2 Swiss nationals gunned down in Opol, Misamis Oriental  

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) — Two Swiss nationals were gunned down outside a local beach resort in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Sunday afternoon. Police identified the victims as Robert Erich… »

Higher pay will help address shortage of public school teachers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) – A higher pay for public school teachers will help address the problem of shortage of educators in public elementary and high schools, Schools Superintendent Helen… »

Former Surigao City councilor gunned down in cockpit

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) — A former city councilor was gunned down on Saturday afternoon while a cockfight was going on in a cockpit here, police said. Constante “Tante” M.… »

LGUs urged to adopt crop diversification, other measures for climate change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 October) – Local government units should explore crop diversification and an improved water resource management for them to quickly adapt to changing weather patterns, a member of… »

DOH-12 deploys more workers for immunization drive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October) — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 has mobilized additional health workers to augment the extended supplemental immunization activities for measles, rubella and… »

246 residents in South Cotabato get cash assistance from Sajahatra

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October) — An initial 246 residents in South Cotabato province have benefitted from the cash-for-work program of the national government’s Sajahatra Bangsamoro initiative. Norhata Benito, head… »

PHL adopts universal fishing treaty

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 October)–Conservation efforts for highly migratory fish stocks pushed by various tuna industry stakeholders here got a boost after the Philippine government finally adopted a universal fishing… »

Closed season eyed in Lake Mainit to address dwindling catch

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource-Caraga Region has proposed imposing a closed season for fishing in Lake Mainit to address the decrease in catch… »

DPWH wants quarrying near Davao bridge stopped

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday asked the city government to stop illegal quarrying that has caused erosion at the base… »

Tandag Diocese says no to mining

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — The Diocese of Tandag issued a pastoral statement Thursday categorically opposing mining in the province of Surigao del Sur. “Today, we reiterate our call to… »

Zamboanga City folk to mark Christmas, New Year without firecrackers

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 October) – Starting this year, residents will have to find other ways to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year with the passage of an ordinance that… »

ASEAN integration seen to boost markets for PH organic produce

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — Prospects appear bright for the country’s organically-grown products with the integration by next year of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations… »

DTI-12 releases P14.5M to small businesses in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has released around P14.5 million in financial grants in the last nine months to various… »

Caraga lawmakers push for Lake Mainit Development Authority

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — Two lawmakers in Caraga are pushing for the creation of the Lake Mainit Development Authority to make it a “model for sustainable development that is… »

Unsustainable fishing practices blamed for dwindling catch in Lake Mainit

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/01 October) – The population of pijanga or white goby in Lake Mainit appeared to have declined in recent years based on the dwindling catch of… »

MinDA says sorry for Treevolution lapses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) apologized to volunteers who were reportedly injured in last week’s island-wide tree planting activity dubbed TreeVolution. The apology came after… »

Social media sites to replace CCTVs in Davao?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — Move over, CCTVs. Facebook and Twitter could be Davao City’s next main monitoring tool for public safety and governance. Software giant Microsoft is scheduled to… »

GenSan extends immunization drive for 10 days

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — Health authorities have extended the supplemental mass immunization activities for measles, rubella and polio in the city to 10 more days in a bid… »

2 soldiers shot dead outside church in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) – He was supposed to celebrate his 23rd birth anniversary on Tuesday. But newly enlisted Pfc. Rex Limpahan died in an attack on the same day… »

Aliens urged to register at BI or face deportation

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 September) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI)-Surigao office will launch the Alien Registration Program this October to account all the foreigners in Surigao del Norte,. Carlos F.… »

Crocs, humans compete for food in Siargao’s Paghungawan Marsh

JABOY, Pilar, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/30 September) – Some residents fish in Paghungawan Marsh in this barangay, but Philippine freshwater crocodiles also hunt for food in the same… »

DSWD mulls raise in grants under CCT program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 September) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is studying the possibility of increasing the financial grants under the national government’s flagship conditional cash… »

Grenade explosion rocks Isabela City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 September) – A grenade explosion rocked Isabela City, Basilan on Monday night amid the tight security measures imposed by both the police and military authorities in that… »

Firm eyes napier plantations in South Cotabato for biofuels

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 September) — Fruit giant Dole Philippines Inc. (Dolefil) is planning to develop plantations for napier grass in parts of South Cotabato province as it moves to… »

Binay tops as “Presidentiable” but where is Duterte?  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – Vice President Jejomar Binay still tops the list in Pulse Asia’s September 8-15 nationwide survey of “Presidentiables” in the 2016 elections with 31% followed by… »

