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Martial law helped lessen violence in ARMM – report

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM

But the Conflict Alert 2018 report also points out that the Duterte administration's heavy security approach will not be enough to address violent conflicts in the southern region

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Fewer but deadlier conflicts in ARMM in 2017 – report

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:03 PM

A dramatic rise in the use of improvised explosive devices and shift to group-related attacks from individual attacks defined ARMM conflicts last year, according to the Conflict Alert 2018 report

A Marine Fire Support armored vehicle passes through the Mapandi district as it pulls out from the main battle area in Marawi City near Mapandi district. the Mapandi district is crucial to the military campaign to retake Marawi City from the IS-inspired Maute Group as this serves as the main supply route for the military. the military finally allowed the media after several request were turned down to see the Mapandi district. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

ARMM governor: Enrile's hands stained with Moros' blood

Sep 24, 2018 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'We cannot build peace on lies,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, in response to claims of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile

WATCH: Why Ampatuan was allowed to leave jail

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Ampatuan is captured on video waltzing with his daughter Kristina at her wedding reception on Tuesday, August 21

FATHER AND DAUGHTER. Ampatuan massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan dancing with his daughter during her wedding on August 21, 2018. Photo by Tawi-Tawi Rep Ruby Sahali

ARMM assemblyman's aide killed in Davao City ambush

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Davao City police chief Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum says Sidik Salilama Amiril's aides told cops their boss was targeted because of a rido (clan feud) in Maguindanao

ARMM Governor says final BBL should comply with peace deal

May 31, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives versions of the BBL bill water down the powers of the proposed new Bangsamoro region

FAR BETTER. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman stays firm in his belief that the Bangsamoro Basic Law is 'far better' than the current structure of the region. File photo by Mark Cristino

Bangsamoro region ‘lesser than ARMM’ feared

May 31, 2018 - 1:23 PM

The real battle for the powers of the new Bangsamoro region will take place during the bicameral conference committee hearings, when the Senate and the House reconcile their versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

HUDDLE. Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri with officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front during deliberations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on May 29, 2018. Sourced photo

Bicam members: Who will finalize the Bangsamoro law?

May 31, 2018 - 7:00 AM

28 senators and representatives are chosen to reconcile conflicting provisions in the bills separately passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives

APPROVED. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and fellow Mindanao lawmakers celebrate after passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo from the House of Representatives

DPWH Asec Umpa says he’s victim of 'demolition job'

May 16, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'I’m calling the attention of Malacañang to investigate all DPWH officials and all congressmen who are contractors,' says Public Works Assistant Secretary Tingagun Ampaso Umpa in a social media post after Malacañang asked for his resignation over alleged corruption

DPWH EXEC. Malacanang alleges that Assistant Secretary Tingagun Ampaso Umpa sought commissions from contractors of government infrastructure projects in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Photo from DPWH-ARMM

House joint panels approve proposed BBL without amendments

May 15, 2018 - 3:34 PM

(UPDATED) No amendments are included in the committee report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law despite 22 hearings held to discuss provisions of the measure

APPROVED. Three committees of the House give their nod to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on May 15, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte tells 2 DOJ, DPWH assistant secretaries to resign

May 15, 2018 - 11:31 AM

(3RD UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte advises Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen Macarambon Sr and Public Works Assistant Secretary Tingagun Ampaso Umpa to resign 'or face termination for corruption'

RESIGN OR BE SACKED. Malacanang says if Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen Macarambon Sr would not resign, they would be sacked for alleged corruption. Photo from the Facebook page of Atty Moslemen Macarambon Sr

DepEd vows to help improve ARMM Palarong Pambansa athletes

Apr 24, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Following another dismal performance in Palarong Pambansa 2018, DepEd promises to bring trainers to help boost the region's future showing

WE'LL INTERVENE. DepEd undersecretary vowed to help boost ARMM's Palarong Pambansa performance. Rappler file photo

BBL should ensure wise fiscal spending in Bangsamoro – Dominguez

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:05 PM

'A lot of this you have to understand needs the acceptance of the public outside of the area. Because taxes from Luzon, Visayas will be provided here and if the people do not agree that this money is being spent correctly, then we will have a problem.'

Senate Hearing BBL 11th Session February 13 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ARMM saw 'explosion of violence' in 2016 – report

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:50 PM

According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities

Duterte on BBL, Sereno impeachment hearing, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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Duterte warns of 'trouble' if BBL not passed swiftly

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:35 AM

'If we do not act on it expeditiously, I think that we are headed for trouble,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte emphasizes how Japan has been supporting the country in its pursuit of peace and development in Mindanao during his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017 prior to his departure for a two-day official visit to Japan. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Transition commission postpones Bangsamoro Assembly

Oct 29, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission does not specify the reason for the postponement of the event, originally scheduled November 3 to 4

FIRST PLENARY SESSION. The Bangsamoro Transition Council is expected to submit a new draft of the Bangsamoro Law in July. Photo from BTC Facebook page

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

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

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

The day Marawi died

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Dear President please do not blame the Meranaos

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

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

May 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons humingi ng tamang instructions says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

DON'T PANIC. Resident fleeing Marawi City cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DepEd schools in Marawi to open as scheduled on June 5

May 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Department of Education schools will not be used as evacuation centers for those affected by the clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group

DSWD regional offices on call 24/7 for Marawi City evacuees

May 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says 3 evacuation centers are also in place in neighboring Iligan City as families begin fleeing Marawi City

REFUGE. Some residents of Marawi City leave the area amid the ongoing operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines against terrorist groups. Photo from DSWD

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

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

Calabarzon pummels ARMM in basketball to deliver second blowout win

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Stalwart cager Luke Sese of Southern Tagalog anchors his region down the stretch as he tallis 17 points including 3 of 6 shooting beyond the arc

HOOP IT UP. Jade Talampas (L) takes his free throw shot while Kent Pelipel and Miguel Bonalos position themselves to get an offensive rebound at the San Pedro Covered Court in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Jonn Aaron Metierre/ Rappler

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

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

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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

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

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

'Significant improvement' seen in PH polls – US think tank

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The US based Carter Center however notes persistent problems such as vote buying and election related violence particularly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

THE VOTERS. Filipinos looks for their names on the voters list inside a public school turned into a polling precinct in Makati City on May 9. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

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.