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UCCP Bishop Hamuel Tequis and Lumad leaders prepare for the 1 p.m. press briefing inside the UCCP’s Haran compound in Davao City on 25 January 2020. The police , however, barred the media from entering the compound. Photo courtesy of KILAB MULTIMEDIA.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2020Related News

Davao’s medical tourism to attract more Indonesians

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro said the local medical industry is more advanced compared to that of Manado, potentially attracting more Indonesian visitors that will boost the city’s “medical tourism.” Montenegro told MindaNews on Monday that the city can take advantage of “medical tourism” to […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

SouthCot deploys 2,000 health workers for anti-polio campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has deployed around 2,000 health workers for the second round of the Mindanao-wide mass immunization campaign against polio, which formally started on Monday. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., chief of the South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said Tuesday the synchronized […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

SouthCot tourist arrivals breach 1 million mark

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – South Cotabato province’s enhanced tourism initiatives made a significant leap last year as tourist arrivals in the area has finally breached the one million mark. A report from the Provincial Tourism Unit (PTU) said a total of 1,226,960 domestic and foreign tourists visited tourist destinations and witnessed […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Tampakan mining project extended for 12 years; operations may last until 2057

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 21 January) – Set to expire on March 21, 2020, the 25-year Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) awarded to the Tampakan project, has been extended for 12 years – or until March 21, 2032 — in an order issued June 8, 2016 but known only recently. Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Condo tower in Davao owned by Consunji firm unsafe, residents told to vacate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The Office of the City Building Official has ordered residents of Toledo Building of the three-tower condominium development, Magallanes Residences of the Consunji family-owned DMC Urban Property Developers Inc. (DMC-UPDI), to vacate within five days after inspectors discovered major structural cracks on the beams caused by a series of […].....»»

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Without Fear

Without Fear.....»»

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BARMM sends help to Taal victims

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) commemorated the first year anniversary of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the enabling law that created BARMM, by sending relief goods to victims of the Taal volcano eruption in Batangas. During sendoff ceremonies on Tuesday, […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

28 filariasis cases confirmed in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – South Cotabato province’s efforts to totally eradicate the parasitic filariasis disease has taken a major hit as it confirmed at least 28 new cases in the area. Jose Barroquillo, mosquito-borne diseases coordinator of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said the filariasis cases were found during a […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Region 12 wage hike takes effect Feb. 2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The initial P15 installment of the two-tranche P25 wage increase for private workers in Region 12 will take effect starting Feb. 2, an official said on Wednesday. Sisinio Cano, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Region 12 director, said Wage Order No. RBXII-21 will be deemed officially effective […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

P882-million worth of fake cigarettes seized in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – A joint team from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided two warehouses here, one of which owned by Gaisano, and confiscated P882-million worth of fake cigarettes Tuesday afternoon. But Regional Director Nuzar Balatero, of Revenue Region No. 16 […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Fishing tourney winner impressed by Lanao Norte town’s marine environment

LINAMON, Lanao de Norte (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The winner of the First Linamon Offshore National Sports Fishing Tournament on Wednesday said he was impressed by the municipality’s rich marine environment. “The marine environment here is rich and clean. There was even a whale shark that approached us as we were fishing,” said Vince […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

SPECIAL REPORT (1): SMI gears up to mine mammoth Tampakan copper-gold project

SPECIAL REPORT 1st of 2 parts TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – At a sari-sari store nestled deep in the mountains that host Southeast Asia’s largest untapped copper and gold minefield, members of the B’laan indigenous community belt out songs to the accompaniment of a videoke machine at noon, as fog continues to […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (2): The Victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 January) — Thinking that the presence of journalists would deter his rivals from making good their threat to chop him to pieces once he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Governor of Maguindanao, Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu invited journalists, relatives and aides to join in […].....»»

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Bangsi Unlimited.....»»

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SouthCot pushes for Malasakit Center in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the opening before the end of February of the province’s first Malasakit Center at the provincial hospital in Koronadal City. South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said they are currently waiting for the release of the final approval from concerned […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Shabu worth P3.4M seized from couple in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – Suspected shabu (crystal meth) with an estimated street value of 3.4 million pesos was seized from a couple during a buy-bust operation Wednesday afternoon at the plaza area in Cotabato City. Marlon Santos, deputy director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), identified the suspects […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Tampakan Mining 12-Year Extension, a “sweet deal” made of deceit

Quezon City, Philippines – The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. demands from DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu an immediate investigation on the 12-Year Extension granted to Sagittarius Mines, Incorporated (SMI) and the Tampakan Mining Group for its Tampakan Copper and Gold Project as executed by Leo Jasareno, former Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau. According to the […].....»»

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Children rummage through toxic garbage to buy school supplies, food

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 23 January) – As soon as the 2,400 tons (2.17 million kilos) of toxic waste that would be returned to South Korea were loaded on the cargo ship and government officials, environmentalists and most of the media had left the compound of the Verde Soko Philippines Industrial Corporation in Sitio […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

SPECIAL REPORT (2): SMI gears up to mine mammoth Tampakan copper-gold project

Last of two parts TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 23 January) — Based on Sagittarius Mines Incorporated’s (SMI) exploration studies finished a long time ago, the most viable way to extract the vast deposits is by open-pit mining, a method banned by the South Cotabato provincial government through its Environment Code passed in 2010. In […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News