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It’s still all in the family in Mindanao ‘s political landscape (6): The clans in Sulu, Surigao,
Written by Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 09:04

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) – Moro rebel leader Nur Pining Misuari has not gotten tired of running for an elective post even as the only time he got elected was when Malacanang pushed and supported his candidacy for governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), including making his opponent back out.

Misuari won. He ran unopposed  in the ARMM election of  September 9, 1996, a full week after he signed in Malacanang the Final Peace Agreement with then government peace panel chair Manuel Yan.

More revenue share for LGUs pushed
Written by Walter I. Balane/MindaNews   
Monday, 22 February 2010 02:08
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – Puwersa ng Masa vice presidential bet Jejomar Binay’s popular campaign slogan says “Ganito kami sa Makati, Sana ganito rin sa buong bansa,” (We are like this in Makati, I hope it’s the same around the country).

Binay, incumbent Makati mayor, highlighted in the ad the city’s achievements in providing basic and free services to constituents such as education, senior citizen benefits, and livelihood.

But this drew flak from barangay chair Roderico “Jun” Dumaug of Kiwalan, Iligan City who said “it just shows how the country’s economic and fiscal powers are dumped in Metro Manila.”
NorthCot killing: election-related or a case of “bad timing”?
Written by Malu Cadelina-Manar/MindaNews   
Monday, 22 February 2010 01:54
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – The robbery holdup that led to the killing of a political campaigner last Friday in Magpet town in North Cotabato is believed to be election-related.
The peacebuilding course called OP Kors!
Written by H. Marcos C. Mordeno   
Monday, 22 February 2010 01:51
(From the book "Soldiers for Peace" published by the Balay Mindanao Foundation, Inc. Authored by Bobby Timonera, one of the editors at MindaNews, the book, which contains 21 stories on peacebuilding, was launched at the Ateneo de Davao University on February 19. This piece was written by H. Marcos C. Mordeno, also an editor of MindaNews).

All their lives as soldiers revolved around hunting the “enemy” and dutifully reporting statistics on casualties, rebels killed or captured, firearms recovered and other stuff that readers usually find in the pages of the morning papers. But for five days in October 2009, 25 junior officers of the AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command and six police officers did what used to be unthinkable – attend Operation Peace Course (OP Kors!), a training-workshop on peace building organized by Balay Mindanaw. This batch of participants from the security sector was joined by three education officials from Compostela Valley.
Davao LGU observes procurement laws accordingly -- Duterte
Written by Rico Biliran/MindaNews   
Monday, 22 February 2010 01:44
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the city government under his administration has been closely observing the government procurement laws to avoid problems that might be used by his political rival House Speaker Prospero Nograles.
It’s still all in the family in Mindanao’s political landscape (5): 7 of 11 Pinol brothers running
Written by Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews   
Monday, 22 February 2010 01:32
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 February) --  North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Fantin Pinol (NPC) wants to reclaim the  post of governor which he held from 1998 to 2007. His younger brother Bernardo Jr., (LP) also wants to retain his seat as representative of the second district.

But they are not the only Pinols running. Seven out of 11 Pinol brothers are running for top posts in May 2010: one for governor, one for representative, three for town mayor, one for city vice mayor and one for municipal councilor.

Pacman only choice for Cowboys Stadium boxing debut
Written by Merpu Roa/MindaNews   
Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:36
McALLEN, Texas ( MindaNews /20 February) -  Dallas Cowboys and stadium owner Jerry Jones couldn't care less with the botched and much-ballyhooed Pacquiao-Mayweather welterweight title tight. All he wants is to get the Pacman to fight on his debut boxing event for his $1.2 billion stadium on March 13. 

He was right.

Two days after the box office opened, about 20,000 tickets already got sold out. As of press time, there are no more $50 tickets, and the $100s are also selling briskly. Jones, who revealed he reconfigured the stadium for a 40,000 seating, said he can easily expand it depending on the ticket sales.

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