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Mindanao to benefit from OLBARMM, federalism – Chinese envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – People’s Republic of China Consul General in Davao City Li Lin said Mindanao is facing a rare opportunity for growth with the signing of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) and the proposed federal form of government being pushed by the Duterte […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 14th, 2018

Duterte on Bangsamoro plebiscite: “I will campaign for the ‘yes ” vote

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 September) —  President Rodrigo Duterte has announced he would campaign for a “yes” vote in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM). “Meron na tayo sa BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) lumusot na. And ito pa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

North Korea efforts to stage ‘grand celebration’ undaunted

SEOUL --- With Chinese leader Xi Jinping skipping North Korea's 70th anniversary celebrations, attention is now on what to expect at the reclusive country's major national event. According to Chinese and North Korean state-run media, Li Zhanshu, a member of China's seven-person Communist Party leadership, will travel to Pyongyang as Xi's envoy Saturday, a day before North Korea commemorates the 70th anniversary of the state's founding on Sunday. Xi had been expected to attend the celebrations, in what would have been his first visit to the neighboring country. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had pledged a "grand celebration" of the anniversary in his New Year's speech. Altho...Keep on reading: North Korea efforts to stage ‘grand celebration’ undaunted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Bangsamoro plebiscite set for January 21

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 Sept) — The plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM), has been set for January 21, 2019, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. The 45-day campaign period begins on December 7 and will end on January 19, according to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Another Chinese research vessel docks in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 Sept) — Another Chinese research vessel docked at the Sasa Wharf here on Friday, the second since the berthing of a research/survey vessel Yuan Wang 3 in July this year. Major Ezra Balagtey, public information officer of the Eastern Mindanao Command, said on Saturday that the Yuan Wang 7, made a port […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Another Chinese research vessel docks in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 Sept) — Another Chinese research vessel docked at the Sasa Wharf here on Friday, the second since the berthing of a research/survey vessel Yuan Wang 3 in July this year. Major Ezra Balagtey, public information officer of the Eastern Mindanao Command, said on Saturday that the Yuan Wang 7, made a port […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Philippines seeks fresh China funds for studies on 12 big projects

THE PHILIPPINES has made a fresh bid for Chinese grants for studies on planned inter-island bridges as well as Mindanao’s first railway, the Department of Finance (DoF) announced in a statement on Friday. The department said it has submitted a list of 12 big-ticket infrastructure projects to the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), as… link: Philippines seeks fresh China funds for studies on 12 big projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Philippines seeks fresh China funds for studies on 12 big projects

THE PHILIPPINES has made a fresh bid for Chinese grants for studies on planned inter-island bridges as well as Mindanao’s first railway, the Department of Finance (DoF) announced in a statement on Friday. The post Philippines seeks fresh China funds for studies on 12 big projects appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Chinese funding for Mindanao Railway Project ‘a done deal’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – The construction of phase 1 of the Department of Transportation’s Mindanao Railway Project with funds from Chinese Official Development Assistance “is a done deal,” project manager Patmei Ruivivar said. Ruivivar told a press conference on Friday that this was confirmed to her by Transportation Undersecretary for railways Timothy John Batan. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Chinese ODA for Mindanao rail a done deal – DOTr official - Manila Bulletin

Chinese ODA for Mindanao rail a done deal – DOTr official - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

ARMM breaks ground on Maguindanao housing project

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials have broken ground on a housing project seen to benefit battle-scarred seaside communities in Maguindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Hidilyn Diaz: ‘I miss cheesecake!’

Triumphant weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz has her sights set firmly on Olympic gold, inspired by her new Chinese coach, but first she might just indulge in a guilty passion -- cheesecake and bubble tea. "The sacrifices you make are so hard when you're training every day," she told AFP after winning the Philippines' first gold medal of the 2018 Asian Games on Tuesday. "I can't eat sugar and sweets. I miss eating cheesecake and drinking bubble tea with friends. It's hard," said the sweet-toothed 27-year-old from the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. Diaz was already assured a place in her country's sporting folklore, alongside the likes of Manny Pacquiao, as the only woman f...Keep on reading: Hidilyn Diaz: ‘I miss cheesecake!’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Policy uniformity crucial if PH adopts federalism

A federal form of government might work for the Philippines but authorities need to ensure policy uniformity, the European Union’s envoy to the country said. Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of an infrastructure forum on Friday, EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said investors would prefer to deal with one set of laws [...] The post Policy uniformity crucial if PH adopts federalism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Marawi entreps, soldiers to benefit from P3 program s P100M loan allocation

DTI offered microfinance solutions amounting to P100M to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) during the Marawi Entrepreneurship and Job Fair held last July 16 at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

First it was ‘pepedederalismo,’ now it’s the ‘PH frigate’ fiasco

LESS than 24 hours after the federalism video fiasco of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson comes another — this time from state-run PTV-4, which posted on Facebook “manipulated” photos of a Chinese frigate bearing the Philippine flag. But even before the ship could sail to Libya where President Rodrigo said it would go [...] The post First it was ‘pepedederalismo,’ now it’s the ‘PH frigate’ fiasco appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Pimentel welcomes GMA call for separate Con-ass vote

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III is willing to give Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the benefit of the doubt on her directive for separate voting in a proposed constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the Constitution for a shift to federalism. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Pimentel described as a "welcome development" Arroyo's directive to modify the House of Representatives' constituent assembly resolution to categorically state that the two houses of Congress would vote separately. That's one issue resolved in the constitutional amendment controversies, though there are still a lot of substantial issues that remain contentious, he said. Pimentel also said he was willing to...Keep on reading: Pimentel welcomes GMA call for separate Con-ass vote.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Mindanao railway project awaits China funding

The Mindanao railway project has yet to take off as it continues to await funding commitment from the Chinese government......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Murad: meeting people’s expectations is the biggest challenge

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 30 July) –  Meeting the Moro people’s expectations is the biggest challenge once the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) is ratified and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front becomes part of government, MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said during the Consultative Assembly on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Arroyo signature missing in BOL

The Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) which is known officially as Republic Act 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) did not have the signature of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that may make the law defective but which former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel can be remedied administratively. Pimentel said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Signed Bangsamoro law defective; Duterte has to sign anew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /29 July) —  The signing of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) is defective but corrective measures can be undertaken, including making President Rodrigo Duterte sign it again, former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel and law professor Antonio La Viña said. Duterte, who […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Chinese envoy downplays dispute between PH, China

THE Chinese Government on Friday night vowed to ensure that the small percentage of dispute between the Philippines and China will not affect the growth of the two countries’ overall relationship and cooperation. This was contained in the speech of China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during the reception….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018