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Organization of Islamic Cooperation offers to help in ending Zamboanga City crisis

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has offered to mediate in ending the standoff in Zamboanga City between Philippine government troops and forces loyal to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Wealth sharing deal between PH gov’t, future Bangsamoro entity finished

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A handout photo taken on July 13, 2013 and released by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) shows (Front, L-R) GPH peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed and MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal signing the wealth-sharing annex and joint statement at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.  AFP PHOTO / OPAPP

After toiling some 12 hours on their sixth day of talks, negotiators of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally hammered a wealth-sharing arrangement between the central government and the future Bangsamoro political entity.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ex-EU envoy to PH to head int’l team helping in PH peace process

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Ambassador Alistair McDonald AFP FILE PHOTO

The former head of the European Union (EU) mission to the Philippines, Ambassador Alistair McDonald, will head the five-member Third Party Monitoring Team (TPMT) created by the peace panels of government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to oversee the implementation of an eventual comprehensive agreement.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hurry Maguindanao massacre trial, int’l reporters urge

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More than 300 delegates to the 28th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dublin, Ireland, have called on President Aquino to “take steps to expedite the trial” of those accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Journalists from 120 countries press Aquino to speed up Maguindanao massacre trial

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The massacre in Maguindanao where over 30 journalists were also killed in 2009 is testament to the danger media men and women face in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 300 delegates to the 28th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dublin, Ireland have called on President Benigno Aquino III to “take steps to expedite the trial” of those accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Plans for Aquino meeting with Joma Sison in Hanoi fizzle out

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Joma Sison. FILE PHOTO

Can the tack government adopted with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front be replicated in its peacemaking effort with communist rebels?

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Malaysian groups call for ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ in Sabah

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At least 93 civil society groups, mainly from the Philippines and Malaysia, have called for the declaration a “humanitarian ceasefire” for the sake of affected civilians in Sabah.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sabah events have no effect on Mindanao peace talks – MILF

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

The chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front said Tuesday that the standoff in Sabah between Malaysian security forces and elements of the so-called ‘royal army’ of the Sulu sultanate has “substantially no effect” on its negotiations with the government which is about to wrap up within the next two months.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Philippines | Read More »

Gov’t, MILF reach impasse on Bangsamoro transitional body

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The 34th exploratory talks between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended in a “technical impasse” even as they “made tremendous gains” in resolving remaining issues related to power-sharing, wealth-sharing and normalization.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Muslim Filipinos take fight against video to high court

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PROTEST SPREADS TO MARAWI Filipino Muslims raise clenched fists and wave placards blasting the United States and Israel during a protest against the anti-Islamic video “The Innocence of Muslims” in Marawi City on Monday. The video has sparked fury across the Islamic world for mocking the Prophet Mohammad. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Muslims in Lanao del Sur are taking their battle against the “anti-Islamic” video “Innocence of Muslims” to the Supreme Court.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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