Monthly Archives: August 2016

GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — The peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front on Thursday reached agreement on six major agenda taken up at the resumption of the formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, the two parties said in separate press statements on Friday. The Parties agreed on the following:reaffirmation of […]

GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — The peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front on Thursday reached agreement on six major agenda taken up at the resumption of the formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, the two parties said in separate press statements on Friday. The Parties agreed on the following:reaffirmation of […]

Pacquiao’s new role

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao sits between Chief Insp. Arnold Ongachen (L) and PO1 Michael Grande (R) who were turned over by the New People’s Army Friday (August 26, 2016) to the Senator in Barangay Kalapaga, Lupon, Davao Oriental. Ongachen, police chief of Governor Generoso town was seized by the NPA during a raid on May 29 […]

Duterte: “I will release money and lands” to NPA guerrillas if peace nego succeeds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to give guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) “money and lands” when the peace negotiations between the government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) succeeds. In a press conference he called for at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday outside a seafood restaurant where he had a […]

Lorenzana stays as Defense Secretary; Duterte still scouting for Ambassador to US

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana will remain in his post and not return to the United States as the Philippines’ Ambassador there, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a midnight press conference. “Gusto niya dito sa Pilipinas na lang,” (He wants to remain in the Philippines), the President said, adding, “so he […]

‘Matrix’ linking Sen. De Lima to drug personalities out

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte released early Thursday a “matrix” which indicated the links of Sen. Leila de Lima to drug personalities inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). The media obtained a copy of the “matrix” outside the President’s home at Dona Luisa Village here after he held a press conference […]



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Oslo Talks

The GPH-NDF peace panels on Day 2 of the talks in Oslo, Norway on August 23, 2016. The reciprocal working groups on socio-economic reforms, political-constitutional reforms, end of hostilities and disposition of forces, JASIG/releases and ceasefire are meeting simultaneously on Days 3 and 4. Closing rites of the first round of formal peace talks will […]

NDF submits 141 names for safe conduct passes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 August) – The National Democratic Front (NDF) has submitted a list of 141 names of consultants and other participants in the peace negotiations with the Philippine government (GPH) who will be given safe conduct passes in accordance with the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), GPH peace panel […]

Smart brings together the Eraserheads

Old school will always be cool. The comeback of trends from the 90’s —Pokémon, brown lipstick and Doc Martens boots — only shows it was the best era ever. It was also the golden age of Pinoy rock music.
And when you say Pinoy rock, the first band that comes to mind is the Eraserheads. Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Raymund Marasigan, and Buddy Zabala are the four men behind the Eraserheads, one of the most important bands in the history of Pinoy rock music.
The last time the Eraserheads performed together on one stage was in 2009. Recently, Smart was able to bring them back together for a special private performance. Individually, Ely, Marcus, Raymund, and Buddy are talented artists but together as the Eraserheads, they are legendary. Their time apart has only served to hone their talents and personalities. Other artists can perform Eraserheads songs well but no one can do “Magasin,” “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” Ligaya," and "Pare Ko" like the original.
And as they say, “iba talaga ‘pag kumpleto.” Whether it is entertainment or anything else, people look for the whole package. In the same way, Smart’s prepaid call and text bundles are awesome, and its surf bundles equally so. But if you combine call, text and mobile internet, you have the most comprehensive prepaid deal ever.
On August 19, the telco launches ALLOUTSURF 30, the first complete data, call and text, offer in the market. For Php 30, prepaid subscribers get 2 days of 300MB data with free access to Facebook, unlimited texts to all networks, and 30 minutes calls to Smart, TNT and Sun.
Now, there’s no need to choose between call, text, and mobile data. You can have it all with ALLOUTSURF 30, the first promo offer to give subscribers what they want and need. If you’ve just booked an Uber ride home and you need to call or text your driver, no problem. You can also check your email messages and social messaging apps. Information is just a click or a swipe away with ALLOUTSURF 30.
ALLOUTSURF 30 was created for today’s active digital users — from the student on a budget who always has to choose between two promos, or the young professional who always relies on Wi-Fi, to the grandma who loves to play Candy Crush and needs Facebook for “lives.” 
For more information about ALLOUTSURF 30 and other promos, go to To avail, text ALLOUT30 to 9999

Duterte to use gambling funds for medicines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that he will use funds generated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to build “pharmacies for the masses” and make available free medicines for the poor Filipinos. In a press conference aired live on ANC, Duterte said that the “botika ng bayan” will […]

Army nabs 8 people carrying IED in Lanao Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – Army soldiers and policemen intercepted a van carrying explosives intended by the Maute terror group to be blown in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. Maj. Felimon Tan, spokesperson of the Armed Forces’ Western Mindanao Command, said the soldiers arrested eight people, including three […]

Dengue kills 6 in Maguindanao

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – Health authorities in Maguindanao have expressed alarm over the rising dengue cases in the province, which to date have recorded six deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease that officials say was supposed to be preventable. Dr. Tahir Sulaik, Maguindanao health chief and head of the Integrated Provincial […]


Hay salamat, ang pistoks nabanhaw na! Ug pikas ug pikas parehong sispayr pa gyod gideklara, sa ato pa karon undang na usâ ang ilang gyera. Untà forever na gyod nang pagka undanga. Sa Oslo tua sila nag-estorya karon, maayo tingali didto kay bugnaw ang panahon ug lagmit lamî pa gyod ang pagkaon, bugnaw ang ulo […]

SC issues 20-day status quo ante order re Marcos burial

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) – There will be no burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Edralin Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in the next 20 days following the issuance Tuesday of a status quo ante order by the Supreme Court which also re-scheduled from August 24 to August 31 the oral arguments […]

10ID says soldiers did not encamp in Lumad school

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) – Soldiers did not occupy a Lumad school in a village in New Bataan town, Compostela Valley over the weekend, the 10th Infantry Division said in a statement Tuesday. Capt. Rhyan Batchar, 10ID Public Affairs Office chief said the accusation against the 67th Infantry Battalion was “unfounded, baseless, and malicious” as […]

GPH, NDF peace panels start talks on substantive agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) — Negotiations between the Philippine government and National Democratic Front started Tuesday with discussions on the remaining substantive agenda for the talks that were agreed upon during the Ramos administration in a bid to forge a final peace agreement within six to 12 months. In a press statement from Oslo, Norway […]

Duterte tells Aquino appointees to submit courtesy resignations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) – The Palace on Monday evening asked all heads of offices appointed during the previous administration to submit courtesy resignations within seven days. This after President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday complained that he still received reports of corruption despite his warning that the practice should stop. The memorandum circular exempts […]

PEACETALK: We can decisively move forward towards achieving a just and lasting peace

(Opening statement of Luis G. Jalandoni, chair of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines at the start of the first round of formal peace talks with the Philippine government in Oslo, Norway, 22 August 2016) Hon. Foreign Minister of the Royal Norwegian Government, Borge Brende, Hon. State Secretary Tore Hattrem, Special […]