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Friday, 19 November 2021 20:12

Philippine Army demilitarizes CCSR firearms

MALUNGON, Sarangani (November 19, 2021) – Military officials lead the demilitarization of CCSR firearms on November 17 at the 1002nd Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Camp Agaab in Sitio Pulatana, Barangay Malandag. The destroyed weapons were part of the 240 captured, confiscated, surrendered, and recovered (CCSR) through military operations in the 10th Infantry Division from January up to the present. Among the weapons destroyed were high-powered and low-powered firearms including M16 rifles, M14 rifles, AK-47 rifles, M203 grenade launchers, Calibre 30 machine guns, and others. After the demilitarization, a press conference followed where 10ID presented its accomplishments in ending violence and insurgency in Sarangani and other neighboring provinces. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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MALUNGON, Sarangani (November 19, 2021) – MGEN Ernesto C Torres (right), 10th Infantry Division commander, presents to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (2nd from right), some of the 240 high-powered and low-powered firearms and ammunitions on November 17 at the 1002nd Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Camp Agaab, Sitio Pulatana in Barangay Malandag. According to Torres, the firearms, ammunition, and some improvised explosive devices (IEDs) displayed were either captured, confiscated, surrendered, and recovered (CCSR) through military operations and community engagements from January 2021 up to the present. The weapons which were determined as non-standard, obsolete, and beyond economical repair were subject for segregation and demilitarization. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Friday, 19 November 2021 20:07

Gov’t is winning over terrorist groups

MALUNGON, Sarangani (November 19, 2021) – The communist terrorist groups (CTGs) are “losing every battle they face against the government.”

This was the statement of Maj. Gen. Ernesto Torres Jr. in a press conference on November 17 as he reported the continuous decimation of the presence of CTGs in the area of responsibility of the 10th Infantry Division.

For 2021 alone, Torres said the Philippine Army had dismantled Guerilla Front South, Guerilla Front North, and the Pulang Bagani Command 1 which he credited to 1002nd Infantry Brigade Commander BGen. Potenciano C Camba and 701st Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Oliver C Maquiling.

