GenSan extends MGCQ status until year-end

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The city government has extended until year-end the ban on non-essential travels and other movement restrictions for residents and local travelers as it continues to grapple with the increasing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) local transmission. In an executive order (EO) released over the weekend, Mayor Ronnel Rivera sustained the implementation …

Koronadal PWDO chief killed in car accident

DAVAO CITY — An architect in Koronadal City who also served as chief of the city’s Person with Disabilities Office was killed in an accident on Saturday, October 10, along the national highway, Barangay Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. Romanito Octaviano, an architect who was appointed PWDO chief was declared dead upon arrival at the Dr. …

GenSan extends GCQ status until Oct. 15

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The entire city will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until Oct. 15 as local communities continue to grapple with the increasing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) local transmission. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera ordered the GCQ extension and the sustained implementation of movement restrictions for residents as well as border lockdown through …

GenSan extends GCQ status until Oct. 15

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The entire city will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until Oct. 15 as local communities continue to grapple with the increasing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) local transmission. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera ordered the GCQ extension and the sustained implementation of movement restrictions for residents as well as border lockdown through …

GenSan restricts entry of frontline essential workers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Frontline and essential workers coming from areas with confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) local transmission are now required to present negative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test results before they can enter the city. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera directed its strict enforcement effective Tuesday through Executive Order (EO) No. 42-B, which …

SoCot ‘local terror group’ eyed as Kapa founder’s arms supplier

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police are eyeing an Islamic State-inspired local terrorist group operating in South Cotabato province as among the possible sources of the high-powered firearms that were seized last month from Kapa Community Ministry International founder Pastor Joel Apolinario. Col. Jemuel Siason, South Cotabato police director, said Friday a deeper investigation is ongoing regarding …

Tuna players call off annual congress due to pandemic

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Tuna industry players here will launch a series of bi-monthly virtual fora to highlight their situation and efforts to address various concerns amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Andrew Philip Yu, president of the Soccsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries Inc. said on Thursday, the online activities will replace the shelved …

104 Soccsksargen cops face admin raps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – At least 104 police personnel in Region 12 are undergoing summary hearings for various administrative violations, an official said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Bernard Tambaoan, deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 said, hearings are part of the due process by the Philippine National Police under its internal discipline …

OFW tested positive of Covid-19 defies quarantine procedure, wed her partner

DAVAO CITY –— A returning overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Banga, South Cotabato who was tested positive of coronavirus-19 sneaked out of her isolation facility and wed his partner. In a report published by Radyo Bida Koronadal, it stated that the 31-year-old returning OFW arrived in her town on July 8, and opted to be …

7 more coronavirus cases recorded in SoCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – South Cotabato province recorded on Saturday seven more confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, the highest in one day for the area. Arjohn Gangoso, health education and promotion officer of the Department of Health (DOH)-Region 12, said in a situation report released on Saturday night that the new Covid-19 patients were all …