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The general looks ahead for a quiet Christmas

The general looks ahead for a quiet Christmas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Sep) – The first thing he would tell Ka Oris, if per chance they will meet, is for them to go home to their respective families and enjoy Christmas. “Si ...

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200 Dabawenyos victimized by illegal recruiters in Manila

200 Dabawenyos victimized by illegal recruiters in Manila

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Sep) – Almost 200 Dabawenyos are now stranded in Manila after they were promised employment in Japan by three illegal recruiters early this month. In a ...

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Banana growers say success of peace talks to boost Mindanao economy

Banana growers say success of peace talks to boost Mindanao economy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) – The success of the peace process between the government and the National Democratic Front will enable Mindanao to attain its full economic potenti ...

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Biz group pushes for Banana Industry Development Council

Biz group pushes for Banana Industry Development Council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) – The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) in Davao Region called on the government to create a Banana Industry Development Council ...

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Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sept) – The New People’s Army (NPA) will remain but will have a new role after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government a ...

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NDF hopeful 3 more consultants freed before second round of talks in Oslo

NDF hopeful 3 more consultants freed before second round of talks in Oslo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) is hopeful that the remaining three peace consultants who remain in detention will be released ahead o ...

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Surigao del Sur Rep backs Duterte’s plan to revive PC

Surigao del Sur Rep backs Duterte’s plan to revive PC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel is backing Duterte’s plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary (PC) as a component of the Armed Forces ...

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Quevedo, Murad: extremism should not be identified with religion itself

Quevedo, Murad: extremism should not be identified with religion itself

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) -- Extremism should not be identified with religion itself, Mindanao’s lone Cardinal and the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF ...

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Mayor Sara issues second warning to those using her name to solicit money

Mayor Sara issues second warning to those using her name to solicit money

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – Mayor Sara Duterte has issued a second warning against individuals using her name to solicit money. The mayor on Friday afternoon issued an adviso ...

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Duterte to UN, EU: respect and fair treatment

Duterte to UN, EU: respect and fair treatment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called for respect and fair treatment from the United Nations (UN), other states and international ...

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Matobato charged with frustrated murder for 2014 ambush while supposedly under WPP

Matobato charged with frustrated murder for 2014 ambush while supposedly under WPP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – The alleged hitman of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who testified before a joint Senate Committee hearing on September 22 and 25 that then Mayo ...

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Magnitude 6.5 quake jolts Davao City, neighboring areas

Magnitude 6.5 quake jolts Davao City, neighboring areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – Parents embraced their terrified children in an urban poor village here when a magnitude 6.5 quake struck this city and neighboring areas at 6:53 ...

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SC rules on DDS case: PNP can search quarry for bodies

SC rules on DDS case: PNP can search quarry for bodies

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TWO YEARS AGO, the existence of the "Davao Death Squad" or DDS was enrolled and confirmed in the dockets of the Su ...

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Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to “take full control” of the Bagani paramilitary units so ...

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405-MW coal plant opens in MisOr

405-MW coal plant opens in MisOr

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 Sept) — The commissioning of the 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental will help ease the power woes in Mindanao, inclu ...

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Duterte rates success of war on drugs at “about 5” for now;

Duterte rates success of war on drugs at “about 5” for now;

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews/22 Sept) – On a scale of one to 10, President Rodrigo Duterte has rated the success of his war on drugs at “about five” as of September 22 and dared the Uni ...

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Cotabato City mayor passes away

Cotabato City mayor passes away

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Vice Mayor Cynthia Guiani is now the new mayor of Cotabato City, following the death Thursday of her brother, Guiapal “Jojo” Guiani, who w ...

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Ombudsman orders filing of charges vs DavSur Rep. Cagas for misuse of PDAF

Ombudsman orders filing of charges vs DavSur Rep. Cagas for misuse of PDAF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sep) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the filing of charges against former Davao del Sur Representative Marc Douglas Cagas IV and nine others ...

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20,860 women, lesbians, bisexuals ‘surrender’ in Duterte’s drug war

20,860 women, lesbians, bisexuals ‘surrender’ in Duterte’s drug war

By Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THE PINK BLOTTER of the Women and Children Desk that should exist in every police station tells not only the story of ...

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Drug killings dominate balitaan drills of graders

Drug killings dominate balitaan drills of graders

By Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MARAGONDON, Cavite – Since school opened last June, the balitaan portion of eighth-grader Micaella Javier’s Araling ...

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DDB sets templates for cops to make ‘surrenderees’ talk

DDB sets templates for cops to make ‘surrenderees’ talk

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS -- the term has gained currency as a major criticism of the war on drugs of the Duterte ad ...

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Kids & violence on TV

Kids & violence on TV

By Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TV REMAINS the major source of information and entertainment among Filipinos even as watching content via digital pl ...

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Cardinal Quevedo and MILF’s Murad attend World Day of Prayer for Peace

Cardinal Quevedo and MILF’s Murad attend World Day of Prayer for Peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /21 September) – Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, the Arcbhishop of Cotabato, and Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) we ...

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2 to 3 seats to MNLF’s Mus Sema faction in the BTC

2 to 3 seats to MNLF’s Mus Sema faction in the BTC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sep) – The government (GPH) peace implementing panel will give two to three seats to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under the Muslimin Sema f ...

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Bukidnon guv to seek TRO on Ombudsman’s suspension order

Bukidnon guv to seek TRO on Ombudsman’s suspension order

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sep) – Suspended Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr., father of Senator Miguel Zubiri, said he will seek for a temporary restraining order (TRO) from ...

