8 injured in Cotabato City and Kabacan blasts

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Nov) – Eight persons were wounded in three explosions in Cotabato City and Kabacan, North Cotabato Saturday night. At 6:14 p.m. the city was plunged… »

PNoy, MILF condemn terror attacks in Paris

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) issued separate statements Saturday and Sunday condemning the series of coordinated attacks in… »

World Bank: Mindanao needs additional P350-B worth of investments

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Nov) — Mindanao will need additional P350 billion worth of investments to improve education, health, and infrastructure systems, having been left out for decades in… »

4 Mindanawons among 38 new diplomats

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Nov) – The Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday that 38 examinees of the five-phase Foreign Service Officers Exam passed, out of 143 who passed the… »

Moreno gets 60-day reprieve

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews /14 November) — Embattled Mayor Oscar Moreno won a 60-day reprieve after the Court of Appeals on Friday issued a “status quo ante,” a day… »

Int’l probe body links Lumad killings, mil ops to mining interests in Surigao Sur

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — The creation of paramilitary groups accused in the killing of Lumad leaders and ongoing military operations in Surigao del Sur are linked to the entry… »

Don’t try PCOS, Namfrel official tells Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/13 November) — A top official of poll watchdog National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) has cautioned Myanmar against going the way of the Philippines in improving… »

Military to discuss nat’l reconciliation with Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/13 November) — Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for national reconciliation is starting to reach the right ears, days after leading her political party to… »

Surigao mayor mulls banning use of motorbike helmets

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas on Wednesday said he will ask the city council to ban the use of helmets by motorcycle riders as a… »

MinDA, DENR to strengthen Mindanao’s river basin organizations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) – Mindanao’s eight river basin organizations will be strengthened in the next four years for their transition into a council with a mandate to craft policies,… »

Security in Surigao banks not lax – bankers group

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) – An official of a local bankers group refuted claims by Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas that banks in Surigao City were either lax in… »

Davao 2003 bombing suspect nabbed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Authorities arrested on Wednesday the bomber believed to be behind the Sasa Wharf explosion in 2003 and the bombing of the Davao City… »

LGUs urged to come up adaptable methods to disaster-proof communities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Mindanao stakeholders are encouraged to come up with a better “plan, priority, and practice” in terms of disaster-proofing the communities to improve their… »

Dec. 16 deadline might pass with no BBL passed but Deles says “we’re not giving up”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Nov) – The December 16 deadline set by the leadership of the House of Representatives and Senate to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will likely pass… »

Military to discuss nat’l reconciliation with Suu Kyi

YANGON (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for national reconciliation is starting to reach the right ears, days after leading her political party… »

Banks in Surigao City lax in security – mayor

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas said there is lax in security on the part of the banks in the city, particularly on the recent… »

SouthCot pork producers to start sending products to Middle East early 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Pork producers here and nearby South Cotabato province will finally start early next year the shipment of cut pork meat products to… »

DA-12 releases P20M for abattoir complex in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released an initial P20 million for the development of a modern regional abattoir complex here. Engr.… »

Troops kill 2 Abu Sayyafs in Sulu clash, Army claims

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed in a clash in the hinterlands of Sulu early Thursday, the military… »

Philippine Cardinal calls for troop withdrawal from tribal lands

MANILA (ucanews.com/11 November) — Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has called on the Philippine government to withdraw troops from tribal communities after thousands of indigenous people in the southern… »

Illegal recruitment cases in Region 11 almost doubled

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in the region noted an increase in illegal recruitment cases this year, almost double the number compared… »

Surigao police forms tracker team to run after bank robbers

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The city’s police force has created a tracker team to run after the robbers who carted away P4.4 million in cash from a… »

ARMM offers rubber investors tax-free incentives under regions’ economic zone

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – As hundreds of investors, farmers and other stakeholders in the rubber industry gathered here for the 2nd Philippine Rubber Investment and Market Encounter… »

Gov’t seeks ISO accreditation for rubber testing laboratory

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) taking effect by end of the year, players in the rubber industry are hoping to have the… »

DA wants to avail of $450M more from World Bank for flagship PRDP

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) will propose for an additional loan and grant package of around US$450 million from the World Bank for… »

Int’l monitors laud ‘well-organized’ conduct of Myanmar polls

Tension over poll results eases as military hails impending NLD victory YANGON (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – While pointing to incidents of irregularities, Asian and European monitors generally gave a… »

