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Davao City to give incentives to those getting COVID-19 jabs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 September) – The City Government of Davao will incentivize the vaccination program to encourage more people to get vaccinated...

COVID-19 survivor: I had to be my own Beowulf to beat this monster

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 By Patrick Jerome Guasa GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 September) – It started with a dry throat last September 5....

MILF’s political party endorses Toto Mangudadatu- Bai Sandra Sema for Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 26 September) The United Bangsamoro Justice Party of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) endorsed on Sunday their choice for...

The Pedal Bean: Mixing bike and coffee

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sept) – When the lockdowns began last year, Michael “Mic-mic” Fuentes Morales felt he needed...

SPECIAL REPORT: 6.5 billion pesos in first 30 months: investing in BARMM is...

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) -- Thirty months after the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was inaugurated -- 18 months of...

Pandemic highlights need to bridge educational system and indigenous culture

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 By Karl P. Quilal-lan TALAINGOD, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 25 September) – The adoption by the Department of Education (DepEd)...

Duterte: “Either we have an election that is free or I will use the...

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night warned he would use the military to ensure a free...

Mayor Climaco to run for Zamboanga City’s first congressional district

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 September) — Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco has been adopted by the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) as its bet for the city’s first...

Davao to expand ‘Bakuna Nights’ to achieve herd immunity by November

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 September) – The Davao City COVID-19-Task Force is planning to expand the “Bakuna Nights” to inoculate more residents to...

UNESCO safety trainings for Mindanawon journalists end successfully

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 September) – Several Mindanawon journalists lauded the recently concluded series of safety trainings made possible with the support of...

PPA wants ferry services at GenSan’s Makar Port revived

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 September) – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is pushing for the revival of passenger ferry services at the...

Facilities at Makar Port in GenSan to be upgraded

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 September) – More major projects are lined up for implementation at the Makar Port here in the coming...

GenSan airport eyed as entry point for OFWs, int’l travelers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 September) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is pushing for the inclusion of the newly rehabilitated and expanded...

Marawi rehab ’85 percent’ completed – del Rosario

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 22 September) – The reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City is “about 85 percent” completed almost four years after it...

‘As if we were dead‘

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 By Sophia Kathleen Millan Dumaguing TAGUM CITY (MindaNews / 22 September) --- It is easy to think about the necessary measures...

GenSan medical community urges aggressive COVID-19 testing, contract tracing amid surge

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 September) – The medical community here urged on Wednesday a more aggressive testing and contract tracing to capture...

‘Libreng Sakay’ for frontline workers rolls on again in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 September) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has tapped some 22 public utility vehicles (PUVs)...

18 schools in Davao region to join pilot in-person classes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 September) – At least 18 schools in the Davao region will take part in the two-month pilot limited face-to-face...

‘Losing the sense of smell is common here’

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 By Neil Ryan P. Pancho DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 September) – Thursday of last week, I woke up with no...

COMELEC in Zambo eyes more voters registered towards end of September

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sep) – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Zamboanga City stands hopeful that more voter applicants would go out...

12 new Delta cases logged in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sep) – Twelve new COVID-19 cases of the Delta variant have been logged in Zamboanga City, according to the...

CDO activists remember martial law

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sep) – The “days of darkness” came to Cagayan de Oro on a weekend, as everyone got busy...

Iligan begins San Miguel fiesta rites with limited crowd

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sep) – Like last year, this city kicked off its fiesta celebration for St. Michael the Archangel on Monday...

Mayor Sara asks DOH to allow ‘booster shots’ for health care workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sep) – As cases in the city continues to surge amid the presence of variants, the local government of...

In Zambo, VM Agan, 3 councilors leave Climaco coalition

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 19 September) -- Vice Mayor Rommel Agan and councilors Bong Atilano, Jihann Edding and Jimmy Villaflores have left the coalition...

Pacquiao accepts nomination to run for President

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) -- World boxing icon and Philippine Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is preparing for what could be the biggest...

