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Besides their security missions in Maguindanao del Norte, Marine units in the province also have community-service and emergency response teams serving the local Muslim and Christian communities. / John Unson

Marines, LGUs team up for Iranun area agri project

Brig. Gen. Eric Macaambac, commander of the 1st Marine Brigade, on Sunday said that among the benefactors of their “pro-poor initiative” are the University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, Cotabato and the non-government Socsksargen Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium, both active supporters of the Mindanao peace process.The project involves the mayors of Maguindanao...

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HoR approves bill giving Muslim Filipinos better access to Shari’a court

House Bill (HB) 9045, which was the HoR-approved Bill 9045 with 251 votes, which allows the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) to process documents for and on behalf of Muslim Filipinos in Shari’a Courts.The PNA report said that the proposed measure was amended for Republic Act 9997, or the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Act of 2009.Under the measure, the NCMF and the...

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MOTC-BARMM expands campaign against colorum vehicles

MOTC Minister Paisalin Pangandaman Tago on Monday, September 11 said that provincial personnel of two agencies under him, the Land Transportation Regulatory and Franchising Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO), are together in clearing the thoroughfares in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao from unregistered public and private vehicles.Officials of the LTFRB...

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File photo shows a policeman guarding ballot boxes during the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro law in Buluan, Maguindanao on January 21, 2019. BONG SARMIENTO

PRO-BAR Director Nobleza classifies 32 towns, SGA in BARMM as ‘areas of grave concern’ for BSKE 2023

There are thirty-two municipalities and the 63 villages of the Special Geographic Area (SGA) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) that have been classified as “areas of grave concern” (red code) for the October 30, 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE), a Mindanews report said on September 11.There are at least 119 municipalities comprising the BARMM,...

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MILF Combatants during an assembly at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Del Norte (photo courtesy of AR KAYUGAN)

Screening of 2nd batch of MILF, MNLF applicants to PNP has started

In the report, Col. Maria Leonora Camarao, PNP Recruitment and Selection Service director said 246 applicants from the MNLF and 546 from the MILF passed the body mass index (BMI) screening at the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police headquarters at Camp Salipada Pendatum in Parang, Maguindanao del Norte over the weekend.The two-day screening process included BMI, physical...

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