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Hataman leads turnover of Islamic school in Basilan

SUMISIP, Basilan – Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Monday led the turnover of a P20-million worth Islamic school building to the community to help curb the spread of radicalism and to propagate the true teachings of Islam. The infrastructure will not only be used to impart the correct teachings of Islam, but also a formation center, particularly for out-of-school youth who are the potential recruits of terror groups. They should be brought to this kind of school, Gov.

Patients demand justice for murdered benevolent eye surgeon

COTABATO CITY --- Thursday (May18) was a sad day for thousands of cataract patients treated free by murdered eye surgeon Shahid Sinolinding.Sinolinding, 37, was shot dead by suspected guns-for-hire in his clinic in Cotabato City exactly a month ago on Thursday and prospects of putting the culprits behind bars are bleak.His older brother, the professor Harris, survived an ambush in August 2016 while on his way to the Cotabato Foundation College for Science and Technology, located in Arakan town in North Cotabato, where he is helping co-teachers and students campaign for the ouster of school

PCSO donates 8 ambulances to ARMM

COTABATO CITY– The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has donated a total of eightambulances to different municipalities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to help improve health service in the region.Atty.

Immigration bars Ampatuan brothers, nine others from leaving PHL

MANILA -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued hold departure orders (HDOs) against former Maguindanao Governor Datu Sajid Islam Uy Ampatuan, former Datu Unsay, Maguindanao Mayor Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr. and nine others in connection with their graft cases before the Sandiganbayan.According to BI spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang aside from the Ampatuan brothers, also included in the HDO are John Estelito Dollosa Jr.

Lamitan now has model communal farm of agrarian reform beneficiaries

COTABATO CITY --- The 1,127-hectare agricultural estate inLamitan City of former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is now a boomingcommunal enterprise agrarian reform beneficiaries are so proud about.The land was subdivided and awarded to 375 Muslim and Christian farmworkers in 1994 through the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.The Enrile-owned Cocoland Development Corporation, covering arablelands in Limook area in Lamitan City, is now a cooperative run by farmers propagating coffee, orchard, rubber and bananas.Some members of the cooperative are also producing rice from smallpatches of rain-f

MagPEACE produces prospective physician and lawyer

MAGUINDANAO -- The Maguindanao Program for Education and Community Empowerment (MagPEACE) now boasts of having produced a prospective lawyer and a physician after it was launched seven years ago.The MagPEACE, now assisting more than 6,000 college scholars, is being bankrolled by the office of Maguindanao Gov.

About 300 religious leaders in ARMM to hold summit against terrorism

COTABATO CITY – Up to 300 ulama from in and outside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are expected to attend an anti-terrorism summit that would be held here from May 12 to 14.Dubbed ‘ARMM Ulama Summit Against Terrorism’, the event is initiated by the regional government in cooperation with the region’s ulama and in line with the Duterte administration’s statement that terrorism is an urgent and critical national security threat.Governor Mujiv Hataman, as well as religious leaders, underscored that the threat of violence and terrorism could further hamper economic growth in th

Governance now improving in`sensational' Shariff Aguak town

MAGUINDANAO — The new town government of Shariff Aguakhas been clearing flood-prone creeks and streams of silt and fixing town roads with new equipment purchased the last year, something never witnessed in decades past.In less than a year after being elected in May 2016, Mayor Marop Ampatuan and his father, Vice Mayor Akmad Ampatuan, have procured road-building equipment and rehabilitated close to 50 kilometers of dirt roads crisscrossing Shariff Aguak.The newly-fixed arterial networks in Shariff Aguak were virtually impassable during the rainy days.The new leaders' predecessors are now det

SAAD program launched in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO --- President Rodrigo Duterte is keeping a promise to help Maguindanao’s marginalized farmers improve their productivity to hasten the restoration of normalcy in conflict-torn areas, officials said Tuesday.Maguindanao Gov.

Abu frees 2 ARMM employees

MAGUINDANAO --- Two workers of the public works department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao kidnapped in Patikul, Sulu on Thursday were released by their captors without any ransom, officials said Monday.Truck driver Alriznor Halis and his helper, Aljimar Ahari, both employed in the Department of Public Works and Highways-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, were set free by Abu Sayyaf gunmen Sunday night.Brig. Gen.



OPAPRU assures corruption has no place in MILF decommissioning process

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) assured that it would not tolerate irregularities in...

CIDG agents arrest in North Cotabato 2 men wanted for illegal drugs, murder in BARMM

PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato - KAKALABAS pa lamang sa pagamutan ng dalawang mga wanted persons nang arestuhin ng mga tauhan ng Criminal Investigation...

Senator asks OPAPRU to ensure MILF combatants' proper use of cash aid

MANILA – Senator Raffy Tulfo has asked the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) to include in the...

Lalaki, huli sa anti-drug ops sa Ampatuan

NAARESTO ang isang lalaki na sangkot sa iligal na droga sa Ampatuan, Maguindanao del Sur. Kinilala ang suspek an si Elias Depedro Lacibal Jr, 42...

Grenade attack in Aguak Army detachment, a retaliation from DI, says Army

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao Sur - PAGHIHIGANTE ang motibo sa paghagis ng granada sa loob ng CAFGU patrol base sa Brgy. Timbangan, Shariff Aguak,...