Evasco named Cabinet Secretary, Bello to DOLE, Pernia to NEDA, Esperon is NSA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s top choice for Cabinet Secretary is his national campaign manager, Leoncio Evasco Jr. Duterte also named early Sunday morning… »

Duterte: country first before friendship

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – “My loyalty to you as a friend ends where my loyalty to my country begins,” incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said as he vowed to… »

Environmental group proposes action agenda for Duterte’s first 100 days

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) — An environmental group has proposed to incoming President Rodrigo Duterte a 13-point action agenda on addressing wastes and toxics in the first 100… »

Spokesperson: sorry for long wait to see Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — The camp of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to well-wishers who either waited hours or were not accommodated at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday.… »

PEACETALK: As Duterte would say, this is about “correcting historical injustice”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — This presumptuous guy, Pantaleon Alvarez is suggesting the Duterte administration will simply scrap all peace agreements – with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and… »

Dureza: there will be “wide consultations” on crafting Bangsamoro peace roadmap

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) – “Wide consultations on how to craft the Bangsamoro peace roadmap” will be conducted when the Duterte administration takes over on June 30, lawyer… »

More eco-zones needed in the countryside, Malaysian envoy tells Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – The incoming administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte should put up more economic zones in the rural areas to spur growth and create… »

Tourism industry must ride the Duterte fame – DOT 11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – Riding on the fame of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte, a top tourism official called on cities and municipalities in the Davao Region… »

COMMENT: BBL: Options Apt for Bangsamoro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – Will the Bangsamoro be established under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte? MILF Chairman Murad Ebrahim sounds optimistic. (MindaNews, May 15,… »

Duterte package eyed for Davao tourists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Expecting a deluge of visitors after a landslide victory of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 will come… »

Creation of new commission eyed to spread word on federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte will create a separate commission comprised of Moros, Lumads and Christians to spread the word on federalism in… »

Duterte to ask Congress to revive death penalty for heinous crimes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Incoming Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte will immediately talk to Congress to revive death penalty in a bid to curb heinous crimes. “Rape plus death… »

Facing the Media

Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faces the media shortly before Sunday midnight (15 May 2016) at Hotel Elena in Davao City.This was Duterte’s first appearrance to the… »

Three days alloted for Duterte’s well-wishers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – After a week-long rest, presumptive President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will receive well-wishers at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse here for three days starting on Monday. VENUE.… »

PEACETALK: Historic victory

(Letter of Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on 10 May 2016). His Excellency President-Elect RODRIGO R. DUTERTE Davao City Dear President-Elect… »

Presidente na ang Mayor nga nidakop nako

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/15 Mayo) — Kini ang akong kasinatian isip usa ka driver. Kaming mga driver sa pampasaherong jeep (PUJ) pirming gadali. Gadagan ang jeep gapangulikta na og pamasahe… »

New tourist spot

Visitors drop by the house of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte at Doña Luisa subdivision in Matina, Davao City on May 14, 2016 and pose beside a standee of the mayor,… »

COMMENTARY: Mindanawons weigh in on Duterte Presidency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) — If the rise of “promdi” Rody Duterte to the presidency is phenomenal in itself, what does one call the prospects of a Mindanao economic “rebirth”… »

Duterte ends break on Sunday, will face public on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, presumptive President-elect who shied away from public view after media interviews on election day, May 9, will make his first public appearance on Monday, May 16, spokesperson Peter Laviña, said.… »

Wanted: devil’s advocates to help in selection of Duterte’s Cabinet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) — The Transition Team of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte wants some “devil’s advocates” in the Search and Selection Cluster who will speak for and against the list of personalities being recommended… »

LTO: using “DU30” decorative plates is a “major violation”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May)—Supporters of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who are using decorative plates such as “DU30 El Presidente” instead of the authorized license plates, beware. You are violating the… »

Duterte plans to visit Pope Francis but first state visit might be Brunei

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte plans to visit Pope Francis to personally ask for apology but his first state visit may possibly be… »

Duterte’s economic team to make Davao City as a model

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The economic team of presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte will make his hometown as a model for enhancing the country’s economic competitiveness and… »

Duterte to appoint more women in top government posts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The selection committee of presumptive President Rodrigo R. Duterte enlisted outgoing Sen. Pia Cayetano for help in the selection of women leaders who… »

President Roxas elects Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – Voters in a North Cotabato town named after the grandfather of administration bet Mar Roxas chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their President. Duterte,… »

