Category Archives: Anti-Terrorism

China vows help for Mindanao infra, power projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 Oct) – The Chinese government has signified interest to provide technology, financing and other resources for Mindanao’s effort to develop its power generation capability, infrastructure, connectivity and rebuild Marawi City, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Wang made the statement during a joint press conference with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary […]

200 Chinese-made M-16 rifles now with Region 12 cops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 August)– The anti-terrorism campaign and efforts to ensure public safety in Region 12 received a big boost with the distribution of 200 new Chinese-made M-16 rifles to police personnel across the region. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Police Regional Office-12 (PRO-12) director, confirmed Wednesday the M-16 rifles manufactured by China North Industries […]

MARGINALIA: Is ‘terror’ Marawi’s single story?

(The following is a modified transcript of the 20-minute presentation of a working paper “The Marawi Crisis: A Derridean Reading” at the Forum “Terror in Marawi: Looking through Different Perspectives,” organized by the Social Sciences and Education Cluster at Ateneo de Davao University, June 30, 2017.) My esteemed co-panelists – Sir Dennis [Coronel, MA] and […]

MARGINALIA: Is ‘terror’ Marawi’s single story?

(The following is a modified transcript of the 20-minute presentation of a working paper “The Marawi Crisis: A Derridean Reading” at the Forum “Terror in Marawi: Looking through Different Perspectives,” organized by the Social Sciences and Education Cluster at Ateneo de Davao University, June 30, 2017.) My esteemed co-panelists – Sir Dennis [Coronel, MA] and […]

Anti-terror unit revived in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) – Military, police and local officials today announced the revival of Task Force Kutawao that will secure the city and its environs against terrorism, kidnapping and proliferation of illegal drugs. Major Gen. Arnel dela Vega, 6th Infantry Division commander, named Colonel Jose Gongona as Task Force Kutawato head. The task force will […]

Going against Radicalization and Extremism

If we were to consider on both a positive evaluation and critique to the strategies that would deter extremist violence are to be effective, we must take a serious look at some of their strengths and weaknesses. Although the voices of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri have faded due to renewed vigilance of both […]

Youth Views

Youth Views~ Taking dialogue to the next levelJoshua M. Z. Stanton Jerusalem – In recent years, peacebuilders have recognised the need for interfaith discussion. It is no longer difficult to find a medium for dialogue. Churches, mosques, temples and sy…