October 14, 2019

Category: CURRENT AFFAIRS

BARMM Targets 1 Professional in Every Family

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — ONE professional in every family. At least one. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is targeting that goal, apparently, to lift the education index substantially of the newly-minted BARMM. BARMM Education Minister Minister Mohagher Iqbal enunciated […]

Saudi and Allies Step Up Pressure Over Aramco Bombings

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — SAUDI ARABIA and its allies are stepping up pressure on the international community for response on the twin bombings of the Arab kingdom’s Saudi Aramco oil facilities. It can be recalled that Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq plant and its Khurais […]

UAE Envoy 1st Diplomat to Visit Marawi after Siege

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — UNITED Arab Emirates Ambassador Hamad Saeed Al-Zaabi has earned the distinction of being the first foreign diplomat to visit Marawi City after the siege in May 2017. Al-Zaabi is the top envoy to the Philippines of His Highness Sheikh […]

UAE Strengthens Year of Tolerance 2019 through Various Initiatives

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — PEOPLES of the world — all seven billion-plus of them — should coexist in peace and respect regardless of color, culture, religion, and race. Obviously, this call is a core principle behind the United Arab Emirates (UAE) declaration making […]

China Marks 70th Anniversary in Manila as World’s 2nd Largest Economy

Highlights: — In 2019, as China celebrates its 70th National Day, the world wakes up to see the Chinese nation transforming itself as the world’s — — Second largest economy; — Largest manufacturing country; — largest trader of goods with aggregate economic output surpassing RMB 90 trillion (about US$13.6 trillion); — Its per capita climbing […]

Qatar Emir Contributes $100-M Fund to Address Climate Change

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs THE Arab State of Qatar has contributed US$100 million to address the impact of climate change. His Highness Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani announced his country’s contribution at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York, United […]

Ambassador Al-Malki Leads Qatar Visa Center Inauguration

Highlights: Today, September 25, 2019, the Philippines becomes one of the first sites for a Qatar Visa Center, an important gateway for Filipino workers and tourists traveling to the Arab State of Qatar. Officials from the Qatar government, aside from those at its embassy in the Philippines, flew in for the inauguration of the center […]

Decommissioning: Silencing the Guns of MILF Combatants

Decommissioning process to silence the guns of and return of MILF combatants to civilian life starts SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao — After almost five decades of fighting, a new band of brothers was formed through the Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST). Members of the the JPST are now considered as the security team with the […]

Unending Conflict in Maguindanao Civilians’ Big Burden

Media Release: MANILA (ICRC) – Thousands of families in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines have been facing repeated and prolonged displacement for six months now due to the clashes between government forces and armed groups. They are in need of support, as the return home to their villages remains uncertain. “It’s the second time that […]

Ayala Foundation Honors Ordinary Heroes; NHCP Seeks Higher Penalties

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science and Digital News DIVISORIA, Manila (SDN) — Filipinos have models to look up to, the likes of National Hero Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, Gregorio del Pilar, among others. Among Moros or Muslims in the Philippines, there is Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat. […]