Military and Police strictly verify voters identity for BOL plebiscite

COTABATO CITY (January 21)— Military and police authorities are strictly verifying the identity of voters in today’s Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite here. Residents here went to their respective precincts early to cast their vote on the fate of the BOL. ALSO READ: /full-military-police-force-deployed-in-bol-plebiscite-areas/ The result of the plebiscite will determine if the current  form of …

Sultan Kudarat Town Councilor Survives BIFF Grenade Attack

LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat (July 31) — A town councilor and his cousin survived a grenade attack here on Saturday morning but two persons were slightly injured, police said. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales said the Army’s 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion is now helping the police in Sultan Kudarat to hunt down two men who hurled grenades at …

Celebrities amazed with traditional Moro cuisines and delicacies

COTABATO CITY (July 31) – Celebrity guests of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were amazed with the traditional Moro cuisines during a recent food festival here. Certified foodie and blogger Erwan Heusaff, celebrity chef Boy Logro, actor-restaurateur Diether Ocampo, BecomingFilipino blogger Kyle ‘Kulas’ Jennermann, and Anak Mindanao Executive Director Djalia Turabin Hataman vowed …

Kidapawan City wins Guinness world records on Largest Samba Dance

KIDAPAWAN CITY (June 29) – For the second time in three years, Kidapawan City has broken Guinness Book of World Records and put the city in the world tourism map. Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista  said the  simultaneous dance of 15,230 participants surpassed the record set by Thailand’s 500-man simultaneous dance that Guinness recognized. Evangelista …

US Fil-Am community awards Gov. Mangudadatu

COTABATO CITY (May 28) – Filipino American communities in Maryland, USA awarded Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu for leadership and community service through education. In a statement, Mangudadatu said the awarding rite on Saturday was organized by the United Federation of Fil-Am Educators, Inc., or “UNIFIED.” The awarding rite was held in Lanham, Maryland. In a letter …

Fil-Am community in USA awards Gov. Mangundadatu

COTABATO CITY (May 27) – Filipino American communities in Maryland, USA awarded Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu for leadership and community service through education. The awarding rite on Saturday was organized by the United Federation of Fil-Am Educators, Inc., or “UNIFIED.” The awarding rite was held in Lanham, Maryland. In a letter to Mangudadatu, Ronnie …

Pilot survives helicopter crash in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (May 14) – A private helicopter crashed Monday morning   in the mountains of T’boli, South Cotabato, due to bad weather. Its pilot, Capt. Reynaldo Acosta, survived minor injuries. T’boli town Mayor Dibu Tuan confirmed the air crash which happened at about 9:45 a.m. in Sitio Upper Biangan, Barangay Basag, T’boli. Tuan said the …