ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) - Tabih Blaan weaver-designer Lilia Pasib, 38, from Lamlifew Village in Malungon was a student of master weaver Fu Gusi, 84, the last master weaver of the Blaan tribe from the said village. Pasib has now become the cultural master who would pass her skills to the next youth Blaan generation in the village. Pasib is featured at the Looms and Beads showcase at the Kasfala Hall of the Capitol complex during the November 24-26 Munato Festival. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) – The Blaan IPs, the largest Indigenous People population in Sarangani, demonstrate their tradition about marriage and Kasfala (conflict resolution) as among the scores of interactive immersive shows being staged daily at Munato Music and Arts Festival from November 24 to 26 at the Capitol complex. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) - Narcisa Galgo, a Tagakaulo embroidery master weaver from Kityan Daku, Malungon is featured at the Looms and Beads showcase at the Kasfala Hall of the Capitol complex during the November 24-26 Munato Festival. At the background are mat weavers from Upper Lasang, Sapu Masla, Malapatan. (Ener T. Toguin for 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)
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) – 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)
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.
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)
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)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (November 20, 2016) - Led by Mayor Atty. Maria Theresa D. Constantino, the local government here officially inaugurated on November 15 the Malungon Outpatient Reformatory and Treatment Center for Drug Dependents in Sarangani Province. The opening of the rehabilitation hub at Villareal Resort in Barangay Nagpan, which is the main base of the local Task Force D.U.T.E.R.T.E that is now being led by the incumbent's father, former Mayor Reynaldo 'Bong' Constantino, was graced by top local, provincial government and line agency officials in Central Mindanao Region. Photo shows the TF chief Constantino (right) and Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon as both gesture for a much stronger ties against illegal drugs and criminality. (Isagani Palma/MIO)