NorthMin leaders add to calls for hastening BBL passage

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) ­– Leaders of Northern Mindanao have collectively expressed “all-out support” for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), asking Congress “to pass the measure… »

Hasten action on BBL, Hataman asks Senate

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman has asked the Senate to follow the example of the House of… »

Groups launch facility to lessen conflict between IPs, business

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – The Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) is setting up a facility that will guide businesses in going through the local landscape in… »

MILF’s Iqbal a registered voter since 2013

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) —“I am a registered voter.” This is the disclosure of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal during a press briefing here Thursday.… »

‘Bangsamoro sets the stage for federalism’ — former Iligan mayor  

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/30 Nov) — A former mayor here has urged members of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law to consider the proposed measure… »

Rep. Biazon asks Iliganons to “listen to your hearts”, seek compromise on BBL

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/29 November) — Warning that the rejection of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would mean “more killings and destruction,” a lawmaker appealed to some 500 people who attended… »

SC Chief backs efforts vs. impunity

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – In a rare act as jurist, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has thrown full support behind mounting local and international efforts… »

Indons choose parliament reps; youth vote key for winning seats

JAKARTA (MindaNews/08 April) — Indonesians troop to the polls on Wednesday (April 9) to elect members of the national and local parliaments, an exercise that is widely expected to shape… »

MisOcc pols welcome hotspot declaration

ILIGAN CITY(MindaNews/ 1 December)—Politicians vying for one of the congressional seats in Misamis Occidental welcomed the recommendation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to declare the province as an election… »

Groups bid to exorcise ‘ghosts’ in mining communities in Zambo Peninsula

PAGADIAN CITY (MindaNews/05 November) — Some 80 civil society leaders in Western Mindanao and the Lanao provinces gathered here today in a bid to “exorcise the ever-present ghosts of the… »

Historic Day

MILF Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (right) chat with Chief Negotiator Mohagher Iqbal at the holding room of Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City before they left for Malacanang to sign… »

Pensive MILF leaders enter Malacañang in historic peacemaking trip

MALACAÑAN PALACE (MindaNews/16 October) – For the first time in their lives, top leaders and ground commanders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) set foot in Malacañang Palace on… »

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