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

Police nabs tribal leader heading armed anti-mining movement in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – Police operatives arrested one of the most wanted persons in South Cotabato while attending a town fiesta in nearby Sarangani Province on Wednesday afternoon.… »

Villar’s family biz planning to expand ventures in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – Companies owned by the family of former Senate President Manuel Villar are reportedly planning to expand their ventures in the coming months… »

Labor Sec. reminds employers on “correct pay” during Eid’l Fitr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – The Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a reminder to employers to “observe and comply with the pay rules” on… »

Civil society group says local politics behind Pantar ambush

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews /14 July) – A long-standing political rift was behind the ambush of Army troopers in Pantar town, Lanao del Norte on Monday, an official of a civil… »

Koronadal supports calls to ban aerial spraying

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — The city government joined calls on Tuesday for the immediate banning of aerial spraying activities in agricultural plantations in parts of South Cotabato. City Mayor… »

Convention center eyed in Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — The city government is planning to build a multimillion modern convention center in a bid to draw more major events and visitors or tourists to… »

Hayanggabon Sunset

Sunset in Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao del Norte on Sunday, 12 July 2015. MindaNews photo courtesy of Athena Karen M. Mordeno

NPA says 1 soldier killed, 7 others wounded in Gingoog attack

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – An Army soldier was killed and seven others were wounded in a raid Saturday on a unit of the 58th Infantry Battalion in Gingoog City,… »

Child’s Play

A girl plays with bottle caps which she places on the side of an idle pushcart inside the public market in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 12 July 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Surigao Sur native is new AFP Chief of Staff

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 July) – A native of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur is the new Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff. In turnover rites in Camp Aguinaldo Friday,… »

PEACE JOURN AWARDS

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux awards Froilan Gallardo the “Philippine Star.com‘s Choice Award” for his story, “In pursuit of Marwan, death in the Marshland” published in mindanews.com a week after the… »

Mindanawon journalists win 2015 EU Peace Journalism Awards

Mindanawon journalist Jefry Tupas of the Davao City-based Newsdesk is the Grand Winner of the EU Peace Journalism Awards. Tupas won the grand prize for his article, “The Teachers of… »

Davao allots P15M budget for Kadayawan 2015

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – Some P15 million will be allocated for the Kadayawan Festival next month, an official said. This year’s budget is P3-million higher compared to… »

Duterte’s net worth rose by P1.35M in 2014

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 July) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s net worth grew by P1.35 million last year, his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) showed. Duterte, in his… »

Renewable energy firm investing P95B for hydro plants in Mindanao

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 8 July) – Renewable energy company Euro Hydro Power (Asia) Holdings Inc. (EPHI) is investing P95 billion for the establishment of hydro power projects… »

SouthCot’s T’nalak fest to open Thursday

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 July) – It’s all systems go for South Cotabato province’s 10-day 49th foundation anniversary celebration and 16th T’nalak Festival that will formally open on Thursday. South Cotabato… »

Police places entire SouthCot on heightened alert during festival

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 July) – Police authorities placed the entire South Cotabato province under heightened alert in connection with its 49th foundation anniversary celebration and 16th T’nalak Festival that… »

Break from Fishing

Fishing boats moor near the mouth of Davao River in Davao City on Monday, 06 July 2015, as fisherfolk take a break from their daily routine due to rough seas… »

Nightly Shoe Lane

Vendors arrange second-hand shoes for sale on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Monday evening, 06 July 2015. They say the display starts 6 p.m. and ends 8 p.m. as… »

Groups bring ‘militarization’ of Lumad schools to CBCP’s attention

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 July) – After the Department of Education refused to heed calls for the pullout of government troops from schools for indigenous peoples in Southern Mindanao, Gabriela Rep.… »

“Do not panic,” Duterte tells public; asks CIDG to take over probe on “fake rice”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – “Do not panic,” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged the public on Sunday, as he asked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to take over the… »

6.1-magnitude quake jolts parts of Mindanao, Eastern Visayas

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Surigao del Norte, other parts of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas at 2:43 p.m. Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology… »

17 houses damaged by strong winds in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 July) — Seventeen houses were damaged in Tupi town in South Cotabato after strong winds battered three of its villages on Thursday afternoon. Emil Sumagaysay, Tupi… »

57,000 senior high school enrollees expected next school year in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 July) — Around 57,000 students in Region 12 are expected to enroll in the next school year in the senior high school program of public schools… »

P400M for road upgrading in Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 July) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allocated around P400 million for the upgrading of two vital sections of the national roads in Sarangani and Sultan… »

NPA’s Parago, female medic killed in Paquibato encounter

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago Sandoval of the New People’s Army and an “unidenfitied female rebel” believed to be a medic were killed in an… »

Lumad leader killed in Baganga

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — A Lumad member of Barug Katawhan, an organization of Typhoon Pablo survivors, was shot dead Thursday evening (June 25) in the veranda of his house… »

15 more HIV cases recorded in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) — Fifteen more residents of South Cotabato province have tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), bringing the total incidence in the… »

Giant Whale

No, this ain’t from Jurassic Park. This is Davor (short for Davao Oriental), the 53-foot long and 20-ton sperm whale’s skeletal remains on exhibit at the Subangån Museum in Dahican,… »

Region 12’s RDC seeking intervention on rising HIV cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is seeking the national government’s intervention over the rising incidence of the human immunodeficiency… »

SouthCot gets P1M grant from DOH for success in fight vs filariasis

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – The Department of Health (DOH) has released a P1-million grant to South Cotabato province as incentive for the area’s declaration as filariasis-free… »

3 die, 800 displaced in SouthCot, S. Kudarat floods

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Three people have died while around 800 residents were displaced in parts of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces as flashfloods and… »

Police in Region 12 ups campaign vs illegal drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has committed to improve its accomplishments this year in terms of its campaign against the proliferation… »

‘Premature’: SC throws out petition vs BBL

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 June) – The Supreme Court dismissed the petition which sought to declare as unconstitutional the Bangsamoro Basic Law. According to www.abs-cbnnews.com in a report posted Tuesday afternoon,… »

Duterte ranks 3rd, 4th among “Presidentiables” in Pulse Asia, SWS surveys  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s rise in surveys on preferred candidates for President in 2016 has continued, with the latest Asia Pulse survey ranking him third among… »

Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida meets GPH and MILF officials in Tokyo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) — Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida reaffirmed Japan’s commitment to peace and development in Mindanao, particularly in the Bangsamoro, during his meeting Saturday with… »

FAB, CAB questioned in Supreme Court

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 June) — A group that includes the Zamboanga Archbishop and a retired archbishop of Davao City filed with the Supreme Court on Friday a petition to declare… »

British Embassy hails initial decommissioning of MILF weapons, fighters

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 June) — The British Embassy in Manila welcomed the first phase of decommissioning of weapons and fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. “The decommissioning of 50… »

3 killed in NPA raid in Bukidnon; 13 FAs seized

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 June) – Three people were killed in an attack Sunday by the New People’s Army in an interior town of Bukidnon. In a statement Monday, the NPA… »

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