ML victims start campaign against return of Marcoses to Malacanang

Former political prisoners, other victims of the martial law regime and human rights advocates launched on Thursday a campaign to thwart attempts by the Marcoses to recapture Malacanang. Called CARMMA… »

P15.8M crops in GenSan destroyed by El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — -Around P15.8 million worth of agricultural crops here have been destroyed due to the impact of the continuing dry spell triggered by the El… »

Late Gov’s son is substitute candidate for SouthCot board member

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — A son of the late South Cotabato Gov. Hilario de Pedro III has been fielded as his substitute for the provincial board member race… »

DOLE-12 opens “Assist WELL” center for OFWs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 opened on Wednesday an integrated processing center of various assistance for repatriated and returning Overseas… »

Comelec regional directors reshuffled for 2016 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 February) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has designated a new regional director for Region 12 as part of a temporary reshuffle in preparation for the… »

Renaming of South Cotabato provincial gym after late governor pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 February) — South Cotabato officials are pushing for the renaming of the provincial gymnasium and cultural center in Koronadal City in honor of the late governor… »

Anti-mining activist dies in hospital after assassination attempt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Jan) — An anti-mining activist in Compostela Valley province was rushed to a hospital in Tagum City Wednesday night after an assassination attempt but expired early Saturday… »

Former SouthCot Gov. Hilario de Pedro III passes away

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) — South Cotabato province is mourning the sudden and unexpected passing of former governor Hilario de Pedro III. De Pedro died after reportedly… »

Maasim barangay chair nabbed for illegal drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 January) — Anti-drug operatives arrested an incumbent village chair in Maasim town in Sarangani for possession of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in a raid at his… »

Rat Hunting

Farmers and town officials of Kabacan in North Cotabato show the rats they caught in the farms Thursday (28 January 2016). The local government unit has offered a reward of… »

4 Lumad schools in Talaingod abandoned after killing of student

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — Schools for Lumads in four sitios of Talaingod, Davao del Norte have closed after the killing last Jan. 17 of a student, the Save Our… »

Forest fire eats up part of Lanao Sur’s ‘Sleeping Lady’ mountain

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 January) – Fire of still undetermined origin razed a cogonal area in the mountains of Butig, Lanao del Sur, late Thursday afternoon and has yet… »

P1.3-B oil palm project in Maguindanao is first investment in ARMM in 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 January) — A PhP 1.3 billion oil palm plantation project of a Singapore-Mindanao partnership, Gintong Agri-Corporation, was approved by the Regional Board of Investments in… »

DA to start cloud seeding ops in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 January) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 will start its planned cloud seeding operations on Wednesday as it moves to mitigate the worsening… »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ does another first in Surigao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/19 January) — As he is wont to do, triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquman” Macarine did another first on Sunday: swim the treacherous waters from Sumilom Island… »

15-year old Lumad student killed in Talaingod

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 January) – A 15-year old Grade 3 student of the Salugpongan School in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, was killed Sunday reportedly by the paramilitary group, Alamara, the… »

Binay tops latest SWS survey; Poe, Roxas, Duterte in statistical tie

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) – Vice President Jejomar Binay topped the race for the Presidency at 31%  with Senator Grace Poe, former Local Governments Secretary and administration candidate… »

Young dolphin rescued in Tagum City

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/14 January) – A sub-adult female spinner dolphin that was rescued last week off the shore of Barangay Liboganon in Tagum City has been placed under the care of… »

‘Liking” may cost your jobs, CSC warns gov’t workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — The Civil Service Commission in Region 11 on Thursday warned government officials and workers to exercise caution when using social media as their acts might… »

Comelec says no election hotspots in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — The Commission on Elections in Region 12 has not yet identified any hotspot or election watchlist area in the region in connection with the May… »

South Cotabato steps up drive vs rat infestation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — Agriculture personnel in South Cotabato have stepped up moves to stop rodent or rat infestation in areas of the province that already destroyed around… »

Congress urged to pass BBL to address “growing threat of religious extremism”

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 January) — Congress must pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to meet “the growing threat of religious extremism not only locally but even among international communities,” Secretary… »

PNoy to meet House reps to push for Bangsamoro law

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 January) – For the second time after December 8, President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet anew with members of the House of Representatives… »

Chick No. 26

This Philippine Eagle, hatched on Dec. 7, 2015, was adopted by the Philippine Airline. PAL will be given the honor to name the eagle, now identified only as Chick No.… »

Airline adopts month-old Philippine Eagle

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 January) – An airline company has adopted “Chick # 26,” a month-old Philippine Eagle, the country’s national symbol that the late aviator Charles Lindbergh desribed as “the… »

Crater-lake in South Cotabato closed next week for rehab

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 January) — The municipal government of T‘boli in South Cotabato will close down anew the famed crater-lake Holon to visitors starting next week to pave the… »

