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Oct29

ARMM products shine in BIMP-EAGA confab in Davao

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Former Pres. Fidel Ramos in a huddle with Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu (JMU)DAVAO CITY – The October 23 to 26 conference here of business leaders from five Asian nations gave Maguindanao province a chance to highlight its investment potentials and the recent improvements in the area’s security landscape, officials said Monday.

Maguindanao is in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which also covers the scattered provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Lamitan and Marawi.

The 2nd Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asia Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Business Leaders’ Conference here last week was attended by traders from member-states of the economic cooperation polygon. 

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Oct19

Maguindanao peace council backs 2 security plans

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Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu explains to members of the provincial peace and order council the importance of diplomatic means of resolving security issues to sustain the area's improving business climate during a special meeting on Saturday in Gen. Santos City.GEN. SANTOS CITy, Philippines - Members of the peace and order council in Maguindanao on Saturday unanimously endorsed two provincial security blueprints complementing Malacañang’s Mindanao’s peace process.

The council, chaired by Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, also reaffirmed its support to President Benigno Aquino III’s ongoing peace overture with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and to the continuing enforcement of the July 1997 government-MILF ceasefire accord.

The council, whose members include Senior Supt. Rudelio Jocson of the provincial police and Major Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, launched  during their Saturday meeting here the provincial Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan (LACAP) and the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPSP), both meant to sustain the fragile peace now in Maguindanao.

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Oct05

Muslims celebrate Eid'l Adha

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An Imam recites MAGUINDANAO - Mindanao’s Moro communities on Saturday celebrated the Eid’l Adha where clerics called on worshipers to spread Islamic teachings against violence and terrorism as means of seeking political and religious redress.

Members of the Jurisconsult in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, composed of Imams in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, emphasized in their sermons that non-Muslims have become stereotypes, with strong prejudice against Islam, owing to the un-Islamic practices of Jihadist groups.

ARMM’s political leaders had also urged the local folks to help push forward Malacañang’s peace overtures with Muslim communities, partly aimed at propagating interfaith solidarity among local Moro, Christian and lumad sectors.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 October 2014 01:40 ) Read more...
 
Oct01

Officials: No ISIS recruitment in Maguindanao

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Army Brig Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan of the 6th Infantry Division, Senior Supt. Rudelio Jocson of the Maguindanao police (center) and Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu (right) discuss security issues during a brief break in Tuesday's peace and order conference in Buluan town, while provincial administrator Engineer Abdulwahab Tunga looks on. MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Officials on Tuesday refuted insinuations about an ongoing recruitment of prospective Moro jihadists by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now a declared enemy of allied nations led by the United States of America.

Senior members of the provincial peace and order council (PPOC), among them Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, Brig. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan of the 6th Infantry Division, and Senior Supt. Rudelio Jocson announced during Tuesday’s PPOC meeting in Buluan town that the local Islamic communities remain in control and that there are no indication of any ISIS recruitment activities in any of Maguindanao’s 36 towns.

Jocson, Maguindanao’s provincial police director, said they are, in fact, more concerned with the amicable settlement of clan wars involving big Maguindanaon families in support of the efforts of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to restore normalcy in areas devastated by conflicts in years past.

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Sep27

ARMM challenges India's world record in tree planting

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Representatives of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police watch Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu plant a rubber tree near the site of the infamous “Maguindanao Massacre” during Friday’s Mindanao-wide “Treevolution: Greening MindaNow” tree planting event.

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Local officials, policemen, soldiers and Moro rebels on Friday planted thousands of forest and mangrove trees in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to set a world record of having planted 4.6 million trees all together at one time.

Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and ARMM’s natural resources secretary, Kahal Kedtag, led the planting of trees in four sites in the province as part of the Mindanao-wide "Treevolution: Greening MindaNow."

The project, initiated by the Mindanao Development Authority based in Davao City and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, was aimed at breaking India’s Guinness World Record on most trees planted by nationals in a single activity.

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