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MILF open to help resolve Marawi crisis

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews/27 June) -- A top official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the group is open to play a role in resolving the...

85 food production technologies developed by DOST XI

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – Eighty-five prototypes of new technologies that are used for food production have been developed by the Department of Science and...

VP appeals for unity in facing Marawi crisis

BALO-I, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/27 June) -- Filipinos should show unity in facing the crisis caused by the siege in Marawi City and contribute...

Marawi siege: a cat-and-mouse game (2)

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/26 June) -- Chants of “Allahu Akbar” echoed inside the mosque at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol complex as dozens of...

DepEd still tracking whereabouts of 140 Marawi teachers

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/26 June) – At least 140 public school teachers who fled Marawi City after fighting erupted there have remained unaccounted for, an education...

Maute Group sets condition for Fr. Chito’s release but frees 5 hostages during humanitarian...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) -- The Maute Group on Sunday declined to release hostaged Catholic priest Fr. Teresito "Chito" Soganub but freed...

8-hour “humanitarian pause” to be lifted if…

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) --Government on Saturday night declared an eight-hour "humanitarian pause" from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday to...

Gov’t and Maute Group: Humanitarian ceasefire on Eid’l Fitr

ILIGAN CITY CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) -- The Government and the Maute Group have responded to calls from various groups to declare a...

The entrepreneur Maranao ‘bakwit’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/ 24 June) – Even during these hard times, it is difficult to dampen the Maranao entrepreneurial spirit. Take the case of Norania...

Marawi kids “not as traumatized as adults”

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/24 June) -- Child evacuees from Marawi City aren’t as traumatized as their elders, a volunteer for a humanitarian group on Saturday...

Bello appeals for release of IFI bishop

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – Government (GRP) peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III urged the Department of Justice to review the case of detained Iglesia Filipina...

Relations with Malaysia, Indonesia seen to boost efforts vs terrorism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 June) – Relations between the Philippines and its two neighbors, Indonesia and Malaysia, will enhance security patrol in the “porous southern backdoor” of...

Cardinal Quevedo hits attack on chapel in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/23 June) – Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo condemned “in strongest terms” the attack on Wednesday of the Catholic chapel in Barangay Malagakit, Pigcawayan in North Cotabato. In a...

Pigcawayan clashes left 8 killed, 10 wounded

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Eight were killed while 10 others were wounded at the height of the armed clashes between government troops...

Resumption of 5th round of GRP-NDF talks seen in 2-3 months

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is looking at the possibility resuming the stalled fifth round...

Militants urge CHR to probe abuses during martial law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Different militant groups have called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate alleged human rights...

Businessmen in ‘watch and observe’ mode coz of Marawi crisis

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – A commercial real estate consultancy firm in the Philippines said that property developers and companies are not...

Counting the dead in Marawi: of 384, at least 50 civilian deaths confirmed  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) -- The death toll in the month-long clashes between government forces and the Maute Group has risen to...

Duterte to Maranaos: “I am very, very, very sorry”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday asked forgiveness from Maranaos for the devastation of Marawi City, the deaths...

Tarawee for Marawi offered on World Refugee Day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) --  Tarawee for Marawi. A simultaneous tarawee was offered in the cities of Iligan and Cotabato and in Bongao,...

BIFF attacks NorthCot town; DepEd orders suspension of classes

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – Suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked an Army outpost in a village in the municipality of Pigcawayan,...

Ombudsman fires 5 NCMF officials in PDAF scam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has affirmed the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public office of five officials of the National Commission on...

Davao’s Malagos Chocolate wins 2 bronzes in London tilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – Five-year old homegrown Malagos Chocolate snatched two bronzes at the 2017 Academy of Chocolate in London for its sweetened dark chocolates...

Soldiers, paramilitary men accused of threatening teachers, students of Lumad school

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – Teachers and students of a school for Lumad in Davao del Norte have been prevented from holding classes since June 5...

GRP reciprocates NDF declaration re no offensive operations

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 18 June) -- Government is reciprocating the National Democratic Front's (NDF) declaration to refrain from undertaking offensive operations in Mindanao...

Duterte: Maute Group’s firepower could match AFP’s

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said the Marawi Crisis was not a case of failure of intelligence...

“My state of health is what you see is what you get,” Duterte says

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- "My state of health is what you see is what you get," President Rodrigo Duterte told reporters...

Duterte to troops: “I love you all”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) --  The Commander in Chief on Saturday reiterated an earlier vow to put a P50-billion trust fund for...

  NDF tells NPA to stop offensives against military, police

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) wants the New People’s Army (NPA) to refrain from carrying out offensives...

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law signed; ready for submission to President Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) has completed its task to draft a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and...

Nene Pimentel’s prayer answered; Duterte “back on his feet”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. on Friday urged the public to "pray that the President...

Alvarez: Phase 1 of Mindanao Railway to start early next year

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the first and second phases of the Mindanao Railway System will be...

House leader eyes dev’t body for Davao Gulf

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/16 June) – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will file next month a bill establishing the Davao Gulf Metropolitan Development Authority (DGMDA) that will “change...

2 arrested for drugs in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/16 June) – Police arrested Friday a village treasurer and a farmer in Kabacan, North Cotabato for drug trafficking. Chief Inspector Bryan Placer, police chief of Kabacan...

Duterte back in Davao; photos released to show he’s not sick

DAVAO  CITY (MIndaNews / 15 June) --  President Rodrigo Duterte flew from Villamor Air Base in Pasay City Thursday night to spend the weekend...

Nobody came to weep

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – It was eerily quiet for a burial at a public cemetery not far from the sea. There...

Arrested Maute hid in CDO boarding house for 2 weeks

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – For two weeks at the height of the Marawi siege, this suspected Maute bomber stayed...

Australian journalist hit by stray bullet in Marawi

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – An Australian journalist covering the fighting in Marawi City was wounded by a stray bullet...

Maranao leaders offer to talk to militants to end siege

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – Maranao traditional leaders in the Lanao provinces have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to give them a hand...

There’s enough evidence in 2 arrest orders – Lorenzana

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured on Thursday that they have enough evidences that could prove the...

Biz leader calls on Congress to pass bill creating Davao International Airport Authority

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – A business leader in Mindanao has called on the House of Representatives to pass into law House...

GenSan LGU allots P5 million for Marawi ‘bakwits’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – The city government has allocated some P5 million to augment the relief operations for residents who...

Region 12 mangoes land in United Arab Emirates

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/June) – Mangoes produced in Region 12 have penetrated the United Arab Emirates, officials said Thursday. Milagros Casis, Department of Agriculture Region 12...

After road mishap, LTFRB suspends northbound operation of UV Express Service

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a cease and desist order against the...

Couple slain by motorbike-riding gunmen in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – A couple was found dead along the highway here early morning Thursday, a police official said. Supt. Leo Ajero,...

Maute Group suspect nabbed in Cagayan de Oro

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) --  A suspected member of the Maute Group bearing the surname "Maute" was arrested Thursday morning by a...

Galvez: “We will not bomb or target any mosque”

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) -- Mosques are not targets of air strikes in this country's lone Islamic City, Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, ...

UP to sponsor concert for Marawi

The University of the Philippines will sponsor a concert on June 21 for the benefit of Marawi City residents, most of whom have left...

Kidapawan now holds Guinness title as world’s largest Cha-Cha-Cha dance

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – The city is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the world’s largest performance of...

Lapanday releases separation pay of workers displaced by NPA attack

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – The Lorenzo-owned Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) said it has distributed the separation pay to some 100 employees...

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