Piñol greets Muslims on Eid al-Adha feast

By Ali G. MacabalangChief of Correspondents DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), through its incumbent chairman, greets the Muslim world on the celebration this Friday of Eid al-Adha, wishing celebrants the best amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. “The Mindanao Development Authority joins the Muslim world in the celebration of Eid’l Adha,” MinDA Chair… Read More Piñol greets Muslims on Eid al-Adha feast

School of Living Tradition for Mat Weaving Proposed in Tandubas

By Filemon G. Romero, Ph.D. UNGUS MATATA, Tandubas: The Sama women of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu have always been recognized as excellent mat weavers as part of their cultural heritage.  The art of mat weaving within the Sama Community has always been restricted to women.  This includes the harvesting of the pandan leaves, shedding them into thin strips, boiling, including the pressing with a rounded log… Read More School of Living Tradition for Mat Weaving Proposed in Tandubas

Malaysia ex-PM Najib found guilty of seven charges in first 1MDB trial

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was on Tuesday found guilty of all seven charges in the first of five trials he faces over a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a state fund he founded. A Malaysian judge said Najib’s defense team had failed to raise reasonable doubt on a… Read More Malaysia ex-PM Najib found guilty of seven charges in first 1MDB trial