Grenade lobbed in Polomolok vice mayor’s compound; no one hurt

Grenade lobbed in Polomolok vice mayor’s compound; no one hurt

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) -- Police are eyeing several angles, including the intensified campaign against illegal drugs, as motive behind the grenade attack Saturday ...

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5 fatalities in Davao blast from South Cotabato

5 fatalities in Davao blast from South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) – Five of the 14 fatalities in the bomb attack at a night market in Davao City on Friday night were from South Cotabato province. Four of ...

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30 gov’t employees in South Cotabato fired for drug use

30 gov’t employees in South Cotabato fired for drug use

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 August) -- At least 30 job order or contractual employees of the provincial government of South Cotabato have been dismissed from service after b ...

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6 more deaths from AIDS recorded in South Cotabato

6 more deaths from AIDS recorded in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 August) -- Health personnel in South Cotabato province have recorded six more confirmed deaths in the area this year due to disease complications ...

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Mt. Matutum

Mt. Matutum

A rare view of Mt. Matutum from the coastal village of Astorga in Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur on Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016. Mt. Matutum straddles the pineapple-producing tow ...

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South Cotabato town under state of calamity due to dengue

South Cotabato town under state of calamity due to dengue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 July) – Officials have declared the entire municipality of Tupi in South Cotabato under a state of calamity due to the rising cases of the deadly ...

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SouthCot mayors deny involvement in drug trade

SouthCot mayors deny involvement in drug trade

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – South Cotabato province’s 11 city and municipal mayors denied on Wednesday any involvement in the illegal drug trade and related activi ...

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T’nalak Festival

T’nalak Festival

Students from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato perform during the street dancing competition that highlights the Golden Foundation Anniversary and T'nalak Festival of the province on Mon ...

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3,000 drug suspects vow to mend ways in South Cotabato

3,000 drug suspects vow to mend ways in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 July) -- Around 3,000 self-confessed drug pushers and users from various parts of South Cotabato province pledged on Tuesday to shun from illegal ...

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P1.6M worth of drugs seized in SouthCot in first half of 2016

P1.6M worth of drugs seized in SouthCot in first half of 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 July) – Police operatives in South Cotabato recovered around P1.59 million worth of illegal drugs in various operations in parts of the province ...

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Floods displace 40 families in South Cotabato

Floods displace 40 families in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 June) -- At least 40 families were displaced as flashfloods ravaged two riverside communities in Norala town in South Cotabato on Monday night. E ...

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Rains force suspension of classes in 3 South Cotabato towns

Rains force suspension of classes in 3 South Cotabato towns

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 June) -- Classes in primary, elementary and high schools in three municipalities in South Cotabato province were suspended early Tuesday due to t ...

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10 SouthCot provincial employees facing dismissal over drugs

10 SouthCot provincial employees facing dismissal over drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 June) – At least 10 employees of the provincial government of South Cotabato are facing possible dismissal from service after yielding positive ...

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SouthCot LGU allots P28M for scholarship program

SouthCot LGU allots P28M for scholarship program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 June) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated around P28 million for the implementation of its flagship Kabugwason Paglaum S ...

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SouthCot’s Gov. Fuentes and party sweeps all provincial posts

SouthCot’s Gov. Fuentes and party sweeps all provincial posts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Candidates under the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Liberal Party slate led by incumbent South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes swept ...

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SouthCot LGU resumes El Niño relief operations

SouthCot LGU resumes El Niño relief operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato resumed on Wednesday its relief operations for residents affected by the long dry spell spaw ...

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SouthCot’s P5M hospital waste treatment facility to open soon

SouthCot’s P5M hospital waste treatment facility to open soon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the operationalization before yearend of its P5-million treatment facility for ...

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South Cotabato seeks P422M for 7 tourism projects

South Cotabato seeks P422M for 7 tourism projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 May) -- Tourism stakeholders in South Cotabato are seeking around P422 million in investments for the development of seven tourism projects in th ...

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25 families flee coz of forest fires in Mt. Matutum

25 families flee coz of forest fires in Mt. Matutum

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – At least 25 families in an upland village in Polomolok town in South Cotabato have evacuated due to the grass and forest fires in parts o ...

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Mt. Matutum closed to trekkers to prevent more fires

Mt. Matutum closed to trekkers to prevent more fires

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 April) -- Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato province’s highest peak, has been closed indefinitely to trekkers following a series of grass and forest fi ...

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P90M spent on dev’t projects in GenSan, South Cotabato

P90M spent on dev’t projects in GenSan, South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 March 2016) -- Around P90 million worth of development projects were implemented last year in this city and parts of South Cotabato through the e ...

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DOT-12 pushes for development of new paragliding site in South Cotabato

DOT-12 pushes for development of new paragliding site in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- The Department of Tourism in Region 12 is pushing for the development of a newly-opened paragliding fly site along the hilly foothills ...

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El Niño destroys P90M worth of crops in SouthCot

El Niño destroys P90M worth of crops in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – Around P90 million-worth of agricultural crops have been devastated in parts of South Cotabato province due to the impact of the continu ...

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P15.8M crops in GenSan destroyed by El Nino

P15.8M crops in GenSan destroyed by El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) -- -Around P15.8 million worth of agricultural crops here have been destroyed due to the impact of the continuing dry spell triggered b ...

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Late Gov’s son is substitute candidate for SouthCot board member

Late Gov’s son is substitute candidate for SouthCot board member

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) -- A son of the late South Cotabato Gov. Hilario de Pedro III has been fielded as his substitute for the provincial board member race i ...

