South Cotabato adopts unified communication system for security, disaster

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 October) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated around P4 million for the development of a unified security and disaster communication system in the… »

POC-South Cotabato gets P10M for 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 October) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated around P10 million for the implementation of various plans, programs and activities next year of the… »

Massive land grabbing reported in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – Officials of Tantangan town in South Cotabato have raised alarm over the alleged massive land grabbing activities in two of its villages… »

Dreamweavers

T’boli women weave T’nalak, which is made of abaca fibers, in Barangay Lamdadalag, Lake Sebu South Cotabato on Sunday, 12 October 2014. The T’boli weavers said the patterns of the… »

RDC-12 wants review of speed limit ordinances

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – After hearing complaints of travel delays and the high cost of penalties, the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is pushing… »

246 residents in South Cotabato get cash assistance from Sajahatra

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October) — An initial 246 residents in South Cotabato province have benefitted from the cash-for-work program of the national government’s Sajahatra Bangsamoro initiative. Norhata Benito, head… »

DTI-12 releases P14.5M to small businesses in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has released around P14.5 million in financial grants in the last nine months to various… »

South Cotabato adopts P2.4-B AIP for 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — The Provincial Development Council (PDC) of South Cotabato has endorsed around P2.4 billion worth of proposed development investments in various parts of the province… »

SouthCot urges ERC to hasten OK of $12M solar power project

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sept) – South Cotabato officials urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to hasten the release of its final approval for the US$12-million solar power… »

Suspect MERS case in SouthCot sent to Davao for isolation, testing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Sept) – The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 has sent to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City for isolation… »

MGB-12 grants mining firm authority to explore SouthCot, Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 12 has granted authority to another mining… »

SouthCot wants more localities to be in most competitive list

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Aug) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the inclusion by next year of more localities in the area in the… »

South Cotabato eyes new tourism circuit

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 August) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an initial P2 million for the development a new tourism cluster or circuit in the area.… »

Gathering Shells

Pidong Sendunan, 63, gathers golden kohol and other shells in Barangay Bacdulong in the scenic Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. He sells the shells at P45… »

NHA set to develop resettlement project in SoCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 August)– The National Housing Authority (NHA) has released an initial P1.8 million to set off the development of the P12 million resettlement project in Sto. Nino… »

South Cotabato sanitary landfill in 2014 ‘Galing Pook’ shortlist

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August)– South Cotabato province’s pioneering cluster sanitary landfill has been chosen by the Galing Pook Foundation as one of the 10 leading innovative local government-led initiatives… »

Made in Mindanao: Kablon Farm’s all-natural processed fruit products

TUPI, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – A truly natural healthy food products that are world-class in quality. Resting at the foot of the towering Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato’s… »

SouthCot undertakes P386-M worth of priority infra

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 August) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has invested around P386 million in the last 12 months for the implementation of various priority… »

P36M for cassava granule production plant in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 August) — The national government is investing around P36 million for the development of a production plant for cassava granules in South Cotabato province under the… »

SouthCot opens new hospital in Surallah in August

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) — After nearly a year of delay due to funding problems, the provincial government of South Cotabato is targeting to finally open by… »

SouthCot launches disaster management training program for barangays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — South Cotabato has launched an intensive training program on disaster mitigation and preparedness for its barangay disaster action teams (BDAT) to strengthen its disaster… »

SouthCot allots P57M more for infra, dev’t projects

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an additional P57 million for the implementation of key infrastructure and other related development projects… »

Security tightened in SouthCot for T’nalak Festival

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 July) — Police authorities have tightened security in nearby Koronadal City and other parts of South Cotabato province in connection with the upcoming celebration of the… »

‘Food poisoning’ downs 130 in Tampakan, South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – Some 130 residents of an upland village in Tampakan town in South Cotabato were rushed to various hospitals here on Friday night due to a… »

P303M funding for 36 farm-to-market roads in SouthCot approved

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved the funding and implementation of 36 additional farm-to-market road projects worth around P303 million in… »

SouthCot closes down 45 small-scale mineral ore processing plants

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has temporarily closed down 45 small-scale mineral ore processing plants in the municipality of T’boli due… »

NFA to increase allocation to rice retailers in SouthCot to offset price hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The National Food Authority (NFA) is set to increase by nearly three-folds its weekly allocation to accredited rice retailers here and nearby… »

UP-Manila’s SHS extension in SouthCot to offer nursing program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The four-year-old University of the Philippines-Manila School of Health Sciences (UP-SHS) South Cotabato extension unit in nearby Koronadal City will offer starting… »

SouthCot gov’t wants DOH to manage new hospital

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 June)– The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to forge an agreement with the Department of Health (DOH) for the full transfer to the agency… »

Illegal mining in SouthCot town slows down after installation of Army detachment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – The illegal “banlas” or sluice mining activities in the mountains of Tampakan town in South Cotabato have reportedly slowed down in the… »

Gov. Fuentes orders probe on freak death in Lake Sebu falls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 June) — South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes ordered on Friday a deeper investigation into an accident that led to the death of a former Mutya ng… »

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… »

Food for the cow

T’boli children haul grass for their cows in Barangay Lake Lahit in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato  on Saturday, May 24. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

SouthCot bidding to host 2015 Palarong Pambansa

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has started the rehabilitation of the provincial sports complex in a bid to boost Koronadal City’s… »

Pollution-free Ride

T’boli villagers in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato ride their horses on their way to farm to haul sacks of corn on Friday, May 23. They are paid P50 for every… »

747 illegal structures in Lake Sebu demolished

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 May) — Environment personnel in South Cotabato have demolished a total of 747 illegal structures in parts of Lake Sebu as part of the continuing massive… »

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… »

10 news HIV cases recorded in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have recorded 10 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the last four months, bringing the total disease… »

GenSan brownouts now at 7 to 8 hours

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – Power consumers here and in parts of Sarangani and South Cotabato provinces are bracing for a repeat of the seven to eight… »

Tampakan project budget for 2014 down to $9M

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – Foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) has cut its expenditure this year for the controversial Tampakan copper-gold project to around a third of its… »

SouthCot braces for El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to convene the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to discuss the necessary… »

Voter registration orderly in GenSan, SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – The opening of the voter registration and validation here and nearby South Cotabato on Tuesday has turned out smooth and orderly despite some minor… »

Comelec starts voter registration in GenSan, SoCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 May) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) personnel here and nearby South Cotabato province have launched a massive information and education campaign for the fresh round of… »

SouthCot eyes study on impact of aerial spraying

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 April) — The provincial government of South Cotabato will commission an in-depth study to determine the safety of the continuing use of the aerial spraying method… »

Info drive on measles heightened in SouthCot as incidence climbs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 April) — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have stepped up their measles awareness and immunization campaign due to the continuing increase in disease incidence in… »

SouthCot pork producers seek entry to Singapore markets

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 April) — Pork producers here and the neighboring areas are pushing for the revival of negotiations for the entry of local pork meat products to potential… »

DOLE-12 releases P3.44M in SouthCot livelihood packages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 released around P3.44-million worth of livelihood packages on Monday to some 528 informal workers… »

SouthCot moves to stop green bug infestation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 March) — Agriculture personnel in South Cotabato province have stepped up efforts to contain the emergence in the area in the last several weeks of the… »

P190M infra projects completed in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 March) — Around P190 million worth of infrastructure projects funded by the national government and the provincial government of South Cotabato have been completed in the… »

Official says clearing of illegal structures in Lake Sebu complete by April

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 March)– Environment personnel in South Cotabato province are targeting to complete by next month the cleanup of illegal structures along the passageway and outlets of the… »

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