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Google My Business CDO event a success

One of the things that I really like doing is helping and supporting small and medium businesses especially local ones. This is the reason why I readily accepted the role of Google Business Group – Women lead coordinator. Being the GBG Women CDO lead allows me to share various strategies and tips especially on how to effectively use the Internet to promote businesses online. GBG Women is under the umbrella of GBG CDO, a community of business professionals helping people explore, learn, share, and discover how Google products can help the local business communities benefit from technology. GBG CDO is

Sultan Kudarat Chapter Orients new Members, National Officers Attend

By: Morsid U. Guiapal ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (June 2, 2015) —The United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat Provincial Chapter conducted orientation for the newly organized members of UNYPAD at the Purok Masagana, Kalawag II, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat  on  May 30, 2015. Zuharto Mamengkog, National Staff of the Committee on Da’wah and Education,

US Embassy Manila donates Gibbons guitar to Liceo de Cagayan

A school in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao recently became the recipient of a very special, limited edition Billy Gibbons guitar. The U.S. Embassy Manila donated a Billy Gibbons electric guitar to Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music. This CDO university was chosen to receive the guitar because of the University’s commitment to serve their music students through scholarship programs. Representing the U.S. Embassy was Cultural Affairs Officer Kristin Kneedler who officially donated the guitar. William Frederick “Billy” Gibbons is an American musician. Billy Gibbons is best known as the guitarist of the rock band ZZ Top. Gibbons was ranked

UNYPAD Conducts Peace Forum

By: Jordan Talusob The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) conducted a Peace Forum  with theme, “From Boarders to Bridges: Efforts for Inclusive Peace” on May 22, 2015 at the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) Training Center, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies students led by Christine

How I Use Globe GCash MasterCard As Easy As 1-2-3

If, like me, you’re the type of person who likes the convenience of shopping or paying bills (online or offline) using a debit or credit card BUT requires an easy-to-understand way to keep track of all the spending OR if you need a credit card sans the hassle, then you will love the new Globe GCash MasterCard. I learned the beauty of this baby just a few weeks ago during a trip to the gorgeous, world-famous Boracay Island, where I experienced the whole LaBoracay 2015 madness. I was in Boracay not only to bask in the sun or for the

AirAsia Hot Meals – Gastronomic Delights At 35,000 Feet

I consider myself a budget conscious traveler who doesn’t mind spending extra if it means getting something better. Take airplane food, for instance. Unless I’m truly famished or I want to try something for the first time, I stay away from food sold and served aboard an aircraft. Not only are these airline meals (more often than not) expensive, they’re hardly filling and tasty. The choices are very limited as well (so limited that I think a cup of instant noodles has become the “default” order by weary, hungry passengers). However, let me say this: I always make an exception

UNYPAD holds Conflict Management Seminar-Workshop for QRT members

COTABATO City (May 13, 2015) — At least 30 persons attended the 5-day activity on ‘Review of UNYPAD mediation practices, Conflict Management Seminar-Workshop and Planning for Rido intervensions’ organized by the United Youth for peace and Development (UNYPAD) in partnership with the Conciliation Resources (C-R) funded by the European Union (EU) held at the EM

WAC of UNYPAD constructs its office

COTABATO City (May 9, 2015) — The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) under the leadership of its Chair Baisanie J. Macabuat has luckily found a philanthropic donor for the construction of a room for WAC in the UNYPAD national office at Purok Pinnen, Rosales Street, RH-6, Cotabato City. Fatima E. Sapalon, Chief of Committee on Da’wah

MAP holds torch parade, Supports BBL

By Tu Alid Alfonso COTABATO City (April 29, 2015)—The participants of the ‘torch for peace parade’ organized by the Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP) have traversed streets of Sinsuat Avenue from Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) to Cotabato City Plaza and vice versa on the evening of Monday, 6:30pm-7:30pm, April 27, 2015. MAP Spokesperson

