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Duterte Doubles Down on Abusive ‘Drug War’ PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE vowed that his “war on drugs” will continue “unremitting as it will be unrelenting” into his second year in office. Duterte issued a stark warning to suspected drug dealers, whom he characterized as “beasts and vultures,” that they had a choice of “jail or hell” if they persisted in

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allegedly illegal activities. In his second State of the Nation Address, Duterte accused activists who have documented serious human rights violations linked to his drug war of “trivializing” the campaign by demanding respect for legal process. The President also declared he would require

presidential approval for any investigations by the Commission on Human Rights of alleged security forces abuse and the Office of the Ombudsman. He also pledged to push for the reinstatement of the death penalty, justifying it as “not only about deterrence, but also retribution.” Continue on page 3

Rep. Djalia Hataman explains ‘NO’ vote on Martial Law extension “MARTIAL LAW is not just feared by the Moro people, it is abhorred,” Anak Mindanao (AMIN) party list Rep. Sittie Djalia TurabinHataman said in her latest Facebook post on July 23. The lady lawmaker, wife of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman, raised her negative vote during the joint

Congressional meeting held on July 22 to decide on the five-month martial law extension sought by President Duterte. Rep. Hataman’s announced negative vote made her the lone elected Muslim official to have openly rejected the military rule and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus imposed by the President.

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She said that while others looked at Martial Law as “curtailment of freedom, for us it was the curtailment of lives.” “When scores of individuals went missing in other parts of the country, Moro people were wiped out by the thousands, as communities,” Rep. Hataman said. Continue on page 5

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Islamic State releases video of militants attacking soldiers ISIS Commander Omar Maute Alive!

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Local ISIS militants, led by Omar Maute, attack army soldiers in the besieged city of Marawi in this screen shot from a video released recently by the Islamic State through its Amaq News. (Mindanao Examiner Photos)



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ISIS releases video of militants attacking soldiers

Local ISIS militants, led by Omar Maute, attack army soldiers in the besieged city of Marawi in this screen shot from a video released recently by the Islamic State through its Amaq News. (Mindanao Examiner Photos)


A convenience store that doubles as a house and a thrift shop were erected illegally at the Jumbo Bridge in the village of Tetuan in Zamboanga City. They have become an eyesore and hazards to motorists and pedestrians alike. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

ARA WI CIT Y – A video clip rreleased eleased rrecently ecently ARAWI CITY by ISIS sho wed one of its local leaders and show militants fighting secur ity for ces in the besecurity forces sieged city of M ar awi in souther n Mar arawi southern Philippines hilippines.. The two-minute clip, could be seen firing at solreleased by the ISIS-run diers, but it was unclear Amaq News, showed a small whether there had been cagroup of militants led by sualties in the fighting. It was unknown Omar Maute, firing at soldiers from a house they whether military officials occupied in a village at the had seen the video which was released by ISIS website heart of the city. Maute and his elder on July 20. But 9 army solbrother Abdullah were pre- diers were killed and over viously reported by the two dozen others injured in military to have died – along fierce clashes with local ISIS with nearly 400 militants – in militants in Marawi over the clashes with army soldiers, weekend. Officials said the although security officials fighting left 26 soldiers provided no proof of this, wounded. “Just yesterday, 9 except for intelligence infor- soldiers got killed and 26 mation allegedly provided others were wounded during an intense whole day of by civilians. In the video, militants – fighting in downtown armed with automatic Marawi,” said Army Captain weapons and sniper rifles, Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokes-

woman for the Western Mindanao Command. Petinglay gave no other details, but at least 100 soldiers have so far died in the battle since May 23 when local militants occupied Marawi, the capital of Lanao del Sur in the Muslim autonomous region. The extremists, whose members are mostly from various jihadist groups, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and vowed to put up a caliphate in the troubled region. The military insisted that over 400 militants were also killed in the violence, but officials gave little proof to back up the claims, although dozens of civilians were also slain in the battle that displaced some 200,000 people. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Heed our plea, allow us to return home… MARAWI CITY – The Ranaw Ulama-Leaders Conference, in a manifesto – has asked the military to allow displaced residents to return home, particularly in areas that had been cleared by soldiers from extremists, and to re-open roads that civilians can and these wereRorogagus-GuimbaMaliwanag-Ramain in Lanao del Sur and Bito-Capitol Complex-Awar Street-Amai Pakpak Avenue-

