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CPP orders NPA to launch more attacks; Bello asks CPP to recall order

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) urged the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) to carry out more...

Former fastfood chain employee now living her dreams

GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 25 May) – Who would have thought that a fastfood chain employee would end up owning bakeries and...

Davao cops conduct ‘Oplan Bolabog’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Police here conducted Thursday a house-to-house verification called “Oplan Bolabog” in Mini Forest, Barangay 23-C, known to...

Soldiers slain in Marawi attack considered as ‘heroes’ by relatives

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Two soldiers killed in last Tuesday’s attack in Marawi City who were from North Cotabato were considered by...

Duterte may expand martial law to cover entire country

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that he may just decide to place the entire Philippines under martial...

Duterte: Russia is a friend

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – “Russia is a true friend.” This was how President Rodrigo R. Duterte described the country after he returned...

Davao City releases 30-point guidelines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has reduced to “hold and secure” from “lockdown” the...

Sarangani cancels SarBay Fest 2017

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The provincial government has cancelled the 12th edition of its famed Sarangani Bay Festival (SarBay) following...

Biz leaders say martial law will have short-term setback on Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – Business leaders here said the 60-day martial law in Mindanao will result in a “short-term setback” in...

Davao Region’s security beefed up; ‘plain view doctrine’ no longer applicable

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The security in the Davao Region has been tightened Wednesday after the declaration of martial law in...

Region 12 police on red alert

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has placed the entire region under full alert status in the...

NorthCot municipal budget officer reinstated after CSC order

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – After four years of legal battle, the former budget officer of the municipality of Magpet was finally reinstated...

Mindanawons wary of martial law

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 May) -- The declaration of martial law in Mindanao by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night evoked memories among Mindanawons of...

Duterte: Martial Law “would not be any different from what President Marcos did”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) -- "Do not be too scared," Presidential Rodrigo Duterte said on the Presidential plane bound for Manila from...

Duterte declares martial law in all of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law  in all of Mindanao's 27 provinces and 33 cities effective...

Gov’t forces battle Maute group in Marawi City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) -- Suspected members of the Maute group ambushed Tuesday troops from the 1st Infantry Division and policemen in downtown Marawi City and took...

Gabriela protests ‘indiscriminate’ use of aerial bombs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 23 May) – A lawmaker has raised concern over what she called the “indiscriminate” use of aerial bombs in a village...

MARBAI farmers back DAR officials in graft case filed by Lapanday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Farmers belonging to Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. in Barangay Madaum, Tagum City have thrown their support behind two embattled...

2 more slain in shootings in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 23 May) – A government employee and a terminal barker became the latest victims of still unsolved killings in North Cotabato. In Pikit town, unidentified gunmen shot...

16 Mindanawons among Top 10 in 2017 LET

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – Sixteen Mindanawons topped the March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers – eight for the secondary level and another eight for the...

BIFF bomber killed in Maguindanao raid — military

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – A suspected bomber of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters was killed in a joint operation by Army and police forces in Maguindanao...

Gabriela seeks probe on alleged abuses during mil ops in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May)– A lawmaker said she will file a resolution asking the House of Representatives to investigate allegations that soldiers committed abuses...

PH to enhance diplomatic ties with Russia — Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – Russia will no longer be at the “margins of the Philippine diplomacy,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte said as he pointed out that...

Nur Misuari’s temporary liberty extended until November 16

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 May) --  Extended for six months. The regional trial court that last year granted a six-month liberty to Nur Misuari, founding chair...

Chinese investors eyed for proposed ecozone in Surigao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) -- Chinese investors are being eyed for a proposed ecozone in Bislig, Surigao del Sur. Rep. Johnny Pimentel of...

KBP Cotabato City President signs off at age 49

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) - -The president of the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) chapter here passed away on May...

Drug syndicate leader rescued from Kidapawan jail in January recaptured  

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) – An alleged leader of a drug syndicate who was rescued from the Cotabato district jail here by...

Surigao hosts 4th Mindanao Dragon Boat Race

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) -- The city government through its Tourism Office is all set for the 4th Mindanao Dragon Boat Race, a paddle for peace contest,...

NPA seizes militiaman in Tandag

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) -- New People’s Army (NPA) rebels abducted on Thursday a member of the Civilian Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) at his home...

DAR chief to join GRP-NDF talks on socioeconomic reforms

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Agrarian Reform Ssecretary Rafael Mariano will participate in the fifth round of peace talks between the government (GRP) and National Democratic Front...

MARBAI farmers reclaim land from Lapanday in Tagum

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – After seven years of struggle to reclaim the 145-hectare banana plantation from the management of Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC), a Lorenzo-owned...

New bridge in Tagum seen to boost agri in 3 provinces

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – The opening on Thursday of the expanded 650-meter concrete Governor Miranda Bridge II in Tagum City is seen to...

3 warring Maguindanao clans end feuds

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/18 May) ---Three warring clans in Maguindanao ended a bitter feud that lasted over a decade following a peaceful settlement on Wednesday at an...

Cotabato teachers to undergo random drug tests

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in North Cotabato will conduct random drug tests among a select group of their teaching...

Farmers to press claim on 145-ha land in Tagum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – Banking on President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of support, farmers belonging to the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. (MARBAI) will again attempt to reclaim...

Maguindanao governor to mayors: help stop spread of ‘violent extremism’

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/17 May) -- Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu has sought the help of the 36 mayors of the province in halting reported attempts by foreign visitors to spread the...

Duterte needs time to ponder on martial law in 6 Sulu municipalities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – Whether or not martial law is necessary to weed Abu Sayyaf terrorists out of Sulu province, President...

Chinese projects in PH to be accelerated but Duterte warns courts to avoid issuing...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said the implementation of Chinese-invested projects in the country will be accelerated, but...

Duterte: China willing to accept more Filipino workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced China is willing to accept more technical and highly-skilled workers from the...

Impeachment complaint vs Duterte junked

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives dismissed the impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Representative...

Pinoy ‘Aquaman’ conquers icy cold waters of New York’s Hudson River

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine did another first in New York state, as...

VP Leni wants mandatory representation of Lumads done by law not just dep’t order

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Vice President Leni Robredo said she wants a law version of the department order giving indigenous people...

NPA admits taking miner in Agusan

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The New People’s Army (NPA) in the Caraga Region has confirmed that its Front 14 has “arrested”...

Army nabs 11 Maute terror group members in Lanao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Army troopers have arrested 11 suspected members of the Maute terrorist group in a secluded village of...

Pinoy Aquaman to do marathon swim in icy cold waters in New York

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) --  Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will be gunning a 10-kilometer swim in the...

Timako Hill: A welcome getaway

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) -- Along the coast in Barangay Kalanganan II fronting the majestic Sultan Haji Hassanal Masjid, stands enchanting Timako...

HR group condemns police, military for arresting Iglesia Bishop and three others

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) -- Human Rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao condemned the police and military for arresting last Friday in Ozamiz...

Cardinal, Deputy Speaker urge Moro leaders to come up with “single, harmonized” draft Bangsamoro...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) -- Moro leaders "must come up with a consensus" so that what is submitted to Congress in July...

MILF, MNLF leaders: no to “diluted version” of draft Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /13 May) -- Leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended their two-day meeting...

IFI bishop arrested with communist leader in Ozamiz

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Police arrested an alleged top ranking communist leader in western Mindanao along with a bishop...

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