Lawyers condemn Marawi prosecutor’s killing

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) – Lawyers have condemned the ambush last Monday that killed Marawi City assistant prosecutor Saipal Alawi Sr. Unnamed assailants fired bullets on the red Toyota driven by… »

Iligan media workers to hold rally vs broadcaster’s killing

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — Local media workers will hold an indignation rally against the murder of DXLS commentator Fernando “Nanding” Solijon on Monday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. DXLS… »

P300K bounty offered for Iligan radioman’s killers

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/30 August)—Iligan lone district Rep. Vicente “Varf” Belmonte offered a P300,000 bounty on Friday for the arrest of the killers of radio commentator Fernando “Nanding” Solijon of DXLS-Love… »

Radio commentator shot dead in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – A radio commentator of DXLS was shot dead at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in  Purok 1, Barangay Buruun. Commentator Nanding Solijon died from seven gunshot wounds… »

Retired police official leads Iligan’s mayoralty race

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/14 May)– Riding on the platform of a better peace and order situation, a retired police officer appears headed for victory as mayor of this city. Celsio Regencia,… »

Lanao Sur, Marawi candidates sign election covenant

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) – Electoral candidates in Lanao del Sur and this city signed on Monday a covenant to end violence and political machination that made the… »

Peace groups appeal for sobriety on Sabah crisis

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Peace groups in Mindanao and abroad have asked all parties involved in the Sabah dispute to arrive at a peaceful resolution to the crisis. The… »

PH, Malaysia urged to jointly resolve Sabah issue

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/01 March)— Two peace advocates in Lanao del Norte urged Friday the Philippine and Malaysian governments to peacefully resolve the Sabah conflict arising from the claims of the… »

Gone fishing

Unlike many residents living near Mandulog river in Iligan  City who stayed home to keep watch as Tropical Depression Crising was nearing Mindanao, this fisher chose to cast his net in the hope… »


Jeepney passes through flooded street in Corpus Christi Village, Iligan City as water from the creek overflowed Tuesday, February 19. Heavy raina brought about by Tropical Depression Crising poured from dawn to 8 a.m.  Mindaey ws… »

Love knowledge

Clad in red, students of the Mindanao State University-IIT in Iligan City from Nursery to Grade 6, queue for a chance to  watch the sun using  Celestron Nexstar telescopes as their way of celebrating… »

Teach your man

TEACH YOUR MAN.  Leonila Vicoy, a day care worker and lecturer on reducing domestic violence, urged mothers in a family development session at  the Suarez gym in Iligan CIty on February 14… »

5 injured in Tubod blast

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews)  — Five persons were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in front of Ysmael Restaurant in Tubod, Lana o del Norte at 11:10 a.m. on… »

Fruits Galore

Fruit vendors take over portions of the road in Iligan City. Round fruits, usually a dozen of them, are popular gifts to greet the New Year. MidnaNews photoss by Violeta M.… »

NBI starts probe of killings, arson in MSU-Marawi

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has started investigating the arson and twin killings last week inside the Mindanao State University campus in Marawi City… »

Professor, student slain in MSU-Marawi robbery

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/25 October)–  Alumni of Mindanao State University-Marawi City are demanding justice for a philosophy professor and his student assistant who were robbed before they were shot to death and… »

Subanen leaders call on PNoy to rid Zambo Peninsula of paramilitary, private armies

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sept) – Leaders of the Subanen tribe, timuays and baes all, from the Zamboanga Peninsula are calling on President Benigsno Simeon Aquino III to help… »

Subanen leader wounded, son slain in ambush

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/04 September) — A Subanen leader in the anti-logging and anti-mining campaigns in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur survived an ambush attempt early Tuesday morning but his 11-year old… »

No martial rule at MSU, says prexy

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/9 Aug) – There is no martial rule declared inside the campus, according to Dr. Macapado A. Muslim, president of Mindanao State University, despite the attack within MSU… »

68 students displaced, 27 injured as fire destroys dorm in MSU Marawi campus

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – — Sixty-eight students were displaced while 27 others injured when fire allegedly caused by faulty electrical wiring razed the north wing on the ground floor… »

PNoy to NHA: finish homes for ‘Sendong’ survivors before June 2012

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – President Benigno S. Aquino III today told officials of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to finish all the houses for suvivors of floods brought by… »

Iligan officials demand probe on logging operations

IILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/19 January)  —  Officials here are demanding a probe on logging operations in the Lanao provinces which survivors of the flashfloods on December 16-17 blame for the massive… »

Iligan eyeing steel company’s lands for flood victims’ relocation site

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/28 Dec) – The city government of Iligan is eyeing to make use of lands owned by the National Steel Corporation (NSC) as relocation site for victims of… »

Iligan evacuees appeal for help

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — Five-month old Kathleen crawled on a piece of carton, her bed for the night, at the gymnasium of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology… »

Month-long peace festival set in Iligan, Lanao

ILIGAN CITY—Like in the past years it won’t just be a seven-day Mindanao Week of Peace celebration in Iligan and Lanao provinces but a month-long peace festival. Pastor Tenorio, chair… »

Lanao brigade commander: Beware of disinformation through txt

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/29 Oct) — A brigade commander in Lanao del Norte has warned that an advisory spread through text messages allegedly coming from him and warning the public to… »

