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BIR keeps an eye on Davao City’s Chinatown

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here is now keeping an eye on at least 200...

Dengue is Bukidnon’s top, urgent health problem, says PHO chief

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 July)- Dengue is Bukidnon’s number one and most urgent health problem and the focus of the agenda of the Provincial...

Davao City bags Best Quality of Life prize

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) -- Davao City received four awards, including the prestigious Best in Quality Life Honor, following the 2009 Philippine Cities Competitiveness...

Bukidnon town to send 100 lumad scholars to college

SAN FERNANDO, Bukidnon (MindaNews/20 July) – The municipal government here plans to send at least a hundred scholars to college, mostly from the indigenous...

Creation of tribal town in Cotabato eyed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/19 July) -- Cotabato 2nd district Congresswoman Nancy Catamco will file a bill seeking the creation of a tribal municipality in her...

Mayor-wife of NIA chief supplier for NorMin’s P30-M fertilizer subsidy program

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – The wife of National Irrigation Administration chief Carlos Salazar owns 3K and C Enterprises, supplier of fertilizers for NIA’s...

Aquino urged to respect South Cot’s Environment Code

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – Saying local government units have the “right to say no” to projects that threaten the welfare of the people,...

CDO lawmakers want House to probe power rates hike

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – Two congressmen here have asked the House Committee on Energy to investigate, in aid of legislation, the...

Zubiri frowns on Bukidnon’s supplemental budget, says IRA lesser than projected amount

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – Bukidnon Vice Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. has raised questions on the necessity of some items in the...

Surigao Norte gov says she’s serious in curbing illegal drugs

Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas declared she is serious in stopping the proliferation of illegal drugs in the province. In a recent holding of the “Kapihan sa Kapitolyo” at the Provincial Convention Center here, Matugas said she meant business in stopping the drug menace and that she will work closely with the enforcement agencies and the community.

Open pit ban notwithstanding, buyers still interested in Tampakan project

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 July)  -- Despite the ban on open pit mining in South Cotabato,  there is no stopping interested parties from buying...

Lantapan to build trading center for veggies

LANTAPAN, Bukidnon  (MindaNews/14 July) --  Lantapan, the “vegetable basket of Northern Mindanao” will soon have its own “bagsakan” (trading center) to ensure farmers earn...

El Salvador City Council evicted from session hall

EL SALVADOR CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – The mayor of this small coastal city in Misamis Oriental closed the session hall this morning forcing the...

Review NGCP’s ancillary service charges, ERC asked

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – City Vice-Mayor Joseph Evangelista has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to review the ancillary service charges being collected...

Kidapawan blood bank to get more funding

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Cotabato 2nd district Rep. Nancy Catamco has promised financial support to the newly-organized chapter of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)...

Bukidnon SP to probe labor contractualization in agri firms

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bukidnon will look into reports agribusiness firms in the province have resorted to labor contractualization...

5 ‘wang-wangs’ seized in R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 July) – Land Transportation Office (LTO) enforcers in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have so far seized at least five...

18 months after the raid, Malaybalay city jail named RP' best

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 July) -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology has chosen the Malaybalay City Jail as the Philippines’ best for 2010,...

Improve services, Sara urge department heads

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/6 July) -- There should be an improvement to the kind of services that the Davao City officials are rendering to the public. This...

Dimaporo vows to focus on rural infra, sustainable agri

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/6 July) -- Lanao del Norte Governor Khalid Dimaporo vowed to focus on rural infrastructure and sustainable agriculture in the first 100...

MNLF presence is Bukidnon’s top peace and order issue

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/04 July) -- When the Bukidnon provincial peace and order council meets this week for the first time under the new administration,...

NorthCot gov uncovers millions in unliquidated cash advances, ‘suspicious’ loan payables

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) -- Cotabato Governor Lala Taliño-Mendoza has ordered an immediate suspension of travel by provincial officials and employees who are yet...

Lumad leader urges Noynoy to give scholarship to indigenous youth

MALALAG, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/1 July) -- As President Benigno S. Aquino III conveyed his plans and promises to the Filipino people during his...

Duterte: Davao City in good hands with young breed of leaders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/1 July) -- The emergence of young breed of leaders led by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has assured that the future of Davao...

New Maguindanao leaders: ”we are not your masters but your servants”

Datu Esmael “Toto” Gaguil Mangudadatu and Datu Ismael “Dustin” Veloso Mastura and other provincial and municipal officials took their oath of offices shortly before noon today, with the new leadership promising “Totoong Pagbabago Para sa Maguindanaon” (Genuine Change for the Maguindanaon) through “consultative, participative and collective governance and transparent and accountable administrative policies without any form of oppression and violence.”

