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Political Subdivision and Economy

Mindanao has six (6) political divisions; Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX), Northern Mindanao (Region X), Davao Region (Region XI), SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII), CARAGA (Region XIII) and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
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Mindanao is located in southern part of the Philippines including the island of Sulu. Other component larger island in Mindanao are Basilan, Tawi-Tawi group of island in western side; Samal and Sarangani in southern part; Camiguin located in the north and Dinagat on the pacific side.

Mainland Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines at 94,630 square kilometers, The Island is the home of the world largest flying bird the Philippine Eagle.


Firm to build P25-million shipbuilding facility

GENSAN Shipyard will break ground on March 24 for a new shipbuilding facility with a combined 10,000T capacity slipway.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the invited principal sponsor.

When completed and fully operational, the P250-million facility of Gensan Shipyard, a member company of the RD Group, would be the biggest in Mindanao.

"Our goal is to become a major player in shipbuilding in the Asean region and help push for BIMP-Eaga development in southern Philippines," said Rodrigo E. Rivera Sr., RD Group chair and CEO.


Nature and Man causing Mindanao-wide brownouts!

General Santos City and the whole of Soccsksargen plus Davao and a host of other places in Mindanao have been suffering from a series of unscheduled power outages lately.

At one point, I could count a number of 3-4 brownouts during the 8-hour period in my office which causes a lot of strain on our computers. I am just waiting for the time when my mini-Mac conks out due to this.

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