Thursday, September 11, 2014

DTI rolls out GPP project


ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – DTI Sarangani Provincial Director Engr. Nenita Barroso (3rd from left), Mayor Corazon Grafilo (5th from left) and other officials pose during the ceremonial turnover of DTI-Sarangani Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP) project fund to LGU-Alabel recently. DTI-Sarangani initially released P206,000 for the town’s GPP, a bamboo development project. GPP for Alabel has a total budget of P1.5 million. The turnover was held during the flag-raising ceremony in front of the municipal hall. Also in photo are (from left) Heherson Demaala, CSO representative; Municipal Councilor Joel Aton, Vice Mayor Vic Paul Salarda, DTI-Sarangani GPP staff John Landasan, Assistant Treasurer Violeta Ferolino and Municipal Agriculturist Henry Daguplo. (ESDA/DTI-SP)

Villagers welcome Cherry Mobile, Hearts and Brains Inc. services

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – Residents of Sitio Safya in Barangay Poblacion flock at their community church to avail of the two-day medical mission offered by Cherry Mobile, a cellular phone company, Tuesday, September 9. Cherry Mobile partnered with the Hearts and Brains, Inc. (HABI), Sulong Sarangani program of the provincial government, and the law enforcement agencies. Sitio Safya is inhabited by Blaans and can be accessed only by foot for about 7-8 hours by non-residents. Aside from medical services, Cherry Mobile is on the process of a community consultation for the proposed construction of several dormitories called Bahay Tuluyan for elementary pupils in Sitio Kiahe, Barangay Kinam. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Treevolution all set in Kiamba


KIAMBA, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – OIC-CENRO Abunawas Abduladsis explains the project “Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW” during a meeting attended by national and local government unit officials, stakeholders and NGOs at Kiamba Municipal Gym Tuesday, September 9. “Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW” aims to set a world record of having the most number of trees planted simultaneously in an hour in various locations in Mindanao on September 26. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

PSC holds Batang Pinoy 2014 in Pagadian City


PAGADIAN CITY (September 10, 2014) - Commissioner Jose Luis Gomez of the Philippine Sports Commission delivers his message about the significance of Batang Pinoy during the Solidarity Meeting held at Maguindanao Hall in Pagadian City Wednesday, September 10. Batang Pinoy is being participated in by athletes through-out Mindanao from September 10-14. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Mindanao athletes vie in Batang Pinoy 2014


PAGADIAN CITY (September 11, 2014) - Athletes of Sarangani Province, Board Member Alexander Bryan Reganit (extreme left) and Board Member Cornelio Martinez join the opening Parade of Batang Pinoy 2014 at Pagadian City. Batang Pinoy is being participated in by athletes through-out Mindanao from September 10-14. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Mayor, barangay captains, volunteers support Treevolution


KIAMBA, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – Mayor Raul Martinez urges the barangay captains of the 19 barangays of Kiamba to present as early as possible the number of volunteers to commit for the project “Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW” during the preparatory meeting attended by national and local government unit officials, stakeholders and NGOs at Kiamba Municipal Gym Tuesday, September 9. “Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW” aims to set a Guinness World Record of having the most number of trees planted simultaneously in an hour in various locations in Mindanao on September 26. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

Dr. Cagape, Cherry Mobile bring E-txt Mo Kay Doc to remote village


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – Dr. Roel Cagape of the Hearts and Brains, Inc. (HABI) and a recipient of the Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino award distributes the manual for E-txt Mo Kay Doc for its E-Health Center project during the two-day medical mission sponsored by Cherry Mobile, a cellular phone company, at Sitio Safya, Barangay Poblacion Tuesday, September 9. Sitio Safya is inhabited by Blaans and can be accessed only by foot for about 7-8 hours by non-residents. Aside from medical services, Cherry Mobile is in the process of a community consultation for the proposed construction of several dormitories called Bahay Tuluyan for elementary pupils in Sitio Kiahe, Barangay Kinam. The Sulong Sarangani convergence program of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, in partnership with Cong. Manny Pacquiao and Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao, is grateful for this partnership and welcomes other NGOs to join the poverty alleviation and access-to-basic-services program. Sulong Sarangani’s thrust is to converge knowledge and resources of both public and private sectors. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Cherry Mobile brings medical mission to remote village


