History

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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Tayo Ang Solusyon Sa Polusyon.

DENR XII through Conservation Development Division CDD and Coastal Resource Foreshore Mngt. Section had a kick off activity last September 13 ,2018 for the International Coastal Cleanup ICC Day,being celebrated every 3rd Saturday of this month, that is today September 15, 2018. This year's ICC theme is; "Tayo Ang Solusyon Sa Polusyon." 

COLON, MAASIM SARANGANI PROVINCE – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Conservation and Development Division commenced International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) yesterday, September 13, 2018.

This activity was headed by the MENR Officer of Maasim Alejandra G. Sison, together with the support of the LGU officials of Colon.

This clean-up activity was made successful along with the active participation of our field office PENRO Sarangani, our partner agencies Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine National Police – Maasim, faculty and students of Colon National High School and also 4P’s members and Bantay Dagat.

There were more than 20 sacks of garbage that were collected from the coast which are mostly composed of candy wrappers, plastics, straws, stirrers, nylons, styrofoam, ties, garments and sachet products.

“Tayo ang Solusyon sa Polusyon” (this year’s ICC theme) is a great reminder that we are the main remedy of our current battle with waste materials and that, our responsible being is the key to a healthy and clean environment.

 

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