Philippine Eagle Pamana released in the wrong place – DENR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) – Philippine Eagle Pamana would have survived if she was released deep in the forest of the 31,000-hectare Mt. Hamiguitan Range in Davao Oriental, an environment… »

Lumad school director, 2 others killed in Lianga, Surigao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sept) – The executive director of an alternative learning center for Indigenous Peoples (Lumads) and two other members were killed allegedly by paramilitary elements at… »

Buy Kublai Millan merch and support an orphanage

DAVAVO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – Art pieces by Mindanawon artist Kublai Millan find print in mugs, shirts, coloring books, and key chains for the benefit of an orphanage.… »

Family of OFW on death row going to Dubai

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – The family of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from this city who is facing death penalty in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)… »

Rep. Pacman has eyes on Senate

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao announced here on Monday night that he is leaning closer towards making a run for a Senate… »

Police on alert as GenSan’s Tuna Fest opens

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – The Police Regional Office-12 deployed additional police personnel in parts of the city in connection with Tuesday’s opening of the city’s week-long… »

Pro-BBL Rally

Rallyists stamp with red paint  the images of  Sen. Ferdinand  “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, during a pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law rally held in Marawi… »

UPDATED: Iglesia members in Mindanao converge in Davao for rally  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) — Thousands of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members from various parts of Mindanao will converge in front of the Hall of Justice here starting midnight to… »

2 more suspects in Koronadal pawnshop robbery nabbed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 August) — Joint police operatives arrested on Thursday two more suspects in the daring robbery-holdup of a pawnshop in Koronadal City in September last year that… »

MindaNews given ‘Award of Distinction,’ GMA’s Morong is McLuhan Fellow

MindaNews was given an “Award of Distinction” by the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) in Makati City Thursday, citing the news cooperative’s “commitment to accuracy, fairness and relevance”… »

8 LGUs in Region 12 conferred Seal of Good Local Governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Eight local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 have received the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for showing improved performances… »

98 new HIV/AIDS cases reported in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Health personnel in South Cotabato province have detected 98 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)… »

3.9-magnitude quake jolts Libona town in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 August) — A 3-9-magnitude earthquake hit Libona town in Bukidnon at 7:46pm Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs said the tremor was… »

Expansion of oil palm plantations pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 August) — Palm oil industry stakeholders are pushing for the development of more oil palm plantations in parts of Mindanao in a bid to cope with… »

DOST-12 wants halal complex in Koronadal finished next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 August) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 is pushing for the full completion by next year of the Philippine National Halal… »

Paalam Pamana

The remains of Pamana, the Philippine Eagle who was shot and killed in Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental, as photographed last Sunday (16 August 2015). The eagle was released into… »

Kadayawan Festival: How safe are you at parties?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – If you’re a parent, chances are, your kids might already be asking for permission that they be allowed to party this Kadayawan. And… »

Lawmaker lauds MILF, hits gov’t negotiators

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — A partylist lawmaker lauded the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for vowing to push for the peace process even if the Bangsamoro Basic Law is not… »

DENR clarifies report on illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Southern Mindanao has clarified that illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte in the first semester… »

ITCZ affecting Mindanao, Visayas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 August) — Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of Northern Mindanao, Caraga & Davao and… »

A glimpse of the world’s folklore

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) — How did a small city in Mindanao get to be host to an event that brings in over 200 performers from nine different countries?… »

5MW solar power plant in SouthCot to start operation before yearend

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Foreign-backed energy firm NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One Inc. is targeting to start before yearend the commercial streaming of the initial phase… »

SouthCot, Sarangani groups get P1.9M livelihood grant from DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has released around P1.9-million worth of livelihood grants to three community and workers’… »

4 NPAs in S. Kudarat, SouthCot surrender

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Four members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato provinces surrendered to police… »

First in PH: Int’l folklore fest opens in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — The entire city practically dazzled on Monday afternoon as the country’s first-ever international folkloric festival formally opened in grand fashion. Thousands of residents and visitors… »

Tampakan mulls declaring state of calamity due to rise in dengue cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — The municipal government of Tampakan is pushing for the declaration of the entire area under a state of calamity due to the rising cases… »