Duterte Plates

Duterte souvenir car plates made by enterprising businessmen – apparently without authorization from the Land Transportation Office – are selling like hotcakes in Davao City Tuesday (10 May 2016) as… »

Duterte camp confident they can have an ally as House Speaker

DAVAO CITY – The camp of incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte, during a meeting here today, is confident they can have an ally to win the speakership of the House… »

Duterte to propose constitutional convention in next 2 years to pave way for federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte is proposing to Congress amend the 1987 Philippine constitution by starting within the next two years the process… »

Pacquiao calls for unity among politicians

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Boxing icon and outgoing Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao called on politicians and their camps to unite, and rally behind the coming… »

Rodrigo Roa Duterte: 16th President, first Mindanawon to lead the country

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – Although the results are still partial and unofficial, there is no doubt, and even his rivals have conceded, that with a lead of… »

Duterte leads by at least 6 million votes; Poe concedes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – Senator Grace Poe has conceded the Presidential race to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who widened his lead in the Presidential race by nearly 6… »

At least 94,000 participate in show of support for Duterte in DC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) — Supporters of Presidential frontrunner Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte endured the long walk along the congested Diversion Road going to Davao Crocodile Park on… »

COMMENTARY: Why I’m Voting Duterte

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) — Physical-Sensory dimension: Nakita ko ang pagaayos ng Dabaw, natira ako roon nang matagal. Magaling siyang Mayor, marunong mag-delegate at kaya ring mag micro-manage… »

COMMENT: Election 2016 as We See It (II)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 May) — Yesterday, with reference to presidential elections since 1930, we considered the 2016 presidential election issues as “old tale retold”; today, we will discuss this… »

Where Duterte will vote

May 9, 2016 will be historic for the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School (DRANHS), particularly in Cluster Precinct Number 416, where Davao City mayor, lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate and… »

Security and crowd control measures up at Duterte’s precinct

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – Security and crowd control measures have already been laid out at the polling precinct of presidential frontrunner Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte at the… »

TURNING POINT: Succumbing to a Scam

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 5 May) – If someone offers to double your money in three months’ time or increase it by 200 percent in six months, would you… »

Duterte camp: Market jitters caused by ‘rotten’ political system

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – The camp of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte blamed the jitters in the Philippine stock market on the “rotten” political system of the present administration and… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: Digong and desperation

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 May) – For all his faults, some of them too chilling for comfort, one has to credit Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte for succeeding to capture… »

SALN 2015: Duterte lists P14.8-M cash in bank, tops rival bets in growth of wealth in bank

by Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  SO HOW much is he really worth? According to his 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth or SALN, presidential frontrunner and… »

Dinagat Islands to go for Duterte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 April) — Majority of the voters in Dinagat Islands will choose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for President over other candidates, the provincial information officer said. Millard… »

Duterte authorizes lawyer to open his bank records on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 April) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, frontrunner in the Presidential race, has authorized his lawyer to go to the Bank of Philippine Islands branch on Julio… »

Pastor Quiboloy vows to lead revolution if Duterte gets cheated

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – International evangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy said he will spearhead a revolution if presidential candidate Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be cheated… »

Duterte camp: Trillanes is desperate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – The camp of presidential candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte called Sen. Antonio Trillanes “desperate” amid his new accusation thrown at the Davao City mayor about his alleged undeclared wealth of P211… »

Duterte Supporter

Former Buluan, Maguindanao Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu (2nd from right) leads Liberal Party candidates in raising their hands during a gathering in the municipality of Buluan Tuesday (24 April 2016). But… »

Duterte supporter makes a scene in Liberal Party event for ARMM bets

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – Call it awkward moment in the middle of the Liberal Party’s “show of force” gathering here Tuesday when the last speaker at the… »

Duterte: Joma Sison coming home to talk peace

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 27 April) – Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has committed to come home to talk peace,… »

Soldier freed after 5 days in NPA custody; five more still held captive in Mindanao

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/27 April) — A soldier seized at an “Army” checkpoint manned by the New People’s Army (NPA) early morning of April 21 in Malasila town was released… »

Signing of agreement for biggest reclamation project in Mindanao postponed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – The signing of the joint venture agreement (JVA) between Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Engr. Victor S. Songco, president of the Mega Harbour Port… »

Presidential bets answer Babu Amina’s “will we ever live in peace?” query

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) — Babu Amina of Datu Piang, Maguindanao asked the five Presidential bets during the last Presidential Debate in Pangasinan on Sunday evening a question… »

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