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LGU’s Valentine bloodletting fills 246 blood bags for Red Cross

Two hundred forty six (246) bags of blood will hike up the blood supply of Philippine Red Cross – Sultan Kudarat as the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong concluded its “Alay Dugo sa Araw ng mg Puso” bloodletting act on February 14, 2021, at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.

While this figure has exceeded the LGU’s anticipation of 150 blood bag collection, the collected blood, however, will still undergo series of tests to pass as safe for blood transfusion and some will be properly discarded once screening results state otherwise.

The event was carried out as part of the Disaster Response and Disaster Preparedness to cater to the high volume demand of blood in the province amplified by the coronavirus pandemic. The bloodletting was also pushed through to compensate for the cancelled blood donation last year due to the current crisis.

LDRRM Officer Rodrigo Jamorabon expressed his appreciation to the supportive efforts of various individuals from Philippine Army 6O1st Infantry Brigade, First Mechanized Brigade, 40th Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force – Talakudong, Bureau of Fire Protection – Tacurong, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Association of Barangay Council, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), City Schools Division of Tacurong, 4Ps beneficiaries, Junior Chamber International (JCI) – Tacurong Kampilan, ASEANA Marketing, LGBTQ+ Community, City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), and civilians from different walks of life.

LGU-Tacurong, along with its partner-stakeholders, was able to prepare and distribute ‘arroz caldo’, ‘balut’, soft drinks, bread, and coffee for the replenishment of the donors’ energy after their blood extraction. Female donors have also received red roses at the venue in commemoration of Valentine’s Day. (DEC, LGU-TacInfo)

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Tacurongnons to hold second round of outreach program to earthquake victims in Cotabato

The LGU and other stakeholders will travel to Kidapawan City tomorrow, November 15, to conduct the second round of relief goods distribution and outreach programs to earthquake victims.

The outreach program, just like the previous one held in Makilala, will cover psycho-social services that include fun games for kids, medical & dental services, and free haircut among others.

Mayor Angelo Montilla will lead the team that will go to the area.

Expected to join the team tomorrow are the members of Sultan Kudarat Medical Society, SK Dental Chapter, Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Tacurong, Rotaract Talakudong, Makasining Lahi, and other groups from private and public educational institutions.

Until today, several donations from organizations and individuals, local and overseas, continue to arrive at the CDRRM Operations Center.

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LGU, stakeholders hold outreach program at evacuation camp in Makilala

11.06.2019 | Amid the depressing condition and fear of another earthquake, 383 families who abandoned their ravaged homes in Barangay Cabilao, Makilala strive to survive the difficult daily grind inside the evacuation camp.

Food, water, medicines, toiletries are some of the necessities they need to survive and right now, they are heavily dependent on any help given to them.

Today, they were given another ray of hope as additional help arrived, and this time from the people of Tacurong City.

And the help from Tacurongnons came in bunches too.

More than 20 vehicles from The City of Goodwill arrived at the Boys Scout Camp in Barangay Bulatukan where 383 families from Cabilao built temporary tent shelters.

Evacuees from Cabilao were adopted by Tacurong for its outreach program since they were also the same families assisted by the Tacurong City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) and rescue teams headed by LDRRM Officer Rodrigo Jamorabon when they fled their homes on October 31.

A thousand packed food and non-food items were loaded in dumptrucks along with sacks of assorted clothes, 13 rolls of laminated sacks (trapal), and three rolls of thermal foil foam insulations that can be used as bed.

Many of the relief goods came from donations of individuals and groups in Tacurong.

Mayor Angelo Montilla led the city hall employees and other stakeholders in the roll-out of various services.

The two doctors of the city hall were joined by four others from Sultan Kudarat Medical Society in providing medical consultations to 150 patients who also received their needed medicines.

Personnel of City Health Office were joined by nurses from Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) in the medical services.

Four dentists from Philippine Dental Association-SK Chapter and one from the PNP also did tooth extractions for 84 individuals.

Psychometricians, psychologists, and guidance counselors from the LGU, Department of Education (DepEd), and Southern Mindanao Institute of Technology (SMIT) also provided psycho-social services to kids and other adults.

The Tacurong City Employees Association, Rotaract Talakudong, and Tacurong’s Mutya winners also facilitated games for kids.

Meanwhile, ten members of the city’s LGBTQ group of Makasining Lahi provided free haircut to more than 300 persons at the camp.

Other partners who joined in the relief goods distribution included the following: Tacurong Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Bureau of Fire Protection, Tacurong PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection, Joint Task Force Talakudong, 1st Mechanized Brigade of Philippine Army, Rotary Club of Tacurong, Tacurong Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, SKSU Tacurong and Isulan Campuses, and the Barangay Council of Rajah Muda.

Cabilao Punong Barangay Anna Lee Villas thanked Tacurong City profusely for the assistance they received saying it was one of the most complete services that they received so far.

She said that the help they are getting from donors and volunteers keeps them stronger to survive their stay at the camp. (ASF, LGU Tacurong Information)

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