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Veto or not: South Cotabato gov says Tampakan project can proceed

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 01 June) – The large-scale $5.9-billion Tampakan mining project can still proceed whether South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo...

Cotabato City’s mayor-elect to appoint sectoral deputy mayors

COTABATO CITY – Mayor-elect Mohammad Bruce Matabalao today said he will name four deputy mayors once he assumes as the city’s chief...

Davao City to allow more vendors at night market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) – The city government of Davao is planning to allow more vendors to return to the...

1,617 MILF, MNLF members in Basilan want to become cops

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) – A total of 1,617 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro...

2 explosions rock Basilan’s Isabela City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) – A bomb went off in the garage of a bus company in Isabela City, Basilan...

Vice President-elect Sara Duterte congratulates Leni Robredo’s veep stint 

Attendees of the Kalinaw Dabaw Rally take photos of presidential candidate Leni Robredo at the Davao del Sur Colosseum in Barangay...

Maguindanao election officer survives ambush 

Datu Salibo, Maguindanao. Map courtesy of Google COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) – A female Commission on...

South Cotabato lists 200 new TB cases

The provincial capitol of South Cotabato in Koronadal City. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews...

Floods submerge parts of South Cotabato

South Cotabato. Map courtesy of Google KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) – At least 33 families were...

Rampaging waters due to heavy rain damage bridge in Sultan Kudarat town

Rampaging waters damage the bridge in Barangay Manili, Lutayan town in Sultan Kudarat on Sunday night, 29 May 2022. MindaNews...

389 hogs culled in 5 Zambo City barangays to stop spread of ASF

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – The City Veterinarian’s Office here said 389 hogs have been culled as of May 28...

MILF/MNLF applicants take exams for entry in Philippine National Police 

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – Hundreds of applicants for police from among male and female members of the Moro Islamic Liberation...

PAF’s unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in Bukidnon 

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 28 May) -- An Israel-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Philippine Air Force crashed near a...

Duterte signs law creating cultural center, museum in CDO

Gaston Park in Cagayan de Oro City. In the background in the century-old water tower which has served as the repository...

Military sees blasts in 2 Mindanao cities as ‘diversionary tactics’ by ISIS-linked group

An explosion ripped the back portion of a unit of Yellow Bus Line, Inc. in Koronadal City on Thursday, 26 May...

Tighter curbs for unvaxxed residents in Agusan town

Mayor William Calvez of Trento, Agusan del Sur jabbed with the second COVID-19 dose in December last year. Photo courtesy of...

(Updated) Bus bombing hurts 1 in Koronadal City

An explosion ripped the back portion of a unit of Yellow Bus Line, Inc. in Koronadal City on Thursday, 26 May...

Raising awareness on Mindanao settler literature

Karlo Antonio G. David talks about "Pongumanon woy Unahon: Writing Literature in Kidapawan” at Central Mindanao Colleges, Kidapawan City on September...

FACT CHECK: No rice priced at P20-level per kilo in Davao City

Old photos of rice priced at the P20-level per kilo in Davao City have resurfaced on Facebook to boost the campaign promise...

Special elections in Lanao Sur town peaceful, winners announced

TUBARAN, Lanao del Sur (MindaNews / 25 May) – The special elections held in this municipality held Tuesday, under the watchful eye...

UPMin admin assures safety of students amid socmed attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – The administration of the University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) said it will assure the...

Soccsksargen minimum wage earners to get P32 pay hike

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The minimum daily wage for workers in the private sector in Soccsksargen (Region 12) will...

GenSan council opposes open-pit mining in Tampakan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The city council here expressed opposition to the planned open-pit mining operation in nearby...

‘Multi-layered security plan’ being readied for Sara’s oath-taking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – Local authorities will prepare a “multi-layered security plan” for the oath-taking of presumptive Vice President...

Marawi ‘bakwits’ demand to be allowed to go home

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews /24 May) – Desperate internally displaced Meranaws said presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will have to clean up...

