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 …

Police Officer, 3 others killed in NCot town in a day

KABACAN, North Cotabato (February 12) —- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a police officer along the national highway in Sitio Malabuaya, Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, February 10. Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) led by Police Chief Inspector Bernard Paray identified the victim as Senior Police Officer 4 Macatanong Lilangan, …

In North Cotabato town, 2 persons killed in 4 days

KABACAN, NORTH COTABATO (February 6)— At least two persons were killed in a span of 4 days here but police are empty handed about the perpetrators. Mautin Yusop, was killed by two unidentified gunmen while he was walking towards his home in Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato at about 8:05 a.m. Sunday. Responding policemen from …

‘Crazy people’ behind Zamboanga mosque bombing-MILF

COTABATO CITY (JANUARY 30)—Ghazali Jaafar, vice chairman of the MILF and, concurrently, the chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), condemned the Wednesday morning bombing of a mosque in Zamboanga City, saying the incident as it could have been perpetrated by ‘crazy people.’ The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has condemned the throwing of a …