KIAMBA, Sarangani (May 7, 2016) - Other than its tourist spots, Sarangani province is known for being a haven for its three indigenous tribes: Tagakaolo, Tboli and Blaan.
The local government units have pushed efforts in preserving their rich cultural heritage thru the establishment of School of Living Traditions (SLT).
“This only shows buhay ang tribu sa Sarangani. Buhay ang kultura,” said Celito Terando, Sulong Tribu program manager. “We are thankful to Governor Steve Solon for this initiative taking into consideration that not all provinces in the country have the same initiative.”
There around 349 SLTs in the country. SLTs are in response to UNESCO’s call for the preservation of ethnic traditions to ensure their transmission to the next generations. It is where a living master teaches skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft.
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 2, 2016) – Local officials break ground for the concreting of a 2.24-kilometer farm-to-market (FMR) road from Barangay Malalag to the proposed fish port site in Sito Cawa, Mabay on April 20 with Engr. Alice Chew of the Department of Agrarian Reform. Transporting products such as rice, corn, banana and Tuna has been the challenge for the past years for farmers and fisherman. Now, the FMR would lead to safer and faster transport of goods to the nearest public market. The project is a response of government to the needs of farmers and fishermen by eliminating middlemen in the buying and selling of agricultural and fish products. (John James Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (May 2, 2016) - Ranking first in the municipal level as certified Zero Open Defecation (ZOD), Barangay Pangi receives P10,000 cash prize from Jinkeenation during the awarding ceremony of ZOD barangays together with three other barangays -- Kiambing, Wali and New La Union -- each receiving P10,000 cash prize. The project spearheaded by Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao aims to eliminate cases of diarrhea and cholera by providing toilets to each household in the barangay and to stop the unhealthy practice by 2016. Trainings and workshops are launched in each barangay of Maitum to provide information on how important Zero Open Defecation is to a community. (John James Doctor / MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 2, 2016) – Provincial government officials turn over eight computer sets to the Women and Children Protection Desk of each town and the Philippine National Police provincial office. The project, costing P138,400 from the 5% Gender and Development (GAD) fund would support violence against women and children projects in the province. Reported crimes against women and children rose from 522 to 540 and 333 to 411, respectively, in 2014 to 2015. GAD focal person Marilyn Balocanag however treated this statistics as good indication that advocacies launched in Sarangani have been effective in drawing victims of violence to come out and fight for justice. (Jake T. Narte / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 2, 2016) - Jennifer Kamid, project manager of Kalinaw Sarangani program under the office of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, conducts a Capacity Development Training and Workshop at the Kasfala Hall on April 19. The training was attended by Peace and Development Advocates League (PDAL) and council of elders. (Jake T. Narte / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (May 2, 2016) – The SOCCSKSARGEN Warriors present their gold medal on Little League Baseball elementary with players mostly from Maitum during the Palarong Pambansa. Also in photo are Dave Mark Apolinario (3rd from left, standing), 17, boxing gold medalist from Colon National High School; and Basketball Secondary 3 on 3 gold medalists Zhul Jalali Suib of Malapatan, Sarip Ahmad Harid of Alabel and Marjun Baron of Maasim. The baseball champions will represent the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific Regional Baseball Championship in Pampanga on July 11-19 to qualify for the World Series in California. (Jake T. Narte / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (May 2, 2016) - Cesario Cagas (left), executive assistant of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Col. Elphis Rudy (right) and barangay officials cut the ceremonial ribbon during the thanksgiving (Kanduli) for the completion of Madrasah Tarbiya Al-Islamiya at barangay Sapu Masla on April 19. The project was initiated by the International Monitoring Team (IMT) and Local Monitoring Team (LMT) in partnership with Kalinaw Sarangani project and peace partners. (Jake T. Narte / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)