P5 wage hike in Region 12 starts next month

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 July) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is targeting the implementation later next month of a new regional wage order that… »

DOH-12 moves to curb measles incidence

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 July) — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 is targeting to increase the region’s immunization rate for measles by about 15 percent before yearend… »

R-12 eyes doubling coffee production in 10 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 July) — In a bid to cope with the growing demand for coffee in the domestic and foreign markets, coffee industry stakeholders in Region 12 are… »

DOLE wants Region 12 to be free from child labor in 2 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is pushing for declaration within the next two years of 52 barangays… »

P340-M tourism road projects completed in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 has completed around P340 million worth of tourism road projects in various parts… »

Region 12 trains more ‘tourist cops’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – The Police Regional Office 12 has trained 96 more policemen in the region to become “tourist cops” as it moves to transform… »

Alert up for schools in flood-prone schools in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 has alerted schools situated in flood-prone areas as the continuing rainy season was seen to even… »

Region 12 needs 272 more high school classrooms

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Public secondary high schools in Region 12 only need 272 additional classrooms to meet the increase in enrollment this school year and… »

DepEd-12 reassigns teachers, resources

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 June) — The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched a major realignment of its teaching personnel and other vital resources in a bid to properly manage… »

‘Region 12 filariasis-free by 2018’

DOH-GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 June) — Health authorities in Region 12 are targeting to fully eliminate the remaining cases of the filariasis disease in the provinces of Sarangani and Sultan… »

DILG-12 starts good local governance assessment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 June) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) in Region 12 has started the implementation in the region of its flagship Seal of… »

P258.5M for PAMANA in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 June) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 12 has allocated P258.5 million for the implementation of additional peace and development… »

23 POs to receive livelihood grants from DENR

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MIndaNews/09 June) — Twenty three people’s organizations based in coastal or fishing communities in Region 12 are set to receive livelihood grants under the Department of Environment… »

DOT pushes for tour packages in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 June) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 12 is pushing for the development this year of more tour packages featuring the area’s top attractions… »

Kalahi-CIDSS expansion in Region 12 starts in July

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 June) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 will begin by next month the implementation of the expanded Kalahi-CIDSS program in… »

RDC-12 sets up clearing house for research proposals

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – In a bid to rationalize the region’s research and development activities, the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has established a… »

16 LGUs in Region 12 receive P24M as incentives for good performance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – Sixteen local government units in Region XII have received a total of P24-million worth of incentives this year from the Performance Challenge… »

P143.7M allotted for water systems in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 June) — Twenty six local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 are set to receive P143.7 million in grants for the construction of potable water systems… »

DepEd to build 929 additional classrooms in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is building a total of 929 additional classrooms in parts of Region 12 to meet the number of classrooms… »

1.2M students enrolled in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — Around 1.2 million pupils and students trooped on Monday to various public and private elementary and secondary schools in Region 12 for the opening… »

Phivolcs warns of Pinatubo-like eruptions in SouthCot, Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – A major devastation in the magnitude of the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in Central Luzon could hit this city and other… »

LGUs in Region 12 urged to adopt disaster management tools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the full adoption by local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 of various disaster… »

CHED wants more gov’t scholarships for Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 May) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Region 12 is pushing for the opening of additional government scholarships slots for the coming school year… »

Region 12 social pensioners validated this week

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 May) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is set to launch this week the special validation for beneficiaries of the… »

Tuition hike looms in 13 schools in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 May) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Region 12 has endorsed for approval the applications of 13 private colleges and universities in the region… »

RDC-12 wants prov’l hospital in SouthCot to go regional

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is pushing for the passage of a law that would facilitate the conversion of… »

Disaster preparedness focus of Brigada Eskwela

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — Brigada Eskwela opened Monday with a directive for public schools to implement innovative measures to make local campuses or school communities resilient and ready… »

Social pensioners in Region 12 to undergo validation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is targeting to begin before the end of the month the special validation… »

Poor families to get livelihood aid from DOLE-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Some 135 poor families and workers in this city are set to receive various livelihood packages through a continuing poverty reduction initiative of the… »

Region 12 wants to be country’s top corn producer

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Region 12 has moved closer towards its goal to become the country’s top corn producer. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, Department of Agriculture (DA) Region… »

DA-12 to convert 74,800 hectares into organic farms

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 in targeting to convert within the next two years around 74,800 hectares of agricultural areas… »

6 caves in Region 12 eyed for ecotourism

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 is pushing for the development of six caves in the region… »

DOST to showcase works of inventors in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 will showcase later this month various innovative projects and creations of emerging inventors in… »

1Q tourist arrivals in Region 12 breach half million mark

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – Over 500,000 tourists came to Region 12 from January to March this year, an official said. Department of Tourism (DOT) 12 regional director Nelly Dillera… »

DOLE-12 taps solar tech to curb power outages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 May) — In a bid to offset the impact of the daily rotational brownouts in its operations and at the same time help promote the use… »

Region 12 wage body to tackle pay hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/2 May) — The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of Region 12 will convene on Saturday to decide whether there’s a need to implement another… »

8-hour brownouts hit parts of Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 May) – The daily rotational brownouts in parts of Region 12 stretched to as high as eight hours on Thursday due to the worsening power supply… »

RDC-12 seeks extension of agri project operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 May) — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to extend the operations of the Socsksargen Area Development… »

28,000 local, overseas jobs at GenSan job fairs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 April) — Around 28,000 overseas and local job vacancies will be up for grabs for job seekers here and the neighboring areas in two major job… »

17 municipalities in Region 12 to benefit from Kalahi-CIDSS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – Seventeen municipalities in Region 12 are set to receive “multi-million” socio-economic projects under the national government’s expanded Kalahi-CIDSS program. Emerita Dizon, Department… »

GenSan wants airport officially named after city

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  (MindaNews/27 April) – The City Council wants the airport in Tambler officially named as General Santos City International Airport, as a symbol of the city’s continuing development… »

Death from rabies: 9 in first quarter

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — Health personnel in Region 12 have recorded nine suspected deaths due to rabies in the first three months of the year. Dr. Teogenes Baluma,… »

DOH: 11 more Etihad passengers from Regions 12 and 9 free of MERS-CoV

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — Six more passengers from Region 12 of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 have tested negative for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).… »

Etihad passenger from GenSan tests negative of MERS-CoV

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 April) — One of the passengers from Region 12 of Etihad Airlines flight EY 0424 that arrived in Manila last April 15 with a person who… »

NorthCot registers highest tourist arrivals in Region 12

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / April 21) – The province of North Cotabato recorded the most number of tourist arrivals in Southwestern Mindanao (Region 12) in 2013. Regional Director Nelly Dillera, of… »

Hog production in Region 12 drops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 April) — Pork producers here and the neighboring localities are pushing for the revitalization of the local backyard hog or swine sector in a bid to… »

DOLE-12 releases P8M in livelihood assistance to informal workers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has released a total of P8 million worth of livelihood packages in the last… »

566 more cops to be hired for Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 April) — The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 is set to hire an additional 566 policemen as it continues to build up the manpower strength and… »

Iloilo, Bacolod to help promote R-12 tourist destinations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – Five major travel and tour operators based in the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod have signified to help promote various tourist destinations… »

‘Selling mission’ nets P3M for R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 March) — Trade and tourism players in Region 12 have generated around P3.1 million worth of product and accommodation sales and bookings during the recent week-long… »

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