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ERC orders BSTC to halt shutdown of Buseco

ERC orders BSTC to halt shutdown of Buseco

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) – Power consumers in Malaybalay City and nine towns in Bukidnon may now heave a sigh of relief as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered the Bukidnon ...

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Buseco shutdown to proceed as scheduled if…

Buseco shutdown to proceed as scheduled if…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) -- The Bukidnon Sub-Transmission Company (BSTC) will proceed with the scheduled disconnection of Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) from its system on Se ...

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Bukidnon power firm faces shutdown for unpaid connection bills

Bukidnon power firm faces shutdown for unpaid connection bills

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sep) – Half of Bukidnon province will lose power supply starting noon of Sept. 15 if the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) fails to pay its unpaid connection ...

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GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 August) -- The peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front on Thursday reached agreement on six major agenda taken up at the resumption of ...

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Gov. Zubiri: pushers who surrendered to me afraid of getting killed by police

Gov. Zubiri: pushers who surrendered to me afraid of getting killed by police

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 August) – Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. said the self-confessed drug pushers who surrendered to him did so because they were afraid of getting killed if they ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Governing by impulse

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Governing by impulse

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 August) -- President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire with the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, during his ...

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War on drugs highlights Duterte’s first SONA

War on drugs highlights Duterte’s first SONA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) -- The campaign against illegal drugs ate up a substantial portion of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address on Monday. Duterte, whose speech ...

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Ashes and phone numbers: Stories of struggle of people with HIV

Ashes and phone numbers: Stories of struggle of people with HIV

Raped in Dubai In 1996, Rina, then only 17 years old, worked as a domestic helper in Dubai. There she was raped by her male employer. “After that, he barred me from going out alone and speaking to oth ...

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Resistance to testing, prevention worsens HIV situation in PH

Resistance to testing, prevention worsens HIV situation in PH

SUBIC, Zambales (MindaNews / 15 July) – The tendency of Filipinos to shy away from undergoing tests and engage in behavior that increases the risk of infection has led to the spike in the number of Hu ...

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HIV cases in PH to reach 133,000 by 2022

HIV cases in PH to reach 133,000 by 2022

SUBIC, Zambales (MindaNews/14 July) – The number of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Philippines will reach 133,000 by 2022 based on the current rate of infections, a health offi ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Fine dining with a twist

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Fine dining with a twist

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 June) – Today (June 30) is historic in that it marks the transition from one administration to another. It’s one that’s laden with a bagful of expectations for change, if ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Political vices

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Political vices

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – I had slammed the Liberal Party, the party of outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III, for failing to submit its Statements of Contributions and Expenditures ( ...

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Daybreak in Opol

Daybreak in Opol

A usual scene during daybreak in Opol, Misamis Oriental (May 22, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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Dynasties remain, fall in Bukidnon

Dynasties remain, fall in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 May) -- Familiar names in Bukidnon will remain in public office for at least the next three years, but two small-town dynasties in the province suffered a reversal in Mon ...

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Barangay chair in CDO nabbed for vote-buying

Barangay chair in CDO nabbed for vote-buying

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 May) -- Police arrested on Monday a barangay chair in Cagayan de Oro City for vote-buying, the ABS-CBN reported. Misca Salvador Sr., chair of Barangay Pigsag-an, was alle ...

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Mayoral bet in Lantapan, Bukidnon shot dead

Mayoral bet in Lantapan, Bukidnon shot dead

  MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 07 May) --   One of two candidates for mayor in Lantapan town, Bukidnon was shot dead in front of his family members on Saturday. Businessman Armando Lumapac Ceball ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: Digong and desperation

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: Digong and desperation

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 May) – For all his faults, some of them too chilling for comfort, one has to credit Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte for succeeding to capture the imagination, n ...

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Miss Earth England in Malaybalay

Miss Earth England in Malaybalay

Miss Earth England 2015 Katrina Kendall, of Filipino-British descent, receives blessings from Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino in a ritual during her visit to the village of the Bukidnon tribe in Olanguho ...

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Undisciplined Picnickers

Undisciplined Picnickers

Trash left behind by picnickers the day before greets joggers at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Monday morning (April 18, 2016). This is a usual sight at the capitol grounds after every wee ...

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Malaybalay Fire

Malaybalay Fire

Residents watch as firemen try to suppress a fire that razes down six houses in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Wednesday (April 6, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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PAMB okays more firelines around Mt. Kitanglad

PAMB okays more firelines around Mt. Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 April) -- The Protected Area Management Board of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park approved Wednesday the construction of additional firelines in response to fire incident ...

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Malaybalay Cowboy

Malaybalay Cowboy

A cowboy prepares to catch a calf with a lasso during the Kaamulan rodeo contest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (March 30, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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Bai on Bonsai

Bai on Bonsai

Bai Balagnao Adelfa Saway, 59, of the Talaandig tribe, climbs a bonsai tree atop Mt. Anlagan (known to many as Mt. Dulang-dulang) in Lantapan, Bukidnon on Black Saturday (March 26, 2016). Mt. Anlagan ...

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Power Smash

Power Smash

Two defenders of the NMRAA team fail to thwart an attack by the Sultan Naga Dimaporo (Lanao del Norte) team in this scene during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay City on Saturday ( ...

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Questions on security issues dominate PMA forum on Bangsamoro peace process

Questions on security issues dominate PMA forum on Bangsamoro peace process

BAGUIO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) -- Questions on security issues concerning the proposed Bangsamoro region dominated the roundtable discussion on the status of the peace process at the Philippine Mili ...

