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SoCot health office prepares for ebola virus

KORONADAL CITY - To prevent the possibility of the deadly virus from coming to town andspreading, health authorities in South Cotabato has started strengthening its campaign against the deadly Ebola Virus. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr, South Cotabato provincial health officer, said that after meeting with the Provincial Epediomology and Surviellance Unit (PESU) his office is now closely coordinating with other offices of the provincial government, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other government agencies.


Country's first, modern Halal slaughterhouse rising in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – The first andstate of the art halal slaughterhouse in the country is rising in Cotabato City. Another slaughterhouse that will cater exclusively to hogs is also undergoing renovation and rehabilitation. ”Halal” is an Arabic word that means permissible or allowed according to Islamic laws. Mayor Japal Guiani Jr said the modern halal slaughterhouse, situated in Barangay Tamontaka, Cotabato City, is expected to be operational by the end of the year. Dr.


DOH-ARMM forms Tawi-Tawi task force ebola

COTABATO CITY - The Department of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has formed Tawi-Tawi ebola task force to monitor the entry of illegal migrants from Malaysia and other neighboring countries. It was part of our readiness on the possibility of entry of persons with the dreaded virus, Dr.


Hypertension leading cause of death in Mlang

MLANG, North Cotabato -The municipal health office of Mlang in North Cotabato has intensified its campaign for healthy living after it found out that hypertension continuous to be the leading cause of death this year and in the last 5 years. Dr. Glecerio Sotea, Mlang municipal health chief, said hypertension cases became his priority after deaths due to hypertension become rampant in town. Sotea said an average of 60 to 80 people died due to hypertension yearly which he attributed to incorrect healthy lifestyles.


ARMM forms Task Force Ebola

The Department of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM)
has formed a task force that will monitor possible entry of persons with Ebola

Dr. Kadil
Sinolinding, DOH-ARMM regional secretary, said the Task Force Ebola will have
personnel highly trained to handle cases should there is one in the region.


ARMM health workers' elated with `top performer' feat

CITY - Government medical personnel serving in five isolated southern
provinces considered as a `tap on the shoulder’ the recognition of the health
department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao as this year’s top
performer for national vaccination programs.

specialist Kadil Sinolinding, Jr., regional health secretary, told reporters
Friday the central office of the Department of Health has recently judged the DOH-ARMM
as this year’s number one in implementing anti-measles and anti-polio immunization programs.


DOH-12 exec calls for concerted efforts vs. malnutrition

- A ranking official of the Department of Health in Region 12 has appealed to stakeholders
to consolidate efforts in mitigating problems on malnutrition.

Dr. Teogones
Baluma, DOH 12 regional director, challenged the local government officials to
work closely with the community to address malnutrition problem.

In order for
us to solve the malnutrition problem the local government unit, families and
the community must work together,” Baluma said.


Guingona calls for correct reporting on ebola virus

Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona on Wednesday urged Philippine media to avoid being ‘alarmists’
in reporting about the dreaded ebola virus.

Guingona, chair
of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee at ng Peace, Unification and Reconciliation,
Health and Demography and the Oversight Committee on Anti-Money Laundering, said
reporting the spread of ebola virus without proper background and information could
lead to panic.


ACF Int'l launches campaign vs. deaths due to malnutrition

COTABATO CITY -From New York to Spain, Londonto Kenya, Manila to Leyte, Zamboanga to Central Mindanao, people from around the world are uniting their voices and calling for an end to needless child deaths from acute malnutrition.In today’s world of wealth and material plenty, ACF International considers it an outrage that 52 million children under the age of five still suffer from acute malnutrition.


NorCot honors BHWs

- More than 2,000 Barangay Health
Workers (BHW’s) from various towns and lone city in Cotabato gathered here for
the 2-day BHW Provincial Convention at the Provincial Gymnasium.

Clan in
Filipiniana attires, the grassroots health workers, came and represented their
respective federations in the 24th annual gathering of the province’s front
line health workers.

North Cotabato
Vice Gov. Gregorio Ipong cited the very important roles of the BHWs in
attending to the health needs of villagers.



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