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More growth zones expected with opening of Koronadal’s P150M transport terminal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – City officials expect the opening of more growth zones here in the next few years with the...

NPA rebel returnees in Sarangani to receive additional benefits

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – Returning New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Sarangani Province may now receive additional benefits and support...

Gov’t to revoke franchise of non-performing electric cooperatives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – The government will revoke the franchise of electric cooperatives in Mindanao and allow new players to take...

Maranao lady activist to run for senator

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – The Maranao lady activist who wanted to change the future of the thousands of Marawi...

Tensions flare up in Comelec Cotabato office during ERB hearing

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Tensions ran high inside the city office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here while the Election Regulatory...

Unregistered Marawi businessmen want to do it right this time

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Owners of unregistered businesses in Marawi City want to rebuild their livelihood after being reduced to rubble...

Farmer-businessman killed in Bukidnon, police tags NPA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – A prominent farmer-businessman in the municipality of Talakag in Bukidnon was stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in...

Marawi businessmen to craft ‘economic roadmap’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Business owners in Marawi City will craft an “economic roadmap” for the development of the city as...

15 Taiwanese firms to do business missions in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Fifteen Taiwanese companies will participate in the Taiwan Trade & Investment Delegation Meeting 2018 on October 19...

GenSan lifts curfew, lowers security alert level

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Oct) – The city government has lifted the city-wide curfew as it downgraded the alert level in the area...

Comelec-12 ready for COC filing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Oct) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices in Region 12 are all set for the start of the week-long...

Residency of 4,000 voters in Cotabato City questioned

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Oct) – Officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here have their hands full after more than 4,000 newly registered...

Plastic trash chokes Philippine seas

The Philippines generates an enormous amount of trash and is the third worst ocean plastic polluter in the world, according to a 2015...

Runoff sediments from mines threaten marine life in Surigao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Oct) – Runoff sediments from the mining sites in Surigao del Sur will destroy marine habitats like coral reefs and...

Vice Gov Sinsuat eyes division of Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Oct) – Maguindanao provincial Vice Gov. Lester Sinsuat has proposed the division of Maguindanao into two provinces with two districts...

Maguindanao political clans forge alliance, vow peaceful polls

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Oct) – Four clans in Maguindanao have agreed to field common candidates to ensure a peaceful conduct of the 2019...

Pastor given parole for murder dies of pneumonia

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Oct) – A pastor who was convicted of murder and given parole died of pneumonia last Oct. 5 at the...

Judge handling cases vs Parojinog killed in Ozamiz

CAGAYAN DE ORO(MindaNews /08 October) -- A judge who handled cases of  illegal drugs and firearms filed against detained Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova...

ARMM leads Mindanao winners with 23 LGUs awarded Seal of Good Local Governance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 October) -- Sixty-eight local government units in Mindanao constituted a fourth of the 263 recipients nationwide of this year's...

Illegal resorts in Davao’s Marilog District face relocation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 Oct.) – Resorts that are operating illegally in the landslide-prone areas in Marilog District will have to relocate if no...

Mayor Duterte says teachers’ group lied on subsidy, calls them ‘terrorists’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 Oct.) – Mayor Sara Duterte called members of the local chapter of the Alliance of Concerned Teacher (ACT) as “terrorists,...

Marawi’s debris management contractor named; Oct. 17 eyed for ‘Ground Zero’ groundbreaking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) --  October 17, the first anniversary of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of Marawi City's "liberation" after a five-month...

Galvez declares end of war with MILF; MILF honors him as “Soldier of Peace”

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat) -- With no firearms and no armed escorts, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez entered the Moro Islamic...

Patikul update:  Exhumation of slain 7 done; rights bodies await military response

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) -- A forensics team from the Commission on Human Rights on Saturday exhumed the bodies of seven persons...

Roque: Palace to release result of President’s medical exams if it’s a serious illness

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 October) -- The Malacañang Palace will inform the public of the result of the diagnostic examinations of the 73-year...

