Wednesday Oct, 16 2019 05:20:13 AM


Once troubled Basilan town now has radio station

BASILAN --- Stakeholders will launch Monday a “peace radio” in the former shabu capital of Basilan province whose municipal government got two Seal of Good Local Governance citations in the past two years.

Besides having a new radio station, the municipality of Maluso, where the Abu Sayyaf once had camps, also boasts of a branch of the Land Bank of the Philippines in its town center established just a year ago.

MILF members, dependents benefit from Lamitan outreach caravan

COTABATO CITY --- Soldiers on Wednesday broke through guerilla camps in Lamitan City --- off limits to state forces until the Bangsamoro region was created this year --- not to drive occupants away but extend to them humanitarian services.

For the first time ever, hundreds of settlers in enclaves of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the adjoining Barangays Ba-as and Lebbuh in Lamitan City received free medical and dental services facilitated by the local government unit, the police and units of the Army’s 104th Brigade.

Maguindanao youth groups showcase innovative business ideas

COTABATO CITY — A number of youth groups from Maguindanao province showcased their innovative products at this year's YouthDRIVE in Cotabato City.

YouthDRIVE or the Youth Driving Innovative Social Enterprises for Community Transformation was spearheaded by the Office on Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (OBYA) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Major Gen. Carreon is Rajah Buayan’s adopted son

RAJAH BUAYAN, Maguindanao – The commander of the fightingest Army division based in Maguindanao is now an adopted son of Rajah Buayan town after he was named “Datu Didagen.” 

“Datu Didagen” is a Moro term that means “impregnable leader.”

Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the commander of the 6th Infantry Division and head of Army-led Joint Task Force Central (JTFC), was humbled by the honor.

Residents want congressional seat for Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY --- The city council has drafted a resolution urging Congress to create a lone congressional district covering all 37 barangays here.

Japal Guiani III, a member of the Cotabato City’s 16th Sangguniang Panglunsod, told reporters Thursday the resolution is channeled through Maguindanao 1st District Rep. Ronnie Sinsuat.

Cotabato City is presently under the first congressional district of Maguindanao, along with 11 other towns in the province.

Drug den in SK town dismantled, operator's wife nabbed

MAGUINDANAO --- Law enforcement agents arrested five people, among them the wife of a wanted drug dealer, and dismantled their shabu distribution hub in an operation after dawn Wednesday.

Lanie Datumanong Ali of Barangay Kabuntalan in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao is now in the custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM).

More Maute terror group member yield to military

LANAO DEL SUR --- Six more members of the Maute terror group surrendered to the military on Monday.

Pacalinog Bantogaranao, Monib Padati, Batalo Hajicaya, Tokiin Cuaro, Micky Hajicaya and Mobarak Hajicaya, voluntarily yielded to the 49th Infantry Battalion through the intercession of local executives, among them members of the Lanao del Sur provincial peace and order council.

They all belong to a group led by Madie Maute, relative of siblings Omarkayam and Abdullah Maute, who instigated the May 23 to October 16, 2017 siege of Marawi City.

PSA-BARMM to advance data gathering techniques

COTABATO CITY  – The Philippine Statistics Authority of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PSA-BARMM) will further enhance its mechanism for collecting data by using advanced technologies such as the unmanned aerial vehicle, popularly known as drones, and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.

This was announced by PSA-BARMM Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Razulden A. Mangelen during the region’s kickoff celebration of the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) on Monday, October 7, at the Bangsamoro Government Center.

BARMM chief assures ARMM employees will be properly compensated

COTABATO CITY  – Bangsamoro Chief Minister Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim said the Bangsamoro Government continues to carefully implement the transition plan, particularly the ‘difficult part’ of phasing out the employees of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

BARMM's Project TABANG to benefit Marawi's IDPs

COTABATO CITY – Over 1,500 internally displaced persons from Marawi City will benefit from the free basic services the Bangsamoro Government will provide during the conduct of the Project TABANG in the city on October 4, 2019.

“This coming October 4, we are going to bring the project to Marawi City to help our Maranao brothers and sisters, especially those affected by the siege,” Bangsamoro Chief Minister Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim said during the Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s regular session on Friday, September 27.



Agri and fisheries top industries in the proposed BARMM investments list

COTABATO CITY  -  Agriculture and Fisheries are top industries which the Bagnsamoro region can offer to investors both foreign and local...

Pope names new Sorsogon bishop

SORSOGON - Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Jose Alan Dialogo of the Manila archdiocese as the new bishop of Sorsogon.


Bishops push for greater mining accountability

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Mindanao bishops have joined the initiative for the government to hold mining firms accountable for the environmental and...

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Reading 1ROM 1:16-25

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MILF infighting sends civilians fleeing

DATU MONTAWAL, Maguindanao  – A long standing territorial dispute between members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao erupted...