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Duterte and Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad (left) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emerge from the suite room where they were holed up after the sensational knockout victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao over Argentinian Lucas Matthysse held at the Axiata Arena here in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 15 July 2015. They fielded questions from the […].....»»

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What makes the new Bangsamoro political entity “more than ARMM”?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) — Flashing the peace sign shortly after suspending the Day 3 session at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday with “95% of the work done,” Zubiri reiterated what he told MindaNews earlier that afternoon: “1,000 per cent better than ARMM” (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). Last month, he said the same […].....»»

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The Bangsamoro law: not fully CAB-compliant but “it’s ARMM plus definitely”

QUEZON CITY  (MindaNews / 14 July) — It may not fully comply with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the peace agreement signed by the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in 2014, but “it’s ARMM plus definitely,” Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said of the new political entity that would […].....»»

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MILF chair on bicam version of Bangsamoro law: “80 to 90% CAB-compliant”

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) — The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said they will hold consultations with the Bangsamoro people as soon as they get the “final clean copy” of the proposed Bangsamoro law version of the Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) but will likely accept it as it is “initially […].....»»

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Pacquiao-Mathysse

Senator Manny Pacquiao flashes his famous grin ahead of his world title fight versus defending World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Mathysse on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur.  Pacquiao (left) weighed an even 146 pound to Mathysse’s 146.7 lbs (right).Photo by Edwin Espejo.....»»

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RROW negotiations for Mindanao railway start this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – Negotiations with property owners to settle road right of way matters for the implementation of phase one of the Mindanao Railway Project will start this year, an official from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. MinDA executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said in an interview on Wednesday that the government […].....»»

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Palace to issue EO on localized peace talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – Malacañang will issue an executive order setting the guidelines for the localized peace talks that local government units may hold with New People’s Army (NPA) units operating in their respective areas, presidential spokesperson Harry S. Roque said. Roque said during a Palace briefing on Thursday that the guiding framework for […].....»»

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Storm surges damage 45 houses in Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Storm surges hit the towns of Jasaan and Initao in Misamis Oriental Thursday destroying 45 houses, an official said. Fernando Dy, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said a succession of waves swamped 20 houses in Bobontugan, Jasaan early Thursday. A few hours later, […].....»»

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Skeletal remains found in burned mall in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Demolition workers found skeletal remains among the debris on the third floor of the burned NCCC Mall Davao on Tuesday afternoon, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said on Thursday. Davao City Fire Marshal Major Virna Silagan told MindaNews that the workers discovered a skull 52 days […].....»»

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Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection has been pushed to allow the Philippines to take in the cross-border electricity market under the ASEAN Power Grid that envisions to put the region under a single power grid by 2030, Mindanao Development Authority executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said. Montenegro said in an interview […].....»»

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School official hurt in gun attack in N. Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A school official in Pikit, North Cotabato was wounded in an attack by a still unidentified gunman while on his way to work around 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, police said. Supt Bernard Tayong, spokesperson of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office, identified the victim as Ritchel Celestial Parreno, principal of the […].....»»

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Bishop Casicas takes helm of Diocese of Marbel

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/12 July) — Bishop Cerilo “Allan” Casicas was ordained the fourth prelate of the Diocese of Marbel here Wednesday in a three-hour ceremony witnessed by an estimated crowd of 5,000 people. Bishop Casicas, 51, succeeded Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez, 79, who stayed on after the retirement age of 75 until Pope Francis named his […].....»»

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Gov’t eyes Islamic financing for Mindanao projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – The government is planning to tap Islamic financing called “Sukuk” to fund big-ticket projects in Mindanao through the state-owned Al Amanah Islamic Bank, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. MinDA executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro told “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” that they requested President Rodrigo Duterte […].....»»

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Bangsamoro at EDSA shrine

Members of Bangsamoro civil society from Mindanao and Manila and Manila-based peace advocacy groups gather at the EDSA Shrine in Quezon City for an interfaith rally on Wednesday, July 11 to urge the Bicameral Conference Committee meeting in nearby Crowne Plaza hotel to come up with a final version of the proposed Bangsamoro law that is […].....»»

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Bangsamoro civil society groups gather at EDSA to push for CAB-compliant BBL

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) — An interfaith gathering  dubbed  “Pagtitipon sa EDSA para sa Bangsamoro” will be held Wednesday morning at the EDSA Shrine here to urge the Bicameral Conference Committee to pass a Bangsamoro law that complies with the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) of the government (GPH) and the Moro […].....»»

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Lawyer says ‘power grab’ possible via federalism

MANDALUYONG CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte can seek reelection under a new constitution that will that will change the country’s form of government to a federal setup, a legal expert on Tuesday said. Lawyer Antonio La Vina, former dean of the School of Government of Ateneo de Manila University, said that […].....»»

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New Bangsamoro political entity: from ARMM to BARMM; from BBL to OLBARMM

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) — From ARMM to BARMM. The new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be known as the Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as agreed upon by the 28-member Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) that has been meeting at […].....»»

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2 motorists nabbed for unlicensed guns during Kidapawan highway check

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Police here filed on Tuesday charges of violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act against a member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) operating in North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat. Charged for violation of Republic Act 10591 at the City Prosecution Office was Willy Marcha, security […].....»»

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NorthCot barangay capt hurt in ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Unidentified gunmen shot and critically wounded a barangay chair in Magpet town in North Cotabato Tuesday morning, police said. Chief Insp. Jose Molina, chief of the Magpet PNP, identified the victim as Ferdinand Cariaga, chairman of Barangay Sallab in Magpet. Molina said Cariaga, onboard a motorcycle, was on his […].....»»

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PACQUIAO WATCH: Manny in the company of many

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – A few months back, I wrote about the three great athletes that broke into the sporting world at about the same time. That was in 1996. Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter. Soon thereafter, they became iconic figures in their respective pro sports disciplines. Kobe would […].....»»

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