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Magnitude 6.0 tremor wakes Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake woke up Mindanawons early morning Wednesday, reportedly damaging some houses and buildings in...

Duterte to name 25 members of ConCom for Charter Change when… 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will name the 25 members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) that would review the 1987 Constitution...

Soldiers, cops search NorMin for Abus from Bohol

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) -- Police and Army units on Tuesday afternoon started searching hospitals in four provinces and five cities in...

PH seeks stronger ties with 3 Middle East countries

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – The Philippines will seek stronger cooperation with the three countries i n the Middle East – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain...

Duterte will certify for urgent passage only one draft Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will call all Moro revolutionary leaders to a meeting to come up with a...

Bus system eyed to replace jeepneys in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – Davao City may embark on a High Priority Bus System (HPBS) that will address its need for a mass...

 Siargao hosts world’s surfing queens in May  

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/10 April) -- The country's surfing capital will host the Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000, the much...

Tamayong trail to Mt. Apo will remain closed to trekkers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) -- The Barangay Tamayong trail that leads to Mt. Talomo and the adjacent Mt. Apo Natural Park will...

Duterte to invite Middle East countries to invest in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 April) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will be inviting more investors into Mindanao during his state visits to three Middle...

Lascañas leaves PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 April) --  Retired police officer Arturo Lascañas, a self-confessed leader of the Davao Death Squad (DDS), is now out...

Murad: May 18 deadline to submit draft BBL to OP is from Pres. ...

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 09 April) -- The May 18 deadline to submit the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to the...

Shooting ‘blind’ ala film: a challenge

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 08 April) – I’m an oldie when talking about photography. If my memory serves me right, the first ever camera that...

GRP, NDF agree on free land distribution under agrarian reform in CASER talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 April) – Free land distribution will be the basic principle of agrarian reform as one of the elements of the Comprehensive...

Koronadal school fire damage pegged at P5M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 April) -- Around P5 million worth of equipment and facilities were destroyed after another huge fire gutted down a laboratory...

April 12 Mt. Apo reopening a go, but damaged areas will be off-limits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 April) – Despite oppositions from environmental groups, the Mt. Apo Natural Park-Protected Area Management Board (MANP-PAMB) is pushing through...

How much to earn from Mt. Apo?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 April) – How much would the tourism sector earn from the trekking activities at the Mt. Apo Natural Park? Under...

Sec. Lopez leads Ligawasan Marsh greening program

PANDAG, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 6 April) – There is a reason why there shouldn’t be any more fighting in this once blood-filled surroundings in the...

Gov’t. NDF sign interim joint ceasefire agrement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 April) -- The Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) signed Wednesday an interim joint ceasefire agreement which will...

BTC sets up committees to begin crafting draft BBL

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April 2017) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)  has set up six committees to begin crafting the draft Bangsamoro...

Mayor Sara: Localized peace talks with reds ‘put on hold’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the localized peace talks with the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) will be...

Police Academy valedictorian vows to influence Moro youth vs extremism

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – The 2017 valedictorian of the Philippine National Police Academy’s (PNPA) Class “Masidlak” has vowed to combat misguided...

39 families lose homes in Koronadal fire

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – At least 39 families lost their homes in a huge fire in a crowded residential community...

NDF: CASER first, then ceasefire, or sign both simultaneously

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) --  The National Democratic Front (NDF) wants the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER) signed first before the...

NPA eyed in burning of trailer truck in Makilala

UPDATED MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 04 April)- -- A trailer truck loaded with bananas was "intentionally burned" by suspected New People's Army (NPA) along...

4 drug rehab centers to open in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 April) – The government will open four drug rehabilitation centers in Mindanao in the last quarter of 2017, Health Secretary Paulyn...

NPA eyed in burning of trailer truck in Makilala

MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 04 April)- -- A trailer truck loaded with bananas was "intentionally burned" by suspected New People's Army (NPA) along...

Duterte fires Local Gov’t Secretary Sueno

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / April 4) -- Citing "loss of trust and confidence," President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night fired Local Governments Secretary Ismael...

Group dares PAMB to climb Mt. Apo to know mountain’s real status

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 April) – Hold your consultation meeting on the peak of Mt. Apo so you will know the real status of the...

Police officer in Kidapawan dispersal now Davao City’s top cop

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 April) – The police officer who figured in the violent dispersal of protesting farmers in Kidapawan City last year now heads...

Duterte renews conditions as GRP-NDF peace panels begin 4th round in The Netherlands

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 April) -- As government casualties mount, President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday renewed his conditions for the peace...

BTC meets April 3 to 5 to set up committees, begin work on draft...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will convene in Cotabato City on April 3-5 to adopt its internal...

NDF indicts PNoy, North Cot officials on Kidapawan dispersal; Duterte says “that’s for the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- The National Democratic Front in Southern Mindanao indicted former President Benigno S. Aquino III, North Cotabato Gov....

CPP says ceasefire declarations should be reciprocal

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 April) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday said it did not issue a declaration of interim ceasefire...

Draft Bangsamoro law: 48 days to May 18, 115 days to the July 24...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) -- As it was in the Aquino administration, so it is under the Duterte administration: it is still a race...

“Recidivist environmental violator” in Dinagat spared by DENR

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) -- Local environment officials and advocates expressed both wonderment and anger over why a large-scale nickel mining firm which has...

Preps for MILF decommissioning underway

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – Preparations for the decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front combatants are now underway to speed up the process once...

Sans truce, expect NPA attacks even as peace process moves on — Sec. Bello

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – Expect the New People’s Army to launch attacks even while the peace process is ongoing because the rebels want...

Jaafar: No ISIS in Mindanao but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) first vice chair Ghazali Jaafar said global terrorism group Islamic State of...

Thanks for the tractors but a political problem requires a political solution – Jaafar

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- The government (GPH) must deliver a “political solution” to end the Bangsamoro armed struggle by fully implementing...

Nene Pimentel on barangay polls: respect power of the people to elect their leaders...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel, Jr., the "father of the Local Government Code," is against moves...

Alvarez’ federal Philippines: 14 states, Negros as seat of central gov’t

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 28 March) --  Fourteen states -- seven in Luzon, five in Mindanao, two in the Visayas -- will comprise the...

Hungary seeks stronger EU-ASEAN economic ties

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Stronger economic ties between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help the former regain...

Mt. Apo climb: only 50 trekkers per trail allowed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Only 50 trekkers for each trail a day will be allowed to climb Mt. Apo Natural Park starting April...

Dureza warns public vs OPAPP impostors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- Secretary Jesus Dureza has warned the public to report immediately persons claiming to represent the Office of...

3 Malaysian kidnap victims rescued in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- All five Malaysian crewmen who were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf on July 19, 2016 in Lahad,...

ARMM approves P32-M cold storage and fish processing in Tawi-Tawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) approved Monday the...

Only Pinoys have right to “judge and criticize” their leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) --  Only the Filipino people have the right to "judge and  criticize" the leader of their country, a...

“We will make Bangsamoro Basic Law our priority” – Alvarez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) --  The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) once the 21-member...

BTC skeds April 3-5 session to draft Bangsamoro law; awaits release of budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has been saying the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) is "about to complete" the draft...

CPP vows unilateral ceasefire before March 31; written ceasefire, says Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) --  The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said it will support the forging of a bilateral ceasefire...

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