1K teachers from BARMM villages in NoCot get first salary

COTABATO CITY: At least 1,178 teaching and non-teaching personnel in 63 villages of North Cotabato that joined the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) received their first salaries on Tuesday. Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) handed over the checks to the teachers from BARMM’s Special Geographic… Read More 1K teachers from BARMM villages in NoCot get first salary

S. Kudarat town officials accused of graft post bail bond

COTABATO CITY: Facing graft charges, local officials of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, posted bail on Tuesday after a local court issued warrants for their arrest. Isulan Vice Mayor Lord Dean Castillo, together with Municipal Councilors Rene Aristoza, Mariblithe Cartujano-Garingo, Gina Belmes Dael, Ryan M. Dumaran, and Sangguniang Kabataan chair and ex-officio member Clarice Lagdamen were ordered… Read More S. Kudarat town officials accused of graft post bail bond

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

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A pending measure before the City Council here seeks to declare February as “Covid-19 Front-liners’ Month,” drawing praises from public health officials. The proposed ordinance aims to designate the last Monday of February as a day of remembrance for “the sacrifices and efforts of both medical and non-medical front-liners in the… Read More CDO dads eye February as ‘Covid Front-liners’ Month’

Maguindanao health office gets aid from BARMM, foreign donors

COTABATO CITY: The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) turned over on Monday afternoon an ambulance and refrigerated vaccine transport vehicle to the Maguindanao Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) to improve its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) containment initiatives. Dr. Amirel Usman, acting BARMM health minister, handed over the equipment to… Read More Maguindanao health office gets aid from BARMM, foreign donors

9 nabbed for illegal cockfighting in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY: Nine cockfight aficionados were arrested following a raid at an illegal cockfighting den in Parang, Maguindanao, Monday afternoon. In a report, Police Maj. Esmael Madin, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group–Maguindanao office, said the raid took place around 3:40 p.m. in Barangay Gadungan following information from a tipster. He identified those… Read More 9 nabbed for illegal cockfighting in Maguindanao

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

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) signed an agreement on Monday to combat illegal drugs in Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions. Signed by Director-General Wilkins Villanueva and 4ID commander Maj. Gen. Andres Centino at the 4ID headquarters here, the agreement seeks to harness both… Read More Army, PDEA join hands to combat illegal drugs in NorMin, Caraga

Sobejana named new AFP chief; BARMM lauds designation

COTABATO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte has named Philippine Army (PA) Chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana as the next head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Malacañang announced on Wednesday. “The Palace confirms that Gen. Cirilito Sobejana will be the next Chief of Staff (of the AFP), Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in a… Read More Sobejana named new AFP chief; BARMM lauds designation

Myanmar leader, other ruling party members detained

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, said NLD spokesperson Myo Nyunt. It also… Read More Myanmar leader, other ruling party members detained

US ‘alarmed’ after Myanmar military seizes power

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 Suu Kyi and other… Read More 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… Read More UN Security Council to discuss situation in Myanmar