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26 Barangays of General Santos City, an independent and chartered city within but not under the jurisdiction of the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Apopong | Baluan | Batomelong | Buayan | Bula | Calumpang | City Heights | Conel | Dadiangas East | Dadiangas North | Dadiangas South | Dadiangas West | Fatima | Katangawan | Labangal | Lagao | Ligaya | Mabuhay | Olympog | San Isidro | San Jose | Siguel | Sinawal | Tambler | Tinagacan | Upper Labay

Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "respecting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions.
The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

List of Municipalities in the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Cities within the Province of South Cotabato: General Santos City (Dadiangas)-Chartered City | Koronadal City (Capital)

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General Santos City,
South Cotabato Province, Philippines

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History of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

General Santos City becomes a chartered City

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fourteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty eighth day of July, two thousand eight.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. Sections 98 and 101 of Republic Act No. 5412, as amended, are hereby further amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 98. All land of the public domain having been ceded by the national government to the City of General Santos, the city shall exercise the rights and prerogatives over such lands in the concept of a beneficial owner. The disposition of all lands of the public domain within the city shall be in accordance with the provisions of Commonwealth Act No. 141, as amended, and all other pertinent laws, executive issuances, rules and regulations: Provided, That all incomes and receipts derived from such disposition, administration and management of all lands of the public domain shall accrue exclusively and to be turned over immediately without need of demand to the city as provided in this Act: Provided, further, That the city government shall at all times be consulted and informed such disposition, administration and management: Provided, finally, That the city government shall consur prior to any disposition , administration and management of such public lands.”

“Sec. 101. Ownership of Waterworks, Electric Light and Power and Telephone Systems, Roads, Streets, Etc. – Any provisions of law to the contrary nothwithstanding, all existing waterworks, electric light and power, and/or telephone systems presently operated by the Municipality of General Santos shall be owned by the city, and revenues therefrom shall accrue to the general fund of the city.

“All existing municipal and provincial roads, streets, bridges, docks, piers, wharves, machineries, equipment and other public works improvements shall be owned by the city, and all the funds and assets of the Municipality of General Santos shall be owned by the city and its liabilities shall be assumed by the city, any provision of law to the contrary nothwithstanding.

“Notwithstanding the provision of Republic Act Nos. 8371, 7916 and 6657, as amended, the city government shall be informed and its concurrence shall be sought on all matters relating to lands by agencies of government concerned, which the city council deternmines for the use of the city.”

Sec. 2. Republic Act No. 5412, as amended, is hereby further amended to add a new Section 101-A to read as follows:

“Sec. 101-A. Establishment and/or operation of any form of gambling authorized under existing laws such as, but not limited to, Presidential Decree Nos. 120, 1869 and Republic Act No. 1169, as amended, and the city shall not be allowed to accept upon prior concurrence of the City Government of General Santos.”

Sec. 3. Within sixty (60) days from the date of the effectivity of this Act, all concerned agencies of the government shall submit a comprehensive and detailed report of all dispositions of public lands in the city to the City Government.

Sec. 4. The provisions of this Act rendered ineffective by virtue of Republic Act No. 7160 or the Local Government Code, as amended, sprecifically paragraph (f). section 534 thereof are hereby deemed repealed and superseded accordingly.

Sec. 5. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Act shall, in addition to the administrative, civil or criminal liability imposable under other existing laws, suffer the penalty of six (6) months imprisonment: Provided, That in the case of a government official or personnled, he/she shall likewise suffer the penalty of perpetual disqualification to hold public office.

Sec. 6. If any provision or part hereof is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of the law or the provision not otherwise affected shall remain valid and subsisting.

Sec. 7. All laws, presidential decrees, executive orders, proclamations and/or administrative regulations which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby amended, modified, superseded or repealed accordingly.

Sec. 8. To effectively implement the provision of this Act, the City Council of General Santos City, in coordination with the agencies of government concerned, shall promulgate the necessary implementing rules and regulations within sixty (60) days from the date of the effectivity of this Act.

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days from its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of national circulation.

President of the Senate

Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 6014 and Senate Bill No. 3275 was finally passed by the house of Representatives and the Senate on June 1, 2009.

Secretary of the Senate

Secretary General, House of Representatives

APPROVED: (July 7, 2009)

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Natural Resources of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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General Santos City News

PNP 12 starts early Brigada Eskwela in Gensan

By Nirvana Alpha Vita G. Fruylan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 10 (PIA) -- The Philippine National Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 started Friday its own Brigada Eskwela by conducting series of clean-up operations in public elementary and secondary schools in the city in preparation for the opening of classes in June.

According to a report from the Public Information Office (PIO) of PRO 12, the first activity was conducted in Dadiangas North Elementary School where personnel from the General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO) also joined forces in tidying the campus premises.

PRO 12 Regional Director, PCSupt Benjardi Mantele personally visited the place and led the group in repainting tables and desks, and in removing unwanted debris in the area as a support to the program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

“We also cut grasses on the ground as well as sweep away dried leaves from the roofs of classroom buildings,” said PO1 Woody Butch Villaflores of RPIO, who disclosed that they are currently in Banisil High School for another clean-up activity.

Mantele also donated P10,000 each to two public schools in Gensan as assistance for the repair of damaged classroom buildings.

The early Brigada Eskwela of PRO 12 received positive feedbacks from parents by saying “this is a great help for parents as this will ease us with the burden of cleaning up our children’s school before the classes starts.” (DEDoguiles/PGFruylan-PIA12 Gensan)

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