Marantao in Marawi City. It also asked the government and military to include the Ranaw Ulama-Leaders Conference as member of the sub-committees in the “Task Force Bangon Marawi” in an effort to participate in the rehabilitation of the city once the war is over. And it recommended the resumption or operation of schools, government agencies and offices, and private establishments as soon

as it is safe to do so. The manifesto, which was forwarded to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during a recent meeting in Iligan City, also requested the immediate burial of the deceased and the prompt investigation of alleged abuses and human rights violations by security forces and ISIS militants. Lorenzana said fighting is still continuing in Marawi and residents cannot return

ASEAN cites 2 Moro youths for arts and culture, innovation COTABATO CITY – Two young Moros, namely Rasul Alih and Amin Hataman, received awards from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year in Jakarta, Indonesia for feats in their respective fields. The awarding ceremonies were held on July 20 at Sultan Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia during the 22nd ASEAN Youth Day Meeting and the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth. Rasul Alih II, an artist and a student, represented Ingat Kapandayan Artists Center that promotes Tausug arts and culture. Based at the Notre Dame of Jolo College, the group seeks to preserve the cultural heritage of Sulu and the Tausug tribe. The group thanked the people behind the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Foundation, the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, and the National Youth Commission (NYC) for the recognition. “You inspired us to do more great things for our nation,” Ingat Kapandayan said

through a Facebook post. Meanwhile, 16 year-old Amin Hataman was responsible for developing biodegradable bags made from coconut by-products. He also received his award during the ASEANYouth Day ceremonies. Hataman is the eldest son of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman and Anak Mindanao partylist Representative Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman. “It’s an honor to receive this award. I am very thankful for the NYC for choosing me as the recipient of the ASEAN Youth Award. I am very grateful for being able to join in the discussions and forums, and having the opportunity to learn more about the relationship between the ASEAN countries, and being able to learn from other delegates of different backgrounds and points of view,” Amin said. James Ceasar Ventura, NYC commissioner, said choosing this year’s individual awardee required looking into other areas that have not been given adequate consideration in the

past but could be major sources of inspiration for many youth leaders. “In the NYC Commissioners Meeting where we selected the ASEAN Youth Awardee, we considered not just someone accomplished but someone who can inspire our youth to focus on areas we have been ignoring before. “Science and technology is an area where we are clearly lagging behind. Amin was the nominee who satisfied that criterion. At a young age, he had reaped recognition because of his promising work in science and research. “Amin inspires not only the Moro youth but every Filipino youth to explore the potentials of our local resources, develop them into useful products for the benefit of the community. He inspires not just enthusiasm in science, and environmentalism, but also social entrepreneurship where the communities are placed at the center of business and innovation,” Commissioner Ventura said. (Bureau of Public Information)

to their homes. “We want you to go back to your homes, but we cannot be sure when, as of the moment fighting is still raging in Marawi. Human lives are precious for us, that is why we want to make sure that by the time you return to your homes, you will already be safe,” he told the members of the Ranaw Ulama-Leaders Conference. He also defended the imposition of martial law, saying with or without it, civilians will be forced to flee their homes and evacuate because of the violence and to preserve their lives. “We do not want this war to prolong and please understand that we did not ask for this either,” Lorenzana said. Lieutenant General Carlito G Galvez, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, also echoed Lorenzana’s statement, saying: “We hope you will understand that we are fighting a different kind of enemy. Your soldiers die every day and are making sacrifices just to liberate Marawi from terror. Your

soldiers are fighting not for Marawi alone, but for the entire country against these animals who wish to disrupt our normal way of life. We need you to understand the situation, we need you to have more patience,” he said. Marawi is now in ruins because of military aerial bombings and barrage of artillery and has been likened to Mosul, a city in northern Iraq devastated by wars. The meeting was also attended by Undersecretary Diosita Andot, of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process; Abdullah Mamao, of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Overseas Filipino Workers; Secretary Abul Khayr Alonto, of the Mindanao Development Authority; Undersecretary Cesar Yano, of the Department of National Defense. And Congressman Mauyag Papandayan, Bangcola Adtha, Sultan sa Rogan, Secretary General of the Royal House; Dr. Ali Laguindab, representing the

