Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blaan master weavers present work at SM City



GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 14, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon pays attention to Blaan master weavers Yabing Caturan Masalon Dulo, 94, and Gusiye Buan, 84, from Lamlifew Village in Barangay Datal Tampal, Malungon, Sarangani during the opening of exhibit of "Mabal Blaan:Weaving the Threads of Heritage" at SM City starting Monday, October 13. The Department of Tourism Region 12 supported the Lamlifew Village Museum under the Sulong Tribu component of Sulong Sarangani program. The exhibit runs until October 16. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Officials open "Mabal Blaan: Weaving the Threads of Heritage" exhibit


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 14, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (extreme left) leads the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the exhibit "Mabal Blaan;Weaving the Threads of Heritage" and showcasing the Lamlifew Village Museum Monday, October 13, at SM City Events Center. The governor is assisted by her wife Michelle Solon (2nd from left), chair of the Regional Tourism Council. Also in photo are Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao (2nd from right), City Councilor Shandee Llido (extreme right), Dir. Yahya Senti (3rd from left) of the Department of Labor and Employment Region 12 and Dir. Arturo Valero (3rd from right) of the National Economic and Development Authority Region 12. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Governor Solon presents ATOP awards


ALABEL, Sarangani (October 14, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (4th from left) proudly presents the award garnered by Sarbay 2013 which is the Grand Winner in The Pearl Awards of Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines – Department of Tourism (ATOP-DOT) Best Tourism Practices of the Philippines under the category of Best Tourism Event – Festival Sports, Adventure and Wellness (Provincial Level) during the flag raising ceremony Monday, October 13.(Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

DTI opens Consumer Welfare Month celebration



ALABEL, Sarangani (October 14, 2014) - Trade and industry provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso opens the celebration of Consumer Welfare Month with the Provincial Local Government Unit of Sarangani and Department of Energy Monday, October 13. The theme is “Sapat na Impormasyon: Susi sa Wastong Paggamit ng Enerhiya.” (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

VP Binay attends Glan centennial program


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) - Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks before thousands of spectators at the Grand Centennial Celebration of Glan on October 8 with the theme “GLAN: A Century of Sharing, Caring among One People, One Culture.” (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sarbay 2013 is Grand Winner in ATOP awards


Alabel, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) - Sarbay 2013 is the Grand Winner in The Pearl Awards of Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines - Department of Tourism (ATOP-DOT) Best Tourism Practices of the Philippines under the category of Best Tourism Event - Festival Sports, Adventure and wellness (Provincial Level). Larry Asparin (3rd from left), coordinator of Sarangani Tourism and Investment Promotion Center, presents the trophy during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan with presiding officer Vice Governor Jinkee J. Pacquiao. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad, Jr./SARANGANI TOURISM & INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

Mayor Yap delivers his centennial message

GLAN, Sarangani(October 12, 2014)- Mayor Victor James Yap Sr. delivers his centennial message and thanks Congressman Manny Pacquiao and Vice President Jejomar Binay and Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon for their support and for witnessing the Grand Centennial Celebration of the town on October 8 at Glan Central Elementary School grounds. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Mati wins Lubi-lubi Festival competition


GLAN, Sarangani(October 12, 2014) - Sangdaan Street Dancing Competition champion Mati, Davao Oriental bagged the trophy and cash prize of P400,000 during the Lubi-lubi Festival on October 8. First runner up was Polomolok, Cannery, South Cotabato with a trophy and cash prize of P300,000, 2nd  runner up was Tboli, South Cotabato with trophy and cash prize of P200,000 and 3rd runner up was Allah Green Valley, Surallah, South Cotabato with trophy and cash prize of P100,000. The street dancing competition was participated in by 20 contingents through-out Mindanao. The prizes were sponsored by Congressman Manny Pacquiao who donated P1,000,000. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Glan and Carcar, Cebu sign sisterhood agreement


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) - Glan Mayor Victor James Yap Sr. (right, seated) leads the Signing of Sisterhood Agreement with the City Government of Carcar, Cebu with Mayor Nicepuro Lauron Apura (left, seated) witnessed by local officials from Carcar and Glan during the Gabi ng Parangal and Mayor’s Ball held at Atty. Enrique D. Yap, Sr. Cultural Center on October 7.(Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION)

