Tuesday Sep, 17 2019 02:25:34 PM


Hataman slams killing of Canadian hostage in Sulu

COTABATO CITY – Regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao today condemned the brutal killing of Robert Hall, a Canadian national
held hostage by extremist Abu Sayyaf Group since September last year.

Hataman was
deeply saddened by the incident and called on all Muslims to let us stand
together as we build and rebuild our faith in the midst of those who try to
tear us apart.”

Hatamanand 'It's time to heal

COTABATO CITY - Exactlya month after the national elections, re-elected Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said it’s time to heal and mend fences of political divide.Speaking in a simulcast weekend ARMM radio program, Hataman said the region’s constituents have been past divisive politics of mudslinging, and that it was time to move on for a continuing change.Hataman said ARMM’s majority Moro constituents needed genuine delivery of government services, having been into decades of displacement due to armed conflict.

OPAPP chief vows to continue fight for peace before stepping down

MANILA -- Less than a month before stepping down from office, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Deles vowed on Thursday to continue forging the path to peace in Bangsamoro.During the launch of the publication titled Junctures in Malacañang, Deles highlighted the gains of the Bangsamoro peace process under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III who, she said, was the star of this book.

DepEd-ARMM needs 933 new teachers

COTABATO CITY– The Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) has announced it would fill 933 senior high school teaching positions this year.Mobarak Pandi, regional information officer of DepEd-ARMM, said the department is working on the selection process for the applicants.

Southerners start centuries-old fasting tradition as Ramadhan begins

COTABATO CITY --- Fast when you see the new moon, break your fast when you see the new moon.”
This is exactly what Muslims in the country’s south and in other states within the pacific timeline did Monday, first day of Ramadhan, as preached by Mohammad, Islam’s legendary progenitor.Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during the Ramadhan, which lasts for one lunar cycle, about 28 to 29 days, both as atonement for sins and as a religious obligation.Fasting during the Ramadhan, a holy month among Muslims, is one of the five pillars” of the Islamic faith.

Ramadan begins

COTABATO CITY — Ramadan officially started today for followers of Islam after the sighting of crescent moon Sunday night in Malaysia, Muslim religious leaders said.Muslims will fully abstain from drinking and marital sexfrom dawn to dusk for a month.Mufti Abu Huraira Udasan of Darul Ifta (House of Opinion) for Maguindanao and Cotabato said the crescent moon was sighted in the neighboring country of Malaysia but not in the Philippines. Ramadan is the ninth of the 12-month Hijri lunar calendar, and is considered the holiest month in Islam.

ARMM’s Darul Ifta’ sets moon sighting for Ramadan on SundaY

COTABATO CITY- The Regional Darul Ifta’ in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RDI-ARMM) has set a moon sighting across the region on Sunday, June 5, to confirm the start of Ramadan this year.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar where Muslims are obliged to fast from dawn until sunset.

P8.9 million Aussie aid extended to ARMM for Brigada Eskwela efforts

COTABATO CITY --- The Australian government has provided the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao an P8.9 million grant for the rehabilitation of 277 ARMM public schools and 53 Madaris institutions.The development package is in support of the 2016 Brigada Eskwela program in the autonomous region, which covers Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, which are both in mainland Mindanao, and the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.John Magno, regional secretary of the Department of Education in the autonomous region (DepEd-ARMM), on Thursday said the assistance from Australia is earmark

Hatamanand Rody, Leni have proven mettle in empowering the oppressed and marginalized

COTABATO CITY -- Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Monday said President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo have proven their mettle in empowering the oppressed and marginalized sectors of society.In his congratulatory message to the elected highest and second highest officials of the land, Hataman said both of them have made it a priority to empower the people in their years of public service.

P60-M Basilan seaport project now 78 percent done

SUMISIP, Basilan -- Fishing communities in southwest of this island province will remember President Benigno Aquino III as the president who built for them a seaport they have been wishing for since the 1970s.The Buli-Buli seaport project in Barangay Buli-Buli in Sumisip town, which has a 440–meter length from shore to sea, is a joint project of Malacañang and Gov.



NoCot village exec shot dead

KABACAN, North Cotabato  – Two men riding tandem on a motorbike shot dead a village official here on Sunday while he was on his way to his farm,...

Traffic rerouting plan eyed when Quirino Bridge undergo rehab

COTABATO CITY  – The Cotabato City traffic management unit is preparing a rerouting plan to be implemented once the Department of Public...

Armed MNLF men stopped, disarmed by Army in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY -- Some 37 assorted long and short firearms were confiscated by government military troops Saturday in a gathering of Moro...

144 homes damaged by "Marilyn" in Tawi-Tawi

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi – Close to 150 homes were damaged by Tropical Depression Marilyn that hit the islands here on Friday and Saturday, local...

Pope Francis to visit Thailand and Japan in November

VATICAN — The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November with stops scheduled in Tokyo,...