The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” made by a recent United Nations report on climate change should prod the government to improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to three civil society groups.
By Jerome Aning
, TJ Burgonio
The international community on Friday offered to support the implementation of the peace agreement signed on Thursday by the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
By Tarra Quismundo
The Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign by the end of March a final peace agreement, ending four decades of conflict in Mindanao and opening the way for development of the rich but impoverished island in southern Philippines.
By Frances Mangosing
The Department of National Defense justified President Benigno Aquino III’s call on nations to support the Philippines in defending its territory in the South China Sea.
By Nikko Dizon
Banking a little on superstition, President Benigno Aquino III knocked on a wooden table when asked if the normalization annex, the last of the four documents making up the blueprint for a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), would be signed in the next few days.
By Frances Mangosing
As the Lahad Datu standoff in Sabah neared its first year, the Sulu sultanate urged the Philippine government to pursue its claim over North Borneo.
By Nestor Corrales
The Philippine government failed to end impunity in extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances, an international group said Monday.
By Boying Pimentel
The new Open Data portal President Aquino unveiled last week features a photo of him shaking hands with US President Obama and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff looking at the two.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Even the government’s estimates of casualties from the Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have come under criticism amid increasing disapproval of the Aquino administration’s response to the typhoon, the strongest ever recorded, that roared through the central islands of the Visayas a week ago.
By Leila B. Salaverria
After President Benigno Aquino III pushed for the amendment of the cabotage law in his State of the Nation Address, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez filed a measure to liberalize the entry of foreign vessels in the country and to allow them to engage in coastwise trade.