Mindanao’s lead agency in coordinating and integrating development efforts that bring about accelerated socio-economic development of Mindanao.
We shall carry out this mission through the active and extensive participation of all sectors in this development process. We are committed to upholding standards for service excellence, good governance and inclusive leadership in achieving the aspirations and vision of all Mindanawons.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Signalling the roll out of upcoming programs and projects for Mindanao's youth, the National Youth Commission (NYC) officially turned over the first edition of the Mindanao Youth Agenda (MYA) to the Mindanao Develo...
Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, Chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), and Romeo Montenegro, director of MinDA's office of Investment Promotions and Public Affairs lobby for the creation of the Mindanao Power Corporation (MINPOCOR...
MPMC UPDATES. Secretary Luwalhati Antonino (left), chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) listens as Dir. Romeo Montenegro of MinDA Investment Promotions and Public Affairs reports on the status of renewable energy projects under the O...
STATEMENT from Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, Chair of the Mindanao Development Authority on Guinness World Record for the Most Tress Planted Simultaneously (Multiple Locations) February 23, 2013 We are happy to announce that Mindanao, Philippin...
ADB SUPPORT. Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairperson Secretary Luwalhati Antonino (seated, 3rd from left), together with Philippine Government officials and executive directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), meet during a recent vi...
Joined by Philippine Commercial Attaché Asec. Glenn Penaranda, MinDA Investment Promotion and International Relations Director Romeo Montenegro meets with the executives of Malaysia's leading oil palm industry player, Felda Group Ventures, at its h...
Romeo Montenegro, director for the Mindanao Development Authority's (MinDA) Investment Promotion and International Relations office meets with Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya in Kuala Lumpur to provide investment and development up...
COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Business confidence is still up in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as new investments hit more than P863 million early this year, the ARMM Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) announced Monday.A P741.8 mil...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - A multi-stakeholder group from Mindanao and Indonesia is poised to revive the air connectivity between Mindanao and North Sulawesi starting off with a market development strategy for the Davao-Manado route.In a mee...
CACAO MINDANAO. Sec. Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (left) discusses industry issues with Director Remelyn Recoter, regional director of the Department of Agriculture XI (middle) and Charita Puentespina, chair of th...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In recognizing the crucial roles of socio-cultural links and education in the promotion of greater understanding among diverse communities, the signing ministers of BIMP-EAGA recently agreed to explore socio-cultural and edu...
SOCIO-CULTURAL TIES. Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority and Philippine Signing Minster for BIMP-EAGA shares a light moment with H.E. Rizal Lukman, Indonesian Deputy Minister for Coordinating Ministry for Econo...
Sec. Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority and Philippine signing minister for BIMP-EAGA shares a light moment with Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brun...
ALL SMILES. The Mindanao delegation, composed of young athletes, coaches, and sports officialsfrom Davao City pose for a souvenir photo during a send-off held at the conference hall of the Mindanao Development Authority, prior to their flight to La...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Economic and livelihood opportunities in the Bangsamoro were underscored during the Philippines Development Forum (PDF), which opened here Wednesday at SM Lanang Premier's SMX Convention Center.The forum, which focused on th...
Key business persons from the ASEAN Region discuss investment potentials during the 2nd BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders' Conference held from October 22 to 26 in Davao City. The business-matching sessions, conducted simultaneou...
BOOKS OF PEACE. Rev. Fr. Joel E. Tabora S. J., president of the Ateneo de Davao University meets with Carlos Cerezo (left) and Olie Dagala (center), development management officers of the Mindanao Development Authority during the ceremonial turnove...
About ASEAN Economic Community, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT 1. Background on ASEAN Economic Community, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT (Dr. Manzano) Opening Speeches 1. Message of City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte 2. Opening Remarks (Datuk Raza...
Web portal for Mindanao RE Projects – Mindanao Development Authority Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino (middle) and Department of Energy Undersecretary Raul Aguilos (left) award a computer certificate to National Commission for Indigenous Peoples XI R...
STATEMENT from the Organizersof TreeVolution: Greening MindanaoSeptember 30, 2013We express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all those who participated in the successful conduct of TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW.It is without doubt, Septe...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The Confederation of Provincial Governors, City Mayors and Municipal Mayors' Leagues Presidents of Mindanao (Confed-Mindanao) recently reconvened and endorsed the Mindanao Development Corridors program as a key str...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – With barely a year left before the ASEAN Economic Integration, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino underscores the importance of connectivity in Mindanao's entry into the ASEAN Econ...
23rd MINBIZCON opens - Mindanao Development Authority Chair Luwalhati Antonino addresses more than 1,200 key business players from the island-region during the opening ceremonies of the 23rd Mindanao Business Conference held Monday at the KCC Conve...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Calls to participate in Mindanao's attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most number of trees planted in an hour at multiple sites aim to become viral as online registration opens to interested participants ac...
MEETING OF MINDANAO MINDS - Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) meets with Paul Dominguez, board vice-chairman of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) during a meeting held Tuesday at the MinDA offi...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Aiming to revive and strengthen the human resource linkages within the BIMP-EAGA, a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) forum is pursued to encourage multi-sector collaboration in technical education, trai...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In efforts to strengthen the link between research and policy formulation in Mindanao, the creation of a knowledge, research, and policy center is being pushed to bolster policy-directed researches, as well as institutionali...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Mindanao continues to make substantial contributions to the country's agriculture output, maintaining its strength as an agriculture-based economy despite natural calamities that pulled down production in some sectors.Select...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A production and trading agreement aimed to integrate and scale-up cacao production in Mindanao was sealed here recently between the local government of Marihatag in Surigao del Sur and the Kennemer Foods International (KFI)...
