Thursday, December 25, 2008

Villagers welcome Gov.

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) – Tbolis welcome Governor Migs Dominguez during the culmination program of Haggai for Peace project,a three-month Culture of Peace and Spiritual Enrichment Training at sitio Labudog in barangay Upo. (Photo by Bon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

Haggai for peace culmination

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) – Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon gives a certificate of appreciation and a Christmas token to 35 graduates of a three-month Culture of Peace and Spiritual Enrichment Training of Haggai for Peace project at sitio Labudog in barangay Upo with Pastor Tangcay (left), Mayor Elsie Perrett and Barangay Captain Sebastian Paralejas (right). (Photo by Bon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

Corn seeds

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) – Governor Migs Dominguez delivers 15 sacks of hybrid corn seeds to barangay Upo during the culmination program of Haggai for Peace project on December 18.Together with the governor are (from left) Pastor Tangcay, Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Mayor Elsie Perrett, municipal agriculturist Eddie Ampodia, Barangay Captain Sebastian Paralejas and Lt. Col. Ferdinand Budeng of 28th Infantry Battalion. (Photo byBon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Governor Dominguez

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) - Governor Migs Dominguez delivers his Christmas message Monday, December 22, to recipients of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's "Katas ng VAT: Tulong para kay Lolo at Lola Project" and the project dubbed "Tulong Para sa Batang MindaNOW" for children who are caught in armed conflict situations.(Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Batang MindaNOW

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) – Marikina Mayor Lourdes Fernando and DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral distribute toys tochildren of Maasim Monday, December 22, as the officials bring to townthe project dubbed "Tulong Para sa Batang MindaNOW" that focuses on children who are caught in armed conflict situation, such as those who are currently victims of the conflict situation in Mindanao. (Photo byCocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Katas ng VAT

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) – DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral looks on as Gov. Migs Dominguez distributes Monday, December22, to elderly residents P500 each as a Christmas treat through President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's "Katas ng VAT: Tulong para kay Lolo at Lola Project." (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATIONOFFICE)

Pamasko para kay Lola

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 24, 2008) – DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral (left) is assisted by Gov. Migs Dominguez as the Secretary distributes Monday, December 22, to elderly residents P500 each as a Christmas treat through President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's "Katas ng VAT: Tulong para kay Lolo at Lola Project." (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) – DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral speaks on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Monday,December 22. 4P is a poverty reduction strategy that provides grantsto extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition andeducation particularly of children aged 0-14. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a flagship project of the Arroyo administration in reducing poverty through investment in human capital. A household-beneficiary can receive as much as P1,400 for a maximum of 3 children that includes P500 per month for nutrition and health expenses and P300 per month per child with a maximum of 3 children per household for educational expenses. Household-beneficiaries must comply with certain conditions to continue receiving the cash grants.(Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Secretary Cabral

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) – Gov. Migs Dominguez and DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral share a light moment during the latter's visit to Maasim town Monday, December 22, to personally distribute for elderly residents their Christmas treat through the President's "Katasng VAT: Tulong para kay Lolo at Lola Project." (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tulong Para sa Batang MindaNOW

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) - Mayor Lourdes Fernando of Marikina City delivers her message during the gift-giving activity Monday, December 22, of the project dubbed "Tulong Para sa BatangMindaNOW." It is a project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the Metro Manila Mayors Spouses Foundation (MMMSF) and the Ricky Reyes Foundation, Inc. (RRFI) for the benefit of the children-victims of armed conflict in Mindanao. (Photoby Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Spear

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) - A Tboli aims his spear during the traditional sports festival in Sitio Falel Sunday, December 21,organized by the municipal government in partnership with Smart Public Affairs Mindanao. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATIONOFFICE)

Tribal sports fest

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) – A Tboli archer aims at his target during the tribal sports fest in celebration of the 32nd foundation anniversary of Sitio Falel Sunday, December 21. This event was organized by the municipal government in partnership with Smart Public Affairs Mindanao which provided the prizes. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Piglet-catching

