GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 5, 2016) - International DJ duo DJ Lunatics unleashes the natural high of every Sarbay citizen during the Talk N Text Beach Foam Party Friday, June 3, the first day of Sarbay Fest 2016. They played the best of their chill traps and tropical house sets, and endured dusk-to-dawn performance. (Russell Delvo/Contributor, SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 5, 2016) - Artist Jimboy Juegos and model Jay Damalerio win the Sarbay Fest 2016 Pinta sa Baybayon competition Friday, June 3. Pinta sa Baybayon is one of Sarbay’s events where local artists showcase the affluence of Sarangani Bay. (Kim Tiblani /PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - The biggest beach party in the country -- SarBay Fest -- celebrates its 11th year anniversary inculcating environmental activism to all SarBay citizens.
Sarbay is an annual event designed to embolden investment and encourage tourism in the long stretch of pristine waters and white sand beaches of Gumasa and also an avenue for the promotion and preservation of Sarangani Bay.
Adrenaline-packed events like Beach Volleyball, Beach Football, Skim Boarding Competition, Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, Triathlon, and Bancarera and the frolicsome activities such as Sand Sculpture, Pinta sa Baybayon, Zumba with the Legendz, Fire Dancing Competition, Bay Bodies, and Foam Party comprised the #sarbayevolution 2016.
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - The success of hitting again a huge crowd in Sarbay comes in as a modest challenge for organizers to evolutionize party people as keepers of Sarangani Bay.
After all, it is what Sarbay Fest is meant for.
Each year organizers felt the need to even strengthen environmental preservation activities in partnership with government and non-government organizations such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Provincial ENRO, and Sarangani Province Empowerment and Community Transformation Forum, Inc. (Spectrum).
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - The beautiful beach and lush hills of Gumasa in the old town of Glan hosted more than 40 tri-athletes coming from different parts of the country as part of the 11th Sarangani Bay Festival.
The “Swim, Bike, Run for the Environment” triathlon was organized by the Province of Sarangani in partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).
Smart and the provincial government co-organized the yearly event to help raise public awareness on environmental preservation and protection.
“As a tri-athlete, you get to connect with Mother Nature because you swim in the open sea, you bike and run where you can appreciate nature,” Esteban “Jong” Co Jr., organizer from Body Kinetix said.
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - Sarangani Bay is known for its diverse marine bounty and has been a growing favorite tourist destination.
Sarbay Fest is not just about swimming and partying but a perfect celebration of art through sand and skin!
Other than swimming and partying, Sarbay is a perfect venue for various works of art like sand sculpture and body painting packed during the first day on June 3.
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - Ten swimming teams from across the country compete for the 11th Swim-Across-the-Bay (SATB) title of Sarangani Bay Festival Friday, June 3. The kickoff started around 6am at barangay Kamanga in Maasim -- in front of the power plant of Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) -- and ended in barangay Tango, Glan. The SATB lasted around 3 hours and is considered as one of Asia's most arduous swim relay races. (Russell Delvo /Contributor, SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - Man and machine. Riders zip past revelers during the Sarangani Bay Festival 11th Bombo Radyo Bancarera Sarangani Bay Edition Friday, June 3. (Russell Delvo/ Contributor,SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) - A sand sculpture sits under the sun, one of the 10 entries during the Sand Sculpture Competition of Sarangani Bay Festival Friday, June 3. (Russell Delvo/ Contributor, SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani (June 4, 2016) – Friends Nole Lanzar, Janice Mae Mansueto, Ian Deliva and Kimberly Mondejar sign the "I love clean SarBay" commitment wall during the 11th Sarangani Bay Festival Friday, June 3. "I love clean SarBay" is the environmental campaign of the provincial government of Sarangani for SarBay. (Kim Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)