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Hataman names humanitarian, rescue workers as ‘new heroes’

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has named members of ARMM’s Humanitarian Action...

Palafox: Good urban plan for Marawi to attract investors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Prominent Filipino architect Felino Palafox Jr. said a good master plan would attract new investors to Marawi...

Palafox to lead creation of Metro Davao Urban Master Plan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Prominent Filipino urban planner Architect Felino Palafox Jr. will sit at the helm of the Metro Davao...

UST starts prep work for GenSan campus

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) ­– The University of Santos Tomas (UST) has started preparations for the initial development phase of its...

Koronadal LGU releases P1.3M to assist traders affected by fire

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – The city government released over the weekend P1.3 million in financial assistance to traders who were affected...

DILG approves P49M water system projects in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has approved the implementation of 17 water...

P10M budget to craft Davao City’s tourism master plan approved

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has approved the P10-million budget for the crafting of...

Police nabs Cotabato fugitive

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – A fugitive considered one of the most wanted in North Cotabato was arrested after being on the run...

Duterte to issue proclamation tagging NPA as “terrorists”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) -- President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated on Saturday he will not go back to the negotiating table with the...

Duterte: lifting martial law in Mindanao depends on military, police

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) -- Lifting martial law in Mindanao's 27 provinces and 33 cities will depend on what the military and...

Region 12 ties with Region 1 as 100% passer in Good Financial Housekeeping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) -- Region 12, comprising the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, their 45 towns and...

7 Mindanao provinces, 12 cities, 96 towns earn Seal of Good Local Governance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) -- Seven of Mindanao's 27 provinces, 12 of its 33 cities and 96 of its 427 towns have...

Gov’t to reopen 8 barangays in Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 November) – Another set of “Kambalingan,” a Maranao term for homecoming, will be undertaken as the government eyes to reopen at least eight...

Gov’t and IS-allied groups violated humanitarian law, human rights in Marawi — Amnesty International

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Nov) -- Government forces, the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups and their allied forces committed violations of international humanitarian...

Close to 2,200 households removed from 4Ps list in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and development (DSWD) in Region 12 has delisted nearly 2,200 households this year from the...

GenSan officials eye DOST’s road train for mass transport system

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 November) -- City officials are looking at the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) innovative “train-like bus” dubbed Hybrid Electric Road Train...

Drug syndicates moving out of Region 12, says PDEA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 November) -- Illegal drug syndicates have reportedly started to move out from Region 12 as a result of the government’s continuing intensified...

Boransing turns over manuscript of his memoirs to MSU-IIT History Department

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) --  A former Vice President of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) here turned over on...

After Marawi, AFP to focus on NPA in Mindanao — General Guerrero

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – Government troops assigned in Marawi City might be deployed to areas in Mindanao beset by the communist-led insurgency now that military...

Sarangani provincial hospital to open in December

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November)-- The provincial government of Sarangani is targeting to open by next month its newly-completed provincial hospital in Alabel town. Sarangani...

DOST’s road train makes maiden demo run in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November) -- The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) innovative “train-like bus” dubbed Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) made its maiden demonstration run...

NPA apologizes for baby’s death in Bukidnon ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November) -- The New People's Army (NPA) on Wednesday expressed apologies for the death of a four-month old baby girl in...

“Keyboard army” amplifying impression of support for Duterte’s drug war — report

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November) -- Members of a "keyboard army" are being paid to amplify the impression that the Duterte administration’s “brutal crackdown on...

Cardinal on desecration of chapel: “be calm” and follow path of peace, not revenge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 November) -- Mindanao's lone Cardinal,  Orlando Quevedo on Tuesday condemned the "abhorrent desecration" of the Catholic chapel in Labu-labu,...

NPA seizes 2 cops in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 November) -- New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas abducted two policemen in Surigao del Norte on Monday afternoon. Police provincial director Senior Supt. Anthony Maghari identified...

