South Cotabato to establish human rights local monitoring mechanism

Koronadal City---South Cotabato is open to set a local monitoring mechanism to ensure human rights violations are properly reported and acted. Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes supported the putting up of Provincial Local Monitoring Mechanism to prevent and resolve cases of extra judicial killings, enforced disappearance and torture. “I am willing to [...]

By | March 27, 2017|

South Cotabato allots P1.15 million for athletes’ participation to 2017 Palaro

The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated at least P1.15 million for the upcoming participation of its athletes, coaches and chaperones to the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique. The fund which is intended for the 2017 Palarong Pambansa Expenses of the DepEd South Cotabato Division is part of the [...]

By | March 24, 2017|

SRAA starts 30-day intensive training for Palaro

The SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association has embarked on a 30-day Intensive Training at the South Cotabato Sports Complex in Koronadal City in preparation for the upcoming participation to the 60th Edition of the Palarong Pambansa slated on April 23-29 at San Jose, Antique. DepEd 12 Regional Director Arturo Bayocot said, [...]

By | March 24, 2017|

SP approves creation of TWG for Polomolok’s cityhood bid

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved the Executive Order issued by the municipality of Polomolok for the creation of the Technical Working Group for its proposed cityhood. Polomolok Mayor Honey Lumayag-Matti recently issued E.O. 02 Series of 2017 in order for the TWG to study and facilitate the bid for cityhood [...]

By | March 24, 2017|

SWM – TWG prepares for inter-school annual contest

LAKE SEBU, SOUTH COTABATO --- Members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Search for South Cotabato Model Schools in Solid Waste Management recently conducted program implementation review and revision of mechanics and criteria for this year’s contest at Evelandia Lake View Resort, this municipality. Spearheaded by the Provincial [...]

By | March 24, 2017|

Tupi LGU launches CINEMA22M video-production contest

TUPI, SOUTH COTABATO --- In celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of Linggo ng Matutum, the local government (LGU) of Tupi launched CINEMA22M, a video-production contest among Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (MENROs) and schools with Youth for Environment in Schools Organizations (YES-0) chapters located within the Bio-Diversity Project of [...]

By | March 24, 2017|

South Cotabato pushes for convergence to eliminate rabies in Tboli

Koronadal City---Health officials here initiated a convergence initiative to eliminate the spread of rabies virus in the town of Tboli as three deaths were reported as of March 18, a hundred percent higher compared to the same period last year. Cecil Lorenzo, Disease Surveillance Officer, said the provincial government through [...]

By | March 23, 2017|


South Cotabato’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan successfully conducted its first public hearing for the proposed 2017 South Cotabato Revenue Code at the Provincial Capitol Covered Court, Capitol Compound, Koronadal City last March 22. The proposed revenue ordinance will update provincial tax impositions on Transfer of Real Property Ownership, Printing and Publication, Franchise [...]

By | March 23, 2017|

Indigents to get access to private hospitals through PhilHealth’s POS Program

Indigent clients can now avail of the services from Philhealth even when confined in a private hospital as long as there is a referral coming from a National Government facility. Under the newly introduced Point of Service (POS) program as transition from the Point of Care (POC) Program of the [...]

By | March 22, 2017|

Provincial TWG fast tracks implementation of plans for SPID

The Technical Working Group on Surfacing Personalities Involved on Drugs (SPID) tasked by the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) in South Cotabato has conducted series of activities to fast track the implementation of plans in a bid to help the SPID clients to be re-integrated in the community. During the [...]

By | March 22, 2017|

Provincial Government to increase JO salaries by 10 percent

South Cotabato Provincial Government is now proposing for a 10% increase in the salaries of its Job Order (JO) employees. This proposal came after its regular employees were given salary adjustments pursuant to Local Budget Circular No. 113 issued last January 5 of this year through Executive Order No. 201 [...]

By | March 22, 2017|

South Cotabato’s mining, quarry tax share now over P 1-M

South Cotabato’s share in the sand, gravel and mining (SGM) tax collection has now reached P1,064,104.00 after collecting P2,856,143.15 for the months of January and February this year, the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) reported. Breakdown of the collection report submitted by Provincial Treasurer’s Office to PEMO showed that P1,246,345.00 [...]

By | March 22, 2017|

Europe-based NGO commends South Cot’s mercury-free mining program

Visiting environmentalists from Dialogos, a Europe-based non-government organization (NGO) are planning to replicate the mercury-free mining advocacies and practices of South Cotabato to projects that they are currently undertaking in Uganda and other third world countries. Nencita Acain, chief of the Provincial Environment Management Office – Mines and Geo-Sciences Division [...]

By | March 21, 2017|


Once again, the Pop Solo Voice Committee is looking for auditionees for this year’s 5th Pop Solo Voice Competition. Two categories will be open for those planning to join the competition – children (7 to 14 years old) and youth (15 to 18 years old). For those willing to join, [...]

By | March 20, 2017|

13 face charges for alleged theft of minerals for “Banlas” mining

Thirteen (13) individuals are now facing criminal case for violation of Section 102 (Theft of Minerals) under Republic Act 7942 or otherwise known as “Philippine Mining Act of 1995’ after they were apprehended by elements of 27th Infantry Battalion (IB) , Philippine Army (PA) last February 17 at the mountainous [...]

By | March 16, 2017|