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Massive decline of land crabs noted in country’s surfing capital

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 21 January) -- Amid a fast changing landscape, the continued influx of tourists in this country's surfing has...

Duterte welcomes surrender of NDF spokesperson and NPA medic wife

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte may not remember this but the spokesperson of the National Democratic Front (NDF) Far...

Roque says Duterte won’t have Bill of Rights amended

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /21 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will not have the Bill of Rights amended, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday. Roque...

Army patrol clashes with alleged Maute gunmen in Lanao del Sur’s Masiu

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) -- An Army combat patrol engaged a group of armed men on board two bancas who...

3 dead, 1 hurt in Kidapawan shooting

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews /20 January) -- After they executed their target, two suspected gun-for-hire were killed as they engaged in shootout with police operatives...

LTFRB’s Lizada resigns as spokesperson

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) -- Friday was a sad day for reporters covering the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in...

Surigao City’s curfew takes a toll on tricycle drivers, balut vendors

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) --  The city's 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew has led to the arrest of close to a...

Cardinal Quevedo warns of red herrings in passage of BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 January) -- Mindanao's lone Cardinal on Friday warned of red herrings as Congress deliberates on passing the Bangsamoro Basic...

Duterte to visit India next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will have a two-day visit in New Delhi, India, for the Association of...

More economic zones needed in Davao City – biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The newly elected president of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) wants more economic...

2 IEDs explode near Army training camp in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) exploded separately early morning in this town Friday, the military...

Castro says proposal to amend Consti guarantee of free press, speech came from Palace;...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 January) -- The proposal to amend the Bill of Rights' guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, press and right to...

NPA attacks on banana plantations in Davao worry biz sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – The city’s business sector expressed alarm over the attacks launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) against...

Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series: ‘Strengthen green governance in Bukidnon’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – Strengthening environmental governance, including revisiting of the 2008 Bukidnon Declaration on the Environment and a review on...

Davao City government urged to use e-vehicles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – The city council has been urged to pass a measure encouraging local government agencies to use e-vehicles...

Davao Chamber, Japanese biz execs eye direct Davao-Tokyo flights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – Direct flights between this city and Tokyo, Japan are in the works, an official of the Davao...

Bangsamoro in federal system: not template but more of exception

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) --  The future Bangsamoro state cannot be the template when the country shifts to a federal system of...

Dureza says Duterte “ready to carve out area for Bangsamoro self rule” via EO

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated he would push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)...

Nene Pimentel: “we must never allow any super majority to trample on our rights...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) -- The founder of the PDP-Laban -- the political party that boasts of a "super majority" in the House of...

Bukidnon placed under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – The Provincial Board of Bukidnon on Tuesday declared a state of calamity covering the entire province over...

Davao to sign sisterhood agreement with Honolulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – Officials of the city government of Davao will sign a sisterhood agreement with Honolulu, Hawaii next month,...

Shift to federalism proposal: no elections in 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- Incumbent representatives and senators will have their terms extended until 2022 as members of the Interim Parliament...

Duterte on ‘Comfort Women’ monument: it’s freedom of expression

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges Japan as the largest contributor of aid to the Philippines and thanked it again...

Alleged NPA leader, wife yield in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) – An alleged ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) and his wife surrendered to government...

Creation of 8th town in Sarangani gets House committee nod

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- Sarangani officials expect the passage by the House of Representatives before yearend of a bill that...

GenSan eyes processing facilities for medical wastes and plastics

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- The city government is working on the establishment of processing facilities for medical wastes and plastics...

Man claiming to collect money for NPA nabbed in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) – A suspected member of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) was caught in an alleged extortion activity during...

Sison welcomes Duterte’s ‘one-on-one talk’ offer; Dureza says “let’s wait”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 January) -- Prof. Jose Ma. SIson, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) and founding chair of the...
Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up, gets a grand welcome shortly after arriving by private plane at the General Santos City airport Tuesday (Sept. 20) morning. MidnaNews photo by Bong S. Sarmiento

Gallery-museum on beauty queen’s life opens in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – An art gallery and museum featuring the “inspiring journey” of the city’s pride, 2011 Miss Universe...

Davao city council to deliberate incentive package for new parking spaces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The City Council will deliberate on Tuesday the passage of an ordinance that will grant special tax...

Davao councilor proposes law penalizing visitors bringing contraband inside jail facilities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – Davao City’s 1st District councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta will propose a measure on Tuesday that seeks to...

Manhunt on for 2 ‘notorious’ jail escapees in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – Authorities have launched a massive manhunt against two “notorious” inmates who bolted from the South Cotabato...

BBL will be passed ahead of shift to federalism – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) --  The law creating the Bangsamoro, the new autonomous political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in...

DOLE revokes agreements with PEZA following NCCC Mall fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) -- Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III has revoked agreements signed with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to...

Whatever happened to Duterte’s EO 10 re  25-member ConCom on constitutional amendments?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) -- Whatever happened to President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order 10 which he signed on December 7, 2016, creating...

Duterte on resuming talks with NDF: he and Sison should talk  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte last month called off peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF), declared the...

Socoteco warns of “probable increase” in power rates due to TRAIN

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) --  Distribution utility South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II) reminded power consumers here and in the...

NPA admits holding captive deputy police chief of Pres. Roxas town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) -- The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao region (NPA-SMR) finally admitted, after 15 days, that they are...

Forensics expert, kin of 8 Lumads killed in South Cot refute military’s “encounter” claim

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/13 January) – A forensics expert and family members of the eight Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) killed last month in Barangay Ned, Lake...

Duterte’s Federal Philippines: no Senate but unicameral body with around 50 reps

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte envisions a Federal Philippines without a Senate but a unicameral legislature composed of around...

Woman wanted for murder in Cotabato falls

Woman wanted for murder in Cotabato falls KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) -- Authorities nabbed on Friday a 48-year old woman who has been wanted...

Trade chief assures TRAIN won’t cause drastic rise in prices

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) – The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) will not significantly impact on the prices of basic...

Siargao expects P3B in tourism-related investments

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Islands (MindaNews / 12 January) – Tourism-related businesses will invest at least P3 billion in Siargao Islands this year with the...

DOH allots P140M for facilities in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) -- The Department of Health (DOH) has allocated around P140 million for the construction of more community...

South Cotabato to get P290-M loan for infra

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to secure a P290 million bank loan this...

Construction of Chinese-funded drug rehab center in Sarangani starts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) -- Development works started on Friday for the Chinese-funded P350 million regional drug treatment and rehabilitation center...

‘Indigenous peoples must assert right to self-determination’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) – Indigenous peoples must understand and assert their right to self-determination, tribal leaders in Bukidnon told the Bukidnon...

Makabayan Bloc asks Supreme Court to quash tax reform law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) – The Makabayan Bloc in the House of Representatives has filed a petition before the Supreme Court on...

Daku Island in Siargao gets 24/7 power supply

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Islands (MindaNews / 11 January) – Electricity has reached Daku Island, a tourist destination in this world-renowned town of Surigao del...

8 BFP-11 officials face possible raps for Davao mall fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) – At least eight officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 may be included in the...

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