By Rina Jimenez-David
The “vertical violence” of insurgency and of separatist elements in Mindanao may be disappearing with the conclusion of the peace talk between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the pending creation of the Bangsamoro authority. But, said peace advisor Teresita Quintos Deles, the “horizontal violence” of feuds and disputes and other low-level conflicts remains.
By Maleiha Shahara D. Alim
Some people think young Moros do not care about what’s happening around them. They assume that young Moros are so engrossed in self-indulgence as to ignore the advent of this new entity. But you know what, this is what I think.
By Ramon R. del Rosario Jr.
We have all heard the news that Luzon will again face an energy crisis in 2015 even as the Visayas and Mindanao have been suffering rolling blackouts on a regular basis. The estimates are that we will have a shortage of 400 to 600 megawatts assuming that all existing power plants remain online—which is a best-case scenario.
Ramon Tulfo hit the nail on the head when he stated in his July 17 column: “The President made a mistake in not appointing a Mindanaoan as chief government negotiator” in the peace process.
By Francisco Lara Jr.
Many doubt if the recurring violence from armed rebellion can be reversed by the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)