Marcos thanks Duterte for father’s hero’s burial and no Cabinet post for Leni

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 June) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., defeated vice presidential bet met with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte late Friday night until 3 a.m. Saturday and thanked him for, among… »

Duterte, Robredo proclaimed; Duterte a no-show, was signing papers in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 May) — Congress in a joint session at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City proclaimed on Monday afternoon lawyers Rodrigo Duterte and Ma. Leonora “Leni” Robredo… »

SouthCot’s Gov. Fuentes and party sweeps all provincial posts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Candidates under the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Liberal Party slate led by incumbent South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes swept all provincial elective posts in… »

Pacquiao calls for unity among politicians

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Boxing icon and outgoing Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao called on politicians and their camps to unite, and rally behind the coming… »

Special polls to be held in Sarangani precinct

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold a special election for a polling precinct in Maitum town in Sarangani after the voting… »

SouthCot LGU resumes El Niño relief operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato resumed on Wednesday its relief operations for residents affected by the long dry spell spawned by… »

3 representatives, 24 councilors proclaimed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Reelectionist Karlo Alexei Nograles and Mylene Garcia, first-timer representative Alberto Ungab, along with the 16 incumbent, three returning, and five first-timer councilors, were proclaimed… »

Duterte leads by at least 6 million votes; Poe concedes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – Senator Grace Poe has conceded the Presidential race to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who widened his lead in the Presidential race by nearly 6… »

NDF-Southern Minda: another Marcos in Malacanang will spell disaster

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Aprili) – The return of another Marcos in Malacanang is “courting a grave and inevitable disaster for the Filipino nation,” the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Southern… »

Duterte in Butuan

Supporters from Caraga region’s Agusan del Norte and del Sur, Surigao del Norte and del Sur and Dinagat Islands flock to Butuan City’s Montilla Boulevard to listen to Presidential aspirant… »

Mindanao’s weather forecast 21 December

Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Winds will be moderate to strong coming from the Northeast to North and the coastal waters will… »

Suspect in Dipolog kidnapping was nabbed in 2013 for kidnapping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 October) – The Bishop of Dipolog is asking for prayers for the safe return of kidnap victim Rolando Del Torchio, an Italian restaurant owner in… »

Probe use of discriminatory language in describing suspects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) — The Department of Justice has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the use of discriminatory language on an artist’s sketch of a… »

Preggy Pageant

Pregnant women join the “Reyna ng mga Buntis” pageant in South Upi, Maguindanao on Tuesday (22 Sept 2015) during the municipality’s 39th founding anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy of Fred Lorenzo… »

COMMENTARY: Garbage In, Garbage Out: Misleading Speculations on Pamana’s Demise

By Jayson Ibanez, Ph.D. This is in reaction to a recent article published by MindaNews on September 2, 2015 based on an interview made with Mt Hamiguitan Protected Area Superintendent(PASu)… »


Who cares about the traffic when you can have a nice chat on a hammock along one of Davao City’s busiest streets? Spotted Tuesday morning along MacArthur Highway in Matina,… »

Resist Coal

Anti-coal activists pass by GNPower in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, where a 540-megawatt coal plant owned by a subsidiary of Ayala Corp. is being constructed, Thursday morning (23 July 2015).… »

SouthCot seeks urgent aid to rehab infra destroyed by floods

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 June) — South Cotabato officials appealed to the national government on Friday for immediate assistance to repair infrastructure destroyed by Wednesday’s floods South Cotabato Gov. Daisy… »


Activists protest outside Indonesian Consular Office along Ecoland Drive, Davao City on April 28, 2015 urging the Indonesian government not to execute overseas Filipina worker Mary Jane Veloso who was… »

Volleyball in Lanao

Children play volleyball in Barangay Tacub, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Thursday (2 April 2015). The children said their Muslim friends built this court so Christian and Muslim kids can… »

Kids Against War

Children in Iligan City join a march and rally Wednesday (25 Feb 2015) commemorating People Power at Edsa, where they expressed their stand against all-out war and justice for the… »

Put the peace process back on track the soonest possible

Statement of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) on the Mamasapano, Maguindanao Incident The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG)  shares the collective shock and grief of the nation… »

FROM BACLARAN TO ILIGAN: Biking priest takes break in Tacloban Monday; moves to Mindanao by Tuesday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Dec) – Biking priest Amado “Picx” Picardal arrived in Tacloban late Sunday afternoon, December 14 and will take a day’s rest Monday before moving to the Mindanao… »

Candles for the Victims

Students of Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon light candles on Wednesday (Dec. 10) for the victims of the bus bombing on Dec. 9 that killed 10 people and… »

Kids in the Water

After school, these kids take a dip by a river in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Wednesday, 6 August 2014. MindaNews photo by Aubrey Rocin Llamas


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… »

REFLECTIONS: 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… »

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