News Releases via SMS sent to the Philippine Information Agency Central and Region XI

Davao del Sur – Finally, after a year and 10 months in jail, Governor Douglas Cagas has gained freedom by posting bail. At about 2pm today, the duly elected governor stepped in at the capitol lobby and in his short speech, he told the huge crowd “ My freedom today is God’s work. I thanked God that even in jail, I won in the elections. It’s not easy to be in jail. It’s God’s will to be freed. Let’s work together for the service of the people.” (released August 4, 2016)

August 9, 2016
Davao del Sur – Governor Douglas Cagas has joined the capitol employees in the flag-raising ceremony yesterday. It was his first Monday convocation as a returning governor after being in jail for nearly 2 years for a murder case. He bailed out last week.

In his speech during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony with capitol employees, Governor Douglas Cagas expressed dismay over the status of the Davao Sur Sports Complex, particularly the swimming pool area and the Coliseum. Heeding the order of Governor Cagas, the employees proceeded to said area and found it to be inoperative and unserviceable. (released August 13, 2016)

August 16, 2016
Davao del Sur – The province of Davao del Sur is a recent recipient of the farm machine assistance from DA Regional Field Office XI. Handed over to the LGU were rice threshers, hand tractors with engine, sets of rice combine harvester, knapsack sprayers, tilapia fingerlings, peanut seeds and many others.

Elated by this positive development, Governor Douglas Cagas thanked DA Regional Director Ricardo Oñate for the big help that will surely boost the agricultural productivity and food security in the province. (released August 19, 2016)

August 23, 2016
Davao del Sur – The provincial government here recently recognized a capitol employee for her hard work and contributions having been in the government service for 42 years. Governor Douglas Cagas announced that the LGU will give Felicitas Yap a cash amounting to Php50,000 as a reward for her loyalty and hard work in the government service.

This is the first time after so many years in the past administrations that an employee is given a recognition and reward for a hard work.(released August 26, 2016)

September 6, 2016
Davao del Sur – The new set of officers of the Prov’l. Gov’t. Employees Association of Davao del Sur took their oath yesterday before Governor Douglas Cagas whose objective is to build friendships and encourage camaraderie among employees. It also serves as inspiration to deepen the ties of individuals at the workplace to ensure continuity of past and ongoing work. (released September 8, 2016)

September 7, 2016
Davao del Sur – The Provincial Medical Outreach Program here is set to launch its series of medical services in Brgy. Balutakay and Guihing Central Elementary School in Hagonoy town, respectively on September 9 and September 16. The medical services will also reach Brgy. San Miguel in Digos City on September 23.

The activity forms part of the government on wheels program which aims to bring government services closer to the people. (released September 7, 2016 @4pm)

September 13, 2016
Davao del Sur – The province of Davao del Sur is among the 47 provinces throughout the country which was recently visited by the Regional Project Team of the Bureau of Soils Water Management for soil fertility and crop suitability. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol issued the directive on its campaign slogan of Available and Affordable Food. The rice and corn growing LGU’s of the province are Bansalan, Padada, Sulop, Kiblawan, Digos City and upland areas of Sta. Cruz. (DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

September 16, 2016
Davao del Sur – Governor Douglas Cagas has issued today a directive to provincial capitol employees to conduct a joint general clean-up drive in their respective offices and other assigned areas within the capitol premises. This is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 244, declaring September of every year as National Clean-up Month.(DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

September 19, 2016
Davao del Sur – Governor Douglas Cagas has issued a memorandum for all job order applicants requiring them to submit documents such as Job Order Request duly approved by the governor, Personal Data Sheet, Budget Appropriation, Designation and Qualifications and Drug Testing Negative Result which is compulsory.(DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

September 26, 2016
DAVSUR’s PROVINCIAL RETIREMENT AWARD PROGRAM CREATED
Davao del Sur – An employee’s contribution in the government service is a complementary mechanism that can develop a framework for a mutually beneficial and harmonious relationship.

The provincial government of Davao del Sur is giving recognition and award to employees commensurate to the number of years they have served. A loyalty bonus ranging from Php 10,000 up to Php 50,000 will be given similarly to those who will be retiring from the government service as they end their tour of duties.

In a recent Monday convocation program, one Rosalinda Cacafranca of the Provincial Health Office who has served for 45 years was given an award of Php 50,000 for her meritorious, proficient, dedicated and unselfish efforts towards public health service. In the days to come, there will be more recipients to this laudable program.

Dubbed as the Provincial Retirement Award Program, is the first of its kind that happens only in the present stewardship of Governor Douglas Cagas where employees are given due recognition to their contributions in the government service. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen ties and establish a substantial work agenda in an employer-employee relationship.(Davao del Sur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

September 27, 2016
Davao del Sur- The Digos City National High School Band was National Champion of the Grand Marching Showdown in the Philippines held in Bacoor, Cavite on September 24. The 69 member delegation led by Band Director Melvin Sabio grabbed the championship among 13 other competing bands throughout the country. The group got a tour treat to Tagaytay City sponsored by 1st District Representative Mercedes Cagas.(DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

News Tidbits sent to the Philippine Information Agency, Region X1 Davao City.

