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To attract more tourists to visit the region, the Department of Tourism Region 12 (DOT-12) has released today March 1, 2015 a TV commercial entitled "Paradise" on its Facebook Page.

The video runs for a total of 1 minute and 45 seconds highlighting some of the famous landmarks and attractions in SOX (new tourism tagline for SOCCSKSARGEN Region). These includes the attractions in South Cotabato - Falls #1 and Falls #2 of the famous Seven Falls in Lake Sebu, the Seven Falls Zipline which is considered the highest in Southeast Asia and Lake Holon in Tboli town.
Hikong Bente - Lake Sebu Falls

Also featured in the "Paradise" TVC are different adventures in Sarangani Province including paragliding in Kiamba, the white water tubing adventure in Pangi River in Maitum, scuba diving in Tuka Marine Sanctuary, and the white sand beaches in Gumasa, Glan.

The majestic Grand Mosque in Cotabato City is also highlighted in the campaign video. The mosque which is donated by the Sultan of Brunei is the largest and grandest in the country.

Asik-asik Falls in Alamada, Cotabato Province, the boiling Lake Agco in Kidapawan City, and the Baras Bird Sanctuary in Tacurong City were also among the attractions in SOX featured in the TVC.

Here now is DOT-12's "Paradise" campaign video. Feel free to share it and let's make it viral.


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Meet the eight (8) candidates for this year’s Mutya ng Norala beauty pageant.

The candidates are shown in numerical order below. Photography by Abbie Abe.
Mutya ng Norala 2015 candidates

Candidate #1: Girlie Q. Bezar
San Miguel National High School
Mutya ng Norala

Candidate #2: Regina Marie Frances Gesulga
Notre Dame of Norala, Inc.
Mutya ng Norala


Candidate #3: Chiara Joy S. Pantua
DepEd Norala Lncs Lal-lo North District

Candidate #4: Jessa Mae H. Hermo
Green Valley College (GVC) - Norala


Candidate #5: Irene Sumpiano Pedrola
Liga ng mga Barangay


Candidate #6: Mika Ela S. Barcenilla
Notnot Barrientos Couture


Candidate #7: Angel Fe C. Carbonilla
Norala National High School


Candidate #8: Ana Jemina Cuenca
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

Who's your bet to win this year's Mutya ng Norala 2015 title and will have the chance to represent the Municipality of Norala in the Mutya ng South Cotabato 2015 this coming July? Let us know by participating in our poll below.

POLL: WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE CROWNED MUTYA NG NORALA 2015?

The Search for Mutya ng Norala 2015 is one of the highlights of this year's Kamayadan Festival.

The coronation night will be held on March 7, 7 PM at the Norala Municipal Gym.


On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 different youth organizations from all over the country were recognized for their contributions in nation building during the awarding ceremonies of the 12th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards led by President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang.

Among the twenty (20) finalists was the Hearts and Brains Youth (HABY) Volunteers based in General Santos City. Composed of passionate volunteers, HABY Volunteers are involved in helping the marginalized sectors particularly in the far-flung areas in Sarangani and Gensan. Their projects includes conduct of medical missions, giving of school supplies and providing livelihood, among others.

For TAYO 12, HABY Volunteers presented their Bahay Tuluyan (dormitories) Project that aims to provide refuge to school children in remote parts in Sarangani.

"Our organization believes that no Indigenous People (IP) children should be left behind on education." said John Oliver Tablazon during his presentation before TAYO 12 judges.

The TAYO 12 winners which received a trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym de Leon Imao and a PhP 50,000 cash grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines were:

1. ACCESS-PYLP Alumni Association, Inc. - ZamBaSulTa Chapter
2. Indigenous Youth Servant Leaders Association of the Philippines
3. Kanlungan Pilipinas Movement Inc.
4. Katipunan ng mga Kabataang Santiagueno
5. Move this World Philippines. Inc.
6. Phi Lambda Delta Sorority
7. Red Cross Youth and Junior Rescue Team
8. Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Detail, Inc.
9. University of San Agustin Little Theater
10. Youth for Environment in School Organization - Lucena City National High School Ransohan Extension

Meanwhile, HABY Volunteers along with the other finalists that includes the CITE Youth Volunteer Group, CMLI Junior Alumni Association, Kwaderno, New Breed Special Force, Order of Asclepius, Rebirth Outdoor Trekkers and Adventurers Inc., University of the Philippines Business Administration Student Council, University of the Philippines Circuit and Youth for a Livable Cebu also received a trophy and a P20,000 cash grant.

The TAYO 12 search is spearheaded by the TAYO Awards Foundation, the National Youth Commission, the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the Coca Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc.

Since its establishment in 2002, the TAYO Awards Foundation has recognized and supported the outstanding contributions of youth organizations to national development.

To date, more than a thousand youth organizations have joined the search and have become part of the foundation's growing youth network.


With the theme "Tboli Shines @ 41, Tboli Knoon", the Municipality of Tboli is all set for the celebration of the 17th Seslong Festival and its 41st Foundation Anniversary slated on March 5- 16, 2015.

Exciting events has been prepared by the municipal government and judging from the list of activities, Seslong Festival 2015 is bigger and grander.
Seslong Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities

Seslong Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities
Tboli, South Cotabato

March 5 | Thursday
Diana
4 AM, Sinolon

Mass
8 AM, San Lorenzo Parish

Interfaith Fellowship
9 AM, Municipal Gym

Demsu/ Wreath Laying/ Torch Motorcade
5:30 PM, Sinolon & Kematu

Opening Program
7 PM, Municipal Gym
  • Reading of PD407
  • Opening Salvo
  • Spectacular Fireworks Display

March 6 | Friday
Fun Run for a Cause
4 AM, Municipal Hall

Basketball Games
8 AM- 12PM, Municipal Gym

March 7 | Saturday
Soccer/ Football Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Plaza

Volleyball Games
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Taekwondo Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Basketball Games
6 PM- 12 PM, Municipal Gym

2nd DST 4x4 Off Road Challenge
8 AM- 5 PM, Field/ Blancia

March 8 | Sunday
Volleyball Games
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Boxing
6 PM, Municipal Gym

Soccer/ Football Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Plaza

2nd DST 4x4 Off Road Challenge
8 AM- 5 PM, Field/ Blancia

March 9 | Monday
Volleyball Games
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

ABC Night
5 PM, Municipal Gym

Horse Fight
8 AM, Field

PLC Day
8 AM, Field

March 10 | Tuesday
Women's Day
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Basketball Games
6PM, Municipal Gym

Blood Letting/ Medical Mission/ Health Fair
8 AM, Side of Tourism Office

Zumba Party
6 PM, Filed

Horse Fight
8 AM, Field

March 11 | Wednesday
Jobs Fair
8 AM- 5PM, Municipal Gym

Basketball Games
6PM, Municipal Gym

Horse Fight
8 AM, Field

March 12 | Thursday
Kasalan ng Bayan
8 AM, Municipal Gym

Volleybal Games Championship
8 AM, Municipal Gym

DST Derby
8 AM, Gallera

Employee's Night
6 PM, Muncipal Gym

March 13 | Friday
Volleybal Games Championship
8 AM, Open Court

Slung and Agri Fair
7 AM, Gym

Cheer Dance Competition
1 PM, Muncipal Gym

Basketball Games Championship - Celebrity Match
6 PM, Muncipal Gym

DST Derby
8 AM, Gallera

3rd DST Shooting Competition Level 3
8 AM- 5PM, Shooting Range

Tboli Knoon Lemingon Festival
1PM, Field

DOT XII Lake Holon Pilgrimage
Lake Holon

March 14 | Saturday
Tribal Day/ Tboli Knoon Lemingon Festival
8 AM- 5PM, Municipal Gym

