ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) – Larry Alon, a Tboli from Kiamba, shows off with his pal from Lemuhen Cultural Dance Troupe their mastery in playing kulintang and gongs at Munato’s Cultural Village on Friday, November 25. This tradition of playing these musical instruments during celebrations is among the treasures Tbolis pass on to their children. (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE/Jake T. Narte)
ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) – Maitum Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit (left) gives the award to Johanna Rose Dejarme from Municipality of Maitum as the new Miss Munato during the Pearl of Sarangani 2016 pageant held at the Capitol grounds on November 24. With Reganit is the former title holder Juvel Odiano from Municipality of Glan (second from left). (John James I. Doctor /Community Development Information Office)
ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) - Among the 14 beauties vying for the crown of the annually-anticipated Pearl of Sarangani 2016 on Thursday, November 24, 17 year-old Carmela Villaruel from Alabel town wins the Pearl of Sarangani 2016 title. With her are, 2nd runner up Kaysid Rose Gascon of Glan (extreme left), 1st runner up Arly Jean Gombao of Malungon (extreme right), Pearl of Sarangani Munato Johanna Rose Dejarme of Maitum (2nd from left), and Pearl of Sarangani Tourism Steffany Bazar of Alabel (2nd from right). (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE /Jake T. Narte)
ALABEL, Sarangani (November 24, 2016) – Merging 2014’s Yesterland Theme Park and 2015’s International Music Festival, Sarangani stages an immersive and interactive roster of activities for all this year.
This November 24 to 26, Sarangani will celebrate its 24th foundation anniversary with the Munato Festival.
Highlighting the unison of indigenous groups Tboli, Blaan and Tagakaolo in the seven municipalities, the province paves way for vibrant and interactive cultural festivities.
On the first day, ladies representing each municipality will compete for the crown of the Pearl of Sarangani.
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (November 24, 2016) – Athletes from Malapatan showcase their cheering skills during the “Saludo”, an opening activity of the five-day Sarangani Provincial Athletic Association (SPAA) Meet 2016 at Lun Padidu National High School grounds Tuesday, November 22. For the first time since its inception, Malapatan is hosting this year’s athletic meet which will stage the selection for the regional meet. Anchored on the theme “Transforming Communities, Transcending through K to 12”, officials remind the athletes of sportsmanship, humility and competitiveness. (Jake T. Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (November 24, 2016) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon is impressed with the successful opening ceremony of this year’s provincial athletic meet Tuesday, November 22, which is hosted for the first time by Malapatan until November 25. In the last three years, 168 medals were earned by the province in Batang Pinoy and Palarong Pambansa which makes sports a special core of Sarangani. The construction of about P100 million of the P300-million provincial sports complex will start in 2017. (Jake T. Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (November 24, 2016) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, together with board members and municipal mayors, leads the delegation banner-raising Tuesday, November 22, during the opening ceremony of the provincial athletic meet which will end on November 25. More than a thousand young athletes from the seven municipalities attended the event. (Jake T. Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (November 23, 2016) – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial director Engr. Nenita Barroso (2nd from right), Board Member – IPMR Fulung Fredo Basino (right) and Board Member Jong Falgui (left) inspect the Abaca fiber stock at the United Maligang Farmers Cooperative (UMFC) store house in Barangay Maligang on November 21. The two board members were the guest speakers for the opening of the four-day Skills Upgrading Training on Sinaway Weaving on November 21-24 conducted by UMFC in collaboration with the DTI and MLGU Kiamba for the women members of the cooperative due to high demand for Sinamay products such as bouquet flowers, table runners and hats. Recently, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved the application for accreditation of UMFC. Maligang has a 94% indigenous people population. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (November 23, 2016) - Robert Lubonting (2nd from right) of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRMMO) hands over a Plaque of Excellence, Kalasag Award, as 3rd Most Prepared Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. The plaque was accepted on November 21 by Vice Mayor Tito Balazon Sr. (2nd from left) together with Raymund Mayled, MDRRMC focal person. The Kalasag Award is yearly awarded to best performing municipalities in the field of disaster preparedness. (John James I. Doctor/Community Development Information Office)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (November 20, 2016) - Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta (left) joins the 9th Slang Festival of Malungon at the Sunken Arena Friday, November 18, with Mayor Maria Theresa Constantino (2nd from left), Board Member Arman Guili and Board Member Cesar Nallos. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)