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  • Mindanawon pride in Pikit coffee

    When speaking of coffee in the Philippines, we almost always end up mentioning Kapeng Barako from Batangas, supposedly that “strong, STRONG”...

    Mikee dela CruzAugust 16, 2018
  • Eyeing to make the Mindanawon world-class at Datu’s Brew

    The very intention of Datu’s Brew when it opened in May 2011 was to showcase that “Mindanao goods can be world-class”....

    Kiki TanDecember 30, 2017
  • Davao’s Torres Street as durian heaven…

    The durian season takes place from August to October – at least “usually”, with these months recognized as the period when...

    Kiki TanDecember 23, 2016
  • Discovering ‘dodol’

    Many people may say it’s nothing but “malagkit” (literally, sticky; though also referring to the “kakanin” or snack food made from...

    Kiki TanOctober 24, 2016
  • Durian without the ‘umay’

    Durian – that thorny fruit long described as something that “smells like hell but tastes like heaven” – remains very divisive. That...

    MindanawMag StaffSeptember 6, 2016
  • Craving for ‘pastil’

    Some may just dismiss it as Mindanao’s version of the Tagalog “binalot” – that is, rice meal wrapped in wilted banana...

    Mikee dela CruzSeptember 5, 2016
The Mindanao group of islands in southern Philippines has long been called as the country's "Promised Land" - albeit this is often said as a yet-fulfilled potential, instead of highlighting what the place now has to offer. We don't only believe it's wrong; we also strongly believe time to correct this and highlight everything about this place that is, indeed, a land full of promise. So here's... Mindanaw Magazine!

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