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Pope’s visit to lift peace hopes, says bishop

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo: Hopeful that Pope Francis’ visit will advance peace process in Muslim region. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

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 »

Brunei military official visits troops monitoring ceasefire of PH gov’t, MILF

Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels man a machine gun in Sultan Kudarat in this February 11, 2013, file photo. AFP FILE PHOTO

A ranking military official of the Brunei military has visited his forces in Mindanao as they continue to help the international monitoring of the ceasefire agreement between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front ceasefire agreement.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, MILF chief hold surprise talks in Japan

Aquino Shinzo Abe Japan

President Benigno Aquino held a surprise meeting in Japan with the country’s top Muslim rebel to address growing concerns over delays in implementing a peace deal, their aides said Thursday.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Peace with MILF historic for women

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita “Ging” Deles: Breaking ground. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

When the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace agreement in March, the moment was historic twice over: it was an opening for peace after 17 years of negotiations, and a woman signed such document as chief negotiator for the first time anywhere in the world.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino offers peace pact with MILF as model of conflict resolution in Asean


President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday held up the Philippine government’s peace agreement with Moro rebels as a model for conflict resolution in the region, but called for rehabilitation of the survivors.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »