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South Cotabato, power firm reach deal on unpaid taxes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 December) – Power distribution utility South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative (Socoteco I) is set to sign an agreement with the...

Half of Bukidnon’s P270-million supplemental budget for cash gifts

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 December) -- The Bukidnon provincial board approved Wednesday a total of P269.18 million in supplemental budget with more than half of...

Councilors say Surigao City mayor’s proposed P120 million loan is “too high”

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15 Dec) --  The P120 million loan Mayor Ernesto Matugas has proposed for the purchase of heavy equipment is “too high” for...

Bukidnon provincial employees to get P60T cash gift

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 December) – Regular and casual employees of the provincial government will receive P60,000 each in cash gift or performance enhancement incentive,...

PH corruption ranking slightly improves

BEIJING (MindaNews/02 December) – The Philippines’ status in the corruption perceptions index (CPI) has slightly improved, according to the 2011 annual report published by...

Nearly half of Davao City’s supplemental budget for Pasko Fiesta

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 November) – Close to 50 percent of the supplemental budget the city council approved on Monday will go the Pasko Fiesta...

South Cotabato to slash MOOE next year; cites reduced IRA

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is cutting back on its maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) by next...

No raps, only ‘reorientation’ for NIA officials behind P30-M fertilizer program

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – Irregularities were found in the implementation of the National Irrigation Agriculture’s fertilizer subsidy program in Northern Mindanao, but Agriculture...

Vice Gov. Zubiri leaving for US to accompany ailing wife amid COA graft probe

MALAYBALAY CITY – (MindaNews/6 Oct.) – Vice Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. announced he will be leaving for the United States this month...

Bukidnon faces reduced budget; IRA cut to reach P213.8M

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 October) – Confronted by a substantial cut in the province’s internal revenue allotment, Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan has proposed a P1.330-billion...

Mindanao gets P157-M tourism dev’t budget

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/17 September) --  The Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has allocated P157 million to further develop the tourism industry in Mindanao,...

Zambo City braces for P170-M IRA cut

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/06 September) – The city government's finance committee is having difficulty in prioritizing projects and programs with the P170-million reduction in the...

NorthCot names deputy gov for Muslims

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/2 September) – North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza appointed on Thursday a former barangay chairman as her deputy governor for Muslims...

South Cotabato to get P301M for infra next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – The national government has allocated P301.92 million for the implementation of priority flood control and road projects in...

Implementation review, planning to precede Bukidnon gov’s SOPA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/9 August) – Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) will come in way behind the others but it...

Bigger budget eyed for five Mindanao regions; but Luzon’s share still biggest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) – Malacanang’s proposed budget for next year will give five of the six regions in Mindanao an increase of almost...

Surigao City mayor, 14 others face new graft raps

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 July) -- City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas and 14 other persons are facing new graft cases filed by the mayor’s staunch...

Vice Gov. Zubiri faces COA probe; admits ‘lapses’ but denies irregularities in fund releases

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 July) – Bukidnon Vice Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. admitted to “lapses in management” in approving the releases of certain...

Bleak chance for Malaybalay’s police auxiliary unit – mayor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 July) -- There is a “bleak chance” for the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to approve the request of...

Bukidnon to lose P214M in IRA due to national revenue shortfall

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – Due to the five-percent shortfall in the national revenue in 2009, which is the basis for the computation of...

As new cities rise, Malaybalay to lose P100M in IRA next year

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 July) -- The city will lose P100 million in Internal Revenue Allotment next year owing to the conversion of 16 more...

Senate committee eyes non-tax collections to boost IRA share of LGUs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 June) -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has assured local officials that part of the review of the Local Government  Code that...

LGUs that are not transparent to be hailed to be court – DILG’s Robredo

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 June) – Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo warned local government units nationwide that those who fail to...

De Oro among first to comply with DILG’s full disclosure policy – Emano

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 June) – Mayor Vicente Emano, in a radio interview today, claimed that Cagayan de Oro City is among the...

Malaybalay puts up P29.8M risk reduction, management fund

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 June) – The local government of Malaybalay has allotted P29.8 million for the city’s disaster risk reduction and management fund, a...

Acting Ombudsman orders filing of graft raps vs ex-Sulu governor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) -- Acting Ombudsman Orlando C. Casimiro has ordered the filing of criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Sulu Governor...

