Criteria set for barangays’ race to 3 million pot prize

Barangay captains and representatives meet up to agree on the criteria for judging as they race for the coveted Best Performing Barangay with the reward of 3 million pesos as part of the city’s Barangay Empowerment Program, which affirms that transformation must be initiated in every barangay at the forefront of service delivery. The said … Read more

City DILG assists the city gov for road clearing 2.0

The City DILG is assisting the city government in complying with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to clear roads from illegal structures and constructions along the road right-of-way. To assist in the implementation of Road Clearing Version 2.0 issued last February 7, 2020, the city government directed the officials of the 27 barangays to … Read more

Enforce tricycle ban on highways, City DILG told

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)  has ordered local chief executives to strictly enforce the tricycle ban along national highways. DILG Memorandum Circular 2020-036 dated February 17 has directed all local government units (LGUs) to strictly implement the banning of tricycles from even crossing or making U-turns along highways. During the “Talakayan … Read more

Aftercare: Tonton’s second step to recovery

Finding hope in the midst of defeat and addiction is a struggle for many drug dependents and their families, until hope comes, an aid to those who need guidance and support in avoiding relapse during the recovery process. In breaking the chains of addiction, “aftercare” can help. Tonton became an alcoholic and smoker at age … Read more

More Information on ASF for Local Meat Vendors

Lectures on African Swine Fever (ASF) were conducted for meat vendors and ‘lecherous’ here in the city of Koronadal.  According to Dr. Charlemagne Calo of the City Veterinary Office who spearheaded the activity said that our meat dealers must be informed on the fundamental facts regarding ASF which is currently considered as one of the … Read more

Koronadal is nCov-free

“There is nothing to fear from novel coronavirus (nCov) because Koronadal is still nCov-free and close monitoring is being implemented throughout the city,” acting City Health Officer Dr. Edito Vego said amidst nCov invasion across the world. Furthermore, there is no necessity in using surgical face masks as the said virus will not directly infect everyone. Dr.Vego clarifies this statement after surgical face masks are running out of supply both in local and national stores in the country.

According to Dr. Vego, a strong immune system will help our bodies fight against the virus.  He even compares the intensity of nCov with the dengue strain, in which the latter left a high fatality rate last year.  He further states that viruses can be destroyed by doing simple, hygienic procedures.

Steps include the following:

Washing hands using water and soap or sanitizer with not less than 70% alcohol content;

Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing;

Stay away from sick people or refrain from going out of your houses if you are sick;

Avoid crowded places, and;

Consult the nearest health facility if symptoms manifest such as fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing.

In addition to Dr. Vego’s statement, a surgical face mask is advisable to use if one exhibits respiratory ailments or is upon advice by the physician. However, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS cov) are not different from the Novel Corona Virus (nCov) as Dr. Vego recalls.

Arts Month reveals 2020 line-up

The City of Koronadal Investment and Promotion Center (CKIPC) revealed the full line-up of Ani ng Sining 2020 National Arts Month (NAM) celebration this February.

The month-long celebration will offer a wide array of events and activities anchored on the theme “Ani ng Sining”.

Koronadaleños will be paying tribute to the brilliance and bounty of the seven arts: music, dance, drama, literature, visual arts, architecture and film.

On February 13, the celebration will kick-off with a program at the City Hall Lobby. After the program, series of lectures for the 200 participants, to include students and workers from local hotels and restaurant operators will be conducted to better improve their services. “We host convention in Koronadal almost every month and we saw the need to improve their services particularly in food preparation, presentation and servings. Food is a basic requirement and every time we have visitors, food is their first consideration”, CKIPC Manager Elric Batilaran said in an interview.

Meanwhile, the city government partnered with Apat sa Taglamig, a sole theatre organization in the locality who are into theatre production. The group will be having a series of theatrical shows starting February 15 at KNCHS AVR. The show will portray themes like current issues in the society. “Through the play, we will showcase how competent and talented our playwriters in Koronadal who have the potential to compete in the national and international arena”, Batilaran said.

On the other hand, Koryo Mindanao, an association of different artistic directors and choreographers in the seven arts disciplines will hold their big gathering in Koronadal on February 19-21. More or less 600 participants from different parts of Mindanao including some visitors from Luzon and Visayas will be attending the 3rd Koryo Mindanao Summit 2020. “This is one of the big events that we will be hosting in the celebration of the Arts Month. The Mayor himself will be hosting a Mayor’s night to provide our participants with cultural entertainment. We hope them to discover Koronadal and what we could offer to the world in terms of our rich cultural heritage”, Batilaran explained in an interview.

Headed by Mr. Yen Morales of Creative Entertainment Production, a film workshop will be conducted to some local talents and independent film makers as the captured audience. Batilaran said that many of the young individuals are already into film making and no one can stop them to be creative, so the government needs to give them the necessary back-ups to improve their crafts.

Sayaw Pinoy local performances, a showcase of different genres of dances like hiphop, ballet, dancesports, cultural and traditional dances will culminate the month long celebration. According to Batilaran, the City of Koronadal had been hosting the said activity for many years now since its inception. “This year we will allot 1 hour for our local dances. Students from both elementary and secondary schools in the city will have their folk-dance presentation at KNCHS gymnasium. This event is in partnership with the Philippine Folk Dance Society. This is one of the activities the society intends to enroll to the city government and we are very supportive on these”, Batilaran said.

For the whole of February, expect a plethora of activities such as workshops, shows, lectures, tours and others happening.


BOSS eases Permit Processing

The establishment of the Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) eases the permit processing of the city. City Architect Marvin Alegria said that with the operation of BOSS this January 2020, business permits easily processed had increased to 4,200 from 3,700 of the same period of 2019. The figure showed an increase of 500 permits processed including … Read more

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