August 23, 2019


People, Planet, Profit and Purpose BARMM’s Dev’t Bottom Lines

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News NEEDLESS to say, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) highly welcomes investors and partners. With just one catch: four bottom lines. The words of BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balaway “Al-Hajj Murad” Ebrahim reverberated at the Maynila Room of the […]

NEDA Reaffirms Php70-B, Php50-B BARMM Funds with Challenges Ahead

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News TO say that Php70 billion and Php50 billion are a lot of money is an understatement. Understatement or not, those are the biggest amount of allocations the newly-minted Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) stands to receive in the years ahead. […]

PEZA at BFBCI Bangsamoro Summit: Php3.75-T Investments, US$760.5-B Exports

Now happening… By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is on a roll under the intensely forward-looking leadership of Director General Dr. Charito B. Plaza. She was at the 1st Bangsamoro Global Economic Summit which the Bangsamoro Federal Business Council, Inc. (BFBCI) organized […]

President Invited to Bangsamoro Global Economic Summit 2019 at Manila Hotel

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News MANILA HOTEL, Manila (SDN) — WAR-TORN and still struggling Marawi City is expected to take center stage on Monday, August 19, at the Bangsamoro Global Economic Summit 2019. The Bangsamoro Federal Business Council, Inc. (BFBCI) headed by Datu […]

Mindanao Religious Leaders Back 2019 ‘Document on Human Fraternity’

ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY, Davao City – “In the name of innocent human life that God has forbidden to kill, affirming that whoever kills a person is like one who kills humanity, and that whoever saves a person is like the one who saves humanity.” This is among the many powerful passages contained in the […]

BARMM Minister Hermoso Ends Leadership Squabbles Hounding MARINA Tawi-Tawi

Higlights: — Lessons learned: Better straighten your acts together, or you’ll deserve a strong leader. — It takes a former military general to straighten and end squabbles in MARINA Tawi-Tawi, BARMM. — Leadership confusion for three years in the then Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) needed BARMM top minister to straighten up. By ANDY […]

Previously ‘Unthinkable,’ MILF Members Now Live and Train Under Military Officers

By ANDY OROBIA ​CAMP LUCERO, Carmen, North Cotabato — From enemy of the State to defenders of land. This is the journey, which was decades-long and borne of a tortuous path, of members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which struggled and fought for Mindanao’s independence in a bloody and internecine war starting in […]

Decommissioning Process Brings Gov’t Panel to 6 MILF Camps in BARMM

 ​Highlights:   — Gov’t Implementing Panel visits six MILF identified camps, such as Camp Bushra, Camp Bilal, Camp Abubakar as-Siddique (Headquarters), Camp Rajamuda, Camp Omar, and Camp Bad’r.   — Decommissioning of MILF combatants and weapons, major component of 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).   — First batch of 75 MILF fighters start […]

Gov’t Panel Pays Historic Visit to Ex-Enemy MILF’s Camp Rajamuda

Media Release:​ CAMP RAJAMUDA, Pikit, North Cotabato (July 25, 2019) – Government of the Philippines (GPH) Implementing Panel members arrived at this Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camp Tuesday, 19 years after the Estrada Administration’s all-out-war against the MILF. it marks the first time the GPH panel has set foot on the camp, which was […]

PNRI Says Carrageenan PGP Now Available in Market

Media Release: Carrageenan PGP increases the yield and improves the quality of crops. 30% More Rice! Carrageenan PGP Now Available in the Market FILIPINO farmers can now look forward to a greater harvest, as the radiation-processed Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) formulated by the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) is […]