HIV/AIDS ON THE RISE IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY

GenSan reports rising cases among younger individuals

 August 23, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –Health personnel here have raised concern over the increasing number of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases among younger individuals.Zyrnx John Octavio, HIV/AIDS Core Team (HACT) nurse and HIV counselor of the City Health… Read More

Over 200 dolphins spotted in Sarangani Bay

Sightings happen as Philippines joins celebration of Ocean Month, which focuses on the theme “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want

MORE DOLPHINS. Photo shows the pod of dolphins spotted by environment workers off the coasts of Alabel town, Sarangani province during the regular marine mammal monitoring in the Sarangani Bay from May 12 to 13. Some 150-200 Spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) and 16 Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) were monitored and documented at the site during the activity. (Photo courtesy of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape-Protected Area Management Office)

 May 14, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Environment workers and concerned stakeholders have spotted over 200 dolphins in parts of the Sarangani Bay while monitoring the area for the last two days.Joy Oloquin, protected area superintendent of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS), said Friday the dolphins… Read More

COVID-19 FAILS TO SHAKE DOWN SOUTH COTABATO TOURISM

Tourist arrivals pick up, reaches over 430K in Q1

 April 20, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –South Cotabato province has started to recover from the drought in tourist arrivals last year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic as it recorded a total of 434,706 domestic and foreign visitors in the first quarter.A report from the Arts, Culture,… Read More

New tourist site to open in Lake Sebu in March

 January 29, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A new tourist attraction featuring popular recreational water sports activities will open in March in one of the scenic mountain lakes of Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato.Argie Asaria, South Cotabato’s senior tourism operations officer, said Friday preparations are… Read More

CORRUPTION RAPS VS. NORTH COTABATO GOVERNOR DISMISSED

Sandiganbayan clears Nancy Catamco of graft charges

 January 27, 2021

COTABATO CITY – The anti-graft court has dismissed the corruption case against North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco and former Lazi Mayor Orville Fua of Siquijor over the alleged irregular purchase of fertilizers 16 years ago.In a resolution promulgated on Jan. 19, Sandiganbayan’s fourth… Read More

POLOMOLOK FAMOUS WEAVER Fu Yabing Dulo, dies

‘National living treasure’ passes away at 106

 January 26, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – South Cotabato’s famed traditional master weaver and “Manlilikha ng Bayan” Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo passed away early Tuesday at the age of 106 in Polomolok town.

Fu Yabing died in her sleep around 12:30 a.m. at their home in Sitio Amguo, Barangay Landan… Read More

PHILIPPINE EAGLE THREATENED BY SARANGANI WILDLIFE POACHERS

PROBE. Photo shows the Philippine Eagle rescued last Jan. 8 in a forest in Maitum, Sarangani province. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has launched an investigation into the wildlife hunting activities in the area after the discovery of marble and lead pellet bullets under the skin of the eagle. (Photo courtesy of the municipal government of Maitum, Sarangani)

DENR probes wildlife hunting in Sarangani forests

 January 25, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has launched an investigation into the wildlife hunting activities in portions of a key mountain range in Sarangani province that is a known habitat of the endangered Philippine Eagle.Dr. Ali Hadjinasser, chief of… Read More

33 nabbed in Sultan Kudarat anti-crime drive

 January 23, 2021

COTABATO CITY – Sultan Kudarat police arrested 33 persons, confiscated several firearms, and seized illegal drugs in simultaneous law enforcement operations on Friday.

Col. Noel Kinazo, Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial Office (SKPPO) director, said the anti-criminality drive in the province led… Read More

Bodies of suspects found in Maguindanao clash site

 January 23, 2021

COTABATO CITY – More bodies of suspects belonging to a local armed group have been found during clearing operations following a five-hour encounter with the police in the Maguindanao town of Sultan Kudarat on Saturday. Maj. Ismael Madin, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in… Read More

Kidapawan is 3rd most competitive city in Mindanao


January 23, 2021

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – This city ranked third on the top 10 most competitive component cities in Mindanao based on the latest data results posted by the Cities and Municipalities Index (CMCI) on Thursday. Lawyer Paolo Evangelista, city information officer, said the city received the… Read More

SOCCSKSARGEN gets P8.1-B for social services

Social services and welfare programs for the poorest of the poor

 January 22, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –The national government has allotted nearly PHP8.1 billion for the implementation this year of various social services and welfare programs for the poor in parts of Region 12 (Soccsksargen).Cezario Joel Espejo, director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development… Read More