Fruto Sumagaysay, Jr

Province to conduct Recyclable Waste Fair on November

The provincial government through the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) will conduct the 4th Recyclable Waste Fair on November 28 in celebration of National Environment Awareness Month. PEMO’s Senior Environment Management Specialist Nencita Acain disclosed that the Waste Fair aims to create awareness to the public on the importance of recycling as stipulated under Republic …

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PPOC approves P10-M Peace and Order Fund

The Provincial Peace and Order Council PPOC ) led by Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes as PPOC chair, unanimously approved the P10-million Peace and Order Council (POC) Fund intended for its different Plans, Programs and Activities (PPAs) for calendar year 2015. Planning Officer Jennifer Bretana presented to the body the POC Budget, which is included in …

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PEMO to plant 20K seedlings for SWC program in Lake Sebu

The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) will plant 20,000 balabago, madre de cacao and fruit trees as part of its Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Program in seven cluster areas in Lake Sebu. Senior Environment Management Specialist Loida Villa disclosed that 16,500 balabago and madre de cacao seedlings were already distributed and planted, while the …

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PEMO set to establish 350 markers on 10-m easement in Lake Sebu

To properly identify the 20-meter lake shore easement in Lake Sebu, the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) will establish 350 markings or posts around the lake in the last quarter of the year. Senior Environment Management Specialist Loida Villa of PEMO disclosed that the marking, which is 1.5-meter in length and made of concrete, will …

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SWM Model School Search final evaluation accomplished

The province-wide Search for Model Schools in Solid Waste Management Implementation was finished with the conduct of a final “unannounced” evaluation by a team of evaluators during the last week of September up to the first week of October, the “window period” of the contest. Nineteen (19) public schools, 9 in the elementary and 10 …

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Gov. Fuentes keynotes Good Governance Summit

City of Koronadal – Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes graced the first SOCCSKSARGEN Good Governance Summit as its Keynote Speaker last September 17 at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, this city, as part of the kick-off ceremony of this year’s Regional Development Council (RDC) Week celebration spearheaded by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 12. In …

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SouthCot recipient of P14-M DTI-GPB projects

South Cotabato is a beneficiary of projects coming from the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting or GPB worth P14.553 million, a senior trade and industry official disclosed. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 12 Regional Director Ibrahim Guiamadel said in a letter sent to the Office of the Governor that twenty (20) GPB projects are presently enrolled …

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Cassava, coffee, cacao priority commodities in South Cotabato

Three (3) agricultural products in the province are considered priority commodities as classified by the Department of Agriculture (DA) 12. In the recent Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting, Architect Lito Y. Uy presented that cassava, coffee and cacao were the 3 agricultural products that met the Commodity Prioritization Criteria set by DA 12 Architect Uy …

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Prov’l Dev’t Council adopts P2.4-B AIP for 2015

City of Koronadal – The Provincial Development Council (PDC) adopted and approved the P 2,391,741,084.00 Annual Investment Program (AIP) for 2015 in a meeting held recently at the PDC Hall, PPDO Building, this city. Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes, PDC Chair led the council in the adoption that was unanimously approved by the council members present. …

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Local Finance Committee conducts technical budget hearing

The Local Finance Committee (LFC) conducted a technical budget hearing last Sept 4 to 17 with different offices of the province as part of the preparation for the Annual Executive Budget for 2015. Provincial Budget Officer Luz Perpetua Fontanilla, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Abner Navarro and OIC-Provincial Treasurer’s Office Alfredo Dumanig comprises the LFC. …

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