Category: Press Release
Tourists and devotees alike will have better access to the Shrine of Holy Cross in Cotabato as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) resumes the construction of concrete road pavement leading to the historic shrine.
The two-lane, 2.5-kilometer concrete road along the muddy and mountainous terrain of Barangay Nueva Vida in M’lang, Cotabato is on its final phase, costing P15 million, which includes the construction of a 40-meter parking space under the supervision of the newly-created DPWH Cotabato Sub-District Engineering Office (DEO) under the leadership of District Engineer Eddie M. Amir.
DPWH Cotabato 2nd DEO implemented the first and second phases in 2018 and 2019 with budget allocations of P43 million and P20 million, respectively.
The mountain shrine, which was declared sacred by the Diocese of Kidapawan in 1990, is one of the most visited places in Cotabato especially during Holy Week since the elevated location allows devotees, hikers, and tourists to see parts of Kidapawan City, Makilala town, M’lang town, and Liguasan Marsh.
Credits: DPWH Mark Villar
MLANG, Cotabato- Today marks the opening and the launching of the Malayan agri-eco tourism farm in Mlang as a learning site for agriculture.
This success is possible because of the active participation of the provincial government of cotabato, local government of mlang, the department of agriculture ATI, USM and TESDA.
“The provincial government through the leadership of Governor Nancy Catamco congratulates and fully support the launching of Malayan agri-eco tourism farm. for it complements the vision of Governor Nancy Catamcos “Masaganang Cotabato”. That would aim to attain food security, food accessibility, food sustainability, and food safety”. Sir Efren Piñol, Provincial Administrator, as he represents Governor Nancy Catamco.
Mayor Russell Abonado and Cong.Ping Tejada univocally agrees that the launching and opening of the Malayan agri-eco tourism farm is not only a learning site but the site of unity for progress among the leaders of the province of Cotabato.
Ms. Nelda Tejada owner of the site and the wife of Cong. Ping Tejada. This is the new horizon of Agricultural Development. We hope that this venture would help and support government projects.
Also present in the event are Mr. Arthur Go representative of Sen. Cynthia Villar, for the Villar Foundation,Mr. Caleb Fabila MAO, Ms. Yvonne Saliling USM, Engr. Frank Beltran TESDA and Dir. Abdul Daya-an Center Director of ATI.
Mlang, North Cotabato (Sep. 08, 2020) Another Skills Training program on food processing was promoted by Governor Nancy Catamco (Gov. Catamco) in M’lang town, Cotabato, in conjunction with the Investment and Promotion Center, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Department of Trade and Industry.
The two-day program begins earlier and will end tomorrow (September 8 and 9). The first part of the program is about teaching participants how to make wine, specifically the process of Pomelo wine.
There was a representation of the sectors that participated in the program, with a total of 56 participants.
Sapia Sindatok-Uka (Sapia), Training Program Coordinator (DOST 12), led the teaching of winemaking. “Any fruit can be used to make wine. What matters is that the quality of the ingredients used should be good. The process is easy, ”said Sapia.
One of those in attendance was Mrs. Laila Japitana Platon, a solo parent and member of the Kalipi Women’s Association M’lang chapter. “This is a good opportunity they gave us. Especially and here in our town there are many Pomelo plantations, ”he said.
It is hoped that the production of Pomelo wine will be an opportunity to get to know the town of M’lang better. It is also a good opportunity for the livelihood of the locals, and a good industry that will help for the economic growth of the said town.
The program was promoted with the goal of Gov. Catamco to have “North Cotabato-made” products, which we can be proud of and help build our economy in the face of the pandemic.
(PGO Media Team)
By: Mlang News Bureau
A municipal doctor that hailed from the province of North Cotabato was one of the top five finalists for 2020 Outstanding Municipal Health Officer of the Philippines (Modelong Doktor Award), bestowed by the Association of the Municipal Health Officers of the Philippines.
Dr. Glecerio “Jun” Sotea, was instrumental in the establishment of the diabetes club and promote a healthy lifestyle through exercises and biking among sports-minded people and even the young people to prevent obesity and other forms of illness in the town of Mlang.
Though busy in his daily routine being the municipal health officer attending patients, the doctor has still time in going to the villages using his bicycle to look at the health conditions of the villagers.
He was even tagged as “the biking doctor” of people closed to him and even the local officials of the town.(more…)
By: Mlang News Bureau
MLANG, COTABATO——At least 49 couples ended their live-in status and tied the knot at a mass wedding sponsored by the local government
Mayor Russel M. Abonado administered the civil rites at the town gym witnessed by the couples’ parents, relatives, and friends.
Abogado said the civil wedding would make legal the status as husbands and wives of the couples who had been living with each other for at least 10 years.
The mayor said being married would make it easy for the couples and their families to avail themselves of government programs and services like the coverage by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and cash aid from the government through 4Ps.
By: Mlang News Bureau
Mayor Russel M. Abonado and Father Tony Lupiba, discuss the upcoming Lenten Season activity at the Shrine of the Holy Cross, in Barangay New Rizal in Mlang, Cotabato.
The shrine every year welcome thousands of pilgrims that wanted to meditate and pray at the shrine, where the Holy
Cross erected by the Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI) fathers was located.
The Oblate fathers then turn over the hill and became a shrine to the diocese of Kidapawan.
Yearly an influx of faithful Catholic believers trooped at the shrine and commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
By: Mlang News and Information Bureau
Mayor Russel M. Abonado, presides the joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC), Municipal Anti Drug Abuse Council (MADAC), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) and Municipal Development Council, held at the municipal rooftop on January 28, 2020.
Present during the joint meetings is the 37 Barangay Chairmen, Civil Society Organization, Academe and other concern agencies.
Mayor Abonado, lauded the performance of both the PNP and AFP for maintaining the peace and order of the town in the past year, including the celebration of the Kawayanan Festival. (more…)