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Moro groups race with time, grope for ‘convergence’ on peace agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 March) – The peace and development agenda of the Duterte administration aims for, among others, “meaningful implementation of the Framework Agreement...

Biz leaders to draft Mindanao dev’t plan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 March) – Business leaders from all over Mindanao will draft a comprehensive development plan, a move that is seen...

Will federalism hold the Bangsamoro hostage?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- In his inaugural speech on 30 June 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that administration “is committed to implement...

Groundbreaking for upscale hospital in Davao set

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) – A P2.5-billion 12-storey upscale hospital will rise within the 11-hectare township of property giant Megaworld. The Lanang Premiere Doctors Hospital...

BIR, BoC monitor markets in GenSan for cigarettes with fake stamps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 March)-- Revenue and customs personnel here have widened their monitoring in the local markets for the presence of cigarette products...

Tourist arrivals in R-12 almost 4M in 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- Tourist arrivals in Region 12 or Soccsksargen surged to around 3.76 million in 2016, making it one of...

De Lima’s failure, Aguirre’s conflict: Fits, starts, new hope for DDS probe?

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism SWORN STATEMENTS of key informants, the transcripts of stenographic notes, and official records and documents from the Commission...

South African, UK diplomats coming to Davao for trade talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Ambassadors from South Africa and the United Kingdom will meet Davao City business leaders to discuss ways to further...

Davao Chamber supports DENR Secretary Lopez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Local business leaders expressed support for the confirmation of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments amid...

No new jobs for displaced workers if mining firms are closed — Caraga officials

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- Workers who will be displaced by the impending closure of 14 large-scale mining companies in Caraga will face the...

Deadline set for removal of excess fish cages in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- The municipal government of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato has given local fish cage operators until the end...

LTFRB-12 cracks whip on “colorum” public vehicles

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Region 12 has stepped up its crackdown against “colorum”...

GenSan eyes vaccination of 50,000 dogs in 2017

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- The city government is targeting to vaccinate around 50,000 dogs until yearend in line with its expanded campaign...

Classes in Surigao suspended as magnitude 5.9 quake leaves one dead, 37 injured

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 March) --  Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas has ordered the suspension of classes in all levels in public...

Bukidnon coffees win in PHL’s first ever ‘cupping’ competition

ILIGAN CITY ­(MindaNews / 5 March) – Bukidnon coffees topped the country’s first ever “cupping” competition held at the Cavite State University from March...

German national’s remains recovered

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 March) --  The remains of the German national who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf last year and beheaded...

Classes, mountain trekking suspended in some parts of MisOr due to armed clashes

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (MindaNews / 04 March) -- Classes in three schools in Misamis Oriental were suspended since Monday as clashes between the...

Duterte ready to resume peace talks with NDF but …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) -- Exactly a month after lifting the unilateral ceasefire he declared last year in relation to the peace process with...

BTC to hold first session on draft Bangsamoro Basic Law next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 March) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will have its first session...

Davao hospital launches new Fibroscan touch in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) – The Davao Doctors Hospital has strengthened its position as the premiere hospital here after it unveiled on Friday the...

Destructive and nonsustainable businesses, don’t bother coming to Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 March) – If your business is not sustainable and destructive to the environment, don’t bother bringing them here. The city...

Mayor Sara gives birth to baby boy ‘Stonefish’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 March) – Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivered a healthy baby boy at 12:56 noon on Thursday through cesarean...

‘Doctors to the Barrios’ volunteer shot dead in Lanao del Norte

KAPATAGAN, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews / 2 March) – A “Doctors to the Barrios” volunteer was shot dead in the municipality of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte...

Pimentel urges BTC to work “double time” on draft Bangsamoro law

PASAY CITY (MindaNews/ 01 March) --  The expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) "should now start working"...

Senators “more productive” after lines clearly drawn – Pimentel

PASAY CITY (MindaNews / 01 March ) -- Senators are now "more productive" after lines were "clearly drawn" between the majority and the minority...

