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Troops overrun camp of IS-linked group in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 19 Sept) -- Army troops overran a new camp of an Islamic State-linked group, remnants of those who laid...

Davao City set to ban pork products from Luzon 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 September) -- All pork and its by-products from Luzon and other African Swine Fever (ASF)-affected areas will be banned...

Gallardo still part of Philippine delegation to BIMP-EAGA photo exhibit in Kuching

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 September) – Journalist Froilan Gallardo of MindaNews is still part of the Philippine delegation to the BIMP-EAGA’s Budayaw Festival...

Haze detected in CDO but “nothing conclusive yet”

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 18 September) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau has detected small amounts of the...

Filipino firm to help Papua New Guinea build rice industry

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 September) – SeedWorks, an agricultural company engaged in the breeding and production of hybrid rice in the country, will...

Nena Donato Timonera, 86

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /17 Sept) – Nena Donato Timonera of Iligan City passed away shortly before noon on Tuesday, September 16, at the age...

Dar to LGUs; if no confirmed case of African Swine Flu, no need to...

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews /17 Sept) -- Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Monday cautioned local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao from banning the entry of...

Truck falls into ravine; 20 killed, 10 hurt

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – Twenty people were killed while 10 others were injured after a truck fell into a ravine Tuesday morning...

NorMin dominates domestic trade in Q2

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – Northern Mindanao registered 1.93 million tons in traded commodities in the second quarter of 2019 to lead all regions...

Region 12 folk warned vs smog from Indonesia forest fires

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September) -- The raging forest fires in Indonesia could cause the spread of “unhealthy smog” in Region 12, the Department...

TESDA-12 pushes for construction of training centers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September) – The construction of four provincial training centers in Region 12 might start this year, the Technical Education and...

Mayor Sara: I don’t endorse officials for BARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 September) – Several people seeking government positions in the newly established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have approached Davao...

Valle case update: CIDG officials ask for 30-day extension to file counter-affidavit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) – Two police officials who are among those facing charges before the Office of the Ombudsman for the...

BOOKS. “Peripatetic: Practical Lessons on Leadership” launched

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) – Ronnie V. Amorado’s book on “principled leadership” was launched Saturday at the University of Mindanao, a sequel...

Military disarms MNLF-Misuari members in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) -- The military on Saturday confiscated 37 assorted long and short firearms during a summit of the Moro...

BOOKS. Soon in Mindanao: Nikki Gomez’ third book, “Through the Years, Gently”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) -- From “Coffee and Dreams on a Late Afternoon: Tales of Despair and Deliverance in Mindanao” in 2005...

Marbel diocese rejects anew SMI’s Tampakan copper-gold project

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 September) -- Marbel Bishop Cerilo Casicas rejected Friday the US$5.9 billion Tampakan project, the largest known undeveloped copper and...

Murad: running a government is thrice more difficult than running a revolution

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 September) – Running a government is thrice more difficult than running a revolution, interim Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj...

Comelec goes to Lumad areas for voters’ registration

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set September 16 to 20 as IP Registration Week where its...

Chicken meat prices up 20% in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – Prices of chicken have increased by at least 20 percent, vendors from the city’s mega market said Friday. Rey Butch...

Bidding for Mindanao railway opens in November

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will open for bidding phase 1 of the 1,550-kilometer Mindanao Railway Project in November 2019, Mindanao Development Authority...

18 crewmembers of fishing boat rescued in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – Eighteen crewmembers of a fishing boat were rescued after their vessel was destroyed by strong waves off the coast...

14 BIFF members yield

DATU ODIN Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/13 September) – Fourteen members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters surrendered Thursday with their high-powered firearms, the military said. The...

Revival of Davao-Manado air linkage set on Sept. 27

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – A year after the signing of a written statement between the Philippines and Indonesia promoting the reestablishment...

Families of Ampatuan massacre victims laud SC ruling denying bail plea

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 11 Sep) – The organization of families of the media victims of the Ampatuan massacre lauded the Supreme Court for...

