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Dureza turns over MinDA to Antonino Wednesday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 September) – Lawyer Jesus Dureza, the first chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), will formally turn over his post to...

Bukidnon SP flip-flops on ordinance requiring accreditation of contractors

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 September) – An ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bukidnon in 2008, the implementation of which was suspended late last...

Pres. Aquino hosts “belated dinner” for Eid’l Fitr on September 13

DAVAO CiTY (MindaNews/10 September) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will host a “belated dinner” on September 13 in celebration of Eid’l Fitr, the...

SoCot’s controversial environment code up for publication

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/9 Sept) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has finally approved the budget for the publication of the controversial environment code...

Antonino’s appointment: antedated to August 9 but announced Sept. 3

DAVAO CITY – The appointment of former South Cotabato Representative Luwalhati Ricasa-Antonino as the new chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) was...

Qualification questions hound Antonino’s appointment as MinDA chair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 September) – “Is she a master’s degree holder or a lawyer? The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) charter requires that credential,” asked...

Bukidnon to pay tipsters cash reward for info re criminals

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/04 September) – The provincial government is considering the payment of a cash reward of  from P10,000 to P20,000 each to parties...

Despite the ban, quarrying sand and gravel in Surigao rivers continues

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/03 September) -- Despite the total ban on quarrying of sand and gravel in the rivers of Surigao del Norte,  some operators...

Dureza out, Luwalhati Antonino in as new MinDA chair

UPDATED DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 September) – After six months in what would have been a six-year term as  chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA),...

South Cot mulls forming special ops unit for crisis scenarios

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – Apparently learning from the August 23 Quirino Grandstand tragedy that left eight Hong Kong Chinese tourists dead, police...

From 27 provinces, 33 cities, Mindanao is now back to 25 provinces and 27...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) – From 27 provinces and 33 cities in 2008, Mindanao is back to having only 25 provinces and 27 cities...

Surigao Norte Gov says no to quarry and small scale mining

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) -- The provincial government of Surigao del Norte wants a full implementation of the suspension of quarry and small scale...

Bukidnon gov names Damulog mayor “investment reviewer”

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 August) -- Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan has appointed Damulog mayor Romeo Tiongco as an “investment reviewer” with a special task of...

GenSan mulls banning display of guns by security escorts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 August)  – The city council here is planning to pass an ordinance that would ban the carrying and public display...

4 South Cot towns exceed real property tax assessment targets

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 August) – Four emerging agro-industrial municipalities in South Cotabato have surpassed their annual assessment targets for taxable real properties during...

Police sues 28 armed members of religious group

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 August) -- Police authorities filed charges against 28 members of a local religious group who were earlier arrested for alleged...

Rescue 511 launched in Maguindanao's 5 towns

PARANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/25 Aug) -- What the leadership of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) failed to establish in 20 years, five Maguindanao...

SouthCot intensifies tax awareness and info campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 August) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has intensified its tax awareness and information campaign in the wake of...

GenSan intensifies fumigation vs dengue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 August) -- Health personnel here have intensified their anti-dengue fumigation activities as dengue cases in various parts of the city...

Butuan mayor starts filling contractual jobs

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/23 August) --  Nearly a thousand “job order” workers of the city will no longer return to their offices following the expiration...

P2.3M worth of fertilizers in Bukidnon put on hold

BAGONTA-AS, Valencia City (MindaNews/19 Aug) – The Fertilizers and Pesticides Authority has put on hold P2.3-million worth of organic fertilizers and pesticides here following...

GenSan declared a ‘no-firearm zone’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August) -- Alarmed by the rising cases of gun-related violence and crimes in the area during the past several months,...

Bill regulating ‘habal-habal’ operations filed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August) – In a bid to control the proliferation of “habal-habals” or motorcycles-for-hire here and in other parts of the...

Dureza withdraws offer to resign; says EO 2 has clarified his status as MinDA...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) -- The chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has withdrawn his July 29 offer to “relinquish the position upon...

GenSan mulls ‘no firearms zones’ to curb crimes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 August) -- The local government here is studying the possibility of declaring “no firearms zones” in the city in a...

GenSan’s gym is reserve dengue ward

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 Aug) – The city government here has designated the city gymnasium as reserve dengue ward in preparation for the possible...

Region 12’s economic growth down in 2009

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao’s economic performance slowed down in 2009 as the region’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry...

Maguindanao officials want state of emergency extended

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/06 August) -- The Peace and Order Council of Maguindanao in a meeting Thursday proposed the extension of the state of emergency...

Delays in GSIS, PAGIBIG remittances spark row in state university

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/5 Aug) – Delays in the remittance of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Pag-IBIG contributions have sparked a row at the...

Iligan mayor to police force: ‘Solve crimes’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/04 August) -- Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz is pressuring the police force here to improve its capacity to resolve rising criminality...

Iligan mayor to police force: ‘Solve crimes’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) -- City Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz is pressuring the police force here to improve its capacity to resolve rising criminality and...

GMA’s bill to divide ARMM opposed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 August) – The bill filed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo now Representative of the 2nd district of Pampanga and her son...

NIA chief Salazar owns outlet supplying NorMin’s fertilizer subsidy program, says FPA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 August) – First, it was the wife of National Irrigation Administration chief Carlos Salazar that appeared as the owner of 3K...

Rep. Fuentes peeved by non-implementation of South Cot's ban on open-pit mining

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/01 August) – Rep. Daisy P. Avance-Fuentes (2nd District, South Cotabato) plans to deliver a privilege speech in the House of Representatives...

Vice Gov. Zubiri tells police director to show results or else…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 July) -- Vice Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. warned Bukidnon police director Senior Supt. Nerio Bermudo he might be booted...

2,017 teachers in ARMM get back wages

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 July) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has released some P124 million as...

Bulldozer, 2 trucks procured on loan by Kidapawan City still undelivered

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – Possible penalties face the winning bidder for the purchase of two trucks and three heavy equipment by the city...

Military unfazed by Davao City’s withdrawal of fund support

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – Security operations in the city will continue even if the local government has decided to withdraw funding support for...

Davao councilor proposes ‘dengue ordinance’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 July) – Alarmed by the year-round threat of dengue, the head of the City Council Committee on Health is proposing to...

Duterte to visit 5 countries for sisterhood agreements

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 July) -- Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will go on leave to travel in five different countries to forge sisterhood agreements in...

Agus-Pulangi privatization might jeopardize GRP-MILF peace talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 July) -- The privatization of the Agus and Pulangi power complexes by 2011 as  provided by the Electric Power Industry Reform...

Maitum sues miners encroaching on ancestral domain

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) -- The local government of Maitum has filed a complaint against at least 20 persons who were arrested by a...

P-Noy to media: “May you give new meaning to the principles of your vocation”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 July) – President Aquino appealed to the media in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) today to  “police your own...

Divide Bukidnon plan revived

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – A resolution filed two days before the first regular session of the 15th Sangguniang Panlalawigan proposes to revive the...

Korean investors eye corn plantation in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 July) --  An eight-member exploratory investment panel from South Korea met with Bukidnon provincial officials this week, eyeing thousands of hectares...

Valencia City’s Azucena Huervas: from chapel leader to vice mayor

VALENCIA CITY  (MindaNews/24 July) --  As President of Valencia’s Association of Barangay Captains (ABC), she became the barangays’ representative to the City Council, but...

SouthCot to create anti-dengue task force

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 July) -- Disaster officials in South Cotabato are pushing for the immediate creation of a special anti-dengue task force...

BIR keeps an eye on Davao City’s Chinatown

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here is now keeping an eye on at least 200...

Dengue is Bukidnon’s top, urgent health problem, says PHO chief

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 July)- Dengue is Bukidnon’s number one and most urgent health problem and the focus of the agenda of the Provincial...

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