Friday, July 25, 2014

School execs sign MOA


MAITUM, Sarangani (July 26, 2014) - Left to right: Dr. Tanedo, Sarah Edralin, Romarico Tanedo, Florlie Mallare, Dr. Donna Panes-ASDS, Mayor Pepito Catimbang and Mario Donio with Jimmy Guiang and Barangay Captain Pedro Rocapor (at the back) during the MOA-signing for Senior High School Early implementation cum Launching  DREAM Program (School in a garden Developing Realistic Environment Agripreneurial Malalag) and Nutrition Month Culmination Friday, July 25. (Afren de Guzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

DREAM launched in Maitum


MAITUM, Sarangani (July 26, 2014) - Dr. Donna Panes, assistant schools division superintendent, gives her message during the MOA-signing for Senior High School Early implementation between Malalag National High School and Edenton Mission College, Inc. and launching of DREAM Program (School in a garden Developing Realistic Environment Agripreneurial Malalag) cum Nutrition Month culmination and GPTA/HPTA Induction Friday, July 25. (Afren de Guzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Agreement to lessen school expenses


MAITUM, Sarangani (July 26, 2014) – Mayor Pepito Catimbang expresses his appreciation to the parties involved saying this will be a big help to the parents to lessen their expenses with the MOA-signing for Senior High School Early implementation cum Launching of DREAM Program (School in a garden Developing Realistic Environment Agripreneurial Malalag) Friday, July 25. (Afren de Guzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Vice Governor’s Office equips coop with financial management skills


MAITUM, Sarangani (July 25, 2014) – Members and officers of Women In Development of Sarangani (WINDS) fish processing cooperative apply  the strategies of the books of account such as planning, budgeting, recording and preparation during the workshop in Gal E’ Libun: Financial Management and Documentation Training at Barangay Old Poblacion on July 22-23. Already on its third run, the training was facilitated by the Vice Governor’s Office. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE

Sarangani Munato Festival gears up


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 25, 2014) – The Sarangani Tourism & Investment Promotion Center conducts the 1st Munato Festival 2014 preparatory meeting Thursday, July 24, with all the department heads of Sarangani Capitol for the conceptualization of the program and activities for the event. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./STIPC)

Sarangani hosts Pabuka in Muslim communities


GLAN, Sarangani (July 25, 2014)) - The provincial government of Sarangani, through the leadership of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, organizes an Iftar (Pabuka) around Muslim communities of Sarangani in observance of the celebration of Ramadan, through the Sulong Sarangani program of Gov. Solon in partnership with Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and the board members. The 6th Grand Iftar was celebrated last week in Sarangani gymnasium in the presence of Sec. Yasmin Busran-Lao of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Pabuka sa matag munisipyo


GLAN, Sarangani (Hulyo 25, 2014)- Sa pagsaulog sa bulan sa Ramadan sa mga kaigsoonang Muslim sa Probinsya sa Sarangani, gimugna sa provincial government nga gipanguluhan ni Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon ang Iftar o pabuka sa matag munisipyo.  Ang pabuka o breaking of the fast matag alas 6 sa gabii ang malipayon kining ginaselebrar sa mga kaigsoonang Muslim diin salu-salo sila nga ginasaw-an ang panihapon.  Nakapahigayon nag pabuka sa munisipyo sa Maitum, Alabel, Malapatan og Glan, ang ubang munisipyo sa sunod nga mga adlaw.  Nalipay og dako ang pasasalamat sa katawhan kay gihatagan sila og importansya og pagtagad sa gobernador, pinaagi sa Sulong Sarangani program ni Governor Solon, kauban sila Congressman Manny Pacquiao, Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao, ug mga board members.(Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Gov. Solon takes part in Pabuka


GLAN, Sarangani (July 25, 2014) - Despite the bad weather, Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon reached out to the Muslim community in the far-flung barangay of Pangyan to take part with their Pabuka in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Pabuka (Iftar) or breaking of the fast is celebrated every 6 o’clock in the evening where dinner is shared together. The provincial government of Sarangani gave out Pabuka to Muslim communities around Sarangani, through the Sulong Sarangani program of Gov. Solon in partnership with Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and the board members. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Students pledge to remain pure until marriage


