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From rebellion to governance: Murad bares future of Barmm

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . Last of three parts Al Haj Murad Ebrahim admitted they are faced with “huge challenges” as they transition from armed to democratic struggle, particularly on how to “ensure a responsive and timely program for around 30,000 to 40,000 of our combatants who will undergo ...

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Murad presents state of the future Barmm

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . Second of three parts Dureza and Murad sat across the negotiating table as chairs of the government and MILF peace panels from 2001 to 2003, when the peace talks resumed under the Arroyo administration, after the “all out war” waged by the Estrada administration ...

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Oro writers named in nat’l literary awards, fellowships, festival

RECENTLY, local writers brought pride to the city in several national literary awards, writing fellowships, and writers festivals. Among the finalists to the 37th National Book Awards conferred by the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board are Jaime An Lim’s “Auguries: Poems” (UST Publishing House), Ma Elena ...

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State of the future Barmm

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . First of three parts DAVAO City — It was a “very historic conference,” the representative of the Canadian Embassy said as the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) briefed international development partners, among them six Ambassadors, on the future Bangsamoro government, and ...

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Marawi siege hostage survivor recalls ordeal

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent . MARAWI City — “ I was made to do the laundry and cook. Not a day that I did not think I will die here,” Fr. Teresito Suganob said when he first visited the Bato mosque where he and a hundred hostages were held ...

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Oro writers group announces workshop fellows

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (Nagmac), in partnership with the Libulan Queer Collective and the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), awards twelve fellowships to young Mindanaoan writers for the 2018 CDO Young Writers Studio, which will be held at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan on Oct. ...

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Labor disputes to increase unless labor policies are altered

Militant labor group Bukluran Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) says that President Rodrigo Duterte is mistaken to think that the sudden dismissal of Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod will neutralize the increasing militance of the labor movement. The group claims that it would be erroneous to conclude that the rise of labor disputes ...

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Corruption, politics, slippage mar many projects

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism . (Fourth of five parts) This figure apparently had to go down during the term of President Benigno S. Aquino III, when then DPWH Secretary Singson initiated across-the-board cuts on project costs to minimize public funds being pocketed by ...

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89% of Filipinos demand a way out of coal energy, environmental groups says

Members of coal-affected communities, electric consumers, climate justice and environmental groups stormed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday, conducted simultaneous actions in different areas in the country, to press Secretary Roy Cimatu and other local officials to put a halt on the country’s ‘coal obsession’ and listen ...

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