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Saturday, 08 May 2021 09:30

RD Foundation, Rotary World Help in Canada donate PPEs to Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (May 8, 2021) – Ryan Vidanes, (2nd from left) executive director of RD Foundation Inc., turns over Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to Dr. Arvin Alejandro (2nd from right), Sarangani provincial health officer, on May 4 at RD Foundation Inc. office in Barangay Calumpang. According to Vidanes, the PPEs were primarily donated by their partner organization, the Rotary World Help in Canada, which is a non-profit organization aimed at collecting and distributing medical equipment and supplies. “We have been doing this for years already and it is just timely now with the pandemic that we are continuing this partnership, and we have been helping also the health workers in the province and in the region. Every time we receive donations from Canada, we regularly give to Sarangani,” Vidanes said. Dr. Alejandro said the donations received from RD Foundation Inc. “will be intended for our frontliners including our hospitals catering the Covid-19 patients. Also, we will be providing some for the clients or patients because we have here about 5,000 self-monitoring temperature, which is disposable, so that will be useful for the patients, and most shall be utilized by our health workers in the facility.” PPEs donated include 5,000 pieces of Clinical Thermometer, 4,000 pairs of Exam Gloves, 3,500 pieces of N95 Mask, 2,000 pieces of Surgical Mask, 1,000 pairs of Disposable Gloves, 2,000 pieces of Specimen Bag, 300 pieces of Vacutainer, 15 pieces of CVC Kit, 200 pieces of Towel, and 40 pieces of Pump Infusion Set. The turnover was also witnessed by Sanitary Engineer Ruben Pelones (extreme right) of the Sarangani Provincial Health Office, and Marvin Dave Cueva (extreme left), program officer of RD Foundation Inc. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Saturday, 08 May 2021 09:29

Commitment to get vaccinated – VM Balazon

MAITUM, Sarangani (May 8, 2021) - "I have a commitment to get vaccinated," says Vice Mayor Tito Balazon as he gets his first Sinovac vaccine shot during the continuation of Resbakuna administered by Department of Health certified vaccinator, Dennis Roxas, at the Rural Health Unit on May 6. Balazon said it is important for senior citizens and persons with comorbidities to get vaccinated because it will have a significant impact on their lives. Medical experts have also urged the senior citizens, being among the priority groups to get vaccinated as soon as possible, as they are among those most exposed to COVID-19 and at most risk of developing severe bouts of the disease. There were over 400 senior citizens, including some members of Barangay Health Emergency Response Team, who have been vaccinated. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)

Saturday, 08 May 2021 09:28

Maitum elderly receive first dose of Sinovac

MAITUM, Sarangani (May 8, 2021) - Senior citizens of Barangay Malalag line up for their first shot of vaccine against COVID-19 during the continuation of Resbakuna at the Rural Health Unit (RHU) on May 6. The Maitum RHU already has a total of 471 shots of Sinovac vaccines administered to senior citizens. The government’s coronavirus task force has approved the simultaneous vaccination of senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, along with health workers, as it expected more doses to become available, though schedule of deliveries has so far been delayed. This initiative is part of the efforts to speed up the vaccination program after health officials reported record-high infections in recent weeks. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 08:49

Rebels evaporate as military, govt charm Kinam with basic services

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (April 28, 2021) – A newly-opened, long and winding road going to the hinterlands of barangay Kinam has paved the way for developmental projects and government services to pour into the now rebel-free community.

The road-opening project that started in 2020 was initiated by the partnership of the 52nd Engineer Brigade-512th Engineer Construction Battalion and the local governments of Malapatan and Sarangani province with the goal of bringing to an end the decade-long armed conflict between New People’s Army rebels and government troops in Kinam.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:01

Gov. Solon brings Covid safety crusade to villages

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 28, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon graces the graduation ceremony of the Kaalaman para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran (3K) Project on April 26 at Barangay Bagacay. Solon talked about the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and reminded the completers to always follow the minimum health protocols such as the wearing of facemask and face shield as well as the social distancing. “Simple ra kaayo ni nga mga pamaagi pero dakong tabang para sa atong tanan sa atong laban kontra sa Covid-19.” Solon congratulated the 21 completers of the program and told them that despite their age, it is never too late to continue learning and gain additional knowledge and wisdom. The governor, with the backing of Deputy Speaker Congressman Rogelio “Ruel” Pacquiao, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta and the rest of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members gave each completer a graduation gift of P1,000. (Jake Narte-Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:00

