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16September

Starting a revolutionary govt was very challenging, while running a govt is more problematic- Ebrahim

Ebrahim is also the interim Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).“Running a government bureaucracy, however, is “mas (more) problematic. Triple yung feeling ko. Tatlong beses” (Three times), “ Ebrahim told Mindanews during the interview.Ebrahim admits it’s difficult to run a government because “walang experience” in governance (we don’t have experience)...

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14September
RIDE FOR PEACE. Various participants in Marawi and other neighboring areas participated in the "Bike for Peace" held in Lanao del Suron on Sept. 10, 2019. The event was held in in celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month 2019. (Photo courtesy of OPAPP)

Marawi celebrates Month of Peace as rehab efforts gain momentum

The event was spearheaded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in partnership with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), Bishops Ulama Conference and other local peace partners.The ride kicked off at the Provincial Capitol, passed by the Lanao Lake, and ended in the municipality of...

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12September
TWG FORMATION. North Cotabato Board Member Kelly Antao speaks during the first-ever meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 10) of the Technical Working Group at the North Cotabato provincial capitol in Kidapawan City for the smooth transfer of jurisdiction of the province’s 63 villages to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. (Photo courtesy of North Cotabato PIO)

TWG to prepare for smooth transfer of 63 North Cotabato Villages to BARMM

Present during the meeting together with Mendoza were Provincial Interior and Local Government Officer Ali Abdullah, Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, BARMM DILG Minister Naguib Sinarimbo, and North Cotabato municipal officials of the towns of Aleosan, Pikit, Carmen, Kabacan, Pigcawayan, and Midsayap where the 63 villages are situated, the PNA report...

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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
In Photo- President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the first phase of decommissioning of MILF combatants and weapons at Old Maguindanao Provincial Capitol, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao

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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