Marawi siege strengthens Christian-Muslim relationship in neighboring areas

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines — The wounds of war brought about by the  on-going Marawi crisis strengthens Muslim-Christian Communities of here and in Basilan City. The relationship among Christian and Muslim residents in the two cities is not affected as the government runs after the IS-inspired Maute terrorists. Fr. Joel Silagpo, parish priest of San Antonio …

Mindanao expo in Glorietta to promote Matigsalug brand

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The upcoming Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) in Glorietta Mall in Makati City from October 2-5 will strongly promote Nasabeka – the recently-launched brand of the Matigsalugs, a group of indigenous people (IP) in Davao City. The birth of Nasabeka is a result of the sustained partnership between the government and private …

Congress backs travel tax exemption for BIMP-EAGA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Filipino travelers going to the East Asean Growth Area will soon enjoy travel tax exemptions. This,as the two committees in Congress  recently approved a resolution endorsing to the President the renewal of travel tax exemption (TTE) granted to travelers going to any focus areas of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN …

US-SEA submarine cable system to boost economic growth in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — The submarine cable system connecting the Philippines to the United States through Davao City is expected to strengthen Internet connection in the country.  The USD250-million facility which was deployed by Globe Telecom will help further boost the growth of business in the Mindanao region. On its website, Globe Telecom  announced the launching of  …

1ST Basilan fisheries and aquaculture summit held

Isabela City, Philippines — Some 322 fisherfolks from different villages from the eleven municipalities and 2 component cities last September 21 held in Basilan State College Amphitheater. Local officials and  municipal mayors headed by the President of the Provincial League of Municipal Mayors Hon. Hanie Bud  also attended the summit. The summit served as a” …

90 GenSan cops sent to further secure Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The regional police office in Gen. Santos City has deployed 90 additional cops here Friday as a contingency measure against perceived terror and other security threats looming. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Central Mindanao police director, said are on a field training mission to help the campaign of Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi. The …

Mandaya’ “Dagmay” weavers to showcase Mindanao textile in the US

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The traditional Mandaya hand woven “Dagmay” textile from abacca fibers will soon be showcased in the United States. This as the US-based PAWA organization through the  Hinabi project collaborates with the provincial government of Davao Oriental and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)  to bring the   Mandaya …

Classes resume in 12 public schools in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines — Classes resumed in 12 public elementary schools in Marawi City, as clashes between security forces and Daesh-inspired fighters continue in the main battle area. On September 5, classes in Sultan Conding Elementary School, Sikap Elementary School, Cabingan Primary School, Banga Elementary School, Datu Tambak Elementary School, Rorogagus Elementary School, Bito Elementary …