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4 dead, 4 injured in Davao City fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 February) – Four people died while four others were injured after a fire engulfed a house at 3:45 a.m....

Pandemic forces Esperanza farmers to sell birds to buy food

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat  (MindaNews / 14 February) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced farmers in Esperanza town to sell birds to motorists along the...

COVID-19 protocols help military in fight vs IS-inspired groups

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 February) – Strict enforcement of security protocols due to  the COVID-19 pandemic has helped the military in its fight...

Marawi  CSO leader says curfew measure vs COVID-19 akin to martial law

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 February)  -- A civil society leader in Marawi City appealed to authorities to consider conducting a public consultation to...

3-hour fire razes commercial building in Maranding, Lanao del Norte 

LINAMON, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews / 14 February) -- Fire  razed a two-storey commercial  building along the national highway  in Maranding, the commercial district...

Davao region records 3 COVID-19 UK variant cases: 2 in Davao de Oro, 1...

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 13 February) – Three persons in the Davao region have tested positive for the more infectious COVID-19 UK variant or...

33 more inmates  in Koronadal test positive for COVID-19

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 13 February) -- Health authorities here have expanded their contact tracing activities as 33 more inmates in the detention center...

Listing for free COVID-19 vaccination starts in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February) — The city has opened the registration of individuals, aged 18 years old and above, who wish to...

Davao City Coastal Road opens this month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to open this month the first phase...

Importing more meat products will kill local hog, poultry sectors – Rep. Zarate

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) – The plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to import more meat products will “push the agricultural...

Vaccines for Davao to arrive on Feb. 12

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) – The initial doses of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for Davao City are expected to arrive on February...

21 inmates in Koronadal City contract COVID-19; jail visitation suspended

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – At least 21 detainees of the city police station here have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019...

25 hawksbill turtle hatchlings in S. Kudarat released to sea

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews) – At least 25 newly hatched endangered hawksbill turtles (Eretmochlys imbricata), more commonly known as “pawikan,” were released to the sea...

20 barangays in NorthCot eyed for massive hog production program

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 9 Feb) – At least 20 barangays in the province of North Cotabato are eyed to become pilot areas for...

SPMC has cold storage facility for Pfizer vaccines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Feb) – The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City has a cold storage facility that can meet...

Mayor Sara says nat’l gov’t commits to deliver more COVID-19 vaccines to Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Feb) – The national government has committed to deliver more doses of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Davao City,...

Davao City may consider lifting of curfew, liquor ban once it is safe

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Feb) – The local government of Davao may reconsider the lifting of the 9 p.m.-to-4 a.m. curfew and 24/7...

Over 300 whales, dolphins spotted in Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – Environment personnel have spotted over 300 whales and dolphins during a four-day monitoring in parts of...

SouthCot allots P112 million in education support programs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated nearly P112 million this year for the implementation...

Dimaporos reconcile with MILF’s Kumander Bravo

CAMP BILAL, MUNAI, Lanao del Norte – For the first time last Saturday, Feb. 6, Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo (2nd Dist., Lanao del Norte) and...

Food terminal, eco zone to rise in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – Development works are expected to start this year for the proposed Soccsksargen Integrated Food Terminal (IFT)...

Region 12 COVID-19 cases approaching 5,000

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb)– The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Region XII is already nearing 5,000. This, as the Department of Health –...

Davao’s COVID-19 facility suffers damage due to quake

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – One of the temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) of the City Government of Davao suffered structural...

Magnitude 6.1 quake rocks parts of Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 February) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted parts of Mindanao at 12:22 p.m. on Sunday,  five hours after a...

Bangsamoro gov’t vows to review land titles to settle conflicts in South Upi, Maguindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 07 February) --- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will conduct a review of land titles in a...

Region 12 hog raisers increase pork shipment to Metro Manila

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 06 February) -- Hog producers in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) committed on Saturday to help ease the shortage of pork...

Former CDO rep convicted of corruption claims he is innocent

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 06 February) -- “I am innocent. They (prosecutors) have no evidence against me,” a former three-term Congressman who later...

2 suspected bombers slain in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) – Two alleged members of Dawlah Islamiyah, a group linked to ISIS and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters,...

Comelec-12 eyes satellite voter’s registration in barangays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) will set up satellite voter’s registration activities...

South Cotabato still undecided on choice of Covid-19 vaccines

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is yet to decide on the vaccines to use against...

Anti-ASF drive in Region 12 targets communities, barangays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 will shift its campaign this year against the...

Davao opens first route for Interim Bus System

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) – The city government rolled out Friday the first route of Interim Bus System (IBS), deploying an initial...

Ingenuity in time of crisis: Malagos Farmhouse now offers fresh goat’s milk, yogurt drink

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 February)– Artisan cheesemaker Olive Puentespina is hoping that things will become rosy for Malagos Farmhouse this year with the...

Davao City to create team to look at side effects of COVID-19 vaccines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 February) – The City Government of Davao is set to create a local committee, composed of medical health experts,...

MSU-IIT community denounces school’s inclusion in NTF-ELCAC list

ILIGAN CITY ( MindaNews / 3 January ) –Officials and students of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) here lambasted...

SafeDavao QR code to have new feature, exec says

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 February) – The development team of the Safe Davao QR (DQR) code is working to install a new feature...

Babu Kwan resto sizzles despite the crippling impact of COVID-19 pandemic

ILIGAN CITY ( MindaNews / 3 February) – While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic ravaged the global economy forcing many businesses to shutdown,...

Pork meat price breaches P300 / kg in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 2 February) – The price of premium pork meat in Soccsksargen or Region 12 has breached the P300-per-kilogram (kg) mark...

Fire razes school building in isolated coastal Lanao Norte village

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – A four-hour fire Monday evening razed down a three-classroom school building in an isolated coastal village in...

Approved investments in Davao Region down by 40% due to COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – The Davao Region registered a total of P4.956 billion in approved investments, which declined by 40% as...

Mayor Sara certifies as urgent proposed measure banning single-use plastics

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – The draft ordinance banning single-use plastics (SUPs) has been certified as urgent, Mayor Sara Duterte said. Duterte announced...

Davao City has no ultra-cold chain storage facility for COVID-19 vaccines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Feb) – The City Government of Davao has no available ultra-cold chain storage facility that can house the coronavirus...

State funeral for Fu Yabing, Manlilikha ng Bayan, on February 10

https://youtu.be/OtffDSYhcuA POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 30 January) – Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo,  a Blaan weaver honored as Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure),  will...

20,592 workers in Davao region lost their jobs in 2020 – NEDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 January)  -- At least 20,592 workers in the Davao region lost their jobs last year due to the coronavirus...

Alcohol ban in Davao extended until March 31

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – Following the pronouncement of Malacañang to keep Davao City under general community quarantine (GCQ) for the entire...

DOH-12 widens monitoring of new virus strain

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has expanded its surveillance measures against the...

Water sports facility to open in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – A new tourist attraction featuring popular recreational water sports activities will open in March in one...

Livelihood pushed to sway upland folk in South Cotabato town from planting marijuana

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – Authorities are pushing for the implementation of sustainable livelihood programs for residents in upland communities in...

Lizard endemic to PH found dead in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – A Philippine Sailfin Lizard was found dead along the riverbank of Panigan-Tamugan watershed in Davao City’s Baguio...

13,000 marijuana plants destroyed in South Cotabato

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 29 January) – At least 13,000 mature marijuana plants were destroyed by authorities in Tampakan town in South Cotabato on...

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