Lanao Sur ratifies BOL in overwhelming ‘yes’ vote

MARAWI CITY – More than half a million Lanao del Sur residents voted to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), according to the final and official results released by the Commission…

Most Muslims favor BOL approval: SWS

MANILA — As the canvassing of the Bangsamoro plebiscite results continues, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 79 percent of Muslims nationwide favor the approval of the Bangsamoro…

Grenade disarmed near Cotabato plebiscite center

COTABATO CITY – Military disposal bomb experts disarmed here Monday a live hand grenade found near the gate of a public school serving as one of the polling centers for the…

Coast Guard rescues 16 human trafficking victims in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has intercepted and rescued 16 victims of human trafficking in Basilan province, an official announced Thursday. Lt. Commander Noriel Ramos, Zamboanga Coastguard Station…

Authorities thwart bombing attempt in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities have prevented an attempt to set off anew a bomb at the property of a government engineer in Basilan province, police said Thursday. This came after a…

Army launches artillery, airstrikes vs BIFF in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY — Military artillery fires, backed by helicopter gunships, pounded on pinpointed lairs of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Liberation Front (BIFF) in Maguindanao on Wednesday dawn, sending targets on…

PLDT completes fiber optic expansion in Mindanao

MANILA — Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT has completed its domestic fiber optic network (DFON) expansion project in Mindanao to further improve its Internet services in the region.…

3 die in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY — An Abu Sayyaf bandit and two government militia were killed in a firefight in the hinterlands of Basilan province, a military official disclosed Saturday. Col. Juvymax Uy,…

DND, AFP chiefs set to appear for martial law oral arguments in SC

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año are set to appear on the third day of oral arguments…

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Rule of law, human rights to prevail despite martial law in Mindanao — DND

MANILA — Despite the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, the Department of National (DND) has ordered military units to observe the rule of law and human rights in the…

School opening in Mindanao to push through on June 5

MANILA — The opening of classes in public elementary and high schools, including those in Mindanao, will push through on June 5 as scheduled, the Department of Education (DepEd) has…

Congress can limit period, scope of martial law in Mindanao

MANILA — Sen. Francis Escudero on Wednesday allayed fears of possible martial law abuses in Mindanao noting that safeguards are in place and that Congress has the power to limit…

No airport damage from Mindanao quake: area managers

MANILA — Initial reports from concerned area managers said the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Sarangani municipality in Mindanao’s Davao Occidental province at 4:23 a.m. Saturday did not cause any damage…

MILF ‘frees’ 50 child soldiers

CAMP NAVARRO, Zamboanga City — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) released about 50 children, who were previously engaged directly or indirectly in armed confrontations — acting as couriers and…

Regional PBA All-Star Week proposed

MANILA — In another step to further market the PBA to the fans, board chairman Mikee Romero pushed for a mini-tournament during the All-Star Week in which players of a…

Duterte administration to focus on job creation, improvement of living conditions of Filipinos

MANILA — The Duterte administration will prioritize building big infrastructure projects in Mindanao and in Metro Manila to create more jobs and uplift the living conditions of Filipinos, the country’s…

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