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A month later, draft B’moro Basic Law still under review by PNoy’s office

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) — One month.  The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) to the Office of the President (OP) on April 21 has not been sent to Congress as it … Continue reading

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Mindanao businesses losing P30M an hour due to power crisis

COTABATO CITY, Philippines  — Mindanao’s business community has been losing some P30 million for every hour of power outage, industry leaders said. http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/05/08/1320757/mindanao-businesses-losing-p30m-hour-due-power-crisis

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Peace agreement at last!

Government and MILF ink peace deal in Mindanao By Federico V. Magdalena, PhD HONOLULU: March 28, 2014. After 17 years of long, contentious peace talks, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have signed the Comprehensive Agreement for … Continue reading

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CPS Digital Project featured at MSAP Hawai‘i

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Muslim Societies in Asia and the Pacific (MSAP) has just published a short feature article on the digital project undertaken by the Center for Philippine Studies, which is part of the larger eMindanao initiative. This project is an annotated bibliography … Continue reading

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Historic failures haunt Moro peace deal

http://www.morungexpress.com/Perspective/110911.html After two years of intensive negotiations, the Philippine government and the country’s largest rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), have signed a final peace agreement which paves the way for a lasting resolution of one of the … Continue reading

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Commentary: CIU Chronic Affiliction

http://www.mindanews.com/mindaviews/2014/02/06/comment-ciu-chronic-affliction/ GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Jeremy Simons of“i-Emergence / Initiatives for International Dialogue”– coordinator of the Bangsamoro Cultural Advocacy Project, an instructor at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute and Restorative Justice Consultant – wrote inMindaNews(February 2, 2014:PEACETALK: … Continue reading

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[SPECIAL REPORT] The women in the Bangsamoro peace process: history, herstory

[SPECIAL REPORT] The women in the Bangsamoro peace process: history, herstory KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/28 January)  —  When the history of the peace process between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Bangsamoro is written, the story of the women who helped … Continue reading

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ARMM investments reach P1.4B, up by 157% in 2013

ARMM investments reach P1.4B, up by 157% in 2013 MANILA, Philippines – The continuing peace talks between the government and a group of Moro insurgents has appeared to convince investors to place their stakes in the Autonomous Region in Muslim … Continue reading

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