COTABATO CITY, Apr 23 (PIA) – ARMM’s Agriculture and Fisheries Department is set to launch an online system to monitor agriculture projects in the autonomous region, an official announced on Tuesday. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries-ARMM Secretary Macmod Mending said the project is dubbed as ‘e-farm’ which is funded through the bottom-up budgeting (BUB) scheme. “It is an online web based database management system to monitor geo-tagged farm-to-market roads and other agricultural projects,” Mending said.
COTABATO CITY, April 24 (PNA) -- Security concerns of communities have remained as top priority of the military and local chief executives in Region 12. Col. Marcos Norman Flores, Jr. Army’s 1002nd Infantry Brigade commander said the communist New People’s Army (NPA) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) both remain as big threats to the relative peace currently prevailing in the region brought about by the government peace overture with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
“Intensifying security in the Cotabato area remains a priority concern of the 1002nd Brigade,” Flores said. The brigade’s area of responsibility practically covers South Central Mindanao or SOCKKSARGEN, which includes the provinces of Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, North Cotabato and the cities therein.
Noel Y. Punzalan
COTABATO CITY, April 22 (PNA) -- Environment officials in the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN region) have been conducting classification of six caves found in central Mindanao. Datu Tungko Saikol, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR 12) Regional Executive Director, identified these areas as the Linao Cave in Maitum, Sarangani; Cathedral and Avenue Caves in Kabacan, North Cotabato; Kofnit Cave in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; and Tenobak Cave in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.
Saikol said these caves have been classified as Class 2. These caves have dangerous features and only open to professional cavers or guided education tours to ensure public safety, Saikol said. Class 3 caves are open to the general public but guided tours are highly recommended. These are the Lupi Cave in Kabacan, North Cotabato and Malibato Cave in T’boli, South Cotabato.
by: danilo e. doguiles
koronadal city, south cotabato, apr. 21 (pia) -- the department of environment and natural resources (denr) has identified six caves in different parts of soccsksargen region as open to ecotourism activities.these activities, however, must be under the guidance and supervision of the denr.
BY: DANILO E. DOGUILES
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Apr. 21 (PIA) -- Some 500 young people from different parts of South Cotabato are gathering today in Tboli town for the provincial government backed five-day summer youth camp. Participants to the province’s first summer camping event for young people between 16 years old to 25 years old come from different sectors including in-school youths, out-of-school youths, youth leaders, youth organizations, indigenous peoples, religious groups, and many others. Provincial sports and youth coordinator Jinky Avance, said the youth camp is an opportunity to hone the skills of young people and develop their capacities to become more independent.