Maguindanao News

  • Timako Hill A Welcome Getaway

    Timako Hill A Welcome Getaway

    Along the coast in Barangay Kalanganan II fronting the majestic Sultan Haji Hassanal Masjid, stands enchanting Timako Hill.

    The hill, one of only two elevated areas in Cotabato City where trees are preserved and protected, is home to several species of monkeys, birds, bats and other flora and fauna.

    Rising at 197 meters above sea level, with a steep, jagged ridge suited for adventure seekers and trekkers, Timako Hill is no doubt a welcome getaway for one who seeks a place outside of the usual and most common destinations for the remaining days of summer.

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  • Giant Cephalopod Caught In Maguindanao

    Giant Cephalopod Caught In Maguindanao

    Fishermen in Datu Blah Sinsuat , Maguindanao, caught what looks to be a giant cuttlefish last Sunday, May 7.

    Facebook user Lhei Maningula shared photos of the freshly-caught creature, which she said weighed 8.5 kilos.

    Marine biologist Jose Christopher Mendoza told GMA News Online that it is likely a Sepia pharaonis cuttlefish, judging from its size and color in the photographs.

    Mendoza said that cuttlefish live in shallow waters and that their presence points to a thriving ecosystem.

    "I'm happy that (they found it) there. It's a good indicator of reef health," he said.

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  • Mt Minandar From Waves To Summit

    Mt Minandar From Waves To Summit

    Maguindanao never fails to amaze us.

    With new natural attractions discovered and explored every now and then, you'll never run out of natural wonders in the province.

    From the waves of the beaches surrounding Barangay Kusiong in Datu Odin Sinsuat town, outdoor enthusiasts can now reach higher and conquer a new challenge ??" Mt. Minandar.

    Minandar is a local term which means start of rumbling sounds. According to the locals, Mt. Minandar was named after people from the sea heard rumbling sounds coming from the mountain top.

    Rising 1,464 feet above sea level, Mt. Minandar offers a pi ...

  • DENR To Spearhead Liguasan Marsh Rehab

    DENR To Spearhead Liguasan Marsh Rehab

    A 1,000-hectare marshland in conflict-ridden Liguasan Marsh In Maguindanao will be planted with bamboo through the government's National Greening Program (NGP) in hopes that it will foster peace in the community.

    The initiative will be carried out under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD).

    The project launched by DENR Secretary Gina Lopez is a one-of-a-kind partnership with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), military, Radjah Buayan town, Maguindanao provincial government, and their communities.

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  • Maguindanao Backs DENR Program In Liguasan Marsh

    Maguindanao Backs DENR Program In Liguasan Marsh

    Maguindanao leaders have assured Environment Sec. Gina Lopez that they will fully support the agency's greening program in the province.

    Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu said Thursday that local leaders, mostly mayors, vowed to support Lopez's greening program at the Liguasan Marsh.

    Lopez led on Wednesday the launching of the Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SAID) program in Buluan town, which has an allocation of P21 million for massive bamboo and mangrove production around the 220,000-hectare marshland.

    Lopez and Kahal Kedtag, environment secretary for the Autonomous ...

  • Govt To Develop Liguasan Marsh Lopez

    Govt To Develop Liguasan Marsh Lopez

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez vowed to fully support the conservation and development of the resource-rich Liguasan Marsh that straddles three provinces in Central Mindanao.

    During her visit here on Wednesday, Lopez showed local government officials similar efforts which have been made across the country that can be replicated in the 280,000-hectare marsh.

    Liguasan Marsh straddles 29 towns in the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.

    One of the initial projects to be implemented is the putting up of a bamboo nursery.

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