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Pilipino Star
How martial law is being implemented in Mindanao's citiesand the proposal for a national identification system, saying these would addre
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 hours ago
and the proposal for a national identification system, saying these would address security concerns in southern Philippines.Cotabato City The city government also enforced the “No ID, No Entry” scheme to shut possible access into the city of... Read more
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The Manila Times
ARMM holds enterprise summitCOTABATO CITY: The Department of Trade and Industry of the Autonomous Region in
The Manila Times / Posted 20 hours ago
COTABATO CITY: The Department of Trade and Industry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-ARMM) secretary Anwar Malang said the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (MSMEDC) held its first summit to empower local... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Woman in PDEA drug watchlist falls in MaquindanaoDatu Odin Sinsuat and Talitay towns in Maguindanao (Wikipedia maps) COTABATO C
Inquirier.net / Posted 21 hours ago
Datu Odin Sinsuat and Talitay towns in Maguindanao (Wikipedia maps) COTABATO CITY—A woman allegedly under the watchlist of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for peddling prohibited drugs was arrested on Thursday in Barangay Semba, Datu... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Basilan wins regional award for road maintenanceCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — The Basilan District Engineering Office bagged on
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The Basilan District Engineering Office bagged on Wednesday an award for the efficient maintenance of roads crisscrossing former Abu Sayyaf enclaves now dotted with agricultural settlements. The Basilan DEO was cited... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Private surveyors hired to help solve border conflicts in MaguindanaoCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — The natural resources department on Tuesday contra
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The natural resources department on Tuesday contracted private surveyors to set demarcations on disputed lands in Maguindanao where many clans are locked in ownership conflicts. There are many feudal groups in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Abu Sayyaf kills Vietnamese captive in SuluJolo in Sulu (Image from Google Maps) COTABATO CITY — The Abu Sayyaf killed a
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Jolo in Sulu (Image from Google Maps) COTABATO CITY — The Abu Sayyaf killed a Vietnamese it had been holding captive in Sulu, authorities said Monday. The remains of Pham Minh Tuan, the captain of the MV Royal 16 who was abducted by the Abu Sayyaf... Read more
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The Manila Times
ARMM peace council bats for Islamic schoolCOTABATO CITY: The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) passed a resolution
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
COTABATO CITY: The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) passed a resolution mandating local government units in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to provide regular allocation for traditional madaris (Islamic school). Amir Mawallil,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Army truck falls off Cotabato City cliff; 2 killed, 8 hurtTwo soldiers were killed and eight were wounded in a vehicular accident in Cota
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
Two soldiers were killed and eight were wounded in a vehicular accident in Cotabato City on Monday morning, the military said. A KM450 truck was traversing Antipas-Arakan Road when it fell off a cliff past 9 a.m. at Crossing Bulwang Spring, Sitio... Read more
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Pilipino Star
ARMM LGUs urged to support Islamic school programs vs extremismCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials wil
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials will begin looking for funding for Madaris schools helping address religious extremism and drug abuse in far-flung areas of the region. In a resolution, the Regional Peace... Read more
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Inquirier.net
11,000 families displaced as gov’t troops battle BIFFin Maguindanao have been seriously affected by armed clashes,” said Tomako Mats
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
in Maguindanao have been seriously affected by armed clashes,” said Tomako Matsuzawa, head of the ICRC office in Cotabato City. “We remain concerned about their plight as they have been displaced for more than three months,” Matsuzawa... Read more
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Inquirier.net
This Week’s Festivals: Dec. 10-13, 2017join the competition at Peñaranda Park. Dec. 15 to 19 Shariff Kabunsuan Festi
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
join the competition at Peñaranda Park. Dec. 15 to 19 Shariff Kabunsuan Festival A religious and cultural celebration in Cotabato City in honor of Shariff Kabunsuan, an Arab missionary who arrived in the 15th century and introduced the Islamic... Read more
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Minda News
7 injured in North Upi; BIFF claims responsibility for attacksCOTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 09 December) — The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighte
Minda News / Posted 5 days ago
COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 09 December) — The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has claimed responsibility for the series of explosions and ambush that injured six Marine troopers and a policeman in North Upi, Maguindanao. Abu Misry Mama,... Read more
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The Manila Times
DepEd-ARMM cited for tobacco-free environmentCOTABATO CITY: The Department of Health ((DOH) gave a certificate of recognitio
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
