Mobile devices to be used in poverty reduction survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be allocating tablets and other mobile devices for its numerators during the second round of assessment for… »

“Usahay” composer’s original version: Because “love is always, not just sometimes”

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/18 April) — Noemi Raymundo Ortega was a majorette at the Davao Central Institute in Toril district in the 1950s when she met Gregorio Responso Labja, band leader… »

Construction of sports complex in UP Mindanao campus begins

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The construdction of the first phase of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines Mindanao campus will begin soon as… »

6 soldiers wounded in BIFF grenade attack during blackout

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Six soldiers were wounded, one in serious condition, when suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters harassed two Army detachments in Maguindanao… »

Drought exacts toll on Cotabato farmers

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Farmer Deylon Musa, 62, shared boiled rice and steamed camote tops with his wife Pundo and a five-year-old granddaughter for lunch on Thursday… »

Logging supervisor, 2 aides killed in NPA ambush in S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – A logging supervisor and two of his aides were reportedly killed in an ambush perpetrated by the New People’s Army in the mountains… »

32,000 vacancies up for grabs in Labor Day Zambo jobs fair

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that more than 32,000 job vacancies are up for grabs in the Labor Day Jobs… »

Criminal charges to be filed against 90 MILF/BIFF/PAGs for SAF 35 deaths

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Criminal charges are being prepared against 90 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and private armed… »

Customer service most in demand jobs in Mindanao – JobStreet.com

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – The most in demand specializations for fresh graduates in Mindanao right now are those job positions in customer service. Maria Roselyn Ombao, marketing manager… »

DENR-12 allots P7M for reforestation of 3 Maguindanao, SouthCot upland villages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has allotted around P7 million for the reforestation of three upland… »

Duterte pushes UPMin sports complex project at city council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte urged the city council to revise an ordinance that initially authorized the City Mayor’s Office to sign for the… »

Davao LGU working on 3rd supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) ­– The city government is scheduling the release of supplemental budget 3 (SB3) by July this year after this week’s approval of the P465-million… »

Former S. Kudarat town councilor killed in ambush

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – A former municipal councilor of Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat was killed on Wednesday night in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the area.… »

DTI-IX to relaunch elibrary

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-IX is relaunching its electronic library (elibrary) to guide potential investors about business opportunities of the region.… »

Mindanao power woes worsen as Pulangi, Lake Lanao water levels drop

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — It’s the same story every summer. The water levels in Pulangi River in Bukidnon and Lake Lanao, major sources of hydropower in Mindanao, continued… »

Kato deputy now heads BIFF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – A Middle East-educated sheik (Islamic scholar) now leads the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) after its founding chair Amiril Umra Kato died of cardiac arrest on… »

Zamboanga police: kidnappers using social media to look for victims

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – Posts on social media sites like Facebook can make users targets of kidnappers if they were not careful with what they share online, a police… »

DOST installs 72 weather monitoring systems in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has installed a total of 72 weather monitoring systems in various parts of Region 12 in the… »

Rural health districts pushed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — In a bid to strengthen the city’s public health delivery system, a city councilor is pushing for the establishment of eight rural health districts… »

Charges filed against kidnappers in Zambo Sur; P60-M ransom demanded

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — Police have filed criminal charges against five of the 10 suspected kidnappers who seized two children and a bakery worker last March 31 in Pitogo,… »

Ustadz Amiril Umra Kato: “I am against never-ending peace negotiations”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – Ustadz Amiril Umra Kato, the first chair of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a breakaway group from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) succumbed… »

MILF, mayor confirm BIFF founder Amiril Umra Kato is dead

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – Ustadz Amiril Umra Kato, founder of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) passed away Tuesday, Mayor Samsoddin “Pink” Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town… »

Dengue cases in Zambo City dip in Q1

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – The number of dengue cases in the city went down by over 50% during the first quarter this year compared to the same period last… »

South Cotabato allots P3M for plastic fish cages in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 April) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an initial P3 million for the rollout this year of innovative plastic fish cages to help… »

Rotational blackouts in Zambo reach 6-7 hours daily

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – Power outages in the city have stretched to 6-7 hours daily prompting the local electric cooperative to negotiate with an independent power producer for the… »

Davao among PH cities with high HIV prevalence rates

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – The Department of Health (DOH) has raised a red flag for Davao City for being one of the six cities in the country to have… »

