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MinDA project to help Mindanao earthquake victims rebuild their lives

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Under the Tienda Project, earthquake victims will form cooperatives that will operate stories selling basic goods at reasonable prices

PROJECT FOR QUAKE VICTIMS. A woman displaced by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao buys her needs at the MinDA-organized Tienda outlet in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on November 15, 2019. Photo from the Mindanao Development Authority

Davao City bans everything pork-related from Luzon

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Mindanao Development Authority chief wants an island-wide pork blockade

Backyard hog raiser in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Piñol wants repeal of Marcos-era ban on mature coco export

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:33 PM

New Mindanao Development Authority Chairman Manny Piñol says there's a big market demand for dehusked mature coconuts

2 Filipina nurses killed in Australia car crash – DFA

May 26, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The Filipina nurses were on their way to an El Shaddai anniversary event in Melbourne when the accident happened, says the Department of Foreign Affairs

Locator map of Wallaroo, Australia

MinDA seeks P1.35-T budget for Mindanao for 2019-2022

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Four of the top 5 poorest regions in the Philippines are in Mindanao

BONGAO COASTLINE. Tawi-Tawi's capital, Bongao, will be part of the Mindanao Development Corridor which includes a project for the province's freeport and economic zone. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

MinDA to ask BSP to craft Islamic finance policy

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The policy team of Mindanao Development Authority is studying what existing polices are available in the banking system to 'enable' Islamic finance

Graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

PH-Indonesia RoRo first to sail on new shipping route

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The new route within the BIMP EAGA will open on April 30 and is expected to boost trade and relations between PH and Indonesia

NEW ROUTE. The new shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia is expected to boost trade and relations between the two countries.

PH can be a leading halal exporter in 2 years – MinDA chief

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Philippine trade officials and businessmen eyeing the halal market participate at the Malaysia International Halal Showcase in Kuala Lumpur

PH FOOD. Philippine officials showcase the Philippine pavilion at this year's MIHAS. From L-R: Third Secretary and Vice Consul Alvin C. Malasig, Charges d'Affaires Raly Tejada, MinDa chief Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto, Commercial Attache Kat Banzon, DTI Region V Division Chief Melchor Aguilar, and Second Secretary and Consul Johann Andal. Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Dev't agency wants Lake Lanao excluded from Bangsamoro

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:30 PM

MinDA says it will be difficult for the agency to manage the lake which helps supply Mindanao s electricity if it will be under an autonomous regional gov t

DEVELOPMENT. Does the proposed Bangsamoro region jeopardize Mindanao development plans? MinDA chief Luwalhati Antonino replies with 'That’s why we have to exclude Lake Lanao from BBL.' Photo by Gualberto Laput, Rappler

Jalosjos bares plan to build 7-star resort in Zambo del Norte

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The former Zamboanga Del Norte representative owner of Dakak Beach Resort wants to transform Aliguay Island off Dapitan into a posh resort

No brownouts on election day in Mindanao - MinDA

May 11, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Mindanao will have enough power on election day according to the island s development authority but large consumers should still disengage from the grid and use their generators as advised by the DOE

ELECTRICITY WOES. Mindanao suffers a chronic power shortage and many fear this could lead to an election failure if supply is insufficient. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

Fewer jobs for Pinoys, foreigners in Singapore

Apr 08, 2013 - 2:42 PM

Foreign workers will have harder time renewing their work passes in 2013 as the Singaporean government tightens requirements

42% hike in 2013 MinDa budget OKd

Sep 15, 2012 - 3:41 PM

The Mindanao Development Authority s approved P85 million budget will go towards funding integrated planning policy advocacy and program development in one of the poorest regions of the country

Mindanao needs water program

Feb 16, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Watershed river basin programs should address flooding concerns

WATER PROGRAM. Mindanao leaders want to hasten efforts to integrate the region's watershed and river basin programs, amid increasing concerns on recurring threats of flooding similar to what happened in December 2011 in Northern Mindanao.