TSI schedules shutdown of coal-fired power plant in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 May) — Therma South Inc. (TSI) will shut down for one month the 150-megawatt unit 2 of its coal-fired power plant in Barangay Binugao in Toril, this… »

Duterte says he won’t adopt three-child policy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will not enforce a three-child policy but will provide artificial birth control products as a population control measure.… »

LTO-11 to sell 1,000 seized vehicles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Over a thousand vehicles confiscated by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Region 11 last year will be sold by the third quarter of 2016 if the… »

Davao group proposes 8-point environment agenda to Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – The Davao City Sustainable Movement has asked incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to adopt an eight-point environment agenda that must be acted upon within his six-year… »

Evasco named Cabinet Secretary, Bello to DOLE, Pernia to NEDA, Esperon is NSA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s top choice for Cabinet Secretary is his national campaign manager, Leoncio Evasco Jr. Duterte also named early Sunday morning… »

IP leader’s daughter: we will respond to NPA’s statement after funeral

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) — The family of slain Umayamnon leader Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao Sr., representative of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the City Council here has… »

Duterte: country first before friendship

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – “My loyalty to you as a friend ends where my loyalty to my country begins,” incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said as he vowed to… »

Environmental group proposes action agenda for Duterte’s first 100 days

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) — An environmental group has proposed to incoming President Rodrigo Duterte a 13-point action agenda on addressing wastes and toxics in the first 100… »

Siargao Island seeks 3-MW modular genset

DAPA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/21 May) –To have a stable power supply island-wide, the lone power utility here is now seeking a 3-megawatt modular generation set. Engr. Sergio… »

“Please tell him we’re not expecting any reward”

I used to lose cellphones all the time. I lost my phone to knife-bearing ‘holdapers’ while riding a jeepney in E. Rodriguez, Quezon City and to a snatcher on a… »

Spokesperson: sorry for long wait to see Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — The camp of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to well-wishers who either waited hours or were not accommodated at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday.… »

Dureza: there will be “wide consultations” on crafting Bangsamoro peace roadmap

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) – “Wide consultations on how to craft the Bangsamoro peace roadmap” will be conducted when the Duterte administration takes over on June 30, lawyer… »

12 cabinet posts still vacant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – All but 12 cabinet positions under incoming President Rodrigo Duterte have been filled up, Duterte’s spokesperson Peter T. Laviña said Thursday. The vacant posts include… »

NUJP: Panelo appointment spells doom for Ampatuan Massacre case

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has expressed “serious misgivings” over reports presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte was planning to appoint a former counsel… »

Russia seeks stronger economic ties with PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Russia has signified its interest to strengthen economic relations and other forms of partnership with the Philippines, its ambassador to the country said after meeting… »

7 killed, 8 hurt in Sarangani road accident

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — Seven people were killed while eight others were injured after a passenger van collided head-on with a boom truck along the national highway in… »

More eco-zones needed in the countryside, Malaysian envoy tells Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – The incoming administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte should put up more economic zones in the rural areas to spur growth and create… »

Datu Omao and the 8-point agenda for the Lumad in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – Slain Umayamnon tribal leader Datu Benjamin Omao was the first ever selected to be the indigenous people’s mandatory representative in the history of… »

Tourism industry must ride the Duterte fame – DOT 11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – Riding on the fame of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte, a top tourism official called on cities and municipalities in the Davao Region… »

Duterte package eyed for Davao tourists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Expecting a deluge of visitors after a landslide victory of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 will come… »

DAF-ARMM set to distribute aid to farmers hit by drought

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAF-ARMM) is set to distribute farm aid inputs to farmers… »

Malaybalay IP mandatory rep shot dead

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Umayamnon tribal leader Benjamin “Otto” Omao was shot dead past 8 a.m. today by three unidentified gunmen who posed as solicitors in his… »

DOT 11 to join trade mission to Malaysia, Singapore

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – A tourism official from Davao Region will join the Philippine contingent in a two-day business missions to Malaysia and Singapore next week to… »

Creation of new commission eyed to spread word on federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte will create a separate commission comprised of Moros, Lumads and Christians to spread the word on federalism in… »

Duterte to ask Congress to revive death penalty for heinous crimes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Incoming Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte will immediately talk to Congress to revive death penalty in a bid to curb heinous crimes. “Rape plus death… »

