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Ozamiz City mayor and his children yield 16 guns

Ozamiz City mayor and his children yield 16 guns

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 August) — Sixteen high-powered firearms including several M16 Bushmaster assault rifles were surrendered by Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog ...

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30 gov’t employees in South Cotabato fired for drug use

30 gov’t employees in South Cotabato fired for drug use

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 August) -- At least 30 job order or contractual employees of the provincial government of South Cotabato have been dismissed from service after b ...

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Pinoy Aquaman ready for English Channel swim

Pinoy Aquaman ready for English Channel swim

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/16 August) -- Endurance swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine ended last week his final phase of training for his attempt to cross the English Channel t ...

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Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Amalia B. Cabusao Editor in Chief, Mindanao Times UTRECHT, The Netherlands (MindaNews/15 August) – The founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is optimistic ...

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9 killed, 8 hurt in anti-illegal drug operation in North Cotabato

9 killed, 8 hurt in anti-illegal drug operation in North Cotabato

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/15 August) -- Nine persons were killed and eight others were wounded in an anti-drug operation at dawn Sunday in a remote village of this town, ...

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2-day summit on Duterte admin’s social development agenda set

2-day summit on Duterte admin’s social development agenda set

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 August) – Stakeholders from the social sector in the country will meet here on August 17 to 18 to craft the 10-point social development agenda of the Dute ...

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Membership in body drafting Bangsamoro law up from 15 to 21; panels begin work ASAP

Membership in body drafting Bangsamoro law up from 15 to 21; panels begin work ASAP

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/14 Aug) – Membership in the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the new Bangsamoro law has been increased from 15 to 21, “to ensure incl ...

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Konsyensya Dabaw to Duterte: bury Marcos in Batac

Konsyensya Dabaw to Duterte: bury Marcos in Batac

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 August) -- A mixed group of Dabawenyos, among them martial law victims, members of civil society, critics and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, ap ...

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CPP: no more cooperation with Duterte’s war on drugs

CPP: no more cooperation with Duterte’s war on drugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 August) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has called for an end to police and vigilante killings involving drug suspects as it withdrew its ...

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Anti-drug police official shot dead In Tacurong City

Anti-drug police official shot dead In Tacurong City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) -- A police officer heading a special anti-Illegal drugs unit in Cotabato City was shot to death at 8:30 p.m. Saturday by a motorcycle-r ...

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Dureza: “Great determination”  to move forward in Bangsamoro peace process

Dureza: “Great determination” to move forward in Bangsamoro peace process

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/ 13 August) – Their presence, in the words of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, was to show the “great determination of the Philippin ...

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Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 August) -- Suspected communist rebels burned a boom sprayer truck owned by Del Monte Philippines in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon last Thursday, t ...

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6 more deaths from AIDS recorded in South Cotabato

6 more deaths from AIDS recorded in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 August) -- Health personnel in South Cotabato province have recorded six more confirmed deaths in the area this year due to disease complications ...

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Japan affirms support to PH in territorial row with China

Japan affirms support to PH in territorial row with China

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said his government has re-affirmed its commitment to support the Philippines in its territorial row wit ...

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Rio silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz gets P2M from Duterte

Rio silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz gets P2M from Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August)  –Rio Olympics silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz of Zamboanga City received an additional P2 million from President Rodrigo Duterte on top ...

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Duterte apologizes to CJ Sereno

Duterte apologizes to CJ Sereno

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte apologized to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for his tirade against her over the latter’s statement on the alle ...

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Iloilo town mayor tagged in illegal drugs fails to see Duterte

Iloilo town mayor tagged in illegal drugs fails to see Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – A town mayor in Iloilo came all the way to this city on Thursday to seek an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte to clear his name as one of ...

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Duterte says denying Marcos burial in LNMB illegal; Makabayan bloc disagrees

Duterte says denying Marcos burial in LNMB illegal; Makabayan bloc disagrees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – Denying the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a violation of the law, President Rodrigo R. Duterte sa ...

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Iloilo town mayor tagged in illegal drugs fails to see Duterte

Iloilo town mayor tagged in illegal drugs fails to see Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – A town mayor in Iloilo came all the way to this city on Thursday to seek an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte to clear his name as one of ...

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Cop, ex-town administrator and suspected drug dealer killed in Region 10

Cop, ex-town administrator and suspected drug dealer killed in Region 10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Aug) – A policeman, a former municipal town administrator and a suspected drug pusher are the latest casualties in the war against illegal drug ...

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How soon will the Duterte administration act on the TJRC recommendations?   

How soon will the Duterte administration act on the TJRC recommendations?  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 August) – How soon will the Duterte administration set up the National Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission on the Bangsamoro (NTJRCB), a bo ...

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Widow of dead cop in Duterte’s list denies husband was involved in drug trade

Widow of dead cop in Duterte’s list denies husband was involved in drug trade

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – Offended and pained. This was how Agnes Pantorilla, wife of the late PO1 Phillip Pantorilla of the Tacurong City police office, described the ...

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Agus, Pulangui hydro plants may not be privatized – MinDA

Agus, Pulangui hydro plants may not be privatized – MinDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – The Agus and Pulangui Hydropower Complexes will no longer be privatized if both the Senate and the House of Representatives will pass a measure c ...

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GPH and MILF panels to meet in KL Saturday

GPH and MILF panels to meet in KL Saturday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said that the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiating panels ...

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Duterte to Supreme Court: don’t get in the way

Duterte to Supreme Court: don’t get in the way

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – President Rodrigo on Tuesday night warned Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno he will declare martial law if the Supreme Court gets in the way o ...

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Dela Rosa aims 100% success in fight against drugs

Dela Rosa aims 100% success in fight against drugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) –Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa is aiming to deliver a 100-percent success in the fight against illegal drugs within the f ...

