• Koronadal City and Polomolok Municipality are regional winners in the 2014 PopDev Award

    Koronadal City, South Cotabato (NEDA 12) –  The City of Koronadal and the Municipality of Polomolok of South Cotabato were declared by the Regional Board of Judges (RBOJ) as regional winners for the City and Municipality categories, respectively, of the 2014 Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award (RMSPDA). The two Local Government Units (LGUs) would be Region XII’s...

  • NEDA XII staff upgrades news writing, photography skills

    Enhancement in the SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Update (RDU) publication is expected starting this 2nd Quarter of 2015 issue of the RDU. “This is a result of the training-Workshop on Photography, News and Feature Writing participated in by 15 NEDA XII staff,” Development Research Division (DRD) staff-in-charge of the workshop, Gwyneth Grace B. Collado said. The training conducted last April...

  • NEDA founding Director-General visits NRO XII

    KORONADAL CITY. The founding director-general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Dr. Gerardo P. Sicat, spent the afternoon of May 19, 2015 with the NRO XII staffs. The stopover of Dr. Sicat is part of his travel in the whole island of Mindanao to directly observe the details of Mindanao’s economy both in macro and micro view....

  • RSC XII launches SOV 2015 in the region

    April 28, 2015 – The Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) 2015 kicked off today during the opening meeting of the Regional Search Committee (RSC) XII at the NEDA Regional Office XII, Koronadal City. Chaired by Arturo G. Valero, Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XII, the Committee agreed to intensify its efforts to generate a...

  • RCCB XII calls for support, commitment for 2015 Census of Population

    Koronadal City, South Cotabato (NEDA 12) – The Regional Census Coordinating Board (RCCB) XII  appealed  to member-agencies  to back up  the  Census of Population (POPCEN)  in  August  this  year. The  RCCB XII convened member-agencies on April  22, 2015   for  the orientation on the legal bases for the conduct of 2015 POPCEN and the data items to be included in...


RDC XII supports regional youth volunteerism program
The Regional Development Council of SOCCSKSARGEN Region (RDC XII) is backing up a move to sustain youth volunteerism program in the area through its Resolution No. 91, Series of 2014.

MinDa Chairperson Luwalhati R. Antonino Graces 49th Regional Development Council (RDC) XII Meeting
Secretary Luwalhati R. Antonino, chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Board, updated the Regional Development Council (RDC) XII on MinDA’s latest development thrusts for Mindanao during the Council’s 49th Regular Meeting on 25 March 2015 at the Farm@Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.


RDC XII Endorses PhP90.768 Billion Budget Proposals for FY 2016
The RDC XII Executive Committee (ExCom) conducted a budget review/consultation on the budget proposals for FY 2016 of thirty-four (34) Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), five (5) State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and six (6) Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCCs) on March 17-21, 2015 at Viajera Dine and Café, Koronadal City. The four-day review focused on the programs/projects/activities (PPAs) included in the FY 2016 budget proposals with an aggregate total of PhP 90.768 billion pesos, which the ExCom endorsed.


RDC XII Facilitates Broader Understanding of the ASEAN Economic Integration by 2015
The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII is pushing for broader understanding of the ASEAN Economic Integration (AEI) which will be in full swing starting this year.

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.



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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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