Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gov. Steve unites SarBay citizens


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon gives away shirts to SarBay-goers on the last day of the festival, May 16th. The jovial governor partied with the crowd as bands and disc jockeys in Globe’s Summer Takeover revved-up SarBay 2015 with a spice!(Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Hot DJ big hit at SarBay


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - Patty Tiu of Deuce Manila takes her gig outside of Metro Manila and goes down south to rock Sarbay 2015 Saturday, May 16. She is undoubtedly one of the hottest female DJs in the country as she brings out the party animal in every SarBay party goer. Tiu was one of the DJs that Globe Telecom brought to SarBay 2015. (Christian Cuaresma for SARBAY DOCUMENTATION TEAM)

Powerspoonz blends with crowd


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - Powerspoonz, a rock reggae band from Cebu City, blends in with the crowd and takes a taste of the biggest beach festival in the country. The band, without a doubt, intensely gave out an all-out performance for Sarbay Fest 2015 during Globe’s Summer Takeover of SarBay. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Powerspoonz rocks SarBay 2015


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - Powerspoonz, a rock reggae band from Cebu City, heats up the crowd at Globe’s Summer Takeover of the Philippines' biggest beach festival, May 16. Bands and Disc Jockeys from the local and national spectra end up SarBay Fest 2015 with a bang, rocking the house with their powerful music and colorful rave party. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Globe’s Summer Takeover draws big crowd


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - Globe Telecommunications as one of the biggest sponsors of SarBay 2015 brought the best local and national bands along with the hottest disc jockeys of the country to bring the biggest bang on the last night of SarBay 2015 on May 16, Saturday. National bands such as Quest and Powerspoonz, and disc jockeys Ashley Rivera, Travis Monsod, Marc Marasigan and Patty Tiu (Deuce) fired up SarBay citizens from night until dawn. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Globe takes over SarBay with hit bands, DJs


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - Jose Villanueva, better known as Quest, a Filipino singer and songwriter, jams with SarBay citizens May 16 during the Globe Summer Takeover of SarBay 2015. He then performed his original composition "Sige Lang" which garnered positive feedback from the listeners. Quest along with the rock reggae band from Cebu, Powerspoonz and disc jockeys Ashley Rivera, Travis Monsod, Marc Marasigan and Patty Tiu (Deuce) ignited the SarBay citizens from night until dawn. (Christian Cuaresma for SARBAY DOCUMENTATION TEAM)

Globe brings in DJs, bands to SarBay


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - The 2015 Sarangani Bay Festival ends with a bang, as Globe brings in Quest, Powerspoonz (rock/reggae band from Cebu), FHM model and DJ Ashley Rivera, DJ Marc Marasigan, DJ Travis Monsod and DJ Patty Tiu (Deuce) Saturday, May 16. Globe is one of the biggest sponsors that heated-up the festival. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

FHM model turns on SarBay crowd


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) - FHM model and  Disc Jockey, Ashley Rivera, turns on the crowd during the last night of the biggest beach festival of the Philippines, Sarbay Fest 2015, with her groovy party beats on Saturday, May 16. Rivera, alongside fellow DJs Marc Marasigan, Travis Monsod and Patty Tiu (Deuce) blazed the night and kept the crowd craving until dawn in Globe’s Summer Takeover of the festival. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE)

Globe Telecom sponsors all-night beach party at Sarbay 2015

By MELODY JOY J. COSEP

GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 20, 2015) – Considered as the biggest beach festival in the Philippines, Sarangani Bay Festival 2015 celebrated its Concert at the Bay in Gumasa Cove with thousands of “SarBay citizens” on May 16.

Hosted by the major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, Globe Telecom, the main performers of the night were the nationally renowned artists, Quest, a hip-hop and R&B singer and Powerspoonz, a reggaeton fusion rock band from Las PiƱas and Cebu, respectively.

The crowd of more than 100,000 SarBay citizens wildly partied all night from nine o’ clock in the evening until almost 4am. during Globe’s Summer Takeover of the beach festival.

The Very Important Persons (VIP) area was fully occupied and the railings all over the place almost collapsed because of the massive number of people outside the VIP spot who sang, danced, and rocked along with the bands.

“The first SarBay Fest in 2005 was attended by only 100 persons. This 2015 is just our 10th year anniversary, but we have already reached up to 100,000 participants. Congratulations to all of you who have been part of this momentous occasion! I hope and pray that there will be more locals and tourists who will join us next year and in the coming years. May you all have fun and enjoy tonight’s party!,” Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon told the crowd.

Gov. Solon also acknowledged and thanked all the organizers behind the event who have worked relentlessly for the success of SarBay Fest 2015, commending their magnanimity, selflessness, and zeal, especially in its tourism promotion.

At midnight, the Splash in the Sky, popularly known as the fireworks display which lasted for ten minutes flabbergasted everyone in and out of the vicinity.

“This was the best fireworks display that I have ever seen my entire life! The dark and gloomy night seemed so full of life because of the vibrant colors that painted the sky. My friends and I never said a word. We were just dumbfounded. The best SarBay so far!,” said a SarBay Fest five-time attendee.

