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… »

Rabies outbreak declared in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 March)– The provincial government of South Cotabato has declared an outbreak of the deadly rabies virus in a community in Sto. Nino town following the death… »

South Cotabato heightens awareness drive on HIV/AIDS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 March) — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have stepped up their awareness campaign on the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) due… »

Go slow on expansion of plantations, South Cotabato provincial gov’t urged

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/10 March) — Agriculture stakeholders in South Cotabato province have sought for the regulation by the provincial government of the introduction and expansion of industrial and plantation crops… »

MIND DA NEWS: Endless Lake Sebu Problem

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 March) — When people ignore laws – statutory and natural; when authorities neglect their authority or default on the use of it to enforce laws; and… »

35 illegal structures in Lake Sebu demolished

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) — Environment workers in South Cotabato province have demolished an initial 35 illegal structures in parts of Lake Sebu as part of the continuing massive… »

SouthCot rep wants probe of renewed rotational brownouts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 March) – South Cotabato Rep. Ferdinand Hernandez (Second Dist.) will push for a congressional investigation into the renewed long rotational brownouts that have been… »

SouthCot allots P4.8M for ‘Pisay’ regional campus

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an additional P4.8 million to help fund the construction of additional facilities at the… »

5MW solar power plant to rise in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has formally endorsed the planned development starting this year of a US$12-million solar power plant project… »

DAR taps MSU for flagship project for farmers in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) – The Department of Agrarian (DAR) has linked up with Mindanao State University (MSU) here to enhance the implementation of the flagship Mindanao… »

Road project to boost agribusiness in South Cotabato starts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 February) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the ground works for the initial phase of a major road project that will… »

South Cotabato to restore denuded forests in T’boli

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 February) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to rehabilitate some 40 hectares of a denuded timberland area in T’boli town as it continues… »

SouthCot LGU wants tourism businesses to get accreditation from DOT

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – In a bid to attract additional visitors or tourists this year, the provincial government of South Cotabato is urging tourism facilities in… »

SouthCot LGU wants to fight NPA with more services to the people

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has expanded its outreach activities in upland villages of T’boli and Lake Sebu towns in a… »

SouthCot health execs closely guarding against malaria

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – Health personnel in South Cotabato have intensified their border operations against malaria in a bid to prevent the possible entry of new… »

South Cotabato eyes hosting national, int’l sports events

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 February) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is setting its sights on possibly hosting national and even international sports events in the next few years… »

SouthCot’s revenues from mining drop in 2013

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 February) — South Cotabato’s mining and quarry revenues have dropped by around P3 million last year but officials expect the collections to pick up in the… »

DA seeks privatization of 3 agri facilities in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 February) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the privatization this year of three corn post-harvest processing and trading centers in Region 12 that… »

SouthCot allots P5M for Lake Holon tourism development

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an initial P5 million for the construction of various tourism facilities at the famed… »

P5.2M worth of tilapia hit in Lake Sebu fish kill

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – Around P5.2-million worth of tilapia have been devastated as another fish kill hit anew portions of the critical Lake Sebu in South… »

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