PNP-12 creates task force for GenSan explosion probe

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sept) – The Police Regional Office 12 has created a special task force that will spearhead the investigation of the explosion of an improvised… »

Cops looking at angles behind GenSan grenade bombing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – Police authorities are looking at a number of angles as possible motive in the explosion at a plaza in front of the… »

7 hurt in GenSan blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September) — Seven people were injured when a suspected improvised bomb exploded at a plaza located infront of the main city hall building here on Tuesday… »

‘Ecstasy’ worth P3M seized in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September) — Anti-drug operatives seized around P3 million worth of suspected “ecstasy” pills and arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation near a shopping… »

GenSan mulls banning riding-in-tandem on motorcycles to curb crimes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — In a bid to address the spate of unsolved murders and criminal activities perpetrated by motorcycle-riding suspects, city officials are considering the possibility of… »

GenSan hopes to bag Guinness record with display of 33 metric tons of tuna

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – Fish port workers here displayed and weighed around 33,610 kilograms or 33.61 metric tons (MT) of tuna in about 15 minutes on Thursday to… »

3 more HIV cases recorded in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – Three more professionals here have tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), bringing the disease incidence in the area to 150.… »

Alleged hazing inside GenSan police compound probed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 September) — Police officials here have launched an investigation into the involvement of one of its key officers in an alleged hazing activity involving several newly-hired… »

GenSan eyes world record for largest fish display

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 September) — Fish port workers here will attempt on Thursday to put up a display of around 50 metric tons (MT) of tuna in less than… »

Tuna exporters urged to increase shipments to Middle East, North Africa

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sept) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) urged producers and exporters of canned tuna here to increase their shipments to the Middle East and… »

Tuna industry players pushing for P959M GenSan airport expansion

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sept) – Tuna industry players here are pushing for the inclusion of the proposed P959-million expansion of the city airport here in the 2015… »

Tuna Float

Workers on a building seem not to mind the Tuna Festival float parade on Sept 5 in General Santos City as police officials impose what they call tight security measures… »

GenSan tuna industry seen to boost trade in ASEAN

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 September) — The tuna industry here could be a key contributor to the foreseen surge in trade exchanges within the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations… »

Improving quality is focus in Tuna Congress in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Around 500 tuna industry players will gather here on Thursday to discuss fresh strategies on further improving the competitiveness of the country’s tuna exports… »

Manila truck ban feared to affect prices of goods in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — Business leaders here warned of drastic increases in the coming months in the prices of various commodities that are shipped through the ports of… »

GenSan implements ‘gun-free zones’ for charter day, tuna fest

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – Police authorities have declared anew parts of the city as “gun-free zones” in connection with the celebration of the 46th city charter… »

9 MSMEs, firms in GenSan cited for role in local economy

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — The city government has recognized nine local enterprises and companies for their contributions to the area’s thriving economy and micro, small and medium enterprises… »

DOTC, DBM urged to give priority to GenSan airport rehab

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 August) — City officials are seeking for the inclusion of the long-delayed rehabilitation of the city airport here in the national government’s infrastructure initiatives for next… »

GenSan tuna firms agree to assessment of compliance with labor laws

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 August) — Tuna industry stakeholders here have agreed to undergo an assessment by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regarding their compliance with various labor… »

GenSan LGU teams up with NGO for cheaper, quality medicines for the poor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The city government has linked up with a non-government organization for the provision of cheaper and quality medicines for poor patients of… »

GenSan expands “Community Teach” project for low-performing schools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 11 August) — The city government will expand starting this month the implementation of its flagship reading remedial program for low-performing public elementary schools in the… »

Health facilities worth P67M completed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — The city government has completed around P67 million worth of health infrastructure and other related projects in the last 12 months through a grant… »

GenSan police given until December to shape up

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – City Mayor Ronnel Rivera gave local police officials only until December to improve their performance, especially in addressing the worsening problem on illegal drugs… »

54 classrooms to be built in GenSan this year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 August) — The city government is pushing for the construction of 54 more classrooms this year in various public schools in the city as it moves… »

GenSan to craft 10-year dev’t plan attuned to global situation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 August) — The city government is pushing for the crafting of a comprehensive plan that would direct the area’s development initiatives in the wake of the… »