3rd DST Shooting Competition Level 3
8 AM- 5PM, Shooting Range

Chess Tournament
8 AM - 5PM, SB Hall

Mountain Bike Challenge
8 AM, Field

DOT XII Lake Holon Pilgrimage Climbathon
Lake Holon

Globe Concert
7 PM, Field

March 15 | Sunday
Civic and Military Parade
8 AM, Provincial Road

Drum Corps Competition
Municipal Plaza

Moto X Free Style
Municipal Plaza

Motocross Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Blancia Field

3rd DST Shooting Competition Level 3
8 AM- 5PM, Shooting Range

Search for Mutya ng Tboli
7 PM, Municipal Gym

March 16 | Monday
Street Dancing Competition
7 AM, Provincial Road

Culmination Program
9 AM, Municipal Plaza

Dance Showdown
Municipal Plaza

Moto X Free Style
Municipal Plaza

Slung Competition- Final Judging
1 PM Field

Disco sa Kalsada
7 PM, Public Market Road

Musical Concert
7 PM, Municipal Plaza

Spectacular Fireworks Display


Fans of Coco Martin in General Santos City, South Cotabato and neighboring places are in for a treat next Friday, February 27, 2015 as the screen hearthrob and one of the leading Kapamilya actors will be having a show on the said date in Gensan and Koronadal.

Coco Martin will be at the KCC Convention and Events Center in General Santos City for the show which will start at 4PM, and after that he will proceed to the City of Koronadal for another show which will be held at the South Cotabato Gymasium and Cultural Center.
Coco Martin in GenSan & Koronadal

Coco Martin live in Gensan and Koronadal is brought to us by KCC Department Store. Fans can get free admission tickets, when they shop at KCC Department Store. Read Here.





Finally, the film K'na, the Dreamweaver that was shot entirely in Lake Sebu last year and was one of the official entries in the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival  will be shown in Koronadal City.

It will be shown on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center as the highlight of the Arts Month celebration in the Province of South Cotabato.

Listed under the new breed category, K'na, the Dreamweaver was awarded Best in Production Design and the Special Jury Award in the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival last August. It was also graded "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

The film revolves around the life of a young T'boli woman named K'na played by Mara Lopez (daughter of beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez), who was chosen by the gods to become the next dreamweaver.

Tickets for the K'na, the Dreamweaver film showing in Koronadal are priced at P50.00.
K'na, the Dreamweaver to be shown in Koronadal



The City of General Santos will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary and 26th Kalilangan Festival on February 27, Friday.

The day has been declared a special non-working holiday by Malacañan Palace through Proclamation No. 956, series of 2015 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on February 2, 2015.
Pioneer Avenue, General Santos City

The special non-working holiday gives those working and studying in General Santos City a three-day weekend. Read the full text of Proclamation No.956 below:


MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 956

DECLARING FRIDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2015, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS

WHEREAS, Friday, 27 February 2015, marks the commemoration of the 76th Foundation Day anniversary and the 26th Kalilangan Festival of the City of General Santos;

WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of General Santos be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR., Executive Secretary, by authority of His Excellency, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, do hereby declare Friday, 27 February 2015, as a special (non-working) day in the City of General Santos.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 2nd day of February, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.

By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary



South Cotabateños  Jay-R Melody and Macz Alminaza of the Xtreme Dancers were among those honored during the 7th Ani ng Dangal awards of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) held at the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila last Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Ani ng Dangal or “Harvest of Honors” is a state recognition given by the NCCA to artists that have recently brought honors and pride to the country.

In March 2014, Xtreme Dancers won the top prize of the 6th Gatsby Dance Competition held in Tokyo, Japan and five months later, in July of the same year, they were proclaimed as Senior Performer Grand Champion of the World in the prestigious World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California, USA.
Xtreme Dancers received Ani ng Dangal award
Xtreme Dancers received Ani ng Dangal award. Photo by XtremeDancers' talent manager Grey Doctolero
Melody and Alminaza personally received the Ani ng Dangal trophy during the awarding night.

