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DTI-ARMM launches social enterprise in poorest of the poor region

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:13 AM

DTI-ARMM Secretary Anwar Malang says he wants to promote programs that will be sustainable given the current situation in the region

NEW REVOLUTION. DTI-ARMM Secretary Anwar Malang said he wants to start a revolution – not an armed revolution – but an economic one. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Nur Misuari

Sep 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

3RD UPDATE We respect the process but sad because the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front have agreements says Misuari s spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla

GHOST PROJECTS. Nur Misuari is facing graft and malversation charges over multi-million peso educational projects in the ARMM which turned out to have never been delivered.

ARMM ‘drug queen’ arrested in Davao drug operations

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Fatima Daud Baliwan alias Timaw is behind the notorious Baliwan Drug Group in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao according to PDEA

DRUG OPERATIONS. ​Authorities arrest Fatima Daud Baliwan, 44, in a buy-bust operation here on September 3. Baliwan is said to be a leader of a ntorious drug group in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Photo from PDEA XI

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes

P156-M allotted to curb malnutrition among Moro kids

Aug 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The program intends to improve the nutrition status of around 7 000 children in the Bangsamoro region

BETTER HEALTH. The DSWD aims to curb malnutrition in the ARMM region through a specific nutrition program for children in Madaris schooling. Photo from the DSWD Dream-B's Facebook Page

Little-known fact: Marawi schools outperform others in ARMM

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

In the rebuilding of majestic Marawi City inordinate attention and resources are needed to bring children back to their schools and back into their schooling routine

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

ARMM gov, imams hit proposed Muslim-only ID

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba yun lang ang extremist?

INTERFAITH PRAYER. Imam Ebra Moxir (center), chaplain of the Philippine National Police and president of the Imam Council of the Philippines, joins the launch of the Pasa Lord interfaith prayer movement at Amoranto Theater, Quezon City, on July 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Regions should retain taxes paid by big firms – CAR, ARMM execs

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Cordillera and Muslim Mindanao officials tell congressmen the regions can t attain fiscal autonomy because firms that exploit their resources pay taxes in Manila

FEDERALISM TALK. Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan are among the officials from CAR who had a dialogue with lawmakers on June 28. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Development under Duterte: Why he can't fail Mindanao's youth

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region Conflict and corruption however are getting in the way

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

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House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

May 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed door session

ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31 to listen to Cabinet officials' briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Nur Misuari charged for P115M ghost projects in ARMM

May 24, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Nur Misuari is enjoying temporary freedom from rebellion charges related to the 2013 Zamboanga siege courtesy of President Duterte

ARMM governor condemns 'acts of terror' in Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 5:40 AM

Any group who sows terror and then dares to say that they do it in the name of Islam should be ashamed says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman

PEACE FOR ARMM. Governor Mujiv Hataman says they will "stop at nothing" in bringing justice and peace to the Bangsamoro region. Rappler file photo

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 4:45 AM

In separate statements lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law

MARAWI CLASHES. Vice President Leni Robredo orders relief operations for Filipinos affected by the clashes in Marawi City. Photo by OVP

IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

TRIP outlines over 4 000 infrastructure projects worth P3 6 trillion to be completed by 2020

MEDIUM TERM. TRIP aims to complete over 4,000 infrastructure projects worth P3.6 trillion by 2020.

Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Central Visayas beat ARMM 3 1 while Western Visayas tramples Davao Region 2 0 at the elementary football semifinals at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

GLIDE. Charlie Carisma of Western Visayas, mid-game and mid-air, is on his way to the Palarong Pambansa finals. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

ARMM track and fielders gear to reclaim Palarong Pambansa 2017 glory

Apr 25, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Coach Tato Kamenza hopes to replicate ARMM s feat in the 2009 Palarong Pambansa in Tacloban Leyte where they bagged 3 gold medals

PRIDE AND PRIVILEGE. ARMM track-and-field coach, Tato Kamenza, considers the opportunity of playing in the national spotlight an honor like no other. All photos by Fidel Feria

Another rural doctor shot dead, this time in Cotabato City

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Dr Shahid Sinolinding the younger brother of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Health Secretary Kadil Sinolinding Jr was killed inside his clinic at 11 am Tuesday

WATCH: The risks Filipino women face

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

This social video features reproductive health services and information for marginalized communities in remote regions

RIGHT TO KNOW. Farmidah Ali is a mother of nine and a grandmother, and she's only 37. Photo credit: Oxfam sa Pilipinas

New Malaysian facilitator for Bangsamoro talks

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Dato Kamarudin bin Mustafa replaces the late Tengku Dato Ab Ghafar bin Tengku Mohamed who died of heart failure last year

KUALA LUMPUR MEETING. Representatives of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front held a special meeting in Kuala Lumpur on March 21. OPAPP photo

Duterte wants to be 'manager' of Mindanao dev't projects

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Interior Secretary Sueno says the President will be the project manager of development funds and development projects in Mindanao

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Ayala to build 1st drug rehab facility in ARMM

Jan 24, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Ayala will also provide seed funding for the first year of operations of the Siyapen Center which will be built from January to April this year

1ST IN ARMM. 'The Siyapen drug rehabilitation center is our way of addressing another challlenge Mindanao faces, and of responding to the national government's call for private sector in addressing the drug problem,' Ayala Foundation Co-Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Lacson: DPWH got P9-B hike for 'pork' at Calamity Fund's expense

Jan 04, 2017 - 1:45 PM

What is sad here is the thought of sacrificing the victims of calamities for political favors and alliances says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Photo from Lacson's official Facebook account

