Housing units turnover signals Marawi victims return to normalcy

MARAWI CITY – For more than four years, Norhaima Ditucalan’s family was at her grandparents’ house in Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao del Sur, some 10 kilometers away from Marawi City where they lived for decades.Ditucalan used to live with her three … Continue reading Housing units turnover signals Marawi victims return to normalcy

THE DURIAN BEAT: Shining light in Mindanao’s dark tunnel

The shining light in Mindanao’s dark tunnel BY ROGER M. BALANZA Of late, our lawmakers have given assurance that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be approved by Congress by the end of May. This assurance made during  a recent … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Shining light in Mindanao’s dark tunnel

ISIS not behind Resorts World incident: AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has dismissed claims made by the international terror group ISIS that it was behind Friday’s attack in Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, where at least 38 people, including the lone gunman, died. AFP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, said Saturday claims made by the terror group do not match the known facts of the incident. “The pronouncements of this group do not corroborate the facts on the ground. As it is, the RW (Resorts World) incident has the signature of a criminal act that needs deeper investigation to ascertain the real motive … Continue reading ISIS not behind Resorts World incident: AFP