New Bukidnon gov favors new Pulangi dam project, small-scale mining

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 June) – Bukidnon’s new governor has underscored his support to environmental protection by pledging to increase the allocation for the Mt....

South Cotabato closes door to open-pit mining as Gov signs Environment Code

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/29 June)—Outgoing South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes marked her few remaining hours in office with an act that will likely make her...

Bukidnon town offers site if Noynoy opens “Malacañang in Mindanao”

The municipal government of Lantapan has asked President-elect Benigno Aquino III to open an extension of Malacañang Palace in Mindanao within a protected area in their town. Lantapan vice mayor Ernie Devibar told MindaNews Monday that municipal officials proposed the extension of the Office of the President in Lantapan, in a resolution passed this month. The resolution was sent through Quezon Rep.Wigberto Tañada III last week.

Sara Duterte: Davao City will remain a dangerous place for criminals

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/28 June) --  About two hours after being sworn into office as the first woman mayor of this city, Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio...

Sara takes oath as 1st woman mayor of Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) -  "I commit to being responsible for our city and the failure or success in the next three years rests...

Draft of Mindanao’s 2020 Peace and Dev’t Agenda ready by end July

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – A government-commissioned socio-economic think tank assisting the ongoing crafting of a comprehensive peace and development plan for Mindanao...

Malaybalay boasts of feat in financial transparency

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 June) -- The City Government of Malaybalay cited as one of its achievements the putting up of both manual and computerized...

Plan to build hydropower plant in Davao City’s Tamugan River nixed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 June) – Go look for other sources of energy, was Vice Mayor and Mayor-elect Sara Duterte’s advice to the proponent of...

Scholar cites need to correct inaccuracies in Malaybalay’s history

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – To say that Malaybalay came from “walay balay” (no house) is inaccurate, an old-time Bukidnon ethnographer and cultural scholar...

Agusan Norte boasts earning P.5B in 2009

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/18 June) – The province of Agusan del Norte last year collected P587, 505,371 in revenues aside from generating hundreds of millions...

Land conversions threaten food security in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 June) – Bukidnon’s provincial development and physical framework plan up to 2013 considers the conversion of prime agricultural lands into industrial...

New Malaybalay councilor pushes for transparency

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 June) – After securing the number 1 seat in Malaybalay’s 10-member city council in the May 10 elections, lawyer Jay Warren...

GenSan police braces for Kalilangan Festival

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 Feb) – Police authorities here are drawing up stringent security measures in preparation for the city’s 71st foundation anniversary celebration...

GenSan earns P69M in business taxes from one-stop action center

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 Feb) – The city government here has collected some P69 million from business taxes and other related payments during the...

Bangsamoro CSOs: “retain and sustain” Acting Gov Ina Ambolodto

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 February) – At least 16 Bangsamoro civil society organizations and networks passed a resolution Tuesday calling on ARMM Acting Governor Ansaruddin...

Civil society: let Ina serve until June 30

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 February) – Civil society representatives are worried over reports that Acting Maguindanao Governor Bai Nariman “Ina” Ambolodto will be replaced by...

Creation of Mindanao Development Authority approved during bicam meet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) -- Finally, after a long wait of 50 years, the Senate and the House of Representatives approved during a...

Koronadal celebrates 70th anniversary

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/7 Jan) – The city government here opened Thursday a four-day grand celebration as homage to the city’s founding 70 years ago...

Forum aims to celebrate the gains of good local governance in ARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) – Want to celebrate the gains of good local governance in the ARMM? Attend the two-day Governance Symposia 2009 in the...

Southcot completes P24-M food securty projects

KORONADAL CITY  (MindaNews/27 May) --The provincial government of South Cotabato has completed at least P24 million worth of food security projects in various parts of the province during the first quarter of the year.


Zubiri sets deadline vs illegal activities in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. has issued a warning to Bukidnon's police leadership and mayors to stop illegal activities in their areas of responsibility by May 31 or face dismissal.

Tagum City banks on infra projects to propel local economy

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/03 May) -- This city is looking at major infrastructure projects as a boost to the local economy.

Mayor Rey T. Uy said the construction of drainage systems, road pavements, bridges, school buildings and sport facilities would contribute to the city’s economic development.

Christian, Muslim farmers join hands for development projects in North Cot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/1 May) -- Close to 600 Christians and Muslims, mostly farmers from the towns of Matalam and Kabacan, gathered last Tuesday to join hands in laying the groundwork for the construction of a farm-to-market road and an irrigation canal.

Pinol wants Pieldad out; Sacdalan says no

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/Apr 3/Thursday) – Provincial Administrator Jerry Pieldad, chair of the provincial Bids and Awards Committee,” should vacate his post to “save the provincial government,” Vice Governor Emmanuel Pinol wrote Governor Jesus Sacdalan.

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