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Mindanao

SoCot pushes for Malasakit Center in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the opening before the end of February of the province’s first Malasakit Center at the provincial hospital in Koronadal City. South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said they are currently waiting for t ...

South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. (PNA-GenSan file photo)

MindaNews | 1 day ago

Mindanao

700 new volunteers join Zambo Salaam police force

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) got a boost in terms of strength in its anti-terror campaign as 700 volunteers have joined as new members of the Salaam Police Force Multipliers. Brigadier General Froilan Quidilla, Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) director, ...

FORCE MULTIPLIERS. Maj. Karib Muharra, chief of the Salaan Police Center in Zamboanga, administers the oath of the new members during the 10th General ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Kidapawan helps 3 distressed OFWs return home safely

COTABATO CITY -- Three distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Kidapawan City have safely arrived home and reunited with their families with the help of the local government. Through the Kidapawan City Public Employment Services Office (PESO), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Piñol lashes out at farmers’ group

DAVAO CITY -- Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Secretary Emmanuel Piñol lashed out at a farmers’ association for calling government’s program to export organic rice “futile” and “an outright insulting to the Filipino people amidst rice liberalization.” Piñol ...

Ruth Palo | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Go says Duterte wants peace pact signed in PH

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants any peace agreement arrived at between the Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) to signed in the country. This was confirmed by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go in a statement, saying t ...

PEACE TALKS. President Rodrigo Duterte greets former rebels before distributing their benefits during a ceremony at the San Isidro Central School in L ...

Ruth Palo | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Jeepney drivers, operators can start getting social packages

DAVAO CITY -- Jeepney drivers and operators who will be affected by the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) can now start availing themselves of the social packages the city government and partner national agencies are offering. HPBS spokesperson Norman Baloro said each jeepney driver and operator can choose three of the f ...

KEEP PUSHING. Men try to load a huge tire on a jeepney along Roxas Ave. in Davao City. ANTONIO L. COLINA / MINDANEWS FILE PHOTO

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 day ago

Mindanao

City workers’ uniform goes gender-neutral

DAVAO CITY -- Starting March 23, city government employees will use a gender neutral-uniform to inculcate inclusivity in the workplace. Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) head Lemuel Ortonio said the gender-neutral uniform will give a branding to City Hall employees as they will be easily identified. Ort ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Canadian arrested for unruly behavior

DAVAO CITY -- Authorities in Island Garden City of Samal (IGCS) apprehended a Canadian national who got unruly and eventually hit the father of his live-in partner in Barangay Camudmud, Babak. A belated police report identified the foreigner as Robert Gary Floyd, 42, painter, a resident of Sitio Basaw, Barangay Camudmu ...

Ruth Palo | 2 days ago

Mindanao

'Coco festival' marks Lanao Norte town's 60th anniversary

LINAMON, Lanao del Norte--This town celebrated its 60th founding anniversary on Thursday through "Hudyaka sa Lubi Festival (Merriment of Coconuts)," a homage to the municipality's coconut industry. Some 6,000 residents gathered at the municipal plaza to celebrate the festival, which wa ...

COCO FEST. Contingents from barangays Purakan and Robocon bag the P75,000 grand prize during the 'Hudyaka sa Lubi Festival' of Linamon town in Lanao d ...

PNA | 2 days ago

Mindanao

Cops act as vaccinators in Maguindanao to help fight polio

PARANG, Maguindanao -- Police officers and peacekeepers have doubled as “bakunadors” (vaccinators) as they participated in the Department of Health (DOH) Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio at a police checkpoint in Barangay Pinantao here. While performing their duties as peacekeepers, police pe ...

POLICE VACCINATORS. Officers from the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao manning a checkpoint in Maguindanao admin ...

PNA | 2 days ago