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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Reading instruction seminar for Grade 1 teachers starts

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 24, 2014) – “The enhancement of teaching techniques gives better quality education,” says Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon during the commencement of the Reading Instruction Seminar for 110 Grade 1 teachers from Alabel and Malungon. This project is part of the Quality Education for Sarangani Today and Tomorrow (QUEST2) under Sulong Karunungan of the Sulong Sarangani Development Program of the provincial government. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Will there be new Sarangani Bay swim record?

By JOY R. SEVILLA

GLAN, Sarangani (April 23, 2014) – Swimmers from General Santos City, South Cotabato, Sarangani and even from Manila and Cebu will display endurance and speed as they attempt to conquer Sarangani Bay in record time on May 16 for a 15-kilometer swim from Maasim to Glan.

Will the 2:34:21 hours record of Dadiangas Torpedoes be broken? – that’s the million-dollar question.

Nemrad Butil, of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and organizer of the 9th Swim-Across-Sarangani Bay Competition, said the teams who will join in the competition are also those who joined in the previous years. However, some members per team ma...
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Will there be new Sarangani Bay swim record?

SARANGANI BAY (April 23, 2014) – In this May 20, 2011 photo by Cocoy Sexcion, Bonifacio Pagunsan of Koronadal City’s Sea Lions leads his team to win the 15-kilometer Swim-Across-Sarangani Bay in 3:41:42 hours. The race from Maasim to Glan takes place in open sea. The swim is the extreme sport of Sarangani Bay Festival, the biggest beach party in Mindanao held at Gumasa, Glan. (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Gov. Solon updates DOH Secretary on provincial hospital

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 23, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (extreme right) updates Health Secretary Enrique Ona (extreme left) on the ongoing construction of Sarangani Medical Center (SMC) or provincial hospital during a site visit of the project at Capitol compound Tuesday, April 22. The project funded by the Department of Health (DOH) and the local government is already assessed at 95% complete out of the P50M fund DOH initially allocated for the project. Also in photo are Rep. Manny Pacquiao (center) and OIC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Rep. Pacquiao, Sec. Ona visit Sarangani Medical Center site

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) - Health Secretary Enrique Ona (extreme right, front row) talks with Rep. Manny Pacquiao, Health Regional Director Teogenes Baluma and Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon as they head off from an on-site visit Tuesday, April 22, at the Sarangani Medical Center (SMC) building (background). The P250 SMC or provincial hospital is ongoing construction at the Capitol compound. Also in photo is Board Member Elmer de Peralta. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Sulong Tribu planning for IP women

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) – “Put God first in everything you do. Accept His blessings and there will be progress,” said Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon during the Indigenous People Women Strategy Planning Monday, April 21. It was spearheaded by the Sulong Tribu component of the flagship program of the local government, Sulong Sarangani, a development program backed by Congressman Manny Pacquiao and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao. (Kim WIndell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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TARA sa Barangay Program rolls out

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon meets a beneficiary of the TARA (Transformative Action thru Reaching-out Activities) sa Barangay Program during the foundation anniversary of barangay Daan Suyan Monday, April 21. The TARA sa Barangay Program rendered medical check-up, prenatal check-up, operation tuli (in partnership with the AFP), hair grooming, dental services, Philhealth registration, family planning, information and education campaign on health promotion and many others. (Kim WIndell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)


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Tree-planting highlights Earth Day

GLAN, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) – Some members of the Guardians-Glan Chapter participate in the “Adopt A Tree Program” spearheaded by the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Sarangani Federation led by Board Member Cyril John Rustico Yap in celebration of Earth Day. More than 50 people from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), members of Alpha Phi-Omega and some residents of Glan planted 500 seedlings of Mahogany, Palmera, Jackfruit and Marang. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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SarBay happens here on May 16-17

GLAN, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) - This beachfront in Gumasa comes alive with parties, sports and environmental drive on May 16-17 as SarBay Fest becomes the biggest beach party in Southern Philippines once again. Glan is 53 kilometers from General Santos City and 8 kilometers from Glan poblacion is Gumasa cove. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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SarBay Fest goers growing in number each year

By JOY R. SEVILLA

GUMASA (April 22, 2014) – The Sarangani Tourism and Investment Promotions Center (STIPC), the province’s agency responsible for building an image for Sarangani as an ideal tourism and investment destination in Southern Philippines, is targeting a 10 to 15 percent increase in tourist arrivals for this year’s celebration of the Sarangani Bay Festival (SarBay) scheduled on May 16-17.

