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Bitoon A Ranao

I am the Administrator of the Philippine longest-running Muslim community weekly newspaper.

3 soldiers wounded in Maguindanao explosion

Three soldiers were wounded when an anti-personnel mine (APM) exploded in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao Thursday morning, September 24.

Ashura and the Padang Karbala of Bayang in Lanao

REMEMBERING ASHURA AND PADANG KARBALA. As we, Maranaos, mark Ashura today on this 10th day of Muharram, let us always remember how our forebears sacrificed their lives in Padang Karbala of Bayang if only they could hand down to us legacies of peace, of an unconquered homeland and a preserved religion, and the message that these legacies are worth dying for.