PTA dues from previous school year no longer collectible – DepEd

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) – The Department of Education declared through a memorandum that all payable Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) dues from the previous school year were expired and… »

Davao LGU willing to shoulder students’ miscellaneous fees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) – The city government is willing to shoulder the miscellaneous fees of students from elementary, high school and college, according to Councilor Edgar Ibuyan.… »

Duterte wants to cross examine Human Rights Watch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he is ready to cross-examine the Human Rights Watch, which last week urged the Philippine government to investigate… »

Still not running for national office – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, while thankful for the support during the Run Duterte Run en masse fun run held Saturday and Sunday, said he was still… »

Wanted: boarding house for Lumad scholars

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) — The city’s Scholarship on Tertiary Education Program (STEP) has asked the local finance board to consider renting a house for Lumad (Indigenous… »

Davao prepares for extended drought

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – The City Agriculturist’s Office will be asking the City Mayor’s Office for funds to buy mobile irrigation facilities that could be distributed to… »

Davao teachers ask LGU to provide doctor at DepEd

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Davao Region has requested for a local government unit doctor from the City Health Office to be… »

Marina to review use of lifejackets for vessels plying the Davao-Samal route

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is willing to review its policies regarding vessels plying the Davao-Samal route on the memorandum circular guiding the… »

Ombudsman asked to probe P17-B Davao port project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — Former Davao City councilor Peter Lavina has written the Office of the Ombudsman to look into the proposal of the Department of Transportation and Communication… »

DepEd opens first senior high K-12 curriculum for IPs in South Cotabato

LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato (MindaNews/19 May) — The Department of Education (DepEd) formally launched here on Tuesday the country’s first-ever senior high school curriculum for indigenous peoples (IPs) under the… »

Palace version of BBL won’t address Mindanao armed conflict – Makabayan bloc

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Malacanang’s version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will not address the root cause of the armed conflict in Mindanao, progressive lawmakers said in a… »

Duterte warning to juvenile delinquents: I’ll break your legs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 May) — Despite the city winning a child-friendly award, Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte still had harsh words to say to juvenile delinquents when asked what he would… »

“Yes to BBL” groups to march around Congress; “No to BBL” groups troop to Luneta

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – Peace groups supporting the passage of a “meaningful” Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) or one that respects the spirit and letter of the Comprehensive Agreement on… »

4 Mindanao papers win 6 of 12 PPI awards

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) – Four Mindanao newspapers won six out of 12 journalism awards given by the Philippine Press Institute, including the country’s Best Edited daily and weekly papers.… »

DepEd in Davao says it’s “70% ready” to implement K-12

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – The Department of Education said it is already “70 percent ready” to implement the K-12 system, which begins taking effect in senior high… »

Davao milk tea shop volunteers to close shop temporarily

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – One of the milk tea shops identified as allegedly storing expired ingredients at their branch in SM Lanang has reportedly volunteered to temporarily… »

GenSan honors Pacquiao, 3 other boxers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) – The city council has honored world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and three other top local boxers for bringing… »

DOLE-12 partners with academe for monitoring of livelihood programs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has partnered with the region’s education sector for the monitoring of its… »

800 sq. m. of corals damaged by grounded Panamanian ship in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 May) — Around 800 square meters of coral reefs had been destroyed as a result of the grounding last week of a Panamanian-registered reefer vessel off… »

GenSan, Sarangani ready for ‘Pacman’ homecoming

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 May) — The local governments of Sarangani and this city are all set for the homecoming festivities on Thursday for world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep.… »

Peace groups march to Congress as BBL committee votes on May 11

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) – Thousands of supporters of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will march from St. Peter’s Parish along Commonwealth Avenue to the House of… »

NCR maintains top spot in Palaro; NorMin leads Mindanao regions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 May) – Traditional powerhouse National Capital Region held on to its commanding lead in the medal count Friday in the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum City, Davao del… »

GenSan offers mobile HIV testing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 May) — Health personnel here will offer mobile testing services for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as part of the nationwide drive set by the Department… »

Panamanian ship grounded in GenSan removed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 May) — Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel successfully removed on Thursday a Panamanian flagged vessel that ran aground off a coastal village here earlier this week.… »

Fire razes P5M worth of properties in SouthCot market

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – An estimated P5 million in property was destroyed after a fire razed a portion of the central public market of Surallah town… »

