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This haven of peace-loving people in Southern Philippines flaunts with fascinating sights and scenes and the affluence of Sarangani Bay, the long stretch of white sand coastline, dive spots, river tubing and waterfalls.

This is where you find one of the Philippines' best beaches – Gumasa!

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Sulong Karunungan supports kindergarten teachers, pupils

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 29, 2014) – Kindergarten teacher J_sel Ripdos of Datu Abdullah Tondog Elementary School in Baluntay, Alabel is emotional during the 3-day seminar-workshop covering the kindergarten teachers of Maasim and Alabel towns on October 24 at Kawas Central Elementary School. She felt overwhelmed of the program of the Provincial Government of Sarangani and the Department of Education (DepEd) that kindergarten teachers like them are tapped and given an equal importance. Under Sulong Karunungan of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon with the support of Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and the board members, kindergarten is given an equal emphasis as it provides the...
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Kindergarten teachers trained under Sulong Karunungan

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 29, 2014) – Kindergarten teachers observe the demo of teaching during the 3-day seminar-workshop covering the kindergarten teachers of Maasim and Alabel towns on October 24 at Kawas Central Elementary School. The Provincial Government of Sarangani thru Sulong Karunungan and the Department of Education are conducting series of seminar-workshops to the hundreds of kindergarten teachers in the whole province. Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon with the support of Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao and the board members put kindergarten with equal emphasis in the education agenda because it provides the fundamental steps of the education of a child. (Kim Win...
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Public hearing on Bangsamoro Basic Law

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 29, 2014) – Local officials, business and religious sectors, judiciary officers, and civil society from Sarangani Province, General Santos City, and South Cotabato participate in the public hearing and consultation on the Bangsamoro Basic Law or House Bill 9499 at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University auditorium on October 24. The proposed bill is hopeful that it can bring a just and lasting peace to Mindanao to usher a new era of peace and development. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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PCL holds educational tour in Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 29, 2014) – Some local legislators of Mindanao who are candidates for doctorate degree of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) Legislative Academy pose at the Sarangani Capitol during their educational tour in the province on October 24 led by Glan Municipal Councilor Lito Cerna (2nd from left) and accommodated, among others, by Board Member Arman Guili (4th from left, back row) and Board Members Virgilio Clark Tobias and Eduardo Paras Sr. PCL offers a customized program to its members and even to interested local elected officials and employees so that they will be officially conferred with baccalaureate, masteral and doctorate degrees. The first graduat...
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Sarangani towns to receive farm tractors from DA

TUPI, South Cotabato (October 23, 2014) – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala (4th from right) and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Director Amalia Datukan (extreme right) deliver farm tractors and other farm machineries and post-harvest facilities to recipient local government units and farming associations in the region at Tupi Seed Farm Wednesday, October 22. Sarangani Province with Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (3rd from right) will officially receive farm tractor/s after the necessary documents are complied with. Sarangani is an agricultural province, thus tractors are very helpful to the farmers. Also present in the ceremony were Sarangani town mayors Corazon Grafilo (3r...
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DSWD funds Sarangani AICS

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) – DSWD Regional Director Bai Zorahayda Taha (center) hands over to provincial officials a cheque worth P3 Million from DSWD to augment the fund of the provincial government of Sarangani for its Aid in Individual in Crisis Situation (AICS) program at the Office of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on Tuesday, October 21. The fund will be used to help qualified Sarangani residents (indigents and individuals in crisis situation) in their medical/hospitalization and burial expenses, among others, subject to the guidelines set by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan led by Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao, with the su...
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Gov. Solon thanks SarBay people

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) – A thanksgiving dinner was held on October 17 for the success of the Sarangani Bay (SarBay) Festival. SarBay 2013 was declared champion as Best Tourism Event-Sports/Adventure/Wellness Province Category in the whole Philippines given by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines. Organizers received certificates of appreciation. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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SP accredits NGOs

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) headed by Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao unanimously approves the renewal of accreditation of Lamlifew Tribal Women’s Association and Plan International Inc. on its regular session Tuesday, October 21. The two non-government organizations (NGOs) are major partners of the provincial government. The Lamlifew Tribal Women’s Association preserves the Blaan indigenous fabric called “Tabih” that was recently displayed at SM Mall of Gensan. The Plan International, on the other hand, has a thrust of building a society that truly cares for and protects the Sarangani children. (Jerald S. Rubio/VICE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE

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Sulong Sarangani goes to remote village

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) - Edith Mahilum of the social welfare and development office leads in the evaluation of the well-being of every family and in the advocacy on parents effectiveness and other family issues in Barangay Kinam, Malapatan on Tuesday, October 21. The PSWDO also led in the drive of introducing the Sulong Sarangani flagship program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon with the support of the Provincial Veterinary Office, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office. Seedlings were given to residents as livelihood assistance. (Jake T. Narte/PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Munato Festival to showcase Yesterland theme park

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon with Board Member Cornelio Martinez Jr. (2nd from left) and Larry Asparin (extreme left) of the Sarangani Tourism and Investment Promotion Center (STIPC) leads the meeting on October 17 with the Capitol department heads and Provincial Tourism Council headed by Ms. Michelle Solon for the upcoming 22nd Foundation Anniversary and 12th Munato Festival of Sarangani Province to start on November 27. A whole new twist - a whole new festival experience with the introduction of Yesterland theme park - is the teaser of the big event where fascinating activities, with the support of Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao, ...
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Hundreds apply for Japan OJT

