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SPECIAL REPORT (2): SMI gears up to mine mammoth Tampakan copper-gold project

Last of two parts TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 23 January) -- Based on Sagittarius Mines Incorporated’s (SMI) exploration studies finished a long time ago,...

Children rummage through toxic garbage to buy school supplies, food

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 23 January) – As soon as the 2,400 tons (2.17 million kilos) of toxic waste that would be returned...

Shabu worth P3.4M seized from couple in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – Suspected shabu (crystal meth) with an estimated street value of 3.4 million pesos was seized from a couple during...

SouthCot pushes for Malasakit Center in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the opening before the end of February of the...

SPECIAL REPORT (1): SMI gears up to mine mammoth Tampakan copper-gold project

SPECIAL REPORT 1st of 2 parts TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – At a sari-sari store nestled deep in the mountains that host Southeast...

Fishing tourney winner impressed by Lanao Norte town’s marine environment

LINAMON, Lanao de Norte (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The winner of the First Linamon Offshore National Sports Fishing Tournament on Wednesday said he...

P882-million worth of fake cigarettes seized in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – A joint team from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Bureau of...

Region 12 wage hike takes effect Feb. 2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The initial P15 installment of the two-tranche P25 wage increase for private workers in Region 12...

28 filariasis cases confirmed in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – South Cotabato province’s efforts to totally eradicate the parasitic filariasis disease has taken a major hit...

BARMM sends help to Taal victims

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) commemorated the first year anniversary of the...

Condo tower in Davao owned by Consunji firm unsafe, residents told to vacate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The Office of the City Building Official has ordered residents of Toledo Building of the three-tower condominium...

Tampakan mining project extended for 12 years; operations may last until 2057

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 21 January) – Set to expire on March 21, 2020, the 25-year Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) awarded to...

SouthCot tourist arrivals breach 1 million mark

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – South Cotabato province’s enhanced tourism initiatives made a significant leap last year as tourist arrivals in...

SouthCot deploys 2,000 health workers for anti-polio campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has deployed around 2,000 health workers for the second round...

Davao’s medical tourism to attract more Indonesians

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro said the local medical industry is more advanced compared...

Mindanao organic rice farmers to export to US beginning next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – Mindanawon farmers will start the initial shipment of organic rice to the United States next month, Mindanao Development...

CDO opens Chinese New Year celebration

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The local government here opened the week-long celebration of the Chinese lunar New Year starting...

DPWH completes PHP150-M road projects in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed some PHP150.9 million worth of infrastructure...

DSWD-12 intensifies drive against human trafficking

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has stepped up its...

2,400 tons of waste from South Korea to be shipped back

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/19 January) – After waiting for a year, Customs and local officials as well as environmentalists rejoiced as 2,400 metric tons...

22% poverty level in Mindanao by 2022 – MinDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – The government targets to bring down the poverty level in Mindanao from 35% at present to 22% at the...

3 towns in NorthCot with ‘zero open defecation’

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – Three towns in North Cotabato have been declared “zero open defecation” areas. Dr. Eva Rabaya, head of the Integrated Provincial...

Police trainee dies from heat stroke in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – A police trainee died a day after he was rushed to the Metro Davao Medical and Research Center (MDMRC)...

Gamboa: from OIC to PNP chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced that P/Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, the officer in charge of the...

Camiguin’s Mt. Hibok-hibok eruption gave birth to today’s Phivolcs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  /17 January) -- The eruption of Camiguin island's Mt. Hibok-hibok in 1951 gave the country what is now the Philippine Institute...

Killings in Pikit ‘politically motivated’, says council member

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) -- A member of the provincial council in North Cotabato claimed the series of killings and explosions in Pikit...

It’s single-track, diesel-run railway for Tagum, Davao, Digos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 January) – The government will build a single-track diesel-run railway instead of a modern dual-track electricity-powered one for the first 102-kilometer...

Gunman killed in Cotabato City shootout

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 January) – One of the gunmen who attacked Wednesday a purported “asset” of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of...

2 die in ambush in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/16 January) – Two persons were killed in an ambush in Pikit town, Cotabato Wednesday night, police said. Pikit police identified the victims...

Turtle Islands seeks humanitarian consideration from Sabah for medical emergencies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- The municipality of Turtle Islands in Tawi-tawi has asked the government of Sabah in Malaysia for humanitarian...

Mindanao’s 2019 growth seen at 7.2%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro said Mindanao’s economy is projected to grow by 7.2%...

Man who helped shooting victim being accused as suspect

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – A man who helped rescue a wounded victim for immediate evacuation to a hospital is now accused as...

60 houses destroyed in Davao fire, 1 injured

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – A fire caused by an overheated ceiling fan destroyed on Wednesday around 60 houses made of light...

Marawi Prelature helps residents displaced by Taal eruption

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) – Now it's their turn to help. The Prelature of Marawi is joining the rest of the Catholic Church...

Frantic search for face masks reaches Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The frantic search for face masks has reached Mindanao as anxious families scour hardware and...

OFW neighbors inspired murdered maid to work abroad

NORALA, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 15 January) — Tucked away some seven kilometers of rough road from the paved highway, the village of Tinago,...

DPWH to meet with family who owns property to be affected by Davao-Samal Bridge...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will hold another round of talks on January 22...

Fluvial procession ready for GenSan’s Sto. Niño feast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – Thousands of devotees and visitors are expected to gather anew in a seaside village here on...

Region 12 workers to get 25-peso daily wage hike

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – Private workers in Region 12 will receive an additional P25 increase in their daily wages in...

OWWA-11 braces for possible repatriation of 34 OFWs in Iraq, Iran

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Region 11 (OWWA-11) is ready to provide support to at least 34 Overseas...

Taal Volcano eruption cancels 10 GenSan flights

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) -- Ten flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to this city and vice versa were...

600 GenSan passengers affected by flight cancellations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) --- At least four flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to this city were cancelled...

Probe on killing of foreign drug suspect in Siargao starts

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 12 January) --  Investigation on the killing of a 32-year old Spanish businessman who reportedly resisted arrest during...

Bello warns total ban of  OFWs in Kuwait; says NBI’s autopsy shows slain worker...

NORALA, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 11 January) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday warned the government may declare a total ban on...

Slain overseas worker’s family receives nearly a million peso assistance

NORALA, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 11 January) -- The family of Jeanelyn Villavende, the 26-year old household service worker who was allegedly beaten to...

Work-related, police says on killing of Maguindanao auditor

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) --  Authorities are looking at work-related circumstances as the strongest motive behind the killing on Friday of a...

2 suspects in Cotabato City’s grenade attack in December charged

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) -- Authorities filed multiple frustrated murder complaints against two suspects in last month’s grenade blast in Cotabato City...

Duterte distributes agricultural assistance to farmers in Region 12

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews /11 January) --  President Rodrigo Duterte led the distribution of cash cards and other agricultural machineries in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, on...

Slain OFW in Kuwait possibly raped, says NBI

NORALA, South Cotabato (MindaNews/10 January) — Jeanelyn Villavende, the domestic helper who was reportedly beaten to death by her employer in Kuwait late last...

Sustaining peace a bigger challenge in Davao areas ‘cleared’ of insurgency – peace adviser

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – A bigger challenge of sustaining peace faces Task Force Peace 911 after its efforts had resulted in clearing all...

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