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ARMM to survey lands in Marawi

MARAWI CITY – As part of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s (TFBM) recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation program, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through its Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM), will survey the lands in Marawi City in line with the establishment of additional temporary and permanent shelters.During TFBM’s meeting with regional, provincial and national government officials in Marawi on August 2, ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman has committed to help the task force in conducting a comprehensive survey of lands in Marawi City to determine the politic

Four outcast VREs killed in encounter with pursuing MILF in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO --- Four militants were killed in a gunfight with guerillas of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Sharif Saidona town in Maguindanao on Wednesday.Two MILF guerillas, Kamsa Karinda and Naim Museco, were wounded in the encounter, now both confined in a hospital.Military officials told reporters Karinda and Museco were in a group out to check on the reported convergence in Barangay Pusaw, Sharif Saidona of violent religious extremists (VREs) led by Ismael Abdulmalik and his coddlers, among them a key suspect in the infamous Nov.

ARMM disperses more relief supplies for Marawi folk

COTABATO CITY --- Officials dispatched on Tuesday 26 truckloads more of relief supplies for 13 towns in Lanao del Sur that adopted evacuees from Marawi City.The conflict-torn Marawi City is the capital of Lanao del Sur, a component province of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).The shipment of the relief provisions was facilitated by ARMM Gov.

Officials welcome ASEAN awards for 2 promising Moro kids

COTABATO CITY --- Officials were elated with the international honors two Moro adolescents brought home, feats they are sure can boost the southern Mindanao peace process.Hadja Nuriya Jamaldin, assistant superintendent of schools in Basilan, said on Saturday that Amin Hataman and Rasul Alih have also proven that the Moro youth is just as globally-competitive as those in other parts of the country and elsewhere abroad.Hataman and Alih each received special awards last week, during the 22nd Asean Youth Day Meeting and the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth in Jakarta, Indonesia for accomplish

World boxing icon Pacman visits troops in Marawi City

LANAO DEL SUR --- Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday urged soldiers in Marawi City to vigorously restore law and order in the area, convinced it can be accomplished even sooner than expected.Pacquiao, an international boxing icon, held a brief meeting with Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr.

7 fake uniformed `authorities' to face criminal prosecution

LANAO DEL SUR --- The police will prosecute for violation of Article 117 of the Revised Penal Code seven people who seemed crackpots arrested entering Marawi City wearing police and Army uniforms.Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, police director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said Friday that the suspects who are now in their custody shall be charged with usurpation of authority and official functions. They clearly violated the Article 117 of the Revised Penal Code.

Guv urges Muslim constituents to help sustain anti-terrorism efforts in Sarangani

MANILA -- As the military continuously engages in fierce battle against the Maute terror group in Marawi City, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon of Sarangani province urged his Muslim constituents to help sustain the anti-terrorism efforts the provincial government has initiated last year.This is to shield the province from the influence and atrocities by any local terrorist organizations.Solon made the call in his Eidul Fitr message distributed to 256 mosques in the six coastal towns of Sarangani read by respective Imams after the morning Eidul Fitr congregational prayers in Muslim communiti

Councilor in troubled Maguindanao town shot dead

MAGUINDANAO --- Gunmen on motorcycle shot dead a municipal councilor in an attack Wednesday in Datu Anggal town in Maguindanao.The fatality, Guialuson Guimal Angen, 54, was riding his motorcycle en route to Datu Odin Sinsuat town from Talitay, Maguindanao when two bikers trailing behind overtook, blocked his route and shot him with .45 caliber pistols.Angen, a member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Talitay, died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.Senior Supt.

Recovering Abu Sayyaf members study farming to become productive

COTABATO CITY --- Agriculturists training former Abu Sayyaf bandits on modern farming are fascinatingly challenged in helping them return to mainstream society that seemed too impossible before.A group of 84 former Abu Sayyaf bandits from across Basilan, all hardcore violent religious extremists (VREs) who have just pledged allegiance to the Philippine flag, are now studying propagation of rubber trees and hybrid corn to complement their assimilation into the local communities. This teaching experience is something so new to us.

Evacuees postpone return to Marawi, stage State-of-Bakwit Address

MARAWI CITY – Internally displaced persons (IDPs) have agreed to reset their homecoming to this war-torn city to a later date on persuasion of five cabinet members, opting instead to stage a State-of-Bakwit Address (SOBA) in Iligan City in time for President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) today.Members of the Ranaw Ulama-Leaders Conference, during a dialogue with government officials led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in Iligan City yesterday, said they will do their symbolic march back to their homes after the President’s SONA and after government authorities have decl

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