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ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Some candidates for the 2022 election join the vote-counting machines (VCM) testing during the candidates’ briefing and VCM roadshow presentation at the Capitol gym on February 26. This will be the fifth election in the country to use an automated election system. Accordingly, the election this year will be strictly implemented following the health protocols prescribed by the Department of Health. The activity was followed by a briefing conducted by Sarangani COMELEC Atty. Jay Gerada, provincial election supervisor IV. (Tres Besana-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)</>

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ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Some officials, heads of offices, and Capitol employees gather on February 25 at the Capitol grounds to commemorate the 36th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. A flag-raising ceremony was held, led by the Provincial Security Group (PSG) on a rainy Friday morning, to celebrate the 36th year of the 1986 bloodless revolt that happened at EDSA. In history, the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution gathered millions of Filipinos from all walks of life to march along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), to end the regime of then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos and begin a new era marked by so-called true freedom and democracy. It manifested through a series of non-violent and popular demonstrations staged in different cities nationwide that began in 1983 and culminated in 1986. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 20:04

EDSA People Power spirit alive at Capitol

ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Some heads of offices and representatives of the different departments of the Capitol lead the wreath-laying rites on February 25 at the Capitol grounds, in commemoration of the 36th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. By virtue of Proclamation No. 1236 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, February 25, 2022, is marked as a special non-working holiday throughout the country in celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, with a theme “EDSA 2022: Pagtutulungan Tungo sa Sama-Samang Pagbangon mula sa Pandemya.” (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – The Internal Audit Office of the BANGSAMORO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao conducts a benchmarking visit to the Internal Audit Unit of the Office of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon on February 23 at the Capitol lobby, JLC Bldg, Capitol compound. Fernando Tolete (standing), internal auditor III of IAU-PGO, led the discussion of the best practices, techniques, and strategies of the province in the conduct of the baseline assessment in the internal control system. Hasmiene Ibrahim, internal auditor V of the Office of the Chief Minister of BARMM, said “we have learned from previous engagements namin with internal auditors in the national level, na established and well-operating na ‘yung internal audit ng province of Sarangani, that’s why we called their attention and requested for this benchmarking visit.” She said they were grateful that their request was immediately granted by Governor Solon. “We hope that this will not be the last meeting of both internal audit offices and that in the future, the internal audit office of BARMM can somehow as well help the internal audit unit of Sarangani,” Ibrahim said. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 20:01

COMELEC campaigns Vote S.A.F.E Pilipinas

ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Incumbent Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, Board Members Jose Tranquilino Ruiz, Rosemarie Sayo, and Congressman Ruel Pacquiao who is running for governor, sign on the integrity wall for a safe national and local 2022 election on February 26 during the candidates’ briefing and vote-counting machines (VCM) roadshow presentation at the Capitol gym. The activity was spearheaded by Sarangani Commission on Elections (COMELEC) headed by Atty. Jay Gerada, provincial election supervisor IV, COMELEC Campaign Committee, Armed Forces of the Philippines counterparts and staff from the Department of the Interior and Local Government. PCol. Nicomedes Olaivar, Sarangani Police Provincial Office Director, said that in the midst of the pandemic “we should be constantly mindful of the public health risks associated with political campaigning.” He added that despite the election, everyone should still adhere to the minimum health and safety protocols, as well as all other applicable guidelines issued by the appropriate health authorities and the Commission on Elections. During the activity, the COMELEC also bannered the “Vote S.A.F.E., Pilipinas” campaign or the safe, accurate, free and fair elections this year. (Tres Besana-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Hasmiene Ibrahim (3rd from right), internal auditor V of the Office of the Chief Minister of BANGSAMORO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, hands over tokens of appreciation to Fernando Tolete (4th from right), internal auditor III of the Provincial Governor’s Office, and Asma Akmad (4th from left) of the Governor’s Commission on Moro Affairs, on February 23 during the BARMM’s benchmarking at the Capitol lobby. Ibrahim and her team from BARMM expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome they have received from the Internal Audit Unit and from the Governor’s office during their visit to the Capitol. The IAO team of BARMM was accompanied by Bernard Jolly (2nd from right), team leader of the European Union SUBATRA or Support to Bangsamoro Transition project, in their engagement with the province’s IAU. Ibrahim said “we are very thankful na pinaunlakan po ninyo ‘yung aming request of course, especially with Governor Steve, maraming salamat po. We have learned a lot from this interesting experience.” After the discussion, the team made a quick tour at Alta Vista in Barangay Bagacay, one of the Top 10 Most Visited Tourist Destinations for 2021, according to the Department of Tourism Region XII. {Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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ALABEL, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Some candidates for the 2022 elections take their pledge of integrity during the candidates’ briefing and vote-counting machines (VCM) roadshow presentation on February 26 at the Capitol gym. This is part of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) voters’ information campaign. Sarangani COMELEC Atty. Jay Gerada, provincial election supervisor IV, said that taking the pledge of integrity “elevates the level of participation not just of the voters but as well as on the side of the people running for office.” “This integrity pledge,” Gerada added, “will be a good catalyst to bring this initiative out.” A demonstration on the proper way of using the VCM was also conducted during the activity which was initiated by Sarangani COMELEC led by Paul Adrian Canadilla, computer maintenance technologist I. (Tres Besana-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 19:57

