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Development and peace intertwined

By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III When my classmates and I were in elementary school — and that was half a century ago — we...

Bringing Mindanao into the fold

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES’ bid to become a prosperous nation and reduce poverty hinges on what becomes of Mindanao’s development. The World...

Keeping the faith

By the Mindanao Bureau MINDANAO, from the outside, has widely been perceived as that island in the south plagued by sectarian strife, with culturally rich...

Power ‘oversupply’: Mindanao’s happy problem

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-editor When stakeholders in Mindanao talk about their power situation these days, among their concerns is electricity oversupply and their plan of...

Targeting unbanked Mindanaoans

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter EFFORTS by the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to make economic growth more inclusive extend to the financial...

Build, Build, Build: Speeding up infrastructure development

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Rodrigo R. Duterte has been more particular on improving the country’s infrastructure. Days before they assumed office, Mr. Duterte and his...

Business looks southward even as reality hits home

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent THE RISE to power of President Rodrigo R. Duterte fuelled hopes of finally ending decades of insurgency in Mindanao...

Are Mindanao’s MSMEs ready?

The Philippines stands to benefit from improved access to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, but are Mindanao’s businesses particularly micro,...

Boosting tourism after Marawi

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Twenty-seventeen was a difficult year for Mindanao as one of its main cities, Marawi in Lanao del Sur, reeled from...

The Internet even slower down South

The government is working to improve information and communication technology (ICT) in Mindanao, but challenges remain. In its Philippine Economic Update report published in October,...

Bangsamoro: Beyond the combat zones

MORO ISLAMIC Liberation Front (MILF) Chairperson Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim, speaking at the 1st Bangsamoro Assembly on Nov. 27, 2017 held in Maguindanao, waxed sentimental...

BBL battle points

A MORE demanding version. That is how Institute for Political and Electoral Reform Executive Director Ramon C. Casiple describes the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)...

A president at war

By the Mindanao Bureau EVEN BEFORE President Rodrigo R. Duterte was officially sworn into office on June 30, 2016, his appointed peace negotiators flew to...