Davao City considers waste-to-energy project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – The city government here is contemplating on a having a waste-to-energy (WTE) project to improve waste management...

Duterte fires NIA chief; Laviña denies involvement in corruption

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 March) -- "This is your waterboy, signing off," Peter Laviña, chief of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) posted on...

No more high-rise buildings in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – “We will not have another ‘Aeon Tower’.” This was how the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) head...

Lake Sebu fish cage operators agree to dismantle excess cages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – Fish cage operators in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato have agreed to voluntarily dismantle their...

Overstaying aliens in GenSan urged to renew ACRs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) called on overstaying and resident foreign nationals based in this city...

8-year old kidnap victim freed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 February) -- An eight-year old boy who was kidnapped in Zamboanga Sibugay and held hostage in Sulu for almost seven months...

German kidnap victim confirmed dead

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /28 Feb) -- Authorities have confirmed the death of a 70-year old German national in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf...

Environmentalists to pro-mining groups: Secretary Lopez a blessing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – Calling her a “blessing”, environmentalists have come to the defense of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez from pro-mining groups who...

Lascañas pens tell-all journal: Duterte rule ‘a Divine Trap’

HE HAD repeatedly denied the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad or DDS at a Senate hearing just four months ago. Yet last...

Australia sees greater economic ties with PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – The Australian government has remained optimistic on the Philippines and will explore new areas of cooperation as the country...

Official offers to share Australia’s “sustainable mining practices”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – An Australian official has offered to share to the Philippine government and local industry players her country’s “sustainable and...

Yasay tells OFWs in Switzerland: no new department for OFWs

BERN, SWITZERLAND (MindaNews / 27 February) --  Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay on Sunday told overseas workers here in Switzerland that he does...

Transport strike vs jeepney phaseout paralyzes CDO, Iligan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) -- Commuters desperate to reach their destination grabbed whatever ride was available on Monday as a transport strike...

DOLE 11 eyes reducing job mismatch, unemployment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 11 will roll out Jobstart Philippines in two more cities and one...

NPA accepts Mayor Sara Duterte’s offer to talk peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) -- The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao has agreed to talk with Davao City mayor and...

Lascañas: ‘Superman’ ordered death of political enemies, innocents

By Charmaine Deogracias VERA Files They called him Superman. That was the code the Davao Death Squad allegedly gave former Davao City mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte...

Mindanao’s power mix: more coal and diesel now than hydro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) --  Non-renewable energy accounts for more than half of Mindanao’s power mix, a reversal from what it used...

Cagdianao mayor: Whale’s skeletal remains will be preserved  

CAGDIANAO, Province of Dinagat Island (MindaNews / 26 Feb) -- Mayor Adolfo Longos wants to preserve the skeletal remains of the huge sea creature...

People Power 1986 and Duterte’s destiny

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 February) --  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte believes destiny brought him to the Presidency because he won even if he had...

In Davao City, supporters troop to Rizal Park to defend Digong

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/ 26 February) -- Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gathered at the Rizal Park here during the commemoration of the 31st People Power...

1st unit of 540-MW GN Power to start end of 2017

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) --  The first of three-unit 540-mw GN Power Kauswagan Ltd. Co. in Lanao del Norte, the biggest coal-fired power in...

Davao-Manado air links urged as Davao-GenSan-Bitung sea route is set for launching

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 25 Feb) -- The government here urged the airline industry to revive flights between Davao City and Manado in the...

Duterte to BTC: “navigate the hindrances and obstructions; find a way to peace”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) -- "Navigate the hindrances and obstructions. Hanapin ninyo ang daan hanggang patungo sa kapayapaan" (Find a way to...

Panelo: Palace has nothing to do with de Lima’s arrest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 February) – Malacanang did not pressure the court into issuing an arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima, presidential legal counsel...

Duterte: “change must come from above; change and reforms from below are upheavals”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 24 February) -- As the nation is commemorating the 31st anniversary of the 1986 People Power revolution that toppled down the...

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