Sayaw Mindanaw: emphasizing indigenous performance art

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Aug) — As a universal language that transcends mankind’s differences, Dance stands the test of time, staying alive in various forms, studying movements and spaces,… »

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2015 says best development tool for Ata tribe is a better road

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) — Having to travel 80 kilometers from Paquibato district to reach downtown Davao City, Floramea D. Manyawron, 22, a member of the Ata tribe and this… »

Funds raised for identification of killer of Philippine Eagle Pamana

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 August) — Allies of Philippine Eagle Pamana turned to crowdfunding to raise funds to identify the person(s) behind the death of the bird. #JusticeForPamana, which went live… »

2 soldiers hurt in grenade attack in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/21 August) – Two soldiers were hurt when a grenade launcher hit an Army facility here at 7:35 p.m. Thursday. The grenade landed on the roof of a… »

Kidapawan revives Timpupo Fruit Festival after almost a decade

KIDAPWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 Aug) – It’s bringing back the glory days as fruits have once again bloomed in abundance in this city. Almost in every corner and along… »

Davao Norte press club prexy killed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – The president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club, who is also a blocktime radio announcer, died Wednesday morning after he… »

Pamana’s tragic end

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – Philippine Eagle Pamana did not last more than 59 days in the wild after she was released last June 12 in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental.… »

Davao’s ICT prexy calls for the passage of BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – An executive of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Davao said the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will attract more investors… »

Kadayawan Festival: How safe are you at parties?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – If you’re a parent, chances are, your kids might already be asking for permission that they be allowed to party this Kadayawan. And… »

Strong collaboration among cable operators needed to boost Mindanao’s Internet speed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – A strong collaboration among the cable operators in the Philippines will be necessary to fully maximize the additional one-terabyte bandwidth as a result… »

Binay hits Aquino gov’t to use people’s funds in 2016

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said people’s money will be poured in the coming national and local elections to ensure victory of administration… »

Davao City eyes Israeli greenhouse technology to spur food production

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — The city government is planning to introduce a greenhouse model using Israeli technology to increase food production. Speaking in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM… »

Lawmaker lauds MILF, hits gov’t negotiators

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — A partylist lawmaker lauded the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for vowing to push for the peace process even if the Bangsamoro Basic Law is not… »

SWS surveys say Pinoys prefer peaceful means over military ops

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) – Despite the tragedy in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that left 66 persons dead on January 25 this year, Filipinos continue to prefer peaceful means over military operations… »

68,000 households in Davao region removed from 4Ps

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) – Sixty-eight thousand households in Region 11 have been removed from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) during the first half of this year, the Department… »

DENR clarifies report on illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Southern Mindanao has clarified that illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte in the first semester… »

Ombudsman dismisses graft complaint vs Surigao Norte town mayor

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the complaint against Mayor Sheila Mae Orquina-Cebedo of Bacuag town in Surigao del Norte and two other respondents for alleged violation of Republic… »

South Upi stops holding horse fights during fiesta

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao (MindaNews/17 August) – Horses still took center stage when the town’s parish celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Salvation on Sunday. But unlike in the past… »

Only 18 session days left for BBL before Congress starts plenary debates on budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 August) – As it is holding only three session days per week, Congress has only 18 session days left from August 17 for the interpellation,… »

ITCZ affecting Mindanao, Visayas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 August) — Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of Northern Mindanao, Caraga & Davao and… »

300 more metric tons of durian expected to be exported to new Asian market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 August) — Durian growers in Davao City may soon export an additional 300 metric tons (MT) of the fruit to a new market in Asia, Larry Miculob,… »

Blaan girl: “There is so much that people do not know about us”

KORONADAL (MindaNews/15 August) – The grade school girls we met at the Nelmida Elementary School in Sitio Lubon, Barangay Assumption, giggled when asked what they do for entertainment and other… »

Teachers of Lumad schools renew calls for pullout of military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 August) — Teachers of schools run by Lumad organizations renewed their calls for the pullout of military forces and disbandment of the paramilitary group ‘Alamara’ that allegedly… »

All set for Butuan triathlon on Aug. 23

Triathletes from different parts of Mindanao are expected to participate in Butuan City’s “Timberman Tri 555” on August 23. Jose T. Enriquez III, race director told MindaNews that this year’s event… »

Foundation urged to help MSMEs to become competitive as AEC looms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 August) — The Department of Trade and Industry on Friday challenged organizers of the annual Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) to help the products of micro, small and… »

