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Coal-fired

Coal-fired

President Rodrigo R. Duterte joins the ocular inspection of the Filinvest Development Corporation Misamis 405-MW coal-fired power plant during its inauguration in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental on Septe ...

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Congregational Prayer

Congregational Prayer

Congregational prayer inside the compound of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in Cotabato City on Monday, September 12, 2016, Eid'l Adha. Photo courtesy of Laisa Alamia ...

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Jakarta welcomes Duterte

Jakarta welcomes Duterte

Children in traditional garb wave flaglets in a welcome ceremony for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday (Sept. 9, 2016). SIMEON CELI/ PPD ...

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ASEAN stage

ASEAN stage

President Rodrigo Duterte joins other heads of state of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the opening ceremony of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits at the National Convention Ce ...

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Davao rules

Davao rules

Dragon boat paddlers dig their oars deep into the waters of Sarangani Bay during the Dragon Boat Race held at Queen Tuna Park on  Sunday, September 4. Team Hiraya Minokawa from Davao took home the gol ...

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They are mothers, fathers, children …

They are mothers, fathers, children …

by Yas Ocampo / Mindanao Times DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 03 Sept) -- A group of massage therapists, eyes welling with tears, gathered outside the morgue of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC ...

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COMMENTARY: Déjà vu: A Solution to the Philippines’ Looming Power Supply Crisis

COMMENTARY: Déjà vu: A Solution to the Philippines’ Looming Power Supply Crisis

By Robert Bagatsing The Philippines has achieved impressive economic growth numbers in recent years, and has further reinforced its status as one of the major economies of Asia. Now, the country finds ...

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Pacquiao’s new role

Pacquiao’s new role

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao sits between Chief Insp. Arnold Ongachen (L) and PO1 Michael Grande (R) who were turned over by the New People’s Army Friday (August 26, 2016) to the Senator in Barangay Kala ...

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Daddy time

Daddy time

Veronica, youngest daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, snuggles up to him while watching an intermission number during the Presidential Security Group Fellowship Night at the PSG Compound in Malaca ...

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Next steps

Next steps

The government peace panel in the negotiations with the National Democratic Front met Sunday at the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in Pasig City to discuss the next steps afte ...

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Asia-Pacific baseball tourney

Asia-Pacific baseball tourney

Baseball players from Sarangani representing the Philippines battle Japan during the Asia-Pacific Intermediate League Baseball Tournament at The Villages in Clark, Pampanga on Monday (July 11, 2016). ...

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COMMENTARY: President Duterte’s war on crime:  A nuclear explosion of violence

COMMENTARY: President Duterte’s war on crime:  A nuclear explosion of violence

by ATTY.  JOSE MANUEL 'CHEL' I. DIOKNO PRESIDENT DUTERTE'S war on crime has spawned a nuclear explosion of violence that is spiraling out of control and creating a nation without judges, without law, ...

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Passenger Rody

Passenger Rody

A Philippine Air Lines steward greets President Rodrigo Duterte at the economy section of the aircraft that would bring him to Davao City from Manila on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Duterte took the last f ...

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Robredo in the Palace

Robredo in the Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte receives Vice President Leni Rodredo in Malacanang on Monday (July 4, 2016). Malacanang News and Information Bureau ...

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Banana cue in Malacanang

Banana cue in Malacanang

Labeled "pritong saging" (fried banana) but more popularly known in Davao as "banana cue,"  was served at the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ 16th President and first Minda ...

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The President’s children

The President’s children

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs his oath of office with his four children behind him (L to R) Paolo, Sara, Veronica and Sebastian. Looking on is Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes, w ...

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President Digong

President Digong

Long-time Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes his oath before Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes, at exactly 12 noon on June 30, 2016, to begin his six-year term as the 16th Presi ...

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Peace talk

Peace talk

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim spent around 20 minutes to talk peace during a one-on-one meeting Friday night at Hotel Elena in Dav ...

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Duterte Punch

Duterte Punch

Members of the delegation sent by President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte (led by returning Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza on the extreme left) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) ...

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Brothers all

Brothers all

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte listens as Datu Abul Khayr Alonto (right) of Lanao del Sur, chair of a faction the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) expounds on an issue during a “private meeting” ...

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Photo Exhibit

Photo Exhibit

Photojournalist Rene B. Lumawag talks about his exhibit of photographs of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte spanning three decades. Photo courtesy of MANMAN DEJETO               Read story  ...

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A day with Ambassadors

A day with Ambassadors

It was a day with Ambassadors for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, June 13, 2016. He received in succession the United States Ambassador, Philip Goldberg (in photo), United Kingdom Ambassado ...

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ALDuB

ALDuB

President-elect Rody Duterte meets with outgoing Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. at After Dark in Davao City near midnight Friday until the early hours of Saturday, June 11. Marcos was accomp ...

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First meeting

First meeting

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with members of his incoming Cabinet on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the "Malacanang of the South" in Davao City. The meeting, held a day after his ...

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Political rivals

Political rivals

While Presidential bets are busy engaging in a bitter word war, reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman (L) and Sulu Vice Governor Sakur Tan ( R ) who is running against him in the May 9 elections s ...

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COMMENTARY: We accept you for who you are, Bai Digong

COMMENTARY: We accept you for who you are, Bai Digong

by TINA TESORO-LORENZANA CALIFORNIA (MindaNews/18 April) -- The furor regarding the statement of Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte on the rape and subsequent killing ...

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BATANG MINDANAW: Why life is here in Davao

BATANG MINDANAW: Why life is here in Davao

by Reicza Gene Cariaga Olojan DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 April) -- Davao City was put in the spotlight last year when its mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, announced his candidacy for the presidency. As the May e ...

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BATANG MINDANAW: Green space

BATANG MINDANAW: Green space

by ANDREA BEATRICE C. VASO DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Sec. 13 of Article XI of Ordinance No. 0546-13 of Davao City states that projects which are of socio-economic and environmental significanc ...

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COMMENTARY: Very Disturbing

COMMENTARY: Very Disturbing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) -- When I saw the video and heard from fellow advocates their firsthand account of yesterday's council session (February 23) -- and as I also recalled the previous sess ...

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Impounded

Impounded

At least 206 motorcycles and pedicabs have been impounded in Pikit, North Cotabato following the Lambat Bitag Operation of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office on Thursday, February 18. CPPO chief Sr ...

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COMMENTARY: Electing a Moro Senator

COMMENTARY: Electing a Moro Senator

by Maki T. Datu-Ramos II “Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, ...

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“Sleeping Beauty” fire

“Sleeping Beauty” fire

Fire of still undetermined origin lights up the evening sky over Lanao del Sur’s “Sleeping Beauty” mountain in this photo taken at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The fire reportedly started at around ...

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COMMENTARY: Burying Zamboanga City’s true cultural identity

COMMENTARY: Burying Zamboanga City’s true cultural identity

by Yosif Ali Roque Morales Zamboanga City is home to five indigenous cultural communities, the Subanen, the Sama Bangingi, the Kolibugan, the Bajau and the Iyyakan (yakan). These Indigenous Peoples su ...

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Tagum’s Christmas tree

Tagum’s Christmas tree

Thousands of residents and tourists have been flocking to the Freedom Park in Tagum City since November 16 to take photos of or selfies with the 105-ft. Giant Holiday Tree, lit up by 1,450 sets of ric ...

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Homecoming concert

Homecoming concert

It was a night of fun and  yes, biting social commentaries at the Finster Auditorium of Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU)  where multi-awarded singer-songwriter Joey Ayala performed during his homecom ...

