The bomb that went off on New Year’s Eve in a crowded public market in M’lang town in North Cotabato marked the last day of the year that turned gruesome and deadly for several areas in Mindanao.
On the eve of the anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) March last year, then Armed Forces chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista claimed that the guerrillas would become irrelevant following the arrest of its alleged leaders Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria.
The commemoration of anniversaries of different major calamities have become a litany of government response found to wanting and have drawn sharp criticism from victims themselves.
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The Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Congress on September 10, 2014 laid down the tenets for the establishment of an autonomous political entity for the Bangsamoro.
The case of Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief Danao is among the most controversial issues of the year.
All year round, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte grabbed national attention when he figured in key issues and his supporters begun their signature campaign for him to run for Philippine president in 2016.