KIAMBA, sarangani (December 23, 2008) - Bebe Sadaya celebrates after winning the piglet-catching race Sunday, December 21, in celebration of 32nd foundation anniversary of Sitio Falel, a Tboli community. At right is Juanito Sampam, one of the event organizers. This event was organized by the local government of Kiamba in partnership with Smart Public Affairs Mindanao. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATIONOFFICE)

New slippers

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) - Pupils of Falel community school show off their new slippers donated by Smart Public affairs Mindanao. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Contestants

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) - Contestants line up as they wait for their turn during the traditional wine-drinking contest Sunday, December 21, in Sitio Falel, a Tboli community. Smart Public Affairs Mindanao provided the prizes. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wine drinking

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 23, 2008) - A contestant drinks the wine during the traditional contest Sunday, December 21, in celebration of 32nd foundation anniversary of Sitio Falel, a Tboli community. (Photoby Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Expansion of newly-rehab Glan port proposed

GLAN, Sarangani (December 21, 2008) - To further develop the emerging cross-border trading and people mobility between JAGS-CT (Jose AbadSantos-Glan-Sarangani Cooperation Triangle) member municipalities andIndonesia, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is proposing additional three phases expansion of the newly-rehabilitated Glan Port over the next nine months.

This is a follow-through activity from its P20M repair and rehabilitation job which President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inaugurated on December 17.

The repair job completed in April this year consisted of demolition ofthe existing reinforced concrete wharf, the driving of new piles to strengthen its bearing capacity and the wharf's superstructure.

Glan Mayor Enrique Yap Jr. said expansion of the port would enhance economic activity thru the exchange of local trade within the neighboring JAGS municipalities and Bitung, Indonesia.

JAGS-CT and Bitung formalized a sisterhood agreement in 2006 to foster better relations and cooperation.

The port expansion would include the extension of 30 meters on the left side, the Roll on-Roll off (RoRo) ramp at the right side and the repair of the existing causeway.

Mayor Yap said the RoRo ramp was proposed due to the existing RoRo ramp also of the Port of Mabila, Sarangani, Davao del Sur to provide linkage between these two towns thru the expanded Strong Republic Nautical Highway.

This would offer efficient port facilities as the future expansion,according to Yap, also includes the construction of the PPA field office, the establishment of a perimeter fence and the main entrancegate.

Yap saw the advantage of his municipality being the trading point since Glan is much nearer to Indonesia.

The prioritization to develop Glan Port came after JAGS officials called on President Arroyo in 2005 to support the improvement of Glan Port and to declare the same as Limited International Port.

A trade link was established the following year and a maiden voyage of a vessel carrying commercial goods from Glan was sent off to Tahunaand Bitung, Indonesia. (Beverly C. Paoyon/SARANGANI INFORMATIONOFFICE)

Malacanang launches anti-poverty projects in Sarangani

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 21, 2008) – The early Christmas visit ofPresident Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Malacaňang's top officials hereaims to jumpstart anti-poverty efforts in communities affected byrecent atrocities by Moro rebels.

The Department of National Defense (DND) started its infra andlivelihood programs for the communities with the President leading aceremonial repair of a two-classroom building worth P250,000 in MaasimElementary School on December 17.

The DND is providing a total of P12 million for school repairs,barangay halls, water systems, farm-to-market roads, and seawall toMaasim and Kiamba towns."We will expand the projects as it is proper to do so, to the poorestof the poor in our communities and those who need our immediateassistance," Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro said.

Teodoro said the local government units identify the projects wherethe department can effectively give assistance.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will work handin hand with the local government in implementing and supervisinglivelihood assistance for the communities.

"Ito yung mga tindahan na sinabi sa atin ng local government nasusuportahan natin (These are the small enterprises according to thelocal government that we need to support)," Teodoro said.

In Maasim, 300 families are targeted to benefit from the livelihoodprojects and a hundred families more in Kiamba town.

During the visit, the DSWD turned over 2,000 food packs to the localgovernment for the communities.

"The President, I believe, is genuinely happy since the people herebeing the beneficiary has something they understood that they willbenefit from," Teodoro said.

"The governor here and the local government executives have thecapacity, with experience, and the integrity. It is really an honorbecause it makes our job easier."

