Sarangani - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sarangani


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Sarangani

Mar 27, 2020 - 12:17 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs warns that damage and aftershocks are expected after the earthquake on late Thursday night, March 26

EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Sarangani on March 26, 2020. Image from Phivolcs

Siblings probed for coronavirus in Sarangani flee quarantine to catch flight to Japan

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Police track down the two persons under investigation in a Davao City hotel

Valenzuela halts MPBL slide over hapless Sarangani

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Ex-PBA players Val Acuña and Paolo Hubalde star as Valenzuela deals Sarangani its 23rd loss in 24 games

DIME DROPPER. Paolo Hubalde registers a double-double for Valenzuela. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Weak to no signal causes delay in transmission of votes

May 14, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Parts of Leyte, Baguio, and Sarangani struggle to transmit votes for canvassing because of internet connection problems

Because of the weak connection in village schools in Sabang, Tinabilan, San Joaquin and Taberna, the transmission of results is done in front of Palompon, Leyte town hall. Photos by Marthy John Lubiano

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Sarangani

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says aftershocks are expected

EARTHQUAKE. An earthquake hits Sarangani province on Mach 16, 2019. Image from Phivolcs

DOH monitoring suspected measles outbreak in Sarangani town

Nov 29, 2018 - 3:19 PM

The health department says it has recorded 84 other suspected measles cases in remote communities in Sarangani

MEASLES? The DOH is monitoring possible measles cases in Malapatan town in Sarangani. Photo from Shutterstock

At least 18 Lumad children die from suspected measles in Sarangani town

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:19 PM

(UPDATED) Although the Department of Health has not yet declared an outbreak, the agency is reminding the public of the importance of vaccines because measles in a preventable disease.

MEASLES? The DOH is monitoring possible measles cases in Malapatan town in Sarangani. Photo from Shutterstock

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Sarangani

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Phivolcs says no damage is expected from the earthquake on Tuesday, July 3, but there will be aftershocks

Anzhar al-Khilafa members arrested, McMaster on Trump, Trump Twitter deactivated | Midday wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Maasim Mayor, PNP & EJK, Drilon | Evening wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

P5-M shabu, 'green book' found in Sarangani mayor’s home

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

(UPDATED) PDEA chief Aaron Aquino says Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr is not on the drug list of President Rodrigo Duterte

MAASIM MAYOR. The PDEA says Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr is a suspected drug lord. Photo from the Facebook page of Aniceto Lopez Jr

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Davao Occidental

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:23 AM

5th UPDATE At 6:54 am Saturday Phivolcs cancels its tsunami advisory as there is no longer a tsunami threat for this event

#DuterteLive: Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:26 PM

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#DuterteLive: Visit to a power plant in Maasim, Sarangani

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Watch live appearances of President Rodrigo Duterte for the 3rd week of January

President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

Sandiganbayan upholds malversation conviction of ex-Sarangani gov, officer

Oct 16, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Sandiganbayan affirms an earlier decision that former Sarangani governor Miguel Escobar and a former agriculture officer are liable for the delivery of relief goods to political supporters instead of the beneficiaries

JAIL TIME. Former Sarangani Governor Miguel Escobar and a former agriculture officer are expected to spend 10 to 18 years in jail after the Sandiganbayan has upheld its decision of convicting them guilty of malversation.

Pacquiao casts vote in Sarangani

May 09, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The boxing icon is seeking a seat in the Senate under the United Nationalist Alliance UNA party the political party of Vice President Jejomar Binay

VOTE CAST. Filipino boxing champion and Senate candidate Manny Pacquiao, seen here during presidential candidate Jejomar Binay's miting de avance in Makati City, casts his vote on election day. Photo by MARK R. CRISTINO/EPA

Campaign coordinator in Sarangani town shot dead

May 09, 2016 - 5:55 AM

Carinio Malayaw was a campaign coordinator of a mayoral bet in Maitum town whose husband was slain in an ambush in February 2014

Women supporters of Madalum mayoral bet guard VCMs with sandals

May 08, 2016 - 1:30 AM

Supporters of Madalum mayoral bet Mila Gainal fight off soldiers with their sandals to prevent vote counting machines from being moved to the town hall

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says

Pacquiao: I can draw crowds for Binay, UNA

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The boxing champ who is running for senator says his popularity will draw people to Binay s rallies thus make them listen to the Vice President s platform

CROWD FAVORITE. Will the presence of the People's Champ, Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, get more people to attend UNA sorties? Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler

Merry mix of politics and religion at Pacquiao's 37th birthday

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao gives away a car motorcycles and TV sets at his birthday party attended by his presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay

BIRTHDAY BOY. Boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao celebrates his birthday with his political allies on December 17, 2015. All photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Typhoon Pablo after 3 years: The scars have not healed

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:30 AM

A memorial is unveiled in General Santos City for the victims of Typhoon Pablo Bopha which left 1 067 dead and more than 800 missing

MEMORIAL. Mother and daughter remember their loss. All photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Pacquiao chooses Binay over friend Duterte

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:55 PM

Manny Pacquiao says of Duterte: Talagang magkaibigan kami close kami Hindi iyan maapektuhan dahil ito politics lang ito

'LOYAL FRIEND.' Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao says he wants to show that he is loyal and has 'word of honor' by sticking it out with Vice President Jejomar Binay. File OVP photo

PH eyes bigger shrimp production for export

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:45 PM

As demand from the US and Japan continues to grow the Philippines targets to more than double its total shrimp production in 2014 says Senator Cynthia Villar

POTENTIAL EXPORT. The Philippines is positioning to become the region's leading white shrimp producer. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

1 soldier killed, 5 wounded in Sarangani clash

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:15 PM

A helicopter sent to reinforce the beleaguered soldiers crashes bringing the total number of injured soldiers to 14

PAF's chopper crash lands in Sarangani due to strong winds

Nov 07, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The 9 passengers on board suffer only slight injuries

CHOPPER CRASH. A helicopter of the Philippine Air Force crashes in Sarangani on November 7.

Ex-Sarangani governor, provincial exec 'guilty' of malversation

Oct 18, 2015 - 2:44 PM

The two are sentenced to 10 18 years of imprisonment and fined P1 44 million with permanent disqualification from holding any public office in the future

Who is running in Soccsksargen | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Soccsksargen

Manny Pacquiao, ayaw…Maneee!!!

Oct 10, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Unaha imong probinsya Kay kung mahimo nimong parehas sa Dabaw ang Sarangani Hesus Bai dili lang senador siguro ang imong mapangandoy

Pacquiao's brother faces legal challenge in congressional bid

Oct 10, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Rogelio Roel Pacquiao wants to run for congressman in Sarangani But he is still barangay chair and councilor in General Santos – in South Cotabato

BROTHER'S HEIR? Rogelio 'Roel' Pacquiao (middle) wants to run for the congressional post that world boxing champ and older brother Manny (left) is vacating in Sarangani. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Robredo for VP, TAG vs GMA, Pacquiao for senator | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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It's official: Pacquiao running for senator

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:37 PM

The world boxing champ and Sarangani congressman however didn t announce which party will carry him on its senatorial slate

'TOUGHER CHALLENGES.' Sarangani Representative and world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao formally declares his senatorial bid on October 5, 2015. Photo by Edwin Espejo/ Rappler

Local Vote: Zambales, Mandaluyong, Aklan, Sarangani

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Rappler s weekly PHvote wrap up: Is Zambales now a single party province?; Wife seeks to replace Gonzales as Mandaluyong rep; Aklan: Will gov Miraflores have any challengers?; In Sarangani Pacquiao endorsement still gives pols advantage

What makes one Indonesian?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:06 PM

I now live in Indonesia It s a journey that begins with a personal story

'People's champ' Manny Pacquiao meets Mary Jane Veloso

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED The Filipina death convict breaks down in tears as she prayed with the boxing champ and wife Jinkee

'People's champ' Pacquiao to meet Mary Jane Veloso July 10

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The visit of Manny Pacquiao comes as the justice department approves the filing of charges against the recruiters of Mary Jane

Manny Pacquiao set to visit Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:01 AM

The Veloso family expects the boxing champ s visit to lift Mary Jane s spirits and give her even more strength as she awaits developments on her case in the Philippines

Over 5,000 MW extra power capacity ready by 2019

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Up to 3 362 MW of the new power will come from new coal power plants despite the DOE pushing for a balanced fuel mix

Coal-fired power plant in Sarangani to be completed end-2015

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Construction at the Alsons Power controlled Sarangani Energy Corporation is on 24 7 as the Korean contractor Daelim Industrial Company rushes to meet the completion date target

SEC Power Plant

Pacquiao: Exclude Sarangani from Bangsamoro

May 26, 2015 - 3:49 PM

The congressman says he supports the creation of the Muslim dominated region but including Sarangani in it might cause instability in his province

CONSTITUENTS. Boxer-congressman Emmanuel Pacquiao, the representative of the lone district of Sarangani, attends the House committee vote on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Proud to be Blaan: Two women show the way

May 23, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Their lost history and vanishing culture and tradition as a tribe have brought Annalie Edday and Monique Kawari together

TRIBE MODELS. Annalie Edday and Monique Kawari. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

‘No controversy’ in purchase of PNP patrol jeeps – Roxas

May 22, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II disputes allegations that the vehicles are too expensive

NEW PNP JEEPS. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II turns over 7 new patrol jeeps to the PNP in Sarangani on May 22, 2015. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

DOE plans to delay Mindanao coal plant privatization

May 10, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Energy Secretary Petilla says an early auction could cause price shocks and he wants to wait until other plants are built first

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May 05, 2015 - 4:58 PM

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2 soldiers wounded in Sarangani gun battles

Apr 02, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Communist rebels and government troops in the South engage in a firefight for the fourth time in 3 days

OFFENSIVE. A file photo of communist guerrillas. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Top NPA leader, 4 others slain in military raid in Sarangani

Feb 16, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The slain rebels are from the Far South Mindanao Regional command of the communist guerrilla force among the more active units in Mindanao says the AFP

MOST ACTIVE UNIT. The slain rebels are from the Far South Mindanao Command of the New People's Army, which is among the more active units of the communist-led rebel forces in Mindanao, according to the military. File photo of NPA fighters on a training camp by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Sarangani to host Paragliding Accuracy World Cup

Dec 02, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The growing international aerial sports will hold its opening leg in Sarangani on March 2015

BEST FLY SITE. A paraglider glides in Sarangani with the dock in view. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Travel to see Balut Volcano and the hot springs of Sarangani

Jul 19, 2014 - 4:07 PM

It s not easy to get there but those who make the journey to the town of Sarangani are rewarded with beautiful views of this unspoiled travel destination

Sarbay Fest: A beach party to end all beach parties

May 24, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Gumasa in Sarangani is poised to become a favored beach destination after this year s Sarbay Fest draws tens of thousands to its white sand shores


Sarangani gov, Jinkee Pacquiao face grave misconduct charge

May 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

In its complaint against 4 Sarangani officials the Sarangani People s Action for Reform and Good Governance cite the continued receipt of salaries by two board members serving prison terms