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… »

DSWD-12 wants to enlist 105,232 more households into 4Ps program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is targeting to enlist an additional 105,232 poor households in the… »

DTI-12 launches book to attract investors

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 is targeting to attract more major investments in the region through a… »

Region-12’s economic growth seen to expand further

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 August) — After notching its highest economic growth rate of 8.4 percent last year, Region 12 or Soccsksargen’s economy could further expand to record-breaking levels in… »

Region 12 is top economic performer in Mindanao in 2013

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/31 July) — Region 12 or Soccsksargen’s economy grew at an all-time high of 8.4 percent in 2013, taking the top spot in the entire Mindanao in terms… »

DOLE-12 assists families of child laborers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 July)– The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 released various livelihood packages on Thursday to families of identified child laborers in an urban… »

15 LGUs in Region 12 get P90M from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 July) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 has released around P90 million in grants to 15 local government units (LGUs) in the region… »

DOT-12 pushes 7 tour packages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 July) – The Department of Tourism in Region (DOT) 12 has adopted an initial seven tour packages to anchor the region’s enhanced tourism promotion… »

P14.7B spent on infra in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 July) — The national government has invested around P14.7 billion in the last three years for the implementation of various priority infrastructure projects in parts of… »

Region 12, ARMM get P6.36B for 4Ps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 July) — The national government has released a total of P6.36 billion in cash grants in the last three years to beneficiaries of its flagship conditional… »

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… »

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