• NEDA XII Family Day: Renews Teamwork and Camaraderie

    The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XII held its Family Day in Dolores Resort, Polomolok, South Cotabato on 20 October 2014. The term “family” refers to the entire NRO XII staff. The activity is part of the NEDA XII Wellness Program and in support of the Gender and Development (GAD) of the National Government. The activity aims to strengthen the...

  • RSC XII-SOV 2014 Endorses Nominees for the National Search for Oustanding Volunteers 2014

    Three (3) nominees from SOCCSKSARGEN Region were favorably endorsed by the Regional Search Committee (RSC) XII-Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) 2014 to the  National  Search  Committee-SOV 2014 in its meeting and final interview on 22 September 2014 at Cinco Ninas, Koronadal City. The regional nominees were Datu Lamberto A. Delfin of the Mindanao Peoples Conference for Peace and Development...

  • NEDA XII Conducts Emergency Response Training

    In line with the thrust of the national government to enhance disaster preparedness and mitigation, NEDA XII recently sponsored an orientation-briefing on the use of emergency equipment and gadgets procured using the CY 2014 NEDA Central Office Continuing Appropriations provided to the Office. The orientation-briefing was conducted by resource persons from the Philippine National Red Cross-South Cotabato Chapter (PNRC-SC)...

  • Region XII Hosts 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship (IPAC) 2014

    Region XII successfully hosted the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship (IPAC) 2014 at the SAFI Ranch fly-site in Sitio Seguil, Barangay Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province on August 22-24, 2014. This was revealed by RD Arturo G. Valero, RDC XII Acting Chairperson, who graced the event. The international sports competition drew the participation of forty (40) professional paragliding athletes and...

  • NEDA XII Donates Vegetables from Its Gulayan sa Opisina Project to RSCC XII

    The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XII, through the Organization of NEDA Employees (ONE) XII, shared some yields of its Gulayan sa Opisina project to the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) XII located at Brgy. Maibu, Tantangan, South Cotabato on August 14, 2014. Among the vegetables shared by the office to RSCC XII were pechay, alugbati, native kangkong,...


Provincial Government of South Cotabato and RDC XII-TWG-RSA Spearhead Orientation on Road Safety for Elementary Pupil Leaders and Teachers in Koronadal City
In celebration of October 21, 2014 as Road Safety Day in Region XII, the Provincial Government of South Cotabato, represented by Honorable  Ma. Ester Marin-Catorce, Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Science, Technology and Information of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan,  in coordination with the…

RDC XII InfraCom Conducts Consultation on Speed Limits
The Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee (InfraCom) of Regional Development Council XII, conducted a special meeting on September 25, 2014 at the FB Hotel, Koronadal City to tackle issues related to the ordinances on speed limits passed and enforced by the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok. RDC XII PSR Alfredo Bronx P. Hebrona, Jr., Committee Chairperson, presided over the meeting.


RDC XII Conducts its 47th Regular Meeting, Showcasing its History
The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII conducted its 47th regular meeting on September 23, 2014 at Cinco Niňas, Koronadal City, with Acting Chairperson Arturo G. Valero presiding. The meeting was highlighted by a throw back to RDC XII’s history, its functions and officials over the years of its existence, as part of the RDC Week Celebration. Hon. Governor Emmylou J. Taliňo-Mendoza of Cotabato Province and representatives of other local chief executives (LCEs) were among those who attended the meeting.


RDC XII Conducts Good Governance Summit, Shares Good Practices
The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII conducted the first SOCCSKSARGEN Region Good Governance Summit on September 17, 2014 at the Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. The Summit, which was the 3rd one in three years after the Regional Road Summit in 2012 and the Regional Tourism Summit in 2013, started off this year’s  RDC Week celebration in Region XII.


DOST 12 Gets Nod for Halal Laboratory Promotion
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KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Sept. 24 (PIA)—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST 12) got support from the Regional Development Council (RDC 12) for the promotion of its halal laboratory in Cotabato City.


RDC 12 backs DOST 12 Halal Advocacy
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KORONADAL CITY (Sept. 25) – The Regional Development Council 12, in its regular meeting Tuesday, backed the request of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST 12) for the promotion of its halal laboratory in Cotabato City.


RPMC XII Recommends Solutions to GSC Circumferential Road Issues
The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) XII,chaired by RD Arturo G. Valero of NEDA XII, recently convenedto resolve problems that have delayed the implementation of critical road and bridge projects in Gen. Santos City (GSC), particularly those that are along the city’s Circumferential Road project.


RPMC XII Monitors Projects Implemented Based on the GPB Approach
Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) XII monitored 33 projects which were identified based on the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Approach in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato, Sarangani and South Cotabato, and in the cities of Tacurong, Cotabato, General Santos and Koronadal in April and May 2014.


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Population 4.11 Million (2010) 4.11 Million (2010)
Population Growth Rate 2.46% (2000-2010) 2.46% (2000-2010)
Land Area 19,165.87 19,165.87
Number of Local Government Units 4 Provinces and 5 Cities 45 Municipalities and 1,194 Barangays 4 Provinces and 5 Cities 45 Municipalities and 1,194 Barangays
Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) 1,172.262 Billion (2012) 157.126 Billion (2011)
GRDP Growth Rate 8.4% (2012-2013) 8.0% (2011-2012)
GVA in Agriculture, Hundting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF) 5.4% (2011-2012) 2.2% (2010-2011)
GVA in Industry 10.8% (2011-2012) 5.5% (2010-2011)
GVA in Services 8.1% (2011-2012) 4.3% (2010-2011)
Investments Php968.12 Million (Q1 2013) Php2.215 Billion (Q2 2012)
Inflation Rate 5.0% (Dec. 2013) 2.6% (Dec. 2012)
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 144.1 (Dec. 2013) 137.1 (Dec. 2012)
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.7% (Oct. 2013) 67.2% (Oct. 2012)
Unemployment Rate 3.0% (Oct. 2013) 4.0% (Oct. 2012)
Under-employment Rate 24.5% (Oct. 2013) 22.1% (Oct. 2012)
Poverty Incidence among population 44.7% (2012) 35.7% (Oct. 2009)
Poverty Incidence among families 37.1% (2012) 28.1% (2009)
Poverty Threshold Php18,737 (2012) Php15,762 (2009)
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) 8.41 (2012, DOH XII) 4.57 (2011, DOH XII)
Maternal Mortality Rate (per 100,000 LB) ) 87.88 (2012, DOH XII) 70.86 (2011, DOH XII)
Life Expectancy at Birth 67.4 yrs. (M); 72.3 yrs. (F) 67.4 yrs. (M); 72.3 yrs. (F)
Households with access to potable water 91.02% (2012, DOH XII) 90.85 (2011, DOH XII)
Households with access to sanitary toilets 81.24% (2012, DOH XII) 80.47% (2011, DOH XII)
Net Enrolment Ratio (Elementary) 85.83% (2011-2012) 84.13% (2010-2011)
Net Enrolment Ratio (Secondary) 50.31% (2011-2012) 51.93% (2010-2011)
Cohort Survival Rate (Elementary) 63.36 (2011-2012) 64.67% (2010-2011)
Cohort Survival Rate (Secondary) 74.45 (2011-2012) 76.77% (2010-2011)
Basic Literacy Rate 87.03% (2008)
Total Road Density (km/ 0.078 km./ (June 2013) 0.076 km./ (July 2012)
Total Pavement Ratio 76.72% (June 2013) or 1,166.571 km 71.70% (June 2013) or 1,072.0629 km
Irrigation Development 39.84% (2012)
Percent of Barangay Energized 100% (2011)

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