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 16, 2021) – Glyv Amyr Brion (seated right), 13, says getting inoculated “is way better than being swabbed” after he got his first dose of Pfizer vaccine on November 11 during the inoculation drive of Covid—19 shots for pediatric group or those aged 12 to 17 years old at the Sarangani Provincial Hospital (SPH). Seated on the left side is Zoe Dela Cruz, 12. Glyv Amyr is the son of Dr. Aileen Brion (2nd from right, standing) SPH chief of hospital, while Zoe is the daughter of Girlie Dela Cruz, SPH administrative officer. Both were the firsts to be inoculated among the dependents of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and SPH-based workers. After 30 minutes of observation, both turned fine and did not display any adverse effect. Maria Razel Bustria, National Immunization Program (NIP) provincial coordinator, said the main goal of rolling out the vaccination to the younger population is to mitigate the spread of “Covid-19 through achieving a 70% herd immunity. At mapababa ‘yung kaso ng mga namamatay na ang sanhi ay Covid 19.” Bustria also said the inoculation activity is part of the preparation for the limited face-to-face classes. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro (extreme left) and Board Member Irish Louie Arnado-Beñola, Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on health chairperson, also graced the activity. The inoculation drive among the pediatric group continued on November 15 at the Capitol gym. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 16, 2021) – As the provincial government begins inoculating the pediatric group or minors aged 12 to 17 years old in Sarangani, Maria Razel Bustria, National Immunization Program (NIP) provincial coordinator, motivates minors queueing for their jabs not to be afraid to be inoculated. She also rendered a short orientation about the benefits of being fully vaccinated. The minors who got their first dose of Pfizer vaccines on November 11 at the Sarangani Provincial Hospital were dependents of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and provincial hospital-based workers. Bustria explained, they prioritized these kids because of their “vulnerability” being the children of hospital workers “lalo na ‘yung mga doctors at nurses na sila ‘yung close in contact doon sa mga Covid-19 clients natin na posibleng magdala ng virus” to them. Bustria’s team expected to inoculate some 80 minors during the vaccination kick-off for the group but had prepared to cater more as she said they “have enough number of vaccines.” Also present during the activity were Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro and Board Member Irish Louie Arnado-Beñola who also chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on health. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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GLAN, Sarangani (November 16, 2021) – Dr. Bernard Cababat, OIC provincial veterinarian, conducts a brief orientation to some hog growers of Glan on the proper handling of sentinel pigs or those being monitored to find out if an infectious disease like ASF or other harmful agents are present in areas affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF). Along with the sentinel pigs, feeds and other veterinary products were also distributed on November 9 at the Red Building in Glan in an activity dubbed as “Babay ASF.” Cababat explained that the sentineling program will run for “40 days and then within that 40 days, kukunan pa ng mga blood samples ‘yung baboy. Hopefully then, by God’s grace, hindi na siya mag-occur ulit ‘yung virus.” According to Cababat after the 40-day trial, the collected samples will be sent to the Department of Agriculture (DA) Central office and “hopefully” Glan will be declared as “pink zone.” Pink zone serves as a buffer where ASF is not present but adjacent to an infected zone. It may also be an area previously infected but the ASF virus had not been detected for at least 90 days and had recovered from an infected status. The activity was conducted through the collaboration of DA 12 and the provincial and municipal governments of Sarangani and Glan. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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GLAN, Sarangani (November 16, 2021) – Department of Agriculture Regional Office 12 signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the 100 identified hog growers from barangays Batulaki, Pangyan, Calabanit, Calpidong, and Cablalan in Glan whose livelihood were affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF). On behalf of Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office, Agriculturist II Andrew Kristian Baliton explained, the MOA stipulated the roles of the hog growers for the sentineling process or the monitoring to find out if an infectious disease, like ASF, or other harmful agents are present. “Pagka-receive ng baboy, hindi talaga nila pwedeng katayin or ibenta kasi within those 40 days, there is a series of blood collections na ico-conduct para po masiguro natin na ‘yung ating pag-apply for pink, yellow green and green zones.” This application will be supported with the blood samples, he said. Baliton further explained that “after ng 40 days, klaro po na kanila na ‘yung baboy kapag nag-successful tayo at wala ng ASF na mag-o-occur thru lab tests, ‘yun po ay kanila na.” However, he said, “if magkakaroon ulit tayo ng ASF case based doon sa conduct ng ating study,” the sentinel pigs will be taken from them. During the activity dubbed as “Babay ASF” on November 9, sentinel pigs, feeds and other veterinary products were turned over to the beneficiary hog growers. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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GLAN, Sarangani (November 16, 2021) – The Department of Agriculture Regional Office 12, the Provincial Government of Sarangani and the Municipal Government of Glan distribute a total of 66 hogs, 220 bags of feeds and 22 sets of biologics on November 9 in an activity dubbed as “Babay ASF.” The cost of the sentinel pigs, feeds and other veterinary products that were distributed to the identified growers whose hogs were infected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) had totaled to P1.1 million. Each hog costs P9,000, each bag of feeds costs P1,700, and the 22 sets of biologics costs P600. Dr. Bernard Cababat, OIC provincial veterinarian, disclosed that from their target 100 recipients, “66 pa lang ‘yung ating na distribute because we are still waiting for the supplier” to complete the delivery but rest assured, he said, “on the first week of December or before this month ends, madi-distribute na natin ‘yung remaining hogs and vet products doon sa beneficiaries natin.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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GLAN, Sarangani (November 16, 2021) – Some hog growers from barangays Batulaki, Pangyan, Calabanit, Calpidong, and Cablalan in Glan receive sentinel pigs, feeds, and other veterinary products during the “Babay ASF” activity on November 9. A total of 100 identified growers whose hogs were infected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) received each a hog and feeds. The activity was a joint endeavor of Glan Mayor Vivien Yap, Department of Agriculture 12, and the Sarangani Provincial Veterinary Office. Andrew Kristian Baliton, Agriculturist II of DA 12, urged the cooperation of the growers in the efforts to finally declare Glan free from the African Swine Fever (ASF). “Confident po kami with the help of the farmers na maa-achieve natin ‘yung green zone,” Baliton said. The agriculturist also commended the efforts of the Provincial Government of Sarangani and the Municipal Government of Glan under the leadership of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Mayor Vivien Yap, respectively, for working “hand-in-hand” to address the ASF cases in the town. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 13, 2021) – The Barangay Legislative Information Tracking System (BLITS) instituted by the Office of Vice Governor Elmer T. de Peralta was recently acclaimed as the national champion provincial level for having garnered the “Best in Government Internal Process” during the Digital Governance Award (DGA) 2021.

DGA, a national annual event of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines, recognizes the Local Government Units' best practices in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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