[Statement] Why were these Abu Sayyaf bombers released from jail?

Why were these Abu Sayyaf bombers released from jail? On behalf of the bereaved families and victims of bombings and kidnappings in Mindanao and in the interest truth and justice, the undersigned civil society organizations, human rights defenders and peace advocates strongly call for an immediate and impartial investigation over the suspicious release from detention…

[In the news] Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact -Cebu Daily News

Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact Cebu Daily News October 15, 2012 International peace advocates and Muslim community leaders in Cebu hailed this afternoon’s signing of the preliminary framework agreement between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). A member of the International Contact Group assisting the peace process between the government…

[In the news] Protecting human rights -INQUIRER.net

Protecting human rights. By Ustadz Magadapa Cebu Daily News April 22, 2012 Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The following are some of these human rights that Islam protects. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred, whether a person is Muslim or not. Islam also protects…

[In the news] MindaNews » Villagers flee as military operation in Sibugay intensifies

MindaNews » Villagers flee as military operation in Sibugay intensifies. By Antonio M. Manaytay IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay (MindaNews/25 October) – The number of families displaced by the ongoing military operation in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay against “lawless elements” has reached 2,368 families as of Monday, records at the provincial office of the Department of Social Welfare…

[Press Release] War Spills Into the Internet, Blogger and Peace Advocate Calls for Ceasefire – www.krislibrary.com

War has appeared to have spilled into the social networking sites in the Internet and a journalist-turned-peace advocate and blogger has called on Filipino Netizens to keep their emotions in check as real people are dying, wounding and evacuating from conflict areas in Mindanao. “Real people are dying from real bullets in Mindanao. The killings…

[In the news] New history aims to aid peace efforts – www.cathnewsphil.com

New history aims to aid peace efforts CATHOLIC educators meeting in Davao City, southern Philippines, announced yesterday they aim to correct historical biases and inaccuracies about Mindanao and its inhabitants, especially the Muslims and indigenous people, in elementary and high school textbooks. Members of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP), meeting for a…

[Press Release] First Filipina-Muslim Zonta International Awardee To Donate Part of Her US $4,000 Prize Money to Empower Muslim Women and Children

The first Filipina Muslim to win the prestigious Zonta International Young Women for Public Affairs (YWPA) Award is donating part of her US $4,000 prize money to uplift through education the lives of poor Muslim women and children in Mindanao. “Amid the celebration of the Eid’l Fitr, I lament and continue to be disturbed by…

[In the news] Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges government to pursue peace talks | Sun.Star

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges government to pursue peace talks | Sun.Star. AS THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rejected the government’s proposal to grant its autonomy, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged the government to pursue the peace talks in Mindanao. Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, chairperson of the CBCP…