Myanmar Election: Suu Kyi wins seat

YANGON (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The Union Election Commission (UEC) has confirmed the victory of Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in Sunday’s general elections. The confirmation came via… »

DA releases P538M for machineries, project grants for farmers in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) released on Wednesday around P538 million worth of farm machineries and project grants to farmers’ groups and local government units… »

NorMin’s rice output down by 11% due to El Nino

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) — Rice production in Northern Mindanao dropped by 11 percent in the 3rd quarter of this year compared to the same period last year due… »

Rubber farmers in Mindanao beset by low global prices

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – Mindanao has surpassed its target for rubber production global prices have remained at rock bottom since 2012, affecting several small rubber holdings here, an official… »

P4.4M lost in Surigao bank heist

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) — Robbers took a total of P4.4 million in cash in yesterday’s bank robbery in Surigao City, a bank official said. Allaniel Bumanglag, bank manager of… »

New water facility to benefit 2,000 households in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) — After years of having no stable access to water, around 2,000 households in Mandug district will benefit from a P57-million facility that the Davao City… »

Church burns in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – Fire gutted the upper floor of the 27-year old church building of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in this city on Tuesday… »

Burmese opposition celebrates expected win in Nov. 8 polls

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/09 November) — Supporters of Myanmar’s main opposition National League for Democracy have started celebrating over an expected victory in the Nov. 8 parliamentary elections that could catapult… »

CebPac to open Davao-Singapore flight

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) — Budget airline Cebu Pacific will inaugurate next month its Davao City-Singapore direct flight that is seen to strengthen the city’s bid as a tourism destination in… »

UCPB in Surigao City robbed

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) — The local branch of the United Coconut Planters Bank lost a still undetermined amount of money to four armed robbers on Monday morning. The robbers… »

Vasectomy most unpopular birth control method in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) — Only a few men are willing to undergo vasectomy as a birth control method even if the City Health Office is offering free no-scalpel procedure,… »

Tawi-tawi hosts 1st Int’l conference on Sama Badjao  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 Nov) — The Sama Studies Center of the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Tawi-tawi is hosting the 1st International Conference on the Sama Badjao (Sama Dilaut) at… »

Myanmar votes as world watches closely

YANGON (MindaNews /08 November) – Amid intense international attention, residents here went out of their homes early Sunday to cast their ballots in Myanmar’s parliamentary elections, the second under the country’s… »

Duterte says he “might just decide” to run for President

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 November) – Exactly a week after saying “nothing has changed” even as the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) compelled him to substitute for PDP… »

Quakes jolt Davao, neighboring areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 November) – At least five earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 3.8 to 5.2 struck this city and neighboring areas Saturday, the earthquake bulletin issued by the Philippine… »

Malagos Chocolates wins Davao Business Awards

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 November) – For having put Davao City on the world’s chocolate map, homegrown premium chocolate maker and international awardee Malagos Chocolates, was named the first recipient of… »

ICT industry offers top career opportunities but talent pool not sufficient

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 Nov) – The information communications technology (ICT) industry offers highly competitive career opportunities but only a limited number will land jobs because the talent pool may not… »

Suu Kyi eyes national reconciliation if NLD wins majority of Myanmar parliament

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/06 November)—Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to pursue national reconciliation if her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), wins a majority of parliament seats… »

2 would-be victims of trafficking placed under care of DSWD

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 November) — Two minors who were believed to have been lured into a trafficking scheme have been placed under the custody  of the Department of Social Welfare… »

3 Mindanao mayors ordered dismissed from service by Ombudsman

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service three mayors in Mindanao, along with 27 other local officials, who are… »

Comelec holds special voters’ registration in remote Zambo Norte town

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is conducting a five-day special voters’ registration in the municipality of Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte as it granted… »

Tie aid to media protection, int’l journ body urges donors

YANGON (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged international development institutions and donor agencies to make respect for press freedom and media protection among… »

5 BPM firms eye Felcris Centrale in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – Five multinational business process management (BPM) companies are eyeing to locate at the newly-opened 10-storey BPO tower and mall component of the homegrown… »

Comelec to deactive voters with no biometrics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The Commission on Elections is set to deactivate 98,883 registered voters in Region 10 after they failed to beat the biometrics… »

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