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Police deployed in T?boli town to stop banlas mining

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 July) -- The provincial government deployed a team of policemen today to go after illegal miners in T’boli, South Cotabato, warning them they would face administrative charges if operators of sluice mining method, popularly known in the area as banlas, continue with their illegal activity.


Allah Valley development to get ideas from Bukidnon, Davao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/21 July) -- Development planners of the Allah Valley in two Cotabato provinces will try to draw best practices in watershed and environmental management from a Bukidnon town and a coastal project in the Davao Gulf.

T’boli sits on tons of gold

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – This sleepy but scenic interior town of South Cotabato sits on tons and tons of gold that have remained untapped, a government geologist announced.

The deposit is estimated at four million metric tons but “much of the gold deposits in T’boli is waiting to be excavated despite the rush of small scale miners in the area for a long time now,” said Jaime Flores, chief of the geosciences division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of Region 12 (Southwestern Mindanao). 

The Bud Dajo Massacre a hundred years later: will America apologize? (2)

Last of two parts BUD DAJO, Patikul, Sulu (MindaNews/17 October) -- February 2004. At the opening of the Philippine Center for Photojournalism’s “Tanaw Mindanaw” photo...

The Bud Dajo Massacre a hundred years later: will America apologize? (1)

1st of two parts  BUD DAJO, Patikul, Sulu (MindaNews/15 October) – History books refer to it as the “Battle of Bud Dajo” although it was...

Clarita Alia on summary executions: “How many more mothers will cry, how many more...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 March 2005) -- Clarita Alia's youngest son, Fernando, 12, does not live with her anymore. She sent him away, afraid he would...