• ONE XII Holds General Assembly, Camaraderie and Cooperation of Members Strengthened

    The Organization of NEDA Employees (ONE) XII held its Annual General Assembly on January 28, 2015 at the Special Reference and Data Center (SRDC) of NEDA XII Office in Koronadal City. About 86 percent of the total members attended the said assembly, which started at 10:00 o’clock in the morning and ended at about 5 o’clock in the afternoon....

  • NRO XII Celebrates 2014 Year-End Fellowship

    The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XII conducted its annual Year-End Fellowship Celebration with the theme “GRATITUDE is a BLESSING” on December 18, 2014 at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. With SOCCSKSARGENS’s rich history and diverse culture due to its variety of ethnicity and customs, the Year-End Fellowship focused on a broader perspective of the essence of a...

  • NEDA XII Undertakes Outreach Program in DSWD XII’s Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC)

    In the spirit of giving and sharing during Christmas Season, the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XII officials and staff spent the morning of December 23, 2014 with children ranging from 7 to 17 years old who are under the care of DSWD XII’s RSCC. RD Arturo G. Valero and the NRO XII staff brought various simple gifts and snacks...

  • Obo Manobo Tribal Leader from SOCCSKSARGEN Region Wins National Award in the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

    The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), Manila, in its letter dated 27 November 2014 to NEDA XII RD Arturo G. Valero, Chairperson of the Regional Search Committee-SOV 2014, announced that the individual nominee (adult category) from SOCCSKSARGEN Region is among the national awardees in the Search for Outstanding Volunteers. CY 2014. RD Valero identified the recipient of...

  • Ombudsman-Mindanao Conducts Seminar on Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) for NEDA XII Staff

    Thirty-one (31) employees of the NEDA Regional Office XII participated and successfully completed the ITAPS Seminar conducted by the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB)-Mindanao on 2 December 2014 at Fred Anns Food Hauz and Catering Services, Koronadal City. The seminar was facilitated by the Finance and Administrative Division (FAD), in coordination with OMB-Mindanao, under the leadership of the Honorable...


RDC XII-Advisory Committee Pushes for Improved Interconnection of National Secondary Roads in Region XII and the Improvement of the Regional Government Center
The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII – Advisory Committee (AdCom) is pushing the improvement of the national secondary roads in the region, as well as the improvement of the Regional Government Center in Koronadal City during its recent meeting in Gen. Santos City. This was bared by NEDA XII Regional Director Arturo G. Valero who presided the meeting in his capacity as the RDC XII and AdCom acting chairperson.

RDC XII Sectoral Committees Review CY 2016 AIP
The four (4) sectoral committees of Regional Development Council (RDC) XII simultaneously conducted a review of the validated CY 2016 Annual Investment Programs (AIP) of the regional line agencies (RLAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and other instrumentalities of the National Government, such as government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), in Region XII. The review was conducted on November 4, 2014 at Cinco Niñas, General Santos Drive, Koronadal City.

RLUC XII Welcomes Two New Members
The Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) XII confirmed the membership of Atty. Al Calica and Architect Michael Ang as its new members.  The two new members took their oaths of office before RLUC XII Chairperson Arturo G. Valero during the Committee’s regular meeting on 12 November 2014 at FB Hotel, Koronadal City.

RDC XII Confirms PIA XII, NCIP XII, and NCMF XII as its Special Non-Voting Members
The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII confirmed the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XII, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) XII and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) XII as special non-voting members during its 47th Regular Meeting on September 23, 2014 at Cinco Niñas, Koronadal City.

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.


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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) 1172.262 Billion (2012)
GRDP Growth Rate 8.4% (2012-2013) 8.0% (2011-2012)
GVA in Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF) 3.5% (2013) 5.4% (2011-2012)
GVA in Industry 11.6% (2013) 10.8% (2011-2012)
GVA in Services 9.4% (2013) 8.1% (2011-2012)
Investments Php72.625 Million (Q2 2014)* Php968.12 Million (Q1 2013)
Inflation Rate 3.9% (Dec. 2014) 5.0% (Dec. 2013)
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 149.7 (Dec. 2014) 144.1 (Dec. 2013)
Labor Force Participation Rate 65% (Oct. 2014) 65.7% (Oct. 2013)
Unemployment Rate 2.9% (Oct. 2014) 3.0% (Oct. 2013)
Under-employment Rate 21.8% (Oct. 2014) 24.5% (Oct. 2013)
Poverty Incidence among population 44.7% (2012) 35.7% (Oct. 2009)
Poverty Incidence among families 37.1% (2012) 28.1% (2009)
Poverty Threshold (Annual per Capita) Php18,737 (2012) Php15,762 (2009)
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) 7.97 (2013, DOH XII) 8.41 (2012, DOH XII)
Maternal Mortality Rate (per 100,000 LB) ) 70.86 (2013, DOH XII) 87.88 (2012, DOH XII)
Life Expectancy at Birth (2010-2015) 67.4 yrs. (M); 72.3 yrs. (F) 67.4 yrs. (M); 72.3 yrs. (F)
Households with access to potable water 93.19% (2013, DOH XII) 91.02% (2012, DOH XII)
Households with access to sanitary toilets 82.86% (2013, DOH XII) 81.24% (2012, DOH XII)
Net Enrolment Ratio (Elementary) 83.01% (2013.2014) 85.83% (2011-2012)
Net Enrolment Ratio (Secondary) 50.03% (2013-2014) 50.31% (2011-2012)
Cohort Survival Rate (Elementary) 74.91% (2013-2014) 63.36% (2011-2012)
Cohort Survival Rate (Secondary) 77.13% (2013-2014) 74.45% (2011-2012)
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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