The Calamitous Impact of Natural Disasters In The Philippines: Why???

By Yusuf Ashraf “Joey”Pamaran Tugung The recent super typhoons Rolly and Ulysses and typhoons Quinta and Siony that consecutively battered the different parts of our archipelagic country and the destruction that they have wrought along its path due to heavy rains, strong winds and severe flooding are not something new. In fact, these were expected… Read More The Calamitous Impact of Natural Disasters In The Philippines: Why???

SULTANATE OF SULU: Titles and Styles

By ABRAHAM I. DALAGANMember, Ruma BicharaSultanate of Sulu and North Borneo First of 3 Parts 1.    ṢULṬAN (from the Turkic-Arabic “Ṣulṭān”) – King, emperor, the monarch; He is the spiritual leader, the ceremonial head of state and the governing sovereign ruler of the Realm; 2.    AMPUN – One’s formal address when in direct conversation to… Read More SULTANATE OF SULU: Titles and Styles

Alpha Sigma Phi serves the Zamboanga City Community

Batanes to Tawi-Tawi With Julmunir I. Jannaral The Batanes To Tawi-Tawi Column would like to congratulate the Alpha Sigma Phi-1845 fraternity for serving the community as a fraternal organization by helping the 54th Army Engineering Brigade and the GMA7 Kapuso Foundation put up a 2-classroom multi-purpose building in Barangay Cabatangan, Zamboanga City. First and foremost… Read More Alpha Sigma Phi serves the Zamboanga City Community

3 years is not enough

Punchline Ali G. Macabalang The 80-member interim governing body called Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) of the fledgling Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) cannot by all means, without Divine intervention, fully flesh out the two-track intents of the 2014 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) final peace accord with the government. I am certain of… Read More 3 years is not enough

BTA backs BARMM transition extension to fully flesh out peace deals

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has formalized the subtle campaign for a three-year extension in the tenure of its appointed members, with its passage on Nov. 17 of Resolution No. 332 for the purpose. The resolution rallied officially an earlier public statement of Bangsamoro interim Chief Minister Ahod “Hadji… Read More BTA backs BARMM transition extension to fully flesh out peace deals