1,434 applicants in GenSan get local, overseas jobs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 May) — A total of 1,434 job seekers from this city and the neighboring areas were hired on-the-spot (HOTS) in the two Labor Day job fairs… »

Palaro opens; suspends games for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – The 2015 Palarong Pambansa opened early Sunday morning but games were suspended starting 10 a.m. to allow athletes to watch the “Fight of the Century”… »

B’laan Datu Antonio Kinoc, MILF peace panel member, passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /03 May) –Antonio “Tony” Kinoc, a B’laan Datu who served as alternate member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel representing Indigenous Peoples, passed away… »

Wanted terrorist Abdulbasit Usman killed by MILF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews /03 May) – Abdulbasit Usman, one of the country’s most wanted terrorists was killed 11:50 a.m. Sunday in a chance encounter with troops of Moro Islamic Liberation… »

Pacquiao loses to Mayweather

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao thought he won the much hyped and much awaited fight against undefeated American welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday… »

Lucman to Wao residents on killings: let justice take its course

WAO, Lanao Del Sur (MindaNews / 03May) – The vice governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslm Mindanao (ARMM) has appealed to residents here to remain calm and not allow… »

3 Davao del Sur LGUs to receive high impact breakthrough projects from DOH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Three Davao del Sur local government units (LGUs) — Digos City and the towns of Magsaysay and Hagonoy — will be beneficiaries of high impact… »

Soldier dies in clash with carnappers in Zambo Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – A soldier was killed while a police vehicle and five houses were burned during a firefight Saturday between government forces and a group of suspected… »

“We suffer when our parents have no work”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) — Fifteen year old Lito of Bukidnon joined his parents in the Labor Day march here last Friday to express how children suffer when… »

1st Conference on Mindanao Literatures set for Feb. 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – Mindanaon writers, literature teachers and reserarches are invited to submit papers for the 1st Conference on Mindanao Literatures on February 24 to 26, 2016. The… »

View Pacquiao vs. Mayweather bout free at Lagao gym

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (2 May 2015) – Gensan will have free live viewing of the highly anticipated Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight on May 3 at Lagao gym, City Mayor Ronnel… »

Davao City’s Traffic center renamed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) –The Traffic Management Center (TMC) has been renamed the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) department head Rhodelio Poliquit said. The change of name took… »

NCCA wants state honors for T’boli ‘dreamweaver’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 May) — The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will offer state honors to the late T’boli “national living treasure” Be’ Lang Dulay, who… »

Abu holding Zambo Sibugay town mayor; 7 would-be victims of human trafficking rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu are now holding Mayor Gemma Adana of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay, a military official said Friday. Rear Admiral Reynaldo Yoma,… »

SouthCot’s ‘dreamweaver’ passes away

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – South Cotabato’s pride and famed “dreamweaver” Be’ Lang Dulay passed away on Thursday afternoon after being in coma for nearly three months due to… »

De Oro boys, and girls, train hard to be like ‘Pacman’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – Inside a small construction yard converted into a training camp, 11-year-old Mico Gadot and 40 other youngsters aged 11 to 19… »

Chief suspect wanted for Esperat murder shows up in public gathering; is not arrested

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April) – The principal suspect in the 2005 murder of columnist Marlene Esperat who has been eluding arrest for 10 years now showed up on… »

10 killed, 1 wounded in series of shooting incidents in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – Police are now investigating the spate of killings in the city that claimed at least 10 lives in a span of eight days… »

NPA eyed in soldier’s disappearance in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – South Cotabato officials are eyeing the involvement of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the disappearance earlier this month of an Army… »

30 families displaced by strong tornado in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – At least 30 families were displaced after a strong tornado ravaged two remote communities in Tantangan town in South Cotabato Wednesday afternoon.… »

Water rationing in Zambo continues despite frequent rains

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) will continue to enforce the rationing scheme as the water elevation at its source remains unstable despite… »

CHR, LGU probe Wao killings as hundreds flee homes

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – More than a thousand persons fled their homes in Barangay Park Area in Wao, Lanao del Sur following the reported killings of six… »

Surigao rural bank placed under PDIC receivership

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – The Monetary Board placed the Surigaonon Rural Banking Corporation under the receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) by virtue of an… »

34 hospitalized in GenSan due to diarrhea

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – At least 34 residents from a remote village here were hospitalized in the last several days due to a suspected diarrhea outbreak.… »

