Politics eyed in blasts as 7th school building bombed in Sultan Mastura town  

SULTAN MASTURA, Maguindanao (MindaNews/29 April) –- Another elementary school building that would be used as voting center on May 9 was bombed by still unidentified men here Thursday night, the seventh… »

Duterte authorizes lawyer to open his bank records on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 April) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, frontrunner in the Presidential race, has authorized his lawyer to go to the Bank of Philippine Islands branch on Julio… »

OFW returns in a box two months after his death

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 April) — The remains of an overseas Filipino worker who was punched to the jaw by a thief in a grocery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and who lapsed into… »

Pastor Quiboloy vows to lead revolution if Duterte gets cheated

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – International evangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy said he will spearhead a revolution if presidential candidate Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be cheated… »

3 Surigao journalists say article vs mayoralty bet not libelous

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – Three local journalists here had filed their counteraffidavit before the city prosecutor’s office Tuesday afternoon, saying the libel case filed by a mayoral… »

Filipino traders to do mission to Malaysia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – A group of businessmen from the Philippines will do a business mission to Malaysia next month to firm up shipping of consumer goods between the… »

P42M residential center for orphaned kids opens in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) opened on Thursday its P42-million residential care center, which is said to be the first of its kind… »

Duterte camp: Trillanes is desperate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – The camp of presidential candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte called Sen. Antonio Trillanes “desperate” amid his new accusation thrown at the Davao City mayor about his alleged undeclared wealth of P211… »

Duterte supporter makes a scene in Liberal Party event for ARMM bets

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – Call it awkward moment in the middle of the Liberal Party’s “show of force” gathering here Tuesday when the last speaker at the… »

Canadian’s body found in remote Sulu village

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – The body of Canadian kidnap victim John Ridsdel was found in a remote village in Talipao, Sulu this morning. “Wala naman pong nakita… »

Top bets for prez, VP, Senate spend P54M daily on pol ads

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism EVEN WITH just part of their campaign spending captured by Nielsen Media’s monitoring of their political ads from Feb.… »

Duterte: Joma Sison coming home to talk peace

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 27 April) – Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has committed to come home to talk peace,… »

Soldier freed after 5 days in NPA custody; five more still held captive in Mindanao

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/27 April) — A soldier seized at an “Army” checkpoint manned by the New People’s Army (NPA) early morning of April 21 in Malasila town was released… »

Over 400 ‘flying voters’ in Siargao excluded in voters’ list

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – A total of 451 voters in a town in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte will be removed from the voters’ list, a… »

Davao police ready for election

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – With only 12 days left before the May 9 elections, police authorities here said they are ready to secure the elections in Davao City. Speaking during the joint AFP-PNP press conference at the… »

Signing of agreement for biggest reclamation project in Mindanao postponed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – The signing of the joint venture agreement (JVA) between Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Engr. Victor S. Songco, president of the Mega Harbour Port… »

Norovirus kills 5 in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – The mortality cases due to acute gastroenteritis (AGE) that is caused by norovirus rose to five, as the Oficina de Salud or City… »

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of North Cotabato gov

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — The Sandiganbayan First Division issued a warrant of arrest Tuesday against North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Taliñoo-Mendoza for a case involving a procurement of diesel by the provincial… »

Kidapawan dispersal: 94 officials face raps at Deputy Ombudsman

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Ninety-four police, military and local officials and Cabinet secretaries are facing charges before the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao for their alleged role… »

2 killed, 1 hurt in Davao Sur clash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Two persons were killed and another one was wounded in a clash between soldiers and suspected New People’s Army rebels on Tuesday morning in Davao del Sur. The encounter occurred… »

12 towns in ARMM classified as ‘areas of immediate concern’

AWANG, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 April) – Special Boards of Election Inspectors (SBEI) will be deployed in towns of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao identified as “areas of… »

Canadian PM condemns beheading of Abu kidnap victim

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued on Tuesday a statement condemning the death of Canadian national John Ridsdel in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf… »

Canadian kidnap victim executed by Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 26 April) – The severed head of a Canadian national was found in front of the municipal town hall in Jolo, Sulu Monday, the deadline set… »

Naval TF TawiTawi  chases Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — The Naval Task Force Tawi-Tawi was in hot pursuit Sunday night of a speedboat with heavily armed men on board, believed to be combat fighters… »

NPA frees 5 cops in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The New People’s Army (NPA) released on Monday the five police officers it held as captives for nine days in Purok 1, Brgy. Lumiad in Paquibato District here. Davao City Mayor… »

