Power crisis looms in Mindanao

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2009

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Mindanao will be in big trouble in the next five years if the shrinking of the reserve capacity of the Mindanao power grid remains unchecked.

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House approves bill on Mindanao authority

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2009

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a creation of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), which seeks to promote, coordinate and facilitate the active and extensive participation of all sectors to effect peace and development in Mindanao. By virtue of House Bill 6958, MinDA seeks to address the need for a…

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Can there be peace in Mindanao?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2009

(Speech delivered before the Rotary Club of Manila 101 on November 13, 2009, Tower Club, Makati City.) MANILA, Philippines – A Manila broadsheet recently reported the signing of a GRP-MILF accord calling for the establishment of an International Contact Group (ICG) – a body that will be composed of major foreign government stakeholders in addition…

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Mindanao power outages confirmed

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – With still unresolved power problem in Visayas, Mindanao is now suffering from rotating brownouts. Government officials yesterday confirmed reports of scheduled power outages in major portions of Mindanao after several power plants in the area are currently on a “shutdown mode.”

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Islamic schools in Muslim Mindanao strengthened

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2009

COTABATO CITY: Educators in the Muslim Autonomous Region have agreed that to contribute to the attainment of lasting peace as well as economic development in the restive region of Muslim Mindanao is to strengthen the Islamic schools known as “madaris,” according to education official of the region on Monday.

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Mindanao to get more aid

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2009

JAPAN yesterday signed a slew of grant agreements worth over half a million dollars for humanitarian projects in strife-torn Mindanao.

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