Troops from Northern Luzon deployed to Sulu, Zampen

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) — About a thousand soldiers from Northern Luzon were deployed Sunday to Sulu while two Army battalions from the same region were deployed to the Zamboanga… »

Activist farmer shot in Tagum City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) – A 31-year old activist farmer was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen at around p.m. Monday, shortly after attending the Daao del Norte-Compostela Valley launch of the… »

Minors luring other minors into prostitution a ‘disturbing’ trend in Davao, says group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) — There is a trend of prostituted minors in the city referring other minors to their clients online and via SMS, according to a nongovernment organization… »

RDC-12 ups preparations for ASEAN integration

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 September) — In a bid to enhance the area’s preparations for next year’s integration of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),… »

Local surfers rule int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/29 September) — Local surfers overcame stiff competition from their foreign counterparts for an all-Filipino finals cast in the three-day 20th International Surfing Competition… »

Fire officer in Sarangani faces raps for shooting spree

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 September) — A fire officer assigned in Malapatan town in Sarangani is facing multiple charges after going into a shooting spree at the parking area of… »

City Health sends doc to Ramon Magsaysay awardee’s village  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Sept) — The City Health Office is ready to help Dabawenyo and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Randy Halasan address the health situation in the hinterland village where he… »

Rent-a-coffin launched next month in Zambo City barangay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/28 September) – Rent a coffin? A barangay where half of the population is poor, according to its barangay captain, will launch next month “Punerarya sa Barangay, Rent-a-coffin”… »

Legal manual for Muslim Filipinos now available

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/27 September)—The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has urged its constituents to avail a copy of a legal handbook primarily designed to help Muslim Filipinos increase their… »

Mindanao ‘breaks’ Guinness record on tree planting

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/27 September)—Mindanao has unofficially broken a Guinness World Record for most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations on Friday, but some participants ranted against the organizers for the… »

1,500 Moro massacre victims during Martial Law honored

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – The national government has finally recognized around 1,500 Moro residents of a village in Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat province who were killed in… »

Unnamed suspect in GenSan blast charged

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 September) — Police have filed murder and multiple frustrated murder charges against an unnamed suspect in the bomb explosion at a plaza infont of the city… »

Lawmaker seeks probe of Maharlika 2 tragedy

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – Like the other maritime disasters in the country, the sinking of M/V Maharlika 2 almost two weeks ago may land in the halls of Congress… »

Treevolution: Region 12 targets .5M trees; Surigao Norte to plant 100,000 more

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 September) — Region 12 stakeholders are targeting to plant a total of 504,500 trees in connection with the country’s bid on Friday to break the Guinness… »

Oblates of Mary Immaculate: 75 years of missionary work

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/24 Sept) — Seventy five years ago, a group of Catholic missionaries — the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) — reached the shores of the Philippines and… »

RDC-12 eyes transfer of about 30 agencies to Koronadal in 2 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 September) — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is targeting the full transfer to nearby Koronadal City of about half of the region’s 65… »

Coco farmers in Davao region want community-based processing hub

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) — Coconut farmers in the region are asking for the establishment of a community-based coconut processing hub so that profits from the sales of coconut products… »

Davao City still far from immunization rate target as deadline nears

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – The city was still lagging behind all local government units in Region XI in terms of immunization coverage a week before the month-long nationwide campaign… »

Multipartite group to be created to monitor operations of Surigao mining firm

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Following complaints from residents of the discoloration of a creek where they bathe and wash their clothes, a multipartite group will be set… »

Improved income, welfare key to sustaining peace in Mindanao

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Improving people’s income and welfare within the first few years of the implementation of the Bangsamoro will play a crucial role in sustaining… »

GenSan LGU offers P200,000 bounty for bombing suspects’ arrest

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – The city government has offered a P200,000 bounty in a bid to speed up efforts to arrest the suspects in the bomb… »

Tuna industry wants unhampered operations in Bangsamoro waters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Tuna industry players here urged Congress to ensure that tuna fishing activities in the seas off western Mindanao and the nearby areas… »

2 cops injured in landmine explosion in S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Two policemen are still in critical condition after a powerful landmine exploded as they traversed a New People’s Army (NPA) infested remote village… »

2 children perish in Basilan fire

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 September) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that two children, described by their father as “special children,” perished in a fire incident in… »

Surigao villagers complain of ‘milky’ appearance of water in creek

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 22 Sept) – Residents of the village of Boyongan in this town are worried over the alleged polluted water in the creek where they… »

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