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Ramos warns vs rushing set-up of new Bangsamoro autonomy


While the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro might be the country’s “last chance” for peace, former President Fidel V. Ramos, whose term saw an earlier peace deal, is at odds with approving its draft law on a deadline.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cordillera lawmakers revive autonomy bid


Cordillera lawmakers revived their bid to grant autonomy in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) by filing a proposed Organic Act under House Bill 4649.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

In this July 10, 2014 photo, tourists use a smart device to take photograph of themselves with the general view of Hong Kong at The Peak. AP FILE PHOTO

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MILF vows to reject watered down Bangsamoro basic law

Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.opapp.gov.ph and INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it could not accept a Bangsamoro Basic Law that “may be constitutional but will not solve the Bangsamoro Question.”

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanaoans hope Bangsamoro pact will be the ‘real deal’ for peace

Residents of areas covered by the Bangsamoro entity could only hope for lasting peace. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.opapp.gov.ph

For ordinary residents of areas that have been identified for inclusion in the Bangsamoro entity, the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on Thursday (Mar. 27) is really a hope for celebration.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »