Thursday, April 16, 2015

ZOD practicing municipality declared


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 30, 2015) – Malungon Mayor Reynaldo Constantino receives Resolution No.2015-8-035 declaring Malungon as the first Zero Open Defecation (100% Access to Sanitary Toilet) Practicing Municipality in the Province of Sarangani during the Municipal Health and Sanitation Summit Year-2 at Green Leaf Hotel on March 26-27. The resolution was presented by Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Board Member Elmer de Peralta, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Health. The municipal health summit was conducted in partnership with Malungon-LGU, World Bank - Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), Sagittarius Mines, Inc., Save the Children, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Governor’s Office and Vice Governor’s Office. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Vice Mayor tells youth: avoid drugs


KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 31, 2015) – Vice Mayor Bogi Martinez challenges the youth of Kiamba to seriously concentrate on sports events and avoid vices specially prohibited drugs. The vice mayor also expressed his gratitude to Congressman Manny Pacquiao, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao for funding the Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament. The tournament is being participated in by 48 teams in two categories, with each team receiving a complete set of basketball uniform. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

The opening of Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament


KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 31, 2015) – The Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament opens Saturday, March 28, at Kiamba Gym with 48 teams for two categories: the 10 years old to 14 years old  category and 15 years old to 18 years old category. The tournament is sponsored by Congressman Emmanuel “Pacman” Pacquiao, Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon and Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao in coordination with Mayor Raul Martinez, Vice Mayor Bogi Martinez and Sangguniang Bayan members. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

Thai lady 1st at PGAWC


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 31, 2015) - Lady pilot Nunnapat Phuchong (center) of Thailand receives a plaque of participation and token as 1st runner-up after three days of competition at the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup in Safi ranch, Barangay Tinoto in Maasim, Sarangani on March 27-29. Also in photo are 2nd runner-up Milawati Sirin (2nd from left) of Indonesia, 3rd runner-up Norhayati Jamaludin (2nd from right) of Malaysia, and Tourism Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera (extreme left). (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sarangani hosts PGAWC


MAASIM, Sarangani (March 31, 2015) - International paragliders compete in the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) at Safi ranch, Barangay Tinoto on March 27-29. There were 51 competitors from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Canada, Philippines, China, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and Spain. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Malaysian pilot wins at PGAWC


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 31, 2015) - Sawrianto Sawin of Malaysia (center) receives a plaque of participation and token with cash prize of P50,000 as 1st runner-up in the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup at Safi ranch in Barangay Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani on March 27-29. 2nd runner-up Yoshiki Oka (left) of Japan received a plaque of participation and token with cash prize of 25,000, and Nicky Alfiano (right) of Indonesia received a plaque of participation and token with cash prize of P15,000 as 3rd runner-up. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Women’s Summit


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 27, 2015) - Michelle Lopez Solon, wife of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, delivers her keynote address during the Women’s Month provincial culmination and Women’s Summit on March 24 in celebration of 2015 National Women’s Month Celebration with the theme “Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!.” (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Women in eco-waste skills training


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 27, 2015) - The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office conducts an eco-waste basic entrepreneurial skills training at the provincial jail on March 24 in celebration of Philippine Women’s Month. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Governor hails women


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 27, 2015) - Governor  Steve Chiongbian Solon expresses his appreciation to the women in Sarangani during the 2015 Women’s Month provincial culmination with the theme “Juana, Desisyon Mo ay  Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!” held at the Capitol gym on March 24. Governor Solon said Sarangani Province is gender sensitive and puts high regards for women. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Governor: Malungon job well done


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 27, 2015) – Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon commends Malungon officials and their constituents for a job well done having been certified “zero open defecation” in the whole province of Sarangani. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan during the 11th regular session on March 24 unanimously approved a “Resolution Declaring the Municipality of Malungon as the 1st Zero Open Defecation (100% Access to Sanitary Toilet) Practicing Municipality in the Province of Sarangani.” (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Certified open defecation-free, 1st in Sarangani


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 27, 2015) – The municipal government of Malungon, Sarangani receives Resolution No. 2015-08-035, a “Resolution Declaring the Municipality of Malungon as the 1st Zero Open Defecation (100% Access to Sanitary Toilet) Practicing Municipality in the Province of Sarangani” during the conduct of Municipal Health and Sanitation Summit Year 2 (March 26-27) at Greenleaf Hotel. The resolution was unanimously approved by the 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan on their 11th Regular Session on March 24. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ZOD knowledge exchange held


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 24, 2015) – The Provincial Verification Team of Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) conducts a meeting on consolidation and knowledge exchange to eliminate open defecation in the seven municipalities of Sarangani down to the barangay level using Department of Health guidelines for verification & certification of ZOD barangays. The activity is in partnership with Provincial Health Office, Municipal Health Office of Malungon and Alabel, Vice Governor’s Office, DILG, DOH, UNICEF and Water& Sanitation Program of World Bank. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Sulong Sarangani holds BDP


KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 24, 2015) – The Barangay Development Program (BDP) under Sulong Sarangani program holds a meeting at Barangay Datu Dani and Barangay Tamadang on March 17-20. Sulong Sarangani is the flagship program of the provincial government under the leadership of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon which aims to uplift and improve the lives of residents in poorest barangays (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE).

