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)
MAITUM, Sarangani (March 14, 2017) - Dr. Junie Basmillo, municipal health officer, and the Rural Health Unit receive 20 pieces water jug and 20 pieces medical kit from the representative of Department of Health Region 12 for the evacuees of the recent flashflood in Maitum. (Afren de Guzman /MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (March 14, 2017) - Tourism Operations Assistant Arlex Narte talks about the anthropomorphic jars at the Municipal Museum on March 13 before students from Malalag National High School (Upo Annex) as part of their educational tour to gain deeper knowledge, understanding and familiarization about Maitum history. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAASIM, Sarangani (March 14, 2017) – A Sperm Whale is seen at Sarangani Bay on March 7 as a team from the Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource conducts a marine mammal survey within the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape from March 7-10. (ECPC /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 14, 2017) - The office of the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) spearheads a two-day Strength Weaknesses Opportunities Threats (SWOT) analysis workshop for the proposed IP Development and Welfare Code facilitated by Board Member-IPMR Fulung Fredo Pandian Basino (standing) at the Provincial Kasfala Hall on March 9-10. The workshop was attended by representatives from the provincial and national department agencies, Sarangani Indigenous People Professionals Association (SIPPA), Provincial Tribal Council (PTC), and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). The objectives of the proposed IP Code are the following: to get standards set forth and enforced by a local government agency for the protection of the indigenous people and public safety; to systemically arrange a collection or compendium of laws, rules and regulations; the code will serve as a guide and inputs into the formulation of the LGU’s plans and programs including that of the national government agencies and the civil society groups and private sector. Board Member Basino had sponsored a resolution for the proposed IP Code in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and approved last 2016. Basino said Sarangani would be the first to have an IP Code throughout the country. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)