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18% positivity rate of CoViD-19 in South Cotabato not alarming

  The positivity rate or the percentage rate of persons tested positive of the Corona Virus (CoViD)-19 versus the total number of individuals tested in South Cotabato is still low, according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rogelio B. Aturdido Jr. Based on the latest trend, the province positivity rate is 512 tested positive out of …

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Same health protocol to be observed despite CDC finding that CoviD-19 is airborne, Dr. Aturdido

“There is no change in the  health protocol being advocated by the Department of Health (DOH) such as wearing of face mask, social distancing and proper hand washing,” according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rogelio B. Aturdido Jr., this despite the official statement of US Center for Disease Control (CDC) that the Corona Virus Disease …

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ACTM monitors Arts Groups, Artists inventory in Southcot

The Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Development and Promotions Unit is currently conducting the inventory of the status of Culture and Arts Groups and Local Artists in the province.           Spearheaded by the Local Culture and Arts Council (LCAC) of South Cotabato,the activity was pushed by LCAC Vice-Chairperson Carlito Y. Uy during one of …

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IPHO – CoViD-19 pandemic not a “death sentence”

The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) headed by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr. assured the general public that the Corona Virus Disease (CoViD) – 19 pandemic is not a “death sentence.” Speaking before the local media during the recent Kapihan sa Kapitolyo media forum, Dr. Aturdido disclosed that based from the latest data, …

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Israeli-made testing kit may provide relief to CoViD-19 suspects – PHO

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr. disclosed that the latest testing kit for Corona Virus Disease (CoViD)-19 developed by Israel may provide relief to suspected CoViD-19 individuals who wish avail of the test kit. Dr. Aturdido explained that the present testing kits used by the country’s health professionals, the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction …

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ACTM collaborates with DTI on capability building, product dev’t

The Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Development and Promotions Unit will conduct of a Capability Building and Product Development activity in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 12. ACTM Senior Tourism Operations Argie Ryan Asaria disclosed that the objectives of the activity is to document the diagnostic assessment of participants at …

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Nat’l Tourism Month Celebration Update … “Kemnahe Lingon” Best Original Musical Composition FB voting moved to Sept 25

The Search for the “Kemnahe Lingon” (I Dream of Songs) Best Original Musical Composition via voting on the Land of the Dreamweavers Official facebook page was re-scheduled on September 25 until October 25 with the final judging likewise re-set on October 30. Senior Tourism Operations Officer Argie Ryan Asaria disclosed that the judging via internet …

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PHO appeals to APOR to follow health protocol

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr. appealed to Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) to follow the established health protocols particularly after returning from their travel. Dr. Aturdido explained that APORs should undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning from their travel which is the proper protocol to follow and they are not exempted …

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Fashion Designers form SCAFAD

CITY OF KORONADAL — Fashion Designers in South Cotabato allied themselves and formed the South Cotabato Alliance of Fashion Designers (SCAFAD) in a recent meeting held at EMR Center, here spearheaded by the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Promotions and Development Unit in partnership with Project Runway Philippines winner Jared Servano, this city. Servano …

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More than 10k ROFs, LSIs served by South Cotabato LGU

From the start of the Balik-Probinsiya Program of South Cotabato on the last week of May until August 27 this year, the province has already assisted some 8,938 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and 1,860 Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs), for a total of 10,798 province-wide, the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Promotions and Development Unit …

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