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Tawi-Tawi’s main islands linked by transformative RP-US bridge-road project

BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI—A transformative infrastructure project linking the two main islands of Tawi-Tawi is being completed here by national and regional agencies, with assistance from...

Protesters Shaved heads, Tore-off RD Mama’s Orders on CARP Exemptions

Twenty farmers shaved their heads on Friday, May 27 as their protests entered on its 4th day of the protest in front of the...

RMN Davao Employees’ Union wins a landslide victory in today’s Certification Election

The Radio Mindanao Network Davao Employees’ Union (RDEU) won a landslide victory today as the bargaining representative of media workers of RMN-DXDC Davao in...

Insular Life invests P1M in eagle conservation efforts

Insular Life, the first and largest Filipino insurance company, increased its efforts to protect the Philippine Eagle and its forest habitat by donating One Million...

Envi Advovacates Warn of Environmentally Critical Projects

Davao City --- Amidst the recent natural disasters, advocates warned that environmentally critical projects such as mining, nuclear plants, coal fired power plants, largescale...

Ateneo launches chemistry analytical lab

DAVAO CITY —Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) announced today the launching and blessing of its Chemistry Analytical and Research Laboratory (CARL), which is slated...

GABRIELA pushes for bill declaring March 8 as non-working holiday

DAVAO CITY – Thousands of women activists and advocates marched the streets of Davao during the International Women’s Day celebration yesterday March 8. This,...

Activist farmers shot dead in Sta. Cruz

DAVAO CITY – Human rights group Karapatan today condemns the killing of two activist farmers in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur by unidentified elements...

Urban poor women coalition vs. price hikes formed

DAVAO CITY –  Aiming to fight the worsening economic crisis head on, urban poor women’s groups formed a coalition tagged as Kababayen-ang Kabus Nagkahiusa...

ICRC presents record field budget to address ever more complex needs

Geneva (ICRC) - The armed conflicts and other situations of violence now in existence require a more targeted and diverse humanitarian response than those...

Peace monument unveiled in Zamboanga

Zamboanga City, Dec. 2 - A monument symbolizing Mindanaoans' steadfast commitment to peace was unveiled on Tuesday as part of the Mindanao Week of...

Aquatic ecology specialists conduct baseline study for Tampakan Project

A group of local and international experts led by Naniel Aragones of  independent firm AECOM recently concluded a baseline study on aquatic ecology for...

IID CHAIRMAN Alex Padilla appointed as GRP's chief peace negotiator with the NDF

The search for durable peace has received a boost with the reported appointment of human rights lawyer Alexander Padilla as the government's chief peace...

PAZ kicks of Schools' Peace Caravan

Four (4) major schools of Zamboanga City namely Ayala National High School , Baluno National High School , Recodo National High school and Sinunuc National...

NUJP Kidapawan holds general assembly, elects new officers

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The chapter organization of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in North Cotabato held today its second...

Teachers join in unity walk to celebrate World Teachers' Day

DAVAO CITY - A unity walk around the city concluded the 2nd General Assembly of Kahugpungan sa mga Magtutudlo ug Kawani sa Edukasyon sa...

PAZ forges Alliance of Peace Governments

The Interreligious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRSMP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) in collaboration with Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP) and Society of Young Peace...

Pursue the Peace Negotiations

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) welcomes the public announcements of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic...

Muslim Association on Climate Change Action (MACCA)

Salam!  We would like to inform you about  PCID's latest initiative related to the Muslim Association on Climate Change Action (MACCA). The role of PCID  is...

Central Mindanao: helping vulnerable families return to normal life

As part of its targeted assistance to the most vulnerable families, affected by the consequences of the conflict in Central Mindanao, the International Committee...

Japan Turnovers Garbage Compactors to Panabo City, Davao del Norte

Minister Motohiko Kato, Embassy of Japan’s Deputy Chief of Mission, will attend the turnover ceremony of “The Project for Acquisition of Garbage Compactors for...

Poetry Concert para sa hustisya sa ika-9 buwan ng Ampatuan Massacre

Lungsod ng Cotabato- Nilahukan ng mga sektoral na grupo sa lungsod ang “Poetry Concert” ng College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP-Cotabato City Chapter)bilang...

Iran eyes oil trading with ARMM’s fruits

COTABATO CITY – The Islamic Republic of Iran is eyeing the possibility of trading its crude oil with bananas and other fruits from the...

Solidarity conference ends with declaration supporting the GRP-MILF peace talks

MANILA—As an expression of its unwavering commitment to the peace process in the south, the first ever National Solidarity Conference on Mindanao capped with...

