Climate change seen as threat to shrimp production

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) – Unpredictable weather patterns attributed to climate change threaten shrimp production, a co-owner of the largest homegrown shrimp grower in Davao Region said Friday. Anders Haagen, a co-owner of Anderlude Seafoods Corp., said changes in weather patterns weather concern them as these would affect the growing and production of shrimps in their three locations in the […]

Duterte is waging war against his own people

Families of drug-related killings know all-to-well the terror of Duterte’s drug war. Having lost loved ones to Operation Double Barrel/Tokhang, their feelings are still raw and painful.  Still many are rising up to  become advocates themselves to denounce Duterte’s bloody “war on drugs.” Even if many Filipinos have turned a blind eye and cold-heartedly ignored […]

Danish investor to build 12-MW renewable energy plant in Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) – A Hong Kong-based Danish investor is eyeing to pour in some P400 million for the construction of a 12-megawatt renewable energy plant in Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao. In an interview with reporters Friday, Anders Haagen, Gloria Mundi Energy Farming Inc. chief executive officer, said that they will start as soon as the Department of […]

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Bantawan of Kadayawan Village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — One of the most interesting features of the 2017 Kadayawan Festival of Davao City is the Bantawan of the Kadayawan Village, a life-size showcase of the indigenous houses of 11 tribes located across the city including the Ata, Ubo-Manobo, Matigsalug, Klata, Bagobo-Tagabawa, Kagan, Iranun, Maranaw, Maguindanao, Sama and Tausog. If the reader […]

16 die from rabies in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — Health authorities in South Cotabato province alerted residents anew over the rising cases of rabies infection that already resulted to 16 confirmed deaths since January. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said Friday the latest fatality was recorded last Sunday, Aug. 13, at the South Cotabato Provincial […]

Bad weather bars ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ from crossing English Channel

LONDON, United Kingdom (MindaNews/18 August) — For the second time around, environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will return to the Philippines empty-handed this weekend after failing to cross the English Channel due to bad weather. Last Sunday, Macarine was determined to complete the 21-mile (33.8 kilometers) swim across the channel, dubbed the “Mt. Everest” for swimmers, from […]

33,575 kids in Sarangani to get immunization

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August) – Health personnel in Sarangani Province are targeting to immunize some 33,575 learners this year under the government’s school-based immunization program. Ma. Razel Bustaria, maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition coordinator of the Sarangani Provincial Health Office (PHO), said Friday their preparations are underway for the implementation of the program in […]

Wounded NPA rebel yields after a month

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — A wounded New People’s Army (NPA) rebel has surrendered to government troops in Sarangani Province after reportedly being abandoned by his comrades, an Army official said. Col. Roberto Ancan, commander of the Army’s 1002nd Brigade, said the rebel yielded nearly a month after being seriously wounded in an encounter with troops from […]

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Mindanao Confessions: A Peace Process Drop-out

NEW ZEALAND (MindaNews / 17 Aug) — “I can no longer in good conscience support the government’s formal peace efforts that not only builds peace on a foundation of gross injustice and deception, but uses ‘peace and development’ as an excuse legitimizing the state-facilitated killing of nearly 5,000 people.  The current state of impunity perpetuates […]

Indonesia celebrates its Independence. I brave the traffic and…

Indonesia celebrates its Independence. I brave the traffic and walked among the sea of people going towards the National Monument, a phallic reminder that despite accommodation and inclusion State Building remains a patriarchal affair. 🇮🇩

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At last, draft BBL transmitted to Senate, but no certificate of urgency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) — The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17 is finally in Congress, but no certificate of urgency accompanied its transmittal. Instead, Undersecretary Ryan Estevez of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) under the Office of the […]

Ombudsman orders dismissal of wanted narc Maguindanao mayor for ‘serious dishonesty’ over SALN

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Aug) – The missing mayor of the municipality of Talitay in Maguindanao, who has been in hiding after President Rodrigo Duterte named him as among the “narco-politicians” last year, was ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman for “serious dishonesty” stemming from his “untruthful statements” in his statement of […]

BIMP-EAGA artists to gather in GenSan for festival

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 Aug) – Hundreds of artists and cultural performers from the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) will gather here next month for the sub-region’s first-ever grand “festival of festivals.” Dubbed “Budayaw: The BIMP-EAGA Festival of Culture and the Arts,” the event will mainly showcase the rich culture, […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: VACC 19th anniversary. 16 Aug 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 19TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOLUNTEERS AGAINST  CRIME AND CORRUPTION [Delivered at Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace | 16 […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Visit to fire victims. 16 Aug 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk  REMARKS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO FIRE VICTIMS IN SAN MIGUEL, MANILA [Delivered at San Miguel Church, Malacañang Compound | 16 […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: SPMC Centennial celebration. 11 Aug 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES MEDICAL CENTER (SPMC) CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION GALA NIGHT [Delivered at SMX Convention Center, […]

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P75M halal lab to open in Koronadal next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 Aug) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 is pushing for the operationalization by early next year of its P75-million national halal laboratory in Koronadal City. Dr. Zenaida Hadji Raof Laidan, DOST-12 regional director, said Wednesday the construction of the project’s final phase is currently […]