ARMM to localize anti-terrorism summit at municipal level

Cotabato City (May 17, 2017) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Interior (DILG-ARMM) Secretary Noor Hafizullah ‘Kirby’ Abdullah has urged local government units (LGUs) to protect the Islamic scholars, or the ulama, and the region’s constituents against threats from radical terrorist groups. Secretary Abdullah said that the 116 municipalities and two cities in the…

Universal Robina Corp. buys 10 tons of Robusta coffee from Sulu agrarian reform cooperative

Cotabato City (May 15, 2017) – A Sulu-based agrarian reform cooperative has received a purchase order from Universal Robina Corp. for 10,000 kilograms, or 10 metric tons, of Robusta coffee bean ‘red pick’. This information was relayed to the Department of Agrarian Reform – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAR-ARMM) by Kumalah ‘Coffee Princess’ Elardo,…

ARMM economic growth rebounds in 2016

Cotabato City (May 5, 2017) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) economy rebounded in 2016 after a slower growth was recorded in the previous year. The region’s gross domestic product (GRDP) last year posted positive 0.3% from negative 0.4% in 2015. These figures were released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), which conducted…