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BTA sessions resume nearly a month after inauguration

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 April) – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) resumes sessions on April 22, 23 and 24 in Cotabato City, nearly a month after its March 29 inauguration.

Extreme summer heat triggered explosion, says Davao City police chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 April) -- The extreme summer heat on Saturday might have triggered the explosion of some explosives stored inside a stockroom of the Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) in Camp Domingo Leonor, the headquarters of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), the chief of police said on Sunday.

NUJP says killing of Butuan radio commentator not work-related

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 April) – The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) on Sunday said the killing Saturday of radio commentator Francis Patindol was “not work-related.”

Davao City Police Office to build storage area for UXOs, vintage bombs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) plans to build a proper storage facility for unexploded ordnance (UXOs), including vintage bombs from World War II that were unearthed due to the real estate boom in the city, DCPO head Col. Alexander Tagum said.

Butuan radio commentator dies from stab wounds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) -- A radio commentator in Butuan City was stabbed by a still unknown assailant Saturday morning and died in the hospital where he was rushed to, the Media Safety Office of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said in a news alert.

Explosion in Davao City Police Office compound still under investigation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) -- Personnel from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team are still investigating the cause of the 11:30 a.m. explosion on Black Saturday inside Camp Domingo Leonor, the headquarters of the Davao City Police Office here but initial reports released by the Police Regional Office 11 said explosives recovered from various operations and stored inside the stock room reportedly went off.

Protesting farmers in Bukidnon held by cops

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Apr) – Police have held a convoy of some 300 protesting farmers at a checkpoint in the...

Crop damage due to dry spell reached P231M in DavSur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Apr) – Farmers in Davao del Sur had reported that as of March 31, they already incurred P231 million...

Rep. Zarate: MGen Parlade a ‘congenital liar’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate called a military official a “congenital liar” for alleging that members of...

Mayor Sara Duterte: “ayaw lang mog saba” (just don’t tell anyone)

DIGOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – You want to avail of free maintenance medicines and scholarship in Davao City but you are from Davao del Sur?

Mayor Sara fails to mention Pimentel in Davao del Sur rally

DIGOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Davao City’s Mayor Sara Duterte endorsed the senatorial bets of Hupong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party during the provincial rally at Rizal Park here but failed to mention former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, the President of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP) who is seeking a second term.

“Final timetable” for return to Marawi’s Ground Zero: between July and Nov. 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Residents displaced from Marawi’s Ground Zero since the 2017 siege will be able to return to their villages, in batches between July and November, to repair or rebuild their homes or shops, Housing Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chair Eduardo del Rosario said.

Samal visitors urged to observe proper waste disposal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 April) – Tourists visiting Samal Island for the Holy Week have been reminded to observe proper waste disposal to avoid harming...

Gov’t insists on localized peace talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 April) – The government will pursue peace talks with communist rebels to end the 50-year old insurgency, but this time it...

Duterte after Marawi’s “liberation”: two visits, three no show

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) – Since he declared Marawi City “liberated from the terrorist influence” on October 17, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte has returned to the city in ruins twice, and was a no show thrice.

Davao water rates to increase

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – The Davao City Water District (DCWD) is planning to increase its water rates due to the implementation of the...

Maute Group’s “last remaining leader” confirmed dead

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – The Philippine Army on Sunday confirmed the death of Obwaydah Marohombsar alias Abu Dar, the Maute Group’s “last remaining leader,” following the release of DNA test results that one of four terrorists killed on March 14 in Tubaran, Lanao del Sur, was, indeed, Abu Dar.

PDP senatorial bets push for various issues in Marawi rally but mum on reparation...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) – The five senatorial bets of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP) took turns pushing for various issues...

DA starts cloud seeding in Davao del Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) -- Cloud seeding activities have started in the province of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato, Soccsksargen since...

Wanted ex mayor shows up in PDP’s Marawi rally; intercepted by military after but...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) – A former mayor who was in President Rodrigo Duterte’s August 2016 list of personalities allegedly involved in...

Passing the art of weaving through generations

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 Apr) – At the strike of dawn, around 80 Tagolwanen women in Barangay Can-ayan here roused from their beds to make...

3-day Halal Trade and Tourism expo set in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  12 Apr) – A three-day Philippine Halal Trade and Tourism Expo is scheduled in Davao City from May 2 to 4,...

Pasaka condemns killing of lumad leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Apr) – A Lumad rights group condemned the killing of Datu Kaylo Bontolan, a community leader who was killed...

Davao Chamber VP: Bangsamoro sparks interest of Arab investors in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) – The creation of the new Bangsamoro government, which is seen to improve the peace and order condition in Mindanao,...

Red tide alert up in DavOr, DavOcc

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 April) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-11 has warned against eating shellfish harvested from the waters of Santa...

Davao student wins bronze in Hanoi math tilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 April) – A Grade 8 student from Davao City bagged a bronze medal at the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge held...

