Wednesday Dec, 11 2019 02:15:31 AM


MILF, MNLF now for one Bangsamoro peace roadmap

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao ---- The estranged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on Wednesday agreed to push forward a common roadmap for peace in the country’s troubled south.The MILF’s figurehead, Hadji Murad Ebrahim, and Muslimin Sema, who is chairman of the largest of three factions in the MNLF, signed in Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao a joint communiqué binding their groups to cooperate in harmonizing” their separate peace overtures with Malacañang.Camp Darapanan in northeast of Sultan Kudarat town is the MILF’s main encl

2 MILF fighters arrested for Midsayap roadside blast cry torture

COTABATO CITY – Two suspects in the roadside bombing in Midsayap, North Cotabato, last week have been arrested by soldiers manning a checkpoint in a remote village in that townon Sunday.Supt. Tom Tuzon, Midsayap town police chief, identified the suspects as Lahmudin Ampuan, 21, and Adzal Bobby Dansulaw, 56, both residents of the Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanao. The two were turned over by the Army to the Midsayap policeon Sunday, for the filing of charges.

Mangudadatus extend conciliatory arms to Midtimbangs

DAVAO CITY — Former Mayor Ibrahim Datu Jhong” Mangudadatu of Buluan, Maguindanao has called on Moro leaders to stand firm on issues affecting Muslim Mindanao, principally the peace process and on unification.Mangudadatu said the country’s Muslim leaders should first collectively present solutions to problems which they wanted addressed by national government, under President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.This developed as the Mangudadatus extended reconciliatory arms to the family of Hadji Ali Midtimbang, the former mayor of Talayan, Maguindanao, who ran against incumbent Governor Esmael Toto” Ma

Mangudadatu wages legal battle vs social media attackers

BULUAN, Maguindanao-- A lawyer will put to a litmus test” the Philippine cybercrime law by prosecuting fictitious Facebook users whom he said maligned Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu online.Mangudadatu’s counsel, Israelito Torreon, on Friday said the case will involve about 1,300 respondents.

Pink town to have ARMM-funded water supply project

DATU SAUDI, Maguindanao --- The pink town” in Maguindanao will have a water supply facility within the next 18 months in yet another infrastructure project complementing the Southern Mindanao peace process.
The recipient-municipality, Datu Saudi, is located in the second district of Maguindanao, dotted with buildings and road signs painted pink, the favorite color of its mayor, Samsudin Dimaukom.

Indonesian benefactors to bankroll Islamic studies of ARMM students

COTABATO CITY -- The Indonesian government will facilitate the schooling in Ache of 30 local prospective Islamic theology students via a scholarship tie-up with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Imam Alzad Sattar, regional undersecretary for Islamic studies of the Department of Education-ARMM, on Monday said the scholarship agreement was forged last Friday by the regional government, the Indonesian Embassy and the Yayasan Sukma School in the Ache.

Execs tag as satanic Canadian's decapitation by ASG captors

COTABATO CITY -– Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao branded as un-Islamic” the decapitation of Canadian tourist Robert Hall in Sulu by his Abu Sayyaf captors, something they did not expect to happen during the Ramadhan.The regional vice governor of ARMM, Haroun Al-Rashid Lucman, on Tuesday said the gunmen who beheaded Hall, kidnapped while in an island resort in Davao City last year, are virtually non-Muslims. Islam is against the killing of innocent people and mutilation of cadavers.

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.



P34 million worth of shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi bust

COTABATO CITY - Authorities seized P34 million worth of shabu from three drug traffickers who fell in an entrapment operation Tuesday in Bongao...

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

COTABATO CITY – If she had her way, Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi prefers that Martial Law in Mindanao stays.


Cartoon characters in SoCot Christmas festival wow public

KORONADAL CITY - Cartoons are not just for kids anymore.

The South Cotabato Provincial government understands that all...

Performance management training for BTA staff held

COTABATO CITY – The Office of the Parliament Speaker organized a three-day ‘Total Performance Management (TPM)’ training for Bangsamoro...

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...