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HISTORY

 

REGION XII, or SOCCSKSARGEN is a region of the Philippines, located in South Central Mindanao, and is officially designated as Region XII. The name is an acronym that stands for the region's four provinces and one of its cities: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City. The region is more formally known by its older name Central Mindanao. The regional center is Koronadal City located in the province of South Cotabato. Cotabato City, though geographically within the boundaries of the province of Maguindanao, itself is part of SOCCSKSARGEN, and is independent of that province. Maguindanao province is, in fact, a part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) which has its seat in Cotabato City. SOCCSKSARGEN and the province of Maguindanao were once part of the original Cotabato province.

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ENR BASIC COURSE

In line with the directive of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to strengthen the department's frontline services, a total of 40 employees from DENR 12 field offices are currently undertaking the six-day Environment and Natural Resources Basic Course being conducted by the agency in General Santos City.

The purpose of the activity is to equip the employees with the basic knowledge and deeper understanding about the DENR. It also aims to impart knowledge on the various programs, projects and environmental laws being implemented by the department.

Resource persons are ARD for Management Services Donna Mayor-Gordove, CESO IV, EMB XII Regional Director Engr. Alex D. Jimenez, Planning and Management Division Chief Shirley P. Uy, Enforcement Division Chief Forester Dirie P. Macabaning, Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division Chief Emily B. Ampatuan, PENRO Cotabato Technical Services Division Chief Dr. Cesar Guevarra, Atty. Adjuria K. Kansi, DMO IV Elmer S. Mercado, Forester Pinky Maglasang, Engr. Franciso C. Mancera, MGB XII's Engr. Hernani Abdon and Vilma F. Nitura from ERDB-ARDEC. (MMMaulana) | Photos by: RJEbita

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