COTABATO CITY: The Department of Health ((DOH) gave a certificate of recognition to the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) for having 100 percent tobacco-free environment. Health Secretary Francisco Duque... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Regions Briefs: Pangasinan seeks largest ‘puto’ mosaic recordJr. had disowned Del Carmen, calling him a “bogus.” —TONETTE OREJAS Special co
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Jr. had disowned Del Carmen, calling him a “bogus.” —TONETTE OREJAS Special courts for drug, terror cases sought in ARMM COTABATO CITY—Members of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Medical mission held at Maguindanao provincial jailCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — More than 300 detainees at the Maguindanao provinc
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — More than 300 detainees at the Maguindanao provincial jail were given medical treatment in preparation for their transfer to a new facility next year. Lynette Estandarte, budget officer of the Maguindanao provincial... Read more
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Pilipino Star
ARMM security sector backs call for 'special' courts for terrorism, drug casesCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — Security forces support a call to put up special c
Pilipino Star / Posted 9 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Security forces support a call to put up special courts in the southern Philippines to try terrorism and high-profile narcotics cases. Chief Superintendent Graciano Mijares of the Police Regional Office-Autonomous Region... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Hunt on for Maute leader Abu DarCOTABATO CITY — While seven Maute siblings involved in the siege of Marawi City
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
COTABATO CITY — While seven Maute siblings involved in the siege of Marawi City were killed in the five-month battle, the military is still seeking a senior ring leader, identified only as “Abu Dar.” Western Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Carlito... Read more
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Minda News
DPWH orders return of P4.8-B RROW fund for Region 12Sultan Kudarat second district Rep. Horacio Suansing Jr., Sarangani Rep. Rogeli
Minda News / Posted 9 days ago
Sultan Kudarat second district Rep. Horacio Suansing Jr., Sarangani Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao, Maguindanao first district and Cotabato City Rep. Bai Sandra Sema, North Cotabato first district Rep. Jesus Sacdalan, North Cotabato second district Rep.... Read more
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Sun Star
Blugre Coffee eyes New Zealand branchopen in Palawan, Iligan City, Zamboanga City, Baguio City, Cebu City, Marbel to
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
open in Palawan, Iligan City, Zamboanga City, Baguio City, Cebu City, Marbel town in South Cotabato, Digos City, Kidapawan City, and Cotabato City soon. Thus, it will be a busy 2018 for Blugre as they will also open new branches through franchis... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Wesmincom: All Maute siblings involved in Marawi siege deadHunt on for senior terror leader Abu Dar COTABATO CITY, Philippines — All seve
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 days ago
Hunt on for senior terror leader Abu Dar COTABATO CITY, Philippines — All seven Maute siblings who led the siege of Marawi City were killed in clashes with the military between May 23 to October 23. This was announced on Monday by Lt. Gen. Carlito... Read more
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Minda News
Clashes force 11,600 residents of remote Maguindanao town to leave homesPhoto courtesy of ICRC Tomoko Matsuzawa, head of the International Committee o
Minda News / Posted 10 days ago
Photo courtesy of ICRC Tomoko Matsuzawa, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC) office based in Cotabato City, said the evacuees come from the municipality of Shariff Saydona Mustapha, a municipality created only in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NPA frees police captive in North CotabatoMagpet, North Cotabato (Google maps) COTABATO CITY – Communist rebels have fin
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Magpet, North Cotabato (Google maps) COTABATO CITY – Communist rebels have finally freed a police officer they held captive for almost four months in a hinterland barangay of Magpet town in North Cotabato. Police Officer 1 Bristol Catalan Jr., an... Read more
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Pilipino Star
IMT urged to continue observing peace process even after BBL enactmentCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — Southerners want the International Monitoring Team
Pilipino Star / Posted 12 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Southerners want the International Monitoring Team to continue observing the peace process even after the possible approval in 2018 of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. The Malaysian-led IMT has been helping enforce since 2004... Read more
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The Manila Times
Student nabbed with P2.5M shabuRegion in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) chief, identified the suspect as Raffy Os
The Manila Times / Posted 13 days ago
Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) chief, identified the suspect as Raffy Osama, 22, of Barangay Bagua in Cotabato City. He said Osama was tip off by his relatives and friends saying he distributes the illegal drugs to his... Read more
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Pilipino Star
PDEA-ARMM keeps close eye on high-value detaineesCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Cotabato
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Cotabato City is keeping two high-profile drug suspects arrested this week under heavy guard. Large-scale drug traffickers Raffy Osama and Mohammad Tuankali Macalimpas, said to... Read more
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Minda News
PANTAW A MAREG: Lawanen shirt and what it means to the Lawanen Kidsnatakot at taos-pusong bumalik sa MSU dahil sa hindi maipaliwanag na dahilan.