PNP chief orders manhunt vs perpetrators of Datu Piang blast

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 September) – The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday ordered the police in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region...

Suspect in 1992 slay of Iligan barangay captain and daughter nabbed in Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sept) – A suspect in the killing of a barangay captain here and his three-year old daughter in 1992...

Up to 11 hours of power outage in Surigao on Sunday

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 September) –  Eleven towns and Surigao City in Surigao del Norte and five towns in Surigao del Sur will...

2022 budgets for state universities in Mindanao reduced

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 September) – Except for one campus, the allocations for all state universities in Mindanao have been reduced based on...

Caraga Region logs 39 cases of COVID-19 variants of concern

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 17 September) – Caraga Region has recorded 39 cases of COVID-19 variants of concern based on samples sent...

Pandemic smacks motorcab drivers in Dipolog

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 By Rey J. Garcia for MindaNews DIPOLOG CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sep) – Around 4:30 in the early morning, Thaddeus Benson...

Sen. Gatchalian, VP hopeful, visits vax hub in Davao with Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 September) – Mayor Sara Duterte visited “Bakuna By the Sea” at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao on Friday with Senator...

Cats reigning over empty Xavier U campus during pandemic get neutered

FACES AND VOICES OF COVID-19 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sep) – Xavier University, this city’s most prominent educational institution which has a...

Mayor Sara releases order on mandatory vax of City Hall workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sep) – Mayor Sara Duterte has issued an order enforcing “mandatory vaccination” of all workers of the city government...

2011 to 2016 killings in Davao City among those to be probed by International...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 September) – The Pre-Trial Chamber 1 of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday granted the Prosecutor’s request to begin...

Human rights lawyer in SouthCot gunned down in front of his residence

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) --  The vice chair of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) was gunned down  in front...

Bangsamoro transition extension bill passed on 3rd reading; next hurdle: bicam conference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) –  By a vote of 187 -0-0 , the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on third and...

Michael Yang’s no show at Senate probe: medical certificate issued in Davao City’s outskirts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 Sept) --  Businessman Michael Yang, President Rodrigo Duterte’s friend and former economic adviser, was a no-show at the Senate Blue...

SC Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao: second Moro named to high court

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) --  From Associate Justice in the Court of Appeals in the past 17 years, Japar Babay Dimaampao of...

25 villages in Agusan Sur under lockdown due to rising COVID cases

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 15 September) – At least 25 villages in four towns and the lone city of this province...

Davao okays ‘home isolation’ as surge in COVID cases overwhelms hospitals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) – With local hospitals overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 cases amid the threat from the more contagious...

La Niña may occur in last quarter of 2021 – Pagasa

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) – Expect more rainfall in the months ahead. La Niña, or the cooling phase of the El Niño Southern...

House OKs bill extending Bangsamoro transition period until 2025 but differs with Senate on...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sept) – Voting viva voce, the House of Representatives passed on second reading Monday night House Bill 10121 extending...

Surigao Sur LGU officials insist they don’t have local Delta variant case yet

BAROBO, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – It’s still not a local case despite the Department of Health-Caraga Region’s pronouncements early last...

Overwhelmed SPMC to open extension isolation facility for COVID-19 patients

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – Amid the influx of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients seeking hospital care from Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC),...

Opposition vs housing project near Magdiwata watershed in Agusan Sur heightens

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – Opposition to the four-hectare housing development project of a sloping land inside the one-kilometer...

More of captured NPA rebels in Bukidnon found positive of COVID-19

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – RT-PCR swabs and antigen tests conducted on the 11 New People’s Army rebels captured by...

P23-M oxygen plant to rise in Davao City to plug shortage

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 September) – The City Government of Davao has set aside P23 million to establish an oxygen plant here amid...

In 2 days, 3 family members succumb to COVID-19 in Agusan Sur

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 13 September) --- Three members of a family, who were all unvaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019...

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