Region 12 nets P711M in investments in Q2

Region 12 nets P711M in investments in Q2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) -- Region 12 sustained its position as one of the country’s emerging investment destinations, with the entry of around P711 million worth o ...

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P20B sought for infra projects in Region 12

P20B sought for infra projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 is pushing for a funding of around P20 billion for the implementation of ...

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2 mayors, 2 from private sector nominated to head RDC-12

2 mayors, 2 from private sector nominated to head RDC-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has nominated two city mayors and two other leaders from the private sector to lead ...

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Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- Banana industry stakeholders in Region 12 are pushing for the reopening in the region of a government credit facility for small farmers ...

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Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 has allocated around P9 million in additional grants to assist the production requirements of ...

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Region 12 workers get wage hike

Region 12 workers get wage hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTPWB) in Region 12 has set a P15 to P20 increase in the daily wages of private wo ...

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Police in Region 12 placed on full alert

Police in Region 12 placed on full alert

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) -- The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has placed all its units under full alert following the bomb attack in Davao City late Friday night ...

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Police officer in R-12 in Duterte’s list of drug suspects shows up

Police officer in R-12 in Duterte’s list of drug suspects shows up

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 August) -- One of the five policemen from Region 12 who were named by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday as among the local government offici ...

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Police in Region 12 wants a government-run drug rehab center

Police in Region 12 wants a government-run drug rehab center

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 is pushing for the establishment of a government-run treatment and rehabilitation center for drug u ...

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No ‘epals’ please, DPWH-12 warns politicians

No ‘epals’ please, DPWH-12 warns politicians

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 has stepped up its campaign against “epals” or politicians who take cre ...

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Police in Region 12 monitoring elected officials, police officers involved in drugs

Police in Region 12 monitoring elected officials, police officers involved in drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – Police authorities in Region 12 are closely monitoring several elected local government officials and police officers in the region for ...

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PRO-12 launches information-education drive

PRO-12 launches information-education drive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – In a bid to enhance public awareness on its campaigns and initiatives, the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has launched a new informati ...

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P1.245 billion in support grants released to LGUs by DILG-12

P1.245 billion in support grants released to LGUs by DILG-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has facilitated the release of around P1.249 billion in support grants to lo ...

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Close to 4,000 drug pushers, users yield in Region 12

Close to 4,000 drug pushers, users yield in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 June) -- Nearly 4,000 people in Region 12 who admitted to being illegal drug pushers and users have surrendered voluntarily in the past several w ...

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4 active and former media workers reelected in Region 12

4 active and former media workers reelected in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) -- Four former and active media practitioners, all of them women, have been reelected to the local legislative bodies here and other parts o ...

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Technical glitches delay proclamations in some Region 12 areas

Technical glitches delay proclamations in some Region 12 areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The proclamation of some winning candidates in parts of Region 12 are facing delays due to various technical problems that affected the ...

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Police: Polls in Region 12 generally peaceful

Police: Polls in Region 12 generally peaceful

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) -- A grenade exploded in Cotabato City on Monday, but the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 declared the conduct of Monday’s general elections ...

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Defective VCMs, erroneous ballots mar voting in Region 12

Defective VCMs, erroneous ballots mar voting in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) -- The conduct of the elections in Region 12 has been “generally smooth” despite the reported technical problems with the vote-counting mach ...

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10 municipalities in Region 12 declared ‘areas of concern’

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared ‘areas of concern’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 has declared 10 municipalities in the region as areas of concern or election watch lis ...

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18 private schools in Region 12 want tuition fee hike

18 private schools in Region 12 want tuition fee hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – At least 18 private colleges and universities in parts of Region 12 are seeking another round of increases in June in their tuition and r ...

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590 cops deployed in Region 12 for May 9 polls

590 cops deployed in Region 12 for May 9 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 May) -- The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 deployed on Tuesday 590 police personnel to the region’s provincial and city police units in preparat ...

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No election ‘hotspot’ in Region 12 — Comelec

No election ‘hotspot’ in Region 12 — Comelec

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 May) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 has not declared any “hotspot” in the region in connection with the May 9 general elec ...

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P90M spent on dev’t projects in GenSan, South Cotabato

P90M spent on dev’t projects in GenSan, South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 March 2016) -- Around P90 million worth of development projects were implemented last year in this city and parts of South Cotabato through the e ...

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Region 12 has highest employment rate in the country

Region 12 has highest employment rate in the country

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Region 12 posted a 97.7% employment rate in 2015, the highest not only among regions in Mindanao but in the entire country, Ofelia Domin ...

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Region 12 records 3.16 million tourist arrivals in 2015

Region 12 records 3.16 million tourist arrivals in 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 March) -- Tourist arrivals in Region 12 have reached nearly 3.16 million in 2015, the highest for the region in the last four years, Nelly Nita D ...

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DOT-12 approves release of P7.56M for tourism projects

DOT-12 approves release of P7.56M for tourism projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has approved the release of around P7.56 million in grants to fund the implementation of various touris ...

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Region 12 prepares for travel & trade expo in Makati

Region 12 prepares for travel & trade expo in Makati

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – Region 12 stakeholders have stepped up their preparations for an upcoming regional travel and trade expo that will be held in Makati Ci ...

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COMMENT: A Crazy Acronym

COMMENT: A Crazy Acronym

­GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 February) -- Citing BOI (Board of Investment) Southern Mindanao chief Engr. Gil Dureza during a forum in Davao City on February 11, MindaNews ...

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Comelec regional directors reshuffled for 2016 polls

Comelec regional directors reshuffled for 2016 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 February) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has designated a new regional director for Region 12 as part of a temporary reshuffle in prepa ...

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DA to start cloud seeding ops in Region 12

DA to start cloud seeding ops in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 January) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 will start its planned cloud seeding operations on Wednesday as it moves to mitigate ...

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Comelec says no election hotspots in Region 12

Comelec says no election hotspots in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 January) -- The Commission on Elections in Region 12 has not yet identified any hotspot or election watchlist area in the region in connection wi ...

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Plant even during dry spell, DA-12 execs urge farmers

Plant even during dry spell, DA-12 execs urge farmers

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – Agriculture officials have urged farmers in Southwestern Mindanao to continue planting crops, as the country started to feel the feared El Nino ...

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41 injured so far by firecrackers in Region 12

41 injured so far by firecrackers in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 has raised concern over the rising firecracker and fireworks-related injury cases in parts o ...

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DA allocates P2.3B for agri support programs in Region 12

DA allocates P2.3B for agri support programs in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 December) -- The Department Agriculture (DA) has allocated some P2.3 billion for the implementation of various agricultural support programs and ...

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P6M in illegal drugs seized in Region 12

P6M in illegal drugs seized in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 November) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 12 has recovered nearly P6 million worth of illegal drugs in various operations thi ...

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DA releases P538M for machineries, project grants for farmers in Region 12

DA releases P538M for machineries, project grants for farmers in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) released on Wednesday around P538 million worth of farm machineries and project grants to farmers’ groups ...

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BFAR-12 allots P5.7M for 2 fish landing centers in coastal communities

BFAR-12 allots P5.7M for 2 fish landing centers in coastal communities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 has allocated around P5.7 million for the development of two community ...

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DOH-12 dispels fears of health problems from haze

DOH-12 dispels fears of health problems from haze

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 October) -- With the area’s air quality still at “safe levels,” the Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 allayed fears on Friday of serious he ...

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Air quality in Region 12 declared safe despite haze from Indonesia forest fires

Air quality in Region 12 declared safe despite haze from Indonesia forest fires

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) -- Air quality in this city and other parts of Region 12 has remained at safe levels despite the presence of haze, believed to have orig ...

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Region 12 placed under ‘blue alert’ as typhoon Lando enters PH

Region 12 placed under ‘blue alert’ as typhoon Lando enters PH

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 October) -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Region 12 has raised the “blue alert” status in the entire area in con ...

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DepEd-12 starts campaign for senior high school program

DepEd-12 starts campaign for senior high school program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 October) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 has launched a region-wide campaign to reach out to around 55,000 students that it a ...

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Police, military in Region 12 step up security ops as filing of candidacy nears

Police, military in Region 12 step up security ops as filing of candidacy nears

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – Police and military units in Region 12 have stepped their security operations in connection with the scheduled filing of Certificates of ...

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DA-12 looking at alternative palay areas in preparation to El Niño

DA-12 looking at alternative palay areas in preparation to El Niño

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sept) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is working on the opening of “alternative” palay production areas in a bid to offset th ...

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El Niño to hit 3 of 4 provinces in Region 12

El Niño to hit 3 of 4 provinces in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/28 September)—Officials have cautioned farmers in the Soccsksargen region to brace for El Niño, where the dry spell is expected to intensify and rear its ...

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LGUs in Region 12 urged to heighten preparations for El Nino

LGUs in Region 12 urged to heighten preparations for El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 September) -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Region 12 advised local government units in the area to ste ...

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8 LGUs in Region 12 conferred Seal of Good Local Governance

8 LGUs in Region 12 conferred Seal of Good Local Governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Eight local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 have received the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for showing improved ...

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P1.4-B farm, fishery equipment turned over in Region 12

P1.4-B farm, fishery equipment turned over in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/30 July) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed here on Thursday around P1.4 billion worth of farm and fishery equipment as well as financial ...

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DA opens P75-M facility in Koronadal

DA opens P75-M facility in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/30 July) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 unveiled on Thursday its newly-completed P75-million field office at the regional government ...

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RDC-12 urges DPWH to build more tourism roads

RDC-12 urges DPWH to build more tourism roads

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to allocate funds for ...

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57,000 senior high school enrollees expected next school year in Region 12

57,000 senior high school enrollees expected next school year in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 July) -- Around 57,000 students in Region 12 are expected to enroll in the next school year in the senior high school program of public schools i ...

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