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Sadanga LGU Returns Over P1.47-M SAP Funds

The Sadanga, Mountain Province LGU returns over P1.47-M Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds back to DSWD.

The local government of Sadanga, Mountain Province returned over P1.47-M funding for the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

According to DSWD-Cordillera Regional Director Leo Quintilla, the funding provided to them is for 1,400 families but only 1,132 are qualified in the program.

As such, Sadanga, Mountain Province was the first local government to return funding to the DSWD.

Last March, the town went viral on social media after Sadanga Mayor Gabino P. Ganggangan refused to avail of food packs for his constituents, waiving it in favor of other more needy communities who are suffering in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

"It is during these kinds of economic hardships such as "food shortages", hunger and famine that the "richer or better of" (kadangyans) among a clan or village are expected to aid their needy relatives by lending their surpluses. Should this crisis extend longer to the extent that our needy families really run out of their rice supplies, we shall mandate the kadangyans of every barangay to open up their rice granaries (agamangs) to sustain us through to the next harvest season. I assure that no family shall go hungry in our municipality even during these hardtimes." he said.

Former Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol also shared his admiration for the people of Sadanga, Mountain Province

"They are poor but the people of Mountain Province are industrious and contented with simple living," the secretary said on a Facebook post.

Manny Piñol added that, this country could be great again if we could learn from the people of Sadanga, Mountain Province.

Imagine this. If all the well-to-do families would just refuse the food aid, then President Rody Duterte and the national government do not need to crack their heads finding funds to sustain the relief efforts.

The food packs and financial support could just be focused on families and communities who really need help.

The national government does not even have to borrow money from the World Bank or sell of many of its valuable properties.

How I wish we had more Mayor Ganggangans and Sadangans, poor but proud and self-respecting.

With many of them, this country could be great again and we as a people would learn to redeem our self-respect and dignity as Filipinos.

Sadanga, officially the Municipality of Sadanga is a 5th class municipality in the province of Mountain Province, Philippines.

According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 8,799 people.

Sadanga boundaries both provinces are Abra to the northwest and west and Kalinga to the north and northeast.

Did you know?

  • The municipality is the only place in the world where the Sinadanga language is used. The language is highly significant in the Sinadanga culture, making its conservation an utmost importance to the survival of the Sinadanga people's traditions.
  • The people also have their own back-strap loom weaving culture, epic chants for planting and harvesting rice, rice terracing practices, indigenous rituals to the gods such as the pumatay (a ritual where pawid stalks are burnt while cooking meat, then the food is served to the gods), and vernacular house architecture.
  • The most prominent tradition of the Sinadanga people is the enforcement of the teer (day of rest) and closure of the village from visitors .

