ARMM exec endorses Singapore lesson vs terror

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao admitted anew that bombing threats and havoc by militant Muslims can only be contained through a united front as he endorses Singapore’s counter-terrorism program as doable. “Let us adopt it as a model,” Hataman told reporters on Wednesday August 17. The …

Unite in love amid armed conflict – UN emissary

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The need for a united front to spread love and compassion in the world today is imminent as terrorism and lawless violence continue to wreak havoc affecting innocent lives and properties, a United Nations humanitarian expert said. “Let’s stand together as humanitarian workers to reach out and attend to the needs …

400 MILF warriors finish rice production course

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – From arms to farms. This best describe the about 400 warriors of  the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are graduated from the six-months rice production course.  The six months study dubbed as “Upland rice-based farming technology transfer program for the Bangsamoro,”  was under the auspices of Philippine Rice Institute (PhilRice) of the Department of Agriculture …

EU-WB projects in MILF camps bolster peace

PIKIT, N. Cot. Philippines – Residents in this municipality see brighter prospect for peace to shine in a rebel sanctuary as the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front received multimillion development projects from the European Union and other donor partners. “Indeed, encouraging to see us working together to attain our common goal,” said MILF Commander …

Machines needed to clear hyacinths in flood-prone Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (February 9) – The town of Maguindanao badly need machineries to clear an 8-hectare water hyacinths embed in a six-meter deep of soil. Recent flashfloods prompted the local government and private sector of Dansalan River in Datu Piang, Maguindanao are now finding ways to address the problem as floodwaters continue to submerge …