JERRY N. ADLAW

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House Bill (HB) 5162, which seeks separation of General Santos City or GenSan from the first legislative district of South Cotabato, has been approved by the House of Representatives on its third and final reading. First District Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr., author of the bill, said the almost 20 years…

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THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 12 has initiated the cleansing of its ranks of corrupt personnel after reports of LTO employees using the agency as their milking cow, tainting the image of the office in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. LTO Assistant Regional Director Robert Kiunisala said they are…

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THE Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) Far South Mindanao command announced it will strengthen its wing armed forces as it recently made a show of force in Pakibato district of Davao region. Carlo, field commander of the NPA district guerilla unit in Sarangani province, said their main…

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The local government of General Santos City is accused of tolerating Muslim businessmen engaged in selling pirated DVDs smuggled from Zamboanga City. A businessman and mall owner Chan Suy Lam said a private investigation they commissioned showed that most of about 200 businessmen engaged in wholesaling and retailing smuggled pirated…

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The Central Mindanao Police Regional Office 12 has revealed that Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) guerrillas will gather their forces in various areas in the country for a show force, apparently to belittle a report of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that they are a…

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A geodetic engineer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources region 12 (DENR-12) was accused of making big money out of his position as a licensed government land surveyor despite his floating status and currently facing administrative charges at the DENR head office in Manila. The complainant, Lando Pascual,…

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General Santos City: has earmarked P22 million to construct a Cultural and Heritage Museum to preserve its rich multicultural history, culture and heritage. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles, chairman of the city museum project’s technical working group, said the city government has contracted the KGD Builders for the construction work that…

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The move to separate General Santos City from the first legislative district of South Cotabato and make it a lone congressional district has gained support from GenSan City officials. Gensan Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles on Wednesday said the city government is fully supporting the passage of House Bill (HB) 4678,…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s failure to keep his promise to free detained rebels was the reason for the communist New Peoples Army’s (NPA) decision to lift its ceasefire with the Philippine government, a rebel spokesman said. “Ka Ferdie” of the rebels’ Front 73 Main Regional Guerilla Unit based in South Cotabato…

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A power distribution facility supplying the municipality of Polomolok, Sarangani province and General Santos City said there would be enough power supply in the area for the entire year. South Cotabato Electric Cooperative II (Socoteco II) general manager Crisanto Sotelo, said in an exclusive interview that the power forecast for…