Monthly Archives: September 2016

PH, Vietnam to establish 6-year action plan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sept) — President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang will establish a six-year action plan that will take effect next year to strengthen the cooperation on security, defense and trade between these ASEAN countries. In his arrival speech at the F. Bangoy International Airport here early Friday, Duterte said […]

LGBTQ employees in DSWD may choose their preferred uniform style

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – “Either they opt to wear pants (in lieu of skirt) or skirt (in lieu of pants).” Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nationwide who belong to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community, can choose their preferred uniform style, according to a directive to foster […]

BOOK REVIEW: Philippine Common Goods:  The Good Life for All/By Patrick Riordan, S.J.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) — The book cover immediately informs the reader that this is a book badly needed by the citizenry of the Republic of the Philippines during these complex times under the Duterte Presidency. The book arrives in the Philippine literary landscape at a most crucial time when a growing number of Filipinos […]

Region 12 nets P711M in investments in Q2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) — Region 12 sustained its position as one of the country’s emerging investment destinations, with the entry of around P711 million worth of fresh ventures in the area during the second quarter of the year. Maria Felicidad Guerrero, chief economic development specialist of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Region […]

P20B sought for infra projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 is pushing for a funding of around P20 billion for the implementation of various priority infrastructure projects in parts of the region next year. Engr. Allan Borromeo, DPWH-Region 12 assistant regional director, said Friday such allocation comprise the […]

2 mayors, 2 from private sector nominated to head RDC-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has nominated two city mayors and two other leaders from the private sector to lead the council in the next three years. Arturo Valero, RDC-12 acting chairperson, said Friday the region’s stakeholders have endorsed in a meeting last week city mayors […]

LGBTQ employees in DSWD may choose their preferred uniform style

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – “Either they opt to wear pants (in lieu of skirt) or skirt (in lieu of pants).” Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nationwide who belong to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community, can choose their preferred uniform style, according to a directive to foster […]

Nur to face graft and malversation charges

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 September ) – Nur Misuari, founding chair of the Moro National Liberaiton Front (MNLF) and presently classified as a fugitive will soon be facing graft and malversation charges filed by the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged “anomalous procurement” of PhP 137.5 million worth of education materials in 2000 and […]

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Re-thinking the War on Drugs on the International Day of Peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) — “Since wars begin in the minds of men (and women), it is in the minds of men (and women) that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”  So states the constitution of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organization, (UNESCO) which provides the rationale for the UN’s program on […]

What To Expect During The Big S&R Members Treat (list of sale items inside)

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Here’s something that you will only get to read first and exclusive here on Mindanaoan. I have a list of some of the items that will be on sale come September 30 to October…

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IP issues to be addressed in GRP-NDF nego on socio-economic reforms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 September) — The situation of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) will form part of discussions on socioeconomic reforms in the ongoing peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front, two government peace panel members said in a forum Wednesday. At the media roundtable on “Addressing Marginalization: the Indigenous […]

PEACETALK: “To negotiate for the people, with the people and through the people” Antonio B. Arellano

(Opening statement of Government peace panel member Atty. Antonio B. Arellano at the media roundtable on Addressing Marginalization: The Indigenous Peoples and the Peace Process between Government and the National Democratic Front,” held at the Pinnacle Hotel in Davao City on 28 September 2016) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 September) — In the formulation of […]

Islamic awareness forum ginanap sa Upi, Maguindanao

Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao – Nagsagawa ng Islamic awareness forum on current issues ang Upi Muslim Consultative Assembly sa pakikipagtulongan ng Federation of Bangsamoro Civil Society Organization (FBCSO) at ng Upi Agricultural School-PTIA ngayong araw, ika 28 ng Setyembre, sa bayan ng Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao. Aktibong lumahok sa naturang pagtitipon ang mahigit isang daan myembro ng Muslim […]

Defining ‘hostile acts’

Lawyer Angela Librado-Trinidad (center), a member of the government panel negotiating peace with the National Democratic Front, sees the need to define what “hostile acts” are in next week’s second round of GRP-NDFP talks in Oslo, Norway. She spoke at a media roundtable discussion Wednesday (28 September 2016) that tackled the status of indigenous peoples. […]

Looking Forward to Christmas

Lt. Gen. Leonardo Guerrero leads military officers in a briefing with members of the government panel negotiating with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at the EastMinCom headquarters in Davao City Tuesday (26 September 2016), hoping that a truce would be a respite for soldiers so they could go home for Christmas. Photo […]

Dog Operation

Personnel of the Kidapawan City Veterinarian’s Office castrate a dog Wednesday (28 September 2016) in the city’s effort to control population of stray dogs. They also administered anti-rabies shots on dogs and cats. There are reportedly 15,000 dogs in Kidapawan. MindaNews photo by Geonarri O. Solmerano

Globe, Davao government set up 0917 Duterte

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Globe Telecom and the Davao City government are collaborating to help improve the peace and order situation in the city by putting in a place a hotline, 0917-Duterte (0917-3883783), to receive calls and texts…

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TURNING POINT: Tantrum Diplomacy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 Sep) – When a sovereign state signs a covenant with the United Nations, it is morally bound to uphold and observe what is agreed upon in that covenant with the international community. It is not interference on the part of the UN or its representative to remind or call […]