Monday, March 2, 2015

DTI-Sarangani rolls out i-PMDP


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 1, 2015) - The Department of Trade and Industry – Sarangani provincial office has presented its enhanced business development program called the Integrated Product and Market Development Project (i-PMDP) to local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) engaged in processed food cluster.

The processed food cluster is one of the prioritized subsectors under DTI’s industry clustering strategy.

The goal of i-PMDP, presented by DTI provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso on February 25, is to increase and sustain the supply of exportable-quality processed products of the province by identifying and harmonizing a common product and market development intervention/assistance between diverse sectors of the processed food industry.

This time, the project is one of the provincial initiatives of DTI to help local entrepreneurs prepare for the ASEAN integration. This move to regional economic cooperation will largely benefit the entrepreneurs of Sarangani placed in a strategic area near to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, among others.

As Sarangani processed food products have so much potential in the ASEAN Market, national standards for food preparation, handling and manufacturing are necessary requirements before exportation. Through this concept, DTI aims to prepare the local entrepreneurs position themselves and their businesses to move up to the stages/levels of development (Export-Pathways), Engr. Barroso said as she presented the project to the participants.

One of the strategies of the project is to refer the submitted products of project enrollees to a certified food technologist for business and product diagnosis and capacity training.

Submission for nutrient fact study to Food and Nutrient Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology and preparation to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) New Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) for FDA-LTO (Licensed-to-operate) accreditation are also part of the project activities.

The project has a five-stage phases that will run for six months (February to July) where project enrollees will begin on-boarding until they graduate from the program.

Abigail May Garcia, a certified food technologist, graced the event by encouraging the local food processors to proactively participate in the program. She would provide a one-on-one consultancy session to every association.

The next step after this orientation program is the signing of Memorandum of Understanding on March 9 with the 15 pre-assessed MSME. (DTI for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Jolohano Women’s Association trained by VGO


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (March 1, 2015) – The Office of Vice Governor Jinkee Jamora Pacquiao with Professor Luz Doce , speaker and trainer, conducts Gal E’ Libun Gender Sensitivity Training with the members of Purok Jolohano Women’s Association at Barangay Sapu Masla on February 17. The training empowers women to know their rights and responsibilities. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

DTI-Sarangani rolls out i-PMDP


ALABEL, Sarangani (March 1, 2015) - Provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso (standing) of the Department of Trade and Industry – Sarangani provincial office presents on February 25 the enhanced business development program called the Integrated Product and Market Development Project (i-PMDP) to local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) engaged in processed food cluster. The goal of i-PMDP is to increase and sustain the supply of exportable-quality processed products of the province by identifying and harmonizing a common product and market development intervention/assistance between diverse sectors of the processed food industry. (DTI/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Mayor pays tribute to retiree


KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 1, 2015) – Mayor Raul Martinez cites the services of Peteminy Arzaga (right) on February 26 and set her as an example of an honest and good civil servant. Mayor Martinez also encouraged Kiamba employees to do the same. Arzaga served the local government for 40 years and started her work during the late Mayor Cornelio Martinez Sr. and retired during the term of Mayor Raul Martinez. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Seminar on waste management


ALABEL, Sarangani (February 24, 2015) – Capitol employees attend a waste management training on February 18. The training was spearheaded by the office of Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao in coordination with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, Provincial General Services Office, Provincial Security Guard and HRMO. (Tres Besana/ SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Retiree gets plaque


ALABEL, Sarangani (February 24, 2015)- Board Member Virgilio Clark  Tobias (2nd from left) gives a plaque of recognition to Tedoro Ferolino (extreme left) who served for 22 years as Heavy Equipment Operator 2 in the provincial local government unit of Sarangani during the Capitol flag raising ceremony Monday, February 23. Also in photo are provincial engineer Jerry Bilbider (3rd from right), provincial administrator Mariter Sayson (2nd from right) and Sittiehawa Marohomsalic (extreme right), HRMO. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Retiree gets pabaon from SPEU


ALABEL, Sarangani (February 24, 2015) - Sarangani Province Employees Union(SPEU) president Anacleto Saya-ang (extreme left) and SPEU treasurer Baby Mae Butohan (extreme right) turn-over a dummy check to Tedoro Ferolino (2nd from right)and his wife Nimfa Ferolino (2nd from right) at the Capitol flag raising ceremony Monday, February 23. Ferolino, who retired as Heavy Equipment Operator 2 of the Provincial Engineer’s Office, received P97,350 as “pabaon” and P1,000 birthday gift coming from contributions of union members. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Athletes present medals from SRAA Meet



