Kidapawan City, North Cotabato – The Provincial Government of South Cotabato was invited by the Provincial Government of North Cotabato to conduct a formal orientation on the South Cotabato COVID-19 Contact Tracing System (SC-CCTS) on October 20, 2020, at the Provincial Capitol, Kidapawan City.
Governor Nancy A. Catamco personally attended the event and officially declared that they will adopt and implement the system as soon as possible, which they will rename and call the NC-CCTS or the North Cotabato COVID-19 Contact Tracing System.
She added that they have already prepared sufficient funds for the purchase of scanners, gadgets, hardware, and even their own server.
According to Incident Commander for COVID-19 Dr. Philbert G. Malaluan, the system will be very helpful and beneficial to the team, in order to generate a comprehensive, systematic, and fast report of data and information for contact tracing purposes.
Governor Catamco also expressed her gratitude to the kindness and generosity of Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. for sharing the system for free to the rest of the region.
The SC-CCTS Team is, in the same way, sincerely grateful for the warm welcome and hospitality of Governor Catamco and her Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) Staff.
It can be recalled that the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) and Regional Task Force (RTF) XII have unanimously agreed to adopt the SC-CCTS, but the implementation is still upon the discretion of the local chief executive of every province/city-member of the region.
The move came after members of the SOCCSKSARGEN RTF and RIATF on COVID-19 passed a resolution last August 26 adopting the use of the South Cotabato or SC-CCTS in the entire region, and which was already dubbed Region 12 or R12-CCTS, in all 45 municipalities and five cities in the area.