Items filtered by date: February 2022
KIAMBA, Sarangani (February 17, 2022) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (seated) talks with some Sarangani vice mayors on February 14 at the sidelines of the culmination ceremony of the 18th Timpuyog Festival and the 74th Founding Anniversary of Kiamba. The discussion centered on the strengthening of the existing provincial projects which were made possible through the collaborative effort of Governor Solon himself, Deputy Speaker Congressman Ruel Pacquaio, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, all the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, the seven mayors of Sarangani and the strong support of Senator Manny Pacquiao. The officials also talked about their plans particularly on projects which will provide social services for the welfare of every Sarangan. Present during the meeting were Vice Mayors Jean Delos Santos of Malapatan, Tito Balazon of Maitum, Visitacion Nambatac of Maasim, Mariano Escalada Jr. of Malungon and Marie Jess Ancheta of Kiamba. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (February 17, 2022) – Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Irish Louie Arnado-Benola watches as her daughter, Chlouie Emanuela Benola, 11, gets her Covid-19 jab on February 14 at Kasfala Hall, Capitol compound, during the vaccination drive for the pediatric group ages 5-11 years old. As mandated by the Department of Health, only Pfizer vaccines will be used for the inoculation drive of the pediatric population. Benola, the chairperson of the Committee on Health, encourages parents to have their children vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to be part of the nation’s solution. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (February 17, 2022) – Kathianna Kaye Gonzaga, 5, receives her first shot of Pfizer vaccine on February 14 at the Kasfala Hall, Capitol compound, during the vaccination drive for pediatric group ages 5 to 11 years old. The vaccination was witnessed by the child’s parent, Charmaine Gonzaga (in black shirt, blue pants), along with the workforce of the Provincial Department of Health Office (PDOHO), Provincial Health Office (PHO), other health workers, and health volunteers. According to Maria Razel Bustria, National Immunization Program (NIP) provincial coordinator, parents who will have their children vaccinated must bring to the vaccination sites a certified true copy of the child’s original birth certificate, parent’s valid ID, any proof of filiation of guardian, and signed consent. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (February 17, 2022) – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro briefs vaccinators, health workers, and health volunteers on February 14 at the Kasfala Hall, Capitol compound, on the roll-out of the “Resbakuna Kids” campaign in Sarangani for pediatric group ages 5-11 years old. Sarangani targets to vaccinate a total of 91,247 school enrollees from Kinder to Grade 6 in the seven municipalities of the province. The vaccination days for the said priority group will run until February 18 simultaneously in the seven municipalities of Sarangani. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (February 14, 2022) – The provincial government, thru the Sulong Karunungan project of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, distributes reading materials and tutoring flashcards to Malapatan Districts 2 and 3 schools on February 10 at Lun Padidu Central Elementary School. Along with DepEd Sarangani, Sulong Karunungan gave books donated by the Latter-Day Saint Charities to seven schools in Malapatan Districts 2 and 3 namely Francisco Cagang Sr. Integrated School, Millona Upper Suyan Integrated School, H. Diamalod Ebrahim Elementary School, Amado Quirit Sr. National High School, Niyas M. Mental IP School, Kinam Elementary School, and Lun Padidu Central Elementary School. According to John Jerson Constantino, alternate reading coordinator of DepEd Sarangani, the recipient schools were identified based on the “implementation of the Read-at-Home program” and those who are “functionally-ready in terms of their school learning resources program, or those who have functional libraries.” Priority schools include “those situated in the far-flung areas or what we call the last mile schools.” Delia Cornejo, Lun Padidu Central ES school head, thanked the provincial government for “the generosity and for always giving support especially in education.” (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (February 14, 2022) – Ramon Derige (center, standing) executive director of Seaoil Foundation Inc., reports the accomplishments of the implementation of SFI’s “Tugon sa Gutom” program in Sarangani, particularly in the municipality of Alabel. Derige and his team from SFI convened with (from left) Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Bernard Cababat, Assistant Provincial Administrator Engr. Gerald Faciol, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro, and other representatives from the Provincial Health Office, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and Provincial Planning and Development Office, on February 10 at Greenleaf Hotel, to discuss SFI’s program which is aligned with the priorities of the provincial and municipal government in addressing the issues of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Derige said the foundations’ partnership with the government is aimed at helping communities and families produce food at home. “With Tugon sa Gutom program, we are promoting family farms like backyard gardening for the purpose of primarily for food production at home,” he said. “And if they have excess produce, they can sell the extra goods for them to have an additional income.” SFI’s Tugon sa Gutom program has piloted in Alabel in 2021 and has already benefited 194 of the 247 target families in the municipality. This year, SFI targets to continue its program in the municipality of Maasim. “We in the foundation are very thankful and appreciative of the government’s support in this partnership,” Derige said. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (February 14, 2022) – School heads and reading coordinators of West Malungon District Schools receive reading materials and tutoring flashcards from the Sulong Karunungan project of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on February 11 at Lamlifew IP Integrated School, Barangay Datal Tampal. Together with DepEd Sarangani, Leah Rosauro (3rd from left) Sulong Karunungan project manager, and staff Nilong Ibrahim (4th from left) led the distribution of books and other reading materials to last-mile schools which include Lamlifew IP Integrated School, Nicomedes Sunio Elementary School, Datal Bila Integrated School, and Oliverio Elementary School. These schools are among the 115 selected recipient schools in the 23 districts of the division of Sarangani. The reading materials were donated by one of Sarangani’s constant partners, the Latter-Day Saint Charities, and were given in support to the reading programs of the schools, including the Read-at-Home program of Sulong Karunungan. (Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (February 14, 2022) – Jimmylar Tamulon (center), PSG 1 of the Provincial Security Group, receives on February 11 at the Capitol lobby his certificate of appreciation, along with some grocery packs, as a reward for his display of honesty. In a report by PSG Chief Jaime Tabucon (extreme left), Tamulon returned a lost and found unit of cellular phone, particularly a HUAWEI P30 Lite smartphone that costs P14,000, on December 23, 2021 after it was left unattended at Honda Desmark, General Santos City. The phone was later claimed by its owner Franklin Ukat, an employee of the customer service of a telecommunications company, who stressed that the phone is a company-issued gadget and is essential in doing transactions with the customers. The owner further expressed his gratitude for the good deed showcased by Tamulon. The awarding ceremony was led by PSG Chief Tabucon (extreme left), Assistant Provincial Administrator Engr. Gerald Faciol (2nd from left), Josephine Alog (2nd from right), Human Resource Management and Development Office officer-in-charge; and Emma Teves (extreme right), HRMDO administrative officer IV. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAASIM, Sarangani (February 9, 2022) – Six barangays in Maasim have now been “cleared” from the activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
With the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ validation and recommendation, barangays Pananag, Malbang, Lumasal, Bales, Seven Hills, and Nomoh are now declared rebel-free communities.
Different local and national-line agencies have converged to deliver basic social and economic services to the far-flung communities of Maasim through the provincial government’s Serbisyo Caravan para sa Sarangan.
MALUNGON, Sarangani (February 7, 2022) – (From left) Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon talks with BGen. Allan D. Hambala, acting commander of the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division, Col. Alexi Musñgi, and BGen. Potenciano C. Camba during the Change of Command Ceremony at Camp Agaab Jr., Sitio Pulatana, Malandag on February 3. Solon commended the efforts of Camba for the two years of leadership and service he has rendered in Sarangani as the Brigade Commander of the 1002nd Infantry (Bagwis) Brigade and the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division, Philippine Army. During his term as the Brigade Commander of the 1002nd Brigade, his leadership made an impactful contribution particularly on the subsidence of the insurgency in some areas of the province. In his talk, Camba reported the major accomplishments of the 1002nd Brigade including the neutralization of more than 5,000 Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) “including high ranking individuals” of the communist terrorist groups, expropriation of 214 pieces of high and low powered firearms, 60 improvised explosive devices (IED) and other wild materials that composed the instrument of terror of the communist terrorist groups. Under his leadership, the 1002nd Brigade has also successfully dismantled three guerilla fronts and weakened one guerilla front of the Far South Mindanao Regional Committee. “All these accomplishments through the collaborative efforts of the Philippine Army, the LGUs and the community, mean that our AOR is peaceful and is now ready for investments which also means that our LGUs can now deliver basic services to the communities without fear to the communist NPA,” Camba said. Solon also congratulated Col. Musñgi as the new 1002nd Brigade Commander and assured for a “firm support” for all the future operations of the 1002nd Brigade under his leadership. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)