Monthly Archives: December 2016

Duterte and NDF

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili and wife Chit,  the Tiamzon couple Benito and Wilma for dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City on December 2,2016. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Duterte and MILF

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) delegation lled by its chair, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim at Matina Enclaves in Davao City on Friday, December 2, 2016. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo   READ STORY   

Duterte meets with MILF, reiterates support for new BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 December) –  President Rodrigo Duterte met with  the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and members of its Central Committee at the Matina Enclaves here Friday where he “reiterated his support for the passage of a new Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL),” minus the “constitutionally sensitive” provisions, Presidential Adviser on the […]

A surviving art

Tarpaulins have become the medium of choice of many people. But Bimbo, an artisan in Kidapawan City, still paints objects like this eagle statuette in this photo taken on December 2, 2016. He also makes mudguards and other accessories for vehicles, a skill he learned from his father when he was still seven years old. […]

Battle aftermath

Soldiers examine the damage of the mosque in Butig town Lanao del Sur on Dec. 2, 2016, a day after government troops entered the poblacion after seven days of fighting. The mosque was hit by rockets from helicopter gunships at the height of the fightin…

Festive Mood

A vendor sells illuminating toys in front of the Davao City Hall during the opening of Pasko Fiesta on Friday night, December 2. Mindanews Photo

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i shall keep silent, watching how your body withers; remain serene as one by one your castles fall, because i know that only you can fix your fissures and if you can’t then there’s no cure for you at all but i will hold your crumbling parts together until you find a peaceful place to […]



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Duterte to Bato: “Do not remove Marcos”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) – Not Bong, but Digong. The “kumpadre” who ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa to reinstate Supt. Marvin Marcos was not Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, as alleged by Senator Leila de Lima, but President Rodrigo Duterte himself. Duterte admitted this to CNN Philippines’ […]

President pardons 4 communist rebels convicted for murder  and kidnapping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an order granting pardon to four communist rebels convicted for murder and kidnapping, a press release issued by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said. “These rebels have long been recommended for pardon but the previous government did not sign the […]

Unimplemented peace pacts will be “rallying point of extremists in Mindanao”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) – A continued failure in implementing the peace agreements between government and the Bangsamoro revolutionary fronts will be the rallying point of extremists in Mindanao,” leaders of the Moro fronts said at the end of  the two-day Kusog Mindanaw conference on federalism Wednesday. “We, the MNLF (Moro National Liberation […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 3rd ARMM LGU Summit. 01 December 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE 3rd AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUMMIT [Delivered at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City | 1 December 2016] Kindly sit down. Salamat po. May lamok siguro sa kabila, makati eh. Secretary Sueno; […]

Here’s a Bigby’s buffet offer you should not miss on December 8! (offer is good in all branches nationwide!)

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5-member Misuari panel named

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) – Lawyer Randolph Parcasio will head the five-member peace implementing panel of the Moro National Liberation Front (MLNF) faction under founding chair Nur Misuari. The panel was named by Misuari in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte dated  November 5, 2016 which he coursed through Presidential Adviser on the […]

14 hydromet devices installed in disaster-prone areas in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 December) —  The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 has completed the installation of 14 more hydro-meteorological or hydromet devices in various disaster risk areas in the region. Zenaida Hadji Raof-Laidan, DOST Region 12 director, said Friday they installed the early warning devices in critical waterways and communities considered highly […]

DA pushes for certification of 10 more organic farms

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is pushing for the certification of 10 more organic farms in the region next year. Dr. Lorna Vilbar, focal person of DA-12’s organic agriculture program, said Friday they are currently assisting the processing of the third party certification for the selected […]

COMMENTARY: We are still behind you, Mr. President. So please don’t fail us!

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/01 December) — We kept our silence in the ongoing fighting in Butig. We may share same sentiments and ideology with the group fighting there, but we differ in methodoloy and approach. To call us sympathizers and doing propaganda for them is hilarious. Our interest is the general welfare of the Bangsamoro, in […]

Aruga Aesthetic Center CDO launches holiday campaigns

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COMMENTARY: What to expect in the constitutional drafting process

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/02 December) — Congress’ shift to Cha-Cha mode is happening soon. And the only way this does not eventuate at all is if Bongbong Marcos wins his election protest and becomes Vice-President. For I highly doubt Filipinos will ever agree to change the charter while there is a Marcos in Malacañang. Ironically, the […]

Bato: bomb found near US Embassy in Manila transported by land from Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 01 December) – The improvised explosive device (IED) found in a garbage can near the US Embassy along Roxas Avenue in Manila Monday came all the way from Lanao del Sur in Mindanao, transported on board a Toyota Revo, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa told a press conference […]