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Crews of two major canned sardine companies have been armed and trained as 'special CAFGU' to guard the waters off the Zamboanga Peninsula, says the military
The interim chief minister of the new Bangsamoro autonomous region earlier said that many loose firearms in Mindanao bear the markings of the Department of National Defense
Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman says this would allow BARMM to properly implement infrastructure programs funded by the national government, but BARMM spokesperspon Naguib Sinarimbo believes it is 'not allowed'
Rasol Mitmug Jr and Jam Disimban Ramos are appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, bringing its membership to 78 out of the required 80
The military says Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of ISIS' leader in the Philippines, would have become a suicide bomber if he had not been killed in a raid on Tuesday, September 10
(UPDATED) Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, is killed in a firefight with government troops. His death is a 'great loss' to the Abu Sayyaf Group, says the military.
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 'there'll be hell to pay' if foreign embassies bypass the Department of Foreign Affairs
Zamboanga del Norte business leader Rolando Soliva responds to the Chief Executive's statement urging investors to 'stay away' from the western part of Mindanao due to peace and order problems
Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?
In its first 5 months, the new Bangsamoro government gets past birth pains as its Parliament and Cabinet struggle to make an impact on the daily lives of the region's people
The chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command says terror groups in Mindanao could be weakening, while an analyst says they are evolving and could launch devastating attacks in the future
'If it is in our power to make peace happen and Allah grants it to us, we do not want our families to go through what we’ve suffered,' says an MILF combatant
The MILF says it has 40,000 fighters but only about 7,000 weapons. OPAPP Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr wants the combatants to give up their own guns, too.
Over a thousand MILF combatants will disarm in a ceremony to be led by President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, September 7
Marawi-based 103rd Infantry Brigade commander Brigadier General Romeo Brawner Jr also gets the nod of the powerful Commission on Appointments
Any plan to lift martial law must come with an agreement among Mindanao leaders to control loose firearms, a major contributing factor to violence in the southern region, says International Alert Philippines
(3rd UPDATE) The latest tremor in Davao Oriental is the 5th major temblor to shake the province since a magnitude 7.2 quake in December 2018
Some P5.22 billion in major national infrastructure projects are lined up for 2020 for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Two motor bancas collide at Rio Grande de Mindanao in Cotabato City
The Duterte administration still has to name 4 more Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, which the Bangsamoro law states must number 80
New Mindanao Development Authority Chairman Manny Piñol says there's a big market demand for dehusked mature coconuts
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The results of an ongoing mining audit will be the basis of a 'responsible mining' law in the new region, says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The Bangsamoro Interim Cabinet will draft the codes and submit them to the Parliament for deliberation in early October
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority plans to use P30 billion in unprogrammed funds meant for the implementation of the Bangsamoro law to address high student dropout rates and lack of health workers
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority is in office, but what now?
It's in Northern Mindanao where 60 dengue deaths have been recorded
This is in keeping with Mayor Sara Duterte's proposal, which she made last June after her discussion with ambassadors and officials of other countries
With his replacement at the Department of Agriculture named, Emmanuel Piñol is formally appointed MinDA chief
The trip follows statements from President Rodrigo Duterte that he would reward communist guerrillas who surrender to the government
Marawi-born CA Justice Japar Dimaampao is being pushed to become only the 2nd Muslim SC justice in history
The Philippine National Police in Northern Mindanao closes 1,386 small town lotteries, 208 lotto establishments, and 306 Peryahan ng Bayan
Journalists in Mindanao say they want to defend themselves but legally owning a gun is difficult because of the island-wide martial law. They say: 'If we try to defend ourselves, we go to jail. If we do not, we die.'
The National Security Adviser is also open to exempting some places in Mindanao from martial law
A joint team of the 44th IB of the Philippine Army and the PNP capture Isnaji Hasim
Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet
DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government
Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim says the BTA is ready to name its members for the body
President Rodrigo Duterte says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim expressed his agreement with Manny Piñol's designation duing a meeting in Malacañang
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is seen as 'very anti-Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination' by many people in the new region, says BTA Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
Thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte, the new Bangsamoro region is in place and the Mindanao promise is on track. His challenge in the next 3 years is to make sure that BARMM delivers on its promises.
The Italian government is interested in funding development programs for farming and fisheries in the Bangsamoro region, as well as the construction of rural roads and even river dredging
(3rd UPDATE) The explosion happens on the first day of the assumption of the new chief of the Western Mindanao Command
Major General Cirilito Sobejana assumes command of the military's Western Mindanao Command on Friday, June 28
President Rodrigo Duterte accepts Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol's resignation and says he can better serve in Mindanao where he can help the new Bangsamoro government
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For 22-year-old Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo, her achievement serves as a testament that students in Mindanao can also reach greater heights, given equal opportunities
The Davao City mayor will first get recommendations from the military and police before sending a City Council resolution to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte
'Evacuation should not be a way of life. We need to put displaced people at the front and center of our legislative action,' says humanitarian manager Rhoda Avila