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Of the P197.6 billion needed for the Regional Recovery Program, P150.2 billion or 76% should go to social services, says the regional development council
'While we agree that a policy framework needs to be enacted to fight the menace of terrorism, we feel that the fundamental guarantees of liberty and the institutions of democracy must be protected,' says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The Department of Health confirms 17 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao – all locally-stranded individuals and OFWs who have returned to the region
Zia Alonto Adiong, Lanao del Sur IATF spokesperson, calls for improvements in the national government's program that helps bring stranded residents and repatriated OFWs back to their provinces
In her clinic in the province's capital, Arlyn Jawad Jumao-As heals children, rebels, soldiers. She's played a critical role in keeping the peace.
The Philippine Statistics Authority says the number of jobless people in Northern Mindanao rose to 236,000 in April 2020 – more than double the number of unemployed workers in April 2019 – due to the coronavirus pandemic
'For a fasting person [under quarantine], it was a different level of hardship altogether'
'The current capacity for testing is maximum of 72 specimens per day. Presently, we have 1,134 test kits,' the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center says
Government social workers brave conflict-ridden areas to carry bags of cash to low-income households with no access to banks, say BARMM officials
The Department of Health Northern Mindanao and two hospitals in Cagayan de Oro are expected to start testing this week
Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Battalion recover one body, and a high-powered firearm
The Department of Health 10-TB Reference Center (DOH-10) and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) are granted a License to Operate (LTO) as testing centers
The Department of Agriculture supports a project to develop some 20,000 hectares of idle ancestral lands for white corn production
(2nd UPDATE) The group Luwas Cagayan, 26 barangay captains of Cagayan de Oro City, and the Misamis Oriental governor want an enhanced community quarantine imposed on the city
'Pinapanalangin natin na within this month of May ay operational na po 'yung COVID-19 subnational laboratory center natin dito sa CRMC,' says BARMM Health Minister Saffrullah Dipatuan
'We are therefore calling on Congress to immediately remedy the situation by approving ABS-CBN's application renewal with due haste, and for NTC to issue a temporary permit while the matter is being tackled by our legislators'
Mindanao was previously hit by the African swine fever, prompting local governments in the Visayas to ban hogs and pork products from the neighboring island
The Department of Agriculture's food supply outlook shows the country will have a 31-day deficit in pork inventory by the end of the year
MSU President Dr Habib Macaayong says they shortened the second semester of academic year 2019-2020 because they gave 'consideration to the preservation of life, safety, and well-being' of the MSU community
The marooned foreigners are gathered by the Australian Embassy and the Department of Tourism from 3 regions in Mindanao
'We are dealing with an enemy that we cannot see with our naked eyes. Through our cooperation, understanding, and strong faith in Allah, we are confident that we will surpass this challenge,' says BARMM chief minister Ahod Ebrahim
(7th UPDATE) As of Sunday, June 28, at least 786 cases have been reported in 25 provinces and 7 independent cities in Mindanao
The Cagayan de Oro health department head says that the city is ramping up preparation for a possible outbreak
Cagayan de Oro city is looking for ways to help frontliners facing transportation and lodging challenges under community quarantine
Amid rice shortage fears due to coronavirus, Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Emmanuel Piñol proposes a farming method that cuts production period but yields a third of farmers' usual harvest
Four COVID-19 patients are now confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the region’s biggest tertiary hospital and now, its referral hospital for coronavirus cases
'At the end of the day, we will be the ones who will collectively redefine what it means to be Bangsamoro and redirect its future towards progress, development, and most importantly, self-determination'
Cagayan de Oro City earmarks P500 million, while Bukidnon province sets aside P700 million
(UPDATED) Foreign tourists are stranded amid suspension of mass transport, including air travel, all over the country in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease
She is among 3 new cases confirmed in northern Mindanao, underscoring the risk that households face when a family member catches the disease
The program includes establishing a P15-million biosafety molecular lab, which will have to be attached to a hospital
The Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) is the referral hospital for all coronavirus Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) in the region
The wife of COVID-19 PH 40, Mindanao's first coronavirus fatality, also tests negative
There were 215 Filipinos who joined the Itjima congregation at the recent 4-day tabligh gathering in Kuala Lumpur, says the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
'Having the time to comfortably work from home because of the health crisis – and still expecting the same salary at the end of the month – is a privilege on its own'
These buses though are not allowed to cross to neighboring regions of Caraga, Davao, Zamboanga and BARMM
The women, who were from different hospitals in the region, died less than 24 hours after they were brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, say doctors
DOH Region 10 says the Philippine Air Force agrees to carry the PUI swab samples to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
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The man traveled to Malaysia to join a religious activity and was confined at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in Marawi City, say Lanao del Sur officials
The city opts for temporary closures and a curfew instead of a lockdown
Rappler talks to Zia Alonto Adiong, a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, on controversies, challenges, and milestones of the fledgling Bangsamoro region in its first year
The patient is now confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center
The education department says 'that is like 3 teenage student pregnancies each day'
(UPDATED) Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has signed an executive order imposing a 90-day ban on live hogs and pork products from all regions in Mindanao beginning February 13
'If we truly want the Bangsamoro women to be equal partners in development, then all policies and decisions affecting us should be made with us'
The Mindanao Hog Raisers Association and PILMICO Feeds Corp have sent disinfectants, backpack sprayers, and power sprayers to decontaminate affected areas
Students from Mindanao State University win the contest with their entry about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilven Mayor says a total of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters will be decommissioned by 'early 2020'
The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020