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A schoolteacher reads a ballot at the Kolambugan Central Elementary School in Lanao del Norte on Wednesday. The canvassing of ballots for the second plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao finished on Thursday. Photo by Froilan Gallardo Read the Latest News and Updates in Mindanao

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Buk’non community college to become government-owned

By LITO RULONA Correspondent .  THERE will be a Northern Bukidnon State College soon. This was disclosed by 1st District Rep. Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba after her office was informed that House Bill 8799 has already passed and approved on Third and Final Reading last week at the Committee on Ways ...

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Inmate population in prov’l jail dips by half

By Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondent .  MISAMIS Oriental Provincial Jail now only have 400 inmates, almost half of the number of inmates they held in 2017 which was 850 inmates. OPLAN GALUGAD. Jail Warden Dominador Tagarda (wearing shades) leads his staff in a surprise inspection at the Misamis Oriental Provincial ...

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Empowering Moro youth through the dev’t agenda

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief .  Cotabato City — The Office of the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (Obya) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) has completed the region’s very first document that identifies key issues and problems affecting the youth sector. The document also offers recommendations ...

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Lanao Norte execs say ‘no’ to BOL inclusion

Dimaporo  BAROY, Lanao del Norte — The province of Lanao del Norte is saying yes to Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) but no to the inclusion of its six municipalities in the proposed Bureau of Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) under BOL. During a Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) forum in ...

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Reds confirm encounter with gov’t soldiers

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief .  Iligan City — Communist guerrillas operating in the hinterlands of this city confirmed that they had an armed encounter with government troops recently. “There really was an encounter,” Ka Malem Mabini, spokesperson of the New People’s Army -North Central Mindanao told reporters ...

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Lanao Norte officials reiterate stand on BOL

The local government officials of Lanao del Norte has reiterated their opposition ahead of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite in the province on Feb. 6 as their people will decide on the inclusion of six municipalities to a new political entity that will be formed to replace the Autonomous ...

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Salinlahi to Sara: ‘Don’t blame children’

DAVAO City — Child rights advocates hit Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for being “callous as his father is” with her statement on social media regarding children’s capability to commit crimes. Duterte-Carpio, in her Instagram post over the weekend, said, “children are capable of committing crimes. Put that in your ...

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