Sarangani News

  • Giant Lapu-Lapu Spawners Freed Into Sarangani Bay

    Giant Lapu-Lapu Spawners Freed Into Sarangani Bay

    Sarangani Bay is now the home of five king grouper spawners donated by Finfish Hatcheries Inc., the largest commercial fishing hatchery in the Philippines.

    Locally known as ?lapu-lapu? or ?kugtong,? the giant groupers were released into Sarangani Bay from the jetty of the Sarangani Energy Corp's 210-megawatt power plant during the province?s Ocean Month Celebration recently to help replenish the grouper population in the area.

    According to Genia Genosa, production superintendent for the Sarangani-based Finfish Hatcheries?the first fry hatchery in the Philippines?a giant lapu-lapu?s weigh ...

  • Ancestral Houses In Glan Sarangani

    Ancestral Houses In Glan Sarangani

    I was glad to have been part of the first Glan Geowalk last July together with members of GBG-Gensan. The activity was aimed at mapping Glan's cultural heritage for business and tourism and in consonance with town's 100th Foundation Anniversary this coming October 2014.

  • Uncovering Saranganis Lush Marine Life

    Uncovering Saranganis Lush Marine Life

    Sarangani might be synonymous to its favorite son, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, but not everyone knows that one of his diversions when not training for a fight is diving around Sarangani Bay?s best-kept dive spots.

    Kept under the radar of many divers, this rich body of water is a secret no more as the provincial government of Sarangani and the Department of Tourism Region 12 (DOT 12) recently held the first Sarangani Dive Safari.

    Held from April 29 to May 1, 14 divers from all over the country joined to experience the abundance of marine life beneath the rich body of water known for the w ...

  • Sarangani Pushes Declaration Of Eagle Habitat As Wildlife Sanctuary

    The provincial government of Sarangani is pushing for the declaration as a wildlife sanctuary of a critical forest area where a juvenile Philippine Eagle was rescued earlier this year.

    Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon has endorsed a proposal for such declaration over a stretch of a forest area in the municipalities of Maitum and Kiamba to properly protect the habitat of the Philippine Eagle and other sighted endangered wildlife species in the area.

    The move was earlier proposed by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in a provincial management committee meeting.

  • PH Eagle Goes Hi-tech

    Philippine Eagle experts have fitted a hi-tech transmitter on an eagle earlier rescued in Sarangani province to ensure its proper monitoring.

    A team from the Davao City-based Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and the municipal government of Maitum installed the gadget on eagle, Sarangani Pride, to facilitate the sending of more Global Positioning System (GPS) readings on a daily basis.

    PEF experts re-captured the eagle and replaced its battery-powered GPS satellite transmitter with a solar-powered GPS-GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) tracker.

    The bird was so agile. It too ...

  • Championing Environment Protection

    Championing Environment Protection

    Some 250 Blaan youth volunteers were tapped by Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC), a unit of the Alsons Power Group, and the Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (Clafi), in a tree inventory activity in Amsipit village in Maasim, Sarangani last June 2.

    For volunteer 21-year-old future educator Ruben Isla Jr., he was unaware there was a tree called Dalingdingan (Hopea Malibato) in his birthplace in Sitio Kyumad, a predominantly Blaan village in the hinterland barangay of Amsipit.

    Ruben Jr., fondly called "Toh," by his friends and relatives was one of the 250 Blaan youth voluntee ...