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300-year old giant Toog tree saved anew from cutting

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 08 August) — The giant centuries-old Philippine Rosewood tree (Petersianthus quarialatus), locally known as Toog and believed to be the tallest and oldest in the country, was given yet another lease of life. This is the second time the 54-meter high Toog tree, located along the Maharlika Highway […].....»»

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SPECIAL REPORT (2). From RAG to ARMM to BARMM: the IP’s struggle for ancestral domains continues

2nd of three parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) —  The  Tedurays, Lambangians and Dulangans in Maguindanao and other non-Moro IPs in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) became part of the Bangsamoro region in the past four decades, since the  first autonomous government was set up in 1979 as the Regional […].....»»

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SouthCot’s contact-tracing app a big help amid fears of local transmission

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) —  The provincial government of South Cotabato has launched extensive contact-tracing activities for a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case in Koronadal City that is being considered as possible local transmission. South Cotabato Governor. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. confirmed in a press conference on Saturday afternoon that a seafarer with […].....»»

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New Requirement for Drivers

New Requirement for Drivers.....»»

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Work at Bukidnon provincial capitol suspended

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) – Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria R. Zubiri Jr. has indefinitely suspended work in all offices at the capitol effective Thursday afternoon, Aug. 6, two days after ordering the conduct of swab tests for Covid-19 for all provincial government employees. Zubiri’s memorandum, which was posted on Facebook, did not specify […].....»»

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DAPECOL employee tests positive of Covid-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – Health authorities in Davao Region are now tracing who had come in close contact with an employee from Davao Penal Colony (DAPECOL) of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCOR) who recently tested positive of Covid-19. The employee, whose positive test result came out on July 29, had a travel […].....»»

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600 individuals flee clash between military, NPA in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – Around 600 individuals fled two sitios bordering Cabanglasan town in Bukidnon and Kapalong town in Davao del Norte after government troops clashed with suspected New People’s Army guerrillas on Friday last week. Cabanglasan Mayor Renante Inocando, in an interview Friday with dxDB-Malaybalay said some evacuees stayed in Barangay […].....»»

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Work suspension at Bukidnon capitol due to confirmed Covid case

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – The provincial government of Bukidnon has confirmed that Gov. Jose Maria R. Zubiri Jr. ordered an indefinite suspension of work at the capitol after an employee tested positive of Covid-19 based on a swab or RT-PCR test done on Monday. Zubiri issued memorandum 591-2020 dated Aug. 6 ordering […].....»»

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Sandugo: ‘Uphold our constitutional rights, defend national minorities! Junk the Anti-Terror Law!’

We, indigenous and Bangsamoro people of the Republic of the Philippines, stand before the Supreme Court today with a petition and a prayer. Through these, we humbly ask the highest court in the land to declare null and void Republic Act No. 11479, and immediately forbid its implementation. This Anti-Terror Law is recognized even by […].....»»

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Reopening Soon

Reopening Soon.....»»

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Anak Mindanao, Zambo lawyers, artist and Imam file third petition from Mindanao vs Anti-Terror Act

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 August) – Anak Mindanao (AMIN) party-list, two Basilan-based Representatives to Congress, four Moro lawyers, an artist and an Imam have filed a petition before the Supreme Court asking it to declare unconstitutional RA 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, the third petition filed by Mindanawons, the second this week. In […].....»»

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SPECIAL REPORT (1): From RAG to ARMM to BARMM: the IP’s struggle for ancestral domains continues

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) — “Where is the promise to the non-Moro Indigenous Peoples (IP)?  Where is  the promise that the Bangsamoro Organic Law will be more than the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) +++? Where is the promise  that the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be better than the Autonomous […].....»»

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Lumad, Moro leaders join other IPs in asking SC to junk law they describe as “Martial Law in all but name”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 August) – A B’laan leader opposing a huge mining project in South Cotabato,  Moro leaders from Marawi City and Lumad teachers joined other Indigenous Peoples nationwide in asking the Supreme Court to declare RA 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 as unconstitutional, claiming “it is, in fact, Martial Law in […].....»»

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Mindanao Peoples Caucus conducts rapid midterm review on Bangsamoro transition

The Mindanao Peoples Caucus,  in partnership with kindred civil society organizations,  is spearheading the conduct of a Rapid Midterm Review on the Bangsamoro Transition Period from August-September 2020. This initiative is part of MPC’s  continuing peace advocacy to monitor and help ensure the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the […].....»»

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Looking for plants? Visit The Greenery Plant Center

SM City Davao creates a calming atmosphere with the opening of The Greenery Plant Center (TGPC) that houses over 100 sellers of different garden and indoor favorites at the mall’s open parking area. In partnership with Mindanao Garden Club Inc. (MGCI) and Pepsi Cola, the month-long fair features extensive range of ornamental plants including natural […].....»»

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PNP Chief in Davao City

Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa (wearing Rotary shirt), chats with Lt. Col. Ronald Lao, chief of the Talomo Police Station, outside the Talomo District Health Center in GSIS Subdivision in Davao City after the turnover of  protective equipment against COVID-19 from the Rotary Club of Downtown Davao on Saturday noon, 08 August 2020. Gamboa […].....»»

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Mayor Sara to employees: 20 pesos fine for every violation of basic health protocols

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) — Employees of the City Government of Davao should strictly observe basic health protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the workplace or they will be fined 20 pesos for every violation, Mayor Sara Duterte said. During her live interview over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Friday, Duterte expressed her frustration over the […].....»»

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Remote Siargao island to launch communal farming soon

CORREGIDOR, Dapa, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 02 August) – Residents of this remote island are the recipients of organic agricultural products from a community-driven communal farming project that will soon be launched here. A collaboration of the Purposeful Unconditional Service to Others (PUSO) Foundation and Hardin Ng Pagbabago and some volunteers took part in the […].....»»

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Davao City’s COVID-19 cases: from 435 on July 1 to  909 on August 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /02 August) —   Davao City’s COVID-19 cases doubled from 435 on July 1 to 873 on July 31, on the first month the city was placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). On August 1, the start of yet another two weeks of MGCQ, the city recorded 36 more cases, bringing the […].....»»

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VCO producers see hope for coco industry as clinical trials on COVID-19 patients yield “promising” results

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 August) – The ‘promising’ result of the virgin coconut oil (VCO) clinical trials on patients of COVID-19 may open up more opportunities to the local coconut industry, VCO producers say. Last month, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) reported that the clinical trials of VCO at a hospital in Laguna […].....»»

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