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Cagayan de Oro Medical Center’s Ob-Gyne: A complete wellness center for women

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (COMC/19 November) -- Women's health care is among the wide range of top-notch services the Cagayan de Oro Medical Center (COMC) has been known to cater for decades.

ARMM to hold Sports Festival on 18th anniversary

COTABATO CITY (ARMM Bureau of Public Information/15 Nov) --  The Regional Sports Coordinating Office (RSCO) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will hold a five-day Sports Festival on November 20-21, 2007 as part of the 18th anniversary celebration of the autonomous government on the 19th.

Bayan Muna blames Arroyo’s corrupt regime for Manette’s death and worsening poverty

DAVAO CITY (Bayan Muna-SMR/10 November) -- Bayan Muna blamed here today the Arroyo regime for its immoral and corrupt practices which have condemnably pushed Manette’s suicide and millions of other Filipinos to risk their own lives for survival.

Saudi pledges support for Sulu’s peace, develoment projects

JOLO, Sulu  (Sulu Provincial Media Desk/09 November) – Saudi Arabia has pledged to support peace and development projects in Sulu in southern the Philippines.


Sulu Gov. Sakur Tan said they are preparing several proposals for infrastructure and other development projects after Saudi Ambassador to Manila, Mohammed Ameen Wali, assured him of his country's support.

Sarangani cops seize truckloads of hardwood

MAITUM, Sarangani (Sarangani Information Office/07 November) -- A text message from a concerned citizen led cops to seize three truckloads of Philippine hardwood believed to be illegally cut as the trucks were passing by this town under cover of darkness.

Nov. 7 is Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day in the ARMM; declared a holiday

COTABATO CITY (ARMM Bureau of Public Information/06 November) --Regional Governor Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) enjoins his constituency to observe Wednesday, November 7, this year, as special public holiday in observance of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day.

Davao City High School’s PTA launches supplemental feeding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 November) –The Parents-Teachers Association of the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) here is launching on November 6 a “supplemental feeding” that would provide free lunch to students who go to school on empty stomachs.

Landlessness, environmental healh hazards to increase with JPEPA

DAVAO CITY (KMP-Southern Mindanao Region/05 November) -- The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) Southern Mindanao Region and No Deal! Movement against Unequal Economic Agreements are spearheading today a protest rally against Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) in San Pedro Street, Davao City as the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is expected to submit its report on JPEPA in the plenary.

BAYAN hits Malacanang on surging oil prices

DAVAO CITY  (Bayan-Southern Mindanao/04 November) -- Bagong Alyansang Makabayan is renewing its call to scrap the law that deregulates the oil industry after Malacanang apparently threw in the towel over the skyrocketing oil price increases, which will likely hit come Christmas time.

CDO’s Mayor Jaraula orders special traffic scheme for 2-day holidays

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (City Information Office/31 October) -- Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula has ordered a special traffic scheme on all roads leading to public and private cemeteries in the city in line with the observance of the All Saints and All Souls days on November 1 and 2.

Cotabato City inks waste pact with Ecogov, DENR

Cotabato City inks waste pact with Ecogov, DENR


COTABATO CITY (Cotabato City Public Information and Promotion Division/30 October) -- The City Government of Cotabato reiterated its commitment to strengthen its program on solid waste management as it signed another Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the USAID-GEM 2 Philippine Environmental Governance (EcoGov) Program and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Field Office XII during a simple ceremony held 25 October 2007 at the Office of the City Mayor.

Want to be a soldier? Take the exam

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City (10th Infantry Division/28 October) --  The Army Personnel Management Center (APMC) through its Mobile Team will conduct a one day entrance examination known as the AFP Aptitude Test Battery (AFPATB) for those who are interested to be enlisted soldiers in the Philippine Army on November 10, 2007 at the University of Mindanao Gym, Matina  Campus.

Prevailing education system is number 1 teacher’s stressor

DAVAO CITY (Gabriela/26 October) --  “We want to advance our education to cope up with the new millennium. But how can we advance when we cannot solve our basic problems?”  Gabriela party-list Rep. Luz Ilagan, said.

Referendum to determine political status of Muslims sought

MANILA (Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy/25 October) -- Respecting the Bangsamoro’s right to self-determination and holding a referendum are significant steps towards bringing peace to Muslim Mindanao. This was the assertion made by Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga at a media forum entitled, “Rethinking State Policies and Minority Rights: Getting the Mindanao Peace Process Moving” organized by the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID). The forum, sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), was held at Club Filipino last October 24.

Southern Mindanao scores a hard hit against water contamination

He's WBC super featherweight champion and unarguably the most famous Filipino athlete today.

He's also a loyal son of Sarangani Bay. Last week, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao helped score a 'hard hit' against water contamination – a serious problem of local governments along Sarangani Bay in Southern Mindanao where waterborne disease is a growing threat. 

Voc-tech schools align courses with market needs

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/16 October) -- Technical and Vocational institutions in Southwestern Mindanao (Region 12) are evaluating their course offerings and training programs to address the needs of industries in the region. 

Promoting a culture of peace

COTABATO CITY (ARMM Bureau of Public Information/15 October) - ARMM communities transform from being host to sporadic armed conflicts to becoming peace and development communities with the help of the ACT for Peace Program.

Host LGUs, business sector laud SMI

TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato (Socsksargen Multi-Sectoral Coalition For Sustainable Mineral Development/15 October) -- The local governments of Columbio in Sultan Kudarat and Kiblawan  in Davao del Sur have expressed their ongoing support for Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project. 

Dabawenyo tops geodetic engineering exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) –This year’s topnotcher in the Geodetic Engineer licensure examination is a Dabawenyo, a graduate of the John Paul II College of Davao.

Technical education pushed in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – Technical education officials plan to transform several public high schools in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao into centers of technical and vocational learning as part of its bid to produce more highly skilled workers and professionals from the area.

PDEA holds random drug testing in Davao’s secondary schools

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is conducting random drug testing in select national high schools here as part of the efforts of the Anti Drug Abuse Council of Davao City.

Aid brings new hope to school children in Sibugay and Zambo City

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay (PBSP/12 July) -- New hope for a better future has come to indigent children of Titay and Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay and schoolchildren of Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School (DPLMHS) in Zamboanga City, as concerted efforts to bring positive change have seen its realization.

Kidapawan rural areas to get DepEd’s school building projects

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / June 29) – Some rural communities of this city would get part of the P50-million new school building projects intended to benefit the tri-people communities of the city.

Kidapawan LGU distributes kits for poor teachers

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – To ensure that the needs of public schools for educational tools are met, the local government unit here has distributed over the weekend thousands of school kits for teachers.