“New BIR commissioner will solve this problem,“ says Jaraula

Cagayan de Oro City mayor Constantino Jaraula is optimistic that the problem between BIR District Office 16 regional director and the members of the Coalition of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) will finally come to an end when the new commissioner assumes office on November 1, 2008. He told …

Armed conflicts and poverty: How war has taken its toll on Mindanao

Decades of armed conflict has taken its toll on Mindanao. GMA News Research’s geographic information system (GIS) overlay shows that all but one of the provinces identified as conflict areas have remained mired in poverty, with poverty incidence worse than the national average. This year, the Department of Social Welfare …

Taking military action to stop MILF atrocities

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zae7jy1CPDY MANILA, Philippines – Suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels attacked two towns in Lanao del Norte province early Monday, prompting police in nearby Iligan City to go on heightened alert.

2 Lanao Norte towns under attack by suspected MILF

MANILA, Philippines – Suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels attacked two towns in Lanao del Norte province early Monday, prompting police in nearby Iligan City to go on heightened alert. Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz appealed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) hierarchy to send troops to …