P200M sanitary landfill complex in GenSan opens

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – The city government finally opened its P200-million sanitary landfill complex, which is considered as the biggest so far in Mindanao. Mayor Ronnel… »

DA-12 releases P20M for abattoir complex in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released an initial P20 million for the development of a modern regional abattoir complex here. Engr.… »

Comelec-12 to revive candidates’ debates

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 is planning to revive its public debates for local candidates in the May 2016… »

Admin-backed candidates file COCs in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – Stalwarts of the administration-backed Achievers with Integrity Movement-Liberal Party (AIM-LP) here formally launched their bid on Thursday to regain dominance of the local political… »

GenSan’s tuna industry urges government to study labor practices in fishery operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – Tuna industry players here urged the national government to conduct an in-depth study and impact assessment on the viability of the country’s… »

Tuna Lifting Contest

A laborer lifts a 39-kilo yellow fin tuna during a contest inside the fishport in General Santos City on Wednesday (2 September 2015). The participant who can lift the tuna… »

Tuna industry players pushing for harmonization of fishing practices in ASEAN

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Tuna industry players here are pushing for the harmonization of fishing practices and standards in Southeast Asia in the wake of the… »

Police on alert as GenSan’s Tuna Fest opens

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – The Police Regional Office-12 deployed additional police personnel in parts of the city in connection with Tuesday’s opening of the city’s week-long… »

GenSan to put up liquid nitrogen plant for livestock sector

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – The city government is planning to establish a liquid nitrogen (LN2) plant in a bid to enhance the genetic improvement initiatives of… »

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’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… »

P959M expansion project for GenSan airport to start this month

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) will begin this month preparatory works for the P959-million expansion project for the international airport… »

DPWH to build P11.7M overpass in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allocated around P11.7 million for the construction of a pedestrian overpass along a… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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.… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

Bla’an chieftain is GenSan’s first lumad rep to city council

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) – A B’laan tribal chieftain has formally assumed as the first representative of the city’s Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Cultural Communities (IP/ICC) in… »

RDC-12 wants right-of-way problem of GenSan’s circumferential road settled

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has called for the immediate resolution of the road right-of-way problems that have been… »

TURNING POINT: Revising Road Maps: The MSU GenSan Undergrad Thesis Controversy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 17 July) – In many things we normally do, our purpose, that is, what we want to accomplish, determines the amount of expenditure in time… »

Land Bank approves loan for Koronadal transport terminal complex

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has approved the loan application of the city government here for the construction and development of… »

GenSan wants SEC satellite office

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) – In a bid to enhance the city’s efforts to attract more new businesses and investments, the city council is pushing for the… »

GenSan residents warned on grass fires

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) cautioned residents against the possible occurrence of more grass fires and other related incidents in the… »

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 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… »

GenSan bracing for measles outbreak

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 March)– Health authorities here are bracing for a possible measles outbreak as suspected cases of the highly contagious viral disease in the area have continued to… »

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… »

(UPDATED) LPA spotted 460 kilometers off GenSan

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/11 January)—A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 460 kilometers east of General Santos City as of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration… »

GenSan cleans up city of ‘colorum’ tricycles

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Jan) – The city government has approved the release of 943 additional tricycle franchises as it moves to clean up the city’s streets of… »

GenSan city hall workers to get P35K incentive each

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 December) — The city government is set to release cash gifts of up to P35,000 each to its regular employees as performance enhancement incentive (PEI) to… »

Toss coin lands Pacquiao’s brother a seat in GenSan council

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 December) — World boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s younger brother Rogelio would have preferred a clear knockout win but will nonetheless take one… »

Work for GenSan’s circumferential road project goes full swing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Dec) – Construction works in the unfinished sections of the P1.135-billion circumferential road project here are expected to go on full swing in the… »

Police raises alert in GenSan as holiday season approaches

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Dec) – Authorities have raised anew the security alert in this city in preparation for the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivities in the… »

GenSan braces for heavy traffic during holidays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/6 December) — The city government is set to launch an enhanced traffic management plan to cope with the foreseen influx of visitors in the area in… »

GenSan wants to detect more HIV/AIDS cases to help in prevention drive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 Dec) – Health personnel here are pushing for the detection of more human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases as a strategy to… »

GenSan LGU to donate P6.5M to Guiuan, Borongan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 Dec) – The city government has chosen the municipality of Guiuan and the city of Borongan in Eastern Samar as beneficiaries of its P6.5-million… »

GenSan gives P3.5 million cash for ‘Yolanda’ victims

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 November)– The city government will deliver tomorrow (Saturday) P3.5 million in financial assistance to the local governments of Ormoc and Tacloban cities to assist the ongoing… »

GenSan, SouthCot to deploy medical teams to Yolanda-hit areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November)– Local government units here and nearby South Cotabato province are deploying medical teams to Leyte and Samar provinces to assist the ongoing medical and relief… »

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