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Good education frees IPs from discrimination

Koronadal City—The opportunity to go to school is a major enabler for indigenous people to free them from the bondage of  discrimination, Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. expressed his sentiment during the Indigenous People Leader’s Summit held at Barangay Glandang yesterday. “Quality education is the best foundation for everyone, especially for the indigenous children, to exercise …

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DILG pours rehab fund to South Cotabato public markets

Four towns in the Province of South Cotabato received funds to rehabilitate their public markets, Department of Interior and Local Government South Cotabato Program Manager Hayd-Ali Suwaib confirmed. “The fund is from the Local Government Support Fund which finances local development and infrastructure projects,” Suwaib said. In a turn-over ceremony, Tuesday, in Polomolok, DILG handed …

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Barangays in South Cotabato enhance capacity to implement anti-drug campaign

Koronadal City—With an ongoing pandemic, barangay anti-drug abuse councils (BADAC) in South Cotabato will continue to intensify their capacities and implement strategies in the chase against illegal drugs at the grassroots level, Department of Interior and Local Government South Cotabato Program Manager Hayd-Ali Suwaib said during the launching of the Strengthening Institutional Capacities of Barangay …

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Tribal leader admits IPs now “empowered”

“Indigenous peoples (IPs) in South Cotabato are more empowered today compared to five (5) years ago,” Tribal Leader Henry Malida said during the Kapihan sa Kapitolyo media forum via Virtual Zoom Application held recently and sponsored by the PGO – Information Division. Malida, Legislative Researcher of Board Member Edgar Sambog, South Cotabato’s Indigenous People Mandatory …

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Indigenous people in South Cotabato to present policy declaration of the use of tnalak and tabih cloth

Koronadal City—-In celebration of the Indigenous People’s Month this October, IP representatives  expressed to validate the proposed policy declaration to protect traditional cloth like tnalak and tabih, Henry Malida, tribal leader and a legislative staff of Provincial Board Member and IPMR Edgar Sambog, in a press conference earlier. ” The proposed policy declaration on tnalak …

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Guv Tamayo recognizes Muslim holidays in SoCot

KORONADAL, SOUTH COTABATO- As part of his commitment to give equal opportunity among its constituents, South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. recognized all the Muslim holidays celebrated in this province. Recently, Governor Tamayo issued a memorandum enjoining all government office to suspend work in observance of 1443 Hijrah (2021) Maulidin Nabi or birthday of …

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Students, mothers joined art workshop in Brangay Danlag, Tampakan

Twenty-five residents, including students and mothers, joined the three-day art workshop conducted by the Arts and Culture Unit of the Provincial Government of South Cotabato in Barangay Danlag, Tampakan, recently. They showcase their newfound skills in embroidery with home-grown fashion designer and cultural worker Jarred Servano as their mentor. One participant named Angel got Servano’s …

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Participatory Governance—one of the important priorities of Governor Tamayo’s administration

KORONADAL, SOUTH COTABATO- Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. emphasizes that one of the cores of his administration is to strengthen the participatory governance in providing services among its constituents. “Participatory governance” is a mechanism that is intended to involve citizens in public policy-making processes. It is aimed at establishing a bridge between public institutions and …

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to 11 Eco-Challenge officially launched

The Race to 11 Eco-Challenge, slated this November 11 was formally launched last September 30 during the culmination program of the Provincial Tourism Month held at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultur An annual program of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit, the Race to 11 coincided with the Helobung Festival of the …

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South Cotabato Tourism 5Officers inducted

A new set of Tourism Officers representing the lone city and ten (10) municipalities of South Cotabato were formally inducted during the culmination program of the Provincial Tourism Month celebration held last September 30 at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center. , The South Cotabato Tourism Officers inducted were Rodel Hilaado of Tboli (President), …

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