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Most Davao folk oppose abolition of CHR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Sixty-five percent of Dabawenyos still see the importance of the Commission on Human Rights despite the attacks against it...

Body found at NCCC Mall Davao not among the fire victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – The skeletal remains found last week at the burned NCCC Mall Davao belonged to a person who was only...

Eastmincom says Chinese vessel cleared to dock in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – The Philippine government cleared the Chinese research/survey vessel which docked at the Sasa Wharf at 9:40 p.m. on Monday...

Most foreign tourists to Davao are Americans

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 July) – Americans topped the list of foreign tourists that visited Davao City from January to May this year despite the...

NPA says plan to kill members who yield to gov’t a lie

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 July) – The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Cotabato has no plans to execute members who have surrendered to government, a...

Terror suspect’s wife arrested in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 July) – The wife of suspected terrorist Owaidah Marohombsar alias Abu Dar was arrested while an alleged bomb expert and...

63 passengers, crew of ferry that ran aground rescued by Balingoan fisherfolk

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 17 July) -- A roll on - roll off (RoRo)  passenger ferry from Camiguin Island ran aground near Lapinig Island...

NDFP-Southern Mindanao calls localized peace talks a “surrender package”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao Region (NDFP-SMR) has rejected the localized peace talks now...

BPM industry earns over P400B in 2015

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – Companies in the Business Process Management (BPM) industry generated a total revenue of P461.4 billion in 2015, according to...

Duterte on Pacquiao: “not just a public servant but one of the greatest boxers...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 July) -– Boxing icon and public servant Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao won Sunday's "Fight of the Champions" in Kuala Lumpur, with...

Basilan youth leader hopes communities benefit from Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 July) -- A young Moro leader from Basilan province hopes communities in conflict-affected areas would benefit from the new Bangsamoro...

Dureza to AFP: return P192.5M PAMANA fund for Maguindanao roads

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) -- The Office of the Presidential Advikser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has asked Armed Forces of the...

CPP: “‘No’ is a no” to localized peace talks 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) --The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) expressed confidence that all New People’s Army (NPA) units on the...

Duterte at Pacquiao fight ringside; Mahathir invited

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 15 July) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the very important personalities who will be at the ringside when...

MILF chair on bicam version of Bangsamoro law: “80 to 90% CAB-compliant”

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) -- The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said they will hold consultations with the Bangsamoro...

The Bangsamoro law: not fully CAB-compliant but “it’s ARMM plus definitely”

QUEZON CITY  (MindaNews / 14 July) -- It may not fully comply with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the peace agreement signed...

What makes the new Bangsamoro political entity “more than ARMM”?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) -- Flashing the peace sign shortly after suspending the Day 3 session at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday with...

Palace to issue EO on localized peace talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – Malacañang will issue an executive order setting the guidelines for the localized peace talks that local government units may...

RROW negotiations for Mindanao railway start this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – Negotiations with property owners to settle road right of way matters for the implementation of phase one of the...

Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection has been pushed to allow the Philippines to take in the cross-border electricity market under...

Skeletal remains found in burned mall in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Demolition workers found skeletal remains among the debris on the third floor of the burned NCCC Mall Davao on...

Storm surges damage 45 houses in Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Storm surges hit the towns of Jasaan and Initao in Misamis Oriental Thursday destroying 45 houses, an...

Bishop Casicas takes helm of Diocese of Marbel

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/12 July) --- Bishop Cerilo "Allan" Casicas was ordained the fourth prelate of the Diocese of Marbel here Wednesday in a three-hour...

School official hurt in gun attack in N. Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A school official in Pikit, North Cotabato was wounded in an attack by a still unidentified gunman while on...

Gov’t eyes Islamic financing for Mindanao projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – The government is planning to tap Islamic financing called “Sukuk” to fund big-ticket projects in Mindanao through...

New Bangsamoro political entity: from ARMM to BARMM; from BBL to OLBARMM

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) -- From ARMM to BARMM. The new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao...

Lawyer says ‘power grab’ possible via federalism

MANDALUYONG CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte can seek reelection under a new constitution that will that will change the country’s...

Bangsamoro civil society groups gather at EDSA to push for CAB-compliant BBL

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) -- An interfaith gathering  dubbed  “Pagtitipon sa EDSA para sa Bangsamoro” will be held Wednesday morning at the EDSA...

Duterte promises Archbishop Valles he will not talk against church – Roque

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has vowed to Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles that he would not talk against...

Country’s exports decline by 3.8 percent in May 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The country’s total exports went down to $5.76 billion in May 2018, a decrease of 3.8 percent...

Mayor Sara overwhelmed by result of Pulse Asia survey on senatorial bets

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – “I am overwhelmed. I am at a loss for words.” Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte...

NorthCot barangay capt hurt in ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Unidentified gunmen shot and critically wounded a barangay chair in Magpet town in North Cotabato Tuesday morning, police...

2 motorists nabbed for unlicensed guns during Kidapawan highway check

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Police here filed on Tuesday charges of violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act against a...

200,000 visitors expected to join Kadayawan Festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – More than 200,000 tourists are expected to visit Davao City during the month-long 33rd Kadayawan Festival next...

Davao Region teenage pregnancy rise blamed on lack of discussion on sexuality

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The rise in the number of teenage women getting pregnant in the Davao Region was blamed on...

NPAs in NorthCot kill ex-Army in front of wife, kids

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – Suspected communist guerillas shot dead in front of his wife and two children a former soldier in a...

3 NPAs killed in NorthCot encounter identified

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The three suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels killed in a firefight with the military in Magpet, North...

DILG’s Ano: “We have no choice but to push for localized peace talks” ...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 July) -- The OIC Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday said they will...

For Mayor Sara, Peace 911 instead of localized peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 July) -- Mayor Sara Duterte will focus on extending development programs in insurgency-affected areas of the city than pursue...

10 NPA members yield to Army in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 07 July) -- At least 10 suspected members of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) have surrendered  to the 19thInfantry Battalion of...

Scientist urges gov’t to include Lake Lanao in Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Lake Lanao should be included in the rehabilitation plan for war-ravaged Marawi City to prevent it from...

Paolo Duterte hits Joma for calling him and his father drug protectors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Resigned Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte lashed at Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair...

13 activists arrested in GenSan, tagged as NPA rebels

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Thirteen human rights workers and leaders of progressive groups accused of being members of the New...

3 alleged NPA rebels slain in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Three suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an hour-long firefight with government troops in...

Doors for resumption of GRP-NDFP talks still open – Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (PAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza said the doors for the resumption of...

ARMM posts highest inflation rate in June 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted the highest inflation rate in the country at 7.7...

PSA hopes PH to regain top spot in World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Score

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) hopes the country will regain the top spot in the World Bank’s...

Classes suspended in NorthCot villages due to torrential rains

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Classes have been suspended in some parts of North Cotabato as torrential rains battered the area since Wednesday...

Pakistani national shot dead in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Unidentified suspects shot dead a Pakistani national collecting debts from residents in Carmen, North Cotabato Wednesday morning, reports...

DOST to help build wastewater treatment facility in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 July) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 11 will assist the city government in constructing a vertical...

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