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Province of South Cotabato

PEMO, PLLENRO conduct Writeshop on 10-yr SWM Plan

Some 55 Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (MENROs), Designated MENROs and Sangguniang Bayan Members province-wide attended the Training Writeshop with Coaching for City/’Municipal LGUs 10-Year Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan held from May 20 – 22 at Mt. Sabrina Panorama View and Resort at Brgy. Tambler, Gen. Santos City. The training which was sponsored […]

“Take back your waste,” Bantoxics urges Canada

Bantoxics, an international NGO that strongly advocates global mercury-free mining particularly on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASSM), calls on Canada to get back the waste that they dump more than a year ago in the Philippines. Jimbea Lucino, Bantoxics spokesperson, made the call after the Forum on Mercury-Free Mining held at T’boli Municipal Gymnasium on […]

Province’s 1st quarter mining, quarry tax collection exceeds P3-M

South Cotabato’s sand and gravel and mining ( SG & M) tax collection from January to March this year reached P3,177,859.13, the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) reported. The report indicated an average of at least P 1 million a month in revenue which is the target of PEMO this year in its SG & […]

PEMO, PLLENRO to conduct Writeshop on 10-yr SWM Plan

The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO)) in partnership with the Provincial League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officers – South Cotabato (PLLENRO-SC has stepped up its campaign on the compliance of the C/’MLGUs 10-Year Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan with the conduct of SWM Training Writeshop with Coaching slated on May 20 – 22 […]

Mozambicans train on Mercury-free mining in T’boli

Two workers from the government mining office of Mozambique recently visited South Cotabato to train on Mercury-Free Mining in the municipality of T’boli. Mining Engineer Antonio Cumbane, and Geologist Helena Vaz, was accompanied by Bantoxics, an international NGO strongly advocating for mercury-free mining particularly on small-scale mining (SSM), to a ball mil plant in Poblacion, […]

SWM-TWG drafts Ordinance on Health Care Waste Management

City of Koronadal —- Members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) under the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Program of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) have formulated an Ordinance on Health Care Waste Management and Disposal during a meeting held recently at ELM Mansion, this city. Entitled “Ordinance Regulating the Management, Collection, Treatment, Transport, Storage […]

City, Municipal ENROs undergo capability building training

City of Koronadal — Some 32 City/Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) personnel recently underwent a one-day training dubbed “Capability Building for Implementers of Small-Scale Mining and Quarry Operations” sponsored by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) that was held at Villa Princessita, this city.. PEMO Mines and Geo-Sciences Division chief Nencita Acain led […]

Festival Execom sets T’nalak Festival Sked

T’nalak Festival Executive Committee (Execom) has set the tentative schedule of the T’nalak Festival 2015 and 49th Foundation Anniversary of South Cotabato during its recent Execom meeting. Provincial Administrator and Festival Executive Director Danilo Supe led the setting of the schedule of activities as well the budget of the respective committee together with the 21 […]

2-month Zipline revenue zooms to P 464K

The fees collected from “zipline ride” of 7-Falls located in Lake Sebu from January to February this year netted P464,200.00, a senior tourism official disclosed. Considered as Asia’s highest and longest zipline, local and foreign tourists continuously patronize said attraction year-round, contributing millions of pesos in revenues to the province’s coffers. Last year, Provincial Tourism […]