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Bitoon A Ranao

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

9 Sulu cops face raps on killing of Army intel officers

The nine police officers involved in the shooting of four military intelligence operatives in Jolo last June and the three top officials in Sulu have been slapped with administrative charges, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan said Monday.

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.