Working Towards a Reconciled Diversity

Working Towards a Reconciled Diversity Statement of Catholic Bishops and Educators on Peacebuilding in Mindanao Davao City April 10, 2014 Sustainable peace and the righting of historical injustices have been… »

PEACETALK: Many and Differing Narratives… towards a Shared Vision and Shared Future?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) — Whenever we speak of peacebuilding in Mindanao, we need to be reminded that there are several narratives both from within and without of the diverse… »

Domeng is 920 km east of Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 April) – Tropical storm Domeng (international name: Peipah), was spotted at 920 kilometers east of Davao City as of 10 p.m. Sunday, still with maximum sustained… »

Domeng is coming: 4th storm to hit Mindanao in 2014, 9th since Sendong

UPDATED as of 5:58 p.m. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 April) – Tropical storm Domeng (international name: Peipah), the fourth storm to hit the country this year is also the fourth… »

The men and women in Pikit gathering

[Play slideshow] They had suffered the most in times of war, fleeing to evacuation centers where they stayed for weeks, sometimes months. The town plaza in Pikit, North Cotabato had… »

Celebration in Mendiola

[Play slideshow] Moro people in Manila rejoice at the signing on Thursday, 27 March 2014, of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic… »

Mindanao eyed as major contributor to national tourism target

ILOILO CITY  (MindaNews/23 March) — – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is seriously looking at Mindanao’s six regions as a major contributor to the country’s target to log around 10… »

Steag behind Feb. 27 blackout, Napocor confirms

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – A ranking official of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) confirmed that the Steag State Power, Inc.’s (SPI) indeed caused the blackout that affected… »

House Commitee to DOE: stop electricity spot market in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 March) — The House Committee on Energy expects the Department of Energy to carry out their resolution stopping the electricity spot market in Mindanao “as… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Welcome back, brownout

Pagmata ko sayo sa buntag Ahak! walay kuryente pagtulog sa gabii wiz na pud electricity mao na ni! tibuok adlaw dala ang paypay ni nanay sa kainit, dili na mo-smile… »

Huge waves, strong winds pummel Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 January)—Tropical depression Agaton triggered strong winds and huge waves in Surigao del Norte since Friday, prompting naval authorities to suspend sea travel, stranding at least 250 passengers… »

Storm Signal 1 raised over 7 Mindanao provinces and Southern Leyte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – Public storm warning signal number 1 has been raised over seven Mindanao provinces and Southern Leyte as tropical depression Agaton is moving towards Mindanao, whose… »

MINDANAO 2013: Mindanao finally learns its lesson; was “over-prepared” for Yolanda

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/ 05 January) — Mindanao may have been fortunate to be spared  Yolanda’s wrath, but it preoccupied Mindanawons nevertheless, after typhoon Sendong and super typhoon Pablo devastated many… »

Flashback: Typhoon Pablo’s wrath

These pictures were taken in different parts of Mindanao from December 4 until the middle of the same month last year, after typhoon Pablo swept across the island and left… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Consensus and Our Barangay Assembly

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 November)–Coaxing harmony out of diversity is a difficult task. Imagine how much more difficult is bringing harmony to a region so diverse and complicated as… »

Typhoon Yolanda as of 4:00am, November 7

At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA”was located based on all available data at 822 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.4°N, 133.8°E) with maximum sustained winds… »

9 Mindanao provinces under Storm Signal No. 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/4 November)—Storm signal No. 1 was hoisted in nine Mindanao provinces as tropical depression “Wilma,” as of 10 a.m. Monday, was spotted 75 kilometers north northeast of Hinatuan,… »

Tuesday’s 7.2 quake: death toll could have been worse if it were not a holiday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 October) – It could have been worse. If Tuesday’s magnitude 7.2 earthquake had struck at 8:12 a.m. on a school day or working day, the number of… »

BATANG MINDANAW: Thoughts on the recent Mindanao bombings

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Aug) — As the news about the recent spate of bombings in Mindanao circulated once again, I was upset. We’ve been experiencing this for years now and… »

BATANG MINDANAW: Who Should Take the Blame?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) — On July 26, an explosive device went off in a commercial area in Cagayan de Oro, leaving six dead and 28 wounded. On August 5,… »

PNoy on renewable energy: “more expensive… can’t provide baseload”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — Blaming the Arroyo administration for Mindanao’s energy problem, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in his State of the Nation Address on July 22 said his… »

Who’s afraid of the ASEAN Economic Community?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – Mindanao’s business sector is saying it is advantageous to Mindanao, citing the 600 million population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a… »

Al Qalam Institute of Ateneo de Davao University’s Statement on the Recent Bombing

Al Qalam Institute strongly condemns what are vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians in Cotabato City last August 5, 2013. We join with all our fellow Cotabateneos,… »

