MAITUM, Sarangani (July 16, 2017) - After days of tracking, Sarangani Pride was captured in Barangay Kalaneg on July 9. After a thorough physical check-up and re-tagging with a new sophisticated solar-paneled GPS transmitter by a Philippine Eagle Foundation team, the Philippine Eagle was released back to his natural habitat. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 16, 2017) – Dr. Anna Marie Lascano (left), a veterinarian, removes the tape covering Sarangani Pride’s claws before releasing him back to the wild in Barangay Kalaneg on July 9. The Philippine Eagle was in good condition based on his physical checkup conducted by the team from Philippine Eagle Foundation. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 16, 2017) – Sarangani Pride is photographed at Sitio Angko, Barangay Batian in February by Davao businessman and bird enthusiast Martin Pineda`nm ,. The eagle, severely malnourished and flightless, was found by a farmer in Batian on January 2 and rushed to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City for rehabilitation. The juvenile, male Philippine Eagle was freed to its habitat here on January 31. (Photo by Martin Y. Pineda for MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 16, 2017) – Philippine Eagle Sarangani Pride (SP) has been fitted with a hi-tech transmitter to send more Global Positioning System (GPS) readings on a daily basis and “make our monitoring more efficient and effective,” according to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).
The Davao City-based PEF deployed a team on June 29 to re-capture and replace the battery-powered GPS satellite transmitter harnessed unto SP with a solar-powered GPS-GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) tracker.
“The bird was so agile. It took days before the team finally planned for a solution,” said PEF biologist Rowell Taraya who headed the PEF and local government unit (LGU) team.
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 11, 2017) - Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro (4th from right) and Engr. Gerald Faciol (3rd from right) of the Provincial Engineering Office lead the ocular inspection of the three-hectare lot where the regional drug rehabilitation center will rise during the final visit and inspection of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., LTD. on July 10 in Purok 4, Barangay Kawas. Sarangani is one of the two recipients of the “Grant-Aid Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment Rehabilitation Centers Project” which is one of the outcomes of the China visit of President Duterte last year. A P350-million drug rehabilitation facility with a 150-bed capacity including recovery clinic has been targeted to be constructed this year. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (July 11, 2017) - Gao Gouyong (in striped shirt), Philippine branch executive manager of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., LTD. leads his team in paying a courtesy call to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (extreme left) on July 10. The team is on the final visit and site inspection of a three-hectare lot at Purok 4 in Barangay Kawas where the regional drug rehabilitation center project will be constructed. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 11, 2017) - "Hinihikayat ko ang bawat isa, lalo na sa mga buntis, na kumain ng mga masusustansyang pagkain," Acting Mayor Tito Balazon stresses during the 43rd Buntis Congress held at the Municipal Gymnasium on July 10. The theme "Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life" aims to increase public awareness on good nutrition specially for pregnant women and ensure that infants get maximum growth and development in their first 1,000 days. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (July 11, 2017) – Mayor Raul Martinez and the police took turns in destroying video gambling machines and open pipe mufflers on July 10 in accordance with Kiamba's municipal clean up campaign. The items seized last month are direct result of the PNP's operations around the municipality. (AR Camposano-JP Belmonte/KIAMBA INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (July 11, 2017) – Mayor Raul Martinez provides additional ammunition to the police force as part of Kiamba's campaign against criminality. The package contained various ammunition such as 9mm bullets and 12 gauge shotgun shells which Kiamba PNP Chief Rey Salgado received during the flag raising ceremony on July 10. (AR Camposano-JP Belmonte/KIAMBA INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (July 11, 2017) - With the theme "Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life," 146 pregnant women from the 19 barangays of Maitum attend the Buntis Congress on July 10 with lectures and free anti-Malaria mosquito net given by the Rural Health Unit (RHU). (John James I. Doctor /MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)