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Sacred Mountain

Sacred Mountain

Talaandig Datu Lambagani Julius Saway leads a ritual atop Mt. Dulang-dulang in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Monday (Feb. 22, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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Tribal Storytelling

Tribal Storytelling

Members of the Talaandig tribe gather around a bonfire below the summit of Mt. Dulang-dulang in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Sunday (21 February 2016) to listen to stories about their tribe from thei ...

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Like autumn

Like autumn

Street sweepers collect trash beside the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City amid the fallen flowers of trees called golden shower on Tuesday (Feb. 16, 2016). The trees have become a local attraction during ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A post-mortem on BBL

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A post-mortem on BBL

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 Feb) – Congress has left the Bangsamoro Basic Law to die on the bloodstained path to elusive, if not illusive, peace in Mindanao, and so it can now be said that it was a ...

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Never too old

Never too old

At 75, Julia Cacay (center) can still make it to the top of Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon. She is a mangunguyamo or traditional midwife of the Bukidnon tribe in Dalwangan in Malaybalay City. In this photo ...

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Hi-tech ritual

Hi-tech ritual

Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino of the Bukidnon tribe prepares the camera of her mobile phone during a ritual on Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) in Mount Kitanglad in Impasugong. The ritual, attended by leaders ...

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Promoting recycling

Promoting recycling

Child models display apparels made of recycled materials inside a department store in Malaybalay City on Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016) to promote recycling. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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Lumad ‘Bakwits’

Lumad ‘Bakwits’

Women and children comprise most of the Lumad evacuees from Balaodo, Barangay St. Peter in Malaybalay City who have been camping out in front of the provincial capitol since Wednesday (20 January 2016 ...

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Lumad evacuees in Malaybalay want Alamara disarmed

Lumad evacuees in Malaybalay want Alamara disarmed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 January) – Lumad evacuees from a mountain village of Malaybalay City are demanding the disbandment and disarming of alleged paramilitary men who they said have been sowin ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Soulless Security System

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Soulless Security System

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 January) -- One who swears he/she wears nothing under his or her clothes need not do the indignity of stripping in public to prove it. Yet this is precisely what Presiden ...

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MINDANAO 2015: A violent year for the Lumads (Second of two parts)

MINDANAO 2015: A violent year for the Lumads (Second of two parts)

‘Unholy Alliance,’ Impunity Evacuees from Han-ayan said some 30 soldiers of the 75th Infantry Battalion accompanied Bobby Tejero, his older brother Loloy, and Gareto Layno, the Magahat-Bagani members ...

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MINDANAO 2015: A violent year for the Lumads (First of two parts)

MINDANAO 2015: A violent year for the Lumads (First of two parts)

On Sept. 1, in Sitio Han-ayan, Brgy. Diatagon in Lianga town in Surigao del Sur, members of the paramilitary group Magahat-Bagani allegedly killed three Lumad (indigenous peoples) leaders: Emerito Sam ...

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Torotot

Torotot

Ambulant vendors line a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Thursday (Dec. 24, 2015) to sell plastic trumpets or torotot to those who want to greet the Christmas with noise and merrymaking. MindaNews photo ...

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Misa de Gallo

Misa de Gallo

Servers of the altar prepare incense for the misa de gallo (dawn mass) at the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Monday (Dec. 21, 2015). Holding misa de gallo h ...

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Singing in the rain

Singing in the rain

It's raining on Saturday (Dec. 19, 2015) in Malaybalay City because of tropical depression Onyok. These young girls however brave the downpour to earn a few pesos by caroling. MindaNews photo by H. Ma ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Point break

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Point break

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 December) – While his rivals (or their financial backers) are spending millions daily on TV and radio ads, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps himself in the news by c ...

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Dama Match

Dama Match

Two men pit their skills in dama, a Filipino board game, on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2015). This game has been typecast as the favorite pastime of Filipino men who spend long ...

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Caroling with cans

Caroling with cans

Children use milk cans as musical instruments as they go caroling around a subdivision in Malaybalay City on Sunday (Dec. 13, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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UN to PH government: Disband armed groups sowing fear in Lumad communities

UN to PH government: Disband armed groups sowing fear in Lumad communities

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 December) – Government must fulfill its commitment to disband and disarm armed groups that are sowing fear in indigenous peoples’ communities and bring to justice those w ...

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Explaining the BBL

Explaining the BBL

Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, GPH peace panel chair, clarifies the misconceptions about the Bangsamoro Basic Law during the media roundtable discussion at the University of the Philippines Visayas in I ...

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Iqbal meets Iloilo media

Iqbal meets Iloilo media

MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal talks to reporters after the media roundtable discussion on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Friday (Dec. 4, 2015) at the University of the Visayas in Iloilo City ...

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MILF’s Iqbal sees no passage of BBL under Aquino

MILF’s Iqbal sees no passage of BBL under Aquino

ILOILO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) --  The door has narrowed for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law under the Aquino administration, the head of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel sai ...

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

A Maranao vendor displays Christmas decors for sale in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (December 2, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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Fate of BBL depends on Moro people’s assertion – MILF peace negotiator

Fate of BBL depends on Moro people’s assertion – MILF peace negotiator

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 December) – The future of the Bangsamoro Basic Law depends on the assertion of the Moro people for their rights, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front said Monday. “C ...

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Continue the Struggle

Continue the Struggle

Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga urges Moro civil society groups to continue asserting the rights of the Moro people to keep the peace process going in a forum Monday (30 Nov 2015) in Davao City. MindaNews ph ...

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