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Boy in Davao with COVID-19 UK variant has no travel history

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 February) – The first confirmed case of the UK variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Davao City, a 10-year...

Region 10 does not have storage facilities for vaccines needing ultracold temps

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – Health officials here said cold storage facilities in Northern Mindanao could not reach low enough...

SouthCot forging sisterhood with Indonesian province

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the forging of a sisterhood agreement with...

P5.9 billion allotted to Soccsksargen’s ‘poorest of the poor’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The national government has allotted P5.9 billion in financial assistance this year for the “poorest of...

SouthCot to increase COVID-19 testing capacity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to increase its testing capacity for the coronavirus...

FEATURE: Traditional weaving in Lanao Sur lives on

MARANTAO, Lanao del Sur (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – Rakimah Casidar, 43, sat cross-legged in front of the iroan (Meranaw loom) in her home...

PH’s first storm of 2021 heading toward Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews /17 Feb) – The country’s first storm, named “Auring,” is heading toward Mindanao and expected to make landfall somewhere in the...

SEC issues advisories against 5 investment firms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cautioned investors against five companies that are soliciting investments from...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, TFBM racing against time to complete Marawi rehab by yearend

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 16 February)– The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is racing against time but is “confident” it could complete the reconstruction...

Davao City identifies over 500,000 in vaccination priority list

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Feb) – The City of Davao will need to vaccinate a total of 531,673 individuals who comprise the local...

Davao City to conduct simulation exercise for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 February) – Members of the national government’s Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) team will observe the readiness of...

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...

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