Anna Liz Cabrido

South Cotabato aspires highest nutrition award

Koronadal City–The national evaluating team wrapped up the annual evaluation in South Cotabato as the province bids for the National Honor  Award. Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes, who attended the feedbacking activity despite the local election campaign, said the suggestions were welcome innovations for fourth-time Galing Pook Awardee. “The annual evaluation for any of the programs of …

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Election materials to arrive in South Cotabato on April 15

Koronadal City—Provincial Comelec here is expecting the arrival of election paraphernalia on April 15, Election Officer Dorothy Losa confirmed. “The hub of the machines is in General Santos City and the materials like forms and ballots will be kept by Provincial Treasurer’s Office,” Losa said. Machines will be tested on May 6-10. Comelec will allow …

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DILG warns barangay officials on partisan politics

Koronadal City—Provincial DILG reminded the barangay officials to distance themselves against personal political considerations during this time of election campaign. Lawyer Michelle Anne Viejo, DILG Officer-in-Charge in South Cotabato, said her office abides on the standing order with Civil Service Commission. “The point of the DILG here is to prohibit the use of any barangay …

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South Cotabato health authorities counter fake rabies vaccine

Koronadal City–With the discovery of counterfeit human rabies vaccine in South Cotabato, health authorities here immediately launched an investigation to curb the proliferation of fake vaccines. John Codilla, Rabies Program Focal Person, cautioned the public to present first the vaccines to Animal Bite Treatment Centers (ABTC) to check its validity. “We have released an advisory …

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1 HIV positive every 35 minutes in South Cotabato

Koronadal City—Every 35 minutes, one person is added on the list of people living with HIV in South Cotabato, Program Focal Person John Codilla confirmed in an interview. “There are 71 new cases of HIV in the province since January to March 8,” Codilla said. In January, the center reported 21 new cases; 29 cases …

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P1.8M-worth dog impounding facility to operate this year

Koronadal City—The Dog Impounding Facility, which is funded by the Provincial Government of South Cotabato, located in Barangay Centrala, Suralah will possibly operate this year as the construction is nearly completed. Dr. Flora Bigot, Provincial Veterinary Officer, in a statement at the Provincial Veterinary Facebook Page said, “…soon to be operated by the Local Government …

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More teens infected with ‘tipdas’ in South Cotabato

Koronadal City—More teenagers were affected with measles or commonly known as tipdas in South Cotabato according to Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit. As of March 11, PESU confirmed the 51 cases were aged 16 years old and above, comprising the 44 percent of the total number of infected population. The PESU report said 78 of …

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IPHO warns people against 3 diseases this March

Koronadal City—Health officials at the Integrated Provincial Health Office of South Cotabato warned the public of the increasing number of dengue, typhoid fever, and measles. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Provincial Health Officer, said the advisory is based on the disease surveillance report. These diseases have reached threshold warning. “Cases of Typhoid fever is moving up abruptly,” …

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Rotary World Help Network donates medical equipment, supplies at South Cotabato Provincial Hospital

Koronadal City–Steve Gable of the Rotary World Help Network pays a visit at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital to turn-over their donations of medical equipment and supplies, Wednesday. “Please don’t hesitate to tell us what you need for your hospital because we are willing to be of help,” Gable said during the turn-over ceremony. One …

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Halfway house for former rebels underway

Koronadal City—The Provincial Government of South Cotabato presided the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Halfway House for the former rebels located inside the compound of the Animal Production and Processing Center at Brgy. Tinongcop, Tantangan. The P5M-worth halfway house is funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under Enhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program(ECLIP). According …

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