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Bangsamoro bill off to rough start at House

Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City. congress.gov.ph

The 75-member House committee drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) got off to a rough start on Tuesday as members clashed on whether or not to allow two fugitive Muslim rebels to attend the public hearings.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solon wants Nur Misuari, Umbra Kato to attend Bangsamoro bill hearings

Rufus Rodriguez

A solon wants to invite Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) leader Ameril Umbra Kato during the House of Representatives committee deliberations of the recently submitted Bangsamoro basic bill.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Top BIFF commander killed in Maguindanao clashes–military

The military believes the leader of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Ameril Umra Kato (in photo), had suffered a stroke and the secessionist group was now under the command of Kato’s right-hand man, Commander Muhaiden Animbang, aka Kagi Karialan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A top lieutenant of Ameril Umbra Kato, leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, was one of the fatalities of the series of clashes between Moro rebels and the government forces in Maguindanao, the military said Friday.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF, gov’t to protect Mindanao from BIFF attacks


Malacañang on Tuesday said the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is working with government forces to secure communities in Mindanao from its breakaway group.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Criminal complaints filed against Kato, 113 rebels

RENEGADE Moro rebel leader Ustadz Ameril Umra Kato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Police are seeking murder and kidnapping charges against members of a Muslim rebel faction for a rampage that killed dozens of combatants and forced thousands of villagers to flee in the southern Philippines last month, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »