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MILF PEACE PACT: WHAT IF….?

MILF PEACE PACT: WHAT IF….? Volume XVII NO 27 (April 26 to May 2, 2014) (The author was formerly GRP Peace Panel Chairman, Presidential Peace Adviser and Presidential Adviser for Mindanao under former Presidents Ramos and Arroyo.) There are many questions that since have arisen after the signing of the comprehensive agreement for the Bangsamoro […]

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MY LENTEN STORY & ACCIDENT

MY LENTEN STORY & ACCIDENT Volume XVII NO 26 (April 19 – 25, 2014) I have a Lenten story to tell. When I was a small boy  in barrio Guihing in Davao del Sur,  Lent or “mahal nga adlaw”  by tradition   was observed in the strictest way   as passed on by  our traditions in the  family  that […]

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MILF PEACE PACT CAN BE FORMULA FOR DISASTER

MILF PEACE PACT CAN BE FORMULA FOR DISASTER VOL. XVII NO. 25 April 5 – 11, 2014 I was not able to watch live the TV coverage of the signing of the peace agreement  at Malacanang but from what I gathered from others who were present,  MILF chief Kagi  Murad Ibrahim’s  message  was  sober and simple […]

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH MINDANAO POWER

WHAT’S WRONG WITH MINDANAO POWER VOL. XVII NO. 24  March 29 – April 4, 2014 DYSFUNCTION — A few days ago, I sat  in a stakeholders’ forum called by the Mindanao Business Council to look into the power situation in Mindanao. I was  shocked to know  that the problem is not only about  lack of […]

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WORRIED

WORRIED VOL. XVII NO. 23 March 22 – 28, 2014 But I am a bit worried about the MILF agreement timetable of an early plebiscite and early elections. The MILF is not ready yet to plunge into some  political exercise. Kagi Murad and the MILF  are not yet prepared politically.  They need more time to […]

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‘JOURNALISTS’ WITHOUT MERCY!

‘JOURNALISTS’  WITHOUT MERCY! VOL. XVII  NO.11 December 28 to January 3 , 2013 Public officials, beware!  Nowadays, it’s so easy to be  whacked endlessly for some misconduct or mistake by the so-called “netizens” or those who are hooked to the internet. They  have their own domain or platform, or media facility  to  express their views […]

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ON SURRENDERING TO PRESIDENTS

ON SURRENDERING TO PRESIDENTS VOL. XVI  NO.51  September 7 – 13,  2013 I can see that the surrender of Ms. JANET NAPOLES to President Noynoy himself, no less, is now creating some controversy. The way things were handled from what I read in the news; I am not surprised at the negative reactions in its […]