Items filtered by date: May 2018
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

ECPC, WBCP join bird festival

TACURONG CITY (May 15, 2018) – The staff of Sarangani’s Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC) and Willen Van De Ven (2nd from left), president of Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), attend the opening ceremony of the 12th Philippine Bird Festival and 4th Tacurong Bird Festival on May 11-12. (Jake Narte/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY (May 10, 2018) – From right, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Asec. Maria Rosario Vergeire, Asec. Abdullah Dumama Jr., and Dir. Aristides Conception Tan perform ceremonial vaccination to children at the start of the Ligtas Tigdas Supplemental Immunization Activity (SIA) on May 9. This Supplemental Immunization Activity is a door-to-door activity and for free that will cater to children ages 6 months up to 5 years old from May 9 to June 8. This is a Mindanao-wide program in partnership with the Department of Health and Local Government Units. Moreover, the immunization is still for free even after June 8 at the nearest health center. (Jimmy Toribio-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATION SERVICE)

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY (May 10, 2018) – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III graces the Launching of Measles Supplemental Immunization (2018 Ligtas Tigdas Campaign) on May 9. “Sunod po sa malinis na tubig, is immunization. Ito po ang pinakamahalagang public health intervention of all time,” Duque explained. ”This is a vaccine preventable disease and this is a common enemy, and this is the reason why we are gathered here today,” he added. Parents along with their children are given an orientation on why this immunization is important. At the end of the program, ceremonial vaccination was led by Secretary Duque. (Jimmy Toribio-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATION SERVICE)

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Gensan hosts Ligtas Tigdas launch

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (May 10, 2018) – In behalf of Mayor Ronnel Rivera, City Councilor Rosalita Nuñez speaks about the Ligtas Tigdas activity and how it will affect the community. She also acknowledged the officials and health personnel from Region 12 who were present during the Launching of Measles Supplemental Immunization (2018 Ligtas Tigdas Campaign) on May 9. “A healthy people, a healthy nation, equals a highly developed and progressive nation,” Councilor Nuñez said. (Jimmy Toribio-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATION SERVICE)</>

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ALABEL, Sarangani (May 8, 2018) – Provincial Health Officer Arvin Alejandro announces the Ligtas Tigdas program during the flag ceremony on May 7. This Supplemental Immunization Activity is a door-to-door activity and for free that will cater to children ages 6 months up to 5 years old starting on May 9 until June 8. “Measle vaccines, since it has been given for more than decades, wala tayong narereport na serious side effects after immunization,” Dr. Alejandro said. “So, all parents should really subject their children to immunization dahil ang purpose naman natin dito at the end of the day is ang safety ng bata against vaccine preventable death and diseases.” This is a Mindanao-wide program in partnership with the Department of Health and Local Government Units. Moreover, the immunization is still for free even after June 8 at the nearest health center. (Jimmy Toribio-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)</>

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ALABEL, Sarangani (May 8, 2018) – Provincial Health Officer Arvin Alejandro announces the Ligtas Tigdas program during the flag ceremony on May 7. This Supplemental Immunization Activity is a door-to-door activity and for free that will cater to children ages 6 months up to 5 years old starting on May 9 until June 8. “Measle vaccines, since it has been given for more than decades, wala tayong narereport na serious side effects after immunization,” Dr. Alejandro said. “So, all parents should really subject their children to immunization dahil ang purpose naman natin dito at the end of the day is ang safety ng bata against vaccine preventable death and diseases.” This is a Mindanao-wide program in partnership with the Department of Health and Local Government Units. Moreover, the immunization is still for free even after June 8 at the nearest health center. (Jimmy Toribio-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)</>

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ALABEL, Sarangani (May 7, 2018) – Some 3,450 households in Alabel will experience significant increase in the net value of agricultural products and will have more time available for other productive activities in the coming months.

