FULFILLING THE VISION OF HEALTHY AND
WE WILL PROCEED WITH THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNIVERSAL
HEALTHCARE LAW, THE CREATION OF THE ZERO HUNGER FRAMEWORK, THE
IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICES IN OUR FOUR PROVINCIAL HOSPITALS AND THE
PROVISION OF INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION TO ALL.
THROUGH THESE INITIATIVES, WE CAN REDUCE POVERTY SIGNIFICANTLY
AND DELIVER SOCIAL SERVICES TO THE LAST, THE LOST AND THE LEAST.
We begin our interventions from womb to tomb where no single stage of life was neglected. Health and nutrition are always our top priorities and our children are no doubt, in the front row. Our malnutrition incidence decreased in both age groups. This only affirms our efforts in combating hunger in Davao de Oro.
From 4.59 percent in 2017, child malnutrition incidence dropped to 2.11% in 2019. Malnutrition in schools also decreased from 8.89 percent in School Year 2018-2019 to 6.7 percent this School Year 2019-2020. This decreasing malnutrition incidence is due to reinforced interventions namely the capability building of barangay nutrition scholars, provision of micronutrient supplement to preschoolers and the intensified implementation of Bayanihan para sa Kalusugan-Kusina ng Kalinga Program, community-based feeding program, and Adopt a Child Program.
DDO WINS GREEN BANNER ANEW; RECORDS LOWEST CHILD MALNUTRITION INCIDENCE IN DAVAO REGION
The province bags anew the “Green Banner Award” from the National Nutrition Council spearheaded by the National Council Executive Dir. Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang. Senior Board Member Arturo “Chiongkee” T. Uy received the award and gave his message in behalf of Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy the Provincial Nutrition Council Chair (PNC) during the Awarding Ceremony in the SMX Convention Center in Davao City, October 28, 2019.
The province was hailed as a Greean Banner Awardee this year according to the Region XI Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Maria Teresa L. Ungson, due to the Province’s excellent performance with their Nutrition Program garnering 95.18% by the Inter-Agency Regional Technical Working Group after their Annual Monitoring and Evaluation of the Nutrition Programs over the provinces and cities within Region XI.
In line with the Provincial Government’s 4Ps+ Program, the innovation and application of various Nutrition Programs helped in the development and at the same time empowerment of its constituents to proper nutrition education and counter malnutrition all-over the province.
Davao de Oro province values its greatest asset, its people. With the Province’s various Nutrition Programs namely Kusina ng Kalinga, Adopt-a-Child Program and Iron Fortified Rice, the Province will be able to give proper, satisfactory and accessible nutrition wherein its constituents can bring a more successful and prosperous Davao de Oro for the years to come.
While we secure the health of our people, it is but of equal importance to also secure the shelter of our women and children who are victims of abuse and exploitation. Our province allotted five million pesos for the construction of a two-storey residential building we will call Bahay Pangarap ng Davao de Oro to be their temporary home.
BAYANIHAN PARA SA KARUNUNGAN PROGRAM
The empowerment of our constituents covers all ages and is executed in different forms. We arm our children with good education through Bayanihan para sa Karunungan Program, where we gathered 400 youth volunteers to teach 3,000 pupils last 2019. The Indu Sang Isu, an education program customized for the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) trained 15 IP teachers who in turn, taught 60 IP pupils about Mansaka culture and tradition.
The success of our young people is the triumph of the whole Davao de Oro. It is with great pride to announce that we have a total of 184 scholars from the Compostela Valley Scholarship Program, 25 of them graduated with Latin honors. Five of our scholars landed in 10th, 9th, 8th, 6th and even first in the entire country during the 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers.
Our Compostela Valley Scholarship Program was also recognized as 2019 Regional Gawad Paglingkod sa Sambayan (GAPAS) Awardee on Best People’s Organization by DSWD RegionalXI and 2019 Regional Winner on Search for Outstanding Volunteers by NEDA Regional-XI.
OUR YOUTH WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
explores all possible approaches to unleash and unfold opportunities for our youth. We give them seat in policy-making and allow their voices to be translated to policies beneficial to the young generation. A localized youth parliament, the Davao de Oro Youth Parliament crafted 14 resolutions that tackle the different issues that the young people of Davao de Oro face. Among these resolutions are the resolutions on social media use, art, malnutrition, anti-smoking and rights of persons with disabilities. The youth takes up space in Davao de Oro. Surely they will equally shape the province’s future and direction.
We search for the ones whose hope is fading – those who thought of giving up and losing their future. With the Uplifting Out-of-School Youth Welfare and Growth or USWAG-Kabataan Project, 1000 out-of-school youth were enrolled to DepEd’s Alternative Learning System with two million pesos financial assistance from the province.
We continue to find the gold in our youth whose freedom is locked inside the prison doors. With our Eskwelda or Eskwela sa Selda launched last 2019, 22 youth inmates from Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and 25 inmates from the Provincial Rehabilitation Center were granted to enroll to DepEd’s Alternative Learning System still with financial assistance worth 2,000 pesos each once they completed the course.
22ND CVPAA MEET 2019 HELD
For the second time the local government unit of Montevista is again the host of this year's prominent “22nd Compostela Valley Province Athletic Association (CVPAA) Meet 2019".
The provincial meet 2019 was officially opened on November 11, 2019 at the Montevista Sports Complex, Montevista, Compostela Valley Province. The CVPAA is anchored with the theme: “Bridging Unity, Teamwork and Excellence through Sports".
