Wednesday Oct, 21 2020 12:26:34 PM

Basilan province has 3 new physicians

BANGSAMORO NEWS UPDATES • 08:15 AM Sun Oct 4, 2020
141
By: 
John M. Unson
Dr. Nada Hasanin Abdulmalik Ukkung
The new doctors of medicine in Basilan. (Photos courtesy of Basilan Information Office)

COTABATO CITY --- Three of those who passed the latest physician’s licensure examination are from Basilan, another feat that local residents are so proud about.

Basilan Gov. Jim Salliman said in a statement Saturday that he and his constituents are proud of having three more doctors of medicine in the province, Nada Hasanin Abdulmalik Ukkung, Irshada Palentinos Hasan and Dalvin Roy Wong.

“This proves that Basilan has indeed risen from its image of a so-troubled province. We have produced many professionals in the past five years,” Salliman said.

A number of Basilan residents have become licensed physicians, lawyers, engineers, pharmacists and medical technologists during the period.

Salliman, now in his second term as provincial governor, said one of the goals of his administration is to set up more learning institutions in remote areas in Basilan to sustain the improving peace and order in the island province.

“Education is one of the solutions to peace and security issues in the province,” Salliman said.

 The provincial government of Basilan and the office of the lone congressional representative in the province, the Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman, have jointly secured the surrender of close to 300 local Abu Sayyaf members from 2016 to early this year through backdoor negotiations.

The now reforming former Abu Sayyaf bandits are being reintroduced into Basilan’s local communities with the help of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and the military’s Western Mindanao Command.

“Providing our people with livelihood and infrastructures needed to improve their productivity is also essential to our efforts of producing more professionals from our local youth sector,” Salliman said.

 

2 Makilala residents drown in rampaging floods

NORTH COTABATO - Two residents were drowned Tuesday in floodwaters that flowed downstream through a large river in Makilala town following heavy...

NDBC COVID WATCH: 42 patients recover in Soccsksargen, 45 new infections recorded

COTABATO CITY  – Two residents of North Cotabato and Cotabato City have died due to novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as of yesterday,...

The Lord speaks of peace to his people

Reading 1 EPH 2:12-22 Brothers and sisters: You were at that time without Christ, alienated from the community of Israel and strangers to the...

BTA Parliament establishes COVID-19 ‘HelpLink’

COTABATO CITY --- The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament has established an initiative project, known as COVID-19 ‘HelpLink,’ that...

Tawi-Tawi sea mishaps: 11 seafarers rescued, 4 in another boat missing

COTABATO CITY --- Authorities rescued Monday 11 seafarers on a boat that capsized due to strong waves while sailing from Sitangkai to Bongo in Tawi-...