Monthly Archives: August 2018

Iligan Job Fair

Applicants troop to the job fair on Friday, 31 August 2018, at the Robinson’s Mall in Iligan City organized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. MindaNews photo by BOBBY TIMONERA

GenSan’s Tuna Festival to open amid tight security

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 31 August) – It’s all systems go for the city’s famed 2018 Tuna Festival that will formally open on Saturday, Sept. 1, amid heightened security measures. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles said Thursday they have finalized the necessary preparations for the “bigger and grander” festivity, which is expected anew to draw thousands […]

NPA rebel yields in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 31 August) – A member of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in Tampakan town in South Cotabato yielded on Thursday to Army and police personnel following a series of negotiations. Lt. Col. Jones Otida, commanding officer of the Army’s 27th Infantry Battalion, said Friday that Jonathan Pilay Dawang alias […]

Chinese funding for Mindanao Railway Project ‘a done deal’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – The construction of phase 1 of the Department of Transportation’s Mindanao Railway Project with funds from Chinese Official Development Assistance “is a done deal,” project manager Patmei Ruivivar said. Ruivivar told a press conference on Friday that this was confirmed to her by Transportation Undersecretary for railways Timothy John Batan. […]

TURNING POINT: Fish Shortfall and Mind Fall: On Galunggong and Gonggong Thinking

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 31 August) – To attribute the shortfall of fish supply to the restriction of commercial fishing vessels from operating in municipal water is irrational and baseless.  Such myopia and naiveté to come from authorities to secure the food supply of the country is unimaginable and puts us in a precarious course. The […]

Look at these handmade arm candies fit for lovers of the sea

I am a self-proclaimed beach baby. Everything that has anything to do with the sea, surf, sand, sun gets my attention. Truth be told, one of my goals in life is to own a nice, cozy beach house and live by the beach again. I say again because for several…

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PNP tightens security as NorthCot celebrates Kalivungan Festival

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 30 Aug) – Authorities here have tightened security measures to ensure safety of local tourists, visitors, and residents while they watch and participate in any activity during the Cotabato province’s Kalivungan Festival following the deadly blast in nearby Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. Senior Supt. Maximo Layugan, provincial director of the Cotabato Police […]

Military vows to crush BIFF in wake of deadly blast

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/29 Aug) – Military operations against the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Central Mindanao will continue until they could be paralyzed from carrying out terroristic activities, authorities vowed on Wednesday. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, issued the pronouncement as he blamed the BIFF for Tuesday night’s […]


Kamuntik ko nang di naalala na kahapong umaga may itinumba diyan lang sa kabilang kalsada. Kung sino siya, di ko kilala – bangkay nga’y di ko rin nakita sa dami ng nagsisiksikang usisero’t usisera. Ang drayber ng traysikel na sinakyan ko ay may binanggit na apelyido at sabi niya yung itinumba umano ay isa palang […]

BIFF behind Isulan blast, says Army

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Aug) – The military has blamed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) for the bombing in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat Tuesday night that claimed the lives of two people and injured 35 others. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, said there was no doubt that the BIFF was […]

Isulan IED targets Army personnel – police

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 29 Aug) – Police hinted that the deadly bomb that exploded Tuesday night in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat was intended for Army personnel deployed along the Isulan-Tacurong highway. Chief Insp. Celestino Daniel, of the Isulan PNP, said a military truck where several soldiers were onboard was the actual target of the improvised explosive […]

End of the World accordg to the Hadith

from SAHIH MUSLIM: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Ask me (about matters pertaining to religion)… . In the meanwhile a man came there, and sat near his knees and said: Messenger of Allah, … when would there be the hour… Read More End of the World accordg to the Hadith

Isulan blast

Medical personnel at the Sultan Kudaralt Provincial Hospital attend to the injured in the  8:34 p.m. blast along the national highway in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat on 28 August 2018. One person was killed while at least 33 others were injured. The town is celebrating its 61st anniversary. Photo courtesy of JULS BUNDA   Read […]

Dolefil to regularize 4,765 contractual workers

  GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 August) — Fruit giant Dole Philippine Inc. (Dolefil) has committed to regularize some 4,765 contractual workers in support to the national government’s efforts to eliminate labor-only contracting practices. Sisinio Cano, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Region 12, said Tuesday the company has started preparations for the […]

Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project still on track, NGCP assures

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – The development of the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) is still on track only two years short before the 2020 target completion date of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to bring the entire country under one power grid. NGCP communications and public affairs officer Michael Ligalig said […]

Fiesta Fireworks

Fireworks light up the Ysalina Bridge in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, August 27, 2018, the eve of the Feast of St. Augustine, the city’s patron saint. Photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Tight Watch

A bomb-sniffing dog and his handler keep watch during the civic-military parade in Cagayan de Oro City on August 27, 2018, a day before the Feast of St. Augustine, the city’s patron saint. Authorities have tightened security measures, including the jamming of mobile phone signals, for the parade and other activities during the Higalaay Festival. […]

Mranao royal house: the Torogan

Here is a newspaper article I wrote on the Torogan, the Mranao royal house. I had posted this before in my websites and in my blogs. I stopped maintaining my websites while some of my blogs just vanished for whatever reasons. This is a snapshot of my lost blog with its Torogan post: Now, it’s… Read More Mranao royal house: the Torogan

Maguindanao’s Matanog town to export Sakurab “kimchi”

MATANOG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/27 August) – A Japanese investor and the local government here have signed a multimillion dollar investment partnership for the production of export quality kimchi (peckles) made from Sakurab, a native onion herb. Japanese investor Kazuo Sato trekked to this mountain town east of Maguindanao and signed a partnership deal with Mayor Mohammad […]