Tag Archives: MILF

Pressing Peace Legislation

The peace negotiations between the Moro Islamic Liberation Force (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH) emerged out of a situation of war. It had become clear: the military solution was a non-solution. Some 120,000 Filipinos were killed killing … Continue reading

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The legislators want peace?

The legislators don’t seem to want to call it the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) anymore. Both in the House (HB 5811) and the Senate (SB 2894), they are now calling it the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR). … Continue reading

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Pushing Muslim Mindanao to Independence?

For all serious participants in the discussion on peace in Mindanao, I have recommended as a “MUST READ” the article of UP Professor Dr. Abraham Sakili entitled “Historical Truth and Bangsamoro Autonomy.” Prof. Sakili summarizes: Factors that cause and sustain … Continue reading

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Hear Mindanao: Requite Evil with Good

[The “Statement from Mindanao” as enhanced by Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of Cotabato and signed by religious, military, indigenous peoples, and civil service organisation leaders in Mindanao.  Published today in the Philippine Daily Inquirer] We are profoundly saddened and shocked that … Continue reading

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President Aquino’s Second Address on Mamasapano

Today’s reading from Hebrews says: “Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their tasks with joy and not with sorrow, for that would … Continue reading

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Transitional Justice and the Bangsamoro

[Welcome Address: Launch of ForumZFD’s Moving Beyond: Towards Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro Peace Process, Apo View Hotel, Davao, 8.14.14]   It is my pleasure to welcome you to this launch of the publication by the Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst, Forum … Continue reading

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Mindanao Conversations

After the Zamboanga Standoff of Oct., 2013, Fr. Antonio Moreno, Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Mindanao, asked for shared communal discernment on our apostolic directions in Mindanao. In response, Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) hosted “Mindanao Conversations,” … Continue reading

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