Monday, July 21, 2014

Secretary Lao is Grand Iftar speaker


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon warmly welcomes the guest speaker, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao, during the 6th Grand Iftar in Sarangani on July 18. Iftar means breaking of fast during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.  Sec. Lao is known for her advocacy and her valuable contribution to peace and development, good governance and gender rights.  The secretary praised Governor Solon for his support to the tri-people in Sarangani. She said that not all leaders are sensitive to the needs of his people especially where there are different tribes living. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Sarangani conducts AEC Integration 2015 Caravan


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (July 21, 2014) - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI Sarangani) conducts Asian Economic Community Integration 2015 Caravan for public officials, private partners and the business sector of Sarangani at Sydney Hotel on July 16. The Asean Economic Community Integration by 2015 is conducting extensive information campaign to educate clientele and counterparts in Sarangani in appreciating the opportunities and potentials that will be brought about by the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into by the Philippines. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

PROGSARMEA hosts Grand Iftar


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) – The Provincial Government of Sarangani Muslim Employees Association (PROGSARMEA) and Sulong Kapayaan or Kalinaw Sarangani program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon host the 6th Grand Iftar with the theme “Discover the Treasures of Ramadhan” held at Capitol gymnasium Friday, July 18. The Grand Iftar was participated in by Muslims elders and Madaris facilitators and to observe the social value of fasting. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Officers of Sarangani Madaris Federation and PTA installed


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon facilitates the oathtaking of the officers of Sarangani Madaris Federation and Parents-Teachers Association from each municipality during the 6th Grand Iftar on July 18. They pledged to be part of the development of the Muslim community in Sarangani as well as the Madaris program. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Governor Solon joins 6th Grand Iftar dinner


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon acknowledges Muslim elders during the 6th Grand Iftar dinner held at Capitol gymnasium Friday, July 18. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Gov. Solon to Azatids: Form federation


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) - "We will continue to work hard to support the Madaris program of the province," said Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon in his message during the celebration of the Grand Iftar in Sarangani on July 18. The governor added that it is important to sustain this project that is why Solon is pushing the Azatids to form a federation the soonest possible time. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Malungon marks founding day

MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 17, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, Mayor Reynaldo Constantino, Cong. Manny Pacquiao, along with Sarangani Board Members were entertained by presentations prepared by LGU-Malungon during the 45th Foundation Anniversary of Malungon on July 15. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE) 

LandBank opens ATM in Malungon


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 17, 2014) - Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon and Mayor Reynaldo Constantino lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly-installed LandBank of the Philippines Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in front of the Municipal Hall.  The ceremony was held after the formal program of Malungon’s anniversary on July 15. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Gov. Solon lauds Malungon officials and residents

MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 17, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon congratulates the officials and residents of Malungon for the successful celebration of their 45th Foundation Anniversary on July 15. In his foundation anniversary message, Gov. Solon shared the verse "Those who wish to be first, must be willing to be last and a servant of all" expressing the true spirit of leadership and gave recognition to the pioneers who stood as the pillars of Malungon. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sulong Karunungan in countryside


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 11, 2014) - More than 200 elementary pupils and Grade 7 students of Kinabalan Integrated School proudly show the bags with school supplies they received Wednesday, July 9, from the Cherry Mobile Foundation, Sarangani’s partner for education bannered by Sulong Karunungan. Elementary schools in sitio Baliton and sitio Osmena of Malungon also received new bags and school supplies from CMF. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Pupils, parents thank Cherry Mobile Foundation


MAASIM, Sarangani (July 11, 2014) – With gratitude, pupils and parents of Bongo Elementary School in barangay Amsipit pose with the Cherry Mobile Foundation (CMF) staff after the distribution of bags with set of school supplies donated by CMF Thursday, July 10. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Cherry Mobile Foundation distributes school supplies


MAASIM, Sarangani (July 11, 2014) - Leah Lopez (in red shirt), Corporate Social Responsibility manager of Cherry Mobile Foundation,  and Mariafe Gomez (in black shirt), project manager of Sulong Karunungan program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, lead the distribution of 177 bags with set of school supplies at Bongo Elementary School in barangay Amsipit Thursday, July 10. The foundation also conducted free medical mission to pupils from kindergarten to Grade 6. Also in photo is Barangay Captain Helario Kaka (extreme left). With four hours of trip by land transport from Maasim proper, sitio Bongo is one the town’s farthest communities. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