OPAPP, MILF to grace first national solidarity conference for Mindanao

MANILA (MPC/12 August) -- With the Aquino government’s firm commitment to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao, some 100 participants will converge at the University...

NCMF's Community Legal Education Program Launched

“Now we know we have rights.” This was the prevailing sentiment of many residents of the Muslim Compound in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City....

AFP to issue directive vs soldiers, militias occupying public facilities

MANILA (11 August) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will issue a directive for soldiers and government militias not to occupy public...

OPAPP tells those involved in fund mess to ‘better resign’

MANILA (11 Aug) -- The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process has advised those allegedly involved in the P500-million fund mess at the OPAPP...

Diwalwal folks urge Comval SP to probe JB Mining’s JOA

Nabunturan, Compostela Valley (Panalipdan/10 August) ---   After a series of deferment, the Provincial Board of Compostela Valley will finally tackle in its...

Lumads call on DENR to fast-track distribution of land tenure instruments

QUEZON CITY (Task Force Mapalad/August 10) -- Some 30 lumads or indigenous people from Mindanao gathered Tuesday in front of the Department of Environment...

Mindanao legislators and grassroots leaders discuss info sharing

QUEZON CITY (10 August) -- Mindanao legislators and grassroots organizations are working out a mechanism that will sustained constant sharing of information to ensure...

Int'l Humanitarian Law day in DC marked with 1st inter-school debate

DAVAO CITY (ICRC/10 August) -- Political science and law students from six schools will converge in Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) on...

DTI-DavOr improves provincial products

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Oriental has conducted a number of product development initiatives for the first semester of this...

Mindanao lobby group asks DND to probe militia

QUEZON CITY (August 9) -- More than 20 community leaders from war affected areas of Mindanao have asked the Department of National Defense (DND)...

Fiction-Writing Contest in Bisaya now open

DAVAO CITY (DWG/08 August) -- In line with the thrust of the National Commission on Literary Arts to help develop creative writing in the...

Save Talaingod Network holds medical mission, calls for unity amidst “alarming health situation”

DAVAO CITY (STN/08 August) -- Insisting on the urgency to mitigate the poor health situation in the indigenous community, the Save Talaingod Network (STN)...

NYC gears up for the SK voters registration

The National Youth Commission gets ready for the Voters Registration for the 2010 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. The Commission on Elections promulgated Resolution No....

Kadamay slams power rate hike

Davao City- Members of militant urban poor group, mostly women and mothers from Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY,) staged a protest rally here today...

Tagum City Mentors Cook Nutritious Food, Won!

Aside from being national winners in the academic and co-curricular competitions, Tagum City teachers boost themselves as culinary enthusiasts  who can prepare dishes which...

WMSU-Zamboanga City Hosts Islam and Democracy Lecture Series

The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) will hold a lecture on the theme, "Political Options for the Bangsamoro: ...

Tagum celebrates 6th Durian Festival

City of Tagum - The Mindanao’s Biggest Durian Festival celebration will kick-off on August 7 at the Rotary Park Plaza which will also be...

WFP welcomes support from Germany, Spain for conflict-affected people in Mindanao

MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed contributions from Germany and Spain of 500,000 Euros (estimated 56.7 million pesos) each...

Japan-Funded Hospital and its Access Road in ARMM Inaugurated

With ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) Executive Secretary Atty. Naguib G. Sinarimbo, Mr. Tomonori Kikuchi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, attended...

Indigenous peoples gathering set to submit list of demands in response to Pnoy SONA

Lantapan, Bukidnon - Close to a hundred Indigenous Peoples representatives from Luzon and Mindanao gathered at the Apu Agbibilin Community Center in Brgy. Songco...

Bayan challenges Noynoy’s clear-cut actions vs. poverty, injustices

When it was thought to be a SONA of truths and a start of great changes for the nation, less was heard than a...

Maguindanao has new justice advocates

As an indication of its active pursuit of sustaining justice and peace in the province, Maguindanao has recently mobilized 24 new Barangay Justice Advocates or...

Japan Inaugurates Health Facility in Libungan, North Cotabato

Mr. Tomonori Kikuchi, Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary, will attend the turnover ceremony of “The Project for the Upgrading of the Rural Health Unit...

Alter-Neoliberalism Advocates hold forum in Davao City

DAVAO CITY- What would be the goals of “development?” How do we attain it? These are the questions that Robin Broad and John Cavanagh...

Davao Literature Celebrated in Music and Dance

Davao literati are in for a treat today (July 22, Wednesday) when the Davao Writers Guild, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture...

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