50,000 farmers to benefit from TESDA’s P500M scholarship program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Around 50,000 farmers and their dependents from various parts of the country are set to benefit from a P500-million scholarship program for… »

Region XI tourist arrivals in 2014 increase by 25%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Tourist arrivals in Region XI last year reached 2.290 million, increasing by 25.37 percent compared to 2013’s 1.827 million. Data from the regional… »

BIR-XI targets 30% increase in collections in 2015

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is aiming to collect an increase on its collections by 30 percent this year following the region’s… »

Mindanao seen as major production base for export halal products

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Mindanao could become a major production base for export-quality halal products once the proposed “Philippine Halal Act of 2015” is eventually passed.… »

Zambo City on ‘high threat’ level, adopts ‘PuMA’ security plan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The police and the military here have conceptualized and adopted a security plan dubbed as “PuMA,” which involves the deployment of “Pulis-Marines-Army” in… »

DTI-IX to hold Mobile Diskwento Caravan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to conduct the first-ever Mobile Diskwento Caravan (MDC) in Region IX. Ceferino Rubio, DTI… »

PH to assign sci-tech attache to Israel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Philippines will be assigning a science and technology attache to Tel Aviv, Israel, parallel with the Mediterranean country’s project of accepting students… »

Davao’s water district to put up gensets in satellite stations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Davao City Water District is planning to put up generating sets in its satellite stations in Tugbok, Toril, Lubogan, Cabantian, Panacan, Riverside Calinan,… »

PH communities can earn from backpack tourism – Israeli envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) – Communities can earn by tapping their potential for backpack tourism, the Israeli ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at an agriculture seminar… »

DA releases P1B agri projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 March) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) released on Tuesday nearly P1 billion worth of agriculture-based projects and equipment to various farmers’ organizations and local government… »

Water rationing up in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 March) – In addition to 4-hour daily rotational blackouts, residents will have to deal with water rationing due to decreasing supply from the source. Engr. Teotimo Reyes… »

15 MSMEs in Sarangani to avail of DTI’s biz development program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — Fifteen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Sarangani Province are set to benefit from an innovative business development program of the Department of… »

GenSan BFP to launch fire safety awareness campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel will launch this week a “house-to-house” information and awareness campaign on fire prevention and safety in connection with… »

Cop shooting 23 times trike driver mistaken as thief an overkill – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte called overkill the case of a policeman who shot 23 times a tricycle driver he mistook for a thief… »

DPWH asks UPMin to fasttrack design for sports complex

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – The Department of Public Works and Highways has asked the University of the Philippines Mindanao to fasttrack its designs for the Davao City… »

Basilan bishop on blast: ‘Don’t drag religion’

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 February)–Catholic Bishop Martin Jumoad, head of the Prelature of Isabela de Basilan, has urged “not to drag religion” into the bomb explosion that hit Lamitan City Friday… »

Gregorian Chants

The world-renowned Gregorian Choir of Paris performs a selection of Latin chants and hymns during their visit in Davao City on Friday, 27 February 2015. The series of concerts that… »

DepEd-Davao releases new guidelines on physical exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February)– The Department of Education (DepEd) revealed Friday the revised guidelines of the City Health Office’s (CHO) requirements for the annual physical exam of teachers and non-teaching… »

DepEd-12 to military, BIFF: Spare schools, children from fighting

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 called on the military and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Friday to spare the… »

4 escapees recaptured in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) — Police and jail operatives separately recaptured on Thursday the four inmates who bolted the Malapatan District Jail in Sarangani Province in a violent jailbreak… »

Blackouts in Zambo City stretch to 4 hours daily

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – Rotational blackouts in the city have increased from two to four hours daily. Engr. George Ledesma, Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) general manager, attributed the… »

Central fish port eyed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) — The city council has asked the City Agriculture Office and the City Planning and Development Office to study the feasibility of operating a central fish… »

Suspected car thief yields in Tacurong City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — A car theft suspect who bolted the South Cotabato provincial jail last Monday is back in prison after surrendering voluntarily to jail authorities on… »

1 inmate killed, 3 others hurt in Sarangani jailbreak

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — An inmate was killed while three others were wounded following a violent jailbreak at the district jail in Malapatan town in Sarangani Province on… »

7 killed, 23 wounded in Army-ASG clash in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Seven people – five suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and two soldiers – were killed while 23 others were wounded in a firefight Wednesday… »

