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P2M for research and development of tnalak, tabih raw materials

Koronadal City—Local agriculture officials here prepare P2M to save abaca plants and other indigenous plants like  knalum, apatot and atsuete as natural dye plants in making tnalak and tabih, the indigenous textiles made by the Tboli and Blaan in South Cotabato as its demand calls for an action after weavers claimed that the raw materials …

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South Cotabato is the first Mindanao LGU to receive conferment for DRR-climate change plan

Koronadal City—The nine-year Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation enhanced Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan of South Cotabato was approved in a virtual conferment, the first local government unit to be approved by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. On Tuesday, Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. laid out the development roadmap of …

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SURALLAH bags Most Outstanding Model Family this year

The Provincial Government of South Cotabato through the Population Office (PopCom) spearheaded the 2021 Awarding Ceremony of the Search for Most Outstanding Model Family held at Fred Ann’s Food Haus, City of Koronadal.  Mr.  Ross and Mrs. Jenifer Rosal of MLGU (Municipal Local Government Unit), Surallah was declared  the Most Outstanding Model Family of the …

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Polomolok LGU wins first-ever Race to 11 Eco-Challenge

For overcoming 11 challenges at the fastest time possible, Polomolok LGU won the first-ever Race to Eleven Eco-Challenge initiated by the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit held last November 11-12 which is celebrated annually as foundation anniversary and Helobung Festival of Lake Sebu.           Except for Tantangan and Tupi LGUs, the remaining 8 …

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Local Artisans undergo capability-building training

IP artisans in South Cotabato underwent 3-day capacity-building on Ansif weaving and embroidery spearheaded by the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit. Renowned fashion designer and Project Runway Philippines finalist Jared Servano from the City of Koronadal led the training participated by 25 embroiderers and weavers each coming from Danlag, Tampakan and Sitio Amguo, …

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Culture and Arts unveils Fu Yabing marker

The Provincial Government of South Cotabato unveiled a marker for the late master Dreamweaver Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo. The marker was put up in front of her weaving center in Sitio Amgu-o, Barangay Landan, Polomolok. Fu Yabing and her artistry as a Tabih maker is an important contribution to the indigenous fabric of the Philippines. …

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to 11 Eco-Challenge now on high gear

Fifty-five (55) individuals comprising five (5) competitors per LGU are now busy preparing for the forthcoming Race to 11 Eco-Challenge slated on November 11, which is celebrated as Helobung Festival of Lake Sebu, Toourism Operations Operations Officer I Francisco Cerbo Jr. disclosed during the final meeting with the Arts, Culture, Tourism & Museum (ACTM) Unit …

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-Falls, Mambukal Hot Springs 3rd quarter top tourist sites

7-Falls Resort in Lake Sebu, Mambukal Hot Spring Resort in the City of Koronadal and Matinong’s Garden in Sto. Nino are the top three (3) tourist attraction sites in South Cotabato for the 3rd quarter of 2021, the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit reported.           The total tourist arrivals for the 3rd quarter …

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PADAC braces for DAPC week

The South Cotabato Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council prepares various activities in celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week celebration on November 14-20, 2021. Amid the pandemic, the celebration will push through starting on November 15, Monday with the Mental Health Forum featuring resource persons from the academe, the Department of Education, and  the …

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Good education frees IPs from discrimination

Koronadal City—The opportunity to go to school is a major enabler for indigenous people to free them from the bondage of  discrimination, Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. expressed his sentiment during the Indigenous People Leader’s Summit held at Barangay Glandang yesterday. “Quality education is the best foundation for everyone, especially for the indigenous children, to exercise …

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