Items filtered by date: June 2022
Maasim school districts celebrate DepEd Day 15th
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 20, 2022) – Teachers from the three school districts of Maasim participate in the song and dance competitions during the DepEd Day on June 18 in celebration of the 15th Kestebeng Festival at the Municipal gym. Maasim 1, 2, and 3 districts are composed of several elementary schools, integrated schools, Indigenous Peoples or IP schools, and high schools from all the 16 barangays of the municipality. (Jake Narte-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
LGBTQIA+ members give color to Kestebeng Festival
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 20, 2022) – Some members of the LGBTQIA+ light up the night of June 17 during the first-ever Maasim Drag Race Superstar competition in celebration of the 15th Kestebeng Festival and the 53rd founding anniversary of Maasim. The competition was participated in by 16 drag queens from the different barangays in the town. Accordingly, a drag queen race is an activity of doing drag for reasons ranging from self-expression to mainstream performance. Drag shows frequently include lip-syncing, live singing, and dancing. A drag queen is a person, usually male, who uses drag clothing and makeup to imitate and often exaggerate female gender signifiers and gender roles for entertainment purposes. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Kestebeng fest holds ML Tournament for the youth
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 20, 2022) – Fourteen teams of players from all over Maasim compete in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Tournament semi-finals on June 18 at the Municipal Atrium, Municipal Compound. Sangguniang Bayan member Aldwin Labongan (extreme left), also head of the event, said the ML Tournament is held “para sa mga kabatan-unan nga matagaan ug saktong programa or alternate na mga aktibidad para dili sila mulihis sa maayong dalan.” The tournament is in line with the celebration of the municipality’s 15th Kestebeng Festival. (Jake Narte-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Kestebeng fest conducts Dive Safari Tour 2022
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 20, 2022) – Some 20 professional divers from Sarangani and General Santos City join in the Dive Safari Tour 2022 on June 19 in line with the celebration of the 15th Kestebeng Festival. The Dive Safari Tour 2022 will hold an underwater photo contest both in the macro and wide categories to document marine life deep within Sarangani Bay. PMAJ Robert Fores, Chief of Police of Maasim PNP and also head of the event, said the main purpose of doing an underwater photo safari is not only to “showcase to the public how beautiful the reefs are in Maasim,” but also to “educate the public to help in advocating not to throw garbage anywhere, especially in the ocean, in order to protect marine life.” (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Kestebeng fest 2022 tree planting activity
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 20, 2022) – Vice Mayor Visitacion Nambatac (2nd from left) leads the tree planting activity on June 17 as part of the celebration of the 15th Kestebeng Festival and the 53rd founding anniversary of Maasim. The activity was participated in by some staff from Alsons Power Group’s Sarangani Energy Corporation, Siguil Hydro Power Corporation, men in uniform, and some staff from the municipal hall. During the activity, a total of 250 narra seedlings were planted. The activity was spearheaded by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr./Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
PIO photographers also blood donors
ALABEL, Sarangani (June 17, 2022) – In celebration of the World Blood Donor Month, photographers of the Provincial Information Office participate in the bloodletting activity by donating a share of their blood on June 14 at Barangay Kawas gymnasium. The PIO team was initially set to just document the activity but then decided to join the efforts and save lives. They were among the 88 successful blood donors who participated in the event. (Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
LGU, PRC grateful for blood donors, workers, and partners' efforts
ALABEL, Sarangani (June 17, 2022) – Vice Mayor Ronnel Saldua Español, also a member of the Philippine Red Cross GenSar Chapter board of directors, thanks the donors, volunteers, workers, and partners on June 14 during the bloodletting activity at Barangay Kawas gymnasium. “What we are doing today is not only saving our community, but ang ato mismong pamilya because we don’t know if ever naay manginahanglan ug dugo sa atong pamilya, pwede tang maka-access,” he said. He also lauded Barangay Kawas for being one of the top-performing barangays in health services, especially in blood donation, after it exceeded the 1% requirement for blood donation in the community. (Jake Narte-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Roll up sleeve, give blood, save lives
ALABEL, Sarangani (June 15, 2022) – Regular and first-time donors have given a share of their blood during the bloodletting activity at Barangay Kawas in celebration of World Blood Donor Day.
Some 88 blood bags were collected from 88 successful blood donors on June 14. The World Blood Donor Day is an annual event observed by every country around the world every June 14. It serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors who generously give to save lives.
Salagbanog/Sarangani Eagle flies back to its forest home
MAITUM, Sarangani (June 15, 2022) – The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) released Salagbanog/Sarangani Eagle back to its original home at Mt. Busa in Barangay Ticulab on June 13.
Salagbanog/Sarangani Eagle was rescued on January 2021 after it was seen trapped in the thorny rattan vines in the vast forest of Salagbanog Falls in Ticulab.
Salagbanog/Sarangani Eagle was then turned over to the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-Kiamba) and Environmental Protection and Conservation Center (ECPC) Sarangani.
Cong. Ruel Pacquiao - Sarangani Congressional District
June 14, 2022. This afternoon, Deputy Speaker & Governor-Elect Rogelio "Ruel" D. Pacquiao with his Transition Team headed by Atty. Ryan Jay Ramos had a Meet and Greet with the different Department Heads of the the Provincial Government of Sarangani at the Kasfala Hall of the provincial capitol.
Incoming governor Pacquiao presented to the Department Heads his 7-point program which aims to improve the governance structure of barangays; continue the gains of peacebuilding; preserve the cultural integrity of our IP and Moro communities; provide robust education opportunities to Sarangan youth; and, overall, to improve the quality of life of our vulnerable sectors.
The Departmemt Heads also had their individual presentation regarding their mandate in helping the provincial government.
Governor Ruel Pacquiao thanked the Department Heads and asked for their cooperation as he is about to assume office in the afternoon of June 30, 2022.