Teodoro said communities are thankful with the presence of themilitary in their area to ensure their security.

Armed conflicts between some Moro rebels and government forces eruptedin the neighboring towns of Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum during the pastfew months, displacing thousands of families from their homes.

Army troops from the 28th Infantry Battalion have overrun a camp ofthe so-called LMG in Maitum town following a chance encounter in thehinterlands of Tuanadatu two days before the President arrived.

"Whenever there is a threat to our civilian communities, we will nothesitate to take action not only against the Lawless Moro IslamicLiberation Front (MILF) Groups (LMG), but also other groups who willviolate the law and threaten our civilians," Armed Forces of thePhilippines Chief of Staff Alexander Yano said.

The government declared a unilateral ceasefire for December 24, 25, 31and January 1, according to Yano."

Although we have a suspension of offensive military operations, it'sstill be an active defense against any possible attacks or anyatrocities that they may do," Yano said.

On the other hand, President Arroyo congratulated World Boxing Organization Oriental Flyweight champ and Maasim's pride RichieMepranum for winning over Cesar Lopez of Texas under the Pacquiao-dela Hoya Dream Match recently.

Arroyo proceeded to Glan town in the afternoon to inaugurate aP20-million limited international port for Sarangani-Indonesiabusiness route through the Jose Abad Santos-Glan-Sarangani CooperationTriangle (JAGS-CT). (Russtum G. Pelima/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Maasim pilots Laban sa Kahirapan ni Sarangani

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 21, 2008) - The municipality of Maasim isthe pilot area for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Laban saKahirapan Program in this province.

Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. said the piloting of Maasim isjust an introduction to more projects to be replicated in other areasin Sarangani.

Teodoro had inspected Maasim days before President Arroyo arrivedDecember 17 for the ceremonial start of the P250,000 rehab project ofa two-classroom building in Maasim Elementary School.

Packaged under the Laban sa Kahirapan Program is the cash-for-work torehabilitate the school building and the self employment assistance tohelp finance a beneficiary's livelihood project in the amount ofP5,000.

Teodoro said these projects are very important in areas like Maasimwhere conflict had occurred, so livelihood in the area must continue.

"Kasabay ng pag-protection sa inyo, ituloy natin ang normal nakabuhayan at magprogreso tayo," he told a crowd of teachers,government security personnel and civilians.

Governor Migs Dominguez is hopeful the program would inspirecommunities in Maasim to collaborate with the government in promotingpeace and progress.

While there are children who could not go to school and while there are families that have not yet enjoyed assistance from the government,Dominguez said leaders in government are to give them inspiration andhope.

He likewise stressed the investments in education the program couldprovide for his constituents.
"We have to start investing in people," he said, revising the sayingthat Mindanao is not the land of promise. "Hindi po ang lupa angpromise. Ang promise po ay nasa ating lahat ng tao." (Beverly C.Paoyon/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Chief photographer

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (December 19, 2008) - Sarangani Information Office chief photographer Cocoy Sexcion (2nd from left) receives the champion's trophy from Rene Valenzuela, chairperson on Sining ng Kamera Committee, and Denny Salome, OIC-Provincial Tourism Officer during the awarding ceremony of the 1st Sultan Kudarat Open Photo Contest Sining ng Kamera '08 Open Season Category Thursday, December18, at the Capitol lobby. At left is provincial treasurer Mercedita Donguines who also awarded the P20,000 cash prize to Sexcion. (Photoby Warlito Tanedo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Anchorman

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 19, 2008) – With Press Secretary Jesus Dureza (center), radio anchorman Janjan Macailing (extreme right) makes a one-on-one interview with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Thursday, December 18, at the guest house of Governor Migs Dominguez,where the President stayed overnight after a series of engagements in Sarangani, General Santos City and Sultan Kudarat. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Turnover of GK houses

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 19, 2008) – Gov. Migs Dominguez turns over the key to one of the 10 Gawad Kalinga (GK) houses to Anastacio Quisto, 44 years old, as Mayor Elsie Perrett and Lt. Col. Ferdinand Lazaro Budeng, commander of 28th Infantry Battalion, look on. (Photo by Afren de Guzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Power of GK village

