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, July 2, 2008

Scout Rangers now in ARMM

COTABATO CITY – An army battalion has arrived in Shariff Kabunsuan as part of the 7,000 soldiers who will secure the conduct of elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Lt. Col. Julieto Ando, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the 500-strong 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion will be deployed to Shariff Kabunsuan and Maguindanao as augmentation force to ensure peaceful and orderly elections on Aug. 11.

The battalion will support police in ensuring the safety of voters.(Edwin Fernandez; INQ.net)

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