mindanao mindanao  /ˌmɪn də ˈnaʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelago; mountainous and volcanic

News

  1. Wealth-sharing deal offers hope in Mindanao

    The Philippine government has agreed to give sweeping fiscal powers to Muslim rebels on the island of Mindanao in a bid to end the country's decades-long insurgency.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: IRIN

  2. Philippines, Muslim Rebels Forge Wealth-Sharing in Peace Accord

    The Philippines and Muslim rebels signed a wealth-sharing agreement after eight months of talks, bringing President Benigno Aquino closer to a final pact ending four decades of insurgency in resources-rich Mindanao island.
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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Quotes

  1. "My government will be sincere in dealing with all the peoples of Mindanao. We are committed to a peaceful and just settlement of conflict, inclusive of the interests of all," he said.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Ninoy Aquino Source: Reuters

  2. "I am very pleased that President Arroyo has made such good progress on dealing with counterterrorism issues. She has initiated a peace process in Mindanao that we think has the potential to bring peace and stability to a part of the Philippines...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABS CBN News

  3. Arroyo added: "We will not tolerate and will crush any attempt to disturb peace and development in Mindanao," the country's main southern island where the MILF has been waging a separatist rebellion since 1978.
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: The Age

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