GUMASA, Sarangani (May 20, 2016) – “On June 3 and 4, join the evolution! Not only Mindanaoans but the people of the Philippines will celebrate Real Change in the biggest beach festival in the country, SarBay Fest 2016!” says the teaser.
Evolution because starting from its inception in 2006 with some 3,000 people, the crowd has grown to 127,000 last year.
Sarbay Fest will again be held at Gumasa Beach in Glan in a new schedule. Despite the change in date, Provincial and Regional Tourism Council president Michelle Lopez Solon guarantees that no one misses out.
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 16, 2016) – The People’s Champ Movement provincial line-up celebrates a landslide victory as they are proclaimed Sunday, May 15, after the provincial canvassing was completed. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan 2nd district winners (starting 3rd from right) are Atty. Cyril John Rustico Yap, Hermie Galzote, Virgilio Clark Tobias, Arman Guili, Cesar Nallos, and Abdulracman Pangolima. First District Board Members George Falgui and Cornelio Martinez Jr. were also reelected, while the new members from the first district are Jess Bascuῆa and Balot Sayo (not in photo). (Jake Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 16, 2016) – Board Member Elmer de Peralta is proclaimed as vice governor-elect by the Provincial Board of Canvassers Sunday, May 15. De Peralta replaces Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao. (Jake Narte / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 16, 2016) – Congressman-elect Ruel Pacquiao replaces his elder brother Manny Pacquiao, who is now a presumptive senator, as Sarangani's Lone District Representative to Congress. Ruel swept off Elson Formoso, Victor Mejia and Jamby Orig with 86.09 % of the votes in the recent elections. (Jake Narte / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 16, 2016) – Reelected Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon is proclaimed Sunday, May 15, by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) chaired by Atty. Duque Kadatuan (2nd from right), provincial election officer; PBOC vice chairman Atty. Elmer Lastimosa (extreme left), provincial prosecutor; and PBOC secretary Isagani Cruz, schools division superintendent. Solon garnered 139,446 votes, leading by 76.58% in a landslide win against Bong Aquia and Juan Domino. Solon, who was unopposed in 2013, again ran under the People’s Champ Movement. (Kim Tiblani / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 9, 2016) – Serafin N. Ramos Sr., 95, emerges from Precinct 0012A at Malalag Central Elementary School after casting his vote at 10am. Ramos, who is said to be the oldest voter in town, is one of the 30,312 registered voters of Maitum. Sarangani province, where senatorial candidate and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is congressman, has a total of 300,075 registered voters. (Jake Narte/ SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (May 9, 2016) – Vice gubernatorial candidate of People's Champ Movement, Dr. Elmer de Peralta, an incumbent board member, casts his votes in the first hour of the elections. De Peralta said that the current voting system is much better and faster. (Kim Tiiblani /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (May 9, 2016) – Congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao is escorted by reelectionist Mayor Raul C. Martinez (left) as he arrives midday at Kiamba Central Elementary School to cast his votes at Precinct 004B Cluster 2. Kiamba has 33,978 registered voters while Sarangani has a total of 300,075 registered voters. (Ruel D. Ampatin / KIAMBA INFO CENTER)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (May 9, 2016) – Reelectionist Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (right) casts his votes in the last hour of the national and local elections at Kling Elementary School. Kiamba has 33,978 registered voters while Sarangani has a total of 300,075 registered voters.
KIAMBA, Sarangani (May 9, 2016) – Reelectionist Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon waits along with family members in the last hour of the elections at Kling Elementary School. Kiamba has 33,978 registered voters while Sarangani has a total of 300,075 registered voters. (Kim Tiblani /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)