Minda News / Posted 14 days ago
natakot at taos-pusong bumalik sa MSU dahil sa hindi maipaliwanag na dahilan. Winsor Albiso, 19, 2nd year, BS Nursing, Cotabato City It symbolizes the life of a true MSUan. We study hard not just to get passing grades, but despite what is... Read more
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Minda News
Cotabato criminology student nabbed in drug raidAgency (PDEA) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) arrested a Cri
Minda News / Posted 14 days ago
Agency (PDEA) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) arrested a Criminology student in a buy-bust raid near Cotabato City on Wednesday. PDEA-ARMM regional director Juvenal Azurin identified the suspect as Rocky Usama, 23, resident... Read more
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The Manila Times
Kuratong Baleleng country gets P120M in projectsCOTABATO CITY: Farmers and fisher folk of Misamis Occidental which for so long
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
COTABATO CITY: Farmers and fisher folk of Misamis Occidental which for so long carried the stigma as the heartland of the notorious criminal gang Kuratong Baleleng, received about P120-million worth of agriculture and fisheries projects and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PDEA arrests college student in Maguindanao drug buy-bust opAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) identified the suspect as Raff
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) identified the suspect as Raffy Osama, 22, a resident of Barangay Bagua in Cotabato City. Azurin said Osama was arrested after he handed over a sachet of shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as a buyer... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Civil society groups hold peace conference in DavaoCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — Organizers are expecting extensive discussions on
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Organizers are expecting extensive discussions on three issues confronting residents of southern Mindanao in a two-day forum a German foundation is helping facilitate. The November 29-30 “Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2017”... Read more
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Pilipino Star
MILF member nabbed with P2.5-M in shabu in buy-bustof PDEA-12, the Pigcawayan municipal police and local officials. “We are very
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
of PDEA-12, the Pigcawayan municipal police and local officials. “We are very thankful to the local government units in Cotabato City and in Pigcayawan for helping us locate the suspects who are now in our custody,” Azurin said. Azurin said... Read more
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The Manila Times
Congress nixes special session on Bangsamoro bill but assures Duterte of passagein Mindanao would quell the rising threat of the Islamic State group. Duterte
The Manila Times / Posted 17 days ago
in Mindanao would quell the rising threat of the Islamic State group. Duterte made the call at Camp Darapanan outside of Cotabato City in Mindanao, base of the 10,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which held a rally on Monday to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte to call special session on draft BBLa mere supporter” of the proposed BBL but as “a believer of its embodiment, tru
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
a mere supporter” of the proposed BBL but as “a believer of its embodiment, true and lasting peace.” Muslimin Sema, former Cotabato City mayor and chair of the MNLF, said: “Our hope is in Allah as we look back in the long armed struggle for... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Rody asks Congress to hold special session on Moro billMILF had said it wanted a million people to turn up on Monday at its sprawling
Manila Standard Today / Posted 17 days ago
MILF had said it wanted a million people to turn up on Monday at its sprawling Camp Darapanan base just outside of Cotabato city in Mindanao. No firm crowd numbers were immediately available on Monday morning but an AFP journalist at Camp... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
ARMM learns lessonsCOTABATO CITY―The Mamasapano clash in 2014 may have torpedoed the planned Bangs
Manila Standard Today / Posted 17 days ago
COTABATO CITY―The Mamasapano clash in 2014 may have torpedoed the planned Bangsamoro Transitional Authority, but the lessons from it also helped the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao prepare for the five-month terrorist-driven crisis in Marawi... Read more
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Gulf News
Muslims gather to boost stalled Philippine peace talksMilf had said it wanted a million people to turn up on Monday at its sprawling
Gulf News / Posted 17 days ago
Milf had said it wanted a million people to turn up on Monday at its sprawling Camp Darapanan base just outside of Cotabato city in Mindanao.No firm crowd numbers were immediately available on Monday morning, but an AFP journalist at Camp... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Gov’t witness links Aquino brother-in-law to DPWH right-of-way scamRegion, which is composed of four provinces – Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotaba
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
Region, which is composed of four provinces – Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat – and five cities – Cotabato City, General Santos, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Tacurong. However, the claims from other areas stopped, except for... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Mindanaoans gather to show support for BBL passageassembly “not as a mere supporter of BBL, but a believer of its embodiment, tru
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
