Endangered

Dead baby sharks that were said to have bitten the bait fastened to hooks intended for other fish are lined up on the banca of a fisherman that just came… »

2 suspected kidnappers nabbed in Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 March) – Joint police and military forces arrested two suspected members of a kidnap-for-ransom-group in a raid over the weekend at a safe house in Zamboanga Sibugay… »

45th Year

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, Mindanao spokesperson of the National Democratic Front addresses New People”s Army guerrillas, mass base supporters and journalists who attended the 45th founding anniversary of the Communist… »

COMMENTARY: Of water spinach, dalag, and Lustre

By Rick R. Flores WATER spinach (kangkong) and mudfish (dalag) abound below our humble house along the wetlands of Lustre in Zamboanga City. Lustre was a small sitio mostly dwelled… »

Davao LGU to file complaint vs airport officials, employees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 June) – The city government here will file a complaint against officials and personnel of the Davao International Airport (DIA) following their alleged “poor” management… »

Priorities of Zambo City’s new mayor-elect: solve brownouts, criminality

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/19 May) – House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, now mayor-elect of this city, said the worsening power situation and peace and order will be among … »

Kabacan vice mayor shot dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 11 January) – The vice mayor of Kabacan town in North Cotabato, Policronio Dulay, was killed by an unidentified gunman at around 2:45 p.m. Friday, a police… »

Learning Nature

Members of an NGO teach children the life cycle of turtles before releasing the hatchlings to the sea in Linamon town in Lanao del Norte. Once at sea, the turtles… »

‘Pablo’ death toll in Davao Region – 322

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Dec) – Death toll due to Typhoon Pablo in the Davao Region alone rose to 322, according to data gathered from the Davao Regional Disaster… »

Pablo Aftermath: Compostela Valley

Typhoon Pablo devastated several municipalities of Compostela Valley on Tuesday, leaving 316 persons killed and 462 others missing as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 9 December 2012, according to Comval Incident Command… »

Kin to parade makeshift coffins on 3rd anniversary of Ampatuan massacre

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/ 21 Nov) – Coffins fashioned from boxes used to ship large fresh mature tuna are among the props that will highlight the third anniversary commemoration of the… »

FDA warns anew vs. spread of banned drugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 October)– The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has warned anew on the proliferation of banned drugs peddled in the sidewalks of the Chinatown district here, the… »

Custodio, Acharon file reelection bids: Money war looms?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/5 October)–Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio and South Cotabato First District Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr. formally filed their reelection bids on Friday, shaping up what could be the most… »

Rep. Pacquiao seeks reelection, may run unopposed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao will reportedly file his certificate of candidacy Tuesday before flying to the US to start training for his December 8… »

SouthCot collects P2.6M for zipline operation

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/23 Aug) – The province of South Cotabato has collected a total of P2.6 million in revenues during the last seven months from zipline operators at the scenic… »

Deles on Eid’l Fitr: a time of rejoicing, a time to nurture peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Aug) – A time of rejoicing and a time to nurture peace. Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, is inviting all Filipinos “to be… »

Deles: BIFF act to derail GPH-MILF peace process won’t succeed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – The “act of aggression” by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)  to derail the peace process between the Philippine government (GPH) and the… »

Bangsamoro Leaders Assembly

MILF chairman Ebrahim Al Hadj Murad meets dignitaries during the Bangsamoro Leaders Assembly on July 7, 2012 in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.Mindanews  Photo by Charlie Saceda

Malaysia eyes oil palm, tourism ventures in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/03 July) — The Malaysian government is building a stronger trade and investment partnership with South Cotabato, with the planned entry of ventures in palm oil production and… »

15 human trafficking victims rescued in Tawi-tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 May) – Combined government forces have rescued 15 human trafficking victims in two separate operations in the province of Tawi-tawi, officials disclosed Friday. Eight of the 15… »

Minda Da News: Corona’s Big Boners

m25diaz MIND DA NEWS GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – Chief Justice Renato Corona committed big boners at his impeachment trial last Tuesday. The bigger these became because he is… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Balikbayan woes

ang akong amigang balikbayan disappointed sa ating bayan sa semana santa sa Camiguin niadto naghulat sa barko alas otso naabtan sa paniudto (dugay naman unta ni nga sitwasyon pero wala… »

Zambo health office not recommending use of ‘tawa-tawa’ vs dengue

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – The local health office here still does not recommend the use of tawa-tawa (Euphorbia hirta) despite numerous claims that it can be effective in treating… »

Zambo dengue death toll now 12

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) — Efforts of the local government to contain the spread of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which has reached the outbreak level, appeared to be an uphill battle… »

Kagawad survives, son dies in Zamboanga City ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – A barangay official was unscathed while his son died in an ambush in a barangay east of this city, a police official said Monday. Police… »

