Politics eyed in blasts as 7th school building bombed in Sultan Mastura town  

SULTAN MASTURA, Maguindanao (MindaNews/29 April) –- Another elementary school building that would be used as voting center on May 9 was bombed by still unidentified men here Thursday night, the seventh… »

Duterte Supporter

Former Buluan, Maguindanao Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu (2nd from right) leads Liberal Party candidates in raising their hands during a gathering in the municipality of Buluan Tuesday (24 April 2016). But… »

Duterte supporter makes a scene in Liberal Party event for ARMM bets

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – Call it awkward moment in the middle of the Liberal Party’s “show of force” gathering here Tuesday when the last speaker at the… »

12 towns in ARMM classified as ‘areas of immediate concern’

AWANG, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 April) – Special Boards of Election Inspectors (SBEI) will be deployed in towns of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao identified as “areas of… »

Abueva: Duterte presidency will open door to amend Consti for federalism

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – A Duterte Presidency will open the door for the amendment of the 1987 Constitution to allow for the shift from the present unitary, Presidential form… »

El Nino, grassfire force ‘Silangan’ the crocodile out of its habitat

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/17 April) — Rising temperature, grassfire and destruction of its natural habitat have forced freshwater crocodiles to wander to areas inhabited by humans. An 8-feet long, 80-kilo… »

Prices in ARMM island provinces rise due to closure of Malaysian border – official

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — Malaysia’s closure of its border with southern Philippines has caused a spike in prices of commodities in the island provinces of the Autonomous Region in… »

Maguindanao roadside bombing survivor says attack strengthened his resolve to win

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 14 April) – The mayoralty candidate in Maguindanao who survived a roadside bombing Wednesday afternoon said the attempt on his life will never stop him from seeking… »

3 wounded as bomb explodes on mayoralty bet’s convoy in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – A mayoralty candidate in South Upi, Maguindanao survived an assassination attempt while three of his companions were wounded as a powerful improvised explosive… »

VP Binay hit for saying evidence in Ampatuan massacre weak

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/11 April) – A member of the Mangudadatu political clan of Maguindanao expressed alarm over the statement issued by United Nationalist Alliance presidential aspirant Vice President Jejomar Binay… »

BIFF vows more attacks in Maguindanao

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/07 April) — Belittling the “capture” by soldiers of one of its strongholds in Maguindanao, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters vowed Wednesday to continue attacking military forces… »

Arakan Mayor says he didn’t neglect giving aid to farmers

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/07 April) — The town mayor here has denied reports insinuating the local government has been remiss in its duty to extend rice assistance to farmers severely… »

Rescue and firefighting course grads in ARMM willing to volunteer for Mt. Apo

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 30 March) – New graduates of a rescue and firefighting course in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are willing to help out and go… »

3 mountaineers behind Mt. Apo fire?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) – Three unidentified mountain climbers who stayed at the peak of the country’s highest mountain were believed to be responsible in the bush fire… »

Maguindanao council bet, Cotabato City village chair arrested

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) – Police arrested a candidate for councilor of Mamasapano, Maguindanao and his wife following an anti-illegal drugs operation on the suspects’ home Friday night. A village chair… »

Hitech Monitoring

Agriculture field researchers conduct monitoring and digital mapping in Barangay Malatimon, Ampatuan, Maguindanao, which is badly hit by the dry spell and rat infestation. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera |… »

ARMM research unit uses modern technology to determine drought damage

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 1 March) – The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAF-ARRM), through its Agricultural Research Center (ARC) and the Philippine… »

Gunmen kill four, including 2 minors in Sunday afternoon ambush

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 February) — Unidentified gunmen ambushed and killed four persons, including two minors, in a daring broad daylight shooting incident along Rajah Tabunaway boulevard here Sunday afternoon,… »

Duterte: pass BBL and make Bangsamoro an “example” for the rest to follow

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – A Duterte presidency will push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and make the Bangsamoro an example for the rest to follow… »

Group wants debate among candidates in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/24 February)– Calls hold a debate among candidates in Maguindanao have received favorable responses from leading politicians in the province and in this city. The Alliance of Lumad… »

Grenade Blast

Residents watch the blast site at a peryahan near the carnival in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat province where a six-year-old boy was killed and 41 others injured when still unidentified suspects… »

Boy killed, 41 injured in grenade blast in S. Kudarat during fiesta

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – A six-year-old boy was killed while 41 others were wounded when a grenade exploded in a local peryahan (fair) beside a carnival during a… »

After Maguindanao, BIFF attacks North Cotabato Cafgu detachment

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/19 February) – Suspected members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have brought the war zone to North Cotabato, particularly in Aleosan town, police said. Senior Inspector… »

Roadside Bombing

Four people, including a municipal treasurer and his son, inside this van were killed when an improvised bomb exploded along a road in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao Tuesday… »

