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Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. AP FILE PHOTO

Iran’s president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country’s National Army Day.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

100,000 Iloilo folk to light candles for peace

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Thousands of youths release sky lanterns—15,185 of them—within 10 minutes at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Miag-ao in Iloilo City on May 24, 2013, to call for world peace through inner peace. On Monday, April 14, 2014, tens of thousands of people are expected to meditate and simultaneously light candles for world peace in Oton town in Iloilo province.  GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Tens of thousands of people are expected to meditate and simultaneously light candles for world peace in the Light of Peace in the Philippines gathering in Oton town in Iloilo province early evening on Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro peace pact to boost tourism sector in Central Mindanao

AN ESTIMATED 6,000 Bangsamoro supporters join a prayer rally in Banggolo,Marawi City, on Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The tourism industry in Central Mindanao, which had suffered in times of clashes between Moro rebels and government security forces, would be among sectors expected to benefit from the recently-signed peace deal, the region’s tourism director said.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Up to Reds if they want peace or not–Palace

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FIRING LINE  Guerrillas of the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, form an assault line during a visit by journalists to their camp at an undisclosed place in the Cordilleras. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The next move is up to the communists. Malacañang on Saturday said it was up to the communist movement to signal their next move after another insurgent group—the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)—signed a peace agreement with the government last week.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Women happiest about Bangsamoro accord

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Moro men were jubilant over the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on Thursday but Moro women said the word “ecstatic” was an understatement of how they really felt.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Enemies of peace beware – Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III. Screengrab from PTV-4

He won’t let peace be “snatched” from his people again but to ensure this President Benigno Aquino III is willing to use force, as in the case of the Zamboanga City siege.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t vows to crush forces derailing peace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is no stopping the “peace train.” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma on Thursday assured the public that any “spoiler” to the government’s peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be dealt with accordingly.

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

Ouster sought of cops in arrest of MILF leader, other blunders

ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The peace and order council of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is seeking the replacement of the head of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) there and his men for the Feb. 23 arrest of a senior rebel leader.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Kalinga, a thousand gongs boom for peace

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A BOY playfully imitates gong-beating Kalinga natives in a parade around the poblacion in Tabuk City, Kalinga province. A thousand gongs rang for peace in Kalinga  on Thursday, the eve of its 19th anniversary as an independent province. VILLAMOR VISAYA JR/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

More than a thousand gongs on Thursday played a rhythmic beat that grew louder and louder as dancers from seven towns in Kalinga province and this capital city formed into letters that declare to the world, “Kalinga Shines.”

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Peace is a learned trait

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A Lasallian and a Povedan trying not to spill water

Two varsity basketball players were playing one-on-one as guards, parents, fetchers and students from various schools watched.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Benguet bell tolls for peace seekers

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DANCERS perform at the Bell Church during the celebration of Chinese New Year in 2012. The church plays an important role in the spiritual and cultural life of the Chinese-Filipino community in Baguio City and Benguet province. RICHARD BALONGLONG

Atop a hill in the boundary of Baguio City and the vegetable-producing town of La Trinidad in Benguet province rests a patch of bamboo, whose leaves sway to the northern direction of the main entrance of the Bell Church, a Chinese temple that has drawn tourists to the summer capital.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fresh clashes erupt in Maguindanao

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Members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). AFP FILE PHOTO

Fresh clashes broke out Tuesday in Maguindanao between government troops and hardline Moro rebels opposed to peace deal following intermittent clashes the previous day, the military said.

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

New cardinal urged to use clout to hasten peace in Mindanao

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Cardinal Orlando Quevedo.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front urged Mindanao’s first cardinal, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, to use his clout as a highly respected religious leader and peace broker to hasten the peace process and put an end to the bloodshed in the region.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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