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THE PHILIPPINE STAR

ARMM Needs Toto Paglas

I am told Datu Toto Paglas has a snowflake’s chance in hell of being elected in today’s ARMM election as the new Governor.....

All Aboard the Caravan for Peace

Mindanao is one of the most beautiful and abundant parts of the country. Despite its richness, development in Mindanao has been greatly impeded by conflicts that have resulted in extreme poverty.....

 

THE PHILIPPINE INQUIRER

Muslim Mayor says Gawad Kalinga built homes, brought peace

MANILA, Philippines -- When Gawad Kalinga volunteers first visited the town of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao province, not a few questioned their motives......

This Lanao town needed a coffee break

WAO, Lanao del Sur, Philippines—Just what this town needed to defuse the rising tension between political rivals after Monday’s elections—a coffee break.......

Datu Paglas Town: A model for Peace and development

The former mayor of the town of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao – Datu Toto Paglas himself - will present how a small, underdeveloped town can be transformed into an economically viable community in Mindanao with empowered townsfolks.......

Helping Young Workers Build a Better Mindanao

Think Mindanao and most of us imagine a conflict-ridden region. In particular, Abu Sayyaf members kidnapping people and the government waging war against them resulting in huge losses of lives and properties.......

 

People's Daily Forum

Datu Paglas Banana-Peace Emissary in Middle East?

MANILA, Philippines -- When Gawad Kalinga volunteers first visited the town of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao province, not a few questioned their motives......

Manila Bulletin

ARMM needs dev’t manager — Drilon

MThe Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) badly needs an effective and development-oriented manager who will be able to bring in the badly-needed foreign investments, business development and eventually jobs in the region, Senate President and Liberal Party head Franklin Drilon says.......

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Graphic Magazine

The man who couldn’t wait for peace

In thriving Datu Paglas town, enrollment has tripled and youthful dreams have shifted from war exploits to scenes of upward mobility.....

PBSP's Center for Corporate Citizenship

The Paglas Corporation Experience

In thriving Datu Paglas town, enrollment has tripled and youthful dreams have shifted from war exploits to scenes of upward mobility.....

Paglas Corporation in Mindanao: targeted investment in a conflict zone

Datu Paglas in the province of Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has been described as a "miracle town".....

ONLINE/WEB ARTICLES

The News International

Islamic Finance: Is it really Shariah-compliant?

As he delivered his welcome address to delegates at the Global Donors Forum in Kuala Lumpur recently, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sought to make a few crucial points about the necessity, and viability, of Islamic finance and micro-finance in today’s world.....

Canada & Asia Pacific

BAYANIHAN: Bring in Jobs, Not Guns, Please!

Rows of banana trees line the highway of near Datu Paglas, Maguindanao. A few years ago, the landscape was almost bare except for a few sporadic rice fields and small farms.....

People's Daily Forum

NY Consulate hosts Mindanao Forum

DIGAL BULUAN, Philippines The first Muslim guerrillas to come in from the jungle-covered mountains surrounding this village on the southern island of Mindanao were initially reluctant to give up their guns for farm tools.....

International Herald Tribune (Asia-Pacific)

In war-torn Mindanao, Fruits of Peace

NEW YORK – The Philippine Consulate here hosted a forum entitled, “Datu Paglas Town: A Model for Peace and Development in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Philippines,” about a war-torn village which is now a bustling economic zone.....

Business Week Online

A Tourist Paradise Shadowed by Terror

The Muslim island of Mindanao was turbulent even before September 11, now, foreigners are steering clear. But peace may be possible.....

The Philippine
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Fruits of Farming

Senen Bacani and Luis Lorenzo Jr. have one thing in common – involvement in the fresh fruits business in resource-rich Mindanao. Their leadership has enabled the private sector to take the lead in further developing the area.....

The Wall Street Journal Online

In This Philippine Town, Muslims, Jews, Rebels Set Aside Differences for Bananas.

DATU PAGLAS, Philippines --- Fifteen years ago, this secluded town exemplified the chaos that engulfs the Muslim areas of the southern Philippines.....

Office of the Press Secretary (Philippines) Online

Datu Paglas: A successful experiment in Muslim-Christian enterprise

"Bawal ang tamad sa Datu Paglas". This novel rallying call of 1999 TOYM Awardee Ibrahim "Toto" R. Paglas II strategically displayed all over the area, serves as a reminded to the former mayor's vision of development and progress for this remote village, once a notorious haven of kidnappers...

Liberal Party Website

Swords to Plowshares: Toto Paglas, and the Dawning of Peace in Mindanao

Here is Toto’s story, intertwined with the story of his hometown’s journey from swords to plowshares, clearly a reflection of the person and character of the Liberal’s only alternative in finally bringing prosperity and peace to that part of the country.....

Department of Foreign Affairs Website

DFA Press Release: Philippine Consulate General, New York Hosts Forum for Datu Paglas Town Town as Model for Peace and Economic Development in ARMM

Philippine Consul General in New York Cecilia B. Rebong reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that the Consulate hosted a forum entitled “Datu Paglas Town: A Model for Peace and Development in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Philippines,” featuring Datu Ibrahim “Toto” Pendatun Paglas III – Datu Paglas, himself – the man responsible for transforming Datu Paglas town from a war-torn village into a bustling economic zone, as guest speaker. ..