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315 dynamites seized from NPA in Agusan Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) — Army soldiers bumped into a huge cache of dynamites, medical and food supplies believed stashed by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur last Sunday, a military official said. Major General Ronald Villanueva, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division said the […] The post 315 dynamites seized from NPA in Agusan Sur appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Demand for construction-related jobs soars

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Demand for construction-related jobs has increased due to the boom in real estate business, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Davao Region said Monday. DOLE XI said such jobs have so far topped the list of domestic jobs to be offered during the two-day Labor Day […] The post Demand for construction-related jobs soars appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Peace talks with NDFP ‘back on track’ – Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) will resume sooner than the 60-day timeline set by President Rodrigo Duterte, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said. “I think we are back on track,” Dureza said during the Annual Plenary […] The post Peace talks with NDFP ‘back on track’ – Dureza appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Mayor Duterte to Rep. Casilao: My position on peace talks reflects sentiment of Dabawenyos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte lashed out at Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao for criticizing her for her opposition to the resumption of peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, saying her position reflected the sentiment of most Dabawenyos. The mayor had asked her […] The post Mayor Duterte to Rep. Casilao: My position on peace talks reflects sentiment of Dabawenyos appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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PERSONAL ESSAY: My Journey Back To Wellness

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) — What started out as a short Facebook post meant to inspire and encourage friends, eventually evolved into an essay narrating my journey the past few months. Although I was very hesitant to post this story(and some photosshowing ‘progress’) —  trying to avoid appearingvain and self absorbed — I […] The post PERSONAL ESSAY: My Journey Back To Wellness appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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TO THE POINT: BBL: Halal or Haram?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) — After failing to deliver the Bangsamoro Basic Law by end of December 2017 and before the Congress recessed in March 2018, the Senate President and the House Speaker assured President Duterte and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that Congress will pass the BBL before it adjourns […] The post TO THE POINT: BBL: Halal or Haram? appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Marawi mothers to Duterte: “Please, restore us to our homes, our own lands!”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) — A group of mothers displaced by the war in Marawi is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to “restore us to our homes, our own lands” soonest as they are “wearied and tormented by the injustice of this all.” “Why in the name of God, can we not be given […] The post Marawi mothers to Duterte: “Please, restore us to our homes, our own lands!” appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Bangsamoro Basic Law update: It’s back to BTC version

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) — The three committees handling the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in the House of Representatives on Monday approved the omnibus motion of the Deputy Speaker for Mindanao to “retain as is” House Bill 6475, the bill drafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and sponsored by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez […] The post Bangsamoro Basic Law update: It’s back to BTC version appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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House Committees vote on BBL amendments but can plenary pass law before June 1?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) — The House Committees on Local Government, Muslim Affairs, and Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, are meeting this week — April 16 to 19 —  to vote on proposed amendments to the working draft on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), in preparation for the filing of a substitute bill for […] The post House Committees vote on BBL amendments but can plenary pass law before June 1? appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Welcome home

 President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Pahima Algasi, returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and her family during a meeting at the Coco’s South Bistro Restaurant in Davao City on April 14, 2018. The President expressed his happiness over the resolution of the case of Algasi who was allegedly abused by her employer in the Kingdom of Saudi […] The post Welcome home appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Gotcha!

Sailfish, tuna and tanguige, are some of the species caught by participating anglers from different counties vying for the 11th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament in Pilar town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte in this photo taken Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018. The competition ends Sunday. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO   The post Gotcha! appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Manhunt on for ex-cop linked to drugs, car theft

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – A former police officer assigned in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is now the subject of a manhunt by the police in M’lang, North Cotabato for his alleged involvement in an illegal drug and car theft syndicate operating in Region 12. Chief Inspector Rolly Oranza, police chief […] The post Manhunt on for ex-cop linked to drugs, car theft appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Trough of LPA to bring light to heavy rains in Eastern Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Parts of Mindanao might experience flooding and landslides caused by light to moderate and at times heavy rains, the weather bureau said. In its weather bulletin issued at 4 a.m. on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said this is due to the trough […] The post Trough of LPA to bring light to heavy rains in Eastern Mindanao appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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“Poortuner”

Called “skylab” in some parts of Mindanao, this modified motorcycle seen along the national highway in Malungon, Sarangani, is jokingly referred to as “Poortuner” as it can accommodate the number of passengers of an SUV and sometimes even more. Passengers and drivers take risks, however, as there are no safety gadgets and the vehicles are […] The post “Poortuner” appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but..

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – Two hinterland towns in North Cotabato are considered by the Philippine Army as “problematic” or “very challenging” in terms of terrain and support that communist guerillas get from the communities, a military spokesperson said. 1st Lieutenant Prolen Bonacua, spokesperson of the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion, identified these “problematic areas” as Arakan […] The post Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but.. appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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PASSION FOR MISSION: Commercialization of Culture

MALITA, Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 14 April) — Len Cabili of Filip + Inna clothing line apologized on her Facebook page on April 9 for a photo that had appeared the day before on The Philippine Star of a model wearing her creation. The model was wearing a traditional Tagakolu “bong” paired with a bikini. […] The post PASSION FOR MISSION: Commercialization of Culture appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Authorities are closely monitoring the boundary areas of this city and South Cotabato province due to potential security problems that might disrupt the conduct of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said Thursday they have identified […] The post SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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STATEMENT: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte: “no to peace talks”

(Statement of Mayor Sara Duterte on the resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front, released by the City Information Office on 13 April 2018)  Respectfully, I am asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision to reopen the negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. I believe the insurgency problem can […] The post STATEMENT: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte: “no to peace talks” appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Rating Duterte: “excellent” in Mindanao but down 2 points nationwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) — The country’s first Mindanawon President continues to receive “excellent” net satisfaction rating in Mindanao, got “very good” in Visayas and Metro Manila” and “good” in the balance of Luzon, but nationwide, his rating dropped two points from +58 in the last quarter of 2017 to +56 in the […] The post Rating Duterte: “excellent” in Mindanao but down 2 points nationwide appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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Mayor Sara to Pres. Duterte: peace talks with NDF is “counterproductive and plainly useless”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) — Mayor Sara Duterte is asking her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, to reconsider his decision to reopen peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF) as it is “counterproductive and plainly useless.” “While I trust the wisdom of the President and his intention to end the insurgency problem peacefully, […] The post Mayor Sara to Pres. Duterte: peace talks with NDF is “counterproductive and plainly useless” appeared first on MindaNews......»»

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