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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 17:30

Serbisyong Sarangan Community Outreach Project

MAITUM, Sarangani (September 1, 2020) - Rhyza Cervantes, 6, a cerebral palsy (CP) patient from barangay Kiambing, gets free checkup and physical therapy from a technical staff of Serbisyong Sarangan Community Outreach Project, Jhukarnen Jumalol, during the Community-Based Physical Therapy Training for Cerebral Palsy at the Municipal Auditorium on August 26. Physical therapy is one of the most important aspects of treating children with CP. It helps to grow their muscles, gain more strength and control their movements. The training aims to promote awareness on rehabilitation and physical therapy among the family members of CP patients who cannot afford expensive treatments. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 17:28

Community-Based Physical Therapy Training for Cerebral Palsy

MAITUM, Sarangani (September 1, 2020) - "These children are very blessed to have parents like you," says Asma Akmad, Serbisyong Sarangan Community Outreach Project manager, during the Community-Based Physical Therapy Training for Cerebral Palsy held at the Municipal Auditorium on August 26. Together with their parents, 15 children with cerebral palsy from Maitum were given free consultation, checkup, and physical therapy. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 17:28

Former rebel received by government authorities in Maitum

MAITUM, Sarangani (September 1, 2020) - A member of the New People's Army yields with his firearm to Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit (2nd from right) at JLC Hall on August 26 after surrendering to the Charlie Company headed by Capt. Dorcesimo R. Cuyag Jr. (2nd from left) of 37th Infantry Battalion. Also in photo are battalion commander LTC. Allen Van Estrera (extreme right), Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Rodolfo Jerez (extreme left) and Municipal Police Station chief Rodel Javison (3rd from left). The 24-year old former rebel received P5,000 cash and a sack of rice from the Local Government Unit of Maitum. Mayor Reganit also commended Cpt. Cuyag together with his company for the firm support to the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order No. 70, which institutionalized the “whole-of-nation" approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a national task force to end local communist armed conflict, and directing the adoption of a national peace framework. (John James I. Doctor - Joylyn Ty/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, 31 August 2020 19:16

Sarangani readies treatment facility for Covid-19, hospital waste

ALABEL, Sarangani (August 31, 2020) – The emerging need for the safe management of healthcare waste especially during this COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Sarangani officials to prepare for the operation of the Sarangani Medical Waste Treatment Facility (SMWTF) soon.

“The SMWTF is more essential today amid the pandemic. The full operation of this facility can help to contain the spread of the virus not only in Sarangani Province but also in adjacent city and provinces,” said Rolando Tuballes, provincial environment and natural resources officer. “The sanitary landfill is one of the most important components of the facility.”

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:16

Dolphins, other marine mammals frequently sighted in Sarangani Bay

SOMEWHERE IN SARANGANI BAY - (August 31, 2020) – A Risso’s dolphin is spotted at the Sarangani Bay, near Malapatan and Alabel, on August 28 during the conduct of marine mammal monitoring led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sarangani and participated in by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-XII), Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC-Sarangani) and Provincial Information Office (PIO). According to Jesriel Pantaleon of the Fisheries Management Resources of BFAR XII, “Risso’s dolphin, along with the spinner dolphin, is a frequent sighting in Sarangani Bay every time we have monitoring, which could suggest nga resident sila sa Sarangani Bay or muhawa lang sila kadali pero mubalik gihapon sila sa Bay.” “It’s also an indicator nga healthy pa ang Bay, and ang quality of water sa bay” he added. Aside from that, Pantaleon said food source could also be a reason why there is a frequent sighting of these species from last year’s monitoring up to this year. According to Pantaleon, these species are most frequently sighted especially along Malapatan and Glan “so maybe naa dira ang daghan sila makaon, like squids and fishes which are their usual diet.” Other species sighted during the monitoring include the butanding or sperm whale and dugong. The marine mammal monitoring is a monthly activity of the DENR in partnership with the provincial government of Sarangani. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:14

