Threats to survival of Philippine Eagle persist

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Threats to the survival of the Philippine Eagle remain to persist amid efforts of private organizations to educate the public about it. Andi… »

Get yourself tested: Health experts on new HIV strain

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Following the Department of Health’s public advisory on Thursday about the newly-discovered stronger strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), local health experts expressed their concern… »

50,000 farmers to benefit from TESDA’s P500M scholarship program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Around 50,000 farmers and their dependents from various parts of the country are set to benefit from a P500-million scholarship program for… »

Mindanao seen as major production base for export halal products

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Mindanao could become a major production base for export-quality halal products once the proposed “Philippine Halal Act of 2015” is eventually passed.… »

Davao’s water district to put up gensets in satellite stations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Davao City Water District is planning to put up generating sets in its satellite stations in Tugbok, Toril, Lubogan, Cabantian, Panacan, Riverside Calinan,… »

PH communities can earn from backpack tourism – Israeli envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) – Communities can earn by tapping their potential for backpack tourism, the Israeli ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at an agriculture seminar… »

IED recovered in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) — An improvised explosive device planted near a national road in North Cotabato was successfully defused Tuesday afternoon by Army bomb experts. In a statement, Capt.… »

DA releases P1B agri projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 March) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) released on Tuesday nearly P1 billion worth of agriculture-based projects and equipment to various farmers’ organizations and local government… »

Maguindanao to declare state of calamity as offensive intensifies vs BIFF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) – A provincial board member is proposing the declaration of a state of calamity in the entire province of Maguindanao as more residents are fleeing in… »

“Bakwit” population in Maguindanao now at 54,000

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 March 2015) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (ARMM-HEART) has recorded at least 54,370 internally displaced persons (IDPS)… »

Evacuees in Maguindanao bewail hardships caused by displacement

SHARIFF SAYDONA, Maguindanao (MindaNews/02 March) – Crossing rivers at nighttime with children and carabaos either on foot or aboard motorboats. This was just one of the hardships that civilians displaced… »

5 aliens among targets in all-out offensive in Maguindanao

AWANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/02 March) – Military and police authorities in Maguindanao are hunting down four “Indonesians” and an “Arab-looking chemist” who were reportedly hiding in the province with Filipino bomb… »

Water rationing up in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 March) – In addition to 4-hour daily rotational blackouts, residents will have to deal with water rationing due to decreasing supply from the source. Engr. Teotimo Reyes… »

15 MSMEs in Sarangani to avail of DTI’s biz development program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — Fifteen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Sarangani Province are set to benefit from an innovative business development program of the Department of… »

GenSan BFP to launch fire safety awareness campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel will launch this week a “house-to-house” information and awareness campaign on fire prevention and safety in connection with… »

Cop shooting 23 times trike driver mistaken as thief an overkill – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte called overkill the case of a policeman who shot 23 times a tricycle driver he mistook for a thief… »

DPWH asks UPMin to fasttrack design for sports complex

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – The Department of Public Works and Highways has asked the University of the Philippines Mindanao to fasttrack its designs for the Davao City… »

Basilan bishop on blast: ‘Don’t drag religion’

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 February)–Catholic Bishop Martin Jumoad, head of the Prelature of Isabela de Basilan, has urged “not to drag religion” into the bomb explosion that hit Lamitan City Friday… »

Chamber to promote Davao ICON in Dubai trade fair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February)–In a bid to bring in more foreign investors here, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) will be participating in a major trade… »

DepEd-Davao releases new guidelines on physical exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February)– The Department of Education (DepEd) revealed Friday the revised guidelines of the City Health Office’s (CHO) requirements for the annual physical exam of teachers and non-teaching… »

DepEd-12 to military, BIFF: Spare schools, children from fighting

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 called on the military and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Friday to spare the… »

4 escapees recaptured in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) — Police and jail operatives separately recaptured on Thursday the four inmates who bolted the Malapatan District Jail in Sarangani Province in a violent jailbreak… »

Blackouts in Zambo City stretch to 4 hours daily

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – Rotational blackouts in the city have increased from two to four hours daily. Engr. George Ledesma, Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) general manager, attributed the… »

Central fish port eyed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) — The city council has asked the City Agriculture Office and the City Planning and Development Office to study the feasibility of operating a central fish… »

Military heightens security measures in North Cotabato, Maguindanao

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/26 Feb) – The military has stepped up its security measures in North Cotabato and Maguindanao following a directive from Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Gregorio… »

MILF commander who stopped Mamasapano clash shuns interview with BOI

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 Feb) – A commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front who was instrumental in stopping the clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25 has refused to… »

NDF releases 3 cops in Surigao del Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Northeastern Mindanao Region (NDFP-NEMR) released Thursday the three policemen in Surigao del Norte who were held captive since late… »

“Justice for civilian killed, justice for carabao and cow killed”

TUKANALIPAO. Mamasapano, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 Feb) –  Twenty-nine year old Zayna Kiang wants to know when the promised compensation for civilian victims of the Mamasapano tragedy would be given since it’s been… »

Suspected car thief yields in Tacurong City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — A car theft suspect who bolted the South Cotabato provincial jail last Monday is back in prison after surrendering voluntarily to jail authorities on… »

‘My daughter died in my arms’: Civilian victims of Mamasapano clash cope with pain

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 Feb) – Civilians who were wounded in the clash a month ago between Moro rebels and personnel of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in Barangay… »

1 inmate killed, 3 others hurt in Sarangani jailbreak

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — An inmate was killed while three others were wounded following a violent jailbreak at the district jail in Malapatan town in Sarangani Province on… »

MILF guerrillas watch from a distance as PNP Board of Inquiry visits encounter site  

SITIO ALILING, Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 25 Feb) –“Tingnan nyo, basta may coordinate, wala talagang problema (See, if there’s coordination, there is really no problem), Moro Islamic Liberation Front… »

Talama: Rewarding the unheralded heroes of conservation

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Since its proclamation as a national park in 1990, and later as a full-fledged protected area in 2000 through Republic Act 8978, timber… »

Birdwatching temporarily suspended in Mt. Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Birdwatching activities in the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park have been suspended effective Feb. 17, according to the Office of the Protected Area… »

7 killed, 23 wounded in Army-ASG clash in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Seven people – five suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and two soldiers – were killed while 23 others were wounded in a firefight Wednesday… »

43 GenSan fishermen jailed in Indonesia return home

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – At least 43 fishermen from this city who were arrested and detained in Indonesia last year due to illegal fishing have finally… »

Barangay exec nabbed in SouthCot buy-bust operation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNEws / 25 Feb) – Anti-drug operatives arrested late Tuesday night an elected barangay official in Banga town in South Cotabato in a drug buy-bust operation in the area.… »

PNP Board of Inquiry members visit clash site with survivor as guide

TUKANALIPAO, Mamasapano (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – the PNP Board of Inquiry on Tuesday tracked the path taken by the Special Action Force commandos last Jan. 25 when they launched Oplan “Exodus”… »

‘Bakwits’ in Pikit advised to go home after joint AFP-MILF clearing operations

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The military given the go signal for the internally displaced persons (IDPs or “bakwits”) in this town to return home after the Army… »

PNP’s board of inquiry starts 3-day mission to Mamapasano

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Philippine National Police board of inquiry (BOI) embarked on a three-day mission to Mamasapano town in Maguindanao on Tuesday as part of the… »

Davao allots P600M to upgrade solid waste management program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The city council passed on third reading Tuesday Supplemental Budget 1 (SB1) amounting to P600 million to fund new equipment for the upgrade… »

All set for Zambo’s 1st bird festival

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – All is set for the holding of the first local bird festival to be hosted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences… »

MGB to conduct geological study on coastal erosion in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) is set to conduct a comprehensive geological study to determine the real cause and extent of… »

Davao Light to try exempting hospitals, water district from rotating brownouts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) will try to insulate hospitals and the Davao City Water District (DCWD) pumping stations from the… »

Davao’s water district seeks exempton from watershed development ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Davao City Water District (DCWD) will be seeking exemption from the ban on development at one of the city’s watersheds in Tamugan… »

Task group intercepts P104.8-M imported rice shipment off Sulu  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/23 February) – Operatives of the Joint Task Group Sulu seized off Sulu on Monday some P104.8 million shipment of imported smuggled rice aboard four vessels, including a… »

Mindanao breaks world record for planting 2.29 M trees in a single day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 Feb) — “Treevolution: Greening MindaNow” made it to Guinness The Guinness World Record (GWR) announced that Mindanao has the “most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations” during… »

Xavier U to honor Deles, Ferrer and Iqbal in graduation rites

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 Feb) — Xavier University has invited Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles; Government Peace Panel Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer; and Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the… »

Manhunt ordered vs fugitive carnapping suspect

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 Feb) — South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes has ordered a province-wide manhunt against a carnapping suspect who escaped from the South Cotabato Regional Detention Center or… »

Over 20 houses burned as Army, MILF continue operations vs BIFF in North Cotabato

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/22 Feb) – Over 20 houses were reportedly burned in the outskirts of this town as government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) continued separate… »

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