Mindanao local execs want swift congressional approval of BBL

Tue Jul 18, 2017  •  0
by: John Unson
COTABATO CITY -- Officials are looking forward to the speedy approval by Congress of the reformatted draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).A copy of the draft bill, meant to put peaceful closure to the..

Peace activists quell religious extremism through political dialogues

Sat Jul 15, 2017  •  0
by: John Unson
COTABATO CITY --- Radical peace and political activists are now helping quell violent religious extremists (VREs) but in a front far from being deadly and destructive.The Australian Agency for..

Military starts Brigada Masjid' program in Southern Mindanao

Sat May 20, 2017  •  0
by: John Unson
COTABATO CITY --- Peace activists on Saturday pledged support to the “Brigada Masjid” program the military launched this week in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Southern Mindanao..

Moro clans end "rido," surrender guns in Maguindanao

Wed May 17, 2017  •  0
by: Rhod Benez
COTABATO CITY - Three warring Muslim clans ended a family feud that lasted over a decade following a peaceful settlement Wednesday at an Army base in Maguindanao. The peace deal between the..

ARMM clerics to help address misguided Islamic militancy

Sat May 13, 2017  •  0
by: John Unson
COTABATO CITY -- Security is so tight around the venue here of an Islamic summit where clerics are to pledge support to Malacañang’s anti-terrorism campaign.The three-day event, launched Friday,..

Hopes run high for 56 year-old ex-MILF combatant, colleagues

Fri Mar 17, 2017  •  0
by: Edwin O. Fernandez
CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao -– Jacob Palao has been spending three days a week as freedom fighter and spent remaining days earning for his family.   He has been doing it almost all his life..

Former IMT chief warn of adverse impact of extremism to peace process

Tue Mar 14, 2017  •  0
by: John Unson
COTABATO CITY --- The outgoing chief of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) has warned “rido” and the spread of misguided jihadists in Mindanao can imperil the southern peace..

Tire path project benefits mixed community, unites warring clans in Zambo Sur village

Wed Mar 1, 2017  •  0
by: Hana Kabagani/BDA
COTABATO CITY -- It is indeed true that road connects people, lives and resources. It is a bridge towards development.   For the populace of Barangay Sambulawan, Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur,..

Southern peace process seen as solution to misguided Islamic militancy

Sun Feb 26, 2017  •  0
by: John Unson
COTABATO --- A negotiated settlement of the now four-decade Moro issue is the antidote to the misguided kind of religious extremism now spreading through Southern Mindanao, an official said..

Ampatuan farmers get livelihood aid from GPH-MILF peace panels

Thu Feb 23, 2017  •  0
by: Edwin Fernandez
AMPATUAN, Maguindanao -- Leaders of farmers groups here were elated by the livelihood projects extended them by the government and Moro rebels peace panels.A huge warehouse, a wide solar dryer and a..