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Legal battle seen over Malaybalay’s P225-M market project

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 Jan) – The Malaybalay City Government is at a crossroads over its controversial P225-million public market-terminal-commercial building complex. The contractor of the...

SouthCot officials want separate congressional district for GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 January) -- South Cotabato officials want a separate congressional district for this city. The ten-town, one-city province presently has two disctricts,...

Bukidnon raises ‘extra cash gift’ to P80,000 per employee, official

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 January) – The provincial government of Bukidnon released a total of P184.920 million for extra cash gifts or what is now...

Anti-corruption watchdog sues Kidapawan mayor, city administrator

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 January) -- Officers of a local anti-corruption watchdog filed on Tuesday graft charges against two highest officials of the city for...

Moreno's veto of Misamis Oriental’s 2011 budget may succeed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 January) -- Despite only having only four allies in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar S. Moreno may...

Bickering over Mis. Or. budget may reach court

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/04 January) -- Verbal fireworks which nearly turned into a fistfight at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) session last Monday may...

Malaybalay city council approves P596M budget for 2011

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 Dec) - The city council approved in a special session on December 17 the general fund budget of the city government...

P5-M budget proposed to make "city in the forest" a tourist destination

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 December) -- The City Tourism Board has proposed a P5-million initial fund to develop this "city in the...

Malaybalay City gov't employees to get cash gifts of P50,000 each

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/20 December) --  Officials and regular employees of the city government here are the envy of their counterparts in other cities in...

Moreno, SP fight over MisOr 2011 budget

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) --  There is no Christmas truce in the Misamis Oriental capitol as Governor Oscar Moreno maintains he would...

Malaybalay City council probes P2.3-M MIS project

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 December) - The city council's blue ribbon committee yesterday made an investigation into the failure of the supplier of a set...

Malacañang urged to include 'Mindanao 2020' in medium term development plan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 Dec) - Mindanao's local government officials and legislators have urged the Aquino administration to adopt as one of its major...

Yes, there is good governance in the ARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) - In a region generally known for its negative  aspects,  nine towns and one province in the Autonomous Region in...

8 programs vie for 1st Galing Pook Awards-ARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) - A decade ago, Bongao, the capital town of Tawi-tawi, earned less than P50 million. It earned only P42 million...

Bukidnon SP puts on hold approval of 2011 budget

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 December) - Questions posed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on specific projects have prevented the passage of Bukidnon's P1.3-billion proposed budget for...

Malaybalay city gov't urged to beef up police force to address killings

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 November) - Augmenting the local police force topped the list of proposals voiced out by various groups and individuals to put...

Whatever happened to the "freeze the assets of the Ampatuans" order under GMA, the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 November) --  Whatever happened to the promises made by government officials immediately after the massacre of 58 persons in Ampatuan, Maguindanao...

All is quiet now on the street where the Ampatuans used to live

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 November) --  The neighbors have gotten used to the silence. The armed men are gone and ice drop peddlers now pass...

Health, nutrition, population top Bukidnon budget

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 Nov) - Health, nutrition and population make up for the highest chunk, a total of 31 percent, of Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan's...

City Council to hold inquiry on Malaybalay's P225-million public market

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) - "Where are the two other buildings of the public market?" City Councilor Roland Deticio asked his colleagues at the...

Duterte says no action yet on upgrading airport security equipment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 November) - The city government had informed the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as early as August this year about...

Mindanao govs, mayors lobby for bigger share in nat'l budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) -- Mindanao governors and mayors will continue to lobby for increased national government budget for Mindanao this year, according to...

Davao del Norte's Gov. del Rosario heads group of Mindanao chief execs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) - Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario was elected Friday as head of the  Confederation of Provincial Governors, City...

No results yet on probe of P30M NIA fertilizer project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 Oct) - Close to four months after the Department of Agriculture started investigating the controversial P30-million National Irrigation Administration's...

Mindanao women activists: P-Noy administration a failure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Oct) -- The country's largest women alliance has given the Aquino government a failing mark for leaving out Mindanao and women's...

