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Lanao Sur town declares ‘war’ against narcotics, terrorism

MARANTAO, Lanao del Sur – Various sectors here have collectively declared war against illegal drugs, terrorism and other organized crimes, pledging utmost support to President Duterte’s drive to bring peace and socio-economic stability in the country, especially in Moro communities.In solemn rites here Thursday, some 300 representatives of women, youth, religious, professional, royalty, academic, police, military and political sectors swore three times to rally the affairs of the Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Illegal Drugs (MASA-MASID) program they launched that day.Mara

Hostilities between two MILF groups displace Pikit residents

NORTH COTABATO - Officials have sent emissaries to convince leaders of two feuding groups in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Pikit town to reconcile following clashes that dislocated villagers.Dozens of Moro families were displaced when the two groups, one led by Kedtag and the other by Buaya, figured in running gunfights in Barangay Kabasalan in Pikit, North Cotabato on Wednesday.Chief Inspector Donald Cabigas of the Pikit municipal police said Kedtag is a senior official of the MILF’s 118thBase Command while Buaya belong to the front’s self-styled National Guards Division.

Folk scared by `show of force' by MILF rebels in seaside Maguindanao town

MAGUINDANAO --- Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front showed force and fired rifles overhead near the police precinct in Parang town on Monday in protest of the arrest of a commander for illegal gun possession.Senior Superintendent Agustin Tello, director of the Maguindanao provincial police, said the incident sent hundreds of innocent villagers running for their lives.Tello said the group of Solaiman Dimatunday, a senior MILF commander in nearby Barira town in Maguindanao, arrived in the town proper of Parang, approached the municipal police station and indiscriminately fired guns o

ARMM spends P100-M for a new hospital in Datu Piang, Maguindanao

DATU PIANG, Maguindanao – Residents of this town and its adjacent areas stand to benefit when the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital Datu Piang Annex is completed this year.A total of P100 million would be spent for the new hospital with funds coming from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (ARMM-HDAP).The project is part of the P2.233 billion total budget of the ARMM-HDAP awarded by the national government through the initiative of the regional government.ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, along with other regional, provincial, and municipal of

Maguindanao PPOC condemn Talayan mosque bombing

MAGUINDANAO --- The Maguindanao provincial peace and order council has condemned Friday’s bombing near a mosque in Talayan town that left eight worshipers wounded.Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, chairman of the inter-agency council, said he has asked the provincial police director, Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, to do his best in identifying the people responsible for the atrocity.Among the eight victims were Kagui Ali Midtimbang, 62, leader of Maguindanao’s influential Midtimbang clan, and his 33-year-old son, Nathaniel, mayor of Datu Anggal town, also in the same province.

Three BIFF bandits killed in bungled cattle heist

NORTH COTABATO --- Three members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were killed on Friday by farmer-militiamen whose cattle they tried to steal.The slain BIFF bandits were identified as Tarzan Buntazil, Kensem Dungandong, and Salik Rusman, shot dead by pursuing personnel of the Citizen’s Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU).Chief Inspector Donald Cabigas of the Pikit municipal police said the slain BIFF gunmen first stole a pair of cattle owned by siblings Ariel and Constantino Wacan in Barangay Bualan, Pikit.The Wacans and other CAFGUs in the barangay gave chase and cornered the

ARMM holds dialogue with Lanao del Sur’s social development sectors

MARAWI CITY – To improve communication with the stakeholders at the grassroots level and promote greater community participation in solving social issues, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has conducted a summit and dialogue in Marawi City on Wednesday, April 19.The event, dubbed Social Development Summit, brought together hundreds of stakeholders in education, health, social welfare, and environment sectors at the Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol.ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, together with officials from the regional departments of Education (DepEd), Social Welfare and Develop

ASG member dead, 34 arrested in Sulu police operation

MAGUINDANAO --- Soldiers gunned down a drug trafficker and arrested 34 others, all identified with the Abu Sayyaf, in a law enforcement operation Wednesday in Patikul town in Sulu.Chief Supt.

MILF urge government to observe protocols governing police actions against rebels

MAGUINDANAO --- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Monday urged Malacañang to investigate on alleged unilateral police actions against rebels supposedly covered by agreed government-MILF security protocols.Among the latest MILF member killed for resisting arrest is Mohaimen Abo, a younger brother of the group’s first vice chairman, Ghazali Jaafar, figurehead of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC).Abo, also known as Boy Bangsamoro and Ustadz Abo, was charged with kidnap-for-ransom, murder, frustrated murder and homicide in two courts in central Mindanao.

Officials put closure to deadly rido in seaside Lanao town

LANAO DEL SUR -- Two feuding Maranaw clans reconciled on Friday, ending a 20-year bloody rido that caused fatalities on both sides.Leaders of the Balindong and Montañer political clans in the seaside Malabang town in Lanao del Sur promised over the Qur’an to live in peace again.They also swore to cooperate in restoring normalcy in barangays where their followers had figured in bloody gunfights that displaced villagers.The rido, which means vendetta feud in the Maranaw dialect, between the two clans was sparked by bitter political differences, escalated by armed confrontations during elect



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,...