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Duterte in 5th SONA: ‘no abuses’ during martial law in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) --- President Rodrigo Duterte claimed during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday that “there...

Zubiri tests positive anew for COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who survived COVID-19 in March, failed to attend President Rodrigo Duterte's...

South Cotabato braces for arrival of 554 stranded persons from Manila

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Preparations are in place for the arrival here late Monday or early Tuesday of at least 554...

Davao City cops put barricade around Freedom Park, venue of SONA protest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) — Hours before President Rodrigo R. Duterte will deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on...

Davao City’s top cop urged to respect freedom of expression and assembly

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) — A leader of a militant group here urged Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief Col. Kirby Kraft...

Davao del Norte hospital running out of cartridges for COVID-19 testing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) -- The Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is running out of  cartridges for its two units of GeneXpert, which...

Displaced Marawi residents to discuss state of ‘bakwits’ on July 29

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – Displaced Marawi residents will gather – online and offline – on Wednesday, July 29, to discuss the...

Magnitude 5.6 quake jolts Manay, Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) -- A Magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck near Manay, Davao Oriental on Sunday morning but no damages were reported. The...

3 funeral wreaths delivered to ABS-CBN in CDO as employees, supporters stage protest action

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 26 July) -- Three funeral wreaths were delivered to the office of the ABS-CBN TV Northern Mindanao in Barangay...

At least 5,000 LSIs from Manila expected to arrive in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) – At least 5,000 Mindanawons stranded in Manila during the COVID-19 lockdowns are returning to Mindanao by boat...

3,109 LSIs returning home to Caraga via ‘Hatid Tulong’

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 25 July) --  A total of 3,109 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Metro Manila who are residents...

MinDA’s Piñol to IATF: suspend motorcycle barrier rule

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has asked the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 to suspend its policy...

Kidapawan’s 1st  COVId-19 treatment facility now open 24/7

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) – The city’s temporary treatment and monitoring facility (TTMF) for COVID-19 patients has been given the nod  by...

Want a COVID-19 test for your peace of mind? Be ready to shell out...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) – For your peace of mind, do you want to know if you have been infected with severe...

Returning residents in Davao Region breach quarantine, infect kin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) — Davao Region has COVID-19 patients who got infected by returning residents who breached their 14-day home quarantine,...

50 permanent shelter units for IDPs to be built in Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) – Fifty permanent shelter units for internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be built in Barangay Kilala here under...

285 loose firearms seized in Region 12

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) – At least 285 loose or unlicensed firearms recovered from different provinces in Region 12 were turned over...

Mindanao’s COVID-19 cases: from 1,320 to 2,815 in three weeks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) – Mindanao’s COVID-19 cases have more than doubled in three weeks, from 1,320 on July 1 to 2,815...

3 candidates for WMSU president to prioritize research if chosen

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) — Three of eight candidates for president of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) identified research as one...

RT-PCR requirement for all Davao-bound airline passengers further relaxed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) --  Mayor Sara Duterte has further relaxed the requirement for all airplane passengers bound for this city as...

Tagum flyover to open in 2021

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) — The P2.7-billion Tagum City Flyover project, the biggest of its kind in Mindanao, is already 84.23-percent completed,...

KAPA founder’s office in Samal ransacked

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 23 July) – Unidentified persons ransacked Thursday morning the office of KAPA Community Ministry Inc. founder Joel Apolinario in...

Who sits next in the WMSU President’s chair?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – Five gentlemen and three ladies are vying for the presidency of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU),...

CRMC frontliners on quarantine now at 102

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – The number of health workers of the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) now on quarantine rose...

Sara to skip 5th SONA to avoid cumbersome requirements upon return to Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) –Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said she will skip the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of her father,...

Fr. Chito Soganub: interfaith dialogue martyr, Marawi hostage survivor, dies in his sleep

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July)  -- Fr. Teresito “Chito” Soganub, the Vicar-General of the Prelature of Marawi who was held hostage for 117...

