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For Mayor Sara, Peace 911 instead of localized peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 July) -- Mayor Sara Duterte will focus on extending development programs in insurgency-affected areas of the city than pursue...

10 NPA members yield to Army in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 07 July) -- At least 10 suspected members of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) have surrendered  to the 19thInfantry Battalion of...

Scientist urges gov’t to include Lake Lanao in Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Lake Lanao should be included in the rehabilitation plan for war-ravaged Marawi City to prevent it from...

Paolo Duterte hits Joma for calling him and his father drug protectors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Resigned Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte lashed at Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair...

13 activists arrested in GenSan, tagged as NPA rebels

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Thirteen human rights workers and leaders of progressive groups accused of being members of the New...

3 alleged NPA rebels slain in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Three suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an hour-long firefight with government troops in...

Doors for resumption of GRP-NDFP talks still open – Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (PAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza said the doors for the resumption of...

ARMM posts highest inflation rate in June 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted the highest inflation rate in the country at 7.7...

PSA hopes PH to regain top spot in World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Score

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) hopes the country will regain the top spot in the World Bank’s...

Classes suspended in NorthCot villages due to torrential rains

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Classes have been suspended in some parts of North Cotabato as torrential rains battered the area since Wednesday...

Pakistani national shot dead in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Unidentified suspects shot dead a Pakistani national collecting debts from residents in Carmen, North Cotabato Wednesday morning, reports...

DOST to help build wastewater treatment facility in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 July) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 11 will assist the city government in constructing a vertical...

Millennials help promote Davao ‘third wave’ coffee shops thru social media posts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Millennials posting photos of their favorite coffee drink on social media have helped promote the so-called “coffee...

Magnitude 5.6 quake jolts Sarangani province

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake with epicenter somewhere in Glan, Sarangani shook the province and neighboring areas 6...

Ombudsman to charge Zambo del Sur ex-mayor for failure to liquidate travel expenses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – The Office of the Ombudsman has found a probable cause to charge former Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur...
Heavily armed forces of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) somewhere in Maguindanao in this file photo taken July 22, 2011. The group formed by renegade Moro rebel leader Amerial Umra Kato may be facing military operatons now that the MILF is about to declare that Kato is no longer officially a part of MILF. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh B. Cabrera

2 soldiers hurt in clash with BIFF in Maguindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Two soldiers were wounded when they engaged with rebels belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)...

Bishop says fate of GRP-NDFP peace talks rests on Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – Only President Rodrigo Duterte can “salvage” the peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front...

Three Mindanao regions lag behind in potable water sources

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – Three regions in Mindanao recorded the most number of households who have least access to better sources...

Two killed, 10 hurt in North Cotabato road crashes

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – Two motorists were killed and at least 10 others were injured in three separate road crashes along...

Marawi rehab: “The people must be the owners of the plans that are being...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 July) -- As government awaits the submission of requirements this week of a Chinese firm serving as second proponent...

Maj. Carlos Sol: soldier of peace passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  / 01 July 2018) --  Major Carlos Sol, Director of the combined secretariat of the government panel's ceasefire mechanisms in the...

3 Mindanao regions have highest teenage pregnancies in the country

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 July) --  Teenage pregnancy in the country is  highest in three of Mindanao's six regions. Davao region recorded the highest...

Less-than-ARMM Bangsamoro is bad for business, “leads to very uncertain future”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) -- Uncertainty is bad for business and the business sector in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM),...

Keep peaceful, loving spirit amid attacks vs Church – Abp Valles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – A leader of the Catholic church on Thursday urged the faithful to keep a peaceful and loving...

2nd Indonesia Food and Beverage Expo opens in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – Filipino and Indonesian exhibitors are joining the three-day 2nd Indonesia Food and Beverage Expo that opened on...

2 killed, 2 hurt in North Cotabato shooting incident

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – Two farmers were killed and two other persons were wounded in a gun attack Thursday night in...

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Sulu college prexy, 4 others

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 June) – The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Sulu State College (SSC) president Abdurasa Sariol Arasid...

Cops discover marijuana plantation in NorthCot town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 June) – Authorities have discovered an abandoned marijuana plantation in a remote village in Aleosan, North Cotabato on Wednesday...

Rape-slay suspect killed in Davao police station scuffle

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 June) – A suspect in the rape-slay of a 16-year-old junior high school student last week was killed Thursday...

Davao records 975,000 tourists from Jan-May

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 June) – The city government recorded some 975,000 tourists from January to May this year, an increase of 21...

Mindanao ‘much better’ in easing garbage woes — exec

PASAY CITY (MindaNews/ 27 June) --- Compliance to Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 is "much better"...

NCCA, Davao City plan to transform Kadayawan tribal village into a ‘hub for culture...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will collaborate with the City Government of Davao...

Police officer in Davao Norte relieved for illegal drug use

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – A police officer detailed at the Provincial Crime Laboratory Office in Davao del Norte was ordered relieved...

Biz chamber to look for other international destinations for Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) will explore other viable international destinations for...

Marawi rehab: Bagong Marawi Consortium is out, Chinese firm engaged in hydropower is...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) -- It's back to zero for Marawi's Ground Zero. There will be no groundbreaking rites on the first week...

PERSONAL ESSAY:  Nanay Ina

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) -- In 1949, after the second world war, my Nanay Ina sailed from Bohol to Mindanao...

Kin yield 13 firearms, ammunition owned by former NorthCot barangay captain

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – At least 13 high-powered guns and hundreds of ammunition were turned over to the Army and Police...

Davao Norte drug syndicate member killed in shootout with cops

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – Elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) in North Cotabato and the Kidapawan City PNP killed...

Drop in fish catch in Davao Gulf due to climate change – BFAR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – Climate change has caused a significant decrease in the volume of fish catch in the Davao Gulf,...

Interactive confab targets Davao’s tech, non-tech professionals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – Tech and non-tech professionals will get a chance to learn from experts, unleash their skills and share...

AirAsia to stop Davao-KL direct flights due to lack of load factor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) -- Due to lack of load factor, Malaysia’s budget airline AirAsia will stop its Davao City-Kuala Lumpur direct...

US gives additional PhP 296.2 M to assist women and households in Marawi ...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) -- TheU.S. Embassy in the Philippines is giving additional  USD 5.5 million (PhP 296.2-M) additional assistance for Marawi...

Chinese military aircraft lands again in Davao to refuel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) -- The Chinese military aircraft Ilyushing Il-76 which landed here on June 8 to refuel en route to...

5 injured in minor fire at Roxas night market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) -- A minor fire at a takoyaki stall in Roxas Night Market at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening...

Suspect in rape-slay of 16-year old student arrested

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) -- A suspect in the rape-slay of a 16-year old junior high school student in Talomo on Friday...

A son’s call leads to surrender of BIFF member

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao (June 23) -- A son's phone call to a member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who has been fighting in...

22 houses for homeless, displaced families soon to rise in Kidapawan 

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) -- At least 322 additional housing units for homeless and displaced families will be constructed here by the city...

Lumad students in Kidapawan to be required to wear tribal attire

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Students in this city who are Lumad or indigenous peoples will be required to wear their tribal...

Governor hits IED attack on Army troops in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – The governor of Cotabato on Friday condemned the attack against Army soldiers who escorted a medical team...

GRP, NDFP agree to continue peace talks, plan to hold separate consultations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – The government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) agreed to continue the peace...

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