Sarangani forms El Niño task force

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 June) — The provincial government of Sarangani has created a special task force that will spearhead preparations for the possible onslaught in the area later this… »

P143.7M allotted for water systems in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 June) — Twenty six local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 are set to receive P143.7 million in grants for the construction of potable water systems… »

Covenant to protect teachers in Zambo village signed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – Various stakeholders signed Sunday a covenant to ensure the protection and prevent another kidnapping of teachers in an island barangay in the city. Pedro Melchor… »

Public warned against recruitment of 4Ps beneficiaries

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region IX warned the public against unscrupulous people who are enrolling members into the government’s Pantawid… »

DepEd to build 929 additional classrooms in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is building a total of 929 additional classrooms in parts of Region 12 to meet the number of classrooms… »

1.2M students enrolled in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — Around 1.2 million pupils and students trooped on Monday to various public and private elementary and secondary schools in Region 12 for the opening… »

Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal

Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – Four employees of a private mapping firm hired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and… »

UPLM condemns lawyer’s killing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 June) — The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) condemned the shooting Friday night of lawyer Emmanuel Acuna Jr., an alumnus of the Ateneo de Davao… »

Kidapawan conducts anti-dengue fogging operations in schools  

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/01 June) – Anti-dengue fogging operations have been conducted in at least five public schools here in preparation for Monday’s school opening. The health office and the city’s 911… »

Blooming Petals

Ninfa Jocanas, owner of a flower garden in Kidapawan City, tends her flowering orchids as the Month of Flower ends today, 31 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano  

More Badjao ‘bakwits’ in Zambo moved to transitory site

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/31 May) – The local government has transferred another 30 Badjao families from R.T. Lim Boulevard, also known as “Cawa-Cawa” Boulevard, to the transitory site in Sitio Masepla,… »

‘Davao’s Project Hope kindergarten daycare centers DepEd-accredited’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Children who finished kindergarten in the city’s Project Hope daycare centers are eligible for enrolment in elementary schools, the City Social Services and Development Office… »

DENR-IX to reorganize regional task force on climate change

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to reorganize Regional Task Force on Climate Change. Arleigh Adorable, DENR Regional Executive Director, cited… »

NPA denies killing Laak mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 May) — The New People’s Army Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command denied it had anything to do with Wednesday’s ambush-slay of Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak,… »

Davao Fire

DAVAO FIRE. Firefighters put out a fire at the warehouse in Barangay Communal, Buhangin District, Davao City on Thursday, 29 May 2014. The fire started around 11 a.m. and declared… »

March for Land

Farmers from Davao and Bukidnon march along the national highway in barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (29 May 2014) to ask for the implementation of land… »

100 Zambo ‘bakwits’ to complete livelihood skills training

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – A total of 100 internally displaced persons (IDPs) or “bakwits” in this city are set to complete a month-long livelihood skills training Wednesday… »

4Ps program to reach 4.3 million household by 2015 – DSWD

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – The national government’s flagship conditional cash transfer program is seen to reach around 4.3 million household-beneficiaries by 2015, a year ahead of… »

More stakeholders urged to look into proposed hydro plant in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte said that more stakeholders should be invited to look into the proposal of energy developer San Lorenzo Builders… »


Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak, Compostela Valley, was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen along the highway in Asuncion, Davao del Norte. Photo courtesy of the Compostela Valley website… »

NHA starts rehab of Zambo siege-affected area

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has started the site development of the Paniran Homeowners Association area in Barangay Sta. Catalina, marking the start… »

Abused OFW’s family gets assistance from OWWA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has released a package of assistance to the family of an overseas Filipino worker from Pikit,… »

Phivolcs warns of Pinatubo-like eruptions in SouthCot, Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – A major devastation in the magnitude of the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in Central Luzon could hit this city and other… »

PAGASA allots P5M for weather monitoring in GenSan airport

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is investing around P5 million for the establishment within this year of a… »

Cop, 2 others arrested in Basilan drug buy-bust operation

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – Three people, including a policeman, were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Isabela City in Basilan Wednesday, police said. Supt. Albert Larubis,… »

