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Bangsamoro law not banning commercial fishing in GenSan, Western Mindanao–Opapp

The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) does not seek to ban commercial fishing vessels from General Santos City and areas in Western Mindanao from fishing in the territorial waters off the future Bangsamoro entity, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Opapp) said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Entire Mindanao under mercy of Bangsamoro—Lobregat

Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City. congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker raised the alarm of subjecting Mindanao’s water and power resources under the mercy of the Bangsamoro government upon the creation of a Bangsamoro entity.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House leaders seek ad hoc committee for Bangsamoro basic law

AP file photo

House of Representatives leaders on Monday filed a resolution creating an ad hoc committee that would tackle the Bangsamoro basic law, which Malacañang would submit on Wednesday.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

From right, Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region, Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini,  Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, and former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma meet with the media after talks on cease-fire in Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday. (AP Photo)

The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks in Minsk.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bangsamoro Basic Law draft delayed anew


The submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was again delayed on Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »