Monthly Archives: October 2016

NorthCot vice guv faces dismissal for PDAF misuse

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the dismissal of former North Cotabato Representative and now Vice Governor Gregorio Ipong for alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of P10 million that was used to finance the projects of a non-government organization in 2007. In her decision issued […]


Sixty six (66) leaders of the major groupings of the Bangsamoro converged in a Regional Assembly held at El Bajada Hotel, Davao City on October 5 – 7, 2016. The activity was triggered by the new developments in the government and Moro Fronts peace process under the new administration. The participants in particular belongs to […]

Homeward Bound

Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad pays his respects to Laida Hajan, the human trafficking victim from Indanan, Sulu, before escorting her remains to the Erbil International Airport in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Tuesday prior to her repatriation to the Philippines. A 36-year-old mother of seven, Hajan passed away in August […]

No delegation from Davao Chamber in 4-day state to China; invitation came too late

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Oct) – No delegation from Davao City’s business community has been sent to join in the four-day state visit of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to China, which started October 18 until October 21, to assist him and his key senior officials secure concessions to enter the Chinese market. The reason: the invitation […]

MSU-IIT dominates Metallurgical Engineering board exams

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 October) – The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) dominated the board examination for Metallurgical Engineering administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) earlier this month, getting the highest four spots. MSU-IIT College of Engineering: Home of many board exam topnotchers. MindaNews file photo by Bobby Timonera The exam […]

Ex-Zambo town official stripped of retirement benefits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 October) – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has ordered the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) to forfeit the retirement benefits of a former municipal treasurer in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, following a ruling by the Ombudsman finding him guilty of “grave misconduct, gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to […]

Experts gather at Global Autonomy, Governance and Federalism Forum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – A global forum on autonomy, governance and federalism as a conflict resolution devise will gather experts for two days in Makati City’s Dusit Thani hotel. Organized by the Cotabato City-based Institute of Autonomy and Governance (IAG), the Global Autonomy, Governance and Federalism Forum (GAGF) on October 19 and 20 aims […]

Subpoenas sent to three suspects in Sept. 2 Davao blast  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – The City Prosecutors Office has sent subpoenas to the three arrested suspects in the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured. Prosecutor Jay Karel Sanchez told reporters Monday that they sent the subpoenas to the suspects after the Crime Investigation and […]

PRRD in Brunei

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah walk past the honor guards at the Istana Nurul Iman on October 17. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Konsyensya Dabaw lauds Duterte’s stand on SC rule on Marcos burial but..

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – A Davao City-based group opposing the burial of the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes’ Cemetery lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s assurance he would respect whatever decision the Supreme Court (SC) might hand down this week on the petitions concerning Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani […]

Bangsamoro fair showcases products from conflict areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) — Forty-two Moro and Lumad enterprises that have been assisted by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao took centerstage in a two-day fair here to promote their products and link up with potential investors. BDA, a development arm of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), has implemented […]

TURNING POINT: The Evil of Being Poor

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/17 October) — In the war to end the drug menace the poor were the first to fall. In the greedy schemes of corruption that have wasted the wealth of a nation the poor were used and suffered the most. In economic recession, the poor were the first to lose their jobs […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Pre-departure for Brunei, China

Presidential Communications Office  Presidential News Desk  DEPARTURE SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE ON HIS STATE VISITS TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM AND CHINA  [Davao International Airport, Davao City |16 October 2016]  Si ating Brigadier Beneral Casiano Monilla, my favorite general—sir, yes, sir. He used to be the Task Force of Davao and before that the, I […]

The best churros in CDO can be found in a bike shop – no, really!

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Yes, Virginia, you read that right. The best churros or fried dough pastry in this side of Northern Mindanao, Philippines can actually be found in a recently opened one stop shop that sells high…

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MARGINALIA: China visit as bandwagoning?

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews /16 October) – Yesterday morning, apart from sitting as a mentor to a thesis about faith-based diplomacy, I was also invited as a panelist to a thesis defense about ‘strategic bandwagoning’ in International Relations (IR). What is bandwagoning? Though originally coined by Quincy Wright in his book “A Study of War” published […]

Mindanawon film wins Best Asian Documentary at Busan int’l filmfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 October) – “The Crescent Rising,” a documentary by Mindanawon filmmaker Sheron Dayoc, won the Best Asian Documentary at the recently concluded 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in Korea. “The Crescent Rising” won the BIFF Mecenat Award, which is given to the best Korean and Asian documentary pictures in the […]