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Province of South Cotabato

Special PDC Meeting addresses Tampakan land use issue

A special meeting was held by the Provincial Development Council (PDC) to tackle land use issue in the municipality of Tampakan. The issue stemmed during the yearend special PDC meeting last December 2014 when the town’s mining development area was not included in the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) formulated by the Provincial […]

South Cotabato implements P176-M AIP Projects in 2014

The Research, Evaluation and Monitoring Division of the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO-REM) has submitted its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Report showing an 80% accomplishment on the 20% Annual Investment Program (AIP) of the province for calendar year 2014. PPDO-REM Officer-in-Charge Eleazer Abellera disclosed that aside from the AIP, the scope of the M […]

Guv gives legislators 90% approval rating

Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes gave the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) led by Vice-Governor Cecile Diel as its Presiding Officer, 90% approval rating for their outstanding performance for 2014. The Governor made the statement when asked by a member of the media during the yearend Executive-Legislative Kapehan sa Kapitolyo media forum hosted by the Provincial Information Office […]

Prov’l Dev’t Council approves DRR-CCA Enhanced PDPFP

City of Koronadal — The Provincial Development Council (PDC) has unanimously approved the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) during its Yearend Meeting held last December 4 at FB Hotel, this city. With the approval, the DRR-CCA Enhanced PDPFP will be endorsed to the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) as well as the Sangguniang […]

SWM Model School “Hall of Famers” to receive 100K incentive

Koronadal City — Hall of Fame awardees in the province-wide Search for Model Schools in Solid Waste Management Implementation will receive additional P100,000 cash incentive, Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes assured during the awarding ceremony held last November 29 at Gaisano Grand Mall, this city. Sto. Nino National High School and Polomolok Central Elementary School, winners […]

Sto. Nino NHS, Polomolok CES SWM Model Schools “grand slam winners”

They finally made it! Sto. Nino National High School and Polomolok Central Elementary School made a “grand slam” after winning this year’s province-wide Search for Model Schools In Solid Waste Management Implementation in the high school and elementary categories, respectively. Both schools won the search for two consecutive years, in 2012 and 2013, and true […]

Tampakan NHS, Centrala CES shine in “Recycla-Cosplay”

Tampakan National High School (TNHS) and Centrala Central Elementary School (CCES) won in the “Recycla-Cosplay” contest in the high school and elementary school categories, respectively, sponsored by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) as part of its 4th Recyclable Waste Fair held at Gaisano Grand Mall, Koronadal City. The contest is a combination of using […]

Tourist arrivals soar to 294K in 9-month period

Tourist arrivals in South Cotabato soared to 293,727 during the first nine months of the year, a tourism officer disclosed recently. Tourism Officer Anna Liza Mondejar of the Arts, Culture, Tourism, Sports and Museum (ACTS) Promotions Unit confirmed that from January to September this year, total domestic arrivals reached 291.515 while total foreign arrivals numbered […]

Mindanao gov’t information officers gather for annual congress

Some 160 government information officers coming from national line agencies, local government units and GOCCs who are members of the Mindanao Communicators Network (MindaComNet) converged at Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City last November 12 – 14 for its annual congress. With its theme “Build Back Better Mindanao”, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 9 Regional Director Noemi […]

PIEMC-TWG conducts benchmarking on Hospital Wastes Treatment Facility

Members of the Technical Working Group of the Provincial Integrated Environment Management Center (PIEMC) conducted a Benchmarking on Hospital Wastes Treatment in some hospitals in General Santos City and Davao City last November 5 – 6 to capacitate themselves about “best practices” on hospital waste management. Led by newly-appointed Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Provincial Environment […]