MALAPATAN, Sarangani (March 9, 2017) - Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) national artist on mat weaving Bae Estelita Tumandan Bantilan is from Sitio Upper Lasang. From the Office of the President, Proclamation No. 126 on January 6, 2017 upon the recommendation of the NCCA pursuant to RA 7355 which provides for the recognition of National Living Treasures, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Bantilan, 75, as Manlilikha Ng Bayan for 2016. Bantilan was the first declared national artist on mat weaving in Sarangani. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (March 9, 2017) – School children gather as “School In A Bag” arrives in their village Wednesday, March 8. Niyas M. Mental IP School in far-flung Sitio C'Maguing in Barangay Daan Suyan is a recipient of Smart Communications' “School In A Bag” educational program in partnership with the Sulong Karunungan Program of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon. The bag contains a laptop, a TV set, a tablet, solar panel with inverter, a pocket wifi and a hard drive that contains learning activity sheet. (Cocoy Sexcion for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (March 9, 2017) - Teacher Dave Alvarez carries a “School In A Bag” as he crosses a river Wednesday, March 8, towards his school. Alvarez carries with him a bag that contains a laptop, a TV set, a tablet, solar panel with inverter, a pocket wifi and a hard drive that contains learning activity sheet from Smart Communications which he and his co-teachers will use in teaching their students in C'Maguing IP School. Alvarez has to cross on foot the same river 24 times to reach his school at the far-fung sitio C'Maguing in Barangay Daan Suyan in Malapatan. (Cocoy Sexcion for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 6, 2017) – Board Member Cyril John Rustico G. Yap advocates for women empowerment as he leads the National Women’s Month celebration in Sarangani Monday, March 6. This year’s theme, “WE Make Change Work for Women,” sums up the pursuit of development that is anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit and Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change. Yap said that by empowering women, they can “become the primary drivers in a change that we are trying to pursue.” Yap chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on Children, Women and Family Relations. (Tres B. Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 7, 2017) – Officials broke ground on Friday (March 3) for the three-storey Sarangani legislative building to be built at the Capitol grounds.
This came shortly after the Department of Public Works and Highways awarded the P10-million budget last week to the winning bidder to set off the construction.
Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta said the provincial government has a counterpart of P10 million.
Sarangani Lone District Rep. Ruel Pacquiao also committed P20 million while Senator Manny Pacquiao has reportedly vouched to fund around P30 million for the project.
MAITUM, Sarangani (March 7, 2017) – Women participate in a 30-day training on fishnet/pokut making held at the Municipal Gymnasium beginning March 6. The program is funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority through the Local Government Unit of Maitum. The training aims to equip each participant with new knowledge and skills necessary for employment and provide them a stable source of income. (John James I. Doctor /MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (March 7, 2017) - (L-R) Sharon Dacera, Freddie Rey Doctor, Leonida Domantay, PSI Rodel Javison, Vice Mayor Tito Balazon, Sr., Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Ildefonso Bergis, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Junie Basmillo and Edgardo Domantay pose during the turnover of Manna Rice on March 6. The Manna Rice was donated by KIWANIS International which is intended for severely malnourished children in Maitum to enhance their growth and maintain steady body weight. (John James I. Doctor /MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
MAITUM, Sarangani (March 7, 2017) - The Bureau of Fire Protection in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Maitum, Maitum Police Station headed by PSI Rodel Javison and KABALIKAT Civicom conducts a fun run on March 4. The event celebrates Fire Prevention Month with the theme "Buhay at Ari-Arian ay Pahalagahan, Ibayong Pag-iingat sa Sunog ay sa Sariling Pamayanan Simulan" and promotes public awareness on fire safety and prevention. (John James I. Doctor /MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
ALABEL, Sarangani (March 6, 2017) - Board Member Virgilio Clark Tobias congratulates the Palarong Pambansa-bound Little League Baseball champions of the recent regional athletic meet. This team from Maitum has been a Palarong Pambansa champion and has made its international record as 3rd placer in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Intermediate League Baseball Tournament in Clark, Pampanga. (Tres B. Besana /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)
KIAMBA, Sarangani (March 6, 2017) – Local government personnel express their condolences to the family of Doctors to the Barrios Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas, the Municipal Health Officer of Sapad, province of Lanao del Norte, who was killed by an unidentified assailant in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte on March 1. (Avery Rotciv Valois Camposano /KIAMBA INFORMATION OFFICE)