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Environmentalists step up drive to reforest denuded lands in ARMM

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A group of environmentalists went trekking in Camp Iranun, an abandoned Moro rebel sanctuary in Barira, Maguindanao, to fulfill its goal of planting 800,000 to a million trees and reforest close to 200,000 hectares of denuded land in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ARMM, national gov’t start releasing funds from ‘bottoms up budgeting’

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao office is reminding local government officials to make sure they implement their development projects well in accordance with the goals set in the “bottoms up budgeting” introduced by the Philippine government.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

50 villages in ARMM to get barangay government centers

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Fifty selected villages in the five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be recipients of a barangay government center worth P10 million.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army, civic organizations intensify reforestation in ARMM

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Faced with frequent weather disturbances and natural disasters, concerned sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao agreed to boost the Balik-Kalikasan Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ARMM provinces to celebrate signing of peace deal with concerts

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ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Free musical concerts will be staged in all five provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao when the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro is signed in Manila on March 27, a regional official said here Friday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino extols Cardinal Quevedo

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Cardinal Orlando Quevedo.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino lauded Cardinal Orlando Quevedo Tuesday night supporting government’s vision of attaining peace in southern Philippines through peaceful means.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quevedo sees awesome responsibility in appointment as cardinal

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Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. INQUIRER file photo

The newly installed cardinal from Mindanao admitted Monday evening that his elevation to his new post in the Catholic Church hierarchy means greater responsibility in working for peace, harmony and development-building in Mindanao and the country as a whole.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Freed MILF commander vows to work for lasting peace in Mindanao

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In the presence of lawmen and truce monitoring team from here and abroad, Wahid Tundok, the ground commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, vowed to help in the government-MILF peace-building efforts, saying his freedom from arrest was a product of the peace process.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ARMM seeks removal of cops in arrest of MILF commander

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ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The peace and order council of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is seeking the replacement of the head of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group there and his men for the Feb. 23 arrest of a senior leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Soldiers wounded in battle with BIFF get medals

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AFP Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista. Photo from AFP Public Affairs Office

The Armed Forces of the Philippines pinned meritorious service medals on least 19 members of the Sixth Infantry Division who were wounded in recent battles with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao and North Cotabato.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kato delays arrest by staying in MILF communities — military

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Ameril Umbra Kato, seated, the commander of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), the breakaway faction of the largest Filipino Muslim rebel group, is interviewed by the media inside his rebel stronghold in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Ameril Umra Kato, a Moro rebel leader who has broken away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and has been leading his men in battles against government troops in protest of the peace pact between the MILF and the Philippine government, has been staying in MILF communities that the military could not just enter, authorities said.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Muslim lawmakers push for law protecting right to wear ‘hijab’

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Citing the importance of Muslim women wearing the hijab (scarf), Muslim lawmakers are one in pushing for a proposed measure that would not, in any way, hinder its use in the country, according to a party-list legislator from Mindanao.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t negotiator Ferrer raps BIFF, says PNP-AFP operations justified

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Miriam Coronel-Ferrer  File Photo

The government’s chief peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer has lashed at peace saboteurs, particularly those belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters who have been in a running gunbattle with government forces in Maguindanao in the past few days.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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