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HRW, ICRC raise alarm over 125,000 evacuees in Mindanao By Julius D. Mariveles TENS OF THOUSANDS of civilians in Maguindanao province have been displaced by the month-long military operations against the Bangsa Moro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)...

THE Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism will be conducting a series of four four-day investigative reporting seminars in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and Metro Manila from May-September 2015. The second leg will be for participants from...

[caption id="attachment_18760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PHOTO from Mei Magsino's Facebook page[/caption] IF  Mei Magsino-Lubis' case is counted, she will be the 32nd journalist killed under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino...

IT all started with a tweet by a fashion designer who found the "yaya meals" being served at the exclusive Balesin Island Club as "offensive." Beyond the "yaya meals" issue, however, is something deeper. "The yaya phenomenon — women leaving their...

[caption id="attachment_18709" align="aligncenter" width="500"] LEADERS of the MBC with Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III, second from right | Photo from Makati Business Club website[/caption] BUSINESS leaders urged Congress to resume...

We are reposting this article originally published on the blog on March 30, 2014 .  THE SIGNING of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro is a milestone event, but like all significant events, it is never to be taken in a vacuum. Decades of...

EXACTLY a year ago today, the peace panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Malacañang Palace. President Benigno S. Aquino III and MILF chairman Al Haj...