Two farm-to-market roads and 10 solar dryers were constructed in two Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) - Kawas ARC which covers Barangay Kawas and BATODO ARC which include Barangays Baluntay, Tokawal and Domolok, respectively.

In addition, an expansion of the potable water system (Level 2) in Kawas ARC will benefit 804 households.

The infrastructure projects were turned over on April 13 under DAR Italian Assistance to Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Program (IARCDSP).

Lombo Callalo, 71 years old, resident of Sitio Datal Mutag, Barangay Domolok thanked the government for the 450 sqm. solar dryer which will benefit the purely farming community by reducing post-harvest losses.

“Dugay na mi naghandum ug solar dryer, kalipay namong dako kay niabot ang DAR, Italian (We have been hoping to have a solar dryer for a long time. We are so grateful through DAR, Italian that we finally got one),” said Rogel Malayon, purok chairman of Sitio Datal Conde, Domolok.

DAR Undersecretary for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Sylvia F. Mallari expressed her deep gratitude to the people of Alabel for the opportunity they gave to serve them.

“Seeing that projects such as these were provided because it is what the people really need convey the spirit of true service, and it is the reason why DAR is there for them”, Mallari said.

DAR- IARCDSP Chief Technical Advisor – Carlo de Rosa said that the Italian peace projects became a success because of cooperation among various players and that the projects truly reached the people it intends to help.

Mayor Vic Paul M. Salarda extended his gratitude and acceptance of the DAR-IARCDSP projects. He appealed to his people to take care of the project in such a way that the future generations will enjoy them and they will know about DAR and the Italian Government assistance to Alabel.

Meanwhile, Engr. Anuar P. Acop, the National Project Coordinator of DAR-IARCDS, responded to the feelings of the beneficiaries. For his part, he emphasized that as project implementers, they only get satisfaction and happiness when they see the people happy.

He furthered that the success and sustainability of the projects somehow lies at the hand of the beneficiaries.

Of the ₱20M total project cost, Engr. Rosemarie M. Baladiang DAR-IARCDSP Community Infrastructure Development Support (CIDS) coordinator explained that 50% of the project cost comes from DAR-IARCDSP and 50% comes from the Local Government Unit of Alabel, Sarangani.

Baladiang commended the LGU for acting upon promptly on their counterpart – 10% cash, 40% in kind which include operation and maintenance cost in years to come.

The completed projects being turned over are under the phase 1 of the DAR-IARCDSP. Another batch under the phase 2 of the infrastructure projects worth ₱70M will be constructed and eventually turned-over next year. (Agnes R. Torino/DAR-Sarangani)

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Monday, 07 May 2018 00:00

Jobs Fair and Career Guidance

ALABEL, Sarangani (May 7, 2018) – Mariefe Gomez from the Provincial Governor’s Office graces the Jobs Fair and Career Guidance at the Capitol Gymnasium on May 2. She shared some tips on how to get a job easily and inspired job-seekers by telling her life experiences. (Martin Bernad Jr.-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Monday, 07 May 2018 00:00

Finalist

ALABEL, Sarangani (May 7, 2018) – Tawag ng Tanghalan finalist and a teacher from Glan, Joylaine Canoño, wows the crowd during the Jobs Fair and Career Guidance at the Capitol Gymnasium on May 2. (Martin Bernad Jr.-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (May 7, 2018) – Dionisio Pardillo Jr., 24, from Barangay Pag-asa is one of the fresh senior high school graduates who participated in the Jobs Fair and Career Guidance at the Capitol Gymnasium on May 2. Pardillo luckily got the job on the spot because of his outstanding background. He also wanted to reach out to the organizers especially the provincial government for conducting the jobs fair. This is his first job. “Daghang salamat sa opportunity nga ni, kay dili tungod ani, dili pa ko kakita ug trabaho hangtud karon,” Pardillo said. (Martin Bernad Jr.-Donna Mahusay/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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Sarangani Awards

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