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Surigao quake displaces at least 900 workers

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) -- At least 900 workers here instantly lost their jobs after the magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck late evening...

Envi groups back Sec. Lopez on closure of mining companies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) --  Green advocates here praised Environment secretary Regina Lopez for the closure of 23 mining operations and the...

SM to open 5 more malls in Mindanao; expects to generate 15,000 jobs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Feb) -- The Henry Sy-led SM Supermalls will construct five new malls in the next three years in Mindanao with...

Relief convoy ambushed in Surigao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 February) -- Suspected New People’s Army rebels fired on Army soldiers escorting a relief mission of TV network ABS-CBN...

Surigao Norte town declares state of calamity

SAN FRANCISCO, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/14 February) -- This town has been placed under a state of calamity due to damage sustained by several...

Surigao City folk warned on water from wells, springs

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 February) -- The City Health Office on Tuesday advised residents who are getting water from springs, wells and donations after last...

Federalism prevents diaspora of rural people to urban centers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – A shift to federalism may prevent the diaspora of people from the rural areas into the urban...

Duterte backs Sec. Lopez on Surigao mines closure

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is supporting Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s order to close erring mining firms, particularly...

Beauty queens cite inaul’s role in women empowerment in Maguindanao

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina and Miss Philippines International Kylie Verzosa, who joined Maguindanaons in their first...

Surigao quake death toll now at 8

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – The death toll in the magnitude 6.7 earthquake has risen to eight people, with those injured likewise...

Davao group calls on solons to reject revival of death penalty

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – A coalition of human rights groups, people’s organizations, and non-government organizations has called on congressmen to reject...

Aftershocks send Surigao residents to higher ground

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – Residents here are worried over the numerous aftershocks following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake late Friday evening that...

Duterte vows to allot P2 billion to rehab damaged infra in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his visit here to survey the damage wrought by the magnitude 6.7...

Lack of urban planning dev’t policy in PH poses more risks

HONOLULU, Hawaii (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – The lack of urban development policy in the Philippines may even cause a more troubling impact on...

Surigao NPA declares ceasefire due to quake

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews /11 February) --  The communist guerilla front operating in Surigao del Norte and portions of Agusan del Norte has declared a...

Quake death toll rises to 7, Surigao now under state of calamity

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – Death toll due to the magnitude 6.7 earthquake late evening Friday rose to seven while those injured...

4 killed, 108 injured in Surigao quake as aftershocks continue

UPDATED: SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – Four people died and 108 were injured in the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit this city late...

Intensity 6 quake jolts Surigao City

UPDATED: SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Surigao City 10:03 p.m. Friday, sending the entire city into blackout, cutting...

Police says no ‘hit list’ for drug personalities, lawyers in Surigao del Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – Authorities here have denied accusations of having a “hit list” containing the names of drug personalities, including...

Members of Bangsamoro Transition Commission finally named

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) --  Finally, the 21 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)...

Prolonged blackout to hit power utilities in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – Residents in Surigao del Norte and parts of Surigao del Sur are bracing for a 12-hour power...

GPH, MILF peace panels set date for BTC launch but who will take oath?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 February) -- The peace implementing panels of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday agreed on...

Army troopers abducted in S. Kudarat in good condition – police

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The two Army troopers abducted by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels last week in a hinterland...

Classes in SouthCot town suspended due to heavy rains

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – Classes in all levels were suspended on Friday morning in Banga town in South Cotabato due...

Lake Sebu LGU spearheads cleanup drive following fish kill

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The municipal government of Lake Sebu launched on Friday a massive cleanup of its critical main lake following...

Surigao lawyers protest attacks on colleagues

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 February) -- Lawyers in Surigao del Norte on Thursday held a protest here demanding justice for their colleagues who were attacked...

Calamity feared as water hyacinths invade Maguindanao, North Cotabato

DATU PIANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/09 February) – Communities surrounding the Rio Grande de Mindanao feared another calamity may yet happen as water hyacinths continued to...

State of calamity declared in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 February) -- Officials of Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato have placed the entire area under a state of calamity...

GenSan folk warned of rise in dengue cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 February) -- Health authorities here alerted residents anew over the increasing cases of the deadly dengue fever that already resulted...

30 monitored for rabies infection in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Health personnel in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato are closely monitoring at least 30 persons who might have had...

Reds seize cop, burn construction equipment in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 February)-- Suspected communist rebels abducted a policeman and a civilian after burning several equipment of a construction firm along...

Army: P70M annual food budget for each NPA guerrilla unit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 February) -- If what the military claimed is true, the food budget of one guerrilla unit of the New People’s Army...

Whatever happened to the Bangsamoro Transition Commission?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 February) --  Only five months left to July when the 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), according to the Duterte...

Friends of slain judge offer reward money for arrest of suspects

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 Feb) -- Friends and relatives of a retired judge here who was gunned down on February 2 have offered a reward...

Police, military out to arrest NDF consultants Mapano and Cudaste

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 08 Feb) -- Police and Army teams have been deployed to arrest National Democratic Front (NDF) peace consultants Alfredo...

Maguindanao’s handwoven fabric celebrated in 1st Inaul Festival

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Feb) -- Some of the gowns made of handwoven Inaul cloth that were worn by Ms Universe candidates in...

Solar and wind-powered lamps may soon light up Cotabato City streets  

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Feb) -- If satisfied that it works well, Cotabato City might decide to buy solar and wind panels to...

Gov’t ends JASIG with NDF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 February) -- The Government of the Republic of the Philippines served on Tuesday to the National Democratic Front its notice of termination...

Surigao lawyers reject handling drug cases

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/07 February) -- Drug suspects in Surigao del Norte may find themselves without lawyers after the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)...

30,000 jobs at stake with closure of mine firms — Chamber of Mines Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/07 February) -- Some 30,000 direct jobs will be lost once the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) enforces the closure...

The Mindanao Cross newspaper: digitized from first issue on Feb. 6, 1948

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) -- In a world gone digital, one might think that the presence of online platforms would eventually spell the death...

NPA couple nabbed in Ozamiz

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 06 Feb) -- An alleged bomb-making expert of the New People’s Army (NPA) and his wife were arrested by...

NDF peace consultant arrested at military checkpoint

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Feb) -- A consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel was arrested by authorities along with his...

South Cotabato wants moratorium on fish cage ops in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 February) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for a one-year moratorium on fish cage operations at the...

CBCP on drug-related killings: “we cannot correct a wrong by doing another wrong”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) --  The trading of illegal drugs must be stopped and overcome but the solution does not lie in...

Duterte orders arrest of NDF consultants; NDF says they are protected under JASIG

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 February) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest and detention of the consultants of the National Democratic...

Duterte tags Reds as “terrorist group”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 February) --  President Rodrigo Duterte said he will no longer consider the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)...

CPP-NPA delisting as FTO  to suffer setback with Duterte tagging them as “terrorist group”

LOS ANGELES, California  (MindaNews/05 Feb) -- Efforts to have the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) delisted as a foreign terrorist organization...

NDF: no formal notice yet from GRP on termination of talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February)  -- The National Democratic Front (NDF)  has yet to receive a formal notice from the government peace panel...

Duterte suspends talks with NDF; will resume if there is a “compelling reason”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) -- President Rodrigo Duterte onf Saturday night announced that he is "not ready to resume" peace talks with...

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