professional sector; Secretary Guiling Mamondiong of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority; former Marawi Councilor Anwar Marabu; Alim Sarangani, representing the religious sector; and Dr. Safrullah Dipatuan, of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front; and other non-governmental groups. The military insisted that over 400 militants were also killed in the violence, but officials gave little proof to back up the claims, although dozens of civilians were also slain in the battle that displaced some 200,000 people. But at least 100 soldiers have so far died in the battle since May 23 when local militants occupied Marawi, the capital of Lanao del Sur in the Muslim autonomous region. The extremists, whose members are mostly from various jihadist groups, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and vowed to put up a caliphate in the troubled region. (Mindanao Examiner)

Duterte Doubles Down on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Continued fr om page 1 from Duterte’s drug war, which Human Rights Watch claimed to be a police-led extrajudicial execution campaign, has resulted in the deaths of more than 7,000 people since he took office in June 2016. Duterte has glorified those deaths as proof of the “success” of anti-drug measures that have disproportionately targeted urban slum dwellers. Human Rights Watch has shown government

claims that the deaths of suspected drug users and dealers were lawful are false. It said that interviews with witnesses and victims’ relatives and analysis of police records show a pattern of unlawful police conduct designed to paint a veneer of legality over extrajudicial executions. More positively, Duterte expressed strong support for the enforcement of the country’s Reproductive Health Law and for women to be able to obtain family

planning hormonal implants, the sale and distribution of which are currently under a Supreme Court restraining order. He also urged the full implementation of the Magna Carta of Women, a comprehensive women’s rights law, and made a commitment to increase assistance for overseas migrant workers. With respect to the environment, he promised to strictly check the operations of mining companies. (Carlos Conde)


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No let-up in NPA attacks DAVAO CITY – The New People’s Army said it will not relent in its armed campaign against military and police targets in the country even as President Rodrigo Duterte extended his martial law in the restive region of Mindanao. It said just recently, rebel forces killed 4 soldiers in separate attacks in Mindanao. Rigoberto Sanchez said the latest attacks killed Sergeant Cerilo Galigaw and another unnamed soldier in the village of Caningag in Davao Oriental’s Caraga town. Both soldiers were intelligence operatives who engaged rebels in a firefight to evade capture. Their pistols and cell phones were also seized by rebels, according to Sanchez. “Sergeant Galigaw’s mission order confirmed his assignment under the Philippine Army’s Military Intelligence Battalion as an agent operating in Regions 10, 11, 12 and 13. The other operative did not have any identification with him,” Sanchez said. “Text messages in Sergeant Galigaw’s cell phone revealed he was

on his way to gather tactical information regarding the NPA’s most recent Prisoner of War Alfredo Basabica, Jr., who was arrested in Cateel town last July 11.” He said the soldiers were intercepted in the village where NPA rebels were meeting with civilians who accused the military of recruiting locals to work as spies for the 67th Infantry Battalion. Sanchez said 2 Special Forces soldiers were also killed and 9 others injured in rebel attack in Kitubo village in the town of Kitaotao in Bukidnon province. He branded the soldiers’ unit – 2nd Special Forces Company – as “notorious for terrorizing civilians in Kitaotao, especially the Lumad families in the village of White Culaman who were forced to evacuate in 2015 and were never able to return to their farms and communities.” He also accused the military of violating rights of civilians in the region and criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s prolonged martial law in Mindanao. “The railroaded extension of martial

law in Mindanao will undoubtedly embolden the Armed Forces’ impunity to commit more serious human rights violations against the masses. Already, Duterte is setting the stage for an allout attack against revolutionary forces, which, in Armed Forces’ parlance is every farmer, Lumad and child in the countryside.” “On the other hand, it is sure to also intensify the Filipino people’s sentiment against the Duterte regime, particularly the Moro and Lumad people who are bearing the brunt of the state forces’ fascism. Five more months of martial law will spell out intensified armed and legal resistance from the Filipino people,” Sanchez said. The rebels have been fighting for decades now for the establishment of a Maoist state in the country. Peace talks between the rebels and government stalled after Duterte backed out from the negotiations due to continued attacks by NPA forces on military and police targets in the country. (Mindanao Examiner)

Surrendered Sayyafs undergo reformation program BASILAN PROVINCE – Dozens of former Abu Sayyaf members who surrendered to authorities in Basilan province underwent a series of psychosocial sessions and a brief course on farming to help them reform and start a new life. The reformation program for 84 returnees was initiated by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with the help of the 4th Special Forces Battalion (4SFB) and the different local government units in Basilan. The six-day psychosocial sessions and farming course, which was held on July 19 to 24 at the headquarters of the 4SFB in Isabela City are part of the reformation program. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said it is aimed at giving the returnees the appropriate psychosocial interventions and helping them adjust to a new of life. He said the program consists of a series of interventions and other forms of assistance designed to usher the complete reformation of the former combatants into decent and productive members of society. Aside from the six-day training and psychosocial

intervention, some of the returnees will receive livelihood and housing assistance from the ARMM government after qualifying as beneficiaries of its Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development with Growth and Equity (BRIDGE) program. Most of the returnees are still in their teens or early twenties and a significant number of them have been forcibly recruited into the lawless group. The youngest returnee is only 11 years old and was recruited when he was just 9. They have returned to the folds of the law with the help of different intermediaries including local government officials who considered the gesture as a means to effectively tackle the dire security issues in their communities. Hataman said he hopes the reformation of the returnees will encourage the other members of the Abu Sayyaf to lay down their arms and lead a lawful life. He said it is also meant to dissuade adolescent boys from poor families in Basilan, who are the most susceptible group for recruitment, from joining local terror groups.

One of the returnees, Ashraf, said the ARMM’s reformation program has restored his faith in the government and gave him the chance to be with his family again and to lead a normal life. Ashraf is from a remote farming village in the town of Sumisip which has no electricity and little access to education and health facilities. He is now 20 years and has been with the Abu Sayyaf since he was 15. The second youngest child in a brood of ten, Ashraf said he was forced to join the Abu Sayyaf after his father died. Their mother struggled to put food on the table for them. He said the initial money and regular allowance have enticed him into the Abu Sayyaf. Ashraf said he and his fellow returnees feel a sense of freedom after turning their back on the group and are thankful for being given a second chance in life. The ARMM government, Hataman said, will be working closely with the local officials including the barangay to monitor the reformation of the returnees and to provide them the assistance they need. (Bureau of Public Information)

Rep. Djalia Hataman explains ‘NO’ vote on Martial Law extension

Continued fr om page 1 from “And long after Martial Law was gone, we remained under the hawks of its shadow. Tanks and uniformed men remained our everyday sights (with) the fear and abuses and violations that came with those sights,” said the solon from Basilan. She declared that

military solution would not address fully the question of terrorism-bound extremism, citing the successful stride of persuasive military and civilian authorities’ conduct of massive socio-economic and infrastructure projects in Basilan that have attracted at least 84 Abu Sayyaf combatants to surrender in batches this

year. Rep. Hataman said she, her ARMM governorhusband and other relatives had been targets of threats by extremist militants, but they opted to sustain non-military remedies that do away with the loss of lives. (By Ali Macabalang. First published in the Manila Bulletin.)

Karaniwan na ang ganitong tanawin - overloaded PUJs - sa Zamboanga City sa nakalipas na maraming taon at pinapabayaan lamang ng mga traffic enforcers ang mga naturang paglabag sa batas-trapiko. Hindi rin ito ina-aksyunan ng pamahalaang lokal. (Mindanao Examiner)

PUJs, trike at motorsiklo sakit sa ulo sa Zambo ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mistulang inutil ang pamahalaang lokal at awtoridad na siyang inatasan na magpairal ng batas trapiko sa Zamboanga City dahil sa talamak na paglabag ng mga pampublikong jeepney sa naturang mga kautusan. Overloaded ang maraming mga jeep at halos lumambitin na sa istribo ang mga pasahero nito at ang iba ay nakaupo pa sa bubungan na tila hindi alintana ang peligro sa kalsada. Bukod sa mga abusadong tsuper ng jeepney, wala rin disiplina sa kalye ang maraming mga motorcycle drivers at

tricycle na palaging nagkacounter-flow. Tila “ningas cogon” lamang ang operasyon ng Land Transportation Office at Traffic Section ng lokal na pulisya at pamahalaan sa kanilang kampanya kontra motorista na lumalabag sa batastrapiko. Sa kabila ng pasulput-sulpot na operasyon nito ay tila bulag naman ang mga awtoridad sa mga pampasaherong jeepney at iba pa na walang humpay ang paglabag sa batas-trapiko. Araw-araw na tanawin na rin dito ang mga paglabag sa batas trapiko, subalit sa kabila nito ay

dedma lamang dito ang mga awtoridad. Hindi lamang peligro ang dulot nito sa mga pasahero kundi ang tahasang kawalan ng respeto ng mga tsuper sa naturang batas. Naunang idinahilan sa Mindanao Examiner ni LTO regional director Aminola Abaton na kulang sila ng tauhan kung kaya’t hindi maaksyunan ang mga paglabag na ito. Maging ang City Hall at ang Traffic Section ng pulisya at Highway Patrol Group ay wala rin aksyon sa matagal ng problema sa mga abusadong tsuper at ang walang-katapusang paglabag sa batas ng mga jeepney drivers.

Martial Law Extended Until End of Year in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY – Lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a resolution that allowed President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law until the end of the year in the restive southern region of Mindanao, including three Muslim provinces where Abu Sayyaf militants and proISIS groups actively operate. It was a “landslide” vote for the joint session of the Senate and House Representatives with 245 congressmen voting to extend the martial rule as against 18 lawmakers, mostly from the opposition and critics of Duterte. And 16 senators also voted in favor of the extension of martial law while four opposition members voted against it. Majority of lawmakers

are allies of Duterte. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who is appointed by Duterte as martial law administrator, said extending martial law is needed to defeat the local ISIS militants who occupied Marawi City on May 23 and are still fighting security forces. He said martial law is also needed to fight the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, all in the Muslim autonomous region; and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao, also in the autonomous region. The Abu Sayyaf is still holding nearly 2 dozen kidnapped foreigners and Filipinos in the troubled region. Both the Abu Sayyaf and the BIFF, along with other jihadist groups in

the South pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and vowed to put up a caliphate in Mindanao. Some of their leaders participated in the siege of Marawi. Duterte declared martial law following the siege of Marawi, but he said he never expected the war would take this long. The military insisted it had killed over 400 militants since the start of the war and that nearly 100 soldiers were also slain in the fighting that left about four dozen civilian casualties. The violence displaced over 200,000 people in Marawi, the capital of Lanao del Sur, which is also a part of the Muslim autonomous region. (With reports from Moh Saaduddin and Rhoderick Beñez.)


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HEALTH: Mga Sakit ng Babae Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong 1. BUKOL SA suso – Lahat ng babae edad 20 pataas ay kailangang matuto kumapa ng kanilang suso. Gawin ito buwan-buwan bago at pagkatapos magkaregla. Humarap sa salamin at tingnan ang suso. May pagkakaiba ba ang kanan at kaliwang suso? Habang nakatayo, salatin ang suso mula sa utong (nipple). Gamitin ang dulo ng dalawang daliri at kapain ng paikut-ikot ang suso. Mag-umpisa sa nipple at hanggang sa papalabas. Pagkatapos ay humiga naman sa kama at ulitin ang pagkapa ng suso. Bago matapos, kapain din ang kili-kili para maghanap ng kulani (lymph nodes). Kung may bukol kayong nasasalat, magpatingin sa inyong surgeon o OB-gynecologist. 2. Ulcer o pangangasim ng sikmura – Huwag magpakagutom. Kumain nang madalas sa isang araw pero kaunti lang. Small, frequent meals. M a g - a l m u s a l , meryenda, tanghalian, meryenda at hapunan. Ang pag-inom ng tubig