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – Cherry Mobile’s Corporate Social Responsibility manager Leah Lopez shares to the residents of Sitio Safya, Barangay Poblacion how she is delighted to reach their far-flung community bringing with her the help of their company in partnership with the Hearts and Brains, Inc. (HABI) and Sulong Sarangani program during the two-day medical mission sponsored by Cherry Mobile in the area Tuesday, September 9. According to Lopez, it was her first time to experience climbing mountains and crossing rivers to extend community assistance. Cherry Mobile went back to Sarangani Province after its successful “Be Cool in School” project last June, with the office of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon and partner law enforcement agencies, giving school supplies to students in remote public schools. This time they are focusing on medical program and school dormitory construction in the indigenous people communities of the province. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Gov. Solon, Vice Gov. Jinkee, Alma Moreno at Alabel foundation day celebration


ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (2nd from right) shares light moments with Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao (2nd from the left) and Philippine Councilor’s League national chairman Alma Moreno (extreme right) shortly before they lead the releasing of balloons to signal the opening of the 43rd founding anniversary celebration and 13th Kasadyaan Festival of Sarangani’s capital town Alabel on Wednesday, September 10. With them is Alabel Mayor Corazon Grafilo (extreme left). (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Governor Jinkee celebrates with Alabel

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) - Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao delivers her message during Alabel’s 43rd Foundation Anniversary and 13th Kasadyaan Festival Wednesday, September 10. The vice governor congratulated the officials and people of Alabel for the town’s growth and development over the years, and for continuing to be the aquaculture capital of Sarangani. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Kasadyaan Festival officially opens


ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) - Mayor Corazon Sunga Grafilo invites guests, students and parents, athletes, and visitors to have fun and freely explore Alabel in its 43rd Foundation Anniversary and 13th Kasadyaan Festival at the festival program Wednesday, September 10, Wednesday. The celebration continues until the weekend. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Drum and lyre competition spices Kasadyaan Festival


ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – The contingent from Alabel, Polonoling National High School competes at the Drum and Lyre Competition in secondary level during the opening of Kasadyaan Festival Wednesday, September 10. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr./SARANGANI INVESTMENT AND PROMOTION CENTER)

BHWs mass oath-taking in Alabel



ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – The barangay health workers (BHWs) of Alabel take their oath before Mayor Corazon Grafilo with Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao during the town’s 43rd Foundation Anniversary and 13th Kasadyaan Festival Wednesday, September 10. BHWs were glad to hear the announcement of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon during the anniversary program of the P500 monthly allowance from the provincial government under Sulong Sarangani to be given to each qualified BHW in the whole province to be downloaded to the municipality, as the role of BHWs in the community could never be neglected. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr./SARANGANI INVESTMENT AND PROMOTION CENTER)

Alabel marks foundation day and Kasadyaan Festival



ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – Sarangani provincial officials and Alabel municipal and barangay officials release balloons as a sign of thanksgiving and continuous unity and cooperation during Alabel’s 43rd Foundation Anniversary and 13th Kasadyaan Festival Wednesday, September 10. The anniversary program was also attended by Dr. Teresita Inciong, executive director of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), which has day care center projects in Alabel, and Alma Moreno of the Philippine Councilor’s League of the Philippines. Fascinating events prepared by the municipal government daily especially at night continue until the end of the week. (Aiza E. Cruz/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Alabel awards ECCD executive director


ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2014) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao, Mayor Corazon Grafilo (2nd from left), and Dr. Teresita Inciong (extreme left), executive director of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), join the people of Alabel in its 43rd Foundation Anniversary and 13th Kasadyaan Festival Wednesday, September 10, during the anniversary program. The officials called for the continuous unity and cooperation of everyone for the uninterrupted peace and progress of the municipality being the capital town of Sarangani Province as supported by the Sulong Sarangani program of the provincial leadership. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sarangani welcomes Region 12 science student-leaders

