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Topic: Monkayo, Compostela Valley

  The Provincial Profile of Compostela Valley
One of the newest Philippine province occupies a picturesque valley carved by the tributaries of the mighty Agusan River.
The valley is an extensive flat alluvial plain hemmed by mountains along the boundaries with Davao Oriental and Davao provinces.
Compostela Valley is part of the Davao Gulf Area Development Zone, which seeks to integrate the development of highly urbanized and industrialized centers with surrounding rural areas.
www.geocities.com /lppsec/pp/compostela.htm   (645 words)

 Sun.Star Davao - NPA rebels abduct another soldier in Monkayo
ANOTHER soldier was abducted by suspected New People's Army (NPA) men in Monkayo, Compostela Valley bringing to two the number of government soldiers abducted in this province in one month.
He was released four days later and turned over to Compostela Valley Governor Arturo "Chiongkee" Uy.
Monkayo Vice Mayor Avelino Cabag is reportedly facilitating the safe release of Gaila from his rebel captors.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/dav/2007/08/30/news/npa.rebels.abduct.another.soldier.in.monkayo.html   (437 words)

  tfdp.org | Political Prisoners - Angelito Lopez   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Angelito Lopez was arrested last March 11, 2000 at Purok 4, Mount Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley by members of the Regional Mobile Group XI of the Philippine National Police, led by Police Inspector Antonio D. Alberio and SPO3 Elmer S. Pacheco.
He was implicated in the killing of three policemen on Monkayo, Compostela Valley, and charged with multiple murder (Criminal Cases No. 3313, 3314 and 3315).
He is currently detained at the Compostela Valley Provincial Jail, Tagum City.
www.tfdp.org /clients/pps/alopez.htm   (109 words)

 Mindanao Times News Online - Davao City   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rich, alluvial earth of the valley is fed by two main rivers, the Agusan and Batuto, which crisscross the towns and villages from west to east and deposit along the banks soil nutrients that make crops — especially palay — grow heavy with grain.
Compostela Valley came to be known as the rice granary of the undivided Davao Province.
The overflowing of Agusan and Batuto flooded most of the Compostela Valley and submerged 117 villages in the towns of Montevista, Nabunturan, Compostela, Mabini, Mawab, and Monkayo in Comval Province, and Asuncion, Kapalong, New Corella, Santo Tomas, Braulio E. Dujali, and Tagum City in Davao del Norte.
www.mindanaotimes.com.ph /news2001/feb21/ricochet.html   (932 words)

 Municipality of Compostela   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Compostela is one of the municipalities that comprise the vast plains of Compostela Valley.
There are no written records as to how Compostela got its name but respectable residents believed hat it was a temporary spanish settlements a "Kampo de kastila" of spanish that came from the Eastern Coast of Davao Oriental.
Before the outbreak of World War II, Compostela Valley was one of the settlements under the supervision of the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes for Mindanao.
elgu.ncc.gov.ph /ecommunity/compostela/index.php?cat1=3   (260 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description
Compostela Valley is blessed with nature’s magnificent work of art.
To be in Compostela Valley is to experience a blend of sight and sound that defines a place and a people pulsing with life yet reserved in spirit.
District 1 consists of Monkayo, Montevista, Maragusan, New Bataan, and Compostela; and District 2, Laak, Mawab, Nabunturan, Maco, Mabini, and Pantukan.
www.tourism.gov.ph /explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=description&province=60   (274 words)

 Bisaya Bloggers » Compostela Valley
COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Philippines - The move of the municipal government of Nabunturan to engage into ten-year bond flotation costing P90 million to finance for the construction of a new market building has been opposed by several sectors over its exorbitant amount including its project components.
COMPOSTELA VALLEY - As candidates go for the homestretch in their campaign this week before Monday's polls, the provincial election has assessed that the general mode of political campaigns waged by competing aspirants to public is fairly just within the election laws and rules of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
COMPOSTELA VALLEY- One of the sons of this southern Filipino province, who recently passed the 2006 Bar Examinations, was once a “jambolero” or peddler, a newsboy and cockpit “kristo” too.
www.bisayabloggers.com /category/compostela-valley   (9540 words)

 GMANews.TV - Sun.Star : NPAs capture soldier in Compostela - Regions - Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs ...
DAVAO CITY -- The Army soldier abducted by New People's Army (NPA) guerillas after a firefight in Monkayo, Compostela Valley last Friday was seen alive and in the company of the rebels Sunday.
A platoon from the Army's 28th Infantry Battalion was immediately dispatched to pursue the rebels and rescue Gatela.
Monkayo Vice Mayor Avelino Cabag is said to be negotiating with the rebels for the safe release of the abducted soldier.
www.gmanews.tv /story/55687/SunStar-NPAs-capture-soldier-in-Compostela   (354 words)