Nearly 18 months after ‘liberation,” Marawi has yet to rise from the ashes of...

“When it rains here, it leaks. When the sun is high, it is very hot inside. The heat is intolerable,” Norphia Dipatuan, mother of six lamented.

Women in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority: only 16 of 98 but a powerhouse cast

“Ang araw na ito ay napakahalaga sa amin upang patuloy na maniwala na magtatagumpay tayo sa kapayapaan” (This day is very important to us so we can continue to believe peace will triumph),” she said.

Cardinal Quevedo warns vs scam using his name to solicit funds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) – Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cotabato on Saturday warned the public against falling prey to a scam using his name to solicit funds allegedly to pay for his hospital bills.

SPECIAL REPORT: Solar-Powered Irrigation System: proposed solution fails to serve farmers in the time...

Touted as a flagship project of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Secretary Emmanuel Piñol wrote on his Facebook Page on March 30 that since huge dams take years to construct, “the most logical option” that would quickly respond to the threat of El Niño would be the “sustainable small irrigation projects like the Solar-Powered Irrigation System, Ram Pumps where these are applicable and even windmill-powered water pumps.”

Solar-powered irrigation facilities in Sultan Kudarat, NorthCot lie idle

BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 06 April) – At least four Solar-Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) facilities of the Department of Agriculture in Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato which would have helped reduce crop damage during the dry spell have remained untapped.

The Dutertes: Wealth and Riddles (3). Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests,...

BY THE DISCLOSURES in their asset records, President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte have interests and engagements in a total of at least 23 corporate entities.

7 dead, 27 wounded in new Sulu fighting

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – Fresh fighting erupted in Sulu Friday morning, resulting in the killing of three soldiers and...

Repair of Davao’s traffic signalization system completed by June

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – The repair of the city’s traffic signalization system would be completed by June 2019. Dionisio Abude, head of...

Elections in SouthCot’s 1st district may be postponed due to reconfiguration of legislative districts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 is bracing for the possible suspension of the...

DPWH starts feasibility study on watershed rehab and anti-flood measures in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the feasibility study for the multibillion...

Koronadal police chief sacked over drinking, gambling session inside station

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has relieved the chief of police of Koronadal City as it...

Isulan bomber identified thru CCTV footage – police

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 April) – The Philippine National Police on Thursday said a suspect in Wednesday’s bombing in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat has...

Malaysian kidnap victim shot while escaping from Abu Sayyaf; in critical condition

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 04 April) – A Malaysian kidnap victim was shot Thurday afternoon in Sulu while escaping from his Abu Sayyaf captors who were engaged in a firefight with the Marines.

The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles (2) Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes...

IN THE May 2019 elections, not just two but all three children of President Rodrigo R. Duterte by estranged spouse Elizabeth A. Zimmerman are running. But unlike those of many other candidates, their clan coffers won’t be running empty. In fact, these are probably going to end up largely untouched, or may even be further enhanced wealth-wise, as in previous campaigns.

4 killed in MILF-PNP clash in Lanao Sur

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Apr) – Amid promises to end the war in the new Bangsamoro entity, a fresh clash in Madamba, Lanao...

Davao LGU to install X-rays in two major checkpoints

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Apr) – The City Government of Davao will install walk-in X-rays and baggage X-rays in the city’s two major...

CHR-12 exec nixes ‘sympathy, legal succor’ for suspect in Isulan blast

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 4 Apr) – The Commission on Human Rights-12 (CHR-12) on Thursday assured it will not extend “any amount of sympathy...

Davao City cops on heightened alert after Isulan blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Apr) – Police forces in this city are on heightened alert status following the explosion in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat...

The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles (1). Law firm not registered, some biz interests...

RICH man, poor man, Mayor, President. Back in 15th century England, this was how a traditional nursery rhyme and fortune-telling game ran. Later in the United States, it became a popular counting song of children playing tag as they called out who would be “it.” In the Philippines today, it could well be the riddle that is the state of wealth of the President’s family.

The autonomy laws and representation, participation and protection of women in the Bangsamoro

Republic Act 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao n the Bangsamoro Republic Act 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao mandates representation of women in the Cabinet (“at least one”), in the Council of Elders “that shall advise the Chief Minister on matters of governance” and in “other decision-making and policy-determining bodies.”

18 hurt in Isulan blast

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/3 April) – Eighteen persons were wounded when an improvised explosive device went off in front of Carlitos Chicken restaurant...

Mindanao power supply stable despite El Niño – MinDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/2 April) – The Mindanao grid would not be affected by the El Niño phenomenon due to its current energy mix and...

“I hope that women can be the bridge between the Bangsamoro Parliament and the...

WOMEN IN THE BANGSAMORO “I hope that women can be the bridge between the Bangsamoro Parliament and the Grassroots” by Amalia Bandiola Cabuaso The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region...

Crop damage in GenSan reaches P6M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/2 April) – The damage to agricultural crops here as a result of the prevailing dry spell triggered by the El...

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