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New Indonesian Contingent of IMT M8

The IMT received the new 15-man contingent from Indonesia, as part of the 60-man International Monitoring Team (IMT) on 2nd July 2013. The 15 men are consist of 10 military officers and 5 Civillians who will all be stationed in the IMT HQ and Team Sites throughout Mindanao. This is the second Indonesian contigent involved […]

Eid Mubarak 1434 H

We Pray that Joy, Prosperity and Good Fortune be with you. The International Monitoring Team – IMT 8 lead by Major General Dato’ Fadzil bin Mokhtar celebrated the Eid Fitr on 8th August, 2013 at the IMT HQ, Cotabato City. Eid Fitr is celebrated by Muslims all over the world after a month long of […]

UNYPAD Restructures its SocSarGen Chapter

GENERAL SANTOS City (October 7, 2013) – Close to fifty students and youth leaders participated in the restructuring of the South Cotabato, Sarangani, and General Santos (SocSarGen) provincial and university chapters of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) held at the Muslim Students Association (MUSA) Park in Mindanao State University (MSU), General Santos

Human Rights advocates, CSOs in Zambo commemorate Day of Nonviolence

ZAMBOANGA City (October 4, 2013) —The Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC) together with civil society organizations in Zamboanga City held a program at Sta. Maria Freedom Park on Wednesday in commemoration of the ‘day of nonviolence’ which has been celebrated worldwide. The celebration also coincided with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi of India who dedicated

Cotabato City Coalition for Change launched

By Yusoph S. Lumambas COTABATO City (September 30, 2013) – The Cotabato City Coalition for Change (4C’s), a newly established network organization here in Cotabato City aimed at advancing collective efforts and strengthen community participation towards fostering peaceful communities through addressing election fraud and clan feuds in the city, was successfully launched last Thursday, 26

CONFIRMED: Shopwise Cagayan de Oro to open this November

AND IT’S OFFICIAL, FOLKS! SHOPWISE, a member of the Rustan’s Group of Companies (yes, the same owners of Rustan’s Cagayan de Oro), is set to open this November 2013. can exclusively confirm that Shopwise CDO will open on November 16, 2013, Saturday, at the East Wing Expansion of Lim Ket Kai Mall, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. If you’re familiar with the area where Starbucks Limketkai is (a.k.a. the main entrance of Limketkai Center), right across that is where Shopwise CDO will be.

Mindanaoan can also confirm that preparations for the opening of Shopwise Cagayan de Oro are on full blast. Shopwise representatives from Manila were even in town early this week. I will be posting more exclusive updates in the next few days so stay tuned by SUBSCRIBING VIA EMAIL (click, click! it’s FREE)


Shopwise, founded November 1998, is considered the PIONEER in hypermarket operations in the Philippines. Shopwise aims to target middle-income families and budget-conscious homemakers. Shopwise CDO or Shopwise Cagayan de Oro joins other Shopwise branches located in Alabang, Makati, Libis, Araneta Center, Antipolo, Harrison Plaza, and Sucat in Paranaque.

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Women Affairs Committee participates in FGD on FAB

By Farida P. Dalandan COTABATO City (September 23, 2013) —The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) participated in a Focus Group Discussion conducted by the Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao, Inc. (AFRIM) last September 19, 2013 at the Kadtuntaya Foundation Incorporated (KFI) Conference Hall. “The output of

Duterte to close movie houses without adequate security

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is bent to close movie houses that do not have enough security. This, after blasts in two Davao City cinemas, which Duterte called “terrorism,” left at least 5 people hurt Monday night.

“Movie houses should have adequate security. The local government can’t provide policemen and military just to guard that. You have to invest. If you can’t provide, I will close your movie house,” Duterte said.

The Davao City mayor’s warning came after two improvised explosive devices went off inside Cinema 5 of Gaisano Mall and Cinema 1 of SM City. No one was injured in the SM Davao blast but 5 people were hurt in the Gaisano Mall explosion. The victims complained of ear pain.

“The military and police told me that they already gave warnings to SM, ” Duterte said.

When asked if Nur Misuari and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) had a hand in the explosions, Duterte was quick to absolve Misuari.

“I just talked to Nur Misuari. He would not do that,” he said.

Duterte also urged the public to wait for the results of the investigation.

According to authorities, the two explosions took place at around 9 to 9:30 PM Monday evening. Almost all of the moviegoers in both cinemas have already left.

Meanwhile, MNLF Davao chairman Rolando Olamit claimed that his group was not involved in the blasts.


* photo courtesy of Rody Duterte Facebook page

Manila-based Human Rights Group holds Presentation on Medical Doctors for Human Rights Online Database

By Tu Alid Alfonso COTABATO City (September 3, 2013) — The Medical Action Group Inc. (MAG), which has been facilitating and helping the victims for the documentation on cases of Human Rights Violations or HRVs, conducted a series of “Presentations and Demonstrations of the Online Database of Trained Public Health Doctors” in Mindanao including Cotabato