Indian national killed in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – An Indian national was found dead late Sunday in Barangay Lunzuran, this city, a police official disclosed. Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, city police officer-in-charge, identified… »

SouthCot launches disaster management training program for barangays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — South Cotabato has launched an intensive training program on disaster mitigation and preparedness for its barangay disaster action teams (BDAT) to strengthen its disaster… »

Trike fare hike looms in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — The city council has set a series of public consultations over a proposed P2 to P3 increase in the minimum fare of tricycles operating… »

Fire bureau estimates Findlay Millar damage at P500-M  

KOLAMBUGAN, Lanao del Norte  (MindaNews/13 July) — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BPF) has estimated the damage wrought by Thursday’s fire at the Findlay Millar Timber Company (FMTC) here at… »

4-year old kidnap victim freed  

LINAMON,  Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/13 July) – Armed men abducted a four-year old daughter of a copra trader and granddaughter of the vice mayor of Kauswagan town on Saturday afternoon… »

Students stay away from school after NPA attack in Alegria

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/13 July) — Teachers of Kitcharao Central Elementary School here came to school on Friday but were unable to teach because students, apparently traumatized by the… »

DOST to public: check website to track dengue-carrier mosquitoes in your area

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/13 July) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging the public to use the Dengue Vector Surveillance Website (DVSW) to determine the prevalence of dengue-carrier… »

DENR, Zambo Sibugay POs tie up for greening program  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/13 July) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and 20 People’s Organizations in Zamboanga Sibugay have forged an agreement to implement the National Greening Program (NGP)… »

Soldier, alleged MILF rebel killed in Lanao Sur clash

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A soldier and a suspected member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were killed in an encounter Friday in Marantao, Lanao del Sur in what… »

‘Bakwit’ deaths in Zambo now 143

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – The number of evacuees in Zamboanga City who died had reached 143, the City Health Office reported. Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, City Health Officer said the… »

DOH-12 moves to curb measles incidence

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 July) — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 is targeting to increase the region’s immunization rate for measles by about 15 percent before yearend… »

NHA yet to decide if Zambo ‘bakwits’ will be given free housing

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 July) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has yet to decide whether or not it will give for free to the evacuees the housing units they are… »

GPH-MILF “workshop” in KL ends; panels to meet again in Manila

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) — “Modest progress.” The peace panels of the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended Friday noon  their four-day “workshop”… »

R-12 eyes doubling coffee production in 10 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 July) — In a bid to cope with the growing demand for coffee in the domestic and foreign markets, coffee industry stakeholders in Region 12 are… »

Suspects in Okinlay slay ‘former rebels’ – OPAPP files

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Two of the three suspects tagged in the slaying of Impasug-ong mayor Mario Okinlay were former rebels who surrendered in 2011 and received… »

DENR wants Mt. Hamiguitan an ASEAN Heritage Park, too

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pushing for the inclusion of the Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary as an Association of… »

2 NPAs killed in Surigao Norte police station attack

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Two New People’s Army rebels were killed while three policemen and a soldier were wounded after a band of rebels attacked… »

Bayan, Gabriela complain of harassment by ‘state elements’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Progressive group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Southern Mindanao Region (Bayan-SMR) accused “state elements” of harassment and surveillance of prominent members and spokespersons of their allied… »

DOLE wants Region 12 to be free from child labor in 2 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is pushing for declaration within the next two years of 52 barangays… »

Canneries in Zamboanga City face shortage of workers

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 July) – The production of sardines of the locally-based canneries might be affected brought about by the shortage of workers. Edgar Lim, manager of Permex Producer and… »

3 killed in accidental explosion in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Three people, including a four-year-old girl, were killed while three others were seriously injured after a rifle grenade accidentally exploded Wednesday morning in… »

Decreasing dengue cases noted in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The City Health Office reported that the number of dengue cases for the first semester of 2014 declined by 408 cases compared to… »

GPH, MILF in KL set up teams on power-sharing, wealth-sharing, territory

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) — The peace panels of the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are back in Kuala Lumpur on a three-day… »

July 8, 2013 and 2014: A year later, same issues hound Bangsamoro peace process  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) — Between July 8, 2013 and July 8, 2014, the peace panels of the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)… »

Hadj pilgrimage to push through despite calls for deferment due to MERS-CoV

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) said the travel of pilgrims for the Hadj will push through despite calls to defer due… »

