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Mindanao still a safe destination: Department of Tourism exec

Mindanao still a safe destination: DOT exec By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Mindanao remains a safe place to visit, a tourism official said on Wednesday. Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary Roberto Alabado III made this remark after President Rodrigo R. Duterte warned of “very dangerous times ahead” particularly in Sulu and … Continue reading

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LPA off Mindanao now ‘Vinta’, threatens CARAGA

LPA off Mindanao now ‘Vinta’, threatens CARAGA MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The low pressure area spotted east of Mindanao has developed into Tropical Depression Vinta, posing a threat to areas in the CARAGA region.  “Vinta” was last spotted 735 km. east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) … Continue reading

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ADB approves USD380-M loan for Mindanao road project

ADB approves USD380-M loan for Mindanao road project MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD380-million loan to help the Philippine government finance a project meant to improve the road network and spur economic development in Mindanao. The Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, ADB’s biggest infrastructure … Continue reading

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Gov’t assures modern infra for Marawi rehab

Gov’t assures modern infra for Marawi rehab By Danilo Adorador, III   MARAWI CITY (Philippines News Agency) —A more liveable place equipped with modern infrastructure will rise from this city’s ruins, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured during a media briefing here Wednesday. Roque said the plan includes the widening of downtown roads from two lanes … Continue reading

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Boost Mindanao economy to make PH growth more inclusive: WB

Boost Mindanao economy to make PH growth more inclusive: WB By Leslie Gatpolintan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The World Bank (WB) is urging the Philippines to adopt a strategy on Mindanao to support sustainable peace and development and job creation, which are deemed crucial in pursuing sustained overall economic growth in the long term. … Continue reading

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Mindanao schools to post ‘peace zone’ streamers

Mindanao schools to post ‘peace zone’ streamers By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones is requiring all schools in Mindanao to post streamers indicating that they are a “peace zone”. “This school is a peace zone” should be written in the streamers, according to Briones. Briones said this … Continue reading