Journalists to attend training on environment reporting

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 March) – Journalists from all over Mindanao will attend a 3-day training here on environment reporting organized by the Mindanao Media Forum. Scheduled on March 10-12, the… »

Zambo entry wins Best Picture award in Mindanao film fest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 December) – A film from Zamboanga City bagged the Best Picture award in this year’s Mindanao Film Festival held last week at the Gaisano Mall in this… »

State agents killed Fr. Tentorio?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/21 October) — Government prosecutors have entertained the possibility that state agents were behind the killing of Italian missionary Fr. Fausto Tentorio, in Arakan, North Cotabato. The Department… »

Clan holds ‘kanduli’ for Datu Toto Paglas’s death anniversary

DATU PAGLAS, MAGUINDAO (MindaNews/10 August) – On a solemn Sunday afternoon, members of the Paglas clan and their constituents gathered for a kanduli, a thanksgiving banquet, to commemorate the third… »

Davao City gears for ‘Silicon Gulf’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/3 August) – As Davao City strengthens its bid to become one of the identified hubs for the infromation technology and business process outsourcing (BPI) industries, the need… »

Campaign for breastfeeding heightened

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) – Although 86 percent of mothers in Region XI breastfeed their newborn babies, the percentage is declining as the months progress, according to Terry Cungson, regional… »

Emergency loan for flood victims in Davao available at GSIS

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has allotted a total of P269,000 for emergency or calamity loans for its members affected by the recent flashflood… »

Aboitiz coal-fired power plant gets Davao council’s nod

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 June) – The Davao City Council has endorsed the request of Aboitiz Power Corp. to put up the 300-megawatt Therma South Energy coal-fired power plant in Barangay… »

Enrolment rises but where are the chairs? And the teachers?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 June) — An estimated 94,000 public school elementary pupils and 47,000 high school students in Region XI will have no chairs as schoolyear 2011-2012 opens Monday. The… »

2 Philippine Eagles die after retrieval

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/June 2) – Two of the four Philippine Eagles retrieved since December 2010 had died due to health complications and injuries from captivity, according to Dennis Salvador, director… »

Sta. Cruz okays coal-fired power plant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 June) – The municipal government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur has endorsed the proposal of Aboitiz Power to build a coal-fired power plant despite opposition to… »

Lumads decry killing of leaders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – The Lumad communities have express alarm over the consecutive killing of three tribal leaders in Monkayo, Compostela Valley these past few years. The latest killing… »

Only 1 gov’t geologist in Region XI

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – The government has only one geologist assigned in Region XI, an area prone to natural disasters, Director Leo Jasareno of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau… »

Pantukan landslide site declared a no-habitation zone

DAVAOCITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The site in Sitio Panganason, Barangay Kingking in Pantukan, Compostela Valley where a landslide occurred Friday has been closed to human occupancy after the local government ordered Sunday the forced relocation within 48 hours of some 30 families living in the area.

Davao eyed to become a sports hub

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The local government aims to make the city one of the country’s sports hubs despite the lack of facilities by teaming up with the private… »

Davao hospital leads child cancer awareness campaign

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Apr) – April being “Cancer in Children Awareness Month,” the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is holding a month-long public information drive on child cancer. Various topics… »

GPH, NDF peace negotiators upbeat on talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – Two peace negotiators, one coming from the Philippine government and the other from the National Democratic Front (NDF) yesterday said the prospects for the recently… »

RMN-Davao employees call for certification election

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) — Members of the Radio Mindanao Network Davao Employees’ Union (RDEU) yesterday staged a protest rally urging the network management to immediately hold a certification election.… »

Japan radiation may reach PH – expert

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – The radiation released by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the aftermath of the strong quake that rocked Japan on March 11 may reach… »

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