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)… »

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… »

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