• Mindanawon tops ADB project management training in Malaysia

    WINNING TEAM Gemma Dagaas, development management officer IV of the Mindanao Development Authority (center) discusses with her team members the concept, presentation style, and packaging of the project proposal that earned her team a recognition du...
  • Mindanao sees an uptrend in renewable energy projects

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Applications for renewable energy (RE) projects in Mindanao posted a 25.64 percent increase which showed a growing interest for clean energy investments in the island-region.The One Stop Facilitation and Monitoring Center ...
  • Northern Mindanao Development Council supports corridors strategy

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Northern Mindanao's Regional Development Council (RDC-10) recently expressed its support for the implementation of the Mindanao Development Corridors, citing it as an innovative strategy that responds to the development need...
  • NYC, MinDA team up for roll out of Mindanao youth programs

      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...
  • Mindanao Power Corporation

    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...
  • As coal rushes in Mindanao power body pushes for more RE

    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...
  • Guinness World Record for the Most Tress Planted Simultaneously (Multiple Locations)

    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, Phi...
  • Mindanao chief lauds ADB support to regional development efforts

    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...
  • Bringing in Investments to Mindanao - Palm Oil

    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...
  • Bringing in Investments to Mindanao

    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...
  • Increase of investments boosts business confidence in ARMM

    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...
  • Gov’t, private sector eye to reopen Davao-Manado air link

      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...
  • Mindanao-wide summit underscores cacao industry growth

    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...
  • EAGA adopts socio-cultural and education pillar

    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

    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...
  • New EAGA Pillar

    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...
  • Mindanao sends 37 athletes to East ASEAN friendship games

    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...
  • Development forum tackles economic, livelihood opportunities in Bangsamoro

    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...
  • International trade fair and business gab clinch P8.9 billion in sales and investments

    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

    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...
  • BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Business Leaders' Conference Presentations (October 23, 2014)

      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...
  • MinDA, DOE launch web portal for RE projects in Mindanao, aim to streamline applications

    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 Organizers of TreeVolution: Greening Mindanao

    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...
  • Local execs endorse Mindanao Development Corridors program

      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...
  • Mindanao biz gab opens, zooms in on preps for ASEAN market

    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

    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...
  • Mindanao’s Guinness world record attempt opens online registration

    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...
  • Sec. Antonino meets with Paul Dominguez

    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...
  • International forum seeks to strengthen human resource in EAGA

    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...
  • Knowledge, research, and policy center for Mindanao pushed

    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...
  • Top Mindanao agri products post solid growth

    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...
  • Mindanao town seals cacao deal with Kennemer Foods International

    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)...
  • Mindanao River Basin TWG aims to fast track flood control projects

    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...
  • Antonino urges Mindanao execs to submit viable tourism dev’t proposals

    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

    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...
  • BIMP-EAGA envi cluster adopts climate change proposal

    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...
  • Ecotourism projects eyed for Tawi-Tawi’s Turtle Islands

    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...
  • Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

      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...
  • Aquino cites EAGA connectivity as vital to ASEAN integration

    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...
  • Multi-sector group supports national greening effort

    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...
  • Mindanao-North Sulawesi, Indonesia Sea Route

      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

      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

    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

    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...
  • Mindanao traders join Asia’s biggest trade show in Singapore

    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...
  • Mindanao energy plan matches with Mindanao dev’t corridors program

    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...
  • Mindanao’s organic products attract bigger int’l markets

    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...
  • Mindanao power body responds to supply shortfall

    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...
  • ARMM investments up by more than 150 percent in 2013

    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.

Quick Facts

Mindanao Quick Facts (2013)
Total Land Area 10,202,192 ha.
Population (2010) 21,968,174
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
AREA 2011 2012 2013
PHILIPPINES 5,924,409 6,312,174 6,765,459
MINDANAO 842,650 911,175 968,772
Mindanao % to Phils. 14.2 14.4 14.3
  Region IX 117,193 132,263 137,950
  Region X 223,230 239,273 252,645
  Region XI 225,432 242,070 258,486
  Region XII  159,315 172,033 186,408
  Region XIII *** 70,003 77,518 83,551
  ARMM **** 47,477 48,018 49,732
Source: Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA)




COST OF BOI-REGISTERED INVESTMENTS, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (By Region), In Million Pesos
AREA 2011 2012 2013
PHILIPPINES 527,830.26 270,573.38 nda
Luzon 415,050.82 174,162.19 nda
Visayas 27,539.52 77,057.04 nda
MINDANAO 85,239.91 19,354.16 94,956.52
GROWTH RATE (%) 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Mindanao 664.56 (77.29) 390.63
REGION IX 446.04 2,554.05 0.00
Zamboanga del Norte 130.74 737.17 0.00
Zamboanga del Sur 0.00 0.00 0.00
Zamboanga Sibugay 0.00 1,816.89 0.00
Zamboanga City 315.31 0.00 0.00
REGION X 994.03 2,589.49 48,123.32
Bukidnon 0.00 63.34 547.35
Cagayan de Oro City 0.00 1,432.33 0.00
Camiguin 0.00 0.00 0.00
Iligan City /c 70.01 0.00 0.00
Lanao del Norte /c 0.00 0.00 0.00
Misamis Occidental 0.00 0.00 0.00
Misamis Oriental /d 924.02 1,093.82 47,575.97
REGION XI 32,023.61 5,011.25 31,664.25
Davao City 31,669.82 2,872.19 0.00
Davao del Norte 353.79 500.75 195.65
Davao del Sur 0.00 282.34 31,468.60
Compostela Valley 0.00 216.06 0.00
Davao Oriental 0.00 1,139.92 0.00
REGION XII 135.85 1,237.88 6,530.70
Cotabato Province 0.00 0.00 0.00
General Santos City 0.00 843.38 0.00
South Cotabato /b /e 135.85 200.00 935.67
Sarangani /b 0.00 74.60 32.44
Sultan Kudarat 0.00 119.90 5,562.59
REGION XIII 51,640.38 7,961.49 8,638.26
Agusan del Norte /f 38.6 0.00 6,863.26
Agusan del Sur 0.00 0.00 1,775.00
Butuan City  0.00 617.22  0.00
Surigao del Norte 49,203.96 7,344.27 0.00
Surigao del Sur 158.89 0.00 0.00
Dinagat Island 2,238.94 0.00 0.00
Source: Board of Investments (BOI)