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I'm Walter Balane. I am a journalist based in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines. I initiated the group called Atong Press ( for press freedom and responsibility and media education in Bukidnon.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Advocacies: Support MindaNews! Be a part of the 5th Anniversary Celebration!

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Greetings from the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center (MNICC), publisher of the only Mindanao-based, Mindanao-owned and Mindanao-focused daily news service, MindaNews, and its online edition,

We take pride in announcing that we are celebrating our fifth anniversary this year: five years of reporting Mindanao accurately and comprehensively, despite financial limitations and the risks to our lives (we are still seeking justice for our photo editor, Gene Boyd R. Lumawag, who was gunned down in Jolo, Sulu on November 12, 2004).

In our five years, we have pursued our mission of letting the world know there is so much more to Mindanao than just the Abu Sayyaf, bombings and all the violence stuff you regularly read about Mindanao in the national media. We have also helped air the voices of the people in the communities, voices often ignored by the mainstream media.

But there’s more work ahead, there are more stories to write, more voices to be heard. We know there are still many under-reported areas and issues in Mindanao and we hope to bring these out with your help. Help us by journeying with us. Be one of our section sponsors at

For only a minimum sponsorship fee a month (premium spot), you personal or organization’s logo will be posted on the website section of your choice. This will be linked to your corporate website or page. Your logo could also appear at the front page of the website. As an anniversary treat, you can avail of our one year package.

In addition to being advertised as a sponsor, we will also provide space for your announcements and/or press releases in appropriate sections in our new website at Daghang Salamat! E-mail: for inquiries.

In helping MindaNews, you are helping Mindanao.

Be with us in telling the rest of the world this is OUR Mindanao.


Anonymous JTG said...

Please tell us some more about how much it will cost to sponsor a section! Thank you. We will send you email.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous MTJ said...

Hi Walter,
Please we give us more details on the rate to sponsor a section or how else we could support MindaNews! We have sent an email. Thanks.


1:51 PM  
Blogger Waltzib said...

Thank you Marie, since you mentioned you are sending an email, i'll answer your question by replying that e-mail. Just to give you an idea, you actually have options that could range from P500 per month to P10,000 a month depending on your choice of exposure.

JTG (if separate from the Marie's post) I'll also wait for your email. Thank you for responding.
By the way, please give us more details about your organizations, are you in the Philippines?

Thank you.
Best regards,

Walter B.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Waltzib said...

By the way, the business office will send you an email containing an attachment of the terms and other details. If you are based in Mindanao, esp. in Davao the document could be sent via snail-mail or hand carried to your office.


Your patronage will go along way!

4:05 PM  

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