ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Kalinaw Mindanaw: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996 (16)

16th of 18 parts Part XVI Chapter 7. It is Time for New Relationships To complete the story of the formal peace process, it would have been fitting to also provide an account of the progress of implementation of the Peace Agreement. But until the plebiscite on the revised Organic Act of the Autonomous Region […].....»»

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2 lawyers shot in Cebu in less than 2 months

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A lawyer was gunned down here in broad daylight on Monday, November 23, 2020, just six weeks after an almost similar incident also occurred to a fellow lawyer in Lapu-Lapu City. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Cebu City Chapter (IBP-Cebu City) confirmed on Monday afternoon that lawyer Joey Luis […] The post 2 lawyers shot in Cebu in less than 2 months appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Kalinaw Mindanaw: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996 (13)

13th of 18 parts  (This is a revised version of the book “KALINAW MINDANAW: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996” published in 2000.)  Chapter 6. They Are Not Our Enemy The peace process in the time of President Fidel V. Ramos was completed in record time of 47 months, from the first exploratory […].....»»

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ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Kalinaw Mindanaw: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996 (11)

11th of 18 parts Rudy B. Rodil (This is a revised version of the book “KALINAW MINDANAW: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996” published in 2000) Chapter 5. In the Wake of EDSA: The Jeddah Accord and the 1987 Constitution One of Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino’s first acts as president was to reach […].....»»

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PISTON-Cebu: ‘We have been suffering for eight months’

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON)-Cebu Chapter appealed to the governments of Mandaue City and Cebu City to allow the traditional public utility jeepneys to ply the city streets soon. This as members of PISTON-Cebu staged a rally on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, in front of the […].....»»

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DepEd-7 in favor of face-to-face classes but…

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said it is in favor of allowing the implementation of face-to-face classes but only with a limited number of students and starting in areas with low risk of COVID-19. Earlier, the League of Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP) – Cebu Chapter submitted a resolution to […] The post DepEd-7 in favor of face-to-face classes but… appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2020Related News

Zambo police nab 18 fratmen for plebe’s death

ZAMBOANGA CITY–The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) arrested Monday 18 members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity involved in the initiation rites that resulted in the death of a plebe in this city. Maj. Elmer Solon, ZCPO’s Station 11 chief, said the respondents belong to fraternity’s Triskelion San Jose Gusu (Trigusu) chapter. Solon said a […].....»»

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Religion can unite us

In the last chapter of the encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti, the Holy Father Pope Francis extols the virtues of the different religions as contributors to building fraternity and defending justice in society......»»

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ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996 (6)

6th of 18 parts (This is a revised version of the book “KALINAW MINDANAW: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996” published in 2000.) Chapter 3 Long Rugged Road to Tripoli From local Peace talks to the Tripoli Agreement was a long rugged road to peace. There was plenty of give and take. In […].....»»

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ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Kalinaw Mindanaw: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996 (4)

4th of 18 parts Rudy B. Rodil (This is a revised version of the book “KALINAW MINDANAW: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996” published in 2000.) Chapter 2. First Contact, Touching Base The Jeddah Peace Talks between the Government and the Moro National Liberation Front opened on January 18 and ended on January […].....»»

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The path to peace

In Chapter 7 of the Encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti, the Holy Father renews the call for the creation of paths of peace to heal open wounds. He also reiterates the need for peacemakers, men and women prepared to work boldly and creatively to initiate processes of healing and renewed encounter......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2020Related News

KZ and TJ Monterde share marriage vow in new song & lsquo;Simula& rsquo;

After surprising fans with their wedding revelations with the song “Can’t Wait To Say I Do”, singer-songwriter TJ Monterde and Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan celebrate the new chapter of their lives as a married couple with the release of their new song “Simula.”.....»»

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ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Kalinaw Mindanaw: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996 (2)

2nd of 18 parts (This is a revised version of the book “KALINAW MINDANAW: The Story of the GRP-MNLF Peace Process, 1975-1996” published in 2000) Chapter 1. Why the Impulse to Negotiate? Introduction We use peace process in this book to mean the peace talks between the Philippine government (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation […].....»»

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Russia takes 4-year ban battle to court

Lausanne---Russia will attempt to overturn its four-year ban from the international sport this week in the latest chapter of a long-running and controversial saga over state-sanctioned doping......»»

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Justin Bieber connects with fans in intimate & lsquo;New Chapter& rsquo;

YouTube Originals unveils Justine Bieber: Next Chapter, a brand-new special documentary event following the hit 10-episode original documentary series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, which chronicled the making of Justin Bieber’s latest album, Changes......»»

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Liza Soberano& rsquo;s wonderful voice

Pope Francis devotes Chapter V of Fratelli Tutti on a call for a better kind of politics, one truly at the service of the common good. He castigates populism which, according to him, exploits the vulnerable demagogically for its own purposes, or a liberalism that serves the economic interests of the powerful......»»

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Welcoming the stranger

In Chapter 4 of Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis takes on the cudgels for immigrants, recognizing the need to treat them with humanity. He insists that people who are different from us also need to be respected and loved......»»

