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SouthCot recovers from tourist drought as 400k visitors swarm in FQ 2021

The province of South Cotabato has finally recovered from drought of tourist arrivals as 434,706 domestic and foreign tourists visited the province from January 1 – March 31 this year, the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit reported. South Cotabato suffered from a low first quarter tourist arrivals performance last year of 93,721 in …

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OPAg pushes for agri-tourism in South Cotabato

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) is pushing for agriculture tourism or “agri-tourism” in South Cotabato as more and more farms is sprouting in the past few years in the province. OPAg chief Dr. Raul Teves, DVM disclosed during the recent weekly Kapihan sa Kapitolyo media forum that they encouraged farmers to open farms …

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Tboli Library, Culture Hub – Arts & Culture experience in South Cotabato

A Tboli Library and Culture Hub has been recently established and inaugurated in South Cotabato, and  will soon become a promising  Arts and Culture “experience” destination for tourists in the province. The Library/Culture Hub founded by cultural worker Michael Angelo Yambook, who is a native Tboli and also a Public School Teacher, sits at a …

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Province hosts Governor’s Night Dinner for IBP Lawyers

CITY OF KORONADAL — Some 70 Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Lawyers were treated with Dinner cum Dance, Music and Fashion Show dubbed “Governor’s Night by the Provincial Government” recently at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, this city The IBP lawyers, which came from Mindanao were on a 2-day convention here as part of …

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Tourism Opns Officer among SouthCot Top 5% Performing Employees

Tourism Operarions Officer II Indira “Dinky” Cagaanan, Arts & Culture Section Chief and former Officer-in-Charge of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit under the Provincial Governor’s Office was one of the recipients of the Top 5% Performing Provincial Government Employees who have rendered meritorious performances based on the 2019 Individual Performance Ratings.           …

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LGUs turn over books on Cultural Mapping

CITY OF KORONADAL — Two (2) Local Government Units (LGUs) in South Cotabato turned over their respective Book on Cultural Mapping to South Cotabato province and the National Commission for Culture and The Arts (NCCA) recently as part of the Cultural Asset Mapping (CAM) Program of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit. Tampakan …

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South Cotabato LCAC forms Awards TWG

CITY OF KORONADAL — The Local Culture and Arts Council (LCAC) of South Cotabato has formed a Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of 5 members whose task is to review nominees to the prestigious Tubas Taliambong Awards slated on May this year which is celebrated as National Heritage Month during their first meeting recently held …

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ACTM orients Tupi Barangay officials on Cultural Asset Mapping

Some 50 Barangay Official in the municipality of Tupi were oriented by the Arts and Culture Section staff  of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Development and Promotions on Cultural Asset Mapping (CAM) held recently at the Tupi Municipal Gymnasium. The officials were composed of Barangay Captains’ and Kagawads, Indigenous Peoples Representatives and other …

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GovernorTamayo inducts SouthCot Fashion Designers Group

CITY OF KORONADAL — Officers of the Dreamweavers Fashion Artists, a group of fashion designers representing the 11 LGUs of the province, were inducted recently by Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. during the Monday Convocation held at the Provincial Capitol Covered Court here. king their oath of office were Sherwin Tingson of Koronadal City (President), …

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ACTM presents PPAs to tourism stakeholders

CITY OF KORONADAL — Some 160 tourism stakeholders composed of tourism-oriented establishments (TOEs), tourism-related establishments (TREs) and City and Municipal Tourism Officers and Designates attended the whole-day General  Assembly spearheaded  by the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Development and Promotions Unit held recently at Viajera Hotel and Resto, this city. ACTM Senior Tourism Operations …

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