50 couples tie knot in Kasalan ng Bayan 2022

MALUNGON, Sarangani (February 27, 2022) – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (3rd from right) and other provincial officials grace the Kasalan ng Bayan 2022 officiated by Mayor Atty. Tessa Constantino (4th from right) on February 23 at the Sunken Arena, Municipal Grounds. Solon was accompanied by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members Ephraim Galzote (extreme right), Irish Louie Arnado-Benola (2nd from right), Corazon Grafilo (extreme left), Jose Tranquilino Ruiz (3rd from left), and former Malapatan municipal councilor Gwyn Singcoy (2nd from left) as they pose for a photo with Mayor Constantino and the lead couple of the Kasalan ng Bayan, Mr. Johny Fuerte and Ms. Jonna Baby Ceralvo. Municipal local government officials also joined and witnessed the ceremony as principal sponsors of the 50 couples who tied the knot. In his speech, Solon encouraged the couples to learn to forgive each other if trials come in their marriage. He also highlighted the importance of putting God in the center of marriage and the need to make sacrifices for a successful and meaningful married life. “Kini usa ka sacred matrimony, ibig sabihin wala lang mo nanaad sa usag-usa but also kamo nagpanaad sa atubangan sa Ginoo nga mahimo namong usa,” he said. The Kasalan ng Bayan is one of the annual events the municipal government of Malungon holds on every February of the year. (Rodelio Tuayon-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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MAASIM, Sarangani (February 24, 2022) – The municipality of Maasim truly upholds its battlecry “Maasenso Maasim” as various infrastructure projects are underway to develop and uplift the lives of its people.

Among these projects are the construction of the town's new integrated transport terminal building, new public market, evacuation center, housing and resettlement project, and drug treatment and rehabilitation center.

Through the effort of Senator Manny Pacquiao with the support of the provincial officials headed by Deputy Speaker Congressman Ruel Pacquiao, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, all the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, and the local officials of Maasim, the construction of the infrastructure projects is set to bring a great change in the municipality.

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ALABEL, Sarangani (February 22, 2022) – The local government of Sarangani through its Provincial Health Office (PHO) has officially launched the vaccination against Covid-19 for children ages 5 to 11 years old.

During the last day of the simultaneous national inoculation for the pediatric group on February 18, some PHO staff welcomed the kids at a party-themed venue at the Capitol gym.

Maria Razel Bustria, national immunization program (NIP) provincial coordinator, said the rollout is in line with the national government’s advisory to start the inoculation among the youngest age group.

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