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Mindanao is Waiting for your Business Initiative

Wherever you go in Mindanao, you can see foreigners on leisure or business trips to different parts of the island.  Some of them are temporarily or permanently residing here, the so-called “ex-pats”. They consider Mindanao as a very good place to live, and many are married here. You can live and support a family very […]

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Mindanao: An Amazing and Upcoming Beach-Holiday Destination

Dreaming of a great vacation getaway? I promise you, my dear island Mindanao has a lot to offer. Whether you’re a true adventurer or just want a piece of solitude, beaches here are perfect destinations often with white sand and corals, crystal-clear waters, water sports, and other attractions. One reason that made Mindanao the land […]

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Why You Should Visit my Hometown, Davao

I have been to a lot of places in the Philippines but am always very happy going back home. This is of course a natural thing; “away is good, but home is best”. This old truth applies to me, but there is a lot more to it than that. Davao has become a safe and […]

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Eldar's Corner

The Shadow of an Eagle

“Elected officials must serve the greater good no matter what it takes, like a father protecting and disciplining his family”. (Provincial Governor in Davao from 1959 to 1965, Vicente Duterte). A small and harmless sparrow, The Red Maya, was up to 1995 the national symbol of the Philippines. But the popular president at that time, […]

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Mindanao: A Troubled but Resourceful Island

Mindanao measures 471 kilometers from the North to the South and 521 kilometers from East to the West. It is often referred to as “the food basket of the Philippines”. With a massive expanse of undeveloped fertile land, it is considered to be the country’s “pioneer frontier”. We grow rice, corn, bananas, mangoes, pineapples, abaca, […]