Items filtered by date: September 2021
MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 8, 2021) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) turns over P20-M worth of bridge to the municipality of Malungon on September 3 at barangay Malandag under DAR’s Tulay ng Pangulo para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo (TPKP) project. The turnover and acceptance ceremony of Macnit Bridge located at Sitio Macnit in Malandag was led by DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones, Municipal Mayor Tessa Constantino, and Vice Mayor Mariano Escalada Jr. The project is expected to help Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and even non-ARBs to have easier access to transport their products including coconut, banana and corn to the market. According to DAR SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Director Engr. Marion Y. Abella, the newly-built steel bridge with concrete pavement will benefit around 600 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and 14,000 non-ARBs in Malungon which will provide easy access to link products from farm to the market. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 8, 2021) – Mayor Maria Theresa Constantino conveys her gratitude for the multi-million projects the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) granted to address the needs of the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Malungon. During the ceremonial turnover of subprojects on September 3 at Barangay Malandag Gymnasium, the mayor personally thanked Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones. “Nais ko pong magpasalamat sa ating DAR Secretary and SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Director Abella para sa inyong handog na biyaya para sa ating mga magsasaka and for being our constant partners para sa mga proyektong ito” Constantino said. She also reminded all the farmers and growers associations to “take good care” of all the blessings that are flooding the municipality. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (September 8, 2021) – Mayor Vic Paul Salarda thanks Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones for affording his municipality multi-million worth of projects like farm-to-market road, (FMR), day care center, expansion of level II potable water system and a hauling truck. “Malipayon kami nga ipahayag ang among yano nga pagpasalamat sa atong mga government agencies especially to Sec. John R. Castriciones nga nahimong tulay alang sa pagkumpleto sa mga dalan nga at last na-semento na gyud dinhi sa Alabel,” Salarda told the secretary as he accepted the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) subproject in a ceremony held on September 3. The event at Barangay Kawas Gymnasium was also graced by dignitaries and staff of DAR. ”Dako kaayo among pagpasalamat nga nakab-ot na gyud ang mga petisyon sa mga residente dili lang diri sa Alabel, apil na usab ang uban pang Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) diri sa Sarangani,” Salarda added. The FMRs that were turned over include the farm-to-market road covering Barangay Kawas proper to Barangay Spring and the rehabilitation of Tokawal FMR. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (September 8, 2021) – Mayor Vic Paul Salarda and Secretary John R. Castriciones of the Department of Agrarian Reform lead the ceremonial ribbon-cutting during the opening of the P10M farm-to-market road covering Barangay Kawas proper to Barangay Spring on September 3. The road project is among the subprojects under DAR’s Italian Assistance to the Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Program (IARCDSP). The 2.2-kilometer road is expected to benefit some 1,268 households in the two barangays and will give a convenient travel from the farm to the markets in hauling and transporting farm produce. Barangay Tokawal Chairperson Virgilio C. Tamayo said, “tungod aning pag-concrete sa among dalan, daghan kaayo ang malipay tungod di na lubak ang dalan paingon sa among mga panimalay ilabi nag panahon sa ting-ulan.” (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 8, 2021) –Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones promises more assistance to Sarangani as he leads the turnover of his department’s subprojects for Malungon on September 3 which includes the P20-million Macnit Bridge. Castriciones said “kami po sa Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ay patuloy na magbibigay ng mga ayuda at tulong sa mga magsasaka upang maging maunlad ang pamumuhay ng ating mga pamayanan.” Macnit Bridge was made possible through the “Tulay ng Pangulo para sa Kaunlarang Pang-agraryo” program. Through DAR’s Italian Assistance to Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Program (IARCDSP), other subprojects were also turned over like the new Day Care Center in Sitio Lamtubo in Barangay Datal Batong and the three hauling trucks which were part of the microfinance sub-project entrusted to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) such as the Alkikan Vegetable Growers Association, Datal Bila People's Organization, and Upper Biangan Farmers Association. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (September 7, 2021) – Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinsons meet on September 2 to discuss matters related to Sarangani’s response to Covid-19 and the province’s economic development. Solon conveyed his appreciation for the “engaging dialogue” he had with the Australian Ambassador who has an “extensive diplomatic and development experience” of working in Australia’s embassies in Jakarta, Yangon and Bangkok. On September 3, the Australian Ambassador also visited the provincial Capitol of Sarangani and met some of the provincial officials where he expressed the “sincere willingness” of Australia to extend progressive opportunities to the province. “Australia will continue to look for further prospects to support developmental projects in the Philippines,” Robinson said. “I am certain that the Australian-Philippines relationship will further flourish and mature,” he added. Over his extensive career, Robinson has developed and expanded Australia’s relationships with a broad range of countries particularly focusing on the South East Asian region. (Jimmy Toribio-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
GLAN, Sarangani (September 7, 2021) – After a series of rehabilitation efforts conducted, the Megafauna Response Team has successfully refloated to the open water on September 3 a stranded Pilot whale in Sarangani Bay.
According to Dr. Roy Mejorada, Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC) program manager and resident veterinarian, the response team is still on “red alert” and the marine mammal is also being closely monitored for possible re-stranding.
MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 4, 2021) – Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta says the brand-new sets of computers that the BLGUs benefited from his BLITS or the Barangay Legislative Information Tracking System program “marks the beginning of another opportunity” for them “to serve better in our community.” During the distribution of computer sets on September 1 at the Sunken Arena in Malungon, De Peralta said, “amidst the pandemic, I and the rest of my colleagues in the province headed by Governor Steve Solon and Congressman Ruel Pacquiao will not stop as we work on the provision na kailangang-kailangan lalo na sa atong community level” as he also promised barangay captains that his office would work out to provide each BLGU a printer with scanner. At the activity, a signing of acknowledgement and undertaking for the 31 sets of desktop computers was also undertaken. Also, present during the activity were Mayor Maria Teresa Constantino, Vice Mayor Mariano Escalada Jr. and board members Jose Tranquilino Ruiz, Ephraim Galzote, Joseph Calanao, Corazon Grafilo and Sarangani’s Sangguniang Kabataan Federation president Rheymar Dian. BLITS is a flagship program of Vice Governor De Peralta which aims to provide technologically advanced software developed as a tool to effectively carry out legislative tasks. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 4, 2021) – Mayor Maria Teresa Constantino speaks before guests during the culmination activity of the Barangay Legislative Information Tracking System (BLITS) orientation and workshop on September 1 at the Malungon Sunken Arena. Constantino conveyed her gratitude to the provincial officials for the “continuous provision of all the needs of all barangays not just in Malungon but in the entire Sarangani.” During the activity, some computer sets with complete accessories were turned over to all the 31 barangays in Malungon which, according to Constantino, “are part of the targets of the Barangay Community Development Plan to be acquired before 2021 ends.” She added, “at least may-ara kita na-accomplish pinaagi sa tabang sa aton mga opisyal sa Sarangani through the Sangguninang Panlalawigan.” The mayor also told all the barangay chairpersons to “really take good care” of all the computer sets and reminded them to “use this para sa pagpanghatag og tabang para sa aton mga katawhan.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 4, 2021) – Malungon Federation of Association of Barangay Captains (FABC) president Romel Retuya (4th from right) receives one set of computer on September 1 as part of the culmination activity of the Barangay Legislative Information Tracking System (BLITS) orientation and workshop. Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta led the distribution together with Mayor Maria Teresa Constantino, Vice Mayor Mariano Escalada Jr., board members Jose Tranquilino Ruiz, Ephraim Galzote, Joseph Calanao, Corazon Grafilo and Sarangani’s Sangguniang Kabataan Federation president Rheymar Dian. A total of 31 computer sets was turned over as part of the BLITS program of Vice Governor De Peralta which provides technologically advanced software developed as a tool to effectively carry out legislative tasks. Retuya conveyed his gratitude to all the officials from the provincial, municipal and barangay local government units for the “collaborative effort” in carrying provisions such as the computer sets which he said “is a big help” in delivering their functions at the barangay level. BLITS, implemented in partnership with Mahintana Foundation Inc., is also aligned with Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon’s Sulong Pamunuan Program which intends to enhance the capacity of the local officials through the provision of trainings for the formulation and updating of barangay development plans, legal education, transformational leadership, barangay legislation, parliamentary procedures and ordinances, and resolution writing. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)