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 9, 2014) – Board Member Eduardo Paras Sr. and Board Member Clark Tobias (inset) welcome the hundreds of science student-leaders in Region 12, in behalf of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, during the 2-day National Science Club Summit for Region 12 in line with the National Science Club Month celebration every September hosted by Sarangani Province thru Alabel National Science High School on September 6 at the Capitol gym. It was facilitated by the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs, Alabel National Science High School, and Governor Solon’s Commission on Education under Sulong Karunungan, in partnership with Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and board members. The provincial leadership is consistent to improve the state of education in the province thru, among others, holding similar educational gatherings. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Governor’s office presents scholarship program

MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 9, 2014) – Leah Ildefonso of the Office of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon presents to the participants of the 3-day Integrated Barangay Defense Development Force (IBDF) training in Barangay Kinabalan on September 6 the scholarship offered by the Philippine Nippon Technical College Scholarship Program, study-now-pay-later scheme, where graduates can surely earn bigger income as they will be sent to Japan for employment. This is offered to young Sarangans especially from the indigent families. The IBDF capacitates its disaster community volunteers thru the conduct of fire drill, internal territory defense system, and similar capability-building with training on livelihood and similar grants, like the scholarship grant to volunteers’ children, in partnership with the law enforcement agencies, Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and the board members. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Mutya ng Mindanao bets visit water tubing adventure site


MAITUM, Sarangani (September 9, 2014) – Contestants of the Mutya ng Mindanao pose with participants of the BioChar (biological charcoal) Training conducted by the Bantay Kalikasan-Green Initiative of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation (ALKFI) on September 5 at the water tubing site in Barangay New La Union. The Green Initiative (G.I.) thru the Sulong Tribu component and the tourism program of Sulong Sarangani introduced BioChar Training as G.I. had initially identified the water tubing resort in New La Union and the IP village museum and School of Living Tradition in Lamlifew, Barangay Datal Tampal, Malungon as part of their community-based eco-tourism and livelihood project in Sarangani Province. G.I. considered the New La Union water tubing site as one of their priority areas for marketing and promotions as they rated it number 1 eco-tourism site in Region 12. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Gal E’ Libun interpreted thru tribal dance


ALABEL, Sarangani (September 9, 2014) — Youth performers from the Landan Alliance Church interpret thru tribal dance the Gal E’ Libun project of Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao. Gal E’ Libun is a Blaan phrase translating to “strength of women” reflecting the purpose of the project to create strong, confident, and empowered women of Sarangani Province.  (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee unveils Gal E’ Libun logo



Alabel, Sarangani (September 9, 2014) — The Provincial Vice Governor’s Office reveals the official logo for Gal E’ Libun (Blaan phrase for strength of women), a project of Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao (center), at the flag raising ceremony Monday, September 8. The pink girl child silhouette represents young girls implying tenderness and vulnerability who need empowerment thru Gender Sensitivity Trainings. The yellow youth silhouette represents the girl youth symbolizing zest and energy of the youth in terms of making decisions and commitments, which will be empowered thru Early Pregnancy Prevention campaign thru the True Love Waits seminar where they will be taught to wait for the right time and person, and what to do while waiting. The purple woman silhouette represents the adult woman who will be empowered thru livelihood trainings, leadership and values reorientation, gender sensitivity trainings, strategic planning, financial management, documentation trainings, and project management trainings. The crescent shape depicting the Sarangani map represents the scope where the project will operate. Also in photo are project director of Gal E’ Libun Edward Palileo (extreme left), Board Member Cyril Yap (2nd from the left), Board Member Abdulracman Pangolima (3rd from the left), Board Member Cesar Nallos, Jr. (behind), Board Member Virgilio Clark Tobias (4th from the left), Board Member Arman Guili (5th from left), Board Member George Falgui (extreme right), and Board Member Elmer De Peralta (2nd from right). (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)