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… »

GenSan steps up moves to contain measles outbreak

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — Health personnel here are targeting to fully contain in the next few weeks the continuing measles outbreak in parts of the city. Dr. Edgardo… »

Good for tuna industry: Philippines a step closer to EU’s GSP+ inclusion

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 November)–The Philippines is a step closer to getting included in the European Union’s (EU) Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) list, which once clinched would augur… »

3 alleged drug pushers killed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) — Three suspected illegal drug pushers were killed in a shootout with police anti-drug operatives in an outskirt village here on Friday night. Chief Insp.… »

Crematorium eyed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 November)– The city government is planning to establish its own crematorium in a bid to offer residents with a more affordable burial alternative for their deceased… »

GenSan automates Local Civil Registrar’s office

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — Processing birth certificates and other related documents here is now much easier and faster with the completion of the Office of the Local Civil… »

GenSan LGU allots P200M for 4 economic enterprises

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – The city government has allocated around P200 million for the operations and planned expansions of its four economic enterprises next year. City… »

GenSan requires establishments to submit tourism statistics

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – In a bid to enhance the city’s tourism development and promotion initiatives, the city government is requiring tourism establishments in the area… »

2 more from GenSan tested positive of HIV

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – Two more residents here have tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), bringing the total disease incidence in the area to… »

3 cities in Region 12 included in DILG’s Citizen Satisfaction Index System

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has chosen three key cities in Region 12 as expansion areas for its… »

9 new HIV cases recorded in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Health authorities have confirmed nine new infections of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) here as they warned that more cases could emerge… »

PHL adopts universal fishing treaty

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October)–Conservation efforts for highly migratory fish stocks pushed by various tuna industry stakeholders here got a boost after the Philippine government finally adopted a universal fishing… »

GenSan extends immunization drive for 10 days

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — Health authorities have extended the supplemental mass immunization activities for measles, rubella and polio in the city to 10 more days in a bid… »

Unnamed suspect in GenSan blast charged

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 September) — Police have filed murder and multiple frustrated murder charges against an unnamed suspect in the bomb explosion at a plaza infont of the city… »

GenSan LGU offers P200,000 bounty for bombing suspects’ arrest

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – The city government has offered a P200,000 bounty in a bid to speed up efforts to arrest the suspects in the bomb… »

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… »

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