More donors upbeat on Mindanao — Antonino

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Oct) -- Foreign donors upbeat under the new administration of President Aquino want to pour in more aid for the rebuilding...

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu (3): Starting from Zero

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/20 October) - He would have delivered his State of the Province Address (SOPA) in early August. In fact, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan...

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu(2): Mobile Capitol

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/19 October) --  Governor Esmael Mangudadatu may refer to his office as "Satellite Office" but several Maguindanao residents believe the governor has...

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu (1): Changing the image of Maguindanao

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/18 October) -  Maguindanao Governor Esmael "Toto" Gaguil Mangudadatu lives in a two-storey house here that relatives refer to as the "White...

Davao City to arrest jaywalkers – again

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 October) - Beginning Monday, it will be the end of the road for jaywalkers as Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered traffic...

Kidapawan to lose 63% in real estate taxes due to EDC exemption

KIDAPAWAN City (MindaNews/14 Oct) -- Starting next year, the city government of Kidapawan will lose at least 63 percent in its real property taxes...

New paradigm needed in fight vs. corruption

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 October) - A "change in paradigm" and the ability to detect the subtle forms of corruption are needed to...

Cutting of trees still rampant in Surigao City watershed

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October) -- Even as Surigao City continues to grapple with dwindling water supply for household consumption, cutting of trees has remained...

Davao City slashes peace and order budget by P53M

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October)---Invoking "people-centered governance," City Hall has reduced by P53 million its peace and order budget this year in favor of much-needed...

Maguindanao Gov reports on his first 100 days; inaugurates mobile hospital

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/10 October) -- Maguindanao Governor Datu Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu led other provincial officials at the inauguration Sunday morning of the province's...

Kidapawan mayor not keen on endorsing drilling of another geothermal well

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 October) -- Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco is not keen on endorsing another drilling of a geothermal well at the geothermal field...

Citing election ban, Bukidnon gov defers suspension of Valencia mayor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 October) -- Governor Alex Calingasan has not implemented the 15-day suspension of Valencia City Mayor Leandro Jose Catarata, citing the election...

OWWA to set up more help desks for OFWs in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 Oct) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will establish additional assistance desks for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Region...

Tulawie denies kill plots vs Sulu Governor

CARMEN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/07 October) - He's wanted for allegedly trying to ambush the governor of Sulu in Patikul town on May 13 last...

Digong proposes ordinance penalizing reckless drivers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) -- An angry Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faced a gym full of jeepney drivers and operators Wednesday, saying he will...

DILG-12, civil society groups sign MOA on governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 September) – Officials of six government agencies under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 12 or...

Mayor Duterte backs filing of raps vs. driver, operator of wayward jeep; hits LTO,...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 September) -- City Hall will support the filing of criminal charges against  the driver and operator of the “uso-uso” jeepney that...

Duterte warns abusive drivers: “Don't wait for a second chance”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 September) -- Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shrugged off reports on renewed killings in the city but sternly warned reckless jeepney drivers...

Bukidnon to set up Provincial Child Labor Committee

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/23 Sept) --  Bukidnon is  planning to set up a provincial child labor committee to fight child labor, Arsenio Alagenio, provincial social...

ARMM wants full control over strategic minerals

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 Sept) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is seeking full control over the exploitation and utilization of strategic minerals...

Military turns over internal security operations to Mis. Or. LGU

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – Today’s celebration of the International Peace Day here was marked by the formal turnover of internal security...

Infra gets bulk of South Cot’s 2011 development budget

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 September) – Infrastructure projects cornered the biggest allocation in the proposed P195-million investment for various local government-initiated services and programs for...

Bukidnon legislators’ help sought to fight dengue

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/16 Sept) -– Bukidnon-based surgeon Dr. Janet Molina wrote an open letter to senators and members of the House of Representatives from...

Antonino takes over as MinDA chair: "give us a chance to show our worth"

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) --  Former South Cotabato Rep. Luwalhati Antonino today assumed the chairmanship of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) with an appeal to...

Davao Sur town joins opposition vs Sagittarius Mines

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/15 Sept) – The municipality of Matanao in Davao del Sur has joined the opposition against the proposed massive mining venture of...

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