Davao City to hold Ebola awareness summit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — The City Health Office will be hosting an Ebola awareness summit Tuesday afternoon at the Marco Polo Hotel at the request of City Mayor Rodrigo… »

BIR-Western Mindanao exceeds September collection by P102.7M

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 October) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) exceeded by P102,783,255.53 its target revenue collection goal for the month of September this year in Western Mindanao. Alert… »

Zamboanga City hosts Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/18 October) — Religious and lay leaders of the Catholic Church across Mindanao’s 21 archdioceses and dioceses will meet here on October 20 to 23 for the 15th… »

2 German hostages freed after payment of ransom  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 October) – Two German hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf since April were freed Friday night in Patikul, Sulu allegedly upon payment of ransom. Abu Rami, who… »

What’s your greatest fear? – leaders confess fear of insects, failure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Oct) — Fear is what many of us have in common but choose not to talk about. This emotion is something that many of us see as… »

Colleague of slain Italian priest hits ‘slow investigation’

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/17 October) – Three years after, the supposed superbody tasked to investigate the killing of Italian missionary Fausto “Pops” Tentorio has yet to prove its worth, a… »

Divers dismayed over capture, death of giant sun fish

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) — Some local and foreign divers expressed dismay over the capture of a giant ocean sun fish Tuesday in a barangay here, and said the fishermen… »

Bomb explosion rocks Basilan anew

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – An improvised bomb planted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits went off early Friday in Basilan province anew, a police official said. About two hours later,… »

Butuan folks raise concerns on alleged mining operation disguised as quarry

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Concerned citizens here have raised concerns over reports of an alleged mining operation in a hinterland village disguised as quarry a year after… »

Whirlwind destroys 3 houses in Bukidnon, causes 21-hour brownout

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – A whirlwind in Valencia City Tuesday totally destroyed three houses and caused a 21-hour long brownout in parts of Bukidnon. The Valencia City… »

Locally produced Davao chocolate to hit malls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – A local chocolate manufacturer has signed a distribution partnership with malls in the city after a good reception during the recently held Chocolate… »

2 die, 17 injured as bus falls into ravine in Zambo Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Two people were killed while 17 others were wounded when a bus fell into a ravine late Wednesday in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur.… »

Priest urges gov’t to rethink policy on mining and monocrop plantations in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – On the 23rd death anniversary of a Bukidnon priest killed for his environmental advocacy, a priest here urged the government to rethink its… »

Surigao fishermen catch giant ocean sunfish

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – Fishermen in a coastal village here caught a rare giant fish early morning Tuesday, which awed residents owing to the fish’s size. Energito… »

BFAR-11 to procure vessel for patrolling operations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will be procuring a 40-foot vessel next year to patrol the region’s more turbulent waters,… »

871,848 children immunized against measles, polio in Region 9

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – The Department of Health (DOH) has immunized 871,848 children aged zero to five years old here in Region-IX during the month-long mass immunization… »

Sarangani jail personnel sacked for escape of detainees

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 October) — The provincial government of Sarangani has relieved several personnel of the provincial jail in Alabel town after it recorded over the weekend its second… »

Police probe killing of former Sarangani vice mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 October) — Police have launched a deeper investigation into the killing on Monday of a former vice mayor of the coastal town of Maasim in Sarangani… »

Nabunturan film fair to feature local stories

NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/14 October) — Stories and realities of neighboring regions will take center stage in the upcoming Nabunturan Indie Film Exhibition (Nabifilmex). Festival director and lawyer Karen Santiago-Malaki… »

Coastal areas urged to plant bamboos to lessen mitigate disasters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Coastal communities should plant bamboos along shorelines to lessen the impact of storm surges and sea swells, an official said Monday. Speaking at Monday’s weekly… »

Groups set tagging activity to prevent trees from being uprooted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Environment groups will label 672 trees along Dacudao Avenue to highlight their opposition to the plan to uproot them to make way for the expansion… »

Cell sites shut down for Fiesta Pilar rites

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 Oct) — Can’t call or text last Sunday? Here’s why: cell sites were shut down here from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday as a security… »

Dutch coco firm to invest in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 October) — Netherlands-based Van Der Knaap Group of Companies is planning to pour in investments in Sarangani Province as part of its continuing expansion in various… »

100 additional houses for informal settlers in Tupi

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 October) — The National Housing Authority (NHA) has committed to build an additional 100 housing units in Tupi town in South Cotabato to facilitate the relocation… »

Some blood donors in Surigao have HIV, other diseases

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 October) — Some blood donors tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other diseases, an official of the blood bank center at the Caraga Regional Hospital… »

HIV cases in Surigao Norte up almost 50%

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October)—Health officials have expressed alarm over the rising number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in Surigao del Norte. Jessica L. Nepomuceno, program coordinator of the Sexually… »

Storm surge in Zambo displaces 171 families

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 October) – At least 171 families with over 500 dependents were displaced by a storm surge yesterday in the coastal Barangay Labuan here. The storm surge occurred… »

JICA completes new GIS database for Bangsamoro

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/11 October)–The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has recently completed an updated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database for the envisioned Bangsamoro region in Mindanao. Noriaki Niwa, JICA country… »

Alcantara firm sets construction of coal-fired power plant in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 October) – The San Ramon Power Inc. (SRPI) of the Alcantara Group is set to start the construction of its 105-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in this… »

Maguindanao floods affect 10,000 residents

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – A 10-hour downpour affected more than 10,000 residents here and flooded sections of the Cotabato-Parang highway, stranding hundreds of commuters today (Oct.… »

Police looking for ‘John Lennon’

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The police here are looking for another foreigner who was a companion of the slain Swiss national whose body was found with a… »

DOH-XI reaches 95% immunization target vs measles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of Health Region XI has achieved its target of reaching 95-percent immunization against measles as of Wednesday, according to the agency’s regional… »

RDC-12 wants review of speed limit ordinances

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – After hearing complaints of travel delays and the high cost of penalties, the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is pushing… »

3 cities in Region 12 included in DILG’s Citizen Satisfaction Index System

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has chosen three key cities in Region 12 as expansion areas for its… »

Twister uproots house, destroys another in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 9 October) – A family of three was lucky to escape unscathed when a “moderate” twister uprooted their house and partially destroyed another early Thursday in… »

Foreigner killed in Surigao also a Swiss national

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The foreigner found dead with a stab wound on his chest in a grassy portion of this city Tuesday morning is also a… »

18,500 Dinagat residents victimized by pyramiding scam – NBI

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct0 – At least 18,500 people have fallen victim to a pyramiding scam in Dinagat Island, according to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-13. NBI-Caraga Regional… »

P116M in crop insurance grants released in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) has released a total of P115.887 million in crop insurance grants in the first three quarters of the year… »

Therma South monitoring trees planted in Davao’s Marilog District

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – Aboitiz subsidiary Therma South Inc. said it is continuously monitoring the trees being planted in 1,000 hectares of Marilog District as part of… »

DTI eyes P50M sales in Zambo Peninsula Trade Expo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set a target of P50 million in total sales to be generated in the four-day… »

Koronadal forges sisterhood with Iloilo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The cities of Koronadal and Iloilo have forged a sisterhood agreement in a bid to strengthen and further deepen the cultural and… »

MisOr villagers call for renewed support on turtle nesting grounds

MAGSAYSAY, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Residents and fisherfolks here are calling for renewed added support for the conservation and protection of the turtle nesting grounds in the… »

Davao tribal leaders urge health officials to visit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Tribal leaders here are asking health agencies to regularize their visits to tribal communities, citing costs of travel and distance to the nearest… »

9 new HIV cases recorded in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Health authorities have confirmed nine new infections of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) here as they warned that more cases could emerge… »

Foreign national found dead in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – A foreigner was found dead in a grassy portion of a village in this city Tuesday morning. Police could not identify the male… »

No decision yet on trees along Davao drainage, says task force

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — The task force assigned to maintain the city’s drainage system said no final decision has been reached on what to do with the trees along… »

CCTV footages key to identifying suspects in killing of Swiss citizens – police

OPOL, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/06 October) — Police were hoping they could solve the killing of two Swiss nationals Sunday with the CCTV footages of beach resorts in this coastal town.… »

2 Swiss nationals gunned down in Opol, Misamis Oriental  

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) — Two Swiss nationals were gunned down outside a local beach resort in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Sunday afternoon. Police identified the victims as Robert Erich… »

Higher pay will help address shortage of public school teachers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) – A higher pay for public school teachers will help address the problem of shortage of educators in public elementary and high schools, Schools Superintendent Helen… »

Former Surigao City councilor gunned down in cockpit

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) — A former city councilor was gunned down on Saturday afternoon while a cockfight was going on in a cockpit here, police said. Constante “Tante” M.… »

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