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

President Duterte vows lasting peace in Mindanao

Let us unite to achieve our common goals      President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, June 27,  stressed anew his promise to the Filipinos that he would secure lasting peace in Mindanao.

 “To our brothers and sisters who have been affected by the violence and conflict in Mindanao, I assure you that the government is committed to securing just and lasting peace in the island,” President Duterte said in his speech before an audience of Muslim Filipinos as he graced the Eid’l Fitr celebration held at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace. 

 The Chief Executive said the … Continue reading President Duterte vows lasting peace in Mindanao