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DSWD-12 turns over P2.6 M ‘kabuhayan’ showcase projects in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 April) – Some P2.6 million worth of livelihood projects were distributed to 10 associations of beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang...

Duterte vows justice for SAF 44 – ‘no matter how long it takes’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) -- President Rodrigo on Tuesday promised to pursue justice for the 44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force...

Lobregat on back-to-BTC-drafted BBL: “we’re back to zero”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) -- Instead of hastening the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat warns...

280 families face demolition in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) – Two hundred eighty Christian and Muslim families living as informal settlers in Quezon Boulevard Salmonan, Barangay 26-C,...

MILF’s Jaafar endorses Bong Go for Senator

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) -- The 1st vice chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and concurrent chair of the Bangsamoro...

Police, Army padlock illegal lumberyards in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) – At least five lumberyards and sawmills in Kabacan, North Cotabato were padlocked Tuesday for lack of business...

Young ASEAN scientists, engineers to hold climate change confab in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) – Coming up with effective ways of communicating programs related to climate change will take center when 19...

Mayor Duterte to Rep. Casilao: My position on peace talks reflects sentiment of Dabawenyos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte lashed out at Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao for criticizing her for her opposition...

Peace talks with NDFP ‘back on track’ – Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) will resume sooner...

Demand for construction-related jobs soars

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Demand for construction-related jobs has increased due to the boom in real estate business, the Department of...

315 dynamites seized from NPA in Agusan Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) — Army soldiers bumped into a huge cache of dynamites, medical and food supplies believed stashed...

Bangsamoro Basic Law update: It’s back to BTC version

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) -- The three committees handling the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in the House of Representatives on Monday approved...

Trough of LPA to bring light to heavy rains in Eastern Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Parts of Mindanao might experience flooding and landslides caused by light to moderate and at times heavy...

Manhunt on for ex-cop linked to drugs, car theft

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – A former police officer assigned in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is now the subject of...

Marawi mothers to Duterte: “Please, restore us to our homes, our own lands!”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) -- A group of mothers displaced by the war in Marawi is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to "restore...

House Committees vote on BBL amendments but can plenary pass law before June 1?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) -- The House Committees on Local Government, Muslim Affairs, and Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, are meeting this week...

Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but..

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – Two hinterland towns in North Cotabato are considered by the Philippine Army as "problematic" or "very challenging" in...

Mayor Sara to Pres. Duterte: peace talks with NDF is “counterproductive and plainly useless”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) -- Mayor Sara Duterte is asking her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, to reconsider his decision to reopen peace...

Rating Duterte: “excellent” in Mindanao but down 2 points nationwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) -- The country's first Mindanawon President continues to receive "excellent" net satisfaction rating in Mindanao, got "very good"...

Mindanao Trust Fund to infuse P166M for projects in conflict-affected areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Bangsamoro Development Authority (BDA) signed a new program partnership agreement with Community and Family Services International...

SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Authorities are closely monitoring the boundary areas of this city and South Cotabato province due to...

1 million residents to cast votes in GenSan, SouthCot for barangay and SK polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Some 1,077,376 residents in this city and South Cotabato province are eligible to cast their votes...

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of former Koronadal mayor for graft

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of former city mayor Fernando Miguel after the Supreme Court upheld...

Region 12 targetting 35 golds in 2018 Palaro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Region 12 or Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) is targeting to get at least 35...

Davao airport already crowded, says biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Apr) – The terminals at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here are already crowded with the increased number of...

55 farmers in Region 12 to be trained in farm business school

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 12 Apr) – Fifty-five farmers from South Cotabato will become the first beneficiaries of the Farm Business School (FBS) the Department...

Group seeks seizure of banned skin whitening cosmetics in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 April) –EcoWaste Coalition called on Mayor Sara Duterte to confiscate banned mercury-containing skin whitening cosmetics that are being sold...

WB report: 60% live below poverty line in conflict-affected areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 April) -- At least 60 percent of residents in conflict-affected areas live below the poverty line and the “reputational...

Voters in Marawi’s 96 barangays wait as nation prepares for barangay/SK polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 April) -- As the nation prepares for the filing of certificates of candidacy on April 14 to 20 for...

“Kambisita” update: 2,606 families visit Marawi City’s Ground Zero from April 1 to 10

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) -- A total of 2,606 families have visited their villages in four out of 24 barangays in Marawi...

PH telco sector needs revamp to improve Internet services – report

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – Revamping the telecommunications sector is needed to address poor Internet services in Mindanao caused by lack of...

NPA admits killing Lumad leader in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) has admitted responsibility for the April 4 killing of a Lumad leader...

Duterte vs Sereno: from “I will order them not to honor you” in August...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) -- When President Rodrigo Duterte declared Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno his "enemy" on April 9, that wasn't...

Duterte to invite more Chinese investments to PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will encourage Chinese business leaders to “transform investment plans into concrete projects” in...

Duterte to Meranaws: “I will do what is best for you so do not...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 April) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Meranaws, particularly those displaced from Marawi City's Ground Zero, the former...

Group to file human rights complaints before GRP-NDFP Joint Monitoring Committee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 April) – Complaints of human rights violations allegedly by government forces will be filed before the Joint Monitoring Committee...

WB study: Over 80% of Mindanao’s farmers, fisherfolk remain “poor or near-poor”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 April) -- Mindanao's development remains key to the Philippines' economic progress. But over 80% ofMindanao’s farmers and fisherfolk remain "poor...

Alonto wants feasibility studies on 12-phase Mindanao Railway started

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 April) -- The chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) wants all feasibility studies for the 12 segments of...

Mindanao needs additional 3,000 MW from 2021 to 2030

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Apr) – The high growth in real estate industry in Mindanao will require additional capacities of 3,000 megawatts between...

Marawi’s Ground Zero residents can start rebuilding homes by 1st quarter 2020

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) -- They waited nearly 11 months before they could visit their homes -- or what is left of...

MinDA’s Alonto hopes for 24% budget for Mindanao, but …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Apr) – The proposed 2019 budget for Mindanao may increase to 24 percent from the average annual share of...

Visiting Marawi’s Ground Zero: what is there to retrieve?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) – It was not easy to hear that your house did not survive the war but when 62-year-old...

Maguindanao mayor dies after collapsing in Friday prayer

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Apr_ – The mayor of the municipality of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao, Bai Reshal Santiago-Ampatuan, died after she was...

Ex-army killed by own sister in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 April) – A retired soldier was shot and killed by his own sister after a heated altercation on land issues...

Bangsamoro law passed by May 2018, Congress leaders assure Duterte, MILF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) -- Leaders of the two houses of Congress on Wednesday afternoon assured President Rodrigo Duterte and the Moro...

Shift from vegetable to coffee improves lives of farmers in Davao Sur village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) – They used to borrow money from traders to finance their vegetable farms, and most of their income...

‘Substantive issues’ can only be tackled in peace talks – Joma

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) – The resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front will enable both parties...

Duterte on GRP-NDF peace talks: “Let’s give this another last chance”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) --  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday directed the government peace panel to work on the resumption of the...

Returning to Marawi’s Ground Zero as “visitors,” displaced residents ask when they can return...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) -- Nearly a thousand families who resided in Marawi until they were forced out of the city by...

5 Mindanawon coffee growers to represent PH in Seattle expo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) – Five Robusta and Arabica coffee growers from Mindanao will represent the Philippines in the three-day Specialty Coffee...

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