By Leila B. Salaverria
, Nikko Dizon
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Bong Lozada
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.
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.
By Fernando del Mundo
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.