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Know facts about Monky Pox, IPHO says

Koronadal City–Monkey pox is silently spreading in 25 countries as of press time but, there are no recorded cases in the Philippines, Provincial Health Officer Rogelio Aturdido said during the weekly Kapihan sa Kapitolyo. Dr. Aturdido said Monkey Pox is a viral disease and endemic to countries in African region. However, he said cases are …

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Decreasing dengue cases seen in South Cotabato

Koronadal City—The Provincial Health Office of South Cotabato recorded a decreasing number of dengue cases compared to the same period in 2021, Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Jr. reported. “Despite the decreasing number, please always practice the 4S,” the provincial health officer said. The 4S campaign stands for “Search and Destroy” mosquito breeding places, “Secure Self Protection” …

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Provincial engineering announces P30M rural water funding

Koronadal City—The Provincial Engineering prioritized rural water system as Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. wanted to bring clean and reliable drinking water to rural communities of South Cotabato. Engr. Frederick Soriano, Provincial Engineering Officer-In-Charge, said the rural water construction activities are set to establish seven water system projects based on the 2021 budget amounting to P30M. …

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Friendly drug store turns over P2.2M PPP share to South Cotabato

Koronadal City—The friendly drug Health Plus Shop-in-a Shop (HPSis) turned over P2. 2M to the Provincial Government of South Cotabato as part of the Private-Public Partnership program designed to complement the hospital pharmacy in addressing the drugs, medicines and supplies shortage in government-run hospitals in South Cotabato. HPSis  is implemented in South Cotabato Provincial Hospital, …

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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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