 Mindanao Times News Online - Davao City, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lolita Ardina, election officer of Monkayo and members of the media witnessed the signing of the agreement.
Earlier, a vice-gubernatorial candidate was monitored determining the serial numbers of the ballots for Compostela Valley Province from the Comelec.
Comelec and police authorities however assured that the elections in Monkayo would be honest, orderly and peaceful.
www.mindanaotimes.com.ph /news2001/may14/monkayo.html   (320 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | REGIONS > NPA frees captured soldier in Compostela Valley in Mindanao
in the remote village of Casoon in the town of Monkayo, Compostela Valley province.
He said Reyes was released to representatives of Compostela Valley Gov. Arturo Uy and Rep. Manuel Zamora.
The rebels earlier sought a suspension of all military offensives in the province in exchange for the release of the hostages, but this was flatly rejected by the government.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2007/oct/30/yehey/prov/20071030pro9.html   (376 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Philippine bombs kill three
Monkayo is on the main southern island of Mindanao where government forces are fighting the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
MILF and the smaller Abu Sayyaf group are fighting for an independent Islamic state in the south of the predominantly Catholic Philippines.
A military spokesman said it was also possible the Monkayo bomb could have been the work of the communist New People's Army (NPA) or someone with "a personal grudge".
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_860000/860900.stm   (317 words)

 .:: NSCB RD XI - Provincial Profile >> Compostela Valley ::.
These are District I ‑ Monkayo, Montevista, Maragusan, New Balaan and Compostela and District 2­ Laak, Mawab, Nabunturan, Maco, Mabini and Pantukan.
Compostela Valley occupies a total land area of 4,667 square kilometers.
Among the municipalities, Monkayo has the largest population at 85,830 or 14.8 percent share to the total population of the province.
www.nscb.gov.ph /ru11/prov_profile/comval.htm   (245 words)

 Manila Standard: The Future is Ours
Only last Saturday, a fierce gunbattle erupted between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and NPA in Compostela town, Compostela Valley, resulting in the death of 14 communist rebels and two government troops.
Compostela Valley covers the Mt. Diwalwal mining site, one of the richest gold deposits in the country.
Because of the skirmish, Bunye said President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo canceled her visit to Monkayo, Compostela Valley Thursday in which she had planned to visit the mining areas.
www.manilastandardtoday.com /mnlastd/ContentLoader?page=politics01_feb09_2005   (460 words)

 Compostela Valley mayor ... - Jun. 30, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mayor Joel Brillantes, 48, was shot twice in the head and brought to the Davao Doctors Hospital where he was declared dead.
Last Thursday, Mayor Moises Abraham of Payao town, Zamboanga Sibugay, was killed in an ambush by suspected members of the Moro National Liberation Front while leading a Bantay-Dagat patrol along the coastline of the town.
Compostela Valley Gov. Jose Caballero also called on Monkayo residents to wait for the probe results, saying the incident could trigger many speculations.
www.inq7.net /nat/2003/jun/30/text/nat_1-1-p.htm   (900 words)

From barangay Jaguimitan in the north to barangay Mawab, now a municipality in the south, the whole Compostela town was devided into two(2) municipal districts, with the latter’s seat of local government in barangay Nabunturan, now the Municipality of Nabunturan.
The valley existed as a settlement of Mansaka natives, sprawling along the trail from the municipality of Mawab to barangay Bankerohan in Montevista.
Camp Kalaw in Monkayo District was destroyed and abandoned, which somehow contributed to the growth of business in Nabunturan.
www.nabunturan.com /historyinsert.htm   (1003 words)

 Sun.Star Davao - Politics behind sarge kidnap
Uy said his role in the safe turnover of Private First Class Marjun Gatela by the rebels last August 14 is part of his job in ensuring that citizens of Compostela Valley are safe and protected.
Meanwhile, efforts for the safe release of Army sergeant of the Intelligence Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Isafp) who was abducted by rebels in Monkayo Compostela Valley on August 27 are underway.
Reports reaching Sun.Star Davao showed that officials of Isafp met with Compostela Valley Governor Arturo "Chiongkee" Uy Tuesday to seek his help for the release of Sgt. Toto Gaila from the hands of the New People's Army (NPA).
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/dav/2007/08/31/news/politics.behind.sarge.kidnap.html   (731 words)

The awardees consist of one governor of the Province of Compostela valley; 13 mayors (Maco, Compostela, Monkayo, Pantukan, Nabunturan, New Bataan,
The death toll in a landslide at Compostela Valley, the southern Philippines, rose to nine as another body was recovered on Tuesday while one victim died
Chief Superintendent Andres Caro said the victims were buried in landslides in Maco town in Compostela Valley province, 990 kilometres south of Manila.
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Compostela.htm   (1840 words)

