Central Mindanao bets sign poll peace pact

By Danny Sabino GENERAL SANTOS CITY—At least three areas in Central Mindanao will be free from guns, goons and gold this May elections, as long as candidates who pledged to do so honor their promise. About a hundred officials vying for elective positions in South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Sanots City signed a peace covenant […]

March 19, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Mindanao, Vera Files, Vote 2010  6 Comments

Mangudadatu to shake hands with Ampatuan Sr?

Update: Ampatuan Sr. and 126 others charged with murder. Someone very much involved in the 2010 elections said Buluan vice Mayor Ismael “Toto” Mangudadatu is agreeable to shaking hands with the patriarch of the Ampatuan clan for the sake of peace in Maguindanao. Mangudadatu’s wife, Jenalyn, his sister, and some relatives were among the more […]

February 10, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre, Malaya  7 Comments

Midnight deal sa MILF?

Mukhang may niluluto na namang isang midnight deal itong administrasyong Arroyo. Ito ang kasunduan sa Moro Islamic Liberation Front na magkakaroon sila ng sariling nilang bansa sa ilalim ng Pilipinas. Sariling bansa sa loob ng bansang Pilipinas? Hindi tama dahil kung magkaroon ng Bangsamoro substate, ay parang nagtanggal ka ng parte ng Pilipinas at binigay […]

February 2, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Mindanao  19 Comments

Kaya ba ni Arroyo parusahan sina Ampatuan?

Managot daw ang may kagagawan, sabi ng Malacañang sa nangyari sa Maguindanao kung saan mga 40 na tao ang pinatay dahil sa pulitika. Pinagpapatay ng mga isang daan daw na armadong lalaki ang asawa, kapatid, kamaganak, mga tag-suporta ni Vice mayor Esmael Magungudatu ng bayan ng Buluan na mag-file ng certificate of candidacy sa bayan […]

November 25, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Peace and Order  212 Comments

Arroyo declares state of emergency in 2 provinces and one city

AFP, PNP given wide powers to prevent escalation of violence Malaya President Arroyo yesterday placed the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato City under a state of emergency following Monday’s massacre of around 40 family members of the Mangudadatu clan, their supporters and media men by around 100 armed men believed to be […]

November 24, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Mindanao  101 Comments

21 dead in Maguindanao poll-related violence

From: abs-cbnNEWS.com Bodies of 21 of 44 kidnap victims, including the wife and relatives of Buluan town’s vice mayor, were recovered by government troops in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province Monday afternoon. The killings are the first reported poll-related violence. The May 2010 elections are still 6 months away. Most of the victims are women. […]

November 23, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  65 Comments

Mga tanong sa likud ng bombahan sa Marawi

CAGAYAN DE ORO–Noong Martes ng hapon isang granada ang sumabog malapit sa City Hall ng Marawi City na ikinamatay ng isang tao at nasugatan naman ang mga 20. Ayon Mindanews, sinabi raw ng mga nag imbestiga na mga opisyal na itinapon ng mga di-kilalang mga lalaki ang granada mga 50 metro nag layo sa opisina […]

October 21, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante, Mindanao  14 Comments

War-displaced civilians mark Eid’l Fitr in Mindanao evacuation

by Tessa Jamandre VERA Files AS Muslims all over the world end their monthlong prayer and fasting on Monday, their brothers who have been displaced by the fighting in Mindanao continue to sacrifice in cramped evacuation centers. They are celebrating their second Eid’l Fitr in the camps after the wish they made at the start […]

September 21, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Mindanao, Peace and Order, Vera Files  2 Comments

MOA-AD unconstitutional , 8-7

by Evangeline de Vera Malaya The Supreme Court, voting 8-7, yesterday declared unconstitutional the memorandum of agreement on ancestral domain that the government would have signed with the secessionist Moro National Liberation Front two months ago. The MOA-AD, whose signing was stopped by the tribunal, proposes to create a Muslim homeland in the South which […]

October 14, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Mindanao  29 Comments

Pera-pera lang

Galit na galit si Sen. Rodolfo Biazon sa panukala ni Secretary Ronaldo Puno ng Interior and Local Government na magbibigay sila ng P25 milyon sa Moro Islamic Liberation Front kung isu-surender nila sina Ameril Ombra kato, Abdulla Macapaar alias Kumander Bravo at Aleem Sulaiman. “Hindi ako papayag na pagsinurender yung dalawang commander binigyan pa natin […]

September 11, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Military, Mindanao, Web Links  82 Comments