Hayco: PSC-PRISAA grassroots program earns SCUAA support in Mindanao 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), headed by Commissioner Edward Hayco, was welcomed with a resounding support in a recent joint orientation activity held in Cagayan de Oro City. Hayco, along with PSC consultant…

Rama: ‘I only want one Philippine archipelago’

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The proposed separation of Mindanao from the Philippines was unnecessary, according to Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama. Rama, who is also the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, said that he…

‘Toxic relationship’ is why Mindanao should secede from sinking PH – former lawmaker

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 02/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A  “toxic relationship” between Mindanao and the Philippines was the reason why the former should break up with the latter. Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, a former House speaker, said this…

At least 7 killed, dozens missing in Mindanao mining landslide

Frinston Lim 02/08/2024

MACO, DAVAO DE ORO —Authorities here say seven people are dead and at least 40 others remain missing after a landslide in a gold mining village in this town. Mayette Bagaan and her husband, Robernant, were among…

Pagasa says LPA may not enter PAR, but trough to bring rain in Mindanao

Zeus Legaspi 01/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area monitored outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is unlikely to enter PAR, state meteorologists said on Sunday afternoon. “Itong low pressure area sa labas ng ating Philippine area of…

Red tide alert up for Visayas, Mindanao areas

Angeline Marcelino 12/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has reported that shellfish from certain areas in the Visayas and Mindanao continue to exhibit the presence of paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), commonly known as toxic…

Pagasa: LPA off Mindanao may intensify into tropical cyclone in 48 hours

Adrian Parungao 12/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) last sighted some 925 kilometers (km) east of southeastern Mindanao may intensify into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration…

Lawmakers seek longer terms for barangay officials

Julie Aurelio 12/10/2023

Just a month after the Oct. 30 barangay and youth polls, two Mindanao lawmakers filed measures that sought longer terms for elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials.  Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Bukidnon Rep.…

EXPLAINER: The series of earthquakes in Mindanao, and why Cebu can feel the tremors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There is roughly a 480-kilometer distance between the island of Cebu and Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur, the town closest to the epicenter of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mindanao on Saturday, December…

6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Surigao del Sur, felt in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another strong aftershock rocked Mindanao on Sunday, December 3, less than 24 hours since the stronger 7.4-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, December 2. Sunday’s earthquake at 6:43 p.m. had an intensity of 6.0-magnitude in…

New orchid species boosts forest protection drive in South Cotabato

11/25/2023

KORONADAL CITY—A new orchid species has been discovered in the forests of southern Mindanao, boosting the case for declaring it as a protected area that will enhance biodiversity conservation measures there. Biologists Kier Mitchel Pitogo, Aljohn Jay…

Earthquake in Mindanao: Death toll rises to 9

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll due to the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that shook Mindanao on Friday has risen to nine. This is according to data based on the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)…

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