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Looks like Marvella Plaza, one of the more popular accommodations in Koronadal many years ago will be re-opening soon. This time, as the Korondal branch of Villa Amor Hotel as stated in a tarpaulin installed at the main entrance of the hotel. Check out the following photos.




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Xtreme Dancers, the popular hip-hop dance group from South Cotabato is set to get another recognition- this time from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Xtreme was chosen by the NCCA as one of the recipients of this year's "Ani ng Dangal Awards," a recognition given to individuals or groups that have recently won in international competitions or events and have brought honors and pride to the country.


Last March 2014, Jay-R Melody and Macz Alminaza, two members of Xtreme Dancers bagged the top prize at the 6th Gatsby Dance Competition held in Tokyo, Japan. The competition was participated by a total of nine groups from various countries in Asia.
Xtreme Dancers to receive Ani ng Dangal Award from NCCA

In July 2014, the Xtreme Dancers dou once again made Filipinos proud when they were proclaimed as Senior Performer Grand Champion of the World at the 2014 World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California, USA. WCOPA is considered as the only official "talent Olympics" for performing artists in the world participated by thousands of amateur and proficient artists from different countries.

The "Ani ng Dangal" awarding ceremony will be held on February 12, 2015, 6 PM at the National Museum in Manila.



Mayor Benjamin Figueroa Jr. of the Municipality of Tantangan, presented to South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes the town's biggest Galapong with the size of about 10x10 feet in diameter and 2 inches in thickness yesterday, January 27, 2015.


Galapong or Coconut Rice Cake is the popular local delicacy in Tantangan, an Ilocano-dominated town. It is usually cooked in a clay pot, lined with banana leaves and with ingredients that includes pilit na bigas, coconut milk, brown sugar, evaporated milk, chicken eggs and buko.

The launching of the Biggest Galapong was part of the 5th Kulitangtang Festival and 54th Foundation Anniversary of the Municipality of  Tantangan. Also in the photos is Vice Mayor Dasilao and other municipal officials, employees and Tantangeños lining up to have their share of Tantangan's Best Galapong.



Street dancers from four secondary schools in their colorful costumes adorned the national highway in Tantangan yesterday, January 27, 2015 as the town marks its 54th Founding Anniversary.

Various activities filled the week-long celebration of the 5th Kulitangtang Festival, which culminated with street dancing, to include drum & lyre competition, motocross, the search for Mutya ng Tantangan, ballroom competition, tribal day, the showcase of the biggest Galapong in town, some sports events, inauguration of the new public terminal and PNP buildings, variety shows, celebrity night and many others.

In his speech during the anniversary program, Mayor Benjamin Figueroa, Jr. congratulated the municipal officials, employees and the people of Tantangan for the successful celebration of the town's 54th Foundation Anniversary and 5th Kulitangtang Festival. He also encouraged the Tantangeños to continue to unite and work together for the progress of their beloved town.

The mayor proudly announced, too, that anytime next month (February), the construction of a children's playground worth P3 million will begin.

Also present during the anniversary program and witnessed the colorful street dancing showdown was South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes.

Contingent #3 from San Felipe National High School bagged the P30,000 1st Prize of the 5th Kulitangtang Festival Street Dancing Competition. Second placer was contingent #2 from Tantangan National High School, while Tantangan Institute Inc (#1) and Bukay Pait National High School (#4) placed third and fourth, respectively.

“I’m so happy that this year, the Kulitangtang Festival has become more colorful with the conduct of the street dancing competition and I’m so proud to say that Tantangeños are gifted with talents,” said one of the spectators during the event.


Per Office Memorandum 10 – 2015, Philhealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ramon F. Aristoza JR. declared that Philhealth will continue to provide health insurance coverage to 11,000 Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program (SBP) and PAMANA beneficiaries until December 31, 2015.

Philhealth Regional Offices, Local Health Insurance Offices and Philhealth’s SBP focal persons are advised to renew their membership and issue their Member Data Records.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) has allocated Php47.7M for conflict affected areas through PAMANA Program; Php26.4M for the renewal of Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program enrollees; Php 50.4M for targeted beneficiaries under the Socio Economic Component of the Normalization process and Php4.4M for 3,698 actual SBP enrollees last 2013.

Additional enrollees who would avail of the benefits prior to the issuance of PhilHealth Identification Cards (PICs) and Member Data Records (MDRs) are required to go to the nearest Philhealth office for the issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility Form (CE1).

Issuance of the PICs and MDRs will depend on the Master List of Enrollees endorsed by OPAPP.

In case the name is not included in the Master List, Philhealth/ LHIO shall require an endorsement from the MILF Program Management Team (PMT) or from their respective combatant groups through OPAPP prior to issuance of CE1.

On the other hand, other sponsored and indigent members whose coverage expired last December 31, 2014 and whose enrolment were not renewed by their sponsors are required to continue their membership by amending their records to Informal Sector Economy and by paying their annual contribution of 2,400 payable on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. (HGN)


Just like many other festivals, the annual Kulitangtang Festival of the Municipality of Tantangan is not complete without a pageant.

This year, 10 lovely candidates competed for the coveted Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 crown. Nine (9) of them represented their respective barangays and one candidate from a private company in Tantangan. The coronation night was held last Saturday, January 24 at Tantangan Municipal Gymnasium.

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 List of Winners

Mutya ng Tantangan Winners
Minor Awards
Miss Congeniality
#2 Natasha Joyce U. Garingo
Brgy. Mangilala

Best in Production Number
#4 Dannah Grace A Lingas
Brgy Bukay Pait
Best in Production Number

Miss Telegenic
#10 Razel Jane J. Previlla
Brgy Magon
Miss Telegenic

Miss Photogenic
#1 Wena B. Rose Marquez
Brgy. Libas
Miss Photogenic

Darling of the Crowd
#8 Synafe B. Tuazon
Brgy. Poblacion
Darling of the Crowd

Best in Haute Couture
#7 Wynneth P. Annota
Brgy. Cabuling
Best in Haute Couture

Best in Casual Wear
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe
Best in Casual Wear

Best in Swimsuit
#4 Dannah Grace A Lingas
Brgy Bukay Pait

Best in Gown
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe

Best Designer
Jun Casayao
(Designer of Candidate #3)
Special Awards
Miss I Love South Cotabato Netizens' Choice
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe
Candidate #9 bagged the I Love South Cotabato Netizens' Choice Award as her photo posted at our Facebook page got the highest number of VALID LIKES and Shares during the voting period (January 14- 24 6PM). She was awarded a plaque and cash prize from I Love South Cotabato.

Miss MX3
#7 Wynneth P. Annota
Brgy. Cabuling

Miss 4M Pharmacy
#10 Razel Jane J. Previlla
Brgy Magon

Miss La Forteza
#8 Synafe B. Tuazon
Brgy. Poblacion
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Top 5
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Top 5
Major Awards
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015
#4 Dannah Grace A Lingas
Brgy Bukay Pait
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015
Newly--crowned Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 with Vice Mayor Dasilao, Dept. of Tourism-12 Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera and Mutya ng Tantangan 2014 Princess Edynette Pinto
Mutya ng Tantanga 2015 - Culture and Arts
#7 Wynneth P. Annota
Brgy. Cabuling
Mutya ng Tantanga 2015 - Culture and Arts

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Tourism
#10 Razel Jane J. Previlla
Brgy Magon
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Tourism

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Anti-Smoking
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Anti-Smoking

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Environment
#8 Synafe B. Tuazon
Brgy. Poblacion
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Anti-Smoking

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Winners
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Winners with the board of judges and Tantangan Vice-Mayor Dasilao


Real-life couple and dancers Jopay Paguia of Sexbomb and Joshua Zamora of The Manuevers will lead other stars in coming to South Cotabato particularly in the town of Tantangan on Tuesday, January 27 as celebrity performers of the town's 54th Foundation Anniversary and 5th Kulitangtang Festival.

They will be joined by singing hearthrob Michael Pangilinan who was also one of the finalists of X-Factor Philippines and Himig Handog 2014. Also coming is Mr. Chinatown 2014 finalist and "The 5ive" member Shawn Wesley, college hearthrob Sherwin Ranola, and commercial & print ad models Charlhone Brent and Aiza Faeldonia.

See the poster below and be there.



One of the attractions of the on-going Kulitangtang Festival 2015 in Tantangan is the Bahay Kubo Contest participated by different barangays of the municipality.

The competition showcases the different products found in each barangays and also highlights the Tantangeños way of life.














In case you didn't know this yet, effective December 27, 2014 the minimum regular fare for tricycles in the City of Koronadal is now at P10.00. This is despite the drop in the price of fuel in the past weeks.

As stated in the "2014 Tricycle Fare Ordinance of the City of Koronadal", the P10.00 minimum regular fare applies within the areas covered by the "P10- Fare Zone" as shown below.
Special discounted rates for students, senior citizens and differently-abled persons were also provided in the new tricycle fare matrix.
For complaints against tricycle drivers who do not comply with the new fare matrix contact the following hotlines:
City Traffic Section: (083) 228-4050
City Franchising Division: (083) 228-1730
City Mayor: 09178504266


Here's a good news for basketball fans here in South Cotabato and neighboring places.

It's confirmed - the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will hold its second out-of-town game for the PBA Commissioner's Cup in Polomolok on February 7, 2015 with the Alaska Aces going up against NLEX Warriors.
PBA Commissioner's Cup: Alaska vs NLEX in Polomolok
For the first time, an official PBA basketball game will be held at the Polomolok Gymnasium
Calvin Abueva and Sonny Thoss will lead the Alaska Aces with its new import DJ Covington versus the lineup of NLEX Warriors bannered by its big man Asi Taulava, Enrico Villanueva, Mark Cardona and the NBA veteran, 6'8'' forward Al Thornton as import.
PBA Commissioner's Cup: Alaska vs NLEX in Polomolok
PBA Commissioner's Cup: Alaska vs NLEX in Polomolok, South Cotabato
For sure it will be an exciting game and expect the Polomolok Gymnasium to be fully packed with fans.

Tickets for the Alaska vs NLEX game in Polomolok is at P1,200 (Courtside), P600 (lower box) and P250 (General Admission).


Looks like Marvella Plaza, one of the more popular accommodations in Koronadal many years ago will be re-opening soon. This time, as the Korondal branch of Villa Amor Hotel as stated in a tarpaulin installed at the main entrance of the hotel. Check out the following photos.




.


Xtreme Dancers, the popular hip-hop dance group from South Cotabato is set to get another recognition- this time from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Xtreme was chosen by the NCCA as one of the recipients of this year's "Ani ng Dangal Awards," a recognition given to individuals or groups that have recently won in international competitions or events and have brought honors and pride to the country.


Last March 2014, Jay-R Melody and Macz Alminaza, two members of Xtreme Dancers bagged the top prize at the 6th Gatsby Dance Competition held in Tokyo, Japan. The competition was participated by a total of nine groups from various countries in Asia.
Xtreme Dancers to receive Ani ng Dangal Award from NCCA

In July 2014, the Xtreme Dancers dou once again made Filipinos proud when they were proclaimed as Senior Performer Grand Champion of the World at the 2014 World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California, USA. WCOPA is considered as the only official "talent Olympics" for performing artists in the world participated by thousands of amateur and proficient artists from different countries.

The "Ani ng Dangal" awarding ceremony will be held on February 12, 2015, 6 PM at the National Museum in Manila.



Mayor Benjamin Figueroa Jr. of the Municipality of Tantangan, presented to South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes the town's biggest Galapong with the size of about 10x10 feet in diameter and 2 inches in thickness yesterday, January 27, 2015.


Galapong or Coconut Rice Cake is the popular local delicacy in Tantangan, an Ilocano-dominated town. It is usually cooked in a clay pot, lined with banana leaves and with ingredients that includes pilit na bigas, coconut milk, brown sugar, evaporated milk, chicken eggs and buko.

The launching of the Biggest Galapong was part of the 5th Kulitangtang Festival and 54th Foundation Anniversary of the Municipality of  Tantangan. Also in the photos is Vice Mayor Dasilao and other municipal officials, employees and Tantangeños lining up to have their share of Tantangan's Best Galapong.



Street dancers from four secondary schools in their colorful costumes adorned the national highway in Tantangan yesterday, January 27, 2015 as the town marks its 54th Founding Anniversary.

Various activities filled the week-long celebration of the 5th Kulitangtang Festival, which culminated with street dancing, to include drum & lyre competition, motocross, the search for Mutya ng Tantangan, ballroom competition, tribal day, the showcase of the biggest Galapong in town, some sports events, inauguration of the new public terminal and PNP buildings, variety shows, celebrity night and many others.

In his speech during the anniversary program, Mayor Benjamin Figueroa, Jr. congratulated the municipal officials, employees and the people of Tantangan for the successful celebration of the town's 54th Foundation Anniversary and 5th Kulitangtang Festival. He also encouraged the Tantangeños to continue to unite and work together for the progress of their beloved town.

The mayor proudly announced, too, that anytime next month (February), the construction of a children's playground worth P3 million will begin.

Also present during the anniversary program and witnessed the colorful street dancing showdown was South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes.

Contingent #3 from San Felipe National High School bagged the P30,000 1st Prize of the 5th Kulitangtang Festival Street Dancing Competition. Second placer was contingent #2 from Tantangan National High School, while Tantangan Institute Inc (#1) and Bukay Pait National High School (#4) placed third and fourth, respectively.

“I’m so happy that this year, the Kulitangtang Festival has become more colorful with the conduct of the street dancing competition and I’m so proud to say that Tantangeños are gifted with talents,” said one of the spectators during the event.


Per Office Memorandum 10 – 2015, Philhealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ramon F. Aristoza JR. declared that Philhealth will continue to provide health insurance coverage to 11,000 Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program (SBP) and PAMANA beneficiaries until December 31, 2015.

Philhealth Regional Offices, Local Health Insurance Offices and Philhealth’s SBP focal persons are advised to renew their membership and issue their Member Data Records.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) has allocated Php47.7M for conflict affected areas through PAMANA Program; Php26.4M for the renewal of Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program enrollees; Php 50.4M for targeted beneficiaries under the Socio Economic Component of the Normalization process and Php4.4M for 3,698 actual SBP enrollees last 2013.

Additional enrollees who would avail of the benefits prior to the issuance of PhilHealth Identification Cards (PICs) and Member Data Records (MDRs) are required to go to the nearest Philhealth office for the issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility Form (CE1).

Issuance of the PICs and MDRs will depend on the Master List of Enrollees endorsed by OPAPP.

In case the name is not included in the Master List, Philhealth/ LHIO shall require an endorsement from the MILF Program Management Team (PMT) or from their respective combatant groups through OPAPP prior to issuance of CE1.

On the other hand, other sponsored and indigent members whose coverage expired last December 31, 2014 and whose enrolment were not renewed by their sponsors are required to continue their membership by amending their records to Informal Sector Economy and by paying their annual contribution of 2,400 payable on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. (HGN)


Just like many other festivals, the annual Kulitangtang Festival of the Municipality of Tantangan is not complete without a pageant.

This year, 10 lovely candidates competed for the coveted Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 crown. Nine (9) of them represented their respective barangays and one candidate from a private company in Tantangan. The coronation night was held last Saturday, January 24 at Tantangan Municipal Gymnasium.

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 List of Winners

Mutya ng Tantangan Winners
Minor Awards
Miss Congeniality
#2 Natasha Joyce U. Garingo
Brgy. Mangilala

Best in Production Number
#4 Dannah Grace A Lingas
Brgy Bukay Pait
Best in Production Number

Miss Telegenic
#10 Razel Jane J. Previlla
Brgy Magon
Miss Telegenic

Miss Photogenic
#1 Wena B. Rose Marquez
Brgy. Libas
Miss Photogenic

Darling of the Crowd
#8 Synafe B. Tuazon
Brgy. Poblacion
Darling of the Crowd

Best in Haute Couture
#7 Wynneth P. Annota
Brgy. Cabuling
Best in Haute Couture

Best in Casual Wear
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe
Best in Casual Wear

Best in Swimsuit
#4 Dannah Grace A Lingas
Brgy Bukay Pait

Best in Gown
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe

Best Designer
Jun Casayao
(Designer of Candidate #3)
Special Awards
Miss I Love South Cotabato Netizens' Choice
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe
Candidate #9 bagged the I Love South Cotabato Netizens' Choice Award as her photo posted at our Facebook page got the highest number of VALID LIKES and Shares during the voting period (January 14- 24 6PM). She was awarded a plaque and cash prize from I Love South Cotabato.

Miss MX3
#7 Wynneth P. Annota
Brgy. Cabuling

Miss 4M Pharmacy
#10 Razel Jane J. Previlla
Brgy Magon

Miss La Forteza
#8 Synafe B. Tuazon
Brgy. Poblacion
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Top 5
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Top 5
Major Awards
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015
#4 Dannah Grace A Lingas
Brgy Bukay Pait
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015
Newly--crowned Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 with Vice Mayor Dasilao, Dept. of Tourism-12 Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera and Mutya ng Tantangan 2014 Princess Edynette Pinto
Mutya ng Tantanga 2015 - Culture and Arts
#7 Wynneth P. Annota
Brgy. Cabuling
Mutya ng Tantanga 2015 - Culture and Arts

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Tourism
#10 Razel Jane J. Previlla
Brgy Magon
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Tourism

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Anti-Smoking
#9 Jenny T. Arquero
Brgy. San Felipe
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Anti-Smoking

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Environment
#8 Synafe B. Tuazon
Brgy. Poblacion
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 - Anti-Smoking

Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Winners
Mutya ng Tantangan 2015 Winners with the board of judges and Tantangan Vice-Mayor Dasilao


Real-life couple and dancers Jopay Paguia of Sexbomb and Joshua Zamora of The Manuevers will lead other stars in coming to South Cotabato particularly in the town of Tantangan on Tuesday, January 27 as celebrity performers of the town's 54th Foundation Anniversary and 5th Kulitangtang Festival.

They will be joined by singing hearthrob Michael Pangilinan who was also one of the finalists of X-Factor Philippines and Himig Handog 2014. Also coming is Mr. Chinatown 2014 finalist and "The 5ive" member Shawn Wesley, college hearthrob Sherwin Ranola, and commercial & print ad models Charlhone Brent and Aiza Faeldonia.

See the poster below and be there.



One of the attractions of the on-going Kulitangtang Festival 2015 in Tantangan is the Bahay Kubo Contest participated by different barangays of the municipality.

The competition showcases the different products found in each barangays and also highlights the Tantangeños way of life.














In case you didn't know this yet, effective December 27, 2014 the minimum regular fare for tricycles in the City of Koronadal is now at P10.00. This is despite the drop in the price of fuel in the past weeks.

As stated in the "2014 Tricycle Fare Ordinance of the City of Koronadal", the P10.00 minimum regular fare applies within the areas covered by the "P10- Fare Zone" as shown below.
Special discounted rates for students, senior citizens and differently-abled persons were also provided in the new tricycle fare matrix.
For complaints against tricycle drivers who do not comply with the new fare matrix contact the following hotlines:
City Traffic Section: (083) 228-4050
City Franchising Division: (083) 228-1730
City Mayor: 09178504266


Here's a good news for basketball fans here in South Cotabato and neighboring places.

It's confirmed - the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will hold its second out-of-town game for the PBA Commissioner's Cup in Polomolok on February 7, 2015 with the Alaska Aces going up against NLEX Warriors.
PBA Commissioner's Cup: Alaska vs NLEX in Polomolok
For the first time, an official PBA basketball game will be held at the Polomolok Gymnasium
Calvin Abueva and Sonny Thoss will lead the Alaska Aces with its new import DJ Covington versus the lineup of NLEX Warriors bannered by its big man Asi Taulava, Enrico Villanueva, Mark Cardona and the NBA veteran, 6'8'' forward Al Thornton as import.
PBA Commissioner's Cup: Alaska vs NLEX in Polomolok
PBA Commissioner's Cup: Alaska vs NLEX in Polomolok, South Cotabato
For sure it will be an exciting game and expect the Polomolok Gymnasium to be fully packed with fans.

Tickets for the Alaska vs NLEX game in Polomolok is at P1,200 (Courtside), P600 (lower box) and P250 (General Admission).