Zambo power firm imposes rotating blackouts

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 February) – The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) has implemented anew rotating blackouts reportedly due to shortage of power supply from the Mindanao grid. The blackouts ranging… »

2 militiamen slain, 3 others injured in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 February) – Two militiamen were killed while three others were wounded in a clash Friday between government forces and an armed group that harassed workers of a… »

Super Frisbee

A frisbee player in Superman’s costume from the team Iligan Robust Ultimate battle it out for the disc against a rival player from Cagayan de Oro’s Blitzkrieg on the 2nd… »

SouthCot’s revenues from mining drop in 2013

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 February) — South Cotabato’s mining and quarry revenues have dropped by around P3 million last year but officials expect the collections to pick up in the… »

Sec. Luistro to attend SRAA Meet opening

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 February) — Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro will grace the scheduled opening on Monday, February 10, of the five-day Region 12 or Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association… »

Blood Money

American lawyer Robert Swift (right) asks a claimant some details before handing out the US$1,000 compensation in Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 7. The amount is the… »

DA to promote Sarangani’ bangus products in ME

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 February) — The Department of Agricultural (DA) will make a big push for the expansion of market opportunities in the Middle East for the prime bangus… »

Gunmen kill Isabela City auditor

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07February) – The auditor of Isabela City, Basilan was killed while an officemate escaped unscathed in a shooting incident late Thursday in this city, the police said. Supt.… »

DA seeks privatization of 3 agri facilities in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 February) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the privatization this year of three corn post-harvest processing and trading centers in Region 12 that… »

DOLE sees faster SPES payment via money transfer

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 February) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has tapped financial services provider M Lhuillier as payout channel for beneficiaries of the… »

Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Watch out for the “punto de vista” (point of view) and “omissions, silences.” This was the challenge posed by Dr. Macario Tiu, National Book Awards… »

2 extortionists nabbed in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Policemen arrested Wednesday afternoon two suspected extortionists in an entrapment operation in Barangay Ayala here, police said. Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional… »

BFAR-12 to get 270,000 hybrid tilapia breeder fingerlings

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 will acquire an additional 270,000 hybrid tilapia breeder fingerlings this year… »

Davao City’s IRA slashed by P13.8M

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – The Department of Budget (DBM) has slashed the city’s internal revenue allotment (IRA) by P13.83 million. Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s… »

Davao to farm out garbage collection to private sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – To save on maintenance expenses because of the budget cut brought about by its reduced internal revenue allotment (IRA), this city is farming… »

SouthCot allots P5M for Lake Holon tourism development

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an initial P5 million for the construction of various tourism facilities at the famed… »

PPA to build P13M passenger terminal at Zambo port

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 February) – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has allocated P13 million to construct a new passenger terminal at the local wharf. Port Manager Liberto dela… »

P5.2M worth of tilapia hit in Lake Sebu fish kill

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – Around P5.2-million worth of tilapia have been devastated as another fish kill hit anew portions of the critical Lake Sebu in South… »

Mindanao CSOs to hold peace summit in thanksgiving for strides in GPH-MILF talks

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/4 February) — Civil society organizations (CSO) in Mindanao are expected to attend a three-day peace summit to celebrate the strides in peace process peace process between the… »

DSWD to build satellite warehouse in R-XI

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 February) – Region XI will host one of the three satellite warehouses the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is planning to build across the country… »

Illegal fish cages in Lake Sebu to be dismantled

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — The provincial government of South Cotabato will start next week the dismantling of illegal fish cages along the critical Lake Sebu as it embarks… »

Girl dies in Koronadal fire

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — An unidentified girl was killed after a huge fire gutted down a portion of the old city hall building of nearby Koronadal City on… »

Dengue afflicts Zambo evacuees

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 February) – At least 23 cases of dengue have been recorded so far among evacuees at the Joaquin Enriquez Sports Complex, City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos… »

COMMENT: Amendments: Can They Backfire?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, February 4, 2014 – The draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law is sure of enactment in the Congress. On top of some precautionary statements, this was the… »

Saigon: The city has two faces

HO CHI MINH CITY, Viet Nam (MindaNews/3 February) — The towering buildings, bars, tour agencies, and hostels lined up like sentries can give visitors the impression that Ho Chi Minh… »

SouthCot officials watched for alleged role in illegal drug trade

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — Several elected officials in South Cotabato province are reportedly being monitored by local authorities due to their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade… »

Security tightened in GenSan after mortar find

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — Security has been tightened in various parts of the city following the recovery on Sunday night of a live 60mm mortar round near a… »

Lumad groups air support to GPH-MILF pact

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/3 February)— Lumads or indigenous peoples (IP) in Mindanao are pinning their hopes to achieve just and lasting peace in Mindanao on the final peace pact between the Government… »

For A Departed Friend

Prof. Luz Mangaron of Bukidnon State University lights candles for Toru Nagata, a Japanese national who was among the casualties of the ill-fated Cebu Pacific Flight 387 that crashed in… »

5 injured in Zambo grenade blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/02 February) – Five members of a senior citizens’ group were injured in a grenade explosion Sunday morning in front of an old church that is now used… »

1st Mindanao Book Festival opens Feb. 4 in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 Feb) – Want to have a preview of  Mindanao through the years? Come to the Davao City leg of the 1st Mindanao Book Festival on February 4… »

Long Jump

An athlete trains for the long jump competition at the Libertad Sports Complex in Butuan City on Saturday afternoon, 1 February 2014, in preparation for the Caraga Regional Athletic meet… »

2 human trafficking suspects fall, victim rescued in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/1 February) – The Sea-Based Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) has arrested two suspected human traffickers and rescued a female victim in this city last Wednesday, a police official… »

Wounded in Coverage

A helicopter carrying two wounded TV5 news staff lands in Camp Siongco of the 6th Infantry Division in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao for further treatment. The television crew was… »

Free Tikoy

Surigaonons get free tikoy along Kaimo Street from the Chinese community in Surigao City in celebration of the Chinese New Year yesterday, January 31, 2014. MindaNews photo by Roel N.… »

Life terms to 9 Sarangani officials over corruption raps hailed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 February) — An anti-corruption group in Sarangani Province hailed the life sentences meted by the Sandiganbayan last Thursday to two incumbent and seven former provincial officials… »

Working Mother

A day after typhoon “Basyang” hit Surigao City, a working mother keeps her routine work along Narcisco Street, repairing shoes and umbrellas, on Saturday, 1 February 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Evangelical churches plead Congress to pass Bangsamoro law

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/1 February)—The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), the largest umbrella of evangelical Christian organizations in the country, has urged Congress to give peace in Mindanao a chance by… »

SouthCot, DA-12 eye cost-sharing for agri projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 February)– The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the implementation of around P70 million worth of agricultural infrastructure support projects through a grant from… »

‘Basyang’ makes landfall over Siargao, Dinagat; now near Cebu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) –  Tropical storm ‘Basyang’ made landfall over Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island early Friday evening and as of 10 p.m. was already… »

‘Basyang’ now at 85 kph; nearing Surigao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) –  Tropical storm ‘Basyang’ continues to intensify as it approaches Surigao City, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up… »

‘Basyang’ intensifies; 5 Mindanao areas under Signal 2; 7 under Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) –  Public Storm Warning Signal 2  has been raised over Caraga region and Camiguin province and seven other areas are under signal 1, as tropical depression… »

‘Basyang’: 2nd storm in two weeks hits Caraga, Northern Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) – Tropical depression “Basyang,” the second storm to hit Caraga and Northern Mindanao in two weeks is expected to make landfall late Friday or early evening… »

Storm signal 1 raised over 7 Mindanao provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) – Seven Mindanao provinces in Caraga and Northern Mindanao regions have been placed under Storm Signal 1 as tropical depression Basyang entered the Philippine Area of… »

Business sector bullish on Bangsamoro deal’s impact to Mindanao economy

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/30 January) – Business leaders here are bullish that the signing of the final peace deal between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front… »

Tropical depression approaching Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – Not long after tropical depression “Agaton” caused widespread damaged in many parts of Mindanao, Mindanawons are once again facing another weather disturbance. The… »

SouthCot LGU to file charges vs 7 illegal miners

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to file charges against seven personalities who were allegedly behind the continuing illegal “banlas”… »

GenSan cable TV gets digital upgrade

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – Households here will soon be treated to better cable television viewing through an ongoing upgrade and rollout of digital TV services here… »

MNLF, politicians urged to rally behind GPH-MILF peace pact

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – Civil society leaders in Mindanao on Wednesday called on the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and political leaders to back the peace process between the… »

Mindanawons hold rallies in support of GPH-MILF peace process

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – At least 500 residents here turned up in the streets on Wednesday to throw support and solidarity to the peace process between the… »

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