USEP to open Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Aug) – The state-owned University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) will launch on August 17 the Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center (SERDAC), a one-stop shop to aid Mindanawon researchers on data analysis and guide local government units (LGUs) come up with sound statistics-based policymaking. Jennifer E. Hinlo, acting dean of […]

Davao fire destroys 60 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Aug) – A fire that broke out at a coastal community noon Thursday razed down some 60 shanties in Barangay 76-A Bucana, Davao City, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 said. SFO2 Ramil Gillado, officer-in-charge of the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of BFP 11, said that […]

PEACETALK: Research points in expanding and understanding Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism (PCVE)

[Summary of a presentation by Commissioner Yusuf Morales of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos during the launch of the Japan-UNDP program on the Prevention of Violent Extremism on August 6, 2018 at the Ateneo de Davao University. The is an attempt to present a critique in presenting the gaps encountered in researches on prevention […]

Group seeks stricter measures vs aerial spray in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 August) – Environment group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) on Monday said it will ask the city council to impose stricter regulations on the use of aerial spray two years after the Supreme Court upheld the 2009 decision of the Court of Appeals declaring the ordinance banning aerial spraying as unconstitutional. But […]

Davao expo to feature Mindanao MSMEs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – A foundation will stage a six-day expo here to give micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from different regions of Mindanao the much needed exposure in the local market. Rosevic Del Rosario-Cembrano, Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation Inc. president told “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” that they will feature new products […]

TURNING POINT: Successfully Lewd

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 08 August) – Many are asking: will Uson be booted out from her government post because of the lewd federalism video controversy attributed to her creative juice? No way. Amorous Tatay Digong is so enamored with Mocha because she is one of the rare mammals who can read his mind. In […]

Muslim-Christian marriages: Are they valid?

The correct (long) title is:  Are Muslim-Christian marriages among previously married and still un-divorced individuals valid? This is another of my posts that got lost with my blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro and recently recovered by me, thanks to humans or internet bots who/that saved my blogposts. Although the post is more than a… Read More Muslim-Christian marriages: Are they valid?

Consumer groups in Japan monitor campaign on “Ethical bananas” from Philippines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) — Civil society organizations and consumer groups in Japan will start a monitoring system on bananas exported from the Philippines, following the launch of “Ethical Banana” campaign last July 28 in Tokyo to promote environmental protection and social justice for the Filipino farmers. Chinkie Pelino-Golle, Executive Director of the […]

Military says it didn’t drop bombs in Makilala village

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 07 August) –The Army in Makilala in North Cotabato has denied reports that bombs were dropped in a rebel-influenced barangay on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Rhodjun Rosales, commanding officer of the 39thInfantry Battalion, said the attack helicopter that residents saw in Barangay Batasan in Makilala never dropped any bomb when it hovered at […]

Duterte to residents in proposed Bangsamoro: discuss the law, vote in the plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged residents of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to “actively participate in constructive discussions” about the Bangsamoro law and to vote in the plebiscite that would ratify it. “I ask my Bangsamoro brothers and sisters, as well as the […]

RA 11054

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presents Republic Act No. 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 6, 2018. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo  

SPEECH: What ails our justice system? Corruption, Delay and Incompetence

(Speech of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, former Senate President, during the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Misamis Oriental Chapter Testimonial Dinnerat the Palladium, Mallberry Hotel, Limketkai Center, Cagayan De Oro City on 03 August 2018) Atty. Eddie Cuaresma, President of the IBP Misamis Oriental Chapter and the other officers of the IBP, newly appointed justice […]

M’lang PNP intensifies visibility, intelligence networking after IED recovery

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – Police in M’lang, North Cotabato has intensified their visibility, intelligence, monitoring, and other security measures after authorities recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) left by still unidentified suspects along the national highway as the town culminated its weeklong 67th founding day celebrations on Sunday. Supt. Giovanni Ladeo, officer-in-charge of […]

Easy Guide To Create Your WordPress Blog (For 1300 Pesos)

Whether you want to set-up a website for your personal brand or for your client’s project doing it is easy and cheap using the following steps:   #1 Decide what platform you want to use for your website For beginners who want a professional and monetization-compatible website, I recommend either Blogger (Blogspot) or WordPress. To […]

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ROCK SOLID: Unpacking the complicated territorial dispute between Philippines and China

(Welcome address of  Ateneo de Davao Law Dean Manny Quibod at the Davao City launch of multiawarded journalist Marites Vitug’s “Rock Solid: How the Philippines won its maritime case against China” held at the Media Room of the Community Center Building of the Ateneo de Davao University on 3 August 2018). Several years ago, Ateneo […]

Prof says it is “fatally wrong” to assume Bangsamoro law will solve armed conflicts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 August) — A university professor here said it is “fatally wrong” to assume that the newly-signed Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be the only solution to the armed conflicts in what is presently referred to as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) because […]


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