ILIGAN CITY—Advocates of Mindanao development are mourning the death on Monday of former Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chairperson Luwalhati Antonino.
She just turned 81 a week earlier.
Fondly called “Lu” by friends and colleagues, Antonino was the agency’s first woman chairperson, “steering it towards unrelenting service for Mindanao” from 2010 to 2016.
“She was one of Mindanao’s strongest allies and loudest voices in the national government,” read a statement from MinDA.
MinDA recalled how Antonino “rallied all Mindanao key government officials and business leaders to solve the Mindanao power crisis back in 2012, leading to the creation of the…
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