Number of illegal vendors in Davao City drops due to night market

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) — The number of illegal vendors – ambulant sellers who used to block the sidewalks of downtown Davao – has ropped in the… »

Royal Council of the Sulu Sultanate to present stand on Sabah and Federalism soon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) — The Royal Council of the Sulu Sultanate will present its final position on the Sabah issue and Federalism after its meeting on June… »

Armed men attack Gov. Generoso town, seize police chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Armed men attacked the police station of Governor Generoso town (formerly Sigaboy) in Davao Oriental at around 8 p.m. Sunday and seized its police chief.… »

Davao City holds 1st LGBT Pride March on June 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) – Some 250 LGBT and Gender Equality advocates across the Davao region are expected to participate in the first LGBT Pride March from Freedom Park to… »

Keeping Davao City restos alive with live grouper

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 May) — The recent surge in visitors coming to Davao as a result of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s impending ascension to the presidency has benefited many local businesses,… »

NUJP: Panelo appointment spells doom for Ampatuan Massacre case

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has expressed “serious misgivings” over reports presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte was planning to appoint a former counsel… »

7 killed, 8 hurt in Sarangani road accident

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — Seven people were killed while eight others were injured after a passenger van collided head-on with a boom truck along the national highway in… »

Poll winners in Sarangani proclaimed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — The provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) of Sarangani proclaimed the province’s winning candidates on Sunday, nearly a week after the May 9 general elections.… »

4 active and former media workers reelected in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Four former and active media practitioners, all of them women, have been reelected to the local legislative bodies here and other parts of Region… »

SK governor-elect to prioritize improvement of health facilities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Incoming Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Mangudadatu will prioritize the expansion of their provincial hospital and the enhancement of various key services in the… »

Technical glitches delay proclamations in some Region 12 areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The proclamation of some winning candidates in parts of Region 12 are facing delays due to various technical problems that affected the… »

UPDATED: Duterte leads by at least 6 million votes; opponents concede

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – After Senator Grace Poe, two other opponents of presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte have also conceded on Tuesday. In a press conference in Quezon City… »

Former governor Pax Mangudadatu returns to SK capitol

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — After a six-year break from politics, former Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Mangungudatu is returning to the provincial capitol. Mangudadatu, who ran under local… »

Pacquiao siblings win in GenSan, Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — The family of boxing icon and outgoing Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has remained a dominant force in local politics here and nearby province.… »

Pacquiao allies dominate GenSan polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — Incumbent City Mayor Ronnel Rivera posted a convincing win in Monday’s elections for his second consecutive term at the city hall. Rivera, who ran… »

Police: Polls in Region 12 generally peaceful

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — A grenade exploded in Cotabato City on Monday, but the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 declared the conduct of Monday’s general elections in parts of… »

Defective VCM

A poll clerk at clustered precinct number 58 in Carpenter Hill Elementary School in Koronadal City receives the filled up ballot of a voter for temporary safekeeping after its assigned… »

Pacquiao confident of winning Senate race

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Boxing icon and senatorial aspirant Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao expressed confidence he could land a Senate seat as he cast his votes before noon on… »

Oldest Voter In Town

Serafin N. Ramos Sr., 95, emerges from Precinct 0012A at Malalag Central Elementary School after casting his vote at 10am. Ramos, who is said to be the oldest voter in… »

Defective VCMs, erroneous ballots mar voting in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — The conduct of the elections in Region 12 has been “generally smooth” despite the reported technical problems with the vote-counting machines in some polling… »

9 liquor ban violators arrested in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Police operatives arrested nine residents in nearby Koronadal City on Monday morning for alleged violation of the liquor ban in line with the general… »

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared ‘areas of concern’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 has declared 10 municipalities in the region as areas of concern or election watch… »

18 private schools in Region 12 want tuition fee hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – At least 18 private colleges and universities in parts of Region 12 are seeking another round of increases in June in their… »

No brownouts on election day in GenSan, neighboring areas – NGCP

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – This city and the neighboring areas will not experience any rotational brownouts during the May 9 general elections, the National Grid Corporation of the… »

P200M sanitary landfill complex in GenSan opens

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – The city government finally opened its P200-million sanitary landfill complex, which is considered as the biggest so far in Mindanao. Mayor Ronnel… »

SouthCot’s P5M hospital waste treatment facility to open soon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the operationalization before yearend of its P5-million treatment facility for hospital wastes. Elbe… »

COMMENTARY: More work after May 9

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/04 May) — The crazy festive mood of this year’s election season commenced when the Archangel Lucifer, the Far East Hitler, an Intergalactic Space Ambassador and a host… »

Explosives found in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 May) — Army and police personnel recovered on Monday a cache of improvised high-powered explosives believed owned by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a makeshift… »

590 cops deployed in Region 12 for May 9 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 May) — The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 deployed on Tuesday 590 police personnel to the region’s provincial and city police units in preparation for the May… »

No election ‘hotspot’ in Region 12 — Comelec

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 May) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 has not declared any “hotspot” in the region in connection with the May 9 general elections. Lawyer Francisco… »

South Cotabato seeks P422M for 7 tourism projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 May) — Tourism stakeholders in South Cotabato are seeking around P422 million in investments for the development of seven tourism projects in the province. Cesar Sulit… »

Pagsalop sa Adlaw: Photography in Motion by the UP Mindanao Dance Ensemble

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 May) — The University of the Philippines Mindanao Dance Ensemble will be staging its annual contemporary dance theater concert at 6 p.m. on May 5… »

Duterte authorizes lawyer to open his bank records on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 April) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, frontrunner in the Presidential race, has authorized his lawyer to go to the Bank of Philippine Islands branch on Julio… »

Canadian PM condemns beheading of Abu kidnap victim

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued on Tuesday a statement condemning the death of Canadian national John Ridsdel in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf… »

Presidential bets vow to end labor contractualization

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — All Presidential candidates promised to put a stop to “endo” or labor contractualization in the country if they win. The candidates spoke before the final… »

Cardinal Quevedo convenes sympo on Bangsamoro transition from Aquino to next admin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – A symposium to tackle the Bangsamoro peace process as it transitions from the Aquino administration to the next will be convened by Mindanao’s… »

US Embassy Manila donates barracks to Sulu police

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – The United States Embassy in Manila donated to the Philippine National Police (PNP) a newly-refurbished building at the Sulu Training Center in Camp… »


(Statement issued by LEONCIO B. EVASCO, JR., National Campaign Manager of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on 19 April 2016) Many still do not know the character and personality of presidential… »

Sulu-based women’s group: reopen the border between Sabah and Sulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April)—A Sulu-based women’s organization has called on the Malaysian government to “immediately reopen” its borders in Sabah to travelers and commercial traders from southern Philippines,… »

Duterte takes solo lead in Pulse Asia poll

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 April) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has overtaken Senator Grace Poe in the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia and commissioned by ABS-CBN. The survey results,… »

Duterte to Binay: You’re a butcher of people’s money

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 April) — Presidential candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte lashed back at Vice President Jejomar Binay who earlier called him “berdugo” (butcher) of the poor. In an emailed statement… »

Police used excessive force in Kidapawan dispersal, says HR monitor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 April) — The police may have used “unnecessary lethal force” in breaking up a barricade by farmers in Kidapawan City on April 1, the New York-based Human… »

Duterte tops latest SWS survey

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 April) — Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte grabbed the lead in a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from March 30 to… »

Pacquiao wins “farewell fight”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) – World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won against American boxer Timothy Bradely in what was dubbed as his “farewell fight” in Las Vegas Saturday night (Sunday… »

North Cotabato gov charged with 3 counts of graft

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 April) — After finding herself on the hot seat for the bloody dispersal of protesting farmers in Kidapawan City last week, North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza is… »

25 families flee coz of forest fires in Mt. Matutum

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – At least 25 families in an upland village in Polomolok town in South Cotabato have evacuated due to the grass and forest… »

Trekking restricted in SouthCot’s Lake Holon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – The municipal government of T’boli in South Cotabato has restricted trekking activities to the famed crater-lake Holon following the occurrence of two… »

Grassfire on Mt. Kitanglad as Mt. Apo still on fire after a week  

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) — Another mountain is on fire in Mindanao, exactly a week after a fire that started at the peak of Mt. Apo on March… »

Progressive groups, presidential bets condemn dispersal of Kidapawan protesters

Various groups, including the camps of presidential candidates, condemned the dispersal Friday of farmers who blocked a portion of the Cotabato-Davao highway in Kidapawan City to demand food assistance from… »

Mt. Matutum closed to trekkers to prevent more fires

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 April) — Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato province’s highest peak, has been closed indefinitely to trekkers following a series of grass and forest fires that already destroyed… »

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