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The Department of Health (DOH) will extend for four more days the polio immunization activities in Region 12 or Soccsksargen in a bid to meet its target coverage in the area. Jenny Panizales, DOH-Region 12 spokesperson, said Monday they will continue with the “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” in the region from Dec. 10 to 13 based on a directive from...
The Maguindanao Electric Cooperative (Magelco) will resort to drastic move to compel member-consumers into regularly paying their monthly electric bills so that the cooperative can pay its debts. Ashary P. Maongco, Magelco general manager, said the cooperative has no other recourse but to implement a power shutdown unless member-consumers settle their obligation with the power distributor. “Only 16,000 out of the...
Not a powerful earthquake or even a destructive wind can stop this city from having a unique Christmas celebration. The city government made the point as it formally unveiled and lighted on Sunday night its 120-foot Christmas tree, considered as the tallest in Region 12 (Soccsksargen). The lighting of the giant Christmas tree was delayed for nearly a week after the...
The renaming of the province of Compostela Valley into Davao de Oro was officially declared by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). With a total number of 410,261 registered voters, about 179,958 voted in the plebiscite last Saturday. Official tally showed 174,442 “yes” votes while those who thumbed down the province's renaming accounted to only 5,020. In a statement on Monday, Governor Jayvee...
The government has released over PHP700 million in cash grants in the past 11 months to indigent senior citizens in Region 12 (Soccsksargen). Cezario Joel Espejo, director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12, said Friday they already covered a total of 155,819 senior citizens or 78 percent of the total 199,856 in the entire...
Another “Malasakit Center” has been added to buttress the government's health program for the needy. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday spearheaded the opening of the country’s 53rd “Malasakit Center” at the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital here, three days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 11463, or the Malasakit Center Act of 2019. Initiated by Duterte and Go, when...
A total of 327 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) have been installed and received titles on landholdings in four localities in northern Negros Occidental from the last week of November to the first week of December. Facilitated by the Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental I, the series of installation and release of certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) were part of...
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Zamboanga has processed and assisted a total of 6,680 deportees since January this year. Ivan Eric Salvador, DSWD regional information officer, told the Philippine News Agency that the social welfare office has so far spent some PHP34.4 million to addressed the needs of the deportees. Salvador said the funds were used for...
The municipality of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte has conducted psychosocial interventions to parents, teachers and students of the Magwawa Integrated School in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte who were caught in a cross fire between government troops and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels last Thursday. Lawyer Elisa Lapiña, municipal administrator of Sto. Tomas, led the psychosocial activities held on...
The City Health Office (CHO) here achieved 102.65 percent coverage on children under 5-years-old vaccinated with the oral polio vaccine, exceeding the 85 percent target for the whole Mindanao. Dr. Julinda Acosta, CHO Technical Division chief, said in a press briefing on Thursday that they increased the local target to 110 percent to make sure that no children will be...
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