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 22, 2014) – During the True Love Waits seminar at Barangay Tamban on July 17, some  selected high school students of Tamban National High School pledge to remain sexually pure until marriage.(Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Students exchange commitment rings


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 22, 2014) - “Believing that true love waits, take this ring as a symbol of your commitment to sexual purity… until marriage,” third year students of Tamban National High School profess to each other during the True Love Waits Seminar at Barangay Tamban on July 17. The seminar is under the Gal E’ Libun Project of the Vice Governor’s Office. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Second round of “True Love Waits” seminar runs


MALUNGON, Sarangani (July 22, 2014) - Thirty selected high school students listen as Bro. Junius Ramirez shares his insights during the True Love Waits – “Early Pregnancy Prevention for Youth” Seminar at Tamban National High School on July 17. The seminar, already the second of the 14 seminars to be conducted with selected poorest secondary schools in Sarangani, is initiated by the Office of Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao under its Gal E’ Libun Project. (Marvin N. Soler/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Grade school pupils proudly declare “I am a Gender Sensitive Kid!”


GLAN, Sarangani (July 22, 2014) – With understanding and gratitude, about sixty four (64) students in Congan Elementary School declare “I am a Gender Sensitive Kid” during the Gal E’ Libun:  Kiddie Gender Sensitivity Training at Congan, Glan on July 18. The training was facilitated by the Vice Governor’s Office. (Quenny D.Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Grade 5 kids join Kiddie GST workshop


GLAN, Sarangani (July 22,2014) – About sixty four (64) Grade 5 pupils of Congan Elementary School participate in the workshop of identifying the gender differences between boy and girl during the Gal E’ Libun: Kiddie Gender Sensitivity Training on July 18. The training was facilitated by the Vice Governor’s Office. (Quenny D. Dandan/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Kalihim ng National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, pinuri si Gov. Solon

ALABEL, Sarangani (Hulyo 22, 2014) - Matagumpay muli ang pagsasagawa ng Sarangani Province ng ika-anim na taon ng Grand Iftar dinner nitong ika-18 ng Hulyo sa Provincial Capitol Gym.

Dumalo rito ang daan daang Muslim employees ng kapitolyo, religious at community leaders, Azatids, Imams, mga ka-partner sa pagpapalaganap ng kapayapaan, mga lider ng mga munisipyo, barangay, at maging ng mga panauhin mula sa iba’t ibang lugar kagaya ng kalapit na Syudad ng Heneral Santos.

Bago nagsimula ang Iftar o “breaking of fast,” sabay sabay munang nagdasal ang mananampalatayang Islam para ipagpasalamat ang mahalagang okasyon.

Napakinggan din ang mga mensahe mula sa mga taga tagapagsalita.  Naging makabuluhan ang mensahe ng keynote speaker na si National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao.  Ayon sa kalihim, hindi kailangang magarbo ang paggunita ng Ramadhan.  Hindi ito panahon kung kailangan dapat maging enggrande ang ihahain sa hapag-kainan.  Sa halip, aniya, isaisip at isapuso ang tunay na diwa ng pag-aayuno.  Maliban sa pagdarasaI, dapat umanong maging tapat sa sarili sa mga nais baguhin sa sarili para sa kabutihan.  Pero ayon kay Lao, hindi lang tuwing panahon ng Ramadhan ito ginagawa kung hindi araw-araw.

Sa pagpapatuloy ng kanyang mensahe, binigyang diin ni Secretary Lao ang mga mabubuting ginagawa ngayon ng probinsya sa pamumuno ni Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon. Hinahangaan niya ang direksyong nais tahakin ng gobernador na maging isang “God-centered” ang pag-unlad ng probinsya. 

