Items filtered by date: March 2022
KORONADAL CITY (March 28, 2022) – Local Economic Investment Promotions Officers (LEIPOs) and Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) coordinators of Sarangani receive several awards during the 8th CMCI Regional Awarding Ceremony on March 24 at Narra Function Hall, Cinco Niñas in Koronadal. Municipal local government units of Alabel, Malungon, Maasim, Kiamba, and Malapatan were among the top-performing 1st and 2nd class municipalities in the country. During the ceremony, the Regional Competitiveness Committee awarded Alabel as rank 38 in the overall competitiveness out of the 508 1st and 2nd class municipalities in the country, rank 190 in Economic Dynamism, 48 in Government Efficiency, 28 in Infrastructure, and 17 in Resiliency. The municipality of Malungon also ranked 46 in overall competitiveness, 209 in Economic Dynamism, 81 in Government Efficiency, 47 in Infrastructure, and 9 in Resiliency. Maasim on the other hand placed 70 in overall competitiveness, 133 in Economic Dynamism, 146 in Government Efficiency, 74 in Infrastructure, and 23 in Resiliency. Also, Kiamba ranked 117 overall, 321 in Economic Dynamism, 87 in Government Efficiency, 130 in Infrastructure, and 42 in Resiliency. Also, Malapatan ranked 155 overall, 294 in Economic Dynamism, 254 in Government Efficiency, 157 in Infrastructure, and 30 in Resiliency. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
KORONADAL CITY (March 28, 2022) – The Regional Competitiveness Committee, headed by Regional Director Jude Constantine Jaugan (3rd from left) of the Department of Trade and Industry XII, awards Sarangani as rank 18 out of the 82 provinces nationwide in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) during the 8th CMCI Regional Awarding Ceremony on March 24 at Narra Function Hall, Cinco Niñas in Koronadal. The award was received by Milbie Daguro (5th from left), CMCI provincial coordinator, DTI-Sarangani Provincial Director Ethel Laksmi Gumana (6th from right), and municipal coordinators and Local Economic Investment Promotions Officers (LEIPOs) from the municipalities of Sarangani. “For Sarangani to be top 18, it’s really an advantage for an LGU or a province na mataas ang ranking because it means you are really competitive and you will attract investors to come to your place,” Gumana said. Also, five municipalities from Sarangani namely Alabel, Malungon, Maasim, Kiamba, and Malapatan have received awards in the four pillars of CMCI which are Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
KORONADAL CITY (March 28, 2022) – “This will be the basis for the investors to come in. This is how we sell Region 12 to them,” said Regional Director Jude Constantine Jaugan of the Department of Trade and Industry XII, as he speaks before guests and participants on March 24 during the 8th Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Regional Awarding Ceremony. “Our accomplishments in our LGUs show the dedication, passion, and single-mindedness that we all have as people and as a region. So together let us not settle on what we have already achieved. Instead, we should continue to move forward and push through with more initiatives to bring impactful and necessary changes to Region XII,” Jaugan added. The CMCI is an annual ranking that aims to measure the performance of cities and municipalities in the country based on four pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. Several city, municipal, and provincial local government units in Region 12 convene at Cinco Niñas in Koronadal to receive the awards conferred by the National and Regional Competitiveness Coordinating Committees. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 25, 2022) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon led the inauguration ceremony of the P1.5-M Level III water system at Barangay Baluntay in Alabel on March 18. Baluntay Barangay Captain Rais T. Bisaya said the water system would not only cater to the need of stable water supply of the approximately 70 families residing at Purok 3 where the project is sited, but would as well provide potable water to all households in puroks 6, 1, 4 and 5.