Oldest Kaalaman para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran graduate, 72

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 28, 2021) – Bening Salway is the oldest completer of the Kaalaman para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran (3K) Project from Barangay Bagacay. At the of 72, she is among the 21 completers who received their certificate of completion during the graduation ceremony of the 3K project on April 26. Salway, a farmer and mother of eight, said “tungod aning programa nga gihatag kanamo ni Gov, nakaybalo nako musulat sa among pangalan, muihap og mubasa.” She added, “isa pud sa mga rason nganong kinahanglan mi makakat-on musulat og mubasa kay arun di mi mailaran ilabi na sa pagbaligya namo sa among mga baboy og mga humay.” The completers were also part of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program in Bagacay and were initially granted livelihood assistance such as livestock and seedlings. The 3K literacy project for the SAAD farmers was made possible through the collaborative effort of the agriculture and education departments and the provincial government of Sarangani. The program is also a tool used for the peace progress in armed conflict-prone areas. Each beneficiary was given P1,000 graduation gift from Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Deputy Speaker Congressman Rogelio “Ruel” Pacquiao, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta and the rest of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 15:59

Sulong Karunungan, SAAD educate less fortunate adults

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 28, 2021) – Leah Rosauro, Sulong Karunungan project manager, speaks during the graduation ceremony of the Kaalaman para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran (3K) Project on April 26 at Barangay Bagacay. A total of 21 completers was awarded during the ceremony who were also part of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program and were already granted livelihood assistance such as livestock and seedlings. The main objective of the 3K program is to provide opportunity to the less fortunate adults who were not able to go to school or finish their studies, to help them develop their reading, writing and numeracy-related skills and to recognize their capabilities and strengths, and appreciate their varied social and economic roles in the society. The completers went through weekly classes for 10 months. The 3K project is under Sulong Karunungan, a flagship program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon. (Jake Narte-Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 15:58

Kaalaman para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran boosts education in villages

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 28, 2021) – Bagacay Barangay Captain Dennis Torres (extreme left) congratulates Girlie Talino as he hands over the certificate of completion during the graduation ceremony of the Kaalaman para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran (3K) Project on April 26. Talino, 33, is a farmer and a mother of four. She only finished Grade 3 and was not able to pursue her education. But because of the 3K program, she was able to further learn how to read, write and count which are the most needed skills especially when trading farm products. She expressed gratitude for the implementation of the 3K program and for the people who were doing their duties of teaching them every week since June 2020. “Dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa tanang staff nga naghatod og ani nga klase nga programa sa amoa ilabi na kay Governor Solon kay tungod ani, di na mi mailang sa mga tao nga naay ineskwelahan,” Talino said. Now that she knows how to read, write, and do basic math, she said she can already assist her children in doing their learning modules, and can use her gained knowledge during election since she no longer need to ask for assistance in reading the name of the individuals in the ballot as she cast her vote. The 3K project is under Sulong Karunungan which is a flagship program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon. (Jake Narte-Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, 26 April 2021 20:59

Fishers, farmers get govt subsidy

MAITUM, Sarangani (April 26, 2021) - Arianne Nebran, Environmental Management Specialist II, hands over cash to a fisherfolk beneficiary during the distribution of cash assistance and food subsidy at the Municipal Gymnasium on April 21. The activity was in line with the implementation of Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk program of the government which aims to help alleviate the welfare of farmers and fishers who were severely affected by the pandemic. The Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources XII facilitated the distribution to 351 fisherfolk and fishery worker beneficiaries. Each beneficiary received P3,000 and one sack of rice. (John James I. Doctor- Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, 26 April 2021 20:56

Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk

MAITUM, Sarangani (April 26, 2021) - Beneficiaries help each other carry a sack of rice during the distribution of cash assistance and food subsidy to marginal farmers and fisherfolk at the Municipal Gymnasium on April 21. The activity which was in line with the implementation of Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk, was facilitated by the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources XII in partnership with the Municipal Environmental and Natural Resources Office. The said program of the government aims to help alleviate the welfare of farmers and fishers who were severely affected by Covid-19. Almost 350 eligible beneficiaries who are enrolled in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture each received a sack of rice and cash (P3,000). The scheme does not only provide farmers support but also ensures the income of rice farmers who have been affected by the pandemic. (John James I. Doctor- Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)

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