Presumptive Vice-President Sara Duterte to hold oath-taking in Davao City

Mayor Sara Duterte, who is running for vice president, shows her index finger stained with indelible ink after casting her vote...

Military launches air strikes in Maguindanao vs. Dawlah Islamiya

A unit of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). MindaNews file photo by FERDINANDH CABRERA CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao...

Sarangani intensifies fight against dengue fever

The Department of Health continues to use fumigation of surroundings and buildings to control the spread of dengue. MindaNews file photo

FACT CHECK: No order from Duterte to shutdown ‘Kabrigadahan’

A post circulated on Facebook that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of “Kabrigadahan Gensan” (Kabrigadahan) is fake news.

Displaced residents demand anew to return to Marawi

Construction workers walk past damaged buildings in Marawi City on April 27, 2022. MindaNews file photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Dead sperm whale found beached in Davao Occidental

The dead sperm whale. Photo courtesy of DENR-Davao DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – The carcass of...

Davao City taps BPO firms, banks to increase booster shots

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) -- The local government of Davao has partnered with business process outsourcing (BPO) firms and local...

Davao bans poultry products from areas hit by bird flu

Transporting chicken in rural Mindanao. MindaNews file photo by BOBBY TIMONERA DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) –...

Thousands join solidarity walk vs lifting of open-pit mining ban; Governor creates TWG

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) --- Thousands of enraged individuals took to the streets on Thursday in protest of the provincial...

Mayor Uy not hopeful Davao-Samal bridge will be completed in next President’s term

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) – The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) mayor Al David Uy on Thursday said he...

Transmission of Omicron subvariant in Davao City ‘just a matter of time’ but city...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) -- The transmission of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 in Davao City might just be a matter...

Rival MisOcc pols admit using socmed for disinformation against each other

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews / 19 May) – In the last elections, social media played a major role in the campaign. Politicians hired...

On the island of Camiguin, a volcano is coming back to life

CAMIGUIN (MindaNews / 19 May) -- On the island of Camiguin in Mindanao, a volcano is coming back to life.

Zambo’s solar-powered seaweed dryers inspired Bicolanos

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – The solar-powered seaweed dryers being used by farmers in the Zamboanga Peninsula have impressed Bicolanos...

SPECIAL REPORT. The Dutertes of Davao: Destiny to Dynasty (3)

Last of three parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May)  -- The May 9, 2022 election in Davao City was...

Diocese of Marbel urges public to join solidarity march against lifting of open-pit mining...

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – The Diocese of Marbel on Tuesday urged parishioners and residents who are against open-pit mining...

Davao’s new bus system to affect Lumad communities – ADB

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – The high priority bus system (HPBS), a mass public transport modernization program that seeks to...

17 Mindanawon peace partners honored by OPAPRU

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Seventeen Mindanawons were among 38 peace partners honored by the Office of the Presidential Adviser...

Sea vessel catches fire while traversing Tawi-tawi waters

A member of the Naval Task Group Forward Support Medical Team attends to one of the rescued passengers of a vessel...

‘More coordinated approaches’ suggested for post-election clean-up drive in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – A candidate in the May 9 elections is seeking more sustainable approaches for post-election cleanups...

BARMM resumes COVID-19 vaccination campaign

COTABATO CITY – After the busy weeks of the elections, the Bangsamoro government has now changed focus and back to facing the...

Sara Duterte’s inauguration as VP set for June 19 in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Mayor Sara Duterte announced on Monday that her team has tentatively set for June 19...

SPECIAL REPORT. The Dutertes of Davao: Destiny to Dynasty (2)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May)  -- A firm believer in repaying debts of gratitude, President Rodrigo Duterte at the ‘miting de avance’...

South Cotabato board lifts 12-year-old ban on open-pit mining; bishop says ‘we’ll not take...

MINE SITE. Mt. Matutum, a dormant volcano and South Cotabato's landmark peak, beckons from the mines development site of Sagittarius...

Tandag Bishop decries “massive vote-buying and vote-selling”

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews /15 May) -- Tandag Bishop Raul Dael has condemned what he described as the “massive vote-buying...

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