Other Ani ng Dangal awardees include actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos and actor Jake Cuenca. Below is the list of  2015 Ani ng Dangal awardees:

For cinema:
  • Lav Diaz
  • Hazel Tapales Orencio
  • Siege Ledesma’s “Shift”
  • Will Fredo and Ida Tiongson’s “In Nominee Matris”
  • Joel Lamangan’s “Kamkam”
  • Francis Pasion’s “Bwaya”
  • Roberto Reyes Ang’s “TNT”
  • Carlo Obispo’s “Purok 7”
  • Eduardo Roy’s “Quick Change”
  • Pamela Reyes and Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder”
  • Jun Lana, Ronnie Quizon
  • Jake Cuenca
  • Liza Diño
  • Allen Dizon
  • Diane Ventura
  • Justen Aguillon
  • Nerissa Picadizo
  • Sandy Talag
  • Miggs Cuaderno
For broadcast arts:
  • Leonardo Katigbak
  • Patricia Evangelista’s “The Barber of Guiuan”
For the visual arts:
  • Ronnie Dayo
  • Robert John Cabagnot
  • Glenn Isaac
  • Mario Cardenas
  • Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Jophel Botero Ybiosa
  • Gina Meneses
  • Phoebelyn Gullunan
  • Jamille Blanca Aguilar
  • James Singlador
  • Danilo Victoriano
  • Ruston Banal
  • Trisha Co Reyes
  • Justen Paul Tolentino
  • Jamia Mei Tolentino
  • Jesus Ramos Tejada
  • Maria Angelica Tejada
For dance:
  • Halili-Cruz Ballet Company
  • A Team
  • Xtreme Dancers
  • Johnny Sustantivo Villanueva
  • Miguel Leopoldo
  • Kayleen Mae Ortiz
  • Margaret Chua Lao
For literature:
  • Sophia Marie Lee
  • Foe music:
  • Lloyd Edisonne Judilla Montebon
  • Novo Concertante Manila Choir
  • Saint Louie University Glee Club
  • Alvin Paulin
  • Aleron Choir


Around 6,000 athletes, coaches, and trainers from nine (9) divisions of DepEd in Region 12 will gather in General Santos City for the SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) Meet 2015 which is scheduled from February 16- 21.

The delegations will be coming from the cities of Koronadal, Cotabato, Tacurong, Kidapawan and General Santos, and from the provinces of Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and South Cotabato.
SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) Meet 2015 to be held in Gensan, February 16- 21

“Playing venues for different sporting events are now ready for SRAA Meet 2015,” said one of the officials of DepEd- Gensan City Division.

These includes Lagao Gym & Pacquiao Gymnasium in Tambler for basketball games; MSU-Fatima Campus for baseball & softball games; Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center in Calumpang for football; Oval Plaza Covered Court for futsal; General Santos City High School & Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center both in Calumpang for Sepak Takraw. For volleyball games the venues will be at Ramona Acharon Central ES, Brgy. Calumpang Covered Court, Brgy. Labangal Covered Court and GSCHS Taiwan Hall.

For individual events - swimming, athletics and archery will be held at Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center; boxing at the Oval Plaza Covered Court, Taekwondo at SM City General Santos, Gymnastics at Veranza; Arnis at Robinsons Place; and Dadiangas South Central Elementary School for chess. Other playing venues includes GSC Tennis Court, Bigshot and Nadine Badminton courts, and Gannes Billiard Center.


In last years SRAA Meet, General Santos City was declared over-all champion while delegations from South Cotabato, Koronadal City, Cotabato Province and Sultan Kudarat placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, respectively.


Haven’t decided yet where to bring your loved ones tomorrow, Valentine’s Day? Here’s another option if you’re from Koronadal - Heartstrings, a special Valentine dinner at the Aviary Bar & Cafe in The Farm at Carpenter Hill.
The Farm @ Carpenter Hill presents Heartstrings: A Special Valentine Dinner

For tickets and reservation call The Farm @ Carpenter Hill at 228-1888; 228-9010 or 09189210425; 09228489098; and 09177260721.


