Human rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao condemned the arrest of a lumad and peasant leaders Datu Jomorito Goaynon and Ireneo Udarbe in Cagayan de Oro on “false criminal charges and planted evidence.”
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 Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Sectoral leaders accused of being Communist rebels who went missing for a few hours since Monday, Jan. 28, were actually arrested by authorities to face criminal charges filed against them, the police regional office said Tuesday.
One of Mayor Oscar Moreno’s political opponents has filed a disqualification petition against him before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), documents furnished to the media showed.
To cater to the growing number of passengers, the biggest bus company in the country has added a dozen more units that will ply the Cagayan de Oro-Davao route starting this week.
As the last ballot cast was counted in by the canvassers, it turned out that Cotabato City will be in for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Police here said that there are no identified election hotspots in Davao region as the whole country gears up to the upcoming senatorial and local elections this year.
The city police will now adopt a measure that will ensure proper management in case of a terrorist attack and other crisis situation during the annual “traslacion” or the procession of the Black Nazarene here.
The imposition of martial law in Mindanao has not deterred people from visiting its tourist destinations as well as witnessing extreme sporting events held in Northern Mindanao recently.
A member-organization of the Regional Peace and Order Council-10 (RPOC-10) has manifested its opposition to the planned extension of martial law in Mindanao, although the advisory body has pledged its full support for the proposal.