Sulu officials' 'epal' signs on gov't projects draw COA's ire

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:59 PM

The Commission on Audit says putting the names and faces of politicians on government signboards is against the law

Misuari thanks Duterte for 'freedom,' vows to help

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:28 PM

I am so happy to be free again owing to the initiative of our President says the MNLF leader who came out of hiding 3 years after he was charged with rebellion and crimes against humanity

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Nov 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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Duterte set to sign EO on new Bangsamoro Transition Council

Nov 02, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Representatives of the Moro National Liberation Front MNLF are expected to join the body that will draft a revised law creating the new Bangsamoro region

FIRST PRESIDENT FROM MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte wears a conical hat during the launch of the Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other Conflict-Affected Areas in Regions 9, 10, and 12 at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City on October 29. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo

Rebellion not main cause of violence in ARMM

Oct 27, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Conflict Alert a free online database now covering 15 provinces in ARMM is relaunched It shows that common crimes and shadow economies are the top causes of violence in the region

Experts meet in Manila for global forum on federalism

Oct 18, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The inaugural Global Autonomy Governance and Federalism Forum 2016 on October 19 and 20 features over 30 international experts who will share first hand experiences and programs from 15 countries

Cops seize P6M in firearms from suspected Abu Sayyaf supplier

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The alleged gun runners were arrested a short distance from the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame according to police

SEIZED GUNS. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa presents to the media arms seized by the police on September 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Why Dela Rosa wants ARMM cops to 'be careful'

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The PNP chief wants cops in Muslim Mindanao to be careful in anti drug operations lest they risk a repeat of the bloody Mamasapano clash

TALK TO THE TROOPS. PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to police in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto

JICA's Bangsamoro dev't plan to create 550,000 jobs by 2022

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA turns over the final Bangsamoro Development Plan that seeks to create jobs and increase the economy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

[WATCH] Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see

May 26, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A peek at just a few of Mindanao s most stunning locations: dreamy Sitangkai the crystal clear waters of Sulu Basilan s beautiful beaches and more

LAKE DAPAO. Often overlooked, Lake Dapao is an enchanting spot in Pualas. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

What Mujiv Hataman’s reelection means for ARMM and PH

May 15, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Hataman can continue the once impossible mission of reforming a failed experiment

Photo of ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman from his Facebook page.

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

#PHVote: Mindanao after May 9

May 06, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Decades of neglect violence and impunity in Mindanao have widened inequality in the country spurring a loathing for imperial Manila

SUFFRAGE. A Filipina votes at Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. Graphic courtesy Ernest Fiestan / Rappler. Image of voting Filipina courtesy EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

At an LP rally, politician campaigns for Duterte

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

It s an awkward moment for LP candidates led by reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman when a Mangudadatu clan member declares support for Duterte during a rally

LP, YES? Local candidates flash the L sign of the administration party, except a Duterte ally, former Buluan mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu, during an April 26 rally. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera/Rappler

Comelec taps more policemen to assist ARMM election workers

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:34 PM

The regional police have requested the poll body for an additional 200 to 300 cops from Camp Crame to assist as board of election inspectors

ARMM ELECTION PREPARATIONS. The Joint Security Coordinating Council meeting of Comelec, Army, police and PPCRV on election preparations in the ARMM. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/Rappler

Palaro ARMM athletes learn real life values from arnis

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Respect self esteem and friendship are the values learned by 3 girls at Palaro 2016 from the sport of arnis

FRIENDS. ARMM secondary girls arnis athletes treasure their friendship that blossomed through arnis. Photo by Joji G. Ordona

DepEd envisions one province, one sports complex

Apr 13, 2016 - 3:15 PM

ARMM is one region that could greatly benefit from the Department of Education s vision of one province one sports complex

SPORTS COMPLEX PLANS. The Department of Education is planning to have one sports complex for every province. Seen in the photo is the Bicol University-Albay Sports and Tourism Complex in Legazpi City used for the 2016 Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

ARMM Badjao kid dreams to attend college through volleyball

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Mahid Baggeyo has never seen places beyond Tawi Tawi until the 2016 Palarong Pambansa But with volleyball he now has bigger dreams

DREAMING. Mahid Baggeyo, a 12-year-old Badjao athlete from Tawi-Tawi, wants to study and finish school to help his family through playing volleyball. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

Duterte in ARMM: I am the Moro people's president

Apr 11, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is dominated by local government officials belonging to the ruling Liberal Party

Personal grudge behind Marawi mayor's ambush?

Apr 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED Salic s family members however believe the attempt on his life is linked to politics

IN PHOTOS: Roxas campaigns in Cotabato, visits MILF's Camp Darapanan

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:18 AM

The administration standard bearer talks about his plans for the peace process

TALK OF PEACE. Mar Roxas visits the MILF headquarters in Camp Darapanan. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Will voting trends in ARMM hold in 2016?

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM

From 2004 to 2013 candidates from coalitions supporting the administration won in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Will this trend continue in the May 2016 polls despite a different Mindanao favorite?

What's going on? Is the ARMM voters' list padded again?

Mar 01, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Just right after the 2012 general voters list cleanup in ARMM the region reports a high 27 increase in its voting population – higher than the national average – in 2016

From Basilan to Forbes: The young scientist behind biodegradable plastic bags

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Forbes Magazine s young game changers under 30 include Amin Hataman the ARMM governor s 15 year old son who invented biodegradable bags made from coconut by product