PEACE TALKS: GOVT BARRACKS FOR MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) FIGHTERS’ FIREARMS READY FOR USE

First of 11 for decommissioned weapons  CAMP ABUBAKAR, Barira, Maguindanao — The first of eleven Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) barracks to be built in seven provinces across Mindanao was officially turned over to the Joint Peace and Security Committee … Continue reading PEACE TALKS: GOVT BARRACKS FOR MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) FIGHTERS’ FIREARMS READY FOR USE

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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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