This was bared by April Marjorie Rudes, tourism operations officer II of STIPC, saying that in 2013, there was a remarkable increase in the number of tourist arrivals for SarBay.

She said there was a total of 70,000 tourists recorded in 2013. The number is more th...
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Congressman Pacquiao’s presscon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 21, 2014) - Mommy D. briefly steals the show at the press conference of Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao upon his arrival on Good Friday, April 18. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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Hero’s welcome for Congressman Pacquiao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 21, 2014) - Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (right) leads the hero’s welcome for Congressman Manny Pacquiao who arrived on Good Friday, April 18, at General Santos City Airport. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


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New police director for Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 21, 2014) – PS Supt. Emmanuel Baloloy Peralta (extreme right) assumes office as director of Sarangani Police Provincial Office with administering officer PC Supt. Lester Camba (third from right) on April 16. Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (2nd from right) assured the full support of the provincial government to SPPO. The governor said camaraderie is a must for the success of all the developments in 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. 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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Reading instruction seminar for Grade 1 ...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 24, 2014) – “The enhancement of teaching techniques gives better quality education,” says Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon during the commencement of the Reading Instru...
Will there be new Sarangani Bay swim rec...
By JOY R. SEVILLA GLAN, Sarangani (April 23, 2014) – Swimmers from General Santos City, South Cotabato, Sarangani and even from Manila and Cebu will display endurance and speed as they attempt to...
Will there be new Sarangani Bay swim rec...
SARANGANI BAY (April 23, 2014) – In this May 20, 2011 photo by Cocoy Sexcion, Bonifacio Pagunsan of Koronadal City’s Sea Lions leads his team to win the 15-kilometer Swim-Across-Sarangani Bay in...
Gov. Solon updates DOH Secretary on prov...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 23, 2014) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (extreme right) updates Health Secretary Enrique Ona (extreme left) on the ongoing construction of Sarangani Medical Center (SMC)...
Rep. Pacquiao, Sec. Ona visit Sarangani ...
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) - Health Secretary Enrique Ona (extreme right, front row) talks with Rep. Manny Pacquiao, Health Regional Director Teogenes Baluma and Governor Steve Chiongbian So...
Sulong Tribu planning for IP women
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) – “Put God first in everything you do. Accept His blessings and there will be progress,” said Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon during the Indigenous People Wo...
TARA sa Barangay Program rolls out
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon meets a beneficiary of the TARA (Transformative Action thru Reaching-out Activities) sa Barangay Program during the foundati...
Tree-planting highlights Earth Day
GLAN, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) – Some members of the Guardians-Glan Chapter participate in the “Adopt A Tree Program” spearheaded by the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Sarangani Federati...
SarBay happens here on May 16-17
GLAN, Sarangani (April 22, 2014) - This beachfront in Gumasa comes alive with parties, sports and environmental drive on May 16-17 as SarBay Fest becomes the biggest beach party in Southern Philippi...
SarBay Fest goers growing in number each...
By JOY R. SEVILLA GUMASA (April 22, 2014) – The Sarangani Tourism and Investment Promotions Center (STIPC), the province’s agency responsible for building an image for Sarangani as an ideal tou...
Congressman Pacquiao’s presscon
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 21, 2014) - Mommy D. briefly steals the show at the press conference of Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao upon his arrival on Good Friday, April 18. (Jake T. Narte/SARA...
Hero’s welcome for Congressman Pacquia...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 21, 2014) - Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (right) leads the hero’s welcome for Congressman Manny Pacquiao who arrived on Good Friday, April 18, at General Sa...
New police director for Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani (April 21, 2014) – PS Supt. Emmanuel Baloloy Peralta (extreme right) assumes office as director of Sarangani Police Provincial Office with administering officer PC Supt. Lester C...
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...