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The Mayor as President (5): The Davao Factor; the Davao Group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 January) -- While President Rodrigo Duterte was busy commanding his troops in fighting the Maute Group in Marawi City...

Duterte: gov’t will pay Marawi landowners affected by new military camp  

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 31 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday the government will compensate landowners who will be affected by the...

BIR Region XI eyes P20.35 billion in proposed tax collection for 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 31 January) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao Region is targeting to collect P20.35 billion in taxes by...

Group says all-out war vs NPA endangers Lumads

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order to “destroy” the New People’s Army (NPA) endangers thousands of Lumads (indigenous...

The Mayor as President (4): The Fear Factor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) -- At the Christmas party with Davao media last month, President Rodrigo Duterte waxed nostalgic about his early...

BIR padlocks coffeeshop in Davao for under-declaration of income

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Region 11 closed on Tuesday Café Demitasse, a homegrown coffeeshop in...

Taosug lawyer named Ambassador to Czech Republic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) --  President Rodrigo Duterte has named Taosug lawyer Ombra Jainal as Ambassador to the Czech Republic. Jainal, a native...

The Mayor as President (3): Duterte: “we were able to improve law and order...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) -- Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte cite so many accomplishments in his first 18 months in office, particularly...

Farmers to get titles on land reclaimed from Lapanday in Tagum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) 11 plans to distribute individual land titles to members of the...

DAR 11 plans to distribute 10,000 hectares to beneficiaries

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – Department of Agrarian Reform-11 Regional Director Joseph H. Orilla said on Monday that a total of 10,000...

Davao City wants to augment police force by 2,000 or 2,500

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- Davao City wants additional 2,000 to 2,500 police forces to beef up the operations of the 1,700...

The Mayor as President (2): Waking up Sunday to Duterte’s list, read while the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January ) -- While the nation was fast asleep at 1 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016, Rodrigo Roa...

Duterte to Cimatu: cancel permits of mining firms paying rev taxes to NPA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to cancel the permits of mining companies that...

Major Indian firms to enter PH; $1.25B in business deals closed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) --  Major Indian business players have expressed optimism to pour in investments in the Philippines despite the security...

Davao City sets new record in number of businesses, investments

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /28 January) -- The city government has set a new record after it ended 2017 with more than 40,000 businesses and...

SWAT team member injured in shootout with drug suspects in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- A member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the police here was seriously injured...

EDC clarifies alleged non-payment of P520-M realty taxes to Kidapawan LGU

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- The Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the country’s producer of geothermal power, has clarified it is not remiss in...

Duterte: no need for an “Agrava Commission” to probe Mamasapano

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer create an "Agrava Commission" type of body that would probe the...

150 transitional shelters now occupied by Marawi bakwits; 250 more by Jan. 30

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- A hundred and fifty transitional shelters in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City, are now occupied by residents displaced...

36 students suffer head, stomach pain; doc blames it on ‘mass hysteria’  over Dengvaxia

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- At least 36 high school students from a public school in North Cotabato complained of head and stomach...

The Mayor as President (1): “Make Davao City the country’s seat of power”

1st of a series DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) -- On March 16, 2004, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte ended his “’Araw ng Dabaw” speech by thanking...

SIDEBAR: Duterte on weekly travels home: no gov’t funds used

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has dismissed several officials for what he said are "excessive foreign travels" but he...

Surigao Norte residents brace for 12-hour power outage Sunday

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- Residents in Surigao del Norte and parts of Surigao del Sur are bracing for a 12-hour power...

Senators push for Bangsamoro law to “prevent another Marawi from happening”

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- After seeing the destruction of this city, talking to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leadership and...

Mayor Sara Duterte: “I would like to run for city mayor again”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has dispelled rumors that she will run for a national post in the 2019...

Carmen town barangay chair, buddy slain in ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a village executive and his buddy while on their way home in Carmen,...

Residents in Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ have 10 days in April to “recover” what...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) -- An estimated 11,000 families in 24 barangays in the former "Ground Zero" in Marawi City (now referred...

Del Rosario: government can’t pay for looted belongings in Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 26 Jan) -- The chair of the Task Force Bangon Marawi on Friday said government cannot compensate Marawi residents whose personal...

2 minors nabbed in Cotabato City for drugs

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) – Police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao arrested on Thursday...

4 drug suspects killed in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) – Four drug suspects have been killed since Tuesday in three separate incidents in North Cotabato. Two were killed...

Whatever happened to Duterte’s ala “Agrava Commission” to probe Mamasapano?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) -- Whatever happened to President Rodrigo Duterte's promise last year to the families of the fallen SAF 44...

7 Mindanawons among 19 named to ConCom to review 1987 Consti

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) -- After 13 months, President Rodrigo Duterte has finally named 19 of 25 members of the Consultative Committee...

DOH monitors 200 children injected with Dengvaxia in Region 11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) – The Department of Health (DOH) – 11 is closely monitoring around 200 children in Davao Region who...

Contractor sets scheduled closure of bridge in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) – Mangima Bridge in Manolo Fortich town, Bukidnon will be closed to traffic for some hours from January...

Davao folk warned migration may cause disease outbreak

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) – The influx of people migrating to Davao City from different parts of the country may pose a...

Koronadal earns P57M from business permits

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) -- The city government collected around P57 million in business taxes during the week-long annual registration and renewal...

2 kids drown in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) -- Two schoolchildren died after drowning in a creek in an outskirt village in Lake Sebu town...

Maute widow nabbed in Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Jan) – The police arrested an alleged widow of one of the top commanders of the Maute group during...

Bukidnon told to go beyond ‘Kaamulan, zipline tourism’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 24 Jan) – Bukidnon tourism should go beyond the annual Kaamulan and ziplines in pursuit of tourism goals in 2018,...

New agreement to pave way for mechanism to strengthen EU-PH cooperation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Jan) – The European Union-Philippines Partnership and Cooperation Agreement will pave the way for a mechanism that will strengthen...

Soldiers send home remains of NPA rebels killed in Makilala clash

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Jan) – They may have fought hard and killed each other on the field, but despite the sad experience,...

UST to start full development of GenSan campus

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Jan) – The University of Santos Tomas (UST) will start next month the full development of its expansion...

SouthCot to expand anti-poverty program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to expand its flagship anti-poverty convergence program to...

Military: Businesses in Eastern Mindanao lost P2.48B to NPA attacks, extortion

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 January) – Businesses in four regions of Mindanao lost P2.48 billion to attacks and extortion activities by the New...

Another NPA rebel yields in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 January) – Another member of the New People's Army surrendered Monday in Surigao del Norte, an Army official said. Identified...

Kin identify slain NPA rebels in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 January) – Two of the three suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels that died in a clash with government...

2 drug suspects slain in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 January) -- Two alleged drug pushers were killed in a raid Tuesday in Kabacan town in North Cotabato, a police...

Duterte says 56 is “too young” for military, police to retire; DND proposes “up...

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 23 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants a change in the compulsory retirement age of soldiers and other uniformed personnel...

Duterte to military, police: “shoot me if I exceed my term by one day”

MAWAB, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 22 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops on Monday to shoot him if he exceeds his term...

Duterte to troops: “Destroy the NPA”

MAWAB, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 22 January) -- "Destroy the NPA" (New People's Army), destroy the organization," President Rodrigo Duterte, commander in chief of...

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