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House leaders seek ad hoc committee for Bangsamoro basic law

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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 »

What worries Sen. Pimentel most on Bangsamoro autonomy?

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

As Congress awaits the draft Bangsamoro basic law, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has advised the government to explain how the future region’s asymmetrical relationship with the national government complies with the Constitution.

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

Mindanao groups urge gov’t to fast-track Bangsamoro Basic Law

The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Grassroots organization leaders from different parts of Mindanao are calling on the government to treat with urgency the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, saying they’ve witnessed the people’s misery in the last four decades of war and are looking forward to the prospect of development to bring about by lasting peace.

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