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 19, 2008) - Governor Migs Dominguez announces his counterpart for the installation of electrical power atthe Gawad Kalinga Eco-village in barangay Mabay during the turnover of houses Thursday, December 18. The municipal and barangay government units also promised to give their counterpart and for the beneficiaries to do labor as counterpart. (Photo by Afren deGuzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Maitum's GK houses

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 19, 2008) - Mayor Elsie Perrett officially announces the turnover of 10 Gawad Kalinga (GK) houses to recipients Thursday, December 18, at the GK Eco-village in barangay Mabay. (Photoby Afren de Guzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The President in Glan

GLAN, Sarangani (December 18, 2008) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo talks with Mayor Enrique Yap Jr. (extreme right) as the President graces the inauguration of the newly rehabilitated Glan Portproject Wednesday, December 17. Also with the President are Gov. MigsDominguez, councilor Ami Yap (3rd from right) and provincial trade director Nenita Barroso (2nd from left). The repair and rehabilitationof Glan Port is a manifestation of the President's determination to bolster the livelihood and economic activities in this municipality and that of neighboring Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Del Sur. (Photoby Bobby Sayaang/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Under control

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 18, 2008) – Policemen show that the crowd is under control for the arrival of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Maasim Wednesday, December 17. The President inspected the repairand rehabilitation of a school building in line with the government's setting up of pro-poor projects particularly in rebel-infested and infiltrated communities in the countryside. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Presidential flight

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 18, 2008) - With President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on board, Governor Migs Dominguez boards the presidential helicopter enroute to Glan town across Sarangani Bay for an international port inauguration Wednesday, December 17. The President earlier led the ceremonial repair of a school building in Maasim Elementary School. (Photo by Allan C. de Lima/ SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

Glan port inspection

GLAN, Sarangani (December 18, 2008) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inspects Wednesday, December 17, the P20-million repair and rehabilitation job at Glan Port. With the upgrading of Glan Port into a modern, international-standard port, the boundary towns of Glan in Sarangani and Jose Abad Santos in Davao del Sur are expected to benefit from enhanced trade activities between Indonesia and Sarangani. With the President are Jose Abad Santos Mayor Alex Wangkay and Glan Mayor Enrique Yap Jr. (Photo by Bobby Sayaang/SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

Flight manifest

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 18, 2008) - A member of the Presidential Security Group shows who will board the presidential chopper where Governor Migs Dominguez sits next to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, enroute to Glan town for an international port inauguration Wednesday, December 17. (Photo by Allan C. de Lima/ SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

The President meets Mepranum

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo congratulates World Boxing Organization Oriental flyweight champion and Maasim's pride Richie Mepranum who won by unanimous decision against Cesar Lopez of Texas as undercard fight in the Pacquiao-dela Hoya Dream Match last December 7. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Maasim welcomes the President

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) – Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr. welcomes President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on her arrival at the Maasim Elementary School grounds Wednesday noon, December 17, and the ceremonial repair of a school building. Looking on are Governor Migs Dominguez and local boxing hero Richie Mepranum who won an undercard bout in the Pacquiao-dela Hoya Dream Match recently. (Photo byCocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Barrio folk welcome the President

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) – A presidential guard wards off a woman's hand during a rousing welcome by barrio folk of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Wednesday noon, December 17, at the Maasim Elementary School for a ceremonial repair of a school building that also launches anti-poverty projects. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

President repairs school building

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo leads the repair of a school building in Maasim Elementary School Wednesday, December 17, with (from left) Gov. Migs Dominguez, Mayor Jojo Lopez and Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro.Infrastructure projects amounting to P12 million and livelihood programs for the town's 300 families and a hundred more in Kiamba town would soon jumpstart sources of living in communities affected by armed conflict with Moro rebels during the past few months. (Photo byCocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Governor briefs the President

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) - Governor Migs Dominguez briefs President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on her arrival at the Maasim Elementary School grounds Wednesday noon, December 17, for the ceremonial repair of a school building. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Children welcome the President

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) - Children of Maasim ElementarySchool await the arrival of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the ceremonial repair of their school building Wednesday noon, December17, kicking off infrastructure projects and livelihood programs to fight poverty in communities affected by recent armed conflict with Moro rebels here. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATIONOFFICE)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Army overruns MILF camp in Sarangani

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Army troops from the 28thInfantry Battalion have overrun a camp of lawless Moro IslamicLiberation Front group (LMG) following a chance encounter in thehinterland barangay of Tuanadatu, a military official said today.

"There are undetermined casualties on the enemy side," said Lt. Col.Ferdinand Lazaro Budeng, commander of the 28th Infantry Battalion. "Nocasualty was reported on the military side."

The captured LMG camp has bunkers, Lt. Col Budeng said in a report.

The skirmish erupted yesterday when operating troops of 28IB under1Lt. Maduli encountered more or less 40 LMGs at Tuanadatu.

Maitum Mayor Elsie Perrett said that "due to information of LMG movement in and into Maitum, high alert was put into effect. Intensivepatrolling was conducted by the AFP, wherein they had a chanceencounter with LMGs."

"Due to the efficient operations of the 28IB under Lt. Col. Budeng,the LMGs were overpowered causing them to retreat," the mayor added.

Barangay Tuanadatu, Maitum's farthest village, lies at the hinterlandboundary of Sarangani province with South Cotabato.

The military continues its hot pursuit on the enemy who retreatedtowards poblacion Tuanadatu, the military report said.Security forces in MAKIMA area (Maitum-Kiamba-Maasim) have been placedon high alert.

Early this month, Lt. Col. Edgardo de Leon, 73rd Infantry Battalioncommander, escorted to Maitum the new armed force in the area underLt. Col. Budeng whose battalion covers the Maitum-Palimbang (SultanKudarat) area while Lt. Col. de Leon handles Kiamba and Maasim.

Skyride

DAVAO CITY (December 17, 2008) – A Sarangani Capitol employee enjoys the skyride at Eden Nature Park after the governor's office staff performance review Monday, December 15. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Port

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) - Kids enjoy the view of Celebes sunset at the old "pantalan" (port) which is proposed to be developed as a satellite fishport for General Santos City fishport. This P7-million project is a joint undertaking of the local government of Kiamba and emergency livelihood assistance by the Department of Agriculture. At least 30% of tuna, tuna-like and other marine yields in GSC fish port are from Kiamba and nearby Maitum. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Presents

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) - Mayor Elsie Perrett distributes Christmas presents to barrio folk as part of the Pamaskong Handog Program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the provincial government and municipal government. Mayor Perrett hopes to cover all 19 barangays of the municipality before Dec. 25. (Photo by Afren deGuzman/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Original

MAITUM, Sarangani (December 17, 2008) – "Original" is the description of siblings Joycepher, Silvestre and Rubylyn Condes about their own version of Christmas carols composed by their father, some of which go this way - "Ayaw intawon mi paantusa, ihatag na dayon ang inyong grasya, Maluoy intawon mo sa amoa, ilabi na sa mga bata." Their joyful rendition of original Christmas carols makes their spectators happy and the singers' pockets full. (Photo by Afren de Guzman/MAITUMINFORMATION OFFICE)

Teachers at play

GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Teachers enjoy parlor gamesduring the "I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December 16, in Coco Beach, Gumasa. The day is a first-time tribute to more than 3,000 teachers in Sarangani. Governor Migs encouraged teachers to exert more effort for better quality of education in Sarangani. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Schools superintendent

GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) - Governor Migs Dominguez sings and dances with Schools Division Superintendent Deborah Adrales duringthe "I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December 16, in Coco Beach, Gumasa. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Schools superintendent

GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) - Governor Migs Dominguez sings and dances with Schools Division Superintendent Deborah Adrales during the "I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December 16, in Coco Beach, Gumasa. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Principal's hug

GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) - Upper Mainit School Principal Vilma Eugenio gives Governor Migs Dominguez a big hug during the "I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December 16, in Coco Beach, Gumasa.The day is a first-time tribute to more than 3,000 teachers in Sarangani. The Quality Education For Sarangani Today (QUEST) in Alabel and Malungon becomes a national model for quality education implementation among schoolers. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANIINFORMATION OFFICE)