To attract more tourists to visit the region, the Department of Tourism Region 12 (DOT-12) has released today March 1, 2015 a TV commercial entitled "Paradise" on its Facebook Page.

The video runs for a total of 1 minute and 45 seconds highlighting some of the famous landmarks and attractions in SOX (new tourism tagline for SOCCSKSARGEN Region). These includes the attractions in South Cotabato - Falls #1 and Falls #2 of the famous Seven Falls in Lake Sebu, the Seven Falls Zipline which is considered the highest in Southeast Asia and Lake Holon in Tboli town.
Hikong Bente - Lake Sebu Falls

Also featured in the "Paradise" TVC are different adventures in Sarangani Province including paragliding in Kiamba, the white water tubing adventure in Pangi River in Maitum, scuba diving in Tuka Marine Sanctuary, and the white sand beaches in Gumasa, Glan.

The majestic Grand Mosque in Cotabato City is also highlighted in the campaign video. The mosque which is donated by the Sultan of Brunei is the largest and grandest in the country.

Asik-asik Falls in Alamada, Cotabato Province, the boiling Lake Agco in Kidapawan City, and the Baras Bird Sanctuary in Tacurong City were also among the attractions in SOX featured in the TVC.

Here now is DOT-12's "Paradise" campaign video. Feel free to share it and let's make it viral.


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Meet the eight (8) candidates for this year’s Mutya ng Norala beauty pageant.

The candidates are shown in numerical order below. Photography by Abbie Abe.
Mutya ng Norala 2015 candidates

Candidate #1: Girlie Q. Bezar
San Miguel National High School
Mutya ng Norala

Candidate #2: Regina Marie Frances Gesulga
Notre Dame of Norala, Inc.
Mutya ng Norala


Candidate #3: Chiara Joy S. Pantua
DepEd Norala Lncs Lal-lo North District

Candidate #4: Jessa Mae H. Hermo
Green Valley College (GVC) - Norala


Candidate #5: Irene Sumpiano Pedrola
Liga ng mga Barangay


Candidate #6: Mika Ela S. Barcenilla
Notnot Barrientos Couture


Candidate #7: Angel Fe C. Carbonilla
Norala National High School


Candidate #8: Ana Jemina Cuenca
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

Who's your bet to win this year's Mutya ng Norala 2015 title and will have the chance to represent the Municipality of Norala in the Mutya ng South Cotabato 2015 this coming July? Let us know by participating in our poll below.

POLL: WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE CROWNED MUTYA NG NORALA 2015?

The Search for Mutya ng Norala 2015 is one of the highlights of this year's Kamayadan Festival.

The coronation night will be held on March 7, 7 PM at the Norala Municipal Gym.


On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 different youth organizations from all over the country were recognized for their contributions in nation building during the awarding ceremonies of the 12th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards led by President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang.

Among the twenty (20) finalists was the Hearts and Brains Youth (HABY) Volunteers based in General Santos City. Composed of passionate volunteers, HABY Volunteers are involved in helping the marginalized sectors particularly in the far-flung areas in Sarangani and Gensan. Their projects includes conduct of medical missions, giving of school supplies and providing livelihood, among others.

For TAYO 12, HABY Volunteers presented their Bahay Tuluyan (dormitories) Project that aims to provide refuge to school children in remote parts in Sarangani.

"Our organization believes that no Indigenous People (IP) children should be left behind on education." said John Oliver Tablazon during his presentation before TAYO 12 judges.

The TAYO 12 winners which received a trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym de Leon Imao and a PhP 50,000 cash grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines were:

1. ACCESS-PYLP Alumni Association, Inc. - ZamBaSulTa Chapter
2. Indigenous Youth Servant Leaders Association of the Philippines
3. Kanlungan Pilipinas Movement Inc.
4. Katipunan ng mga Kabataang Santiagueno
5. Move this World Philippines. Inc.
6. Phi Lambda Delta Sorority
7. Red Cross Youth and Junior Rescue Team
8. Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Detail, Inc.
9. University of San Agustin Little Theater
10. Youth for Environment in School Organization - Lucena City National High School Ransohan Extension

Meanwhile, HABY Volunteers along with the other finalists that includes the CITE Youth Volunteer Group, CMLI Junior Alumni Association, Kwaderno, New Breed Special Force, Order of Asclepius, Rebirth Outdoor Trekkers and Adventurers Inc., University of the Philippines Business Administration Student Council, University of the Philippines Circuit and Youth for a Livable Cebu also received a trophy and a P20,000 cash grant.

