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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...

Talakag councilor shot dead

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 13 June) –  Gunmen riding in tandem on a motorcycle shot dead 64-year-old Councilor Susan Bustillo Gayonan of Talakag...

Bus trips to and from Davao City: from 800 to only 200 daily due...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  / 12 June) – The number of bus trips to and from Davao City has decreased from 800 trips to only...

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...

Lanao Sur extends ban on mass gatherings, shuts down function halls

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) -- The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in Lanao del Sur extended the ban on...

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...

Siargao surfers extend winning streaks in World Surfing Games

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 03 June) – The road to the Tokyo Olympics is getting closer for two surfers from this surfing...

Foreign-led TPMT hails gov’t, MILF for adhering to peace deal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 03 June) – Seven years after signing their final peace deal, the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation...

Davao eyes penalty for close contacts of COVID cases who refuse swab test

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 June) – The city council is drafting an ordinance that seeks to penalize close contacts of COVID-19 cases who...

Davao opens mega hub for COVID-19 vaccination

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 June) – The city government of Davao opened Tuesday its mega hub for COVID-19 vaccination at The Enderun Tent...

First UK variant traced as Agusan Sur starts MECQ

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 2 June) – The provincial government of Agusan del Sur has enforced stringent measures on health protocols for...

Davao City wants 25-day MECQ as COVID-19 cases surge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 June) – The City Government of Davao confirmed Wednesday that it requested the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management...

Davao City targets to complete vaccination of 1.2M residents by November

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 June) – The City Government of Davao hopes to complete the vaccination of at least 1.2 million of its...

Displaced Subanen, Kalibugan IPs, former rebs to receive 200 housing grants in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 1 June) – A hundred indigenous peoples, specifically of Subanen and S descents, displaced by the war on insurgency in...

MECQ declared in 3 Mindanao cities, 4 provinces

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 1 June) – The cities of Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and Butuan, as well as four provinces in...

Mayor Sara admits talking politics with Marcos siblings, but coy on details

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte admitted Monday that she discussed politics with Senator Imee Marcos and former...

Zambo farmers, fisherfolk lament losses worth P34-M due to flash floods

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) —As the Mes de Siembrador y Pescadores (Farmer’s and Fishermen’s Month) ended Monday, farmers and fisherfolk in the...

Samal off limits to tourists from June 1 to 14 as precautionary measure vs...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) – The tourist destination Island Garden City of Samal is off limits to tourists from June 1 to...

Mayor Sara Duterte meets with Bongbong and Imee Marcos in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) --  Mayor Sara Duterte met with the Marcos siblings -- Senator Imee and former Senator Ferdinand Jr. –...

BARMM to upgrade Marawi’s water system to ensure supply to 40 barangays  outside...

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has allocated 400 million pesos to upgrade the water system in Marawi...

9 suspects arrested but Maute Group leader eludes arrest  

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 30 May) -- The leader of Dawlah Islamiya-Maute group in Lanao del Sur eluded arrest when he received a...

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