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PH, MILF commit to sustain gains of the 4-year old CAB

  By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . The Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) affirmed their commitment to pursue the milestones gained since the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) during the celebration of the peace agreement’s 4th anniversary ...

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DENR-12 to build up employees’ skills sets

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Koronadal City — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-12 is adopting Competency-based Systems (CBS) to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in human resource management and development. The framework known as CBS describes the range of knowledge, skills, attributes, and behavior needed ...

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Armm opens summer jobs for students, out-of-school youth

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City — The Department of Labor and Employment in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Dole-Armm) has announced that some 1,411 summer jobs are currently available for students and out-of-school youth across the region. Secretary Muslimin Jakilan of Dole-Armm said ...

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Armm fetes Bangsamoro Week of Peace

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City – Officials and employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s different line agencies and offices participated in a parade here on Monday to formally start the celebration of this year’s Bangsamoro Week of eace. ‘Hope and Solidarity in ...

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Bangsamoro women appeal for passage of BBL

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . BULUAN, Maguindanao — Clad in their colorful Hijabs, the Bangsamoro women have assembled here to call for change in the region. “We trust that there will be just and lasting peace not only in Mindanao but for the whole country once ...

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Cotabato hosts Senate public hearing on charter change

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — The Senate committees on Constitutional Amendments, Revision of Codes and Laws; and Electoral Reforms and Peoples’ Participation conducted a joint regional consultation hearing with representatives and participants from various sectors, regarding proposals to amend or revise the 1987 Philippine ...

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From fighting to farming

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Sumisip, Basilan — Wiril Muril joined the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group when he was still 21 years old. A resident of Barangay Baywas in Sumisip, Basilan, Muril said he had to join the group to get the much needed support because his ...

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Armm helps fisherfolk back on their feet

By TENG L. DATU Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Maluso, Basilan — Abdulham Mohammad, 48, remembers the good old days of the fishing industry of Maluso town in Basilan. “Noon, pusit lang ang hinuhuli ko, kumikita ako ng P500-P5,000 kada araw,” he said, adding that most fishermen would not even ...

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Drug courier falls in checkpoint in Sulkud

PIGCAWAYAN, Cotabato — A 59-year old man was arrested in a checkpoint at the poblacion of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao after being caught with 30 sachets of suspected shabu in his possession. According to Police Chief Esmail Madin of the municipality of Sultan Kudarat, a concerned citizen from Barangay Dalumangcob of ...

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Habib: From Abu Sayyaf to civilian life

By TENG DATU Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — While Mindanao is generally peaceful, there are areas on the island mired with a long history of terrorism. Civilians and law enforcement officers both suffered from violence causing fear and anxiety to entire communities. The atrocities were perpetrated by lawless ...

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