Army-BIFF fight displace 1,700 families in Maguindanao

KABACAN, NORTH COTABATO (August 5)–– About 955 families are now displaced in the ongoing fight between the government forces and members of the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the villages of Pikit, North Cotabato which started on July 25. Residents were forced to leave their villages on July 25 when the military …

900 MILF combatants up for decommissioning

CARMEN, NORTH COTABATO (August 2) — Nine hundred twenty combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and 210 of their weapons will be decommissioned on September 7, 2019 in a ceremony that will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte in the Old Maguindanao Provincial Capitol in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. This was announced by …

26 VRVMs Malfunctioned in Maguindanao town

PAGALUNGAN, MAGUINDANAO (May 13) —Twenty-six Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVM) in Pagalungan, Maguindanao bogged down this morning. Of the twenty six, 25 were immediately fixed but it caused delays. The members of Electoral Boards resorted to the Election Day Voter’s List (EDVL) as reference to verify voter’s registration. Tahir O. Abo, Pagalungan election officer confirmed …

MinDa Chair Abul Khayr Alonto passes away

DAVAO CITY (May 10) — Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa) Chairman Abul Khayr Alonto, 73 years old, at 10:40 last night, he was 73. Alonto died of complications from a heart problem while recovering from angioplasty procedures at the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City. Professor Moner Bajunaid, a former commissioner of the National …

BTC Chairman and MILF Vice-chair Ghazali Jaafar dies

DAVAO CITY (March 13) — The Muslim community now mourns the passing of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vice chairman and Bangsamoro Transition Commission chairman Ghazali Jaafar. A NewsLine source revealed, Jaafar died while in confinement at the Metro Davao Medical and Research Center (MDMRC) in Davao City at about 1:00 this morning, March 13. …

Duterte to administer oath of Bangsamoro Transition Authority members tomorrow

COTABATO CITY (February 21) —- President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the oath-taking ceremony of the 80-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and the ceremonial confirmation of the BOL plebiscite canvass results tomorrow, February 22 at the Heroes Hall in Malacañang. Mohagher Iqbal, the chairman of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel (PIP) and also …

Uneven road surface spoils delivery of Marawi bound relief goods

CARMEN, North Cotabato (February 17) – The uneven road surface in Barangay Tacupan, Carmen North Cotabato, spoiled the delivery of Marawi bound relief goods, as the Mitsubishi winged van slipped the highway Thursday at about 11:30 in the evening The Mitsubishi winged van truck driven by Farlan Faricante, 33 years old, said his vehicle was …