Category Archives: Press Release

Call for ’emerging writers’ from Mindanao: Apply for 2018 CDO Young Writers Studio

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), a young artists collective of poets, essayists, fictionists, playwrights, screenwriters, editors, and translators from Northern Mindanao, in partnership with writers network Libulan Queer Collective and the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), is now accepting applications to the 2018 Cagayan de Oro Young Writers Studio […]

From ‘BecomingFilipino’ to ‘BecomingMoro’: Kulas visits ARMM villages’ expo:

COTABATO CITY (ARMM BPI, July 7, 2018) – ‘BecomingFilipino’ travel blogger Kyle Jennermann, better known on You Tube as ‘Kulas’, visited the mock cultural villages at the seat of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) here on Friday, July 6. With him were his fellow travel bloggers, Michael ‘Mike’ Corey – ‘Fearless and Far’ on You Tube – and Mark ‘Kumar’ Yañez. ARMM Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia welcomed and toured Kulas and his friends […]

BBL Deserves our Much-Needed Critical Support and Political Awareness under the new Presidential Administration

A Statement from United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) Issued on 28 July 2018 in Cotabato City, Philippines   BBL Deserves our Much-Needed Critical Support and Political Awareness under the new Presidential Administration   We, the Bangsamoro youth, strongly believe that Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remains the most viable option for the cessation of…

AN APPEAL FOR THE CONCERNED AUTHORITIES TO UPHOLD CIVILIAN PROTECTION IN THE ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST THE BIFF AND TO ESTABLISH DURABLE SOLUTIONS TO THE CONFLICT IN THE BANGSAMORO

North Cotabato Composite Team of CSOs (NCCT-CSO)  North Cotabato   Community-Based Peace and Protection Center (CBPPC) Maguindanao and North Cotabato   TiyakapKalilintad (TKI) Maguindanao and North Cotabato   June 21, 2018  AN APPEAL FOR THE CONCERNED AUTHORITIES TO UPHOLD CIVILIAN PROTECTION IN THE ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST THE BIFF AND TO ESTABLISH DURABLE SOLUTIONS TO…

ARMM’s “Tipas”, Coco Sugar take on international food expo

PASAY CITY (Mindanao Development Authority) — The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showcased their locally-produced chips or tipas of Maguindanao and coco sugar of Sulu to the international market as they participated in this year’s International Food Exhibit (IFEX) at the World Trade Center, Pasay. The Mindanao Pavilion showcase all six regions’ specialty products and […]

Mindanao micro enterprises bag awards for innovative food products

PASAY CITY (Mindanao Development Authority) —  Micro enterprises from Mindanao were recently recognized for their emerging and innovative food products during the International Food Exhibit Philippines held last week at the World Trade Center, Pasay City Baker’s Field Enterprises of Zamboanga City won the Katha Award for Biscuits, Breads, and Pastries Category for its flavored biscocho, […]

Dabawenyo civil society activist elected chair of East Asia Democracy Forum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 February)– A Davao City-based regional civil society activist has been elected as the first chairperson of the newly-established regional network of democracy advocates called East Asia Democracy Forum (EADF) during its founding meeting in Taipei this week. EADF chair Gus Miclat, Executive Director of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) […]

Cinemagis X awards outstanding local films

By Angelo Lorenzo XAVIER UNiVERSITY Communications Office — This year’s Cinemagis Northern Mindanao Digital Short Film Festival officially announced the list of winning films among the entries during its annual awarding ceremony that took place at SM City Cagayan de Oro Event Center on Saturday evening, January 27. Films produced by Ozamiz City’s Illustrado Productions […]

Kagay-anon poet among 12 chosen for UP National Writers Workshop

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (XU Communications Office) — A student of Xavier Ateneo’s MA Literature program was named one of the 12 writing fellows at the 57th University of the Philippines National Writers Workshop (UPNWW), organized by the Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing. XU graduate student and Cagayan de Oro City-based poet Mark […]

Boransing turns over manuscript of his memoirs to MSU-IIT History Department

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) —  A former Vice President of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) here turned over on Monday the original manuscript of his book, “The MSU-IIT Story: Memoirs.” Former Vice President and book author Manaros B. Boransing turned over the manuscript to the Department of History at the […]

Mindanawons complete JICA-funded resource mgt program

Three representatives from Mindanao recently completed a water resources management course in Japan, one of the programs under the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program. Makmod Pasawilan of the Mindanao Development Authority, Ardi Abril Layugue of the National Economic and Development Authority Region IX, and Arvilyn Omblero, Iligan City Waterworks System joined 15 other young leaders from […]

Asean multi-sectoral forum set in Gingoog City

By Elaine O. Ratunil CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) — The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Northern Mindanao in partnership with various government agencies, is set to hold an Asean multi-sectoral forum at the Penthouse, Gingoog City, October 17. In support of the country’s hosting of ASEAN 2017, the activity aimed to generate […]

Record-breaking: 86,000 migratory birds flock to Sarangani in two weeks

RAPTOR HILL, Glan, Sarangani (September 30, 2017) – It was worth the travel on the long and winding road that leads to Raptor Hill in Barangay Rio del Pilar when on September 29 some 54,000 raptors were recorded in the routine day-long watch of a team from the Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), Sarangani […]

UP Asian Center’s ‘Tabang Para sa Katawhan’ concert extends relief to MSU ‘internally displaced students’

As expression of fraternal to support to affected students of the Mindanao State University-(MSU) Marawi City Campus, the University of the Philippines through the Asian Center (AC)-organized concert extended a modest financial contribution for the purchase of relief goods distributed recently to select beneficiaries. MSU System Vice President for Academic Affairs Prof. Alma E. Berowa […]

Marawi crisis won’t stop ARMM investments as indicated by newly-registered P129-M port services project

COTABATO CITY (RBOI-ARMM / 10 Aug) –  A Php129 million port related services project was recently approved for registration by the Regional Board of Investments, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM). The Bangsamoro Terminal Services Inc. (BTSI) based at Polloc Freeport, Parang, Maguindanao invested in this project to provide efficient logistics support to the thriving […]

World-class Davao chocolate firm launches new products at IFEX Philippines

One of the chocolate firms that is shaping Davao to become the ‘Cacao Capital of the Philippines’ is launching their new line of ‘fruity and sustainable’ couverture chocolates at the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines on May 19-21 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC). “For this year’s IFEX, we’re […]

ARMM starts regional investment road shows

COTABATO CITY  (ARMM-RBOI / April 27, 2017) — The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) organized yesterday its first Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) Regional Roadshow in Cotabato City for the year 2017. The Plan is focused on the theme “Scaling Up and Dispersing Opportunities” which will serve as […]

ARMM starts regional investment road shows

COTABATO CITY  (ARMM-RBOI / April 27, 2017) — The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) organized yesterday its first Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) Regional Roadshow in Cotabato City for the year 2017. The Plan is focused on the theme “Scaling Up and Dispersing Opportunities” which will serve as […]

Destination Davao short video-making contest announced

Here’s your chance to show off your creativity, impressive video-making skills, compelling storytelling abilities, and love for Davao City. Join Davao City’s “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” and win prizes. Now on its third edition, the “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” aims to encourage Dabawenyos and Davao City visitors — whose interests are filmmaking or production of […]

Destination Davao short video-making contest announced

Here’s your chance to show off your creativity, impressive video-making skills, compelling storytelling abilities, and love for Davao City. Join Davao City’s “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” and win prizes. Now on its third edition, the “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” aims to encourage Dabawenyos and Davao City visitors — whose interests are filmmaking or production of […]

200 young Moro leaders attend Lanao Congress

MARAWI CITY — The regional government is committed to uplifting the youth across the region, and it is good to see the youth themselves are also committed to taking action,” ARMM Chief-of-Staff and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-ARMM) regional OIC-Director Rasol Mitmug Jr. said as he addressed more than 200 youth leaders in […]