 Gov.ph Home - Environment - News
The 8,100 hectares are part of an area excluded in Proclamation No. 369, series of 1931, which declared that certain tracts of public land situated in the then provinces of Davao, Agusan and Surigao, with an area of approximately 1,927,400 hectares, are not for settlement and disposition.
The President said that since 1983 when gold deposits were found within the said 8,100 hectares located in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, unregulated small-to-medium scale mining operations have been undertaken causing serious environmental, health, and peace and order problems.
The declaration of the 8,100 hectares of land as mineral reservation, according to the President, is in the national interest to prevent the further degradation of the environment and to resolve the health and peace and order problems spawned by the unregulated mining operations in the area.
www.gov.ph /cat_environment/news8.asp   (388 words)

 PinoyPress — Philippines news, breaking news, features, reports, commentary, opinion, blogs. – PinoyPress ...
Lumad families from Compostela and Monkayo towns, in Compostela Valley Province, seek refuge in Davao City after being displaced by intense counter-insurgency operations by the military in their communities this month.
Compostela Governor Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy poses to the media while holding a high-powered rifle owned by the New People’s Army during the release on May 6 of two soldiers held captive as "prisoners of war" by the guerrillas.
The NPA released the soldiers to Uy in Compostela town.
pinoypress.net   (1441 words)

There was the infamous Mawab Four Massacre, in which a New People' s Army (NPA) guerrilla and two civilian workers of a mining company were arrested by the military in Compostela Valley province and ended up tortured and dead, their bodies found by the roadside in a town called Mawab.
One night in September, the Alamara went to a house looking for the priest and they reportedly boasted that they were hired by a certain Lito Gawilan, who is allegedly an operative of the 73rd Infantry Batallion, to eliminate those opposed to a plantation project in the area.
In October, three farmers from Monkayo town, Compostela Valley—Pedro Pesores, 41; Bob Asdang, 45; and Armando Sabandal, 32 - were massacred by men in bonnet who were said to be members of the Barangay Intelligence Unit of the 36th Infantry Batallion.
bulatlat.com /news/3-43/3-43-mindanao.html   (898 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | METRO > Livelihood for women, free education for children in Compostela Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SOME 300 poor women and children living in Compostela Valley, Davao, are the direct beneficiaries of the P.7-million funds released this week by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (dswd) Field Office 11.
tc "SOME 300 poor women and children living in Compostela Valley, Davao, are the direct beneficiaries of the P.7-million funds released this week by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (dswd) Field Office 11.
The SEA-K is the national government’s response to the growing need of the poor but economically active Filipinos to organize and manage the community-based projects.
manilatimes.net /national/2004/jan/25/yehey/metro/20040125met12.html   (609 words)

 PHILIPPINES: Attempts to kill a farmer following abduction, torture and captivity requires credible inquiry
On 12 December 2007, Renante Romagus was abducted in Purok 4, Barangay (village) Casoon, Monkayo, Campostela Valley.
The occupant took him to the municipal hall of Monkayo and the people there took him to a hospital in Davao City.
I am shocked to learn about the attempt on the life of Renante Romagus, a farmer who was forcibly abducted, tortured and held in captivity for three days before being repeatedly stabbed and left for dead in Monkayo, Compostela Valley on 12 December 2007.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2008/2711   (1600 words)

 Manila Bulletin Online
The insurgents were fleeing their camp in the mountain village of Rizal in Monkayo which had been seized and occupied by the 1001st Infantry Brigade, the military said.
Sporadic gunbattles are continuing to be reported near the boundary between Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley, said Brig.
Jose T. Barbieto to prepare to reinforce troops pursuing rebels in the boundary of Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley, and the boundary of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur.
www.mb.com.ph /issues/2007/06/10/MAIN2007061095615.html   (399 words)

 compostela valley website
Oppositors to the P90-million bond flotation in the Nabunturan, Compostela Valley have immediately shifted to their Plan B, that is to launch a people’s initiative leading to a referendum to decide whether to proceed or not with the controversial bond float following Wednesday’s confirmation of the provincial board on the municipal resolution approving it.
This was the opinion of Compostela Valley Governor Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy when informed of the schedule of rentals of stalls and spaces based on the feasibility study of the P90-million bond flotation which seeks to fund for the construction of a new public market building in Nabunturan town.
The Compostela Valley provincial board has referred the municipal resolution approving the P90 million bond flotation in Nabunturan town to a joint committee for a study during their session Wednesday.
compostelavalley.tripod.com   (8349 words)

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