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Indigenous tribes want ancestral lands excluded from Bangsamoro autonomy

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Leaders of indigenous tribes within the proposed Bangsamoro territory have demanded that their ancestral lands be excluded, saying that if Philippine government refuses to exclude them from the draft law on Bangsamoro autonomy, it would violate their inherent and inalienable right to self-determination.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pope wades into Mideast peace-making with prayer summit

Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of US-sponsored negotiations collapsed.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of US-sponsored negotiations collapsed.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tree-planting bring Christian, Moro farmers together in North Cotabato

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IN MAY 2008, the Inquirer caught these men clearing a section of mossy forest in the boundary of Kabayan town, on the way up to Mt. Pulag. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A simple tree-planting activity has been seen to help ease religious tensions among farming communities in strife-torn North Cotabato, officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pope to Muslims, Jews: Let’s ‘work together’ for peace

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Pope Francis called Monday for Christians, Jews and Muslims to “work together” for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope pleads for peace in Middle East

Pope Francis prays at Israel's separation barrier on his way to a Mss in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. At the Mass, Francis invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to come to the Vatican to pray for peace.  AP PHOTO/ARIEL SCHALIT

Thousands of cheering Roman Catholic pilgrims welcomed Pope Francis to Manger Square in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, where the Pontiff celebrated Mass and made an impassioned plea for peace.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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