DepEd denounces disappearance of teacher in South Cotabato

COTABATO CITY— The Department of Education (DepEd) denounced on Monday the ‘sudden disappearance’ of a teacher in Polomolok town in South Cotabato on December 2. “We condemn and denounce the sudden disappearance of one of our teachers who was allegedly taken away by unidentified persons on December 2, 2020 in the Municipality of Polomolok, South …

POLICE TO PRESS CHARGES VS. BIFF IN DATU PIANG RAMPAGE

DAVAO CITY — Criminal charges for Attempted Murder, Arson (damage to gov’t property), Indiscriminate firing, Damage to property, Grave Threats and intimidation, are being prepared against two leaders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter and several other BIFF personalities who figured in the 2-hour rampage in Datu Piang on Thursday night. According to reports received …

BARMM sends more aid to flood, pandemic victims

COTABATO CITY – Relief workers from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have delivered Monday the second wave of relief assistance to families displaced or affected by the pandemic across the region and by calamities, officials said Tuesday. The BARMM Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (BARMM-READI) has been extending relief assistance the past …

Maguindanao town Police chief sacked after terror attack

COTABATO CITY—The chief of police of Datu Piang town in Maguindanao was relieved on Monday, December 7 three days after the Islamic State-linked Moro gunmen raided the town’s military and police outposts. BARMM Police chief, Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, ordered the relief of Capt. Israel Bayona, Datu Piang police chief. He was replaced by Maj. …

PNP probes Datu Piang police chief as target in attack

MANILA-— The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is now looking into reports that Capt. Israel Bayona, police chief of Datu Piang, Maguindanao, was the target of the attack by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Thursday night. “Isasama po yan ng mga imbestigador natin. Lahat po ng angle ay titingnan (Our …

BARMM condemns BIFF attack vs. AFP, PNP posts in Datu Piang town

COTABATO CITY— The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has condemned the attack by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) against military outposts in the municipal center of Datu Piang town, Maguindanao province on Thursday night. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, BARMM spokesperson, said the attack has “caused damage to properties and generated fears …

BARMM hires 163 midwives in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health has appointed 163 midwives under Midwife in Every Community in BARMM (MECBA) from 36 municipalities of Maguindanao on Nov. 19. OIC Health Minister Dr. Amirel Usman together with the appointee held a ceremonial signing last week. Usman who led the activity, emphasized the “importance of health workers in rendering …