Dispersal of supporters of detained Iligan mayor called off

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The Philippine National Police ordered its anti-riot police unit back to the barracks after a follower of Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia suffered a cardiac… »

Presidential bets vow to end labor contractualization

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — All Presidential candidates promised to put a stop to “endo” or labor contractualization in the country if they win. The candidates spoke before the final… »

Duterte, Cayetano top ADDU off-campus survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano led in the off-campus electoral survey of the Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU). The survey, conducted from April 4-16 among 1,178… »

Presidential bets answer Babu Amina’s “will we ever live in peace?” query

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) — Babu Amina of Datu Piang, Maguindanao asked the five Presidential bets during the last Presidential Debate in Pangasinan on Sunday evening a question… »

Abueva: Duterte presidency will open door to amend Consti for federalism

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – A Duterte Presidency will open the door for the amendment of the 1987 Constitution to allow for the shift from the present unitary, Presidential form… »

Duterte: from non-entity in Pulse Asia surveys to Presidential frontrunner

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – When Pulse Asia started its nationwide survey on the May 2016 Elections in June 2014, Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now the Presidential frontrunner, was… »

Duterte widens lead by 12% in April 12-17 Pulse Asia survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – Presidential frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte widened his lead by 12 percentage points with 34% of the voters nationwide choosing him if elections were… »

Pass BBL in 2 years; make Bangsamoro pilot for federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /23 April) — A Moro civil society leader said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) needs to be passed “not later than two years from now” in accordance with… »

Duterte on losing the election due to rape remarks: So what?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 April) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Dutete said he won’t mind losing the presidential election due to the backlash created by his statement on the rape… »

“Be positive, pro-active, aware of the gains of the peace process”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – Mindanao’s lone Cardinal, Orlando Quevedo urged participants to a peace symposium here to “be positive, be pro-active and be aware of the gains of the… »

DavOr’s Almarios, Davao City’s Nograles back Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – Two political personalities from a powerful clan in Davao Oriental and a representative from Davao City’s first district have thrown their support to the… »

Army recovers part of rice seized by NPA rebels

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – The military recovered on Tuesday more than 400 sacks of rice, part of the 1,200 sacks seized by suspected New People’s… »

Worker dies after falling inside coal plant in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – A sub-contract worker of Therma South Inc. (TSI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., died Wednesday afternoon after he fell three floors high inside the first unit… »

16 of 30 armed police fired their guns in Kidapawan dispersal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Sixteen of 30 members of the armed unit of the Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) contingent that dispersed a three-day baricade in Kidapawan City on April… »

PAO chief to police: drop charges vs farmers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – The chief of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) has asked the police to drop the cases against 81 persons, mostly farmers, who were charged with… »

Project NOAH starts thermal scanning on Mt. Apo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – A team from Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) started on Wednesday morning the thermal scanning of the portion of Mt. Apo damaged by massive fire that lasted for more… »

Cardinal Quevedo convenes sympo on Bangsamoro transition from Aquino to next admin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – A symposium to tackle the Bangsamoro peace process as it transitions from the Aquino administration to the next will be convened by Mindanao’s… »

5 cops abducted by NPA not prisoners of war, says Davao Region’s top cop

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – The five police officers who were reportedly abducted by the New People’s Army (NPA) last Saturday in Paquibato District in this city are… »

Fire out declared in Bukidnon’s Kitanglad and Kalatungan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – After two weeks of continuous cloud seeding, rains finally blanketed Mt. Kitanglad, putting out the fires that threatened the 47,270-hectare national… »

DTI service caravan set in Davao City to help MSMEs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 will stage a three-day service caravan here that will gather under one roof the agency’s services and even that… »

Sonar scanner deployed to look for missing soldier off Samal Island

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – A private company deployed since Monday a sonar scanner to look for the soldier who went missing after a proficiency dive at Angel’s… »

US Embassy Manila donates barracks to Sulu police

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – The United States Embassy in Manila donated to the Philippine National Police (PNP) a newly-refurbished building at the Sulu Training Center in Camp… »

Duterte camp confident he will still lead the race despite..

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continues to lead the Presidential race with 32% and 33% in the latest surveys conducted by Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations… »

Two NGCP towers bombed in North Cotabato

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 April) — Two towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in North Cotabato were bombed on Tuesday morning. Towers 95 and 96, located in Brgy.… »

Davao City okays ordinance on separate area for halal products

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 April) —  The Davao City Council approved on third and final reading Tuesday An ordinance requiring a separate area for halal products in business establishments. The measure, authored by Councilor… »

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