GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – Allocations for foreign debt servicing must be reduced and those for poverty reduction increased to alleviate the living conditions of poor Filipinos, the partylist group Assalam said.
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – A group of indigenous peoples in Southwestern Mindanao has asked the government to remove Janet Serrano as commissioner of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples for alleged misrepresentation.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / April 13) – "We are ready to apologize."
This was the curt message of Brig. Gen. Carlos Holganza on the death of nine-
year old girl Grecil Buya, eldest daughter of Virginia Buya and Gregorio Galacio, during an encounter between government forces and the New People’s Army in Purok 6, Barangay Kahayag, New Bataan, Compostela Valley.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / April 13) - Ceasefire and peace negotiations would be up for the national government to decide, military officials said a day after Davao bishops called for a ceasefire and a return to the negotiating table with the communist rebels.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / April 13) – The Department of Labor and Employment
(DOLE) will launch a new education module on labor relations here next week,
a regional labor official said.
DAPECOL, Davao del Norte (MindaNews/08 April) -- New People's Army guerrillas swooped down on the country's third largest penal farm here before dawn of Easter Sunday and cleaned its armory of 103 firearms, many of them vintage weapons.
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 April) -- Divers from the Philippine Air Force retrieved shortly before noon today the body of Ian Caasi, a mountain climber who drowned Maundy Thursday in Mt. Apo’s Lake Venado.
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/07 April) -- A 72-year-old man died when a fire of
unknown origin razed a storehouse along Gana Subdivision, Kidapawan City
shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Good Friday.
Balucos, who also worked previously at the Mindanao Business Council, was among 49 passers of the 2006 bar exams from the Ateneo de Davao University and among the 1,893 new lawyers in the country.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 April) – Compostela Valley Governor Jose Caballero on Wednesday night said he has yet to receive a report on the killing of a nine-year old girl in New Bataan, Compostela Valley last Saturday, during an encounter between government forces and the New People's Army.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 April) -- Four years after a powerful bomb exploded and killed 16 people and wounded 55 at the Davao International Seaport, the painful memories of that evening four years ago today, linger.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) – Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, the boxing idol, should not be questioned for “graduating” from high school, an occasion that Education Secretary Lesli Lapus celebrated as a media event honoring someone of national importance.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – No bold statements can hide the fact: The extrajudicial killings are a nut too tough for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, her advisers, and her police and military generals to crack. Their words are too remote from reality.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 Feb) -- On the invitation of the Arroyo government, teams from the European Union and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights are here to look into the unabated extrajudicial killings.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / January 12) – With exception of geologists, very few, if any, are aware that continents have been, are, and will ever be in continuous motion - the dance of continents?
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 February) -- A Moro party-list group accused the government of keeping the country’s human rights situation under wraps and of “finding ways to stop the human rights victims from presenting their case to the United Nations.”
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / February 16) – The Journalist’s Code of Ethics, published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer recently, was adopted by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines during its founding on July 30, 1988. As a covenant, all NUJP members are bound to it under the pain of expulsion.
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 Feb) – At no time other than today do the Filipinos need a Third Force to free them from the grip of politicians in power and politicians in opposition whose only reason for being is for the first, survival, and for the second, revival.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 Feb) – In the morning after, we hear more from the horses’ mouths. MNLF Ustadz Habier Malik’s 50-hour hostage taking of Undersecretary Ramon Santos and Marine Brig. Gen. Benjamin Dolorfino obtained more than an assurance that the Jeddah tripartite conference would be held March 17 and 18.
Undersecretary Ramon Santos, Brig. Gen. Benjamin Dolorfino and their group were held by Ustadz Habier Malik against their will in order to obtain from the government and the Organization of Islamic Conference a definite date of the tripartite conference to review the implementation of the 1996 GRP-MILF Peace Agreement. Not taken hostage?
1st of two parts
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 Jan) – It’s election time. Madness is on the rise! Both in the national and the local scenes.