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‘Council of Leaders’ backs BARMM transition extension

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – The “Council of Leaders” has reached a consensus to extend the transition period in the Bangsamoro Autonomous...

Military says BIFF bomb killed pregnant woman, wounded 2 kids in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – The military has accused the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) of planting a “booby-trap designed” bomb that...

Mindanao officials, civil society leaders honor former president Noynoy Aquino

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 24 June) – Philippine flags in several government buildings and military camps in Mindanao were already flying at half-mast...

Davao Region records 14 COVID variant cases

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Fourteen cases of COVID-19 variants were detected in Davao Region, the regional office of the Department of...

BTA extension caravan participants in Cagayan de Oro surprised at hospitality

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – As thousands of vehicles rolled out of Cotabato City Wednesday morning for the “unity caravan”...

Nearly half of Davao City’s active COVID-19 cases waiting to be picked up from...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – As the number coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases here surged to 4,701 as of June 22, nearly half...

Samples from 3 COVID labs sent to PGC Mindanao for variant detection

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – A total of 23 sample specimens from three coronavirus disease (COVID-19) laboratories in Mindanao have been submitted...

Huge caravan rolls out to push anew extension of Bangsamoro transition period

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Aboard motorcycles and cars, thousands of Bangsamoro people, including members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF),...

In last 4 years, 80 Moros become ‘EJK victims’ in South Cotabato, groups say

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – At least 80 Moros in South Cotabato province have become victims of alleged extra-judicial killings (EJK) purportedly...

Pandemic increases trust in news among Filipinos—Digital News Report 2021

The COVID-19 health crisis has spurred an increased overall trust in news among Filipinos but has led to waning interest in news products. The pandemic...

COMELEC says no to Rep. Rodriguez’s proposal for online filing of certificates of candidacy

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – The Commission on Elections nixed a proposal by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro)...

Coast Guard kicks off anti-terror, anti-piracy exercises in ZamBaSulTa area

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is now conducting exercises aimed at curbing terrorism and piracy in the...

Sara: ‘No Duterte-Duterte tandem’ in 2022 national polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) — Mayor Sara Duterte “thumbed down” a possible tandem with her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, should she decide...

Alleged bomb expert nabbed in Cotabato province

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – Authorities arrested Monday an alleged bomb expert responsible for the attacks on two passenger buses...

Faster detection of COVID-19 variants in Mindanao expected as PGC in UP Mindanao starts...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) -- Starting this week, samples of specimens to detect the presence of COVID-19 variants in Mindanao will no...

Pinoy seafarer in foreign ship bound for Iligan tests positive for COVID-19

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) – An Iligan-bound ship from Indonesia was not allowed to dock at the port here on June 16...

Separated by Covid: Inmates struggle to save relationships, mental health amid ban on visits

by Are Balagtas See / Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, inmate Mark* of Manila City Jail...

“Safety is paramount in covering disasters,” Batario reminds Mindanawon journalists

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews /20 June) –  “Be aware of the risks and what you can do to reduce the risks… Safety is paramount in...

CDO’s acting City Health Officer resigns amid continuing surge in COVID cases

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 19 June) --  The acting City Health Officer here tendered her resignation on Friday amid a continuing surge in...

Sec. Nograles: “Better Christmas” for Pinoys this year with mass procurement of anti-COVID vaccines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – Filipinos can expect a “better Christmas” this year with the plan of the Philippine government to procure...

Massacre or Encounter? Surigao Bishop to join probe team on killing of 3 Lumads,...

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 17 June) – Bishop Raul Dael of the Diocese of Tandag in Surigao del Sur will join a provincial...

99 Pinoy seamen from Fiji arrive in Davao, will undergo quarantine

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Ninety-nine Filipino seamen repatriated from Fiji arrived at Davao International Airport on Wednesday via a chartered flight...

Zamboanga City imposes uniform QR code,contact-tracing app

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) — The local government has imposed a uniform quick response (QR) code and digital contact-tracing app in efforts...

3 Lumad farmers killed in Surigao del Sur

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- Three Lumad farmers belonging to the Manobo tribe were killed by alleged members of the 3rd Special...

