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Fr. Chito Soganub’s family: “God answered our prayers”

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 18 September) &'8212; &'8220;We have been praying for his freedom and the other captives since they were abducted. God answered out prayers,&'8221; the younger sister of  Fr. Teresito &'8220;Chito&'8221; Soganub said as they welcomed the news of his freedom from the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group in Marawi City late Saturday night. Marilyn [&'].....»»

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All Quiet In Tugaya

While armed hostilities continue to rage in Marawi City on Sunday (September 17, 2017) it's all peace and quiet in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur, a lakeside town known for its brass ware and ornate baur or wooden chests. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO.....»»

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All Quiet In Tugaya

While armed hostilities continue to rage in Marawi City on Sunday (September 17, 2017) it's all peace and quiet in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur, a lakeside town known for its brass ware and ornate baur or wooden chests. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO.....»»

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TURNING POINT: A Shared Responsibility

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews /17 Sept) &'8212; Upholding and securing the human rights of  citizens is not just the responsibility of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) but is a shared responsibility with  different agencies of the government with specific concerns and mandates, to mention a few as follows: * Philippine National Police and Armed [&'].....»»

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All Quite In Tugaya

While armed hostilities continue to rage in Marawi City on Sunday (September 17, 2017) it's all peace and quiet in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur, a lakeside town known for its brass ware and ornate baur or wooden chests. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO.....»»

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Fr. Chito Soganub ends 117-day ordeal as Maute captive

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 17 September) &'8212;  As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the military had yet to issue an official statement to confirm or deny reports that a Catholic priest held hostage by the Maute Group since May 23  &'8220;escaped&'8221; or was &'8220;rescued&'8221; along with another hostage, near midnight Saturday but the Prelature of Marawi [&'].....»»

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Is It Over, General?

Aerial strikes against the Islamic State-inspired Maute group hit areas near Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Sunday (September 17, 2017). Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Western Mindanao Command chief, declared last August 29 that the Marawi siege would end in two to three weeks, or on September 18 at the latest. MindaNews photo by H. [&'].....»»

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Marawi, Day 117

The  main battle area in Marawi City as viewed from neighboring Marantao town, Lanao del Sur  at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 16 September 2017, Day 117 of the Marawi Crisis.  The military announced through a press release late Saturday evening that the troops had taken control of the  Bato Mosque and Amaitul Islamiya Marawi Foundation at [&'].....»»

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4 slain, 4 nabbed in PNP’s “one time, big-time” anti-illegal drugs ops in North Cot

UPDATED KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) &'8212; Four persons suspected to be peddling drugs in their areas were killed and four others were arrested when authorities in North Cotabato raided their hideouts in what the police termed as, “One Time, Big Time Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation” Saturday dawn, police reports said. Killed during the simultaneous [&'].....»»

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Tribute to Mindanao’s Karl Gaspar: 3 awards in one month 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) &'8212;  The most prolific Mindanawon book author &'8212; at least 20 since 1985  &'8212; is this year's recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI),  the first of three awards he will be receiving from different Catholic institutions in a month. Redemptorist Brother Carlito [&'].....»»

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Away from Home

A child evacuee from Marawi City takes a look outside her family's tent at the new tent city in Baloi-Lanao del Norte on Saturday (16 September 2017). Close to 200 families staying at the Mahad Abdul Aziz al Islamie Madrasa in Balo-i moved to this site late in August until early September. MindaNews photo by [&'].....»»

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Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law still in limbo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) &'8212; President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday met with Congress leaders and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the joint commission of the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that drafted the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) purportedly to discuss the proposed law but the meeting ended with the draft BBL [&'].....»»

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3 slain, 3 nabbed in PNP’s “one time, big-time” anti-illegal drugs ops in North Cot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) &'8212; Three persons suspected to be peddling drugs in their areas were killed and another three were apprehended when authorities in North Cotabato raided their hideouts in what the police termed as, “One Time, Big Time Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation”, Saturday dawn, police reports said. Killed during the simultaneous raids [&'].....»»

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MILF, MNLF to help in campaign vs illegal drugs

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 September) – Commanders from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Moro National Liberation Front have vowed to to help in the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, a police official said. Senior Supt. Jonathan Tangonan, officer-in-charge of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office, said the commanders manifested their support in a covenant signed after a “special meeting” [&'].....»»

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Duterte plans to impose nationwide martial law, warns CPP

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) &'8212; A plan by President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a nationwide martial law is in the works, the Communist Party of the Philippines said. In a statement Thursday, the CPP said Duterte was becoming “increasingly desperate amid broad rising calls for his ouster” and “seeks to prop himself up as [&'].....»»

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PANTAW A MAREG: It is not a question of whether it was right or wrong

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 14 Sept) &'8212; We are at war. We make our own choices. The small things we do can get amplified. If you are powerful, what seems to be a perfectly practical thing to do can have an encompassing effect and will impact on the people's mental, social, and cultural well-being as well. [&'].....»»

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Makabayan bloc leaves House majority

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 September) &'8212; The seven party list representatives of the Makabayan Bloc on Thursday broke away from the majority coalition in the House of Representatives in protest over what they called “a fascist, pro-imperialist and anti-people regime” of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the Makabayan Bloc cited Duterte’s “neoliberal economic policies, disdain for human [&'].....»»

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Tuba Gatherer

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Media Interview. Taguig. 12 Sept. 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's media interview, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO THE WAKE OF CAPT. ROMMEL SANDOVAL  [Libingan ng mga Bayani Mortuary, Fort Bonifacio, [&'].....»»

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By 2019, GenSan airport will have an expanded passenger terminal building

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) &'8212; Development work has shifted to high gear for the P434 million expansion and rehabilitation of the city international airport’s passenger terminal building to meet its targeted completion by 2019. Engr. Ginalyn Cachuela, manager of the Soccsksargen Area Development Project Office, said the demolition and clearing works are [&'].....»»

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