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Typhoon ‘Ruby’ prompts 2,300 families to leave homes in Surigao Norte

Typhoon ‘Ruby’ prompts 2,300 families to leave homes in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December)—At least 2,300 families from different parts of Surigao del Norte have sought refuge in evacuation centers across the province as a precaution ...

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Letter to Pope Francis from families of Ampatuan Massacre victims

Letter to Pope Francis from families of Ampatuan Massacre victims

Liham para kay Pope Francis   Kaming mga asawa, anak, magulang at kapatid ng mga pinaslang sa bayan ng Ampatuan, Maguindanao noong ika -23 ng Nobyembre 2009. Ang aming mga mahal s ...

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NPA rebels sued for arson in Koronadal City

NPA rebels sued for arson in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 August)-- Police have filed arson charges against an alleged leader and several members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinter ...

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Zambo siege pulls down economic growth of Zamboanga Peninsula

Zambo siege pulls down economic growth of Zamboanga Peninsula

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – The economic growth of Zamboanga Peninsula, formerly known as Region IX, declined by 8.6 percent as an offshoot of the September 2013 siege. I ...

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Davao council awaits NCIP side on Aboitiz geothermal project

Davao council awaits NCIP side on Aboitiz geothermal project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 July)--The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) needs to give its recommendation first before a joint city council committee can draft a repor ...

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Bukidnon’s bid for ‘Soil Painting Capital of the World’ shelved

Bukidnon’s bid for ‘Soil Painting Capital of the World’ shelved

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – International artist and musician from the Talaandig tribe Rogelio “Waway” Saway said they are hoping to put Bukidnon in the world map throug ...

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Mindanawons join protests vs Israeli invasion in Gaza

Mindanawons join protests vs Israeli invasion in Gaza

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 July)- The international outrage against Israel’s invasion in Gaza has sparked protest rallies in some parts of Mindanao. Around 30 Muslim studen ...

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All set for Koronadal’s 4th Tree Growing Festival

All set for Koronadal’s 4th Tree Growing Festival

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/28 June)-- It’s all systems go for the launching on Sunday of the city’s 4th Tree Growing Festival, a massive greening initiative that targets the planti ...

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Strong current stops ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ from crossing Surigao Strait

Strong current stops ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ from crossing Surigao Strait

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 May)—Touted here as the “Pinoy Aquaman,” lawyer-triathlete Ingemar Macarine tried but failed to conquer Wednesday the treacherous Surigao Strait, which ...

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DA pushes single brand for dairy products

DA pushes single brand for dairy products

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May)-- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the creation of a single brand for the country’s dairy and dairy products in a bid to en ...

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Davao City investment arm urges solar energy ventures

Davao City investment arm urges solar energy ventures

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May)---With the power crisis besetting Mindanao, the Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC) is encouraging more energy investments in the city to ...

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Reds storm mining firm in Agusan Norte

Reds storm mining firm in Agusan Norte

TUBAY, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/5 April)--Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided at around 1 a.m. Saturday a mining firm here, burning four dump trucks, destroying mac ...

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NorthCot’s ‘champion’ of women’s and children’s rights succumbs to illness

NorthCot’s ‘champion’ of women’s and children’s rights succumbs to illness

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/5 April) – North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Talino-Mendoza and other women advocates have expressed their grief over the death of the province’s “champion on ...

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Negotiations over; GPH, MILF initial Bangsamoro pact

Negotiations over; GPH, MILF initial Bangsamoro pact

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 March) – After 17 years, the Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally ended peace negotiations on Saturday, March 2 ...

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Solon sees ‘vibrant’ interfaith dialogue under Archbishop Dela Cruz

Solon sees ‘vibrant’ interfaith dialogue under Archbishop Dela Cruz

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/20 March) – Zamboanga City Second District Rep. Lilia Nuño has vowed to work closely with Kidapawan Bishop Romulo Dela Cruz in promoting more interfaith ...

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LPA spotted east of Surigao

LPA spotted east of Surigao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/20 March)--A low pressure area spotted 270 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur at 4 a.m. on Thursday will bring light to moderate rainshowers an ...

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Football: Building a better world

Football: Building a better world

ZAMBOANGA City (MindaNews/8 March)—Football. To others, it is a mere sport of kicking a ball into goal posts. But for Sharifa Mae Jumar, it was a window of opportunity. “Malaking ...

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MNLF, politicians urged to rally behind GPH-MILF peace pact

MNLF, politicians urged to rally behind GPH-MILF peace pact

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – Civil society leaders in Mindanao on Wednesday called on the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and political leaders to back the peace ...

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Canadian walking around the world for peace bound for Iligan

Canadian walking around the world for peace bound for Iligan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/2 May) -- Jean Béliveau is no ordinary French Canadian from Montreal.Béliveau has walked 51,000 kilometers across 51 countries, and ha ...

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Mindanao’s 600,000 IDPs in 2008 is biggest worldwide

Mindanao’s 600,000 IDPs in 2008 is biggest worldwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – The internal displacement of 600,000 residents in Mindanao last year due to renewed skirmishes between government and Moro Islamic Liberation ...

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ARMM poll monitors plan for 2010, 2011 polls

ARMM poll monitors plan for 2010, 2011 polls

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews/01 May) – Election monitors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have gathered in Zamboanga City to improve poll monitoring in ...

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“Be transparent,” Dipolog City Council urged as author of liquor rule says critics are "misinformed"

“Be transparent,” Dipolog City Council urged as author of liquor rule says critics are "misinformed"

DIPOLOG CITY (MindaNews/01 May) --- “Keep the public informed and be transparent.” This was the gist of the letter signed by Edwin Capili, president of the Hotels Reso ...

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North Cot sets up Citizens' Food Watch

North Cot sets up Citizens' Food Watch

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/m01food) --  A group of 83 professionals from the academe, business, and peoples’ organizations in North Cotabato has organized a Citizen Food ...

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Lawyers' group wants Erap tried for war crimes

Lawyers' group wants Erap tried for war crimes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 April) – A group of Mindanao-based lawyers is pushing for the indictment of ousted president Joseph Estrada before an international court f ...

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Labor dep't sets 3 job fairs in R-12

Labor dep't sets 3 job fairs in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 April) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) will simultaneously launch at least three major jobs fairs in Region 12 or Southwestern M ...

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Boy killed, 3 others hurt in blasts

Boy killed, 3 others hurt in blasts

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/28 April) – A boy was killed and three others were wounded in two separate explosions that rocked Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces Monday. ...

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Hold 2010 polls earlier in ARMM?

Hold 2010 polls earlier in ARMM?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/27 April) –  The Commission on Elections’ “revised implementation calendar” shows a different date for the 2010 elections in ...

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Datu Piang's bakwits: a death, a birth and 853 more families

Datu Piang's bakwits: a death, a birth and 853 more families

DATU PIANG,Maguindanao  (MindaNews/26 April) –  As two-month old Baina, the firstborn son of Al and Sarah Alon, was dying from a preventable disease  in one o ...

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2 killed in Tagoloan, Lanao Norte strafing

2 killed in Tagoloan, Lanao Norte strafing

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/April 26, 2009)---  Two persons were killed when some 40 unidentified armed men strafed residents in Sitio Palianon, Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte Saturday ...

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Protests greet entry of mining firms in Cantilan

Protests greet entry of mining firms in Cantilan

SURIGAO DEL SUR (MindaNews/25 April)  --  Hundreds of farmers, environmentalists, local government officials and religious groups from the southern towns of Madrid, Carr ...

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Dipolog City Council gets flak for plan to regulate selling and serving of liguor

Dipolog City Council gets flak for plan to regulate selling and serving of liguor

DIPOLOG CITY (MindaNews/25 April) -- As the City Council is moving regulate the  selling and serving of liquor and other alcoholic drinks from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., members of th ...

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PDEA chief asks DILG to probe ambush-slay of agents

PDEA chief asks DILG to probe ambush-slay of agents

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews/23 April) --  The chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has asked the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to l ...

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Region 12 sellers earn P12-M in national trade fair

Region 12 sellers earn P12-M in national trade fair

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  (MindaNews/23 April) -- Entrepreneurs from Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao earned  some P12 million in sales during the recent National Trade Fai ...

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Kiamba declares support for coal plant construction in nearby town

Kiamba declares support for coal plant construction in nearby town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 April) -- Local officials of Kiamba town in Sarangani have declared support for the planned construction of a 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant ...

