OFWs from UAE quarantined in GenSan, Sarangani for possible MERS infection

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – Two residents from this city and one from Sarangani province who were on the Etihad Airlines flight carrying a passenger who initially… »

GenSan farming village hit by tornado

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – Officials have declared a farming village here under the state of calamity due to the onslaught of a strong tornado on Sunday afternoon that… »

GenSan police placed on high alert for Holy Week

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 April) — Around 500 police personnel will deployed in various strategic areas in the city starting weekend in connection with the observance of the Holy Week.… »

Grass fires from warm weather, cigarette butts alarm GenSan officials

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 2 April) – Environment personnel here have expressed alarm over the rising incidence of grass fires caused by the warm weather during the summer and sparked… »

CAB an important historical breakthrough – GenSan officials

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – City officials declared the signing today of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) by the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)… »

GenSan brownouts down to 1 hour

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – The daily rotating outages here are now down to just an hour due to the operationalization of the 15-megawatt (MW) modular generator… »

CebPac plans daily flight between Iloilo, GenSan

ILOILO CITY (MindaNews/22 March) – Leading domestic airline Cebu Pacific is planning to open three more flights this year between this city and General Santos City as part of its… »

10 business establishments in GenSan closed for operating sans permits

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – The city government has temporarily closed down at least 10 establishments here for operating without business permits and other required licenses. Charles… »

GenSan to put up ‘Hall of Champions’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) – In a bid to properly honor the city’s “champions,” the city council here is pushing for the establishment of a facility that… »

Modular genset streaming to ease brownouts in GenSan

Modular genset streaming to ease brownouts in GenSan GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 March) — The two- to three-hour daily rotational brownouts here are seen to ease in the next few… »

MSU-GenSan urged to open medical courses

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 March) — City officials are pushing for the opening of medical courses at the Mindanao State University (MSU) campus here as they continue to build up… »

GenSan police office forms advisory body to improve performance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 March) — In a bid to improve its operations and service delivery, the city police office has activated a special multi-sectoral body that will serve as… »

GenSan eyes Socoteco’s gensets to ease power woes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 March) — In a bid to ease the daily rotational brownouts here, city officials are pushing for the use of the leased diesel-fired modular generator sets… »

23 animals smuggled from Indonesia die

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 February) — Twenty-three of the 79 exotic birds and animals from Indonesia that were rescued by maritime policemen while being smuggled to this city a week… »

Update investment code for more revenues – GenSan mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 February) — The city government is pushing for the revision and updating of the city’s investment code in a bid to enhance further the local government’s… »

Raps filed vs smugglers of wildlife from Indonesia

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 February) — Maritime police authorities filed charges on Monday for illegal transport of wildlife against five persons who allegedly tried to smuggle to this city over… »

GenSan wants release of P200M for upgrading of fishing industry

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 February) — The city government is pushing for the release of a P200-million grant from the national government for the modernization of the city’s thriving fishing… »

GenSan vies for another ‘cleanest city’ title

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The city government has declared the oval plaza as a waste-free zone as it moves to reclaim its spot as one of the cleanest… »

Another tax amnesty looms in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 February) – City officials are pushing for another amnesty on interest payments for delinquent real properties in a bid to facilitate the collection of unpaid realty… »

GenSan cable TV gets digital upgrade

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – Households here will soon be treated to better cable television viewing through an ongoing upgrade and rollout of digital TV services here… »

City police not doing enough vs killings – GenSan mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 January) — The local police should work harder and perform better in resolving and preventing the spate of murder cases, City Mayor Ronnel Rivera on Tuesday… »

P5M in properties damaged in GenSan blaze

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — An estimated P5 million worth of properties were destroyed in a huge fire that gutted down a row of houses and other structures in… »

Manhunt on for 6 GenSan inmates who bolted jail

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – Police have launched a manhunt against six of seven inmates who bolted from a detention facility of a community police precinct here… »

Tripartite approach eyed in monitoring compliance with labor standards

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 January) — Labor personnel here have adopted a new assessment system for local companies and other business establishments in a bid to strengthen the enforcement of… »

GenSan police comply with Holiday firing ban

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 Jan.) — The city’s nearly 600 policemen fully complied with the Philippine National Police (PNP) central office’s directive that prohibited the use or firing of issued… »

