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AVLDA, PEMO award Best Performing LGUs, Farmers on Riparian Management Program

The Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance (AVLDA) and the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) awarded LGUs and Farmers who are Best Performers on Riparian Management Program during the Riparian Summit conducted on September 18, which coincided with the World Environment Day celebration. AVLDA, an alliance composed of the provinces of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat …

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Road projects top PEO P96-M Completed Projects

Road projects topped the list of projects completed by the Provincial Engineers Office (PEO) province-wide from January to July 2015, which consisted mainly of concreting, completion or rehabilitation of roads. PEO reported that some 36 infrastructure projects worth P96,006,333.80 were completed during the 7-month period of the year. The completed road projects consisted mainly of …

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PMRB lifts suspension order on 2 errant SSM operators

The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) lifted the temporary suspension order to operate on 2 small-scale mining (SSM) operators in Kematu, T’boli found operating their respective tunnel in an unsafe working condition for miners. PMRB Chairperson Constancio Paye Jr., DENR-MGB 12 Regional Director, issued the order in concurrence with the board to allow SSM permittee …

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20 schools vie in the Search for Model Schools in SWM

Twenty (20) schools will vie for this year’s province-wide Search for Model Schools in Solid Waste Management, which is an annual project of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO). The schools composed of elementary and high schools were endorsed by their respective LGU in coordination with DepED school administrators and City/Municipal Environment and Natural Resources …

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PEMO exceeds 1st semester SGM Tax Collection

The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) exceeded their target in their Sand, Gravel and Mining (SGM) Tax Collection from January to June this year when its SGM collection reached P6,757,759.13. PEMO targets at least P12 million in collection for 2016 or an average of P 1 million a month, according to Nencita Acain, chief of …

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80 exhibitors join South Cotabato Reg’l Expo

Some 80 exhibitors join the 2015 South Cotabato Regional Industrial Technology and Trade Expo located at the Productivity and Technology (PROTECH) Center, Koronadal City, slated from July 1 – 31 as part of the 49th Foundation Anniversary and 15th T’nalak Festival of the province. The exhibitors were grouped into Food Court, Region 12 Foods and …

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Search for Cleanest & Greenest LGU Update..Evaluators conduct final evaluation

The teams of evaluators have conducted the province-wide final evaluation of the Search for Cleanest and Greenest LGU last May 26 – June 5. Cluster I LGUs composed of Surallah, T’boli, Polomolok, City of Koronadal, Tupi and Tampakan were judged based on the criteria such as Public Market (10%), Public Terminal (5%), Public Plaza and …

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Lake Sebu fisherfolks avail plastic fish cages under PEMO’s “Convert Now, Pay Later” Scheme

Some 150 fisherfolks from Lake Sebu have applied to avail the “Convert Now, Pay Later” scheme of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), a program that will enable them to change their traditional bamboo-made fish pens into permanent and durable plastic-made fish pens. PEMO’s Environment Management Specialist Loida Villa revealed in an interview that 150 …

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Search for Cleanest & Greenest LGU Update…Evaluators conduct consolidation of initial evaluation results

Evaluators of the province’s Search for Cleanest and Greenest LGU conducted the consolidation of the announced initial evaluation results last March 6 at Shiela’s Park, City of Koronadal. The initial evaluation results consolidated by the evaluators have a weighted percentage point of 30%. The unannounced final evaluation I is equivalent to 70%. Areas evaluated in …

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St. Alexius College sweeps Luto Kawayan contest

Koronadal City — St. Alexuis College swept the Luto Kawayan culinary arts contest during the re-launching of the Kawayan Festival this year, besting rivals in the Main Dish, Pastry and Side Dish categories. Kristine Mae Olarte anchored her team in the Main Dish category, while fellow students Mae Joy Peroy and Jayson Dave Valdez, led …

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