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Duterte disappointed some appointees turned out to be corrupt 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte expressed disappointment on Sunday that some government officials he appointed turned out to be...

Meranaw Prof on revisiting Marawi siege: “We lost our identity in a year’s time”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) -- Wednesday, May 23, will be the first anniversary of  the Marawi Siege and the declaration of martial...

Pantao Ragat mayor survives ambush; 4 others killed, 3 wounded

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) -- The mayor of Pantao Ragat in Lanao del Norte survived an ambush Sunday morning but four of...

Kidapawan mayor seeks authority to contract P140 million equipment loan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) – Mayor Joseph Evangelista has sought authority from the legislative department to allow him to contract a loan of...

Consunji firm begins demolition of NCCC Mall Davao, five months after the fire

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 19 May) -- An official of the DM Consunji, Inc. (DMCI) which is undertaking the four-month demolition of the NCCC...

Davao’s ordinance on parking spaces to be signed this month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – The ordinance seeking to provide a special incentive package to properties that will be developed into parking...

Demolition of Marawi’s Ground Zero starts after Ramadan; Swiss Challenge next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) -- The groundbreaking ceremony in Marawi City's Ground Zero, intended to signal the start of development work in...

More Dabawenyos losing faith in God – study

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – More Dabawenyos are losing faith in God, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Popular...

4-month demolition of the NCCC Mall Davao to start May 19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – The demolition of the ill-fated four-story NCCC Mall Davao in Ma-a will start on May 19, nearly...

Manhunt on for CAFGU who hacked 2 in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Police in Kabacan, North Cotabato has already launched its manhunt against a member of the Citizens Armed...

Davao still addressing ‘boundary issues’ of illegal mountain resorts in Marilog

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – The City Government of Davao needs to first ascertain the boundaries of some illegal mountain resorts operating...

Davao to sign MOA with firm for review of fiscal incentive offerings

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – The city government here signed on Wednesday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Isla Lipana & Co....

Newly proclaimed barangay chair in NorthCot nabbed for shabu possession

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a newly proclaimed chairman of a barangay in Makilala,...

Deployment ban on skilled, semi-skilled OFWs to Kuwait lifted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered a partial lifting of the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers...

Duterte ‘advises’ 2 assistant secretaries to resign

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Two assistant secretaries have been “advised” by President Rodrigo Duterte to resign following allegations of corruption against...

Ramadan starts May 17 in PH

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Muslims  in the Philippines will start observing the month of Ramadan on Tuesday, May 17, after the...

Bounty for arrest of rape-slay suspect from Kidapawan goes to Maitum police

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The cash reward for the arrest of a suspect in a rape-murder case in Kidapawan City went...

1 killed, 1 hurt in poll-related violence in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) — One person was killed while another one was wounded in a shooting incident in Opol,...

Duterte a no-show in barangay election

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte did not cast his vote for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on...

Aleem to barangay officials: where were you during the demolition?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – Some barangay officials did not help residents of Barangay 23-C Salmonan, Quezon Boulevard when their homes were...

Salvaged from Marawi’s Ground Zero, fragments of memories end up in junk shops

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 May 2018) -- Using trowels on Tuesday and a spade on Wednesday, Hadji Said, his wife Hadji Saidah Macaronsing...

Religious minorities will return to Marawi when Meranaws shall have returned

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) -- Catholics and Protestants in the country's lone Islamic City, will return here to rebuild their churches and...

8,500 troops deployed in Eastern Mindanao to secure barangay, SK polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) --  The military’s Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) has deployed a total of 8,500 troops to ensure a safe...

Duterte to talk to Mahathir on plans to send Maute surrenderers to  Malaysia to...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will talk to newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad about his plan to...

3 injured in lone election-related violence in Davao region, as of Saturday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) -- Three persons were injured in a gunfight between supporters of rival candidates in Purok 3 Zunta Isla...

INTERRUPTED LIVES IN MARAWI (10): Creating Sinag Instead of Dole-outs

Lanao del Sur. Three months after the siege, there’s an overpowering sense of gloom and frustration as paper and plastic cover the windows inside...

Marawi residents assert ownership through tarpaulins and spray-painting of names

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/ 12 May) -- Facing uncertainties, desperate Marawi residents in Ground Zero, have resorted to posting their names or their store's names...

‘Legal abomination’: SC votes 8-6 to oust CJ Sereno

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – In a historic first, the Supreme Court (SC) voted on Friday to remove from office Chief Justice...

Gov’t urged to expand tax exemption for travels to BIMP-EAGA destinations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Government must abolish travel taxes for travelers from Mindanao and Palawan going to any destination in the...

165 families flee fighting in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – At least 165 families were displaced after three days of fighting between government troops and New People’s...

Armored car kills 2-year old boy in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – A two-year old boy died after he was hit by an armored car in San Pedro Street...

Federal state pushed for Zambo Peninsula, Sulu Archipelago

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – Participants to the Bangsa Sug Summit here on Wednesday proposed the creation of a federal state for...

13 abused Japanese kids going home next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) – Thirteen abused Japanese children rescued from the hands of three suspected traffickers on May 2 in Samal...

Evicted informal settlers in Davao can avail of housing loan if…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) – The informal settlers who were evicted from Barangay 23-C Salmonan should organize into an association to avail...

P100,000 bounty up for suspect in rape-slay of 3-year old girl

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) – A P100,000 cash reward has been put up for the arrest of the suspect in the rape...

‘Kambisita’ sa Marawi: A photo essay

I joined my colleagues to Marawi City on Tuesday to cover the “Kambisita,” wherein displaced Meranaws were allowed to visit their homes in the...

Davao eyes sister city agreement with Marikina and Qinhuangdao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The City Government here is expected to forge a sister city agreement with Qinhuangdao, People’s Republic of...

5 new routes proposed for Davao’s regular bus system

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) has proposed five new routes for the regular bus service,...

Cotabato’s electric cooperative assures sustained power on May 14

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The management of the local electric cooperative in North Cotabato has assured voters and election staff of continued...

Armored personnel carrier deployed during Davao demolition; militants say it’s wrong

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – The military’s armored personnel carrier was deployed during the first day of the three-day demolition at Barangay...

No relocation site for displaced families after demolition in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – There’s no relocation site provided for the 280 families displaced as authorities started the first day of...

Humanitarian worker killed in ambush was at “wrong place, wrong time”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 06 May) -- A humanitarian worker who rode with her municipal councilor-mother and another councilor from South Upi in Maguindanao,...

Duterte on increasing pay for teachers: “you’re next” when the economy improves

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte promised principals on Friday that they will be the next sector to receive a...

Sarangani to host Mindanao’s first community-based facility for drug offenders

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) -- Preparatory works are underway for the establishment of Mindanao's first-ever community-based reformation facility for drug law...

Immunization vs measles, rubella starts May 9 in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) -- The city government is all set for the month-long supplemental immunization campaign for measles and rubella...

PDEA 10 releases list of  barangay officials with alleged drug links

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 03 May) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional office here released on Thursday, the eve of the...

‘Jobs mismatch’ blamed for small number of hires during Davao job fair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) – Jobs mismatch has been blamed for the small number of job applicants who were hired during the...

PH halal industry seen to rebound in 4 years

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) – The share of halal products to the country’s total exports is expected to return to its 11-percent...

Region 12 job fair: less than 100 applicants hired on the spot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) -- Only 72 job seekers were hired on the spot by local employers during the regional Labor...

Wage hike in Region 12 takes effect May 11

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) -- The newly-approved P16 to P18 wage increase for private workers in Region 12 or Soccsksargen will...

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