KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 21, 2017) - The annual Barangay Poblacion assembly is held on March 20 at the Municipal Civic Center with Barangay Chairman Jeselito Martinez (extreme right), members of the barangay council, DILG officer Florence Abelarde, and representatives from the Municipal Health Office, PNP, BFP, DSWD and Karancho Kiamba Chapter. Among the topics discussed were programs run by the different departments. Topics like barangay cleanliness for DILG, PNP’s war on drugs and criminality, BFP’s fire prevention month, DSWD’s campaign against violence against women and children, and the Municipal Health Office’s campaign for tuberculosis and rabies prevention, and responsible family planning. (Avery Rotciv Valois Camposano /KIAMBA INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 21, 2017) - As part of National Fire Prevention Month, members of the Bureau of Fire Protection extended their efforts to Barangay Tambilil on March 17. They conducted an education program on how to prevent fire and what to do in case of a fire emergency. The BFP personnel also conducted a training session which aimed to deputize volunteers for the barangay. There were 18 volunteers who gathered to receive the training. (Avery Rotciv Valois Camposano /KIAMBA INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 21, 2017) - Reynaldo Bungubung (center), regional director of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Flor Limpin (2nd from right), provincial director of DILG; and Musarapha Alim of DILG regional office, award the post compliance marker of 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) to Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr. (2nd left) Monday, March 20, assisted by Maria Espanol (extreme left), municipal local government operations officer. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GLAN, Sarangani (March 21, 2017) - Rosemarie Macot, 25, of barangay Baliton is treated by Dr. Laudencio Mendoza of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) during the Buntis Day and Dedication of Birthing Home in Barangay Baliton on March 17. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GLAN, Sarangani (March 21, 2017) – Dr. Gabriel Fernandez (left, seated), assistant provincial health officer, leads health workers in serving over 200 pregnant patients who avail of free dental and medical check-up during the Buntis Day and Dedication of Birthing home at Barangay Baliton on March 17.(Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GLAN, Sarangani (March 21, 2017) - Dr. Arvin Alejandro (3rd from right), provincial health officer; Robinson Tao (center), barangay captain of Baliton; and Dr. Gliceria Corsame (2nd from left), municipal health officer of Glan; cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open a birthing home worth P1.7 million funded by the Department of Health (DOH) and the provincial government. The ceremony was held during the Buntis Day and Dedication of Baliton Birthing Home on March 17 witnessed by Sharon Rose Dacera (extreme right) of Kiwanis International, Col. Alano Abdulhalim (2nd from right), commander of Eastern Mindanao Naval Reserve Force, and Razel Bustria (extreme left) of provincial health office. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 15, 2017) – The provincial government has strengthened its campaign to lessen the cases of rabies in Sarangani by targeting 80% of the total dog population in the province immunized within the year.
This is anchored on Republic Act No. 9482 or the “Anti-Rabies Act of 2007” which provides for the control and elimination of human and animal rabies, alongside the national target to pursue the attainment of a rabies-free Philippines in 2020.
In Sarangani, three human deaths caused by rabies was recorded in 2014, two in 2015 and four deaths in 2016.
Tessie Castillo, rabies program coordinator of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), said the reported rabies cases in the province is only few but this should not be ignored because rabies is detrimental to human health.
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 15, 2017)- “Rabies is a 100 percent fatal disease but is preventable,” says Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Joselito Gleyo during an anti-rabies campaign sortie Tuesday, March 14, where he stressed to students of Alabel National High School the importance of vaccinating their pet dogs and becoming responsible pet owners to eradicate rabies cases in Sarangani. In 2016, his office reported three rabies-induced deaths in Barangay Alegria, Alabel and one in Kiamba. The Rabies Community Symposium held on March 14 forms part of the activities during the Anti-Rabies Awareness Month this March with the theme “Rabies Iwasan, Alaga’y Pabakunahan.” (Tres Besana /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 15, 2017) – In a Rabies Community Symposium on Tuesday, March 14, Tessie Castillo, rabies program coordinator of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) explains rabies disease prevention and management. The PHO is among the partners of the provincial veterinarian in the campaign for a rabies-free Sarangani. (Tres Besana /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 14, 2017) – Socoteco Director Marie Jess M. Ancheta addresses municipal employees about the recent energy outage caused by strong winds and rain. Ancheta said the outage was due to the breakdown of the 5MVA transformer of the Socoteco 2 sub-station. Ancheta said the transformer has been replaced and that power has already been reestablished in the town site. Although the Socoteco executive informed the LGU that electricity should be uninterrupted from now on, there might still be unforeseen interruption/s while the new transformer is still under observation. (Avery Rotciv Valois Camposano/KIAMBA INFORMATION OFFICE)