MLANG, North Cotabato -Hundreds of senior citizens from 37 villages here actively participated in the launching of the Senior Citizen's week celebration highlighted by a parade around the town on Wednesday morning.
Mayor Joselito Pinol, in his message, acknowledged the contributions of the senior citizens in making the town of Mlang more progressive and firmed despite various challenges encountered in the past.
"Your contributions in the development of our town is worth emulating. This is the legacy you will be proud of to your children and even to your grandchildren," Pinol said
The mayor also announced that the monthly pension of the elderly is due for release in the second week of October.
"May ara naman kamo inugbakal sang bulong" (You can now purchase your medicine)," he said, eliciting laughter.
Each of the pensioner will receive P1,500 for the 3rd quarter.
Meantime the Rural Health Unit (RHU), through Dr. Glecerio Sotea, MD, town health officer, announced that free medical examinations among elderly in various barangays of the town of Mlang will be conducted effective Thursday.
Dr. Sotea said medical team will be sent to villages to check the health conditions of the elderly.
The RHU will also distribute vitamins and medicines to senior citizens even for those are not registered with the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).
Soil erosion threatens Mlang bridge, houses
MLANG, North Cotabato (NDBC/Sept. 29)- Maguindanaoan residents in Barangay Poblacion here are appealing to the Local Government Unit (LGU) for immediate assistance to ensure homes and properties, as well as a bridge, will be spared from calamity.
Mlang MDRRMC asks SB to place town under calamity due to floods
MLANG, North Cotabato (NDBC/Sept. 26) -- The Mlang Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) has urged Thursdaytown council to declare state of calamity in Mlang following flash floods that destroyed vast track of rice fields and roads.
Flash floods hit Mlang low-lying villages
MLANG, North Cotabato(NDBC) - - The light to moderate rainfall Tuesday night in Kidapawan City and Mlang triggered flash floodsthat submerged up to knee-deep several low lying villages here.
Ferdinand Pinol, Mlang town administrator, said residents were awakened by rampaging waters that entered their homes late in the evening.
Pinol said the villages of Lika and Labo were severely hit by floods after rice fields were also submerged by flood water. Some of thefarmers are to harvest nest week.
“There could be huge damages to agricultureal products but as to how much, we are still consolidating data from the affected farmers,” Pinol said.
At least 13 of 37 barangays of Mlang are prone for floods because of its proximity to two huge rivers of Mlang and Malasila.
Comelec Mlang nanawagan sa mga kabataan na makiisa sa special SK registrations
MLANG, North Cotabato—Umapila si Mayor Joselito Pinol sa mga kabataan na samantalahin na ang isinasagawang Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) registration ng Commission on Election (Comelec) para maka boto sa darating na buwan ng Pebrero ng 2015.
Kaugnay nito inatasan ni Mayor Pinol ang mga opisyal nang barangay na tumulong sa pamamagitan ng paghimok sa mga kabataan edad 15 hanggang 17 taong gulang na magpa rehistro para makasali sila sa darating na halalan.
Mula Setyembre 22 hanggang 27 ay magsasagawa ng special SK registration ang Mlang LGU na gaganapin sa municipal gymnasium.
Narito ang mga schedule ng bawat barangay para sa isinasagawang SK special registrations.
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Mlang indigents get livelihood from DOLE-12
MLANG, North Cotabato, (Sept. 16/NDBC) -- It’s early Christmas presents for 126 beneficiaries of livelihood program here as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-12 has turnover their start-up capital to Mlang local government.
Regional Director Ofelia Domingo, DOLE-12 chief personally released the check amounting to P1.7 million to Mayor Joselito Pinol, who represented the 126 beneficiaries, in a simple rite at the agency’s regional office in Koronadal City.
The beneficiaries were residents of various villages in Mlang that submitted their business proposal to the LGU and their desire to avail the livelihood program from the DOLE.
Mayor Joselito Pinol said the beneficiaries will received up to P15,000 start-up capital depending on their business proposals submitted to the screening and approval committee.
However, Pinol clarified the qualified beneficiaries will not receive cash but materials needed for their livelihood as they stated in their submitted proposal.
“The LGU will be responsible for the purchase of materials to be given to the beneficiaries to ensure that the resources were properly utilized,” Pinol said. (NDBC)> Add a comment >
Mlang recognizes Oblates' contribution
MLANG, North Cotabato (Sept.8/NDBC)— One of the biggest contributions of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) missionary priests, who celebrate its 75th year jubilee anniversary of daring presence in Mindanao on Sept. 25, was laying down the foundation of faith and education in this town, Mayor Joselito Pinol today said.
NCotabato rice farmers fear decline in harvest due to pests
MLANG, North Cotabato – Several farmers in this town fear a huge decline in their rice harvest after plant pests attacked their farms, the town's agriculture office reported Saturday.
Municipal agriculturist Noemi Nicholas told local reporters that at least 50 farmers complained of severe damage to their rice fields due to stem borer infestation.
Stem borer is a destructive pest that feasts on the roots of newly planted palay.
Nicolas said at least 200 hectares of rice affected by the infestation have no more chance of recovery.
In a separate interview, former Barangay Inas chairman Paeng Porras said he suspects some farmers whose rice suffered borer infestation did not follow the correct farming calendar.> Add a comment >