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It is not that everybody in the place is having a good life?they just took the challenge that even in the hardest time like this they prefer to bring food in their houses from their own hard work...and what a good sense of pride they have such a good example www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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That will be reverted back to the treasury and finally land to the pocket of a crook politician or authority. Kudos to the mayor, kagtuna kuma amin ay mayor an Mt Prov, it just show that Montañosans can be self-sufficient. Why not push for a real Autonomy? www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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The best shining example of "otherness" is the people of Sadanga. Such kind and generous gesture shown at a critical time like this. THEY LIVE SIMPLY THAT OTHERS MAY SIMPLY LIVE. GOD BLESS THEM. www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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that shows that Igorots are hardworking, they do not depend on the governement for their needs. GOD BLESS KAIGOROTA ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM SADANGA. MATAGO TAGO AM-IN..... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow sadanga, ask not what the government can do but ask what you can do to your government.
SADANGA LGU can stand alone. Congratulations. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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I salute for returning SAP it means everyone there are industrious hence has gud life GOD BLESS U ALL. www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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It's just shows that we igorot takes pride in eating what we really work for and not depending on others. Probably because we were raised to be independent. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Remember that it is not only the bad people who are being "bashed", Good people too are. You are one of a kind, SADANGA. GOD BLESS! For the Generosity of a IGOROT CULTURE! www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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God bless sadanga...great example of a self sustained community...proud cordillera www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wen eman... May mayat et san kagtusa ai magay madawtan tan karkaro ai wada et Di man ginura no adi kadawtan amin... Kunada eman en halos pa pareho met di kabibiyag sina probinsya. Imbag koma eman no mabalin magedgedwa San 5,500 ta mawarasan amin, haan met www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Not only that us Igorots live on what we get from the land. The Igorot people always consider those people who have no means of producing their own food. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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More blessings to come sadanga province .. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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"Self respect" sana lumaganap yung ganitong kultura..pra yung tatanggap sa susunod ng ayuda ay d na ipangpopusoy at ipangrerebond yung matatanggap nla.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 12
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Ang mga igorot kasi maronong maghanap buhay maghanap ng makain sa kapaligiran hindi umaasa sa gobyerno may ayoda man o wala walang problema basts may begas at asin ayos lang ang buhay. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow ang galing...God bless sadanga...proud coldillera www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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One greatest thing to do with your government..is to be a less burden.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Just want to share my experience kasi may nakita ako manok? ang sarap para sakin ng pinikpikan na manok? tapos yung pata ng baboy na may black beans pechay tapos may etag the best. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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I salute the great people of sadanga! God bless and keep you all!! www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wrong move..inwaras u joma laebgen dta saclit ken bekigan ta adu ibdigent dta..insubli paylang ket kurakotten da metlaeng..atleast nu ijay tao nairanod da kwartan ti goberno.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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What a good sense of pride.. Matago tago! www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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i hope that better areas of investment will be funded for this province. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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KINAGAWIS di nemnem ya ginagaget maila isnan kaigorotan,...ili ay SADANGA matago tago ka ya San am in ay isadanga matago tago kau amin!!...so proud to be igorot and so proud of you SADANGA.God bless www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Pero may possibility na maibulsa ng mga crooked politician yung pera www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Not greedy of money and power, that's why they are blessed..sana
Pamarisan ng buong bansa .amen www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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The community can provide/sustain the basic essential needs of the constituents enough food production within the area far different from populated community where most are depending on daily earnings. congratulations for being self reliant.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Is Sadanga open for tourism..where there is money but results to SOME environmental prob. And issues? www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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Salute sa mga kapatid nating igorots, pero sana tinanggap nyo nalang at gamitin sa local projects, baka saan pa mapunta yan. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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God bless Sadanga mountain province. May your blessing flows too. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Im proud to be part of this heritage. My mother is from Kayan(Tadian). www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Salute! More blessings Sadanga Province! www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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alah inala you lattan kuma ta maited dita ili you...mayat ti kapanunutan you dita ngem ...........sana mapan met lang ti usto data ah naisubli para met da sirbi ti kabayanihan ti ili nga sadanga .GOd bless Sadanga www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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The great mayor very good ..Sadanga tribe... www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Wow...may paninindigan tlga c yorme...God bless Sadanga... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Good job to the LGU of Sadanga mt. Province specialy to the mayor!...great!.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Thank you me fellow Igorot family www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Crisis reveals who the real Highlanders are! They are diligent , independent and capable enough to provide their needs and never even expect and hope supplies from the goverment specially this time. They are honest ,rich in cultures and traditions. Mabuhay! www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Its a pride..mayaman na ang sadanga.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Ung pinag aawatan ng marami,, buti pa sila www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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Ayos ah.... Matagotago kayo www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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yan ang sinasabeko, igorot people need not relief or ayuda just because of COVID. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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mabuhay ti taga mt. province..GODBLESS www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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WOW,God bless you more mayor and all the people of Sadanga. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow Sadanga!!! I have seen your lovely place way back 1998... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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baka nagpili kayu iti inikkan yu iti inyumeration sunga sumobra dayta kwarta yu www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Proud to say we are IGOROTS! www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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matago tago kau, KABUNYAN will bless u more!..... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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we salute all of you. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Classic federalism..self sufficient...no need for aid from central govt.
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May 9
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God bless u kakailyan nga isadanga i am so proud of u real igorots ..the ,GODs blessing,parabor,grasya) is 100x biger than sap .may god bless u all matagotago kayo am en❤ www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Kodus to the mayor and the people of this town! I hope others will learn from it. God bless Sadangga more!!! www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Matago tago kayu people of Sadanga www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Cya d nan inbati ay sursuro d old folks b4, nan lote bakante et mamulaan karo nu nadam-eg daga, tas panawen c krisis wada kaen kababain tet ewa tatangaden d gobelno ....,es etep a da ....kulang baget c kaad ado ....nan matulungan kayman www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow kahanga hanga talaga to.. God Bless the people of Sadanga ..so self sufficient? www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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God is great Kailyan nga taga sadanga.... Mabuhay mayor. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Sana TANGIHAN NA DIN ANG IRA NILA www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Sanay magtrabaho hindi umaasa sa gobyerno. YAN ANG UGALI NG TUNAY NA PILIPINO........... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Sipag at tamang pag iipon lang yan.long live sadanga .Godbless the cordellerans www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Nice one!!!tnx god we hv people like you are.....at least ur free of Cupit 19..sa iba lugar ay hayoooop ang mga kawatan!!!ala patawad.... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Sana wag nlang binalik...kukurakutin lang nila yan www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow!Such big amt.buti pa mga taga dun honest www.facebook.com/156...

