World’s Miniature Mosques on Display in ARMM Trade Fair

COTABATO CITY (May 12) – Around 24 miniature mosques are on display here as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) officially launched on Friday an exhibit of ‘Mosques Around the World. Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman, Anak Mindanao (AMIN) foundation executive director, said the exhibit is a competition participated in by the region’s various offices …

Gov’t puts up P700M state of the art Media Hub in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Mindanao will soon have a state-of-the art, government-owned media hub as Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P700 million Mindanao Media Hub along Carlos P. Garcia Highway in Davao City. In an interview, Andanar said the facility will …

Basilan PNP arrests 3 Chinese nationals suspected to be drug couriers

BASILAN. Philippines- Three (3) Chinese (Hongkong) nationals were arrested as alleged courier in Barangay Dansalan, Hadji Mutamad, Municipality in Basilan Wednesday night, May 2, 2018. Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent Rufino Inot  identified the Chinese nationals as  Tsz Kin Tsui 40, Po Wong, 33, and Chun Wai, 32. Police authorities  flagged down the suspects  while …

Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City up for demolition

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The 84-year-old  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City,    will be among the structures up for demolition should the government start to rehabilitate the war-torn city. The Catholic Bishop Conference  of the Philippines (CBCP),   website reported that  Bishop Edwin dela Peña of Marawi, has given his consent for the demolition of …

Army, cops uproot marijuana plants in Sultan Kudarat town

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines  — Government troops uprooted Friday more than 3,300 marijuana plants in a remote and mountainous village of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat. police said Saturday. Senior Insp. Jethro Dave Doligas, the Columbio Police chief, led government troops – who included soldiers from the Army’s 27th and 39th Infantry Battalions – in raiding the marijuana …

5 BIFF men arrested in Maguindanao

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines  — Government forces raided a marshland village in Maguindanao at dawn Friday, arresting five members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and seizing three firearms from them. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB) commander, said joint military and police elements, backed by armored personnel carriers, carried …

Barangay, SK polls hopefuls flock Comelec office in Basilan

ISABELA CITY, Philippines — A handful of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan hopefuls flock the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here to file their certificates of candidacy. As early as 8:00 in the morning, April 14, nine hopefuls processed their Certificates of Candidacy inside Comelec. This marked the first  day  in the filing of COC for …

GMA to withdraw her version BBL in favor of the new draft

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —- Former President, now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will withdraw her version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and support teh new version of the draft bill pending in Congress. Presidential Assistant on Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza, in a a press statement Wednesday said Arroyo, in a phone conversation with him and …