Sabi pa ni Lao, hindi raw siya nagdalawang isip na tumugon sa imbitasyong maging tagapagsalita sa Grand Iftar ng probinsya dahil sa magaganda umano ang kanyang naririnig tungkol sa mga ginagawa ng gobernador.

“Bihira para sa isang lider na maging sensitibo sa mga pangangailangan ng magkakaibang pangkat ng tao sa isang lugar.  Ang inyo pong gobernador, ay nakikinig sa inyong mga pangangailangan at gumagawa ng mga hakbang sa pamamagitan ng mga proyektong tiyak na makatutulong sa mga komunidad,” ayon kay Lao.

Ang Sarangani ay may iba ibang lahi at tribung nakatira.  Sa mga naririnig umano ni Lao, mapa-Muslim man, Lumad o Kristiyano, ramdam umano ng mga tao na kaisa nila ang gobernador at kabilang sa kanilang pangkat.

Dahil napapanahon, inihalimbawa ang pagsuporta ni Gov. Solon sa Madaris Program ng buong probinsya.  Sa kasalukuyan, nasa tatlong libo at limang daang piso ang honorarium ng bawat madaris facilitator.  Nasa isang daan at dalawampu’t lima ang kanilang bilang.  Ang Madaris facilitators ang siya ring tawag sa Madrasah teachers.  Pero may hakbang na muli para madagdagan pa ang pondo para sa programa, na suportado nina Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao, Congressman Manny Pacquiao, kabilang na ang lahat ng board members ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Matatandaang sa unang pagkakataon din, nabuo ang Province of Sarangani Muslim Employees Association o PROGSARMEA para sa kapakanan ng mga empleyadong Muslim sa probinsya.  Nanumpa ang mga ito noong 2013.

Ngayon, nais ni Gov. Solon na maituloy naang pagbuo ng Azatids federation para mas maging matibay pa ang programa ng Madaris ang masustena ito. (Charito Ansagay/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Secretary Lao is Grand Iftar speaker


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) - Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon warmly welcomes the guest speaker, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao, during the 6th Grand Iftar in Sarangani on July 18. Iftar means breaking of fast during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.  Sec. Lao is known for her advocacy and her valuable contribution to peace and development, good governance and gender rights.  The secretary praised Governor Solon for his support to the tri-people in Sarangani. She said that not all leaders are sensitive to the needs of his people especially where there are different tribes living. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Sarangani conducts AEC Integration 2015 Caravan


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (July 21, 2014) - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI Sarangani) conducts Asian Economic Community Integration 2015 Caravan for public officials, private partners and the business sector of Sarangani at Sydney Hotel on July 16. The Asean Economic Community Integration by 2015 is conducting extensive information campaign to educate clientele and counterparts in Sarangani in appreciating the opportunities and potentials that will be brought about by the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into by the Philippines. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

PROGSARMEA hosts Grand Iftar


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) – The Provincial Government of Sarangani Muslim Employees Association (PROGSARMEA) and Sulong Kapayaan or Kalinaw Sarangani program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon host the 6th Grand Iftar with the theme “Discover the Treasures of Ramadhan” held at Capitol gymnasium Friday, July 18. The Grand Iftar was participated in by Muslims elders and Madaris facilitators and to observe the social value of fasting. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Officers of Sarangani Madaris Federation and PTA installed


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon facilitates the oathtaking of the officers of Sarangani Madaris Federation and Parents-Teachers Association from each municipality during the 6th Grand Iftar on July 18. They pledged to be part of the development of the Muslim community in Sarangani as well as the Madaris program. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

Governor Solon joins 6th Grand Iftar dinner


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon acknowledges Muslim elders during the 6th Grand Iftar dinner held at Capitol gymnasium Friday, July 18. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Gov. Solon to Azatids: Form federation


ALABEL, Sarangani (July 21, 2014) - "We will continue to work hard to support the Madaris program of the province," said Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon in his message during the celebration of the Grand Iftar in Sarangani on July 18. The governor added that it is important to sustain this project that is why Solon is pushing the Azatids to form a federation the soonest possible time. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)