Monthly Archives: October 2015

More guns to kill more IPs

Fundamentally, the indigenous peoples (IPs) want to be left alone. They want to work their lands according to their customs and traditions, see to the education and welfare of their children, and be happy within the national fold of Filipino … Continue reading

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Launching the Mindanao Peace Games (MPG)

[Welcome Address to the administrators and sports officials of the founding schools: Faber Hall, Community Center of the First Companions, Ateneo de Davao University, Oct 16, 2015] Towards the end of 2013, the Jesuits in the Philippines held a series … Continue reading

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Recommendations from IP Normalisation Dialogue

[From the multi-stakeholder Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) Normalisation Dialogue held at Ateneo de Davao University, October 15, 2015, 1;30 to 6:00 pm] Below is the summary (as captured in the discussion) of the recommendations during the IP Normalization Dialogue: Recognize IP … Continue reading

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On the Lumad Situation in Mindanao: We care

[Welcopme remarks to ADDU multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the Normalisation of the Lives of the Lumad in Mindanao, ADDU, October 15, 2015] The news about the deaths of our Lumad brothers and sisters in Mindanao truly concerns us. We gather first in … Continue reading

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Laudato Si and Climate Change in the Philippines

[Address to Inter-Faith Dialogue Conference sponsored by the Philippine Climate Change Commission, Davao City, Grand Menseng Hotel, 12 October, 2015,] We hold this Inter-Faith Dialogue looking forward to the UN Climate Change Forum in Paris on 30 November to 11 … Continue reading

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The BLBAR is Unconstitutional: Pass the BBL

The 1987 Constitution mandates the passage of an organic act for Muslim Mindanao providing it genuine autonomy within 18 months of the first Congress (Sec. 19, Art. X). Now in the 16th Congress, 27 years after the passage of the … Continue reading

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Cardl. Quevedo: On the BBL: Imperative Courses of Action

+Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., Peace Forum, Em Manor, Cotabato City October 6, 2015 Introduction The Situation of the BBL While peace panels are still hopeful, legislators are much less so. Senator Marcos has asserted that the BBL is dead. … Continue reading

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