Three days alloted for Duterte’s well-wishers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – After a week-long rest, presumptive President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will receive well-wishers at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse here for three days starting on Monday. VENUE.… »

4 killed in Talitay rido

TALITAY, Maguindanao (MindaNews/15 May) – Elections are over and life is supposed to return to normal but not in this town of about 14,000 Moro inhabitants, many of whom have… »

Presidente na ang Mayor nga nidakop nako

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/15 Mayo) — Kini ang akong kasinatian isip usa ka driver. Kaming mga driver sa pampasaherong jeep (PUJ) pirming gadali. Gadagan ang jeep gapangulikta na og pamasahe… »

MILF’s Murad to Duterte: “We will partner with you and your administration”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) –The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has congratulated presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his “historic victory” during the May 9 Presidential election and… »

Duterte ends break on Sunday, will face public on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, presumptive President-elect who shied away from public view after media interviews on election day, May 9, will make his first public appearance on Monday, May 16, spokesperson Peter Laviña, said.… »

Wanted: devil’s advocates to help in selection of Duterte’s Cabinet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) — The Transition Team of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte wants some “devil’s advocates” in the Search and Selection Cluster who will speak for and against the list of personalities being recommended… »

LTO: using “DU30” decorative plates is a “major violation”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May)—Supporters of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who are using decorative plates such as “DU30 El Presidente” instead of the authorized license plates, beware. You are violating the… »

Duterte mulls merger of national gov’t agencies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Expect the incoming administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to effect a merger of some national agencies to cut down on expenditures and curb corruption.… »

4 active and former media workers reelected in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Four former and active media practitioners, all of them women, have been reelected to the local legislative bodies here and other parts of Region… »

SK governor-elect to prioritize improvement of health facilities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Incoming Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Mangudadatu will prioritize the expansion of their provincial hospital and the enhancement of various key services in the… »

Duterte plans to visit Pope Francis but first state visit might be Brunei

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte plans to visit Pope Francis to personally ask for apology but his first state visit may possibly be… »

Duterte’s economic team to make Davao City as a model

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The economic team of presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte will make his hometown as a model for enhancing the country’s economic competitiveness and… »

Duterte to appoint more women in top government posts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The selection committee of presumptive President Rodrigo R. Duterte enlisted outgoing Sen. Pia Cayetano for help in the selection of women leaders who… »

ARMM votes Duterte-Robredo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – The five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), stronghold of the administration’s Liberal Party (LP) voted LP for the regional, provincial and Vice Presidential posts… »

President Roxas elects Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – Voters in a North Cotabato town named after the grandfather of administration bet Mar Roxas chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their President. Duterte,… »

Technical glitches delay proclamations in some Region 12 areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The proclamation of some winning candidates in parts of Region 12 are facing delays due to various technical problems that affected the… »

SouthCot’s Gov. Fuentes and party sweeps all provincial posts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Candidates under the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Liberal Party slate led by incumbent South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes swept all provincial elective posts in… »

Mining and Mercury in Mount Diwata Today

The grinding rumble of rock against metal is a constant soundtrack to daily life in Barangay Mount Diwata in Monkayo, Compostela Valley. The din comes from ball mills spinning away… »

Duterte camp confident they can have an ally as House Speaker

DAVAO CITY – The camp of incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte, during a meeting here today, is confident they can have an ally to win the speakership of the House… »

Duterte to propose constitutional convention in next 2 years to pave way for federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte is proposing to Congress amend the 1987 Philippine constitution by starting within the next two years the process… »

Pacquiao calls for unity among politicians

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Boxing icon and outgoing Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao called on politicians and their camps to unite, and rally behind the coming… »

Special polls to be held in Sarangani precinct

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold a special election for a polling precinct in Maitum town in Sarangani after the voting… »

SouthCot LGU resumes El Niño relief operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – The provincial government of South Cotabato resumed on Wednesday its relief operations for residents affected by the long dry spell spawned by… »

3 representatives, 24 councilors proclaimed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Reelectionist Karlo Alexei Nograles and Mylene Garcia, first-timer representative Alberto Ungab, along with the 16 incumbent, three returning, and five first-timer councilors, were proclaimed… »

Rodrigo Roa Duterte: 16th President, first Mindanawon to lead the country

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – Although the results are still partial and unofficial, there is no doubt, and even his rivals have conceded, that with a lead of… »

Dynasties remain, fall in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — Familiar names in Bukidnon will remain in public office for at least the next three years, but two small-town dynasties in the province suffered a… »

