Monthly Archives: October 2016

RESOLUTION 1-1 OF THE FIRST SULTANATE SUPREME LEADERS FORUM

THE FIRST SULTANATE SUPREME LEADERS FORUM of the Sultanate of Mandanaue Darussalam held in Cotabato City on 24TH of Muharram 1438 AH (26th day of October 2016) in the City of Cotabato, Mindanao. RESOLUTION NO. 1 (RES. 1-1) Elated with the election of President RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE as the first President from Mindanaw. Cognizant President […]

Whisky bar The Oak Room to open at The Nest CDO

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A cozy, comfortable lounge offering an unparalleled whisky collection will soon open in Cagayan de Oro. The Oak Room, located at The Nest compound Corrales Avenue, will open its doors this November 2016. Discriminate…

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Two LPAs seen to enter PH this week

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — Two low pressure areas located east of Mindanao and the Visayas will possibly enter the Philippine area of responsibility and develop into tropical cyclones this week, the state weather bureau said Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the firs LPA was spotted 1,000 east of […]

How to pay your Philippine travel taxes online

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Here in the Philippines, individuals who leave the country need to pay travel taxes. The Philippine travel tax is actually a levy imposed by the government. Filipino citizens, foreign passport holders and non-immigrant foreign…

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Soul Searching and Peaceweaving in the (r)age of Duterte (Part 1)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) — The following is an expanded version of my presentation to the Mindanao Peaceweavers network meeting last October 15, 2016. We are currently living in a state of fear, when it comes to discussing issues of human rights, peace, and the war on drugs. Why do I say this? Because whenever […]

Duterte orders checkpoints dismantled but state of lawlessness not yet lifted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – President  Rodrigo Duterte announced Saturday afternoon that he wants “all checkpoints dismantled” nationwide except “if necessary” but he has yet to lift the “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao” that allowed the installation of additional checkpoints following the September 2, 2016 blast at the Roxas […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Launching of Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda for ARMM ..

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK SPEECH OF  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  DURING THE LAUNCHING OF THE COMPREHENSIVE REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT AGENDA FOR ARMM AND OTHER CONFLICT AREAS IN REGION 9, 10, 12 [Cotabato City | 29 October 2016] Salamat po. Kindly sit down. Secretary Judy Taguiwalo; Secretary Sueno; Secretary Cusi, nagbigay ng ilaw; Commissioner […]

P646-M allocated for electrification projects in ARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) — The Duterte administration will pour in some P646.84 million for a massive electrification project within the five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) next year as part of the “peace and development efforts.” At least P610 million, or 94 percent of the total budget will be allotted for off-grid electrification […]

Duterte: “I want hunger stopped….  I will improve the Moroland”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/29 October) –  The country’s first Mindanawon President on Saturday vowed to pour money and resources into the Moro region “to improve the Moroland” because “I want the incidence of hunger stopped” in the five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). “You made me President…. Nangako ako sa inyo na wala na kayong […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Arrival from Japan

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK ARRIVAL STATEMENT  OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  ON HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN [Delivered at Davao International Airport | 27 October 2016] I am glad to be back from my official trip to Japan. My meetings in Tokyo were productive with specific gains in various areas of economic, socio-political […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: With Filipino community in Japan

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AT THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY MEETING [Delivered at the Palace Hotel, Tokyo, Japan | 25 October 2016] Kindly sit down. Salamat po. [crowd chants Du-ter-te] Nandito po sa kamay ko ang listahan ng mga kasama kong opisyales sa gobyerno natin pero marami sila masyado. […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Departure for Japan

Presidential Communications Office  Presidential News Desk  DEPARTURE SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE ON HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN [Delivered at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 2 | 25 October 2016] Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea; members of the Cabinet present here; General Ricardo Visaya and the majors and commanders; General Manager Eddie Monreal; Congresswoman Imelda Calixto-Rubiano; […]

Here’s a great reason why you must renew your contract with Globe Telecom for your #iPhone7 and #iPhone7Plus

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The long wait is over! Globe Telecom has finally announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring an all-new advanced camera system, dust and water resistant…

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Dead Croc

Residents gather around a 14-foot crocodile found dead in a mangrove area of Del Carmen town in Siargao Island last Thursday (27 October 2016). The find has scared fishermen in venturing into the vast mangrove areas of Siargao. Contributed photo by Vi…

CDO rafting rate increase now approved – see the new fees here

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IT’S OFFICIAL. The Oro Association of Rafters (OAR) will now implement new and increased rates for white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro. These new CDO rafting rates will actually help the industry. Please…

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10 killed

Scene of the Crime operatives search for evidence inside a van following an alleged encounter between the group of  suspected narco-politician Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao and the police in Makilala, North Cotabato early morning of October 28, 2016. Dimaukom and nine others were killed. Mindanews Photo  READ STORY 

COMMENTARY: Federalism, diversity and national integration

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/28 October) — When Spanish forces landed here eons ago they had initially observed that the indigenous people of these islands were of one ethnic stock. Later on however, they would realize that despite the apparent homogeneity in the population, the native inhabitants were actually divided into sub-ethnic groups with each having their […]

Maguindanao mayor, 9 others killed in anti-drugs operation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 October) – The mayor of a town in Maguindanao who was on the list of alleged drug personalities read by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 7 was killed along with his nine escorts along the highway in Makilala, North Cotabato early Friday morning in what the police said was a […]