Muslim Community sa Gensan, Umaasa na Magiging Epektibo ang Bangsamoro Autonomous Entity

admin   •   October 10, 2012   •   7539

Isang muslim community sa General Santos City. Ang Bangsamoro ay mula sa salitang Malay na “Bangsa” na ang ibig sabihin ay “nasyon o mga tao” at salitang espanyol na “moro o moor” na ang ibig sabihin ay Muslim. (PHOTOVILLE International / Ritchie Tongo)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato – Umaasa ang mga Muslim community sa General Santos City na magiging maganda ang resulta ng Bangsamoro framework agreement sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

Naniniwala rin ang ilang Muslim leader sa katuparan ng naturang kasunduan.

Naniniwala ang mga ito na kapag naging epektibo ang Bangsamoro political entity, matutuldukan na ang mahigit sa apat na dekadang rebelyon sa rehiyon.

“Yung peace talks nasanay na kami diyan mula noon pang 1977 hanggang ngayon peace talks ulit, yung ARMM lang ang nakuha. Di pa complete autonomous government hinahawakan pa ng gobyerno, kung anong gusto mangyari ng gobyerno, yan lang ang nagyayari,” pahayag ng dating Commander ng Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) na si Tara Ariliba Anal.

Kaakibat ng self-government na inaasahan sa Bangsamoro, inaasahan rin ang paglago ng ekonomiya lalo na sa mga depressed area sa pamamagitan ng assistance mula sa pamahalaan.

“Kasi may peace na, puwede na ang development. Ang nakakasira minsan sa development walang peace. Kailangan din ang gobyerno na bigyan nila ng magandang development ang Mindanao, mas lalo na sa nasasakop ng Bangsamoro people,” pahayag ni Maranao Vendor’s Association President Jamal Dumado.

Ang Bangsamoro ay mula sa salitang Malay na “Bangsa” na ang ibig sabihin ay “nasyon o mga tao” at salitang espanyol na “moro o moor” na ang ibig sabihin ay Muslim. (Ritchie Tongo /Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Ang ilan sa mga kababayan nating muslim sa General Santos City na umaasa na ng pag-unlad at pangmatagalang kapayapaan matapos ang Bangsamoro Framework Agreement sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at ng MILF.(PHOTOVILLE International / Ritchie Tongo)

Eleazar orders deeper probe into killing of lawyer in South Cotabato

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Thursday ordered a deeper investigation into the killing of a lawyer in South Cotabato.

In a statement, Eleazar wants police investigators to determine the motive and identify in the soonest possible time the perpetrators of the crime.

A report from the South Cotabato Provincial Police Office stated that Atty. Juan Gammad Macababbad, 68, was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen in front of his house in Surallah on Wednesday afternoon.

He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

“The Philippine National Police joins the legal community and the Filipino people in condemning the killing of a lawyer in South Cotabato,” Eleazar said.

“Kasabay ng pagkondena dito ay ang aking kautusan sa RD, PRO12 na tutukan ang kasong ito upang mapanagot ang mga taong nasa likod nito at maibigay ang nararapat na hustisya kay Atty. Macababbad at sa kanyang pamilya,” he added.

Eleazar said he also ordered the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management to check on the status of other cases of lawyer killings in the last five years and to expedite the investigation of those that are still unresolved.


IATF places Davao City under MECQ, Gen. Santos City under GCQ

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s task force on COVID-19 response has placed Davao City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from June 5 to 20 due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the area.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement a day after the Davao City government requested for the MECQ implementation in the city to address the surge of infections.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio earlier asked the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to implement a stricter quarantine classification to “allow a circuit breaker in the surge of patients inside hospitals.”

Duterte-Carpio said beds at the Southern Philippines Medical Center are now at a critical utilization rate while its Intensive Care Units are already full. Two private hospitals in the city have also reached full capacity.

Roque also announced that the IATF has likewise placed the General Santos City under general community quarantine (GCQ) from June 5 to 20.

Under MECQ, only essential trips are allowed and non-essential businesses and services will be temporarily shutdown.

GCQ, on the other hand, allows travel for leisure subject to compliance with local government guidelines.

Suspected MILF lost command member nabbed in Zamboanga del Norte – PNP

Robie de Guzman   •   April 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A suspected member of the notorious lost command of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was arrested in Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday.

In a statement, PNP chief General Debold Sinas identified the suspect as 37-year old Kayser Martinez alias Alihamra Martinez, who was said to be a former member of the MILF lost command group operating in Siocon and Sirawai towns in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Martinez was arrested on Wednesday during an operation jointly conducted by elements of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9 and Siocon Municipal Police Station by virtue of warrant of arrest under criminal case number 232 for the crime of multiple murder issued by the RTC 9, Branch 6, of Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte.

Citing court records, Sinas said Martinez was involved in the massacre of four civilians last August 3, 1999, in Sitio Guisakan, Barangay D. Reconalla, Siocon, Zamboanga Del Norte with his former MILF Lost Command Leaders Hairulla Hassan alias Hayron Hassan and Eddie Namenso alias Commander Liwayway.

They were also among the perpetrators of the daring attack on Siocon municipality last May 4, 2003, that resulted in casualties and damages in the municipality.

Currently, Martinez is a member of Hassan Group criminal gang allegedly led by Anderson Hassan alias Commander Sabaya, cousin of former notorious leader Hairulla Hassan who are at the same time eminently monitored tying up with the Local Terrorist Groups (LTGs) based in Panabutan, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte.

“Manhunt operations against the leader and other members of the criminal gang are underway to prevent them from further victimizing innocent people,” Sinas said.

Martinez is presently detained for further interrogation.

Appropriate charges will be filed against him in court, the PNP said.


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