Category Archives: Koronadal City

Koronadal goes after ‘illegal’ small town lottery stations

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 27 Sept) – The city government has launched a crackdown against the “illegal” operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)-backed Small Town Lottery (STL) stations here due to the lack of local permits. City Mayor Peter Miguel said Thursday he ordered the dismantling and seizure of STL booths or boxes that […]

30 families displaced by floods, landslides in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/18 September) — A least 30 families were displaced while 13 houses were partially damaged after flashfloods and landslides hit an upland village here over the weekend. Cyrus Urbano, city administrator, said Monday residents in portion of Barangay Saravia were forced to leave their homes due to a series of floods and landslides, which came following […]

3 village chiefs in Koronadal implicated in drugs monitored

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — Authorities were monitoring three barangay chairs in this city for alleged involvement in illegal drug-related activities. Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said Tuesday such information was based on a “validated report” relayed to his office by personnel of an undisclosed law enforcement agency based in the area. But he did not name […]

Koronadal upbeat on Guinness bids

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The city government is confident of setting the Guinness world records for the most number of motorcycle engines started and motorcycle horns sounded simultaneously in its scheduled attempts here on Saturday, April 29. Judith Amido, city information officer, said Tuesday support from motorcycle enthusiasts and other stakeholders for the world record bids […]

Koronadal holds 1st Motorcycle Festival

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/21 Aril) — The city government is all set for its week-long 1st Motorcycle Festival that will open on Saturday, April 22. City Mayor Peter Miguel said Friday they finalized preparations for the festivity, which coincides with the city’s hosting of the 23rd national convention of the National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs in the Philippines (NFMCP) on […]

Koronadal school fire damage pegged at P5M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 April) — Around P5 million worth of equipment and facilities were destroyed after another huge fire gutted down a laboratory building of a technical-vocational college in Koronadal City on Thursday night. Fire Sr. Insp. Reginald Legaste, Koronadal City fire marshal, said the fire started at around 6 p.m. in one of […]

19 families forcibly evacuated in Koronadal due to landslides

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 November) — The city government forcibly evacuated 19 families from an upland village here due to a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains on Wednesday night. Cyrus Urbano, city administrator, said Thursday they monitored “pockets of landslides” in portions of Sitios Olom-Lao, Oloclofe and Lower Ladol of Barangay Assumption that closed […]

Security preparations in R-12 heightened for Christmas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 November) — Police have stepped up their security preparations in line with the upcoming Christmas festivities here and other parts of Region 12. Sr. Supt. Debold Sinas, deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office-12, said Monday they are currently finalizing their comprehensive security plan for various activities related […]