FILM REVIEW: Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli

FILM REVIEW: Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli Screeplay:  Eric Ramos Director :   Gil Portes Producer:   Rex Tiri under T-Rex Entertainment Title Role:  Aljur Abrenica Karl M. Gaspar CSsR DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) — In 2007, I searched for the tomb of Apolinario dela Cruz – more popularly known in historical narratives as Hermano Puli – hoping that […]

Envizion opens 1st Philippines branch in CDO, needs 250 tutors

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Envizion, the leader in providing online English tutorial services to Japanese students, has opened its first branch in the Philippines and it’s here in Mindanao! Envizion CDO recently opened and they’re in need of tutors….

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TRANSLATING DIGONG: Translating Digong: Take Two

[The UP Mindanao College of Humanities and Social Sciences (in Davao City) organized an event last September 19 themed “Translating Digong: A Forum on the Public Persona of President Rodrigo R. Duterte”. The members of the panel were respected members of the academe—Professors Karl Gaspar, Vicente Rafael, Nelfa Glova and Aya Ragragio on behalf of Myfel […]

Mayor Sara issues second warning to those using her name to solicit money

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – Mayor Sara Duterte has issued a second warning against individuals using her name to solicit money. The mayor on Friday afternoon issued an advisory that a man introducing himself as Nathan Garanzo has been using her name to solicit money from certain persons, including politicians. “The office of Mayor Inday […]

Duterte to UN, EU: respect and fair treatment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called for respect and fair treatment from the United Nations (UN), other states and international bodies as he reiterated the government’s resolve to rid the country of illegal drugs. Speaking before officers and personnel of the Police Regional Office-12 here, the President urged […]

PEACETALK: Celebrating God’s work for Peace: Journeying with the GRP-NDFP in the continuing struggle for Peace

(Address to the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, held at Homitori in Davao City on Sept. 20, 2016) Our topic speaks of celebration. In a real sense we come together in celebration. Peace is in the offing. The Duterte administration has not yet reached its 100th-day milestone. Yet we are celebrating clear breakthroughs on the road […]

Matobato charged with frustrated murder for 2014 ambush while supposedly under WPP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – The alleged hitman of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who testified before a joint Senate Committee hearing on September 22 and 25 that then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now President of the Philippines, organized the DDS and ordered the killings is facing charges of frustrated murder before the Digos City prosecutor’s […]

Magnitude 6.5 quake jolts Davao City, neighboring areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – Parents embraced their terrified children in an urban poor village here when a magnitude 6.5 quake struck this city and neighboring areas at 6:53 a.m. Saturday but there were no reported deaths, injuries or damage to property. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in its Earthquake Information No. […]

SC rules on DDS case: PNP can search quarry for bodies

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TWO YEARS AGO, the existence of the “Davao Death Squad” or DDS was enrolled and confirmed in the dockets of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. In a decision issued on Nov. 9, 2014, the Supreme Court’s First Division upheld the grant of a search warrant to […]

Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to “take full control” of the Bagani paramilitary units so as not to undermine the peace process with the National Democratic Front (NDF). “I have noticed from many reports that the government-backed paramilitary units are still operating. I […]

405-MW coal plant opens in MisOr

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 Sept) — The commissioning of the 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental will help ease the power woes in Mindanao, including the Zamboanga Peninsula, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said. Duterte led the inauguration Thursday of the power plant of the Filinvest Development Corporation of the Gotianun family. Using circulating fluidized-bed […]

Cotabato City mayor passes away

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Vice Mayor Cynthia Guiani is now the new mayor of Cotabato City, following the death Thursday of her brother, Guiapal “Jojo” Guiani, who was elected to a third term in May. Fr. Eliseo Mercado, Jr. former President of the Notre Dame University here wrote that “inclusive governance” was one of […]

Cat Fury

Veterinarians let go of a cat, and the syringe and needle, as it reacts to the pain of an anti-rabies shot during a free animal clinic in Iligan City Friday (23 September 2016). The cat ended up not getting the shot. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Ombudsman orders filing of charges vs DavSur Rep. Cagas for misuse of PDAF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sep) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the filing of charges against former Davao del Sur Representative Marc Douglas Cagas IV and nine others for the alleged misuse of P6 million worth of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bankroll ghost projects in 2008. In her resolution, Morales said she has […]

Lechon Festival

The best lechon in the world is in Iligan City, or so Iliganons say, that they now hold an annual festival dubbed “Pista sa Lechon de Iligan” in the runup of activities that will culminate during the Sept. 29 city fiesta in honor of St. Michael the Archangel. This one lechon on display during the […]

Drug killings dominate balitaan drills of graders

By Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MARAGONDON, Cavite – Since school opened last June, the balitaan portion of eighth-grader Micaella Javier’s Araling Panlipunan class has been full of reports on the deaths prompted by President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs.Save for stories about the State of the Nation Address and the controversy […]

DDB sets templates for cops to make ‘surrenderees’ talk

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS — the term has gained currency as a major criticism of the war on drugs of the Duterte administration. The proof of the crime: bodies felled by unidentified killers or vigilantes, in the dead of night or in the light of day. Extra-judicial confessions — […]

Kids & violence on TV

By Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TV REMAINS the major source of information and entertainment among Filipinos even as watching content via digital platforms has risen in the last two years among those with Internet access. Nielsen’s TV Audience Measurement, released in December 2015, shows that Filipinos watch TV for 33 hours per […]

TRANSLATING DIGONG: Decoding Digong from a Distance: Political Rhetorics and Mediation of a Public Persona

[Note from the author as posted on her Facebook wall on September 19, 2016. “Below is the brief that I prepared for Translating Digong, A Forum on the Public Persona of President Rodrigo R. Duterte which took place in U.P. Mindanao this afternoon. Owing to the informal nature of the discussion, I was not able […]