The Philippine military on Monday, February 8, said it is escalating its security operations in Davao region amid a series of armed confrontations with the New People’s Army (NPA).
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Photo shows the Catholic Church in Doroluman, Arakan, North Cotabato where Bernabe “Bantito” Abanilla and his security escort were gunned down on Sunday, February 7 at around 8:00 in the morning. (Photo courtesy of Abner Francisco of CHARM Radio Kidapawan)
Complicated issues on the right-of-way (ROW), the easement of transmission lines and the recent bombings of transmission towers, if not addressed, will worsen the power supply situation in Mindanao, top-ranking officers of the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) said.
Three Army battalions of the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division welcomed their new battalion commanders in series of turn-over ceremonies that were facilitated on February 3-4.
Members of the House of Representatives reiterated their support to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and have vowed to stand for its enactment in the resumption of the deliberations this July.
School children, particularly the boys were lining up a barber shop, arranged from the shortest to the tallest, each waiting for their turn for a haircut.
Two students from Libutan High School in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao recently appealed for peace on behalf of the Muslim youth, who they said are going through another difficult episode in their schooling.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front Coordinating Committee for the Cessation of Hostilities (MILF-CCCH) refuted claims of near armed encounters between the MILF and police forces last March 14 in Maguindanao.
The widows and the wounded soldiers of the recent all-out offensives and law enforcement operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIFF) in Maguindanao appealed to the government to continue to on-going peace process and to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee said that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) “is not easily sailing in Congress” due to contentious and constitutional issues that lawmakers need to examine and look into.