27 Mindanao youth meet Hillary »

27 Mindanao youth meet Hillary

MANILA, Philippines—For twenty-seven men and women from Mindanao, being part of the select audience at an open forum with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit here in November was more than a rare opportunity to come face to face with a world leader. For these young people, the encounter capped an intense […]

Another US (band) aid by Frencie Carreon »

Another US (band) aid by Frencie Carreon

BALI, Indonesia–On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced US support for the Philippines and Thailand, two of the disaster-affected ASEAN member-states. This support to the Philippines however does not seem new to the Philippines, a known long-standing US ally in the Asia-Pacific region, even as anti-US supporters continue to cry against US […]

Tawi-Tawi runway upgrade boosts economy, tourism »

Tawi-Tawi runway upgrade boosts economy, tourism

BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI, Philippines/13 May 2011— More travelers are visiting this province for business and leisure, helping to transform the local economy, after the airport’s main runway was upgraded through a U.S.-Philippines partnership.   “It’s now quite easy for business partners from Manila and Cebu to fly in and look into investment prospects,” said Nazrullah Masahud, […]

€10-B Euro investments to jumpstart change in Mindanao landscape »

€10-B Euro investments to jumpstart change in Mindanao landscape

SIMUNUL, TAWITAWI, Philippines/ Babylyn Kano-Omar–A €10-Billion Euro worth of development project is set to jumpstart change in the landscape of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) within the year.  Mayor Benzar Nur Tambut of the Local Government of Simunul in Tawi-tawi said that the proposed project is dubbed as the Simunul Industrial and Oil […]

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