Durianburgdavao, Durian Post nominees in Globe Telecom Davao Media Excellence Awards

Roger M. Balanza, publisher of the Davao City-based weekly THE DURIAN POST and the online news portal durianburgdavao mindanao newsblog (https://durianburgdavao.wordpress.com) has bagged three nominations in the 2012 Globe Telecom Davao Media Excellence Awards. Balanza is among four nominees in the Reporter of the Year Business & Entrepreneurship category. He competes with two others in the Columnist of the Year category. Balanza, who publishes the durianburgdavao mindanao newsblog, is along with two other bloggers, is nominated as Blogger of the Year. The first Davao Media Excellence Awards will be presented on November 23 at a special ceremony in The Royal … Continue reading Durianburgdavao, Durian Post nominees in Globe Telecom Davao Media Excellence Awards

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Mindanao businessmen want Umbra Kato’s head

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A business group in Mindanao urged the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to jointly address the threat posed by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a group formed by erstwhile MILF commander Ustadz Amiril Umra Kato.     Ricardo Juliano Jr., Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice president for Mindanao, stressed the need to employ the Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) mechanism against Kato and his followers.     AHJAG is a joint government and MILF mechanism in the peace process that seeks to interdict and isolate lawless elements that take refuge in or … Continue reading Mindanao businessmen want Umbra Kato’s head

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