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Eid Mubarak 1434 H

We Pray that Joy, Prosperity and Good Fortune be with you. The International Monitoring Team – IMT 8 lead by Major General Dato’ Fadzil bin Mokhtar celebrated the Eid Fitr on 8th August, 2013 at the IMT HQ, Cotabato City. Eid Fitr is celebrated by Muslims all over the world after a month long of […]

UNYPAD Restructures its SocSarGen Chapter

GENERAL SANTOS City (October 7, 2013) – Close to fifty students and youth leaders participated in the restructuring of the South Cotabato, Sarangani, and General Santos (SocSarGen) provincial and university chapters of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) held at the Muslim Students Association (MUSA) Park in Mindanao State University (MSU), General Santos

Human Rights advocates, CSOs in Zambo commemorate Day of Nonviolence

ZAMBOANGA City (October 4, 2013) —The Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC) together with civil society organizations in Zamboanga City held a program at Sta. Maria Freedom Park on Wednesday in commemoration of the ‘day of nonviolence’ which has been celebrated worldwide. The celebration also coincided with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi of India who dedicated

Cotabato City Coalition for Change launched

By Yusoph S. Lumambas COTABATO City (September 30, 2013) – The Cotabato City Coalition for Change (4C’s), a newly established network organization here in Cotabato City aimed at advancing collective efforts and strengthen community participation towards fostering peaceful communities through addressing election fraud and clan feuds in the city, was successfully launched last Thursday, 26

CONFIRMED: Shopwise Cagayan de Oro to open this November

AND IT’S OFFICIAL, FOLKS! SHOPWISE, a member of the Rustan’s Group of Companies (yes, the same owners of Rustan’s Cagayan de Oro), is set to open this November 2013. can exclusively confirm that Shopwise CDO will open on November 16, 2013, Saturday, at the East Wing Expansion of Lim Ket Kai Mall, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. If you’re familiar with the area where Starbucks Limketkai is (a.k.a. the main entrance of Limketkai Center), right across that is where Shopwise CDO will be.

Mindanaoan can also confirm that preparations for the opening of Shopwise Cagayan de Oro are on full blast. Shopwise representatives from Manila were even in town early this week. I will be posting more exclusive updates in the next few days so stay tuned by SUBSCRIBING VIA EMAIL (click, click! it’s FREE)


Shopwise, founded November 1998, is considered the PIONEER in hypermarket operations in the Philippines. Shopwise aims to target middle-income families and budget-conscious homemakers. Shopwise CDO or Shopwise Cagayan de Oro joins other Shopwise branches located in Alabang, Makati, Libis, Araneta Center, Antipolo, Harrison Plaza, and Sucat in Paranaque.

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Women Affairs Committee participates in FGD on FAB

By Farida P. Dalandan COTABATO City (September 23, 2013) —The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) participated in a Focus Group Discussion conducted by the Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao, Inc. (AFRIM) last September 19, 2013 at the Kadtuntaya Foundation Incorporated (KFI) Conference Hall. “The output of

Duterte to close movie houses without adequate security

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is bent to close movie houses that do not have enough security. This, after blasts in two Davao City cinemas, which Duterte called “terrorism,” left at least 5 people hurt Monday night.

“Movie houses should have adequate security. The local government can’t provide policemen and military just to guard that. You have to invest. If you can’t provide, I will close your movie house,” Duterte said.

The Davao City mayor’s warning came after two improvised explosive devices went off inside Cinema 5 of Gaisano Mall and Cinema 1 of SM City. No one was injured in the SM Davao blast but 5 people were hurt in the Gaisano Mall explosion. The victims complained of ear pain.

“The military and police told me that they already gave warnings to SM, ” Duterte said.

When asked if Nur Misuari and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) had a hand in the explosions, Duterte was quick to absolve Misuari.

“I just talked to Nur Misuari. He would not do that,” he said.

Duterte also urged the public to wait for the results of the investigation.

According to authorities, the two explosions took place at around 9 to 9:30 PM Monday evening. Almost all of the moviegoers in both cinemas have already left.

Meanwhile, MNLF Davao chairman Rolando Olamit claimed that his group was not involved in the blasts.


* photo courtesy of Rody Duterte Facebook page

Manila-based Human Rights Group holds Presentation on Medical Doctors for Human Rights Online Database

By Tu Alid Alfonso COTABATO City (September 3, 2013) — The Medical Action Group Inc. (MAG), which has been facilitating and helping the victims for the documentation on cases of Human Rights Violations or HRVs, conducted a series of “Presentations and Demonstrations of the Online Database of Trained Public Health Doctors” in Mindanao including Cotabato

Jobs and Opportunities in ARMM 2013

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is in need of reform-minded, dynamic, competent and deserving personnel. The Qualification Standards are included in the attached files, arranged according to office/agency.

Interested applicants for the positions of the different line agencies, except those under RPDO and DepEd, shall have their applications duly received on or before September 6, 2013 with the following documents:

  1. Application letter
  2. Duly accomplished PDS with 2×2 ID picture in white background
  3. Certified true copy of eligibility (if applicable)
  4. Certified true copy of Diploma
  5. Service Record (for government employees)

Other documents, such as the Personnel Evaluation Sheet and certified true copy of the Transcript of Records, shall be collected during the interview, should the applicant be shortlisted.

The Application letter shall be addressed to:

Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman
Regional Governor

THRU: (Name of Secretary)
Name of Agency – ARMM

ATTENTION: Regional Personnel Selection and Promotion Board
Office of the Cabinet Secretary

Walk-in Applications shall be received only at the Office of the Regional Governor (Records Division). Applications sent through snail mail or commercial couriers shall have this format –

Name of Sender/Applicant
Contact Number

Re: Application for (Agency) Position
Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman
Regional Governor
C/O Records Division – ORG
ARMM ORG Compound
Gov. Gutierrez Ave.
Cotabato City 9600

Applications sent through Email: Applications may also be lodged through email to Regional Personnel Selection and Promotion Board (RPSPB) at

For applications sent through email, wait for acknowledgment within 24 hours from the RPSPB Team.

Follow-Up: Personal follow-up of applications is discouraged. You may reach the RPSPB Team within office hours either by sending them an email at or at their hotlines:

  • TM: 0915-605-7841
  • GLOBE: 0927-663-9311
  • SMART: 0998-338-0078
  • TNT: 0912-456-1988

Only the following persons are authorized to entertain application concerns:

  1. Jasmin Batugan
  2. Jamel Topa-an
  3. HRMO of the Agency

Important reminders:

If you do not follow the process or your application/PDS is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not guarantee appointment. You have to undergo to the RPSPB process.

Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the attached documents to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.


  1. Publication
  2. Reception of application
  3. Paper Screening (Phase 1)
  4. Notice for Interview and Exam
  5. Interview and Exam (Phase 2)
  6. Presentation of long-list and short-list the Appointing Authority
  7. RG appoints the qualified applicant
  8. Update the applicants re status of application, whether hired or not
  9. Process the appointment. Transmit to CSC.
  10. CSC attests to the appointment.

Normally, it takes between two and four months before the new personnel can report for work from the date of application. Processing time is dependent on circumstances such as: number of qualified applicants, staff category, location, and response time of the applicant to complete all the requirements.

Heres the list of Jobs & Opportunities in ARMM. Please follow the application process.