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GO, PADILLA BRING AID TO MINDANAO FLOOD VICTIMS

Senators Bong Go and Robin Padilla brought aid to two residents of Mindanao that were recently hit by floods. Go and Padilla went to Sta. Maria in Davao Occidental, where they distributed P2,000 each to 2,500 residents affected by flooding. The senators distributed P2,000 each to 2,500 residents. The legislators also distributed balls and bicycles […]

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INCREASE BUDGET FOR MINDANAO BY 5% — RODRIGUEZ

A lawmaker is urging the national government to increase the allocation for Mindanao in next year’s national budget by at least 5 percent or by P286 billion to promote growth and development in the island region. Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus Rodriguez said the proposed budget augmentation should be included in the State of […]

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FRASCO STARTS ‘LISTENING TOURS’ IN VISMIN

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco encouraged the DOT regional offices in the Visayas and Mindanao to continuously reach out to local government units (LGUs) and stakeholders to ensure the alignment of tourism development initiatives. In the first leg of her listening tours as tourism chief, Frasco met with the top officials of […]

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MINDANAO’S LONGEST BRIDGE HALF WAY DONE – MERCADO

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger Mercado is keen to make the most of his remaining few days as a member of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte administration. Mercado declared that although time is running out for the term of President Duterte, his duty to the public is far from […]

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BRING BPO COMPANIES TO MINDANAO – ESCUDERO

Senatorial candidate and incumbent Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero urged business process outsourcing (BPO) companies to consider setting up more offices in Mindanao to boost employment in the region. Escudero noted that the BPO industry was the most resilient during the pandemic, creating 23,000 new jobs in 2020 while other businesses laid-off workers or shut down […]

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MINDANAO PROVINCES NEED MORE DOCTORS – ESCUDERO

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said the country’s implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act will be useless if it does not benefit the poorest provinces, especially in Mindanao. Escudero, who is running for senator, said local government units (LGUs) in the south tend to be neglected when it comes to supporting infrastructure development and […]

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MDDA TO BOOST DAVAO REGION DEVELOPMENT – GO

Senator Bong Go assured his fellow Davaoeños that the proposed Metropolitan Davao Development Authority will improve the coordination among the local government units of Davao City and of nearby areas, resulting in better delivery of public services and integrated development planning, among others. During an ambush interview after his monitoring visit of the Malasakit Center […]

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IMPROVE ELECTRICITY SERVICES IN MINDANAO — POE

Senator Grace Poe said improving electricity services in far-flung areas of Mindanao and lowering their rates could pave the way for more investments and businesses into the area. The Senate committee on public services deliberated recently a House bill seeking to expand the franchise area of electricity distribution firm Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC). […]

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MINDANAO RAILROAD TO DEVELOP BUKIDNON — GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon relayed his vision in promoting the province of Bukidnon through food, tourism and infrastructure development during his visit to Malaybalay City. Gordon said that the province needs to be empowered with facilities in order to unleash its full potential. “You need the transportation. One thing that I’d like to push is for […]

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GORDON EYES CAGAYAN DE ORO AS INVESTMENT HUB

Senator Dick Gordon has assured that Mindanao will not be left behind in the pursuit in progress once re-elected. Gordon, who came to the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon as a guest senatorial candidate of the Robredo-Pangilinan tandem, is envisioning the area as a major Regional Investment and Infrastructure Coordinating Hub (RICH). “Having a […]