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Group asks Davao City gov’t to junk waste-to-energy project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – The Ecowaste Coalition has called on the city government to turn down any proposal for a waste-to-energy (WTE) project, claiming it...

2 Pinoy surfers remain unbeaten in Siargao int’l surfing tilt

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/26 September) -- Two of the country’s surfing stars on Tuesday continued to shine in the 23rd edition of the Siargao International...

3 killed, 3 other hurt in NorthCot shootings

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – Three suspected drug couriers were killed and three others were wounded in three separate shooting incidents in North Cotabato. Police said one...

Civilian monitor says martial law in Mindanao not needed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – There is no need for the continued imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao four months after its declaration with the siege in...

Champ from Siargao, other Pinoy surfers fall in int’l surfing tilt

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/25 September) -- Dismay greeted local spectators when a strong hometown bet failed to advance against foreign competitors in the 23rd...

NPA releases ‘proof of life’ of captive police officer

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao recently released a video footage of a police officer who was abducted...

Residents sleep outside homes after early Sunday quake

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – For fear of aftershocks, residents of Wao town in Lanao del Sur spent the cold...

Quake leaves 58 houses ‘totally destroyed’ in Bukidnon town

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – A total of 439 families or 1,303 individuals were reported to be affected by the magnitude 5.4...

ComVal pushes spelunking for ecotourism with discovery of numerous caves

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – The provincial government of Compostela Valley has strengthened its ecotourism promotion by branding itself as another caving...

Filipino surfers draw first blood in 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews) – Filipino surfers vying for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup have drawn first blood in the...

Sen. Villar wants bigger budget for livestock

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – Senator Cynthia Villar said she wants a bigger budget allocation for the livestock sector from the P60...

Draft BBL as “urgent bill”: only nine session days left before recess

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be certified by the President as an "urgent" bill...

Surigao town vice mayor assaults community paper editor

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- The vice mayor of Dapa town in Surigao del Norte has been accused...

Another CAFGU slain in NPA attack in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- Suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels shot dead a member a paramilitary group in Arakan, North Cotabato on...

Duterte’s war-time visits: five times in Marawi for troops; only once for ‘bakwits’

MindaNews (22 Sept) -- Two days after he said he will be "going to Marawi any day soon," President Rodrigo Duterte did on Thursday,...

SALNs of Cabinet members: An epidemic of redactions 

By Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MORE THAN a year after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Freedom of Information executive order, a practice...

Can ‘privacy’ trump transparency? SALNs to impeach CJ, other execs but Palace redacts Cabinet...

A CHIEF JUSTICE was impeached in 2012 for failure to declare the true and detailed list of condo units he owned, and pesos and...

Unexplained wealth, redacted?

TO REDACT or not to redact. Which could avoid or attract scrutiny and censure? Redactions are not the only issue that could arise if public officials...

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) -- A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really...

Protesters urge Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte needs no “extraordinary powers” and he should lift the declaration placing the entire Mindanao under martial law, several...

NorthCot’s ‘most wanted’ killed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – North Cotabato’s most wanted fugitive and suspected gun-for-hire was killed in Carmen town around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a village official said. Killed...

South Cotabato: ‘Land of Dreamweavers’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has adopted the tagline “Land of the Dreamweavers” as the...

SouthCot pushing for P1 billion worth of road projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the inclusion of 10 more road projects...

Cops in NorthCot town under ‘NPA threats’ – police official

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – A police officer in Makilala, North Cotabato has disclosed that his men are under threats of abduction by the...

1st Tandag Triathlon champ collapses at finish line

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The overall champion in last Sunday’s 1st Tandag Triathlon competition collapsed just as he crossed the finish...

Fr. Chito Soganub: “God bless you all, pray for my healing and recovery”

(MindaNews / 19 Sept) -- Fr. Teresito "Chito" Soganub was flown to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City from Marawi on Monday and was presented...

BIMP-EAGA culture and arts festival opens Wednesday in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The diverse and rich culture, heritage and artistry of peoples within the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East...

CAFGU slain in NorthCot ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 39-year-old member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in the hinterland...

Fr. Chito Soganub’s family: “God answered our prayers”

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 18 September) -- "We have been praying for his freedom and the other captives since they were abducted. God answered out...

2 miners killed, 1 hurt in Sarangani tunnel collapse

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 September) -- Two mine workers were killed while another was hurt after being trapped for several hours inside a collapsed illegal small-scale...

30 families displaced by floods, landslides in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/18 September) -- A least 30 families were displaced while 13 houses were partially damaged after flashfloods and landslides hit an upland village here over...

DA okays upgrade of GenSan fish port

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 September) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is working on another major expansion and upgrade for the city's fish port complex as...

Fr. Chito Soganub ends 117-day ordeal as Maute captive

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 17 September) --  As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the military had yet to issue an official statement to confirm or...

Tribute to Mindanao’s Karl Gaspar: 3 awards in one month 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) --  The most prolific Mindanawon book author -- at least 20 since 1985  -- is this year's recipient...

4 slain, 4 nabbed in PNP’s “one time, big-time” anti-illegal drugs ops in North...

UPDATED KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) -- Four persons suspected to be peddling drugs in their areas were killed and four others were arrested...

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law still in limbo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday met with Congress leaders and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the joint...

Duterte plans to impose nationwide martial law, warns CPP

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) -- A plan by President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a nationwide martial law is in the works, the Communist...

MILF, MNLF to help in campaign vs illegal drugs

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 September) – Commanders from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Moro National Liberation Front have vowed to to help in the government’s...

Makabayan bloc leaves House majority

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 September) -- The seven party list representatives of the Makabayan Bloc on Thursday broke away from the majority coalition in the House of...

By 2019, GenSan airport will have an expanded passenger terminal building

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) -- Development work has shifted to high gear for the P434 million expansion and rehabilitation of the...

Remains of healer reported missing 3 years ago found near Mt. Apo peak

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) -- The skeletal remains of a healer from Makilala, North Cotabato who went missing three years ago were found...

Nene Pimentel on 1,000 peso budget for CHR:  Congress can’t abolish CHR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) -- "The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is a Constitutional body that Congress has no power to abolish,"...

“Be a model of decorum,” Duterte, et al urged after major gaffes in Marawi...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 September) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and senior government and military officials are being urged to "be a model of...

Duterte promises Marawi troops vacations in Hong Kong, visit by celebrities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 September) -- President Rodrigo Duterte visited Marawi City for the fourth time on Monday, Day 112 of the Marawi...

Police clears SouthCot mayor after anti-drug raid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has cleared the mayor of Tampakan town in South Cotabato of...

South Cotabato mayor, son, arrested for illegal guns, ammo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 September) -- Police arrested the mayor of Tampakan town in South Cotabato and his son after yielding several unlicensed firearms and ammunition...

Businessman nabbed in anti-drug operation in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 September) -- Joint operatives arrested an alleged member of a major drug group operating in parts of Region 12 in...

Italian missionary is 2017 Saint Theresa of Calcutta awardee

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – An Italian missionary is this year’s recipient of the Saint Theresa of Calcutta Award. Father Peter Geremia of the Pontifical Institute for...

Duterte vows fair treatment for Maute members who surrender

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews  / 10 Sept) --  President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday vowed fair treatment to the ISIS-inspired Maute Group fighting in Marawi...

Duterte to biz sector: “There will be no peace in Mindanao for the longest...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 Sept) -- As the Marawi Crisis and martial law-in-Mindanao entered Day 110 on Saturday, the country's first Mindanawon President...

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