Koronadal allots P16M for drought-stricken farmers

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/05 May) — The city government is working for the immediate release of around P16 million from its calamity or quick response funds to assist farmers and farm… »

Kidnappers free 4 businessmen from GenSan; ransom paid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 May) — Kidnappers released unharmed the four businessmen from this city who were seized in Maguindanao province on March 29 after the payment of an undisclosed… »

GenSan studies ‘half-rice’ ordinance to reduce wastage

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 May) — The city council has launched a series of consultations for a proposed ordinance that seeks the inclusion of half-cup serving of rice or “half-rice”… »

2 Coast Guard men, 2 others seized in Zambo Norte, Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 May) – A barangay official, two Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel and a mining firm executive were separately abducted by gunmen in the provinces of Zamboanga del… »

Malacanang, MILF, AFP confirm Usman killed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews /04 May) – Malacanang and officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have confirmed the killing Sunday of… »

Hero’s welcome awaits ‘Pacman’ despite loss to Mayweather

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 May) — Despite losing his epic fight on Sunday, world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao will receive a hero’s welcome when he returns… »

1,434 applicants in GenSan get local, overseas jobs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 May) — A total of 1,434 job seekers from this city and the neighboring areas were hired on-the-spot (HOTS) in the two Labor Day job fairs… »

3 Davao del Sur LGUs to receive high impact breakthrough projects from DOH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Three Davao del Sur local government units (LGUs) — Digos City and the towns of Magsaysay and Hagonoy — will be beneficiaries of high impact… »

Soldier dies in clash with carnappers in Zambo Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – A soldier was killed while a police vehicle and five houses were burned during a firefight Saturday between government forces and a group of suspected… »

1st Conference on Mindanao Literatures set for Feb. 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – Mindanaon writers, literature teachers and reserarches are invited to submit papers for the 1st Conference on Mindanao Literatures on February 24 to 26, 2016. The… »

Davao City’s Traffic center renamed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) –The Traffic Management Center (TMC) has been renamed the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) department head Rhodelio Poliquit said. The change of name took… »

NCCA wants state honors for T’boli ‘dreamweaver’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 May) — The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will offer state honors to the late T’boli “national living treasure” Be’ Lang Dulay, who… »

Abu holding Zambo Sibugay town mayor; 7 would-be victims of human trafficking rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu are now holding Mayor Gemma Adana of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay, a military official said Friday. Rear Admiral Reynaldo Yoma,… »

SouthCot’s ‘dreamweaver’ passes away

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – South Cotabato’s pride and famed “dreamweaver” Be’ Lang Dulay passed away on Thursday afternoon after being in coma for nearly three months due to… »

NPA eyed in soldier’s disappearance in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – South Cotabato officials are eyeing the involvement of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the disappearance earlier this month of an Army… »

30 families displaced by strong tornado in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – At least 30 families were displaced after a strong tornado ravaged two remote communities in Tantangan town in South Cotabato Wednesday afternoon.… »

Water rationing in Zambo continues despite frequent rains

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) will continue to enforce the rationing scheme as the water elevation at its source remains unstable despite… »

34 hospitalized in GenSan due to diarrhea

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – At least 34 residents from a remote village here were hospitalized in the last several days due to a suspected diarrhea outbreak.… »

DOH wants to include malaria measures in CCT program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – The Department of Health is considering the inclusion of malaria measures into the conditionalities of its partnership with the Department of Social Welfare… »

Zambo defers cloud seeding, thanks to rains

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – Thanks to the frequent rains the past days, the city government, through the Office of the City Agriculture, is temporarily deferring the conduct… »

OWWA releases P950,000 for OFWs repatriated from Libya

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 12 has released some P950,000 in financial assistance since last year to overseas workers… »

DOLE 12 wants your feedback through text

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – In a bid to improve its operations and service delivery, the Department of Labor Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has adopted a… »

SouthCot, Koronadal, six towns to receive incentives for good governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) — Eight local government units (LGUs) in South Cotabato province are set to receive around P16 million in incentives for fully complying with… »

Council authorizes Duterte to sign MOU with UP Mindanao for sports complex project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 April) — The City Council passed on third reading Tuesday an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign on behalf of the city a memorandum of… »

3 blood donors in Zambo positive of HIV

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 April) – Three blood donors were found positive of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)-Zamboanga City said. The three persons were among those who… »

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