UPDATED: Duterte leads by at least 6 million votes; opponents concede

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – After Senator Grace Poe, two other opponents of presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte have also conceded on Tuesday. In a press conference in Quezon City… »

Duterte mulls amending economic provisions in Charter – spokesperson

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – Presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte is planning to initiate major changes in the economic provisions of the Constitution, including those on foreign business ownership, to… »

Former governor Pax Mangudadatu returns to SK capitol

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — After a six-year break from politics, former Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Mangungudatu is returning to the provincial capitol. Mangudadatu, who ran under local… »

Pacquiao siblings win in GenSan, Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — The family of boxing icon and outgoing Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has remained a dominant force in local politics here and nearby province.… »

Pacquiao allies dominate GenSan polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — Incumbent City Mayor Ronnel Rivera posted a convincing win in Monday’s elections for his second consecutive term at the city hall. Rivera, who ran… »

110 VCMs malfunction in Caraga; only 25 replacements arrive

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – One hundred ten vote-counting machines malfunctioned in various precincts across Caraga Region on Monday, but only 25 replacements arrived from Manila on the evening of… »

Duterte leads by at least 6 million votes; Poe concedes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – Senator Grace Poe has conceded the Presidential race to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who widened his lead in the Presidential race by nearly 6… »

4 killed in poll violence in Lanao Sur; 2 schools burned

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) — Poll violence resulted to the death of four supporters of local candidates and the burning of two elementary schools just hours before voting… »

Duterte to rivals: Let’s start the healing process

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) – Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) standard-bearer and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte lost no time reaching out to his rivals as soon… »

UNA’s Sajid Ampatuan wears red on election day

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/09 May) – Endorsed by Vice President Jejomar Binay (United Nationalist Alliance) during a proclamation rally on April 5 as the party’s official candidate for mayor here,… »

1 killed as supporters of LP, UNA mayoralty bets clash in Guindulungan

GUINDULUNGAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/09 May) — A resident of a neighboring town was shot dead as supporters of rival mayoralty bets of the Liberal Party (LP) and the United Nationalist Alliance… »

Police: Polls in Region 12 generally peaceful

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — A grenade exploded in Cotabato City on Monday, but the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 declared the conduct of Monday’s general elections in parts of… »

Pacquiao confident of winning Senate race

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Boxing icon and senatorial aspirant Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao expressed confidence he could land a Senate seat as he cast his votes before noon on… »

Voting delayed for 3 hours in ComVal village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Voting in rebel-infested Brgy. Manurigao in New Bataan town, Compostela Valley was delayed for at least three hours due to the late arrival of the… »

Suspected NPA commander arrested in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — An alleged leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating at the boundary of Bukidnon, Davao Davao del Norte, and North Cotabato was arrested in Davao City on Sunday evening, a… »

Defective VCMs, erroneous ballots mar voting in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — The conduct of the elections in Region 12 has been “generally smooth” despite the reported technical problems with the vote-counting machines in some polling… »

9 liquor ban violators arrested in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Police operatives arrested nine residents in nearby Koronadal City on Monday morning for alleged violation of the liquor ban in line with the general… »

Sara Duterte-Carpio Votes

Davao City Mayoralty bet Sara Duterte-Carpio fills the ballot at her precinct in Matina District on Monday. Her father, incumbent mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is running for president. MindaNews Photo by Keith… »

Barangay chair in CDO nabbed for vote-buying

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Police arrested on Monday a barangay chair in Cagayan de Oro City for vote-buying, the ABS-CBN reported. Misca Salvador Sr., chair of Barangay Pigsag-an, was… »

IFI Bishop confirms massive vote-buying noted in Surigao City, del Norte

  SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 May) — Massive vote-buying has been reported in all towns including this capital city with the amounts ranging from as low as 20 pesos to as… »

P2.7 million worth of drugs seized in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 May) — Around 2.7 million pesos worth of shabu (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) along with two suspects were apprehended here by a joint operation of the Police Regional Intelligence… »

Cops replace 200 teachers as members of BEI in five Lanao Sur towns

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) — Fearing for their lives, 200 teachers from five municipalities in Lanao del Sur are boycotting their poll duty on Monday prompting the Commission on Elections… »

At least 94,000 participate in show of support for Duterte in DC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) — Supporters of Presidential frontrunner Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte endured the long walk along the congested Diversion Road going to Davao Crocodile Park on… »

Mayoral bet in Lantapan, Bukidnon shot dead

  MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 07 May) —   One of two candidates for mayor in Lantapan town, Bukidnon was shot dead in front of his family members on Saturday. Businessman… »

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