Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Health partners conduct free med services in Sarangani


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (January 27, 2015) - Partners from Sigay Kauyaugan Incorporated, Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Latter-day Saints Charities conduct free medical check-up in barangay Tuyan on January 23. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Gov. Solon leads medical mission


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (January 27, 2015) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (center, in white polo) assists 72-year old Lukaya Morsal, one of the PWD beneficiaries who received a wheelchair during the medical mission held at Barangay Tuyan on January 23. The medical mission was initiated by the provincial government in partnership with Sigay Kauyagan Incorporated, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Latter-day Saints Charities and Local Government Unit of Malapatan. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE) 

PWD receives New Year’s gift


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (January 27, 2015) - Tuamina Ismael, 67, receives her wheelchair during the medical mission spearheaded by the provincial government at Barangay Tuyan on January 23. The wheelchairs are donated by the Sigay Kauyagan Incorporated, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Latter-day Saints Charities and Local Government Unit of Malapatan. Also in photo are Asma Akmad (2nd from left) and Linda Marcelo (2nd from right) from the office of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Barangay Captain Mohamad Amer Harid (extreme right). (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Friday, January 23, 2015

True Love Waits


MALAPATAN, Sarangani (January 17,2014) – During the True Love Waits Seminar at Daan Suyan Integrated School on January 13, one of the participants was asked to choose between a bubble gum that was already eaten compared to one that is newly opened and uneaten. The bubble gum represents two kinds of individual, where the uneaten gum refers to the one who is sexually pure until marriage and the other as someone who already lost his/her virginity before getting married. This activity intends to show to the students the advantages of staying pure and keeping one’s virginity until marriage. The True Love Waits Seminar is part of the early pregnancy prevention program of the Office of Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao under its Gal E’ Libun Project (Strength of Women). (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Many prizes for Capitol officials, workers


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao hands over the cash prizes to the raffle draw winners during the Christmas Party of the Capitol officials and employees with the theme “Paskong Pinoy” on December 18 at the Capitol gymnasium. Units of motorcycle, flat-screen television, refrigerator, dining set, bicycle, and other appliances and cash prizes were given away at the gathering, courtesy of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and the board members. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE

2015 banner year of Sulong Sarangani


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon and his son, Josh, both wearing an Andres Bonifacio-inspired Filipino attire, lead the parade during the Christmas Party of the Capitol official and employees with the theme “Paskong Pinoy” on December 18 at the Capitol gymnasium. Gov. Solon declared that 2015 is a banner year of the Sulong Sarangani flagship program. Inset are the provincial board members who also happily joined the gathering. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Word of God shared in school


GLAN, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – The team from the Merry Heart Ministries of North Carolina, U.S.A gladly share the Word of God by telling stories, presenting puppet shows, feeding hot meals, and distributing flip flops, clothes, hygiene kits, eyeglasses, personally-made bracelets, and other gifts to hundreds of adults and children on January 8 in Big Margus Elementary School, one of their beneficiary-public schools in Sarangani Province. They consider themselves neither as pastors nor evangelists but as persons who are intimately in love with the Lord, causing them to share God’s love and blessings to other people. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Merry Hearts Ministries in public school


GLAN, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – The Provincial Government of Sarangani is grateful to Merry Heart Ministries of North Carolina, U.S.A with the Child Evangelism Fellowship for visiting and choosing the province to share the Word of God by telling stories, presenting puppet shows, feeding hot meals, and distributing flip flops, clothes, hygiene kits, eyeglasses, personally-made bracelets, and other gifts to 4,300 adults and 7,200 children. Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon joined them at the Big Margus Elementary School on January 8. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

SP approves watershed conservation project


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – Board Member Cesar Nallos Jr., environment committee chairman, leads the approval of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) with Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao during its first regular session of the year on January 13 on the  authority of the governor to sign a contract with Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammernarbeit (GIZ)-GmbH-German Development Corporation as the primary funding agency for the project called Conservation of Mt. Latian Complex located in Barangay Datal Anggas, Alabel. The German government will download P1.2 million for the study to be conducted by the Environmental Conservation and Protection Center to conserve the ecosystem and biodiversity in Mt. Latian, viewed as vital for the protection of the watersheds of several major rivers of the province, such as Buayan-Maribulan, Big Glan, Big Lun Masla and Little Lun Masla rivers. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Sarangani, partners give away mobility aids


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – Lynda Marcelo, staff of the office of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, instructs the proper way of using crutches to one of the beneficiaries during the free wheelchair and other mobility aids distribution of the Serbisyong Sarangan Community Outreach Program of the Provincial Government of Sarangani in strong partnership with the Physicians for Peace, Latter Day Saints Charities, Cebu Pacific, World Health Organization (WHO) thru Cheryl Ann Xavier, and James L. Chiongbian and Sons Corporation on January 12 at the Capitol gymnasium. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

