Monthly Archives: June 2018

22 houses for homeless, displaced families soon to rise in Kidapawan 

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) — At least 322 additional housing units for homeless and displaced families will be constructed here by the city government. City legal officer Christopher Cabilen on Friday led a team conducting a relocation survey in Purok 8, Barangay Sudapin. The team was composed of the project contractor, city engineer, planning […]

22 houses for homeless, displaced families soon to rise in Kidapawan 

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) — At least 322 additional housing units for homeless and displaced families will be constructed here by the city government. City legal officer Christopher Cabilen on Friday led a team conducting a relocation survey in Purok 8, Barangay Sudapin. The team was composed of the project contractor, city engineer, planning […]

GRADUATION MESSAGE: Go blaze your own trail towards a peaceful and developed Mindanao

(Message delivered by Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., during the 53rd Commencement Exercises of the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City on 20 June 2018) Every visit to Marawi City is a homecoming for me. Each homecoming reminds me of the different stories of different people under different […]

GRADUATION MESSAGE: Do what others believe you can’t and go beyond what others believe you can

(Message delivered by Dr. Kadil Sinolinding during the pre-commencement and recognition rites at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City on 19 June 2018) Assalamu Alaykum… I was here 33 years ago, wearing the same toga, and I too, had a personal vision and a mission to fulfill. It was loaded with great […]

LATE BLOOMS: GMRC

GMRC ain’t Gross Manners and Rude Conduct. But is it that now? From kids we expect good manners and right conduct. Who should model them? Eric S.B. Libre 22 June 2018

Army quells NPA plan to attack Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – The Army in North Cotabato has quelled an alleged plan of the New People’s Army (NPA) to attack one of its detachments located at a remote village in Tulunan, North Cotabato. Lt. Col. Rhojun Rosales, commander of the 39th Infantry Battalion, said his men, while scouring Sitio Alimodian, Barangay […]

Stakeholders discuss BBL-prospect for inclusive and lasting peace in the Bangsamoro

By: UNYPAD BSCD Interns COTABATO CITY / June 21, 2018 – More than a thousand stakeholders comprised of peace advocates, community leaders, representatives from the academe, civil society organizations, security sector, local government units and Indigenous Peoples gathered at the Notre Dame University Gymnasium in this city on June 18, 2018 to discuss the Bangsamoro…

AN APPEAL FOR THE CONCERNED AUTHORITIES TO UPHOLD CIVILIAN PROTECTION IN THE ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST THE BIFF AND TO ESTABLISH DURABLE SOLUTIONS TO THE CONFLICT IN THE BANGSAMORO

North Cotabato Composite Team of CSOs (NCCT-CSO)  North Cotabato   Community-Based Peace and Protection Center (CBPPC) Maguindanao and North Cotabato   TiyakapKalilintad (TKI) Maguindanao and North Cotabato   June 21, 2018  AN APPEAL FOR THE CONCERNED AUTHORITIES TO UPHOLD CIVILIAN PROTECTION IN THE ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST THE BIFF AND TO ESTABLISH DURABLE SOLUTIONS TO…

The ARMM Cultural Village: Experience the richness of the Bangsamoro  

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) — The ARMM Cultural Village has set the bar high for heritage and culture-based education, as it presents the Bangsamoro not merely as remnants of the past but as a living community composed of different ethnolinguistic groups that constantly evolve with the times. It allows the people, Bangsamoro and […]

The June 19, 1971 Manili Massacre : “All I can remember is that the blood was so warm”

(This piece by Ms Aveen Acuna-Gulo was published by MindaNews as a four-part series on June 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2003 in www.mindanews.com to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Manili Massacre. It was also published by its newspaper-subscribers. We are re-publishing this in 2018, on the 47th commemoration of the June 19, 1971 […]

Roque: Norway can still have a role in GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque clarified on Tuesday that the Royal Norwegian Government can still continue as a third-party facilitator to the peace talks between government (GRP) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panels. During a press briefing in Cotabato City on Tuesday, Roque said all third parties who […]

Cotabato state college president charged for keeping guns, shabu inside campus

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The provincial prosecutor in North Cotabato has found probable cause to indict a state college president for allegedly keeping unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs in his staff house inside campus in Arakan municipality discovered by authorities during a raid last January. Charged was Dr. Samson Molao, president of the […]

Killer of agri officer in NorthCot nabbed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Authorities arrested here on Monday the suspected killer of the municipal agriculture officer of Arakan, North Cotabato, police said. Senior Insp. Jun Napat, officer-in-charge of the Arakan PNP, identified the suspect as Caesar Mangawan, also known as Boy Dawag, who, according to witnesses, was a gun-for-hire. Mangawan was accused […]

PANTAW A MAREG: Meranaw Young Ladies Breaking Boundaries

Three young Meranaw females — all making their fathers extremely proud this Father’s Day. Meranaws are slow to adopt changes, considering almost anything new with suspicion and deem them contrary to their beliefs and religion. But there is no stopping this young generation of Meranaw females to break boundaries, blaze the trail and prove their […]

Duterte to MILF: what cannot be included in the BBL, add them via federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) — Reiterating his camapign for federalism, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night urged leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to wait for the passage of the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and whatever is not included there can be “added in the federal scheme […]

Duterte: oil and natural gas in Ligawasan Marsh belong to Moro people

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17  June) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night assured the Moro people that they would remain in control and possession of the huge untapped fossil fuel reserves in the 288,000-hectare Ligawasan Marsh, the country’s largest wetland. Duterte said during the 2018 Eid’l Fitr Celebration at the SMX Convention Center Davao that the Moro […]

CDO IS 68: Let us transform CDO into the “paradise here on earth” that we all want to live in

(Speech of Senator Koko Pimentel during the 68thAnniversary of the Foundation Day of Cagayan de Oro City on June 15, 2018) HALANDONG Mayor Oscar “Oca” Moreno, Kongresista Klarex Uy, Kongresista Maxie Rodriguez, Bise Mayor Joaquin “Kikang” Uy, mga Konsehal sa Dakbayan, mga opisyales sa barangay, mga trabahante sa gobyerno sa dakbayan, mga kauban kong empleyado […]