Cop hurt in gun attack in Maguindanao town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 Sept) – A patrolman suffered gunshot wounds when a still unidentified gunman shot him while he was traveling along the...

Singapore President visits Davao City; dialogues with Mindanao youth

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 September) – Singapore President Halimah Yacob is visiting this Philippine city where her country’s flag was set on fire...

MILF in transition: from armed group to social movement; from base commands to cooperatives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 September) – As interim Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Ahod “Al Haj Murad”...

Mixed messages at decommissioning: put guns beyond use, give gun as token, will give...

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 10 September) – Saturday’s event at the gym of the old provincial capitol in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao,  was supposed...

Duterte signs law creating Davao International Airport Authority

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act 11457, a law establishing the Davao International Airport Authority (DIIA), a...

Police, military heighten security in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – Proactive security measures have been put in place for the 28th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) and the tourism month...

Survey of poor households in Region 11 to start next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – The survey for the third “Listahanan” or the National Housing Targeting System in Davao Region will start next month,...

2 convicts freed under GCTA Law yield in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 September) — Two convicts freed under the Good Conduct Time Allowance Law surrendered to authorities in Valencia City, Bukidnon...

NCCC asks for assessment of working conditions of mall workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 September) – The management of the homegrown New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) said it has asked the Department of Labor and...

Kidapawan police on alert after blasts in SK, Sulu

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/09 September) – The local police has been placed on alert against possible terror attacks following the explosions in nearby Isulan town...

Chinese ConGen in Davao raises 2M pesos for 3,000 flood victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Sept) -- The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Davao has raised 2 million pesos for...

Cardinal Quevedo on Pat Diaz: “Like Jesus, a man of peace, a man of...

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 08 Sept) – Journalist Patricio Ponce Diaz, described by Cardinal Orlando Quevedo as “peacemaker” and “editor and writer extraordinaire”...

MILF combatants and firearms decommissioned; Duterte accepts gun from MILF chair

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 08 September) — The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and interim Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous...

TESDA allots P275M to capacitate decommissioned MILF fighters

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 September) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has allotted P275 million to help transform former combatants of...

Decommissioning of MILF combatants, weapons begins; Duterte to witness rites

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 September) – Seven months after the organic law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was ratified...

Patricio P. Diaz: “editor and writer extraordinaire”

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) – Journalist Patricio Ponce Diaz will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 7 at the Forest...

New Bishop of Iligan wants a ‘listening Church’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/05 September) – Jose Ramirez Rapadas III was installed as the new Bishop  of the Diocese of Iligan Thursday, highlighting the event...

Agri chief tells tuna industry players to upgrade fishing fleet

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 September) – Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged tuna industry players to continually upgrade their operations, especially their fishing fleets, to...

Official asks for more time to address Davao’s public transport woes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 September) – An official on Thursday asked commuters to stretch their patience amid growing frustration over the perceived inefficiency of the...

Alleged BIFF leader nabbed in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/05 September) – An alleged leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters was arrested Wednesday while recuperating at the Cotabato City Hospital...

Spearfishing in world-class Sarangani dive spot stirs outrage

MAASIM, Sarangani (MindaNews/04 September) – Outrage gripped this town known for its world-class scuba diving spot after scuba and free (breath and hold) divers...

Legal action mulled vs person who leaked photo of dead meningo patient

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 September) – The management of Brokenshire Hospital Integrated Health Ministries Inc. said it is eyeing legal action against the person who leaked...

Kidapawan councilor proposes ban on use of plastics

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – A city councilor here is proposing a ban in using plastic cellophane as carry-out bags at department and...

Tuna industry players want more tech in their operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sep) – Tuna industry players are pushing for the adoption of more technologies to further improve their operations...

GenSan LGU to fast-track construction of P81M hospital building

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – The city government is moving to fast-track the ongoing construction of an P81-million building of the...

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