A STATEMENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS TO THE CONFERENCE ON COUNTERTERRORISM MEASURES AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA, 26-28 May 2008, Davao City
THE global war on terror has taken its toll among many nations and citizens, especially in the South. Counterterrorism measures (CTMs) are being implemented by states to supposedly safeguard nations and territories against threats, and actual acts, of terrorism.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (PAPP) Jesus Dureza is moving to Malacanang as Press Secretary effective June 16, with newly-retired Armed Forces chief of staff, Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, taking over as PAPP.
Business CSO To Join WFP, TNT Global Walk Vs. Hunger 37,000 Mindanao children fed through PBSP-WFP project
The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) supported the event “End Hunger: Walk the World,” last June 1, at the Bonifacio Global City Open Field, Taguig City.
Zamboanga City – THE National Dairy Authority (NDA) aims to increase Mindanao’s milk production by 50,000 liters a day in the next five years to lessen the country’s dependent on milk imports.
Zamboanga City – ANYONE interested can now learn Arabic language, culture and society by enrolling in the Institute of Asian and Islamic Studies (IAIS) of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU).
Zamboanga City – WESTERN Mindanao State University (WMSU) President Dr. Grace J. Rebollos has re-assumed her duties and responsibilities as chief executive officer of the one of the largest institutions of higher education in the country effective last June 10.
Basilan Province – THEY have weathered the conflict and difficult situation when the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) laid siege to their town years back. Now, indigent school children in Lamitan, Basilan confidently face their future with help coming from PhilAm Foundation’s Aid for Basilan Children (ABC) Project.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
11th of Jumadda Thanni 1429
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Among the actions and good deeds that will reach a Muslim after his death are: KNOWLEDGE that he learned and spread; a RIGTHEOUS SON whom he left behind; a COPY OF THE QUR’AN that he bequeathed; a MOSQUE that he built; a HOUSE for wayfarers that he built; a WATER CHANNEL that he dug; CHARITY that he gave while he was healthy and alive; these all reach him after his death. Narrated by Ibn Majaah and classed as Hassan by Al-Albani.
Zamboanga City – “COME to peace.”
With this challenging yet inviting theme, some 80 young Muslims from different organizations in the city came together for four straight days of living, leaving all their differences behind and moving in the straight path of peace, meaningful unity and solidarity.
Zamboanga City – LEADERS of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have formed a “transition leadership and unification committee” to resolve the squabbles within the ranks of the organization.