In Sarangani, endless opportunities and natural wealth abound…

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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New PNPA graduate from Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani(April 14, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon presents a new graduate of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA)during the flag raising ceremony at Capitol Monday, April 14. Police Inspector Ian Marc S. Polestico (center), Mandilaab Class 2014 (Mandirigmang may Dangal at Isipan Laan sa Bayan), belongs to the top 10 of his class. He is best in Math and Sciences as well. Polestico is a product of Alabel National Science High School. At left is his mother, Marilou S. Polestico, a teacher at Alabel National High School. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Sarangani celebrates Rep. Pacquiao’s big win

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 13, 2014) – Cheers of victory erupt as Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao wins his fight against Timothy Bradley Sunday, April 13, shown live before a large crowd in a wide screen. Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (foreground) throws a towel in the air and cheers with thousands of spectators who filled Capitol Gym to the rafters. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Free immunization and prenatal check-up

GLAN, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon visits the immunization and prenatal check-up service in Barangay Burias Thursday, April 10. The recipients thanked Gov. Solon.  “You have given an opportunity for the less-fortunate people to avail such service,” a recipient said. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Free Pacquiao-Bradley show at Capitol gym

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 11, 2014) – A TV crew interviews Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon with regards to the upcoming fight of Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao this Sunday. The local government of Sarangani will be giving a free pay-per-view screening of the Pacquiao-Bradley Fight at the Capitol gymnasium. Gov. Solon also stated that the welcome party for Congressman Pacquiao has already been prepared. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Provincial Police Strategic Management Unit breaks ground

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) - PSUPT. Jomar Alexis Yap Sr. (left), OIC-Provincial Director, and PSUPT. Ricky Rebua (right), PNP Deputy Provincial Director for Operations, welcome Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon Thursday, April 10, to the ground-breaking ceremony of the Provincial Police Strategic Management Unit at Sarangani Provincial Police Office. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Spanish NGO to help Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – During the presentation of Sulong Kaligtasan, a component of Sulong Sarangani Program, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon converses with Sergio Bakali, Asia Regional Director of Paz y Desarrollo, and Freedom Inc. headed by its executive director Antonio Peralta about the pursuit of the provincial government in taking Sarangani out of the poorest provinces of the Philippines. Paz y Desarrollo (Peace & Development) is a Spanish-based non government organization that is promoting the development of vulnerable countries through international cooperation, and Freedom Inc. (Foundation for Rural Enterprises and Ecology Development of Mindanao Inc.) envi...
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Sulong Sarangani orientation

GLAN, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon speaks before residents of Barangay Burias during the orientation of the Sulong Sarangani Program Thursday, April 10. Gov. Solon targets to take Sarangani out of the top 10 poorest provinces of the Philippines by the year 2016 and out of the top 20 by the year 2020. (Kim Windell Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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QUEST2 scaling up reading skills, shaping careers

By BEVERLY C. PAOYON

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) – Some 500 youths in Sarangani have shunned the typical school break loafing with friends to a more sensible summer by transforming failing readers to do better with comprehension.

Summer Reading is Fun of Quality Education for Sarangani Today (QUEST) has been the usually anticipated activity of teenagers of this province during summer season to assist Grade I teachers in mentoring non-readers among incoming Grade II pupils.

Now, Quality Education for Sarangani Today and Tomorrow (QUEST2) emerged as the enhanced and expanded version which Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon explained to have been built "upon ...
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Road to Gumasa lights up when SarBay happens

By BEVERLY C. PAOYON

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Installation of streetlights along the road from poblacion Glan to Gumasa is underway.

This means the summer getaway in this part of Southern Mindanao will have a well-lit road during Sarangani Bay Festival on May 16-17.

The project will light up approximately four kilometers towards the SarBay site.

The provincial engineering office reported the installation of 52 units of streetlights has started to ensure the road is lighted before the biggest beach party by the bay happens.

The provincial government has earmarked P0.5 million to fund this project while the local government of Glan would cou...
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Blaan kids bonding with Gov. Solon

MALUNGON, Sarangani (April 10, 2014)-“Let’s do a wacky pose,” says Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon as he bonds with Blaan kids during his visit at Lamlifew Village Museum Tuesday, April 8. The visit coincided with a media exposure trip for the promotion of tourism in Sarangani, recognizing local tourist spots and most especially the local culture. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Sarangani conducts marine mammal stranding response training

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Professor Lemuel Aragones, University of the Philippines professor and president of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN), gives a lecture to some personnel of the Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Offices and Office of the Municipal Agriculturists of the different municipalities of Sarangani during the first day of the Marine Mammal Conservation and Stranding Response Training-Workshop which runs from April 8-10 at the Kasfala Hall, Capitol Compound. The training aims to have a continuing advocacy drive down to the community level on survey and monitoring of...
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Sarangani honors scholar-graduates

