Wednesday Dec, 11 2019 02:15:42 AM


Duterte eyes oil palm plantation as livelihood, source of energy

BULUAN, Maguindanao -– President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday quipped the communist in Davao region for refusing to allow oil palm plantation to invade Davao City when he was still the city mayor.
Speaking here after inaugurating the first oil palm biomass 4.5 megawatt power plant, Duterte said he envied Maguindanao leaders for pushing for palm oil plantation and providing livelihood to farmers.

ARMM celebrates national disability prevention, rehab week

COTABATO CITY– The Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RHRC-ARMM) marked the celebration of the 38thNational Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week on Thursday, July 21.Atty. Abdulnasser Badrudin, RHRC-ARMM chairperson, said the program was primarily aimed at raising better awareness of the rights of persons with disability (PWDs). We are showing our deepest concern to PWDs being one of the most vulnerable sectors of society,” Badrudin said.

Thousands benefit from HEART Basilan relief mission

COTABATO CITY -- More than a thousand conflict-stricken Yakan families benefitted from a relief mission in Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan by the Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Response Team (HEART) on Wednesday.The HEART, an emergency outfit of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, is operating under the office of ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman. The relief mission in Tipo-Tipo was jointly led by Hataman and his spouse, Anak Mindanao Party-list Rep.

ARMM engineers hone skills in handling of infra funds

COTABATO CITY --- Finance personnel of district engineering offices in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao just underwent a refresher study” on state accounting modalities to ensure efficiency in handling of more projects in the next 34 months.

Marawi City cops arrest 8 in illegal drug buy bust

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguidnanao -- Eight persons were arrested in a mid-day anti-illegal drug buy bust operations in Marawi City Monday, police said today. Senior Supt. Rustom Duran, Lanao del Sur police provincial director, in his report to Chief Supt. Agripino Javier, acting police regional director in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-ARMM), said the buy bust operation also resulted in the recovery of two motorcycles and more than Php50,000 cash believed to be drug money.

BIFF retaliations for losses in latest Maguindanao hostilities feared

MAGUINDANAO --- Eight bandits
were killed while seven soldiers were wounded in hostilities this week
in the province, sparked by an attack last Wednesday on an Army team
studying Moro culture in Mamasapano town.Senior members of the
municipal security councils in the neighboring Mamasapano, Datu Unsay
and Shariff Aguak towns on Saturday said there are talks spreading
around purporting that the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is
now preparing for retaliations, angered by the deaths of eight members

Five more former ARMM execs back to regional cabinet

COTABATO CITY --- Five more erstwhile regional secretaries in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are back to help Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman govern ARMM’s five provinces.Hataman also named this week a scion of the Maguindanaon nobility, lawyer Kirby Abdullah, as secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government-ARMM.Copies of the appointments of ophthalmologist Kadil Sinolinding, Jr., Myra Borja Mangkabung, psychologist John Magno and engineer Don Loong as health, science and technology, education and public works secretaries, respectively, were obtained by

ARMM to build more water supply facilities

COTABATO CITY --- The public works department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is aiming to increase by at least two folds in the next 35 months the 46 water supply facilities it constructed in far-flung areas from 2012 to 2015.Documents obtained on Monday from state auditors showed that the Department of Public Works and Highways-ARMM had constructed during the period 46 water supply facilities in the region, something never done by past regional administrations. That is a feat this administration can talk about proudly, so unprecedented,” said Engr.

Three more ARMM execs reappointed by Hataman

COTABATO CITY --- Reelected Gov.

Hataman reappoints three trusted subordinate-execs

COTABATO CITY -– The newly-reelected Gov.



P34 million worth of shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi bust

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Mayor Sayadi wants ML to stay, saying it helped improved city peace and order

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Cartoon characters in SoCot Christmas festival wow public

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Performance management training for BTA staff held

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Explosives, war materiel seized by gov't troops in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Operating troops from the Bravo Company of the 97th Infantry Battalion recovered explosives and war materiel after a clash in...