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Duterte’s “pessimistic” remark on the Bangsamoro peace process worries, confuses stakeholders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's statement Friday that he was "a bit pessimistic now" about the Bangsamoro peace process...

Series of attacks vs police in Parang, Sultan sa Mastura town: 1 killed, 1...

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 06 May) -- A police photographer from the regional office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is the...

Teacher from Glan shot dead in Pikit

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 06 May) – Unidentified gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot dead a 28-year old public school teacher in Pikit, North...

Rebels raid security agency office  in Valencia City; seize firearms

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 06 May) -- Suspected communist rebels raided the Valencia City office of a security agency owned by a...

Duterte on CA’s rejection of Lopez: “lobby money talks;” Lacson says “sweeping assault...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said the Commission on Appointment's rejection of Gina Lopez as Environment Secretary is "sayang"...

29-man team from China visits Davao to explore opportunities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – A 29-man team from various state-owned Chinese corporations explored what possible infrastructure projects they can fund during...

Fish vendor wounded in NPA attack dies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 May) – Larry Buenafe, the fish vendor who fell into coma for five days after being seriously wounded in...

Lapanday loses P2 billion due to NPA attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 May) – The Lorenzo-owned Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC) lost P2 billion due to the April 29 attacks launched by...

Davao Region posts 9.4% growth in 2016, 3rd highest in PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 May) – Davao Region’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) grew by 9.4% in 2016, the highest among Mindanao’s six...

4, not just 3 Mindanawons in Top 10 of 2016 bar: 1st, 2nd, 3rd...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) -- Four, not just three Mindanawons,  topped the 2016 bar exams, ranking first, second, third and fifth. Two of the...

At least 101 Moro examinees pass 2016 bar

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) -- At least 101 Moro  examinees passed the 2016 bar examinations, according to an initial list gathered by...

405,756 tourists visit Davao City in Q1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 May) – Davao City tourist arrivals surged to 459,104 for the first quarter of 2017, higher by 13 percent...

“A sad day for the country,” Mindanawons say of CA’s rejection of Lopez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) --  "A sad day for the country," was how Mindanawons described the Commission on Appointments' rejection of  the...

3 Mindanawons among Top 10 bar passers; 1st placer is from Bukidnon

UPDATED DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) -- The first placer and two other Top 10 passers of the 2016 bar examinations are Mindanawons: Karen Mae L....

Rebs apologize, offer indemnity to civilian hit by IED

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – The National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao Region has apologized to the family of a civilian who was hit by an improvised explosive...

War on drugs in Maguindanao town: ma, 2 kids killed; 2 younger ones still...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) -- A mother and her two children were killed while her two younger children are still recuperating at...

World’s best women surfers battle for Siargao Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island -- It’s a battle royale among the world’s best woman surfers here in the country’s surfing capital when the Siargao International Women’s Surfing...

PH to adopt ILO treaty on public workers’ rights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – The Philippines will adopt International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 151, or the Labor Relations (Public Service) Convention, which provides for protection of...

GRP, NDF working for consensus on truce, ‘contentious’ socioeconomic provisions — Bello

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – The government and the National Democratic Front are finding ways to arrive at a consensus on a bilateral ceasefire and “contentious...

Duterte eyes joint exercise with China “in Mindanao, maybe in the Sulu Sea”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 May) -- Coming soon:  joint military exercises between the Philippines and China, in Mindanao. President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to...

NGO backs Secretary Lopez’s ban on open pit mining

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 May) -- An environmental group in Mindanao, which hosts a province where an open pit mining ban stands for almost...

2 rebels killed in attack on Lapanday farm

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Two rebels were killed in a clash with security personnel of a cattle ranch and banana plantation in Barangay Pangyan...

Tugade: safety, volume, transparency key to sustain Davao-GenSan-Bitung route

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 30 April) -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade cited three ingredients to ensure the sustainability of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung roll on...

Super Shuttle RORO leaves for Bitung with only 1% cargo load

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April) -- M/V Super Shuttle RORO 12, the vessel servicing the Davao-GenSan-Bitung route left for the Indonesian port Sunday,...

