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Ameril Umra Kato, the renegade Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commander, says the Aquino government doesn’t have what it takes to pull off a peace deal with the MILF.

Posted on July 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

When the electoral controversies shall have fizzled out, Maguindanao will again be a forgotten and forsaken land until the next election, or until another bombing or kidnapping or political killing occurs.

Posted on July 19, 2011   |   CATEGORY: @I_amHolo, Voices

Conniving hospitals and doctors defraud the state-run health insurer

Posted on May 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth, Investigations

Philippine military intelligence sources believed it was a “kidnap me” situation

Posted on April 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Maria Ressa, Voices

Postponement has been “the rule rather than the exception,” insofar as the ARMM elections are concerned. Elections in the region has been postponed for 8 times now.

Posted on February 18, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Local Governments

{mosimage}Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat was in the Philippines recently to spread the word on interfaith dialogue. A visiting speaker of the US State Department, he has been traveling to various parts of the world to talk about his work in building bridges to different faiths. Imam Arafat is based in the US but was born [...]

Posted on September 2, 2008   |   CATEGORY: Hot Seat

Supporters of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV launched on August 23 a new movement to pressure the government and the court to allow the youngest senator to work in the Senate.

Posted on August 24, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Current Events

Civil society and media must step up monitoring of government disbursements in order to ensure that scarce resources are properly channelled to poverty alleviation programs, officials of Social Watch Philippines (SWP) said in a press conference on Thursday, August 16, that followed the organization’s national mid-term review on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Posted on August 17, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Today's Feature

{mosimage}Should the government suspend the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as a result of the beheading of 10 Marine soldiers in Basilan?

Posted on August 3, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

{mosimage}Rodolfo Garcia, retired general and former Armed Forces vice chief of staff, is slated to be appointed head of the government panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. He will replace Silvestre Afable Jr. who resigned mid-June apparently because of lack of support from President Arroyo and the Cabinet cluster on security, especially on [...]

Posted on June 26, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 June) — President Arroyo accepted Friday night government peace panel chair Silvestre Afable’s courtesy resignation and will name a new panel chair soon, a move that surprised peace groups in Mindanao and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. “It’s a bad signal for the peace process,” MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal told [...]

Posted on June 16, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security
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