Archive for the ‘Peace Process’ Category

Duterte does a delicate balancing act

Last Monday, July 25, in his first State- of-the- Nation- Address, President Duterte was applauded when he declared a unilateral ceasefire in the armed conflict with the communist rebels. He said: “To immediately stop violence on the ground, restore peace in the communities and provide enabling environment conducive to the resumption of the peace talks, […]

August 1, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Peace Process  3 Comments


The tragedy in Mamasapano, Maguindanao claimed the lives of 44 of the country’s elite policemen, 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and some civilians. One of those who died was an eight-year old girl named Sarah. I learned about Sarah from Hussein Macarambon’s heart-rending post in Facebook: “ At a forum organized by […]

February 19, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Peace Process, Philippine National Police  11 Comments

Senators asked the wrong question

It was President Aquino who informed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang and the rest of the presidential party in Zamboanga on the Mamasapano debacle on Jan. 25, a source close to Malacañang said. That’s why in the hearings in the Senate and the House of Representatives […]

February 15, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Peace Process, Philippine National Police  48 Comments

SAF44 stirred public interest on BBL

There was something amusing in the narration of Mamasapano Mayor Tahirodin Benzar A. Ampatuan that reflects a trait common to many Filipinos. Mayor Ampatuan (yes, the Ampatuans of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre are still very much a force to reckon with in Maguindanao) said that at about 1:30 in the afternoon of Jan. 25, members […]

February 11, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Mindanao, Peace Process, Philippine National Police  22 Comments


It’s not only in Metro Manila that people are trapped. While flood and landslide due to the monsoon rains the past days have confined people to certain places and access to them difficult in Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon, it’s a more worrisome situation in Muslim Mindanao. Reports from Maguindanao and Lanao del […]

August 9, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Mindanao, Peace Process  One Comment

Paliwanag ni Deles tungkol sa P5 milyon

Halatang-halata ang sama ng loob ni Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles na pinagdududahan ang kayang katapatan kay Pangulong Aquino sa kanyang pahayag na sagot kay Sen.Francis Escudero na binatikos siya sa kanyang mga kwestyonable na mga payo kay Pangulong Aquino. Sa simula ng kanyang sinabi na niya kaagad na nag-resign siya noong […]

October 29, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Peace Process  31 Comments

Pres. Aquino meets with MILF chair Murad

Related article: PNoy-Murad meet: “a great leap forward” for the peace process By Carolyn O. Arguillas Mindanews GENERAL SANTOS CITY- Now the silence can be explained. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim shook hands and talked peace for two hours in a hotel in Japan […]

August 5, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Mindanao, Peace Process  252 Comments