Thousands rally in Myanmar against military coup

YANGON, Myanmar: Tens of thousands of demonstrators, mostly young people, staged four separate rallies against the military coup in Myanmar on Sunday amid tight security and roadblocks on the major street of Yangon, the country’s largest city. The police in Yangon are struggling to block the protesters who are marching to Sule Pagoda, the center… Read More Thousands rally in Myanmar against military coup

Rich countries at risk of their own vaccine nationalism

ANKARA: The world’s richest countries would do well to hurry in supplying and distributing vaccines against the novel coronavirus, as failing to do so would eventually harm their economies more severely than projected by earlier studies, experts say. As the world tries to free itself from the Covid-19 pandemic, the issue of making vaccines universally… Read More Rich countries at risk of their own vaccine nationalism

Maguindanao town officials turn in 12 loose firearms to Army

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao: Local officials of Datu Montawal town in Maguindanao turned over a dozen assorted firearms to the Army here on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Roberto Capulong, Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade commander, accepted the firearms during a ceremony held at the town’s Sangguniang Bayan session hall. Datu Montawal Mayor Ohto Montawal led the hand over… Read More Maguindanao town officials turn in 12 loose firearms to Army

Female drug suspect arrested, P136-K shabu seized

COTABATO CITY: Anti-narcotics agents arrested a female drug suspect and seized some PHP136,000 worth of shabu during a buy-bust here Thursday. In a statement, Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspect as Joan Alon Abdullah, 30, of Calle 4, Barangay Rosary Height Mother.“The… Read More Female drug suspect arrested, P136-K shabu seized

Army foils terror plot by BIFF in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao: Army troopers foiled Thursday an attempt by the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) to launch an attack against military and police installations in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion (6IB), said BIFF terrorists have plotted to launch simultaneous harassments against military and police… Read More Army foils terror plot by BIFF in Maguindanao

Development programs eyed for BARMM’s youth

COTABATO CITY: Youth leaders in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are eyeing development programs for the region that would benefit young constituents. This came as newly-appointed commissioners of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) gathered on Wednesday afternoon at the BARMM center here to discuss programs towards youth development in the region. The… Read More Development programs eyed for BARMM’s youth

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’