Koronadal City, South Cotabato – Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr, on November 16, 2020, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to all the offices and departments under the Provincial Government of South Cotabato (PGSC) for supporting him with the realignment of their respective budgets in order to subsidize the expenses for the COVID-19 efforts of the provincial government.
As part of the good news he shared, the governor said that only two (2) local government units (LGUs) in the province have an alarming number of cases, while all the rest of the municipalities have a manageable situation.
“Ang bad news, nag damo ang cases sa Koronadal kag Polomolok. Pero ang good news, aside sa duha ka LGUs nga ni, the rest nga mga LGUs, medyo controlled na kay isa o duha lang ang naga positive, kontrolado man ang sitwasyon,” Governor Tamayo stated.
He also said that the employees are still blessed because despite being frontliners, they, along with their respective families, have not been infected with COVID-19.
“Salamat sa tanan nga mga offices nga nag-realign sang ila budget to fight COVID-19, thank you. Nag-unite kamo tanan para labanan ang COVID-19. Another good news is until now, wala naigo ang mga pamilya ninyo sang COVID-19, and we are still hoping nga hindi gid maigo ang tagsa-tagsa naton nga pamilya, despite the fact nga frontliners kita.”
As of December 21, 2020, South Cotabato Province has a total number of 1,109 cases, only eighty two (82) of which are active cases, while 1,002 are recoveries.
The distribution of the 82 active cases are as follows:
- Banga – 3
- Koronadal – 32
- Lake Sebu – 3
- Norala – 1
- Polomolok – 19
- Surallah – 5
- Tampakan – 4
- Tantangan – 2
- Tboli – 1
- Tupi – 12
Meanwhile, the Municipality of Sto. Niño remains COVID-free.