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 preparation for the… »

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 the worsening… »

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 with the May… »

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 phenomenon.… »

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 of… »

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 projects next year in parts of Region… »

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 this year in parts… »

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 and local government units… »

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… »

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 health… »

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… »

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 connection with… »

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 aims to… »

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 Candidacy… »

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… »

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 ugly head in… »

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 step up their preparations… »

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 performances… »

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 grants for various… »

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 center complex here in the… »

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… »

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… »

Region 12’s RDC seeking intervention on rising HIV cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is seeking the national government’s intervention over the rising incidence of the human immunodeficiency… »

Police in Region 12 ups campaign vs illegal drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has committed to improve its accomplishments this year in terms of its campaign against the proliferation… »

10,000 jobs up for grabs during Independence Day jobs fair in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – Around 10,000 job vacancies will be up for grabs for job seekers here and the neighboring areas during the Independence Day or… »

DA-12 assures no rice shortage despite El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 played down fears of a possible rice shortage as a result of the onslaught of the… »

DepEd to hire 1,879 teachers in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 is targeting to complete within the week the hiring of an additional 1,872 teachers for various… »

59 OFW dependents in R-12 get scholarships from OWWA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 12 has enlisted an additional 59 scholars for school year 2015-2016 under a program for dependents… »

Close to 1M enrollees show up on opening of classes in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 June) — Nearly one million pupils and students in Region 12 trooped to various public schools on Monday for the formal opening of classes of school… »

Region 12: no shortage in classrooms

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 May) — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 is not expecting any shortage in the region this year in terms of classrooms and related… »

17 colleges, universities in Region 12 to increase fees

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) — Seventeen colleges and universities in Region 12 will implement an average of five to seven per cent increase in tuition and other… »

DOLE-12 partners with academe for monitoring of livelihood programs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has partnered with the region’s education sector for the monitoring of its… »

OWWA releases P950,000 for OFWs repatriated from Libya

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 12 has released some P950,000 in financial assistance since last year to overseas workers… »

MinDA wants more tourism sites developed in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Upbeat with Region 12’s tourism potentials, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is pushing for the development of more world-class tourism sites in the area.… »

DOLE-12 eyes 70,000 job vacancies on Labor Day job fairs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is targeting to generate around 70,000 job vacancies for the upcoming Labor Day job… »

DOST installs 72 weather monitoring systems in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has installed a total of 72 weather monitoring systems in various parts of Region 12 in the… »

DA prepares for cloud seeding in Region 12 to counter dry spell

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has started preparations for the conduct of cloud seeding activities in parts of Region 12 in a bid to… »

RDC-12 endorses P90.7B budget for line agencies, GOCCs, universities and colleges

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Apr) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has endorsed a budget of around P90.768 billion for the operations next year of… »

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)… »

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