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) – Hundreds of applicant-examinees flock to the registration area of Capitol Gym on October 16 to grab the study-now-pay-later scholarship program of the Phil-Nippon Technical College (PNTC) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Sarangani thru the Office of Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon. There were already more than 30 qualified students sent by the provincial government since 2012. After the 8-month training in the Philippines including the study of Nippongo, they are sent to Japan for a 3-year on-the-job-training (OJT) where they receive monthly allowances of more or less P30,000 each. Skills training include welding, body painting, automo...
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Sulong Sarangani, CCT combat poverty

MALUNGON, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) – Sulong Sarangani team and the technical personnel of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) meet on October 15 at CCT Compound in Barangay Nagpan for a workshop before the possible forging of a partnership. CCT and Sulong Sarangani have one common aim, which is to combat poverty to achieve a God-centered prosperity with faith as a foundation among each member. CCT is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice that serves urban and rural poor communities throughout the country in a pursuit to see changed lives, strong families, and transformed communities. Sulong Sarangani’s thrust is to converge the knowledge an...
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Coop gets PPP project

MALUNGON, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) - Trade and industry provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso (6th from right) and Leonard Flores (3rd from left), chief TIDS of DTI regional office, pose with partners during the Shared Service Facility (SSF) milking machine turn-over of two units to Malalag-Cogon Bangkal Dairy Farmers Cooperative (MALCOBADAFCO) on October 17. The SSF is a Public-Private Partnership initiative implemented with private sector partners who can provide sustainable facilities, machinery and equipment. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Milking machines shared to village

MALUNGON, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) - Trade and industry provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso (right, seated) leads the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the project launch and turn-over of two units of milking machine amounting to P95,000 per unit funded by DTI Region 12 for the Shared Service Facility (SSF) held at Malalag Cogon on October 17. Also in photo are Emilio Aranez (left, seated), chair of Malalag Cogon Bangkal Dairy Farmers Cooperative (MALCOBADAFCO); Engr. Alain Alcala (extreme left),  OIC-Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator; Edmundo Cejar (2nd from left), president of Sarangani Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Municipal Councilor Joseph Calan...
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Pabaon for retiring SPEU member

ALABEL, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) - Sarangani Province Employees Union(SPEU) president Anacleto Saya-ang (left) gives a check to union member Isah Abubakar amounting to P98,400 that serves as “pabaon”  on his retirement during the flag raising ceremony at Capitol Monday, October 20.(Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Sulong Karunungan supports kindergarten ...
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 29, 2014) – Kindergarten teacher J_sel Ripdos of Datu Abdullah Tondog Elementary School in Baluntay, Alabel is emotional during the 3-day seminar-workshop covering the kin...
Kindergarten teachers trained under Sulo...
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 29, 2014) – Kindergarten teachers observe the demo of teaching during the 3-day seminar-workshop covering the kindergarten teachers of Maasim and Alabel towns on October 2...
Public hearing on Bangsamoro Basic Law
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 29, 2014) – Local officials, business and religious sectors, judiciary officers, and civil society from Sarangani Province, General Santos City, and South Cotabato parti...
PCL holds educational tour in Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 29, 2014) – Some local legislators of Mindanao who are candidates for doctorate degree of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) Legislative Academy pose at the Saranga...
Sarangani towns to receive farm tractors...
TUPI, South Cotabato (October 23, 2014) – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala (4th from right) and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Director Amalia Datukan (extreme right) deliver farm tract...
DSWD funds Sarangani AICS
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) – DSWD Regional Director Bai Zorahayda Taha (center) hands over to provincial officials a cheque worth P3 Million from DSWD to augment the fund of the provincia...
Gov. Solon thanks SarBay people
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) – A thanksgiving dinner was held on October 17 for the success of the Sarangani Bay (SarBay) Festival. SarBay 2013 was declared champion as Best Tourism Event-Sp...
SP accredits NGOs
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) headed by Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao unanimously approves the renewal of accreditation of Lamlifew Tribal Women’s Associatio...
Sulong Sarangani goes to remote village
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (October 23, 2014) - Edith Mahilum of the social welfare and development office leads in the evaluation of the well-being of every family and in the advocacy on parents effectiven...
Munato Festival to showcase Yesterland t...
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) – Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon with Board Member Cornelio Martinez Jr. (2nd from left) and Larry Asparin (extreme left) of the Sarangani Tourism and Investment Pr...
Hundreds apply for Japan OJT
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) – Hundreds of applicant-examinees flock to the registration area of Capitol Gym on October 16 to grab the study-now-pay-later scholarship program of the Phil-Nip...
Sulong Sarangani, CCT combat poverty
MALUNGON, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) – Sulong Sarangani team and the technical personnel of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) meet on October 15 at CCT Compound in Barangay Nagpan for ...
Coop gets PPP project
MALUNGON, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) - Trade and industry provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso (6th from right) and Leonard Flores (3rd from left), chief TIDS of DTI regional office, pose with p...
Milking machines shared to village
MALUNGON, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) - Trade and industry provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso (right, seated) leads the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the project launch and turn-...
Pabaon for retiring SPEU member
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 22, 2014) - Sarangani Province Employees Union(SPEU) president Anacleto Saya-ang (left) gives a check to union member Isah Abubakar amounting to P98,400 that serves as “pa...