Dr. Willie T. Ong ng pakonti-konti sa buong araw ay maka-babawas ng asido sa sikmura. Magbaon din ng saging o tinapay para hindi sumakit ang tiyan. Umiwas sa pagkaing nakaka-ulcer tulad ng sili, orange, pineapple, calamansi, lemon, suka, mga sitsirya at gatas. Oo, nakakangasim ng sikmura ang gatas. Mas maigi pa ang yogurt. 3. Nerbiyos o hyperventilation syndrome – Mara-ming babae ang inaatake ng nerbiyos. Sila’y nakararamdam ng hirap sa paghinga, pamamanhid ng kamay, paa at labi. Minsan ay nahihilo sila, at lumalakas ang pintig ng puso. Kung kayo ay nakararanas nito, huwag matakot dahil nerbiyos lang iyan. Ang problema

rito ay ang pagbaba ng carbon dioxide sa katawan dahil sa sobrang bilis ng paghinga. Ang solusyon diyan ay ang paggamit ng “brown bag technique.” Kumuha ng isang maliit na bag na gawa sa papel. (Huwag ang plastic bag.) Itakip sa bibig at ilong at dito huminga ng dahandahan. Gawin ito ng 15-30 minutes. Ang gusto natin mangyari ay malanghap mo ulit ang hangin (carbon dioxide) na iyong inilalabas. Sa ganitong paraan, mawawala ang iyong nararamdaman. 4. Masakit ang puson o menstr ual cramps — Ang solusyon sa men-s- trual cramps ay pagpapahinga. Itulog mo ang sakit. Umiwas muna sa mga stress, trabaho at meetings. Maligo ng maligamgam na tubig para ma-relax ang iyong puson. Patungan ng medyo mainit na bote ang iyong puson. Sabi ng iba, ang sex daw ay nakatutulong din sa menstrual cramps. At kapag masakit talaga, uminom ng ibuprofen 200 mg 2 times a day pagkatapos kumain.

RECIPE: Beef Short Rib Sinigang Na May Pakwan

61 MNLF recruits heading to Lanao Sur stopped in Zamboanga PAGADIAN CITY – Police and military authorities intercepted dozens of Muslims, including four teenagers, recruited by the former rebel group Moro National Liberation Front and heading to Lanao del Sur to train and become soldiers, police said.. At least 27 people, who were recruited from the restive province of Basilan, were held by the police in the village of Guiwan in Zamboanga City after residents tipped off authorities on their presence. They were supposed to travel to the town of Madamba in Lanao del Sur and train at MNLF’s Camp Jabari Nur. They arrived in Zamboanga on a private boat last week.

Police said 34 other recruits were also intercepted by soldiers and policemen at a checkpoint in Ipil town in the neighboring province of Zamboanga Sibugay. They were also heading to the MNLF camp. Most of them were recruited in Basilan, Sulu and Zamboanga City to become members of the Philippine Army after their MNLF training in Lanao del Sur where security forces are battling local ISIS militants. But the government has no integration program for MNLF members, although some 7,500 former rebels were admitted in the military and police in 1995 after Nur Misuari, the MNLF chair-

man, signed a peace deal with Manila. Misuari is also wanted by authorities on rebellion charges after MNLF forces attacked Jolo in 2001 and Zamboanga City twice one in 2001 and in 2013 and some fighters also joined the Abu Sayyaf in pillaging Ipil town in 1995. It was unknown whether the recruits paid money to become members of the MNLF or whether it was a scam perpetrated by unscrupulous people pretending to be leaders of the former rebel group. The MNLF did not issue any statement in connection to the recruitment of Muslims in Mindanao. (Mindanao Examiner)


– 2 lbs. beef short rib – 2 (25g) pack Knorr Sinigang na may

Gabi Recipe Mix – 2 cups fresh watermelon, sliced and seeds removed – 1 bunch of kangkong leaves with stalk, cut into serving pieces

– 12 to 15 pieces snake beans (sitaw), cut into 2 inch length

– 1 medium tomato, wedged – 1 medium yellow onion, sliced – 8 cups water – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 4 tablespoons fish sauce