43 GenSan fishermen jailed in Indonesia return home

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – At least 43 fishermen from this city who were arrested and detained in Indonesia last year due to illegal fishing have finally… »

Barangay exec nabbed in SouthCot buy-bust operation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNEws / 25 Feb) – Anti-drug operatives arrested late Tuesday night an elected barangay official in Banga town in South Cotabato in a drug buy-bust operation in the area.… »

PNP’s board of inquiry starts 3-day mission to Mamapasano

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Philippine National Police board of inquiry (BOI) embarked on a three-day mission to Mamasapano town in Maguindanao on Tuesday as part of the… »

Davao allots P600M to upgrade solid waste management program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The city council passed on third reading Tuesday Supplemental Budget 1 (SB1) amounting to P600 million to fund new equipment for the upgrade… »

All set for Zambo’s 1st bird festival

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – All is set for the holding of the first local bird festival to be hosted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences… »

MGB to conduct geological study on coastal erosion in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) is set to conduct a comprehensive geological study to determine the real cause and extent of… »

Davao Light to try exempting hospitals, water district from rotating brownouts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) will try to insulate hospitals and the Davao City Water District (DCWD) pumping stations from the… »

Davao’s water district seeks exempton from watershed development ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Davao City Water District (DCWD) will be seeking exemption from the ban on development at one of the city’s watersheds in Tamugan… »

Task group intercepts P104.8-M imported rice shipment off Sulu  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/23 February) – Operatives of the Joint Task Group Sulu seized off Sulu on Monday some P104.8 million shipment of imported smuggled rice aboard four vessels, including a… »

Mindanao breaks world record for planting 2.29 M trees in a single day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 Feb) — “Treevolution: Greening MindaNow” made it to Guinness The Guinness World Record (GWR) announced that Mindanao has the “most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations” during… »

Manhunt ordered vs fugitive carnapping suspect

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 Feb) — South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes has ordered a province-wide manhunt against a carnapping suspect who escaped from the South Cotabato Regional Detention Center or… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ikaduhang Trahedya

Himoan daw og pelikula ang Mamasapano’ng trahedya sa pag-umangkon ni Estrada   ang hanginon nga governor nga ningbag-o gi-football Hesus Ginoo! unsa kaha’y resulta niini nga salidaha siguradong himoong sensational… »

On Guard

A Moro Islamic Liberation Front blocking force secures an area in Sitio Balibet, Barangay Bulol in Pikit, North Cotabato, site of clashes in the past days against the Bangsamoro Islamic… »

Construction of UP-Mindanao sports complex given to DPWH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Feb) — The Department of Public Works and Highways will undertake the construction of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines Mindanao… »

NFA assures enough rice supply for Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 February) – The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured this city has sufficient rice supply although the NFA has yet to import rice. Gaudencio Nuega, NFA provincial… »

2 suspected MERS-CoV carriers test negative of disease

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The overseas worker from this city and visiting flight attendant who were earlier quarantined due to suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection… »

‘Condemned’ creek possible cause of shoreline erosion in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The massive shoreline erosion at a coastal community here that earlier triggered the evacuation of 46 families could be due to the re-emergence of… »

It’s final: Davao’s 2-hour brownouts to start Feb. 21

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – Dabawenyos, it’s for real: the two-hour rotating brownouts will start on Saturday (Feb. 21), according to the Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC).… »

Rubber plantation workers injured in Basilan blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – A rubber plantation worker was injured in an improvised bomb explosion perpetrated by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sumisip, Basilan province, a police… »

Davao senior citizens urged to register to avail of PhilHealth benefits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) Regional Office XI has partnered with the city’s Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) to encourage the… »

Mamasapano video uploader shows up at NBI-Davao, but NBI wants source

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The uploader of the controversial Mamasapano encounter video that went viral recently showed up at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office here… »

Davao Light expects 2-hour rotating brownouts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The scheduled preventive maintenance of the 210-megawatt coal-fired power plants of Steag State Power Inc. is seen to result to two-hour maximum rotating… »

Davao nurse from Saudi volunteers self for MERS-CoV test

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – A nurse coming home from Riyadh has voluntarily submitted to a self-quarantine at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) last Feb. 15 for… »

GenSan wants to relocate residents living near eroded coastline

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The city government is pushing for the immediate relocation of residents settled near the shores of a coastal village here following a… »

2 suspected of MERS-CoV quarantined

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from this city and a visiting flight attendant are currently undergoing quarantine due to possible infection with… »

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