ALABEL, Sarangani (August 11, 2016) - Board Member Fredo Pandian Basino, Provincial Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR), urges co-IPs to unite and support him in the legislative council during the 1st IP Day celebration on August 8 at Barangay Pag-asa. He was invited by Barangay Captain Rose Mae Orlino as one of the guest speakers during the celebration. Basino also told them about his role as member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Board Member Basino sponsored resolution No. 2016-8-005 and passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on March 15, 2016 requesting the provincial governor to allocate funds for the crafting of the Sarangani Provincial Indigenous People Comprehensive Welfare and Development Code of which Governor Steve C. Solon issued E.O No. 4, dated May 30, 2016. (Ener Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
<palign="justify">MAITUM, Sarangani (August 11, 2016) - Vice Mayor Tito Balazon Sr. (center), together with Dr. Junie Basmillo (right), Rural Health Unit Officer, receives the P250,000 grant during the launching of School-Based Immunization Program at the Municipal Hall on August 8. The grant was handed over by Godwin Lord Gallo of Department of Health to support the implementation of Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition Project (MNCHN). MNCHN will increase the number of pregnant women and newborns receiving antenatal care, safe delivery and postpartum care services to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates. (Jams Doctor /MAITUM CDIO)
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 11, 2016) - Vice Mayor Tito Balazon Sr. (center) witnesses the ceremonial injection done by Dr. Junie Basmillo (left), Rural Health Unit Officer, during the launching of School-Based Immunization Program at the Municipal Hall on August 8. Three vaccines were introduced during the event: Measles and Rubella (MR), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Tetanus Toxoid (TT). The students from Grade 1 to Grade 7 will be vaccinated with appropriate vaccines as specified to ensure high level of protection in a child's adolescent stage. (James Doctor /MAITUM CDIO)
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 11, 2016) - "Ang karapatang magkaroon ng tamang edukasyon ay karapatan ng bawat isa, gaya ng karapatang mabuhay," says Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit during the 23rd Municipal DepEd Anniversary Celebration with the theme, "Pursuing Synergy in Producing Quality Learners". The event was held at the Municipal Gymnasium Thursday, August 11. Reganit lauded the teachers for giving their quality time and effort, love and kindness and equipping and educating their students by simply being responsible. (James Doctor/MAITUM CDIO)
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 10, 2016) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (center) and Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta (4th from left) review proposals for the creation of Anti-Illegal Logging and Anti- Illegal Mining Task Force in collaboration with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Provincial Governor’s Office and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Kasfala Hall Tuesday, August 9. Illegal loggers and illegal miners are the primary threats to Sarangani’s key biodiversity areas. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GLAN, Sarangani (August 10, 2016) - Members of the Wild Birds Club of the Philippines Felix Servita (extreme left), Tere Cervero (2nd from right) and Alex Tiongco (4th from right) inspect Tuesday, August 9, the bird-watching site of migratory raptors expected to arrive in barangay Cross in September. These birds visit the country twice a year, March to April and September to October. The team was with representatives from the Environmental Conservation and Protection Center of Sarangani led by executive director Atty. Emma Nebran. Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon has created a technical working group from the Capitol to coordinate and facilitate the conduct of Raptor Migration Study and provide support to the Wild Birds Club. (Jake T. Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GLAN, Sarangani (August 10, 2016) - Felix Servita of Wild Birds Club of the Philippines briefs the villagers of Sitio Miasong, barangay New Aklan Wednesday, August 10, about the expected arrival of migratory raptors in September. These birds leave Taiwan during winter and migrate to the Philippines to feed on rodents and insects. These raptors were first noticed in the province in 2014. (Jake T. Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 7, 2016) – Under Sulong Sarangani, the disaster management sub-program Sulong Kaligtasan has become a model for other local government units (LGUs) in Region 12’s disaster readiness drive.
Underscoring responsibility and resilience, Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon shared about the province’s programs and projects in addressing disasters and emergencies during the Regional Flood Summit on July 29 at Phela Grande Convention Center.
“The objective of the Flood Summit is to gather and update DRRM managers and key personalities from the local government units and the Regional Risk Reduction Management Council members on the region’s vulnerability to flood hazard versus its capacity and resiliency,” said General Santos City DRRM officer Dr. Agripino Dacera, Jr..
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 7, 2016) - Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit (left) leads the confiscation of illegal timber flitches at Barangay Tuanadatu on August 3. The mayor was with Maitum Police Station headed by Rodel Javison, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Jerry Bascuna and a team from Department of Environment and Natural Resources based in Kiamba. The lumber ready for transport were hidden in the bushes at the roadside. Illegal loggers continue to ruin the biodiversity in the barangay but the mayor is determined to stop it. The confiscated lumber will be donated to schools for their projects. (James Doctor /MAITUM CDIO)
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 7, 2016) – FO2 Oasis Paoyon from the Bureau of Fire Protection gives instructions to the participants during the fire and earthquake drill held at barangay Maguling for elementary and high school students on August 4. Paoyon also demonstrated basic bandaging and transporting of casualties. He gave lessons in precaution and general fire safety. The demonstration equipped the students with awareness in fire prevention and preventing fire in their home. Over 300 teachers and students of Reganit Elementary School and Maguling National High School attended the drill. (James Doctor /MAITUM CDIO)