Category Archives: CCCH

Matalam 9: encounter or massacre? illegal drugs or land conflict?

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 07 June) —  An encounter or a massacre? Illegal drugs or land conflict? The chairs of the ceasefire committee of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the head of mission and members of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) conducted a “joint verification” in Sitio Biao, Kilada, […]

MILF decries “massacre;” says 9 killed in Matalam were BIAF members, not drug personalities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) —  The Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) ceasefire committee will file a protest over what it called a “massacre” of nine members of its Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) during a joint police-military operation in Matalam, North Cotabato near midnight of May 25, even as the BIAF members had […]

GPH, MILF sign protocol on “cooperation and coordination” in war on drugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 July) — The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a protocol Friday that sets the “cooperation and coordination mechanisms” in addressing the drug problem in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and some parts in the Davao region which has MILF presence. During the 4th Consultative Meeting […]

MILF vice chair’s brother killed in police operation in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) – Mohaimen Abo, younger brother of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) vice chairman for political affairs, was killed in a police operation in the municipality of Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao Tuesday afternoon. Also known as Boy Bangsamoro, Abo, along with a certain Kumander Falcon, was facing charges of […]

MILF vice chair’s brother killed in police operation in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) – Mohaimen Abo, younger brother of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) vice chairman for political affairs, was killed in a police operation in the municipality of Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao Tuesday afternoon. Also known as Boy Bangsamoro, Abo, along with a certain Kumander Falcon, was facing charges of […]

Duterte to reopen Mamasapano probe “to let the truth out”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – President Rodrigo Duterte wants to reopen the probe on the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano tragedy that left 66 persons dead – elite police commandoes, Moro rebels, and civilians – “not really to prosecute people but just to know what happened.” Duterte cited the Mamasapano Tragedy in his keynote address at […]

Military, MILF arrest 13 in illegal drugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 October) — Thirteen members of an armed group involved in illegal drugs who were arrested during operations conducted jointly by the Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade and elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on October 5 to 11 were turned over Friday to the Provincial Police Office of North Cotabato, the […]