Mindanao power co-ops need support to expand, stabilize services

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES (ECs) in Mindanao need more support to serve more households and address the continued rotating brownouts in parts of the southern islands despite an average 1,000-megawatt (MW) surplus on the grid, according to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Many areas are still “confronted with the sad reality that even with the excess supply […]

May 13 a regular holiday  

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an order declaring May 13 a regular holiday in observance of the feast of Ramadan.   Filipino Muslims may celebrate the occasion as long as they observe health protocols amid a coronavirus pandemic, according to Proclamation 1142.  Several areas in the Mindanao region, where many Muslims live, have experienced […]

To travel and to learn

UNDERSTANDING and knowledge of a culture is achieved through immersive experience. The value of that knowledge widens when it is recounted in words for others to read. In the book Biyaheng Pinoy: A Mindanao Travelogue, author Edilberto N. Alegre chronicled his extensive travels in Mindanao in 36 essays. He wrote of places of great interest, […]

Mindanao bats for P1.35-T allocation in 2022 budget

The Mindanao Development Authority is hoping to get a P1.35-trillion allocation in the 2022 national budget. — COURTESY OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS By Marifi S. Jara, Mindanao Bureau Chief THE MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) will push for a P1.35-trillion allocation in the 2022 national budget, representing 27% of the proposed P5-trillion spending […]