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Peace and conflict stories from the margins

Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Founded in 1936, as the town of Dulawan, Datu Piang is a second-class municipality and one of the oldest towns in Maguindanao province. Several decades ago, I did a full-length immersion into the culture of the Magindanawn, or people of the flooded plains, as the name means in their language in the […] The post Peace and conflict stories from the margins appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 7th, 2020

$439M pledged for UN peace fund, far short of goal

Over three dozen nations have pledged or contributed over $439 million to help secure peace in conflict-stricken states, the United Nations said Tuesday, a sum that falls far short of the hoped-for $1.5 billion......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

RTF-8 ELCAC vows stronger coordination to attain peace by 2022

The Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) in a hybrid physical and virtual meeting presided by Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario resolved to heighten agency coordination to attain a just and lasting peace by the year 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Duterte, not the Reds, obstacle to peace

“It is important that peace talks continue as this is one of the avenues to resolve the roots of armed conflict.” The post Duterte, not the Reds, obstacle to peace appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

ZamboSur StratCom cluster for peace officially organized

GUIPOS, Zamboanga del Sur, Oct. 16 (PIA)-The Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) Strategic Communication (Stratcom) cluster officially start the tough work in co.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Coffee for Peace co-founder wins Business for Peace Award

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sep) – Felicitas “Joji” B. Pantoja, a Mindanawon social entrepreneur who uses coffee as a vehicle to achieve peace in conflict-torn areas, was the only Asian to win the prestigious 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award organized by the United Nations Global Compact and the Business for Peace Foundation. Pantoja, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Advancing peace during a pandemic

The first letter in the trilogy of letters published by former senator Wigberto “Bobby” Tanada and Edmundo “Ed” Garcia in “Reinvent Resistance,” which I introduced in my last column, is entitled End Armed Hostilities in the Midst of the Pandemic. It is a statement by Tanada and my friend Judge Sol Santos, a longtime peace advocate, in mid-May 2020, in reference to the United Nation Secretary General’s appeal to a “Humanitarian Pause” as he urged “to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus on the true fight of our lives.” It is addressed to fellow citizens, urging them to take a stand to put an end to armed hostilities in the midst of the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Afghans flock mosques

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — Afghans flocked to mosques Friday, 31 July, to mark the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha as a three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces began, with many hoping it will lead to peace talks and the end of nearly two decades of conflict. A car bomb that killed at least 17 […] The post Afghans flock mosques appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

‘A revolutionary and peace warrior’: Tributes pour in for NDFP’s Fidel Agcaoili

“Ka Fidel V. Agcaoili, my counterpart in the peace table in our efforts to try to end the decades-long armed conflict with the CPP-NPA (New People’s Army)-NDF, was a man of honor and conviction.” -- government negotiator Silvestre Bello III The post ‘A revolutionary and peace warrior’: Tributes pour in for NDFP’s Fidel Agcaoili appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Pandemic affecting global peace, security

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is “profoundly affecting” peace and security across the globe, the Secretary-General told the Security Council, pressing the 15-member body to use its collective influence to protect the millions of people either trapped in, or fleeing conflict and already facing acute vulnerabilities. “The health pandemic has fast become a protection crisis,” […] The post Pandemic affecting global peace, security appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020

Yemen crisis deepens: Rebels declare self-rule

Yemeni separatists early Sunday declared self-rule of the country’s south as a peace deal with the government crumbled, complicating a long and separate conflict with Huthi rebels who control much of the north......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases

American forces have started pulling out of two bases in Afghanistan, a US official said Tuesday, the day peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban were due to start despite widespread violence and a political crisis. The United States is keen to end its longest-ever conflict, and under the terms of a deal signed in […] The post US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Labor Secretary Bello receives Rotary Golden Wheel Award for Peace and Conflict

For exemplifying service above self-qualities, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd receives the Rotary Golden Wheel Award for Peace and Conflict from Rotary International District 3780 Governor Bernadette Herrera-Dy, during the awarding ceremony in Quezon City on January 25......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

& lsquo;CPP-NPA-NDF now becoming irrelevant& rsquo;

​The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front is against the government’s plan to intensify the implementation of socioeconomic interventions in conflict-ridden communities because the organization is fast losing its clout and relevance, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2020

War and peace in the Middle East

The Middle East, always a cauldron of armed conflict, was once again on the brink of a major armed conflict with the assassination of a top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the retaliatory missile attacks by Iran on US military bases inside Iraq......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

Praying for peace and Rose

On July 7, 2017, at the height of the Marawi conflict, the PasaLord Prayer Movement was launched, bringing together Filipinos of various faiths and denominations to intercede for peace, unity and prosperity in our country, and to lift up leaders and families......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

ELCAC initiatives boost peace, progress

SAN JOSE, Jan. 23 (PIA6) -- Various endeavors implemented under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) are geared toward the community's peace, progress and devel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

ELCAC initiatives boost peace, progress

SAN JOSE, Jan. 23 (PIA6) -- Various endeavors implemented under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) are geared toward the community's peace, progress and devel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Abe warns over conflict

Riyadh―Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle East hoping to ease tensions spiked by the US killing of a top Iranian general......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Tagle asks Nazarene devotees to pray for peace in Middle East

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Thursday asked the Black Nazarene devotees to offer prayers for the safety of the people in the Middle East. Delivering a midnight sermon at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Tagle said he hoped that the United States (US)-Iran conflict would end immediately. “Sa atin pong pagtitipon, atin pong alalahanin […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Vatican-bound Cardinal Tagle prays for peace in Middle East

At a midnight mass for this year’s feast of the Black Nazarene, Tagle expressed hope that the brewing conflict in the Gulf region would not lead to war......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020