By BEVERLY C. PAOYON
GLAN, Sarangani (May 25, 2013) – The Dadiangas Torpedoes team 1 from nearby tuna capital General Santos City again asserted their supremacy at sea by crossing first the finish line of this year’s 15-kilometer swim relay competition Friday (May 24) and breaking their own record.
This time the Torpoedos team 1 clocked-in at 2:34:21, followed by Lady Pipay Team from Kamanga, Maasim (2:52:24) and Captain Rajik Kudarat (2:56:27) in the most grueling sport of Sarangani Bay Festival, the biggest beach party in Mindanao.
The swim started in Maasim and landed in Glan.
It was in 2007 that the Torpedoes set their first championship record of 2:...
GUMASA, Sarangani (May 23, 2013) – General Luna band will hit Mindanao’s biggest beach party on May 25 (Saturday night) here with waves of rock-based music. Local DJs Mau, Yancy and Lv from Davao City and DJ Moko from General Santos City will also be performing at all night partying in on May 24 and 25. (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GUMASA, Sarangani (May 23, 2013) – A quintet, all-female Filipino artist group General Luna will hit Mindanao’s biggest beach party here with waves of rock-based music, a genre which is largely male-dominated.
Local DJs Mau, Yancy and Lv from Davao City and DJ Moko from General Santos City will also be performing at all night partying in Gumasa, Glan on May 24 and 25.
What first comes to mind about General Luna is the fiercely dedicated patriot who fought with our heroes during the Filipino-American war or anything which relates to masculinity. Surprisingly, behind the rock band name, however, are girls playing a kind of music adored by many aficionados.
GUMASA, Sarangani (May 22, 2013) – It’s all systems go this Friday and Saturday (May 24 - 25) for Sarangani Bay Festival 2013 – the biggest beach party in Mindanao.
This time, the festival area is expanded into a bigger, 5.9-hectare venue for the convenience of guests largely coming from Davao City, General Santos City and Sarangani’s towns.
The venue in Gumasa, Glan is between White Haven and Rosal beach resorts and a walking distance too from Coco Beach resort. For those who will bring tents, all three resorts have a designated tent city with a fee of P100 per tent area. Pitching tents at the festival area is prohibited.
Around 500 vehicle passes will be...
By SERAFIN N. RAMOS JR.
MAASIM, Sarangani (May 21, 2013) – The open ocean swimming race from Maasim to Glan remains to be the much-awaited sports event in the eight-year history of Sarangani Bay Festival.
A total of 50 swimmers will again invade Sarangani Bay this May 24 to kickoff Sarangani Bay Festival, the biggest beach party in Mindanao. Will a team log the shortest time ever in the history of swim-across-the-bay?
2006 swim organizer Giuseppe Chew described the race as “the Sarangani Bay ultimate challenge.”
It has a distance of about 15 kilometers.
Governor Migs Dominguez said the swim challenge is “one way (also) of helping our swimmers...
GUMASA, Sarangani (May 20, 2013) - Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has once again partnered with the provincial government of Sarangani for this year’s Sarangani Bay Run for the Environment.
The fun run, which was organized by the Sarangani provincial government, is one of the highlights of the annual Sarangani Bay Festival.
The run, which Smart is supporting for the second straight year, will help protect and conserve marine resources in Sarangani Bay and Davao Gulf. Proceeds will fund WWF conservation and climate change adaptation projects in Mindanao, as well as the initiatives of Spectrum - a consortium of non-government organizations (NGOs) bas...
By BEVERLY C. PAOYON and RUSSTUM G. PELIMA
GUMASA, Sarangani (May 17, 2013) – In some ordinary days, secluded resorts fronting Sarangani Bay in Gumasa, Glan are yet among the best options in Southern Mindanao to laze away from a hectic city life.
What makes it a perfect hideaway especially for romantic couples is the fact of being just there -- sitting next to your beloved towards dusk mesmerized by the setting sun slowly painting the skies in transcending colors of pink, orange and gold illuminating the waters beneath.
It’s placid. Only the ripples of unfurling waters and the oozing sea breeze are usually quite noticeable.
The waters are pristine and th...
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 16, 2013) – The provincial board of canvassers proclaims Thursday, May 16, the newly-elected Sarangani leaders to serve for the next three years. Second from left is Governor-elect Steve Chiongbian Solon, re-electionist Congressman Manny Pacquiao and Vice Governor-elect Jinkee Pacquiao. The Pacquiao-Solon team aims to bring more development and God-centered governance to the province. Incumbent Governor Migs Dominguez, who is serving his third and final term, has opted to take a break from politics this time. Governor Dominguez has brought three Galing Pook awards to the province for innovation and excellence in local governance. Dominguez is also the count...