Zambo Peninsula is country’s best economic performer in 2012

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 July) – Zamboanga Peninsula has registered the fastest growth in 2012 among the country’s 17 regions as the peninsula’s economy grew to 12.4 percent last year from… »

Powerhouse cast for the 22nd MinBizCon in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 July)– At least a dozen Cabinet secretaries and business tycoons will be the key speakers during the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) that will have President Benigno… »

Father and Son

n de oSenator Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III delivers a speech at the Freedom Kiosk in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City last Sunday June 20 while his father, former Senator… »

PEACETALK: Mindanao: dealing with the past

BARCELONA, Spain (MindaNews/17 June) — Dealing with the past is now one of the big challenges for the Philippines in its transition from war to peace in Mindanao. Moro and… »

Mindanawon women in power: from 11.5% to 28.8% in 25 years

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) –  The number of  women occupying top posts in Mindanao has increased from only 10 women governors, city mayors and representatives in the post-EDSA elections of… »

COMMENTARY: Catching up on Palm Oil

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 May) — There has been a lot of buzz lately on palm oil in the local press. The Davao City Agriculturist Office announcing the coming in of… »

PDF 2013 focuses on Mindanao development

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 February) –  The two-day Philippine Development Forum (PDF) that started Monday morning s focusing on Mindanao development  as government sees the signing of the Framework Agreement on the… »

Abad: GPH back in the limelight, from ‘sick man of Asia’ to ‘Asia’s rising tiger’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 Feb) — The Philippines is no longer the “sick man of Asia” but “Asia’s rising tiger… President Aquino has proven that good governance is possible,” Budget Secretary… »

Low pressure area nearing Mindanao; PAGASA warns vs landslides, flashfloods

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 December) –  Residents in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas in eastern and northern Mindanao are being urged to move to evacuation centers as the low pressure area (LPA)… »

EO on Bangsamoro Transition Commission out “in two to three weeks”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — The Executive Order creating the 15-person Transition Commission (TransCom) that will prepare the groundwork for the Bangsamoro political entity by 2016 will be issued “in… »

COMMENTARY: EO 79 on Mining – a Mixed Bag. by Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) — Tony La Viña of the AdMU School of Government said that the long-awaited, oft postponed E.O. on Mining would be a disappointment for everyone.  He… »

Sen. Koko Pimentel: rehabilitate, not privateize Agus and Pulangui hydro plants

TANDAG CITY  (MindaNews/28 April) –  Government should rehabilitate instead of sell the Agus and Pulangui hydroelectric power plants, since it will be “more beneficial to every one of us in… »

ASEAN: PH to fuel region’s rise as ‘global mining force’

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (MindaNews/02 April) – The Philippines could fuel Southeast Asia’s emergence as a “global mining force” within the next few years with an estimated US$1 trillion worth of… »

Antonino happy over Mindanao’s increased share in infra budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) – Mindanao is getting 24 percent of the country’s total infrastructure budget this year, proof enough that the campaign for increased share for Mindanao in the national budget has been working, Mindanao Secretary Luwalhati Antonino said.

Big business into environmental destruction valid NPA targets – NDFP

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/14 Jan) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines has said that environmentally destructive operations of big business and multi-national corporations make them valid military… »

OUR Mindanao news magazine launched

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) —  The December and January issues of OUR Mindanao, a monthly publication of the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center, (MNICC) were jointly launched Monday at… »

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Whatever became of the Buang Club? by Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) — Perhaps the most empowering exercise of an individual’s personhood is manifested in her ability to define her environment and influence, if not fully control, her… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Who’s afraid of coal-fired power plant? By Jesus G. Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) — As the  old saying goes:  Yes, Virginia, but  who’s afraid of a coal-fired  power plant in our midst? Before you answer, I strongly propose that… »

6 slightly injured as blast rips off roof of police camp chapel in Jolo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 December) – A blast ripped off a portion of the roof of a Catholic chapel inside Camp Asturias, the Philippine National Police camp in Jolo, Sulu at… »

Malacañang urged to include 'Mindanao 2020' in medium term development plan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 Dec) – Mindanao’s local government officials and legislators have urged the Aquino administration to adopt as one of its major agenda the newly-formulated Mindanao 2020 Peace… »

MGB junks 15 mining applications in Southwestern Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/08 December) —The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Southwestern Mindanao has denied the application of 15 mining companies for failure to comply with the requirements, a top… »

Mindanao govs, mayors lobby for bigger share in nat'l budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — Mindanao governors and mayors will continue to lobby for increased national government budget for Mindanao this year, according to Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del… »

Davao region trails Zambo in economic growth for 2009

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 Aug) — Davao region ranks second, next Zamboanga peninsula, on economic performance in Mindanao for the year 2009 with an economic growth of 3.7 percent in 2008… »

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