Davao to lend security support to Palaro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) — The city will beef up security along roads to and from Davao del Norte for the duration of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa, which will be… »

GenSan moves to free 4 kidnapped businessmen

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 April) — The city government has mobilized its personnel to assist efforts for the immediate and safe release of four businessmen from this city who were… »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ conquers Cebu channel

SAN REMIGIO, Cebu (MindaNews/13 April) — Lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” P. Macarine crossed the channel between Bantayan Island and San Remigio town in Northern Cebu on Sunday, achieving yet another… »

53 has of tree plantations burned in grassfires in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – At least 53 hectares of tree plantations here and the neighboring areas have been devastated due to major grassfires in the last several weeks.… »

Boat overturns off Dapitan; all 31 tourists and crew rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – Thirty-one persons, 28 of them tourists, were rescued when the motorboat they were riding overturned Saturday near Aliguay Island, Dapitan City, the police reported. Quoting… »

Foreign cargo ship makes emergency stopover in Zambo as amok kills 2

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – A Liberian cargo ship owned by the Foremost Group of China made an emergency stopover here Sunday after one of its crew members ran amok… »

2 teenage human trafficking victims rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – The Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of the local police rescued on Saturday two teenage human trafficking victims at a pension house in Barangay… »

Rodriguez: BBL okay assured, but for eight provisions

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – The chair of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will push for the passage of the… »

NHA turns over P12.6-M new houses to Zambo ‘bakwits’  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/11 April) – The government on Friday turned over 50 loftable duplex housing units worth P12.6 million to families displaced during the 21-day standoff between government and the… »

At least 70 families left homeless in Datu Paglas market fire

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – At least 70 families were rendered homeless Friday night as fire razed dozens of houses near a rural bank in the town market of Datu… »

MAS LINGAW SA MINDANAW: Go zipline riding in Aliwagwag Falls

Karen Lou Deloso / Davao Oriental Provincial Information Officer DAVAO ORIENTAL (MindaNews/11 April) – The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental opened on Sunday, April 5, the newly completed zipline ride… »

Basilan barangay official, escort slain in Basilan ambush  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – A village official and his security escort ewre killed in an ambush by suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) early Saturday in Sumisip,… »

Extortion eyed in discovery of explosives inside bus in Tacurong

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — Police are eyeing extortion as behind the recovery of several explosives inside a passenger bus in Tacurong City in Sutan Kudarat province before noon… »

VM Duterte assures no delay in construction of P8-B sports complex at UP Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte assured there would be no delay in the paperwork necessary for the building of an P8-billion sports complex at the… »

Davao City to crack whip on illegal tricycles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — The city council is contemplating moves to crack down on unregistered tricycles and shops using such contraptions after receiving complaints from a transport operators group… »

DA prepares for cloud seeding in Region 12 to counter dry spell

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has started preparations for the conduct of cloud seeding activities in parts of Region 12 in a bid to… »

Troops thwart bomb plot in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 April) – Troops foiled Friday an attempt by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits to set off an improvised bomb in Jolo, Sulu, a military official said. Capt. Maria… »

6 Abus, 2 soldiers killed in Sulu clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 April) – Eight suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group and two soldiers died in a two-hour firefight Thursday in the province of Sulu, a military official… »

Crisis committee, task force formed to address Sibugay town mayor abduction

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The provincial government of Zamboanga Sibugay has activated a Crisis Management Committee (CMC) as well as a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to… »

Students hope for peaceful Mindanao through peace journalism

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – Students and teachers from various schools in the Caraga Region expressed their hope for peace through responsible and balanced journalism during a peace… »

Easter Sunday Mindanao-wide power outage traced to technical problem

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said that the Easter Sunday Mindanao-wide blackout was traced to a technical problem at the… »

Davao’s city council approves P463M supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – The City Council here on Tuesday afternoon approved a city government release of its second supplemental budget (SB2) in the amount of P463,819,084.10, for the… »

DOLE pushes to improve labor policies in fishing industry

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Apr) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is pushing for the harmonization of various policies and regulations governing the operations of fishing… »

RDC-12 endorses P90.7B budget for line agencies, GOCCs, universities and colleges

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Apr) – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has endorsed a budget of around P90.768 billion for the operations next year of… »

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