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2 ex-magistrates clash over Bangsamoro bill’s constitutionality

The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Two former magistrates on Tuesday clashed about the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law, with one claiming the legislation would split the country, while the other maintains that the Bangsamoro entity is still a part of the Philippine state.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former SC justices differ on Bangsamoro constitutionality


wo former Supreme Court justices offered clashing opinions on the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, with one saying it could dismember the country, and the other arguing that distinct nations and peoples could coexist within one Philippine state.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

As peace dawns, ‘lumad’ seek answers

ARUMANEN Datu Roldan Babelon and Timuay Santos Unsad of the Tedurays talk about their prospects in the Bangsamoro. GERMELINA LACORTE

Timuay Santos Unsad, a Teduray leader, knew Camp Omar ibn al-Khattab by heart, not as a camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), but as a site of a sacred stone that the Tedurays call “batew,” a brown stone as big as a hill that never stops growing.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

SolGen looks into ancestral title ‘invasion’ of presidential Mansion

The government has been alarmed about ancestral land titles that overlapped with government land within the jurisdiction of the presidential Mansion in Baguio City. EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is looking into the titling of an ancestral land claim that includes a portion of the century-old presidential Mansion, after an Ibaloi family sued to stop a government project there.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ati leader in Boracay gunned down

SLAIN Ati leader Dexter Condez

The three Ati tribal leaders of Boracay Island just came from a meeting with nuns about 9 p.m. on Friday to prepare for Mass on Sunday and discuss the beautification of their community.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »