Muslim community assured of Duterte admin’s efforts towards peace in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined a few members of the Muslim community in celebrating the first Mindanao Hariraya Eid'l Fit'r 2016 held in Davao City.

In his speech, President Duterte assured the moro brothers and sisters present, that he will once again bring peace in Mindanao, but they should give him a chance to "perfect an agreement".

He said "tatanggapin natin sa isa't isa (we should accept among us). Let us build a nation that will be founded on peace and understanding".

Adding, "ang tingin ko (I think), with the grace of Allah, I might be able to do this within six years. It will not come overnight. Certainly, it will not come next year. Probably, it will be something about two to three years from now. But I assure you that something will change before I end my term," said President Duterte.

Though pointing out that he would talk first with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the President said that his administration will create a framework for Federalism, which would solve the violence in Mindanao.

"I'm working overtime with Jun Evasco and the rest to constitute, ready na kami sa aming group sa gobyerno to talk to the MI, MN (our group in the government is ready to talk to the MI and MN).

He urged the brother and sister muslims to talk before doing anything that would spill violence.

Eid'l Fit'r, also known as the "festival of breaking the fast", is a religious holiday of Muslims worldwide, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. (PND)

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CHED calls for applications for Executive Dev't Program of Phil-HECS - See more at:

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), is inviting all aspiring leaders of state universities and colleges (SUCs) to apply for entry into the Executive Development Program of the Philippine Higher Education Career System (PhilHECS).

The Executive Development Program aims to prepare aspiring higher education executives for the unique demands of SUC leadership and an increased role in the improvement of the public higher education sector in the country.

It will involve residential training, experiential learning and practical application of best practices, while also serving as a venue for dialogue on critical issues in higher education governance.

Qualifications Applicants need to be 35 to 55 years of age, a Filipino citizen, must not have been convicted of any administrative offense or crime involving moral turpitude wherein the penalty is more than six months' imprisonment, have least five years in a senior-level administrative or management position, or at least three years in a senior-level administrative or management position for individuals with an academic rank of assistant professor or higher, and must hold a doctorate degree from a reputable HEI or its equivalent on the basis of outcomes-based education (OBE) and the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF).

Further information and pertinent documents such as application form and admission guidelines may be downloaded from the DAP website ( [Type text]

Where to submit

Applications must be submitted both through e-mail via and through mail/courier to the Development Academy of the Philippines, 4th Floor, DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600.

Deadline for submission of applications to the Executive Development Program is on July 11, 2016.

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Source: The Philippine Information Agency

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