No military offensive to free Sinnott

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City – The government will not resort to an all-out military offensive against rogue elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who have kidnapped Fr. Michael Sinnott since there are still available diplomatic options to take, Defense Secretary Gilberto C. Teodoro said here yesterday. According …

Peace in Mindanao

THE time for finger-pointing on the ongoing conflict in Mindanao should end now and what is needed to attain lasting peace is an institution that has the political will to appeal to both parties to sit down and discuss solutions, according to a party-list representative. This is the gist of …

RP needs P2.9B to tighten borders

The Philippines is seeking more than P2.9 billion from Congress to acquire helicopters and more boats to prevent Islamic militants slipping into the country from Indonesia, a senior defense official said yesterday. Australia and the United States have been helping set up a maritime surveillance system in the southern Philippines …

Mindanao Railways Cagayan-Iligan Corridor Line Stations Identified

The proposed Cagayan-Iligan Corridor Line of the Mindanao Railways project will have main terminals at Linamon and Jasaan. According to the proposal, Express Stations will be put up at Iligan Port, Laguindingan Airport, and Agora Terminal in Cagayan de Oro City. Intermediate stations will be constructed in each municipality along …

Arabic included in nine Kidapawan elementary schools

Cotabato Province — Arabic teaching language and Islamic value education in public school have intensified in Kidapawan City. Arabic language and other aspects is not only taught in the Madrasah, but today it us included in the school curriculum in public schools in kidapawan City. As reported and reaching Gold …

$800 Million Mindanao Railways to start before 2010

A local daily has quoted Rep. Rufus Rodriguez saying that the Mindanao Railways project would commence before the year-end. This after the Project Management Office was recently established in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City to oversee the preparation and implementation of the project. The project which is estimated to cost …