Palace official cautions lawmakers who withdraw support to BBL to consider long-term impact of their decision

A Malacanang executive on Tuesday said lawmakers who have decided to back out from supporting the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) should think of the consequences of their decisions. “While recognizing the challenges posed by the violent incident in Mamasapano, … Continue reading Palace official cautions lawmakers who withdraw support to BBL to consider long-term impact of their decision

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Maguindanao massacre victims’ relatives seek Pope Francis’ help, prayers

The families of the victims of Maguindanao massacre have asked Pope Francis to help them attain justice. Hundreds of people, local officials and journalists visited the site of the country’s worst political violence on Friday morning where a mass was … Continue reading Maguindanao massacre victims’ relatives seek Pope Francis’ help, prayers

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Sultan Kudarat mayor Tocao Mastura to run for Maguindanao governor

NEW PARTY, SAME VISION — Former Maguindanao LP chairman Sultan Kudarat Mayor Datu Tocao Mastura (2nd from right) takes oath under the banner of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA Party) of Vice-President Jojomar Binay (right) and PDP Laban Laban secretary-general Peping Cojuangco at the Coconut Palace in Manila. With Mastura is Datu Ali Midtimbang, his running mate as vice-governor in the gubernatorial race in Maguindanao in 2013.. Mastura believes in President Aquino III’s “Tuwid na Daan” but added something to it: “through spiritual awakening.” (DENNIS L. ARCON/mindanao cross) COTABATO CITY, Oct. 2 (PNA) –Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tucao Mastural will challenge reelectionist … Continue reading Sultan Kudarat mayor Tocao Mastura to run for Maguindanao governor

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MAGUINDANAO elections 2013: Toto Mangudadatu has edge against Tocao Masturs in mayoral support

Tale-of-the-tape If the support of municipal mayors count, Maguindanao Governor Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu (Liberal Party) has a winning edge over rival Sultan Kudarat Mayor Hadji Tucao Mastura ( Partidong Demokratikong Pilipino – Laban) in the battle for the province’s top post in the 2013 elections. The count shows Mangudadatu has 26 mayors of Maguindanao’s 36 municipal mayors. Mangudadatu is seeking reelection with Datu Odin Sinsuat mayor Datu Lester Sinsuat as his vice governor, while Mastura has former Talayan mayor Datu Ali Midtimbang as running mate. The coming face-off between Mangudadatu and Mastura, former allies who backed President Benigno Aquino’s … Continue reading MAGUINDANAO elections 2013: Toto Mangudadatu has edge against Tocao Masturs in mayoral support

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MAGUINDANAO ELECTIONS 2013: Mangudadatu, Mastura ready to sign peace pact

    While filing of certificates of candidacy for next year’s elections is yet to start on October 1, two possible gubernatorial candidates in Maguindanao have already signified their openness to sign an “election peace covenant” to ensure peaceful elections in the province.     On separate media statements, reelectionist Governor Esmael Toto Mangudadatu and aspirant Mayor Tocao Mastura of Sultan Kudarat, both said they were more than willing to sign a peace pact to ensure a bloodless Maguindanao elections.     “I am ready to accept the electorate’s verdict in next years elections,” Mangudadatu said. “I am for peaceful elections so I … Continue reading MAGUINDANAO ELECTIONS 2013: Mangudadatu, Mastura ready to sign peace pact

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Mangudadatu, Mastura to sign peace pact for Maguindanao 2013 gubernatorial race

COTABATO CITY – While filing of certificates of candidacy for next year’s elections is yet to start on October 1, two possible gubernatorial candidates in Maguindanao have already signified their openness to sign an “election peace covenant” to ensure peaceful elections in the province. On separate media statements, reelectionist Governor Esmael Toto Mangudadatu and aspirant Mayor Tocao Mastura of Sultan Kudarat, both said they were more than willing to sign a peace pact to ensure a bloodless Maguindanao elections. “I am ready to accept the electorate’s verdict in next years elections,” Mangudadatu said. “I am for peaceful elections so I … Continue reading Mangudadatu, Mastura to sign peace pact for Maguindanao 2013 gubernatorial race

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Malacanang to file raps vs. Maguindanao mayors – Durian Post Cotabato VOL I NO 2- aug 13-19, 2012

BY ROGER M. BALANZA  Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said the government is bent on filing administrative charges against at least five mayors in Maguindanao who allegedly “abandoned” their posts at the height of the armed fighting between state forces and the Moro rebels.     Media reports identified the mayors as Mayor Bai Zandra Sinsuat-Ampatuan of Saydona; Bai Reshal Santiago-Ampatuan of Datu Unsay; Mayor Bai Bongbong Midtimbang-Ampatuan of Datu Hoffer; Mayor Datu Saudi Sheam II Ampatuan of Saudi Ampatuan; and acting mayor Kanor Ampatuan of Salibo.     To avoid speculations of politicking, Robredo said he did … Continue reading Malacanang to file raps vs. Maguindanao mayors – Durian Post Cotabato VOL I NO 2- aug 13-19, 2012

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BIAF front commander reiterates full support to peace process

Jack Abbas, Commander of the Eastern Mindanao Front (EMF) of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF), reiterated assurances of full support and cooperation to the current peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation front (MILF). Commander Jack pronounced this during his meeting with the Head of Mission of the International Monitoring Team (IMT), His Excellency MGen Datuk Adbul Rahim bin Mohd Yusuff, at the EMF – BIAF Headquarters in Camp Rajamudah, Pagalungan, Maguindanao recently. “The Eastern Mindanao Front (EMF) – BIAF is fully backing up the policy and whatever decision the MILF Central … Continue reading BIAF front commander reiterates full support to peace process

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