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Pour water in a pot or pressure cooker. Let boil. 2) Add tomato and onion. Continue to boil for 5 minutes. 3) Put the beef short rib in the pressure cooker. Cover. Pressure cook for 30 minutes. 4) Remove the cover of the pressure cooker. Add the watermelon. Continue to boil for 10 to 12 minutes. 5) Add the Knorr Sinigang na may Gabi Recipe Mix. Stir. Cook for 3 minutes. 6) Add the snake beans. Cook for 5 minutes. 7) Add ground black pepper and fish sauce. Stir. 8) Put the kangkong leaves and stalk into the pot. Cover. Let it stay for 5 to 8 minutes. 9) Transfer to a serving bowl. 10) Serve. Share and enjoy!



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Philippines to conduct study to address Balangiga bells issue CEBU - Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the government will conduct a study to address the Balangiga bells issue with a goal to return the artifacts to the country. “Anything that the President says is a priority...I already asked for a study. Some congressmen are volunteering,” he told reporters in Manila. Cayetano was optimistic that the United

States would “work with us towards recovering these and be a good gesture and symbol.” The US vowed to work with the Philippines to resolve the issue on Balangiga bells, as it recognized their significance for a number of people in the US and in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his second State-of-the-Nation Address, demanded from the US to return the 3 bells

taken by American soldiers in the town of Balangiga in Eastern Samar as war booty more than a century ago. During the Philippine-American war in 1901, Filipino freedom fighters from Balangiga defended Samar island from American colonizers, resulting in death of 48 members of the US 9th Infantry and in retaliation, the US soldiers massacred all Filipinos over 10 years old. (Leslie D. Venzon)

Congress eyes TWG to draft revisions to Constitution CEBU - Both houses of Congress have agreed to form a joint technical working group ( TWG) that will draft proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution even without the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com), a body of experts to be formed by Malacañang that will aid Congress in proposing Charter changes. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said the TWG will be composed of at least six to 12 members from each chamber to draw up a working draft that shall be

deliberated upon by Congress when it convenes into a Constituent Assembly. “Ang napag-usapan namin, if we cannot wait for the commission being created by the President, both houses magbubuo na lang kami ng parang Technical Working Group,” he said. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the creation of a 25-member Con-Com body that would review the 1987 Constitution and make recommendations toward a systemic shift to federalism. However, Malacañang has yet to name the members of the Con-Com.

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Congress will convene itself as a Constitutional Assembly next year to introduce amendments to the 1987 Constitution. In December 2016, Duterte signed Executive Order 10, creating a consultative committee, composed of 25 different experts from the country that will review the Constitution. Duterte has been pushing for a shift from a unitary form of government towards a federal system to allow the better distribution of public services. (Filane Mikee Cervantes)

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Amended Anti-Money Laundering Act, gilagdaan na ni Duterte CEBU - Sakop na usab sa Anti-Money Laundering Act bisan ang mga casino operations sa nasod. Sa Republic Act 10927 nga gilagdaan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, nakalatid nga mahimo nang imbestigahan sa AntiMoney Laundering Council (AMLC) ang mga casino apil ang ilang internet ug ship-based casino operations nga adunay transaksyon nga

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molapas sa P500,000 sulod sa usa ka banking day. Sakop usab niini ang pag-imbestiga sa mga single casino cash transaction nga molapas sa P5 milyon o kapareho niini sa ubang currencies. Ubos usab sa amended version sa AntiMoney Laundering Act, may gahom na ang AMLC nga i-freeze ang salapi ug katigayonan sa casino nga gidudahang gikan o nalambigit sa ilegal nga


transaksiyon o aktibidad, agi og pagsunod sa ipagawas nga freeze order sa korte. Kini tungod kay ang mga bangko lamang ang sakop sa balaod ug sa gahom sa AMLC kun itandi sa daang balaod. Ang gi-amyendahang balaod mahimong epektibo kinse ka adlaw human kining matala sa official gazette o sa mga nag-unang pahayagan. (Elvira C. Bongosia)


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