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Dec19

Maguindanao guv cited for good governance

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Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu (left) receives a good governance award from ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman in recognition of the peace and reconciliation programs of the Maguindanao provincial government.COTABATO CITY - The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday gave the provincial government of Maguindanao an award with a grand citation for good practices in addressing domestic security problems.

The awarding rite was one of the highlights of the ARMM’s observance of the Shariff Kabunsuan Day and the culmination of the  month-long celebration of the region’s 25th founding anniversary, which started last November 17.

The Kabunsuan Day marks the arrival in Central Mindanao in the 14th century of Sharif Mohammad Kabunsuan, a Malay-Arab preacher from Johore (now Malaysia), to spread Islam among local pagan communities.

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Dec13

Maguindanao execs pledge support to UN drive

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MAGUINDANAO - Stakeholders on Thursday pledged support to a pioneering water and sanitation thrust of the now partners United Nations Children’s Fund, the A Single Drop for Safe Water (ASDSW) and the office of the provincial governor.

Local officials from Maguindanao’s 36 towns and representatives of different civil society organizations signed a manifesto committing unanimous support to the provincial Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) initiative of the three cooperating outfits during a summit in Buluan town.

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Dec12

Maguindanao sectors echo 'full support' to Bangsamoro

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United peace prayer – Eleven leaders and members of the House of Representatives belonging to varied religious faiths alongside Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu (second from right) pray the Muslim way in supplicating the success of the current Mindanao peace process, during the 28th House hearing in Buluan town Wednedsya of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, docketed as House Bill 9449. Also shown are (from right) Reps. Jesus Sacdalan (North Cotabato), Tupay Loong of Sulu, Mindanao Deputy Speaker Pangalian Balinding (Lanao Sur), Maguindanao's Zajid Mangudadatu and Sandra Sema), and Bebot Bello (Part-List).BULUAN, Maguindanao – Close to 6,000 people from various sectors attended the 28th House ad hoc committee hearing in this town for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Wednesday, echoing their "full support" to the passage of the measure they deemed as a potential "ultimate" solution to the decades of Moro rebellion in the south.

Sulu Rep. Habib Tupay Loong, chairman of the House Muslim Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Ad Hoc committee tackling the BBL, presided the hearing, which was said to be the "last" for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) areas.

ARMM, which comprises Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Twi-Tawi provinces and the two cities of Marawi and Lamitan, would be abolished and replaced by a parliamentarian Bangsamoro entity once the BBL is enacted into law.

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Dec05

Congress to conduct final BBL consultation in Maguindanao

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Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles and (from left) Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, Army Gen. Romeo Gali Gan and Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu prepare to release white doves during a recent gathering of peace activists in Buluan town, a prelude to the December 10 final public consultation on the draft Basic Bangsamoro Law in the province. John UnsonCOTABATO CITY, Philippines – Local officials and representatives of civil society organizations in Maguindanao are expected to again unanimously endorse the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during the December 10 final public consultation on the bill at the provincial capitol in Buluan.

The congressional hearing on the proposed law shall be presided over by Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chair of the 75-member ad-hoc legislative bloc handling the bill.

Reps. Sandra Sema and Zajid Mangudadatu, of the 1st and 2nd congressional districts of Maguindanao, respectively, are both expecting  representatives from the local Moro, Christian and Lumad sectors to participate in the May 10 BBL consultation in Buluan, the new provincial capital.

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Dec02

Tornado hits Maguindanao town

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This is what was left of a newly established peasant enclave in a swampy area in Sitio Busligan in Barangay Andavit in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao, after a tornado ravaged over the weekend. John UnsonMAGUINDANAO, Philippines - More than a dozen Moro families are in need of help after a tornado destroyed their houses and inland tilapia fish pens in Salibo, Maguindanao over the weekend.

Community leaders said the tornado swept through a newly established enclave of Moro peasants in the area in Sitio Busligan in Barangay Andavit in south of Salibo, causing the displacement of villagers.

The displaced folks have just returned to the area, abandoned for decades due to encounters in the past between Moro rebels and military forces, to venture into tilapia culture with the help of the office of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu.

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