Suspected car thief yields in Tacurong City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — A car theft suspect who bolted the South Cotabato provincial jail last Monday is back in prison after surrendering voluntarily to jail authorities on… »

Barangay exec nabbed in SouthCot buy-bust operation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNEws / 25 Feb) – Anti-drug operatives arrested late Tuesday night an elected barangay official in Banga town in South Cotabato in a drug buy-bust operation in the area.… »

Manhunt ordered vs fugitive carnapping suspect

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 Feb) — South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes has ordered a province-wide manhunt against a carnapping suspect who escaped from the South Cotabato Regional Detention Center or… »

DOH okays P70M for hospital upgrading in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 February) — The Department of Health (DOH) has approved the release of around P70 million in grants for the expansion and upgrading of two hospitals in… »

Rural electrification project continues in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 February)– The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated around P2 million for the implementation of the initial phase of its flagship rural electrification program this… »

SouthCot’s ‘Kawayan Festival’ making a comeback

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – After several years of absence, South Cotabato province’s innovative Kawayan Festival will be making a comeback later this month. Emmanuel Jumilla, assistant… »

South Cotabato’s infra projects reach P343.6M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 February) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has invested a total of P343.6 million last year for the implementation of various vital infrastructure projects. Marnilo… »

South Cotabato allots P2.4M for tourism planning

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 January) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has set aside some P2.4 million for the crafting of the comprehensive tourism master plans of seven municipalities… »

Mining, quarry revenues in South Cotabato drop in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 January) — South Cotabato’s mining and quarry revenues dropped by around P1.25 million last year as officials noted a slowdown in small-scale mining operations in the… »

SouthCot clears debris off Lake Holon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 January) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has launched massive clearing operations at the critical crater-lake Holon in T’boli town to prevent possible flashfloods in… »

Police bust P5M illegal drugs in South Cotabato in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 January)– Police operatives in South Cotabato seized at least P5 million worth of illegal drugs in various operations last year within the province’s 10 towns and… »

SouthCot LGU links up with DBP for planting of 75,000 trees

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has linked up with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for the planting of around… »

Construction of 11.9 MW bunker-fired power plant in SouthCot starts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – Distribution utility South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative (Socoteco I) is building an 11.9-megawatt (MW) bunker-fired power plant to augment the growing power… »

Stricter regulations on use, sale of firecrackers eyed in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 January) — South Cotabato officials are planning to introduce fresh amendments to a newly-passed ordinance that regulates the sale and distribution of firecrackers in the province… »

Most firecracker injuries in South Cotabato caused by piccolo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 January) — Banned firecracker piccolo emerged anew as the leading cause of firecracker-related injuries in the recent Christmas and New Year revelries in South Cotabato province.… »

20 injured by firecrackers in South Cotabato, GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 December) — A 43-year-old man lost a finger while 19 others, mostly children, sustained various firecracker injuries in connection with the Christmas revelries in this city… »

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… »

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