Another Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines– Another Abu Sayyaf leader was killed in Clarin, Bohol, Midday Saturday, April 21. Military Central Command chief Lieutenant General Oscar Lactao identified the fallen leader as Joselito Melloria. Melloria was among the splintered group trapped in Bohol Island after the April 11 clash with the government soldiers in the town of Inabagan which …

Pres. Duterte visits Russian guided missile cruiser

MANILA, April 21 — President Rodrigo R. Duterte visited Friday the Russian guided missile cruiser “Varyag” anchored in the Port of Manila. The chief executive was accorded arrival honors at Pier 15 by the Russian Navy contingent. Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and Department of Foreign Affairs acting Secretary Enrique Manalo …

Honorary Degree: Duterte declines, Robredo gets one

  MANILA, Philippines– In a day, President Rodrigo Dutete declined the offer of the University Philippines Board of regents for an honorary doctorate degree while his vice president received one. In Bohol, Duterte Wednesday said “I simply declined.” While Duterte declined, Vice President Leni Rodrebo happily received one in her home province, Camarines Sur. Duterte …

503 farmers complete Halal production course thru School-on-the-Air program

Cotabato City – A total of 503 livestock raisers from Maguindanao were officially confirmed on Wednesday, March 15, as graduates of School-On-the-Air’s (SOA) course on Halal Production of Small Ruminants. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAF-ARMM) partnered with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)-12 in the implementation of …

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 …

ARMM Governor Hataman hands over P13.27-M project for SK, Maguindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 20, 2017)–Thousand villagers welcomed their new concrete road, a dream turned reality for them. The regional government of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) turned over the P13.27-million fund which comprise the 1.3 kilometer access road to connect barangay Banabo to barangay Mulaog the local government officials Friday, February 17. Though …

ARMM gov’t will be ‘culturally sensitive’ on the issue of condom distribution in schools

Cotabato City (January 26, 2017) – The government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be “culturally sensitive” should the program on the distribution of condoms in schools is implemented in the region, ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said. The governor made the statement during the ‘Tapatan sa ARMM’, a regular media forum held …

7 DA-Davao City executives charged over P15M bidding scam   

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of multiple graft charges against officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Unit XI in Davao City for mishandling the utilization of the P10 million 2005 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of then Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario. Facing multiple counts of violation …

ARMM okays P10.1B worth of infra projects in 2017

Cotabato City (December 16, 2016) – A total of P10.1 billion worth of infrastructure projects are expected to be implemented in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 2017. Governor Mujiv Hataman and regional legislators signed Public Works Act of 2017 on Thursday, December 15, that authorizes the appropriation of P10.1 billion for infrastructure …