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Mindanao to benefit from OLBARMM, federalism – Chinese envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – People’s Republic of China Consul General in Davao City Li Lin said Mindanao is facing a rare opportunity for growth with the signing of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) and the proposed federal form of government being pushed by the Duterte […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 14th, 2018

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of white supremacy in Huawei case

OTTAWA, Canada – A Chinese envoy on Wednesday, January 9, accused Canada and its allies of "Western egotism and white supremacy" for demanding the immediate release of two Canadians held for alleged spying. In a letter published by The Hill Times newspaper, China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye also criticized the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Catholic leaders appeal for calm ahead of Bangsamoro plebiscite

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Jan) – Two Catholic Church leaders in Mindanao renowned for their peace works have appealed for sobriety amid the anxiety gripping some parts of the island that will participate in the plebiscite to ratify the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM). Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI, retired […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Fire in Digos: P2M damaged, 6 boarding houses razed

DIGOS CITY --- A fire razed at least six boarding houses and destroyed some P2 million worth of properties along Roxas Extension near the University of Mindanao Digos College here early Wednesday. Chief Insp. Joycelyn Grant, city fire marshall, said the fire started at 2:55 a.m. at the dirty kitchen of the compound of the boarding house owned by a certain Danny Agravante. The houses were made of light and combustible materials. Grant said no one was hurt as all house occupants woke up when the blaze started. Fire trucks from the Filipino-Chinese firefighters, Aplaya sub-station and nearby Padada town also helped control the fire which was put off at 4:15 a.m. ORLANDO B. DINOY...Keep on reading: Fire in Digos: P2M damaged, 6 boarding houses razed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

MINDANAO 2018: In Philippines-China relations, Davao City gets special attention 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 December) – Davao City took centerstage in China’s diplomatic efforts in 2018 with proposed infrastructure projects and investments, direct flights, and the opening of a Chinese Consulate General in the city where President Rodrigo Duterte served as mayor for 22 years. Mindanao Business Council President Vicente Lao said the city […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

PRRD’s Federalism Push in Full-Swing in 2018

As the first Philippines’ President from Mindanao, Rodrigo R. Duterte has made federalism one of his major campaign promises during the 2016 elections. However, it was only in 2018 where efforts to push for this new system of government went in full-swing. On Jan. 23 this year, Duterte signed the appointment of members of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Chinese steel-making giant to invest US$4.4 bn in Philippines | Asia Times

Joint project in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, is the largest investment of its kind between the two countries, according to officials The post Chinese steel-making giant to invest US$4.4 bn in Phili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

China summons Canadian envoy

BEIJING — Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng urgently summoned Canadian Ambassador to China John McCallum on Saturday to make solemn representations and strong protests against the detention of a senior executive of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. by the Canadian authorities, China’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Le said it is a severe violation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Army, BIFF clash in Maguindanao as campaign for Bangsamoro ratification nears

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 December) – A gun battle erupted between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on Tuesday, three days before the start of the campaign for the ratification of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM). The Philippine Army’s 2nd Mechanized […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

No Chinese ODA has been firmed up for Mindanao Railway

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – The government has yet to firm up agreements with the Chinese government for the official development assistance (ODA) of the first Tagum City-Davao City-Digos City segment of the Mindanao Railway Project three months before its target groundbreaking set on February 2019. Finance Secretary Carlos G Dominguez, said during […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Misuari loyalists in Region 12 back proposed Bangsamoro region

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 27 November)—With less than two weeks before the campaign period for its ratification, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members in Region 12 loyal to founding chair Nur Misuari threw their support to the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM). Ustadz Pendi Colano, chair of the MNLF’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Chinese firm to put up steel plant in Mindanao | Inquirer Business

A Chinese steel company will invest $3.5 billion in Mindanao to set up an integrated steel manufacturing plant. The post Chinese firm to put up steel plant in Mindanao appeared first on Inquirer Busin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Chinese firm to invest $3.5b in Mindanao steel factory

Chinese firm to invest $3.5b in Mindanao steel factory.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

A day before Xi Jinping’s visit, Mislatel was confirmed as third telco player

Some Filipinos are questioning the confirmation of the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Group, which the Chinese government owned China Telecommunications Corporation is part of, a day before Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to the Philippines. The National Telecommunications Commission on Monday, November 19 confirmed that the first submission package of the Mislatel consortium, which includes […] The post A day before Xi Jinping’s visit, Mislatel was confirmed as third telco player appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Bangsamoro Law seen to heal political, historical wounds

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 Nov.) –  The ratification of the Organic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) in a plebiscite on January 21, 2019 will give justice to the Bangsamoro people as it will bring about healing to political and historical wounds, an official said on Saturday. Prof. Raby B. Angkal, chief […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Chinese weather stations in Spratlys ‘not claims of ownership’ – Locsin

    SINGAPORE - China's weather stations in the Spratly Islands are "not claims of ownership, the country's top envoy saidThursday after concerns were raised that these installations could beef up Beijing's military capability in the disputed sea.   "I don't think they're claims of ownership, they're claims of sovereignty, they're weather stations," Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said in a press briefing here at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit.   Locsin said the issue on the presence of weather stations in the disputed sea was not discussed during the Asean-China Summit where Chinese Premier Le...Keep on reading: Chinese weather stations in Spratlys ‘not claims of ownership’ – Locsin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

China vows help for Mindanao infra, power projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 Oct) – The Chinese government has signified interest to provide technology, financing and other resources for Mindanao’s effort to develop its power generation capability, infrastructure, connectivity and rebuild Marawi City, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Wang made the statement during a joint press conference with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Direct Hong Kong to Davao flights now available

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Cathay Dragon kicked off Sunday, October 28, its inaugural Hong Kong-Davao-Hong Kong flight at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here. The direct flight will benefit passengers from this city as well as the rest of Mindanao. Cathay Dragon will use an Airbus A320 aircraft to service this route ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

China in Davao

(L-R)Davao City Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag, Mindanao Development Authority Chair Abul Khayr Alonto, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua unveil the marker of the newly inaugurated Consulate General of China in Davao City, Philippines on October 28, 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

'PHVote2019, Federalism draft, Padre Pio | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will run as Taguig Representative in the 2019 elections. President Rodrigo Duterte assures Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua the Philippines will not take part in U.S. military exercises in the South China Sea in November. Top Senate leaders reject the draft charter of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Nationwide round-up

Chinese envoy ‘concerned’ over US naval exercises with Xi’s Manila visit MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said the People’s Republic of China “has expressed concern” about the scheduled naval exercise that the United States will be conducting in the South China Sea during President Xi Jingping’s visit to Manila this November. In a press briefing at the […] The post Nationwide round-up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018