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 16, 2013) – Unopposed re-electionist Rep. Manny Pacquiao, Governor-elect Steve Chiongbian Solon who was also unopposed, Vice Governor-elect Jinkee Pacquiao and Board Members-elect George Falgui (1st District), Virgilio Clark Tobias (2nd district), Hermie Galzote (2nd D), Abdulracman Pangolima (2nd D), Alexander Bryan Reganit (1st D), Eugene Alzate (2nd D), Elmer de Peralta, (1st D), Arman Guili (2nd D), Cornelio Martinez Jr. (1st D) and Cesar Nallos (2nd D) are proclaimed at around noon Thursday, May 16, by the provincial board of canvassers at the Capitol. For more news and updates, please visit the Province of Sarangani . Come and enjoy SarBay Fest in Gumas...
By BEVERLY C. PAOYON
GUMASA, Sarangani (May 15, 2013) – A total of 50 swimmers will again invade Sarangani Bay this May 24 to kickoff Sarangani Bay Festival, the biggest beach party in Mindanao.
The swim-across-the-bay is believed to be the longest swim relay challenge in the country.
Ten teams composed of five swimmers will cross the bay exactly 5am from Kamanga, Maasim in a 15-kilometer race which finishes in Tango, Glan.
Event organizer Nimrod Butil said maritime traffic will not close the shipping lane to and from General Santos City’s Makar Wharf during the race.
However, the swimmers “are allowed to cross… subject to no interference with ...
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 12, 2013) – Over three thousand education volunteers, teachers and stakeholders packed the Maitum Gym to celebrate the successes of Sarangani Big Brother reading program during the culmination day of its sixth season. The overwhelming clamor during the event Thursday, May 9, was for Sarangani Big Brother to continue. Governor Migs Dominguez, who is serving his last term, declared “the best is yet to come tomorrow.” Sarangani Big Brother is one of the projects of Quality Education for Sarangani Today which won for Sarangani the Galing Pook Award 2012 for innovation and excellence in local governance. For more news and updates, please visit the
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 12, 2013) – Dong Abay (right) and his band the Tanods jam with education volunteers during a tribute concert for them Thursday, May 9, at Maitum Gym. The RockEd Sarangani trip was described by one organizer as “one of the best gigs we’ve ever held since 2005.” RockEd is a volunteer group working to provide venues and events for alternative education. For more news and updates, please visit the Province of Sarangani . Come and enjoy SarBay Fest in Gumasa on May 24-25, 2013. (Russel Delvo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
RockEd concert tribute to education volunteersMAITUM, Sarangani (May 12, 2013) – Dong...
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 9, 2013) - Maitum Safari Photo Contest winners pose with Elizabeth N. Ramos (center), contest organizer, after the awarding rites Wednesday, May 8, at the 14th Binuyugan Festival and 54th Town Anniversary. They are (from left) 1st placer Ritchie Tongo, a freelance photographer, who won the categories Bangsiyawan and Shoot-out and minor prizes in other categories; Afren de Guzman, 1st runner up in Beach category; 2nd placer Benigno Salcedo and 3rd placer Darwin Dulnoan. The Maitum Safari Photo Contest is the longest running and most prestigious safari contest in the region with the contestants’ nutritional needs hosted by Cresing’s Food Products every year...
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 8, 2013) - Kids from barangay Mabay help each other to win the palo-sebo (greased bamboo-climbing)contest during the 14th Binuyugan Festival and 54th Town Anniversary with the theme "Paglingon sa Kulturang Kaugalian-Bayang Pinagyaman" held at the municipal park Tuesday, May 7. Palo-sebo (from the Spanish pole grease) is a popular children’s game during town fiestas. Come and enjoy SarBay Fest in Gumasa on May 24-25, 2013. (Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM Sarangani (May 8,2013) – Ms Binuyugan Pageant awards the Ms Maitum title to Allyn Hernal, 1st runner-up Adellah Jarabe (right), and 2nd runner-up to Airiz Corpuz (left) Tuesday night, May 7. The pageant is one of the highlights of Binuyugan Festival held at Maitum Gym, venue of the RockEd Sarangani concert with Dong Abay and the Tanods on May 9. The town is also celebrating its 54th foundation anniversary. For more news and updates, please visit the Province of Sarangani . Come and enjoy SarBay Fest in Gumasa on May 24-25, 2013. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
Binuyugan pageant winnersMAITUM Sarangani (May 8,20...