COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Security officials are convinced the conduct of the May 2013 midterm polls in Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be peaceful and orderly due to the compliance of local communities with the gun ban.
COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The military is bracing for New People’s Army (NPA) attacks as soldiers have blocked most entry and exit routes to farming communities in North Cotabato where rebels collect “protection money” and forage for food.
COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The House Committee on Appropriation on Tuesday approved a proposal by Maguindanao First District Rep. Sandra Sema to establish another Regional Trial Court in Cotabato City.
COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Efforts to restore normalcy in conflict-devastated areas in Maguindanao got another push with the visit to the province of an envoy from New Zealand and representatives from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to distribute farm inputs and tools.
COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao's (ARMM) problem in illegal drugs is worse than terrorism, regional officials said.