as young as 10 years old, at Barangay Lamlahak in the mountain-side community of Lake Sebu were employed to complete the traditional embroidery works for the Monday uniforms of at least 700 government employees of the Provincial Government of South Cotabato. COVID pandemic becomes a beautiful opportunity for this tboli …

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Local arts and culture council to recognize, extend cash award to outstanding cultural worker, artist, group

Koronadal City—The Local Culture and Arts Council of South Cotabato pushes to recognize model cultural workers, artists, and groups, extending cash award, too. Jenifer Tupas, the Technical Working Group (TWG) Leader, said the team is reviewing the selection guidelines for Tubas Taliambong Award as of press time. Tubas Taliambong is a Hiligaynon word for Arts …

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