ALABEL, Sarangani (January 20, 2018) - Regional Director PCSUPT Marcelo Morales (middle) presides over the Turn-over of Office from outgoing Provincial Director PSSUPT Joseph Semillano (left) to incoming officer-in-charge PSSUPT Arpha Abul Kyr Macalangcom Jr. on January 19 at Sarangani Provincial Police Office in Barangay Kawas. PSSUPT Macalangcom has three priorities: campaign against all forms of criminality, campaign against illegal drugs, and campaign against extremism or terrorism. (Jake Narte-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (January 18, 2018) – The first batch of 34 indigenous people (IP) recruits from different municipalities have graduated from Philippine Army training.
“Lately, (the) ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) has been obliterated. For me, this was the moment when the youth lacked the sense of nationalism. Now, we are strengthening the armed forces again and putting especially IPs into the army. I think there will be a big possibility for our republic to be resilient again,” Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon said.
Governor Solon and Capitol employees cheered the graduates when presented during the flag ceremony on January 15.
ALABEL, Sarangani (January 17, 2018) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Capitol employees acknowledge the first batch of Philippine Army graduates from Sarangani consisting of 34 indigenous people (IP) recruits from different municipalities after the flag ceremony on January 15. This was headed by company commander, Malapatan native 1st Lieutenant Rezel Faith Sela, of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade. “We really took time in training the team from civilian to military. Which means, turning their lives 360° to completely discipline them,” 1Lt. Sela said. “I admit, there were times that my gender affects my job. I was the only woman in the group and at the same time, I am their commander.” Governor Solon lauded 1Lt. Sela’s bravery for leading the team and the rest of the group who are ready to protect Sarangani. (Jimmy Toribio-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (January 13, 2018) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and the Economic & Commercial Counsellor of Embassy of China Jin Yuan share a light moment at the sidelines of the ground breaking ceremony for the Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DDATRC) on January 12. The construction of the facility will be financed by the Chinese Government, while the lot was purchased by the Provincial Government of Sarangani. The operation of the center will be facilitated by the Department of Health. (Jake Narte-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (January 13, 2018) – (From right) Board Member Abdulracman K. Pangolima, Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, and Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon give a token of appreciation to Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Roger Tong-an during the ground breaking ceremony of the Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center on January 12. Tong-An expressed the administration’s “firm and unrelenting effort to curtail substance use and abuse” as specified in one of the marching orders they received from President Duterte. (Jake Narte-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (January 13, 2018) – After the ground breaking ceremony for the Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DDATRC), (from left) Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Economic & Commercial Counsellor of Embassy of China Jin Yuan, Undersecretary of Department of Health Roger Tong-an, Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, Dr. Ma. Vilma Diez, and Tony Su of the China party headed to the press conference at the Capitol. The DDATRC project design adopts a modernist architectural style. Its main functions include treatment, training, sports and office with adequate facilities. The main façade of the Central Administration Building is like a ‘window of hope’ facing the future which symbolizes the opening of each patient’s heart to help them step into a new and bright future. (Jake Narte-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (January 13, 2018) – (From left) Senator Manny Pacquiao, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro, Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, and Board Member Jess Bascuña welcome Economic & Commercial Counsellor of Embassy of China Jin Yuan (center) at the General Santos City International Airport on January 12. (Martin Bernad-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (January 13, 2018) - Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (2nd from left), Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta (3rd from right), Mayor Maria Theresa Constantino (3rd from left), Basir Ibrahim (extreme left), regional director of Department of Public Works and Highways, Atty. Ryan Ramos (2nd from right), chief of staff of Congressman Ruel D. Pacquiao, and Henry Lito Pactes (extreme right), general manager of water district, hold the ground breaking ceremony of the Level III Water System with a project cost of P110 million funded by DPWH. The ceremony was held at Datal Batong on January 10. The water system beneficiaries are residents of barangays Datal Batong, Barrio Blaan, Alkikan, Kibala, Kiblat, Tampal, Atlae, Malandag, Banahaw, Nagpan, Malalag Cogon, Talus, Banate and Poblacion. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI COMMUNICATION SERVICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (January 13, 2017) – Mayor Tessa Constantino calls on the military, police, SB members headed by Vice Mayor Jun Escalada, Association of Barangay Captains and other local-based government authorities to conduct a tighter watch against any possible intrusion of communist saboteurs and to look into the reported presence of an alleged swindlers group that disguises by means of various deceitful fronts. The mayor issued the statement during the yearend Municipal Peace and Order Council meeting at the Municipal Hall. The beefed up monitoring was made in a bid to thwart any planned harassment similar to the recent burning of heavy equipment by the New People’s Army in nearby towns and provinces here in Central Mindanao Region. (MALUNGON INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (January 13, 2017) – Mayor Maria Theresa D. Constantino (MTDC) receives a plaque from the Bureau of Fire Protection in recognition of her invaluable support and contribution in allocating a budget for comprehensive trainings, repair of fire trucks, installation of water hydrants and improvement of the Malungon Fire Station. “Her significant endeavor bespeaks well of the highest degree of leadership, noble service, and willingness to share which resulted to the acquisition of the Bureau’s goals and objectives,” read the commemorative plaque signed by BFP 12 director C/Supt Louie S. Puracan. The plaque was handed to Constantino by Malungon Fire Marshall SFO3 Almond D. Palabrica on January 3. (MALUNGON INFORMATION OFFICE)