By Leila B. Salaverria
The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro basic law, but will not completely sideline other important measures pending in the plenary, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Tuesday.
At least 700 protesters, mostly evacuees, students, Moro professionals and members of nongovernment and civil society groups, staged a rally here Wednesday saying they’ve had enough of subhuman conditions in shelters for residents displaced by the fighting between followers of Nur Misuari and government soldiers in September last year.
By Cynthia D. Balana
The Department of Social Welfare and Development has created a database to profile all internally displaced persons (IDPs) for a more systematic assessment of the multitude of families affected by the clash between government troops and the Nur Misuari faction of the Moro National Liberation Front.
By Gil Cabacungan
President Benigno Aquino III has “full confidence” on the ability of the Armed Forces to suppress any number of uprisings anywhere in the country, his spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Monday.
By Charlie C. Señase
Heavily armed men belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were reportedly in control Monday of a village grade school in Midsayap, North Cotabato with still undermined number of teachers and pupils held hostage.