2 boys get firecracker injuries in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – Health personnel in South Cotabato province have stepped up their campaign against the use of firecrackers and fireworks after it already recorded… »

Upgrading of South Cotabato provincial hospital starts in 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is targeting to begin early next year the upgrading of its provincial hospital following the approval of a… »

SouthCot invests P3M in communications gear for search and rescue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Dec) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has released some P3.15 million worth of rescue and communication equipment to local search and rescue… »

DSWD Region 12 sends 15,000 food packs to Eastern Visayas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has dispatched an initial 15,000 family food packs to areas affected by typhoon… »

South Cotabato forms HIV/AIDS Council

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 December) — Alarmed by the rising local cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), the provincial government of South Cotabato is working… »

South Cotabato speeds up tourism infra projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 December) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the completion within the next two years of its ongoing tourism development projects in a… »

9 confirmed deaths from AIDS in South Cotabato this year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 December) — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have recorded nine confirmed deaths in the area this year due to the disease complications triggered by the… »

SouthCot to expand livelihood program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to expand next year the implementation of flagship livelihood program Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SEA-K)… »

Environment groups back SouthCot’s plan to ban aerial spray

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Environment groups have joined the campaign for the total ban of aerial spraying method in banana plantations in Surallah, South Cotabato. The move… »

SouthCot town planning to ban aerial spray in agri plantations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – Officials of Surallah town in South Cotabato are planning to ban aerial spraying in agricultural plantations in the area due to its… »

SouthCot offers scholarships for aspiring lawyers, doctors

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – Aspiring lawyers and doctors in South Cotabato province could avail of scholarship grants starting next year through the provincial government’s flagship Kabugwason-Paglaum Scholarship… »

SouthCot town police chief probed for manhandling minor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) – Police authorities in Region 12 have ordered an investigation into the alleged manhandling of a minor over curfew violations by a town… »

South Cotabato official seeks regulation of manufacture, use of firecrackers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — A senior member of the South Cotabato provincial board is pushing for the passage within the next two weeks of an ordinance that seeks… »

Murder suspect bolts SouthCot jail

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Nov) – Jail personnel in South Cotabato province have launched a manhunt against a murder suspect who escaped from their custody while gathering firewood… »

SouthCot to build treatment facility for hospital waste

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Nov) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to establish a treatment facility for various wastes generated by local government-managed and supported… »

South Cotabato steps up revenue collection for mining, quarry operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has intensified its tax education and collection efforts among mining and quarry operators in a bid to reach… »

SouthCot joins ‘half-rice’ campaign

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – South Cotabato officials are pushing for the inclusion of half-cup serving of rice or “half-rice” in menus of food establishments within the province. Such move… »

PHL’s largest proposed solar plant in SouthCot gets DENR, NCIP permits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 November) – The proposed biggest solar power plant project in the Philippines, which will be located in Surallah, South Cotabato, has already acquired two major… »

P1.5M allotted for guns for village peacekeepers in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has set aside an initial P1.5 million for the purchase of additional firearms for barangay-based peacekeeping units in… »

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… »

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