Monthly Archives: August 2017

Japanese investors explore opportunities in Davao’s agri sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – A group of Japanese businessmen came to Davao City Wednesday to explore investment opportunities in the city’s thriving agriculture sector. Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) chief Lemuel Ortonio said in an interview that the investors came to his office to discuss their purpose. He said one of them signified an interest in throwaway pineapple crowns […]

200 Chinese-made M-16 rifles now with Region 12 cops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 August)– The anti-terrorism campaign and efforts to ensure public safety in Region 12 received a big boost with the distribution of 200 new Chinese-made M-16 rifles to police personnel across the region. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Police Regional Office-12 (PRO-12) director, confirmed Wednesday the M-16 rifles manufactured by China North Industries […]

SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Teatro sa Calle

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — To bring back the spirit of Davao City’s street theatre in the 1970s-90, grounded in the Mindanao context, a group of artists and cultural workers organized the Teatro sa Calle – A Kadayawan Festival. Three one-act plays performed by three theatre groups and two short films are showcased in all the Saturdays of August 2017 at […]

Mother, 2 kids, die in GenSan fire

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — A mother and her two children were killed in a fire that gutted down their home in a crowded community here early on Wednesday. Fire Officer 3 Macacuna Tumambiling, investigator of the Bureau of Fire Protection station here, said the fire broke out past midnight in one of the houses in […]

Kadayawan Security Exercise

Combined elements of the Davao City Police Special Weapons and Tactics and Task Force Davao participate in a simulation exercise on Tuesday ( 8 Augusto 2017) as part of the security preparation for the Kadayawan Festival next week. MindaNews Photo

GenSan city council wants PCSO’s small town lottery stopped

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — The city council here renewed its calls on Tuesday for the stoppage of the “illegal” operations in the entire city of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)-backed Small Town Lottery or STL. City Councilor Franklin Gacal Jr., chair of the council’s committee on games and amusements, said all STL outlets in […]

3 village chiefs in Koronadal implicated in drugs monitored

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — Authorities were monitoring three barangay chairs in this city for alleged involvement in illegal drug-related activities. Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said Tuesday such information was based on a “validated report” relayed to his office by personnel of an undisclosed law enforcement agency based in the area. But he did not name […]

TURNING POINT: Free Tuition in Philippine Education William R. Adan

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 August)– The grant of free tuition in state colleges and universities is probably one of the most interesting developments that ever happened to tertiary education in this country. But without being cynical about it, what is really the percentage slice of tuition in the overall cost of college education? In some […]

Davao poultry producers threatened by expansion of subdivisions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – The massive expansion of subdivisions in the southern part of Davao City threatens the local poultry industry and should push the city council to designate an area in Calinan and Tugbok Districts as “food corridor” to ensure a stable production of meat products, a group of poultry growers said. Lalaine dela Victoria, Davao […]

Bumbaran highway

A motorcycle rider passes through Bumbaran town in Lanao del Sur, en route to Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, 07 August 2017. Travel time from Cotabato City to Cagayan de Oro City has been cut short from seven to four hours, passing through Libungan, Alamada and Banisilan towns in North Cotabato, Wao and Bumbaran […]

Singapore sends aid for Marawi evacuees

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 August) — A C130 plane of the Republic of Singapore Air Force landed on Monday at the airport in this town bringing relief items for people displaced by the ongoing siege in Marawi, marking the growing concern of  other Southeast Asian over the threats of terrorism in the region. The plane brought 30 sets of tent, 3,120 food […]

OUR MARAWI: “Enemies of the State”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) — [Note: Upon his assumption to the caliphate after the demise of the Holy Prophet of Islam (saw), Hazrat Abubakr as-Siddiq (ra) told the Muslim throng in Madina that attended his investiture: “Correct me when I am wrong and support me when I am right.”] This has […]

NUJP condemns killing of two journalists in Mindanao

  The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns the murder of two journalists in as many days in Zamboanga del Sur and Sultan Kudarat provinces.   The NUJP calls for an immediate investigation on the separate killings of Rudy Alicaway and Leo Diaz and demand the identification, arrest and prosecution of those […]

Davao tourist arrivals dip in June

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – The number of tourist arrivals in the city in June this year went down to 123,343, or a decrease of 19 percent compared to 152,678 tourists registered during the same period last year. But City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said the city recorded a total of 930,136 visitors for the first […]

3,937 candidates in May 2016 did not file poll expense reports; 40% from ARMM

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte is already on his second year as the country’s chief executive, but the polls that clinched him that post continue to bedevil the Commission on Elections (Comelec) – and with reason. Indeed, despite giving the candidates in the May 2016 elections a controversial three-week extension to submit their respective election-spending reports, […]

Bombs hit civilian areas near MSU in Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) — At least five bombs hit civilian areas far from the main battle area in Marawi City at around 7 a.m. Sunday. Fortunately, no one was hurt but the explosions triggered panic and evacuation. The military spokesperson said the bombs did not come from them but may have been […]

BOOK REVIEW. Panagkutay: Bringing us right into the Lumad lifeworld

BOOK REVIEW. Panagkutay: Bringing us right into the Lumad lifeworld Levy L. Lanaria, Ph.D. A.Th. TITLE: Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) Author: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Publisher: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2017 (This review by Levy L .Lanaria, Ph.D A.Th., faculty member at the Department of Philosophy and Religious […]