Indigenous peoples dismayed by their absence in Sona

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/26 July) — Delegates to an assembly of indigenous peoples expressed dismay at their being not mentioned in the second State of the Nation Address of President Benigno… »

Maigo Flood

FLOODED A resident walks on knee-deep flood waters waters brought by heavy rains this week. MindaNews Photo by Violeta Gloria

TVIRD opponent shot dead in Siocon; firm says guard acted in ‘self-defense’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/08 March) — A small-scale miner in Mount Canatuan of Siocon town, Zamboanga del Norte was gunned down 12:30 p.m. Sunday allegedly by a security guard of a… »

Kidnapped MSU professor, student freed in Lanao Sur

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/24 February) – A  professor and a student who were abducted by unidentified armed men Saturday inside  the Mindanao State University campus in Marawi City had been released,… »

Kidnapped? American reported missing

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/23 February)—An American national was reported missing and believed kidnapped by unknown persons but police and military authorities said they were baffled by the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.… »

Iligan goes indigenous in celebrating National Arts Month

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) – This city is celebrating the National Arts Month by pushing indigenous arts more than popular arts and those from other countries. “We need to uphold our… »

Tension on the ground eases as Gov’t, MILF resume talks

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews)—A military official with operational control over Lanao del Norte province heaved a sigh of relief as peace talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines… »

Muslim leader known for interfaith dialogue passes away

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/13 February) —  Aleem Elias Macarandas, 56, a Muslim leader and educator considered to be one of the pillars of  interfaith dialogue, succumbed to cardiac arrest Thursday morning … »

Film on Bukidnon-Talaandig culture premiers during Kaamulan 2011

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 Feb) – An independent documentary film on the Bukidnon-Talaandig culture will premier on March 1 during the Kaamulan Festival in a yet unannounced venue, contemporary Talaandig visual… »

DENR order suspending mining applications hailed; others want 25-year moratorium

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/05 February) —  The order directing all regional offices of the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to suspend the “acceptance… »

Rights advocates stage protest a year after US forces’ interpreter’s death

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/2 Feb) – Human rights activists commemorated the death of an interpreter for United States soldiers by staging a rally in front of the Army’s 103rd Infantry Battalion… »

House sets probe of cases vs anti-mining activists in Zambo Sur

GINABOT, Midsalip , Zamboanga del Sur (MindaNews/01 February) — The committee on indigenous peoples of the House of Representatives will conduct an inquiry into the cases filed against anti-mining activists… »

Small scale miners in Bayog

A number of small scale miners at sitio Depore, barangay Balabag, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur bring their children at the rod milling site to help in breaking ores. This practice… »

250 small-scale miners in Bayog face dislocation

BALABAG, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur (MindaNews/31 January) — About 250 small-scale miners and some 5,000 residents of this barangay face displacement once TVI Resource Development Inc. (TVIRD), a subsidiary Canadian… »

Lumads ask Bayog officials to name mining firms with conflicting claims

BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur (MindaNews/28 January) — Indigenous communities here have asked the local government to reveal the identities of companies that have conflicting mining claims in this town. Timuay Lucenio Manda, barangay chairperson of Conacon, raised the question after municipal officials said that aside from failing to comply with legal requirements, some companies have conflicting mining claims that cover portions of the Lumads’ 30,000-hectare ancestral domain.

Arrogance of mining companies irks Zambo Sur town officials

BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur (MindaNews) – Town officials here are bent on declaring the operations of various mining companies as illegal because of their arrogance, the overlapping claims of mining… »

Church leads anti-mining protest in Dipolog

DIPOLOG CITY (MindaNews/21 Jan) – Reciting The Holy Rosary while holding aloft placards, around 1,000 protesters led by the Catholic church gathered at the Dipolog Cathedral Wednesday morning and marched… »

The bakwits of Mindalano: finally, a roof over their heads

MINDALANO, Salvador, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/22 December) – Two-year old Norhanif  was a picture of serenity as he slept in a hammock fashioned out of a malong (multipurpose tube-like clothing)… »

Dimaporo wants to meet with OPPAP's Deles to smoothen relations

SALVADOR, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/21 Dec) – Over lunch of spiced chicken, beef randang and sea foods – the Maranaos’ special menu for rare occasions ­- former Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo… »

Higaonon representation in Iligan city council discussed

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) – National and local government offices, as well as civil society groups, are bent on fast-tracking the representation of the Higaonon tribe to the city council here,… »

2 students of MSU-Marawi kidnapped

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/09 December) — Mindanao State University President Dr. Macapado Abaton Muslim has started negotiations for the release of two students who were kidnapped Tuesday inside the school campus… »

Lanao civil society to celebrate 'Week of Peace' with indie films

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/19 Nov) — A non-government organization specializing in peace building and resource management in this city will celebrate the Mindanao Week of Peace by showing independent films on… »

MILF peace panel member to media: educate people on Bangsamoro aspirations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 November)— A member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel on Saturday suggested key points for media workers in Mindanao to consider to help sustain… »

Killings alarm Lumads, residents of Zambo Sur town

BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur (MindaNews/2 Sept) — A series of killings, threats and harassments over the past months has alarmed indigenous people and civilian communities in this town. A report… »

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