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Surigao del Sur Rep backs Duterte’s plan to revive PC

Surigao del Sur Rep backs Duterte’s plan to revive PC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel is backing Duterte’s plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary (PC) as a component of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (A ...

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Quevedo, Murad: extremism should not be identified with religion itself

Quevedo, Murad: extremism should not be identified with religion itself

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) -- Extremism should not be identified with religion itself, Mindanao’s lone Cardinal and the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said in the panel d ...

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Mayor Sara issues second warning to those using her name to solicit money

Mayor Sara issues second warning to those using her name to solicit money

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – Mayor Sara Duterte has issued a second warning against individuals using her name to solicit money. The mayor on Friday afternoon issued an advisory that a man introdu ...

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Duterte to UN, EU: respect and fair treatment

Duterte to UN, EU: respect and fair treatment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called for respect and fair treatment from the United Nations (UN), other states and international bodies as he reitera ...

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Magnitude 6.5 quake jolts Davao City, neighboring areas

Magnitude 6.5 quake jolts Davao City, neighboring areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – Parents embraced their terrified children in an urban poor village here when a magnitude 6.5 quake struck this city and neighboring areas at 6:53 a.m. Saturday but the ...

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Peace Process Forum

Peace Process Forum

National Democratic Front of the Philippines chair Luis Jalandoni gives an update on the peace process before students during a forum at the Holy Cross Davao College, Davao City on Friday, (Sept. 23, ...

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Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to “take full control” of the Bagani paramilitary units so as not to undermine t ...

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405-MW coal plant opens in MisOr

405-MW coal plant opens in MisOr

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 Sept) — The commissioning of the 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental will help ease the power woes in Mindanao, including the Zamboanga Pe ...

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Duterte rates success of war on drugs at “about 5” for now;

Duterte rates success of war on drugs at “about 5” for now;

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews/22 Sept) – On a scale of one to 10, President Rodrigo Duterte has rated the success of his war on drugs at “about five” as of September 22 and dared the United Nations and the E ...

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Cotabato City mayor passes away

Cotabato City mayor passes away

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Vice Mayor Cynthia Guiani is now the new mayor of Cotabato City, following the death Thursday of her brother, Guiapal “Jojo” Guiani, who was elected to a third ...

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Cardinal Quevedo and MILF’s Murad attend World Day of Prayer for Peace

Cardinal Quevedo and MILF’s Murad attend World Day of Prayer for Peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /21 September) – Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, the Arcbhishop of Cotabato, and Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were among 400 leaders ...

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Ombudsman suspends 2 Mindanao governors; Bukidnon’s Zubiri says suspension a mistake

Ombudsman suspends 2 Mindanao governors; Bukidnon’s Zubiri says suspension a mistake

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the suspension of Bukidnon governor Jose Maria Zubiri Jr. for six months and Zamboanga del Norte governor Roberto Uy ...

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Sekkingstad to be presented to Duterte 7 pm Sunday

Sekkingstad to be presented to Duterte 7 pm Sunday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 Sept) – The Norwegian national who was kidnapped from a resort he managed in the Island Garden City of Samal on September 21 last year is finally home from Sulu, where he spe ...

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Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- Banana industry stakeholders in Region 12 are pushing for the reopening in the region of a government credit facility for small farmers and fisherfolk. In a ...

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Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 has allocated around P9 million in additional grants to assist the production requirements of the region’s thrivin ...

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Region 12 workers get wage hike

Region 12 workers get wage hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTPWB) in Region 12 has set a P15 to P20 increase in the daily wages of private workers in the region, ...

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Broadcaster arrested for libel in Kidapawan City

Broadcaster arrested for libel in Kidapawan City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 Sept) -- The manager of a community radio station in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato has been arrested and detained on two libel cases filed against him by Makilala town M ...

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Death toll in Davao night market blast now 15; pregnant victim dies in hospital

Death toll in Davao night market blast now 15; pregnant victim dies in hospital

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – The death toll from the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market has risen to 15 as the pregnant victim who lapsed into coma shortly after the blast, passed awa ...

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Eid’l Adha

Eid’l Adha

Hundreds of  Muslims join the congregational prayer in celebration of Eid'l Adh at the football field in Davao City on Monday, 12 September 2016. Mindanews Photo ...

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4,000 families displaced by military offensive vs Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

4,000 families displaced by military offensive vs Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 Sept) – Some 4,000 families have been displaced by intensified military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province, the Bureau of Public Information of the Autono ...

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Piñol pushing for release of 99 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia

Piñol pushing for release of 99 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sep) – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is pushing for the release of at 99 fishermen from this city and other parts of Mindanao who are currently detained in In ...

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Eid’l Adha on Monday; a national holiday

Eid’l Adha on Monday; a national holiday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Monday, September 12 a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid’l Adha (Islamic Feast of Sacrifice). The declaration w ...

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Army instructor killed, 9 trainees hurt in ‘accidental’ grenade blast

Army instructor killed, 9 trainees hurt in ‘accidental’ grenade blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept.) -- An Army instructor was killed while nine trainees were injured after a grenade “accidentally exploded” during an explosive simulation exercise at an Army tr ...

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GenSan city council supports declaration of state of lawless violence

GenSan city council supports declaration of state of lawless violence

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept.) -- Calling it a necessary move, the city council here declared its full support on Tuesday to the declaration of state of lawlessness by President Rodrigo R. D ...

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Mayor Sara offers P2 million bounty for arrest of Davao bombers

Mayor Sara offers P2 million bounty for arrest of Davao bombers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 September) – The city government on Monday offered a P2 million reward for those who can provide information that would help identify and arrest the perpetrators of the Sept ...

