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 …

BOL partial unofficial : Yes wins in Cotabato City and Basilan

COTABATO CITY (JANUARY 24)— The yes votes for the realization of the Bangasamoro Autonomous Regiona in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)  win in Cotabato City and Basilan, the partial result as announced by the Commission on Elections showed. The Comelec Official Canvassing of Results for Cotabato City ended at 8:45  Tuesday night with all the election returns …

NIA official gunned down in Maguindanao town

KABACAN NORTH COTABATO (January 24) — An unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead a civil engineer working with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) based in Midsayap, North Cotabato, late Tuesday afternoon January 22. Police Chief Inspector Erwin Gutierrez Tabora, identified the victim as Engr. Joseph Adam, a resident of Barangay Salapungan, Kabacan, North Cotabato. Police investigation …

Bangsamoro plebiscite generally peaceful – BIAF

COTABATO CITY (January 22) — The plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic law on January 21, was generally peaceful, says Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). BIAF Spokesperson Von Al Haq said the plebiscite was generally peaceful since no major untoward incident happened. “The massive fraud practiced …