Campaign period starts Feb. 25 for Lanao plebiscites

By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA: The campaign period will begin on Feb. 25 for the twin plebiscites in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, according to the schedule released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the weekend. The plebiscites on March 18 will be for the proposed creation of Barangay Boganga II and Barangay… Read More Campaign period starts Feb. 25 for Lanao plebiscites

Whereabouts of 2 police officers under question in crush probe

SEOUL: The whereabouts of two senior police officers at the time of the deadly Halloween crowd crush have emerged as a focal point of an investigation into the tragedy that killed more than 150 people in Seoul’s Itaewon district. A special investigation team is currently looking into what went wrong and who was responsible for… Read More Whereabouts of 2 police officers under question in crush probe

Grand Opening of Marawi Integrated Food Terminal

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL ILIGAN CITY: Sultan Mayor Atty. Majul U. Gandamra discussed with the vendors about his administration’s policy thrusts with regard to local economy. He wants to assist the local business community in uplifting the economy of the city and to revitalize the business activities in his area of responsibilities This program was… Read More Grand Opening of Marawi Integrated Food Terminal

BARMM pushes P2.9-B 2-phase recovery, rehab measures on typhoon Paeng devastation

By ALI G. MACABALANG COTABATO CITY: The regional autonomous government, through its disaster risk reduction and management council (DRRMC), is carrying out two-phase interventions worth P2.9-billion for the early recovery and rehabilitation of people and places affected by the recent onslaught of Tropical Storm Paeng in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In… Read More BARMM pushes P2.9-B 2-phase recovery, rehab measures on typhoon Paeng devastation

Protagonists in Basilan clashes renew harmony

By ALI G. MACABALANG COTABATO CITY: Soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants who turned protagonists in the recent armed clashes in Basilan have buried their hatches and renewed harmony in a conciliation meeting held by the mediating authorities led by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU). OPAPRU… Read More Protagonists in Basilan clashes renew harmony

Tension escalates in Maguindanao town

By ALI G. MACABALANG COTABATO CITY: Tension ran high in Pandag, Maguindanao del Sur on Thursday, Nov. 24 after a commotion spawned by confrontation between Governor Mariam Mangudadatu and the town’s vice mayor, Zihan Mamalinta- Mangudadatu, inside the municipal hall. Zihan is the wife of Pandag Mayor Khadafeh “Toy” Mangudadatu, a former regional legislator, who… Read More Tension escalates in Maguindanao town

IGRB holds 1st “Congress-BARMM Parliament” forum

By ALI G. MACABALANG COTABATO CITY: The Inter-Governmental Relations Body (IGRB) under the Marcos administration has held a first Philippine Congress-Bangsamoro Parliament Forum (PCBPF) to pursue strides for smooth operations of the transitional governance of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The IGRB is a bilateral body tasked to facilitate the full devolution… Read More IGRB holds 1st “Congress-BARMM Parliament” forum