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Mindanao

3 Davao cops caught drinking beer in public sacked

DAVAO CITY -- Three police officers who were caught on video drinking beer inside a restaurant in their uniforms have been relieved of their positions while an investigation is being conducted. Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 spokesperson Chief Inspector Jason Baria made this disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Screen capture of a video shot by Brigada News Davao anchor Jun Digamon of police officers drinking beer inside a restaurant in Davao City.

Ayan Mellejor | 8 hours ago

Mindanao

1 dead, 2 missing in Davao Oriental flash flood

DAVAO CITY – One person was killed, two were injured, and two others have gone missing when rapid flooding of a “dead creek” washed out 50 houses in San Ignacio village in Manay town, Davao Oriental on Tuesday morning. The initial report of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-11 identified the fatality ...

Photo courtesy of Davao Oriental Provincial Information Office

Ayan Mellejor | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Comelec says BOL plebiscite successful

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) plebiscite was "successful" despite recording cases where some precincts did not open on time after some teachers did not report to their assigned areas. “Overall, successful ang ating BOL.& ...

Women look for their names at a voting precinct in Maguindanao on Monday during the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Noel CELIS / AFP

PNA | 2 days ago

Mindanao

FROM BULLETS TO BALLOT: MILF chair Murad votes in school where he learned to read and write

By Carolyn O. Arguillas COTABATO CITY  (MindaNews) – On Monday, January 21, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will return to the school where he learned to read and write, this time to cast his vote to formally end the nearly 51-year armed struggle and move on to the parliamentary strug ...

MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim registers as a voter in September 2018. Photo courtesy of Bangsamoro Transition Commission

MindaNews | 2 days ago

Mindanao

ARMM, Isabela, Cotabato cities vote on BOL today

Today residents of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Isabela City, and Cotabato City cast their vote on the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Signed by the President on July 26 last year, the BOL seeks to establish a new Bangsamoro political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. It is consid ...

Photo from OPAPP

MDM | 2 days ago

Mindanao

Davao Region braces for 'Amang'

DAVAO CITY – Davao region is preparing for Tropical Depression Amang which is expected to bring moderate to extreme rains that could cause possible flash floods and landslides. A general flood advisory is up in Davao City and the provinces as heavy rains could affect rivers and tributaries of Lasang, Talomo ...

Ayan Mellejor | 3 days ago

Mindanao

Duterte asks Bangsamoro to vote for BOL, reject violent extremism 

COTABATO CITY – President Duterte on Friday rallied the people of Cotabato City and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to vote for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and  to stand up against violent extremism. “Minamahal kong mga (My beloved) Moro ...

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Edwin O. Fernandez | 5 days ago

Mindanao

No threats on BOL plebiscite but AFP won’t let guard down

DAVAO CITY -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not letting its guard down even though it has yet to detect any security threat for the January 21 BOL plebiscite. "So far, na-defuse na natin ang (we have defused the) tension, kaya (so) we don't foresee any major threat in the comin ...

SECURITY CONCERNS. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the venue of the Joint AFP-PNP Command Conference inside Malacañang Palace on January 15 with his former top aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. Among the top security concerns these days is the upcoming Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite. Story on Page 2. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Jon Joaquin, PNA | 6 days ago

Mindanao

Drug cases rise as police push anti-drug campaign

DAVAO CITY -- The number of drug-related cases filed with the City Prosecutor’s Office has increased to 1,275 in 2018 compared with only 1,022 the previous year. Chief City Prosecutor Nestor Ledesma said the increase in the number of drug cases filed by the police last year is a strong indication that the campaign against illegal drugs is effective. "The more drug cases means the police are doing their jobs in arresting those people involved in illegal drugs," Ledesma said. President Rodrigo Duterte has made the war on drugs a battlecry of his administration. Of the t ...

Romeo Braceros | 6 days ago

Mindanao

Dabawenyos told: Skip the halo-halo in public markets

DAVAO CITY -- The Sanitation Division of the City Health Office warned the public about eating halo-halo and drinking cold beverages in public markets after a photo of ice blocks scattered around the streets of Bankerohan Public Market surfaced online. Sanitation Division chief Curtis Larrazaga said based on his office ...

Funny Pearl A. Gujanera | 1 week ago