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Delay in Bangsamoro law hit

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Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is doing a disservice to peace with its continued failure to transmit to Congress the draft bill on the creation of the Bangsamoro region, which delay would be blamed on the legislature, Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said on Tuesday.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace misses Moro law deadline

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Filipino Muslims shout slogans during a rally outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, May 5, 2014, to call for support to a recently signed peace agreement between the government and the largest Muslim rebel group in the country. BBL on the sign means Bagsamoro Basic Law.  AP

Malacañang on Monday failed to transmit to Congress the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, thus missing the deadline for the submission of the measure that would pave the way for the establishment of a new autonomous region in Mindanao.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

15 dead as PH troops, Abu Sayyaf clash in Sulu

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Filipino Muslim women shout slogans during a rally at the Mendiola bridge leading to the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines Monday April 14, 2014 to call for support to a recently-signed peace agreement between the government and the largest Muslim rebel group in the country. AP

Heavy clashes broken out between Philippine troops and Muslim militants trying to regain control of a captured camp in southern Sulu province, leaving 14 Abu Sayyaf rebels and one marine dead, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In the Know: Peace deal with MILF

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed on Oct. 15, 2012, a framework agreement to end the war and establish a new autonomous region in Mindanao to be called Bangsamoro.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga City bayfront ‘a death zone’

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HIGH AND DRY.  Badjao fisherman Sani Hadjani inspects his wooden boat near the Badjao evacuation center in Barangay San Jose-Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City. Hadjani lost his 5-year-old daughter early this month to an intestinal disease, one of many ailments that stalk the evacuees who are constantly exposed to the elements and still homeless six months after the Moro National Liberation Front’s siege of the city.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Sani Hadjani remembers his 5-year-old daughter as a happy child running around on bayfront Roseller T. Lim Boulevard—once a place for lovers to watch sunsets but is now a squalid encampment for sea gypsies known as Badjaos.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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