SOCCSKSARGEN holds RDC Day Celebration despite the pandemic

Koranadal City, 06 October 2020 – For the first time, the celebration of RDC Day by Regional Development Council-12 was held online and this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent health protocols disallows mass gathering to avoid the spread of COVID-19. But this did not stop the Council from uniting virtually and holding the continue reading

Social development sector mulls pandemic relief measures

KORONADAL CITY — A key working committee of the Regional Development Council-12 is keen on supporting cross-section efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local communities. The members of the Regional Social Development Committee, or RSDC, one of the main committees of RDC-12, met on September 03, 2020 and agreed to cooperate continue reading

Empowerment, addressing issues on land and IPs are CORDS XII’s priorities

TUPI, South Cotabato – Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for SOCCSKSARGEN Region and concurrent Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), calls for immediate actions on the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs), particularly on land conflicts and on their vulnerabilities to the influence and continue reading

SOCCSKSARGEN digital COVID-19 contact tracing apps gain headway

COTABATO CITY (Sept. 3) — Authorities in South Cotabato province and in Cotabato City are fighting the COVID-19 with a foolproof online contact tracing systems as passports for residents and transients moving around. Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi launched last month a domestic coronavirus containment contact tracing app as requisite for entrance to shopping malls, continue reading

RLUC XII Endorses South Cotabato DRR/CCA enhanced PDPFP 2020-2028 to Sangguniang Panlalawigan for Adoption

KORONADAL CITY – The Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) XII endorsed the Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) enhanced Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) 2020-2028 of South Cotabato to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the province for adoption and subsequent endorsement to the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD). This was continue reading for SOCCSKSARGEN Region

KORONADAL CITY, May 23, 2020 – The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII enjoins all local government units (LGUs) down to barangay level, private sector, and regional line agencies of SOCCSKSARGEN to register on This is supported by a resolution passed and approved by the Council during the Briefing/ Demonstration on for RDC XII continue reading

SOX COVID-19 Regional Recovery Plan set out to Rebuild Regional Economic Resiliency

KORONADAL CITY –The RDC XII Sectoral Committees convened to review the first of the two (2) volumes of the Regional Recovery Plan (RRP) 2020-2022, drawn in collaboration with the Regional Line Agencies and Local Government Units in SOCCSKSARGEN. Presided by its respective Chairpersons, the four main sectoral committees of RDC XII conducted a simultaneous virtual continue reading

High Adolescent Pregnancy and Birth Rate in the SOCCSKSARGEN

City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – SOCCSKSARGEN region recorded high prevalence of adolescent pregnancy and birth rate according to the report of DOH XII during the 1st Quarter Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) meeting on February 13, 2020 in Koronadal City.  Adolescents refers to individuals with ages ranging from 10 to 19 years old.  Data continue reading

RSDC XII enjoins LGUs to support the 3rd and 4th round of the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio

City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – During its meeting on February 13, 2020 in Koronadal City,  the Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) XII passed Resolution No. 04 series of 2020,  enjoining the local government units in SOCCSKSARGEN to support the 3rd and 4th rounds of the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio.   The polio vaccination activity aims continue reading

RDC XII musters Advisory Committee support for 2021 budget

Batasang Pambansa, Quezon City – United by the common goal of  bringing development to the SOCCSKSARGEN Region, the representatives of the eight congressional districts of SOCCSKSARGEN Region converged and consolidated their support for a more responsive, focused and results-based budget for the region in 2021.   With the Hon. Ferdinand L. Hernandez of the 2nd continue reading