Bill on transparency in budget discussions hailed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 June) -- An anti-corruption advocate in North Cotabato has hailed Senator Teofisto Guingona III’s proposal to include representatives from the civil...

Bukidnon renews opposition to large-scale mining, exploration

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 May)– The Bukidnon provincial board renewed pronouncements it is opposed to large-scale mining, even mining explorations, with a resolution passed on...

No tree parks, no aid, dev’t funds – Bukidnon governor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – Bukidnon Gov. Alex P. Calingasan announced he will not release development funds and other aid to any barangay, town...

P-Noy appoints former Camiguin gov as legislative liaison

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/4 March) – President Benigno Aquino III has appointed former Camiguin Gov. Antonieto Gallardo to head the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office to...

Pacman to add P3M for establishment of RTCs in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/3 March) – Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao has committed some P3 million to help fund the establishment of the additional five...

SPECIAL REPORT: Ex-Navy whistleblower says she has evidence on AFP fund mess

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) -- A female former junior Navy officer who blew the whistle about the alleged corruption in the joint RP-US Balikatan military exercises four years ago has not gone into oblivion, showing up recently in a fighting mode as the controversial fund mess rocking the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) continues to grip the nation’s attention.

Internal revenue collection in Bukidnon up by P160 million

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/18 Feb)  – Internal revenue collection in Bukidnon rose by P160 million in 2010, from P557.4 million in 2009 to P717.7 million,...

Kidapawan LGU to lose P36M due to 16 new cities

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 Feb) – The local government of Kidapawan is expected to lose starting next year P36 million from its internal revenue allotment...

MinDA chair wants ARMM polls deferred

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 February) – Postponing the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is an “urgent need” and will give President Aquino...

Surigao Norte town finance officers told to attend budget hearings

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 January) -- Members of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Board  have asked the finance officers of local government units in the...

Malaybalay negotiates with market contractor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 Jan) – The City Government of Malaybalay opted to negotiate with the contractor of its ill-fated public market-bus terminal-commercial building project...

Antonino happy over Mindanao’s increased share in infra budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) – Mindanao is getting 24 percent of the country’s total infrastructure budget this year, proof enough that the campaign for increased share for Mindanao in the national budget has been working, Mindanao Secretary Luwalhati Antonino said.

Sec. Soliman to assess socio-econ projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) – Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman will visit several parts of Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao this weekend to...

Gov. Moreno’s 19-page order vetoes 19 items in Mis. Or. 2011 budget

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) -- Gov. Oscar S. Moreno today vetoed parts of the budget ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan majority...

Gov. Moreno may face raps over partial veto of Mis. Or. budget

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) -- For acknowledging and then vetoing portions of the "Babiera" (Vice Gov. Norris Babiera) version of the P1.38-billion...

Absentee local officials face sanctions, warns Sec. Robredo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 January) -- A special team has been created to run after absentee local government officials, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse...

Pax Mangudadatu to run for ARMM governor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 January) – Administration ally and former Sultan Kudarat Rep. Datu Pax Mangudadatu confirmed Tuesday his intention to seek the gubernatorial...

Officials eye reconfiguring 2 Mindanao regions

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – A group of elected officials from the three Zamboanga provinces which together with Zamboanga City compose Region 9, as...

Duterte son, SK chief elected VP for Mindanao in respective feds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 January) -- Davao City's Liga ng mga Barangay chief Paolo Duterte and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) president Jashera Gonzales were elected Vice...

New legislative district perfect for ‘Bukidnon del Sur’ – Vice Gov Zubiri

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – Creating a new legislative district in Bukidnon will perfectly fit into the plan to divide the province into two,...

Councilor kills female village chair in Davao del Sur; kills himself, too

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) -- – A female village chair was shot dead by one of her councilors following a heated altercation during a...

Bukidnon gov vows cut in Capitol 2011 bonus

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 Jan) – Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan vowed to cut the extra cash gifts, or what is now known as the performance...

Basilan governor seeks help for towns without IRA

ISABELA CITY, Basilan (MindaNews/14 Jan) – Gov. Jum Akbar has asked the assistance of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to help...

Advocates worried over corruption at Bureau of Customs

Germelina Lacorte / MindaNews DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Jan) – Anti-corruption advocates warned that unchecked corruption at the Bureau of Customs could loosen up the entry...

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