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… »

Illegal fish cages in Lake Sebu to be dismantled

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — The provincial government of South Cotabato will start next week the dismantling of illegal fish cages along the critical Lake Sebu as it embarks… »

SouthCot officials watched for alleged role in illegal drug trade

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — Several elected officials in South Cotabato province are reportedly being monitored by local authorities due to their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade… »

SouthCot, DA-12 eye cost-sharing for agri projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 February)– The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the implementation of around P70 million worth of agricultural infrastructure support projects through a grant from… »

SouthCot LGU to file charges vs 7 illegal miners

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to file charges against seven personalities who were allegedly behind the continuing illegal “banlas”… »

Korean firm eyes 35-MW hydropower plant in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 January) — A South Korean-backed firm is reportedly planning to invest around US$90 million for the development of a 35-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in Lake Sebu… »

PNP-SouthCot has new director

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has designated a former operations officer of a defunct anti-kidnapping unit as the new police director of South Cotabato… »

SouthCot to restore biodiversity sites in Mt. Matutum

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 January)– Environment personnel are set to embark on a massive reforestation program to rehabilitate portions of a declared biodiversity corridor in two municipalities straddled by the… »

Police uproots marijuana plantations in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – Police personnel in T’boli town in South Cotabato destroyed an additional 10,000 hills of marijuana that were uprooted in a series of… »

SouthCot to integrate disaster preparedness in school curriculum

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the integration by next school year of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM)… »

Suspected measles cases recorded in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — Health authorities in South Cotabato have recorded 10 suspected cases of measles infection in two localities in the province in the last two weeks.… »

South Cotabato reorganizes offices, personnel

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — In a bid to improve its operations and service delivery, the provincial government of South Cotabato is working on a major reorganization this year… »

Proposal to ban firecrackers, pyrotechnics in SouthCot revived

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Jan.) — South Cotabato officials are planning to revive moves for the passage of a provincial ordinance that will totally ban the selling and use of… »

Firecracker injuries in SouthCot rise to 63

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 January) – The number of recorded firecracker-related injuries in South Cotabato province rose to 63 on Thursday but local health authorities said they were not done… »

190 villages energized in SouthCot, SK

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 Dec.) — An additional 190 remote communities in parts of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces were energized this year through the national government’s continuing rural… »

SouthCot LGUs pass DILG’s ‘good governance’ seal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 December)– All local government units (LGUs) in South Cotabato province have passed the assessment this year for the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG)… »

Irrigation breach feared to destroy 1,000 hectares of rice farms in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 December)–Around 1,000 hectares of irrigated palay farms in three municipalities of South Cotabato province are at risk of drying up within in the next few weeks… »

SouthCot seeks more revenues via IGP

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 Dec.) — South Cotabato officials are pushing for the creation of more viable public economic enterprises or income-generating projects in a bid to improve the local… »

SouthCot’s Pingoy says he’s ready to ‘face the music’ re pork barrel charges

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – Former South Cotabato governor and second district Rep. Arthur Pingoy Jr. said Wednesday he is ready to “face the music” over the malversation, direct… »

SouthCot to review open-pit mining ban in environment code

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Dec) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato will review next year the province’s environment code in a bid to “enhance and amend” some… »

SouthCot targets students in campaign vs firecrackers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Dec) – With three weeks left before the start of the long Christmas break in schools, health personnel in South Cotabato province have shifted… »

Red Cross to suspend relief drive in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 November)– The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chapters here and nearby South Cotabato province will temporarily suspend their relief campaigns for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” in… »

Navy ship loading relief goods for Leyte from R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 November)– Local government units and government agencies in Region 12 are set to deliver around two million pounds or 907 metric tons of relief goods to… »

GenSan, SouthCot to deploy medical teams to Yolanda-hit areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November)– Local government units here and nearby South Cotabato province are deploying medical teams to Leyte and Samar provinces to assist the ongoing medical and relief… »

GenSan, 2 provinces launch relief drive for ‘Yolanda’ victims

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — Local governments and non-government organizations in General Santos City and the neighboring provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani have launched massive relief campaigns for… »

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