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.


Mindanao River Basin – Technical Working Group to fast track flood control projects

Members of the Mindanao River Basin-Technical Working Group (MRB-TWG) convened here on Tuesday to review ongoing projects aimed to provide long-term solutions to the flooding within the area and to fast track technical preparations needed to jumpstart the construction and implementation of both structural and non-structural flood control interventions.


Photo Release: Natural Gas in Butuan City

Mindanao Development Authority Chair Luwalhati Antonino visits Barangay Pagatpatan in Butuan City to check the natural gas, which comes from the town’s underground water source. The natural gas, believed to be Methane has been utilized as fuel for cooking (inset) by the barangay’s residents in the past two decades.


MinDA urges Mindanao execs to submit viable tourism development proposals

Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chair Luwalhati Antonino urged local chief executives in Mindanao to come up with viable eco-tourism development proposals, which can be pushed by MinDA for possible funding from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) board.