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MGB 12 steps up drive on disasters prevention

By ALLEN V. ESTABILLO GENERAL SANTOS City– The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 12 has stepped up its awareness campaign on various geohazards as it moves to prevent the occurrence of possible major disasters in the area in wake of the continuing rainy season. Constancio Paye Jr., MGB …

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460 Gensan residents get Tesda scholarships

GENERAL SANTOS City– The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has enlisted some 460 scholars from various parts of the city for its flagship technical-vocational (tech-voc) training scholarship program. Richard Amparo, acting head of TesdaSarangani-General Santos provincial office, said the scholarship slots comprise the city’s allotment for this year …

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R12 pork products bound for Emirates

GENERAL Santos City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is targeting to start before yearend the shipment of cut pork meat products from the area to various markets in the Middle East. John Pascual, DA-12 livestock coordinator, said they are currently finalizing arrangements with the Philippine embassy …

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HIV treatment hub to open in Gensan

GENERAL SANTOS City– The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 is set to open a satellite treatment hub here for patients who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr. Ali Tumama, DOH-12 program manager for sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), said the construction of …

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RDC-12 urges DPWH to build more tourism roads

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to allocate funds for the development of more road networks connecting various tourist destinations in the region. In a resolution, the council asked the DPWH to specifically include …

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Gensan to establish liquid nitrogen plant

GENERAL Santos City – The city government is planning to establish a liquid nitrogen (LN2) plant in a bid to enhance the genetic improvement initiatives of the city’s thriving livestock sector. City Councilor Brix Tan, chair of the council’s committee on agriculture, said efforts are underway for the construction and …

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