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… »

GenSan braces for ‘Yolanda’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – The city government alerted has residents here on the possible occurrence of severe floods and landslides as super typhoon “Yolanda” enters the… »

Cops pin hope on CCTV to track GenSan bomb suspects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 November)––Authorities are hoping to track the suspects who left a powerful bomb Sunday night at a gasoline station here with the help of footages caught by… »

Special voting

A senior citizen shows his identification card during the special voting for senior citizens and persons with disabilities on Monday’s (October 28) barangay polls inside SM City General Santos .… »

GenSan council to probe ‘ukay-ukay’ proliferation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 October) –The city council is set to conduct an inquiry over the proliferation of imported used clothing or “ukay-ukay” in various parts of the city. City… »

4 Pacquiao kin seeking barangay posts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 October)– Two more brothers of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao are seeking various posts in the October 28 barangay elections, bringing to four… »

Police reactivate special poll monitoring unit in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/18 October)– Police authorities here have reactivated a special election monitoring unit in preparation for the October 28 barangay elections. Supt. Romeo Ruel Berango, deputy city police director… »

GenSan to relocate residents living in danger zones

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 October) — The city government is working for the relocation of around 1,800 families here living in various flood-prone areas and other declared calamity danger zones.… »

Green light given for 1,000 LED streetlights in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 September)—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allocated around P54 million for the installation of energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights in major roads within… »

‘Gun-free zone’ declared in GenSan as Tuna Fest nears

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 August)—As part of the intensified security measures for the city’s upcoming 45th charter anniversary and 15th Tuna Festival, the city government has declared anew the entire… »

GenSan wants 2 representatives in Congress

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Aug) – Citing it will better serve the city’s interests, the city council here is pushing for the separation of this city from the… »

Security at GenSan airport tightened

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 August)– The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has tightened the security arrangements at the airport here in the wake of the recent deadly bomb… »

GenSan raises security alert following Cotabato blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – Police authorities have raised the security alert in this city and the neighboring areas following the deadly bomb attack in Cotabato City on… »

Photog shot dead in GenSan

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/02 August)—A freelance photojournalist was shot dead Thursday night in front of his family in nearby General Santos City, police said. Chief Supt. Charles Calima, Region 12 police… »

GenSan wants renewable energy investments

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 July)– The city government is pushing for the entry of investments on renewable energy projects to help stabilize the area’s power supply condition. City Mayor Ronnel… »

GenSan police push reward system for crime witnesses, tipsters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 July) — Police officials here are pushing for the creation of a localized incentive or reward system for crime witnesses and informants in a bid to… »

NBI takes over probe on 4 cops accused of killing student

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 July)– The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has taken over the investigation into the killing last week of a criminology student here who was mistaken by… »

4 cops sacked over killing of criminology student

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 July) — Four policemen here will likely face criminal and administrative charges over the killing on Wednesday night of a criminology student whom they have mistaken… »

Rivera wants GenSan to be ‘highly competitive cosmopolitan city’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – “A highly competitive cosmopolitan city.” This was how incoming Mayor Ronnel Rivera described his vision for the area as he officially took… »

Pacquiao, et al. to take oath before Binay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(Mindanews/28 June) — Reelected Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao and other elected officials in this city and nearby Sarangani province will separately take their oaths on Saturday before Vice… »

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