assembly “not as a mere supporter of BBL, but a believer of its embodiment, true and lasting peace.” Muslimin Sema, former Cotabato City mayor and erstwhile chair of the Moro National Liberation Front said: “Our hope is in Allah as we look back in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Muslims gather to boost stalled Philippine peace talksMILF had said it wanted a million people to turn up on Monday at its sprawling
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
MILF had said it wanted a million people to turn up on Monday at its sprawling Camp Darapanan base just outside of Cotabato city in Mindanao. No firm crowd numbers were immediately available on Monday morning but an AFP journalist at Camp... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Mayor hit for ‘substandard’ works109th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in 2009, receiving the award
Manila Standard Today / Posted 18 days ago
109th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in 2009, receiving the award at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City in Mindanao Island. The award was also the first for the municipality of Sitangkai. Shashtri Buddin, the... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Insider named poll chief, ex-SolGen to ERC postthe Comelec in 2015. The new Comelec chairman finished his undergraduate degre
Manila Standard Today / Posted 20 days ago
the Comelec in 2015. The new Comelec chairman finished his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Notre Dame University, Cotabato City, in 1999. He obtained his law degree from the Ateneo de Davao University in 2004. Also on Nov. 22, Duterte... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte appoints Abas as new Comelec chiefMRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 The new poll chief obtained his philosop
Pilipino Star / Posted 20 days ago
MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 The new poll chief obtained his philosophy degree from Notre Dame University in Cotabato City in 1999 and his law degree from Ateneo de Davao University in 2004. Abas entered government service in 2007 as... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte picks Abas as new Comelec chief; Devanadera to head ERCLaw stemming from an agreement with the rebel group. According to an online li
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 days ago
Law stemming from an agreement with the rebel group. According to an online listing of registered lawyers, Abas hails from Cotabato City and was admitted to the Philippine bar on May 3, 2005. Devanadera goes to ERC The Palace also on Friday... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
M’sapano massacre: Ball now in defense courtthat the defense will present an equal number of witnesses as the prosecution,”
Manila Standard Today / Posted 21 days ago
that the defense will present an equal number of witnesses as the prosecution,” Egco told reporters in Malacañang. In Cotabato City, peace advocates in Mindanao are not losing hope that genuine peace is attainable on the island and in the... Read more
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Minda News
5 dead, 5 hurt as truck loses brakes in NorthCotAnliwa. The two others are still unidentified, their bodies now at the morgue o
Minda News / Posted 21 days ago
Anliwa. The two others are still unidentified, their bodies now at the morgue of the Cotabato Regional Medical Center in Cotabato City, reports said. Injured were Dagno Crisanto, Lagno Mobindo, Reynaldo Romeo Tungcar, Abdullah Abdurahman, Janie... Read more
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Inquirier.net
WHAT WENT BEFORE: Maguindanao massacre recalledrecognized in September 2012 as the 58th victim. Government employee Eduardo L
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
recognized in September 2012 as the 58th victim. Government employee Eduardo Lechonsito, who was in a car on his way to Cotabato City for a medical checkup when it fell in with the convoy, his wife, Cecille, and three others in the vehicle were... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Peace initiative: MILF joins ARMM Charter DayCOTABATO CITY — For the first time, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) se
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
COTABATO CITY — For the first time, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) sent a representative to the Charter Day celebration of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF first vice chair, attended ARMM’s 28th... Read more
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Minda News
Hataman names humanitarian, rescue workers as ‘new heroes’COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Regio
Minda News / Posted 23 days ago
COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has named members of ARMM’s Humanitarian Action Emergency Response Team (ARMM-HEART) as the “new heroes” during his State of the Region Address... Read more
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The Manila Times
Hataman delivers SORA with MILF officialCOTABATO CITY: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman d
The Manila Times / Posted 23 days ago
COTABATO CITY: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman delivered his 4th State of the Region Address (SORA) on Monday with the presence of ranking Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) official viewed by many as prelude to the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Authorities urged to hunt down Maute's henchman in Lanao del SurCOTABATO CITY, Philippines — Officials have urged authorities to hunt for a mil
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Officials have urged authorities to hunt for a militant named Abu Dar who had reportedly relocated from Marawi City to the Unayan area in Lanao del Sur. “We have been receiving persistent feedback from vigilant Maranaos... Read more
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