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6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

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MILITARY OPERATIONS. Army scout rangers conduct clearing operations to flush out members of the Maute Group occupying Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

But the military insists this ‘does not confirm the clear presence of ISIS’ in the Philippines

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 26, 2017) — The Philippine government on Friday, May 26, said foreigners were among the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group members fighting government troops in Marawi City. Continue reading 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

Gov’t, private sector team up to help Mindanao tribe earn a living

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‘FROM THE RIVER.’ Members of the Matigsalug tribe of Mindanao share their experiences during a visit on May 5, 2017.

The Department of Trade and Industry and the Aboitiz Foundation work together with the Matigsalug tribe of Mindanao to help them earn a living through their own products

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 6, 2017) — The government and private sector have joined hands to help the Matigsalug tribe, among the poorest in Mindanao, develop skills and sustain their livelihood. Continue reading Gov’t, private sector team up to help Mindanao tribe earn a living

Davao blast, What we know so far

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ROXAS NIGHT MARKET. The Davao blast kills 14 and injures 70 more. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Police are now hunting down one suspect and at least 3 ‘persons of interest’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Sept. 8, 2016) — Friday evening, September 2 was supposed to be just another busy night of food, friends, and the occasional P100-massage along Roxas Street in Davao City when an explosion occurred, claiming the lives of at least 14 and injuring 70.  Continue reading Davao blast, What we know so far

New 300-MW power plant in Mindanao ‘not enough’

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INAUGURATION. The first of the two 150-MW AboitizPower Davao baseload power plants started commercial operations in September 2015. The second unit is undergoing reliability tests and will be in full commercial operations by February 2016. Photo courtesy of AboitizPower
A sister company of AboitizPower’s Therma South Incorporated says Mindanao needs at least 300 megawatts of new power capacity annually for the next 5 years to address the power deficit

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — The newly-inaugurated 300-megawatt (MW) coal power plant in Davao City will only be sufficient for 2016, Davao Lights and Power Company CEO Art Millan said on Friday, January 8.

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Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

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POWER SITUATION. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the ceremonial switch-on of the Davao baseload power plant, Friday, January 8, 2016. A meeting would be convened next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right-of-way violations and bombing of transmission towers. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau
Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III will convene a meeting with energy officials next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right of way (ROW) violations and bombing of transmission towers, he said on Friday, January 8.

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