The TAYO 12 search is spearheaded by the TAYO Awards Foundation, the National Youth Commission, the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the Coca Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc.

Since its establishment in 2002, the TAYO Awards Foundation has recognized and supported the outstanding contributions of youth organizations to national development.

To date, more than a thousand youth organizations have joined the search and have become part of the foundation's growing youth network.


With the theme "Tboli Shines @ 41, Tboli Knoon", the Municipality of Tboli is all set for the celebration of the 17th Seslong Festival and its 41st Foundation Anniversary slated on March 5- 16, 2015.

Exciting events has been prepared by the municipal government and judging from the list of activities, Seslong Festival 2015 is bigger and grander.
Seslong Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities

Seslong Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities
Tboli, South Cotabato

March 5 | Thursday
Diana
4 AM, Sinolon

Mass
8 AM, San Lorenzo Parish

Interfaith Fellowship
9 AM, Municipal Gym

Demsu/ Wreath Laying/ Torch Motorcade
5:30 PM, Sinolon & Kematu

Opening Program
7 PM, Municipal Gym
  • Reading of PD407
  • Opening Salvo
  • Spectacular Fireworks Display

March 6 | Friday
Fun Run for a Cause
4 AM, Municipal Hall

Basketball Games
8 AM- 12PM, Municipal Gym

March 7 | Saturday
Soccer/ Football Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Plaza

Volleyball Games
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Taekwondo Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Basketball Games
6 PM- 12 PM, Municipal Gym

2nd DST 4x4 Off Road Challenge
8 AM- 5 PM, Field/ Blancia

March 8 | Sunday
Volleyball Games
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Boxing
6 PM, Municipal Gym

Soccer/ Football Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Plaza

2nd DST 4x4 Off Road Challenge
8 AM- 5 PM, Field/ Blancia

March 9 | Monday
Volleyball Games
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

ABC Night
5 PM, Municipal Gym

Horse Fight
8 AM, Field

PLC Day
8 AM, Field

March 10 | Tuesday
Women's Day
8 AM- 5 PM, Municipal Gym

Basketball Games
6PM, Municipal Gym

Blood Letting/ Medical Mission/ Health Fair
8 AM, Side of Tourism Office

Zumba Party
6 PM, Filed

Horse Fight
8 AM, Field

March 11 | Wednesday
Jobs Fair
8 AM- 5PM, Municipal Gym

Basketball Games
6PM, Municipal Gym

Horse Fight
8 AM, Field

March 12 | Thursday
Kasalan ng Bayan
8 AM, Municipal Gym

Volleybal Games Championship
8 AM, Municipal Gym

DST Derby
8 AM, Gallera

Employee's Night
6 PM, Muncipal Gym

March 13 | Friday
Volleybal Games Championship
8 AM, Open Court

Slung and Agri Fair
7 AM, Gym

Cheer Dance Competition
1 PM, Muncipal Gym

Basketball Games Championship - Celebrity Match
6 PM, Muncipal Gym

DST Derby
8 AM, Gallera

3rd DST Shooting Competition Level 3
8 AM- 5PM, Shooting Range

Tboli Knoon Lemingon Festival
1PM, Field

DOT XII Lake Holon Pilgrimage
Lake Holon

March 14 | Saturday
Tribal Day/ Tboli Knoon Lemingon Festival
8 AM- 5PM, Municipal Gym

