Monthly Archives: November 2016

Duterte eyes joint military, police operations with Malaysia to counter piracy, terrorism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Nov) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that he will discuss with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to possibly hold joint military and police operations to counter piracy and terrorism in his state visit next week.  In an interview on Tuesday evening, Duterte said that the two nations must take up concerns […]

Justice delayed…

Justice delayed is justice denied for 58 victims of the Nov. 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, 32 of them from the media. Never forget, says Editha Tiamzon (center with eyeglasses), widow of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon during the silent protest at the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City on Nov. 1, 2016. Photo by NUJP     […]


President Rodrigo Duterte salutes a wounded soldier at the Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo, Sulu on October 31, 2016.  Duterte visited eight soldiers wounded in recent clashes with the Abu Sayyaf and awarded each of them a Wounded …

Duterte to sign EO on new Bangsamoro Transition Commission this week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign the executive order creating the new Bangsamoro Transition Committee (BTC) on November 3 in Davao City, an official said Monday. In a chance interview, Patmei Ruivivar, communications director of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), said their officials […]

Davao City  to play ‘major role’ in PHL-China agricultural cooperation 

SHANGHAI  (CIO/01 November) — Davao City is now being eyed as one of the areas for agricultural development in the Philippines as the country is expected to have a more energized agricultural trade relations with China. Chinese businessmen are upbeat about the spirit of goodwill between the Philippines and China emanating from the meeting of […]

Fun fly

Sarangani province hosted the National Paragliding Fun Fly in Barangay Tinoto, Maasim town on October 29 to 31, 2016. The provincial government hosted the event with Sarangani Paragliding Team.  Jake Narte/Sarangani Information Office


 Near the gate of the public cemetery in Panabo City on Oct. 31, 2016, children prepare the “palina”  for those leaving the cemetery. No fees are charged for this service but donations are welcome.  MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Arguillas  

Contractualization up in labor summits in Mindanao, Visayas

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 November) — Contractualization will top the agenda when labor groups in Mindanao and the Visayas meet this month in separate summits organized by the Department of Labor. In a statement, DOLE said Secretary Silvestre Bello III has called for the holding of the summits on November 11 in Davao City and on […]