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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 9, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (right) gives Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) Brig. Gen. John Mitchell Jamili a portrait oil painting on a T’nalak fabric as a token of appreciation on his visit on October 27. The portrait was painted by Kiamba’s pride Tboli artist Ronald Tamfalan. Solon also gave him some export-quality Spanish-style Sarangani Bay Bangus and Sarangani Organic Upland Rice produced by the SAAD (Special Area for Agricultural Development Program) farmer-beneficiaries in the province. Jamili had shown interest and appreciation over the different products handed to him as well the warm welcome of the Sarangans. Jamili was born and raised in Visayas and is a proud and full-blooded Ilonggo from Iloilo. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 9, 2021) – Sulong Tribu Program manager Celito Terando presents a token to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon in honor of the late Governor Priscilla L. Chiongbian for her great love for the IPs in Sarangani. On behalf of the Sarangani Provincial Tribal Council, Provincial Chieftain Edmund Pangilan gave the governor a handwoven mat as a sign of gratitude to his grandmother being their “protector and defender.” The honoring of the late Governor Chiongbian took place during the celebration of Sarangani Indigenous Peoples Month and the 24th commemoration of the Indigenous Peoples Republic Act of 1997 (IPRA) law at the Capitol gym on October 29. The celebration was anchored on the theme “Ang paglalakbay ng mga Katutubong mamamayan para sa tunay na pagkakakilala, paggalang at sariling pamamahala.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 18:38

IPMR Donato reports to the public

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 9, 2021) – Board Member Fulung Benjamin Donato, Provincial Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR), reports to the public on October 29 during the provincial celebration of Sarangani Indigenous Peoples Month and the 24th commemoration of the Indigenous Peoples Republic Act of 1997 (IPRA) law at the Capitol gym. A total of 40 legislative measures, 16 resolutions and two ordinances were among the accomplishments presented by the board member in his tenure as the IPMR of Sarangani. “We will continue to listen to the voices of our IP brothers and sisters to lead us in crafting more policies for the welfare of the IPs,” Donato said. “The government has only limited power, and our unity will take as the lead to further the development of the Sarangani Province,” he added. Donato was a former provincial assessor of Sarangani, a former councilor of Maasim and is the second IPMR of Sarangani. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 9, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (on screen) commends the Indigenous People (IP) leaders for their contribution in the development of Sarangani. During the provincial celebration of Sarangani Indigenous Peoples Month and the 24th commemoration of the Indigenous Peoples Republic Act of 1997 (IPRA) law on October 29 at the Capitol gym, Solon asked the IP leaders to help the medical frontliners in the current battle against the Covid-19. He stressed the proper information dissemination regarding the facts of Covid-19 vaccines. The good governor with his strong ties with Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, Deputy Speaker Congressman Rogelio Pacquiao and with the full support of all the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, gave financial assistance amounting to P50,000 intended for face masks, shields, vitamins and sanitizers as additional aid for the IP communities. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 9, 2021) – Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) Brig. Gen. John Mitchell Jamili (left) explains during his courtesy call on Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on October 27 that the Maritime Group is one of the national operational support groups of the PNP that is tasked to perform all police functions over the territorial waters of the Philippines, including the protection of marine life. “We are anchored to it. What we are doing is to preserve and protect our marine and aquatic resources,” said Jamili. The Maritime Group “is tasked to conduct a coastal seaborne patrol on a weekly basis”. He also said that the higher headquarters has directed the regional chiefs to coordinate with the different local government units for the construction of Regional Maritime Units (RMU) and maritime police stations. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 9, 2021) – Romina Boaquiña, Administrative Aide VI of the Provincial Information Office, receives her jab of influenza vaccine administered by a staff from Davao Specialists Clinic and Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. on November 3 at the Capitol gym. The Provincial Government of Sarangani targets all the 662 permanent employees who are also members of the Sarangani Provincial Employees Union (SPEU) to avail of the flu vaccination as part of the annual physical examination package of Maxicare health insurance. In private clinics, flu vaccines cost P1,500 per shot. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY (November 9, 2021) – In a speech of Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta during the induction of Sarangani Halal Agri-Fishery Council (SHAFC) officers on October 28, he assures financial support to endeavor the council through the leadership of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon with the support of Deputy Speaker Congressman Rogelio Pacquiao and his colleagues in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. “Nakikita ko talaga kung ano ‘yung concern ng grupo. And, I promise that we will make this council functional in terms of its structures and purpose,” de Peralta said. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – The six provincial government-run hospitals in Sarangani have obtained P95-million worth of brand-new medical equipment from the Department of Health (DOH) as part of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law.

Total equipment cost for each hospital varies with the P20M for Glan Medicare Community Hospital, P10M for the Malungon Municipal Hospital, P14.5M for Maasim Municipal Hospital, P20M for Dr. Cornelio T. Martinez Sr. Memorial Hospital in Kiamba, P6M for Maitum Municipal Hospital, and P25M for the Sarangani Healthcare Facility (SHF) inside Capitol compound in Alabel.

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon commends Sarangani’s top health officials in their guidance and management of the six provincial government-run hospitals during the turnover of the P95-M medical equipment from the Department of Health on October 26. The province is a recipient of the equipment being a pilot site in the implementation of the Universal Health Care Law. Solon lauded all the medical frontliners in the province “who are tirelessly working and who are taking the risk every day to give their service to those who are in need” especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The improvement of the province’s health sector is among the priority programs of Solon’s administration. Currently, already three of the six government hospitals in the province have been upgraded to a Level 1 facility. While the Sarangani Healthcare Facility situated at the Capitol compound has already processed its application for a Level 1 hospital. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 4, 2021) – Health Regional Director Dr. Aristides Tan turns over brand new medical equipment for Sarangani’s provincial government-run hospitals on October 26 at the Sarangani Healthcare Facility. The provision of the equipment is part of the assistance that the provincial government received being a pilot site in the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law. The law was signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in February 2019 to usher in massive reforms in the Philippine health sector. The turned over equipment, according to Tan, were still part of DOH’s “2017 allocation for the provision of medical equipment to the different hospitals in the region.” The equipment delivered were X-ray, Ultrasound and Ventilator machines, a brand-new unit of ambulance and operating tables which Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro said “will drive the medical staff to better their service to the people.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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