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WB study: Over 80% of Mindanao’s farmers, fisherfolk remain “poor or near-poor”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 April) -- Mindanao's development remains key to the Philippines' economic progress. But over 80% ofMindanao’s farmers and fisherfolk remain "poor...

Alonto wants feasibility studies on 12-phase Mindanao Railway started

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 April) -- The chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) wants all feasibility studies for the 12 segments of...

Mindanao needs additional 3,000 MW from 2021 to 2030

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Apr) – The high growth in real estate industry in Mindanao will require additional capacities of 3,000 megawatts between...

Marawi’s Ground Zero residents can start rebuilding homes by 1st quarter 2020

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) -- They waited nearly 11 months before they could visit their homes -- or what is left of...

MinDA’s Alonto hopes for 24% budget for Mindanao, but …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Apr) – The proposed 2019 budget for Mindanao may increase to 24 percent from the average annual share of...

Visiting Marawi’s Ground Zero: what is there to retrieve?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) – It was not easy to hear that your house did not survive the war but when 62-year-old...

Maguindanao mayor dies after collapsing in Friday prayer

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Apr_ – The mayor of the municipality of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao, Bai Reshal Santiago-Ampatuan, died after she was...

Ex-army killed by own sister in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 April) – A retired soldier was shot and killed by his own sister after a heated altercation on land issues...

Bangsamoro law passed by May 2018, Congress leaders assure Duterte, MILF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) -- Leaders of the two houses of Congress on Wednesday afternoon assured President Rodrigo Duterte and the Moro...

Shift from vegetable to coffee improves lives of farmers in Davao Sur village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) – They used to borrow money from traders to finance their vegetable farms, and most of their income...

‘Substantive issues’ can only be tackled in peace talks – Joma

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) – The resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front will enable both parties...

Duterte on GRP-NDF peace talks: “Let’s give this another last chance”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) --  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday directed the government peace panel to work on the resumption of the...

Returning to Marawi’s Ground Zero as “visitors,” displaced residents ask when they can return...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) -- Nearly a thousand families who resided in Marawi until they were forced out of the city by...

5 Mindanawon coffee growers to represent PH in Seattle expo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) – Five Robusta and Arabica coffee growers from Mindanao will represent the Philippines in the three-day Specialty Coffee...

5 suspected drug personalities nabbed in Maguindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 03 April) -- Authorities arrested five persons, including a 55-year old mother, after they were caught selling shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) during...

Rebels, residents yield 302 guns to Army in Maguindanao from January to March

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 03 April) -- At least 302 firearms have been turned over to the Army’s 6thInfantry Division from January to March under...

Del Rosario names 9 members of China-Ph consortium that will build the “new Marawi”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April 2018) -- The chair of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has named the nine firms -- five Chinese...

South Cotabato eyes office for ex-rebels

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to create a new office that will handle...

Mayor Duterte hits burning of construction equipment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the burning of 10 heavy equipment by suspected New People’s Army (NPA)...

GenSan to open P26-M dialysis center

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 Apri) -- After several months of delay, the city government will start the full operations on Tuesday, April...

P65-M damage: Armed men burn heavy equipment in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) – Some P65 million worth of heavy equipment were lost to two separate burning incidents over the weekend...

2 alleged drug pushers arrested, 2 others killed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- Two alleged drug pushers were killed while two others, including a former jail officer, were arrested...

China-Ph consortium to build “new Marawi”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) -- A consortium of Chinese and Filipino firms will build the "new Marawi" within the 250-hectare Ground Zero,...

INTERRUPTED LIVES IN MARAWI (7): Healing Healers On The Mountain

Nabunturan, Compostella Valley. A huge truck that looks like a sleeping giant under a saris-a tree waits for the thirty of us. How can we...

Displaced Marawi residents: ‘the world now knows about our plight’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) -- Barred entry to Ground Zero by a phalanx of male and female police personnel as well as...

Marawi IDPs to Duterte: “Grant us our right to rebuild this city”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) -- Displaced residents of Marawi City are appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to grant the Meranaws their right...

NorMin posts highest quantity of traded goods in Q4 of 2017

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) -- The five-province Northern Mindanao accounted for 22 percent of the total quantity of all traded commodities in...

Marawi residents stage rally, plan to march to Ground Zero but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- Displaced Marawi residents will gather Friday morning at the People's Park there to air their "grievances and...

‘Biking priest’ arrives in Iligan after two-week journey from Baclaran

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) – Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal, accompanied by veteran triathlete Franklin Penalosa, arrived at the Redemptorist Church here early...

Sison: ‘Enabling environment’ will come after signing of all draft agreements

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) – An “enabling environment” will come after the finalization and the signing of all draft agreements, Communist Party...

Turtle hatchlings released in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) – Seventy-six Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings were released at the Cleanergy Park or the “Pawikan Sanctuary,” a known...

Rep. Arroyo to back BBL draft of BTC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) – Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will withdraw the Basic Act for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region...

469 gov’t workers arrested in anti-drug campaign

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) – At least 469 of the 123,648 suspects arrested during the first 21 months of the Duterte administration’s...

Government must address budget lack for CADT processing – Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) – Lack of funds, among other concerns, has prevented the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples from processing applications...

Cooperation of House, Senate needed for resumption of GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – The cooperation of the Senate and House of Representatives is necessary for the resumption of peace talks...

Japanese diplomat joins Davao triathlon to foster PH-Japan friendship

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – A Japanese diplomat joined the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Davao City for the last time on Sunday,...

Davao City eyed as Muslim-friendly destination

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – Davao City will become a pilot area for Muslim-friendly destinations in the country, Marilou W. Ampuan, trustee...

Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ residents finally allowed to visit April 1 to May 10

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) -- Ten months after they were forced to flee their homes and shops, residents of 24 barangays in...

62 House Reps urge Duterte to resume peace talks with NDF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) -- Sixty-two members of different party-list groups and district representatives in the House of Representatives have signed a...

Blue Lagoon beckons visitors to Libjo, Dinagat Islands

BLUE LAGOON, Libjo, Dinagat Islands (MindaNews / 24 March) -- You like basking in the sun, sea and submerging in deep tranquil lagoon like...

COMELEC 11 chief denies making threats, says he only wants to protect his son

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – “I never made any wrongdoing, I was there only to protect the interest of my son.” So said...

2 hurt in Maguindanao explosions

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – A policeman and a civilian were hurt in a series of bombing incidents tonight that brought havoc to a...

2 soldiers hurt in clash with NPA in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – Two soldiers were wounded in a clash with a still undetermined number of New People’s Army rebels in...

8 nabbed in police ops against criminals in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – Eight persons wanted for different crimes were apprehended in separate operations in North Cotabato that started Wednesday, police...

ADDU may file complaint vs parent who threatened teacher for child’s low grade

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 March) – Fr. Joel S. Tabora, Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) president, said they are considering to file complaints...

Increased investments in Davao, Mindanao due to international attention – Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 March) – The “substantive international attention” given to Davao City and Mindanao paved the way for increased investment inflows...

LGUs urged to tap PPP for infra projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 March) – Local government units must “think out of the box” in finding practical sources like the Public-Private Partnership...

Taiwanese investors keen on expanding in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 March) – Taiwanese investors are setting their eyes on Mindanao as the next possible area for their aggressive expansions,...

North Cotabato agri office eyes alternative to rice

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 March) – The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) of North Cotabato has embarked on doing further studies on an old...

No aid for rebels, law breakers under Davao’s ‘Lingap’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) – Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) and law offenders may not avail of medical and funeral...

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