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Local residents, ARMM execs begin construction of Rio Grande dike


Armed with shovels and other earth-moving equipment, local residents and officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have been piling up dirt on the northern bank of the Rio Grande de Mindanao to build a nearly four-kilometer-long dike meant to stop floodwaters from invading the town’s farms and homes.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Story on mosque eye-opener for kids

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ARMM Education Secretary Jamar Kulayan reads the book “Ang Unang Mosque sa Pilipinas (The First Mosque in the Philippines)” to schoolchildren at Claret School of Zamboanga City during the Inquirer Read-Along activity. KENNY NODALO/CONTRIBUTOR

Nine-year-old Jerny Laurice Anova sat attentively as the stranger read her a story inside a familiar place, where she and her classmates spend at least an hour every day to enjoy their favorite books.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Ombudsman files graft raps vs DepEd official


The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of graft charges against a Department of Education (DepEd) official for failure to remit Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premiums of teachers and employees from the DepEd-Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

ARMM cops monitor threats vs Pope

Police in the lone autonomous region for Muslims in Mindanao are closely monitoring threat groups which could become sources of security risks for Pope Francis when he visits the country in January next year.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

ARMM chief urges Muslims to form delegation to meet with Pope Francis

In this photo made available by Turkey's Religious Affairs Office, Pope Francis, left, and head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Mehmet Gormez speak during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Under heavy security measures Pope Francis arrived in Turkey for a three-day visit. (AP Photo/Turkey's Religious Affairs)

COTABATO CITY–Pope Francis’ visit next month could become an opportunity to strengthen dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said.   With this in view, Hataman urged the country’s Muslim religious sector to form an official delegation to meet the Pope as they did in 1981, when […]

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »