Archive for the ‘Mamasapano’ Category

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,...

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...

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...

By Ferdinandh Cabrera Contributor TAMONTAKA, Awang Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao -- While gunfire and bombs rained on residents of Datu Unsay and Datu Saudi Ampatuan in this province, about 60 young Mindanaons gathered here recently for a peace...

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)...

Peace Council for the BBL holds first meeting MEMBERS of a peace council created by Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III to raise public awareness on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law are buckling down to work after holding their first meeting...

[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...