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The trough of a low pressure area (LPA) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms over the eastern section of Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday. The weather system was located at ...
Torres told "Wednesdays' at Habi at Kape" that some 23 Taiwanese companies in automotive, electronics, agriculture, wellness, and medical industries are exploring business opportunities in Mindanao. "There are a lot of companies in Taiwan which are interested to explore the market of Mindanao

"Many of the government departments gave Mindanao measly budget shares that their programs are hardly felt in our bid to develop the island as the country's food basket and in our unrelenting attempts to pursue peace by increasing economic and social activities in order for us succeed by ...
SOME 70 companies all over Mindanao are set to meet on Thursday, March 22, with Taiwanese companies during the Davao Leg of the 2018 Taiwan Trade and Investment meeting at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao. Rolando A. Torres, executive director of the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC), said ...
The House of Representatives committee on Mindanao affairs has appealed for an increase in the 2019 budget of Mindanao after a congressional study bared that the country's southern region had received a measly 16.2 percent of the National Budget for 2018. In a media briefing on ...

MANILA: A senior cabinet official on Monday assured that Mindanao, now the centre of the government's “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure programme, ... Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez admitted he does not yet know how much Mindanao's allocation will be, adding that the Department of Budget and ... Visayas
DAVAO CITY—Unless adjusted for wider development maneuver, the continuing budget cap going to Mindanao would be unrealistic to achieve the government target of reaching no less than 7-percent growth to address poverty, the government socioeconomic planning agency for Mindanao said. “In order ... Visayas
The Mindanao flood control projects involve the construction of various flood management infrastructure such as dikes and floodgates along the Ambal-Simuay River and Rio Grande de Mindanao which are both part of the Mindanao River Basin, the second largest river basin in the Philippines. Visayas
Air Force spokesman Aristides Galang said these UAVs would be used to track terrorists in the insurgency-wracked southern island of Mindanao. ... the Royal Australian Air Force to keep track of about 1,000 Islamist militants who stormed and seized large parts of Marawi city in Mindanao in May last year. Visayas
MANILA – Malaysian investors are bullish on increasing bilateral trade relations with the Philippines but the negative perception on Mindanao is the "biggest challenge" preventing businesses from expanding in the south, Malaysia's Trade Minister said on Monday. “There's a perception that Mindanao is not ... Visayas
Despite the increase in palay production in 2017, Neda has observed a 22.4-percent decline in palay price. This brought the 2017 production value to only P11.596 billion, a 19-percent decrease from 2016's P14.254-billion production value. Meanwhile, Neda said the Northern Mindanao's rice inventory as ... Visayas
Speaking at the Philippine Economic Briefing, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III noted that the National Economic and Development Authority Board chaired by the President had already approved five flagship infrastructure projects in Mindanao. “Beginning this year, a new Mindanao story is set to ... Visayas
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has deployed sea marshals to secure vessels bound for Mindanao as part of efforts to thwart attacks from pirates and terrorists. Commodore Lyndon Latorre, district commander of PCG Central Visayas, said their priority will be vessels going to ... Visayas
Despite the end of the five-month siege in Marawi City, terrorist groups in Mindanao have continued its recruitment and, this time, they were not limited to Lanao del Sur, according to the Philippine Army's leadership. Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista, the Army commanding general, said residents in the ... Visayas
Soldiers at the main battle area of Marawi City after 5 months of fighting between government troops and ISIS-influenced terrorists, Nov. 9, 2017. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News. MANILA - Two farmers and part-time small-scale miners filed a complaint at the Commission on Human Rights over the ... Visayas
CHURCH people in Mindanao are questioning the times and calling out to the people to find our sense of community. Gathered during the Mindanao Human Rights Summit organized last week by the Mindanaoans for Civil Liberties, this sector was among those who raised concern on the state of the ... Visayas

