Asian Fruit Market opens in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – Davao City’s bid to become “the biggest fruit market” in Asia in 10 years has been given a boost with the inauguration of… »

Mindanao’s first Hyperbaric Chamber facility up by October

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – Mindanao’s first Hyperbaric Chamber facility will rise by October this year at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), a move that will strengthen… »

Surf town mayor to barangay chairs: submit names of persons involved in illegal drugs

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/25 June) – The mayor of General Luna has asked his barangay chairs to submit names of persons involved in the illegal drugs trade in the… »

TESDA , MinTVET push for Level 5 Qualifications “to enhance employability”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Mindanao Technical-Vocational Association or MinTVET are joining hands in the implementation… »

Former Abu Sayyaf captive to officials and media: Please be sensitive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 June) – A humanitarian worker who was held captive by the Abu Sayyaf for 61 days in 2008 appealed to officials and the media to please be… »

Kidnap victim’s release allegedly a “gesture of goodwill”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 24 June) – “No ransom” was reportedly paid to the Abu Sayyaf to secure the release early Friday morning of the lone Filipina among four victims kidnapped… »

12-hour blackout to hit Surigao provinces on Sunday

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) — Most areas of Surigao del Norte and parts of Surigao del Sur will experience a 12-hour blackout from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday,… »

Bangladeshi wanted by Interpol nabbed in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – A Bangladeshi national who has an arrest warrant issued by the Interpol for triple murder in the US was arrested here on Tuesday… »

CDO Press Club asks Duterte to give justice to Ampatuan Massacre victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) — Members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club on Thursday signed a manifesto urging incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and his Justice Secretary Vitaliano… »

Kidnap victim freed by Abu Sayyaf; will be presented to Duterte in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) –The lone Filipina among four victims kidnapped from a resort in the Island Garden City of Samal was freed by the Abu Sayyaf early… »

Davao City eyed as ‘broadcasting hub’ of Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – Davao City is positioned to be the “broadcasting hub” of Mindanao with state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities, incoming Presidential Communications and Operations Secretary Martin Andanar said. Andanar… »

Lopez as environment secretary to adjust to Duterte’s stand on responsible mining – Abella

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Gina Lopez, the ardent anti-mining advocate who is the latest to join President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte’s cabinet as environment secretary, will adjust to… »

Duterte’s inauguration ‘barong’ to have Mindanao ethnic touch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Chardin, a four-decade old haberdashery here, has prepared a dozen Barong Tagalog made from a synthetic non-itchy fiber just for the inauguration of… »

12 cops in Surigao Norte who tested positive in drug test facing charges

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Twelve police officers in Surigao del Norte are now facing administrative charges after being found positive during random drug testing. According to Supt.… »

Injured cop in Sarangani blast dies

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – One of the six police officers who were injured in a grenade explosion on Monday in Maasim, Sarangani Province has succumbed to… »

Surigao City grapples with water shortage

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – The water utility here has admitted it has been unable to provide enough water to its consumers since last month due to the… »

Duterte inauguration to livestream on Facebook

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Talks between incoming Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) secretary Martin Andanar and Elizabeth Hernandez, Facebook head for Public Policy in Asia Pacific,… »

Duterte reiterates call for 3 highranking PNP officials to resign

ALABEL, Sarangani (MindaNews / 22 June) – Retire now or I will ask for your resignation in public, President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte reiterated this warning on Wednesday to three highranking officials of… »

CDO earthquake drill shows a school could suffer major casualties

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Had a big earthquake hit Northern Mindanao on Wednesday, a public high school here could have suffered “major casualties,” the City Disaster… »

Pinoy Aquaman: “I’m ready for the English Channel”

PASAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Endurance swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine is ready to set a record by crossing the 21-mile (33.8km) English Channel this August. Ingemar “Pinoy… »

Chamber prexy: Duterte is the captain of the ship

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte is the “captain of the ship” of the business community in the Philippines, one of the country’s business leader… »

Duterte welcomes biz leaders’ recommendations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that they will study the 10 recommendations of business leaders to his socio-economic agenda during the two-day consultative… »

Fate of P18.9-B Sasa Port project known this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – A “formal and final decision” on the P18.9-billion Sasa Port Modernization Plan will be out within this year, incoming Transportation and Communications Secretary Arthur Tugade… »

Faster processing of PPP projects eyed under Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – The economic team of President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte is planning to speed up the processing of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects to encourage more investments. Duterte’s… »

