Rescued kidnap victim turned over to Vietnamese officials

Zamboanga City – The Western Mindanao Command officially turned-over the rescued Vietnamese kidnap victim to the Vietnamese officials in Zamboanga City today, August 23, 2017. Do Trung Huie was presented to the Vietnamese Assistant Defense and Armed Forces Attache (Dafa) to the Philippines Senior Captain Pham Than Tra and Vietnamese Embassy Third Secretary Ngo Tuan …

Big winners rock in Davao’s Kadayawan Festival

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The flower float parade, Pitik (drum beating) Kadayawan, and the street-dancing competitions capped the week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw as participants from different Mindanao provinces rocked city streets in the last two days of the celebration. It is the first Kadayawan Festival under a martial period but people from Davao City, Maguindanao, …

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 …

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte to NPA: Celebrate Kadayawan with us

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —   Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio invites  the New People’s Army (NPA) to join Dabawenyos in celebrating the 32nd Kadayawan sa Davao here. The rebel group is invited  especially during two major events – the street dancing and the floral float parade. Duterte-Carpio said Filipinos are invited to witness the celebration as long …

ARMM to participate in Budayaw fest of culture and the arts  

Cotabato City, Philippines — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will showcase its best in the upcoming International Budayaw Festival from September 20 to 24 in General Santos City. Dubbed ‘Budayaw: 2017 Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Festival of Culture and the Arts’, the event will showcase the diversity of creative …

Young Moro professionals educate Tri-People youth on peace-building

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — In their will to cultivate the “Culture of Peace” in the hearts of Mindanaoan youth, three young Moro professionals shared their knowledge and ideas on peace-building among more than a hundred young Christians, Muslims and Indigenous Peoples (Tri-People) delegates of Youth for Peace Movement TALBOS 3rd Regional Youth Leaders Congress held …

Ex-CBCP Prexy slams inclusion of Bibles in relief items for Marawi evacuees

MANILA, Philippines—Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) former president Monday criticized the alleged giving away of Bibles along with relief goods at evacuation centers for the Marawi siege refugees.   In a statement published at the CBCP news website, Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla, who once served as CBCP president from 2003 to 2005  said …

50 Lumads in Davao complete skills training

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–– A total of 50 members of the Matigsalug tribe in Marilog here will graduate on Thursday, June 8, from a series of skills training program sponsored by Therma South, Inc. (TSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower). Harvey Lanticse, Branding and Communications Officer of AboitizPower in Mindanao, said the series …