Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

KC Concepcion visits the town of Pikit, N. Cotabato

Pikit, North Cotabato. KC Concepcion, one of the budding young stars of Philippine cinema took some respite from her showbiz routine and took time out to visit this town on February 18, 2008.

She went with some officials of the World Food Programme headed by Valerie Guarnierre, the Country Programme Director in the Philippines. to visit some barangay-beneficiaries under the Programme.

KC personally participated in the distribution of rice and WFP's feeding program for school children in Barangays Kalacacan, Nunguan and Balatikan. These 3 Barangays were among the 11 Barangay-beneficiaries of the World Food Programme in Pikit.

KC was noted to have fondness listening to the children's stories of how happy they were to see her as well as relate their real-life situations. She was recently appointed as 'Ambassador against Hunger' by the UN World Food Programme.

KC's parting words to the Mayor, Datu Sumulong K. Sultan, "Babalik po ako Mayor, promise! Ang babait pala ng mga tao dito.."

TESDA-ARMM Official shot to death

Cotabato City, South Philippines. An Official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was shot to death in the town of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

The victim was identified as Hussin Alaw. Also wounded by stray bullets was Saudi Palagaraw who is recuperating in one of the hospitals in Cotabato City.

It was learned that at about 7:00 o'clock yesterday morning, Alaw was shot from behind by an unidentified assailant. The victim died instantly due to multiple wounds in different parts of his body.

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