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Poe calls for Senate probe on ISIS recruitment in Mindanao

Senator Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe wants the Senate to investigate the reported recruitment of Filipinos into the Islamic State to thwart any plans of the group to take root in the Philippines.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t wants to emulate Scotland referendum for Bangsamoro

GPH panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer. AFP FILE PHOTO

Peaceful dialogue and resolution like what happened during Scotland’s referendum on independence—that is what the government wants to achieve for the Bangsamoro political entity, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, chief negotiator for the Philippines, said Monday.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino downplays ISIS threat in PH

President Benigno S. Aquino III AP

President Benigno Aquino III has downplayed the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, saying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been helping prevent Filipino Muslims from getting drawn to the terrorist group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines plans to give Muslims autonomous zone

Filipino Muslims affix their signatures on a mock covenant during a rally near the Presidential Palace in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law draft that was formally submitted by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to both houses of Congress Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. AP

The president of the overwhelmingly Catholic Philippines proposed Wednesday to give Muslims in the south the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part of a peace plan aimed at ending a four-decade rebellion that has killed 150,000 people.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope’s visit to lift peace hopes, says bishop


A Church official from Mindanao hopes that the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January next year will lift the spirits of the survivors of the back-to-back disasters that hit the Visayas late last year and help advance the peace process in the Muslim region.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »