Masaganang Alabel

Usually in the previous years, each Department and respective agencies work and implement their own program, activities and set schedule. The need for convergence of all basic services is vital because we are just dealing the same target audience – the Alabelians!

Various laws and local ordinances were enacted in order to ensure effective and efficient implementation of various programs, projects and activities traversing services that are due for people. This is 5K (Karunungan, Kalusugan, Kalikasan, Kabuhayan, and Kapayaan) program integrates and encompasses the mandated services of each departments concerned on education, health, environment, agriculture, and peace initiative.

5K is dubbed as “Masaganang Alabel” where the fundamental intention is not just to develop each individual Alabelian in head (knowledge), economic (finances) but more so with a heart (admirable Godly character).

Formation of 5K Konvergence Program

To ensure that this program be sustainably carried through, Municipal Mayor Vic Paul Molina Salarda, MPA issued a Memorandum No. 407 in 2016 for the composition of a team that will take the lead of the 5K program.

5K Masaganang Alabel Program will involve offices such as Municipal Mayor’s Office (MMO) and the Office of the Municipal Administrator, Municipal Health Office (MHO), Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAg), Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), Municipal Engineering Office (MEO), Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO) and the Philippine National Police (PNP),  they are expected to work collaboratively in all 5K undertakings. They are responsible to perform the following responsibilities:

  1. Plan, strategize and make recommendations to the LCE for the effective implementation of the 5Konvergence Program;
  2. Set and attend meetings and assist in the conduct of assessment activities that will cover all households, establishments, institutions and alike in compliance of various approved ordinances in Alabel;
  3. Closely coordinate with the Barangay Officials and other concerned agencies relative to the said program;
  4. Will serve as speakers bureau: to conduct advocacy/IEC or BCC (behavioral change communication) and other related promotional activities in order to increase compliance/adherence of entre community to the following approved local policies and corresponding criteria requirements during entire evaluation/monitoring process:
  5. Prepare, consolidate and submit status reports to the LCE related to the program;
  6. Perform other tasks as needed.

Unhealthy Community is Unproductive Community, it’s only explained that health and sanitation is an essential indicator of development.

Karunungan

Parent Mentoring

As mention by 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, Article XIV, Section 1, the State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.

Local Government of Alabel headed by Mayor Nonoy Salarda implemented the “ZERO COLLECTION POLICY” in all Public Schools in Alabel. It is supported by Republic Act (RA) 9155, also known as the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 which stated that school shall be the heart of the formal education system. Mayor Vic Paul Salarda, a former school teacher, saw the importance of education to every children, strongly believe that NO ALABELIAN SHOULD LEFT BEHIND of a BETTER ACCESS TO EDUCATION.

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”, with this dictum, the Local Government Unit of Alabel is serious in the pursuit of FREE EDUCATION in basic education level. The Local Government Unit of Alabel invested and allocated MILLIONS of peso for the particular program.

A local policy was passed and being implemented now on “ZERO COLLECTION”.

This doesn’t mean of course that parents will have no more responsibility. Parents must ensure that their children are allowed and motivated to go to school and by supporting them of their “BAON, PAMASAHE” and other personal needs of their children.

School bags and schools supplies were distributed to children to ease the burden to parents.

Government is more than willing to support but please parents DO YOUR SHARE, HELP YOUR CHILDREN TO SUCCEED IN THEIR EDUCATION.

Kalusugan

Kalusugan

Ever heard the popular saying “health is wealth”? This gives large meaning to our life, as health is considered the most valuable and precious for every individual. Good health means not only the absence of disease in the body but a complete physical, mental, social as well as spiritual well-being of an individual.

Alabel Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) Ordinance No. 11-2014-086 secure to maintain the presence of appropriate sanitation facility such sanitary toilet, septic tanks or other acceptable models as well as proper wastewater disposal and drainage systems.

Based on study conducted, 67% of water pollution that goes into Sarangani Bay attributes to or caused by Domestic Wastes or household waste.

Open Defecation, basin diin lang malibang in the local language, is still prevalent to some community areas such as riverbank and coastal community not only in the Municipality of Alabel but also to other places.

Unhealthy Community is Unproductive Community, it’s only explained that health and sanitation is an essential indicator of development.

The Zero Open Defecation Ordinance of Alabel mandates all households, institutions and establishments to have a proper sanitation facility and exercise sanitation practice. LGU-Alabel is providing education and information dissemination on proper sanitation and waste disposal to every community specifically far flung areas as well as distribution of free toilet bowls to selected beneficiaries.

Astray Animal Ordinance No.10-2010-060 Ensure that all household pets are in chain/cage. The said ordinance also advocates Responsible Pet Care and Regular Vaccination of dogs, cats and other pets. The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAg) were tasked to implement the ordinance together with other agency.

Kalikasan

Kalikasan
Clean-up Drive

One of the State policies in the 1987 Constitution as Article II Section 16 to wit: The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. As a broad statement of state policy, Article II Section 16 is not self-executory and judicially enforceable. It had to be backed up by legislation which Congress eventually did with the Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA8749), Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA9003), and Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA9275), among others.

Alabel Ecological Solid Waste Management (SMW) Ordinance No. 10-2010-062 ensures that solid wastes shall be segregated into three categories — recyclable wastes which consist of plastics, bottles, and cartons; special wastes such as paint, batteries, home appliances, and hospital wastes; and residual wastes such sanitary napkins and disposable diapers. Actual practice of segregation must start “AT SOURCE”.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness. If someone says that cleanliness is next to godliness, they are referring to the idea that people have a moral duty to keep themselves and their homes clean.

How you take care of yourself and home will reflect who you are.

The Local Government Unit of Alabel spearheaded by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office formulated the 10 Year Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan which was reinforced by SWM ordinance 10-2010-062.

The municipality has implemented the “no segregation, no collection” waste management policy in a bid to reduce dumping of wastes in its controlled dumpsite in Bagacay, Alabel.

The Local Government Unit of Alabel encouraged to live such axiom “TUGKARAN KO LIMPYUHAN KO, BASURA KO HIPUSON KO” (Tapat ko, lilinisan Ko, Basura ko, liligpitin Ko).

Aside from Waste Management Programs, the Local Government Unit of Alabel upholds to preserve and conserve its natural resources; its forests cover, mangrove sanctuary and coral reefs. The preservation of all natural resources is absolutely essential for the balance of our ecosystem.

Various tree planting activities were conducted for the past years. Conservation is the care and protection of these resources so that they can persist for future generations. It includes maintaining diversity of species, genes, and ecosystems, as well as functions of the environment, such as nutrient cycling.

Conservation is similar to preservation, but while both relate to the protection of nature, they strive to accomplish this task in different ways. Conservation seeks the sustainable use of nature by humans, for activities such as hunting, logging, or mining, while preservation means protecting nature from human use.

Kabuhayan

Goat Turn-over

The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines – Article XII, Section 1 stated that the goals of the national economy are a more equitable distribution of opportunities, income, and wealth; a sustained increase in the amount of goods and services produced by the nation for the benefit of the people; and an expanding productivity as the key to raising the quality of life for all, especially the underprivileged.

The Municipality of Alabel is an agricultural municipality. The common livelihood of its people relied on farming and fishing. The Local Government Unit of Alabel strongly support and provide program directly helped its people especially the agriculture sector.

Organic Agriculture Ordinance No. 11-2015-104 invigorated the people about the benefits of backyard gardening or any related models such as vertical gardening, container, etc.

Nowadays, many food we take are garbage/junk foods and full of synthetic materials.

Every households are sturdily cheered to establish backyard garden or vertical garden. It is a practical as well as very BENEFICIAL program because we can have more savings than buying from public market, and more so, very nutritious to us well to our children to eat VEGETABLES right from our backyard.

Alabel is a beneficiary of various national programs from the Department of Agriculture, DA provides livelihood and skills training the Alabel farming folks, distribution of livestock, seedlings and fertilizers. Farmers and fisherfolks of Alabel were also listed to be an insurance beneficiaries of Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC). Farmers will received financial assistance in times of infestations, calamity and other unexpected destructible events as a drought and war.

The Local Government Unit of Alabel with the support of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) offered Tech-Voc training programs to deserving beneficiaries. They were given a training in various programs in commercial cooking, mechanics, electrical installation, metal arc welding and cosmetology. TESDA scholarship will receive a certification after they passed the assessment. National Certificate from TESDA is a stepping stone to more opportunities in different industry.

Kapayapaan

Cafgu

The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines – Article II, Section 5 stated that the maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty, and property, and promotion of the general welfare are essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy.

The Local Government Unit of Alabel through the support of other agencies such the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) able to maintain the peace and order situation in the whole town.

Effective education and information dissemination with regards to peace, security and order. The Municipal Police Station of Alabel conduct various information campaigns about anti-terrorism/communist, measures against criminality and abuses, security awareness and enforcement of the local ordinances and laws.

The Alabel PNP together with deputized personnel of LGU Alabel seriously implemented the NO SMOKING ordinance because of this, the Municipality of Alabel hailed as Hall of Famer Red Orchid Awardee from the Department of Health.

Personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of Alabel also conduct education and information dissemination about Fire Prevention. The BFP Alabel was named as the Best Municipal Fire Station of the Philippines in the year 2019.

Various efforts in relation to peace is also conducted by the LGU Alabel together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines specifically by the 73rd IB. Gaining support from the Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC), Indigenous People (IP) leaders  willingly shown their support the government by the so called Dyandi or traditional blood compact among the Blaan.

The Local Government Unit of Alabel support President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drug. Strict measures in coordination with the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were implemented in the whole municipality. Some drug surrenderers under “Oplan Tokhang” in the municipality have undergone recovery training in their respective barangays under the community-based drug treatment rehabilitation program (CBRP). In 2019, after a series of assessment by the PDEA Region XII, Alabel and its thirteen (13) Barangays were declared DRUG FREE.