ARMM’s Darul Ifta’ sets moon sighting for Ramadan on Sunday

COTABATO CITY (ARMM BPI / 03 June) — The Regional Darul Ifta’ in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RDI-ARMM) has set a moon sighting across the region on Sunday,… »

Philippine Eagle “Matatag” pushes on to unfamiliar habitats

by Jayson C. Ibanez / Philippine Eagle Foundation DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 January) — Philippine Eagle “Matatag”, a rehabilitated bird released over a year ago in Mt Apo (see has… »

Samal abduction a setback to Mindanao’s tourism and investment momentum – MinDA

The abduction of three foreign nationals and a Filipina at a resort in the Island Garden City of Samal Monday night deals a setback to Mindanao’s tourism and investment upswing,… »

COMMENTARY: We Want to Speak, Hear Us

An Open Letter of MICHELLE CAMPOS, ALCADEV Graduate and Daughter of Dionel Campos, Chairperson of MAPASU to SOLITA COLLAS-MONSOD, in response to her article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on… »

17th Tuna Fest honors unsung heroes of the sea

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (3 September 2015) – The 17th Tuna Festival has begun with City Mayor Ronnel Rivera paying  tribute to the unsung heroes of the city’s fishing industry. The… »

Farmers catch the planting season with FAO assistance  

Maguindanao, 29 July 2015 (FAO) – Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impact of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province in succession during the first… »

Rural Missionaries in US for 21-day Mindanao human rights mission

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (RMP-NMR/15 July 2015) — The Northern Mindanao office of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP-NMR) started today a human rights mission across the United States.… »

Our Continuing Hope and Cry for Peace

“But those who hope for the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not… »

Indulge in international flavors in Seda Abreeza

DAVAO CITY – The Seda Chef Exchange Program brings in another premier chef this June to feature international dishes – Seda BGC’s Executive Chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo. After a successful… »

Ate Kimmy: Painting a rainbow for Zamboanga IDPs

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 June) — To the majority, helping people who are in dire conditions means extending financial assistance and donating relief goods. But Krizza Mari Sergas, a humanitarian worker,… »

Tricycle diaries: passengers, drivers as story tellers

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 June) – Tricycles, a major means of transportation in downtown Zamboanga City, are a rich source of stories, as drivers and passengers go about their daily routine.… »

Seda Chef Exchange Program brings Nuvali’s Exec Sous Chef to Davao

Seda Nuvali’s Executive Sous Chef Danny Gallardo comes to Seda Abreeza to showcase his expertise in Japanese food and buffet. DAVAO CITY – Seda Abreeza offers a new taste as… »

Zambo’s Summer Peace Camp begins

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Zabida/24 May) — For those who heeded its siren call, this is the summer when peace will perhaps begin to bloom for ever in their lives. “And we… »

PEACETALK: What happens when Peace processes fail, and when they succeed?

Kristine Höglund and Isak Svensson Upssala University*, Sweden The Philippines stands at a critical juncture. The Congress is currently deliberating on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, and its passage will be… »

Visit Davao Fun Sale end with summer parties

DAVAO CITY – To culminate the Visit Davao Fun Sale tourism sale program organized by the Department of Tourism-11, Davao City Tourism Office and in partnership with private tourism stakeholders… »

PRESS RELEASE: Krav Maga for Dabawenyo families

The International Krav Maga Federation in Davao (IKMF Davao) will be holding a series of workshops this weekend—for learners of all ages. Krav Maga self-defense for the Dabawenyo families to… »

VDFS throws simultaneous EDM parties to culminate

DAVAO CITY – Organizers of the Visit Davao Fun Sale have teamed up with two of the city’s hottest night spots in bringing to the visitors and the locals the… »

PRESS RELEASE: TriAD, DOT hold Flanax DurianMan triathlon

DAVAO CITY – The Triathlon Association of Davao (TriAD) together with the Department of Tourism – XI conducted the Flanax DurianMan Triathlon last May 2, as one of the major… »

More fun per use of Visit Davao Fun Sale mobile app

DAVAO CITY – To saturate the market for the Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS), organizers launched the Visit Davao City Lifebit App, which serves as a digital access to discounts… »

DurianMan Triathlon slated for Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015

DAVAO CITY – As one of the major events for Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015, the Triathlon Association of Davao (TriAD), Department of Tourism-XI and Flanax bring you the Flanax DurianMan… »

The state is and should be held accountable for Magsino’s death – NUJP

  The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines mourns the death of former colleague Mei Magsino and joins demands for authorities to arrest and prosecute not only the gunman… »

PRESS RELEASE: Park Inn features Davao’s best cuisine this weekend

DAVAO CITY (March 14, 2015) — The hip and modern restaurant of Park Inn by Radisson Davao—the RBG Bar and Grill—is getting into a festive mood this Araw ng Dabaw… »

PRESS RELEASE: Kalilangan 2015 highlights Gensan icons

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (27 February 2015) – After four years of dazzling themes of amazing success, Kalilangan is now going back to the roots where it all began – culture.… »

PRESS RELEASE: Palarong ARMAA 2015: Going beyond sports by winning the peace

“Nandito ako para makilala ang ibang lugar, makita yung mga tao mula sa ibang lugar dito sa ARMM. ‘Pag may activity, pumupunta talaga ako. Curious lang.” Leomila Benjamin is sitting… »

Cayetano is ignorant of peace talks, Moro history—interfaith group

Following Cayetano’s turn in questioning resource persons on the Senate hearing on the ill-fated Special Action Forces operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Thursday, interfaith group Moro-Christian People’s Alliance (MCPA) said… »

