1K teachers from BARMM villages in NoCot get first salary

FIRST SALARY. Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, hands over a check Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2021) to one of the teachers from 63 villages in North Cotabato that are now part of the autonomous government. At least 1,178 teachers and non-teaching personnel … Continue reading 1K teachers from BARMM villages in NoCot get first salary

S. Kudarat town officials accused of graft post bail bond

POSTED BAIL. Vice Mayor Lord Dean Castillo of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat (in red shirt), and five other town officials accused of graft show their papers after posting bail before the local court on Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2021). The officials earlier denied reports circulating on social media that they have been arrested, saying they voluntarily went … Continue reading S. Kudarat town officials accused of graft post bail bond

CDO dads eye February as ‘Covid Front-liners’ Month’

HONORING THE FRONT-LINERS. Medical front-liners at the state-run Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro City stand in line to record their time for the day. A measure pending at the City Council seeks to declare every last Monday of February as 'Covid-19 Front-liners' Month' to honor the local health workers' contribution. (File photo by Nef … Continue reading CDO dads eye February as ‘Covid Front-liners’ Month’

Maguindanao health office gets aid from BARMM, foreign donors

INCREASING CAPABILITY. Dr. Amirel Usman, BARMM health minister, hands over the keys of two land ambulances and refrigerated vaccine transport car from international donor countries to Dr. Elizabeth Samama (right), chief of Maguindanao Integrated Provincial Health Office, during ceremonies held at Maguindanao provincial hospital compound on Monday (Feb. 1, 2021). The MOH-BARMM also handed over a … Continue reading Maguindanao health office gets aid from BARMM, foreign donors

9 nabbed for illegal cockfighting in Maguindanao

ILLEGAL COCKFIGHT. The nine cockfight aficionados were ordered to drop to the ground following their arrest at an illegal cockfighting den on Monday (Feb. 1, 2021) in Parang, Maguindanao. Nine motorcycles, two fighting cocks, and bet money were seized from the suspects. (Photo courtesy of Brigada News FM Cotabato) COTABATO CITY: Nine cockfight aficionados were arrested following … Continue reading 9 nabbed for illegal cockfighting in Maguindanao

Army, PDEA join hands to combat illegal drugs in NorMin, Caraga

AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS. Maj. Gen. Andres Centino (left), commander of the Army's 4th Infantry Division, joins PDEA director general Wilkins Villanueva in signing an agreement for both parties to jointly tackle the problem of illegal drugs in Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions Monday (Feb. 1, 2021). The agreement takes effect immediately after the signing. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading Army, PDEA join hands to combat illegal drugs in NorMin, Caraga

Sobejana named new AFP chief; BARMM lauds designation

BARMM Chief Minister Ahod “Hadji Murad” Ebrahim [right] and then Western Mindanao Command Chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana in a meeting in Cotabato City in August 2019 brokered by the latter for British investor Graham Stewart Elliot [facing back camera]. (File photo) COTABATO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte has named Philippine Army (PA) Chief Lt. Gen. … Continue reading Sobejana named new AFP chief; BARMM lauds designation

Myanmar leader, other ruling party members detained

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi (Anadolu photo) ANKARA: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party were reportedly detained early Monday. The detention of Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and other senior figures follows days of rising tensions between the military and civilian government, … Continue reading Myanmar leader, other ruling party members detained

US ‘alarmed’ after Myanmar military seizes power

The White House (Anadolu photo) WASHINGTON: The US said Sunday it is "alarmed" by reports that the Myanmar military has seized power and arrested the country's top officials. "The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition, including the arrest of State Counselor Aung San … Continue reading US ‘alarmed’ after Myanmar military seizes power

UN Security Council to discuss situation in Myanmar

ANKARA United Nations Security Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Myanmar after the military seized power in the country, according to a schedule shared Monday by the international body. On Sunday, Myanmar's military declared a state of emergency hours after detaining de facto leader and State Counsellor Suu Kyi, and other … Continue reading UN Security Council to discuss situation in Myanmar