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Bishop to voters: ‘Our choice reflects our values’

A Catholic bishop called on voters in next year’s elections to vote responsibly, saying that how they vote reveals who they are.

Bishop Jose Collin Bagaforo of Kidapawan, national director of Caritas Philippines, said the votes people cast are a mirror of them.

“Our choice reflects our values,” Bagaforo said. “It is an expression and affirmation of our human dignity, a foundational principle of Catholic social teaching.”

According to him, voting is God’s gift to people “and how we use this is our gift to our country”.

Murad names bets UBJP will support; Reelectionist Maguindanao gov names DOS mayor as running-mate

COTABATO CITY - The Moro Islamic Liberation Fronts (MILFs) political party, United Bangsamoro Justice Party, has officially endorsed today local candidates for Maguindanao in the upcoming May 2022 polls.

Chief Minister Ahod Balawag “Murad” Ebrahim has announced today in Bangsamoro compound complex that the party’s gubernatorial candidate for Maguindanao is 2nd district representative Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu who will face re-electionist Bai Mariam Sangki Mangudadatu.

Duterte inaugurates Sultan Kudarat prov'l hospital

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte today led the inauguration and unveiling of marker of the new Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital (SKPH) located at the provincial capitol grounds.

Accompanying President Duterte was Sen. Bong Go.

The President who said he was amazed at the architectural design of the hospital was welcomed by Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto Mangudadatu.

The new provincial hospital is a four-storey medical building situated in a land of 3.3 hectares.

It has a total bed capacity of 399.

Duterte OKs pilot in-person classes in 'minimal risk' areas

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in areas classified with "minimal risk" for the coronavirus.

In a televised public briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the schools for pilot in-person classes, expected to begin in two months, should pass the Department of Education's safety assessment qualifications.

Tacurong City has 2 new councilors

TACURONG CITY  – The 8th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tacurong City on Wednesday welcomed its two newest members who filled the slot vacated by former city councilors.

During its regular session on Sept. 8, the city council welcomed newly appointed City Councilors Lina O. Montilla and Geraldine L. Collado after taking their oath of office on separate occasions.

DPWH-12 completes access road for rice, banana farmers in NoCot

MLANG, North Cotabato  -- Banana and rice farmers here are now benefitting from the access road improvement project put up by the government along the Barangays Buayan-Lepaga-Gaunan Road network here.

On Friday, Engr. Basir Ibrahim, regional director of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Soccsksargen region, said the North Cotabato 3rd District Engineering Office, headed by District Engineer Eddie M. Amir, has already completed the road network that farmers and local folks are now using.

BARMM launches Covid vax registration portal

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Government launched on Monday, Aug. 9, a web portal that will allow its constituents to easily register for Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination. 

Health Minister Dr. Bashary Latiph said the portal is a result of the collaboration of the members of the Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19.

“This was made to provide a way, an avenue na magkaroon ng magandang approach on the pre-registration for Covid-19 vaccination, para matugunan ang problema in registering to get vaccinated,” Dr. Latiph said.

PRO-BAR honors cops with excellent performance

PARANG, Maguindanao - Police Brigadier General Eden T Ugale, Regional Director, PRO BAR bestowed awards to deserving personnel for the good deeds they have done in line of duty during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony at Camp BGen Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao on August 2, 2021.

3 pang karagdagang barangay halls itatayo ng BARMM

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao - Magkatuwang na pinasimulan kahapon ni Bangsamoro Local Government Minister Naguib Sinarimbo at Mayor Cheryl Ann Lu ang pagpapatayo ng tatlong mga bagong barangay halls sa bayan.

Ang mga barangay halls ay itatayo sa Barangay Makir, Kurintem at Labungan bilang capacity-building intervention, o good governance promotion initiative ng Ministry of the Interior and Local Government-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MILG-BARMM) para sa mga barangay governments ng mga naturang lugar.

Maguindanao vows to end Moro’s misery in flooded areas

COTABATO CITY – Maguindanao Gov. Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu on Thursday has ordered the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) to look for quick and permanent solution to the recurring floods in Datu Salibo and nearby towns.

At the same time, Gov. Mangudadatu also enjoined all the people of the towns of Datu Salibo, Datu Saudi Ampatuan and Datu Piang “to be part of the solution than mere spectators of this decades old problem.”

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