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2 Mindanawons among 5 winners of Titus Brandsma Awards

2 Mindanawons among 5 winners of Titus Brandsma Awards

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/24 November) – The prestigious Titus Brandsma Awards is honoring five individuals this year, two of them Mindanawons: broadcast journalist Abner Francisco for Leadership in Comm ...

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Lumad issues in Geneva

Lumad issues in Geneva

MSU-IIT Prof. Arnold Alamon, executive director of the Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies, answers additional queries on Lumad issues after the Parallel Session at the 4th UN Forum on Busi ...

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When women lead the way

When women lead the way

A Badjau woman leads the way for around 10 motorized bancas in Isabela, Basilan morning of November 2, 2015. A beautiful display of her power and grace as she maneuvers the Bangsamoro waters and comma ...

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From Mindanao to Luzon

From Mindanao to Luzon

Some 700 participants of the Manilakbayan from Mindanao reached the Bicol region Friday, their first stop within Luzon en route to Manila, for a month-long protest action calling against militarizatio ...

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Lights on

Lights on

An engineer tests the lights on the Bankerohan Bridge on 14 August 2015.  Davao City Water District pipes run parallel to this bridge. MindaNews photo by PAM CHUA ...

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Marching Against Coal

Marching Against Coal

Protesters make known their opposition to the construction of the coal-fired power plant in Kiwalan, Iligan City in a march around the city on July 24, 2015. The protesters consider the plant a threat ...

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Drinking Smart

Drinking Smart

Instead of the mouth, a boy drinks his iced tea through a hole he punched in the bottom of a water bottle to save it from easily running out and be able to drink it much longer in this photo taken on ...

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Philippine Eagle nest found in Apayao, thanks to IP habitat conservation scheme

Philippine Eagle nest found in Apayao, thanks to IP habitat conservation scheme

Jayson C. Ibañez Director-Research and Conservation Philippine Eagle Foundation In July of 1896, a local Samareño acting as guide to British Ornithologist John Whitehead brought back to camp one of th ...

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PEACETALK: Striving for a Just Peace, the Moral Road

PEACETALK: Striving for a Just Peace, the Moral Road

STRIVING FOR A JUST PEACE, THE MORAL ROAD Catholic Bishops Conference of  the Philippines [Statement of the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Adopting the M ...

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MNLF, MILF in OIC meet

MNLF, MILF in OIC meet

Leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) -- MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (L), MNLF chair Muslimin Sema (center) and Randolph Parcasio ®, MNL ...

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“Tulak Bungkas Itungan”

“Tulak Bungkas Itungan”

“Tulak Bungkas Itungan” or Ritual for Enlightenment was offered by the Teduray, Lambangian, Erumanen nu Menuvu, and Ubo Manobo tribes in front of the House of Representatives Sunday noon, to invoke th ...

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Athletes for Peace

Athletes for Peace

Delegates from the Northern Mindanao Athletic Association (NMRAA) carry a message of peace as they march before the crowd during the formal opening of the Palarong Pambansa at the Davao Del Norte Spor ...

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Summer Means ‘Tuli’

Summer Means ‘Tuli’

Young boys take a peep at their peers who undergo "tuli" or circumcision in Barangay Bao, Alamada, North Cotabato on Friday, April 24. The circumcision took place during the dental and medical program ...

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Aliwagwag Falls’ zipline

Aliwagwag Falls’ zipline

For only P300 per ride on a 680-meter suspension cable hovering 55 meters from the ground, zipline riders get to view the  rainforest canopy and the pristine Cateel River, with the majestic Aliwagwag ...

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MAS LINGAW SA MINDANAW:  Go zipline riding in Aliwagwag Falls

MAS LINGAW SA MINDANAW: Go zipline riding in Aliwagwag Falls

Karen Lou Deloso / Davao Oriental Provincial Information Officer DAVAO ORIENTAL (MindaNews/11 April) – The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental opened on Sunday, April 5, the newly completed ziplin ...

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