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BOC-Davao nets P1 billion in August

BOC-Davao nets P1 billion in August

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sep) – The revenue collections of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Davao reached P1.017 billion last month, which is higher by 8.6 percent than its target of ...

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Drug war lists 20,584 kids as ‘users, pushers, runners’

Drug war lists 20,584 kids as ‘users, pushers, runners’

PNP data, July-August 2016 Drug war lists 20,584 kids as 'users, pushers, runners' By Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TANAY, Rizal – The fresh wind blow ...

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Ombudsman suspends 2 Mindanao governors; Bukidnon’s Zubiri says suspension a mistake

Ombudsman suspends 2 Mindanao governors; Bukidnon’s Zubiri says suspension a mistake

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the suspension of Bukidnon governor Jose Maria Zubiri Jr. for six months and Zamboanga del Nort ...

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Duterte: Expect more bombings

Duterte: Expect more bombings

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte warned of more bombings after the September 2 explosion at the night market on Roxas Avenue here where 15 died and 69 ...

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Criteria for BTC membership finalized next week

Criteria for BTC membership finalized next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – The government peace implementing panel will finalize the criteria on membership in the Bangsamoro Transition Committee that will implement the Co ...

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Cash for drugs, drug kills: How will Duterte pay up?

Cash for drugs, drug kills: How will Duterte pay up?

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THERE’S OBVIOUSLY big money in the illegal-drug trade, so much so that it has made criminals even ...

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Investigating bad cops: ‘Internal cleansing’ in PNP an internal, secret affair

Investigating bad cops: ‘Internal cleansing’ in PNP an internal, secret affair

By Malou Mangahas and Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THEIR TASKS have never really been easy, but President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs has most ...

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GRP, NDF to finalize truce agreement next month

GRP, NDF to finalize truce agreement next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Sept) – The peace panels of the Philippine government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) will finalize a ceasefire agreement when they return to Os ...

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War on drugs: No EO signed by DU30, a chaos of numbers

War on drugs: No EO signed by DU30, a chaos of numbers

By Malou Mangahas, Karol Ilagan, Vino Lucero, and Davinci Maru Philippine Center for Invetsigative Journalism MORE THAN 20 years ago, Davao City was turned into the laboratory for ...

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Budget bill for public order: P206.57B

Budget bill for public order: P206.57B

By Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism EVEN PEACE and order come with a price tag, and next year ours may cost us P206.57 billion. Yet as hefty as that may ...

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Sekkingstad to be presented to Duterte 7 pm Sunday

Sekkingstad to be presented to Duterte 7 pm Sunday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 Sept) – The Norwegian national who was kidnapped from a resort he managed in the Island Garden City of Samal on September 21 last year is finally home fr ...

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World Bank to step up collaboration with Duterte admin

World Bank to step up collaboration with Duterte admin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sept) -- The World Bank has signified interest to step up its collaboration with the Philippine government specifically on agriculture, peace process, a ...

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Norwegian kidnap victim freed after a year

Norwegian kidnap victim freed after a year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /17 Sept) – The Norwegian national kidnapped with two Canadian nationals and a Filipina on September 21 last year from a resort he managed in the Island Gard ...

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Aleem says new security measures for Moro women acceptable

Aleem says new security measures for Moro women acceptable

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) -- A Muslim religious leader here said they are amenable to the new security measures imposed in the city following the September 2 bombing that l ...

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BUC to present peace process consultation results to Duterte

BUC to present peace process consultation results to Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) – The Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) will present the results of the consultations with stakeholders on the Mindanao peace process to President Rodr ...

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Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- Banana industry stakeholders in Region 12 are pushing for the reopening in the region of a government credit facility for small farmers ...

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Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 has allocated around P9 million in additional grants to assist the production requirements of ...

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Robbery suspect tagged as Surigao radio journalist’s shooter

Robbery suspect tagged as Surigao radio journalist’s shooter

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sep) – A robbery suspect arrested late in August for victimizing a police officer in Siargao Island has been implicated in the shooting of a radio jou ...

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Man charged for bomb joke

Man charged for bomb joke

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sep) – A man is now facing charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office here for a bomb joke at an establishment in Calinan District last September 6. In ...

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Australian pelican seen catching fish in GenSan waters

Australian pelican seen catching fish in GenSan waters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Sep) – Fisher folks in the village of Minanga in Buayan District here regularly see fish-catching birds. But about a week ago, they were surpris ...

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ERC orders BSTC to halt shutdown of Buseco

ERC orders BSTC to halt shutdown of Buseco

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) – Power consumers in Malaybalay City and nine towns in Bukidnon may now heave a sigh of relief as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ...

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Charges filed against 9 Davao bombing suspects

Charges filed against 9 Davao bombing suspects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – Police authorities filed multiple murder charges against nine suspects – three of them women – in the Roxas Night Market blast last September 2 b ...

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GRP-NDF Talks: CASER comes first before cessation of hostilities

GRP-NDF Talks: CASER comes first before cessation of hostilities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – The Philippine government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panels will settle issues on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-econo ...

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Moro group backs Duterte on ejecting US forces from Mindanao

Moro group backs Duterte on ejecting US forces from Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – A Moro group lauded the recent statement of President Rodrigo R. Duterte that the remaining United States military forces leave Mindanao and urge ...

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PSC to employ proper sports science to produce world-class athletes

PSC to employ proper sports science to produce world-class athletes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will employ proper “sports science” to support young Filipino talents and produce world-class athletes. “F ...

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