Friday Mar, 31 2023 03:04:02 PM


BARMM donates brand new fire truck to regional police

COTABATO CITY  – To help imporve firefighting capability and disaster response of police in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the regional government donated a one unit of modern fire truck with accessories.

The turnover ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the Bangsamoro Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READi) grounds through the the Interior Affairs Services (IAS) of the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG-BARMM).

Foreign agency, BARMM fuse ranks versus child labor, combatants

COTABATO CITY - An international donor and local counterparts are to stop together child labor in five southern provinces where employing children as combatants is a longtime tradition too.

Two representatives of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Japanese Yasuo Ariga and Bharati, Pflug, who is of mixed Indian and German descent, and regional labor officials reached a consensus Thursday to collaborate in addressing both problems besetting the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

MOLE collabs with ILO to end child labor; receives equipment for CL unit

COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of Labor and Employment strongly collaborated with the International Labour Organization on the prevention and elimination of the child labor in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

The campaign against child labor was fortified through the Bangsamoro Regional Action Plan Against Child Labour (BRAP-CL), which was presented by DOLE Undersecretary Atty. Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio, Jr. during the forum on Thursday, March 9, in this city.

3 alleged culprits in ambush of governor nabbed

COTABATO CITY - Three alleged perpetrators of the February 17 ambush Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr, got arrested in a police operation in Bukidnon province before dawn Friday.

Brig. Gen. John Guyguyon, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, told reporters Saturday, said Palawan Macalbom, 34, Nagac Dimatingkal Baratomo, 38, and the 29-year-old Amirodin Dimatingkal, were arrested in Sitio Panamsamon in Barangay Ninoy Aquino in Kalilangan, Bukidnon.

BARMM approves Bangsamoro Electoral Code

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Parliament unanimously approved BTA Bill No. 29 on third and final reading, fulfilling a promise to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to enact the Bangsamoro Electoral Code in the first quarter of 2023.

Presiding Chair Deputy Speaker Atty. Omar Yasser Sema banged the gavel at 11:58 p.m. to approve the region’s electoral law that will prescribe the structural, functional, and procedural principles of the elections, referenda, and recall proceedings in the BARMM.

P34-M shabu seized in Sulu, suspect arrested

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities have arrested an alleged big-time female drug suspect and seized some PHP34.2 million worth of suspected shabu in an anti-drug operation in Sulu province, the police reported Wednesday.

The Area Police Command-Western Mindanao (APC-WM) said suspect Morasad Nasang Jaiyari was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 5 p.m. Tuesday at Barangay Pang in Kalingalan Caluang town, Sulu.

Newly built Maimbung police station due for turnover

COTABATO CITY -- Bangsamoro Interior Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo today announced that the newly built municipal police station project in Maimbung, province of Sulu has been completed and ready for turnover.

"Our Ministry and the Bangsamoro Government, led by the Chief Minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, will continue to support the PNP in the Bangsamoro to ensure that we achieve peace and stability for our Tausug breathren so that they may enjoy progress and development in the province of Sulu," Minister Sinarimbo said.

MILF member nabbed during drug buy bust in Gensan

GEN. SANTOS CITY – Focused law enforcement operation was conducted resulting to the arrest of an organic Moro Islamic Liberation Front-Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) member on Dacera Avenue, Barangay City Heights, General Santos City on March 4, 2023.

Personnel of Police Station 6 – GSCPO, RID 12 Special Tracker Team Bravo and RSOG 12, in coordination with PDEA RO XII, facilitated the arrest of the suspect identified as Ansano Ayunan Abdullah Alias Sulo, 33 years old, High Value Individual (HVI) and a member of MILF-BIAF 101st Base Command 8th Unit.

3 in Lanao Sur governor’s ambush face raps  

COTABATO CITY --- The police on Friday filed criminal cases against three from the group behind the February 17 ambush of Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. that left him wounded and four of his companions dead.

Brig. Gen. Guyguyon, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, told reporters Saturday personnel of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office and the Maguing Municipal Police Station together prepared the cases against the three suspects.

Schools shut as rival Moro groups face showdown

COTABATO CITY -Classes in Barangay Kilangan, Pagalungan are suspended since Wednesday due to deadly gunfights between two heavily-armed Moro groups.

Local leaders in Pagalungan in Maguindanao del Sur province, about 60 kilometers from this city, have urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, whose leaders are occupying key positions in the Bangsamoro government, to pacify the two groups, both identified with the MILF.



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