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Women, children pushed into prostitution due to lack of better opportunities in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – Failure to address lack of better economic opportunities has brought up the number of women and children...

Volunteers help clean Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – Hundreds of volunteers turned up on Wednesday to clean Barangay Matampay of debris, ISIS graffiti, and filth...

17 Marawi hostages rescued

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – The Philippine military rescued at least 17 hostages, including five female teachers of Dansalan College, after an...

Group says martial law ‘toothless’ as kidnappings, drugs, terrorism continue in Sulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – The civil society organization Save Sulu Movement said the declaration of martial law in Mindanao has been...

3 Mindanawons top Mech Eng licensure exam; Xavier U summa is number 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 October) -- Three Mindanawons topped the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination (MELE) with this year's Summa Cum Laude graduate of...

Rehab of Agus, Pulangi hydropower plants a go with or without privatization

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) – The rehabilitation of the Agus and Pulangi hydropower complexes will push through with or without privatization, Energy Undersecretary Felix William B....

PDP’s draft federal Constitution submitted; is EO on Consultative Committee scrapped?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 October) --  Is Executive Order No. 10 on the creation of a 25-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) that would study...

Student communicators urged to verify “news” shared on social media

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 October) -- Consumers of news and information should verify and fact-check what’s being spread on social media to avoid becoming victims of...

From ‘Little Tokyo’ to Tokyo, Japan: historical bond, shared journey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 October) -- Few Dabawenyos know that Davao City and Japan share a rich historical bond. More than a century...

Record-breaking: 86,000 migratory birds flock to Sarangani in two weeks

RAPTOR HILL, Glan, Sarangani (September 30, 2017) - It was worth the travel on the long and winding road that leads to Raptor Hill...

Cop who killed  another cop and 2 others charged

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sept) -- Authorities on Friday filed murder and frustrated murder charges against a policeman who killed another policeman after...

Ateneo de Davao U gets bomb threat; cleared after inspection

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) – A bomb threat received via text message and phone call on Friday noon forced the Ateneo de Davao University Campus (ADDU)...

Gov’t peace panel launches CARHRIHL monitoring committee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) – The government (GRP) peace negotiating panel on Friday launched the body that will monitor compliance with an agreement that seeks to protect the rights of...

KURI-KURI: Lanao Art Makes A Splash in The Big Apple

I follow the night Can't stand the light When will I begin My life again? (“One Day I’ll Fly Away”) It is perhaps providential that an art exhibit that...

Brazilian surfer rules in Siargao international surfing cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 28 Sept) – With less than a point lead against his tough opponent, Raoni Monteiro of...

Catholic schools to help schools in ARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Sept) – The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) said it is planning to pool support from the...

Schools told to do their part in addressing drug menace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Sept) – A prelate challenged the schools in the country to do its contribution in addressing the drug menace...

Foreign surfers boot out 2 Filipino ex-champs

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 27 Sept) – Two former Filipino surfing champions fell short in their bid in the 23rd...

Deputy police chief, 2 others killed in SouthCot resto shooting

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Sept) – Three persons, including the town deputy chief of police, were killed while five others were wounded...

GenSan offers free dialysis for poor patients

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Sept) – Poor residents here who are suffering from kidney failure or end-stage renal disease may now avail...

Group asks Davao City gov’t to junk waste-to-energy project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – The Ecowaste Coalition has called on the city government to turn down any proposal for a waste-to-energy (WTE) project, claiming it...

2 Pinoy surfers remain unbeaten in Siargao int’l surfing tilt

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/26 September) -- Two of the country’s surfing stars on Tuesday continued to shine in the 23rd edition of the Siargao International...

3 killed, 3 others hurt in NorthCot shootings

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – Three suspected drug couriers were killed and three others were wounded in three separate shooting incidents in North Cotabato. Police said one...

Civilian monitor says martial law in Mindanao not needed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – There is no need for the continued imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao four months after its declaration with the siege in...

Champ from Siargao, other Pinoy surfers fall in int’l surfing tilt

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/25 September) -- Dismay greeted local spectators when a strong hometown bet failed to advance against foreign competitors in the 23rd...

NPA releases ‘proof of life’ of captive police officer

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao recently released a video footage of a police officer who was abducted...

Residents sleep outside homes after early Sunday quake

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – For fear of aftershocks, residents of Wao town in Lanao del Sur spent the cold...

Quake leaves 58 houses ‘totally destroyed’ in Bukidnon town

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – A total of 439 families or 1,303 individuals were reported to be affected by the magnitude 5.4...

ComVal pushes spelunking for ecotourism with discovery of numerous caves

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – The provincial government of Compostela Valley has strengthened its ecotourism promotion by branding itself as another caving...

Filipino surfers draw first blood in 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews) – Filipino surfers vying for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup have drawn first blood in the...

Sen. Villar wants bigger budget for livestock

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – Senator Cynthia Villar said she wants a bigger budget allocation for the livestock sector from the P60...

Draft BBL as “urgent bill”: only nine session days left before recess

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be certified by the President as an "urgent" bill...

Surigao town vice mayor assaults community paper editor

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- The vice mayor of Dapa town in Surigao del Norte has been accused...

Another CAFGU slain in NPA attack in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- Suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels shot dead a member a paramilitary group in Arakan, North Cotabato on...

Duterte’s war-time visits: five times in Marawi for troops; only once for ‘bakwits’

MindaNews (22 Sept) -- Two days after he said he will be "going to Marawi any day soon," President Rodrigo Duterte did on Thursday,...

SALNs of Cabinet members: An epidemic of redactions 

By Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MORE THAN a year after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Freedom of Information executive order, a practice...

Can ‘privacy’ trump transparency? SALNs to impeach CJ, other execs but Palace redacts Cabinet...

A CHIEF JUSTICE was impeached in 2012 for failure to declare the true and detailed list of condo units he owned, and pesos and...

Unexplained wealth, redacted?

TO REDACT or not to redact. Which could avoid or attract scrutiny and censure? Redactions are not the only issue that could arise if public officials...

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) -- A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really...

Protesters urge Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte needs no “extraordinary powers” and he should lift the declaration placing the entire Mindanao under martial law, several...

NorthCot’s ‘most wanted’ killed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – North Cotabato’s most wanted fugitive and suspected gun-for-hire was killed in Carmen town around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a village official said. Killed...

South Cotabato: ‘Land of Dreamweavers’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has adopted the tagline “Land of the Dreamweavers” as the...

SouthCot pushing for P1 billion worth of road projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the inclusion of 10 more road projects...

Cops in NorthCot town under ‘NPA threats’ – police official

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept) – A police officer in Makilala, North Cotabato has disclosed that his men are under threats of abduction by the...

1st Tandag Triathlon champ collapses at finish line

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The overall champion in last Sunday’s 1st Tandag Triathlon competition collapsed just as he crossed the finish...

Fr. Chito Soganub: “God bless you all, pray for my healing and recovery”

(MindaNews / 19 Sept) -- Fr. Teresito "Chito" Soganub was flown to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City from Marawi on Monday and was presented...

BIMP-EAGA culture and arts festival opens Wednesday in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The diverse and rich culture, heritage and artistry of peoples within the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East...

CAFGU slain in NorthCot ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 39-year-old member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in the hinterland...

Fr. Chito Soganub’s family: “God answered our prayers”

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 18 September) -- "We have been praying for his freedom and the other captives since they were abducted. God answered out...

2 miners killed, 1 hurt in Sarangani tunnel collapse

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 September) -- Two mine workers were killed while another was hurt after being trapped for several hours inside a collapsed illegal small-scale...

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