Archive for the ‘Peace and Conflict’ Category

Civil society, development experts weigh in on prospects for the people of Mindanao, after winning the peace By Julius D. Mariveles It is the region that exports gold and caviar. It is also here where the lives of some people are like those in the...

By Ed Lingao Ed Lingao was right smack in Baghdad, Iraq when the United States unleashed its "shock and awe" campaign during Operation Iraqi Freedom to bring down then President Saddam Hussein. He was also deployed in Afghanistan where he and his team...

TODAY, 57 months after the Ampatuan Massacre, justice has yet to be had for 58 people who were murdered on a hilltop in the village of Masalay in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province. Exactly 57 months ago today, armed men believed to be under orders...

THE WORD "memory" traces its roots to the Latin word "memoria" and "memor," meaning "mindful" or "remembering." It is defined as the human brain's ability to "encode, sort, retain, and subsequently recall information and past experiences." The website...

HRW urges follow-up on other alleged rights violators By Julius D. Mariveles THE US-based Human Rights Watch urged President Benigno S. Aquino III to follow-up on the “extraordinary” arrest of retired Army major general and former Bantay...

Cong B. Corrales THE ARREST of former major general Jovito Palparan will bolster the cases filed against the ex-military official accused of a string of alleged human rights violations. The arrest came three years after Judge Teodora Gonzales of the...

By Ed Lingao THE MAN WHO, by his own account, was once considered "a weakling" who would not survive in the real world, had thought of himself as the necessary iron fist that would clear the country, not just of the communist New People's Army, but of...