MinDA photo release: Books of Peace

Rev. Fr. Joel E. Tabora S.J., president of the Ateneo de Davao University meets with Carlos Cerezo and Olie Dagala, development management officers of the Mindanao Development Authority during the ceremonial turnover of books and publications authored by former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos.


Local execs endorse Mindanao Development Corridors program

The Confederation of Provincial Governors, City Mayors and Municipal Mayors’ Leagues Presidents of Mindanao (Confed-Mindanao) recently reconvened and endorsed the Mindanao Development Corridors program as a key strategy that will help the island-region achieve connectivity and enhance its global competitiveness.


Mindanao Business Conference opens, focuses on preps for ASEAN market

With barely a year left before the ASEAN Economic Integration, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino underscores the importance of connectivity in Mindanao’s entry into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).


Mindanao’s Guinness world record attempt opens online registration

From the Mindanao Development Authority Calls to participate in Mindanao’s attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most number of trees planted in an hour at multiple sites aim to become viral as online registration opens to interested participants across the island-region. The world record attempt, which will happen on September 26, aims to […]


Mindanao tree planting program attempts world record

Mindanawons will try to break the Guinness world record for most trees planted simultaneously at multiple locations on September 26, 2014—a world record-breaking attempt that will mobilize 185,440 people who will give a shot at planting 4,636,000 trees at various sites covering a total area of 9,200 hectares within the island-region.


Knowledge, research, and policy center for Mindanao pushed

In efforts to strengthen the link between research and policy formulation in Mindanao, the creation of a knowledge, research, and policy center is being pushed to bolster policy-directed researches, as well as institutionalize development planning, and policy advocacy within the island-region.


Academe sector expands inter-EAGA ties through educ exchange programs

Institutional partnerships between the focus areas of the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) continue to expand and diversify with the recently sealed academe collaboration between the Palawan State University (PSU) – Philippines and Jesselton College – Kota Kinabalu.


Mindanao town seals cacao deal with Kennemer Foods International

A production and trading agreement aimed to integrate and scale-up cacao production in Mindanao was sealed here recently between the local government of Marihatag in Surigao del Sur and the Kennemer Foods International (KFI). KFI is a major supplier of US-based Mars chocolate and specializes in growing and trading high-quality agricultural crops including fermented cacao beans.