The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 2)

Like much of this country’s premiere urban or metropolitan districts, Chinese migrants  dominate commerce at every level of society, particularly here at the Municipality Bongao.  The Chinese—or at least the first-generation migrants that came from China to the Philippines and spread to the islands (including Tawi-Tawi) shortly before the war—were steeped in the Confucian values… Read More The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 2)

The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 1)

From a sleepy town to a bustling business center in the Province of Tawi-Tawi, Bongao is a microcosm of ‘business district’ that is widely happening in rich regions of the country like Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City and down south in Zamboanga City.  It cannot be denied that all the above-named regions became economically… Read More The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 1)

Stranded MSU students return home to Mindanao islands

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: Stranded students of Mindanao State University (MSU) are returning home on Saturday to Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, and Zamboanga del Sur, a university official said. Aliah Pacalna Cali-Pascan, an official from the Office of the System President, said in her FB account six of the 30 stranded students are from MSU… Read More Stranded MSU students return home to Mindanao islands

BARMM vows to protect never before seen otters in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY: At least six (6) small sea otters, a never before seen species in the Philippines, were spotted in the coasts of Taganak Island, a component island of Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi. According to the province’s District-1 Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Abdulmukim Maruji, the otters, spotted on the island on May… Read More BARMM vows to protect never before seen otters in Tawi-Tawi

Tawi-Tawi town mayors express support to BOL

GANDHI KINJIYO | Luwaran November 24, 2018 COTABATO CITY: In a manifesto, nine municipal mayors of the province of Tawi-Tawi express their support for the enactment of Bangsamoro Organic Law by a plebiscite on January 21, 2019 that will establish the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The manifesto was signed by the League… Read More Tawi-Tawi town mayors express support to BOL

Tawi-Tawi’s tourism ‘booming’ arrivals increase three-fold

Bureau of Public Information Bongao, Tawi Tawi | November 6, 2017 There is a tourism boom in the province of Tawi-Tawi with visitor arrivals increasing three times more this year compared with figures posted in 2016. Mobin Gampal, Tawi-Tawi provincial tourism officer, said the province is attracting local and foreign tourists despite the entire Mindanao… Read More Tawi-Tawi’s tourism ‘booming’ arrivals increase three-fold

1 Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 others abducted in Tawi-Tawi – Coast Guard

© Jannielyn Ann Bigtas Graphic by Jannielyn Ann Bigtas One Vietnamese sailor was killed while seven others were abducted by suspected pirates on Sunday evening off the shores of Taganak, Tawi-Tawi, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo said the Vietnamese vessel, MV Giang Hai, was sailing 17 nautical miles north… Read More 1 Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 others abducted in Tawi-Tawi – Coast Guard