DOH wants to include malaria measures in CCT program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – The Department of Health is considering the inclusion of malaria measures into the conditionalities of its partnership with the Department of Social Welfare… »

Zambo defers cloud seeding, thanks to rains

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – Thanks to the frequent rains the past days, the city government, through the Office of the City Agriculture, is temporarily deferring the conduct… »

OWWA releases P950,000 for OFWs repatriated from Libya

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 12 has released some P950,000 in financial assistance since last year to overseas workers… »

DOLE 12 wants your feedback through text

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – In a bid to improve its operations and service delivery, the Department of Labor Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has adopted a… »

Mine-silted town in Surigao Norte to establish four marine sanctuaries

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 28 April) – The town of Claver plans to set up four marine sanctuaries despite the siltation problem it faces due to large-scale mining… »

At least a thousand march for peace in Marawi; Alonto-led MNLF affirms solidarity with MILF

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/28 April) – At least a thousand residents joined the Bangsamoro Walk for Peace early Tuesday morning  to push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)… »

SouthCot, Koronadal, six towns to receive incentives for good governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) — Eight local government units (LGUs) in South Cotabato province are set to receive around P16 million in incentives for fully complying with… »

Council authorizes Duterte to sign MOU with UP Mindanao for sports complex project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 April) — The City Council passed on third reading Tuesday an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign on behalf of the city a memorandum of… »

NUJP calls Kapuso network’s closure of regional stations heartless

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines slammed GMA 7 Network for axing the news programs of four of its regional stations and morning… »

Maguindanao extends state of calamity due to dry spell

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/27 April) – After the displacement of thousands of civilians caused by the “all-out offensive” against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Maguindanao is now dealing with another calamity… »

3 blood donors in Zambo positive of HIV

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 April) – Three blood donors were found positive of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)-Zamboanga City said. The three persons were among those who… »

South Cotabato completes P47M of infra in Q1

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has completed around P47 million worth of priority infrastructure projects in various parts of the province in the… »

30,000 vacancies for job fairs in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has already generated around 30,000 job vacancies for the scheduled job fairs in the… »

7 killed, 7 wounded in Wao village attacks; mayor, parish priest call for sobriety

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNew / 26 April) – The mayor of Wao in Lanao del Sur has called for sobriety to prevent the escalation of violence that left seven residents dead… »

Davao City farmers affected by dry spell to receive financial aid; crop losses now at P2B  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was open to giving financial assistance to farmers affected by the El Nino phenomenon in the farming districts of… »

Duterte: name the shops selling expired milk tea ingredients  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he would prefer that the City Health Office name the two milk tea shops found to have allegedly stored expired milk… »

PCSO hands over ambulance for high-risk patients

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — The city government of Davao received on Sunday one ambulance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office specifically intended for high-risk patients of cases like ebola, meningo,… »

GMA 7 closes 4 regional offices; at least 100 employees displaced

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — In a move that displaced at least a hundred reporters, video cameramen and drivers, a television giant closed four of its regional offices… »

19 barangay chairs snub Surigao City mayor’s address

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) – Saying he failed to deliver basic services to their areas, 19 of the city’s 54 barangay (village) chairpersons did not show up when Mayor Ernesto… »

Maguindanao readies grand welcome for victorious Sagayan Festival contingent

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/25 April) — A grand welcome awaits Maguindanao’s pride, the Sagayan Festival contingent which bagged the first place of the Tugtog ng Aliwan Festival Music Competition, a feat… »

Dinagat to sue 2 more mining firms for unpaid taxes

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — Two more mining companies will be included in the lawsuit filed by the Province of Dinagat Islands for refusal to settle local tax obligations. Provincial… »

P156M of crops damaged by drought in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — Around P156 million worth of agricultural crops in South Cotabato province have been so far devastated as a result of the prolonged dry spell… »

Davao health office asked to name tea shops displaying expired milk

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – An owner of a milk tea shop has asked the City Health Office to make public the names of shops where it seized last week… »

GenSan cited for child-friendly local governance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — The city government’s efforts to transform the city into a child-friendly locality got a major boost after it received the prestigious Seal of Child-Friendly… »

Sama Dilaut’s first magna cum laude joins MSU Tawi-tawi faculty

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi (MindaNews/24 April) – Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography (MSU-TCTO) – will welcome a new faculty member soon — a member of the Sama Dilaut… »

Dinagat province to sue 3 mining firms for refusal to pay local taxes

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – For refusal to pay local tax obligations, the province of Dinagat Islands will sue three large-scale mining companies. The offending mining firms are… »

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