ARMM observes Bangsamoro Week of Peace

Cotabato City – The sixth-year commemoration of the Bangsamoro Week of Peace officially commenced today, March 13, with an opening ceremony held in the ORG compound and led by Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This year’s theme for the annual event is ‘Bangsamoro: Revisiting the Past, Continuing the …

Comforting the children

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte comforts one of the children of the late PO1 Rholly Benelayo during his wake visit at the Bansalan Municipal Lobby in Davao del Sur on March 9, 2017. Benelayo is one of the four police officers who were killed in an ambush by suspected members of the New People’s Army in the municipality of Bansalan, Davao del Sur on March 8, 2017. Also in the photo is Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

Newly-named chief envoy vows to continue diplomatic priorities

MANILA – Undersecretary Enrique Manalo, the newly appointed acting secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday vowed to continue important matters that needs special attention. In a press conference, Manalo said he already started talking to some DFA officials to be briefed and update him on the latest. “We will continue what …

ARMM’s 2017 Palaro kicks off on Monday in Upi, Maguindanao

Upi, Maguindanao, Philippines — The week-long Palarong Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association (ARMMAA) games officially kicked off on Monday, March 6, in Upi, Maguindanao. More than 4,000 student-athletes and officials from the region’s nine school divisions attended the opening program at the Nuro Central Elementary School. This year’s Palaro holds the theme ‘Unified …

Senate approves bill increasing maternity leave to 120 days

MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of the Women Month, the Senate approved on third and final reading a proposed bill granting 120 days of paid maternity leave. Obtaining 22 affirmative votes, the Senate Monday (March 6) approved Senate Bill 1305 otherwise known as the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law. The bill seeks to increase maternity …

Women learn fishnet-making

Women participate in a 30-day training on fishnet/pokut making held at the Municipal Gymnasium beginning March 6. The program is funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority through the Local Government Unit of Maitum. The training aims to equip each participant with new knowledge and skills necessary for employment and provide them a stable source of income. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

PNP chief tells Mindanao sultans to replace political leaders involved in drugs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 6) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa urged the Muslims leaders  to replaced leaders involved in illegal drugs. Dela Rosa who was guest to  the First Mindanaw Sultanate Summit on Peace and Security Saturday, March 4 thanked the Mindanao sultans and datus for not being involved …

54-year old British father raped 16-year-old lesbian daughter

UNITED KINGDOM— A 54-year old British father raped her 16-year-old  lesbian daughter after informing him she is a lesbian. The ordeal of the teenage girl as reported by The Mirror on March 3, 2017 stated the daughter confided to her father she was struggling with her identity, but instead of giving advice, he raped her …