Posts by tag: Peace Process

10 years ago

The irony and tragedy that is General Esperon

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Commentary | Esperon’s appointment as peace adviser is so contemptible it insults the common sense. What credibility, for example, does the Hello, Garci general have in talking about the substantive agenda in the peace process such as socio-political, economic, and electoral reforms?

10 years ago

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DOWN SHE GOES. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo goes down the stairs of the Marco Polo Hotel after a two-hour closed-door meeting with members of the Bishop Ulama Conference. The BUC has been alarmed over the withdrawal of Malaysia from the international monitoring team (IMT) of the ceasefire between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

Peace education efforts in Mindanao in full swing

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Efforts to integrate peace subject in the education mainstream are gaining grounds in Mindanao as government, academe, civil society and ODA groups here have recently converged to strongly advocate for Mindanao peace education institutionalization.

11 years ago

AFP ‘test missions’ during Ramadhan slammed

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It is difficult for our brothers and sisters in the war-torn areas of Basilan to observe one of the important pillars of Islam when the guns and bombs of the Philippine Army are aimed at them, said Amirah Ali Lidasan of Suara Bangsamoro, adding that Moro civilians are vulnerable to the military operation conducted during Ramadhan for most of them are weak due to whole day of fasting.

11 years ago

Children are once again casualties of Basilan, Sulu wars

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Childrens vulnerabilities have further been aggravated by reports from the DSWD in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that on August 19, eight kids aged 4 to 16 years old from Indanan, Sulu, were arrested and tortured along with their parents by the militarys Joint Special Operations Force.

11 years ago

Moros have had it with GMA’s all-out wars

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COMMENTARY | By Amirah Ali Lidasan

Who committed the beheading and why did the perpetrators commit such act is a very controversial and sensitive issue that should have been responded to with discretion rather than warmongering. For weeks, it is as if every Muslim has to answer for it.