Category Archives: SIngapore

Singaporean, Malaysian investors to visit Davao next year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Oct) – Singaporean and Malaysian businessmen will visit Davao City next year to explore opportunities for investments in Mindanao positioned as a Muslim friendly destination in the country, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. Dr. Adrian Tamayo, MinDA public relations officer, said in an interview Tuesday the potential investors […]

24-man delegation from Davao to hold biz missions in Malaysia, Singapore

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sep) – A 24-man delegation from Davao City will hold a five-day business missions in Malaysia and Singapore from September 24 to 29 to create interest on the investment opportunities and tourism activities in the city, particularly to these markets in the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Lemuel […]

Mindanawons bag awards in 8th Global SPEAK Tilt

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 30 July)— Eight students from Zamboanga City bagged awards in the 8th Global SPEAK Competition held in Singapore. The winning graders from Mindanao are:  Alessandro Chan and Syd Spencer Teo, bronze medals in the English category; Yuanyuan Shi, gold medal; Audrey Janelle Chua, silver medal; Andrea Torres, Margaelli Vernice Lim, and Lynette […]

Singapore sends aid for Marawi evacuees

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 August) — A C130 plane of the Republic of Singapore Air Force landed on Monday at the airport in this town bringing relief items for people displaced by the ongoing siege in Marawi, marking the growing concern of  other Southeast Asian over the threats of terrorism in the region. The plane brought 30 sets of tent, 3,120 food […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Arrival from Cambodia, Singapore. 16-17 Dec 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk ARRIVAL STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE FOLLOWING HIS STATE VISITS TO CAMBODIA AND SINGAPORE [Delivered at Davao International Airport, Davao City| 16 December 2016] Kindly sit down. Thank you. Alam mo sa totoo lang, I’m a guy that’s not really up to traveling. I hate to travel. If […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Meeting with Filipino Community in Singapore. 16 Dec 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS MEETING WITH THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN SINGAPORE [Delivered at The Max Pavilion & Hall 9, Singapore Expo | 16 December 2016] Kindly sit down. I am not adept in the Tagalog dialect nor am I well-versed in the Visayan. Kasi sa […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Departure for Cambodia. 13 Dec 2016

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK DEPARTURE SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE ON HIS STATE VISITS TO CAMBODIA AND SINGAPORE [Delivered at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, Pasay City | 13 December 2016] Kindly sit down. Thank you. The endless trips outside that because we are hosting the ASEAN Summit next year, I […]

Duterte off to Cambodia, Singapore: 11th and 12th country to be visited

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 December) — President Rodrigo Duterte is off to Cambodia and Singapore this week, the 11th and 12th country he will visit since he assumed the Presidency on June 30. The Presidential News Desk (PND) quoted Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose as saying during a pre-departure briefing in Malacanang on Friday […]

Sanif Olek’s Sayang Disayang, which premiered last year in…

Sanif Olek’s Sayang Disayang, which premiered last year in the festival I’m running, is Singapore’s foreign language film entry to the Oscars. While getting into the American awards is a long shot, the film remains one of my favorites for its unabashed exposition of a pan-Southeast Asian or Malay sensibility. What’s more? The song will surely cause an LSS. 

Mindanaoan is 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year

It still feels a bit surreal, truth be told. Winning the 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year award and the Best Lifestyle Blog award during the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 held last October 26, 2013 in Davao City was the farthest thing from my mind. I was there to meet …

Getting married? Here’s how to win a FREE engagement shoot

Getting hitched soon? Here’s a great way for you to save on your wedding preparation expenses! Just visit the One Happy Story Photography booth during the Kasalang Filipino 2013 bridal fair at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City from September 13 to 15, 2013. Not only do you get …


I was in Singapore on two occasions in a span of a month this summer. The first one was for the inaugural Southeast Asian Film Festival where Limbunan was invited as its closing film. I flew in four weeks later for the Asia On The Edge Conference.

Teach Me Not Just To Fish!

If I could just rewind the past
I would do better things than just to fish for food
To fish for food is not to fish the freedom of our country and nation
Education and research is a must to do!
Teach me not just to fish but to cook the fish too…


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Taganak Turtle Island, Sulu, April 2009
A child showing the big fish found in Sulu Sea