Displaced fishers build own boats with grant from DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — Four months after receiving a P2.04-million livelihood grant from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), a group of displaced fishermen and workers here is… »

ASEAN names Ateneo de Davao High School as Eco-School awardee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) named the Ateneo de Davao University High School (ADDU-HS) as one of 10 recipients of the 2nd ASEAN… »

Ultramarathon Queen

Cherry Rose Betonio wins the Ultra Runners Club Davao (URCD) 160k race on May 23-24, 2015. She will attempt to set a record by being the first woman to run… »

Activist nun wins human rights award from German city

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 August) — A Mindanao-based Catholic nun was named last month to the 2015 Weimar Award for Human Rights for her involvement in human rights defense and advocacy… »

Int’l Folklore Festival in Koronadal draws 400 Filipino, foreign performers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 August) — Around 400 foreign, national and local performers will take center stage in various cultural showcases next week in parts of Region 12 in line… »

Hundreds displaced, 7 dead, 3 missing in Valencia floods

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 August) — At least 226 families or 793 individuals have been displaced by floods in five barangays in Valencia City, the Philippine Information Agency-Bukidnon on Wednesday said,… »

Security guard killed, 5 soldiers hurt in NPA attack in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 August) — A security guard was killed while five Army troopers were wounded after suspected New People Army (NPA) rebels attacked a base of a fruit… »

Where will you party this Kadayawan?

DAVAO CITY – The answer shouldn’t be difficult: Arcadia Electronic Music Festival (AEMF) on August 21 and August 22. Get ready as Manic Nightnings Productions this year gives Davao a one-of-a-kind… »

Horsemanship School

Toto Calo with one of his horses at the farm in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, with a replica of a Manobo house being constructed in the background. An outdoors… »

Duterte says it’s likely Binay vs Grace in Presidential race

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindNews/02 August) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he does not see himself as a candidate in the 2016 Presidential elections due to financial constraints… »

August 9 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

August 9 is National Indigenous Peoples Day DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 August) — August 9, the United Nations’ “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” will soon be celebrated in the Philippines… »

GenSan gets world’s largest fish display Guinness record, but…

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – The city is now the record holder for the world’s largest fish display, officials here said, although Guinness World Records has yet… »

Koronadal to host international folkloric festival

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – The city government is all set for the hosting of the “Pyesta Kolon Datal: Koronadal International Folkloric Festival” slated next month that will… »

P1.4-B farm, fishery equipment turned over in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/30 July) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed here on Thursday around P1.4 billion worth of farm and fishery equipment as well as financial grants for various… »

DA opens P75-M facility in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/30 July) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 unveiled on Thursday its newly-completed P75-million field office at the regional government center complex here in the… »

Night Work

Road workers continue to work at night on Tuesday (28 July 2015) spreading and flattening newly poured cement mix for a road widening project in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. MindaNews… »

PNoy has enough time to forge peace with Reds – bishops

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – President Aquino only has less than a year left in his term, but it is enough to forge peace with the National Democratic Front of… »

RDC-12 urges DPWH to build more tourism roads

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to allocate funds for… »

GenSan to put up liquid nitrogen plant for livestock sector

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – The city government is planning to establish a liquid nitrogen (LN2) plant in a bid to enhance the genetic improvement initiatives of… »

Project backed by EU, Germany seen to boost investments in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 July) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is targeting to attract more investors from the European Union (EU) in the next three years with the… »

South Cotabato to review support program for MSMEs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 July) — The provincial government of South Cotabato will revisit its support initiatives for local cottage industries to address the lack of quality products. South Cotabato… »

Dream big, Sen. Poe urges South Cotabateños during T’nalak Festival

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) – Like the T’boli tribe’s famed T’nalak fabric, South Cotabato residents should continue to dream bigger things for the province and weave them into… »

IED explodes in bus; no casualties as passengers managed to disembark before explosion

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) — An improvised bomb exploded inside a passenger bus in Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato Saturday morning but no casualties were reported because the… »

Load and Push

A porter delivers fresh vegetables to vendors at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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