EDITORIALS




12September

Decommissioning Not Tantamount To Surrendering

Thus declared Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, the Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), during the ceremony for the decommissioning of 1,060 combatants and 920 weapons of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF), the armed wing of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held at the gymnasium of the Old Provincial Capitol in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on...

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11September

‘Decommissioning Not A Sign Of Surrender, But Symbol Of Sincerity And Determination- ICM Ebrahim

President Rodrigo Duterte attended the historic event along with Sen., Bong Go, OPAPP Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr.and other members of the cabinet.Philstar quoted Ebrahim who said during the forum, “I would like to emphasize that we have not given up what we used to fight for. It is simply to demonstrate our full commitment to fulfilling our obligations and responsibilities in the peace agreement...

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9September

Duterte Re-assures Decommissioned MILF Combatants: Don’t Be Afraid

“Do not be sad na ang armas ninyo, binigay ‘nyo sa gobyerno, kasi kayo, gobyerno na,” Duterte told the 1,060 MILF-BIAF members who all wore identical light blue shirts with the word “decommissioned” printed in bold letters at the back side.(Do not be sad that you turned over your arms to the government because you are now of the government.)“Inyo na itong gobyerno na ito. Binigay na namin sa...

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7September

IDPs In Maguindanao Town Want To Go Home Safe

Yahiya’s family is among the 1,280 households (approximately 6,400 people) in barangays (villages) Ganta, Bakat, Inaladan and Dasawao in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, and Penditen in Datu Salibo town who collected ICRC food rations during the distribution held on Sept. 4 to 5.With the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the ICRC’s operational partner, each family received two-week rations...

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