Ulama in the Polls? Whatever Happens, the Ship Must Not Sink

By Philippine Muslim Today

Ashura and the Padang Karbala of Bayang in Lanao

REMEMBERING ASHURA AND PADANG KARBALA. As we, Maranaos, mark Ashura today on this 10th day of Muharram, let us always remember how our forebears sacrificed their lives in Padang Karbala of Bayang if only they could hand down to us legacies of peace, of an unconquered homeland and a preserved religion, and the message that these legacies are worth dying for.

Philippine Muslim Today: Struggle for a share in the mainstream

Expected to come out on the web is a new media outfit, Philippine Muslim Today (PMT). Its forerunners said if all is well they would issue its weekly electronic paper on Friday, June 19, 2020, and every Friday henceforth. Of course, this is kind of a dryrun for the outfit has to be formally organized. … Continue reading Philippine Muslim Today: Struggle for a share in the mainstream

Move for a ‘Failure of Election’ in Lanao Sur a political ploy

EDITORIAL | May 12, 2019 As the midterm election is coming closer, massive vote-buying is reported everywhere in the country. But while there are reports in the past that violators had been held, no one so far was reported penalized. This might be the reason why the mal-practice of vote-buying proliferates in Lanao del Sur … Continue reading Move for a ‘Failure of Election’ in Lanao Sur a political ploy

Taking sides on the 2019 May 13 elections

As citizens of this Republic, we, in the Ranao Star Philippines, have not only the constitutional right of suffrage but also have the duty to choose the leaders whom we believe can do best for our people and homeland. And it has been quite some time since we are studying all candidates for the coming … Continue reading Taking sides on the 2019 May 13 elections

Alleged corrupt now with BTA?

Many are surprised how could the government include in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) personalities whom the many believed were either corrupt or tainted with dubious reputations. One observer questioned the integrity of those whose lifestyles are equated with millionaires they had never been before having held juicy government. He said to prove what he … Continue reading Alleged corrupt now with BTA?

Understanding, compassion needed today

EDITORIAL | January 20, 2019 At the rate the number of violent events is increasing on a daily basis, the present legal, social, technological and cultural mechanisms, systems and frameworks that used to work seems unable to cope with the social conflagration. Here and there, we read of the shooting of people perpetrated by unknown … Continue reading Understanding, compassion needed today

Understanding the BOL

On January 21, residents of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the cities of Isabela in Basilan and Cotabato will decide whether or not to join the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR). Less than a month later, on February 6, residents of Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato will also decide whether to … Continue reading Understanding the BOL