3rd DST Shooting Competition Level 3
8 AM- 5PM, Shooting Range

Chess Tournament
8 AM - 5PM, SB Hall

Mountain Bike Challenge
8 AM, Field

DOT XII Lake Holon Pilgrimage Climbathon
Lake Holon

Globe Concert
7 PM, Field

March 15 | Sunday
Civic and Military Parade
8 AM, Provincial Road

Drum Corps Competition
Municipal Plaza

Moto X Free Style
Municipal Plaza

Motocross Tournament
8 AM- 5 PM, Blancia Field

3rd DST Shooting Competition Level 3
8 AM- 5PM, Shooting Range

Search for Mutya ng Tboli
7 PM, Municipal Gym

March 16 | Monday
Street Dancing Competition
7 AM, Provincial Road

Culmination Program
9 AM, Municipal Plaza

Dance Showdown
Municipal Plaza

Moto X Free Style
Municipal Plaza

Slung Competition- Final Judging
1 PM Field

Disco sa Kalsada
7 PM, Public Market Road

Musical Concert
7 PM, Municipal Plaza

Spectacular Fireworks Display


Fans of Coco Martin in General Santos City, South Cotabato and neighboring places are in for a treat next Friday, February 27, 2015 as the screen hearthrob and one of the leading Kapamilya actors will be having a show on the said date in Gensan and Koronadal.

Coco Martin will be at the KCC Convention and Events Center in General Santos City for the show which will start at 4PM, and after that he will proceed to the City of Koronadal for another show which will be held at the South Cotabato Gymasium and Cultural Center.
Coco Martin in GenSan & Koronadal

Coco Martin live in Gensan and Koronadal is brought to us by KCC Department Store. Fans can get free admission tickets, when they shop at KCC Department Store. Read Here.





Finally, the film K'na, the Dreamweaver that was shot entirely in Lake Sebu last year and was one of the official entries in the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival  will be shown in Koronadal City.

It will be shown on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center as the highlight of the Arts Month celebration in the Province of South Cotabato.

Listed under the new breed category, K'na, the Dreamweaver was awarded Best in Production Design and the Special Jury Award in the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival last August. It was also graded "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

The film revolves around the life of a young T'boli woman named K'na played by Mara Lopez (daughter of beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez), who was chosen by the gods to become the next dreamweaver.

Tickets for the K'na, the Dreamweaver film showing in Koronadal are priced at P50.00.
K'na, the Dreamweaver to be shown in Koronadal



The City of General Santos will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary and 26th Kalilangan Festival on February 27, Friday.

The day has been declared a special non-working holiday by Malacañan Palace through Proclamation No. 956, series of 2015 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on February 2, 2015.
Pioneer Avenue, General Santos City

The special non-working holiday gives those working and studying in General Santos City a three-day weekend. Read the full text of Proclamation No.956 below:


MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 956

DECLARING FRIDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2015, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS

WHEREAS, Friday, 27 February 2015, marks the commemoration of the 76th Foundation Day anniversary and the 26th Kalilangan Festival of the City of General Santos;

WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of General Santos be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR., Executive Secretary, by authority of His Excellency, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, do hereby declare Friday, 27 February 2015, as a special (non-working) day in the City of General Santos.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 2nd day of February, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.

By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary



South Cotabateños  Jay-R Melody and Macz Alminaza of the Xtreme Dancers were among those honored during the 7th Ani ng Dangal awards of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) held at the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila last Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Ani ng Dangal or “Harvest of Honors” is a state recognition given by the NCCA to artists that have recently brought honors and pride to the country.

In March 2014, Xtreme Dancers won the top prize of the 6th Gatsby Dance Competition held in Tokyo, Japan and five months later, in July of the same year, they were proclaimed as Senior Performer Grand Champion of the World in the prestigious World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California, USA.
Xtreme Dancers received Ani ng Dangal award
Xtreme Dancers received Ani ng Dangal award. Photo by XtremeDancers' talent manager Grey Doctolero
Melody and Alminaza personally received the Ani ng Dangal trophy during the awarding night.

