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EXTEND BARMM TRANSITION PERIOD – MANGUDADATU

Some lawmakers at the House of Representatives have expressed support for the extension of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government’s transition period. During the joint meeting of the House Committee on Muslim Affairs and the Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity recently, Maguindanao Representative Toto Mangudadatu said an extension of another […]

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BARMM SOLONS FILE RESO SUPPORTING ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM

Members of the minority bloc of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) filed a resolution recently expressing the full support of the regional law-making body for the national government’s “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) program.The BTA minority bloc expressed its support for BP2 before the resumption of the Bangsamoro parliament session on June 16. The legislative […]

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TOLENTINO TO CHED: HELP MUSLIM STATE UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES

Senator Francis Tolentino is urging the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to be more proactive in helping state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) so that they can improve their performance and attract more students. “Nakalimutan na ang SUCs sa BARMM. We should be more proactive in addressing […]

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BARMM NORMALIZATION ON TRACK – NOGRALES

Various institutional mechanisms for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are on track, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. “Things are on track and proceeding as planned.”  According to Nograles, “things are on track and proceeding as planned” in establishing BARMM offices for youth, women, settler communities, disaster risk reduction management, planning and development, […]

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GOV’T DECOMMISSIONS 12,000 MILF FIGHTERS – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has revealed the decommissioning by government of 12,000 or close to a third of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) fighters as part of efforts to expedite normalization efforts in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Nograles made the revelation when he recently co-chaired the first meeting of the […]

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DECOMMISSIONING OF 12K MILF TROOPS A STEP CLOSER TO BARMM NORMALIZATION — NOGRALES

The country took a step close to establishing a stable, lasting peace in Mindanao with the government fast-tracking normalization efforts beginning with the decommissioning of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) troops representing close to a third of the MILF combatants. This was according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who on Monday co-chaired the first […]

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I HOPE THE LANAO SUR INCIDENT WON’T AFFECT MINDANAO PEACE – MANGUDADATU

Maguindanao 2nd District representative and senatorial candidate Dong Mangudadatu is hopeful that peace will still reign in Mindanao amid the Lanao Sur incident that claimed the lives of four members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the wounding of eight police personnel. Mangudadatu also wished the incident would not affect the election campaign […]

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JAAFAR A PEACEMAKER WHO FOUGHT FOR PEACE IN MINDANAO – PIMENTEL

Senate Trade and Committee Chair Sen. Koko Pimentel III on Thursday joined the country in honoring Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) First Vice Chairman Ghazali Jaafar, who was laid to rest on Wednesday in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. The senator from Mindanao called Jaafar “one of the architects of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim […]

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MINDANAO NEEDS ANOTHER VOICE IN THE SENATE – MANGUDADATU

Senatorial candidate Dong Mangudadatu has vowed to give Mindanao a stronger voice in the Senate to further push the island’s peace and development efforts. Mangudadatu expressed optimism that attaining peace in Mindanao is not far-fetched, banking on the full implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which he supports to give the south a respite […]

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JOLO BOMBINGS IS AN ACT OF TERRORISM – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar condemned the twin bombings of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo, Sulu which killed 21 people and wounded at least 80 others last Sunday. “This bombing which targeted innocent people as they celebrate the Sunday Mass is clearly an act of terrorism. This should be condemned in the strongest possible […]