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Bashed and bullied, Muslim beauty earns long-sought crown

Being part of the Muslim community and wearing a swimsuit in a beauty pageant presented its own set of challenges for Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel.   The 21-year-old Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 bagged the Miss Asia Pacific International crown early this month, giving the country its first win in the pageant since 1993.   Her answer during the final question-and-answer portion of the international pageant must have resonated with the judges, just as it had personally affected her, according to the Sultan Kudarat native.   The top five finalists --- Misses Venezuela, Mongolia, Brazil, Philippines and Costa Rica --- were asked: "What do you think is the...Keep on reading: Bashed and bullied, Muslim beauty earns long-sought crown.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Jerwin says Thai easy target

If and when IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas faces WBC counterpart Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a unification title showdown, the Filipino said yesterday it won’t be difficult to connect because the plodding Thai is slow, making for an easy target......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2018Related News

18 NPA Rebels Surrender to Military in Sultan Kudarat

Eighteen members of the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) “Yunit Milisya” have surrendered to government forces in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat on Thursday (Oct 4). The rebels belonging to an Indigenous Peoples (IPs) community in Sen. Ninoy Aquino surrendered to Army 2Lt. Dennis Gamos, executive officer of the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion Alpha Company, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Ancajas willing to fight Thai champ Srisaket anywhere

The venue won't be of any issue for Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas in a potential title unification bout against fellow super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

18 NPA rebels surrender to military in Sultan Kudarat

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA) – Eighteen members of the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) “Yunit Milisya” have surrendered to government forces in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat on Thursday (O Source link link: 18 NPA rebels surrender to military in Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

EDITORIAL - ‘The war is over’

Last Saturday, some 6,000 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front lined a five-kilometer stretch of road from Cotabato City to Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao, to welcome a visiting group from the Armed Forces of the Philippines led by chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Galvez declares end of war with MILF; MILF honors him as “Soldier of Peace”

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat) — With no firearms and no armed escorts, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez entered the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan on Saturday to formally declare the end of war with their erstwhile enemies. “I will work hard and dedicate my life for the Bangsamoro. I love you […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2018Related News

Ancajas-Rungvisai title showdown in the works?

WBC superflyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai pounded out a unanimous 12-round decision over Mexican challenger Iran Diaz at the Impact Arena in Pak Kret, Thailand, last Saturday with IBF counterpart Jerwin Ancajas, trainer Joven Jimenez and Las Vegas-based matchmaker Sean Gibbons watching at ringside to study what it will take to win a possible unification showdown......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Sor Rungvisai would bring out best in Ancajas, says trainer

Jerwin Ancajas and his team got a close look at potential foe Srisaket Sor Rungvisai late Saturday night after sitting ringside in ONE: Kingdom of Heroes event at Impact Arena in Thailand.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

War over between military, MILF — Galvez

ARMED Forces Chief Carlito Galvez Jr. officially declared the end of the war between the Philippine military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Galvez made the announcement in a visit on Saturday at the MILF’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat where he met with MILF chairman Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim. The military chief was [...] The post War over between military, MILF — Galvez appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

AFP chief vows to campaign for BOL approval once he retires

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao --- Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), vows to campaign for the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) once he bows out of office in December. Galvez made the commitment on Saturday during a visit to Camp Darapanan, a military installation of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. It was his second visit inside the sprawling MILF camp, where he received a warm welcome. The first time he visited was when he he was still the commander of the 6th Infantry Division. Accompanying Galvez were Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, and Maj. Ge...Keep on reading: AFP chief vows to campaign for BOL approval once he retires.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 7th, 2018Related News

AFP chief declares war with MILF over

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. on Saturday declared the war with Muslim secessionist over during a visit to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. “Today I can now declare that the war between the Armed Forces and the MILF is finally over. To […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Military: Suspect in Sultan Kudarat bombing killed - CNN Philippines

Military: Suspect in Sultan Kudarat bombing killed - CNN Philippines.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Sultan Kudarat teacher crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International

Mutya ng Pilipinas Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel was crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International, besting 48 other beauties during the coronation night held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila the other night. Source link link: Sultan Kudarat teacher crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 6th, 2018Related News

Suspect in Sultan Kudarat bombing killed

Suspect in Sultan Kudarat bombing killed.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Picong Tunnel

Built by the Americans during World War II, this road tunnel in Picong town (formerly Sultan Gumander) in Lanao del Sur never fails to catch the eyes of motorists. Photo taken on October 5, 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Sultan Kudarat teacher crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International

Mutya ng Pilipinas Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel was crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International, besting 48 other beauties during the coronation night held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila the other night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2018Related News

18 NPA frontliners yield to military in Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO --- Eighteen people who claimed to belong to the New Peoples Army (NPA) "Yunit Milisya" surrendered to government forces in Sen. Ninoy Aquino town in Sultan Kudarat province on Thursday, the Army here said. Army 2Lt. Dennis Gamos, executive officer of 33rd Infantry Battalion Alpha company, received the former communist rebels in simple ceremonies in Midtungok village at 11 a.m. Gamos said Narding Sunap, a.k.a. Sulong, 43, the group leader, told soldiers they wanted their names "cleared." They also claimed to have been recruited as the "first line of defense" of hardcore NPA members. "Ka Makmak (NPA leader) issued us weapons to defend ourselves in cas...Keep on reading: 18 NPA frontliners yield to military in Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 4th, 2018Related News

Ancajas to size up Thai star Rungvisai at ONE’s Bangkok card

ONE Championship is ensuring a festive week heading to its much-awaited live event in Bangkok, Thailand, as the organization is bringing one of the most celebrated boxing champions on Saturday, October 6......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 4th, 2018Related News

Jerwin Ancajas off to Thailand to watch Rungvisai-Diaz fight

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will be at ringside when WBC counterpart Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand stakes his crown against Mexico’s Iran Diaz at the Impact Arena in Pak Kret, 17 kilometers from Bangkok, on Saturday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 3rd, 2018Related News