41 injured so far by firecrackers in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 has raised concern over the rising firecracker and fireworks-related injury cases in parts of… »

P1.5 billion released for road projects in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – The national government has approved the release of around P1.5 billion for the development next year of two major road networks in… »

GPH panel chair calls on BIFF to ‘reconsider violent ways’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 Dec) – Following the killing rampage staged by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters the past few days that left nine civilians killed, the chair of… »

Social watch sees ‘insertions’ in 2016 budget amounting to billions

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 December) — The P3.002-trillion 2016 budget approved by President Benigno Aquino III is “loaded with pork and lump sum appropriations”, budget watchdog Social Watch Philippines said on… »

DA allocates P2.3B for agri support programs in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 December) — The Department Agriculture (DA) has allocated some P2.3 billion for the implementation of various agricultural support programs and projects next year in parts of Region… »

SouthCot pushes for cloud seeding operations to save corn and rice crops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 December) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for immediate cloud seeding operations to save its corn and rice crops. South Cotabato… »

Binay regains lead, Duterte 2nd in latest Pulse Asia poll

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – Vice President Jejomar has regained his lead in the latest survey on presidential candidates. In a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from December… »

Gabriela lauds Wurtzbach for victory in Miss U tilt but…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 December) — The Gabriela Women’s Party on Monday congratulated Pia Wurtzbach for winning the Miss Universe crown but took exception to her stance in favor of US… »

Davao City’s “Green Champion” passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 December) – Councilor Leonardo Avila, “Happy LA” to his radio listeners and described by an environmental group as “one of the city’s first champions for a greener… »

Onyok makes landfall; weakens into LPA

DAVAO CITY CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – Tropical Depression Onyok made landfall over Caraga and Manay towns in Davao Oriental at 10:30 p.m. Friday  but weakened into a low… »

Onyok slows down, will weaken into LPA upon landfall in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Tropical Depression Onyok has slowed down and weakened and is expected to further weaken into a low pressure area (LPA) upon landfall… »

Storm signal 1 now over 23 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – As Tropical Depression Onyok accelerated and moved closer to Surigao del Sur-Davao Oriental, a total of 23 out of Mindanao’s 27 provinces have… »

UPDATE: 19 Mindanao provinces under Signal No. 1 as ‘Onyok’ nears Caraga

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — Nineteen provinces in Mindanao have been placed under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression “Onyok” continued to head toward Caraga Region, the… »

Storm signal no. 1 declared in 14 Mindanao provinces

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hoisted Thursday afternoon public storm signal No. 1 in 14 eastern and northern Mindanao… »

UPDATED: Tropical depression ‘Onyok’ approaches Mindanao; ‘slightly intensifies’

  ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Dec) – A tropical depression east of Mindanao has entered the Philippine area of responsibility today (Wednesday) and was named “Onyok,” the Philippine Atmospheric,… »

Mayor asks NGOs to probe fish kill in Lake Mainit

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/14 December) — Citing the town lacks technical capability, Mayor Ramon Mondanao has asked nongovernment organizations to investigate what caused the massive fish kill in Lake… »

P1.5-M worth of suspected shabu seized in buy-bust operation in Tacurong

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 December) — Anti-drug operatives recovered around P1.5 million worth of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu following a buy-bust operation in Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat on Saturday morning.… »

Peace Parade

Officials and Islamic school students of Barangays Dunguan in Aleosan town and Langayen in Pikit town, both in North Cotabato, hold a parade on Dec. 11 to seal a peace… »

Pinoy Aquaman nominated to WOWSA ‘Man of the Year’ award

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/11 December) — For pioneering solo-swims across islands in the Philippines, triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine has been nominated to the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) “Man… »

Biotech advocates seek reversal of SC decision banning Bt talong field tests

LOS BANOS, Laguna (MindaNews/11 December) — A network of biotechnology advocates is set to launch a nationwide campaign to counter the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent decision that permanently stopped the… »

Demetillo vs Dapudong in WBF Asia-Pacific superflyweight title bout

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 December) — World Boxing Federation Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Kenny Demecillo will defend his title Saturday against former world champion Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong in the “Boxing… »

Election watchlist in Region 11: 2 areas in Davao City, 21 other towns and cities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 December) — Two areas in the city and 21 other cities and municipalities in Region 11 have been placed under election watchlist, the Police Regional Office said… »

GenSan eyes cloud-seeding as El Nino worsens

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) — The city government is preparing various interventions, including the conduct of cloud-seeding operations, in a bid to offset the worsening effects of the ongoing… »

Gov’t employee, 2 others nabbed in drug buy-bust in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) — Anti-drug operatives arrested early Tuesday three suspected drug pushers, including a city government employee, in a buy-bust operation at a housing village here. Lyndon… »

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