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… »

South Cotabato completes P47M of infra in Q1

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has completed around P47 million worth of priority infrastructure projects in various parts of the province in the… »

30,000 vacancies for job fairs in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has already generated around 30,000 job vacancies for the scheduled job fairs in the… »

Davao City farmers affected by dry spell to receive financial aid; crop losses now at P2B  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was open to giving financial assistance to farmers affected by the El Nino phenomenon in the farming districts of… »

Duterte: name the shops selling expired milk tea ingredients  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he would prefer that the City Health Office name the two milk tea shops found to have allegedly stored expired milk… »

PCSO hands over ambulance for high-risk patients

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — The city government of Davao received on Sunday one ambulance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office specifically intended for high-risk patients of cases like ebola, meningo,… »

Maguindanao bags Tugtog ng Aliwan top prize

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – The Sagayan Festival contingent from Maguindanao bagged the first prize of the Tugtog ng Aliwan Festival Music Competition in Pasay City on Thursday evening. The… »

P156M of crops damaged by drought in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — Around P156 million worth of agricultural crops in South Cotabato province have been so far devastated as a result of the prolonged dry spell… »

Davao health office asked to name tea shops displaying expired milk

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – An owner of a milk tea shop has asked the City Health Office to make public the names of shops where it seized last week… »

GenSan cited for child-friendly local governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — The city government’s efforts to transform the city into a child-friendly locality got a major boost after it received the prestigious Seal of Child-Friendly… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Chinese skullduggery in the West Philippine Sea

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – Skullduggery is defined by the dictionary as “sneaky, dishonest behavior; or trickery.” No better word can describe the treacherous, illegal acts… »

69MW hydro plants to rise in Bukidnon at a cost of P12.5B

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – A groundbreaking ceremony that will tap hydropower from Tagoloan River, the country’s 13th largest river system, to produce a total of 68.9… »

Delineating Davao City’s boundaries could only be done in several phases – DENR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – Being the country’s largest city in terms of land area, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will have to conduct a… »

Davao’s health office wants revamp of personnel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – The City Health Office is asking the city government for a revamp of its personnel, particularly in the uplands, to improve government services.… »

CRUCIBLE: Leadership and Asian Values (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – When in our previous khutbah (discourse) we praised Nelson Mandela and the rather unique “lightning rod” that defined his leadership as critical in ending Apartheid… »

Zambo crop damage due to dry spell soars to P140M

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – The City Agriculturist disclosed that the damage to agricultural and fishery products due to the prolonged dry spell had further soared to P140.8… »

Davao council gives nod for Duterte to sign MOU with UPMin for sports complex construction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – The city council passed on second reading an ordinance granting Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte authority to sign for the city a proposed memorandum… »

Remains of suspect behind killing aboard Liberian ship recovered off Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – A seaweed farmer recovered in an island in Tawi-Tawi the remains of the missing suspect behind the April 11 killing of two people… »

43 fishermen repatriated from Indonesia undergo debriefing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has subjected to stress debriefing the 43 fishermen from this city who were repatriated by… »

COA endorses web-based system for student employment program in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 12’s ongoing rollout of its online or web-based processing system for the Special Program for the… »

MinDA wants more tourism sites developed in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Upbeat with Region 12’s tourism potentials, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is pushing for the development of more world-class tourism sites in the area.… »

DOLE-12 eyes 70,000 job vacancies on Labor Day job fairs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is targeting to generate around 70,000 job vacancies for the upcoming Labor Day job… »

Mobile devices to be used in poverty reduction survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be allocating tablets and other mobile devices for its numerators during the second round of assessment for… »

Construction of sports complex in UP Mindanao campus begins

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The construdction of the first phase of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines Mindanao campus will begin soon as… »

32,000 vacancies up for grabs in Labor Day Zambo jobs fair

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that more than 32,000 job vacancies are up for grabs in the Labor Day Jobs… »

DENR-12 allots P7M for reforestation of 3 Maguindanao, SouthCot upland villages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has allotted around P7 million for the reforestation of three upland… »

Duterte pushes UPMin sports complex project at city council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte urged the city council to revise an ordinance that initially authorized the City Mayor’s Office to sign for the… »

Davao LGU working on 3rd supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) ­– The city government is scheduling the release of supplemental budget 3 (SB3) by July this year after this week’s approval of the P465-million… »

Former S. Kudarat town councilor killed in ambush

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – A former municipal councilor of Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat was killed on Wednesday night in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the area.… »

DTI-IX to relaunch elibrary

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-IX is relaunching its electronic library (elibrary) to guide potential investors about business opportunities of the region.… »

Kato deputy now heads BIFF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – A Middle East-educated sheik (Islamic scholar) now leads the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) after its founding chair Amiril Umra Kato died of cardiac arrest on… »

Zamboanga police: kidnappers using social media to look for victims

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – Posts on social media sites like Facebook can make users targets of kidnappers if they were not careful with what they share online, a police… »

DOST installs 72 weather monitoring systems in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has installed a total of 72 weather monitoring systems in various parts of Region 12 in the… »

Rural health districts pushed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — In a bid to strengthen the city’s public health delivery system, a city councilor is pushing for the establishment of eight rural health districts… »

Charges filed against kidnappers in Zambo Sur; P60-M ransom demanded

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — Police have filed criminal charges against five of the 10 suspected kidnappers who seized two children and a bakery worker last March 31 in Pitogo,… »

Dengue cases in Zambo City dip in Q1

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – The number of dengue cases in the city went down by over 50% during the first quarter this year compared to the same period last… »

South Cotabato allots P3M for plastic fish cages in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 April) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an initial P3 million for the rollout this year of innovative plastic fish cages to help… »

Rotational blackouts in Zambo reach 6-7 hours daily

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – Power outages in the city have stretched to 6-7 hours daily prompting the local electric cooperative to negotiate with an independent power producer for the… »

Davao to lend security support to Palaro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) — The city will beef up security along roads to and from Davao del Norte for the duration of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa, which will be… »

GenSan moves to free 4 kidnapped businessmen

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 April) — The city government has mobilized its personnel to assist efforts for the immediate and safe release of four businessmen from this city who were… »

53 has of tree plantations burned in grassfires in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – At least 53 hectares of tree plantations here and the neighboring areas have been devastated due to major grassfires in the last several weeks.… »

Boat overturns off Dapitan; all 31 tourists and crew rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – Thirty-one persons, 28 of them tourists, were rescued when the motorboat they were riding overturned Saturday near Aliguay Island, Dapitan City, the police reported. Quoting… »

Foreign cargo ship makes emergency stopover in Zambo as amok kills 2

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – A Liberian cargo ship owned by the Foremost Group of China made an emergency stopover here Sunday after one of its crew members ran amok… »

2 teenage human trafficking victims rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – The Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of the local police rescued on Saturday two teenage human trafficking victims at a pension house in Barangay… »

NHA turns over P12.6-M new houses to Zambo ‘bakwits’  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/11 April) – The government on Friday turned over 50 loftable duplex housing units worth P12.6 million to families displaced during the 21-day standoff between government and the… »

Basilan barangay official, escort slain in Basilan ambush  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – A village official and his security escort ewre killed in an ambush by suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) early Saturday in Sumisip,… »

Extortion eyed in discovery of explosives inside bus in Tacurong

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — Police are eyeing extortion as behind the recovery of several explosives inside a passenger bus in Tacurong City in Sutan Kudarat province before noon… »

VM Duterte assures no delay in construction of P8-B sports complex at UP Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte assured there would be no delay in the paperwork necessary for the building of an P8-billion sports complex at the… »

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