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164TH MALASAKIT CENTER OPENS IN SOUTH COTABATO

In a significant development for healthcare access in the country, Senator Bong Go, father of Malasakit Centers program, was invited to attend the inauguration of the 164th Malasakit Center at SOCCSKSARGEN General Hospital in Surallah, South Cotabato recently. This event marked another milestone in a nationwide effort to streamline medical assistance especially for underprivileged Filipinos.  […]

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BONG GO DECLARED AS ADOPTED SON OF LAKE SEBU

Senator Bong Go attended the turnover ceremony and blessing of another Super Health Center to enhance healthcare accessibility in communities in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato recently. During his visit, the Sangguniang Bayan presented to Go a resolution declaring him as an adopted son of Lake Sebu for his contributions to the development and progress of […]

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DPWH UPGRADES 2 ROADS IN SOUTH COTABATO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is implementing road upgrading projects in the municipalities of Koronadal and Tupi in South Cotabato that are seen to ensure road safety and boost trading activities in Central Mindanao. In his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Region 12 Director Basir Ibrahim said that the two […]

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FARM-TO-MARKET ROAD IN SOUTH COTABATO FINISHED

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently completed a farm-to-market road (FMR) from Junction National Highway in Barangay Poblacion, Sto. Niño to Baranggay Upper Sepaka Surallah, in South Cotabato. Based on the report of DPWH Regional Office 12 Director Basir Ibrahim to Secretary Manuel Bonoan, the 3.71-kilometer 6.7-meter wide two-lane FMR project involves […]

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TAMPAKAN MINING PROJECT IS SAFE, SAYS TOLENTINO

Senator Francis Tolentino said the Tampakan copper-gold project being pushed to resume by Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) in Tampakan, South Cotabato will be beneficial to local residents. Tolentino stressed the Tampakan copper-gold project will be “cost-effective” and safe. “Cost effective yung extraction ng open-pit mining kasi mababaw lang ang paghuhukay niyan eh, makukuha agad yung mina,” the legislator said in “Sa […]

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DSWD LAUNCHES YAKAP BAYAN IN SURALLAH, S. COTABATO

Reforming drug users or persons who used drugs (PWUDs) in Surallah, South Cotabato who want to return to the fold of society can now avail of the benefits offered by the Yakap Bayan Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 12 (Soccsksargen). DSWD-12 representative Vincent John Balmaceda urged stakeholders to actively do […]

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DA GIVES P186-M TO AID SOUTH COTABATO FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar launched the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program and awarded different interventions amounting to over P186.81 million for the farmers in the province of South Cotabato. The RCEF-RFFA will benefit the province’s 13,014 rice farmers tilling two hectares and below by providing P5,000 direct cash assistance totaling P65.07 […]

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RELOCATION FOR DISASTER-HIT LAKE SEBU RESIDENTS

The National Housing Authority (NHA) has signified its intention to help the municipal government of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato in developing resettlement sites in the area for residents affected by recent disasters. This was according to Lake Sebu Mayor Floro Gandam, who spoke about the NHA’s prospective role in arranging for the permanent relocation […]

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NEW SOUTH COTABATO DISTRICT GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

Efforts to create another legislative district in South Cotabato province have gained ground after the approval of the proposed measure by the House of Representatives committee on local government. Deputy Speaker and South Cotabato Second District Representative Ferdinand Hernandez said the committee approved in a hearing House Bill 9421, which seeks to reapportion the province’s […]

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S. COTABATO HOLDS 4TH LEG OF REGIONAL PRE-SONA

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the successful holding of the fourth leg of the Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series in Koronadal, South Cotobato last May 18, 2021. The event was attended by officials from national government agencies, local chief executives and other stakeholders. This was part of preparations for President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and […]