Category Archives: Top Stories

22 houses for homeless, displaced families soon to rise in Kidapawan 

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) — At least 322 additional housing units for homeless and displaced families will be constructed here by the city government. City legal officer Christopher Cabilen on Friday led a team conducting a relocation survey in Purok 8, Barangay Sudapin. The team was composed of the project contractor, city engineer, planning […]

22 houses for homeless, displaced families soon to rise in Kidapawan 

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) — At least 322 additional housing units for homeless and displaced families will be constructed here by the city government. City legal officer Christopher Cabilen on Friday led a team conducting a relocation survey in Purok 8, Barangay Sudapin. The team was composed of the project contractor, city engineer, planning […]

Army quells NPA plan to attack Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – The Army in North Cotabato has quelled an alleged plan of the New People’s Army (NPA) to attack one of its detachments located at a remote village in Tulunan, North Cotabato. Lt. Col. Rhojun Rosales, commander of the 39th Infantry Battalion, said his men, while scouring Sitio Alimodian, Barangay […]

The June 19, 1971 Manili Massacre : “All I can remember is that the blood was so warm”

(This piece by Ms Aveen Acuna-Gulo was published by MindaNews as a four-part series on June 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2003 in www.mindanews.com to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Manili Massacre. It was also published by its newspaper-subscribers. We are re-publishing this in 2018, on the 47th commemoration of the June 19, 1971 […]

Roque: Norway can still have a role in GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque clarified on Tuesday that the Royal Norwegian Government can still continue as a third-party facilitator to the peace talks between government (GRP) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panels. During a press briefing in Cotabato City on Tuesday, Roque said all third parties who […]

Cotabato state college president charged for keeping guns, shabu inside campus

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The provincial prosecutor in North Cotabato has found probable cause to indict a state college president for allegedly keeping unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs in his staff house inside campus in Arakan municipality discovered by authorities during a raid last January. Charged was Dr. Samson Molao, president of the […]

Killer of agri officer in NorthCot nabbed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Authorities arrested here on Monday the suspected killer of the municipal agriculture officer of Arakan, North Cotabato, police said. Senior Insp. Jun Napat, officer-in-charge of the Arakan PNP, identified the suspect as Caesar Mangawan, also known as Boy Dawag, who, according to witnesses, was a gun-for-hire. Mangawan was accused […]

Duterte to MILF: what cannot be included in the BBL, add them via federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) — Reiterating his camapign for federalism, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night urged leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to wait for the passage of the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and whatever is not included there can be “added in the federal scheme […]

Duterte: oil and natural gas in Ligawasan Marsh belong to Moro people

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17  June) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night assured the Moro people that they would remain in control and possession of the huge untapped fossil fuel reserves in the 288,000-hectare Ligawasan Marsh, the country’s largest wetland. Duterte said during the 2018 Eid’l Fitr Celebration at the SMX Convention Center Davao that the Moro […]

Duterte signs laws creating 8 new high schools

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed on Wednesday laws creating eight new secondary schools and making five annex or extension campuses as independent secondary schools. Six of the eight new schools and four of the five newly separated schools are in Mindanao. In Mindanao, the new secondary schools are […]

ARMM posts highest employment rate in January

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted an employment rate of 97.4 percent in January 2018, the highest among 17 regions in the country, a report released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on June 14 showed. The region, consisting of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del […]

Cardinal Quevedo’s message to Muslims on Eid’l Fitr: peace in the heart;  lasting peace through CAB-compliant Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) — The message of Mindanao’s lone Cardinal to Muslim brothers and sisters on Eid’l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan, is “peace in the heart” and lasting peace through a Bangsamoro Basic Law that complies with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, […]

Mindanawon tops Environmental Planner board exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – A Mindanawon from Iligan City topped the June 2018 Environmental Planner Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Wednesday. Architect Amillah Sescon Rodil, 38, a graduate of the University of the Philippines, topped the exam among 1,891 who passed the board, with 83.05 % rating. Only […]

Monkayo to review plan to build mineral processing economic zone at Diwalwal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – Monkayo Mayor Ramil L. Gentugaya said they would review the plan of the Philippine Mining Development Council (PMDC) to establish a mineral processing economic zone at Mt. Diwalwal just two weeks after the Municipal Council passed a resolution recalling its support for the proposed project. In a phone […]

Pulong Duterte to file criminal and civil liber charges vs Trillanes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – Former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte vowed to file criminal and civil libel charges against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes for dragging him in the controversial P6.4-billion shabu smuggling last year. In a statement released on Thursday, nearly six months since he announced his resignation from his post […]

CAFGU shoots buddy to death

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – A member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) shot to death a fellow paramilitary after an altercation inside their detachment Wednesday evening in Pikit, North Cotabato, police said. Chief Insp. Romy Castanares, chief of Pikit PNP, identified the slain victim as Esmael Tanto, 43, of the 31st […]