Rains force suspension of classes in 3 South Cotabato towns

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 June) — Classes in primary, elementary and high schools in three municipalities in South Cotabato province were suspended early Tuesday due to the continuing heavy rains.… »

Police still clueless on Maasim blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 June) — Police authorities are eyeing several angles into the grenade explosion in Maasim in Sarangani on Monday night that injured six police officers, including the… »

DENR post offered to anti-mining advocate Gina Lopez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has offered anti-mining advocate Gina Lopez, also chair of the ABS-CBN Foundation, the post of Secretary of the Department of… »

Duterte administration eyes peace pact with NDF “in 9 to 12 months”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) – The Duterte administration is eyeing the forging of a peace agreement with the National Democratic Front (NDF) “in nine to 12 months” because… »

PH needs economic ‘rebalancing’ to address poverty

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – The country can address poverty and inequity if it shifts from being consumption-driven and services-oriented to developing its investments, exports as well as agriculture and… »

Projects under Duterte to prioritize rural areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – Projects under the Duterte administration will focus on areas outside Metro Manila to boost employment, incoming Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Monday. “We are going… »

Outgoing mayor in Surigao Norte to drug suspects — surrender before June 30

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) — An outgoing town mayor in Surigao del Norte has urged persons suspected of involvement in illegal drug trade to surrender before her third term ends… »

Biz leaders gather in Davao for consultation on Duterte’s socioeconomic agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Some 300 business leaders from all over the country are expected to gather here for a two-day consultative meeting on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s… »

More victims of human trafficking recorded in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – More victims of human trafficking have been recorded here in the first two quarters of 2016, most of them shipped out from Pantalan 1 and… »

Wooden-hulled ships, motorbancas to be phased out by December 11

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) — Wooden-hulled ships and motorbancas ferrying passengers will no longer be allowed to operate starting December 11 this year, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina)… »

One-on-one meeting: Duterte and Murad talk peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte met with leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) late Friday night to… »

ARMM school days: Mon-Fri but Lanao del Sur wants Sun-Thurs retained.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – A multisectoral group in Lanao del Sur is asking the Education Secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to “reinstate Sunday… »

Young Christians join Muslims in Cotabato City for Iftar

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) — The Christians made their sign of the cross, the Muslims raised their hands in prayer during the Iftar (breaking of the fast) on… »

Displaced Lumads seek support of MisOr LGU’s help to talk with Army

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Higaonon tribe trooped to the provincial capitol of Misamis Oriental Thursday morning and staged a protest rally… »

‘Pulong’ Duterte apprehended for over speeding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Vice Mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, son of the president-elect, was apprehended Friday morning in Bangkal here for violating the speed limit policy. Duterte posted on… »

9 more drug suspects surrender in Surigao town

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 17 June) – Nine more persons who claimed to be engaged in the illegal drug trade in this municipality have voluntarily surrendered to authorities… »

Austrian ambassador set to meet Duterte late Friday night

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Ambassador Josef Muellner is expected to meet President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte here either late Friday night to discuss with him about strengthening economic… »

Through the Years: photo exhibit on Duterte opens June 23

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Veteran photojournalist Renato “Rene” Lumawag will hold a “Rody Duterte Through the Years” photo exhibit at the Abreeza Mall here from June 23 to July… »

3 motor bancas in Butuan suspended following sea mishap

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Three motor bancas plying the Butuan-Magallanes route in Agusan del Norte that belong to the owner of the ill-fated banca that submerged last… »

Piñol plans to employ farmers affected by drought

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – Incoming agriculture secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol is planning to employ farmers in El Niño-stricken areas through the cash-for-work program to assist them in… »

Surigao priests campaign against proposed limestone quarry

GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 16 June) – Roman Catholic priests in this municipality have been reiterating their call against the planned limestone quarry activities in the village of… »

Green Philippines to tie up with lumads for an eco-tourism park in Davao’s Marilog District

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – Environmental group Green Philippines will partner with the lumads in Marilog District here to re-forest and develop about 100 hectares of land, which… »

Abella assigned as spokesperson; Panelo as chief legal counsel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – Former pastor Ernesto “Ernie” Abella will now take on the post as the presidential spokesperson, the position which President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte temporarily… »

Duterte supporters challenged to plant trees on Arbor Day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – The environment group Green Philippines launched a “Dutertree Challenge” that calls supporters of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to plant trees on June 25, Arbor… »

After 4 years, GPH and NDF to resume peace talks third week of July

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – After four years in limbo, formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will resume on the third… »

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