Items filtered by date: June 2022
Maitum holds first-ever fishing tournament
MAITUM, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – Some 50 anglers from all over Maitum join the first-ever fishing tournament on May 31 at Barangay Mabay. The competition has two categories; the biggest catch and the most catch. Winners received fishing essentials like rods, reels, lures and rattlers. Eric Marasigan, organizer said, “ang objective ng tournament is to give awareness sa tamang pangangalaga ng ating yamang dagat.” He added “fishing using rod and reel ay pili lang ang makukuhang isda which means yung maliliit na isda ay mabibigyan pa ng chance para lumaki.” He also expressed his gratitude to all the sponsors who took part in the realization of the event. “On behalf of all the organizers and participants, nagpapasalamat kami kay Mayor Bryan Reganit sa suportang ibinigay niya for the event and we hope na mas lalaki at mas makikilala pa ang fishing di lang dito sa Maitum kundi sa buong Sarangani,” Marasigan said. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Giant coconut found in Maitum
MAITUM, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – Irish Eneldas, 10, from barangay Upo, showcases a 7-kilo giant coconut displayed in the Agri-Trade Fair Exhibit on May 30 during the 21st Binuyugan Festival of Maitum. The giant coconut can be found on a coconut farm owned by the Mantulan-Manoba Community in Barangay Maguling. Local farmers of Maitum displayed their farm produce of fruits, vegetables, and other crops on May 27-31. Among the three clusters that participated in the exhibit, barangays Mindupok, Maguling, Pinol, Ticulab, Upo, and Batian of Cluster III ranked first place. (Jake Narte-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
DOT 12’s DiveSOX campaign launches in Sarangani
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – The Department of Tourism Region XII launches its DiveSOX Campaign on May 28 in the province of Sarangani in line with the celebration of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2022.
According to DOT 12, DiveSOX is a campaign established to uphold the diving industry in SOCCSKSARGEN as one of the economic drivers in terms of tourism.
Armin Hautea, Regional Director of DOT 12, led the launching of the DiveSOX campaign on May 28 at Lemlunay Resort in Maasim, along with other guests and divers’ organizations. “In SOX, short for SOCCSKSARGEN, Sarangani Bay or the Celebes Sea is blessed with marine resources that attract foreign visitors and those who have the opportunity to visit the region’s dive sites expressed that our diving areas are at par with international diving spots,” Hauteau said.
Sarbay Fest 2022 ends with bike and plant activity
ALABEL, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – Some 132 bikers from SOCSKSARGEN Region joined the first-ever Sarbay Fest Sea-kad (bike and plant activity) on May 29.
Participating cyclists pedalled from the Capitol grounds in Alabel town to the mangrove forest in Malapatan and ended at Mt. Sabrina Resort in Glan.
A total of 300 mangrove seedlings were planted during their stop at Purok Upper Lasang in Barangay Sapu Masla, Malapatan.
Scuba and free divers volunteer in abating coral predators
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – More than 70 volunteer scuba and free divers participate in the massive Crown-of-thorns Volunteer Divers Collection on May 28 at Susan’s Beach Resort, Barangay Tinoto. The volunteers were from the different provincial and local government agencies and non-government organizations from all over SARGEN who joined in the cause of helping protect the bay and the people from the threats of the well-known coral predators. This is among the highlights of the celebration of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2022. (Jake Narte-Jori Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Sarbay Fest conducts bike and plant activity
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) - Assistant Provincial Administrator for Operations Engr. Gerald Faciol (2nd from left) joins the Sea-kad (bike and plant activity) on May 29. Around 130 bikers participated in the competition which primarily advocates for a healthy lifestyle while doing a cause for the environment. During the event, a total of 300 mangrove seedlings were planted at the shores of Purok Upper Lasang, Barangay Sapu Masla. The activity ended at Mt. Sabrina Beach Resort in Barangay Tango where prizes and tokens were given to the participants. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/ SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
PLGU Sarangani divers join Sarbay COT collection
MAASIM, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – Divers from the Provincial Information Office, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office take part in the massive Crown-of-thorns Collection activity on May 28 at Susan’s Beach Resort, Barangay Tinoto. Along with other government and non-government agencies, PLGU Sarangani divers join Sarbay Fest 2022 with the goal of helping in combating the COT infestation that has been happening in Sarangani Bay for the past months. The massive COT Collection is one of the highlights of this year’s Sarbay Festival anchored on the theme #WakeUpSarbay after its two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. (Jake Narte-Jori Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Local band from Davao City heats up Sarbay Fest 2022
GLAN, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) – Daybreak, a local band from Davao City, heats up the crowd during the Sarbay Fest Chillout Night on May 29 at Coco Beach Resort, Barangay Gumasa. The Chillout Night is one of the initiatives of the Provincial Local Government Unit of Sarangani for tourism recovery after the two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic which affected the majority of the tourism establishments in the province. Around 700 Sarbay citizens enjoyed the night. The organizers also made sure that all people who attended the event followed the minimum health protocols issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/ SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Couple bikers from Koronadal join Sarbay Fest’s bike and plant activity
GLAN, Sarangani (June 2, 2022) - The husband-and-wife tandem of Lino Basilio, 65, and Maria Veronica Basilio, 64, from Koronadal City joins the first-ever Sea-kad (bike and plant activity) on May 29. Lino was awarded as the oldest participant in the said activity and received tokens and a cash prize. Sea-kad started at the Capitol grounds, had a stop at Sitio Lasang in Malapatan for the mangrove planting activity and ended at Mt. Sabrina Beach Resort in Barangay Tango, Glan. According to Lino, “aside sa bike activity, isa sa mga pinaka-nagustohan ko dito ay ang mangrove planting kasi we are doing this one not just for our health but also for our environment.” A total of 132 bikers joined the activity and planted around 300 mangrove seedlings. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/ SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)