Residents report seeing mines in Mamasapano clash site

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/31 January) –The site of the bloody clash Sunday in Mamasapano, Maguindanao between government forces and rebel groups remains unsafe due to the possible presence of unexploded ordnances… »

Mamasapano children stage ‘peace walk’ in bid to help end war

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao (29 Jan) – Hundreds of elementary and high school students here have appealed to authorities, and even to lawless elements, to help bring about peace in their communities.… »

Immediate Burial

Relatives pull out on Tuesday (27 Jan 2015) the body of one of the slain Muslim members of the PNP-SAF that clashed with Moro rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao from the… »

Slain Muslim cops’ bodies rushed home for immediate burial

CAMP SIONGCO, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – The bodies of two Muslim members of the Special Action Force that suffered from the intense clash on Sunday… »

“He is coming home now, but inside the casket”

CAMP SIONGCO, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/27 January) — The bodies of two Moro members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police (PNP-SAF) who were killed along… »

Two suspected bombers die as bomb accidentally explodes

PIKIT, North Cotabato, Philippines (MindaNews/27 January) – Crime does not pay. Two suspected bomb-carriers were killed when the bomb they carried prematurely exploded while they were on board a motorcycle.… »

Tragedy in Mamasapano

The bodies of 30 policemen from Manila are retrieved on Monday morning (January 26) from the scene of Sunday’s clash between the PNP’s Special Action Force, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters… »

Dozens feared dead in clash between elite police force from Manila and Moro rebels

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/25 January) — A police law enforcement operation ended in a bloody firefight in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao Sunday that left dozens of elite police personnel dead. Dozens… »

Moro political clans slam Mangudadatu for inclusion in Ampatuan Massacre case

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – Members of prominent political clans here and in Maguindanao province have joined forces to condemn what they claimed as “political harassment” after they were included… »

UPDATE: 2 dead, 10,000 displaced in North Cotabato floods

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/23 January)—Two persons were killed in the flashfloods that hit parts of North Cotabato since Wednesday night, an official said on Friday. Cynthia Ortega, chief of the… »

Floods wreak havoc in North Cotabato

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Heavy rains Wednesday night flooded many parts of North Cotabato, trapping residents and students and triggering evacuations. The municipal government of Kabacan… »

Tapatan sa ARMM

ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman, during the first “Tapatan sa ARMM” for the year held Wednesday (21 Jan 2015), tackles issues of the region’s Department of Education, including investigation of the… »

Hataman calls for probe on burning, closure of schools in Marawi

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman has called an investigation on the reported burning and closure of schools in Marawi City,… »

Camp Abubakar

What used to be the main camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Camp Abubakar in Barira town in Maguindanao, is being considered as storage facility for weapons during… »

MILF’s Camp Abubakar eyed as arms storage facility during decommissioning process

CAMP IRANUN, Barira, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB) tasked to oversee the process of decommissioning the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) forces and weapons is… »

Village leader preempts blast in North Cotabato

PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/20 January) — A village leader prevented a bombing attempt here by quickly reporting to the nearest police detachment, about 12 hours after another improvised bomb went… »

NGCP tower in N. Cotabato damaged in bomb attack

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – Less than a week after a bomb toppled a transmission tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in Maguindanao, another blast damaged a… »

ARMM launches program for better basic services, governance

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao launched Thursday a World Bank-patterned program that aims to address problems in reproductive health, basic services and governance. Dubbed… »

Toppled tower in Maguindanao causes blackouts

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – A steel tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in a remote village here was toppled allegedly by the Bangsamoro… »

Toppled Tower

Soldiers check out Tower 26 of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) transmission line located in Brgy. Galakit, Pagalungan, Maguindanao, which was toppled allegedly by the Bangsamoro Islamic… »

50 more suspects indicted for Ampatuan massacre

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) – Fifty individuals have been included as suspects in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre for their alleged participation in the planning and execution of what is considered the… »

NPA in Cotabato areas to extend ceasefire until after Papal visit

SOMEWHERE IN NORTH COTABATO (MindaNews / 8 Jan) – Communist rebels in Southwestern Mindanao announced Wednesday it will extend its ceasefire with the military in deference to the Papal visit… »

ARMM to set up 24/7 emergency ops center

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Jan) – If Metro Manila has MMDA and Davao City has Call 911, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be having the ARMM-HEART emergency… »

Environment group in ARMM wants to plant 700,000 trees

BARIRA, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 8 Jan) – After decade of promoting environmental protection, the Balik Kalikasan Advocacy Group (BKAG), an organization of environmentalists, vows to plant 700,000 trees in 2015.… »

Military operation launched vs BIFF in Maguindanao and SK

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/05 January) – Government forces on Monday launched a massive military operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the marshy area between the border of Maguindanao and… »

