MNLF Misuari faction to be engaged by govt separately

A Moro islamic Liberation Front fighter is seen at a checkpoint in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Philippines. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Mindanao Post)

MANILA, Nov. 10 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus G. Dureza pointed out that the concerns of the group of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari and his followers will have to be handled separate from that of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) […]

Obama Faults F.B.I. on Emails, Citing ‘Incomplete Information’ – New York Times

President Obama greeted supporters after speaking on behalf of Hillary Clinton to a crowd of about 16,000 people in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Wednesday. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — President Obama threw the power of the White House behind Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. He faulted how the F.B.I.director, James B. Comey, handled new emails related to the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s private server, and then shouted out to college students here in a pivotal battleground state that it was crucial that they vote […]

U.S. Embassy in New Delhi Warns of Possible Islamic State Attacks in India


The U.S. embassy in New Delhi has warned American citizens of possible Islamic State related terrorist attacks in India. “Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India,” said the embassy in a travel advisory posted on its website Tuesday. It said there was an increased threat in places such as religious sites, markets […]

‘D​on’t get distracted, don’t get diverted’: Hillary Clinton pulls out all the stops in Florida


Hillary Clinton is throwing everything she has got at Florida to try to change the national conversation. It was gone 10.30pm when she finally finished the third rally of a gruelling flying visit on Tuesday, the fifth day spent here in the last week alone. The skies over the sunshine state are filling with campaign charter […]

U.S. Supports Delivery of Critical Relief Supplies to Communities Affected by Typhoon Lawin

Supertypphoon Haima victims in Tuguegarao. ACF Philippines Photo

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 2 — The United States government is supporting the delivery of relief supplies to Typhoon Lawin-affected communities in northern Luzon through an ongoing three-year, $2-million partnership between the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Government of the Philippines, and the United Nations World Food […]

Rebel attacks in Aleppo kill 84 civilians – Xinhua


DAMASCUS, Nov. 1 — At least 84 civilians have been killed and 280 others wounded since the rebels unleashed a major offensive in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian army said in a statement Monday. The high number of causalities came as the rebels fired over a hundred mortar shells, 50 Grad missiles, and […]

DSWD on alert during ‘Undas’


MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 1 — The Field Offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are on alert during the observance of ‘Undas’ or All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, respectively, to assist families or individuals who may need assistance as they travel to their provinces to […]

DSWD holds dialogue with delegates of 3,500-strong Lakabayan 2016; Sec. Taguiwalo aims to get feedback from IPs regarding government services and projects


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, OCT. 19 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reaffirmed her support to the country’s national minority groups and defenders of Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) rights as they secure the collective rights of Lumad, Moros, and other indigenous peoples. “For hundreds of years, our indigenous peoples struggled to safeguard […]

Sec. Taguiwalo recommends livelihood program of DSWD for consideration of poor Filipinos


MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 14 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo today said that so long as there are surveys that reveal findings that the poverty or hunger incidence in the country remains high, the national government and all its agencies should take survey results to heart and push to […]

Duterte-MILF camp to meet in KL to discuss implementation of CAB 

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 26, 2016. 
Explosive incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt "sons of whores" who are to be blamed for the nation's fast-growing population. / AFP / MANMAN DEJETO        (Photo credit should read MANMAN DEJETO/AFP/Getty Images)

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines, July 24 – Government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) representatives are set to meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia anytime to discuss the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that represents the final peace agreement between the state and the rebel group. Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF’s first vice chair for political affairs, […]

Mindanao governor denies drug lord accusation


COTABATO CITY, Philippines, July 19 – Maguindanao Governor Ismael Mangudadatu vehemently denied Monday accusations himself and two siblings are engaged in illegal drug trade. Mangudadatu made the pronouncement after a Facebook posts by a certain Bai Utto, apparently a pseudo-name, tagged him and two of his siblings, Khadafe and Ibrahim, as drug lords operating in […]

Abu Sayyaf frees former Italian missionary captive

Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Sulu.

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, April 9 – Extremist group Abu Sayyaf released on Friday their former Italian mission captive in the southern Philippine province of Sulu. According to Mindanao Examiner, the victim, 57-year-old Rolando del Torchio, was picked up by government troops from a passenger boat and brought him to a military camp in Jolo town around […]

Largest mass screening for TB held in New Bilibid Prison – ICRC

An inmate undergoes chest X-Ray examination as part of the TB mass screening process. The mobile X-Ray was donated by the ICRC. NBP photo/ ICRC

Manila, March 29 — The largest mass screening for tuberculosis (TB) in the country is being held for about 5,700 inmates in New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Muntinlupa City, as part of efforts to end TB in Philippine jails and prisons. The mass screening in the maximum security compound, which began on March 14 and will […]

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