11 hurt in Maguindanao highway accident

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — Eleven passengers of a public utility van were hurt when their vehicle overturned in Maguindanao early on Friday, Oct. 31. Driver Carlo Arancilla said he… »

Sarangani to finish housing project for indigenous folk in 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — The provincial government of Sarangani is targeting the completion early next year of two model housing projects funded by the National Housing Authority (NHA)… »

GenSan automates Local Civil Registrar’s office

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — Processing birth certificates and other related documents here is now much easier and faster with the completion of the Office of the Local Civil… »

Dengue cases in Surigao City highest in 10 years

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Oct) – Dengue cases here have reached unprecedented levels in the last 10 years, with 501 cases for the last 10 months wherein 3 patients… »

Kidnapped girl released by Abu captors

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 30 October) – Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf released Wednesday the eight-year-old girl they abducted more than three months ago in Zamboanga Sibugay. Released was… »

Surigao City LGU running out of anti-rabies vaccines as cases of animal bites rise

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – The City Health Office here is running out of anti-rabies vaccines as officials say the city government has no budget to cope with… »

Flower vendors hoping to make brisk sales during ‘Kalag-kalag’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – Vendors along Lt. Guillermo St. near the Cogon public market here are expecting brisk sales in the coming days as families… »

GenSan LGU allots P200M for 4 economic enterprises

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – The city government has allocated around P200 million for the operations and planned expansions of its four economic enterprises next year. City… »

GenSan requires establishments to submit tourism statistics

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – In a bid to enhance the city’s tourism development and promotion initiatives, the city government is requiring tourism establishments in the area… »

DOH eyes rabies-free Philippines by 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 October) — The Department of Health aims to eliminate rabies nationwide by 2016 instead of 2020, following a directive from Health Secretary Enrique Ona who said the… »

Bigger world market share for PH abaca looms

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 October) – Local abaca farmers should plant more abaca now that the world’s second largest supplier of the product has announced it will reduce its output starting… »

Region 12 gets P68.6M from DA for infra, livelihood

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 October) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 has released an initial P68.5 million in financial grants to eight local government units (LGUs) in… »

Father, son nabbed for shooting incident in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 October) – Police arrested a father his and son after they were implicated in a shooting incident in a videoke bar in Sasa, this city. The suspects… »

SouthCot’s Gov. Fuentes: ok to Bangsamoro but “be sure it will solve problems”

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/27 Oct) — South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes does not have anything against the establishment of the Bangsamoro government but wants to be sure that the Bangsamoro Basic… »

Rodriguez to IPs in Bangsamoro: “Do not worry. IPRA will be applicable”

UPI, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 October) — The chair of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (AHCBBL) has assured residents of this predominantly Lumad town that… »

How not to conduct the Bangsamoro public hearings

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) — The House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (AHCBBL) scheduled a three-day one-town, four-city series of public hearings from October 22… »

Committee on Bangsamoro Law has two old warriors as members

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) — Sulu st district Representative Tupay Loong and Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon sat beside each other at the end of the four-hour public hearing on the… »

House committee assures broad consultations on Bangsamoro Basic Law

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — Leaders of the House ad hoc committee studying the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or House Bill 4994 assured on Monday that all key areas… »

Police in Region 12 on full alert for holidays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — The Police Regional Office 12 placed all police units in the region on full alert starting Monday in connection with the upcoming observance of… »

Mindanawon installed as President of New York’s St. John’s University

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) — Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, a Dabawenyo and an alumnus of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) is the new President of the St. John’s University… »

Anti-trafficking task force rescues 4 women in Zambo  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/26 October) – Four women from Metro Manila were rescued Saturday noon by the multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF), in an east coast barangay here. Senior… »

3 more of 7 suspected MERS-CoV cases in Zambo City test negative

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – Another three of the seven persons who were suspected to have been afflicted with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) tested negative of the… »

2nd Industrial Park dev’t Zamboecozone’s focus in 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – The Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Zamboecozone) will focus next year on developing the Second Industrial Park at the Zamboecozone area. Christopher… »

Malaysians eye Bangsamoro investment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October)—Malaysian companies are looking to invest in oil palm and rubber plantations in the envisioned Bangsamoro region as part of Kuala Lumpur’s continuing support to the peace… »