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Ampatuans and Masturas unite

Ampatuans and Masturas unite

COTABATO CITY  (MindaNews/23 April) -- Two powerful political clans in Maguindanao  reconciled during a breakfast meeting Wednesday in a Makati City hotel. The “un ...

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City Council's nod on lottery sparks controversy in Butuan

City Council's nod on lottery sparks controversy in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 Apr) -- A “no objection” resolution allowing the operation of a state-run small town lottery (STL) drew varied reactions here as it was appro ...

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Motorcycle-riding, armed gunmen kiill 2 sisters; witnesses mum

Motorcycle-riding, armed gunmen kiill 2 sisters; witnesses mum

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/22 April) -- THREE unidentified motorcycle-riding men wearing ski-masks gunned down two sisters in a daring attack witnessed by many villagers in Kabacan ...

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Heavy mortar shelling frightens, kills Ustadz

Heavy mortar shelling frightens, kills Ustadz

DATU PIANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 April) -- An ustadz allegedly suffering from nervous breakdown caused by heavy artillery shelling launched from the command post of the 54th ...

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Q and A with Mylene Amerol-Macumbal: "Don't be afraid to dream. There is nothing impossible…"

Q and A with Mylene Amerol-Macumbal: "Don't be afraid to dream. There is nothing impossible…"

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/21 April) -- Mylene Amerol-Macumbal, whose average in the recent bar exams was just .05 point shy of that of the first placer, attributes a big part of her ...

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Election official shot in Libungan

Election official shot in Libungan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/21April) -- An unidentified gunman shot and seriously injured the election officer of Libungan, North Cotabato, around 10:30 p.m., Monday.  Joel Cel ...

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Bombs render Iligan bridge unsafe for passage

Bombs render Iligan bridge unsafe for passage

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/20 April) —  Bombs exploded on both sides of Agus Bridge here destroying parts of its steel beams and leaving a crack that could make it collapse ...

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Bus bombed in Kabacan, 4 hurt

Bus bombed in Kabacan, 4 hurt

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/20 April) -- Four passengers were wounded when an improvised bomb exploded inside a bus in Kabacan, North Cotabato at around 1:40 p.m., today. The explos ...

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Cotabato City jailbreak: 15th escapee is a minor

Cotabato City jailbreak: 15th escapee is a minor

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – A minor who was among those who escaped from the Cotabato City Jail on Thursday night and who surrendered on Sunday to Cotabato City Ma ...

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7-month old baby killed in Ipil strafing

7-month old baby killed in Ipil strafing

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay (MindaNews/20 April) – Seven-month old Nuraine Abdulgani, adopted child of former village chief Ismael Abdulgani was recovering from an illness and w ...

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3rd GSIS Summer Youth Training Workshop starts

3rd GSIS Summer Youth Training Workshop starts

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/20 April) --  Want your kids to acquire new skills this summer? Children from six to 16 can improve their grammar and communicative skills, learn ...

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Inter-religious group says unsolved killings, kidnappings may hamper peace efforts

Inter-religious group says unsolved killings, kidnappings may hamper peace efforts

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay (MindaNews/19 April) – Artemio  was closing his small billiard center in front of his house at a little past 10 p.m. on April 4 when a gunshot b ...

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Anthropologist wants Bukidnon's historical landmarks identified, marked

Anthropologist wants Bukidnon's historical landmarks identified, marked

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 April) --  Loloy Maquiling stands outside a cockpit in Brgy. Casisang gutted by fire months before. A renovation is ongoing at Malaybalay’ ...

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Dureza and others in tribe’s ancestral domain vow to submit to tribal process

Dureza and others in tribe’s ancestral domain vow to submit to tribal process

SINUDA, Kitaotao, Bukidnon (MindaNews/19 April) -- In a precedent-setting meeting Saturday at the Office of the Supreme Tribal here, at least 25 non-Lumad occupants of  the M ...

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Second ICRC worker freed

Second ICRC worker freed

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/18 April) – Swiss national Andreas  Notter  of the International Committee  of the Red Cross (ICRC)  was freed Friday evening ...

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Cotabato City takes custody of woman accused of escape

Cotabato City takes custody of woman accused of escape

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews/18 April) -- The Cotabato City police now has in its custody the woman accused of having helped 14 inmates  escape from the Cotabato City jail ...

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