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31 BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato – military

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Military spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says all the hostages, including 12 children, are safe

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 22, 2017) — The military said it rescued early evening on Wednesday, June 21, up to 31 residents of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato who were taken hostage by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) that morning day.  Continue reading 31 BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato – military

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

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PRESERVATION. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes’ ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo, North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (May 24, 2016) — It was an hour before the sun shined on Friday, May 20, when spiritual and tribal elders from the 8 ethnic groups living around Mount Apo joined forces to save their sacred land which they call Apo Sandawa. Continue reading IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

Civilians take up arms vs ISIS and BIFF in Mindanao

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RED GOD’S SOLDIERS. Members of armed Christian group Red God’s Solders set on fire a flag of ISIS during a gathering Tuesday, January 19, 2016 somewhere in Central Mindanao mountains. Photo by Jef Maitem.
In a gathering somewhere in the mountains of Central Mindanao, Brother Asiong, spokesman for Red God’s Soldiers, leads over 300 men in burning the ISIS flag

CENTRAL MINDANAO, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2016) — Members of an armed Christian group here burned a flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday, January 19, to show their opposition to attacks by ISIS-inspired organizations against civilians and the reported plan of the terror group to set up its own province in the region.

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