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Acquisition of P200-M Maguindanao equipment pool done properly

MAGUINDANAO --- The launching on Wednesday of the new P200 million heavy equipment pool of the province disproved allegations by rivals of Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu that he mishandled its procurement, allies said Saturday.

Families of Maguindanao massacre victims seek dialogue with RRD

MAGUINDANAO --- Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and relatives of the 58 victims of the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre” are seeking a dialogue on the case with President Rodrigo Duterte.

ARMM allocates P50.4 million for new Tawi-Tawi projects

COTABATO CITY -- The newly-elected governor of Tawi-Tawi and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are to cooperate in implementing P50.4 million-worth of new infrastructure projects in the island province.

Hataman, Urdaneta exec to meet on Muslim ban

COTABATO CITY -– Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao (ARMM) and Urdaneta City Mayor Amadeo Gregorio Perez IV are scheduled
to meet personally to settle the issue of alleged discrimination against Muslim
residents in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.

He called me
up Tuesday night and clarified that he was misquoted by the online news
organization,” Hataman told reporters.

BBL uncertainty gives MILF two options on resolving Moro issue

COTABATO CITY -- The imminent legislation by Congress of a Bangsamoro Basic Law different from its original draft raised two options for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on how to pursue its bid for peace in the country’s south.The MILF’s chief negotiator, Muhaquer Iqbal, chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), on Thursday said they will neither immediately abandon the peace process, nor wage war if the approval of the draft BBL by Congress is delayed or if the approved law is not a prototype of the proposed bill.Malacañang announced last Tuesday that Congress might not pass t

Friends of Peace on Bangsamoro billand Our moment of grace

QUEZON CITY - With the Philippines' 16thCongress on recess starting Thursday, the peace advocates in Mindanao remained hopeful the draft bill that will create a new political entity in Southern Philippines will still hurdle legislative process in the coming months.Friends of Peace (FOP), an umbrella organization of peace advocates in Mindanao and other parts of the country, is hoping the legislature would come up with a draft law that is acceptable to all concerned in Mindanao and the country.Led by his Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, archbishop of Cotabato, the FOP issued a statement re

House cant' pass Bangsamoro bill for now

QUEZON CITY - HOUSE
LEADERS ON Monday admitted it cannot pass House Bill 5811 or the draft Basic
Law for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

In a brief
news conference Monday during the lull in the regular session, House majority
flood leader Neptali Gonzales said House Speaker Jose Belmonte and other house
leaders met with majority and minority group leaders and agreed to pass the
Bangsamoro law when Congress resumes next month.

BBL authors ask lawmakers to support BBL

QUEZON CITY– Sulu 1st district Rep. Tupay
Loong, vice chair of the House Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law
(BBL), today appealed to his fellow lawmakers and the Senate to pass the draft
Basic Law for Bangsamoro because it is the country’s only opportunity for peace
and development.

Ferrerand Our children should now feel the gains of peace

BUTIG, Lanao del Sur -The calm grandeur of Mounts Makaturing and Latukan and fertile farm fields give an inspiring backdraft to the bayanihan spirit among Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) troopers as they conduct hand-in-hand a Brigada Eskwela operation in Sandab Elementary School in Camp Bushra Somyorang on Wednesday.No air of animosity between former foes was evident.

Rep. Rodriguez remains hopeful HB 5811 hurdles plenary debates

QUEZON CITY - Cagayan Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, principal sponsor of House Bill 5811 or the draft Bangsamoro basic law, now called Basic Law for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BLBAR), remains hopeful that the bill will be approved next week.Four session days are left before Congress adjourns sine die on June 11 but Rodriguez said the remaining days will be crucial for the passage of his bill.In a press statement, Rodriguez said he was told that some of those who listed up to interpellate have decided to withdraw questioning to fast track the plenary deliberation.

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