Monday Sep, 23 2019 09:26:07 PM


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.

ARMM officials to let Hataman reorganize regional cabinet freely

COTABATO CITY – Key officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have started resigning from their posts to give reelected ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman enough leeway in organizing a new regional cabinet.Hataman, regional figurehead of the Liberal Party, won a second term during the May 9 regional elections, defeating an independent candidate for ARMM governor, Sulu Vice Gov.

ARMM cabinet members submit courtesy resignation

COTABATO CITY – Some cabinet officials
in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have started submitting
courtesy resignation to Governor-elect Mujiv Hataman.

Lawyer Laisa Alamia, ARMM executive secretary, was
first to submit her courtesy resignation papers to Hataman who was reelected
for his second term as regional chief executive of five province ARMM.

Muslim agency nixes 'Halal law signed by P'Noy

COTABATO CITY -THE National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is opposed to Republic Act 10817 which President Aquino has signed into law Thursday (May 19).The NCMF in a statement said it vehemently opposes the enactment of the law, RA 1081, titledand An Act Instituting the Philippine Halal Export Development andPromotionProgram, Creating for the Purpose the Halal Export Development Board, and for Other Purposes.”Amer Hussien Macatbar Sisomangcop, NCMF Development Management Officer, broke to the Filipino Muslim public the news on Mr.

Bangsamoro normalization efforts continue through Brigada Eskwela

Barira, MAGUINDANAO –The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) successfully launched another series of Brigada Eskwelain Nabalawag Elementary School here in this municipality earlier this week.The event ispart of confidence- building measures to sustain the implementation of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

Lawmakers urged to remain compliant with CAB peace deal

MANILA -- Despite the non-passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) under the 16th Congress, Moro leaders from various sectors will remain steadfast in pushing for a BBL that is compliant to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).In a press conference on Monday in Quezon City, several Moro multi-sector leaders vowed to pursue with the same vigor the passage of the BBL even in the next administration to achieve genuine autonomy and lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.Sultan Mohammad Bano from the Greenhills Muslim Traders Association, House of Bayang President Datu Abdul Rauf Alex

BBL passage will change Mindanao’s violent narrative – Deles

MANILA – The much-awaited passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will not only improve the fate of the Bangsamoro region but will also change the discourse on Mindanao as it will signal the closing of the armed conflict with the largest Moro rebel group in the country, said Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles. Yung kailangan siguro sa panahong ito talaga yung big picture ang tinitingnan.

Muslim religious leaders on BBL, rising extremism

STATEMENT OF THE MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN CENTRAL MINDANAO ON THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW AND THE RISING EXTREMIST GROUPS IN THE PHILIPPINES.” We, the undersigned represent religious organizations in Central Mindanao that have worked on the front liners for just peace and against violent extremism, condemn the un-Islamic actions of the violent extremist groups in bombing innocent civilians in Paris, Istanbul and IndonesiaWe realize that violent extremist groups have been fueled by military action by the West against terrorism and violent extremism.

Malacañang still hopeful Congress will pass BBL

BAGUIO CITY -- Malacañang is still hopeful that Congress will be able to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it goes into recess for the May 9 national and local elections.This was the message delivered by lawyer Armi Beatriz Bayot of the Office of the Solicitor General and a member of the legal team of the government negotiating panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).Bayot on Friday said that despite the lateness of the hour, the present administration was still optimistic that the BBL would be approved by both House of Congress within the next three weeks.Congress resu



Barangay chairman, companion dead in Kabacan shooting incident

NORTH COTABATO --- Two were killed, one of them a barangay chairman, while two others were wounded in an attack in Kabacan town in this...

Look: Cops haul fish and marine products sold outside Kalamansig town market

KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat - Police authorities here on Sunday hauled containers and fish peddled by fish vendors beside the highway as...

2 MILF members detained for illegal gun possession

MAGUINDANAO --- Two members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were arrested Saturday for unauthorized carrying of firearms....

Top ASG member, 2 others yield to gov’t forces

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The WestMinCom’s campaign against violent extremism reaps good results as more terrorists yield to the government forces...

Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor

Reading 1AM 8:4-7

Hear this, you who trample upon the needy
and destroy the poor of the land!
“When will the new moon be over...