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Members of the troubled Moro clan resolving conflicts among them

COTABATO CITY - Members of the Sinsuat clan here and in Maguindanao del Norte, made estranged by hostile politics, are optimistic they can reunite still despite Tuesday’s gunfight that marred their reconciliation dialogue here that left a policeman dead.

The Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and the Cotabato City Police Office are keen on prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law the 10 individuals implicated in the atrocity, four of them arrested at the scene, six more captured one after another in pursuit operations on the same day.

Maguindanao Sultan dies, 71

COTABATO CITY - Sultan Abdulaziz Guiwan "Datu Salem" Mastura Kudarat V died early Friday. He was 75.

The sultan’s younger brother Prince Datu Mama Mastura said Sultan Datu Salem, who was born on December 5, 1948, in Barangay Salaman, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat (formerly North Cotabato) died early Friday of a lingering pulmonary disorder he had been long medically diagnosed with.

Last November, Sultan Salem took part in an international online conference hosted the Care for Humanity calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine.

Suspect in Lanao Sur guv's ambush falls in Negros Occidental

MANILA – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested one of the suspects in the ambush of Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr.

In a statement on Tuesday, CIDG chief Maj. Gen. Romeo Caramat said Ameno Amatonding, 52, was arrested in Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan, Negros Occidental on Dec. 30, 2023 by agents of the CIDG Capiz.

Amatonding has standing arrest warrants for 19 counts of attempted murder, four counts of murder, and three counts of frustrated murder issued by the Marawi City, Lanao del Sur Regional Trial Court Branch 8.

BARMM police nabbed four fugitives from Malaysia

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao Norte - In response to reports of fugitives fleeing, elements of Turtle Islands MPS, along with personnel from 12MC PN(M) and PNP MG 1ST SOU, conducted a Seaborne Patrol, which resulted in the capture of four (4) fugitives from Sabah, Malaysia on December 30, 2023 at Langaan Island, Turtle Islands Municipality, Tawi-Tawi.

PBBM institutionalizes Marawi recovery, rehab efforts

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has institutionalized the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City, and streamlined the functions of concerned agencies to hasten the implementation of programs in the city and other affected areas.

294 MILF, MNLF members take oath as PNP patrolmen, patrolwomen

SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao Norte - Under the bristling heat of the noonday sun, 294 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) stood in rapt attention as a drum and bugle band played in the background. 

Clad in full camouflage uniform, a great sense of pride was written on the faces of the sunburnt men and women. They had reason to be jubilant, as they took their oath on Thursday, December 28, as regular members of the Philippine National Police (PNP). 

PBBM’s commitment to Bangsamoro peace process

294 ex-MILF, MNLF members take oath as new cops

MANILA – Some 294 new police recruits, who were former members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), took their oath as members of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) on Thursday at Camp SK Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao del Norte.

Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos welcomed to the country’s police force the new recruits composed of 255 men and 39 women under the MILF and MNLF recruitment program.

Workforce supports new BARMM local government minister

COTABATO CITY - Employees of the Bangsamoro local government ministry have assured to support their newly-appointed minister's peace and development efforts, just the way they did for her predecessor.

Besides being the Bangsamoro local government minister, the lawyer Sha Elijah Dumama Alba is also a concurrent member of the region’s 80-seat parliament.

Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim appointed her early this month, replacing the lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, who had resigned from the post.

MILG Minister Dumama-Alba presides over ManCom meeting

MARAWI CITY - The Management Committee (ManCom) of the Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG) convened its third regular ManCom meeting in the Islamic City of Marawi, hosted by the MILG Provincial Field Office of Lanao del Sur, led by MILG LDS Provincial Head Cader D Indar Jr.

The ManCom meeting, chaired by Minister Atty Sha Elijah Dumama-Alba, was held in Marawi City to boost the local economy.

The newly appointed Minister took advantage of the opportunity to further coordinate activities with Ministry officials from the regional and field offices.

1st SCREAM Roll Out with teachers in South Upi, Maguindanao del Sur

Around 33 teachers from nine elementary and high schools in South Upi have participated in the training on SCREAM: Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education last December 13-15, 2023.

It was held at the Inclusive and Supportive Center of Learning (ISCL) of Timanan Central Elementary School.



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CM Ebrahim lauds Bangsamoro's resilience in pursuit of peace

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