EMB to install air quality monitoring system at Capitol


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) unanimously approves the authority of the governor to sign the Memorandum of Agreement with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of DENR XII during its first regular session of the year on January 13 for the installation of a P10 million-worth of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System inside the Capitol to monitor the air quality of the whole province and recommend measures/policies if needed, in consonance with RA No. 8749 or the Philippine Clean Air Act. Engr. Sophie Manuel, Pollution Control Division chief of EMB (at the rostrum) with Board Member Cesar Nallos Jr., environment committee head, briefed the SP members on the importance of the equipment. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Boy receives wheelchair from Serbisyong Sarangan, partners


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – A young boy shows gladness with his kin as they receive a customized wheelchair from the Provincial Government of Sarangani in strong partnership with the Physicians for Peace, Latter Day Saints Charities, Cebu Pacific, World Health Organization (WHO) thru Cheryl Ann Xavier, and James L. Chiongbian and Sons Corporation during the free wheelchair and other mobility aids distribution of the Serbisyong Sarangan Community Outreach Program on January 12 at the Capitol gymnasium. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Gov. Solon, Vice Gov. Jinkee meet Capitol officials, employees


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – The emblem of joy expressed by the two of the highest leaders of the province, Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon and Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao, in a candid conversation with the Capitol officials and employees on January 12 at the Capitol prior to the surprise party hosted by the Sarangani Provincial Government for the vice governor’s 36th birthday. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Sarangani officials deliver equipment to police


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2015) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon (in pink) and Board Members Eduardo Paras Sr. (2nd from left),  Cornelio Martinez Jr., Abdulracman Pangolima, Cesar Nallos Jr., Virgilio Clark Tobias, Elmer De Peralta and Arman Guili turn over units of communication equipment and motorcycles worth P300,000 to the Sarangani Provincial Police Office (SPPO) thru Police Chief Inspector Joffel Remudaro and Police Senior Inspector Jude Marlon Del Carmen on January 12 at the SPPO Compound, Kawas. The Provincial Government of Sarangani pledged to continuously give its full support to the efforts of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines in the anti-criminality campaign and disaster responses under Sulong Kapayapaan and Sulong Kaligtasan program. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Chiefs welcome military in villages


MAITUM, Sarangani (January 22, 2015) - Association of Barangay Captains president Gary Lee Perrett leads the signing of the memorandum of understanding while his co-barangay captains line up after him during the send-off ceremony of the 27th IB peace development teams at the Maitum Municipal Hall Monday, January 19. Soldiers of the 27th IB headed by Capt. Edsil Escote are to be sent to the 19 barangays of Maitum to conduct bayanihan activities and help the community members maintain peace and security. (Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Soldiers deploy in Maitum barangays


MAITUM, Sarangani (January 22, 2015) - Mayor Pepito Catimbang and Lt. Col. Ronald Jess Alcudia, commander of the 27th Infantry Battalion (IB), exchange their papers after signing a memorandum of understanding during the send-off ceremony of the 27th IB peace development teams at the Maitum Municipal Hall Monday, January 19. The team, headed by Capt. Edsil Escote, is to be sent to the 19 barangays of Maitum. The soldiers' main task is to conduct bayanihan activities and help the community members maintain peace and security. (Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee celebrates birthday with SC and PWDs


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (January 22, 2015) - Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao and her twin sister Janet Jamora celebrate their birthday with over 400 senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) coming from the seven municipalities of Sarangani at Pacman Gym on January 12. Attendees enjoyed a sumptuous lunch and received gift packs from the celebrants, as well as an opportunity to hear the Word of God. (Quenny D. Dandan/Vice Governor’s Office)

Sulong Sarangani reaches remote village


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 22, 2015) - Sulong Sarangani program rolls out in Barangay Datal Anggas Monday, January 19. Sulong Sarangani is a flagship program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon which aims to uplift and improve the lives of the constituents in poorest barangays.  (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Vice Gov. Jinkee turns 36


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 14, 2015) - “Naramdaman ko talaga na minamahal ninyo ako. Salamat sa surprise at effort niyo. Di ko talaga inakala na ganito ninyo ako kamahal. Salamat talaga kay Lord,” said Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao during a surprise birthday celebration for her prepared by Sarangani Capitol employees and officials Monday, January 12. The employees and officials also expressed their wishes to her through an early morning harana or mananita, video greetings and gift giving. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Vice Gov. Jinkee renders song


ALABEL, Sarangani (January 14, 2015) – Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao grants the request of Capitol employees to render a song during a surprise birthday bash for her Monday, January 12. While she was singing, the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan each gave her flowers. Vice Gov. Jinkee also willingly performed other games prepared during the event which showed her talents and skills. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)