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DepEd chief urges teachers, students to be peace-conscious

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Armin-Luistro

Education Secretary Armin Luistro has urged all teachers, students and agency employees to recite the “Harmony Prayer” and “Pledge of Peace” in flag-raising rites for the celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month this September.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Peace in South at hand

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HISTORIC MOMENT  President Aquino turns over the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday, moving 17 years of peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to the legislative process. With them in photo are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

“Allah,” “reserved” and “general supervision of the President” over the Bangsamoro region were among the contentious details that bogged down work on the final draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a “clean copy” of which was presented to President Aquino on Tuesday night.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Indigenous tribes want ancestral lands excluded from Bangsamoro autonomy

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tribe

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 »

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