MANILA (Press Office/Embassy of Japan/20 February) --Minister Hidenobu Sobashima, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan will lead the ceremony to inaugurate the “Project for Center for Excellence in Humanitarian Service” in Cotabato City on February 21, 2009. For this project, the grant of US$81,628 or equivalent to 3.6 Million Pesos was provided from the Government of Japan for the construction of a two-storey training center that has facilities for trainings, meetings, and research in humanitarian assistance.
MANILA (26 January/AIJC) -- What does ancestral domain mean? Who is the first and only Muslim National Artist? Is “Moro” different from “Muslim”? What are some lessons learned from the Mindanao peace process?
These and other questions and issues are answered in the Website on Muslim Mindanao at www.muslimmindanao.ph, which has been launched recently.
MANILA (PCID/25 January) -- Against the backdrop of persistent poverty and uncertain peace in Mindanao, Muslim religious leaders and scholars are set to begin a three-day National Summit of the Ulama in the Philippines Monday night at the Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City. The summit is expected launch the historic national federation of Ulama organizations in the Philippines.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered the temporary reduction of business name registration (BNR) fee by 50 percent effective January 12 of this year.
The temporary cutback will be implemented for six months.
DAVAO CITY (Davao Writers Guild/07 January) -- The Davao Writers Guild and the Humanities Division of the Ateneo de Davao University, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, will hold a Writers Workshop on May 4-8, 2009 in Davao City.
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Malacanang took exceptions to press allegations blaming the government for the slow pace in the peace negotiatons resulting to the withdrawal of the Malaysians from the ceasefire monitoring team.
“With the current rice crisis, how many Filipinos are slowly dying of starvation right now?” laments Melba D. Gambong, GABRIELA Spokesperson.
This was the main message for both the MNLF and the MILF from around 200 Moro youth leaders gathered in this island to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Jabidah massacre on Tuesday, March 18.
ILIGAN CITY (Iligan Naitonal Writerws Workshop) --The Iligan National Writers Workshop is accepting manuscripts on its 15th year this year.
Fifteen (15) slots, five each from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are available for writing fellowships to the INWW.
Lito Vasquez, chairperson of the Freedom from Debt Coalition, the leading organizer of a series of activities here to welcome the Peace Caravan from Mindanao to Luzon, said that the forum organized here "has helped a lot in raising the awareness of Cebuanos, especially on the need to resolve the long-drawn conflict in Mindanao.
advisers and officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) Sultan Kudarat division have been sent to Koronadal City to participate in the 2008 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC), DepEd-Sultan Kudarat division Education Supervisor I in Filipino Alicia Estrella said.
DAVAO CITY (InPeace Mindanao/15 Feb) -- Protest rallies and caravans in key cities and towns in Mindanao will greet the opening of Balikatan slated on February 18.