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Another inaugural tradition – prayer – under fire over Trump

NEW YORK — For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

PEACETALK: Building a truly independent, democratic, just, prosperous and progressive Philippines

(Statement of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines at the 3rd round of the GRP-NDF peace talks in Rome, Italy on 19 January 2017) His Excellency, Eric Forner, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Government to the Philippines, Her Excellency, Ambassador Elisabeth Slattom, special envoy of the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

MARGINALIA: Islamic, un-Islamic, or Islamist?

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews /19 January) – At the sideline of a peace-building symposium-workshop at the height of the national electoral campaign period last year, the casual conversation between two long-time friends, a Muslim NGO worker and a Mindanao-based non-Muslim journalist, turned into a heated argument over an ‘accurate’ descriptive word for such groups as the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Bello hopes bilateral ceasefire agreement signed in 3rd round of talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) &'8212;  The government (GRP) peace panel will “strive hard” to have the bilateral ceasefire agreement with the National Democratic Front (NDF) signed during the third round of formal peace negotiations on January 19 to 25 in Rome, Italy, its chief negotiator said. GRP peace panel chair and concurrent Labor Secretary Silvestre [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

COMMENT: IV. BEL: Roadmap and Roadblocks (9)

Last of nine parts Sad notes GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 January)&''  But sad notes mar the “only option”. The odds are stocked against “the only option”.  Moro National LIberation two-part article in the MNLF Website (10/18/16 and 11/ 28/16) entitled “Roadmap to MNLF-Duterte Government Peace Talks” In the article, the Moro Problem is blamed on [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

26 Disyembre SMR

Sa wakas, nakarating din siya sa tinatawag ng Kaliwa na “Southern Mindanao Region,” taliwas sa pagrerehiyon ng naghaharing gobyerno ngayon sa bansa. Maalamat ang lugar, syempre pa, dahil malakas dito ang New People’s Army o NPA. Ang okasyon: ang “People’s War is People’s Peace,” konsultasyon ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines-SMR kaugnay ng usapang [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyweeklyRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

Bello: President Duterte will honor promise to free all political prisoners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday said he does not doubt that President Duterte would fulfill his promise to release all political prisoners as part of the peace negotiation with the National Democra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

NDF: NPA won’t give up arms

The New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), should be strengthened and keep its arms even after a comprehensive peace agreement is signed between the government (GRP) and the National Democratic Fron.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 26th, 2016

Bato extends gesture of peace to criminals on Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa has extended his hand in peace to criminals and their other en.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2016

NBI implicates lawyers in its anti-drugs drive

CORTES, Bohol, December 24 (PIA)—About three to five active lawyers are implicated in illegal drugs, a key National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official here said. In a report that he delivered before the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 24th, 2016

NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal

em>By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press /em> The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years. The National Basketball Players Association has completed its process of voting to approve the terms of t.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2016

COMMENT: IV. BEL: Roadmap and Roadblocks (3)

3rd of nine parts The Contrary GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Dec) &'8212; On the morrow and the days after, media stories played different tunes. Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chair Misuari was ready to talk peace with the government pursuan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2016

Government panel off to Rome for peace talks

MANILA, Philippines – The government peace panel is set to leave for Rome next month for the third round of talks with the National Democratic Front-Communis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

STATEMENT: NUJP on Human Rights Day

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines joins the commemoration of International Human Rights Day as we remember not only our fallen colleagues but the thousands of Filipinos who have and continue to suffer from the continued disregard of our.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

MIND DA NEWS: Bangsamoro in Grave Peril

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 07 December)&'' Unknown to the media, last November 5, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chair Nur Misuari coursed through Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza a letter to the President naming his MNL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

Rody on communist prisoners: No ceasefire, no release

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has instructed government peace panel chairman Silvestre Bello III to secure a ceasefire deal with the National Democ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

Migrants’ group wants concerns of OFWS included in CASER

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 December) &'8212;   A migrant workers’ group urged the peace panels of the government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) consider the welfare of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the crafting of the Com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Peace panels urged to include migrant workers’ welfare in CASER talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) – A migrant workers’ group urged the peace panels of the government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) to include measures that will improve the conditions of overseas Filipino workers when they resu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Duterte and NDF

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili and wife Chit,  the Tiamzon couple Benito and Wilma for dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City on December 2,2016. TO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

5-member Misuari panel named

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) – Lawyer Randolph Parcasio will head the five-member peace implementing panel of the Moro National Liberation Front (MLNF) faction under founding chair Nur Misuari. The panel was named by Misuari in a letter to .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2016