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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 sets to host 2019 Nat’l DAPC week celebration

The Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council of South Cotabato is up for another challenge as it sets to host the nationwide kick-off for the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week celebration in November this year. Early this weeek, the Dangerous Drugs Board has sent a letter to Governor Daisy P. Avance-Fuentes requesting the province to host …

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Cleanest & Greenest Household Final Evaluation slated Oct 26 in Lake Sebu

Ten (10) households are vying for the top spot in the Search for Cleanest and Greenest Household and another five (5) for Best Maintained Areas contest in the final evaluation slated on October 26 to 27 in Lake Sebu, an annual contest conducted by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) as part of their Lake …

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Philippine Travel Mart 2017 generates P 140-M sales

The recently-concluded Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City on September 1 – 3 generated a sales record of P 140,175,364.30, a senior PTM official disclosed. Cesar Cruz, PTM Director-General disclosed that the sales generated was the cumulative income reported by the participants of the 3-day travel …

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Gov DAF inaugurates Health Care Waste Treatment Facility

The South Cotabato Health Care Waste Treatment Facility and Training Center (HCWTF) located within the Integrated Provincial Environment Management Center (IPEMC) located at Tinongcop, Tantangan was blessed and inaugurated in simple rites last June 28. Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes cut the ceremonial ribbon together with SP Member Hilario de Pedro VI, SP Committee Chairperson on …

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2017 Search for Cleanest, Greenest LGU is on

The 2017 Search for Cleanest and Greenest LGU officially started last February 28 with the municipality of T’boli as the first town evaluated in the unannounced initial evaluation by the team of evaluators composed of representatives from the provincial Environment Management Office, Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Information Office, Arts, Culture, Tourism and museum …

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More training for T’boli Jewelers – PEMO

More enhancement and skills training are in store for members of T’boli Jewelers Association (TJA) this year, according to Nencita Acain, chief of the Provincial Environment Management Office – Mines & Geo-Sciences Division (PEMO-MGD). Acain confirmed in a recent interview by this writer that their office has allotted P65,000.00 under its “Skills Training and Strengthening …

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5th Recyclable Waste Fair preparations now in high gear

CITY OF KORONADAL — Final preparations are underway for the holding of the 5th South Cotabato Recyclable Waste Fair slated on November 25 at Gaisano Mall, this city. Technical Working Group (TWG) members led by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) together with City and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers met in a Core …

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Search for Model School in Solid Waste Management … Evaluators consolidate initial, final results

Evaluators of the 2016 Search for Model School in Solid Waste Management, an annual contest sponsored by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) that gives recognition and incentives to schools that excel in proper solid waste management; have consolidated the initial and final results conducted from July to October this year. Based on the collective …

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Earth Day Celebration 2016 … Airshed Board conducts Capability Building, Deputation of Enforcers

CITY OF KORONADAL — The South Cotabato Airshed Governing Board (SCAGB) successfully conducted a Capability Training and Deputation of Enforcers to some 30 members of its Technical Working Group (TWG) last April 20 – 22 at Villa Amor, this city. DENR–EMB 12 Regional Director Socorro Lanto who graced the activity’s opening and closing programs disclosed …

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