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6th ID to open camp for July 6 Eid outdoor worship rite

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- The Army’s predominantly Christian 6th Infantry Division will open this military camp on Wednesday for an Eid’l Fitr congregational prayer, something so peculiarly new for local Muslim folks.Public officials and ranking clerics in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were elated with 6th ID’s gesture, planned by its commander, Major Gen.

ARMM folks to celebrate Eid'l Fitr on July 6

COTABATO CITY -- Top clerics in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao failed to see the crescent moon on Monday night, the 29th day of Ramadhan, implying that the Eid’l Fitr shall be on Wednesday.Ramadhan, supposedly only 28 to 29 days, would have ended Monday night, July 4, had the crescent moon, as a tradition, been spotted in the sky by Islamic theologians in the ARMM’s five provinces.Members of the ARMM’s Regional Darul Iftah (RDI), also known as House of Opinions,” had earlier thought the Eid’l Fitr might be held today (July 5), earlier than the July 6 non-working national Eid holi

Duterte declares July 6 Eid'l Fitr, non-working holiday

MANILA (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared July 6, Wednesday, a non-working holiday in observance of the end of Ramadan fasting or Eid’l Fitr, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced on Monday.Eid'l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three days after the end of the month of fasting.It marks the end of the 30-day fasting period of Ramadan, giving the Muslims opportunity to thank God.In 2002, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law Republic Act No.

Adiong clan matriarch to govern Lanao Sur based on Charter and Qur'an

MARAWI CITY -- The mother of now Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. on Saturday assured to continue the peace and development programs of his son, whose gubernatorial post she took over last Thursday.Lanao del Sur’s new governor, Soraya Alonto-Adiong, told reporters on Saturday she had received from her son, who was governor of the province for three consecutive terms that lasted from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2016, all records of his programs and projects she needs to continue.Adiong, Jr. is popular for his having implemented, along with the now second-termer Gov.

Military, police capture ASG bomb expert-leader, follower in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY(PNA) –- Joint military and police operatives have captured two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands, including an explosive expert and an ASG mid-level leader in the province of Basilan, a military official announced Friday.Arrested were Mudzrih Abih Adjalan alias Idol, and a certain Yasir, according to Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman.Tan said Adjalan and Yasir were arrested by joint military and police operatives during a law enforcement operation around 5:15 a.m.

Moro ARMM execs installed to office by Teduray chieftain

COTABATO CITY – Two Muslim regional executives were sworn to office Thursday by a Teduray chieftain in an event reminiscent of the life stories of the 14thcentury siblings Mamalo and Tabunaway.From the bloodlines of the originally pagan Mamalo and Tabunaway sprung Mindanao’s present day Lumad and Moro genealogies.The reelected Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a Yakan, and his Maranaw deputy, now second-termer ARMM Vice Gov.

ARMM, UN-WFP implements food-for-work program

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its food-for-work program, has distributed close to 3,000 sacks of rice and containers of palmoline oil to farmers in South Upi town in Maguindanao province. South Upi is one of the 10 towns in Maguindanao severely hit by drought.The program is implemented by the region’s humanitarian and emergency action response team in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP).ARMM Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia and UN-WFP Program Officer Michael Argonza led the food distribution on Tuesday, June 28.

MILF, MNLF now for one Bangsamoro peace roadmap

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao ---- The estranged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on Wednesday agreed to push forward a common roadmap for peace in the country’s troubled south.The MILF’s figurehead, Hadji Murad Ebrahim, and Muslimin Sema, who is chairman of the largest of three factions in the MNLF, signed in Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao a joint communiqué binding their groups to cooperate in harmonizing” their separate peace overtures with Malacañang.Camp Darapanan in northeast of Sultan Kudarat town is the MILF’s main encl

2 MILF fighters arrested for Midsayap roadside blast cry torture

COTABATO CITY – Two suspects in the roadside bombing in Midsayap, North Cotabato, last week have been arrested by soldiers manning a checkpoint in a remote village in that townon Sunday.Supt. Tom Tuzon, Midsayap town police chief, identified the suspects as Lahmudin Ampuan, 21, and Adzal Bobby Dansulaw, 56, both residents of the Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanao. The two were turned over by the Army to the Midsayap policeon Sunday, for the filing of charges.

Mangudadatus extend conciliatory arms to Midtimbangs

DAVAO CITY — Former Mayor Ibrahim Datu Jhong” Mangudadatu of Buluan, Maguindanao has called on Moro leaders to stand firm on issues affecting Muslim Mindanao, principally the peace process and on unification.Mangudadatu said the country’s Muslim leaders should first collectively present solutions to problems which they wanted addressed by national government, under President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.This developed as the Mangudadatus extended reconciliatory arms to the family of Hadji Ali Midtimbang, the former mayor of Talayan, Maguindanao, who ran against incumbent Governor Esmael Toto” Ma



Know which BARMM parliamentary district you belong

Check out the new 32 parliamentary districts in the BARMM and see to which district you belong. According to the Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 58,...

Cotabato Light announces NGCP scheduled power service interruption for March 10

What: NOTICE OF National Grid Corporation of the Philippines POWER INTERRUPTION When: Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 7:30 - 8:30 AM | 5:30 - 6:30...

BIFF member, patay sa joint police-military operation sa Maguindanao del Sur

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, DOS, Maguindanao del Norte – Nasawi ang isang kasapi ng Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters habang arestado naman ang ama nitong...

Mystery shrouds soldier's death along highway in Pagadian City

COTABATO CITY - Police investigators are still trying to make sense of how a soldier returning to their camp from somewhere mysteriously died...

CM Ebrahim lauds Bangsamoro's resilience in pursuit of peace

COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim emphasized the resilience of the Bangsamoro community as he recalled those trials that paved...