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8-year old kidnap victim freed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 February) -- An eight-year old boy who was kidnapped in Zamboanga Sibugay and held hostage in Sulu for almost seven months...

German kidnap victim confirmed dead

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /28 Feb) -- Authorities have confirmed the death of a 70-year old German national in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf...

Environmentalists to pro-mining groups: Secretary Lopez a blessing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – Calling her a “blessing”, environmentalists have come to the defense of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez from pro-mining groups who...

Lascañas pens tell-all journal: Duterte rule ‘a Divine Trap’

HE HAD repeatedly denied the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad or DDS at a Senate hearing just four months ago. Yet last...

Australia sees greater economic ties with PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – The Australian government has remained optimistic on the Philippines and will explore new areas of cooperation as the country...

Official offers to share Australia’s “sustainable mining practices”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – An Australian official has offered to share to the Philippine government and local industry players her country’s “sustainable and...

Yasay tells OFWs in Switzerland: no new department for OFWs

BERN, SWITZERLAND (MindaNews / 27 February) --  Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay on Sunday told overseas workers here in Switzerland that he does...

Transport strike vs jeepney phaseout paralyzes CDO, Iligan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) -- Commuters desperate to reach their destination grabbed whatever ride was available on Monday as a transport strike...

DOLE 11 eyes reducing job mismatch, unemployment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 11 will roll out Jobstart Philippines in two more cities and one...

NPA accepts Mayor Sara Duterte’s offer to talk peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) -- The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao has agreed to talk with Davao City mayor and...

Lascañas: ‘Superman’ ordered death of political enemies, innocents

By Charmaine Deogracias VERA Files They called him Superman. That was the code the Davao Death Squad allegedly gave former Davao City mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte...

Mindanao’s power mix: more coal and diesel now than hydro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) --  Non-renewable energy accounts for more than half of Mindanao’s power mix, a reversal from what it used...

Cagdianao mayor: Whale’s skeletal remains will be preserved  

CAGDIANAO, Province of Dinagat Island (MindaNews / 26 Feb) -- Mayor Adolfo Longos wants to preserve the skeletal remains of the huge sea creature...

People Power 1986 and Duterte’s destiny

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 February) --  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte believes destiny brought him to the Presidency because he won even if he had...

In Davao City, supporters troop to Rizal Park to defend Digong

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/ 26 February) -- Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gathered at the Rizal Park here during the commemoration of the 31st People Power...

1st unit of 540-MW GN Power to start end of 2017

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) --  The first of three-unit 540-mw GN Power Kauswagan Ltd. Co. in Lanao del Norte, the biggest coal-fired power in...

Davao-Manado air links urged as Davao-GenSan-Bitung sea route is set for launching

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 25 Feb) -- The government here urged the airline industry to revive flights between Davao City and Manado in the...

Duterte to BTC: “navigate the hindrances and obstructions; find a way to peace”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) -- "Navigate the hindrances and obstructions. Hanapin ninyo ang daan hanggang patungo sa kapayapaan" (Find a way to...

Panelo: Palace has nothing to do with de Lima’s arrest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 February) – Malacanang did not pressure the court into issuing an arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima, presidential legal counsel...

Duterte: “change must come from above; change and reforms from below are upheavals”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 24 February) -- As the nation is commemorating the 31st anniversary of the 1986 People Power revolution that toppled down the...

Mayor Sara Duterte to CBCP’s Villegas: “you are worse than a hundred President Dutertes”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) --  Declaring she is "not a fan of President Duterte" and that the letter she wrote is "not...

Mindanao sultanates support peace efforts, federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – Sultanates in Mindanao on Thursday declared support to the peace efforts and proposal for a shift to a federal...

NDFP-Mindanao vows to free captives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)-Mindanao has vowed to release its “prisoners of war” (POWs) as a...

DepEd XI to assess school buildings for safety

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) -- In-house teams of the Department of Education in Region XI will conduct rapid assessment of school buildings to ensure...

4.6-magnitude quake jolts Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) -- A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao City at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, leaving two women injured after a waiting shed...

Environmentalists urge CA to confirm Sec. Lopez’s appointment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – Different environmental advocates in Mindanao called on the Commission on Appointment (CA) for the confirmation of Environment...

GenSan officials endorse move to create separate congressional district

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – City officials have endorsed ongoing moves for the creation of a separate congressional or legislative district...

SUV in ‘rent-sangla’ scam recovered in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – Joint police operatives recovered in nearby Koronadal City a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that is reportedly...

Sarangani readying operationalization of P250M hospital

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – The provincial government of Sarangani is pushing for the operationalization by the third quarter of the...

NPA stages ‘lightning checkpoint’ in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – Around 50 communist rebels staged a “lightning checkpoint” along the Butuan-Cagayan de Oro national highway...

Duterte eyes ‘strategic shift’ in peace process

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said that President Rodrigo R. Duterte is eyeing a...

Wholesale Electricity Spot Market trial to start next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – The Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) will start the trial operations of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market...

Lascañas on Davao Death Squad: “media hype” in October; real in February

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Feb) -- At the Senate Committee hearing on extrajudicial killings on October 3 last year,  SPO3 Arthur Lascañas in...

Dureza: “Let us all wait” for the President’s order to return to nego table

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /20 Feb)-- After calling off the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) and ordering the arrest of its consultants...

Sema steps down as MNLF chair; Jikiri takes over

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 Feb) -- Muslimin Sema, chair of a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) since 2008 stepped down as...

Davao included in New York U study on public spaces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 February) – Davao City has been chosen, along with two cities in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, for a pilot study...

Biz group says mine closure will lead to jobs loss

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 February) – The Mindanao Business Council (MBC) on Monday said the decision of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez to close 23 mining...

Lanao Norte rido spills over into CDO; 3 killed in public market shootout

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) -- A bloody feud between two political clans in Lanao del Norte spilled over into this...

A different graduation: Children in conflict-affected areas “disengage” from MILF’s armed forces

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 19 Feb) --  It was a different "graduation" last Saturday for children under 18 who were "formally or informally associated"...

Bakwits since 2000, 2003: “We will ask the President to help us return to...

BARANGAY LAYOG, Pagalungan, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Feb) -- At the height of the wars between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...

CPP willing to return to nego table; vows to have 6 NPA captives freed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 Feb) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to heed the clamor of...

Alleged drug pusher in Davao City killed in shootout with PDEA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) -- An alleged big time drug pusher was killed in a shootout with the agents of the Philippine...

Price freeze remains in force in quake-hit Surigao – DTI

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) -- A price freeze on basic commodities continues to be enforced in the city, an official reminded local businessmen and...

After quake, killings continue in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) -- Even as the city is still trying to recover from the effects of the 6.7-magnitude quake last February 10,...

Surigao teachers undergo stress debriefing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) -- A total of 1,200 teachers who were traumatized by the 6.7-magnitude quake last February 10 underwent stress debriefing this...

AFP-NPA clashes in Davao City on Thursday: 5 killed, 15 injured

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 February) -- Five combatants from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the New People's Army (NPA) were killed...

Duterte mum on plans for peace talks with NDF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – President Rodrigo Duterte has given no hints the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front would...

PH, Russia eye defense, security cooperation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – The Philippines and Russia will sign a memorandum of understanding that aims to enhance defense and security cooperation between...

2 Army intel men killed in Marawi clash

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/17 February) -- An army intelligence officer and his subordinate were killed, while another one was severely wounded in a clash with...

CPP: NPA did not attack relief convoy

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 February) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines has denied the New People’s Army was responsible for the attack on a...

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