Right after that, Globe Telecom thru Manic Nightnings Production also presented four prominent club disc jockeys (DJs) namely Ashley Rivera, Marc Marasigan, Travis Monsod, and Patty Tiu (Deuce) who brought the house down by their expertise in selecting, mixing, and playing lively music that hyped up everyone.

Michelle Lopez-Solon, the Regional and Provincial Tourism Council president, is very grateful to Globe Telecom and to other partners and sponsors as well for making SarBay Fest 2015 a fun-filled one, worth celebrating every year. (Melody Joy J. Cosep/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Glan artists sweep sand sculpture awards


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) – This is the winning sand sculpture of underwater creatures made by the Glan team of Keith Laride, John Rosco, John Pezario, Kirth Laride and Rudy Campus. The 2nd placer is also from Glan and the 3rd placer is from Glan as well. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI TOURISM AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

Gumasa beach patrol


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) – Police make the rounds of Sarbay Fest event venues before the start of the May 15-16 festival with hundreds of policemen deployed securing the site. Maritime police also patrolled the coastline. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI
TOURISM AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

Maasim wins Sarbay Bancarera


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) - Federico Canoy from Colon, Maasim wins the Sarbay 2015 Bancarera with a prize of P40,000. His team mate Joviro Veresraiz came in third with P10,000. Second place went to Sam Bastida from Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur gaining a P20,000 prize. The event was hosted by Bombo Radio Gensan headed by station manager Janjan Macailing. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI TOURISM AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

DJ Ashley live at Sarbay


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) - FHM model and Disc Jockey Ashley Rivera performs at the biggest beach festival in the Philippines, Sarbay Fest 2015, with her groovy party beats on May 16. Rivera and DJs Marc Marasigan, Travis Monsod and Patty Tiu (Deuce) kept the crowd craving until dawn in Globe’s Summer Takeover of the festival. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Globe takes over final Sarbay night


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) - The 2015 Sarangani Bay Festival ends with a huge partying crowd as Globe brings in Quest, Powerspoonz, DJ Ashley Rivera, DJ Marc Marasigan, DJ Travis Monsod and DJ Patty Tiu (Deuce) on May 16. Globe is one of the biggest sponsors that heated-up the festival. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Jamming with Quest at Sarbay


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) - Jose Villanueva, better known as Quest, jams with SarBay citizens May 16 during the Globe Summer Takeover of SarBay 2015. He performed his hit "Sige Lang", and along with Powerspoonz and disc jockeys Ashley Rivera, Travis Monsod, Marc Marasigan and Patty Tiu (Deuce), kept SarBay citizens partying from night until dawn. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI TOURISM AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER)

Powerspoonz rocks biggest beach party


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) - Powerspoonz, a rock reggae band from Cebu City, takes the Sarbay Fest crowd by storm in the biggest beach festival in the country. The band’s intense performance completes Globe’s Summer Takeover of SarBay. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Rain can’t stop Sarbay party


GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) - Disc Jockey Marc Marasigan and party emcee Victor Pring take a groufie with the hyped-up crowd in the VIP area of the rave party hosted by Globe Telecom during the last night of Sarbay Festival 2015 on May 16. Despite the rain, the party kept rocking until dawn, with waves of people jumping up and down to the beat. (Dave John Jugar for SARBAY DOCUMENTATION TEAM)

Sarbay citizens join clean-up party


GUMASA, Sarangani (May 21, 2015) – An event was added to Sarbay Fest on Sunday, May 17. Participants in the Sarbay Clean-up Party were given a trash bag (which was part of the environmental fee upon entrance). For every five kilos of garbage submitted by every person, a token was given in exchange, courtesy of SarBay partners Smart Telecom, Globe Telecom, 2Go, and Coca-Cola. Meanwhile, the first 50 participants who presented eight kilos of collected rubbish received a personalized SarBay shirt from Smart Telecom. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vice Gov. Jinkee thanks Capitol employees



ALABEL, Sarangani (May 19, 2015) - Vice Governor Jinkee Jamora-Pacquiao delivers the Food for Thought during the flag ceremony sharing the verse Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.” With this verse, she expressed gratitude to God in spite of the result of the fight of her husband Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vice Gov. Jinkee also thanked the Capitol employees for their prayers and support during the fight. (Jerald S. Rubio/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee attends 6th Provincial Musabaqah


ALABEL, (May 19, 2015) – Vice Governor Jinkee Jamora-Pacquiao delivers her message encouraging the participants to uphold teamwork, the spirit of sportsmanship and real Islamic brotherhood, during the 6th Provincial Musabaqah at Capitol gymnasium Monday, May 18. She also commended the organizers, especially the Sulong Sarangani Program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, for their commitment and dedication of promoting peace and development in the province. The Musabaqah is a three-day event on May 17-19 that gathers approximately 3,500 Madaris pupils and 125 Asatidz (Madaris facilitators), parents and officials. This event is in line with the provincial government’s commitment to promote sustainable peace and development through mainstreaming the Muslim populace of the province, by staging activities that aim to promote and uphold the cultural heritage of our Muslim brothers. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)