Duterte offers cabinet posts to CPP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — City Mayor and presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte is planning to give some cabinet posts to the Communist Party of the Philippines. Duterte revealed such plan… »

Duterte’s security team to come from Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — At least 70 police and military personnel from Davao City are being groomed to become the security escorts of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, city police… »

Poll winners in Sarangani proclaimed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — The provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) of Sarangani proclaimed the province’s winning candidates on Sunday, nearly a week after the May 9 general elections.… »

LP poll winners in ARMM to support Duterte’s pro-people programs

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Reelected Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has vowed to support the incoming administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte. “The parties… »

In Maguindanao’s special polls, voters prefer cops as BEI members

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/15 May) — Voters here say the next elections in this town should have police officers instead of teachers as members of the Board of Election Inspectors… »

Three days alloted for Duterte’s well-wishers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – After a week-long rest, presumptive President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will receive well-wishers at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse here for three days starting on Monday. VENUE.… »

4 killed in Talitay rido

TALITAY, Maguindanao (MindaNews/15 May) – Elections are over and life is supposed to return to normal but not in this town of about 14,000 Moro inhabitants, many of whom have… »

Presidente na ang Mayor nga nidakop nako

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/15 Mayo) — Kini ang akong kasinatian isip usa ka driver. Kaming mga driver sa pampasaherong jeep (PUJ) pirming gadali. Gadagan ang jeep gapangulikta na og pamasahe… »

MILF’s Murad to Duterte: “We will partner with you and your administration”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) –The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has congratulated presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his “historic victory” during the May 9 Presidential election and… »

Duterte ends break on Sunday, will face public on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, presumptive President-elect who shied away from public view after media interviews on election day, May 9, will make his first public appearance on Monday, May 16, spokesperson Peter Laviña, said.… »

Wanted: devil’s advocates to help in selection of Duterte’s Cabinet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) — The Transition Team of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte wants some “devil’s advocates” in the Search and Selection Cluster who will speak for and against the list of personalities being recommended… »

LTO: using “DU30” decorative plates is a “major violation”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May)—Supporters of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who are using decorative plates such as “DU30 El Presidente” instead of the authorized license plates, beware. You are violating the… »

Duterte mulls merger of national gov’t agencies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Expect the incoming administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to effect a merger of some national agencies to cut down on expenditures and curb corruption.… »

4 active and former media workers reelected in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Four former and active media practitioners, all of them women, have been reelected to the local legislative bodies here and other parts of Region… »

SK governor-elect to prioritize improvement of health facilities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Incoming Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Mangudadatu will prioritize the expansion of their provincial hospital and the enhancement of various key services in the… »

Duterte plans to visit Pope Francis but first state visit might be Brunei

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte plans to visit Pope Francis to personally ask for apology but his first state visit may possibly be… »

Duterte’s economic team to make Davao City as a model

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The economic team of presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte will make his hometown as a model for enhancing the country’s economic competitiveness and… »

Duterte to appoint more women in top government posts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The selection committee of presumptive President Rodrigo R. Duterte enlisted outgoing Sen. Pia Cayetano for help in the selection of women leaders who… »

ARMM votes Duterte-Robredo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – The five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), stronghold of the administration’s Liberal Party (LP) voted LP for the regional, provincial and Vice Presidential posts… »

President Roxas elects Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – Voters in a North Cotabato town named after the grandfather of administration bet Mar Roxas chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their President. Duterte,… »

Technical glitches delay proclamations in some Region 12 areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The proclamation of some winning candidates in parts of Region 12 are facing delays due to various technical problems that affected the… »

SouthCot’s Gov. Fuentes and party sweeps all provincial posts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Candidates under the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Liberal Party slate led by incumbent South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes swept all provincial elective posts in… »

Mining and Mercury in Mount Diwata Today

The grinding rumble of rock against metal is a constant soundtrack to daily life in Barangay Mount Diwata in Monkayo, Compostela Valley. The din comes from ball mills spinning away… »

Duterte camp confident they can have an ally as House Speaker

DAVAO CITY – The camp of incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte, during a meeting here today, is confident they can have an ally to win the speakership of the House… »

Duterte to propose constitutional convention in next 2 years to pave way for federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte is proposing to Congress amend the 1987 Philippine constitution by starting within the next two years the process… »

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