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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

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

Manny Piñol appointed Mindanao Development Authority chairman

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

With his replacement at the Department of Agriculture named, Emmanuel Piñol is formally appointed MinDA chief

Manny Pinol Secretary, Department of Agriculture June 25, 2018 Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte inclined to appoint Piñol as Mindanao Dev't Authority chief

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol's resignation and says he can better serve in Mindanao where he can help the new Bangsamoro government

SUGAR DEMANDS. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol enumerates the recommendations sugar industry stakeholders to the government following NEDA's proposal to deregulate sugar imports. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Mindanao Development Authority chief Alonto dies at 73

May 10, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Alonto was the first Muslim to head the Mindanao Development Authority

MINDA HEAD. File photo of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chairman and secretary Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto. Photo from Wikipedia

U.S. commits P595M more for Mindanao development programs

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:48 PM

The funds will also be used to assist residents affected by the Marawi siege

PLEDGE. MinDA Chair Datu Abul Khayr and Acting USAID Mission Director Patrick Wesner display the signed extension of the Mindanao Peace and Development Assistance Agreement. Photo from US Embassy

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

Mindanao power supply sufficient on election day

May 07, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Supply availability in the Mindanao grid is assured at least three days before and three days after the elections according to the Mindanao Development Authority

Afraid to be seen with Roxas? Non-LP mayors leave Misamis event

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas tells mayors they will get new patrol jeeps – regardless of their political color

'NO POLITICS HERE.' Interior Secretary Mar Roxas gestures as he hammers a point that there is no politics in the distribution of the patrol jeeps to the 23 towns of Misamis Oriental on Friday, July 3, 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DOE e-system to hasten process for new energy projects

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Energy Virtual One Shared System EVOSS – which the DOE targets to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 – will initially cover renewable energy projects

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

Mindanao sets new world record for most trees planted

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:51 PM

The Philippines beats India after planting over 2 million trees in an hour

WORLD RECORD. Mindanaoans break the Guinness world record of planting the most number of trees within an hour on September 26, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Authority over Lake Lanao: Bangsamoro bill has to be clear

Oct 08, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Mindanao officials raise concerns about who will have jurisdiction over this major source of electricity in Mindanao when Lanao del Sur is proposed as a core territory of the Bangsamoro government

SCRUTINY. Peace adviser to the peace process Secretary Teresita Deles and Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer answer questions from lawmakers. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines 'breaks world tree-planting record'

Sep 27, 2014 - 4:44 PM

Official certification from Guinness World Records will still take weeks but government officials expressed confidence that with 3 2 million trees planted in an hour in Mindanao they had broken the record set by India in 2011

WORLD RECORD. Mindanaoans try to break the Guinness world record of planting the most number of trees within an hour on September 26, 2014. Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Mindanao plants 3M trees in an hour, challenges world record

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Mindanao aims for the count to reach 4 6 million and top the Guinness World Record of 1 9 million trees currently held by India

WORLD RECORD. Mindanaoans try to break the Guinness world record of planting the most number of trees within an hour on September 26, 2014. Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Bangsamoro powers alarm Cabinet exec

Sep 02, 2014 - 8:31 AM

Mindanao Development Authority chief Lualhati Antonino laments the planned Bangsamoro s exclusive authority over natural resources in the region

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, on the shores of Lake Lanao. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler.com

Can Mindanao save the world chocolate industry?

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Chocolate from Mindanao can help prevent the world shortage of cacao predicted to happen in 2020 officials say

#TalkThursday: Power in Mindanao

May 03, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Rappler speaks with Romeo Montenegro of the Mindanao Development Authority about development in Mindanao and the power situation in the area

Rappler Newscast | May 2, 2013

May 02, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Mancao escapes from the NBI PH gains its 2nd investment grade rating from Standard Poor’s Montenegro: it will ll take 2 years to solve Mindanao s power problem

UNA hits PNoy on Mindanao power woes

Mar 23, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Opposition candidates hit President Benigno Aquino III for not acting on Mindanao power crisis

POWER WOES. Opposition candidates criticize the Aquino Administration for not solving the power supply crisis in Mindanao. From STEAG State Power website

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

Aquino creates Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee

Aug 02, 2012 - 5:08 PM

President Aquino creates a committee that will monitor the power situation in Mindanao

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.