Category Archives: Top Stories

Explosives found in alleged camp of ISIS-inspired group

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 24 Sept) – Police operatives captured an alleged base of an Islamic State-inspired local terror group and recovered improvised explosives in an operation on Sunday in a remote village in Polomolok town in South Cotabato. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, regional director of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said elements from the […]

Ammonia leak hits Dolefil; 35 hospitalized

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – An ammonia leak hit a facility of fruit giant Dole Philippines, Inc (Dolefil) in Polomolok, South Cotabato shortly before Monday morning, a company official said. Gwyn Ann Marie Ebol-Palima, Dolefil corporate communications manager, said at least 35 individuals were brought to the company’s Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital (HHMH) following the […]

Patikul update: families of 7 slain Tausugs OK exhumation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) — The families of the seven Tausugs allegedly massacred in Patikul, Sulu on September 14 but the military claimed were Abu Sayyaf members killed in an encounter, have given their consent for an exhumation of the bodies to determine cause of death and how they were killed. Lawyer Jacqueline […]

Mindanawons find Enrile’s claim of no massacres under martial law “fiction,” “delusional” “:

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 September) —  Mindanao suffered so many massacres and other human rights violations in the run-up to and during martial law under Ferdinand Edralin Marcos but the 94-year old Defense Minister of the Marcos dictatorship — Juan Ponce Enrile — now claims no massacre ever happened, not even the Jabidah Massacre […]

Mayor Sara Duterte thanks supporters but hints at seeking reelection next year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Mayor Sara Duterte thanked her supporters for the trust and confidence as she maintained a high statistical ranking in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections but the presidential daughter reiterated she would like to seek reelection as the city’s chief executive in 2019. […]

DILG urges officials to get more people to attend Oct. 14 barangay assembly

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging officials in the country’s 42,044 barangays to use social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter to get more people to attend the October 14 Barangay Assembly. A press release from the DILG on Saturday quotedOIC Secretary Eduardo Año as […]

Primary suspect in GenSan blast arrested

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 21 Sept) – Police have arrested the primary suspect in the bomb attack in front of a lying-in clinic along the national highway here on Sunday that left eight people wounded. Senior Supt. Oliver Enmodias, deputy regional director for operations of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said in a press conference […]

Federalism to give regions more powers, says Cha-Cha committee member

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 sept) – The proposed federal charter will provide a better and equitable distribution of powers than the current 1987 Philippine Constitution, a member of the Consultative Committee on Charter Change said. ConCom member lawyer Antonio Arellano said in an interview on Thursday the proposed federal charter seeks to bring structural reforms […]

Shipment of Bukidnon vegetables to Manila delayed due to bad weather

TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 20 Sept) — The shipment of 20 tons of vegetables to Manila supposedly on Thursday afternoon to augment its supply and help stabilize the prices of vegetables there following typhoon ‘Ompong,’  has been delayed due to bad weather in Northern Mindanao. Roxana Hojas, Assistant Director of the Department of Agriculture in […]

2 Bombo Radyo GenSan biggies nabbed in P5-million extortion

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sep) – Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested during an entrapment operation Tuesday afternoon the manager and the news director of a radio station here for allegedly extorting P5 million from a pastor-businessman. Higher management of Bombo Radyo, however, said it was a “setup” and promised […]

Police files charges vs 13 BIFF members on Isulan blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sep) – Police have filed double murder and multiple frustrated murder charges against 13 leaders and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in connection with the Sept. 2 bomb blast in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat that killed two persons and injured 12 others. Chief Supt. Eliseo […]

Proposed amendment in 2013 Davao zoning ordinance passed on 2nd reading

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sep) – The City Council here approved on second reading Tuesday the amendments in the 2013 Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance seeking to expand the protection of and to encourage environment-friendly developments at the 222-hectare Shrine Hills identified as Urban Ecological Enhancement Sub-Zone (UEESZ). Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) executive director Chinkie Peliño-Golle […]

3 teams deployed to Patikul, Sulu to probe alleged massacre

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  /18 September) —  Three government agencies have deployed teams to Patikul, Sulu to investigate the September 14 alleged massacre of seven fruit pickers who the military claimed were Abu Sayyaf members killed in an encounter. In the House of Representatives, the Makabayan bloc and the chair of the House Committee on Peace, […]

24-man delegation from Davao to hold biz missions in Malaysia, Singapore

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sep) – A 24-man delegation from Davao City will hold a five-day business missions in Malaysia and Singapore from September 24 to 29 to create interest on the investment opportunities and tourism activities in the city, particularly to these markets in the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Lemuel […]

USEP to open College of Law in 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 September) – The state-run University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) will open its College of Law in August next year to cater to the students “who have talents and the skills but do not have means to pursue law.” Lawyer Rogelio Largo, member of the USEP board of regents and president of […]

Groups welcome ex-general’s conviction for kidnapping of UP students

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 September) – Various groups on Monday welcomed the decision of the regional trial court in Malolos in Bulacan convicting former major general Jovito Palparan Jr.  and two others for the kidnapping and serious detention of two University of the Philippines students who remain missing. Palparan, who was praised by then president […]

Groups welcome ex-general’s conviction for kidnapping of UP students

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 September) – Various groups on Monday welcomed the decision of the regional trial court in Malolos in Bulacan convicting former major general Jovito Palparan Jr.  and two others for the kidnapping and serious detention of two University of the Philippines students who remain missing. Palparan, who was praised by then president […]

Cotabato City gov’t files protest vs. MILF over strafing in Barangay Kalanganan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – The Cotabato City government has filed a protest before the Joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities of the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following the harassment allegedly by a commander of the MILF’s Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) in Sitio Linao, Barangay Kalanganan Saturday […]

Cotabato City gov’t files protest vs. MILF over strafing in Barangay Kalanganan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – The Cotabato City government has filed a protest before the Joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities of the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following the harassment allegedly by a commander of the MILF’s Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) in Sitio Linao, Barangay Kalanganan Saturday […]

Future Bangsamoro gov’t assured of support from int’l community

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) — The international community has vowed to provide financial and technical support as well as other needs of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, once RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is ratified in a plebiscite on January 21, 2019, […]