Provincial government adds P3M to Malapatan Covid-19 Isolation Facility operation
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (August 12, 2020) – Mayor Salway Sumbo Jr. (5th from left) and Vice Mayor Jean Delos Santos (6th from left) receive the check handed over by Sarangani provincial officials during the inauguration of Malapatan Covid-19 Isolation Facility on August 8. The check worth P3 million will serve as an additional fund for the operation of the facility. The Malapatan Covid-19 Isolation Facility has 70 rooms intended for the Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs); six rooms for confirmed cases; five rooms for the medical personnel who will be manning the facility; one building for the holding and data gathering area; and one building for rapid testing. The facility is also equipped with internet connection, 14 CCTV cameras, water system facility, kitchen and guardhouse. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Gov. Solon thanks LDSC for thousands of PPEs
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 11, 2020) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (2nd from right, seated) signs the instrument of donation and acceptance with the Latter-Day Saints Charities (LDSC) on August 7 at the conference room, JLC building. The LDSC donated thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for the frontline workers in Sarangani. Solon shared how the delivered PPEs could be a great help in the province in this time of the pandemic. “Dito kasi sa Sarangani, lesser talaga yung PPEs na dumarating compared to other bigger provinces and cities like in the NCR, so the tendency is we keep on reusing our PPEs,” Solon said. He added, “through these blessings na dumarating, mas magiging lesser na yung time ng pag-reuse ng ating mga frontliners ng kanilang mga PPE.” The turnover was made possible through Undersecretary Robert Eric Borje, Chief of Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs; BGen. Rodylyn Manzano, Chairman of the Naval Reserve Command Multi-Sectoral Linkaging Committee against Covid-19; Roxane Gochuico of Cebu Pacific Corporate Responsibility; and Pepito Lagamayo of the Office of the President. Lagamayo said “these partners who were with us in this venture moved mountains to ensure that these medical supplies will arrive dito sa Sarangani.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Sarangani receives PPEs from LDSC
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 11, 2020) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (center) inspects personal protective equipment (PPE) turned over by the Latter-Day Saints Charities (LDSC) on August 7 at the conference room, JLC building. The LDSC has donated a total of 2,000 pieces of face mask (cloth); 500 pieces of KN95 face mask; 1,000 pieces surgical mask; 100 pieces of hazmat (Hazardous Material) suit; 50 pieces of face shield; and 1,000 pieces of medical gloves. Solon expressed his gratitude to the LDSC for the continued support to the province. The governor said “on behalf of the people of Sarangani, I would like to thank you for your continued partnership with us, you have extended huge help in the province in the aspects of education and health.” The LDSC has also been a partner of Sarangani in various developmental projects and community support. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
DepEd Sarangani braces for opening of classes with LGU backing
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 11, 2020) – With barely two weeks left, the Department of Education – Sarangani Division is firm with its preparation for the opening of classes on August 24 amid the continuing problem with COVID-19.
Donna Panes, Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) Chief, said the division has been preparing the mind-setting of the school heads and district supervisors “nga dili na as always mag-meet para makahatag ug instructions.”
Teachers have also been given a series of webinars on the use of technology for the new normal.
“Aside from that, giready pod nato sila sa most essential learning competencies nga ilang itudlo kay wala man ta’y face to face karon,” Panes added.
Sarangani commemorates feast of sacrifice with Qurban Project 2020
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 10, 2020) – In celebration of the Eid al-Adha or the feast of sacrifice last July 31, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Sarangani in partnership with the Halwani Services, Singapore conducted the “Qurban Project 2020” on August 1 and 2.
As part of the feast, the Qurban Project 2020 was carried out by distributing a total of 101 slaughtered goats to Moro communities and frontline workers in Sarangani.
Eid al-Adha is the last of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. The celebration is to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah and his readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail.
At the very point of the sacrifice, Allah replaced Ismail with a ram, which was to be slaughtered in place of his son. This command from Allah was a test of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness and commitment to obey his Lord’s command, without question.
Nutrition Situation TREND in Sarangani
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Family Planning Month
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 8, 2020) – Maria Razel Bustria, Nurse IV of the provincial health office, talks before pregnant mothers of Barangay Bagacay on August 6. In line with the celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Family Planning Month, the provincial health office, together with the local government unit of Alabel, conducted Tutok Buntis, Tutok Nutrition and Blood-letting activities in barangay Bagacay. It was in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross-General Santos City and Family Planning Organization of the Philippines. “Atuang gina-emphasize diri una sa breastfeeding month na sa panahon sa pandemya, ang gatas ng ina ang isa sa pinaka-siguradong ligtas at handang pagkain para sa mga kabataan at ito ay isang mabisang paraan para maiwasan ang pagtatae, malnutrisyon at iba pang sakit ng mga kabataan. Napapadama din ng ina ang pagmamahal niya sa kanyang anak na higit na kailangan lalo na sa panahon ng calamity o sa panahon ng pandemya,” Bustria said. Bustria also stressed the advantages of the 3 to 5-year pregnancy gap as a family planning method. “Ang tatlo hantud lima ka tuig, igo na sya nga panahon para manumbalik yung mga sustansyang nawala sa ina nung syay nagbubuntis pa at lalo na nung siyay nanganak, naa siyay panahon nga mag-alaga sa iyang anak, panahon para mag-ipon para sa edukasyon sa ilang kabataan, ug maprovide nila ang basic nga panginahanglanon,” she added. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL OFFICE)
Bloodletting on Tutok Buntis, Tutok Nutrisyon activity
ALABEL, Sarangani (August 7, 2020) – The Provincial Health Office, together with the Philippine Red Cross and local government unit of Alabel, conducts a bloodletting drive in line with Tutok Buntis, Tutok Nutrisyon activity on August 6 at Barangay Bagacay gymnasium. According to Nurse IV Maria Razel Bustria, the bloodletting drive was integrated with the Tutok Buntis activity to show the importance of “birth plan” or the “preparation” of the pregnant mothers. “Kauban sa birth plan dapat kung naay mga emergency, naa na sila naka-ready nga donor sa ilang dugo. Kay dili nato malikayan ang isa ka nanay kung manganak, dako o taas ang risk sa hemorrhage,” Bustria said. “Kaning mga nag-donate karon ug dugo atong ma-obserbahan mostly mga tatay. So atong gina-emphasize diri ang father’s role sa pagbuntis sa ilahang partner. Kung ang role sa nanay pagbuntis, ang role sa tatay ang pagsuporta,” she added. The blood-letting drive is in accordance with R.A. No. 7719 or the National Blood Services Act of 1994 and Alabel Municipal Ordinance No. 12-2016-18. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL OFFICE)
BFAR gives catfish fingerlings to fish farmers
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 8, 2020) - Abdila Sendig, a fish farmer from barangay Tuanadatu, receives catfish fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on August 5. Some 40,800 catfish fingerlings were turned over to 46 fish farmers from the different barangays of the municipality. The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office conducted assessment and evaluation of beneficiaries prior to the distribution. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)
Fishing materials and equipment delivered by govt
MAITUM, Sarangani (August 8, 2020) - Municipal Administrator Ruben Balanag (left) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Nannette Nacional hand over one scaler to Shane Bim Guray (right), a fish vendor from Barangay Kiambing, during the ceremonial turnover of fishing materials and equipment held at the JLC Hall on August 6. The materials which benefited 45 fish vendors and fishing boat owners were given by the office of the provincial fisheries of Sarangani. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)