Category Archives: tagum city

Chinese funding for Mindanao Railway Project ‘a done deal’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – The construction of phase 1 of the Department of Transportation’s Mindanao Railway Project with funds from Chinese Official Development Assistance “is a done deal,” project manager Patmei Ruivivar said. Ruivivar told a press conference on Friday that this was confirmed to her by Transportation Undersecretary for railways Timothy John Batan. […]

Investors urged to expand in other areas of Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – Investors should consider other urban areas in Davao Region as possible investment areas to spread out development and prevent congestion amid the influx of businesses entering Davao City, a business leader from Tagum City said. Tagum City Chamber of Commerce president Virgilio F. Agunod, in an interview on Wednesday, mentioned […]

RROW negotiations for Mindanao railway start this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – Negotiations with property owners to settle road right of way matters for the implementation of phase one of the Mindanao Railway Project will start this year, an official from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. MinDA executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said in an interview on Wednesday that the government […]

MARBAI farmers reclaim land from Lapanday in Tagum

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – After seven years of struggle to reclaim the 145-hectare banana plantation from the management of Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC), a Lorenzo-owned company, members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. (MARBAI) were installed Thursday as owners of the disputed property. In an interview, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, who served the […]

Farmers to press claim on 145-ha land in Tagum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – Banking on President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of support, farmers belonging to the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. (MARBAI) will again attempt to reclaim possession of a disputed 145-hectare property in Tagum City from Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC) on Thursday. In a phone interview Wednesday, MARBAI member Linda Dayahan said that Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, along […]

Tagum farmers seek Duterte’s help in land row vs Lapanday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – Members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. (MARBAI) in Brgy. Madaum, Tagum City are planning to travel to Manila this week and camp outside Malacañan Palace to urge President Rodrigo R. Duterte to intervene in their land dispute with fruit giant Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC). MARBAI chairperson Mely Yu said in a phone […]

DAR chief’s writ favoring farmers over Lapanday ‘within just grounds’ — lawmaker

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano’s writ of installation allowing the displaced farmers to reclaim the contested 145-hectare banana plantation from the management of Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) is “within just grounds,” a party-list lawmaker maintained. Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao told MindaNews on Friday that the persistence of the 159 members of […]

Tagum AR beneficiaries to be installed with or without police assistance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will proceed with the installation Friday of farmers belonging to the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. (MARBAI) in a contested land in Tagum City with or without police assistance, an official of a farmers group said Thursday. MARBAI is claiming a 145-hectare land in Brgy. Madaum, […]

Musikahan 2017

Cornexus Harmonia Chorale of the Tagum City National High School bested other youth-based chorale groups during the Himig Handog Chorale Competition held at Big 8 Corporate Hotel on March 01, 2017. Himig Handog is a major highlight of this year’s edition of the Musikahan Festival. LEO TIMOGAN/CIO Tagum

OGP Summit

Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon shares his city’s experience in pushing for open governance during the mayors’ roundtable at the 4th Global Summit of the Open Government Platform (OGP) on 9 December 2016 at Hotel de Ville, site of Paris’s local administration. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera | Read story

Farmers group in Tagum seeks help from Duterte, Mariano for recovery of land

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/13 December) – A group of banana farmers has sought the assistance of President Duterte and Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano in their effort to reclaim a 145-hectare land in Barangay Madaum here that was awarded to them in 1996 under the agrarian reform program. Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) has been using the […]

7 hurt as Lapanday security men fire at protesting farmers in Tagum

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/12 December) – Seven people were injured when around 30 security personnel of the Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) reportedly fired at a group of protesting farmers and militant groups near the 145-hectare Cavendish banana plantation in Barangay Madaum here. Injured were Taldan Miparanun, 16; Jose Balucos, 42; Emmanuel Buladaco, 46; Belardo Francisco, 53; Jojo […]