Gov’t to determine if Jolo bombing linked to BOL: Esperon

MANILA — National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Sunday said that the government is still trying to determine if the twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu is related to the recently ratified Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). “We have yet to establish if the two explosions are related to the all-important BOL,” Esperon told reporters in a …

5 soldiers, 12 civilians killed, 57 wounded in Jolo blasts

DAVAO CITY (January 27)  — Five soldiers, twelve   civilians were killed while 57 were wounded  when a  powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded inside   Mt. Carmel Cathedral along Serantes Street, Walled Jolo, Sulu  at about 8:45 this morning while the mass was ongoing.  The explosions triggered panic among the parishioners and civilians in the vicinity who …

Military and Police strictly verify voters identity for BOL plebiscite

COTABATO CITY (January 21)— Military and police authorities are strictly verifying the identity of voters in today’s Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite here. Residents here went to their respective precincts early to cast their vote on the fate of the BOL. ALSO READ: /full-military-police-force-deployed-in-bol-plebiscite-areas/ The result of the plebiscite will determine if the current  form of …

Full military, police force deployed in BOL plebiscite areas

DAVAO CITY (January 21)–  Thousands of forces from the military and the police were deployed in the plebiscite areas today for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). About 2.2 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots at 7,141 clustered precincts in 1,228 polling centers in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, …

BOL plebiscite to pave way for peace in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (January 20)–  All system go for the plebiscite in the territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro region on Monday, January 21.   It will cover 39 barangays in North Cotabao,  areas under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Cotabato City, Isabela City in Basilan, six towns in Lanao del Norte,  and other contiguous areas …

BIFF wala kuno nagsamoksamok kay naminaw sa kampanya sa BOL

DAKBAYAN SA SARANGANI (Disyembre 11)— Malinawon kunong naminaw sa kalihukan sa kampanya alang sa plsbisito sa Bangamoro Organic Law  (BOL) ang liderato ug memrbro  sa Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF). Sa pakighinabi sa Newsline.ph kang  Abu Misry Mama, usa sa mga lideres  sa BIFF, iyang gibutyag “Hindi kami kumikilos, kasi on-monitor kami sa BOL, ayaw …

Islamic scholars commend BOL passage, vow support

DAVAO CITY  (October 14)— The Islamic scholars from all over the country vowed to support the Bangsamoro Organic Law  (BOL),  as it commend the government for standing by its commitment in the quest for peace in Mindanao. In a statement,  the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), a national network of Ulama and Ulama organizations …

Army to help educate servicemen, Moros on BOL

COTABATO CITY – The soldiers from the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) will help educate the public, including its men and women  about the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana,  commander of the 6th ID,  clarified that the  information and education drive does not aim to campaign for or against the BOL, which …

Senate ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA — The Senate on Monday unanimously ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Organic law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri presented the report on the floor and thanked his fellow senators, who helped him during the lengthy, and sometimes …