Cases of abuses against civilians allegedly perpetrated by state security forces continue to pile up in parts of Northern Mindanao as martial rule is still in effect in Mindanao, a report of a fact-finding body revealed Monday.
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Church leaders and peace advocates welcomed the pronouncement of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace talks between the government and communists after months of uncertainties following its cancellation.
With the pushing through of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on May 14, the Commission on Election in the region (Comelec-10) said they are ready to facilitate the local polls as they are just waiting for the poll materials to arrive from Manila.
Displaced Marawi residents have long desired to go back to what remains of their homes, most of which were destroyed in the war-torn city. They don’t want to just briefly visit the communities they left behind when the fighting broke out between extremists and the military last May 23.
Police and transport officials in Cagayan de Oro City beefed up their monitoring and alert systems for the surge in the number of travelling persons due to the Lenten season.
Following the arrest of a radio reporter for alleged possession of “shabu” (crystal meth), the management of Radyo Bandera Network (RBN) has ordered all its stations and affiliates to ensure that none of its personnel are involved in illegal drugs or other criminal activities.
Ilocos Norte Gov. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos has reiterated her interest to run in the senatorial race next year although she has not confirmed it if she would be in the final list of the slate as the country’s ruling political party has recently divulged the initial list of its candidates for the 2019 midterm elections.
About P25 million in aid was given to residents in some areas of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao who were affected by the Marawi crisis by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which will be used to boost their agricultural production.
Heads of Jesuit-run schools in the Philippines have called on the government to hasten the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as Philippine lawmakers have announced that the draft legislation will be passed before Pres. Rodrigo Duterte would give his State of the Nation Address (Sona) this July.
Lower House lawmakers said they are optimistic to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in time for the State of the Nation Address (Sona) of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte this July.