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Magnitude 6 quake hits Talacogon

Magnitude 6 quake hits Talacogon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Talacogon in Agusan del Sur at 10:38 a.m. Sunday but there were no reports of deaths, injuries or damages to property. The Philippine I ...

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Grenade lobbed in Polomolok vice mayor’s compound; no one hurt

Grenade lobbed in Polomolok vice mayor’s compound; no one hurt

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) -- Police are eyeing several angles, including the intensified campaign against illegal drugs, as motive behind the grenade attack Saturday night at the house o ...

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Security check

Security check

Members of Task Force Davao further tightened their security in checkpoints like this in Barangay Lasang, Davao City. Security checks are done on all incoming and outgoing vehicles in the city, even b ...

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In memoriam

In memoriam

Dabawenyos offer candles and flowers for Friday night’s blast victims during a memorial mass led by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, DD,  at Ground Zero along Roxas Avenue, Davao City on Saturday after ...

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Police in Region 12 placed on full alert

Police in Region 12 placed on full alert

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) -- The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has placed all its units under full alert following the bomb attack in Davao City late Friday night that left 14 people ...

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5 fatalities in Davao blast from South Cotabato

5 fatalities in Davao blast from South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) – Five of the 14 fatalities in the bomb attack at a night market in Davao City on Friday night were from South Cotabato province. Four of the victims were prev ...

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GenSan mayor calls for vigilance vs violence

GenSan mayor calls for vigilance vs violence

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) -- City Mayor Ronnel Rivera has called the bomb attack in Davao City on Friday night that left 14 people dead and 71 others wounded a “senseless incident” and ...

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Duterte at blast site

Duterte at blast site

President Rodrigo Duterte visits the blast site along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on Saturday dawn (Sept. 3, 2016). The blast late night on Friday (Sept. 2, 2016) left 14 people dead and injured 71 oth ...

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14 dead, 71 injured in Davao City blast; Duterte declares “state of lawlessness” nationwide

14 dead, 71 injured in Davao City blast; Duterte declares “state of lawlessness” nationwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 September) – Fourteen persons, including a 12-year old boy, were killed, three of them expiring at the hospital, while 71 others were injured in an explosion at the popular ...

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DTI expects surge in tuna exports to EU

DTI expects surge in tuna exports to EU

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 September) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects a surge in tuna exports to the European Union (EU) with the impending implementation of the country ...

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GenSan residents stage march in support of Duterte’s war on drugs

GenSan residents stage march in support of Duterte’s war on drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 Sept) -- Thousands of residents here took to the streets on Wednesday to renew their support and commitment to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Carrying pl ...

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GenSan City Council commends GPH, NDF for  “historic” Oslo talks

GenSan City Council commends GPH, NDF for “historic” Oslo talks

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 September) – The City Council has passed a resolution commending the government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) for the “historic and unprecedented” f ...

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PH economy loses P328 billion a year due to malnutrition – report

PH economy loses P328 billion a year due to malnutrition – report

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – The country is losing at least P328 billion a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on workforce productivity and education, a report released Tuesday by ...

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200 fishermen from Mindanao jailed in Indonesia sent home

200 fishermen from Mindanao jailed in Indonesia sent home

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 August) -- Around 200 fishermen from this city and other parts of Mindanao who were jailed in Indonesia due to illegal fishing and immigration violations have been re ...

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First Prize

First Prize

Kisan Lu Lands’ float bagged the first prize at the Pamulak sa Kadayawan on Sunday, 21 August 2016 in Davao City. The floral float parade is among the highlights of the 31st Kadayawan Festival. Mindan ...

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3 members of armed group killed in Maasim

3 members of armed group killed in Maasim

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 August) -- Three members of an armed group were killed in an encounter with police operatives in the outskirts of Maasim town in Sarangani Province on Saturday aftern ...

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Champion

Champion

The contingent from Kiamba in Sarangani province is this year's champion in the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan, a street dancing competition during the 31st Kadayawan Festival on Saturday, 20 August 2016 in ...

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Ceasefire!

Ceasefire!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) – The guns will be silent by 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, as government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have both declared a unilateral ceasefire – t ...

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Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan

Students from Parang, Maguindanao perform during the street dancing competition in Davao City on Saturday, 20 August 2016. Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan is among the highlights of the 31st Kadayawan Festiv ...

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Agro Trade Fair

Agro Trade Fair

A worker of Sul Orchid waters orchids for sale at the annual Agro Trade Fair at SM Car Park, Davao City on Friday, 19 August 2016. The annual Kadayawan fair ends on August 31. Mindanews Photo ...

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Tribal Fluvial Parade

Tribal Fluvial Parade

Decorated outrigger boats of various tribes living in Davao City navigate the Davao River on Friday, August 19, 2016 during the Fluvial Parade, which is among the highlights of the 31st Kadayawan Fest ...

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30 gov’t employees in South Cotabato fired for drug use

30 gov’t employees in South Cotabato fired for drug use

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 August) -- At least 30 job order or contractual employees of the provincial government of South Cotabato have been dismissed from service after being found positive o ...

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6 more deaths from AIDS recorded in South Cotabato

6 more deaths from AIDS recorded in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 August) -- Health personnel in South Cotabato province have recorded six more confirmed deaths in the area this year due to disease complications caused by the Acquir ...

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Iloilo town mayor tagged in illegal drugs fails to see Duterte

Iloilo town mayor tagged in illegal drugs fails to see Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – A town mayor in Iloilo came all the way to this city on Thursday to seek an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte to clear his name as one of the local officials a ...

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Duterte says denying Marcos burial in LNMB illegal; Makabayan bloc disagrees

Duterte says denying Marcos burial in LNMB illegal; Makabayan bloc disagrees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – Denying the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a violation of the law, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said. During a press co ...

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