Plaques


GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Plaques of appreciation are given to different school districts in the municipalities during the"I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December 16. (Photo by CocoySexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Gov. Migs' teachers

GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Governor Migs Dominguez poses with teachers during the "I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December16, in Coco Beach, Gumasa. The day is a first-time tribute to more than 3,000 teachers in Sarangani. Governor Migs encouraged teachers to exert more effort for better quality of education in Sarangani.(Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Funny teachers

GLAN, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Teachers can make funny faces too as they enjoy parlor games during the "I Love My Teachers' Day" Tuesday, December 16, as their efforts for better quality of education in Sarangani are recognized by the provincial government. (Photo byCocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Road to Tboli farms

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – From right, Agriculture Mindanao cluster head director Roger Chio, Mayor Rom Falgui, municipal engineer Jay Español and development program consultant Atty. Arnold Larena lead the ground breaking of Badtasan-Tamadang-Falelfarm-to-market road and the inauguration of Linek-Tabutong-Banate farm road project on December 11. These roads lead to Tboli farms. (Photoby Abner Arzaga/KIAMBA NEWS & INFO CENTER)

PGMA Pamaskong Handog

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Mayor Rom Falgui distributes packs of PGMA Pamaskong Handog groceries to constituents on December 11, the mayor's birthday. (Photo by Abner Arzaga/KIAMBA NEWS & INFOCENTER)

Palay seeds

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Agriculture Mindanao cluster head director Roger Chio (center) and Mayor Rom Falgui distributepalay and corn seeds and fertilizers to hundreds of farmers on December 11. Also in photo are MRDP consultant Atty. Arnold Larena (extreme left), councilor Claro Reapor (3rd from left), acting town agriculturist Condrado Egar (2nd from right) and Army 73rd Infantry Battalion commander Lt. Col. Edgardo de Leon (extreme right). (Photoby Abner Arzaga/KIAMBA NEWS & INFO CENTER)
Palay seedsKIAMBA, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Agriculture Mindanao clusterhead director Roger Chio (center) and Mayor Rom Falgui distributepalay and corn seeds and fertilizers to hundreds of farmers onDecember 11. Also in photo are MRDP consultant Atty. Arnold Larena(extreme left), councilor Claro Reapor (3rd from left), acting townagriculturist Condrado Egar (2nd from right) and Army 73rd InfantryBattalion commander Lt. Col. Edgardo de Leon (extreme right). (Photoby Abner Arzaga/KIAMBA NEWS & INFO CENTER)

Spiritual enrichment

KIAMBA, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Blaan women who graduated from the three-month Culture of Peace and Spiritual Enrichment Training talk with Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon about the HAGGAI for Peace Project of the province Monday, December 15, at barangay Maligang in Kiamba. (Photo by Bon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATIONOFFICE)

Little Vice Governor

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon presides the regular session as his counterpart as Little ViceGovernor Jefferson Carmelotes, 4th year high school from Notre Dame of Maasim, observes. It is part of the Linggo ng Kabataan activities.(Photo by Bon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Linggo ng Kabataan

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – The 14 youth achievers from different municipalities take their oath as they take the roles of little Governor, Vice Governor and Board Members for one week starting Monday, December 15. Michael Elechecon, vice president of Panlalawigang Pederasyon ng Sangguniang Kabataan (PPSK), leads the oath-taking ceremony administered by Board Member Aniceto Lopez III.(Photo by Bon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

HAGGAI project participant

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon congratulates one of the oldest Blaan participants during the graduation of the Culture of Peace and Spiritual Enrichment Training under HAGGAI for Peace Project of the province at sitio Kyumad,barangay Amsipit, Maasim on December 13. (Photo by Bon-BonQuiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

HAGGAI for peace project

MAASIM, Sarangani (December 16, 2008) – Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon gives his message to more than 50 participants in the three-month Culture of Peace and Spiritual Enrichment Training in line with the HAGGAI for Peace Project of the province at sitio Kyumad,barangay Amsipit, Maasim on December 13. (Photo by Bon-BonQuiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)