September 30, 2016
Davao del Sur – Governor Douglas Cagas thanked both the elected and appointed officials and employees giving them assurance that he’s ready to take responsibilities ethically, legally, and morally and ready to care, listen, provide and never to give way to intrigues . Gov. Cagas expressed the statement during a recent culmination of the Family Week Celebration which gathered around 600 capitol employees.(DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

October 10, 2016
Davao del Sur – The Provincial and City Environment Natural Resource Offices take center stage today in a joint Monday convocation at the Davao del Sur Coliseum. The CENRO under the project National Greening Program and PENRO push hard on the campaign of Solid Waste Management, Integrated Control Management Project, Area Planting and Mineral Resource Project.
Both offices are bent to work more closely with one another of which objective underlines the importance of partnership and cooperation. (PLGU DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

November 7, 2016
Davao del Sur – The Provincial Health Office here reported that from January to September this year, there have been 12,072 patients admitted at the DavSur Provincial Hospital with 17 to 18 admissions per day. The hospital provides preventive and curative services, medical missions to barangays with ongoing projects underway.
It also announced that the Public Health Program has been allocated a Php3M budget.(DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

November 17, 2016
Davao del Sur –
A medical mission has been conducted at the Davao del Sur Coliseum on November 17, 2016 in Matti, Digos City from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Free medical services like distribution of medicines, Dental Extraction, and Cataract Screening were extended for the elderly that totaled to 160.(DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

November 18, 2016
Davao del Sur – Some 650 beneficiaries of free medical services have availed of the medical mission initiated by the Provincial Health Office today at barangay Sto. Niño, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. Services extended were distribution of free medicines for 13 years old and above and 0-12 years old respectively.
Free Dental Extraction, Tuli and minor Cyst surgical removal were also served.(DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

November 23, 2016
Davao del Sur – Medical Mission conducted in Brgy. Kasuga, Magsaysay D/S, 269 availed of medicines (13-above) pedia 0-12 yo. (229),dental extraction 74, tuli-16, cyst operation-15 that totaled to 603 patients served.(DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

November 24, 2016
Davao del Sur – In DICNHS 442 availed ages 13-above, dental extraction 139, cyst operation-6. Total patients served-697.(D/S NSA)

December 23, 2016
Davao del Sur – the provincial capitol employees of DavSur led by Gov Douglas Cagas, 1st district Rep. Mercedes Cagas and Board Members came in full force in today’s Hudyaka sa Pasko 2016. Competitions of lantern making, caroling, parlor games and raffle of rice and grocery items were given away.(DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

December 13, 2016
Davao del Sur – The provincial Livelihood and Special Programs Office reported that it provided scholarship grants to 1,663 students from various colleges covering the period under the stewardship of Gov Douglas Cagas. Said office is being tasked to gather data for Program of Works, delivery of services and monitor implemented programs. It collaborates with scholarship program, social services, financial assistance, agri-infra concerns and hospitalization benefits with an 18M budget from 1st Congressional District Rep. Mercedes Cagas.(DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

January 29, 2017
Davao del Sur – The congressional office of the 1st district in Davao del Sur takes center stage in today’s convocation at the Davao del Sur coliseum. Wide array of OPM, novelties, love songs and dance numbers gave delight to the crowd. A stand-out medley of Rep. Mercedes Cagas amazed the huge crowd more when she serenaded Gov Douglas Cagas. (DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

January 16, 2017 
Davao del Sur – The Provincial Sangguniang Panlalawigan here reported today its accomplishment from July to date which gave authority to Gov Douglas Cagas to enter into MOA’s to urgently address varied needs for Basic Health Care Services. DILG’s Pamana, filling up of permanent positions at the SP, a PSB at the selective collection both in Executive and Legislative among others. It also reported to have enacted 19 ordinances out of a hundred passed resolutions.(DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon)

January 25, 2017
Davao del Sur – Medical Mission @ Bagumbuhay Elem School at Igpit, Digos City: Meds 1- and above 132/Pedia 0-12 yo 283/Dental 33/Tuli 24, a total of 472 patients served.

February 10, 2017

Brgy Rizal, Bansalan D/S Meds 13 and above 388/Pedia 0-12 yo 281/Dental 103/Tuli 32/Cyst 13, a total of 817 patients served.

February 3, 2017

Davao del Sur – Brgy Mangga, Matanao D/S Meds 13 and above 420/Pedia0-12 yo 401/Dental 120/Tuli 49Cyst 8, a total of 998 patients served.

February 5, 2016
Davao del Sur –Gov Douglas Cagas has approved a budget of 40M for the Educational Assistance Program under the provincial Public Employment Service Office. PESO Manager Rolly Impas said the budget is good for 2 semesters to cater to 3,229 scholars. The EAP covers tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses.(DavSur NSAniñon)

Davao del Sur- About 379 students from across Davao del Sur province will benefit from the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) for a summer job of 29-70 working days with a budget allocation of P2M. The salary payment scheme will be shared by the provincial government (60%) and (DOLE 40%) (DavSur/ Nilda S. Aniñon).

