43 fishermen repatriated from Indonesia undergo debriefing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has subjected to stress debriefing the 43 fishermen from this city who were repatriated by… »

Rural health districts pushed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — In a bid to strengthen the city’s public health delivery system, a city councilor is pushing for the establishment of eight rural health districts… »

53 has of tree plantations burned in grassfires in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – At least 53 hectares of tree plantations here and the neighboring areas have been devastated due to major grassfires in the last several weeks.… »

DOLE pushes to improve labor policies in fishing industry

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Apr) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is pushing for the harmonization of various policies and regulations governing the operations of fishing… »

GenSan allots P4M to improve city plaza

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – The city government has allotted an initial P4 million for the improvement of the city plaza, which is considered as the city’s… »

P25.7M worth of crops in GenSan damaged due to El Niño

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – Around P25.7-million worth of agricultural crops here have been devastated due to the impact of the continuing dry spell triggered by the… »

GenSan opens satellite treatment facility for TB

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 March) — The city government has opened a satellite treatment facility at the city hospital for persons with Tuberculosis (TB) to address the growing number of… »

GenSan gets P96M for drainage expansion project

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 March) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allotted around P96 million for the expansion this year of the city’s drainage system. Engr.… »

400 residents of GenSan, Sarangani to get scholarship grants from TESDA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 March) — Around 400 residents in this city and nearby Sarangani Province are set to benefit from nearly P5 million in scholarship grants allotted for the… »

3 AIDS patients die in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 March) – Three patients suffering from late stages of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have died last week while being treated in separate… »

Army credits civilian informants for arrest of ex-BIFF leader

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 March) — A tip from “alert” residents reportedly led to the arrest here on Sunday night of a former ranking leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom… »

Former BIFF leader, 5 others, arrested in GenSan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 March) – A former leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and five other suspected rebels believed to have coddled alleged bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman were… »

KCC Mall GenSan is country’s first labor law-compliant establishment in retail sector – DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has declared a shopping mall here as the country’s first-ever labor law-compliant establishment in the… »

Fishermen repatriated from Indonesia get livelihood grant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released a P2-million livelihood grant to 43 fishermen from this city who were repatriated… »

Dry spell destroys 300 hectares of corn, rice farms in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 March) — Around 300 hectares of corn and palay or rice farmlands here have been devastated due to the onslaught of a continuing dry spell in… »

GenSan officials push for more trial courts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 March) — In a bid to unclog the dockets of trial courts here, city officials are pushing for the establishment of four more Municipal Trial Court… »

P3.54M allotted for R-12 athletes to Palaro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 March) — The city government has allotted around P3.54 million for the training of athletes from parts of Region 12 who will be competing in the… »

GenSan eyes cloud-seeding as dry spell worsens

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) — The city government is studying various measures, including the conduct of cloud-seeding operations, to counter and mitigate the impact on an ongoing dry spell… »

GenSan LGU allots P8M for courts’ archive building

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – The city government has allocated around P8 million for the construction of an archive building for the eight trial courts in the… »

GenSan BFP to launch fire safety awareness campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel will launch this week a “house-to-house” information and awareness campaign on fire prevention and safety in connection with… »

PRESS RELEASE: Kalilangan 2015 highlights Gensan icons

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (27 February 2015) – After four years of dazzling themes of amazing success, Kalilangan is now going back to the roots where it all began – culture.… »

43 GenSan fishermen jailed in Indonesia return home

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – At least 43 fishermen from this city who were arrested and detained in Indonesia last year due to illegal fishing have finally… »

MGB to conduct geological study on coastal erosion in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) is set to conduct a comprehensive geological study to determine the real cause and extent of… »

2 suspected MERS-CoV carriers test negative of disease

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The overseas worker from this city and visiting flight attendant who were earlier quarantined due to suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection… »

‘Condemned’ creek possible cause of shoreline erosion in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The massive shoreline erosion at a coastal community here that earlier triggered the evacuation of 46 families could be due to the re-emergence of… »

GenSan wants to relocate residents living near eroded coastline

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The city government is pushing for the immediate relocation of residents settled near the shores of a coastal village here following a… »

2 suspected of MERS-CoV quarantined

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from this city and a visiting flight attendant are currently undergoing quarantine due to possible infection with… »

Coastal erosion possible cause of suspected sinkhole in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 February) — The suspected sinkhole that appeared near a coastal community here over the weekend and triggered the evacuation of 46 families could be a case… »

GenSan coastal area evacuated due to suspected sinkhole

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 February) — The city government forcibly evacuated 46 families from an urban coastal community here on Sunday following the emergence of a suspected sinkhole in the… »

GenSan pours P73-M to upgrade hospital facilities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 February) — The city government has released around P73 million for the continuing expansion and upgrading of various vital facilities at the city hospital. Dr. Benjamin… »

GenSan’s Makar Port to get major makeover

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The city’s Makar Port is getting a major makeover this year through an innovative clean and green initiative of the Philippine Ports… »

GenSan producing 7,000 more armchairs for public schools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The city government is targeting to deliver around 7,000 armchairs to local public schools this year in a bid to further reduce… »

Councilor wants suspension of land titling in GenSan lifted

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 February) – A city official is pushing for the immediate lifting of a suspension order issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA) over the titling of… »

Gensan’s SAF hero

The casket containing the remains of Police Senior Inspector Ryan Pabalinas, a native of General Santos City, who was among the 44 SAF troopers slain in the Jan. 25 Masasapano… »

DA includes GenSan as priority area in PRDP program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 has adopted this city as among the priority expansion areas in the region this… »

UP geologists tapped to check GenSan’s vulnerability to landslide, flooding

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The city government has tapped geology experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) for a comprehensive study on the city’s landslide… »

P1-M worth of shabu seized in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 January) — Anti-drug operatives seized around P1.1 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu following a buy-bust operation in a crowded community here on Thursday. Agent… »

P120-K worth of illegal firecrackers, pyrotechnics seized

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 December) — Police personnel seized around P120,000 worth of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics in a series of operations Tuesday afternoon in Polomolok town in… »

31 hospitals on alert for firecracker-related incidents

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 Dec) — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 has placed 31 hospitals in the region on alert in connection with the New Year revelries.… »

20 injured by firecrackers in South Cotabato, GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 December) — A 43-year-old man lost a finger while 19 others, mostly children, sustained various firecracker injuries in connection with the Christmas revelries in this city… »

Paskuhan sa GenSan

The grandest fireworks display, lasting about 15 minutes, takes place on the culmination night of Paskuhan sa Gensan 2014 Wednesday, December 24. It was a fitting climax to the December… »

Cruise ship stranded in GenSan removed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 December) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) successfully moved to deeper waters early Tuesday afternoon a Panamanian cruise ship that ran aground last Friday off the… »

Coast Guard readies salvage ops for grounded cruise ship in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 December) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is working on the immediate removal of a Panamanian cruise ship that ran aground off the coasts of this… »

Christmas in Tuna Capital

The spirit of Christmas is in the air as Paskuhan sa Gensan opens with a grand fireworks display Friday, December 12, at the Oval Plaza in General Santos City. Photo… »

Landmark in honor of fisherfolk to rise in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 December) — A landmark honoring the city’s fishermen and pioneers of its thriving fishing sector will soon rise in a coastal village here. Joseph Alvin Veneracion,… »

City gov’t wants construction of vital bridge in GenSan resumed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The city government is pushing for the resumption before the end of the month of the construction works on a vital bridge along the P1.135 billion… »

DSWD Region 12 sends 15,000 food packs to Eastern Visayas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has dispatched an initial 15,000 family food packs to areas affected by typhoon… »

New Power Plant

A big crowd gather to see the new 20-megawatt bunker diesel power plant unveiled by Peakpower Soccsargen, Inc. (PSI) in Barangay Apopong, General Santos City on Thursday (20 Nov 2014).… »

New 20MW power plant launched in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – Power supply in Mindanao will get an additional 20 megawatts (MW) soon. This after Peakpower Soccsargen, Inc. (PSI) finally inaugurated today (Thursday)… »

HIV cases increasing among young professionals in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — Health authorities here have expressed alarm over the increasing number of young professionals in the city who were getting infected with the human immunodeficiency… »

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