Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wrestling at Capitol


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) – Sbuno (wrestling) is one the highlights of traditional tribal sports during the MunaTo Festival on November 27-28. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tribal javelin throw at Munato


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) - Tmura Agas or javelin throw is a tribal sport featured at the Munato Festival on November 28. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

MunaTo fun race


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) – Skuya or fun race won by Gerald Gomez of Maasim is one of the tribal sports during the MunaTo Festival on November 28. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE

MunaTo Festival presents tribal sports


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) – One of the tribal sports showcased at the 2014 MunaTo Festival is Gamti, Blaan term for archery, won by Osmena Muyak of Maasim. Sarangani marked its 22nd Founding Day anniversary and the 12th Munato Festival on November 27-29 with the celebration of its people, culture, and treasures. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sponge Cola at MunaTo Festival


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) – The Sponge Cola concert at the Capitol grounds on November 29 draws thousands as Sarangani celebrates its 22nd Founding Day anniversary and 12th MunaTo Festival. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Engineers host Munato Fun run


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) – The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers hosts the Munato fun run in celebration of the 22nd Founding Day anniversary and 12th Munato Festival of Sarangani on November 28. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Alabel teen is Pearl of Sarangani


ALABEL, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) – The Pearl of Sarangani is Deborah Lynne Agloro (center), 16, of Alabel, studying at Mindanao State University in General Santos City who won a cash prize of P10,000. Miss Tourism is Liezel Catadman (2nd from left), of Alabel, and the Miss Munato awardee is Marie Rose Nacional (2nd from right), of Kiamba. The 1st runner-up is Marie Jane Limbang (extreme left). At extreme right is Henryieta Kong of Malapatan. The pageant was held at the Capitol grounds on November 28 in celebration of the 22nd Founding Day anniversary of Sarangani and the Munato Festival. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee assists hearing mission


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (December 4, 2014) – Sarangani Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao puts on a hearing aid on a recipient with the help of a Starkey Hearing Foundation staff during the hearing mission at Lagao Gymnasium on November 25. This medical mission is in partnership with the Provincial Government of Sarangani and General Santos City which benefited thousands of hearing-impaired individuals. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee gives early Christmas presents


MALUNGON, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) - Eighty two kindergarten and Grade I pupils of Luis Casiple Sr. Integrated School in barangay Alkikan receive early Christmas presents from Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao. The gifts include a bag with school supplies, slippers candies and food. There was also a feeding program and sharing of Bible stories with the kids on November 26. This Christmas treat is being conducted in 36 elementary schools in the seven municipalities of the province. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVENOR’S OFFICE)

Dengue alert up in Maitum


MAITUM, Sarangani (December 4, 2014) - A volunteer applies vector control method through the corners to kill mosquito larvae during the bayanihan around barangay Malalag Wednesday, December 3. The community worked together to prevent dengue fever after the Maitum Municipal Health Office (MHO) reported a dramatic increase in cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the past month. The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council together with the MHO initiated preventive control measures right away, addressing barangay, purok officials and leaders, and the whole community to urge greater effort in preventing the epidemic. Spraying is one method to try to prevent dengue outbreak in the barangay. There were a total of 27 dengue fever cases as of now and were already under control. (Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Lupong Tagapamayapa members take oath


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon administers the oath to the Lupong Tagapayamapa of Sarangani’s seven municipalities during the opening of 22nd Foundation Day anniversary and 12th Munato Festival of Sarangani at the Capitol grounds on November 27. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Sarangani presents Munato Yesterland theme park


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (extreme left) and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao (2nd from right) cut the ceremonial ribbon at the main entrance of Munato Yesterland theme park for the opening of the 22nd Foundation Day anniversary and 12th Munato Festival at the Capitol on November 27. Also in photo are Board Members Hermie Galzote, Eduardo Paras Sr. and Virgilio Clark Tobias. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee opens Munato Festival 2014


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) – Board members cheer after Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao (center) declared the opening of the 22nd Foundation Day anniversary of Sarangani Province and 12th Munato Festival at the Capitol grounds on November 27. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Governor introduces JINKEENATION projects


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao introduces projects under her JINKEENATION, an acronym for Joint Initiative in Keeping Effective Ecology Noble Action Towards Improving our National Sanitation at the Capitol grounds on November 27 as Munato Festival opened.(Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Coke adds Nutrijuice to Sarangani pupils’ food in schools



ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (3rd from left) and Schools Division Superintendent Isagani dela Cruz (2nd from left) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with executives of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Incorporated for the Nutrijuice feeding program in Sarangani held at Maribulan Elementary School on November 26. The Nutrijuice project in Sarangani is anchored on school-based feeding program of the Department of Education. DepEd will provide the hot meal and Coca-Cola will provide the Nutrijuice drinks for 1,000 identified severely wasted (malnourished) elementary students in 11 schools in Sarangani. The feeding program will last for 120 days. Also in photo are Trisha Icasiano (3rd from right), Coca-Cola community affairs specialist and Nutrijuice project manager; Gilda Maquilan (2nd from right); and Marichu Gozun (extreme right), juice group manager. The witnesses are Board Member Elmer de Peralta, Maribulan Barangay Captain Jimmy Catulong, and Marifie Gomez, Sulong Karunungan program manager. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Governor Solon holds storytelling session for kids


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon holds a storytelling session for pupils during the 2014 National Reading Month held at Alabel National Science High School on November 26. The National Reading Month is a simultaneous activity with the Department of Education to continue and promote its “Every Child a Reader Program”, making every Filipino child a competent reader and writer. The theme is Nasa Pagbasa ang Pag-asa. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

IP culture and arts at Munato Festival


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Students from Joji Ilagan International School in General Santos City select bead products as souvenirs at the Tribal Village of Munato Yesterland theme park that showcases the Tboli, Blaan, and Tagakaolo tribes who show their music, dances, chants and stories.  Also found here are products for sale made by the Indigenous Peoples (IP) of Sarangani. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

MunaTo Festival opens with parade


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) – The Alabel National Science High School band leads the MunaTo festival opening parade on November 27. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI TOURISM AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

Street-dancers welcome MunaTo Festival guests


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 30, 2014) - Glan National School of Arts and Trades dancers showcase their street dancing prowess at the opening parade of MunaTo Festival. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI TOURISM & INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

Munato Yesterland theme park features street arts


ALABEL, Sarangani (November 27, 2014) - Munato Yesterland's Sarangani Street Arts is one of the attractions. It is made of 3D street paintings by a local painter. It is found at the back street of the Capitol. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr./STIPC)