Archive for the ‘Bangsamoro’ Category

By Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) -- Days before President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared a boycott of the media on June 2, 2016, MindaNews had asked the first Mindanawon to govern this country of 100.98...

By Davinci Maru, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THEY MAY be fewer and weaker but their right to vote is just as important as that all voters share. Their sorry situation is a context for the May 2016 elections. In large measure,...

FIVE YEARS AGO as president-elect, Benigno S. Aquino III promised to endorse, support, and push the passage of the Freedom of Information Act. Five years hence as President, he has spurned his promise. For over two hours, he delivered his...

By Cong B. Corrales REMEMBER thy father's mistakes, do right by the Moro people. This, according to supporters of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), are lessons that Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. might do well to remember before thrashing the...

THE House of Representatives should not waste a day longer and act with dispatch on the Freedom of Information bill. In fact, what the House needs to do at this time, with Congress set to go on recess on June 12, is to put the FOI bill on top priority,...

By Cong B. Corrales A WEAK AND EFFETE Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be like giving the Bangsamoro people "a house without a roof" or "plates without food." This was how peace advocates from Mindanao and Manila responded to recent statements by...

PHILIPPINE regional trial court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes has finally denied the petition for bail of Andal Ampatuan Sr., the principal suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre that led to the death of 58 people, 32 of them journalists and media...