SouthCot allots P57M more for infra, dev’t projects

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated an additional P57 million for the implementation of key infrastructure and other related development projects… »

Koronadal to build P230M transport terminal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The city government is targeting to start before yearend the ground works for the construction and development of the city’s P230-million modern integrated… »

Measles outbreak declared in Sarangani town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — Health authorities have declared a measles outbreak in Alabel town in Sarangani Province due to the increasing cases of the highly contagious viral disease… »

Alleged NPA leader captured in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 July) – A suspected New People’s Army leader was captured Monday following a skirmish in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Norte, an Army official said. Col. Apolinario… »

P340-M tourism road projects completed in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 has completed around P340 million worth of tourism road projects in various parts… »

PCA allots P30M for coco farmers in Pablo-hit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) XI said it has allotted P30 million for the planting of coconuts in areas hit by typhoon Pablo (international name:… »

Pilgrims to Mecca warned vs MERS-CoV

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Health department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has advised all Muslims to consider postponing plans of going on a pilgrimage in Mecca… »

NHA says housing for Zambo ‘bakwits’ finished by June 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 July) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) said it could finish the construction of 5,587 housing units by June 2015 for the residents displaced by the standoff… »

Massage therapists want to remain near Davao city hall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 July) — Massage therapists who used to accommodate customers at Osmeña Park here wanted to continue their business near the city hall. “We hope that the city… »

Security tightened in SouthCot for T’nalak Festival

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 July) — Police authorities have tightened security in nearby Koronadal City and other parts of South Cotabato province in connection with the upcoming celebration of the… »

GPH, MILF peace panels return to KL to discuss Bangsamoro Basic Law  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 July) – The Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels are returning to Kuala Lumpur today to discuss the draft… »

CAAP piloting Mindanao for ‘green airport projects’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 July) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has revealed plans to start implementing plans in Mindanao that will push for the agency’s… »

Bangsamoro in transition (4): Capacity building, capacity mobilization

Last of four parts: Capacity building, capacity mobilization DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) – On September 9, 1996, exactly a week after the Philippine government and the Moro National… »

Comelec registers 298 more inmates in Zambo jail  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/06 July) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) registered 298 inmates during the satellite voter’s registration here last week. Lawyer Stephen Cañete, District 1 election officer, said out… »

Siargao airport to be upgraded due to growing tourist traffic

DEL CARMEN, Siargao Island (MindaNews/05 July) – The small airport in this island will be upgraded starting this month to address runway limitations, said William Hotchkiss, chief of the Civil… »

UPDATE: Bukidnon bishop condemns mayor’s killing

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July)–Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan has condemned the slaying of Impasug-ong Mayor Mario Okinlay, stressing the diocese “does not espouse violence as a means to achieve justice and… »

Sulu gov’t donates 600-HP speedboat to Marines

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/05 July)-– The Sulu provincial government has donated a 600-horse power speedboat to the Second Marines Brigade to boost its maritime capability against lawless elements operating in the… »

NPA admits killing Bukidnon town mayor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – The New People’s Army has admitted responsibility in the killing of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon on Wednesday. In a statement written in Cebuano… »

‘I won’t forgive you’: Slain Bukidnon town mayor’s widow hits dxDB anchor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/04 July) – Many times in the past few months, dxDB-Malaybalay news director Diomedes “Boy” Demit had tried to get the side of the late Mayor Mario Okinlay… »

9,000 ha of CARP-covered lands undistributed in Region 9

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/04 July) – A total of 9,000 hectares in Region 9 have remained undistributed after the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) Law expired on June… »

2 suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits face illegal explosive raps

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 July) – The Department of Justice filed criminal charges on Thursday against two suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits who were arrested recently in this city, the police reported… »

Alert on unverified terror threat unfair, says Davao tourism exec

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July) – President Aquino’s order last week to City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to raise an alert over an unverified terror threat was disheartening and unfair and may… »

Malaysian airline cuts KK-Palawan service

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July)— After barely a month of flying five times a week the Kota Kinabalu-Palawan route, MASwings Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airline, has reverted to… »

Bangsamoro in transition (3): Transitions within the transition

3rd of a series: Transitions within the transition DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – When the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) presented its draft peace agreement to the Aquino administration in… »

Decade-long rido in Maguindanao ends during Ramadan

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 3 July) – Hugging, forgiveness, tears of joy. All these preoccupied Mino Utap as he was about to sign a covenant with his former clan nemesis,… »

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