Mindanao fishers seek protection as China ships spotted off region

Adrian Parungao 06/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Mindanao fisherfolk expressed fear that they “will be the next to suffer from crossing the sea or catching fish resources from our waters” following the reported sighting of Chinese ships off the region. The…

DOT wants more tourists to discover Mindanao

Bobby E. Lagsa 04/29/2024

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is doing everything it can to attract tourists, both from within the country and abroad, to visit Mindanao. The peace and security situation in the region…

Power supply nationwide thins, red and yellow alerts up

Jordeene B. Lagare - @inquirerdotnet 04/24/2024

National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), power grid operator, said that they were forced to raise to all regions — Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — the red or yellow alerts today, April 24, due to the…

6 coastal areas in Visayas, Mindanao test positive for red tide

Adrian Parungao 04/14/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Six coastal areas in the country have tested positive for red tide, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said. BFAR said in its advisory on Friday, April 12, that the affected areas…

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.…

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