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Strength but now without shame (1)

By Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ   DAVAO City––In presenting the report of the Peace Council on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to both the Congressional Committee on the BBL led by Congressman Rufus Rodriguez and the Senatorial Committee on Local Government headed by Senator Bongbong Marcos, there was a palpable ...

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Summer on the Streets

When it’s hot out – especially during summer – you’re first instinct will always be to find the nearest thing to grab and cool you down. But sometimes, it pays to embrace the summer heat and get the most out of it! Especially in the Philippines, being a nation in ...

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Massive landgrabbing

By Mariano Carrasco WITH so many landless individuals around, it is surprising to know how a few wealthy individuals managed to secure titles to public lands and lands long occupied and owned by natives. SHARE THIS ARTICLE

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Strengthening the BBL provisions on IPs

By Tony La Vina   Fifth of six parts UNDER the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs) are recognized in several provisions. Among others, Indigenous peoples shall have freedom of choice, and the protection of their rights shall be under the exclusive powers of the ...

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Duterte scores big in Pulse Asia survey

THE results of a Pulse Asia survey show Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte emerging as a likely serious contender in next year’s presidential race. Duterte, who was previously not included in the survey questionnaires of Pulse Asia, tied with Estrada in the third place with 12 percent. The former president and ...

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Bangsamoro territory and waters

By Tony La Vina   Fourth of six parts THE draft BBL defines “territory” as land mass as well as the maritime, terrestrial, fluvial and alluvial domains, and the aerial domain above it. In order to obviate any speculation, the draft BBL also emphasizes that the Bangsamoro territory shall remain ...

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Good example

By Ben Contreras GETTING international recognition does not come easy especially when hundreds of entries are involved, and each vying for the top award. Thus, when the Hineleban Foundation Inc. was awarded the grand prize for Best Project in the Forestry Sector by the Agence Francaise de Development and the ...

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