Other Ani ng Dangal awardees include actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos and actor Jake Cuenca. Below is the list of  2015 Ani ng Dangal awardees:

For cinema:
  • Lav Diaz
  • Hazel Tapales Orencio
  • Siege Ledesma’s “Shift”
  • Will Fredo and Ida Tiongson’s “In Nominee Matris”
  • Joel Lamangan’s “Kamkam”
  • Francis Pasion’s “Bwaya”
  • Roberto Reyes Ang’s “TNT”
  • Carlo Obispo’s “Purok 7”
  • Eduardo Roy’s “Quick Change”
  • Pamela Reyes and Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder”
  • Jun Lana, Ronnie Quizon
  • Jake Cuenca
  • Liza Diño
  • Allen Dizon
  • Diane Ventura
  • Justen Aguillon
  • Nerissa Picadizo
  • Sandy Talag
  • Miggs Cuaderno
For broadcast arts:
  • Leonardo Katigbak
  • Patricia Evangelista’s “The Barber of Guiuan”
For the visual arts:
  • Ronnie Dayo
  • Robert John Cabagnot
  • Glenn Isaac
  • Mario Cardenas
  • Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Jophel Botero Ybiosa
  • Gina Meneses
  • Phoebelyn Gullunan
  • Jamille Blanca Aguilar
  • James Singlador
  • Danilo Victoriano
  • Ruston Banal
  • Trisha Co Reyes
  • Justen Paul Tolentino
  • Jamia Mei Tolentino
  • Jesus Ramos Tejada
  • Maria Angelica Tejada
For dance:
  • Halili-Cruz Ballet Company
  • A Team
  • Xtreme Dancers
  • Johnny Sustantivo Villanueva
  • Miguel Leopoldo
  • Kayleen Mae Ortiz
  • Margaret Chua Lao
For literature:
  • Sophia Marie Lee
  • Foe music:
  • Lloyd Edisonne Judilla Montebon
  • Novo Concertante Manila Choir
  • Saint Louie University Glee Club
  • Alvin Paulin
  • Aleron Choir


Around 6,000 athletes, coaches, and trainers from nine (9) divisions of DepEd in Region 12 will gather in General Santos City for the SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) Meet 2015 which is scheduled from February 16- 21.

The delegations will be coming from the cities of Koronadal, Cotabato, Tacurong, Kidapawan and General Santos, and from the provinces of Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and South Cotabato.
SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) Meet 2015 to be held in Gensan, February 16- 21

“Playing venues for different sporting events are now ready for SRAA Meet 2015,” said one of the officials of DepEd- Gensan City Division.

These includes Lagao Gym & Pacquiao Gymnasium in Tambler for basketball games; MSU-Fatima Campus for baseball & softball games; Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center in Calumpang for football; Oval Plaza Covered Court for futsal; General Santos City High School & Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center both in Calumpang for Sepak Takraw. For volleyball games the venues will be at Ramona Acharon Central ES, Brgy. Calumpang Covered Court, Brgy. Labangal Covered Court and GSCHS Taiwan Hall.

For individual events - swimming, athletics and archery will be held at Antonio Acharon Sports and Recreation Center; boxing at the Oval Plaza Covered Court, Taekwondo at SM City General Santos, Gymnastics at Veranza; Arnis at Robinsons Place; and Dadiangas South Central Elementary School for chess. Other playing venues includes GSC Tennis Court, Bigshot and Nadine Badminton courts, and Gannes Billiard Center.


In last years SRAA Meet, General Santos City was declared over-all champion while delegations from South Cotabato, Koronadal City, Cotabato Province and Sultan Kudarat placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, respectively.


Haven’t decided yet where to bring your loved ones tomorrow, Valentine’s Day? Here’s another option if you’re from Koronadal - Heartstrings, a special Valentine dinner at the Aviary Bar & Cafe in The Farm at Carpenter Hill.
The Farm @ Carpenter Hill presents Heartstrings: A Special Valentine Dinner

For tickets and reservation call The Farm @ Carpenter Hill at 228-1888; 228-9010 or 09189210425; 09228489098; and 09177260721.