Tuesday Sep, 17 2019 02:59:14 PM


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.

New team of Indonesian peacekeepers now in Central Mindanao

COTABATO CITY --- A new team of Indonesian peacekeepers arrived here Thursday to help monitor the enforcement of the now 19-year ceasefire accord between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.From Manila the team, led by Col. Gumuroh Winardjatmiko of the Indosian Army, immediately reported to the office here of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT).The IMT, under Major Gen.

Christian soldiers host historic Camp Siongco Eid rites

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- Christian soldiers and hundreds of Muslims on Wednesday dined together in the Army’s Camp Siongco in an Eid’l Fitr banquet never witnessed since the onset of the Mindanao secessionist conflict in the 1970s.
Among those present in the event were representatives of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team, which is helping enforce the interim ceasefire pact between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front since late 2003.

Hataman condemns terror attacks during Ramadan

COTABATO CITY -- Regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Tuesday night has condemned terror attacks in Muslim countries and other parts of the world. Hataman issued the statement on the eve of Eud'l Fitr, the end of fasting month. These are not the first attacks committed by extremists and terrorists who claim to do acts of terror in the name of Islam, nor these will be the last, Hataman said.

6th ID to open camp for July 6 Eid outdoor worship rite

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- The Army’s predominantly Christian 6th Infantry Division will open this military camp on Wednesday for an Eid’l Fitr congregational prayer, something so peculiarly new for local Muslim folks.Public officials and ranking clerics in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were elated with 6th ID’s gesture, planned by its commander, Major Gen.

ARMM folks to celebrate Eid'l Fitr on July 6

COTABATO CITY -- Top clerics in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao failed to see the crescent moon on Monday night, the 29th day of Ramadhan, implying that the Eid’l Fitr shall be on Wednesday.Ramadhan, supposedly only 28 to 29 days, would have ended Monday night, July 4, had the crescent moon, as a tradition, been spotted in the sky by Islamic theologians in the ARMM’s five provinces.Members of the ARMM’s Regional Darul Iftah (RDI), also known as House of Opinions,” had earlier thought the Eid’l Fitr might be held today (July 5), earlier than the July 6 non-working national Eid holi

Duterte declares July 6 Eid'l Fitr, non-working holiday

MANILA (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared July 6, Wednesday, a non-working holiday in observance of the end of Ramadan fasting or Eid’l Fitr, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced on Monday.Eid'l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.It marks the end of the 30-day fasting period of Ramadan, giving the Muslims opportunity to thank God.In 2002, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law Republic Act No.

Adiong clan matriarch to govern Lanao Sur based on Charter and Qur'an

MARAWI CITY -- The mother of now Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. on Saturday assured to continue the peace and development programs of his son, whose gubernatorial post she took over last Thursday.Lanao del Sur’s new governor, Soraya Alonto-Adiong, told reporters on Saturday she had received from her son, who was governor of the province for three consecutive terms that lasted from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2016, all records of his programs and projects she needs to continue.Adiong, Jr. is popular for his having implemented, along with the now second-termer Gov.



20 die in South Cotabato highway mishap

20 die in South Cotabato highway mishap Edwin O. Fernandez

T'BOLI, South Cotabato  – At least 20 persons were killed, 15 of them on the...

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...