Isko opens Manila to Mindanao products, cites concern for Bangsamoro

By ALI G. MACABALANG DAVAO CITY Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has opened his city to the entry, display and sale of products from Mindanao, especially the Bangsamoro region, as he engaged the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) in the conduct of the “MinDA Tienda” in his turf scheduled this month, according to Sec. Manny… Read More Isko opens Manila to Mindanao products, cites concern for Bangsamoro

60-Year-old Sabah dispute reignites tensions between Kuala Lumpur and Manila

TOKYO The 60-year-old dispute over the sovereignty of Sabah, Malaysia’s second largest state, has recently reignited, creating tensions between Kuala Lumpur and Manila and adding a further complication to the many sovereignty issues in the South China Sea. It began as a diplomatic spat on Twitter. “Sabah is not in Malaysia,” Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro… Read More 60-Year-old Sabah dispute reignites tensions between Kuala Lumpur and Manila

Town councilor killed in Maguindanao ambush

By John Unson GUINDULUNGAN, Maguindanao Gunmen killed an incumbent municipal councilor in Guindulungan town in a daring ambush on Monday morning. Morsid Lauban, member of the Sangguniang Bayan in Guindulungan, Maguindanao, died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds. He was driving his black Toyota pick-truck  when gunmen, positioned along a stretch of a highway… Read More Town councilor killed in Maguindanao ambush

BIFF bomb-making factory discovered in Maguindanao

By Noel Punzalan CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao Government troops discovered on Friday a bomb-making factory of the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the Maguindanao town of Ampatuan, an Army official said. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said soldiers belonging to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Battalion discovered the bomb-making factory… Read More BIFF bomb-making factory discovered in Maguindanao