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Paaral Para Sa Sarangan (PPSS) scholars receive their certificate of recognition during a thanksgiving celebration Monday, April 7. In photo are Board Members Elmer de Peralta (extreme left), Virgilio Clark Tobias (2nd from right), Hermie Galzote (3rd from right), Abdulracman Pangolima (4th from right), and Glenda Revano (extreme right), PPSS coordinator. The scholars are Dr. Jec M. Pane (5th from left) of San Roque, Malungon; Dr. Lormie M. Bermudez (6th from left) of Datal Tampal, Malungon; Romel A. Zamora (4th from left), one of the 30 Indigenous People scholars who graduated; Blanca  A. Marquez (3rd from left), graduated as Magna Cum Laude w...
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Scholars pledge to serve Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014)- Board Member Elmer de Peralta leads the scholars of Paaral Para Sa Sarangan (PPSS) as they take their pledge of commitment to serve Sarangani Province to the best of their ability. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Sulong Karunungan backs PPSS scholarship program

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - "Because of your accomplishment, you have opened the opportunity out of poverty," Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon said as he congratulates the graduates of Paaral Para Sa Sarangan (PPSS) Scholarship Program Monday, April 7. PPSS started in 2002 to provide assistance to less fortunate Sarangans to support their studies in college. Now, PPSS is considered as a milestone of the Sulong Karunungan component of the Sulong Sarangani Program. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Usec. Tan visits Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Undersecretary Nabil Tan, head of Mindanao Coordinating Office under the Office of the Executive Secretary, pays a courtesy call to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on April 7. Their discussions revolved around the recently signed peace agreement and expectations. Usec. Tan is holding a planning session in General Santos City and Sarangani. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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New PNPA graduate from Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani(April 14, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon presents a new graduate of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA)during the flag raising ceremony at Capitol Monday, April 14. ...
Sarangani celebrates Rep. Pacquiao’s b...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 13, 2014) – Cheers of victory erupt as Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao wins his fight against Timothy Bradley Sunday, April 13, shown live before a large crowd in a wid...
Free immunization and prenatal check-up
GLAN, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon visits the immunization and prenatal check-up service in Barangay Burias Thursday, April 10. The recipients thanked Gov. Solon. ...
Free Pacquiao-Bradley show at Capitol gy...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 11, 2014) – A TV crew interviews Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon with regards to the upcoming fight of Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao this Sunday. The local g...
Provincial Police Strategic Management U...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) - PSUPT. Jomar Alexis Yap Sr. (left), OIC-Provincial Director, and PSUPT. Ricky Rebua (right), PNP Deputy Provincial Director for Operations, welcome Governor Stev...
Spanish NGO to help Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – During the presentation of Sulong Kaligtasan, a component of Sulong Sarangani Program, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon converses with Sergio Bakali, Asia Regio...
Sulong Sarangani orientation
GLAN, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon speaks before residents of Barangay Burias during the orientation of the Sulong Sarangani Program Thursday, April 10. Gov. Solon ...
QUEST2 scaling up reading skills, shapin...
By BEVERLY C. PAOYON ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) – Some 500 youths in Sarangani have shunned the typical school break loafing with friends to a more sensible summer by transforming failing...
Road to Gumasa lights up when SarBay hap...
By BEVERLY C. PAOYON ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Installation of streetlights along the road from poblacion Glan to Gumasa is underway. This means the summer getaway in this part of South...
Blaan kids bonding with Gov. Solon
MALUNGON, Sarangani (April 10, 2014)-“Let’s do a wacky pose,” says Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon as he bonds with Blaan kids during his visit at Lamlifew Village Museum Tuesday, April 8. The...
Sarangani conducts marine mammal strandi...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Professor Lemuel Aragones, University of the Philippines professor and president of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN), gives a lecture to so...
Sarangani honors scholar-graduates
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Paaral Para Sa Sarangan (PPSS) scholars receive their certificate of recognition during a thanksgiving celebration Monday, April 7. In photo are Board Members El...
Scholars pledge to serve Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014)- Board Member Elmer de Peralta leads the scholars of Paaral Para Sa Sarangan (PPSS) as they take their pledge of commitment to serve Sarangani Province to the best...
Sulong Karunungan backs PPSS scholarship...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - "Because of your accomplishment, you have opened the opportunity out of poverty," Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon said as he congratulates the graduates of Paara...
Usec. Tan visits Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 10, 2014) - Undersecretary Nabil Tan, head of Mindanao Coordinating Office under the Office of the Executive Secretary, pays a courtesy call to Governor Steve Chiongbian Sol...