Army blames BIFF in Maguindanao bomb attacks on civilians, non-combatants

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The military here has blamed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) for the series of bomb attacks in Maguindanao allegedly targeting not… »

Maguindanao villagers benefit from rice variety that can withstand drought, flood

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/15 February) – A drought- and flood-resistant rice variety developed by three agricultural institutions has helped farmers in a village here cope with the effects of… »

Army defuses bomb at capitol grounds in Maguindanao

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/12 February) – Army soldiers defused Friday a powerful improvised bomb planted in the provincial capitol grounds in this town in the midst of a festival, the military… »

Army, MILF suffer 1 fatality each in ‘accidental’ encounter in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – A government trooper seriously wounded in action when government forces and Moro rebels clashed by accident in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Wednesday died… »

BIFF commander arrested, son killed in Cotabato City operations

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – A highranking commander of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was arrested while his son, believed to be his security escort, was killed… »

Monkeys beg for food on highway in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/09 February) – Has the long dry spell or El Nino phenomenon affected even monkeys? On Monday afternoon, some 20 monkeys which looked hungry were seen… »

In drought-stricken village, depression led farmer to take his own life

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 07 February) — Depression led Teduray farmer Jimmy, a 36-year old father of three, to take his own life on Tuesday, February 2, in the… »

North Cotabato provincial security chief shot dead in front of church

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 February) — Three unidentified gunmen shot dead the chief security officer of the North Cotabato provincial capitol in front of a Catholic church in Arakan,… »

Army captain injured in clash with BIFF

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/06 February) – Three soldiers, including an Army captain, and two civilians were injured in clashes between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) from… »

Famine looms in South Upi uplands as El Nino worsens

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao (MindaNews/02 February) – Teduray farmers in remote villages here expressed fears they may experience starvation if the drought that has plagued their communities here continues for another… »

Extortion behind foiled bombing of bus terminal

COTABATO City (MindaNews/29 January) – Extortion was behind the foiled bombing of a bus terminal in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao last Thursday. A group identifying itself as ISM and headed by… »

Bomb planted in Maguindanao terminal fails to explode

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – A bombing attempt was foiled by concerned civilians who immediately reported a suspicious bag left at a bus terminal here early afternoon.… »

Rice-for-rats reward launched in NorthCot town

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – Disaster and agriculture officials here, led by Mayor Herlo Guzman, have launched Thursday morning a massive rat hunting expedition to bolster the campaign of… »

ARMM officials mark Mamasapano Tragedy anniversary

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) commemorated Monday the first anniversary of the Mamasapano Tragedy with prayers for similar incidents never to… »

Interfaith prayers, Cordillera ritual highlight Mamasapano’s first anniversary

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 January) — An interfaith prayer on Sunday and a ritual for the dead offered by relatives of the slain members of the Special Action Force (SAF) from… »

Maguindanao capitol to rise in Gov. Mangudadatu’s hometown

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/20 January) — Provincial officials of Maguindanao on Monday led the groundbreaking rites for the new capitol site in this town. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved the transfer of… »

Mamasapano widow going abroad as OFW

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/19 January) – The widow of a farmer who was among the civilian casualties in the encounter in a village here on Jan. 25 last year is seeking… »

New Bridge

A farmer and his family cross the new wooden bridge in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Saturday (Jan. 16, 2016). The place was the site of an encounter on Jan.… »

Mamasapano folk grateful for new bridge

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/18 January) – If there are things that have come out good in this town after the tragedy almost a year ago that left 44 police commandoes, 17… »

Soldiers thwart BIFF attack in Maguindanao

DATU SAUDI AMPATUAN, Maguindanao – Army soldiers repulsed on Sunday night an attack by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in a remote village here, a military official said. Elements of… »

Dry Spell

The effects of El Nino have been felt in the rice fields of Barangay Buayan in Mlang, North Cotabato these past few weeks, as shown in this picture taken 30… »

Plant even during dry spell, DA-12 execs urge farmers

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – Agriculture officials have urged farmers in Southwestern Mindanao to continue planting crops, as the country started to feel the feared El Nino phenomenon.… »

Uncle of mayoralty bet ambushed in North Cotabato

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/05 January) —  Unidentified men shot dead at past 8 a.m.Tuesday a village chairperson in front of his horrified wife, officials said. Brigadier General Noel Clement, 602nd Infantry… »

Tired ‘Bakwit’

After a whole night of alert status, a young boy takes a nap at the Kauran Gymnasium in the municipality of Ampatuan in Maguindanao on Wednesday (30 Dec 2015). The… »

4,000 spend New Year in evacuation camps in Maguindanao, S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Jan) – More than 4,000 evacuees from villages in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat greeted the New Year inside gymnasiums that serve as evacuation camps after… »

BIFF harassments, rido disrupt New Year celebration

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) — The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked three Army detachments in Maguindanao on New Year’s eve but no one was injured as the… »

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