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Military, police capture ASG bomb expert-leader, follower in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY(PNA) –- Joint military and police operatives have captured two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands, including an explosive expert and an ASG mid-level leader in the province of Basilan, a military official announced Friday.Arrested were Mudzrih Abih Adjalan alias Idol, and a certain Yasir, according to Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman.Tan said Adjalan and Yasir were arrested by joint military and police operatives during a law enforcement operation around 5:15 a.m.

Moro ARMM execs installed to office by Teduray chieftain

COTABATO CITY – Two Muslim regional executives were sworn to office Thursday by a Teduray chieftain in an event reminiscent of the life stories of the 14thcentury siblings Mamalo and Tabunaway.From the bloodlines of the originally pagan Mamalo and Tabunaway sprung Mindanao’s present day Lumad and Moro genealogies.The reelected Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a Yakan, and his Maranaw deputy, now second-termer ARMM Vice Gov.

ARMM, UN-WFP implements food-for-work program

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its food-for-work program, has distributed close to 3,000 sacks of rice and containers of palmoline oil to farmers in South Upi town in Maguindanao province. South Upi is one of the 10 towns in Maguindanao severely hit by drought.The program is implemented by the region’s humanitarian and emergency action response team in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP).ARMM Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia and UN-WFP Program Officer Michael Argonza led the food distribution on Tuesday, June 28.

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.



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...