Power supply sufficient on election day – MinDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – The Tuesday night bombing on Tower 25 in Ramain, Lanao del Sur will not hamper the elections in Mindanao on May 9 as power supply has remained… »

MinDA asks electric coops to review contract portfolios

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – An official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has asked the electric cooperatives in Mindanao to review their power portfolios to prevent overcontracting once the… »

Aboitiz’s TSI still in its ‘infancy stage’ – MinDA official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant of Therma South Inc. (TSI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in Brgy. Binugao, Toril is still taking “baby steps” before… »

MinDA eyes better road network for Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) central office in Manila will use as criteria for project identification the five development corridors that will… »

Tower 25’s lot owner demands payment of P40 million claims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 February) — A top official of the National Transportation Corporation (Transco) said the family who owns the lot where the bombed Tower 25 of the National… »

Mindanao gets P380 billion budget for 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – Mindanao will get P380 billion out of the P3.002 trillion approved national budget for 2016, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)… »

Restoring the Towers

Romeo Montenegro, director for Investment Promotion, International Relations and Public Affairs of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), discusses the government’s move to help restore toppled transmission towers of the National… »

No link between bombing suspects and land owners – MinDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – There is no direct link between the perpetrators behind the Christmas eve bombing of Tower 25 of the National Grid Corporation of the… »

Businesses urged to seize openings offered by ASEAN integration

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 January) – Businesses in Mindanao must take advantage of opportunities offered by the island’s proximity to its Southeast Asian neighbors, better infrastructure and policy support, an official… »

Mindanao to rely more on coal and diesel as El Niño threatens hydro plants

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Nov) – A new power utilization scheme that will be more dependent on coal and diesel instead of the usual hydroelectric plants for Mindanao is… »

MinDA, DENR to strengthen Mindanao’s river basin organizations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) – Mindanao’s eight river basin organizations will be strengthened in the next four years for their transition into a council with a mandate to craft policies,… »

Davao’s ICT prexy calls for the passage of BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – An executive of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Davao said the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will attract more investors… »

P500 million to be allotted for cacao in Mindanao in 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – Some P500 million will be poured in Mindanao next year to increase by two-folds the number of cacao trees planted through the Double-Up… »

Chamber to promote Davao ICON in Dubai trade fair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February)–In a bid to bring in more foreign investors here, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) will be participating in a major trade… »

Mindanao breaks world record for planting 2.29 M trees in a single day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 Feb) — “Treevolution: Greening MindaNow” made it to Guinness The Guinness World Record (GWR) announced that Mindanao has the “most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations” during… »

PHL’s largest proposed solar plant in SouthCot gets DENR, NCIP permits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 November) – The proposed biggest solar power plant project in the Philippines, which will be located in Surallah, South Cotabato, has already acquired two major… »

Firm eyes 45,000-hectare oil palm expansion in NorMin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November)–A Mindanao-based company engaged in oil palm growing is targeting to develop at least 45,000 hectares of land in two provinces in the island within the next… »

MinDA says sorry for Treevolution lapses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) apologized to volunteers who were reportedly injured in last week’s island-wide tree planting activity dubbed TreeVolution. The apology came after… »

COMMENTARY: Treevolution: Beyond The Guinness World Record

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 September) — The Department of Environment and Resources (DENR) in partnership with Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) initiated a tree-planting activity dubbed Treevolution, where .6 million trees are… »

MEDCo and MinDA

  Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) meets with Paul Dominguez, board vice-chair of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) during a meeting Tuesday, August 12,… »

MinDA’s Mindanao-wide tree planting project attempts to break world record

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – In an effort to instill a “massive consciousness” of tree growing among the people, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), with various government agencies,… »

Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

DAVAO CITY (May 30, 2014) – Mindanao’s state universities and colleges are stepping up efforts in making the island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integrating disaster… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: What’s wrong with Mindanao power?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 March) — DYSFUNCTION — A few days ago, I sat in a stakeholders’ forum called by the Mindanao Business Council to look into the power situation in… »

MinDA, DOTC attend Monday meeting on Cotabato airport problem

COTABATO CITY  (MindaNews/23 March) –  Officials from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)  are meeting Monday morning with local officials and the business sector here… »

‘Oil palm hub’ plan ‘threat’ to Mindanao coconut industry

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/28 May) — Turning Mindanao into an “oil palm hub” poses a threat to the coconut industry, a research institution said in a statement Monday. The Davao City-based… »

GenSan brownouts down to 2 hours

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – The daily rotating outages here and parts of nearby South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces are now down just two hours as the… »

‘Pablo’ to exact P9.6B value losses in 2013–MinDA

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 23 December)—Typhoon “Pablo” would exact an estimated value losses of P9.6 billion for 2013 in areas hardest hit by the disaster, according to the Mindanao Development Authority… »

Malacanang abolishes Arroyo-created Task Force on Mindanao River Basin

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/01 August) –  Malacanang has abolished the Arroyo-created Presidential Task Force on Mindanao River Basin Rehabilitation and Development (PTFMRBRD)  “as part of the rationalization and streamlining of the… »

Antonino happy over Mindanao’s increased share in infra budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) – Mindanao is getting 24 percent of the country’s total infrastructure budget this year, proof enough that the campaign for increased share for Mindanao in the national budget has been working, Mindanao Secretary Luwalhati Antonino said.

Mindanao trade up 41.26% in Q1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) —  Mindanao’s total trade performance in the first quarter of this year amounted to $1.09 billion or an increase of 41.26 percent compared to $769 million… »

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