Indonesia Fashion Expo set in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 November) – A three-day 1st Indonesia Fashion Expo (IFE) 2017 will be staged at the Abreeza Mall of Davao from November 24 to...

Madrigal is new chief of Eastern Mindanao Command

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Nov) – Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal is the new chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), the Armed Forces...

Search on for Datu Bago awardees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) -- The Datu Bago Awardees Organization Inc. (DBAOI) is now accepting nominations for the Datu Bago Awards, the highest recognition given to...

“Pinoy Aquaman” finishes 17.83-km Bohol swim

PANGLAO, Bohol (MindaNews/13 November) – Environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine bucked strong currents on Sunday to complete his swim from Pamilacan...

Town treasurer, husband nabbed in anti-drug drive in Sultan Kudarat

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 November) -- Anti-drug operatives arrested the acting municipal treasurer of Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat province and her husband who were tagged...

P2M allotted for livelihood project of 4Ps beneficiaries in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/13 November) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has allotted some P2 million for the rollout of a...

Cop, soldier, baby killed; 9 others injured in series of NPA attacks

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) --  Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA)  attacked a military reconnaissance patrol in the...

Rescued Abu Sayyaf captives turned over to Vietnamese Embassy rep

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) --  The Western Mindanao Command on Sunday turned over to a representative of the Vietnamese Embassy three Vietnamese...

ARMM towns cited for good governance: from 6 last year to 19 this year

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) --  From zero in 2015 to six in 2016, there are now 19 towns and one city in...

Pinoy Aquaman’ to swim from Balicasag Island to Panglao in Bohol

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) -- Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine will endure another record-setting 15-kilometer open water swim...

200 families flee NorthCot town due to air strike, ground ops vs BIFF

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) -- At least 200 families from two villages in Carmen, North Cotabato evacuated to safer areas in nearby Aleosan...

Davao biz leaders to ASEAN: unite vs terror, negotiate as one bloc for trade...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must sit down and think as one community to address terrorism and...

P1.1M given to former rebels in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – The North Cotabato provincial government has released P1.1 million in livelihood assistance to 18 former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who yielded...

ASEAN leaders’ spouses to get Davao’s Malagos Chocolates as tokens

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – City Tourism Office (CTO) head Generose Tecson said choosing chocolates from the hometown of President Rodrigo R....

5 NPAs arrested in Lake Sebu operation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – Joint police and Army operatives arrested five suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels in an operation...

NYC pushes for institutionalization of youth plan

DAVAO CTY (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – The National Youth Commission (NYC) is pushing for the institutionalization of the Philippine Youth Development Plan 2017-2022...

LTO-12 to start issuing driver’s license cards with 5-year validity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 12 is targeting to start by next week the...

PNP hunts suspects behind soldier’s killing in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – Authorities in Carmen, North Cotabato have intensified their pursuit operations against the two suspects behind the killing last...

Portion of P75B coco levy fund will be set aside for R&D

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – A portion of the P75-billion coco levy fund will be allocated for research and development, Philippine Coconut...

75 small-scale mine tunnels in SouthCot facing closure

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – Some 75 small-scale mine tunnels in T’boli town in South Cotabato are facing possible closure after...

Passenger van set ablaze in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – Unidentified armed men burned a passenger van from this city in a coastal village in Maasim...

Police intensifies hunt vs Cotabato agri officer’s killers

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – Authorities intensified their manhunt for the suspects responsible for the killing on Wednesday of the municipal agriculture...

Trial run of road train in GenSan a go

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) -- It’s all systems go for the trial run here of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) innovative...

Diarrhea cases on the rise in Sarangani village

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) -- Health personnel in Sarangani Province have launched emergency health interventions to contain the rising cases of diarrhea at a remote...

P2.45-B for Yolanda rehab fully accounted for — PCA chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 November) – The P2.45-billion budget given to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in line with the Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program has...

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