July 29, 2016: *** A total of 28115 drug personalities have surrendered to authorities across the province since the implementation of Oplan: Tokhang until July 21, 2016.Gov. ***Edgar Chatto ordered the Provincial Health Office to study the existing best practices on the cities of Davao & Cebu regarding their respective drug rehabilitation programs. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto has initiated talks with Health Sec. Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial to secure funding from the national government considering the prohibitive cost of putting a drug rehab facility with purely provincial funds. ***Geared to address the plight of the urban poor, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesell Yap II implemented City Ordinance creating the City Housing Board who will thresh out issues concerning anti-squatting, relocation & resettlement.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

CV accomplishments rated on its MDG commitments

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 20 (PIA)–-Central Visayas needs to struggle some more and hit the mark of halving poverty and hunger as it logged poor accomplishments according to its commitments to the millennium development goals (MDG). 

Earlier, the Philippines signed its commitment to the United Nations to attain in the commitment of halving extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and women empowerment, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, environmental sustainability and combat human immune deficiency diseases, malaria and other illnesses, 

While Central Visayas did good in some of the commitments, the region poorly attained in some major commitments like poverty and hunger, as can be gleaned from a report the Regional Development Council looked up to it its June full council meeting in Bohol. 

With a baseline data of 42.2% of population in 1990 living below the poverty threshold, the goal was to cut into half or bring it down to 21.1% by 2015. 

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