KAPA office in Sarangani province ransacked

ALABEL, Sarangani (MindaNews / 22 July) – About 50 persons ransacked the KAPA Community Ministry International office here early morning Wednesday and took whatever...

Religious compound in Bukidnon with COVID-19 patients locked down

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – Authorities in Valencia City, Bukidnon, locked down the compound of Iglesia sa Dios Espiritu Santo...

KAPA founder arrested, 1 follower killed in gun battle

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – Police operatives arrested KAPA-Community Ministry International founder and president Joel Apolinario after a brief gun...

92 Cotabato City health personnel placed under 14-day quarantine

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – Ninety-two health workers of the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) here have been placed under 14-day...

BARMM seeks probe of Moro killings in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has sought an inquiry on the killings of more...

4 COVID-19 labs in Davao City in Stage 3 of accreditation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – The Department of Health (DOH)-Davao reported that four laboratories in Davao City are currently in Stage 3...

Mayor Duterte to ask CAAP for leeway on RT-PCR testing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) — The Davao City government will ask the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for more leeway...

Davao City lifts ‘hard lockdown’ in Barangay 23-C

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) - The city government lifted effective 12 p.m. Monday, July 20, the “hard lockdown” imposed in Barangay 23-C,...

Lockdown in South Cotabato ‘sitio’ extended to July 24

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) – The lockdown in one of the "sitios" (hamlets) of Banga town in South Cotabato has been...

Cotabato Regional Medical Center stops admitting patients to ICU

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) – The Cotabato Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cotabato City has temporarily stopped accepting critically-ill patients and referrals...
Newly-installed Archbishop of Davao Romulo Valles, D.D. interjects jokes in between his homily during his canonical installation on Tuesday, May 22 at the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City. He was Archbishop of Zamboanga before being appointed Archbishop of Davao by Pope Benedict XVI. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Abp. Valles recuperating after 44 days in hospital; Bp David is acting CBCP...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July)  -- When news broke out on Friday that KalooKan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David will serve as Acting President...

3-year old boy from Malabang, Lanao del Sur dies of COVID-19

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 19 July) -- A three-year-old boy from Malabang, Lanao del Sur died at a hospital in Cotabato City Saturday,...

Despite moratorium, LSIs and ROFs continue to arrive in Lanao del Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) -- The arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning oversease Filipinos (ROFs) in the province...

COVID-19 in the two Lanaos: 158 in del Sur, 93 in del Norte

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) --  COVID-19 in the two Lanao provinces have continued to rise with the arrival of returning resident: 158...

Utilization rate of hospital beds for COVID-19 in Davao region is on “warning zone”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) -- The utilization level of beds for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients admitted at the Southern Philippines Medical Center...

Davao City records 104 cases with no known exposure to COVID-19 patients

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) – Out of 650 COVID-19 cases in Davao City as of Thursday, 104 or 16% have been classified...

Media group seeks probe on Malaybalay PNP’s socmed post branding ABS-CBN supporters as terrorists

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 18 July) – The city’s press club here has called on top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Weak La Niña may occur in late 2020 – Pagasa

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) – There is more than 50-percent chance that a weak La Niña may develop either in late October...

CAAP: Davao-bound passengers must undergo virus test 48 hours before departure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) — Passengers bound for Davao City will be required to show negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results,...

Mosque where hostages were kept during Marawi siege to be demolished

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) — The iconic Dansalan Bato Ali mosque where Islamic State-inspired militants held their hostages during the five-month Marawi...

P6.44-B earmarked to restart Region 12 economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – A stimulus package of around P6.44 billion has been earmarked in Soccsksargen (Region 12) for short-term response...

Mayor Sara asks national gov’t to stop ‘vampire flights’ for returning residents

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) — The national government should stop sending late-night “sweeper flights” from Metro Manila to Davao City and to...

Kidapawan’s first COVID-19 treatment facility to open July 20

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – The city’s first coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) treatment facility will be fully operational by July 20, a health...

Zambo and Butuan cities, Basilan and Agusan del Norte back to GCQ; Davao City...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the cities of Butuan and Zamboanga and the provinces of Agusan del...

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