Category Archives: united nations

PEACETALK: Our work for peace is something that does not come overnight. I call it peace by piece

(Transcript of the remarks by Philippine Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 24 Apri 2018. Transcript courtesy of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process) Mr. President, your Excellencies, good afternoon. First of all, let me bring to you the […]

Duterte may continue “extreme policies”; Pinoys “satisfied” with how democracy works

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 January) — In yet another unflattering assessment of his administration, a Washington-based group said that after his war on drugs that claimed thousands of lives in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte “may continue his extreme policies with strong parliamentary backing”. In its 2016 report titled “Populists and Autocrats: The Dual Threat to Global […]

TURNING POINT: Tantrum Diplomacy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 Sep) – When a sovereign state signs a covenant with the United Nations, it is morally bound to uphold and observe what is agreed upon in that covenant with the international community. It is not interference on the part of the UN or its representative to remind or call […]

Duterte threatens to leave UN

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Aug) —  President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to leave the United Nations (UN) amid its criticisms on the current administration’s campaign against illegal drugs that allegedly shot up the cases of extrajudicial killings. He told an early morning press conference at the Malacañang of the South at the Department of Public Works and […]