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GMRC ain’t Gross Manners and Rude Conduct. But is it that now? From kids we expect good manners and right conduct. Who should model them? Eric S.B. Libre 22 June 2018.....»»

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GRADUATION MESSAGE: Do what others believe you can’t and go beyond what others believe you can

(Message delivered by Dr. Kadil Sinolinding during the pre-commencement and recognition rites at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City on 19 June 2018) Assalamu Alaykum… I was here 33 years ago, wearing the same toga, and I too, had a personal vision and a mission to fulfill. It was loaded with great […].....»»

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GRADUATION MESSAGE: Go blaze your own trail towards a peaceful and developed Mindanao

(Message delivered by Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., during the 53rd Commencement Exercises of the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City on 20 June 2018) Every visit to Marawi City is a homecoming for me. Each homecoming reminds me of the different stories of different people under different […].....»»

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Governor hits IED attack on Army troops in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – The governor of Cotabato on Friday condemned the attack against Army soldiers who escorted a medical team sent to a barangay in Magpet town. In a statement sent to media, Gov. Lala Mendoza said six members of the 19th Infantry Battalion were wounded when two improvised explosive devices […].....»»

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Lumad students in Kidapawan to be required to wear tribal attire

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Students in this city who are Lumad or indigenous peoples will be required to wear their tribal attire every Friday. Mayor Joseph Evangelista, in his speech during a tribal assembly on Thursday, said he will make sure the policy would be implemented among IP students in government schools. […].....»»

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Army quells NPA plan to attack Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – The Army in North Cotabato has quelled an alleged plan of the New People’s Army (NPA) to attack one of its detachments located at a remote village in Tulunan, North Cotabato. Lt. Col. Rhojun Rosales, commander of the 39th Infantry Battalion, said his men, while scouring Sitio Alimodian, Barangay […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

GRP, NDFP agree to continue peace talks, plan to hold separate consultations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – The government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) agreed to continue the peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments as both panels planned to do separate consultations on the peace process simultaneous with the three-month review of the previously signed agreements. Previously signed […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

The June 19, 1971 Manili Massacre : “All I can remember is that the blood was so warm”

(This piece by Ms Aveen Acuna-Gulo was published by MindaNews as a four-part series on June 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2003  commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Manili Massacre. It was also published by its newspaper-subscribers. We are re-publishing this in 2018, on the 47th commemoration of the June 19, 1971 massacre.  Like other […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

The ARMM Cultural Village: Experience the richness of the Bangsamoro  

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) — The ARMM Cultural Village has set the bar high for heritage and culture-based education, as it presents the Bangsamoro not merely as remnants of the past but as a living community composed of different ethnolinguistic groups that constantly evolve with the times. It allows the people, Bangsamoro and […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

72 schools for Lumad remain closed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) – Seventy-two schools for Lumad or indigenous peoples in Mindanao have remained closed two weeks after the start of classes due to alleged military presence and harassment, a group said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Save Our Schools Network (SOS) blamed the continued closure on the military’s “all-out […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

Over 11,000 displaced by military drive vs militants in Lanao Sur

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) – Close to 12,000 individuals have fled their homes in Lanao del Sur as the military offensive against Islamic State-inspired militants entered its fourth day on Wednesday, June 20. As of Wednesday noon, the number of evacuees had reached 2,325 families or 11,605 individuals from the towns of Tubaran […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

Police to review policies governing motocross after accident

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Police Regional Office (PRO)11 director Chief Supt. Manuel Gaerlan has called for a review on laws and policies governing the conduct of motocross and unauthorized racetracks following a racing accident in Barangay Ising, Carmen, Davao del Norte on Sunday that resulted in the death of a spectator and […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2018Related News

Killer of agri officer in NorthCot nabbed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Authorities arrested here on Monday the suspected killer of the municipal agriculture officer of Arakan, North Cotabato, police said. Senior Insp. Jun Napat, officer-in-charge of the Arakan PNP, identified the suspect as Caesar Mangawan, also known as Boy Dawag, who, according to witnesses, was a gun-for-hire. Mangawan was accused […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2018Related News

Cotabato state college president charged for keeping guns, shabu inside campus

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The provincial prosecutor in North Cotabato has found probable cause to indict a state college president for allegedly keeping unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs in his staff house inside campus in Arakan municipality discovered by authorities during a raid last January. Charged was Dr. Samson Molao, president of the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2018Related News

Roque: Norway can still have a role in GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque clarified on Tuesday that the Royal Norwegian Government can still continue as a third-party facilitator to the peace talks between government (GRP) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panels. During a press briefing in Cotabato City on Tuesday, Roque said all third parties who […].....»»

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Grenade explodes, IED found in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – A grenade exploded in Aleosan town while another one was recovered in Arakan, both in North Cotabato, over the weekend, authorities said. In Aleosan, the grenade exploded near an Army detachment past 7 pm on Saturday, according to the Cotabato Police Provincial Office. None of the soldiers and […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

Military drive vs NPA behind cancellation of talks – CPP

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – President Duterte cancelled the scheduled resumption of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to allow the military to continue with its all-out offensive against the New People’s Army until the end of 2018, the Communist Party of the Philippines said on Sunday. “By calling […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

Palace insists on holding peace talks with NDFP in PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – Malacanang said peace talks between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) must be held in the country and that there may no longer be a need for a third-party facilitator once it resumes. In a press briefing at the Palace on Monday, presidential […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

TURNING POINT: I Survived

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 June) — On this day three years ago at around 9:30 in the morning, I figured in an accident while attending a national church (UCCP) planning conference at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo, Rizal. I tripped and I heard people shouting: It’s a stroke! They rushed me […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2018Related News

CDO IS 68: Let us transform CDO into the “paradise here on earth” that we all want to live in

(Speech of Senator Koko Pimentel during the 68thAnniversary of the Foundation Day of Cagayan de Oro City on June 15, 2018) HALANDONG Mayor Oscar “Oca” Moreno, Kongresista Klarex Uy, Kongresista Maxie Rodriguez, Bise Mayor Joaquin “Kikang” Uy, mga Konsehal sa Dakbayan, mga opisyales sa barangay, mga trabahante sa gobyerno sa dakbayan, mga kauban kong empleyado […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2018Related News