Butuan among 50 finalists for Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – From 631 cities around the world that submitted applications early this year for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2021...

Davao-Samal Bridge project still awaiting loan approval from China

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) cannot start the construction of the multi-billion 3.98-kilometer Davao...

COVID-19 hits 2 South Cotabato mayors

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – Two mayors in South Cotabato have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the province remained the...

14,000 MILF fighters, over 2,000 weapons due for Phase 3 deactivation

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews /14 June) – Some 14,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters with their 2,450 weapons will be included in the third...

Davao, Zamboanga, CDO, Butuan remain under MECQ until June 30

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte extended the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status of Davao City for another...

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Tagum allowed ‘home isolation’ due to lack of facilities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – Some coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Tagum City have been allowed to undergo “home isolation” for as...

Aftershocks hit Bukidnon towns after magnitude 5.7 quake

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – Aftershocks, often just minutes apart, shook the towns around the epicenter of the magnitude 5.7...

Magnitude 5.9 quake jolts parts of Mindanao; epicenter in Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 June) – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake of tectonic origin jolted residents of Bukidnon and neighboring provinces at around 10:38 p.m.,...

No coronavirus variant detected in Davao region amid COVID-19 surge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – No coronavirus variant of concern (VOC) has been detected lately in the Davao region amid the alarming...

Davao region, Davao City surpass May 2021 COVID-19 cases in 13 days of June

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) –  The Davao region recorded 4,977 COVID-19 cases in the first 13 days of June, surpassing its record...

No confirmed deaths caused by anti-COVID vaccines in Davao – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – There are no confirmed cases of people who have died after receiving anti-COVID-19 vaccines in the city,...

Region-12 logs all-time high 413 new COVID-19 positives; active cases breach 3,000

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – Soccsksargen or Region 12 recorded an all-time high of 413 new confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, with the...

Rift in PDP-Laban makes former supporters in CdeO wistful of its anti-dictatorship roots

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 11 June) – The squabble in the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) has left many of its...

DavNor reverts to GCQ as virus cases surge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) – The entire province of Davao del Norte has reverted to general community quarantine (GCQ) from modified GCQ...

Davao del Sur Gov. Douglas Cagas dies of COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) – Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas died at the Medical Center of Digos Cooperative (MCDC) in Digos...

COVID-19 has not stopped people from hunting Philippine Eagles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) – COVID-19 has not stopped people from hunting Philippine Eagles (Pithecophaga jefferyi), a bird listed as “critically endangered”...

200,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech for Davao Region to arrive June 10

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) – At least 200,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in the Davao Region are scheduled to...

Davao cops seize shabu worth P13.6M during drug bust

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – Local authorities here seized Monday evening a total of 850 grams of shabu with an estimated value...

403 call center agents in Davao City test positive for COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 June) – Health authorities have documented 403 workers of a business process outsourcing (BPO) company here that turned out...

Tacurong City mayor dies from COVID-19

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 7 June) – Mayor Angelo Montilla of nearby Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat province died Sunday evening due to coronavirus disease...

Mindanao’s COVID-19 cases breach 100,000 as 30,000 more recorded in May

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 June) – Mindanao’s COVID-19 cases have breached the 100,000 mark as 30,000 more cases were recorded across its six...

New ‘mistletoe’ species found in Davao Oriental’s Mt. Hamiguitan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 June) -- A new species of a flowering plant called ‘mistletoe,’ was discovered in Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctury...

Cagayan de Oro allots P5-M to buy antiviral drug as hospitals run low on...

CAGAYAN DE ORO. (MindaNews / 05 June) -- Faced with mounting COVID-19 cases, the city government here plans to buy a thousand vials of...

Medical expert to media workers: be safe, help fight COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 June) – An infectious disease expert on Friday urged journalists to be mindful of their safety while helping fight...

Davao placed under MECQ for 15 days

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 June) – The city will be placed under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting June 5 until June...

Body of teenager who drowned recovered in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 04 June) – The body of a teenage minor who went swimming and drowned around 8 a.m. on Wednesday in...

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