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 (mĭn′də-nä′ō, -nou′)
An island of the southern Philippines northeast of Borneo. Mindanao is the country's second largest and second most populous island.


(Placename) the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the archipelago: mountainous and volcanic. Chief towns: Davao, Zamboanga. Pop: 13 626 338 (2000). Area: (including offshore islands) 94 631 sq km (36 537 sq miles)


(ˌmɪn dəˈnɑ oʊ, -ˈnaʊ)

the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part. 10,908,730; 36,537 sq. mi. (94,631 sq. km).
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Noun1.Mindanao - the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelagoMindanao - the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelago; mountainous and volcanic
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
Moro - a member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines
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It was almost impossible to remember who he was--only a petty chief of a conveniently isolated corner of Mindanao, where we could in comparative safety break the law against the traffic in firearms and ammunition with the natives.
The growth of the agricultural sector will continue to impact the economic growth of Mindanao, said a top official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).
MINDANAO may soon reap dividends from the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) if it is ratified through a plebiscite, mused Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) De-
We don't want that to happen so our growth in Mindanao continues," said Milan, also president of Davao City Chamber Commerce and Industry Inc.
. it may interest you to know that a majority of the people of Mindanao want it," Esperon said.
Government planners mulled on expanding the economic opportunities in Mindanao by three strategies namely enhancing the business environment for employment generation, optimizing the global opportunities with the Philippines being the chair of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations until next year, and tapping the economic zones in Mindanao.
In a statement, it said the goal was to transform the Mindanao Container Terminal, formerly known as Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc., into a premier international gateway in the southern Philippine island.
The project to the budget for Mindanao is not enough especially since there are priority projects that need to be implemented, a top official said Saturday.
On July 18, 2017, just before his executive order declaring martial law in Mindanao expired, Duterte requested an extension, which Congress approved until December 31, 2017.
STATE-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) is working closely with the national government in extending financing to critical development initiatives for infrastructure development, energy sufficiency and food stability, especially in former strife-torn areas in Mindanao, a senior official said.
Secretary Abul Khayr Alonto, Mindanao Development Authority chair, died Thursday evening from illness complication, an event that both his subordinates at the agency and the Mindanao business sector have mourned for.
PAGASA: LPA off Mindanao unlikely to become tropical cyclone before Christmas !-- -- (philstar.com) - December 19, 2018 - 10:35am MANILA, Philippines A low pressure area east of Mindanao has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone few days before Christmas, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday.