By: danilo e. Doguiles
Koronadal city, south cotabato, apr 15 (pia) -- despite absence of eminent threats, officials in south cotabato have beefed up security in the area for the holy week celebration. “all police officers under the south cotabato police provincial have prepared for the security operations for the holy week,” said oic police provincial director pssupt. Jose arnaldo briones jr. Briones said he met with all the chiefs of police and the commander of the provincial public safety command (ppsc) on friday for a final coordinative meeting-conference where they discussed the security preparations for the holy week and the much longer oplan sumvac (summer vacation).
COTABATO CITY, April 16 (PNA) -- The Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RRUC-ARMM) has settled amicable 228 family feud and clan wars in the past 12 months, officials said Wednesday. Norodin Manalao, RRUC-ARMM executive director, said about 125 or more than half of the settled family feud were from Maguindanao, some had been "active clan wars" in the past 20 years.
Lanao del Sur had 69 family misunderstanding settled amicably through Islamic diplomacy, Manalao said. Family feud, locally known as "rido," had been seen as an obstacle in the development of a particular community in the region. It is also known as the ancient time "a tooth for a tooth." "This is one of the reasons why economic development of a particular area in ARMM has been snail-paced," Manalao said.
COTABATO CITY, April 14 (PNA) -- Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has dispatched a 10-man relief mission team for 264 families displaced by recent skirmishes between government forces and Abu Sayyaf militants in Tipo-tipo, Basilan.
The relief workers, operating under the ARMM-Humanitarian Emergency and Action Response Team (HEART), are expected to hand out food aid on Tuesday.“We’re sending off 400 food packs to the displaced families as validated by our volunteers from the area,” Ramil Masukat, regional disaster risk reduction management office chief, said.
BY: DANILO E. DOGUILES
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Apr 14 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in SOCCKSARGEN Region (DENR 12) has recently kicked off a series of public hearings to consult stakeholders on the proposed establishment of Ligawasan Marsh Protected Area. DENR 12 said in a statement that the proposal for the establishment and proclamation of the said marsh as a protected area is in consonance with Republic Act No. 7586, otherwise known as the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act of 1992.
BY: CATHERINE T. APELACIO
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 11 (PIA)---- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) 12 commended the City DRRM Office (CDRRMO) on the success of the recent 2014 1st Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) here. “Congratulations LGU GenSan especially the CDRRMO for the successful conduct of the drill being the pilot site in the region for this year’s 1st quarter NSED,” acting RDRRMC-12 chairman Jerome Barranco said during the 10th Regular Meeting of the RDRRMC-12 Thursday, April 3.