Blast site

Members of the Army’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal team conduct post blast investigation at the explosion site in the public market of M’lang, North Cotabato on  December 31, 2014. One person was… »

1 killed, 25 injured in M’lang bombing

M’LANG, North Cotabato (MindNews/31 Dec) – One person was killed while 25 others were injured when an improvised bomb exploded at the public market here at around 3:45 p.m. December… »

Mangudadatu to DOJ: check Bicutan jail, too

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 December) – Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu is asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct unscheduled visits at the Bicutan jail where the accused masterminds… »

Fire razes police barracks in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/20 December)—A police barracks and a house were razed by fire at around 2:30 p.m. today in PC Hill, Rosary Heights 1 here. Citing initial investigation, Fire Insp. Jame… »

Murad to head MILF political party; assembly on Dec 23-25

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is busy completing the requirements to set up a regional political party – the United Bangsamoro Justice Party or… »

Residence of suspended Shariff Aguak mayor attacked

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/13 December) – Bursts of gunfire followed by the explosions of two grenade launchers hit the compound of suspended Shariff Aguak Mayor Bai Zahara Ampatuan Friday evening.… »

Who’s behind the Bukidnon bus blast?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) – Who’s behind Tuesday’s bombing inside a passenger bus in Maramag, Bukidnon? Less than 24 hours after the blast that killed 10 persons, five of them… »

Ampatuan massacre witness survives ambush

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/11 December) — A former mayor of a Maguindanao town and two of his companions were wounded after his convoy was ambushed at the boundary of Guindulungan… »

5 killed in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Dec) – A barangay captain, his councilor and relatives died on the spot as an undetermined number of armed men sprayed bullets towards their Multicab in… »

Dead “Treevolution” seedlings in Maguindanao village to be replaced

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) – Volunteers replaced on Saturday the seedlings that were planted in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao as part of the “Treevolution” campaign but did not survive.… »

MILF assures it will stop using child soldiers

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday vowed to exert all efforts to prevent the recruitment of child soldiers and remove the group from the… »

Kite for Peace

Kites fly above the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Complex in Cotabato City Tuesday (25 Nov 2014). The celebration is part of the ARMM’s commemoration of its 25th anniversary… »

Thousands join ‘Kite for Peace’ in ARMM

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – Thousands of school children, teachers, government employees and security forces joined the simultaneous “Kite for Peace” Tuesday that aimed to amplify a united… »

2 killed, 25 hurt in bomb explosion in North Cotabato town

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 Nov) — At least two persons were killed and 25 others were injured when a homemade bomb exploded at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in M’lang, North Cotabato.… »

Ampatuan Massacre witness and would-be witness ambushed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) – A witness in the Ampatuan Massacre was killed and another one was seriously wounded in an ambush Tuesday in Shariff Aguak town in… »

UPDATED: At least 15 hurt in Kabacan blast; Governor offers P100K reward money

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews /16 Nov) — The governor of North Cotabato has offered a PhP 100,000 reward to anyone who could provide vital information behind Sunday’s blast in Kabacan town… »

Hundreds of families displaced, 2 civilians killed, 6 others hurt in Pikit clashes

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/15 November) – Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded in an artillery bombardment early Friday in Barangay Kabasalan here forcing at least 1,000 families… »

2 rebels killed, 4 others wounded in Sultan Kudarat

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/11 November) — At least two rebels were killed, four others were wounded, and another one was captured in ongoing military operations conducted by the 33rd Infantry Battalion… »

UPDATE: 5th victim of summary killing in Tacurong dies

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – Regine Ole Dalogdog, the survivor of what police said could be a case of a drug-related summary execution in Tacurong City, died Monday night while… »

Survivor key to solving summary execution in Tacurong – police

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – Police are banking on the testimony of the lone survivor of an apparent case of summary execution in Tacurong City on Monday to provide clues… »

Ampatuan Massacre site comes back to life

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/01 November)—Almost five years after the grisly massacre here of 58 people, including 32 media workers, a lot of things have changed in the once deserted… »

11 hurt in Maguindanao highway accident

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — Eleven passengers of a public utility van were hurt when their vehicle overturned in Maguindanao early on Friday, Oct. 31. Driver Carlo Arancilla said he… »

2 soldiers killed by BIFF in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – Two soldiers assigned to secure a government hospital in Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao were gunned down by suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom… »

2 soldiers shot dead outside church in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) – He was supposed to celebrate his 23rd birth anniversary on Tuesday. But newly enlisted Pfc. Rex Limpahan died in an attack on the same day… »

2 cops injured in landmine explosion in S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Two policemen are still in critical condition after a powerful landmine exploded as they traversed a New People’s Army (NPA) infested remote village… »

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