Beneficiaries of gov’t programs in Bukidnon endorse Roxas during ‘dialogue’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – It was called “People’s Dialogue,” but the political undertone was all but subtle as the workshop reports presented by a pre-selected audience of people who… »

5MW solar power plant in SouthCot to start operation before yearend

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Foreign-backed energy firm NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One Inc. is targeting to start before yearend the commercial streaming of the initial phase… »

SouthCot, Sarangani groups get P1.9M livelihood grant from DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has released around P1.9-million worth of livelihood grants to three community and workers’… »

Davao artists hatch Pecha Kucha Night

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – A group of local artists will hold on Saturday the first-ever Pecha Kucha Night here at Java Jive along Quirino Avenue in a bid to… »

4 NPAs in S. Kudarat, SouthCot surrender

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Four members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato provinces surrendered to police… »

Davao has 131 new HIV-AIDS cases

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Aug) – The city’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) noted a total of 131 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) from… »

Korina courts Maguindanao votes for Mar

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Aug) – While presidential aspirant Mar Roxas was busy meeting up with congressmen from the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) to convince them to support his… »

First in PH: Int’l folklore fest opens in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — The entire city practically dazzled on Monday afternoon as the country’s first-ever international folkloric festival formally opened in grand fashion. Thousands of residents and visitors… »

Tampakan mulls declaring state of calamity due to rise in dengue cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — The municipal government of Tampakan is pushing for the declaration of the entire area under a state of calamity due to the rising cases… »

Resolution supporting closed season in Davao Gulf filed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — A city councilor on Tuesday filed a resolution supporting the implementation of a three-month closed season policy for the Davao Gulf. In her privilege speech,… »

Displaced fishers build own boats with grant from DOLE

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — Four months after receiving a P2.04-million livelihood grant from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), a group of displaced fishermen and workers here is… »

Davao durian grower eyes Japan market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 August) — A durian grower in Davao City is planning to expand his global reach to Japan within the year after making it to the Singapore and… »

ARMM hosts festival of traditional Moro food

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/10 August) – Traditional food and delicacies that distinguish the tribal groups in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao were featured in a festival here over the weekend.… »

ASEAN names Ateneo de Davao High School as Eco-School awardee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) named the Ateneo de Davao University High School (ADDU-HS) as one of 10 recipients of the 2nd ASEAN… »

Mindanawon youth urged to take active part in protecting IP rights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – Youth leaders in Southern Mindanao on Saturday underscored the need for the youth to take an active role in protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples… »

Month-long Kadayawan Agro Trade Fair starts August 13

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /09 August) — A total of 150 exhibitors are joining this year’s Agro Trade Fair, one of the highlights of 30th Kadayawan Festival, at the SM Grounds… »

MILF’s Murad: if no BBL under PNoy, next administration

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews /08 August) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is still looking forward to the commitment of President Aquino to push for the passage… »

Road project to shorten travel time from Marawi to Cagayan de Oro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — Travel time from Marawi City to Cagayan de Oro City will soon be shortened from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours with the concreting of the… »

2 Maguindanao towns still flooded

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 08 August) — Close to 12,000 individuals were affected by floods in nine Maguindanao towns as a result of torrential rains brought about by Inter-Tropical… »

Organic Agriculture congress set in Davao City this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will hold the first ever Regional Organic Agriculture Congress here sometime in October. In her letter to City Agriculturist Office… »

Surigaonon lady to set a record with her Butuan-Surigao run

A thirty-something woman from Surigao City vent all frustrations over a heartbreak over two years ago, towards running. And like Forrest Gump, she never stopped running since then, joining marathons… »

Davao City needs quake impact reduction study, says OCD

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) — Aside from a disaster management plan, the city needs an impact reduction study that will provide estimates on the number of people who would be… »

Samal Is. won’t protect Davao City from tsunami – Phivolcs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – Samal Island won’t serve as a buffer for this city in case a tsunami occurs, an official of the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Davao… »

Activist nun wins human rights award from German city

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 August) — A Mindanao-based Catholic nun was named last month to the 2015 Weimar Award for Human Rights for her involvement in human rights defense and advocacy… »

7,300 families displaced by floods in North Cotabato

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/06 August) – At least 7,300 families have been displaced by floods spawned by the southwest monsoon in North Cotabato, officials and residents said. Most residents however… »

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