P3.54M allotted for R-12 athletes to Palaro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 March) — The city government has allotted around P3.54 million for the training of athletes from parts of Region 12 who will be competing in the… »

Raids yield nearly P30M worth of shabu in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) — Police operatives in Region 12 seized nearly P30 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in the last two months in various operations in… »

DA releases P1B agri projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 March) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) released on Tuesday nearly P1 billion worth of agriculture-based projects and equipment to various farmers’ organizations and local government… »

2 suspected of MERS-CoV quarantined

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from this city and a visiting flight attendant are currently undergoing quarantine due to possible infection with… »

DOLE releases P12.89M for livelihood to LGUs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 February) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 released around P12.89 million worth of livelihood grants on Thursday to various local government… »

Region 12’s new tourism tag: #HelloParadise

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 February) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 12 has adopted a new brand name for the region in a bid to enhance its continuing… »

World paragliding tilt chosen as Region 12’s tourism banner event

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 February) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has adopted the first leg of the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) slated next month in Maasim town in… »

Tourist arrivals in Region 12 hit over 2M in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 February) — Tourist arrivals in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region surged to a record 2.38 million in 2014 as the local tourism industry continued to… »

PhilHealth to expand coverage to 11,000 more households in conflict areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will expand to 11,000 households this year the coverage of its health insurance program for residents… »

Poverty reduction program for fisherfolk launched in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 January) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has allocated around P55 million for the implementation this year of a new socio-economic initiative for… »

DOT-12 to do promotions in South Korea

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – In a bid to draw more foreign tourists or visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 12 is planning to organize… »

Police in Region 12 prepares for SK elections

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has placed the entire region under heightened alert in preparation for next month’s Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)… »

Region 12 crimes drop by 23% in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – Crime incidence in Region 12 has dropped by about 23 percent last year as the peace and order situation in most parts… »

DOLE-12 rolls out paperless processing of construction safety, health programs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has started the region-wide rollout of a new “paperless” system for the… »

More job fairs set in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 January) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is planning to launch more major job fairs this year as part of its… »

DTI-12 opens product showcase in mall

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 January) — In a bid to enhance their promotion and marketing, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has opened a new display… »

137 firecracker, gun injuries during holidays – DOH-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Jan) – Health personnel in Region 12 recorded a total of 137 firecracker-related and stray bullet injuries in various parts of the region during… »

New police deployment looms in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 January) — The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 is set to assign additional police personnel to various police units in the region in a bid to… »

2 top police officers in Region 12 up for replacement

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 January) — Two top police officials in Region 12 are due for relief in the coming weeks after exceeding the prescribed two-year term in their current… »

Traders face raps for illegal sale of firecrackers, pyrotechnics in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 January) — Police authorities are set to file charges for violation of the Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics Law against a number of traders in parts of Region… »

Victims of firecracker injuries reach 64 in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 January) — Health personnel in Region 12 recorded 22 more firecracker-related injuries in the run-up and during the New Year’s Day celebrations, bringing the injury cases… »

P120-K worth of illegal firecrackers, pyrotechnics seized

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 December) — Police personnel seized around P120,000 worth of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics in a series of operations Tuesday afternoon in Polomolok town in… »

More residents employed in Region 12 in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — The number of employed residents in Region 12 has slightly increased this year as local industries continued with their expansions amid the area’s improving… »

Region 12 police to make sure none among its ranks fire a gun during holidays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 is targeting to maintain its clean record in terms of indiscriminate firing cases involving police personnel… »

DOST releases over P36M to MSMEs in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 has released some P36.65 million worth of “innovation support” this year to various micro,… »

DA allots P792M for agri-related infra in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 December) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is investing around P792 million for the development and upgrading of more farm-to-market roads and various vital agricultural support… »

MSMEs receive P26-M worth of machines to boost productivity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 Dec) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has distributed around P26 million worth of machineries and equipment to help improve the… »

Flashflood, landslide alerts up in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 December) — The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Region 12 has raised flashflood and landslide alerts in various parts of the region… »

Workers in Region-12 to get P5 wage hike in 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 December) — Private workers in Region 12 will receive an additional P5 increase in their daily wages starting January 1 next year, bringing the area’s floor… »

12 barangays in Region 12 child labor-free — DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 December) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has declared 12 barangays in the region as child labor-free. Ofelia Domingo, DOLE Region… »

P4.27M released for livelihood projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 released on Monday P4.27-million worth of livelihood grants to various local government units… »

DOH-12 wants zero casualty to firecrackers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – Health authorities in Region 12 are targeting to achieve zero casualty rate in terms of firecracker-related injuries in the coming Christmas and… »

Australia okays P33M for classrooms, daycare centers in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 November) — The Australian government has approved a grant of P33.05 million for the construction of additional classroom buildings and day care centers in parts of… »

DTI-12 to hold trade fair for new products

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 will stage next week a grand trade fair that will showcase the region’s emerging… »

Region 12 growers may start exporting pork to UAE, Singapore by next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 05 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is eyeing to start by next year the shipment of cut pork meat products… »

DSWD Region 12 seeks ways to address needs of nearly a million poor children

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Nov) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is working on various interventions to address the basic needs and uplift the living conditions of… »

Region 12 gets P68.6M from DA for infra, livelihood

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 October) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 has released an initial P68.5 million in financial grants to eight local government units (LGUs) in… »

Police in Region 12 on full alert for holidays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — The Police Regional Office 12 placed all police units in the region on full alert starting Monday in connection with the upcoming observance of… »

DA-12 P75M complex to be completed in 2015 Q2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is pushing for the completion by the second quarter of 2015 its P75-million new… »

Farm equipment, funds worth P204M released to Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) delivered on Wednesday around P204 million worth of farm machineries and funding for various support projects to farmers groups… »

House committee to hold 4 consultations on BBL in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – The House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee studying the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will hold four major public consultations this week… »

DSWD sees improvement of lives of those in CCT program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 sees significant improvements in the next four years in the lives… »

P116M in crop insurance grants released in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) has released a total of P115.887 million in crop insurance grants in the first three quarters of the year… »

RDC-12 ups preparations for ASEAN integration

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 September) — In a bid to enhance the area’s preparations for next year’s integration of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),… »

RDC-12 eyes transfer of about 30 agencies to Koronadal in 2 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 September) — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is targeting the full transfer to nearby Koronadal City of about half of the region’s 65… »

Comelec in Region 12, Zambo ready for SK poll registration

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 September) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices in Region 12 are all set for the 10-day registration period for the 2015 Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Lawyer Jose… »

PRC to open regional office in Koronadal next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 September) — The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will establish in nearby Koronadal City by next year its fourth regional office in Mindanao. Arturo Valero, acting chair… »

Region 12 leaders push for good governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sept) – Local government leaders in Region 12 have renewed their commitment to promote a culture of good governance and pursue the principles of… »

Unemployment rate in Region 12 drops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – The number of unemployed residents in Region 12 has slightly dropped in 2013 as the area’s socio-economic situation continued to improve. Lawyer… »

DPWH-12 posts P33M savings in tourism road projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 has generated P33.46 million in savings in the implementation of various… »

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