[From the web] Non-Moro IP Provisions in Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475: Compliant to FAB-CAB and the 1987 Philippine Constitution -By Alim M. Bandara

Non-Moro IP Provisions in Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475: Compliant to FAB-CAB and the 1987 Philippine Constitution By Alim M. Bandara[1] The two versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) –Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475 have been met with diverse reactions from different stakeholders in the Bangsamoro core areas and outside…

[Appeal] Appeal to Congress (House of Representatives and Senate): DEMAND FOR THE INCLUSION OF IP RIGHTS IN THE BBL -Loyukan

Appeal to Congress (House of Representatives and Senate): DEMAND FOR THE INCLUSION OF IP RIGHTS IN THE BBL The Késéfangguwit Timuay or Timuay Justice and Governance (TJG) is an Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) of the Téduray and Lambangian in the core area of the propose Bangsamoro political entity with a population of not less than…

[Statement] No To Legalized Impunity Through a Fraudulent Martial Law! -FDC/Palag Na!

No To Legalized Impunity Through a Fraudulent Martial Law! Justice and Solidarity for the Bangsamoro People and Other Victims of State Repression! Despite questionable constitutional grounds and fraudulent claims of gory crimes committed by the so-called Maute “terrorist group”, the Supreme Court recently upheld, by an overwhelming majority, President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in…

[From the web] Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 -GPPAC-SEA

Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 KUALA LUMPUR, APRIL 24 – In a bid to generate broader regional solidarity for peace in Mindanao including support for the ongoing Bangsamoro peace process, peace groups from the Philippines launched a signature campaign at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN…

[From the web] EU-supported project to protect thousands of Lumads in Mindanao -RMP

EU-supported project to protect thousands of Lumads in Mindanao The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) will launch on March 10, 2015 the “Healing the Hurt Project” to promote the Mindanao indigenous communities’ social, economic and political rights. The activity will be held at the grounds of the RGS-abandoned hospital in the center…

[From the web] Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat

Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat, www.iidnet.org February 5, 2015 Maayong buntag kaninyong tanan, mushi-mushi, good morning everyone. Before I begin, may I invite you to stand for a minute of silence and pay tribute to the valiant lives lost on all sides including those…

[Press Release] Talking Peace but Waging War Aquino betrayed the peace process, killed BBL, militants say -BMP

Talking Peace but Waging War Aquino betrayed the peace process, killed BBL, militants say A MILITANT labor group accused President Noynoy Aquino of abandoning the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The group further claimed that Aquino likewise killed whatever chances the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) had to be…

[Statement] PCID on Mamasapano Incident

PCID Statement on Mamasapano Incident We at the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) express our deepest sympathies to the families of the members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force, who sacrificed life and limb in the service of our nation.  We likewise extend our condolences and sympathies to the other victims…