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Mandatory appointment of PENRO pushed

Recognizing that illegal logging activities remain rampant in some provinces, Siquijor Rep. Jake Vincent Villa has filed a bill seeking the mandatory appointment of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO). He filed House Bill No. 7382 to amend the Local Government Code by making mandatory instead of optional the appointment of PENRO. Villa sought to specifically amend Section 463 under Chapter 2, Title 4, Book 3 of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, to ensure that there will be an official tasked to safeguard and promote environmental protection in the provinces. “As time passes, changes to the environment in all provinces become readily apparent. From once a land of flora and fauna turned concrete jungle of buildings and infrastructures. As changes occur, in particular, climate change transformation of some of our forests lands into virtual savannas aggravated by illegal logging activities have scalped off the precious cover that in the past has served as protection against rampaging rain water during the typhoon season,” Villa said.  “The government should be enjoined to protect and preserve our precious forest reserves to avoid destructive flooding,” Villa said.  “It is also for the same reasons that the government should designate an official who should be responsible for ensuring that the lands in every province are protected from wanton and illegal cutting of logs and that in areas where reforestation is needed, the same shall be undertaken to avoid destructive flooding in the future,” he added.  HB 7382 also seeks to amend Article 115 (b) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA No. 7160 by including PENRO in the list of appointive provincial officials. At present, there are only 13 mandatory appointive provincial officials – Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, provincial treasurer, provincial accountant, provincial budget officer, provincial planning and development coordinator, provincial engineer, provincial health officer, provincial administrator, provincial legal officer, provincial agriculturist; provincial social welfare and development officer, provincial veterinarian, and provincial general services officer......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 19th, 2020Related News

A new chapter, a new beginning for Billy Crawford

If you traverse EDSA daily from north to south or vice versa, you may have noticed the giant LED ads along Guadalupe and Reliance featuring Kapamilya stars like Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, Alex Gonzaga, Ian Veneracion, Korina Sanchez-Roxas and Billy Crawford, among others......»»

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Addressing mental health amid a pandemic

BETTER DAYS Senator Sonny Angara Mental health has historically been a difficult subject to talk about in Philippine society. Many of us, no doubt, have our own stories, personal or otherwise, of how difficult it is to seek help. In fact, in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, an August, 2020, analysis of many studies on the matter confirmed that the low utilization of mental health services among Filipinos could be attributed in part to the stigma associated with mental health issues, with resilience and self-reliance becoming possible alternate coping strategies. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health an even bigger issue. The quarantine, the economic effects of the pandemic, and the anxieties brought about by the virus’ unpredictability have had a negative effect on the mental health of many Filipinos. Although we as a country are consistently rated to be in the Top 5 of a global optimism index, according to the DOH, the calls for help have been increasing. According to the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), their helpline received about 400 calls monthly from May, 2019, to February, 2020. That’s an average of 13 to 15 calls daily. By March, 672 calls were serviced, and this grew steadily in the following months, until there were 1,034 calls in July – and 440 for the half of August. These double the monthly average from March to August to 876 calls, or 32 to 37 calls daily. Many government and private mental health services are available for people who are seeking help or just someone to talk to. Aside from the NCMH crisis hotline, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has confidential crisis lines and a referral system to partnered psychologists. The foundation is also a hub for prevention, recognition, and treatment of depression. The Philippine Mental Health Association also offers similar services, and universities like UST, UP Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila have their own mental health service organizations. Some, like Ateneo’s Center for Family Ministries have affordable or negotiable fees. Online resources like the Silakbo.Ph website have listings for many other mental health service providers outside of the NCR. In fact, many organizations have already partnered with the Department of Health (DOH); perhaps more of them should be invited to the table to plan new policies, projects, and initiatives that will address the growing number of mental health cases. The DOH is also encouraging people to learn more about general mental health through free e-learning courses translated into Filipino.  The source material is from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) QualityRights initiative, which is a global project that aims to help participants improve their own mental health, learn how to support their loved ones and communities, and gain knowledge and skills to tackle mental health issues. Clearly, we need to reassess and adapt to the fact that more Filipinos are now looking for mental health services and treatments. This is why I am seeking to amend Republic Act 11036, the Mental Health Act, particularly its existing chapter on “Rights of Service Users and Other Stakeholders.” Our proposed amendment seek to give health service users the right to immediately receive compensation benefits and special financial assistance they are entitled to under law, should they sustain temporary or permanent mental disability in the line of duty or by reason of a person’s office or position. This is an important amendment, as the Mental Health Act requires that PhilHealth provide insurance packages to patients with mental health conditions, and that access to medicines is ensured. With the observation of World Mental Health Day last October 10, it is important to remember the DOH’s theme for this year, “Mental Health for All: Unifying Voices for Greater Investment and Access.”  This theme encourages that we open conversations on the various challenges that our mental health care system faces every day, such as social stigma and limited funding. In fact, the simple act of marking the day itself is important. It shows those who are suffering that we see them, and care for them. It tells others who are hiding their issues that it is perfectly normal to seek help. And most of all, it encourages the whole world to stand in solidarity in recognition of the need for all of society to help those with mental health issues. E-mail:| Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @sonnyangara Senator Sonny Angara has been in public service for 16 years—9 years as Representative of the Lone District of Aurora, and 7 as Senator. He has authored and sponsored more than 200 laws.  He is currently serving his second term in the Senate. .....»»

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