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Armm receives P4-m worth of medical gear from Oxfam

By Teng Datu, Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) received P4-million worth of medical equipment from the international aid agency Oxfam and the European Union (EU). Justin Morgan, Oxfam country director, formally turned-over to Armm Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia and Dayang ...

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Muslims celebrate as Ramadan ends today

COTABATO City–Muslims across the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) and elsewhere will celebrate Eud’l Fitr (end of fasting month) today. This after top clerics and Islamic scholars failed to see the crescent moon on Monday night. The Armm’s Regional Darul Iftah (RDI), also known as “House of Opinions,” said ...

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Baganis at it again, 2 alleged commies dead

By Esther Roque, Contributor Magpet, Cotabato — Two unidentified armed men suspected to be members of the New People’s Army died in an encounter with paramilitary group “Bagani” and soldiers of 39th Infantry Batallion in Sitio Boayboay, Barangay Basak, Magpet, Cotabato, Thursday. Basak Barangay Chairman Jose Delgado told the Gold ...

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ARMM health worker receives DOH award

By TENG DATU Correspondent COTABATO CITY – A health worker from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) received an award from the Department of Health (DOH) central office  in Manila for her excellent service in her community recently. Virginia Cadano, 56, a midwife from Lamitan City in Basilan, received ...

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Why not?

Naguib Sinarimbo  COTABATO City–Don’t get me wrong. I am as excited as many Mindanawons about federalism. Our excitement, however, should not distract us from the equally important, if not the most important question, that needs to be settled now: the Bangsamoro Question. Let me outline the reasons. It is important to ...

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Re-elected town councilor shot dead

By TENG DATU, Correspondent COTABATO City — A re-elected municipal councilor has been shot dead at Barangay Romongaob, South Upi, Maguindanao. The shooting incident happened late in the afternoon on Friday, May 27. Police official identified the victim as certain Warlito Pinuela, 71, a resident of barangay Romongaob, South Upi. ...

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DOST-Armm opens scholarship programs

By Teng Datu, Correspondent Cotabato City — The Department of Science and Technology in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Dost-Armm) has announced the opening of application for its Science and Technology scholarship programs for school year 2017-2018. Dost-Armm Secretary Myra Mangkabung said they’re offering three scholarship programs to qualified ...

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BBL or federalism?

By Naguib Sinarimbo COTABATO City–With the proposal to shift to federal-parliamentary government gaining traction in the country as a result of the election of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as President, the most critical question that needs answer for the Bangsamoro is how do we reconcile this shift with the implementation ...

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