UNYPAD members help residents in putting out fire in Datu Paglas

By: Rudy S. Lumapinet DATU PAGLAS, Maguindanao (April 19, 2015) – On Friday, April 10, some members of United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD)-Datu Paglas Chapter helped residents in firefighting to prevent a fire from affecting other houses near a rural bank in the town market of Datu Paglas, Maguindanao. “At about 10:00PM, the

UNYPAD Participates in the International Conference

By: Baisanie J. Macabuat COTABATO City (April 11, 2015) – More than 600 attendees from over 50 countries participated in the first ever RightsCon in Southeast Asia conducted at Crown Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Manila last March 24-25, 2015. “This international conference discussed issues around technology and human rights were focused more on regional and global

IT CAN BE YOU: The Power of Education to Change the World

by Rahib L. Kudto Speech delivered during the Baccalaureate Ceremony of Class 2015 on March 31, 2015, at the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology (CFCST), in Arakan, Cotabato Alhamdulillahe wabihi nastaeen, wassalatu wassalamo ala Rasulillah, wa ba’d, Assalamo Alaykom Warahmatullahe wa Barakatuhu! Our distinguished administrators, professors, graduates, guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning.

Malaybalay Bukidnon 2015 Charter Day schedule of activities

Hi, everyone! I will be traveling regularly to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon in the next two weeks to cover the city’s 17th Charter Day celebration. Malaybalay is the Province of Bukidnon’s capital With the theme “Commitment and Integrity in Service,” the Malaybalay City Charter Day Celebration will start tomorrow, March 9, 2015 although technically the charter day will really be on March 22. A lot of activities have been scheduled. FREE admission to all of the LGU-sponsored events. If you also want to participate in any of the activities, sign up for free at the city hall. For sports-related events, go

At the Senator Chiz Escudero – Heart Evangelista wedding

I attended the Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista wedding a few days ago. I have known Senator Chiz ever since he was still a congressman representing Sorsogon (yep, a very long time) so I was really thrilled to know that I was to witness this special, joyous occasion of his life. I know a lot of other media outlets have discussed the nitty gritty details of the Escudero-Ongpauco wedding (Heart’s real name is Love Marie Ongpauco) so I will just share a few thoughts and observations. The event saw lots of notable personalities – from top business leaders to

UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster-3 Chairman Reinstalled

By: Alhaida Pagalad-Lumapinet BULUAN, Maguindanao (February 9, 2015) – Akmad S. Musa has been successfully reinstalled replacing Rudy S. Lumapinet during the chapter’s special meeting held in its office at Poblacion, Buluan, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015 as Chairman of Maguindanao Cluster-3  Provincial Chapter through the facilitation of the office UNYPAD Secretary General. The turn-over

Youth, Community Orientation on Ministerial Form of Government conducted

By: Mohammad Sa’ed DATU ABDULLAH SANGKI, Maguindanao (February 7, 2015) – Another orientation on Ministerial form of Government and Islamic Leadership was organized by the Maguindanao Cluster 2 Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) on January 17, 2015 held at Dimaampao, Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao. The activity was actively participated by

Youth in Western Mindanao conduct consultations on BBL

ISABELA CITY, Basilan (January 5, 2015) – The Basilan Provincial Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD conducted a consultation on Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at  the Silsilah Dialogue Center in Isabela City, Basilan on December 06, 2014. The said activity was facilitated by Mr. Sulaiman A. Pagaruan, consultation coordinator for

UNYPAD-Maguindanao Cluster-1 Chapter implements capacity building program

By Sittie Saada S. Sampayan COTABATO City (December 26, 2014) – The Maguindanao Cluster-1 chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) organized a seminar-workshop on Islamic Leadership and Management, which was actively participated in by the 18 youth leaders of the UNYPAD coming from municipalities of Parang, Barira, Buldon, Matanog, Sultan Mastura

