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, PH - MinDA Secretary Emmanuel Pinol as the Philippines Signing Minister for BIMP-EAGA meets with Sabah Chief Minister YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd. Shafie bin Haji Apdal on 22 November 2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
"The main purpose of my meeting with Chief Minister Apdal is to discuss with him potential transport, trade, and economic cooperation opportunities between Kota Kinabalu and Mindanao," Secretary Pinol said.
The meeting is an initial activity of the Secretary before proceeding to the 23rd BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting on 24 November 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
“We want to strengthen our relations in the context of BIMP-EAGA sub-regional cooperation so that we can bring in these focus areas of development initiatives for our people," he added.
This year, Malaysia is hosting also the 28th BIMP-EAGA Senior Officials Meeting and Other Related Meetings, including the 2nd BIMP-EAGA BUDAYAW Festival of Culture and the Arts which the latter started last 19 until 24 November 2019