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PNP alert level up as local campaign period begins Friday

Posted on Thursday, 28 March 2019 05:14 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed its forces on heightened alert in preparation for the start of the campaign period for local bets on Friday, March...

Save the Children reports 76,000 minors displaced by hostilities in Mindanao

Posted on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 04:11 PM | No Comments
A recent report by Save the Children Foundation showed that 76,383 children in Mindanao have been displaced by the hostilities in the last two months. They expressed concern over these...

Comelec allays concerns over tagging of Mindanao as poll hotspot

Posted on Thursday, 21 March 2019 11:32 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday allayed concerns over its decision to declare the whole of Mindanao as a category red election hotspot. The poll body...

60% of AFP forces deployed in Mindanao—AFP

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 04:23 PM | No Comments
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said 60% of their forces are in Mindanao, assuring there is no need to add more troops for the midterm elections. This was...

Comelec declares entire Mindanao, other areas as 2019 poll hotspots

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:41 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday (March 19) declared the entire region of Mindanao as an election hotspot ahead of the 2019 Midterm polls. Comelec Spokesperson...

Palace unworried over travel advisories vs. Mindanao travel

Posted on Thursday, 3 January 2019 06:18 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is unfazed by the travel advisories released by United Kingdom and Australia to their nationals against travel to Mindanao. This is due to a bombing incident at...

Australian gov’t issues travel warnings for Mindanao

Posted on Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:42 AM | No Comments
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has issued a travel advisory for Mindanao following threats of terrorism particularly in Cotabato City. On its website, the DFAT advises...

Trough of LPA affects Visayas, Mindanao

Posted on Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:09 AM | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). At 3:00 a.m. on Thursday (December 20), PAGASA spotted the weather system at 955 kilometers...

Makabayan bloc to question martial extension before SC

Posted on Friday, 14 December 2018 08:37 AM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc plan to elevate to the Supreme Court the third extension of martial law in Mindanao which Congress approved on Wednesday. The...

Progressive groups in Davao, Butuan slam martial law extension in Mindanao

Posted on Friday, 14 December 2018 08:37 AM | No Comments
Some progressive groups in Mindanao have denounced Congress’ move to approve the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend the implementation of martial law in the region for the third...