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Members of the Mindanao River Basin-Technical Working Group (MRB-TWG) convened here on Tuesday to review ongoing projects aimed to provide long-term solutions to the flooding within the area and to fast track technical pr...
PAMANA FOR SURIGAO DEL SUR. Mindanao Development Authority Chair Luwalhati Antonino hands over a check amounting to P50,680,000.00 to Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel during the opening ceremonies of the province's 54th founding anniversary...
NATURAL GAS - Mindanao Development Authority Chair Luwalhati Antonino visits Barangay Pagatpatan in Butuan City to check the natural gas, which emanates from the town's underground water source. The natural gas, believed to be Methane has been util...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In a bid to make BIMP-EAGA and its people more adaptable to climate change, the sub-region's environment cluster adopted the proposal of the Philippines to implement a USD 1.2 million project that will build the resilience o...
In a protected sanctuary on Baguan Island in the Municipality of Turtle Islands, green sea turtle hatchlings struggle their way to the sea. In 2012, protection and conservation efforts in the province of Tawi-Tawi helped produce a total of 1.44 mil...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Mindanao's state universities and colleges are stepping up efforts in making the island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integrating disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) as well as...
ENHANCING CONNECTIVITY President Benigno Aquino, joined by Mindanao Development Authority chair and BIMP-EAGA Signing Minister Luwalhati Antonino, cites connectivity headways in enhancing trade, economic and tourism ties within the sub region at th...
FOREST SEEDLINGS. Mindanao Development Authority staff along with community volunteer Elmer Valdez (2nd from left) participate in a tree growing activity that planted more than 2,000 seedlings of forest tree species at a designated mini-watershed i...
NEW SHIPPING ROUTE. Seen to increase trade between Indonesia and the Philippines, the Davao-General Santos-Tahuna-Bitung sea route which will open next month will formalize shipping services between Mindanao and North Sulawesi, two key island...
Davao City gov't gears up for international trade fair and business gab The City Government of Davao has declared October 20-26, 2014 a celebration week for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT as it plays host to an international trade fair and business le...
Fun run to support rehab of Mindanao coastal areas DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A fun run aimed to raise funds and contribute to the rebuilding and rehabilitation of coastal barangays in Mindanao is being organized by the Junior Chamber International (...
Philippines to host largest sub-regional trade fair and business gab DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The Philippines will host this year’s largest sub-regional trade fair and business conference that will gather the top business leaders and traders f...
PHILIPPINES’ BEST The Philippine pavilion, which showcases the best of the country’s products, is among the attractions during 19th Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2014—considered as Asia’s largest food and hospitality trade event being held this week at...
Efforts to lay down a long-term energy plan to ensure sustainable power regime for Mindanao could also prime the ground for spatial development initiatives being pursued under a corridors program, a top energy official said. - See more at: http://min...
Black and Sweet. Organically-produced black rice (left) and coco sugar from Mindanao become instant hits during the 25th Biofach Organic Fair, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food products held last month in Nuremberg, Germany. The Bios Dy...
A power monitoring body created to initiate immediate and long term steps to address the power situation in Mindanao has recommended quick measures to bridge power supply deficit resulting from the unscheduled shutdown of 210MW Steag coal-fired power...
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) cornered more than P1.4 billion worth of investments last year, and registered a 157 percent increase as compared to 2012’s P569 million.
|Mindanao Quick Facts (2013)|
|Total Land Area||10,202,192 ha.|
|Total Labor Force||9,798 (in thousands)|
|Number of Employed Persons||9,360 (in thousands)|
|Number of Unemployed Persons||439 (in thousands)|
|GRDP at Constant Prices||Php 968,772 million|
|Cost of BOI-Registered Investments||Php 94,956.52 million|
|Total Trade||USD 7,601.23 million|
|Value of Exports||USD 5,208.20 million|
|Value of Imports||USD 2,393.03 million|
|GROSS REGIONAL DOMESTIC PRODUCT AT CONSTANT PRICES, Philippines and Mindanao, Mindanao by Region, In Million Pesos|
|Mindanao % to Phils.||14.2||14.4||14.3|
|Region XIII ***||70,003||77,518||83,551|
|Source: Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA)|
|COST OF BOI-REGISTERED INVESTMENTS, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (By Region), In Million Pesos|
|GROWTH RATE (%)||2010-2011||2011-2012||2012-2013|
|Zamboanga del Norte||130.74||737.17||0.00|
|Zamboanga del Sur||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Cagayan de Oro City||0.00||1,432.33||0.00|
|Iligan City /c||70.01||0.00||0.00|
|Lanao del Norte /c||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Misamis Oriental /d||924.02||1,093.82||47,575.97|
|Davao del Norte||353.79||500.75||195.65|
|Davao del Sur||0.00||282.34||31,468.60|
|General Santos City||0.00||843.38||0.00|
|South Cotabato /b /e||135.85||200.00||935.67|
|Agusan del Norte /f||38.6||0.00||6,863.26|
|Agusan del Sur||0.00||0.00||1,775.00|
|Surigao del Norte||49,203.96||7,344.27||0.00|
|Surigao del Sur||158.89||0.00||0.00|
|Source: Board of Investments (BOI)|