Maguindanao IDPs back to their homes

Cotabato City (June 23, 2015) – After almost four months of staying in different evacuation centers, more than 120,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maguindanao have successfully returned to their respective communities, bringing the number of displaced residents in the province to zero. During the commemoration of the World Refugee Day on June 19 in…

Employees of ARMM-locally funded agencies now receive salaries through ATMs

Cotabato City (23 June 2015) – The Regional Budget and Management Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBMO-ARMM) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) inked on Tuesday a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) implementing the release of the salaries of employees of eight locally funded agencies through automatic teller machine (ATM) accounts.Mailyn Macusang, RBMO-ARMM…

Peace dawns for MILF fighters

When a number of fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front gave up their arms in Maguindanao recently, one of those who witnessed it, Zubayra Macatanong, was doubly happy.Macatanong is a wife of one of those who joined the ceremonial turnover of arms to the government through the Independent Decommissioning Body – in a process…