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CSO STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

After applauding the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) as a demonstration of peace and hope, the world is now witness to how this peace agreement fails to be carried out to its fruition. As civil society organizations with programs for, offices in, and people from the Bangsamoro, we are saddened to […]

Grand Mufti Abdulrahman attends AMAPI’s 47th Founding Anniversary

Kabacan, North Cotabato – The Grand Mufti of Bangsamoro, the Eminence Sheikh Abuhuraira O. Abdulrahman graced the commemoration of the Al Muslimin Alpha Phi, Inc. (AMAPI) 47th Founding Anniversary at Felra Suites, National Highway, Tacurong City, on November 7, 2015 as guest of honor and resource speaker of the occasion. Turn-over ceremony and induction of […]

CBCS joined the 5-day Trainer’s Certification Course

October 2015 – As part of its effort to develop competent staff, the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) tossed its advocacy officer to participate in the 5-day intensive Trainer’s Certification Course (Training of Trainers) conducted and facilitated by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA). The primary aim of the training is to enhance effectiveness of […]

CBCS Attends Regional Workshop on Economic, Social (ESC) Rights

October 23, 2015 – The Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society Inc (CBCS) represented by Sammy Maulana, Noraisa Sally and Lolita Uka attended the Regional Workshop on Economic, Social (ESC) Rights at Sardonyx Plaza, Cotabato City. The forum provides venue to discuss and share information for additional inputs and case updates mentioned on the Philippine Government’s […]

MIND DA NEWS: Heed Those Statements

By Patricio P. Diaz on August 20 2015 6:39 pm [Author’s Note: Mind da News, the alternate of COMMENT in MindaNews, is a comment on current news. The author may be contacted at patponcediaz@yahoo.com.] GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 Aug) – The leaders of the Congress, the Palace and the President, especially, must heed […]

Mindanaoan.com shortlisted in 2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards

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A total of 58 entries were shortlisted for various categories of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA), the most anticipated premier award-giving body that gives recognition to excellence in journalism in Mindanao. The premier award-giving body which recognizes excellence in journalism from the best breed of scribes in Visayas and Mindanao, the awards gives recognition to print, broadcast, and digital media practitioners who have excelled in their respective fields. Awards night for the GMEA Mindanao leg will be held on November 17. “The number of entries that we received this year is a testament to the commitment of media practitioners

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OXFAM delegation pays courtesy call to BTC

Cotabato City – On Wednesday, October 28, the Philippine-based Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM), an international non-government organization paid courtesy call to the office of Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Cotabato City to seek, explore issues and concerns on the current status of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted to President Benigno Aquino III on […]

UNYPAD Cotabato City Chapter Conducts Community Forum

By: Jordan L. Talusob COTABATO City (October 18, 2015)— The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) Malagapas Cotabato City Chapter conducted a community forum on “Contemporary Issues Affecting Bangsamoro Questions” held at Malagapas, RH-10, Cotabato City on October 7. Abdul-Alim Talusob, Cotabato City Chapter Secretary said that the forum was part of the Campaign and Advocacy program

Migz Zubiri to run for Senate anew, as Poe-Chiz guest candidate

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Former 3-consecutive term Bukidnon 3rd District Congressman and Senator for 4 years Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator as an independent earlier today, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at the Commission on Elections main office. He was accompanied by his wife, newspaper lifestyle columnist Audrey Tan-Zubiri. Zubiri, who previously said he was quitting politics, told Mindanaoan.com that he got inspired by his No. 6 ranking in the latest survey of senatorial preferences. In the Sept. 8-14 Pulse Asia Research Inc. survey of senatorial preferences, Zubiri emerged as the sixth most favored by voters. “I’ve been

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UNYPAD Conducts Community Security Training Workshop

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao (October 6, 2015) – Community leaders and representatives from the Philippine National Police attended the 3-day training on Community Security Workshop conducted at Barangay Layog, Pagalungan, Maguindanao on September 29 – October 1, 2015 by the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) in partnership with the Conciliation Resources (C-R) with financial support

UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster-3 Prov’l Chapter appoints Aysha Tarhata Moreno as Chairwoman

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar BULUAN, Maguindanao (August 1, 2015) – The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of Maguindanao Cluster-3 Provincial Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) conducted briefing orientation for 21 women on July 12, 2015 at Barangay Poblacion Buluan, Maguindanao. In the succeeding part of the orientation program, the group

UNYPAD’s USM Chapter Conducts Series of Islamic Symposiums during Ramadhan

By: Omar A. Mohamad KABACAN, North Cotabato (July 30, 2015)—The University of Southern Mindanao (USM) School-based chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) conducted series of Ramadhan Islamic Symposiums in the school campus dubbed as “weekly ramadhan symposium.” “The objective of the activity was not only to impart knowledge about what is

UNYPAD Ranao Region hosts 3-Community Symposiums during Ramadhan

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (July 30, 2015)—At least 3 series of Islamic symposium in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City was conducted through the efforts of the office of the Regional Coordinator and Vice President for External affairs of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) in coordination with the UNYPAD Marawi City

Regular Islamic Class Resumes

By: Farida P. Dalandan COTABATO City (July 27, 2015) — The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), in partnership with the national committee on Da’wah and Education, resumed the Regular Islamic Class for the UNYPAD national officers and staff on July 10, 2015 at the UNYPAD National Office

SPEECH OF MR. ABDULFARID B. AMELLA

In-Country Scholarship Program (ICSP) Recognition Ceremony, 23 July 2015, Davao City To all of us who are here, headed by the convener, our sponsors, fellow scholars and other guests – Assalamu alaikom W.W. and good morning to all of us. Before I start my message, allow me to convey my thanks and gratitude to the

UNYPAD Metro Manila Chapter Sponsors Ramadhan Islamic Symposium

TAGUIG, Metro Manila (July 15, 2015) —The National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) and its organized mothers (UMMAHAT) under the UNYPAD Luzon Regional Cluster conducted an Islamic Symposium last July 7, 2015 (Ramadhan 20, 1436H) as part of yearly Ramadhan activity of the organization. The program was

Paglat Municipal Chapter Holds Ramadhan Islamic Symposium

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar PAGLAT, Maguindanao (July 15, 2015) – The Ramadhan Islamic Symposium held in Sittio Kiludan, Barangay Damalusay, Paglat, Maguindanao was successfully conducted on July 10, 2015 by the United Youth for Peace and Development Inc. (UNYPAD Inc.) Paglat Municipal Chapter in coordination with the UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster-3 Provincial Chapter. Paglat Municipal

UNYPAD, IHH Distribute Food Items in Moro Communities of Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (July 14, 2015)—The United Youth for Peace and Development  (UNYPAD) and UMMAHAT, a group of mothers, have facilitated the distributions of food items sponsored by the Insani Yardim Vakfi (International Humanitarian and Relief Organization or IHH)  at the Targan Community, Maharlika, Taguig City, and Barangay 649, Baseco, Metro Manila last July 09, 2015,

UNYPAD Chapters activities in Ramadhan increase

By Yusoph S. Lumambas COTABATO City (June 30, 2015) — The Bangsamoro Darul Ifta Grand Mufti Abu Hurairah Udasan made the formal declaration at exactly 8pm over a local radio station here in Cotabato City that Ramadhan 1436H will start on June 17. Fasting during Ramadhan is prescribed and obligatory to every Muslim. Allah said: “O

Clans Conflict in North Cotobato Capped

Written by: Hamsa G. Landayan The kanduli or thanks giving ceremony and signing of peace covenant by and between the people of Barangays Dungguan Aleosan represented by Aliman, Sampayan, Suga and Ungkay Clans and the people of Langayen, Pikit, all of North Cotabato, represented by Tayuan, Hamid and Pasandalan clans  finally took place on June

Youth, Community Leaders in Lutayan of Sultan Kudarat Province welcome UNYPAD

By: Farham A. Adzal LUTAYAN, Sultan Kudarat (June 21, 2015) – The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat Chapter has conducted an orientation for the newly organized members of UNYPAD at the municipality of Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat on June 13, 2014. The said orientation was initiated by Datu Ben Macasayon. “At

Paglat youths join UNYPAD

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar PAGLAT, Maguindanao (June 18, 2015) – The Paglat municipal chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development Inc. (UNYPAD Inc.) held orientation for its new members on May 30,  at Sitio Kiludan, Barangay Damalusay, Paglat, Maguindanao. Abubakar Abdullah, UNYPAD Vice Chairman for Internal Affairs said “there are 65 young

UNYPAD Leads Mass Mobilization in Support to BBL

Written by Tu Alid Alfonso with report from UNYPAD-NCR Chapter MANILA, Philippines (June 11, 2015)—The National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter of the United Youth Peace and Development (UNYPAD) spearheaded a peaceful demonstration in support to the passage of the undiluted Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) outside the House of the Senate on June 3, 2015. UNYPAD-NCR

Google My Business CDO event a success

One of the things that I really like doing is helping and supporting small and medium businesses especially local ones. This is the reason why I readily accepted the role of Google Business Group – Women lead coordinator. Being the GBG Women CDO lead allows me to share various strategies and tips especially on how to effectively use the Internet to promote businesses online. GBG Women is under the umbrella of GBG CDO, a community of business professionals helping people explore, learn, share, and discover how Google products can help the local business communities benefit from technology. GBG CDO is

Sultan Kudarat Chapter Orients new Members, National Officers Attend

By: Morsid U. Guiapal ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (June 2, 2015) —The United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat Provincial Chapter conducted orientation for the newly organized members of UNYPAD at the Purok Masagana, Kalawag II, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat  on  May 30, 2015. Zuharto Mamengkog, National Staff of the Committee on Da’wah and Education,

US Embassy Manila donates Gibbons guitar to Liceo de Cagayan

A school in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao recently became the recipient of a very special, limited edition Billy Gibbons guitar. The U.S. Embassy Manila donated a Billy Gibbons electric guitar to Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music. This CDO university was chosen to receive the guitar because of the University’s commitment to serve their music students through scholarship programs. Representing the U.S. Embassy was Cultural Affairs Officer Kristin Kneedler who officially donated the guitar. William Frederick “Billy” Gibbons is an American musician. Billy Gibbons is best known as the guitarist of the rock band ZZ Top. Gibbons was ranked