Anna Liz Cabrido

Malnutrition in South Cotabato still decreasing

After the five percent malnutrition prevalence rate in 2016, South Cotabato managed to bring it down to 3.41 percent in 2018. Maria Ana Uy, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer, said the World Health Organization (WHO) cut off is five percent. “Abi namon Wala na ini sang ikanubo pero thankful gid kami nga for three years nagnubo …

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Four South Cotabato towns report decreasing firecracker-related injuries

Koronadal City—There is a decreasing number of fireworks-related injuries in four towns of South Cotabato in the last four years, according to a Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit report released recently. PESU observed large disparity of cases in the towns of Lake Sebu, Polomolok, Suralah and the City of Koronadal since 2015. Polomolok recorded 18 …

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South Cotabato intensifies road checkpoints to counter deadly animal diseases

Koronadal City—The Provincial Veterinary officials here alerted its checkpoint in Polomolok to prevent entry of hand-carried meat from tourists disembarking at the General Santos Port following on the outbreaks of the deadly African swine fever disease. However, the Bureau of Animal Industry announces the Philippines is still free from the deadly animal disease, adding that, …

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