Sports advocate gives pep talk to Palaro athletes


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 24, 2015) – Board Member Cornelio Martinez Jr., chairman of the Committee on Education, Science, Technology Arts and Culture, emphasizes the importance of character-building to players for the Palarong Pambansa 2015, a team to represent South Cotabato, Cotabato Province Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos City, Kidapawan, Koronadal and Tacurong (SOCCSKSARGEN) on May 3 at Tagum City sports complex. “You are champions because you are disciplined, you have to maintain it,” Martinez said. (Romina R. Boaquina/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sarangani receives sports equipment from PSC


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 24, 2015) – The provincial government of Sarangani represented by Acting Governor Elmer de Peralta and Board Member Cornelio Martinez Jr. gives more than 300 balls (soccer and volleyball) from the Philippine Sports Commission thru Commissioner Richie Garcia to student-players and coaches at Department of Education building on March 20. The new sports equipment will be used for the “1st Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao 2015 Sports Summit” in the municipality of Kiamba on April 8-16. This event will be participated in by almost 400 players from ages 11-year old and below. (Romina R. Boaquina/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sarangani day care workers recognized


KORONADAL CITY (March 24, 2015) – Corazon Unahan (extreme left, federation president of Sarangani Day Care Workers, receives a certificate of appreciation and token during the awarding and culmination activity of Women’s Month Celebration of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 12 Monday, March 23. Also in photo are Gemma Rivera (second from left), assistant regional director of DSWD and her staff. Others who received an award were Angelina Reoja, Person with Disability (PWD) secretary of Alabel; Eden Pepito, Pantawid Parent Leader from Maasim; and Noralie Tin, Pantawid Parent Leader of Malapatan. The Women’s Month is being celebrated with the theme “Juana, Desisyon mo ay mahalaga sa kinabukasan ng bawat isa, Ikaw Na!”. (JAKE T. NARTE/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sarangani athletes gear up for Palaro


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 24, 2015) – “Everyone can be a hero in his own way,” says Acting Governor Elmer de Peralta to the Palarong Pambansa team SOCCSARGEN during their briefing together with their coaches at Department of Education building on March 20. He cited Congressman Emmanuel Pacquiao as an example of sports champion and now recognized a sports hero. “You should be vision-oriented giving all your dedication, commitment and courage to what you are doing,” he added. Sarangani will give P200,000 financial assistance from the Special Education Fund for the Palarong Pambansa to be held in Tagum City on May 3. (Romina R. Boaquina/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“Goodbye Kuto, Hello Haircut and Shampoo”



KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 17, 2015) – Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and Board Member Elmer De Peralta give haircut to students of Lagunsay Elementary School during the “Goodbye Kuto, Hello Haircut and Shampoo” personal hygiene and proper grooming campaign at Barangay Kling on March 13. This activity, which aims to provide awareness on maintaining personal cleanliness and good grooming among students, is initiated by Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Vice Governor’s Office. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

VG Jinkee gives hygiene kits


KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 17, 2015) –Vice Governor Jinkee Jamora-Pacquiao hands out hygiene kits containing things used for grooming such as, among others, anti-lice shampoo, comb, soap, and powder to the students of Lagunsay Elementary School during the “Goodbye Kuto, Hello Haircut and Shampoo” personal cleanliness and good grooming campaign at Barangay Kling on Friday, March 13. This initiative is a special project of Emmanuel & Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Provincial Vice Governor’s Office of Sarangani. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

VG Jinkee helps out during dental mission


KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 17, 2015) - Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao inspects the take home medicines before giving them to recipients of the dental mission at Kiamba Gymnasium on March 15 after patients received free  dental services which include tooth  extraction, dental fillings and fluoride  treatment. The dental mission dubbed as “Smile Your Way to My Heart” has benefitted over 300 residents of Poblacion, Kiamba. The event is a special project of the Emmanuel and Jinkee's Heart Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Vice Governor’s Office, Provincial Health Office and Local Government of Kiamba. (Jerald S. Rubio/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)