Conducive health facility needed in Sarangani - Sen. Pacquiao
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 16, 2020) - Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao graces the ceremonial turn-over and ribbon-cutting of the Provincial Department of Health Office and Integrated Provincial Health Office (PDOHO-PHO) on July 15. Pacquiao gave his words of wisdom and highlighted the struggles and dedication of the people behind the PDOHO-PHO building. In 2012, when Senator Pacquiao was still the congressman of Sarangani, one of the problems he has seen was the lack of proper and conducive health facility in the province. “Nakita ko na wala talagang hospital ang probinsya at nabahala ako noon dahil sa population natin na mahigit sa kalahating milyon na noong time na yun. So sabi ko, gagawin ko ang lahat para makapag-patayo ng hospital kasama na itong building na ito, health office building para sa ating mga doctors and other health staff,” Pacquiao said. He added, “nagpapasalamat ako sa ating Panginoon dahil natupad yung pinapangarap natin mula pa noon, kahit di pa tapos at least we’re moving forward little by little”. In this time of the pandemic, Pacquiao appealed, “maghiusa tang tanan para ma-solve ang problema sa atong nasud. Let us always remember that everything is possible with God.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
PDOHO-PHO building ready for occupancy
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 16, 2020) – Regional Director Aristides Tan of the Department of Health and Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) XII gives the overview of the Provincial DOH Office and Integrated Provincial Health Office (PDOHO-PHO) project on July 15. Tan said, “now, we can see that the building is ready for occupation and it’s also nice to see that the building is moving forward and now, we are also looking forward for a hospital that is able to cater the people of Sarangani. It is indeed a labor of everybody who has played the role as pillars just to have sufficient fund for the project and hopefully, more funds will be coming in for the completion of the other parts of the hospital with the support of everybody and with God’s blessings.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
SEC donates safety gears again for Covid-19 frontline workers
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 16, 2020) – Renan Garcia (right), internal communications officer of Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC), turns over 3,000 pairs of gloves and 2,000 pieces of facemasks to the provincial government through Rene Punzalan, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, on July 15 at the Capitol lobby. The medical supplies are the second wave of in-kind donations from the Alcantara Group of Companies, SEC and ALSONSPOWER Group, to the provincial government for the COVID-19 health and frontline workers. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano /SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Provincial Development Council tackles new normal interventions
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 14, 2020) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon presides over the 57th Provincial Development Council regular meeting on July 13 at the provincial gymnasium. One of the discussions focused on the effective interventions appropriate for the “new normal” which will mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic. Reversion on some projects and activities which were rendered unfeasible by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines were also tackled. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Covid-19 suits Sarangani’s AIP to new normal
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 14, 2020) – (From left) Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Jelyn Apura, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, confer during the 57th Provincial Development Council regular meeting on July 13 at the provincial gymnasium. One of the agenda was the features of the Annual Investment Program (AIP) for the calendar year 2021 which includes the provincial recovery initiative envisioned to address the impact of Covid-19 in Sarangani. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Covid-19 impacts to Sarangani development addressed by PDC
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 14, 2020) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, mayors, provincial officials, concerned national agencies and other members of Sarangani Provincial Development Council (PDC) attend the 57th PDC regular meeting on July 13 at the provincial gymnasium. The meeting primarily focused on the integration of sectoral plans and programs to cope with the “new normal” and to address the impacts of Covid-19 in the province which includes employment generation, utilization of local resources and skills, provision of assistance to the affected and vulnerable population and the promotion of public health and safety which will be the top priority in this time of pandemic. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Vice Gov. De Peralta commends police for Covid-19 fight
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 14, 2020) - Vice Governor Elmer T. De Peralta, M.D. was guest speaker during the kick-off on July 6 of the 25th Police Community Relations Month Celebration of the Philippine National Police in the province. The theme for this year is: ?????????? ?? ??????? ?? ????????? ?? ???????, ????? ?? ????? 19 ????????".
Vice Governor De Peralta reiterated the PNP Vision, which is to "Serve and to Protect the People", yet this time not against crimes only but on maintaining discipline and order among all the residents of the seven municipalities to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
"Needless to say, the LGUs have executed and legislated what needs to be done but a great deal of help also comes from its full implementation with the help of the Sarangani PNP," he said.
"Because of your commitment to safety and security, we have significantly lesser cases of Covid as compared to other provinces. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, baka siguro mas marami pa ang kaso dito sa probinsya ng Sarangani,” Vice Governor De Peralta continued.
"Truly, the PNP has advocated the public health safety decorum like the wearing of face masks, strict implementation of social distancing and practice of proper hygiene all throughout the province."
The vice governor also said "all frontliners are commended for performing their jobs judiciously in this fight against an unseen enemy. The PNP personnel are definitely taking one of the most demanding responsibilities, because you all have consistently worked hard if not to prevent but at least mitigate Covid-19 cases here in Sarangani. Sa inyo, marami pong salamat. (Rhey Gatcho/DOKVICE MEDIA TEAM)
Sangguniang Panlalawigan gives vitamins to frontline workers
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 14, 2020) – Vice Governor Elmer T. De Peralta (right), together with Board Member Jess C. Bascuña (center), Board Member Rosemarie M. Sayo (left), Board Member George F. Falgui, and Board Member Eduardo B. Paras, Sr., distributed 9,500 tablets of Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) to be used as added immune booster for all the frontliners of District 1 (Maasim, Kiamba, and Maitum) on June 25. These supplemental medications were donated by the generous and faithful partners of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and DokVice Project, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and Bayanihan Grand. (Rhey Gatcho/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)
Farmers receive P5,000 each from RFFA of Department of Agriculture
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 14, 2020) – Some 600 Maitum rice farmers receive cash assistance through the Land Bank of the Philippines amounting to P5,000 each on July 1 at the municipal gymnasium. The Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program is an initiative of the Department of Agriculture that aims to assist the small rice farmers who own one hectare or less to tide them over during the Covid-19 pandemic. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
DSWD leads social amelioration for STARTeD
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 13, 2020) – Regional Director Cezario Joel Espejo (in red vest) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) leads the distribution of the social amelioration for Sarangani Transport Alliance for Reform and True Development (STARTeD) on July 12 at the provincial gymnasium. There were 611 beneficiaries in Sarangani. The first batch of beneficiaries was from Alabel and Glan towns with a total of 113 and 56 beneficiaries, respectively. The recipients were composed of drivers and transport groups who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The distribution was conducted through a face-to-face system following the minimum health protocols. The remaining municipalities will receive their payouts through a digital payout system such as the money transfer “Pera Padala”. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)