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Members of the Ulama League and representatives of the sultanates of Ranao view the destruction of the surrounding areas from the top of the...

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...

IPs to President Aquino: on the Bangsamoro

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT April 7, 2014 HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III President of the Republic of the Philippines Malacanang, Manila Your Excellency President Aquino:
Greetings of...

COMMENT: Brownouts Exploited

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 March) -- Brownouts or power outages are bad. However, what’s worse is the exploitation of brownouts to raise the price...

Waterfalls galore!

TRAVEL/FITNESS ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 March) – Until recently, I’ve been to eight of Iligan’s two dozen or so waterfalls. Twice I was commissioned...

Laos kids express hope for the future through images

Through drawings, photos and role play, children from different provinces met in Vientiane to express their vision for their villages by the time they...

Comics series on Bukidnon tribe out

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – In a marked departure from their mainly oral tradition, the Bukidnon-Daraghuyan tribe has published a series of four comics...

Bigger crowd seen this year in Mindanao’s biggest beach party

GUMASA, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – The growing crowd each year flocking into the white sand beaches here in Glan never fails to hype...

Muslim youth holds intramurals in Sarangani April 23-25

ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – Around 4,000 guests and delegates from the 49 Islamic schools in Sarangani are joining this year’s Musabaqah, an...

Nat’l Archives Congress to focus on multi-ethnic archiving

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Nov) --  “Towards Multi-Ethnic Archiving in the Postmodern Era” is this year’s theme for the National Archives Congress which will be...

Pellet toy guns banned in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 November) – Mayor Celso Lobregat has issued two executive orders banning the sale of pellet toy guns and regulating, controlling and...

Comelec-GenSan convenes Election Registration Board to validate voter applications

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 Nov) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to convene the city’s election registration board to assess and validate...

Thousands support peace rally in Lingig, Surigao del Sur

BAGANGA, Davao Oriental- More or less 2,500 marched in Lingig, Surigao del Sur on Tuesday in support of the government’s peace building efforts that...

‘MGB-10 not doing its job’ – CDO environment group

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Oct) – Members of the local environmental group Sulog lambasted the Mines and Geosciences Bureau here for...

Cargo vessel sinks at Zambo private port

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – A wooden-hulled cargo vessel and its cargo sunk while moored at a private wharf in this city, a coast...

Bukidnon Highland Games set in November

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – The City Tourism Board launched last week the private sector-led Bukidnon Highland Games (BHG) 2012, which aims set to...

Pantukan holds 1st Gawad Kalinga Partners forum, 45 houses pledged

Compostela Valley Province ---- The next wave of Compostela Valley’s advocacy for the poorest of the poor came to Pantukan as it holds its...

Compostela Valley’s Mansaka tribe chosen for IP pilot housing program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – The Mansaka tribe in Pantukan town, Compostela Valley would be the country's pilot community in a government housing project...

Bagobo-K'latas in Kahusayan protest alleged encroachment of their land

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Apr) – On the second day of their march for justice and land, at least 300 Bagobo K’lata lumads and farmers...

Bukidnon tribe to revisit landmark of traditional peace agreement

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 Apr) – Descendants of the Bukidnon tribe’s Datu Mansikiabo-Datu Mampaalong in Malaybalay City have scheduled on April 30 and May 1...

No wage increases for workers in Regions 9 & 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/28 Apr) – There will be no welcome news of any wage increases for workers in Regions 9 and 12 on Labor...

MinDA board backs proposal creating Southern Palawan ecozone, free port authority

DAVAO CITY – A proposed bill creating Southern Palawan Special Economic Zone and Free Port Authority gets an endorsement from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)...

American Ambassador Calls on Governor Tan

PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, Tuesday 22 March 2011:- Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. of the United States paid a courtesy call on Governor Abdusakur M. Tan...

“On-line Internet Chatting of Gov Uy highlights Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for...

Nabunturan, Compostela Valley – Governor Arturo “Chiongkee”  Uy was joined by the municipal mayors and   DepEd Officials led by Regional Director Dr. Susanna Estigoy...

Secretary Robredo inspects blast site

JOLO, SULU, Sunday 13 March 2011:- Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Jesse M. Robredo, in an unannounced visit, flew in today to...

