Monthly Archives: April 2018

Del Rosario names 9 members of China-Ph consortium that will build the “new Marawi”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April 2018) — The chair of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has named the nine firms — five Chinese and four Filipino — comprising the Bagong Marawi Consortium that will build the “new Marawi” within the 250-hectare Ground Zero, the former main battle area during the five-month siege, now referred […]

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South Cotabato eyes office for ex-rebels

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to create a new office that will handle programs and interventions for the province’s rebel returnees. South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes said Monday discussions are underway for the establishment of the proposed office, which would be placed under the […]

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Mayor Duterte hits burning of construction equipment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the burning of 10 heavy equipment by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas over the weekend in Calinan, Buhangin, and Paquibato Districts that stalled government road projects. In a statement Monday, Duterte said the attacks aimed to keep people living in poverty in […]

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GenSan to open P26-M dialysis center

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 Apri) — After several months of delay, the city government will start the full operations on Tuesday, April 3, of its P26 million dialysis center. This, as the local government-run Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital was formally granted by the Department of Health (DOH) the license to operate its […]

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P65-M damage: Armed men burn heavy equipment in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) – Some P65 million worth of heavy equipment were lost to two separate burning incidents over the weekend by a still unidentified group of armed men in Buhangin, Paquibato and Calinan Districts, Davao City, the city police office said. On Saturday, the burning incident happened at around 11 p.m. […]

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2 alleged drug pushers arrested, 2 others killed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) — Two alleged drug pushers were killed while two others, including a former jail officer, were arrested in an anti-drug operation in a village here on Monday. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, public information officer of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said the operation was in line with the implementation […]

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Bai walk

Cotabato City’s new tourist destination, “Bai Walk” (baywalk) along the banks of Tamontaka River near the  Sultan Bolkiah grand mosque in  Barangay Kalanganan 2.  Watching the sunset and watching fruit bats at dusk are the main attractions. Bai is a Maguindanaon term for women of royalty. MindaNews photo by FERDINAND CABRERA

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CRUCIBLE: PRRD: “Ka Libog Mo” (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) — From a certain angle, President Duterte’s sarcasm “ka libog mo” (you are full of libido!) could be viewed as an outburst. It was expressed during PRRD’s 9th visit to the Province of Sulu on March 26, 2018. The President was in Jolo, the Province’s capital, to officially accept […]

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China-Ph consortium to build “new Marawi”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) — A consortium of Chinese and Filipino firms will build the “new Marawi” within the 250-hectare Ground Zero, the former Main Battle Area in the five-month siege last year, now referred to as Most Affected Area (MAA). The proposal of Bagong Marawi Consortium, composed of five Chinese and four […]

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INTERRUPTED LIVES IN MARAWI (7): Healing Healers On The Mountain

Nabunturan, Compostella Valley. A huge truck that looks like a sleeping giant under a saris-a tree waits for the thirty of us. How can we all possibly fit? The owners of the jeans and leggings, baseball caps and hijabs who are gathered in a circle beside the truck don’t seem to be bothered at all. […]

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LITTLE VOICES: Talks on STL lobby money resurface in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) — When the resolution consenting to the operation of the Small Town Lottery (STL) in General Santos City was first introduced in the Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) on October 10, 2017, talks regarding lobby money took center stage, but mainly along the underground information highway. The SP conducted a […]

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Kambisita sa MAA

Displaced residents from 24 barangays in Ground Zero, the Main Battle Area during the five-month siege last year (now referred to as MAA or Most Affected Area) can visit their villages “and retrieve their personal belongings” from April 1 to May 10 at three days per sector through Kambisita sa MAA (Visit MAA). Kambisita is a […]

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