Items filtered by date: October 2021
SAAD project increases food production, decreases poverty
MAITUM, Sarangani (October 20, 2021) – Provincial Agriculturist Jonathan Duhaylungsod inspects a rice miller at Barangay Tuanadatu during the turn-over activity of the post-harvest facilities and other agri-infrastructure projects on October 13. The rice miller is part of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program in Sarangani that aims to increase household food security by increasing food production and farmers income to decrease poverty. As one of the first 10 priority provinces of former Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Sarangani has been given an assistance amounting P100 million covering 37 SAAD Barangays with 1,761 upland rice farmers and 860 OPV corn farmers. SAAD-Sarangani project manager Agnes Du said that since SAAD project commenced in 2017 “dako na kaayo ang gipagbag-o sa atong mga farmer beneficiaries under this program.” She added, “some farmers told us na sa una nga wala pa ang implementation sa project, dako na ilang pasalamat nga makakaon og twice a day pero sukad sa pag-abot sa SAAD, thrice a day with meryenda pa ang ilang makaon.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Yama Farmers Association receives rice mill building
MAITUM, Sarangani (October 20, 2021) – The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD-Sarangani) program formally turnover a rice mill building to the Yama Farmers Association on October 13. SAAD-Sarangani project manager Agnes Du handed over a certificate of turnover to Tuanadatu Barangay Captain Espaldon Tuanadatu. The post-harvest facility is part of the assistance of the SAAD program to Sarangani amounting to P100 million. Other identified SAAD beneficiaries in the province will also receive other agri-infrastructure facilities like multipurpose drying pavement, market shed, and corn mill building. “The greatest accomplishment of the SAAD project,” according to Du, is the increasing “upland rice area” in Sarangani. She said, "from the total land area of 1,375 in 2016, meron na tayong more than 4,000 upland rice areas as of December last year.” The SAAD is a program of the Department of Agriculture intended to help alleviate poverty among the marginalized sectors – agriculture and fishery. The turnover activity was spearheaded by Provincial Agriculturist Jonathan Duhaylungsod. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Regional Project Monitoring Committee’s visit
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 13, 2021) – Teresita Socorro Ramos (left), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA XII) regional director, pays a courtesy call to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on October 6, during the Regional Project Monitoring Committee’s visit at the Capitol to look at priority projects and facilitate project implementation. According to Ramos, one important project they intend to facilitate in Sarangani is the Sarangani Sports Complex “to see what is delaying the project para malaman natin paano natin matulungan para ma-speed up yung project.” Ramos said the committee is mandated “to make sure that all government projects are implemented according to plan, and the money of the government and the resources are really used wisely and for the purpose for which they were appropriated.” After their discussion with the governor, Ramos also commended the leadership of Solon. “Napakaganda naman ng action ng province kasi ibig sabihin kahit na national government ang nag-implement ng project, the province especially the governor is really looking at it kasi at the end of the day, it is the people who will be benefitted by the project.” (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
SPPO achieves another feat, provincial govt backs police programs
ALABEL, Sarangani (October 13, 2021) – The Sarangani Police Provincial Office (SPPO) has presented to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon the Best Police Provincial Office Award in time as its newly-installed provincial director PCOL Nicomedes Olaivar paid a courtesy call on October 6.
SPPO’s latest award which the Police Regional Office XII conferred also on October 6 was the same that Police Provincial Office bagged in 2017, 2019, and 2020 under Solon’s administration.
Government provides GPS devices and life vest jackets to local fishermen
KIAMBA, Sarangani (October 13, 2021) – Local fisherfolks from two barangays in Kiamba have received P265,500-worth of Global Positioning System (GPS) with fish finder devices and life vest jackets from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.
On October 5, Provincial Agriculturist Jonathan Duhaylungsod, together with Municipal Agriculturist Angeline Gulmatico, turned over a total of 15 units of GPS equipment and 20 pieces of life vest jacket to the members of Purok Mabuhay Fisherfolk Association of Barangay Datu Dani and Talima Salakit Fisherfolk Association of Barangay Salakit.
1st jab of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
MAITUM, Sarangani (October 7, 2021) - A senior citizen gets his first jab of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during the ongoing Resbakuna Campaign at the Municipal Gymnasium on October 4. Resbakuna aims to reach more Filipinos and encourage them to get fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. As of this writing, there were 312 recipients of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine fist shot from categories A1.8 (6), A2 (48), A3 (233) and A3 (25). The Municipality of Maitum already has a total number of 5,093 who were fully vaccinated with Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Janssen. (Joylyn B. Ty - John James I. Doctor/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)
Elderly targeted for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
MAITUM, Sarangani (October 7, 2021) - Nurse Marjorie Ann Cariaga (right) and DOH certified vaccinator Hazel Joy del Rosario carefully prepare the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during the continuous Resbakuna campaign at the Municipal Gymnasium on October 4. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been found safe and effective for pregnant women and senior citizens who have a high risk in acquiring the Covid-19. (Joylyn B. Ty - John James I. Doctor/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)
Fishermen thank government for new gears
KIAMBA, Sarangani (October 7, 2021) – Some local fisherfolk from Talima Salakit Fisherfolks Association of Barangay Salakit and Purok Mabuhay Fisherfolks Association of Barangay Datu Dani receive Life Vest Jackets and Global Positioning System (GPS) with Fish Finders from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist on October 5. The equipment cost a total of P265,500. After the turnover, personnel from the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist demonstrated to the beneficiaries how to properly operate the equipment. The fisherfolk in return thanked the provincial government for the assistance they have received which, according to them, will be of great help in their fishing operations. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
GPS with Fish Finder given in Kiamba
KIAMBA, Sarangani (October 7, 2021) – Provincial Agriculturist Jonathan Duhaylungsod (left), together with Angeline Gulmatico (right), municipal agriculturist, turns over seven units of Global Positioning System (GPS) with Fish Finder and 10 pieces of Life Vest Jacket amounting to P124,900 to Norodin Guibon (center), president of Purok Mabuhay Fisherfolk Association of Barangay Datu Dani, on October 5 at Lourdes Park in Barangay Poblacion. According to Duhaylungsod, the life vest jackets will serve as protection for the fishermen during rough sea conditions, while the GPS with Fish Finder will aid local fisherfolk in mapping their waypoints, making fishing operations more cost-effective and efficient. The distribution of equipment is in line with the HARM FREE or Hazards Adaptation, Reduction and Mitigation for FaRmErs and FishErfolk Project 2021 of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist under the 5% Calamity Fund. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
HARM FREE gears given to fisherfolk
KIAMBA, Sarangani (October 7, 2021) – The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, together with the Kiamba Municipal Agriculture Office, distributes eight units of Global Positioning System (GPS) with Fish Finder and 10 pieces of Life Vest Jacket to Talima Salakit Fisherfolk Association of Barangay Salakit on October 5. Provincial Agriculturist Jonathan Duhaylungsod (right) and Municipal Agriculturist Angeline Gulmatico (left) led the turnover of the equipment amounting to P140,600 to Renante Enrijo (center), president of Talima Salakit Fisherfolk Association at Lourdes Park in Barangay Poblacion. The activity was in line with the HARM FREE or Hazards Adaptation, Reduction and Mitigation for FaRmErs and FishErfolk Project 2021 of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist under the 5% Calamity Fund. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)