“Be Cool in School” with Cherry Mobile



MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 11, 2014) - "We aim to uplift the quality of education in Sarangani," Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon tells school children Wednesday, July 9. The governor attended the Barangay Cherry Mobile: Cherry Mobile Foundation's "Be Cool in School" Project in partnership with the Department of Education and the Sulong Sarangani Program in Kinabalan Elementary School that gave out school supplies to students. This is part of the Sulong Karunungan component of the Sulong Sarangani Program of Sarangani headed by Gov. Solon in partnership with Cong. Manny Pacquiao and Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao. Solon inspired and encouraged the pupils to strive hard for their studies to attain their goals and ideals in life. Cherry Mobile Foundation also conducted the same event in Bongo Elementary School in Amsipit, Maasim on Thursday, July 10. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Cherry Mobile supports Sulong Karunungan


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 11, 2014) - Parents and students of Kinabalan Elementary School warmly welcome Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon on Wednesday, July 9, during the Barangay Cherry Mobile: Cherry Mobile Foundation's "Be Cool in School" Project. Kinabalan Elementary School is one of the recipients of the project in partnership with the Provincial Government’s Sulong Karunungan of Sarangani's Sulong Sarangani with the Department of Education. Hundreds of students received school supplies. Simultaneous with the distribution, Starkey Hearing Aid Foundation also conducted check-ups, DepEd led the deworming for some students, parents underwent mentoring, Hearts and Brains, Inc. with PGO conducted games for the kids and feeding by the Provincial Vice Governor’s Office. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Vice Governor’s Office trains SNBP coop


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 10, 2014) – Theofanny Joy Cabanda, speaker and trainer, facilitates a discussion of the members of Samahang Nayon Banate Producers Cooperative during the Project Management Training at barangay Banate on July 4. The training is under the Gal E’ Libun Project of Vice Governor Jinkee Jamora-Pacquiao which is in line with the Sulong Kasaganaan component of Sulong Sarangani project of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Producer’s coop receives training from Vice Governor’s Office


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (July 10, 2014)- A member of the Sapu Masla Taliawid Producers Cooperative (SMTPC) reports on the results of the workshop during the Project Management Training facilitated by the Vice Governor’s Office at Barangay Sapu Masla on July 3. The training is under the Gal E’ Libun project of Vice Governor Jinkee J. Pacquiao. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Provincial government built Kamdaat Bridge


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 10, 2014) - Kids watch beside the newly inaugurated Kamdaat Bridge in barangay Kiblat. Residents were also thankful the bridge was finally completed. Kamdaat Bridge's construction started in the year 2011, a part of the Provincial Development and Investment Plan for 2011-2013. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Sulong Imprastraktura completes P186-M worth of projects


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 10, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon extends his gratitude to Mayor Reynaldo Constantino, Cong. Manny Pacquiao and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao, in their unending support to the Sulong Sarangani Program. Gov. Solon inspires the people of barangay Kiblat to unite to have a successful society. Since July of 2013, infrastructure projects amounting to more than P186 million have already been completed under Sulong Imprastraktura. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Gov. Solon leads Kamdaat Bridge inauguration


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 10, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, with Malungon Mayor Reynaldo Constantino, Board Member Virgilio Clark Tobias, Board Member Cesar Nallos, and barangay officials inaugurate Kamdaat Bridge in barangay Kiblat on July 7. Kamdaat Bridge was completed last April 21, 2014 with the support of the Sulong Sarangani Program of Gov. Solon in partnership with Cong. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

The big difference


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 10, 2014) - It's an answered prayer for the residents and farmers of sitio Kamdaat in barangay Kiblat when the bridge was finally completed. According to the farmers, they used to load their farm products in a motorcycle and pass through the old, rotten bridge (right). The delay in transportation caused damages to their products. With the newly built Kamdaat bridge (left), people will no longer worry. Fresh farm products will reach the markets on time. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)