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PEMO collects 900k mining, quarry taxes for Jan ‘14

The mining and quarry tax collection of the province amounted to P931,908.70 for the month of January this year, in a report submitted by the Provincial Treasurer’s Office to the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) recently.   Breakdown of the collection as per PEMO report showed, Mining Tax – P146,000.00; Sand and Gravel – P523,133.70; …

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AVLDA, LGSP conduct Program Sustainability Planning Workshop

With its objectives to promote and sustain eco-cultural industry, the Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance (AVLDA) conducted a Program Sustainability Planning Workshop on its Local Economic Development (LED) project, among its Core LED team, Technical Working Group members, private sector representatives (PSR) and other stakeholders at Monte Cielo, Lake Sebu recently.   AVLDA is an …

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Gov Fuentes lifts temporary suspension of quarry operation

Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes approved the lifting of the temporary suspension order of quarry operations in quarry areas located in the City of Koronadal, earlier recommended for suspension by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO).   The lifting stemmed after the consultation/dialogue conducted by PEMO led by Officer-In-Charge Siegfred Flaviano among affected quarry operators last …

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Multi-million dollar solar power project soon to rise in Surallah

The Provincial Development Council (PDC) has endorsed during its recent council meeting the solar power project at Barangay Centrala in the municipality of Surallah. In its presentation, NV Vogt, a European company, plans to construct an 8-hectare solar farm that can generate 5 megawatts of power that is expected to bring in US 12 million …

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PDC endorses Surallah as new Prov’l Agro-Industrial Center

With the approval of the endorsement of the Provincial Development Council (PDC) chaired by Governor Daisy P. Avance Fuentes, the municipality of Surallah will soon become the new Provincial Agro-Industrial Center (PAIC) of South Cotabato.   PDC, the province’s highest planning and policy-making body, made the endorsement during its recent council meeting, citing in its …

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Environment Office eyes 40-ha timberland reforestation in T’boli

As part of their Community-based Upland and Natural Resources Management Program, the Provincial Environment Management Office – Forest and Inland Water Division (PEMO – FIWD) plans to reforest 40 hectares of timberland area at Barangay Talcon in the municipality of T’boli.   PEMO – FIWD chief Forester Mary Jane Manlisis disclosed that the estimated cost …

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PEMO targets 15-km riverbank for riparian zone re-vegetation

Fifteen kilometers of riverbank for riparian zone re-vegetation (RZR) is being eyed this year by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), a senior PEMO official disclosed.   Forester Mary Jane Manlisis, PEMO’s Forest and Inland Water Division (FIWD) chief said that the targeted area for RZR is Safali River that covers 14.78 kilometers of river …

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South Cot tourists arrival soar to 130K in 2013

Tourists visiting the province of South Cotabato reached 130,813 in 2013, the Provincial Tourism Office disclosed recently.   Tourism Officer Anna Liza Mondejar said that the province’s last year visitors accounted to 130,505 domestic tourists while foreign tourists numbered 308.   “The figures showed a great leap in tourists’ arrival in the province with only …

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South Cot Chorale wins Mindanao-wide choir competition

The 22-strong South Cotabato Chorale, the province’s in-house choir and under the baton of conductor Ryan Corneta made it again, winning this time the “Harana sa Abreeza” Mindanao-wide Choir Competition (Open Category) held at Abreeza Mall, Davao City recently.   During the Monday regular convocation program, Provincial Tourism Officer Cesar Sulit Jr. announced South Cotabato …

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Koronadal, South Cot tankers break Palaro, Reg’l Meet records

City of Koronadal – An 11-year Grade 6 pupil of Koronadal Central Elementary School II, this city, is the new toast of the newly-named SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) Meet when she broke the existing Palarong Pambansa record in the elementary-girls division 50-meter backstroke event.   Swimmer April Rose Taculod’s time clocking of 32.02 seconds …

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