By Asif Ahmad
The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on March 27 was a historic moment for the Philippine government and the Bangsamoro people, promising to usher in a more peaceful, more prosperous future for Mindanao and the rest of the country.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) would like to make some clarifications on Fr. Jun Mercado’s article “Real score: Are Charter changes needed?” (Front Page, 7/20/14).
The Inquirer has reported that Malacañang radically revised the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and returned it to its authors. But President Aquino nevertheless assured Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Murad Ebrahim of a Bangsamoro region by 2016 (Front Page, 7/6/14).
By Rina Jimenez-David
This city lives on in the minds of many people as the place in the world where the “atomic age” was born. It was here where, Aug. 6, 1945, a Monday, a nuclear bomb was dropped by a plane piloted by Americans, immediately killing an estimated 80,000 residents.
What’s taking so long? That’s the question on the minds, not only of leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, but also of minority lawmakers worried about the delay in the transmittal of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to the 16th Congress.