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Handshake for peace

Optimism now oozes that with the Singapore summit, there is also the big possibility the Koreas which are in state of war for a long time might become one again, like what happened to East and West Germany in 1990. It was a handshake – a simple handshake at that – lasting for about 10 […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJun 14th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Momentum for peace

Say what you will about their personality quirks; that was still a historic handshake the other day between the leaders of the United States and North Korea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

North and South Korea to seek peace regime to end war

SEOUL, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – The leaders of North and South Korea agreed Friday, April 27, to pursue a permanent peace and the complete denuclearization of the divided peninsula, as they embraced after a historic summit laden with symbolism. In a day of bonhomie including a highly symbolic handshake over the Military ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Rival Korean leaders cross demarcation line

GOYANG, South Korea: The leaders of North and South Korea agreed Friday to pursue a permanent peace and the complete denuclearization of the divided peninsula, as they embraced after a historic summit laden with symbolism. In a day of bonhomie including a highly symbolic handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides the two countries, [...] The post Rival Korean leaders cross demarcation line appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Hundreds join peace assembly in Isabela City

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- Leaders of Isabela City Government finally expressed publicly their objection for the inclusion of the city in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Min.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

Duterte to reach out to Misuari after BOL ratification

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed his intention to talk to Nur Misuari after the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in order to forge a peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Duterte: Vote ‘yes’ for Bangsamoro Law

        MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday threw his final pitch prior to the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), a measure which seeks to bring peace in Mindanao.   "Let us forget the bitterness of the past and look to the future. Ladies and gentlemen, mga mahal kong Moro brothers or sisters, magboto kayo ng 'yes,'" Duterte said in his speech during a pro-BOL peace assembly in Cotabato City.   "'Pag hindi, hindi na ako punta dito kailanman," he added in jest.   The President made the call three days before the first plebiscite on Jan. 21. The second day of plebisc...Keep on reading: Duterte: Vote ‘yes’ for Bangsamoro Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated a possible shift in the government's approach in amending the Constitution, a move he had been pushing to give way for the change to a federal form of government. Speaking in a peace assembly for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Cotabato City, Duterte raised the idea of amending "not all" but just a "few economic provisions" of the Constitution. "Much as we would like to change anything there. Pati 'yung atin dito. We have been used to it. We are the people governed by elections. And we elect leaders. The leaders must be the choice of the people. I am sure that with that - the fundamentals pr...Keep on reading: Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Duterte: Part of me is Islam

        MANILA, Philippines---"There is a part of me which is Islam actually."   President Rodrigo Duterte said this on Friday after giving praise to Allah for allowing the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) reach its plebiscite.   "God must be good to us. The fact that we have reached this point after so many years of negotiation and interruptions. We are here. Insha'Allah. God is great. Allahu Akbar," Duterte said.   Speaking in a peace assembly for BOL ratification in Cotabato City, Duterte again blasted members of the Catholic Church.   "Kaya kung magaway-away kami ng mga buang na pari na 'yan, hindi man ako Ka...Keep on reading: Duterte: Part of me is Islam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Red-wearing MNLF-Misuari members oppose Duterte’s BOL

                COTABATO CITY -- While President Rodrigo Duterte was rallying the Bangsamoro to vote for the ratification of Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), about 3,000 members of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF-Misuari faction) gathered at the Cotabato City Hall here, opposing what Duterte was campaigning for.   Duterte campaigned for "yes" for the ratification of Republic Act No. 11054 or the BOL during the peace assembly at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC) inside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) compound here on Friday.   "Minamahal kong mga Moro brothers and sister...Keep on reading: Red-wearing MNLF-Misuari members oppose Duterte’s BOL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Mindanao s Road to Peace: Explaining the BOL Plebiscite

CMFR file photo | Photo by Lito OcampoTHE NEXT step towards ending the 50-year struggle of the Bangsamoro for self-determination, equality and peace, the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is now.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News10 hr. 35 min. ago

More ARMM youth support Bangsamoro Law – survey

MANILA, Philippines – Days before the plebiscite, more youth in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said they would vote in favor of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, according to the results of the latest survey conducted by peace-building organization International Alert (IA) Philippines. IA Country Director Nikki de la Rosa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

Vote vs BOL gains momentum among youth in Cotabato City, Isabela City

MANILA, Philippines – The "no" vote against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has "gained momentum" among youth in Cotabato City and Isabela City, according to the results of the latest survey conducted by peace-building organization International Alert (IA) Philippines. The plebiscite is set to take place on Monday, January 21, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

BOL supporters say law to bring peace

BOL supporters say law to bring peace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

Bong Go urges NPAs to give peace a chance

FORMER SPECIAL Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh initiative for peace talks […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Welcome to the Duterte Cabinet | ABS-CBN News

Welcome to the Duterte Cabinet ABS-CBN News President Duterte welcomes newly-appointed Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr., as a new member of his cabinet before the 33rd ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

In Al Barka, MILF members train to keep the peace

BASILAN, Philippines – It's the site of many violent encounters between government troops and Muslim guerrillas, but on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

New envoy in Syria to revive U.N. mediation efforts

DAMASCUS, Syria – The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, January 15, facing the daunting task of rekindling moribund peace talks and succeeding where his 3 predecessors failed. Geir Pedersen's visit comes at a time of heightened tension between the top foreign ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

GRP-NDFP talks resume; Andal to lead efforts

President Duterte has given the green light to backdoor peace negotiations with the communist rebel group by assigning former Philippine Coconut Authority head Avelino Andal to lead the effort. Source link: GRP-NDFP talks resume; Andal to lead efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Comelec, PNPhopeful of peaceful polls in Davao provinces

DAVAO CITY (PIA) - Hope for peaceful elections was the basic message that the "unity walk," interfaith rally and peace covenant spread Sunday (Jan. 13) to mark the start of the election period......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

OPAPP head hails meeting between Lanao del Norte’s fierce political rivals

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said the meeting between Lanao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo and Hadji Abdullah G. Makapaar alias Commander Bravo, commander of the North Western Mindanao Front of the MILF, in Lanao del Norte on Sunday was a success. OPAPP head hails meeting… link: OPAPP head hails meeting between Lanao del Norte’s fierce political rivals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019