CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) — Let me go straight to the point. I am all for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). After what happened to Marawi last year, it became clear to me that completing the peace processes with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro […]
“In the guise of rebuilding our homes, in the guise of laying down the foundations of a better, progressive and modern city, the will and vision of those who live far from us who built this city are being imposed upon us. This is an invasion of a different kind. This one threatens to rob […]
The post OUR MARAWI: Transitional Justice-Dealing with the Past and Marawi appeared first on MindaNews.
(Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill No. 1717 or the “Bangsamoro Basic Law” under Committee Report No. 255, delivered by Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, chair of the Senate Sub-committee on BBL, on 28 February 2018) Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I am honored to sponsor a landmark bill, with so much promise, with so much hope […]
The post PEACETALK: Bangsamoro Basic Law: Towards a Just and Dignified Peace appeared first on MindaNews.
(Co-sponsorship speech on Senate Bill 1717 or the Bangsamoro Basic Law, delivered by Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, on 28 February 2018) Because of the violent conflict in Mindanao, too many lives have been lost, too many homes have been destroyed, too many opportunities missed, and too many dreams […]
The post PEACETALK: The BBL comprises our greatest legal arsenal for achieving peace appeared first on MindaNews.
(Co-sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill 1717 or the Bangsamoro Basic Law, delivered by Senator Risa Hontiveros on 28 February 2018) The conflict in Mindanao has been a democratic and developmental struggle that has spun decades, claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, uprooted millions, resulted in inhumane levels of poverty, lawlessness, and uncertainty. It has changed […]
24 May 2017 After the disturbing events that have unfolded in Marawi City, Malacanang has announced that the President has declared Martial Law in the whole of Mindanao. Such proclamation, presumably made within the legal processes of the Government of the Philippines, is apparently designed to contain the Marawi incident and to prevent it from […]
(Speech of MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim at the signing of the Executive Order increasing the membership and expanding the functions of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, Rizal Hall, Malacanan Palace, 07 November 2016) His Excellency President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senate President Koko Pimentel, Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez, Secretary Jesus Dureza, other members […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte warned of more bombings after the September 2 explosion at the night market on Roxas Avenue here where 15 died and 69 were injured. “There will be another explosion, not here but in other parts of the Philippines,” he said Monday at the Matina Enclaves during […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) – After a long wait, the National Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission on the Bangsamoro (NTJRCB) is expected to be finally set up under the administration of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the President whose campaign promises included correcting historical injustices committed against the Bangsamoro people. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus […]
(Privilege speech delivered by Maguindanao Rep. Bai Sandra Sinsuat A. Sema on February 1, 2016 at the House of Representatives in Quezon City). Mr. Speaker, distinguished Colleagues in this August… »