Postcards feature Talaandig tribal arbitrator

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 February) – “Balaghusay,” a depiction of the traditional tribal arbitrator in the Talaandig community and nine other art works by the...

Tribal Olympics is new feature of Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 January) -- Instead of just playing indigenous sports as it has been the tradition in the annual Kaamulan Festival, Bukidnon’s indigenous...

2 dead, 22 others hurt in highway accident in De Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) – Two persons died, four are still fighting for dear life while 18 others sustained injuries when a...

Kaamulan organizers want street dancing participants to stick to Bukidnon’s culture

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Jan) – Organizers of this year’s Kaamulan Festival in are changing the rules for the street dancing competition, the festivities’ highlights,...

Cagayan de Oro students help tutor poor kids

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/12 Jan) – Every Saturday, Mary Grace Barlisan, 18, a second-year education student from Xavier University, wakes up early to prepare...

CDO post office burns

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) -- The post office building along Chavez and Rizal Streets here burned around 2:00 a.m. today and gutted...

Higaonon representation in Iligan city council discussed

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) - National and local government offices, as well as civil society groups, are bent on fast-tracking the representation of the...

3 media workers accuse publisher of rape; suspect denies charges

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) - Complaints of sexual abuse and harassment were filed last week before the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)...

'Radio broadcaster fired at us'

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 November) - His alleged attackers have turned the table on a broadcaster based in Maramag, Bukidnon who claimed to have been...

Police say it was 'ambushed' broadcaster who shot alleged attackers

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 November) - On Saturday, he claimed to have been a victim of an ambush on the same day in Valencia City....

EU envoy rues Mindanao's bad publicity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 November)---European Union's top diplomat in the country bemoaned the portrayal of Mindanao as a "land of chaos" despite its economic...

Bukidnon radio broadcaster survives ambush; doc says no gunshot wound

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/28 November) - An anchor of an entertainment program in a radio station in  Maramag, southern Bukidnon survived an ambush on his...

NBI nabs suspect in killing of Bukidnon instructor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 November) -- Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation have arrested a suspect of the slaying of Bukidnon State University instructor...

On the Deadly Trail: the Ampatuan Massacre (2)

In Davao City, a kongko refers to someone who asks favor, oftentimes cash, from sources after an interview. The term, coined in the 1990s, refers to someone who poses as a media person to extort cash from politicians or businessmen.

Sudden death, Slow justice: 23 Nov 2009 – 23 Nov 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 Nov) - Families and colleagues of the 32 journalists who were killed in the gruesome Ampatuan Massacre will stage a...

On the Deadly Trail: the Ampatuan Massacre (1)

Part I: Wrong Time, Wrong Place 1st of three parts By Germelina A. Lacorte / MindaNews DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Nov) -- On the evening of November 22,...

Risks facing journalists mapped

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/22 November) - Pressure from local politicians and groups involved in syndicated crimes and illegal activities are among the main hazards facing...

Journalists' group hits P-Noy for failing to dismantle private armies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Nov) - A year after the Ampatuan massacre that killed 58 people, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)...

Bukidnon journalists mark 1st anniversary of Ampatuan Massacre

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 Nov) - Members of the Bukidnon news media are commemorating the first anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre with a mass on...

Ateneo Peace Award conferred on MindaNews

DAVAO CITY (20 November 2010) --  The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) on Friday conferred on MindaNews the  "Ateneo Peace Award"  for "making a...

Dam, burial site issues divide lumads and academics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) - The Pulangi V hydro electric project and the claim of a sacred burial site of the Manobo...

Agusan bishop says Church will stand up for and defend environment if DENR can't

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews/15 November) --  "The Church will stand up for and defend the environment if the Department of Environment and...

Damulog's Apu Mamalu site to be declared "national cultural treasure"

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 November) --  The National Museum of the Philippines is set to declare the Apu Mamalu burial ground in Misakil, Damulog, Bukidnon...

NCIP now back to Office of President; Deles is oversight official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) - The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is  now out of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and...

Diaz is 1st Agong awardee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 November) --  The Mindanao Media Forum gave its 1st Agong Award to veteran journalist Patricio P. Diaz for his "well-researched and...

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