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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro expresses gratitude to the Department of Health for the P95-M worth of medical equipment turned over on October 26 which “are a great help especially that there is still a threat from Covid-19.” The equipment “can aid us to cater those infected individuals para mabigyan sila ng agarang medical attention.” Alejandro further appealed and encouraged the public to take their vaccines “hindi ibig sabihin na we have quality machineries from our partners eh, magpapabaya na tayo. A sense of responsibility and discipline are still the important keys to avoid Covid-19.” The brand-new medical equipment for the province’s government hospitals were part of the assistance Sarangani received being a pilot site for the implementation of the Universal Health Care Law. The law guarantees every Filipino equitable access to quality and affordable health care goods and services and helps ensure that every Filipino has the access to affordable, quality, and readily available health services. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 04 November 2021 20:49

Sanggunian members at 38th Regular Session

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – (From left) Board Members Arman Guili, Benjamin Donato, Jess Bascuña, Ephraim Galzote, Joseph Calanao, Russell Jamora, Jose Tranquilino Ruiz III, and George Falgui, pose for a photo opportunity after Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta declared a recess during the 38th Regular Session of the 10th Sangguniang Panlalawigan on November 2 at the Capitol gym. Along with De Peralta, the board members mentioned were the ones who attended the session physically while the rest of the members joined via Zoom. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 04 November 2021 20:48

SP approves resolution for P80-M loan of Kiamba

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta presides over the 38th Regular Session of the 10th Sangguniang Panlalawigan on November 2 at the Capitol gym. Among the important matters discussed by the members of the Sanggunian is the “resolution ratifying the Municipal Ordinance No. 36 Series of 2021 of the Sangguniang Bayan of Kiamba relative to the terms and conditions of the loan agreement entered into by the municipal government with the Landbank of the Philippines to finance the acquisition of heavy equipment.” The resolution, sponsored by Board Member Joseph Calanao, chairman of the Committee on Finance, Budgeting, and Appropriations, was said to be “one of the necessary requirements” for the approval of the P80-M loan of the municipality of Kiamba. The plenary approved the resolution for second and final reading. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 04 November 2021 20:47

SP scrutinizes P80-M loan of Kiamba

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – Board Member Jose Tranquilino Ruiz lll, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Tourism chairperson, raises a query before the plenary during the 38th Regular Session on November 2 at the Capitol gym. It was during the presentation of Board Member Joseph Calanao on the committee report for the ratification of the municipal ordinance of Kiamba relative to the P80M loan agreement of the municipality with Landbank of the Philippines for the acquisition of heavy equipment that Ruiz asked if LGU Kiamba has “any existing loan” to ensure that the LGU is eligible of the loan. In response, Calanao attested that Kiamba is qualified of the loan, hence, the resolution was immediately approved by the Sanggunian. The resolution will serve as the “validation of the reviewing authority, which is the Sangguniang Panlalawigan,” and is one of the necessary requirements needed to be complied for the approval of the loan. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 2, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon points out the need for the province’s constituents to verify first the information and to only trust facts from credible news sources. He raised this as Dr. Arvin Alejandro, provincial health officer, presented Sarangani’s Covid-19 vaccination average daily accomplishment in a consultative meeting on October 26 at the Capitol gym. In Alejandro’s report, he disclosed that “based on the target number natin to be accomplished until December this year, as of today (October 26) hindi pa umaabot ng 50% ang daily target natin.” According to him, one of the possible causes of the low vaccination turnout is the false information about the effects of the vaccines which caused hesitation among the public to get vaccinated. This problem was also raised by the mayors who were also present during the meeting. Moreover, the creation of mega vaccine sites for Sarangans and assigning additional teams to conduct the vaccination drive at the barangay level were highlighted during the discussion. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 2, 2021) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon exchanges pleasantries with Provincial Police Office Director Nicomedes Olaivar Jr. and some mayors during the conduct of the consultative meeting concerning the province’s Covid-19 response. In the meeting on October 26 at the Capitol Gym, the officials discussed the strengthening of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout at the barangay level and the integration of the information dissemination regarding the benefits of being fully vaccinated. Department of Health Regional Director Aristides Tan, who also joined the meeting, pointed out to share only factual information about Covid-19 vaccines that these “are safe and our primary defense from having severe condition if, in case, someone will get infected from the virus.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 2, 2021) – Atty. Ryan Ramos, chief of staff of Deputy Speaker Congressman Rogelio Pacquiao, proposes before Sarangani’s provincial officials in a consultative meeting concerning the integration of Covid-19 response to give incentives to the barangays with high percentage of Covid-19 vaccination rollout. On behalf of the congressional office, Ramos also pledged to augment funds for the incentives which the mayors agreed. This strategy, for Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, is a motivation to fast track and to “really” strengthen the vaccination drive in the communities. The meeting was held on October 26 at the Capitol gym. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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