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How to end an insurgency

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When the Moro Islamic Liberation Front took up arms in the Philippines in the 1960s, Ferdinand Marcos had yet to become the country’s president—let alone its dictator.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rough passage

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.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

The CAB and the emperor’s new clothes

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is right. The peace agreement between the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front over a piece of territory they call the Bangsamoro is illegal. No matter how hard President Aquino tries, he cannot hide the fact that the deal crafted under his direction runs afoul of our fundamental law. The constitutional infirmities stick out like a sore thumb.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gov’t, MILF must work closer for peace

The kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) must stop. And even if AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista says the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is not involved in the ASG’s illegal activities, it is the obligation of the MILF leadership to restrain MILF members from joining criminal activities.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Peace women

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I can imagine the elation of supporters of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law gathered in Baguio, in Manila, and elsewhere in the country over news that the Supreme Court has, by and large, ruled that the RH Law is constitutional.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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