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Jaafar: No ISIS in Mindanao but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) first vice chair Ghazali Jaafar said global terrorism group Islamic State of...

Thanks for the tractors but a political problem requires a political solution – Jaafar

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- The government (GPH) must deliver a “political solution” to end the Bangsamoro armed struggle by fully implementing...

Nene Pimentel on barangay polls: respect power of the people to elect their leaders...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel, Jr., the "father of the Local Government Code," is against moves...

Alvarez’ federal Philippines: 14 states, Negros as seat of central gov’t

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 28 March) --  Fourteen states -- seven in Luzon, five in Mindanao, two in the Visayas -- will comprise the...

Hungary seeks stronger EU-ASEAN economic ties

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Stronger economic ties between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help the former regain...

Mt. Apo climb: only 50 trekkers per trail allowed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Only 50 trekkers for each trail a day will be allowed to climb Mt. Apo Natural Park starting April...

Dureza warns public vs OPAPP impostors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- Secretary Jesus Dureza has warned the public to report immediately persons claiming to represent the Office of...

3 Malaysian kidnap victims rescued in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- All five Malaysian crewmen who were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf on July 19, 2016 in Lahad,...

ARMM approves P32-M cold storage and fish processing in Tawi-Tawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) approved Monday the...

Only Pinoys have right to “judge and criticize” their leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) --  Only the Filipino people have the right to "judge and  criticize" the leader of their country, a...

“We will make Bangsamoro Basic Law our priority” – Alvarez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) --  The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) once the 21-member...

BTC skeds April 3-5 session to draft Bangsamoro law; awaits release of budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has been saying the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) is "about to complete" the draft...

CPP vows unilateral ceasefire before March 31; written ceasefire, says Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) --  The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said it will support the forging of a bilateral ceasefire...

Duterte’s martial law talk: 25th since August, 17th since January

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 March) --  President Rodrigo Duterte has spoken about declaring -- or not declaring -- martial law  in 25 speeches and...

Mt. Apo reopens to trekkers a year after “indefinite closure”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) -- The “indefinite closure” of the Mt. Apo to trekkers lasted only one year after the Mt. Apo...

57 Mindanawons graduate from PNPA: 7 in Top 10; Moro cadets rank 1st, 2nd

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) --  Seven of the Top Ten graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) are Mindanawons and the...

Duterte assures new police officers their families will be taken care of

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /25 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte assured new graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) that before his term of...

2 Malaysian crew members rescued in Sulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – Two Malaysian crew members kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf eight months ago were rescued at 2 a.m....

Maguindanao women’s groups receive loom weaving machines

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 23 March) – Two women’s groups in Maguindanao have received the promised wooden loom weaving machines after completing livelihood training...

DOT 11 to develop river communities as eco-tourism sites

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 is planning to develop the river communities in the provinces here...

Davao City will have P24.5B expressway project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 March) – A P24.5-billion Davao City Expressway will be constructed to decongest traffic in the downtown area through a...

GPH, MILF implementing peace panels sign new terms of reference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 March) – A new terms of reference on how the implementing panels of the government (GPH) and the Moro...

Maguindanaon women urged to fight ‘extremism’

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 March) -- Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu on Monday urged Maguindanaon women to help government rid Moro communities of “violent extremism...

Davao City needs more hotels, other facilities as tourism destination

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 March) – The lack of hotels and a convention center might hinder the city’ bid to become a major tourism destination...

Davao City sets eyes on improved wharf, expressway project with China

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 March) – The city government will begin improvement works on the decades-old Sta. Ana wharf to boost the city’s bid as...

Alab Pilipinas wins vs Long Lions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 March) --  Alab Pilipinas finally conquered top-seed Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in a thrilling final meeting for the ASEAN Basketball...

In war vs terrorists, Duterte vows: “I will not allow civilians to be killed”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said military operations against terrorist groups are focused only on "selective targets" because "I...

Duterte unfazed by impeachment complaint

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 March) --  Unfazed by the impeachment complaint filed against him, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will go “by the rules of...

Pinoy Aquaman’ first to cross Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos

PADRE BURGOS, Southern Leyte (MindaNews / 19 March) -- — Endurance swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine did another first by crossing the 10.4 -...

Military scores victories but Moro groups say military option is no solution

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) -- A series of military victories were announced this week by the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) against terrorist...

Pinoy Aquaman to cross Limasawa-Padre Burgos

LIMASAWA, Southern Leyte (MindaNews / 18 March) -- Triathlete and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure a record-setting 13-kilometer open water swim...

PH, China sign economic cooperation program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – The Philippines and China signed on Friday a six-year development program for trade and economic cooperation between the two...

Australia to give A$130M for peace efforts, education in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday announced that her government is giving the Philippines some A$40 million for...

RoRo shipping service to ply Mindanao-Indonesia route

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – The Philippine and Indonesian governments will launch next month a roll-on, roll-off shipping service that will link Davao and...

GRP-NDFP talks: Bilateral truce necessary but zero armed conflicts not guaranteed, says gov’t negotiator

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – The forging of bilateral ceasefire agreement will not guarantee that there will be no more armed encounters...

Sison appreciates Duterte for resumption of GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison “expresses deep appreciation” to President Rodrigo R....

3 Mindanawon reps lose committee chairmanship for voting “No” to death penalty

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) -- Three Mindanawon representatives lost their chairmanship in key committees -- Natural Resources, People's Participation, and Muslim Affairs...

Center Against Illegal Drugs inaugurated in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 March) -- The Ateneo de Davao University has set up its multi-disciplinary Center Against Illegal Drugs (CAID) to complement efforts...

Journalist, artist are this year’s Datu Bago awardees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 March) --  An editor in chief of a daily newspaper and a visual artist were conferred the Datu Bago Awards Wednesday night...

GenSan wants DOST’s electric ‘train’ to help ease traffic

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – In a bid to ease the city's traffic problems, officials are pushing for the temporary deployment...

P350M drug rehab center to rise in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – The national government has allotted around P350 million for the construction this year of a regional...

SouthCot wants to implement barangay ID system

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – South Cotabato officials are planning to implement an identification or ID system in a bid to...

Bello: peace talks to continue despite attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 March) – The next rounds of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines will push through despite recent...

BIR-11 eyes P20B in revenues in 2017

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 March) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao Region has set a tax collection target of P20 billion this...

Bangsamoro, No; Good Governance, Yes

On the same day the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), on 27 March 2014,...

Army continues attacks on suspected BIFF lairs

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/14 March) – Ground and air attacks on suspected positions of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao said to be...

Burned bus was on its second day of plying Marbel-Tacurong-Davao route

TALUNTALUNAN, Makilala, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 13 March) -- A newly-acquired passenger bus on its second day of plying the Marbel-Tacurong-Davao route was burned...

Cop in anti-drug drive wounded in Surigao shooting

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 March) -- A police officer who is involved in the campaign against illegal drugs became the latest target of motorcycle-riding gunmen...

Duterte on BBL: “I pray it would sail on still waters” in Congress

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will study the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) when the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)...

Biz leaders welcome resumption of GRP-NDF peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) -- The business leaders here said they welcome the revival of the peace negotiations between the government (GRP)...

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