CDO Mayor Moreno presents PDP-Laban slate for May 2019 polls; Girlie Balaba among council...

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 06 October) -- Mayor Oscar Moreno on Friday presented the PDP-Laban's candidates here for the May 2019 polls, among...

Families of slain, wounded troopers in North Cot receive livelihood aid

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 06 October) --  Sixteen families of soldiers and police personnel in North Cotabato who were wounded or killed in the battle...

Military seeks more time to answer allegations re 7 slain in Patikul, Sulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 Oct) -- Citing "ongoing military operations and other programmed command / unit activities," three military officials in Sulu on...

Duterte clears Chinese businessman of involvement in drugs

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo R. Duterte cleared on Thursday Michael Yang, a Chinese businessman who owns the Davao City Los Amigos (DCLA) Plaza,...

5 PDEA agents, 1 cop killed in Lanao Sur ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – Five operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and a non-uniformed police personnel were...

DOTr undertakes ‘catch-up plan’ amid delays in Mindanao Rail

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is undertaking a “catch-up plan” for the implementation of the first phase...

ARMM’s inflation rate remains highest in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – The inflation rate in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) accelerated to 9% in September, the...

Driver burned alive as truck falls into ravine in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – A truck driver was burned alive when his vehicle plunged into a cliff as he was maneuvering a...

Hundreds flee in NorthCot village as armed Lumads avenge kin’s death

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – Hundreds of residents from both settlers and Lumads left their homes in a remote area in the hinterland...

Best tool to prepare for disasters is common sense – Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – “The best resiliency tool is common sense. If you are told to vacate, please do,” Mayor Sara...

More investments mean more projects – Mayor Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 Oct) – More local government-funded projects will come with the growth of revenues from private investments, City Mayor Sara Duterte...

Modernization of Sasa Port in Davao starts in 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 Oct) – The modernization of the decades-old 8-hectare Sasa Port in Davao will start next year, Mayor Sara Duterte announced...

Davao to proceed with Japanese-funded waste incineration project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 Oct) – The city government is finalizing the acquisition of a property in Biao Escuela in Tugbok District for the...

‘Red October’ claims by Duterte, AFP incredulous, says CPP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – The Communist Party of the Philippines on Tuesday denied claims by President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces...

Davao’s P3.64-B bus system to start next year yet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – The plan of the city government to implement its P3.64-billion High Priority Bus System (HPBS) that is seen...

Soldier, alleged bomb maker killed in Lanao Norte clash

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – A soldier and an alleged leader of the ISIS-inspired Maute group who escaped from Marawi City...

Sara Duterte’s Hugpong picks bet for Oro mayor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago or Partido Federal ng Pilipinas has chosen its...

Sara Duterte to seek reelection; brother Paolo running for House

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – City Mayor Sara Duterte maintained she will run for reelection in the 2019 midterm elections while her elder...

Mayor Duterte nixes additional subsidy for public school workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 01 Oct) – The local government cannot grant the demand of the local chapter of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)...

Slots for 2019 Ironman 70.3 in Davao fully booked

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 01 Oct) – It only took 15 minutes for all slots for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon race in Davao City scheduled...

Dec. 7 to Jan. 19 is campaign period for Jan. 21, 2019 Bangsamoro plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sept) -- December 7 to January 19 is the campaign period for the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify...

Duterte: “I will not allow a single soldier to stay in prison even for...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 September) -- Assuring the military of his support, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday vowed anew that he will "not...

Cayetano: Duterte admin on track in saving country from becoming narco-state

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /30 Sept) --  The Duterte administration is on track in saving the country from illegal drugs despite the criticisms the government’s...

Council wants inclusion of cacao development in K to 12 program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- The Philippine National Cacao Industry Council is pushing for the inclusion of cacao development in the K to 12 program...

Kidapawan water district sues IP rep for alleged encroachment on Mt Apo’s watershed

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- The Metro Kidapawan Water District (MKWD) has filed charges against an Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) from Kidapawan...

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