Davao del Sur – Gov Douglas Cagas has approved a P2M budget for the skills training for the out- of –school youth and unemployed adults in the barangays. The provincial LGU has tapped TESDA’s Community-Based Skills Training program that offers a convergence of various trainings such as automotive, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, bookkeeping, body massage and hair perming among others.(DavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon)

February 20, 2017
Medical Mission at Brgy. Lelong, Hagonoy D/S: Meds 13 and above 378/Pedia 0-12 yrs old239/ Dental 100/ Tuli 49/Cyst 9, a total of 775.

February 24, 2017
Brgy Bangkal, Matanao D/SMeds 13 and above 386/Pedia 0-12 228/Dental 126/Tuli 50/Cyst 17, a total of 807.

April 7, 2017
Medical Mission at Brgy. Dolo, Bansalan, DavSur. Medicines 13-above 249, Pedia 0-12 yrs old-177/Dental-69/Tuli-45/Cyst-13=total> 553

April 12, 2017
Brgy. Kibuaya, Hagonoy D/S, Medicines 13-above>174/Pedia 0-12 y.o.>162/Dental 76/tuli 89/Cyst>14. Total>519
Brgy. Sinayawan, hagonoy D/S-Medicines 13-above>267/Pedia 246/Dental 72/Tuli 88/Cyst 8. Total =681.

April 28, 2017
Brgy Latian, Kiblawan D/S=Medicines 13-above>193/Pedia 0=12>145/Dental 84/Tuli 81/Cyst 17. Total= 520

April 26, 2017
Brgy Dawis. Digos City, Medicines 13-above>193/Pedia 0-12>197/Dental 107/tuli 80/Cyst 12. Total=584
Brgy Zone II, Digos City, Medicines 13-above 310/Pedia 0-12>226/Dental 155/ Tuli 83/Cyst 9. Total>783

May 3, 2017
PROVET MEDICAL MISSION: Brgy Union, Bansalan, D/S. No. of families served 85. Cattle 169/ Carabao 25/Goat 222/ Swine 53/Horse 11. Anti-Rabies Dog 26/Cat 2
Total served and received free animal vitamins: 508

Medical Mission @ Brgy Union, Bansalan D/S. Medicines 13-above 141/Pedia 0-12>84/ Dental Extraction 77/Tuli 69/Cyst 13. Total patients served and received free medicines 384.

Result of Extended Tuli done in Brgy Zone II, Digos City on May 3, 2017> 110 patients served and received free medicines that totaled to 193 with April 28 included.

May 5, 2017

Medical Mission @ Poblacion, Malalag D/S. Medicines 13-above 399/ Pedia 0-12 >401/ Dental >156/ Tuli >150/ Cyst >17. Total nimber of patients served and received medicines> 1,123

May 10, 2017
Brgy. Baclayon, Malalag D/S: Medicine 13-1bove>378/ Pedia 0-12>272/ Dental 132/Tuli 120/Cyst 18. A total of 920 patients who received free medicines and being served.

May 15, 2017

Brgy San Isidro, Magsaysay (including New Ilocos and Balnate)
Medicines 13-above> 321/ Pedia 0-12>104/ Dental Extraction 52/ Tuli 48/ Cyst 11> total no. of patients served and received free medicines =536

May 23, 2017

Brgy. San Isidro, Kiblawan D/S- medicines 13-above>296/ Pedia 0-12>211/ Dental Extraction 83/ tuli 55/Cyst 18. No. of patients served and received free medicines>669

May 25, 2017
Brgy. Leling, Hagonoy- Medicines 13-above 322/ Pedia 0-12>298/ Dental 76/ Tuli 32/ Cyst 7/ total patients served and received free medicines 735

May 26, 2017

Brgy. Bacungan, Magsaysay (Malawanit & Dalumay) Medicines 13-above>264/ Pedia 0-12>171
Dental Extraction 55/ Tuli>14/ Cyst operation 18. Total=522

May 31, 2017
Brgy Mabini, Magsaysay D/S Medicines Adults 13-above>232/ Pedia 0-12>135/ Dental Extraction 57> Tuli 37 and Cyst-16, total served and given free meds > 461

June 2, 2017
Rizal, Malalag D/S Medicines 13-above >306/ Pedia 0-12> 208/Dental Extraction 65/ Tuli 72/ Cyst 18 total patients served and given free meds > 669

June 6, 2017
Colonsabac, Matanao D/S Medicines 13-above 337/ Pedia 0-12>377/ Dental Extraction 46> Tuli36/Cyst 6/ Pregnant Women 7> A total of 800 served patients and given free meds.

June 9, 2017
Medical Mission, Brgy Kanapolo, Magsaysay D/S> Adult 13-above 268/Pedia 0-12>430/Dental 50/Tuli 22/Cyst 9=779

June 14, 2017
Medical Mission @Brgy Marber, Bansalan D/S Adult 13-above 302/Pedia 0-12 yo>218/Dental 87/ Tuli 29/Cyst 8= 644

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