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MinDA envisions three Zamboanga Sibugay island towns as agri-aqua hub for Zamboanga Peninsula: A ‘game-changer’?

Officials of Zamboanga Sibugay and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) launched Tuesday, September 14 the development alliance of the three island municipalities, a move considered by some officials as a “game-changer” for towns that have been known for piracy, extortion, and kidnapping.

With Ramon Magsaysay award, Ballon gets his dream hatchery

For a Ramon Magsaysay awardee who thinks having food for his family is an award by itself, getting a hatchery is a dream come true.

MinDA chief: Kabasalan oyster farm produces ‘tastiest talaba’

At the mouth of the wide but shallow Kabasalan River where fresh water meets the sea, 76 fisherfolk families have found a virtual gold mine – oyster (talaba) farming.

Local communities join call to lift South Cotabato mining ban

Ethnic Blaans and thousands of rice farmers in South Cotabato welcome the ongoing consultations on mounting public clamor to lift a provincial ban on mining activities in the province. KORONADAL CITY, Philippines Ethnic Blaans and thousands of rice farmers in…

Study: Public perception of globalization declines, half of respondents unsure of benefits

Globalization questioned by almost half of those surveyed, with many advocating for trade barriers Decline in trust and ambivalence likely a symptom exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic For fair outcomes, governments need to work with local officials to create policies…