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Hatid Tulong sends home at least 4,500 Mindanawons stranded in Manila

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – A total of 2,753 Mindanawons stranded in Manila were sent home by bus or boat from July 25 to 27 while another 1,800 will leave Manila on Tuesday, the chief of the Hatid Tulong Initiative (HTI) said. Assistant Secretary Joseph Encabo of the Presidentia ...

Most of those waiting for a ride home are Mindanawons. MINDANEWS PHOTO

MindaNews | 15 minutes ago

Mindanao

DOST OKs P8-M Bukidnon 'iron rice' project to address anemia

MANILA – At least PHP8 million have been allocated for the "Iron Rice for Nutrition and Overall Wellness (NOW)" project in Bukidnon, with the goal of producing iron-fortified rice (IFR) to help address the incidence of anemia in the province, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secreta ...

Department of Science and Technology central office (Photo courtesy of DOST)

PNA | 15 hours ago

Mindanao

2 more ASG members surrender in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two more members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have surrendered amid the sustained focused military operation against the terrorist group in Sulu province, officials said Saturday. Brig. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio, commander of the Army's 1102nd Infantry Brigade, said Abu Jepoy, 35, a ...

MORE SURRENDERERS. Two more Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members surrender to the military on Friday (Sept. 25, 2020) amid the latter’s continuous focused ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

4 NPA leaders surrender in Zambo Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY--A high-ranking and three mid-level officers of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered in the Zamboanga Sibugay town of Imelda, officials said Friday. Lt. Col. Don Templonuevo, commander of the Army's 44th Infantry Battalion, identified the ranking rebel leader as Cinderell ...

NPA SURRENDERERS. Two of the four communist New People's Army (NPA) surrenderers who yielded Thursday (Sept. 24, 2020) to the Army's 44th Infantry Bat ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Army recovers 1.5K ammos in remote Butuan village

BUTUAN CITY – Government forces under the Army's 23rd Infantry Battalion recovered more than 1,500 pieces of ammunition for high-power firearms in a forested area of Sitio Palo, Barangay Nong-nong here. 1st Lt. Roel Maglalang, 23IB civil-military operations officer, said the cache of ammun ...

CACHE OF AMMOS. Government troops under the Army's 23rd Infantry Battalion recover Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 23, 2020) more than 1,500 rounds of amm ...

PNA | 2 days ago

Mindanao

NCIP chief to probe IPRA law non-compliance of LGUs

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) chairperson Allen Capuyan said they will look into local government units (LGUs) that have not allotted a seat in the legislative body to Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR). Capuyan, who also he ...

National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairperson Allen Capuyan

PNA | 2 days ago

Mindanao

After beating Covid-19, priest leads help drive for patients

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Calling it “love and faith in action,” a Catholic priest here who recently recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has launched an initiative to assist patients in isolation and quarantine facilities. Fr. Angel Buenavides, vicar general of the Dioce ...

RECOVERED. Fr. Angel Buenavides, vicar general of the Diocese of Marbel, leads a virtual holy mass on Thursday (Sept. 24, 2020) after recovering from ...

PNA | 2 days ago

Mindanao

Surigao Sur guv tests positive for Covid-19

BUTUAN CITY – Surigao del Sur Governor Alexander T. Pimentel has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), his chief of staff, Marjorie Pagaran, said Wednesday morning (Sept. 23). Pagaran said the governor is asymptomatic and now under quarantine. ...

Surigao del Sur Governor Alexander T. Pimentel. (Photo lifted from the Facebook Page of Gov. Ayec T. Pimentel)

PNA | 3 days ago

Mindanao

Catamco revives 14-year inactive health board

COTABATO CITY – North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco has reactivated the provincial health board that had been idle in the past 14 years to promptly address the health concerns of North Cotabateños. Dr. Eva Rabaya, North Cotabato head of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), ...

HEALTH BOARD. North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco reviews documents on health issues during Tuesday’s (Sept. 22, 2020) meeting of the provincial h ...

PNA | 3 days ago

Mindanao

Gov’t forces seize BIFF lair, explosives in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Government forces pursuing Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao captured a hideout believed to be used by the lawless group as a staging area in Maguindanao, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) here said Wednesday. The 33rd Infantry B ...

ON ALERT. Government troopers check on vehicles entering and leaving Ampatuan, Maguindanao following the capture of a Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fight ...

PNA | 3 days ago