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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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Region 12 workers get wage hike

Region 12 workers get wage hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTPWB) in Region 12 has set a P15 to P20 increase in the daily wages of private wo ...

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All set for 1st Surigao ultra marathon

All set for 1st Surigao ultra marathon

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – All is set for the longest foot race ever in this city, the 1st Surigao City Ultra Marathon Race 2016, slated on September 24-25. Ultra Maratho ...

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Broadcaster arrested for libel in Kidapawan City

Broadcaster arrested for libel in Kidapawan City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 Sept) -- The manager of a community radio station in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato has been arrested and detained on two libel cases filed against h ...

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Death toll in Davao night market blast now 15; pregnant victim dies in hospital

Death toll in Davao night market blast now 15; pregnant victim dies in hospital

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – The death toll from the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market has risen to 15 as the pregnant victim who lapsed into coma shortly after ...

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Group opposes proposal to lower age of criminal liability

Group opposes proposal to lower age of criminal liability

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – A group advocating child protection has expressed opposition to the proposal lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility under the Juvenil ...

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Tight security imposed in Davao schools due to bomb rumors

Tight security imposed in Davao schools due to bomb rumors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – Tight security measures have been put in place in the wake of bombing rumors that forced the suspension of classes in six public schools in Davao ...

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Buseco shutdown to proceed as scheduled if…

Buseco shutdown to proceed as scheduled if…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) -- The Bukidnon Sub-Transmission Company (BSTC) will proceed with the scheduled disconnection of Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) ...

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3 arrested in Davao for bomb jokes

3 arrested in Davao for bomb jokes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Sep) – Police arrested three persons here for telling bomb jokes last week, a few days after the explosion occurred at the night market along Roxas Aven ...

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ARMM appeals to military, Abu for “safe zones” for evacuees

ARMM appeals to military, Abu for “safe zones” for evacuees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 Sept) -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is appealing to the military and the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu to allow for “safe zones” for 20,000 evac ...

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4,000 families displaced by military offensive vs Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

4,000 families displaced by military offensive vs Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 Sept) – Some 4,000 families have been displaced by intensified military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province, the Bureau of Public Info ...

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Bukidnon power firm faces shutdown for unpaid connection bills

Bukidnon power firm faces shutdown for unpaid connection bills

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sep) – Half of Bukidnon province will lose power supply starting noon of Sept. 15 if the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) fails to pay ...

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6 tons of confiscated explosives from S. Kudarat mining site detonated

6 tons of confiscated explosives from S. Kudarat mining site detonated

BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 8 Sep) – A huge spark of light in the middle of a dark hill, followed by loud explosion, then a mushroom cloud formed up in the sky like a ...

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Piñol pushing for release of 99 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia

Piñol pushing for release of 99 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sep) – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is pushing for the release of at 99 fishermen from this city and other parts of Mindanao who are cur ...

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Cash reward for Davao bombing suspects raised from P2M to P3M

Cash reward for Davao bombing suspects raised from P2M to P3M

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sep) – The cash reward for suspects in the Roxas Night Market bombing that killed 14 people and injured 70 others has been raised from P2 million to P3 m ...

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Davao blast ‘the price we need to pay’ in Duterte’s war vs crime and drugs – traders

Davao blast ‘the price we need to pay’ in Duterte’s war vs crime and drugs – traders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sep) – Mindanao Business Council (MBC) president Vicente Lao said the Roxas Night Market blast was “the price we need to pay” while President Rodrigo R. ...

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Hearts of 2 fetuses no longer beating – Mayor Sara

Hearts of 2 fetuses no longer beating – Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sep) – Presidential daughter City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced Thursday the demise of her two fetuses in her triplet pregnancy after the night mar ...

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TF Davao commander replaced after night market explosion

TF Davao commander replaced after night market explosion

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sep) – Col. Erwin Bernard Neri, the chief of staff at the Eastern Mindanao Command, will take over the post Col. Henry Robinson as commander of Task Forc ...

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Davao City gov’t releases P4.5M as aid to blast victims

Davao City gov’t releases P4.5M as aid to blast victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sep) – A total of P4.5-million worth of cash assistance was distributed to the families of the victims of the September 2 explosion at the night market a ...

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Narco-politicians could be behind Friday blast at Roxas night market – PDEA

Narco-politicians could be behind Friday blast at Roxas night market – PDEA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sep) – The Friday explosion at the Roxas Night Market that left 14 dead and 70 injured might be perpetrated by politicians publicly named by President Ro ...

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From “lockdown” to “state of lawlessness” to “state of national emergency”

From “lockdown” to “state of lawlessness” to “state of national emergency”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) – The verbal declaration early Saturday morning of, first a “lockdown,” then a “State of Lawlessness” nationwide following the explosion that kill ...

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Eid’l Adha on Monday; a national holiday

Eid’l Adha on Monday; a national holiday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Monday, September 12 a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid’l Adha (Islamic Feast of Sacrific ...

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12 police chiefs in Northern Minda relieved for poor ratings in war on drugs

12 police chiefs in Northern Minda relieved for poor ratings in war on drugs

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 06 September) -- The Philippine National Police relieved 12 station commanders across Northern Mindanao effective September 5 due to poor performance i ...

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Another suspect in Ampatuan Massacre falls

Another suspect in Ampatuan Massacre falls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept) -- Police operatives tracked down and arrested in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat province a suspect in the 2009 massacre of 58 persons, 32 of them from t ...

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USEP campuses in Davao City get bomb threats

USEP campuses in Davao City get bomb threats

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept) – Students of University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) went home Tuesday after classes were suspended due to bomb threats at its main campus in ...

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Soldier hurt in Maguindanao roadside blast

Soldier hurt in Maguindanao roadside blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept) -- A soldier was injured in the head when suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters set off an improvised explosive device around ...

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Duterte, Obama agree to postpone bilateral meet

Duterte, Obama agree to postpone bilateral meet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept.) – Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte and US President Barrack Obama have agreed to postpone their bilateral meeting, apparently due to Duterte ...

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Army instructor killed, 9 trainees hurt in ‘accidental’ grenade blast

Army instructor killed, 9 trainees hurt in ‘accidental’ grenade blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept.) -- An Army instructor was killed while nine trainees were injured after a grenade “accidentally exploded” during an explosive simulation e ...

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GenSan city council supports declaration of state of lawless violence

GenSan city council supports declaration of state of lawless violence

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept.) -- Calling it a necessary move, the city council here declared its full support on Tuesday to the declaration of state of lawlessness by P ...

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2000 OFWs back from Saudi in September

2000 OFWs back from Saudi in September

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept.) – At least 1,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be repatriated from Saudi Arabia before the start of the six-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca on ...

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At ASEAN meet, Duterte to seek better support to address terrorism and violent extremism

At ASEAN meet, Duterte to seek better support to address terrorism and violent extremism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to seek "better support to address terrorism and violent extremism” during his first meeting with foreign l ...

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“We have long ceased to be a colony of the US” – Duterte

“We have long ceased to be a colony of the US” – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said US President Barrack Obama cannot confront him on issues of alleged extrajudicial killings and human rights viol ...

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Duterte hours before the blast: “many people will kill .. but Davao is safe”

Duterte hours before the blast: “many people will kill .. but Davao is safe”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Sept) –  Barely five hours before the blast at the night market along Roxas Avenue on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte, the city’s mayor for 22 years, to ...

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BIFF condemns Davao Bombing

BIFF condemns Davao Bombing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Sept) -- The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) whose group once signified allegiance to the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) h ...

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Mayor Sara offers P2 million bounty for arrest of Davao bombers

Mayor Sara offers P2 million bounty for arrest of Davao bombers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 September) – The city government on Monday offered a P2 million reward for those who can provide information that would help identify and arrest the per ...

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Police eyeing 3 persons of interest behind Davao blast

Police eyeing 3 persons of interest behind Davao blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) -- Police authorities here said they have three persons of interest – a male and two females - who might be behind the explosion Friday at the night ...

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Magnitude 6 quake hits Talacogon

Magnitude 6 quake hits Talacogon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Talacogon in Agusan del Sur at 10:38 a.m. Sunday but there were no reports of deaths, injuries or damages to prope ...

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Grenade lobbed in Polomolok vice mayor’s compound; no one hurt

Grenade lobbed in Polomolok vice mayor’s compound; no one hurt

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 Sept) -- Police are eyeing several angles, including the intensified campaign against illegal drugs, as motive behind the grenade attack Saturday ...

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They are mothers, fathers, children …

They are mothers, fathers, children …

by Yas Ocampo / Mindanao Times DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 03 Sept) -- A group of massage therapists, eyes welling with tears, gathered outside the morgue of the Southern Philippines ...

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Dabawenyos hold memorial mass for blast victims

Dabawenyos hold memorial mass for blast victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) – Several residents joined a memorial mass Saturday for the victims of the bombing late night on Friday that killed 14 people and wounded 71 others ...

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Police in Region 12 placed on full alert

Police in Region 12 placed on full alert

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 Sept.) -- The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has placed all its units under full alert following the bomb attack in Davao City late Friday night ...

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