PAGASA: Prepare for long dry spell

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) urged Region 12’s four provinces and five cities to start preparing for the predicted onslaught… »

Davao City Council asks if DOTC order on driving certifications enforced

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — Road accidents since last year that left several people dead and injured have prompted an official to seek clarification on the status of the implementation… »

LGUs in Region 12 urged to adopt disaster management tools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the full adoption by local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 of various disaster… »

2 suspects in radio blocktimer’s slay charged

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 May) – Two suspects in the killing Friday (May 23) of a radio blocktimer in Digos City have been charged with murder Monday, a police official said.… »

Teen pregnancy in Davao up 2.3% in 7 years

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 May) — Teenage pregnancy rate in the city has increased by 2.3% since 2007, according to the City Health Office. CHO population control officer Jeff Fuentes said… »

CHED approves tuition hike in 15 Region 9 schools

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 May) – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the request of 15 of the 16 tertiary schools in the region to impose tuition increase for… »

CHED wants more gov’t scholarships for Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 May) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Region 12 is pushing for the opening of additional government scholarships slots for the coming school year… »

Region 12 social pensioners validated this week

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 May) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 is set to launch this week the special validation for beneficiaries of the… »

Troops capture suspected Abu member in Siocon

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/25 May) – Joint police and military operatives captured on Thursday a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group following a brief chase and shootout in Siocon, Zamboanga… »

Study to protect critical Sarangani Bay pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The city council here is pushing for the conduct of a comprehensive study on the diverse ecosystems of the critical Sarangani Bay… »

SouthCot bidding to host 2015 Palarong Pambansa

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has started the rehabilitation of the provincial sports complex in a bid to boost Koronadal City’s… »

Saudi Arabia needs 1,663 medical professionals

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – Here is good news for those who wish to work aboard. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that Saudi Arabia is hiring 1,663 medical… »

10 confirmed HIV-AIDS cases in Zambo since January

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – The number of confirmed cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in the city since January has climbed from six to 10 from,… »

Tuition hike looms in 13 schools in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 May) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Region 12 has endorsed for approval the applications of 13 private colleges and universities in the region… »

Chinese businesswoman, daughter seized in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Unidentified gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms and bonnet masks seized a Chinese businesswoman and her daughter in Basilan province Thursday, a police official disclosed. Supt. Albert… »

747 illegal structures in Lake Sebu demolished

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 May) — Environment personnel in South Cotabato have demolished a total of 747 illegal structures in parts of Lake Sebu as part of the continuing massive… »

Radio blocktimer killed in Digos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) — An employee of the city government who served as anchor of a blocktime radio program was shot dead early Friday morning in Digos City, as… »

Lake Sebu Sunset

A fisherfolk paddles across Lake Sebu in South Cotabato on Thursday, 22 May 2014. Lake Sebu is the most popular tourist destination in the province. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

RDC-12 wants prov’l hospital in SouthCot to go regional

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is pushing for the passage of a law that would facilitate the conversion of… »

DSWD completes 8 more school building projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has completed eight more school building projects worth P9.62 million that… »

8 Chinese, 3 Pinoys arrested for illegal mining

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – Eight Chinese nationals and three Filipinos were arrested for illegal mining in Pagadian City, the police reported Thursday. But the group’s alleged boss… »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’

Ingemar Macarine, touted as the “Pinoy Aquaman” in Surigao City, maintains his swimming pace at the Surigao Strait, which connects Mindanao and the Visayas. MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto

Summer Rite

A government physician, with the help of assistants, performs circumcision procedures on several children in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City on May 21, 2014.  The city government conducts annual Operation… »

Sayyaf bomb plot in Zambo intercepted–police

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – Authorities intercepted a plan to bomb vital installations in this city with the recent arrest of an alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert here, said Senior… »

Sarangani eyed as major dairy producer

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The provincial government of Sarangani is pushing for the expansion in the next two years of the area’s dairy stock as it moves to build up… »

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