Glan frees 100 doves to mark centennial anniversary


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) – One hundred white doves are released during the anniversary program of Glan’s centennial founding day on October 8 as a symbol with prayers of a continuous peace and progress for another hundred years of more daring journey of becoming the country’s top eco-tourism destination. No less than Vice President Jejomar Binay attended the culmination program with Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, board members, and the municipal and barangay officials headed by Mayor Tata Yap and Vice Mayor Vivien Yap. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

James L. Chiongbian NTS is top tech-voc school in Region 12


KIAMBA, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon lauds James L. Chiongbian National Trade School (NTS), formerly Kling National High School, for being the number one technical vocational high school in Region 12. The celebration on October 9 doubled as JLC NTS also celebrated its 1st foundation anniversary as a tech-voc school and 47th year when the school was originally founded. Gov. Solon gave a cheque worth P100,000 to fund the purchase of additional tech-voc equipment of the school duly authorized by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Dr. Alfafara honored at GMCH


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) - The Alfafara Family, Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon and Glan officials led by Mayor Tata Yap (7th from right) pose after unveiling the bust representing the late Dr. Jesus Poncardas Alfafara on October 7 within the compound of Glan Medicare Community Hospital (GMCH) in recognition of his honest effort and sincere dedication to public health service. Dr. Alfafara, a native of Carcar, Cebu who came to Glan after the war of liberation was the first head of GMCH previously called Community Hospital and Health Center, hence the hospital building was named after him by virtue of a provincial special ordinance. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Lubi-lubi street dance champ


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) – The triumphant Notre Dame of Glan Lubi-Lubi street dancers grooving to the beat of the mixed drum-and-bamboo ensemble rhythmic instruments during Glan’s 15th Lubi-Lubi Festival staged as a prelude to the Sangdaan sa Glan Street Dance Competition, a region-wide bring your festival concept, in time with the Grand Centennial Celebration of Glan on October 8. Notre Dame of Glan performers shine as the centennial Lubi-lubi street dance champion with contingents from Glan Padidu National High school and Leonard Young National High School ranking 1st and 2nd runners up, respectively. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Leonard Young National High School dancers


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) – Leonard Young National High School street dancers perform before spectators and ranked 2nd runner-up in the 2014 Lubi-lubi street dance competition on October 7. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE

Glan Padidu National High School dancers


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) – With century-old Acacia trees as backdrop, the contingent of Glan Padidu National High School to the 2014 Lubi-lubi Street Dance Competition do their jovial presentation and bagged the first runner up prize in this year’s competition. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Century old house as backdrop of Lubi-lubi dancers


GLAN, Sarangani (October 12, 2014) – Lubi-lubi street dancers of Leonard Young National High School, 2nd runner up of this year’s competition, execute their focal point presentation fronting an old Spanish-inspired wooden house, one of the heritage houses of the town. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Slapshock performs in Glan


GLAN, Sarangani (October 7, 2014) – Rap-metal band Slapshock performs Sunday, October 5, in Glan in one of the nightly gigs at Plaza Rizal where people come in groups of families and circle of friends to be entertained. (Tres B. Besana/ SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Jim Paredes is in the house


GLAN, Sarangani (October 7, 2014) – Jim Paredes serenades a music lovers’ social group in Glan called GLAM as they reconnect themselves in a vintage party on Sunday, October 5. (Tres B. Besana/ SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Fun-filled night in Glan


GLAN, Sarangani (October 7, 2014) – It is surely an eventful centennial anniversary in Glan where people jam-pack all corners of the plaza to where their interest brings them to - whether it be action, gigs or simply food tripping. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Fun and laughter in Glan


GLAN, Sarangani (October 7, 2014) – Seasoned performers K Brosas and Pooh successfully generates laughter and fun on Sunday, October 5, as part of an eight-day all-star music festival where residents and visitors alike get to watch some live performances of Manila artists as Glan celebrates its centennial anniversary on October 8. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)