Archive for the ‘Peace and Conflict’ Category

SHE STAYED with us for just one day, yet the story of Diona Andrea, granddaughter of the late New People's Army spokesman Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal, continues to haunt the Philippine government. Diona died a day after she was born on Sunday to Ka...

THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN PRESS ALLIANCE (SEAPA), a regional network of media organizations, has expressed grave concern over the recent imposition of martial law in Thailand and the resulting crackdown on media freedoms in the country. SEAPA is...

by Cong B. Corrales and Julius D. Mariveles A FORMER CITY MAYOR and member of the ruling Liberal Party allegedly placed members of a vigilante-type death squad under the city's payroll during his term in a brazen show of impunity and a reflection of...

ON MONDAY, the Bangsamoro Transition Commission submitted to Malacanang the draft Basic Law that would create a new political entity that would take the place of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The envisioned Bangsamoro is the latest,...

TODAY'S DATA A DAY question would appear to be a no-brainer. The operative phrase, of course, is "would appear." Anyone interested in visiting the offices of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) must go to the ORG complex in Cotabato...

THE NAYSAYERS said they couldn't do it, but in the end, the women negotiators in the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) showed that they had what some of their male counterparts didn't - grace and...

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 fighting and negotiating have left their imprints on this peace agreement, as they have...