GenSan eyes merger of 2 local health offices

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Jan.) – Local health authorities are pushing for the reintegration of the city government’s two health-related departments in a bid to enhance the delivery of various… »

GenSan’s campaign vs firecrackers gaining ground

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 January) – The local government’s campaign against firecrackers has started to gain ground in this city with the “minimal” firecracker-related injury cases recorded in… »

PDIC assures payment for depositors of closed rural bank in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 Dec.) — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) assured on Wednesday it would settle all the covered deposit insurance claims of over 2,000 depositors of a… »

PDIC takes over rural bank in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 Dec.) — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) has placed one of the oldest rural banks here under receivership, stunning its more than 2,000 depositors. Nathanel… »

Christmas trade fair in GenSan opens Friday

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 Dec.) — The city government will open on Friday a month-long trade fair to set off the area’s famed annual Christmas festival dubbed “Paskuhan sa GenSan.”… »

Indonesia sends home 35 fishermen to Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — The Indonesian government has repatriated 35 more fishermen from this city and the neighboring areas who were earlier detained for illegal fishing and entry… »

GenSan, 2 provinces launch relief drive for ‘Yolanda’ victims

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — Local governments and non-government organizations in General Santos City and the neighboring provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani have launched massive relief campaigns for… »

CSC voids appointments of 46 GenSan city officials, employees

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 November) — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has recalled the appointments of 46 officials and employees of the city government who were hired several weeks before… »

Coast Guard bans vessels from leaving port in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 November) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has suspended all departures of cargo and fishing vessels from this city in the wake of the ongoing onslaught… »

Fair weather in GenSan; sporadic rains in Malaybalay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 November) — The weather condition here and in neighboring areas has remained fair and is seen normalize within the next two days despite the ongoing onslaught… »

Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach ‘adopted son’ of GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 November) — The city government formally conferred on Tuesday the title of “adopted son” to Hall of Fame boxing trainer Frederick Steven “Freddie” Roach for helping… »

Pacman’s 2 brothers, sister-in-law win in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 October) — Two brothers and a sister-in-law of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao were among the proclaimed winners in Monday’s barangay elections here. A… »

Senior citizens, PWDs laud special voting in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/28 October)—In less than five minutes after approaching the Board of Election Tellers on Monday for the 2013 Barangay Elections, Gloria Rivera and Bartolome Hoyo separately emerged from… »

Voting going well in GenSan despite ‘usual problems’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 October) — Usual problems like missing names of voters and campaigning by some candidates hounded anew the start of the voting on Monday in various polling… »

GenSan to assess if buildings are quake-resistant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 Oct.) – The city government is set to conduct a city-wide inspection of public and private buildings in the wake of the devastation on Tuesday of… »

No fault lines in GenSan, neighboring areas – Phivolcs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has cleared the city and other nearby areas of any major active fault lines… »

GenSan backs BFAR conversion into department

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 Oct.) — Calling it a vital measure to ensure the sustenance of the country’s fishery industry, the city council has expressed support to the proposed conversion… »

Kalilangan Festival gets Hall of Fame award

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 Oct.) — The city’s renowned Kalilangan Festival has been elevated to the Hall of Fame of the annual Pearl Awards for best tourism practices after it… »

Couple nabbed in anti-cyber porn operation in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 Oct.) — Police operatives rescued two minors and arrested a couple in a raid on an alleged cyber pornography base in a village here on Sunday… »

New NGCP line for GenSan in anticipation of load growth

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/30 September)– The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is reinforcing its existing high-voltage transmission line from Matanao town in Davao del Sur to General Santos City… »

GenSan mulls acquiring own mobile court

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) — – The city government plans to mainstream the Supreme Court’s Enhanced Justice on Wheels (EJOW) program in the area through the acquisition of its… »

2 Region 12 festivals finalists in Pearl Awards

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sept) – Two popular festivities in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have been chosen as among this year’s finalists for the Pearl Awards or… »

PH investors keep PNG tuna industry vibrant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September)— Philippine companies are flexing their muscles in Papua New Guinea (PNG), operating the largest purse seine fishing fleet and biggest tuna canning factory in the… »

Charges filed vs 2 cops in drug buy-bust

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 Sept) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12 has filed multiple charges against two former policemen assigned in Sultan Kudarat province… »

64% rise in PH tuna exports seen next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 September) — The country’s canned tuna exports to the European Union (EU) are seen to increase by about 64 percent by next year once it gains… »

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