As per criteria of the Philippine Statistics Authority, a Level III water supply is suited for densely populated areas and the source has passed the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 23, 2022) – Several department heads and assistant department heads of Capitol offices visit the newly-inaugurated Sarangani Provincial Hospital (SPH) East Wing building on March 21. Dr. Aileen Brion, chief of hospital of SPH, and Dr. Arvin Alejandro, provincial health officer, led the Capitol employees in a walk-through at the SPH. The construction of the SPH East Wing building has an appropriation of P148M for phases one, two, and three which was mobilized through the initiative of Senator Manny Pacquiao, Congressman Ruel Pacquiao, with the help of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, and all the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members. The three-story SPH East Wing building can now accommodate imaging services such as ultrasound, x-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It has air-conditioned wards, private rooms, and is equipped with an elevator for a better quality health care service for every Sarangan. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 23, 2022) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon speaks before key leaders of the federation of persons with disabilities (PWD)-Sarangani on March 22 during their regular conference at Kasfala Hall. Solon expressed his gratitude to all the members of the PWD Federation for their love and support throughout his tenure as the governor of the province. After his three terms, Solon guaranteed that the amount of support being given to them will continue. “God willing”, Solon promised to work harder in Congress to propose more opportunities that would benefit the PWDs. Marcelo Mongkil, PWD Sarangani Federation president, presented the accomplishments of the federation since its establishment during the first term of Solon which includes livelihood programs, cash assistance, and assistive devices assistance such as prosthetics, hearing aids, wheelchairs and crutches. Mongkil also disclosed that there are around 10,000 PWDs in Sarangani who enjoy the assistance being given to their federation through the Office of the Provincial Governor. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
TUPI, South Cotabato (March 23, 2022) – Marife Cuizon-Tenorio, local government operations officer VI of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-Malungon), speaks during the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Sarangani Federation End-Term Assembly and Capacity Development Program on March 18 at SG Farm. Tenorio shared her knowledge on the local legislative awards implementation. Her talk discussed the awards that accord official recognition to a Sangguniang Bayan that excels in the enactment of ordinances or resolutions that ultimately contribute to the attainment of the desirable socio-economic and environmental outcomes. The assembly was one of the last activities of the PCL-Sarangani and was attended by the 76 councilors from the seven municipalities of the province. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 23, 2022) – Troops of the 73rd Infantry Battalion – Alpha Company perform an Infantry Rifle Squad Capability Demonstration on March 21 at the Capitol compound, in celebration of the 125th Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army. The demonstration included the different squad formation techniques, different movement techniques, firepower, equipment, organization, structure, and the duties and responsibilities of the infantry rifle squad. The 73rd IB Alpha Company was led by Battalion Commander LTC Antonio F Quimado Jr. This year’s celebration was anchored on the theme “Philippine Army @ 125: Kapayapaan Para Sa Lahat” with events lined up from March 1 to March 22. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 23, 2022) - Residents join Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on March 18 as he performs the ceremonial ribbon-cutting during the inauguration of the Level III water system at Purok 3, Barangay Baluntay. The P1.5M project, categorized under Solon’s Sulong Imprastraktura program, was funded under the provincial government’s 20% Development Fund which also comprised of a fence with a steel gate. As Solon addressed the crowd, he emphasized the importance of the Bible verse “Love your neighbor as yourself” as he complimented the tri-people community in Baluntay living together peacefully. Also in the photo is Baluntay Barangay Captain Rais T. Bisaya (wearing jacket). (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 23, 2022) – Cherry Mae Lagman, administrative aide of the office of the municipal agriculturist (OMAG), and Redimto Hinoctan, technical assistant of the provincial veterinary office (PVet), prepare undocumented pork products for proper disposal on March 15 as part of the intensified campaign to curb the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the province. The operation was a joint effort of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, OMAG and PVet in accordance with Executive Order No. 1 series of 2020 issued by Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon to temporarily lock down all the entry points of the province from all live hog, imported/local pork and pork-related products and by-products, whether raw, processed or cooked including frozen boar semen. In a report disclosed by Dr. Bernard Cababat, provincial veterinarian, at around 10:46 pm on March 14, boxes of pork chorizo and lumpia with an estimated amount of P8,000 was confiscated at the ASF checkpoint in Barangay Maribulan. According to Cababat, the said products have no permit for shipping that prohibits its entry into the premises of Sarangani. As of this writing, six out of the 11 barangays in the province with reported cases of ASF are still in the process of the sentinelling program or the science-based approach that ascertains if a virus or disease is still present in an area recorded to be infected, to finally achieve the ASF-Free zone. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)