The opening program started with a grand parade with the athletes, coaches and technical officials throughout the province.
The conduct of this year's provincial meet is co-hosted by the municipality of Monkayo, Compostela and Nabunturan.
During the program, the entrance and hoisting of CVPAA banner 2019 was led by Comval DepEd and followed by the provincial government banner and the municipal delegation banner.
The declaration of the formal opening of the 2019 palarong panlalawigan was led by Dr. Reynante A. Solitario – OIC- Schools Division Superintendent.
According to Mayor Eutropio S. Jayectin that the people of Montevista is ever nproud of this rare opportunity to be the home of CVPAA meet 2019.
He added that, Montevista is totally aware of the boundless responsibility to incur being a modest 3rd class municipality; however, the municipal officials has sturdily accepted the accountability to grasp the event regardless of the shortfall of human resource, possessions and most of all deficiency of funds.
“Our highest regard is to help out our student athletes achieved its individual goals excel in its choice of sports. We want to be part of the aspirations and dreams of the growing athletes; that once in their lifetime Montevista has become a fragment of their success in their field of sports," the mayor added.
Meanwhile, Solitario expressed his gratitude to the leaders of the provincial government headed by Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, Vice Governor Maria Carmen Zamora, District 1 Representative Manuel E. Zamora, District 2 Representative Ruwel Peter S. Gonzaga and to the host Mayor Eutropio S. Jayection and to all municipal mayors.
Solitario added that, sports play an important role both individually and collectively. It inculcates irreplaceable core values of sheer hard work, self awareness and discipline a combination that ultimately sums up into excellence.
“All of these can transcended into having a better nation. Collectively, these individual attributes, when applied consistently, can transmute into social cohesiveness and productivity, which are important part of nation building. This is why the Department of Education, together with the public and private stakeholders, is spearheading this annual event," said Solitario.
On the other hand, Gov. Uy extends his warmest felicitations to all participating athletes, coaches and schools of the provincial athletic meet in Montevista.
He said that, exposure in sports will also build our young people's mental threshold, their social skills and their sense of community.
“The holding of this year's provincial meet is indeed very special. This is the gathering of our province's best athletes. We will choose the student athletes that will represent our province in the upcoming Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet for 2020 which by the way will be held in our province. I am excited by this upcoming opportunity to host as it will not only exhibit our province's capabilities to host but to show our province as a learning destination in Mindanao," the governor said.
The conduct of the CVPAA meet 2019 ended on November 15, 2019.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SECTOR
Zooming into our IP sector to further address the concerns and protect the rights of our IP brothers and sisters, the creation of Ancestral Domain and Indigenous People’s affairs division under the Office of the Governor is now underway. A legislation shall soon be passed to make it functional. This office is expected to be the umbrella of IP governance and cultural promotion.
Another policy presently being drafted is the Ancestral Domain Revenue Code. It incorporates transparency initiatives that will reinforce IPs right to their ancestral domain. Furthermore, to better facilitate legal documents, birth registration of IPs will be conducted. We expect to have a better data banking for the IPs, allowing them to enroll to basic government services enabling them to have better access to all of it.
This 2020, our IP’s will receive free housing through the grant provided to us by the National Housing Authority. We thank Cong. Waykurat Zamora, BM Arturo Uy, and BM Camana for their invaluable efforts to make this project come into reality. 300 IP houses are now set to be built in three different towns- in Monkayo, New Bataan and Montevista.
As empowerment happens in all of our sectors, it is worthy to highlight the milestones of our women sector. For the first time, they have hosted the 16th General Assembly of the Philippines’ Federation of Local Councils of Women enjoining 600 women leaders across the country. Another breakthrough to note is the participation and exposure of our IP Mandaya weavers to both local and international platforms showcasing their design heritage and products.
Our Provincial Women Development Program also sealed its links with the University of Southeastern Philippines through a memorandum of agreement on technical trainings and livelihood intervention of the Liwanag ng Pamilya Program.
On scholarships both local and abroad, the Provincial Women Development Program through a partnership with Kerry Parson’s Foundation granted a full scholarship to 25 students of Davao de Oro with one international scholar sent out to Murdoch University, Australia from the municipality of Mabini in 2019. We thank and congratulate the Provincial Women Development Council headed by Ma’am Sholai Lim.
DAVAO DE ORO BRACED ITSELF FOR THE “UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE”
Davao De Oro is now Universal Health Care ready! On December 17, 2019 Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy together with the team from the Provincial Health office and the Department of Health-Region XI attended the Ceremonial Signing of the Universal Health Care Integrated Sites Memorandum of Understanding at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila City.
The Province was fortuitous as being chosen as the pilot implementation sites of the Universal Healthcare Law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte early this year. Among provinces all over the archipelago, Davao De Oro is one of the 33 provinces, who were selected for this golden opportunity.
Appropriations for the source of funding for the Universal Health Care as well as the organization of Local Health Systems were discussed during the event. Through the UHC, filipino citizens will be automatically enrolled in the National Health Insurance Program and prescribes complementary reforms in the health system. This gives them an access to the full continuum of health services they deserve, while protecting them from abiding financial struggles as an outcome.
“Pinaagi sa UHC, mas matagaan ug abot kayang serbisyong medical and atong mga katawhan. This will surely help fulfill our aspiration of a healthy Davao De Oro! So many things to look forward next year!” said Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy