Tag Archives: South Cotabato

COVID-19 FAILS TO SHAKE DOWN SOUTH COTABATO TOURISM

Tourist arrivals pick up, reaches over 430K in Q1

 April 20, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –South Cotabato province has started to recover from the drought in tourist arrivals last year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic as it recorded a total of 434,706 domestic and foreign visitors in the first quarter.A report from the Arts, Culture,… Read More

DENR ORDERS CLOSURE OF SOUTH COTABATO INLAND RESORTS

17 resorts shut down for forestry law violations

 

13, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the closure of 17 inland resorts here and nearby Polomolok town in South Cotabato for violation of the forestry law.Elvira Lumayag, head of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, said… Read More

POLOMOLOK FAMOUS WEAVER Fu Yabing Dulo, dies

‘National living treasure’ passes away at 106

 January 26, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – South Cotabato’s famed traditional master weaver and “Manlilikha ng Bayan” Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo passed away early Tuesday at the age of 106 in Polomolok town.

Fu Yabing died in her sleep around 12:30 a.m. at their home in Sitio Amguo, Barangay Landan… Read More

5 TERRORISTS killed in South Cotabato encounters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –Five alleged members of an Islamic State-inspired local terrorist group were killed in separate encounters with government operatives Thursday morning in Polomolok and Tboli towns in South Cotabato province.The encounters reportedly ensued during the serving of search and… Read More

DENR IN TIGHT WATCH AGAINST ILLEGAL LOGGING, MINING IN COTABATO

Cimatu wants tree-cutting activities monitored

 December 13, 2020

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Sunday called for intensified monitoring of tree-cutting activities in the same area where authorities recently discovered a small-scale illegal mining operation in Magpet town, Cotabato province. “We cannot allow people to further destroy… Read More

SoCot’s Lake Holon to reopen in January

Preparations are underway for the return trek to the mountain lake

 December 11, 2020

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Tourism stakeholders will unveil a new adventure experience with the reopening to tourists early next month of the famed crater-lake Holon in Tboli town, South Cotabato.

Rodel Hilado, senior tourism operations officer of Tboli, said Friday the preparations are underway for… Read More

REJUVENATED. Tourists will get to experience new outdoor attractions with the reopening on Jan. 4, 2021 of the rejuvenated and rehabilitated Lake Holon in Tboli town, South Cotabato province. Dubbed the “Crown Jewel of South Cotabato,” the site will welcome anew trekkers and tourists nearly a year after an extended closure due to its rehabilitation and the coronavirus disease pandemic. (Photo courtesy of the Tboli municipal government)