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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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South Cotabato officials appeal to ERC to hasten approval of solar power project

Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes together with, other officials in the province jointly appealed to Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chairwoman Atty. Zenaida Cruz-Ducut to release the final approval for NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One, Inc. (SE1) to commence its project, particularly the building of 5 mega-watt (MW) solar plant in Centrala, Surallah. The joint letter …

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Zip-line 6-month revenue posts P2.4-M

The province’s zip-line located at 7-Falls in Lake Sebu posted revenue of P2,439,800.00 from January to June; this was reported by a senior tourism official recently. Provincial Tourism Officer Cesar Sulit Jr. disclosed that the 6-month income for this year vis-à-vis last year for the same period showed a substantial increase. The month of April …

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Gov Fuentes leads T’nalak post-evaluation meeting

City of Koronadal – Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes led the post-evaluation of the 15th T’nalak Festival that was held last July 10 – 18 in celebration of the 48th Foundation Anniversary of the province, last August 29 at Fred Ann’s Foodhauz, this city. Twenty-six (26) committee chairpersons or their representatives, representing the different activities and …

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PEMO conducts site inspection on proposed Environment Management Center

Members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) headed by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) conducted an “on-site’ inspection on the proposed Provincial Environment Management Center (PEMC) located at Sitio Lower Tinongkop, Tinngkop, Tantangan last August 29. PEMO’s Environment Management Division chief Nencita Acain and Environment Management Specialist Elbe Balucanag led the TWG which is …

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DOLE hands over P3.5-M livelihood check for SouthCot beneficiaries

City of Koronadal – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 headed by Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo has recently turned over DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) checks amounting to P3,464,447 to the provincial government of South Cotabato which aims to provide livelihood starter kits to Four hundred and …

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Prov’l gov’t holds budget forum

South Cotabato LGU through its Provincial Budget Office (PBO) recently conducted a Budget Forum for Budget Year 2015 Annual Executive Budget (AEB) Preparation. The budget forum or also called budget “call” is the first step in AEB preparation. Budget policies are laid down before office heads or representatives to serve as guide for them in …

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