MINDANAO BREAKING NEWS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

MisOr town to light up P6-M torch for holiday season

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Misamis Oriental town of Villanueva will light up its PHP6-million torch to mark the beginning of the holiday season and the town’s month-long festival of lights dubbed as “Pasiga 2019.”Locally known as “sulô,” the 25-meter high torch tower is a first in Northern… Read More

Cotabato City gets Presidential child-friendly award

COTABATO CITY — The local government here has earned the most coveted Presidential Child-Friendly Award in recognition of its programs for the welfare of children in the city.Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi received the recognition during awarding ceremonies on Friday in Malacañang.Sayadi said… Read More

NPA rebels in Caraga, NorMin dwindling: Army official

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The areas where communist rebels operate in the Caraga and Northern Mindanao regions are dwindling as thousands of New People’s Army (NPA) members have either surrendered or had been killed in government offensives in recent months, a military official said.Maj…. Read More

DOLE gives aid to Kidapawan quake victims

COTABATO CITY – Following aftershocks of the series of earthquakes in North Cotabato slowed down, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) extended aid to quake victims in Kidapawan City.DOLE-North Cotabato chief Marjorie Latoja handed over PHP3.7 million in… Read More

Over 1K deportees arrive in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Over a thousand deportees arrived here from Malaysia onboard a commercial ferry on Saturday.Ivan Eric Salvador, Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) regional information officer, said M/V Antonia 1 arrived with 1,003 deportees and that they are profiling them to… Read More

6ID commander honors fallen soldier

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat –The commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) commander on Friday paid his last respects to a soldier slain while in pursuit of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorists in Maguindanao.Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon visited the wake of… Read More

Thousands joined unity walk to end illegal drugs in DavSur

DAVAO CITY — Thousands of people participated in the unity walk initiated by the province of Davao del Sur on Saturday that seeks to end illegal drug menace in the area.The activity is in line with the Drug- Abuse Prevention and Control Week with the theme “Katarungan para sa Kalusugan,… Read More

Mindanao SUC Games training ground for world-class athletes

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin – The athletic competitions organized by state universities and colleges in Mindanao have become the training ground for a number of athletes who have competed in local and international sports events, a school official said on Saturday.Dr. Nelson Cabral, management… Read More

Troops seize IEDs as hunt vs. Dawlah Islamiya continues

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Government troops recovered on Saturday improvised bombs and bomb-making materials while tracking down fleeing Dawlah Islamiya members, who are the target of surgical military operations in Maguindanao.The improvised bombs and bomb-making components were recovered… Read More

Indonesia holds investment forum, trade expo in Davao City

DAVAO CITY — At least 26 Indonesian companies joined the Investment and Trade Expo and Business Forum here slated from November 28 to December 1.The 26 companies specialized in a variety of products ranging from food products, children’s wear, fashion accessories, shoes, leather products, and… Read More

Army condemns militiaman’s death in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY – The Army condemned on Saturday the killing of a member of the Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.1Lt. Jonald D. Romorosa, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion, told Philippine News Agency that they are still… Read More

MinDA eyes BARMM provinces to supply Halal food to Sabah

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is eyeing three provinces within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) for a trade mission particularly on Halal products to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia in January 2020.The supplies–covering Halal goat, beef, Manok… Read More

DA boosts support program for IPs in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13) said it has given a boost to its support programs and services to the indigenous peoples (IPs) in the region.DA-Caraga hosted the Mindanao-wide Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran para sa Kababayang Katutubo (4Ks) program orientation… Read More

Ejected NoCot IDPs can return home: guv

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — Evacuees ejected from areas not considered as high risk following the earthquakes can now return to their respective homes, Gov. Nancy Catamco said Saturday.Catamco said this was based on the pronouncement of Melvin Sebua, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-12… Read More

Anti-smuggling group eyes waiver from Zambo private port owners

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A top official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has proposed that owners of private wharves should sign a waiver providing access to the members of the Task Force Aduana to their docks.Lawyer Segundo Sigmundfreud Barte Jr., Bureau of Customs-Zamboanga district collector, made the… Read More

Caraga observes Week of Peace

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte – The Mindanao Week of Peace is being celebrated in Caraga Region starting Thursday, November 28, until December 4 this year.The week-long celebration kicked-off at the St. James the Great Parish here participated by representatives from indigenous peoples (IPs),… Read More

PNP-Davao Region to set up tourist police unit in Samal Island

DAVAO CITY — The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 is set to establish a tourist police unit in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) in Davao del Norte before yearend.Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said the installation of the police unit seeks to provide the local and foreign… Read More

6th Infantry Division produces 677 new soldiers

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) has produced 677 new soldiers who completed Friday a six-month rigorous training here.Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, 6ID commander, said the graduates comprised of 592 males and 85 females, who belong to the 2019 Candidate Soldier… Read More

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