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Upi contingent champion in Inaul Festival street dance contest

MAGUINDANAO --- The non-Moro Tedurays were champion again in the cultural street dance parade contest that capped off the culmination on Thursday of the Inaul Festival.The winning contingent from Upi town in the first district of Maguindanao also topped in the same event during the 2017 and 2018 provincial Inaul Festival.The festival, pioneered in 2017 by the now outgoing third-termer Gov.

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Basilan folk want Sampinit Complex made wildlife sanctuary

BASILAN --- Residents of this island province want the rainforests in the Sampinit Complex, now free from Abu Sayyaf forces that once ran a shadow government there, declared a protected wildlife reservation.The mountain ranges in the Sampinit Complex, where the Abu Sayyaf held no fewer than 200 captives from between 1994 to 2010, are now being connected to trading sites in Sumisip and Maluso towns and to the provincial capital, Lamitan City, via the Basilan Transcentral Highway costing more than P1 billion.Gov.

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Brighter days for Inaul industry seen under BARMM regional outfit

MAGUINDANAO --- The province launched Thursday the colorful Inaul Festival showcasing an iconic Moro fabric and as thanksgiving for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.Ratified via a plebiscite last January 21, the BOL, or Republic Act 11054, is a product of 20 years of talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, meant to end decades of strife in southern Mindanao.Maguindanao Gov.

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ARMM inaugurates Bangsamoro Museum in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) formally inaugurated the first Bangsamoro Museum on Monday, February 4, at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex here.The Bangsamoro Museum is a facility established under Executive Order No. 32 s. 2019. It serves as repository of artifacts, works of art, as well as textual and iconographic records relevant to the cultural memory of the Bangsamoro people in the ARMM.Governor Mujiv Hataman, who led the opening of the museum, underscored it was not easy for the regional government to put up such facility.

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Bb Pilipinas is Miss Miss Intercontinental 2018

MANILA - Another Filipina made history for winning the first Miss Intercontinental crown for the Philippines.Filipino-Australian beauty queen Karen Gallman on was crowned Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena where the pageant was held.Gallman has roots in Brisbane and Bohol.First runner up went toCosta Rica, Slovak Republic at 2nd, Colombia 3rd, Vietnam 4th, and Ethiopia 5th.This was the first time Philippines hosted the pageant after Japan requested it due to preparations for 2020 Olympic Games.

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Pit Seniorand Images of 2019 Halad Festival

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Below are the images of Halad Festival in celebration of the feast of Sto. NIno.Photos courtesy of Fr. Jonathan Domingo, OMI, president of Notre Dame of Midsayap College.

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Two festivals showcase central Mindanao ethnic groups

COTABATO CITY - Central Mindanao residents shall witness this week cultural activities related to two festivals keeping alive the ethnicity and rosy history of the local communities.Led by local officials, Cotabato City residents launched on Sunday the Shariff Kabunsuan Festival, a yearly event highlighting how Shariff Mohammad Kabunsuan, a Malay-Arab Islamic theologian from Johore in what is now Malaysia, arrived here in the 14thcentury to spread Islam.The event was capped off with a parade by students in ethnic attires from different schools in the city and from Maguindanao province.Besid

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Feature from Tawi-Tawi is Moro Film Festival’s best short film

COTABATO CITY – After a long critiquing of the top 10 finalists, the short film'Manis Ma Pikilan' was recognized as theBest Short Filmduring the awards night of the 2018 Moro Film Festivaland Short Film Competition on Thursday, December 6, held at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex here.‘Manis Ma Pikilan’captures the personal struggles of Pahad, a boy from a small coastal community in Tawi-Tawi. As competition grand winner, it received P300,000 in cash prize.

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Matanog coastal village rising as tourist destination, gateway of world class wild onions

MATANOG, Maguindanao – Maguindanao has many natural tourist attractions and one of them is unfolding in northern Maguindanao.

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ARMM 29th founding anniversary is `last' officials say so

COTABATO CITY --- Regional officials are certain the commemoration on Monday of the 29thfounding anniversary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is the last.The plebiscite for ARMM’s replacement with a Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, or BARMM, through the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), is slated January 21, 2019.ARMM officials are optimistic the Supreme Court will dismiss the bid of Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan, Jr. to block the BOL’s implementation, citing that it is unconstitutional.

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