Marine mammal monitoring in Sarangani Bay

ALABEL, Sarangani (August 31, 2020) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-Sarangani), together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-XII), Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC-Sarangani) and Provincial Information Office (PIO), conducts marine mammal monitoring on August 28 in Sarangani Bay. Funded by the governor’s office, the activity was done in order to “know the frequency of the species of marine mammals, their usual sighting and location, estimate their population and density, and observe their behavior and activities within the Bay.” According to Gary Jan Cabinta, Ecosystems Management Specialist I of DENR Sarangani, as well as the team leader and documenter of the monitoring, another purpose of the activity is “for future research studies and tourism of Sarangani Bay.” During the four days of monitoring which started on August 25, Cabinta said the team observed “juvenile or calf sa Risso’s ug spinner dolphins, so medyo elusive sila sa atua during the entire duration of the monitoring. As far as the research is concerned, murag transient species sila diri or they move away from the Bay and then nagabalik sila diri siguro for feeding and pag-nurture sa ilang calf.” On the second day, the team also spotted a dugong at barangay Cablalan in Glan. “Nakit-an pod nato ang expanse sa seagrass within sa Cablalan. Medyo lapad-lapad pod ilang seagrass, so didto naga-feed ang dugong,” Cabinta said. With the partnership of DENR and the provincial government of Sarangani, Cabinta expressed his gratitude for the “support and cooperation for the good of Sarangani Bay.” (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:13

Vet educates communities on ASF; no cases in Alegria

ALABEL, Sarangani (August 31, 2020) – Provincial veterinarian Dr. Bernard Cababat (in pink shirt), officer-in-charge, conducts information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign on ASF or African Swine Fever to backyard hog raisers at a local community in barangay Alegria. On August 27, the team from the provincial government visited several communities in Alegria to disseminate information about ASF after they received reports that local hog raisers have panicked due to ASF. According to Cababat, the panic was caused by the “ASF cases in Sitio Kisoy, barangay Datal Anggas and Malita, Davao Occidental border.” “Nag-culling ta didto and nag-depopulate sa mga hogs kay naay case didto, but na-contain na nato,” Cababat clarified. During the IEC, Cababat further explained what ASF is, the precautionary and preventive measures to be undertaken by the residents, and the actions of the government to contain ASF, including the “indemnification” the hog raisers will receive if ever a government-operated mass culling will be done. “Sa karon klaruhon ko pod, walay ASF cases sa Alegria. Amo lang gina-warn ang mga residente na dapat mabinantayon ta sa atong mga binuhing baboy,” he said. Also, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the IEC sessions were divided into groups, following the minimum health protocols of social distancing and facemask wearing. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:51

Coral transplantation at Tuka Marine Park and Beach Resort

KIAMBA, Sarangani (August 25, 2020) – Divers from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, together with volunteers from the Provincial Information Office, Municipal ENRO of Kiamba, and some locals conduct coral transplantation on August 17 at Tuka Marine Park and Beach Resort. According to Michelle Polistico, Environmental Management Specialist II, coral transplantation is when “we collect yung mga loose coral fragments, kanang mga nangaputol due to waves or natamakan sa tao, and then itanom kasi may possibility na mabuhi pa sya ulit and develop into new colonies.” In the 2-week activity which happened on August 5-18, Polistico said the team has successfully transplanted some 1,400 fragments of branching corals 15 ft. underwater. Polistico also said the transplantation was done in Tuka because in the previous years, the corals in the area have been “damaged due to the coral predator or the crown-of-thorns starfish.” “Actually kung tabangan nato siya, mas paspas siya maka-recover, specially karon na open na for tourism ang Tuka,” she added. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:50

Turtles safeguarded at Bong Feo Beach Resort

GLAN, Sarangani (August 25, 2020) – After two months of safekeeping, the eggs found by resort operator Aldrico Jamero “Janjan” Restauro Jr. last June 23 on the shores of Bong Feo Beach Resort have hatched. Restauro Jr., who is connected with the Provincial Information Office, facilitated the journey to the sea of some 48 newly-hatched sea turtles on August 21. Restauro, a native of barangay Lago, said he was glad that he was able to help in the preservation of marine life through his actions, and they are blessed that their resort has been a nesting site for sea turtles since then until now. (Tres Besana – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, 24 August 2020 11:51

Deployment of Covid-19 tracking teams planned

ALABEL, Sarangani (August 24, 2020) – PCOL. Michael Labanan (center), provincial director of Sarangani Provincial Police Office, leads the discussion on the deployment of tracking teams for Covid-19 during the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting on August 21 at the Capitol gymnasium. It was agreed that each municipality will designate staff who will focus on the contact tracing if there will be reported cases of local transmission in the province. Provincial borders will become more stringent in checking over individuals who will be entering Sarangani now that neighboring cities and provinces of the province have declared Covid-19 local transmission. Checking of body temperature, handwashing and footbath will be incessantly observed in the checkpoints. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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