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

MEDICO-LEGAL REPORT: Dacera died of natural causes

Based on the available information on hand, the manner of death is classified as natural death


Flight attendant Christine Dacera died of natural causes, said a medico-legal report.

Dacera was found dead in a Makati City hotel room after celebrating New Year’s Day with her friends.

The report was submitted to the prosecution at the resumption on Wednesday, January 27,of of the preliminary investigation into the rape with homicide complaint filed by the Philippine National Police against the 11 known companions of Dacera in a New Year’s Eve party.

“Manner of death as homicide is ruled out in Dacera’s case because the aortic aneurysm is considered a medical condition. Rape and/or drug overdose will not result to the development of aneurysms,” the medico-legal report, signed by Police Lt. Gen. Joseph Palmero, read.

“No alcohol or recreational drugs taken the night prior to her death will case that kind of dilatation or defect on her aorta. That dilatation is a chronic condition and was present long before she died,” it added.

The report said that Dacera’s heart had an abnormal weight, which “supports [her] apparently undiagnosed hypertension.”

“Based on the available information on hand, the manner of death is classified as natural death,” the report stated. Read More


‘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


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

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

SARANGANI ADDRESSES hospital waste disposal

To operate medical waste treatment plant

 January 21, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –The provincial government of Sarangani has started preparations for the operationalization of its newly-completed PHP19-million medical waste treatment plant in Alabel town.Rolando Tuballes, head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, said Thursday… Read More

5 TERRORISTS killed in South Cotabato encounters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –Five alleged members of an Islamic State-inspired local terrorist group were killed in separate encounters with government operatives Thursday morning in Polomolok and Tboli towns in South Cotabato province.The encounters reportedly ensued during the serving of search and… Read More

Soccsksargen LGUs adopt unified contact-tracing app

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Jennifer Bretaña, head of the South Cotabato Provincial Planning and Development Office

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Local government units (LGU) in Region 12 (Soccksargen) will fully adopt later this month a unified coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS) using an application developed by South Cotabato province.Jennifer Bretaña, head of the South… Read More


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