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20,000 fly kites in bid for peace, world record

KITES being flown in Tawi-Tawi, one of the provinces in ARMM. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

At least 20,000 people, mostly children, flew kites in several autonomous areas on Tuesday hoping to break the world record for most kites flown that had been set in 2011 by Gaza, one of the world’s most violent places that held the kite-flying event in a vain search for lasting peace.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2 rival nations, 1 message of peace—Nobel

In this photo combo, Malala Yousafzai, left, and Kailash Satyarthi, address the media, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Despite their many differences, 17-year-old Yousafzai and 60-year-old Satyarthi will be forever linked, co-winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, honored for risking their lives for the rights of children to education and to lives free of abuse. AP Photo

One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU says stories on Mindanao peace can sell, too

The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Good news, especially about peace in Mindanao, could sell, too.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi gestures as he addresses the media at his office in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. AP

Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mar Roxas says BBL is Mindanao’s ‘last chance’ for peace

PRESIDENT Aquino leans over to listen to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas during a break from the oath-taking ceremonies of officials of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines in Malacañang. 

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas appealed for support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at a gathering of pro-Aquino reform groups here, saying it was the last chance to bring about lasting peace in Mindanao.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »