Photo release: MinDA Chair meets with residents of Brgy. Babag, Monkayo

A December 18, 2012, photo release from the Mindanao Development Authority: Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chair Luwalhati Antonino meets with residents of Brgy. Babag, Monkayo, during a recent relief operation in Compostela Valley. Most residents rely on the banana plantations, which were wiped out by typhoon Pablo. MinDA is identifying long-term strategies to rebuild the lives of the typhoon victims, in partnership with key government agencies and international development partners.


MinDA, MASS-SPECC to hold Mindanao-wide tree growing drive

At least 6,000 trees shall be planted all over Mindanao by the Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Societies-Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative Center (MASS-SPECC) Cooperative Development Center on Monday in a hope to curb future incidence of flash floods and landslides and to raise the awareness on Mindanao Nurturing Our Waters (MindanaNOW) program of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).


Mindanao cooperatives go green, pledge support for MindaNOW program

A November 21, 2012, press release from the Mindanao Development Authority: More than fulfilling its role of helping the country achieve its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets on eradicating extreme poverty, an alliance of cooperatives in Mindanao has also pledged to grow trees within the island-region’s heavily degraded watersheds and river basins.


MinDA: Updated Mindanao topo maps near completion

A November 13, 2012, press release from the Mindanao Development Authority: After a series of validation work that spanned two years, the updated maps of Mindanao that will replace those half a century old versions are set for roll out this year, according to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). In a recent meeting here of the Technical Coordinating Committee for the Mindanao Topographic Mapping Project for Peace and Development, the newly developed topographic maps of Mindanao were presented for final validation by stakeholders.


Statement: Chair of the Mindanao Development Authority on the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, October 15, 2012

President Aquino has taken the great effort of achieving just and lasting peace in Mindanao, for the good of the entire nation. On a number of occasions, he has shown firmness in taking the moral high ground of going for all-out justice and peace in addressing armed conflicts in parts of Mindanao. We have always believed that armed conflict can end through peaceful means, and with this development, we can look forward to achieving unifying peace and inclusive progress for Mindanao, and fulfill the many promises for its people.


MinDA Chair: Robredo was a harbinger of transformational leadership

An August 21, 2012, press release from the Mindanao Development Authority: Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chair Luwalhati Antonino said on Tuesday she is saddened by the loss not only of a good friend but also a colleague in Cabinet who devoted a great deal of effort helping national government pursue Mindanao’s progress and transformation.