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Sep27

ARMM challenges India's world record in tree planting

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Representatives of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police watch Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu plant a rubber tree near the site of the infamous “Maguindanao Massacre” during Friday’s Mindanao-wide “Treevolution: Greening MindaNow” tree planting event.

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Local officials, policemen, soldiers and Moro rebels on Friday planted thousands of forest and mangrove trees in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to set a world record of having planted 4.6 million trees all together at one time.

Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and ARMM’s natural resources secretary, Kahal Kedtag, led the planting of trees in four sites in the province as part of the Mindanao-wide "Treevolution: Greening MindaNow."

The project, initiated by the Mindanao Development Authority based in Davao City and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, was aimed at breaking India’s Guinness World Record on most trees planted by nationals in a single activity.

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Sep17

Shariff Aguak vice mayor, now acting mayor

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MAGUINDANAO (Sept17) --- The vice mayor of Maguindanao's Shariff Aguak town assumed on Tuesday as acting mayor following a long absence from office of the municipal chief executive for still unknown reason.

Shariff Aguak, located in the second district of the province, is hometown of the Ampatuans, whose leaders are now undergoing litigation in connection with the infamous Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre.

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Sep05

Maguindanao under state of calamity as floods ravage towns

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Employees of the office of Maguindanao's provincial governor in Buluan town prepare an initial shipment of rice ration for flooded towns in the province.MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – The provincial board on Friday declared Maguindanao under state of calamity as floodwaters spawned by incessant rains since last week continued spreading through farming enclaves in low-lying areas.

Lawyer Bobby Katambak, a senior member of the provincial board, said he and his colleagues voted unanimously for the approval of the resolution declaring the province under state of calamity.

The resolution, covering 26 of the 36 towns in the province, will hasten the release of funds for relief works in the flooded areas.

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Sep05

ARMM officials scrambling to fix damaged bridge

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Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu shows Brig. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division a report on the deteriorating condition of the Tunggol Bridge in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao during a meeting in Cotabato City on Wednesday.COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Officials are worried after the collapse of arterial ramps connecting two ends of a highway to a bridge linking Maguindanao and North Cotabato, due to rampaging floodwaters.

The central office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the executive department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are now scrambling to have the Tunggol Bridge in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao fixed immediately.

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Aug03

More foreigners expected to invest in Maguindanao

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Brig. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan of the Army's 6th Infantry Division plants an MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Local entrepreneurs expect more foreigners to put up more organic plantations in the province following Wednesday’s launching of Asia’s first ever environment-friendly 1,500-hectare banana farm in Ampatuan town.

Bai Sandra Siang, chair of the Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kutawato, said the new all-organic Cavendish banana farm near the site of the infamous Nov. 23, 2009 “Maguindanao Massacre” sounded interesting to their contacts abroad, who learned about it via social media.

Siang said what is also fascinating about the banana venture is the involvement in its establishment of clerics belonging to its main operating entity, the Al-Mujahidun Agro Resources and Development, Inc. (AMARDI).

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