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7 slain in Patikul, Sulu:  encounter? massacre? mistaken identity?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 September) —  The killing of seven persons in Patikul, Sulu on Friday was a result of an encounter with the Abu Sayyaf, according to the military, but a Moro group says it was massacre of civilians allegedly harvesting mangosteen fruits while a university professor says it was a case of […].....»»

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Fire hits new NCCC mall; controlled in 15 minutes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 September) — A minor fire at a cinema located on the 4th floor of the NCCC Mall Buhangin occurred at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday but was put out some 15 minutes later. The fire incident came two months after the NCCC Mall Buhangin opened and nearly nine months since the December […].....»»

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7 injured in GenSan blast;  3rd blast in Region 12 in 3 weeks

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) — Seven persons, among them a six-year old girl, were wounded in a noontime explosion in nearby General Santos City on Sunday, authorities said. Sunday’s bombing was the third in Region 12 since the August 28 and September 2 bombings in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat province left five […].....»»

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GLASSHOUSES: Storms

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 16 Sept) — Two powerful storms are raging over the Carolinas USA and the Northern part of the Philippines – Florence and Mangkhut. There are reported casualties but the death toll may rise. One good thing about a storm is that it does not stay in one single location. The path […].....»»

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RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Human Rights and Justice in the Bangsamoro

3rd of a series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) — The Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has good provisions on human rights, the justice system, and on regional peace and security. I summarize these provisions in this third article of my series on the law. Article IX of the BOL lays down the […].....»»

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Diyandi Festival Run

Diyandi Festival Run.....»»

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GLASSHOUSES: Essentials

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 15 September) — Many watch soap operas for a variety of reasons, sometimes to escape reality. For a little while, the mind is taken away from daily problems. Many swoon over love stories, cry over situations characters undergo and wish for happy endings. I watched the documentary of Faith Hill and […].....»»

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PEACETALK: Basic understanding and commentary on education in the Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) — Education is the most important institution because it develops all other institutions for effective functioning of a society. Social scientists regard education as a mirror of society because its level of quality portrays and dictates social conditions or status.  In a global setting, advanced countries and first world economies […].....»»

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Police, farmer slain in two gun attacks in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sept) – A police officer assigned at M’lang town in North Cotabato was gunned down by a still unidentified assailant around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, reports said. Killed was SPO1 Jovette Solanon Galan, 40, of the M’lang Police Office and resident of Purok 3, Barangay Lika in M’lang. Galan, according to […].....»»

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House move to urge PRRD to resume talks with Reds hailed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – House Resolution 1803 adopted by the House Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity on September 12 calling on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resume the stalled peace talks between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is a positive move. NDFP negotiating panel […].....»»

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Mindanao to benefit from OLBARMM, federalism – Chinese envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – People’s Republic of China Consul General in Davao City Li Lin said Mindanao is facing a rare opportunity for growth with the signing of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) and the proposed federal form of government being pushed by the Duterte […].....»»

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HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: What’s the Big Deal sa Bulad?

Nagsud-an ka og bulad dinhà sa harianong talad samtang nakabarong ka ug ang uban nimo nga kauban nag-amerkana pa: pina-selfie dayon ka ug sa Facebook gi-post pa. Unsa god nâ nga drama? What’s the big deal kon nagsud-an kag bulad? Sa Facebook angay gyod ba kanâ nga iwaragwag? O buot mo ba ipakità lang ang […].....»»

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Critical reforms for peace building key to uplift Mindanao’s economy – biz leader

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/ 13 September) – The implementation of critical reforms for peace building in Mindanao have put the island on an emerging path, Maria Alegria Limjoco, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCCII) president said. During the opening day of the three-day Mindanao Business Conference at the Big 8 Hotel Corporate Hotel in […].....»»

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Boy, 15, shot dead in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 12 September) – A 15-year old high school student in Matalam town in North Cotabato was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman, around 11:45 am Tuesday, police said. Killed was MJ Mayo Balbalusa, Grade-9 student at the Malamote National High School and a resident of Purok-4, Barangay Lower Malamote, Matalam. The […].....»»

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Murad as Voter

At the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan on Wednesday morning, 12 September 2018, MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim and Sammy Al-Mansoor, chief of staff of the MILF’s armed wing, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (not in photo), lead thousands of MILF combatants in registering to be a voter in future Philippine electoral exercises, the […].....»»

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DavOr eyes desalting seawater to boost drinking water supply

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 12 September) – Davao Oriental is planning to tap seawater as a sustainable source of drinking water utilizing a desalinization technology from Taiwan. The move came after decades-long efforts by the coastal province to obtain sufficient potable water supply proved futile. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Ednar G. Dayanghirang, chief of […].....»»

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MILF members register as voters in Maguindanao

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 12 September) – Combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and their families on Tuesday trooped to the satellite registration center of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here to enlist as voters. Many of them were first-time registrants. The satellite registration center here is one of the 15 such centers […].....»»

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Eager to Vote

The Commission on Elections starts a two-day voters registration on Tuesday, 11 September 2018, inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao for members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Most of them are first-time registrants who will cast their vote in the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro law in January 2019. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. […].....»»

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TURNING POINT: A 3-in-1 Response to the Calamitous Economy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 11 September) —  The cab driver who took us to our hotel from the airport was like a July downpour in dropping on us his resentment on the choking economy and his ire to the senseless people who have irresponsibly pushed the country to starvation. The people are slowly dying from hunger, he […].....»»

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Foreign investments in Davao Region reach P381.5B from Jan-Jun 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 September) – Davao Region registered a total of P381.5 billion in approved foreign investments for the first half of 2018, 44% higher compared to P265 billion reported in the same period last year, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. National Economic Development Authority 11 director Maria Lourdes Lim said the […].....»»

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