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SouthCot targets 70 percent herd immunity by end of 2021

Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. wants to fast-track the vaccination process in the province to achieve 70 percent herd immunity before the year ends. “In September and October, it is hoped that those who are from ages 18 years old and above can be vaccinated already, while from November to December, those who are ages …

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Tourism sector still weaving through amid pandemic

In line with the celebration of the National Tourism Month this  September with the theme, “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”,  the Provincial Government of South Cotabato through the Arts, Culture, Tourism, and Museum (ACTM) Unit, launches the  Tourism Investment Product Display and Trade Fair featuring the different products of the province’s ten towns and the lone …

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89 more beneficiaries avail livelihood assistance in SouthCot

At least 89 eligible beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment  (DOLE) Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or KABUHAYAN Program formally received various  Livelihood Starter Kits or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart)worth Php1.68 million during the formal turn-over held at the ProTech Center in Koronadal City. The list of beneficiaries include,18 for carinderia (Php359,100);  13 for  kakanin …

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PVET distributes biosecurity kits to BBOs

The Provincial Veterinary Office distributed power sprayers and biosecurity kits to the  Barangay Biosecurity Officers (BBO)  in all municipalities in the province in a bid to continue its status as African Swine Fever (ASF) free. Provincial Veterinarian Flora Bigot said these kits which came from the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 12 will be …

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Farmer groups receive Php6.3 million pre-harvest facilities

At least  Php6.23 million worth of pre-harvest facilities and machinery were given to various farmer groups in South Cotabato coming from the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 12 as part of its mechanization program to increase yield and lower the cost of farm production. During the  turn-over ceremony held earlier today, the facilities given include …

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SouthCot sets new surge plan for Covid-19 variants

Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. together with the members of the South Cotabato Medical Society will meet today to set up another surge plan in preparation for the possible entry of new Covid-19 variants in the province. “Sooner or later, these variants will enter our province and we have to be prepared,” Tamayo said, Tamayo …

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15% daily wage increase, 3k gratuity pay for SouthCot’s JOs and COS workers starting September

The Provincial Government of South Cotabato announces that it will start to implement an additional 15% daily wage increase for its Job Orders and Contract of Service Workers in September. Provincial Administrator Atty. Renette B. Bergado said during the Monday Convocation program that the increase was based on the proposal submitted by Governor Reynaldo S. …

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Convergence program spurs “Bayanihan” spirit

It was a fine Monday morning when  Mang Ambo, 51, farmer and a resident of Sitio Tenefulan, of Brgy. Maligo in Polomolok woke up early. He, together with his neighbors, young and old, are very excited. For the first time, the Provincial Convergence Team is set to construct a potable water system in their sitio  …

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Convergence team launches 2nd sari-sari store in Lake Sebu

NED, Lake Sebu-The South Cotabato Convergence Program for Poverty Reduction under the administration of Gov. Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. opens another sari-sari store at Sitio Kabatang at Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu. According to Community Affairs Officer IV Maria Ana Uy, the first sari -sari-sari store project was successfully opened early this year at  Sitio Lamdel …

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SCIEPC conducts blended MSMEs forum for entreps

In celebration of this year’s MSME Month, the Provincial Government of South Cotabato through the South Cotabato Economic and Investments Promotion Center, and in partnership with DTI and DOST, presents, “MSME Forum: A Blended Summit” with the theme “Thriving Amidst Adversity”. This summit aims to empower our local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)  and …

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