ALABEL, Sarangani (February 24, 2015)- Sarangani athletes who competed at the SRAA Meet present their 13 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 30 bronze medals during the flag raising ceremony at the Capitol Monday, February 23. Sarangani athletes was 3rd runner up during the South Cotabato, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos City, Kidapawan City, Koronadal City and Tacurong City (SOCCSKSARGEN) Regional Athletic Association Meet 2015 on February 16-20 in General Santos City. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Street dance winners


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 18, 2015) – Street dancers from JBT Caing Sr. Memorial Integrated School perform during the culmination of the 11th Timpuyog Festival and 67th Foundation Anniversary of Kiamba to win 2nd place in the street dance competition. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

SRAA meet opens in Gensan


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (February 18, 2015) - Sarangani athletes parade at the opening day of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City (SOCSKSARGEN) Regional Athletic Association Meet at the Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center in Barangay Calumpang Monday, February 16. The meet ends on February 20. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

PRDP funds P29.5M Pangi-Kiambing FMR



MAITUM, Sarangani (February 18, 2015) - Mayor Pepito Catimbang congratulates the people of barangays Pangi and Kiambing as their farm-to-market road (FMR) project will soon be implemented during a groundbreaking ceremony in Barangay Pangi Tuesday, February 17. The P29.5M project covers 2.68 kms. from Kiambing to Pangi. The project is funded by the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) with the Provincial Local Government Unit and Municipal Local Government Unit as counterpart. (Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Pangi-Kiambing FMR breaks ground


MAITUM, Sarangani (February 18, 2015) - Mayor Pepito Catimbang, Barangay Captain Manuel Nonat, Barangay Captain Luisa Doctor, and Vice Mayor Jeanne Ablog lead the ribbon cutting ceremony during the Pangi-Kiambing Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) groundbreaking ceremony  in barangay Pangi Tuesday, February 17. The P29.5M project covers 2.68 kms. road length from Barangay Kiambing to Barangay Pangi. The project is funded by the Philippine Rural Development Program with the Provincial Local Government Unit and Municipal Local Government Unit as counterpart. (Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Mayor calls for unity


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 18, 2015) – Mayor Raul Martinez calls for unity in Kiamba in order to have a sustainable development in the municipality during the culmination program of the 67th Foundation Anniversary and 11th Timpuyog Festival on February 13. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

James L. Chiongbian NTS dancers win 1st prize


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 18, 2015) – Street dancers from James L. Chiongbian National Trade School celebrate after having been declared champion in the street dance competition during the culmination of the 11th Timpuyog Festival and 67th Foundation Anniversary of Kiamba. The James L. Chiongbian NTS group received a trophy and P200,000 cash prize. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

DepEd begins SRAA athletic meet


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (February 18, 2015) - Dr. Allan Farnazo, regional director of Department of Education, declares the opening of SOCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association Meet at Lagao gymnasium Monday, February 16. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Miss Kiamba 2015 winners


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 14, 2015) – 2nd Runner up Jackelyn Ko (right), 1st Runner Up Richel Gay Gregorio (left), Miss Kiamba Youth Leah Francia Francisco (2nd from right), Miss Kiamba Tourism Earl Leano and Miss Kiamba Timpuyog Bryndell Mae Gallego are presented after the coronation rites of Miss Kiamba 2015 Friday, February 13. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

The 2015 Miss Kiamba


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 14, 2015) – Bryndell Mae Gallego (right) reacts as she is declared Miss Kiamba Timpuyog 2015 with Miss Kiamba Tourism 2015 during the pageant night Friday, February 13, at the Kiamba Civic Center. Kiambans are celebrating their 67nd Foundation Anniversary and 11th Timpuyog Festival. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

Timpuyog Festival


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 14, 2015) – Municipal Administrator Rosemarie Martinez-Sayo (right) leads the symbolic offering  with  municipal employees during the ecumenical service February 9 at Municipal Plaza Compound in line with the celebration of the 67th Foundation Anniversary and Town Fiesta and 11th  Timpuyog Festival. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)

Tourists from Capitol


MAITUM, Sarangani (February 14, 2015) - Capitol employees experience the white water tubing in Barangay New La Union during a tourism exposure trip Thursday, February 12. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Trade Fair in Kiamba


KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 14, 2015) – Amalia Jayag-Datukan (right), Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture 12, expresses her sincerest thanks to Mayor Raul Matinez (left) for the efforts in improving the community and to his endeavor to uplift the lives of farmers during the opening of Agri-Trade Fair at Municipal Plaza Compound in line with the celebration of the 67th Foundation Anniversary and Town Fiesta and 11th Timpuyog Festival. (Ruel D. Ampatin/KIAMBA INFO CENTER)