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Mindanao's socioeconomic planning body is seeking a P1.35-trillion budget for the region for 2019 to 2022 to help fulfill its goal of an average annual growth of 7% to 8%. Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairman Datu Abul Khayr Alonto bared the plan on Friday, ... Visayas
After a long postponement because of the war in Marawi, the Mindanao Leg of Batang Pinoy will finally be held from March 6 to 12 in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. A total of 2,787 athletes are expected to participate in the weeklong multi-sports tournament. “We are pushing through with the Mindanao ... Visayas
DAVAO. BPI Direct BanKo Vice President and Head of Miccro-Enterprise Loans Group Rodolfo K. Mabiasen Jr., BanKo chair and executive vice president and head of BPI Retail Banking Jose Albert L. Gotuaco, Valencia Vice Mayor Glen G. Galario, and BanKo president Jerome B. Minglana prepare to cut ... Visayas
At least four flagship infrastructure projects costing more than P124 billion will help jumpstart economic development in Mindanao, the Finance department said on Tuesday. The island is now in the “front and center” of an infrastructure buildup, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said in a statement, ... Visayas
But our forces in Western Mindanao, the Western Mindanao Command and the 1st Infantry Division are closely guarding our coastal waters, southern borders, and these are things that we are closely working [on], together with the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard," said Brig. Gen. Visayas
Four big-ticket infrastructure projects, including a railway, worth at least P124.4 billion will be rolled out in Mindanao to bolster economic activity in the region, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. Among the flagship projects for Mindanao cited by Dominguez in a press statement on ... Visayas
To secure its position as the leading Eye Center in Mindanao, it has invested in upgrading its top-of- the-line machines and equipment, thus enhancing its services and providing advanced eye care services to the people of Mindanao. Late last year, the eye center acquired its newest machine, the P4.5 ... Visayas
MANILA, Philippines – Just 4 months after Philippine authorities quelled the Marawi siege, police are already preparing for the possibility of a "part 2," and according to top cop Ronald dela Rosa, major Mindanao cities could be at risk. "All the major, key cities in Mindanao are candidates to become Marawi ... Visayas
DAVAO CITY—Mindanao is keeping a tight watch over Tropical Storm Basyang, earlier projected to trek on the path of Typhoon Vinta that hit the area in December last year, bringing torrential rains and flooded a wide swath of eastern and northern Mindanao. Although the typhoon swerved toward Central ... Visayas
Sanba, known locally as Basyang, is expected to make landfall on the country's second largest island, Mindanao, at approximately 00:00 GMT on Tuesday. Although it is not expected to be a particularly intense storm in terms of the wind, the amount of rain is a major concern. Some 200 to 300 millimetres of ... Visayas
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines -- When students stand for peace, they start in school. In February, a team of development communication students from Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan launched PeaceKwela, a social marketing campaign that pushes for peace in Mindanao. The campaign ...
"Soldiers have been vigilantly guarding the entire central Mindanao in order to constrict the firefight in specific... areas, and continue to pursue the remnants of the terror group," regional military chief Major-General Arnel dela Vega said. The BIFF is a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), ...
DAVAO CITY-Mindanao stands to benefit from the government's massive “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program such that the war-torn island would be transformed into an agricultural and industrial hub in the medium term, the head of the Duterte administration's economic team said Friday.
MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) spotted off Davao del Sur is bringing scattered to widespread rains over Mindanao and Eastern Visayas, ... Coastal waters will be moderate to rough in northern Luzon, the eastern sections of central and southern Luzon, as well as in Visayas and Mindanao.
The renewed fighting came after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and other political leaders in the Mindanao region warned of a potential repeat of the siege of Marawi which claimed more than 1,100 lives. Mr Duterte has imposed martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year in an effort to curb the ...
Church leaders in Mindanao have joined calls for an investigation into what caused devastating floods that displaced thousands of families and killed at least 16 people last week. Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain dumped by tropical depression Sanba displaced at least 37,370 individuals in ...
I recently heard three lumad women give their testimonies on their experience in Mindanao. They are sending a plea to President Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao. Apparently, the military is using that as an excuse to harass the villagers. The lumad people had decided to establish their own school in ...
ILIGAN CITY — After months of planning, a team of engineering students from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) here has come up with a new look for Tarintik to compete in an international car design contest in Singapore next month. The new car is no longer based on a ...
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Northern Mindanao announced that 7 'special children' are up for adoption even as it urges childless parents to adopt only through legal means. Pamela Balais, DSWD-Northern Mindanao focal person for adoption resource and referral ...
PORT IRENE, Sta. Ana, Cagayan — The commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Northern Luzon Command (AFP-NoLCom) said yesterday that troops of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 8 (MBLT 8) now deployed in Northern Luzon are also tasked to safeguard the country's sovereign ...
The Bangsamoro Basic Law: What it means for peace in Mindanao Stakeholders from various sectors attending the public consultation of the House of Representatives on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City to show their utmost support for the ...
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) regional office here reported it has surpassed its collection target last year as it vows to renew its efforts to go after erring taxpayers. Hermeno Palamine, regional director for BIR Revenue Region 16, said the tax-collecting body ...
BULATLAT FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court on June 13 opens oral arguments for the petitions seeking to invalidate President Duterte's martial law in Mindanao. (Photo by Ian Irving Bazarte/Bulatlat). Seen as a precedent to nationwide military rule in the Philippines, human rights groups and advocates ...
MANILA, Philippines — Communist rebels in southern Mindanao admitted killing a lumad leader and his son in Talaingod, Davao del Norte early this month, saying they were militia recruiters who were the subjects of a “standing order” to punish them for alleged “landgrabbing, theft and extortion,” among ...
Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains were expected over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Lanao del Sur over the next 24 hours. Bicol region, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Mindanao will ...
BULUAN, MAGUINDANAO - Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, youngest son of President Rodrigo Duterte, is pushing for Mindanao products including "inaul", the intricately designed fabric born out of the region's longtime weaving practice. Speaking as guest of honor at the 2nd Inaul Festival cooking show ...
DAVAO CITY—Mindanao is keeping a tight watch over Tropical Storm Basyang, earlier projected to trek on the path of Typhoon Vinta that hit the area in December last year, bringing torrential rains and flooded a wide swath of eastern and northern Mindanao. Although the typhoon swerved toward Central ...
Although it is not expected to be a particularly intense storm in terms of the wind, the amount of rain is a major concern. Some 200 to 300 millimetres of rain is expected to pour down on Mindanao, which is home to 20 million people and one that does not usually fair well from the impact of tropical storms.
Benegian remains at large and is believed to be hiding in Mindanao, which has been under Martial Law since May 23. While Benegian may not be a terrorist or insurgent, considering the high visibility of police and military, the numerous checkpoints, and the alert status of authorities in Mindanao in general, ...
A total of 139 were also stranded in other ports in Northern Mindanao while 212 passengers were stuck in ports in Eastern Visayas and 270 people were stranded in Southern Visayas, PCG said. All Coast Guard units were advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number ...
The BBL provided a basic structure of government focusing on the rights of the Bangsamoro people, described as "natives or original inhabitants of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago and its adjacent islands including Palawan." The measure paves the way for the creation of the Bangsamoro, the ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Hundreds of former communist guerillas in Mindanao were flown to Manila on Tuesday, February 6, to continue the military's program to reintegrate them into mainstream society. On board a Philippine C-130, some 217 ex-members of the New People's Army departed Davao ...
THE Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the constitutionality of the year-long extension of the martial law declaration in Mindanao. Voting 10-5, the court "found sufficient factual basis" to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the south until December 31, 2018, said SC ...


 

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