Gov. Solon recognizes PNP engagement in contact-tracing
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 5, 2021)- Newly-assigned provincial point persons for contact-tracing from Sarangani Provincial Police Office, Lt. Col. Roy Yasay and Lt. Analyn Villagracia, pay a courtesy call to Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on August 2. Gov. Solon and Assistant Provincial Administrator Engr. Gerald Faciol presented the province’s contact-tracing process and underscored the Philippine National Police’s engagement and participation to intensify the efforts of the government to locate persons of interest or those who made close contact with persons infected with the Covid-19 virus. Yasay and Villagracia will oversee the contact-tracing management at the level of the Municipal Police Stations in the province. Solon also provided them personal protective equipment to equip and protect them from exposure risks as contact tracers. Earlier, the Provincial Health Office had trained some PNP personnel together with nurses from the Department of Education and from the Bureau of Fire Protection on contact-tracing. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Workers vaccinated from Covid-19 turns to be a farm owner’s social responsibility
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 5, 2021)- Additional 600 individuals will get their AstraZeneca jabs with the 60 vials the Provincial Government of Sarangani received on July 26 from Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF). The vaccines came as a fulfillment to the social responsibility of the owner of Dizon Farm, who facilitated the donation through Zuellig Pharma, to have their workers vaccinated against Covid-19 as well as the nearby residents in Barangay Baluntay, Alabel where the farm is situated. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro said his office is looking into providing the vaccines where families of their farm workers live but shall ascertain that it is within the guidelines for A1, A2, and A3 categories. According to his office, planning and coordination will be conducted prior to the vaccination rollout to avoid possible chaos or misunderstanding in the community. Vaccination, however, for the remaining unvaccinated or due for booster shots from A1, A2, A3 categories is ongoing in all seven towns in Sarangani. ZFF has been a partner of the provincial government and of the Department of Health (DOH), according to Dr. Sharir Dulduco, DOH provincial officer for Sarangani. He expressed gratitude to ZFF for the donated vaccines as he also acknowledged the foundation’s efforts to train Sarangani’s elected officials on Health Leadership and Governance Program “to improve health system,” of Sarangani. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Sarangani gets its first Johnson and Johnson vax
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) – Sarangani obtains its first allocation of the US-donated Janssen’s single dose vaccines from Johnson and Johnson on July 26. Each of the 4,100 vials, according to Dr. Sharir Dulduco, Department of Health provincial officer for Sarangani, will inoculate five individuals and therefore expects that a total of 20,500 individuals will be vaccinated in the target Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas or GIDA areas in the province to ensure people residing in remote areas will be fully vaccinated without a need for them to appear again at the local vaccination operations center, neither for vaccinators to go to the hinterlands to administer the booster shot. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Hauling services of SAVESEGROW-MPC eased by PRDP trucks
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) – Sarangani Vegetables Seed Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SAVESEGROW-MPC) receives one unit of hauling truck and one unit of delivery truck as part of the “Consolidation, Trading, and Marketing of Whole Coconuts” subproject of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) of the Department of Agriculture, during a turnover ceremony spearheaded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist on August 2 at the Capitol Compound. The donated trucks are expected to improve the hauling services of farmer members of SAVESEGROW-MPC in the municipality of Malungon, which will bring economic improvement to the lives of the marginal coconut farmers through good income flow. Along with the trucks, the certificate of ownership was also handed over to the beneficiaries. The donation was made possible through the DA Region XII. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Sarangani takes care of its Moro communities
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) – In Sarangani, the Qurban Project 2021 was made possible through the strong support of the provincial government through the leadership of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Deputy Speaker Congressman Ruel Pacquiao, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, members of the Sangguninang Panlalawigan and the rest of the municipal mayors.
Some 114 goats were slaughtered and distributed to the Moro communities in Sarangani Province from July 20 to 22 to celebrate the feast of sacrifice or Eid al-Adha.
Mayor Bryan urges residents to surrender loose firearms
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) – “Ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa presensya ng mga miyembro ng Armed Forces of the Philippines sa patuloy na pag supporta sa ating peace and order dito sa bayan ng Maitum," says Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit during the turn over ceremony of loose firearms at the Municipal Gymnasium on July 24. The guns were formally turned over to Col. Eduardo B. Gubat, commander of 63rd Infantry Battalion, in the presence of LTC. Anhouvic B. Atilano. The yielding of loose firearms is a manifestation of commitment of the localities for a better relationship between the military and the constituents. Mayor Reganit expressed his hopes for a harmonious relationship with fellow peace builders until the common goal is attained, as he ends his speech with, "Inaasahan ko na mas madami pang mamamayan ng Maitum ang kusang isuko ang kanilang mga baril, para sa patuloy ng katahimikan ng ating bayan". (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)
Maitum rolls out Covid-19, anti-illegal drugs, anti-smoking drive in hinterlands
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) - Police Corporal and Community Relations Officer-designate Gemmabelle de Leon reminds the residents regarding the minimum health protocols against COVID-19 during the Barangayanihan at Barangay Batian on July 28. Other topics that she discussed were the anti-illegal drugs and anti-smoking campaign. Speakers from the Armed Forces the Philippines (AFP) namely, Jan Jan Catigan and Art Sandoval, also shared their knowledge regarding the NPA's ways of recruitment and the terrorism of NPAs in a community. (John James I. Doctor/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)
Loose firearms surrendered by villagers
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) - Mayor Alexander Bryan B. Reganit yields a total of 98 assorted loose firearms or undocumented firearms surrendered by villagers to Col. Eduardo B. Gubat, commander of 63rd Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, at Municipal Gymnasium on July 24. The activity served as gesture of support with the campaign of the government against the proliferation of loose firearms and also with the campaign of the Duterte administration for a shift to peaceful life from traditional propensity for feudalist stance. The loose firearms were collected from three barangays namely, Batian, Tuanadatu and Zion. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)
Batian, "poorest barangay", to have concrete roads, ambulance
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) - "Kapag natapos ang pag-semento ng inyong daan dito, pinapangako ko sa inyo na magbibigay ako isang ambulansya para sa inyo," Mayor Alexander Bryan B. Reganit tells Batian residents as he focuses his speech on health and concreting of the roads going to Centro Batian during the Barangayanihan at Barangay Batian on July 28. The Armed Forces of the Philippines headed by Commanding Officer of 38th IB LTC. Anhouvic Atilano, the Maitum Police Station headed by Acting Chief of Police PCPT Emmanuel Y. Lariosa and Mayor Reganit spearheaded the Barangyanihan in the far-flung area of Batian wherein they delivered food packs to residents. Mayor Reganit travelled approximately 30 kilometers off-road on his trail bike to and fro to attend the said event. Batian is considered as the poorest barangay in the province. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn B. Ty/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE)
Alcantara Family donates land to boost public access road development as host-town Alabel marks 50th founding anniversary
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 5, 2021) – Over 12,000 square meters of land recently donated by the Alcantara Family is seen by the Municipal Local Government of Alabel to speed up the completion of a much-needed local access road which could provide link of development between the town proper and the barangays.
Mr. Alejandro I. Alcantara, President and CEO of Sarangani Agricultural Company, Inc. (SACI), who signed the Deed of Donation (DOD) representing the donor, said that as Alabel celebrates its 50th anniversary, the family has decided to turn over a portion of their property to the town as gesture of gratitude to LGU-Alabel and the Provincial Government of Sarangani for hosting their company for 57 years.