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DOLE-12 opens “Assist WELL” center for OFWs

DOLE-12 opens “Assist WELL” center for OFWs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 opened on Wednesday an integrated processing center of various assistanc ...

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Renaming of South Cotabato provincial gym after late governor pushed

Renaming of South Cotabato provincial gym after late governor pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 February) -- South Cotabato officials are pushing for the renaming of the provincial gymnasium and cultural center in Koronadal City in honor of ...

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Former SouthCot Gov. Hilario de Pedro III passes away

Former SouthCot Gov. Hilario de Pedro III passes away

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) -- South Cotabato province is mourning the sudden and unexpected passing of former governor Hilario de Pedro III. De Pedro died after ...

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South Cotabato steps up drive vs rat infestation

South Cotabato steps up drive vs rat infestation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 January) -- Agriculture personnel in South Cotabato have stepped up moves to stop rodent or rat infestation in areas of the province that already ...

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P1.5 billion released for road projects in SouthCot

P1.5 billion released for road projects in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – The national government has approved the release of around P1.5 billion for the development next year of two major road networks in Sout ...

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SouthCot pushes for cloud seeding operations to save corn and rice crops

SouthCot pushes for cloud seeding operations to save corn and rice crops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 December) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for immediate cloud seeding operations to save its corn and rice crops. Sou ...

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Security guard killed in NPA attacks in South Cotabato

Security guard killed in NPA attacks in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) -- A private security guard was killed while several village watchmen were reported wounded in separate attacks by suspected New People ...

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SouthCot pork producers to start sending products to Middle East early 2016

SouthCot pork producers to start sending products to Middle East early 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Pork producers here and nearby South Cotabato province will finally start early next year the shipment of cut pork meat products to vari ...

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South Cotabato pushes preparations for El Nino

South Cotabato pushes preparations for El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 October) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has continued with its preparations against the possible onslaught of a strong El Nino Ph ...

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Officials say no election hotspots in GenSan, South Cotabato

Officials say no election hotspots in GenSan, South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 October) – There are no possible hotspots or “areas of immediate concern” so far in this city and nearby South Cotabato province, authorities sai ...

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Koronadal’s Mayor Miguel files COC for reelection

Koronadal’s Mayor Miguel files COC for reelection

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/12 Oct) -- Liberal Party (LP) stalwart and incumbent City Mayor Peter Miguel formally filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for re-election on Monday  ...

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South Cotabato provincial board okays P2.49-B AIP for 2016

South Cotabato provincial board okays P2.49-B AIP for 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 October) -- The South Cotabato provincial board has approved an investment of around P2.49 billion for the local government’s priority programs a ...

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PNoy says goodbye to close-in security aide

PNoy says goodbye to close-in security aide

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October) --   President Benigno Aquino III personally said goodbye to a long-time close-in security aide from Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato wh ...

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Extortion behind SouthCot bus bombing that injured 18 – police

Extortion behind SouthCot bus bombing that injured 18 – police

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 Oct) – Police authorities are eyeing extortion as behind the bomb explosion inside a passenger bus in Polomolok town in South Cotabato around no ...

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South Cotabato to form task force for El Nino

South Cotabato to form task force for El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 September) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is working on the creation of a special task force that will spearhead efforts to mitig ...

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SouthCot wins 2 Galing Pook awards

SouthCot wins 2 Galing Pook awards

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Two of South Cotabato province’s innovative programs have emerged as among the top winners in this year’s Galing Pook Awards. The provin ...

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98 new HIV/AIDS cases reported in SouthCot

98 new HIV/AIDS cases reported in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Health personnel in South Cotabato province have detected 98 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficienc ...

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Blaan girl: “There is so much that people do not know about us”

Blaan girl: “There is so much that people do not know about us”

KORONADAL (MindaNews/15 August) – The grade school girls we met at the Nelmida Elementary School in Sitio Lubon, Barangay Assumption, giggled when asked what they do for entertain ...

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5MW solar power plant in SouthCot to start operation before yearend

5MW solar power plant in SouthCot to start operation before yearend

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Foreign-backed energy firm NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One Inc. is targeting to start before yearend the commercial streaming of th ...

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SouthCot, Sarangani groups get P1.9M livelihood grant from DOLE

SouthCot, Sarangani groups get P1.9M livelihood grant from DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has released around P1.9-million worth of livelihood grants to three communit ...

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4 NPAs in S. Kudarat, SouthCot surrender

4 NPAs in S. Kudarat, SouthCot surrender

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Four members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato provinces surrendered t ...

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Koronadal to host international folkloric festival

Koronadal to host international folkloric festival

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – The city government is all set for the hosting of the “Pyesta Kolon Datal: Koronadal International Folkloric Festival” slated next month tha ...

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Project backed by EU, Germany seen to boost investments in South Cotabato

Project backed by EU, Germany seen to boost investments in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 July) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is targeting to attract more investors from the European Union (EU) in the next three years ...

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South Cotabato to review support program for MSMEs

South Cotabato to review support program for MSMEs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 July) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato will revisit its support initiatives for local cottage industries to address the lack of qua ...

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IED explodes in bus; no casualties as passengers managed to disembark before explosion

IED explodes in bus; no casualties as passengers managed to disembark before explosion

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) -- An improvised bomb exploded inside a passenger bus in Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato Saturday morning but no casualties were reporte ...

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