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From Darapanan to ARMM to BARMM: thousands rally for “Yes” to Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 10 December) — The campaign period for the plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Bangsamoro law began Friday but the Peace Implementing Panels of the Government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) opted for an “official launch” of the campaign Monday inside the compound of the Autonomous Region in […].....»»

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UPLB wildlife biologist dies while on research in Mt. Apo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 December) – A wildlife expert from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) died on Saturday evening while doing a research work in Mt. Apo, Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 spokesperson Supt. Aldrin Gonzalez said. He said James de Villa Alvarez, a wildlife biologist and resident of San Isidro Itaas, Lemery […].....»»

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Resolution on complaints vs 33 persons in Davao mall fire out this month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 December) – The decision on the draft resolution of the four-member panel tasked to do the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed by the Inter-Arson Task Force related to the NCCC Mall Davao fire last year is expected to be released this month, an official said. The task force filed the […].....»»

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Lumad Protesters

Manobo Lumads from Pantaron Range in Bukidnon join the International Human Rights Day rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, 10 December 2018, to protest the alleged militarization of their ancestral territory. The UN General Assembly passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

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Yes to Bangsamoro

Supporters gather in the compound of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  (ARMM) in Cotabato City on Monday, 10 Dec. 2018, to formally launch the campaign to vote Yes in the plebiscite on Jan. 21 and Feb. 6, 2019 to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. […].....»»

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Bangsamoro plebiscite now has two dates: Jan. 21 and Feb. 6

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 Dec) — The plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will now have two dates, on January 21 and February 6, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. January 21 will be for voters in the  five-province, two-city Autonomous Region in […].....»»

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Whatever happened to the martial law implementation reports to Congress?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 December) — On December 13, 2017, at the Joint Session of the House of Representatives and the Senate to deliberate on the proposed second extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, the Martial Law Administrator, apologized for their failure to submit reports to […].....»»

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Madrigal: military will not recommend holiday ceasefire with NPA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Dec) — The military will not recommend a suspension of military operations (SOMO) to reciprocate the Communist Party of the Philippines’ declaration of a five-day holiday ceasefire, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, outgoing chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command and incoming Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines […].....»»

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Chinese sister city donates two buses to Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Dec) — The City Government of Davao was gifted with two brand new Sunlong buses by its sister city, Nanning, China, a year after the renewal of the diplomatic ties between the two cities, Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) head Lemuel Ortonio said on Saturday. Ortonio told MindaNews that both […].....»»

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Govt’ body finds 2 Army commanders in Mindanao liable for human rights violations

LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 08 Dec) –The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has found two military commanders liable for human rights abuses in connection with the killing of seven tribal members in a remote village on December 3 last year. Erlan Deluvio, CHR Region 12 director, identified the military officials as Lt. Col. […].....»»

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MINDAVIEWS: We ask for the return of the Bells of Balangiga

(Years before the first Mindanawon President, Rodrigo Duterte, demanded from the United States government the return of the three Balangiga bells back to the Philippines, specifically in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, a Mindanawon leader had appealed for their return. Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. delivered this speech in Balangiga, Eastern Samar on September 28, 2002 on the […].....»»

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ICC to monitor Duterte’s drug war despite PH withdrawal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 December) – The International Criminal Court said it will proceed with an assessment of the communications into the crimes alleged against President Rodrigo Duterte to determine if these fall within its jurisdiction. The statement, contained in an annual report on the ICC’s preliminary examination activities released Wednesday, came despite the Philippine […].....»»

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TURNING POINT: Political Dynasty, Corruption and Poverty

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 07 December) – Political dynasty is about the ownership and the control in the distribution of power and the economic benefits of a politically defined area. A dynastic family would not allow a competitor in this enterprise and would use all means to entrench itself in power. Electoral posts are thus […].....»»

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Q3 approved foreign investments in Mindanao reach P15.84B

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 December) – Various state investment promotion agencies in Mindanao approved some P15.84 billion in foreign investments in the third quarter of 2018, which represents 34.5% of the total P45.9 billion approved nationwide, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on December 6 showed. The PSA said the investment figures were […].....»»

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Shootout

A police investigator checks the hole caused by a bullet on the windshield of the silver Hyundai car involved in the shootout in Upper Carmen Cagayan de Oro City that left one police officer killed on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

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Davao RTC issues arrest warrant vs Senator Trillanes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 December) – The Regional Trial Court in Davao City on Friday issued an arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a staunch critic of the Duterte administration, for four counts of libel filed months ago by former vice mayor Paolo Duterte and brother-in-law lawyer Manases Carpio. RTC Branch 54 Presiding Judge […].....»»

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Eastmincom chief is Duterte’s fifth AFP Chief of Staff

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Dec) – President Rodrigo Duterte has named another Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) chief as the 51st Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP), the fifth Chief of Staff under his 30-month administration. Eastmincom is based in Davao City, where Duterte, the first Mindanawon to lead the […].....»»

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Court orders DSWD to release minors ‘rescued’ in Talaingod

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 December) — The Regional Trial Court Branch 8 on Wednesday ordered the regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to release 12 of the 14 minors it supposedly “rescued” from the group of ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro and Bayan Muna President Satur Ocampo in […].....»»

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Indonesian abducted in Sabah is freed in Sulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Dec) — An Indonesian member of a fishing crew who was kidnapped in Sabah in September “was able to escape from his abductors” in Sitito Tubig Bual, Barangay Bual in Luuk, Sulu and was rescued by troops from the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 at around 7:30 a.m. on December […].....»»

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Inflation rate in Mindanao’s 6 regions slows down in November

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Dec) – Inflation rates in Mindanao’s six regions had declined in November 2018, a data released on Wednesday by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. The five-province and two-city Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) had remained the highest in Mindanao at 7.7% but it had also noted the biggest […].....»»

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