Public speaking training for UNYPAD MSU-Chapter held

“We have a lot of ideas in mind but when we’re in the front of people, we’re mentally blocked and we’re having a stage fright,” expressed by one of the participants in Seminar-Workshop on public speaking organized by the UNYPAD school-based chapter of Mindanao State University-Maguindnao. Yusoph Sabpa, president of UNYPAD MSU-Chapter said that every

MILF community leaders attend 3-day seminar-workshop

By Phix Samsaraji ZAMBOANGA City (December 25, 2014) – Hundreds of political leaders and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Zamboanga City participated in the 3-day seminar workshop  on Bangsamoro Governance, Basic Organizing, and advocacy on Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) conducted by the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) in partnership with

Mindanaoan.com declared top CDO blog by ICT Awards

It is with utmost humility that I announce that Mindanaoan.com has just been declared as a “Top CDO Blog” in the recently concluded 2014 ICT Awards held at the Activity Center, Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. The ICT Awards, organized by the CDO ICT Business Council, Cagayan de Oro’s main …

Globe to unveil world-class, Tim Kobe-designed Gen3 store in CDO

Globe Telecom is strengthening its business and operations in Cagayan de Oro with the opening of its world-class retail store dubbed as “Generation 3” Store in Limketkai Mall on December 15, 2014. The Globe Store in Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro is the second Globe retail store to undergo …

Mindanaoan.com supports Bugsay Mindanao 1st Northern Mindanao dragon boat race

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I am very proud to announce that Mindanaoan.com is one of the supporters of the most awaited Bugsay Mindanao, the first Northern Mindanao Dragon Boat Race. To be held on December 6, 2014, 7 am to 3 pm, along the Cagayan River, Cagayan de Oro City, Bugsay Mindanao will see the …

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Ansary, MSU-Marawi Chapter Officers take Oath of Office

By Salman Yahiya MARAWI CITY, Lanao Del Sur (December 1, 2014) – Ansary A. Diamaoden was appointed  as the new Vice President for External Affairs (VPEA) of the United Youth for peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) on 25 November 2014. Ansary and the new officers of the Mindanao State University (MSU) chapter of the UNYPAD

KFI and Anak Kawagib participate in 2nd Mindanao Children Festival

The Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. and its partner youth organization Anak Kawagib took part in the 2nd Mindanao Children Festival held at Mt. Sabrina Resort, General Santos City last October 27-30, 2014. With the theme “Bata Kasali Ka, Ikaw ay Mahalaga” (Child, You are a Part, You are Important), the festival was initiated by Mindanao Action […]

American editor interviews KFI’s peacebuilding alumni

Bonnie Lofton, the editor-in-chief of print and online publications of US-based Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), visited KFI on October 25 and conducted an interview with seven of the latter’s staff who have taken courses at Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI). The main purpose of Lofton visit was to report on sister peacebuilding institutions with strong connections […]

Bobson opens first ever Philippine boutique in Cagayan de Oro Mindanao

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Japanese brand Bobson has opened its first ever Philippine boutique in Mindanao, Philippines. Located at the First Level, West Concourse, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro, the Bobson flagship store also has its own tailor shop inside its premises. Known for its array of quality unisex Japanese denim jeans and shirts, …

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Moro CSO representatives attend the 3rd Steering Committee Meeting in Thailand

By:  Melia S. Ukom, WAC Secretary on CCA of UNYPAD COTABATO City (November 12, 2014) — South East Asian Youth Organizations met for the Third Steering Committee Meeting last October 26-28, 2014 at the Buri Sriphu Boutique Hotel, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. The meeting was participated by representatives of the steering committee member organizations from

BIMP-EAGA trade fair and business gab clinch P8.9 billion in sales, investments

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As if to solidify my previous blog entry about the success stories at the 2nd BIMP-EAGA international trade fair, I received word recently that the event actually cornered a total of Php 8.9 billion in sales and investments. Absolutely exciting news! According to event organizer Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), the …

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