Safety, security always a concern — BIMP-EAGA tourism officials

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – Safety and security are always a concern for tourism industry stakeholders, tourism officials from the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)… »

South Cotabato adopts unified communication system for security, disaster

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 October) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated around P4 million for the development of a unified security and disaster communication system in the… »

POC-South Cotabato gets P10M for 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 October) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated around P10 million for the implementation of various plans, programs and activities next year of the… »

After 20 years, BIMP-EAGA comes full circle in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 October) – The Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) has come full circle here today (Thursday) 20 years after its launching,… »

Residents near famous pink sand beach in Sta. Cruz Island worried over eco-tourism project if they don’t get land title

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – A tribal leader here said they fear for their homes in Little Sta. Cruz Island, home of the famous beach with pink sands,… »

Mindanao to be key player in ASEAN economic integration, says biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – Where does Mindanao sit in the scheme of things in the upcoming ASEAN economic integration? The answer is that there will be no… »

FVR advises BBL crafters to revisit 1976 Tripoli Agreement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – Former president Fidel V. Ramos said the proceedings of the draft of the law creating the Bangsamoro, which is being deliberated in Congress… »

ASEAN members can help protect West Philippine Sea – FVR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – Former president Fidel V. Ramos said Wednesday that the member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are in the best position to protect… »

Surigao health officials worried over leprosy victims who avoid treatment

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – The City Health Office here said there are only a few documented cases of leprosy, but its officials are worried that more people… »

2 soldiers killed by BIFF in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – Two soldiers assigned to secure a government hospital in Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao were gunned down by suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom… »

DA-12 P75M complex to be completed in 2015 Q2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is pushing for the completion by the second quarter of 2015 its P75-million new… »

S. Kudarat road rehab gets P152M from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is investing around P152 million in the next two years for the rehabilitation and improvement of farm-to-market… »

GPH-NDF meet in Utrecht won’t take up release of soldiers held by NPA in Bukidnon

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – The release of two Army soldiers held captive by the New People’s Army in Bukidnon will not be taken up in a meeting between the… »

3 of 7 suspected MERSCoV carriers in Zambo test negative of disease

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – Three of seven persons from this city who were suspected of having the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) tested negative of the disease, the… »

Community empowerment key to disaster preparedness – official

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – Empowering communities, not high-tech gadgets, will make them better prepared for disasters, an official said. Liza Mazo, regional director of the Office of Civil Defense… »

Sarangani eyed for cacao contract-growing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) — A top cacao producer is eyeing Sarangani Province as potential expansion area for its thriving contract-growing operations. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon said top… »

Farm equipment, funds worth P204M released to Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) delivered on Wednesday around P204 million worth of farm machineries and funding for various support projects to farmers groups… »

Massive land grabbing reported in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – Officials of Tantangan town in South Cotabato have raised alarm over the alleged massive land grabbing activities in two of its villages… »

House committee to hold 4 consultations on BBL in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – The House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee studying the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will hold four major public consultations this week… »

Koronadal implements 2-peso fare hike

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – The city council here has approved an additional P2 increase in the minimum fares of tricycles plying the city proper and other major… »

Fire razes Zambo Norte town hall

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 October) – A fire that broke out early Tuesday razed to the ground the two-story semi-concrete municipal hall building of Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte, a… »

Davao group to highlight campaign vs. trafficking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – We will march against trafficking and other forms of abuses. That’s the message that Talikala, a Davao-based organization that looks into the plight… »

2 more from GenSan tested positive of HIV

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – Two more residents here have tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), bringing the total disease incidence in the area to… »

DSWD sees improvement of lives of those in CCT program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 sees significant improvements in the next four years in the lives… »

Davao City to hold Ebola awareness summit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — The City Health Office will be hosting an Ebola awareness summit Tuesday afternoon at the Marco Polo Hotel at the request of City Mayor Rodrigo… »

BIR-Western Mindanao exceeds September collection by P102.7M

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 October) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) exceeded by P102,783,255.53 its target revenue collection goal for the month of September this year in Western Mindanao. Alert… »

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