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ALABEL, Sarangani (September 28, 2021) – The Provincial Tribal Council headed by Chairperson Datu Edmund Pangilan (3rd from left) gives Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey some Sarangani Bay Export-Quality Bangus and Sarangani Upland Rice as a token of appreciation for the commissioner’s visit in Sarangani province on September 24 at the Capitol gym. The council told Maxey that the upland rice is produced by the Indigenous Peoples upland farmers of Sarangani who are also beneficiaries of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) project of the Department of Agriculture. Commissioner Maxey and his team from the PSC visited Sarangani to seek formal consent for the implementation of their Demonstration Recording Project of the Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Sports and Games in Sarangani which will be showcased in the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines. (Tres Besana-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 08:06

Gov. Solon backs PTC, PSC partnership

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 28, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon joins via zoom the Municipal Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMR) and tribal chieftains during the Provincial Tribal Council meeting on September 24 at the Capitol gym. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey graced the occasion to discuss with the council the PSC’s proposal of documenting the IP community particularly the Blaan tribe’s demonstration of the traditional tribal sports and games which will be showcased in the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines. Solon thanked Maxey for visiting and choosing Sarangani to be their partner for the project. Solon also assured the tribal council “the province is behind you, and we will partner with you not only physically but also financially para at least mabigyan ng honor ang tribal sports natin.” (Tres Besana-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (September 28, 2021) – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey (left) attends the regular meeting of the Provincial Tribal Council on September 24 at the Capitol gym. Maxey, together with Karlo Paolo Pates (right), executive assistant III, presented to the council the PSC’s project proposal on demonstration recording of the province’s Indigenous Peoples’ traditional sports and games. According to Maxey, the objectives of the project include “the preservation of the traditional sports and games of the IPs, promote their rich cultural heritage thru documenting these traditional sports and games.” “We are here to seek permission or consent sa ating council for the participation of the Blaan Indigenous Cultural Community sa ating demo activity na gagawin” which Maxey and his team planned to shoot in Malungon town on October 9-11. He also thanked Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, who, according to him, gave his “positive response” for them to conduct the demo in Sarangani. (Tres Besana-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 08:03

Philippine Identification System (PhilSys)

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 28, 2021) - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) sets a registration center at the Kasfala Hall of the Provincial Capitol on September 23 to cater to Capitol employees in Step 1 and Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). Step 1 Registration will be the online registration process followed by Step 2 Registration, which involves capturing the registrant’s biometric data and verifying demographic information. According to PSA, PhilSys aims to usher the nation’s transition into a digital society by providing Filipinos with a valid identification that can be verified both physically and digitally. With PhilSys, access to financial services, social protection, health, education, and other government services will be easier and more convenient as it is also envisioned to make public and private transactions safer, more seamless, and more efficient for Filipinos. The PhilSys registration for Capitol employees ran on September 23 and 24. (Tres Besana-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (September 23, 2021) - Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Wilkins Villanueva said he will order the PDEA Region 12 to do anti-illegal drugs operation to the remaining 11 reported pushers in Sarangani Province unless they surrender.

“Kung matitigas ang ulo nitong mga pushers na ito, i-operate na agad ito. But if you can give them another chance, then we can get them to Balay Silangan. But if not, I’m ordering RD Region 12 ng PDEA to operate these remaining 11 drug personalities particularly the pushers.”

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ALABEL, Sarangani (September 23, 2021) – USEC Wilkins Villanueva (left), director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), talks with Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, the municipal mayors, and the members of the council during the 3rd Quarter Meeting of the Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) on September 20 at the Capitol gym. Villanueva shared with Solon the fundamentals of the national government’s Barangay Drug Clearing Program and the efforts in the continuing fight to end drug use and abuse in the country. Villanueva also lauded Sarangani province for being one of the provinces in Region XII with several drug-cleared barangays and only five barangays left to be declared as drug-cleared for “Sarangani to become one of the few drug-cleared provinces in the country.” (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:40

PDEA Director General Villanueva visits Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 23, 2021) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (left) gives USEC Wilkins Villanueva, director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), a portrait oil painting on a T'nalak fabric as a token of appreciation on September 20 at the Capitol gym. It was painted by Tboli artist Ronald Tamfalan from Kiamba town. Solon also gave some export-quality Spanish-style Sarangani Bay Bangus and Sarangani Organic Upland Rice produced by SAAD (Special Area for Agricultural Development Program) farmers. Villanueva, on the other hand, thanked the governor for the warm welcome he has received as he graced the Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council meeting to discuss the fundamentals of the national government’s Barangay Drug-Clearing Program. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 13:27

Barangay Drug-Clearing Program pushed

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 23, 2021) - Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Wilkins Villanueva attends the Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council 3rd Quarter Meeting on September 20 at the Capitol gym. Villanueva discussed how drug abuse began in the country and the government’s efforts against it through the Barangay Drug-Clearing Program. “The program is anchored on the cooperation and support of the barangay in cleaning their own community from drug problem, and subsequently reaching a state of self-policing community wherein the barangays themselves deter drug personalities and illegal drug activities from entering or prevailing in the community,” Villanueva said. “At the end of the day, the final battle against illegal drugs will be fought right in front of every doorstep in the barangay,” he added. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 13:26

PDEA chief in Sarangani

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 23, 2021) – USEC Wilkins Villanueva (2nd from left), director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), gives Governor Steve Chiongbian a token of appreciation on September 20 at the Capitol gym. The token is a custom-made male and female action figures which represent the brave men and women of PDEA. Same tokens were also given to Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, Congressman Rogelio Pacquaio, while the municipal mayors, and guests from partner agencies including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Department of the Interior and Local Government received tokens and certificates of appreciation. PDEA Regional Director Naravy Duquiatan (extreme right) and a staff assisted USEC Villanueva. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 13:25

PPOC, PADAC hold joint meeting with PDEA chief

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 23, 2021) – Provincial officials and members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) convene in the Joint PPOC and PADAC 3rd Quarter Meeting on September 20 at the Capitol gym while other council members joined via Zoom to observe the minimum health protocols. Aside from the situationer and accomplishment reports presented by the Special Action Committees for Anti-Criminality, Anti-Insurgency, Public Safety, and Emergency and Crisis Management, the presentation of USEC Wilkins Villanueva, director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on the Barangay Drug-Clearing Program served as the highlight of the meeting. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)</>

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