GenSan Jan-Jun tax collection P205M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 August) — The city government has collected a total of P205.94 million in local taxes during the first half of the year, surpassing last year’s records… »

Consortium investing P50M for GenSan special ecozone

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 July)–A consortium here is investing some P50 million for the development of a special economic zone that aims to attract local and foreign investors, a company… »

GenSan to develop food terminal, public market thru public-private partnership

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) – The city government is planning to develop within the next three years a modern integrated food terminal and public market complex through… »

GenSan police told to address rising cases of unsolved murders

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – City officials directed police personnel here to double their efforts in securing the city and decisively address the rising cases of unsolved… »

GenSan wants a mental hospital

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – Alarmed with the rising number of persons with mental disorders or illnesses roaming the streets here, city officials urged the national government… »

Trike fare hike looms in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — The city council has set a series of public consultations over a proposed P2 to P3 increase in the minimum fare of tricycles operating… »

GenSan councilors blame police for unsolved slays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 July) — What’s happening to our city? Members of the city council raised that question to local police officials during its regular session on Tuesday as… »

Lonely Climb

A worker braves the inclement weather as he installs new sets of streetlamps along the national highway in General Santos City 30 June 2014. The city government has earmarked P54-million… »

Man killed, 18 families displaced in GenSan flood

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 June) — A still unidentified man was killed while 18 families were forced to evacuate late Sunday afternoon due to another flashflood in a major river… »

Boy killed, dozens displaced in floods in Polomolok, GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — A two year-old boy was killed while 26 families have evacuated as flashfloods ravaged anew several villages in this city and nearby Polomolok town… »

GenSan declares coastal water as protected area

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Calling it a vital component of the city’s marine ecosystem, the city council declared on Tuesday a portion of the area’s coastal waters… »

NFA to increase allocation to rice retailers in SouthCot to offset price hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The National Food Authority (NFA) is set to increase by nearly three-folds its weekly allocation to accredited rice retailers here and nearby… »

Suspect in 2008 New Year’s Eve blast in GenSan nabbed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 June) — Police operatives in Sarangani Province have arrested the alleged principal suspect in the New Year’s Eve grenade explosion at the oval plaza here in… »

GenSan reopens city hospital’s ICU, obstetrics ward

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 June) — The city government has expanded the services of the city hospital here as it completed the initial phase of the continuing rehabilitation and development… »

Customs revenues in GenSan surge to P340.5M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – Customs personnel here have collected around P340.5 million in revenues in the first five months of the year as they noted a… »

Bringing Smiles

Actress Marian Rivera lights up the faces of persons with disabilities housed at the SDC building of the City Social Welfare Development Office in General Santos City during her visit… »

PAGASA allots P5M for weather monitoring in GenSan airport

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is investing around P5 million for the establishment within this year of a… »

Mind da News: Endless Study

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, 26 May 2014 – It’s heartening to know that the eco-survival of Sarangani Bay is in the agenda of the present city government. (Mindanews, May 24 2014:… »

Coast Guard deploys 7 more patrol boats in GenSan, Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has deployed seven additional patrol boats to its units here and nearby Sarangani Province to augment its coastal watch… »

Separate College of Law for MSU-GenSan pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — City officials are pushing for the creation of a separate unit for the College of Law extension here of the Mindanao State University (MSU)… »

GenSan cops use trikes in anti-crime drive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 May) — The city police has started deploying police patrol tricycles in various parts of the city in a bid to enhance its crime prevention and… »

GenSan brownouts now at 7 to 8 hours

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – Power consumers here and in parts of Sarangani and South Cotabato provinces are bracing for a repeat of the seven to eight… »

DA wants to use GenSan’s Makar wharf as gateway for corn exports

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is planning to develop the Makar wharf here as primary gateway for potential corn shipments to various… »

GenSan chamber pushes productivity-based incentives for workers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 May) – Instead of an increase in the minimum wage, the local business chamber is pushing for productivity-based incentives for private sector workers. Raul Josefino Miguel,… »

Voter registration orderly in GenSan, SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – The opening of the voter registration and validation here and nearby South Cotabato on Tuesday has turned out smooth and orderly despite some minor… »

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