May 11
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Great example of a self sustained community. Long live Safanga and its administration www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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God bless you LGU's in sadanga mt.province.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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D Boy in d photo butchered his "kak or" (rooster) and cook it into pinikpikan???. Nice picnic.. www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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Yehey!hayahay!dswd. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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A culture of excellence... Gr8 kakailyan ay montanyosa...... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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wag sana kayong magsawang maging tapat. proud to be igorot. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Naconsult ba gayam piman dagijay constituents da nu kayat da isubli? Ta isukapay Kuma usaren piman dagiyay agkailangan. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Bakit ngsauli marami pa namang dapat bigyan? www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Sarap mamasyal sa sadanga pg wala ng covid .... www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Haan ko maaw atan ti mapaspasamak no kasta. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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May Almighty God bless The Sadanga Tribe for their Noble deeds. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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You're such a good example,the LORD GOD richly bless you with HIS abundant blessings... www.facebook.com/156...

May 8
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Iba sa QC, LGU takes it all!?? www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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God bless the great people of Sadanga? you are all beautiful souls. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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There is no other place like home ❤️

#Shana dadlo ushto.

God bless kailyans ❤️ www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Apay babaknang da amin ngata aya idjay? www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Praise the Lord. . More blessings from above. . www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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kudos to the great people of Sadanga...i miss this place esp. the Fowa-as falls?....God bless Sadanga.... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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VERY good IGOROTES WE ARE PROUD of U WE SALUTE U www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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God bless Sadanga ... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Big respect?? www.facebook.com/156...

May 11
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May 9
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WOWWW....so blesssed people.more blessings to come... www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow good example. God bless Sadanga. www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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God bless them more and more. ..keep it up Sadanga www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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More blessings
God Bless www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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May 9
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Wow, congratulations, Sadanga :. a little bit is enough for everyone,. God bless you aii www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Wow!! sadanga.. Great example.. God bless www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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GOD BLESS EN DAKAU AM IN CSA...???? www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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God bless Sadanga province,they are so kind to the more needy people. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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May 10
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God bless people of Sadanga....

Proud one here..
Missed d "maatong" www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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God bless you more Sadanga Mt Province ❤ www.facebook.com/156...

May 12
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Kudos....God bless you. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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May God Bless you more www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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Kayat ku ngarud agrelocate sa ditoy ah. Reflection lang yan ng discipline ng tao at good public service ng leaders nila. www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Happy much DSWD? www.facebook.com/156...

May 9
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more money for themselves www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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Tama din lang ta han pay isu maysa han pagkikinaawatan??? www.facebook.com/156...

May 10
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