Category Archives: sultan kudarat

Iqbal: ‘hawks’ out to derail peace efforts in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY  (MindaNews/ 04 Septemer) — Top Moro leaders have urged the public to support peace efforts in Mindanao, warning that “hawkish quarters are out to derail the desired just and lasting peace in the south” as shown by the August 28 and September 2 bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat that left five civilians dead […]

Isulan mayor says state forces not behind blasts

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 04 September) — Isulan mayor Marites Kapunan-Pallasigue dismissed as baseless allegations that those behind the twin deadly blasts that hit her town were state forces. Pallasigue, in an interview over Kidapawan City-based radio station DXND, said the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is more likely the group behind the series of bombings […]

Cardinal asks AFP, PNP, MILF and MNLF to “flush out the perpetrators” of Isulan bombings and “bring them to justice”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 Sept) — Mindanao’s lone Cardinal, Orlando Quevedo has called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police to work with the “now forces of peace” — the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Moro National Liberation Front — “to flush out the perpetrators” of the August 28 and […]

BIFF behind Isulan blast, says Army

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Aug) – The military has blamed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) for the bombing in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat Tuesday night that claimed the lives of two people and injured 35 others. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, said there was no doubt that the BIFF was […]

Isulan IED targets Army personnel – police

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 29 Aug) – Police hinted that the deadly bomb that exploded Tuesday night in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat was intended for Army personnel deployed along the Isulan-Tacurong highway. Chief Insp. Celestino Daniel, of the Isulan PNP, said a military truck where several soldiers were onboard was the actual target of the improvised explosive […]

Isulan blast

Medical personnel at the Sultan Kudaralt Provincial Hospital attend to the injured in the  8:34 p.m. blast along the national highway in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat on 28 August 2018. One person was killed while at least 33 others were injured. The town is celebrating its 61st anniversary. Photo courtesy of JULS BUNDA   Read […]

BIFF bomber killed in Maguindanao raid — military

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – A suspected bomber of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters was killed in a joint operation by Army and police forces in Maguindanao early on Monday. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division said Murad Ali was slain when police commandos and Army soldiers raided his hiding place in Barangay Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat town, Maguindanao. In […]

Falling in love again with Kalamansig’s Balut Island

BALUT ISLAND, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 07 January) — I have high standards in choosing a beach destination in summer or any other day of the year  but the lack of amenities notwithstanding, I fell in love once more with this island paradise during my second visit just before Christmas day. Our group started […]

2 hurt in blast fronting church gate in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat; “pure terrorism,” says Cardinal Quevedo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /27 November) – Two persons were injured when a homemade bomb exploded in front of the gate of a Catholic church in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat province at around 6:30 a.m. at the end of the first mass on the first Sunday of Advent. “Pure terrorism,” Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, […]

1974 Malisbong Massacre memorialized in  “Forbidden Memory” film

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 November) – It took 40 years for the Philippine government to officially acknowledge the massacre of at least 1,500 Moro residents of the coastal barangay of Malisbong in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat in September1974 — one of the worst human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship but not known to majority […]

2,000 volunteers respond to Marines’ call for reservist recruits in Maguindanao, S. Kudarat

KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 17 Aug) – The Philippine Marines was surprised over the weekend when about 2,000 residents showed up during a call for reservist recruits. Brig. Gen. Alvin Parreno, 1st Marine Brigade chief, said the volunteers include doctors and other professionals. “The volunteers include doctors, government employees, professionals, farmers and fisher folks […]

Chiz Escudero to government: respond to Mindanao’s concerns quickly

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Following the successive bombings of NGCP towers here in Mindanao and even the lack of water (the Zamboanga City Water District has announced water rationing starting January 7, 2016!), I’m glad that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the national government to focus its attention and support for the people of Mindanao. “Malacanang should have all hands on-deck with regard to the problems currently besetting Mindanao. The list is getting alarmingly long and there is apparently no end in sight for many of these problems,” said Escudero, the frontrunner in various vice-presidential preference surveys. Foremost among Escudero’s concerns was

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Mindanaoan is 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year

It still feels a bit surreal, truth be told. Winning the 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year award and the Best Lifestyle Blog award during the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 held last October 26, 2013 in Davao City was the farthest thing from my mind. I was there to meet …

Getting married? Here’s how to win a FREE engagement shoot

Getting hitched soon? Here’s a great way for you to save on your wedding preparation expenses! Just visit the One Happy Story Photography booth during the Kasalang Filipino 2013 bridal fair at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City from September 13 to 15, 2013. Not only do you get …

Clean low cost electricity in Philippines? Yes!

I have so much respect for people and organizations that champion alternative sources of energy for clean and reliable electrical power production! Currently, we depend largely on hydropower plants. Some electric cooperatives also use several solar panels to augment their sources of energy (Cagayan de Oro’s CEPALCO has a solar panel area) and we all […]