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Region 12 delegates attend mass at Sta. Cruz cathedral

Taking time-out of their continuous practice in preparation for the Palarong Pambansa to fulfill their spiritual needs, SOCCSKSARGEN delegates attended the celebration of the holy mass at the “Immaculada Concepcion” (Immaculate Conception) Parish Church located at the heart of the municipality of Sta. Cruz, Laguna last April 27.               Led by DepEd 12 OIC-RD …

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City of Koronadal bids for 2015 Palaro, SouthCot assures support

The City of Koronadal, Regional Center of SOCCSKSARGEN Region, will bid in the hosting of Palarong Pambansa in 2015, joining other LGUs in Mindanao that will also try their luck in making it as next year’s host.               City Mayor Peter B. Miguel will personally lead the Koronadal delegation during the Palarong Pambansa grand …

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CIDA-funded LED project bows out after 2 years implementation

City of Koronadal – The Local Economic Development (LED) Project that was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and supervised by the Local Governance Support Program (LGSP) formally bowed out after two years implementation of eco-tourism projects in Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance (AVLDA) areas, with the conduct of a Stakeholder’s Forum last …

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PEMO collects 900k mining, quarry taxes for Jan ‘14

The mining and quarry tax collection of the province amounted to P931,908.70 for the month of January this year, in a report submitted by the Provincial Treasurer’s Office to the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) recently.   Breakdown of the collection as per PEMO report showed, Mining Tax – P146,000.00; Sand and Gravel – P523,133.70; …

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AVLDA, LGSP conduct Program Sustainability Planning Workshop

With its objectives to promote and sustain eco-cultural industry, the Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance (AVLDA) conducted a Program Sustainability Planning Workshop on its Local Economic Development (LED) project, among its Core LED team, Technical Working Group members, private sector representatives (PSR) and other stakeholders at Monte Cielo, Lake Sebu recently.   AVLDA is an …

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Gov Fuentes lifts temporary suspension of quarry operation

Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes approved the lifting of the temporary suspension order of quarry operations in quarry areas located in the City of Koronadal, earlier recommended for suspension by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO).   The lifting stemmed after the consultation/dialogue conducted by PEMO led by Officer-In-Charge Siegfred Flaviano among affected quarry operators last …

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Multi-million dollar solar power project soon to rise in Surallah

The Provincial Development Council (PDC) has endorsed during its recent council meeting the solar power project at Barangay Centrala in the municipality of Surallah. In its presentation, NV Vogt, a European company, plans to construct an 8-hectare solar farm that can generate 5 megawatts of power that is expected to bring in US 12 million …

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PDC endorses Surallah as new Prov’l Agro-Industrial Center

With the approval of the endorsement of the Provincial Development Council (PDC) chaired by Governor Daisy P. Avance Fuentes, the municipality of Surallah will soon become the new Provincial Agro-Industrial Center (PAIC) of South Cotabato.   PDC, the province’s highest planning and policy-making body, made the endorsement during its recent council meeting, citing in its …

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Environment Office eyes 40-ha timberland reforestation in T’boli

As part of their Community-based Upland and Natural Resources Management Program, the Provincial Environment Management Office – Forest and Inland Water Division (PEMO – FIWD) plans to reforest 40 hectares of timberland area at Barangay Talcon in the municipality of T’boli.   PEMO – FIWD chief Forester Mary Jane Manlisis disclosed that the estimated cost …

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PEMO targets 15-km riverbank for riparian zone re-vegetation

Fifteen kilometers of riverbank for riparian zone re-vegetation (RZR) is being eyed this year by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), a senior PEMO official disclosed.   Forester Mary Jane Manlisis, PEMO’s Forest and Inland Water Division (FIWD) chief said that the targeted area for RZR is Safali River that covers 14.78 kilometers of river …

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