Daybreak

DAYBREAK Beach goers take an early dip in Opol, Misamis Oriental. For many Filipinos, going to the beach is a good way to bond with family and friends. MindaNews photo… »

Massive fumigation in Zambo schools ordered

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/20 May) –City Hall has ordered the City Health Office to conduct a  massive fumigation in all schools, both public and private, starting Monday to prevent dengue. Mayor… »

GPH peace panel: copy of final agreement made public before signing

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/19 May) – The government has assured residents here that the final agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be made public before the panel signs… »

44 victims of human trafficking rescued in Zambo, 27 of them minors

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/19 May) –  Forty-four victims of human trafficking, most of them minors,  were rescued by police in a local hotel Friday morning. Operatives of the Women and Children… »

Corporatization of public hospitals means higher fees, warns lawmaker

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – Converting state-run hospitals into government corporations would likely result in higher hospital fees and reduced services for poor patients, a lawmaker today warned. In a… »

Zambo health office to tap youth in fight vs HIV-AIDS

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – The City Health Office will ask the youth to involve in the campaign against the Human Immuno Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS). The idea came… »

Cop says NPAs treated him well in captivity

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – A policeman who was freed on Tuesday by the New People’s Army in Zamboanga del Sur yesterday said the rebels treated him well. Police Officer… »

3 minors saved from prostitution in Digos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Police rescued three girls from prostitution but the alleged pimp managed to escape during the entrapment operation in Digos City, Davao del Sur yesterday. Senior… »

NPA frees policeman in Zambo Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/16 May) –New People’s Army (NPA) rebels released on Tuesday a policeman they had held captive since last month after a raid on the police station of Tigbao… »

DILG chief declares he is not running for senator

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has declared that he is not running for senator in the 2013 mid-term elections. Robredo made the declaration… »

ARMM OIC legislators assume post; Lanao Sur’s Mitmug is Speaker

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) —  Presidential appointees to the 27-member Regional Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) assumed their post Monday at the ARMM compound in… »

Pimentel opposes Zubiri’s entry to UNA

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is opposing the entry of Bukidnon politician Juan Miguel Zubiri into the Senate slate of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) for… »

UPLM founding chair Atty. Frederico Gapuz passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Lawyer Frederico M. Gapuz, the founding chailr of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) passed away Saturday afternoon in his home in Alubijid,… »

Noise barrage in Zambo for anti-dengue clean-up

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 May) –  A noise barrage and motorcade will be held here Monday “to let each and every resident know about Tuesday’s city-wide clean up drive” to prevent… »

Sulu groomed for tourism

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 May) –  Sulu as a tourist spot? Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan said has approved the formulation of a Provincial Tourism Master Plan (PTMP) to establish a clear… »

Agusan Sur villagers flee mil ops

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 May) – Residents of a farming village in Trento, Agusan del Sur have evacuated in the wake of military operations, human rights group Karapatan-Southern Mindanao said in… »

Dengue outbreak declared in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/11 May) – The city government has declared a dengue outbreak as the number of victims of the mosquito-borne disease reached 732. The figure covered the period January… »

Media groups ask PDI to apologize for “security risk’ caption

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – The Philippine Daily Inquirer “owes an apology and an explanation to the public, to Muslims and to its own staff photographer” for “such a blatantly… »

PH urged to strengthen defense ties with neighbors

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 May) – The Aquino government should weather domestic politics, as well as strengthen its defense partnership with other Asian countries aside from the US to effectively upgrade… »

Groups, MILF condemn Iligan bombing

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/06 May) — The Iligan City Disaster and Rehabilitation  Coordination Center (ICDRCC), a group comprising more than 20 civil society organizations, have vehemently condemned Saturday night’s blast as… »

How to cover a disaster without adding to the disaster or ending up a disaster?

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/06 May) – How will I cover a disaster without adding to the disaster or ending up a disaster myself? Attend the 5th Mindanao Summer Institute of Journalism… »

Davao City mining board wants end to quarrying in Mandug

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 May) — –The City Mining Regulatory Board (CMRB) has recommended the stoppage of quarrying operations for earthfill in Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District following complaints from residents that… »

2 killed in Iligan bomb explosion

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/5 May) – A bomb exploded here Saturday night outside a bar right in the middle of town, killing two people and injuring several others. According to radio… »

Region 9 fisheries production down by 18.18 percent

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/05 May) –  Fish production in  the three Zamboanga provinces decreased by 137,659.21 Metric Tons (MT) or 18.18% last year compared with 2010, the National Statistical Coordination Board… »

No word yet on P2 fare hike in R-12

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board in the region is still awaiting word from its central office on the petition of a transport group… »

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