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NUJP dares Aguirre to name media groups ‘funded by drug lords’

NUJP dares Aguirre to name media groups ‘funded by drug lords’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 August) -- A media organization has challenged Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to name the media groups that are supposedly funded by influent ...

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6 DPWH-12 employees booted out for drug use

6 DPWH-12 employees booted out for drug use

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 August) -- Six job order employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 have been dismissed from service after yiel ...

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Produce death certificates, Sec. Andanar tells kin of dead drug suspects

Produce death certificates, Sec. Andanar tells kin of dead drug suspects

CAGAYAN DE ORO CTY (MindaNews/09 August) -- Families of dead persons whose names found their way into the rogues list of President Rodrigo Duterte should produce death certificate ...

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Davao City plans to reopen night market

Davao City plans to reopen night market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – The city government might reopen on Wednesday night the popular Roxas night market if the vendors promised not to break the rules and comply wit ...

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Sulu mayor in Duterte’s “validated” list passed away in 2014

Sulu mayor in Duterte’s “validated” list passed away in 2014

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /08 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed “validated” list of persons allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade includes a former mayor of Talip ...

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NDF: let’s talk in Oslo; use of command-detonated landmines is no violation

NDF: let’s talk in Oslo; use of command-detonated landmines is no violation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) – Ceasefire between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) is best discussed during the first round of formal peace talks in Osl ...

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VP Robredo: Libingan ng mga Bayani not for criminals like Marcos

VP Robredo: Libingan ng mga Bayani not for criminals like Marcos

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 August) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday expressed opposition to the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayan ...

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PH officials congratulate Rio silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz

PH officials congratulate Rio silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 August) -- Praises have poured for the first Olympic medalist from Mindanao from the country’s officialdom. Hidilyn Diaz, of Zamboanga City, bagged a ...

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Police officer in R-12 in Duterte’s list of drug suspects shows up

Police officer in R-12 in Duterte’s list of drug suspects shows up

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 August) -- One of the five policemen from Region 12 who were named by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday as among the local government offici ...

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Dureza: GPH panel dealing with MILF will also deal with MNLF, etc.

Dureza: GPH panel dealing with MILF will also deal with MNLF, etc.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) – The government panel that will discuss implementation of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) with the Moro Islamic Libera ...

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Preparations for Marcos burial at Heroes’ Cemetery underway; PVAO in charge

Preparations for Marcos burial at Heroes’ Cemetery underway; PVAO in charge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07August) – The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) has been tasked to designate a person who shall oversee the preparations for the burial of the re ...

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Ex-Surigao rep: I’m not involved in illegal drugs trade

Ex-Surigao rep: I’m not involved in illegal drugs trade

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) -- Former Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Guillermo A. Romarate Jr., has denied involvement in the illegal drugs trade. "I am sadd ...

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Duterte’s “validated” watchlist includes cop already in prison

Duterte’s “validated” watchlist includes cop already in prison

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte said the list ot 163 persons allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade is a “validated” list but SPO1 R ...

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Marcos’ burial in heroes’ cemetery OK on Sept. 11 if Bongbong feels that would be “fitting day”

Marcos’ burial in heroes’ cemetery OK on Sept. 11 if Bongbong feels that would be “fitting day”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) -- President RodrigoDuterte has given the Marcos family the go signal to bury the country’s strongman, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at ...

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8 Maguindanao officials tagged in illegal drugs “surrender” to PNP to clear names

8 Maguindanao officials tagged in illegal drugs “surrender” to PNP to clear names

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 07 August) – Five mayors and three vice mayors of Maguindanao who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte early Sunday morning as among tho ...

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Duterte announces 163 names on drugs watchlist

Duterte announces 163 names on drugs watchlist

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) -- President Rodrigo Duterte named 163 officials – 15 of them former or retired – who are allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade. He announ ...

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Duterte to NDF: stop using land mines or we stop talking

Duterte to NDF: stop using land mines or we stop talking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /07 August) – “Either you stop it or we stop talking (and) fight another 45 years.” President Rodrigo Duterte gave the National Democratic Front (NDF) an ult ...

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Talitay mayor denies allegations he is a drug lord

Talitay mayor denies allegations he is a drug lord

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 August) -- A town mayor in Maguindanao tagged by police authorities in Sultan Kudarat province as a suspected drug lord has denied the allegations and ...

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5 soldiers and 2 NPA killed, 12 soldiers wounded in ComVal, Bukidnon clashes

5 soldiers and 2 NPA killed, 12 soldiers wounded in ComVal, Bukidnon clashes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 August) -- Five soldiers and two members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), one of them a female, were killed in a series of clashes in Monkayo and Maragusan ...

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Bello confident NDF consultants will be released to attend Oslo talks

Bello confident NDF consultants will be released to attend Oslo talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III expressed confidence the detained consultants of the National Democratic Front will be released to enable t ...

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DENR secretary warns erring mining firms of immediate closure

DENR secretary warns erring mining firms of immediate closure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) – Mining companies found to have failed to comply with technical and social requirements will be closed at once, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ...

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Only 7 drug personalities left in Placer, Surigao Norte — police

Only 7 drug personalities left in Placer, Surigao Norte — police

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/05 August) -- Only seven people involved in the sale of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu are left in this town, the local police chief s ...

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Lopez vows to end illegal logging, mining in 8 days

Lopez vows to end illegal logging, mining in 8 days

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez vowed to end illegal logging and mining operations in eight days with her “Duterte team for ...

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7 more illegal fishermen yield in Surigao Norte

7 more illegal fishermen yield in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – Seven more fishermen allegedly engaged in illegal fishing in Claver town in Surigao del Norte have been added to the list of surrenderees as the ...

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