‘Council of Leaders’ backs BARMM transition extension

Even children join the throngs of people in the streets of Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao Wednesday (23 June 2021) welcoming the caravan pushing for the extension of the transition period in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH CABRERA KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – The “Council of… Continue reading ‘Council of Leaders’ backs BARMM transition extension

Military says BIFF bomb killed pregnant woman, wounded 2 kids in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – The military has accused the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) of planting a “booby-trap designed” bomb that killed a pregnant woman and wounded her two toddlers in Barangay Tuayan, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao on Tuesday. Lt Col John Paul Baldomar, spokesperson of 6th Infantry Division said the BIFF is… Continue reading Military says BIFF bomb killed pregnant woman, wounded 2 kids in Maguindanao

Mindanao officials, civil society leaders honor former president Noynoy Aquino

The Philippine government under President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front finally sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Malacañang on 27 March 2014 after 17 years of negotiations. MindaNews photo by Julius Mariveles / Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 24 June) – Philippine flags… Continue reading Mindanao officials, civil society leaders honor former president Noynoy Aquino

Davao Region records 14 COVID variant cases

The Davao Region. Map courtesy of Google DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Fourteen cases of COVID-19 variants were detected in Davao Region, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH)-Davao confirmed on Wednesday. In a press release, DOH-Davao said three Alpha and 11 Beta variant cases were found among the test samples… Continue reading Davao Region records 14 COVID variant cases

BTA extension caravan participants in Cagayan de Oro surprised at hospitality

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – As thousands of vehicles rolled out of Cotabato City Wednesday morning for the “unity caravan” calling for an extension of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), their counterparts in the much smaller Cagayan de Oro-bound convoy of 40 vehicles were at first apprehensive because of restrictions imposed… Continue reading BTA extension caravan participants in Cagayan de Oro surprised at hospitality

Nearly half of Davao City’s active COVID-19 cases waiting to be picked up from their homes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – As the number coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases here surged to 4,701 as of June 22, nearly half of them can no longer be accommodated to the local government’s already “overwhelmed” temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) with a total bed capacity of only around 2,500, a local health… Continue reading Nearly half of Davao City’s active COVID-19 cases waiting to be picked up from their homes

Samples from 3 COVID labs sent to PGC Mindanao for variant detection

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – A total of 23 sample specimens from three coronavirus disease (COVID-19) laboratories in Mindanao have been submitted to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Mindanao as its on-site sequencing facility that can detect new variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the infection, begins operations. The Philippine Genome Center… Continue reading Samples from 3 COVID labs sent to PGC Mindanao for variant detection

Huge caravan rolls out to push anew extension of Bangsamoro transition period

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Aboard motorcycles and cars, thousands of Bangsamoro people, including members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), endured the heat for a 100-kilometer, three-province slow-moving caravan to dramatize once again on Wednesday their call to extend the transition period in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).… Continue reading Huge caravan rolls out to push anew extension of Bangsamoro transition period

KISSA AND DAWAT: Merit-based selection: Can it be done?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Recruitment and selection is one key personnel function currently undertaken in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). This is consistent with the new Administrative Code. About 6,000 personnel were earlier affected by the phaseout, except for those in the education, health, social services department. Massive recruitment… Continue reading KISSA AND DAWAT: Merit-based selection: Can it be done?