Maguindanao floods affect 10,000 residents

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – A 10-hour downpour affected more than 10,000 residents here and flooded sections of the Cotabato-Parang highway, stranding hundreds of commuters today (Oct.… »

Police looking for ‘John Lennon’

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The police here are looking for another foreigner who was a companion of the slain Swiss national whose body was found with a… »

DOH-XI reaches 95% immunization target vs measles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of Health Region XI has achieved its target of reaching 95-percent immunization against measles as of Wednesday, according to the agency’s regional… »

RDC-12 wants review of speed limit ordinances

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – After hearing complaints of travel delays and the high cost of penalties, the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 is pushing… »

3 cities in Region 12 included in DILG’s Citizen Satisfaction Index System

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has chosen three key cities in Region 12 as expansion areas for its… »

Twister uproots house, destroys another in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 9 October) – A family of three was lucky to escape unscathed when a “moderate” twister uprooted their house and partially destroyed another early Thursday in… »

Foreigner killed in Surigao also a Swiss national

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The foreigner found dead with a stab wound on his chest in a grassy portion of this city Tuesday morning is also a… »

18,500 Dinagat residents victimized by pyramiding scam – NBI

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct0 – At least 18,500 people have fallen victim to a pyramiding scam in Dinagat Island, according to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-13. NBI-Caraga Regional… »

P116M in crop insurance grants released in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) has released a total of P115.887 million in crop insurance grants in the first three quarters of the year… »

Therma South monitoring trees planted in Davao’s Marilog District

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – Aboitiz subsidiary Therma South Inc. said it is continuously monitoring the trees being planted in 1,000 hectares of Marilog District as part of… »

DTI eyes P50M sales in Zambo Peninsula Trade Expo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set a target of P50 million in total sales to be generated in the four-day… »

Koronadal forges sisterhood with Iloilo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The cities of Koronadal and Iloilo have forged a sisterhood agreement in a bid to strengthen and further deepen the cultural and… »

MisOr villagers call for renewed support on turtle nesting grounds

MAGSAYSAY, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Residents and fisherfolks here are calling for renewed added support for the conservation and protection of the turtle nesting grounds in the… »

Davao tribal leaders urge health officials to visit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Tribal leaders here are asking health agencies to regularize their visits to tribal communities, citing costs of travel and distance to the nearest… »

9 new HIV cases recorded in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Health authorities have confirmed nine new infections of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) here as they warned that more cases could emerge… »

Foreign national found dead in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – A foreigner was found dead in a grassy portion of a village in this city Tuesday morning. Police could not identify the male… »

No decision yet on trees along Davao drainage, says task force

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — The task force assigned to maintain the city’s drainage system said no final decision has been reached on what to do with the trees along… »

CCTV footages key to identifying suspects in killing of Swiss citizens – police

OPOL, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/06 October) — Police were hoping they could solve the killing of two Swiss nationals Sunday with the CCTV footages of beach resorts in this coastal town.… »

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… »

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