Monday Nov, 28 2022 01:17:39 PM


Muslim agency nixes 'Halal law signed by P'Noy

COTABATO CITY -THE National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is opposed to Republic Act 10817 which President Aquino has signed into law Thursday (May 19).The NCMF in a statement said it vehemently opposes the enactment of the law, RA 1081, titledand An Act Instituting the Philippine Halal Export Development andPromotionProgram, Creating for the Purpose the Halal Export Development Board, and for Other Purposes.”Amer Hussien Macatbar Sisomangcop, NCMF Development Management Officer, broke to the Filipino Muslim public the news on Mr.

Bangsamoro normalization efforts continue through Brigada Eskwela

Barira, MAGUINDANAO –The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) successfully launched another series of Brigada Eskwelain Nabalawag Elementary School here in this municipality earlier this week.The event ispart of confidence- building measures to sustain the implementation of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

Lawmakers urged to remain compliant with CAB peace deal

MANILA -- Despite the non-passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) under the 16th Congress, Moro leaders from various sectors will remain steadfast in pushing for a BBL that is compliant to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).In a press conference on Monday in Quezon City, several Moro multi-sector leaders vowed to pursue with the same vigor the passage of the BBL even in the next administration to achieve genuine autonomy and lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.Sultan Mohammad Bano from the Greenhills Muslim Traders Association, House of Bayang President Datu Abdul Rauf Alex

BBL passage will change Mindanao’s violent narrative – Deles

MANILA – The much-awaited passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will not only improve the fate of the Bangsamoro region but will also change the discourse on Mindanao as it will signal the closing of the armed conflict with the largest Moro rebel group in the country, said Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles. Yung kailangan siguro sa panahong ito talaga yung big picture ang tinitingnan.

Muslim religious leaders on BBL, rising extremism

STATEMENT OF THE MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN CENTRAL MINDANAO ON THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW AND THE RISING EXTREMIST GROUPS IN THE PHILIPPINES.” We, the undersigned represent religious organizations in Central Mindanao that have worked on the front liners for just peace and against violent extremism, condemn the un-Islamic actions of the violent extremist groups in bombing innocent civilians in Paris, Istanbul and IndonesiaWe realize that violent extremist groups have been fueled by military action by the West against terrorism and violent extremism.

Malacañang still hopeful Congress will pass BBL

BAGUIO CITY -- Malacañang is still hopeful that Congress will be able to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it goes into recess for the May 9 national and local elections.This was the message delivered by lawyer Armi Beatriz Bayot of the Office of the Solicitor General and a member of the legal team of the government negotiating panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).Bayot on Friday said that despite the lateness of the hour, the present administration was still optimistic that the BBL would be approved by both House of Congress within the next three weeks.Congress resu

President Aquinoand It is highly likely the Bangsamoro Basic Law will be passed

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday that it is highly probable that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be passed by Congress as congressmen work towards voting on the legislation that aims to bring lasting peace to Mindanao. May meeting kami, if I’m not mistaken, next week with the House of Representatives, precisely to push for the passage of the BBL. Si Congressman Rufus Rodriguez tells me na patapos na sila doon sa tinatawag na stage 'turno en contra' at pagkatapos ‘noon pagbobotohan na.

BIFF says attacks not related to delay on BBL's approval

COTABATO CITY -- The continuing spate of attacks by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Central Mindanao has nothing to do with the delayed approval by Congress of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the group’s spokesman said Saturday.The draft BBL, still pending in Congress, is the enabling measure for the replacement of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with a Bangsamoro political entity based on the final compact between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the March 27, 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro.

'We are running out of time to pass BBL,'says Marcos

MANILA (PNA) – Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos on Wednesday admitted that the Senate as well as House of Representatives has been running out of time to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the present 16th Congress.”I think we have ran out of time,” Marcos said in a media interview.Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile was supposed to continue his interpellation on the Basic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR), a Senate substitute bill to the BBL, on Wednesday.However, the Senate adjourned for a month-long Christmas break without tackling the BLBAR.The third regular se

OIC Sec Gen issues statement in Mindanao peace process

The following is the statement issued by His Excellency Iyad bin al-Madani, Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in relation to the latest developments regarding the Bangsamoro peace process and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. and// Statement by OIC Secretary General on Latest Development of the Peace Processin Southern Philippines The Secretary General of the organization of Islamic Cooperation Mr.



Unknown to him, man sells carnapped motorbike to its owner

NABULAGA ANG DALAWANG mga suspek matapos na malamang ang pinagbentahan nila ng kanilang nakaw na motorsiklo ay ang mismong may-ari nito. Una nito...

P102,000 worth shabu seized from 3 drug den operators

COTABATO CITY – Anti-narcotics agents seized P102,000 worth of shabu from three operators of a clandestine drug den entrapped in Datu Odin Sinsuat,...

3 CAFGU slain, 2 others hurt in gun attack in Maguindanao del Norte

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao  – Three militiamen were slain and two others were injured in a gun attack at about 1:20 a.m. Monday in Buldon,...

2 suspects in bus bombing killed in shootout

COTABATO CITY - The couple tagged in the November 6 bombing of a bus in Tacurong City who resisted arrest when policemen tried to arrest them...

Cotabato Light announces NGCP initiated power service interruption Nov. 27

What: NOTICE OF NGCP POWER INTERRUPTION When: Sunday, November 27, 2022 Time: 6:30 - 7:00 AM | 3:00 - 3:30 PM Affected areas: Whole Cotabato...