Presidents Duterte and Widodo launch Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April)  -- The Davao-General Santos-Bitung shipping route was launched here Sunday with President Rodrigo Duterte referring to it as "another...

Quake update: 3 injured  in Glan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 April) -- Three persons, including a pregnant woman, were injured while several government buildings, houses and other private structures were...

Maguindanao councilor shot dead while attending wedding

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) -- Police launched a manhunt against two men who shot dead a Maguindanao town councilor upon arrival at...

Mayor Sara Duterte tags NPA “terrorist” for early morning attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 April) -- Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the "acts of terrorism" perpetrated by the New People's Army (NPA) early Saturday morning,...

Quake aftermath: minor damages for gov’t and private structures

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) -- A construction worker from Sarangani province was slightly injured while several government and private structures here...

3,336 motorcycle riders converge in Koronadal to set Guinness records

3,336 motorcycle riders converge in Koronadal to set Guinness records KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) -- Thundering roars of running motorcycle engines and blowing...

Army expands peace initiatives in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 29 April) -- The Army's 39th Infantry Battalion wants to expand its Peace and Development Outreach Program (PDOP) to five more...

Residents roused from sleep by magnitude 7.2 quake off Sarangani town

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 April) -- A magnitude 7.2 earthquake roused residents from sleep in the southern part of Mindanao at 4:23 a.m. Saturday,...

OPAPP still in the process of submitting proposed EO on transitional justice commission

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 April) -- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is still in the process of getting...

Nur seeks extension of temporary liberty beyond April 27

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 April) – The founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has sought, through his lawyer, an extension of...

TADECO lambasts Solicitor Gen. Calida

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – Tagum Agricultural Development, Inc. (TADECO), a subsidiary of Floirendo-led Anflo Management and Investment Corp., lambasted on Friday Solicitor General...

Davao-GenSan-Bitung RORO route to decongest ports in Manila

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – The operation of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung, Indonesia roll on/roll off (RORO) Shipping Service starting on April 30 will decongest...

GenSan labor leaders to meet PPRD in Davao City on May 1

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – Leaders of the militant Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and other labor groups here and the neighboring...

Koronadal riders to attempt Guinness records

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – Around 3,000 motorcycle enthusiasts have confirmed to join this city’s historic bid on Saturday, April 29, to...

Locusts swarm GenSan airport

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – Swarms of migratory locusts have invaded anew portions of the international airport here, threatening airline operations. Merlinda...

Maranao lawyer named Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Yemen

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) -- A Moro lawyer from Lanao del Sur who lived for two decades in the United States and...

NPA frees cop held captive since January 29

TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 27 April) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Thursday released to a group of independent ceasefire monitors, a policeman...

OPAPP creates panel to air Lumad issues in peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) has created a separate five-member Indigenous People...

Exporters can save 68% of shipping cost with new route to Indonesia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) – Exporters from Mindanao can save up to 68 percent of shipping cost with the new Davao-GenSan-Bitung roll...

DOLE-12 orders 8 companies to regularize workers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has ordered the regularization of some...

5,000 jobs up for grabs in Labor Day jobs fair in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) – A least 5,000 job vacancies will be up for grabs for job seekers here and the...

NPA to release captive soldier in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) – A soldier belonging to the 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army abducted by the New People’s...

Dureza, Bato to cops in Bangsamoro conflict areas: coordinate with ceasefire mechanisms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 April) -- The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on...
Teachers and students join the “Walk for Peace” in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, August 2. The march was spearheaded by doctors and medical representatives who want justice for the eight persons who were killed and the 48 others who were wounded in the July 26 Limketkai Arcade bombing. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Oro police not keen on taking custody of terror suspect

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) -- Local police are no longer interested to get custody of terror suspect Reneer Lou Dongon who was arrested...

‘Mindanao catching up’ with opening of new shipping route to Indonesia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – Sounding optimistic over the economic opportunities that could be unlocked with the launch on April 30 of a new shipping route...

New shipping route seen to increase PH-Indonesia trade

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) – The launch on Sunday (April 30) of a new shipping route that will link the cities of Davao and General Santos...

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