PRESS RELEASES: Hataman urges lawmakers to not give up on the peace process

Cotabato City (12 February 2015) – Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has urged lawmakers to not give up on the ongoing peace process between… »

PRESS RELEASE: Abreeza Fashion Forum showcases what’s in this 2015

Every fashion fan knows that with each New Year come new trends, new favorites, and new ways of wearing old staples. To kick off another year in style, Abreeza Mall’s… »

PRESS RELEASE: After barangay chief killing, IPs evacuate in AgSur

January 26, 2015 National alliance of indigenous peoples’ group Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan (KAMP) expressed “serious concern” over rights violations committed against indigenous peoples in Agusan del Sur. Piya… »

PRESS STATEMENT of the Mindanao Business Council on the Mamasapano Incident

While we express serious concern on the possible consequences of the recent tragic incident in Mamasapano in Maguindanao, we maintain our support for the peace process. At this point when… »

PRESS RELEASE: SM malls to live stream Papal Mass

In support for the Catholic community and as a form of public service, SM malls will live stream the Papal Mass on Sunday, January 18, 3PM-6PM. Pope Francis will be… »

Pope Francis’ Homily during the Holy Mass in Tacloban City, 17 January 2015

I prefer today to speak in Spanish. I have a translator, a good translator. May I do it? [crowd responds ‘yes’] Thank you very much. As delivered by the Pope’s… »

Break the chains of injustice! Free all political prisoners now!

The visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines shines a ray of light to the hope for freedom for political prisoners in the country. Now in a hunger strike until… »

Harsh security sees nuns detained over papal visit in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY ( January) — Officers from the Philippine National Police on Thursday detained a delegation of nuns from Mindanao en route to San Jose district in Tacloban, accusing them… »


13 January 2015 Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr. Commissioner Lucenito N. Tagle Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph Commissioner Christian Robert S. Lim Commissioner Al A. Parreño Commissioner Luie Tito F. Guia Commissioner Arthur D. Lim COMMISSION ON… »

PRESS RELEASE: Detained Church workers ask Pope Francis’s help to find justice

Political prisoner and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines lay worker Joel Q. Yagao in his letter to Pope Francis said, “We, who have been charged with crimes that we did… »

PRESS RELEASE: Mothers of two youth political prisoners write to Pope Francis

In anticipation of the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines next year, the mothers of the two University of the Philippines students abducted in August wrote to His Holiness… »

PRESS RELEASE: CebuPacific refund not enough, CAB should also be investigated

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today said that the offer of CebuPacific for refunds is not enough and that they should be sanctioned for their continued dismal service. “Kulang ang… »

ADDU’s COPERS deploys team for community resilience in Yolanda areas

]The Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU)-based Association of Psychologists and Helping Professionals, Inc. (APHP), has deployed a 12-person team for the Leyte Community Resilience Enhancement Project (LCREP), a 15-month program… »

The third Miriam

As Miriam the Senator says the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro peace pact is “unconstitutional” and Miriam the government peace panel chair says it is constitutional, the third Miriam –… »

PEACETALK: Learning from the Mindanao peace process

by Kristian Herbolzheimer and Emma Leslie / Conciliation Resources After the signing of the Annex on Normalization in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian facilitator referred to the nearly completed comprehensive peace… »

ADDU to hold Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines summit

ADDU to hold Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines summit DAVAO CITY–In celebration of the International Month of Peace, the Ateneo de Davao University is holding a summit on Prospects for Post-Conflict… »

Davao River Festival

At least 10 Lumad tribes participate in the Davao River Festival on Friday. The river float parade, one of the activities in the annual Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, starts… »

No to drones in Davao, in Mindanao, in the Philippines and elsewhere

“We abhor instruments Of Death”— Pope Francis We, women religious in Mindanao join Davao City’s civilian leadership, in saying NO TO THE U.S DRONE PROGRAM and NO TO U.S MILITARY… »

No to US Drone Warfare in Mindanao and Elsewhere!

US Troops Out Now! We welcome the pronouncement of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not allowing Davao City to be used as a launching pad for US military unmanned aerial vehicles… »

Al Qalam Institute of Ateneo de Davao University’s Statement on the Recent Bombing

Al Qalam Institute strongly condemns what are vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians in Cotabato City last August 5, 2013. We join with all our fellow Cotabateneos,… »

Australian Aid and ILO support sustainable livelihoods in Philippines’ worst typhoon-hit areas

MANILA – Almost five months after typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit the province of Davao Oriental in eastern Mindanao, Philippines, disaster affected families in the municipalities of Baganga, Cateel and Boston… »

Mindanao Lumads: Poverty worsened, not unchanged, for indigenous peoples

‘Let heroism flow through generations in defense of ancestral domains’ LIANGA, Surigao del Sur – A group of indigenous peoples in Mindanao have criticized the recent pronouncement by the country’s… »

UM scores anew in LET and Crim Exam

DAVAO CITY, April 29, 2013 – The University of Mindanao (UM) continues its better performance in the March 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) and April 2013 Criminologist Licensure Examination… »

Cantilan Bank enhances network reach with the opening of its 4irst branch in the Visayas Region

Cantilan, Surigao del  Sur (March 21,  2013)– Cantilan Bank, Inc., the leading rural bank in the Caraga region, opened its 18th full-­‐service branch in Sogod, Southern Leyte to cater to… »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Urgent call to the national government

We are a small Mindanao-based NGO trying to give our humble share in response to the devastation brought by Typhoon Pablo. We have decided to focus our efforts and resources… »

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